Problems with rear audio and RSE after installing Kenwood Excelon and JBL Club

stace1010

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Hi. This is my first post so hopefully, I get all the right info here. My best friend got a Kenwood Excelon DPX502BT to put in my 03 Trailblazer LTZ Premium Bose with RSE controls for my birthday. What was supposed to be a sweet gesture, has become a bit of a nightmare. I will start with a quick overview of what I'm working with, but the basic problems are:
1. Rear speakers have sound with Fader set at Zero, but when faded to the rear I lose all sound in the rear speakers.
2. On the RSE/RHVAC control module, I am only getting power to the RHVAC portion. The RSE control will not even power on.

Specs on the equipment are:
Original stock Bose Premium sound system front speakers, tweets, and factory amp still in place.
Replaced factory stereo with Kenwood Excelon DPX502BT using
PAC RP5 GM11 Interface (not realizing that the SWC can't be plugged in with the adapter as is) so currently no SWC. I'm fine with that at this point.)
Rear speakers were replaced with JBL Club 6520 Speakers
I will attach pics with some specs and wiring if that is allowed?

So, my questions:
1. Why am I getting power to the RHVAC portion of the control mod, but not the RSE portion?

2. Does the RSE affect the rear speakers or is it not part of the same unit?
Why does fading the speakers to the rear cause me to lose all rear speaker sound? I should also mention that when setting my Front HPF Gain the rear speakers got louder when the front was set at 0 vs -8. This still had no effect on the fader.

3. What do I need to do to correct the speakers and the power to the RSE?

Thank you and please let me know if posting the pics of the equipment specs and wiring is allowed and/or necessary.
 

Blckshdw

Moderator
My truck doesn't have RSE so I'm not familiar with the ins and outs of it, but pics are always welcomed and appreciated, especially when looking for assistance in troubleshooting. So please post whatever pics you have. :yes:
 

Matt

Silver Supporter
The RP5 GM11 doesn't support fading, that's why you lose sound fading to the rear. The GMOS that I'm using is the same. According to PAC it should support the RSE, so I'm not sure what's happening there. I personally don't use the RSE so I don't care if it works or not.
 
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stace1010

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Thanks Matt. That makes sense. Is there another interface that you know of that does support the fader? Also I was wrong on the Kenwood Model (if it matters) it's actually an Excelon DPX592BT.

Also if you have any tips on setting the audio settings like the x over and frequency's with the given speaker specs that would be awesome.

Thanks again!
 

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Matt

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Thanks Matt. That makes sense. Is there another interface that you know of that does support the fader? Also I was wrong on the Kenwood Model (if it matters) it's actually an Excelon DPX592BT.

Also if you have any tips on setting the audio settings like the x over and frequency's with the given speaker specs that would be awesome.

Thanks again!
No worries. I have no idea on the audio settings. I just left it stock. AFAIK, the GMOS-04 is the only one that retains the fade for our amp. A lot of guys have had issues with the Axxess units but I haven't had an issue with my AX-GMCL2-SWC.
 

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