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Replacement Head Units since some of these OEM stereos become
or upgrade with new features
The Acura CD Player Repairs, 6 Disc Changers will show an
error code like E-01 on the radio display when you try to play a CD. Many times
then the cartridges will be stuck and not eject. Follow CD Changers link below.
We repair the:
- Radio's sound and display fades out and flashes
- Low or no sound after amps are replaced (we sell new
amps) or yours known good - Stereo repairs for these have
- Tape decks playing too fast
- Bose Speakers
- CD Changer Errors CD
Changers - we also have replacement
internal mechanics brand new to install inside it
Bose info in general
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Know that on 1991 - 1995 vehicles,
your static and popping may be coming from the stereo head unit needing
repaired. If you know that you have good amps and still have a sound problem
then it will most likely be the stereo. If that is the case then the best thing
to do is unplug the battery until you get a chance to remove the stereo. This
removes the constant power (even with car ignition off) which will continue to
short out the radio. These can get so bad that they aren't repairable so get the
stereo out as soon as you can to improve the chances of the stereo being
is the warranty on your work or new amps?
always had a 1-year warranty on
new equipment and on repairs. However, our new amps really can be lifetime
warranty, they should last 15+ years, just let us know if a new amp ever gives
you trouble and we will help. Replacing your bad amps with the new amps really is the long term
don't want the Bose speakers to keep going out so isn't it best to just put in
newer upgraded system?
These new upgraded
amps don't keep going out. They are upgraded and even if the new ones only last
12 years more, that's probably a lot longer then the aftermarket system will
work. Changing it all out to aftermarket is a continuous project and those kinds of projects are not
as great as the people thought it would be. See Why
heard the Bose amps are built bad, with cheap components? The
factory amps are awesome and after 8+ years they need to be replaced with new
ones. Not much different then the aftermarket systems that get changed out every
few years. Replace the amps with new and
be done with it - no hassles.
they have already been worked on before? We
have seen all kinds of things done by shops to attempts to repair these amps.
One NSX owner sent in the door speakers from the St. Louis area. He complained that
the speakers haven't
sounded good after they were repaired by his local stereo shop. They weren't balanced L
to R either. The shop told him it was because of a problem inside the head
unit. The customer lived with this for a long time then when the speakers
sounded really terrible again, this time he sent them to us. He also sent the
head unit (because he was told it had a problem). The head unit tested fine and
we could easily see the problem. The amps that the local shop put into his NSX
were old amps from the rear of a Nissan Maxima. That's pretty bad and
unacceptable and not to make excuses for the shop but we all know there hasn't
been much support for the independent shops, trying to help the owner. The
result of this makes it a hassle for the owner and amps that keep going
Another situation was a shop put in one of those generic BMP001 or whatever they
are called - those sound terrible. The distributor in FL for these, when trying
to sell us on using them, said they were good because the customer is glad just
to have sound and no popping - wrong!!! Those amps are not 50% as good as
the original ones.
We’re all about
keeping it original. That is important to some and not important to others.
There are plenty of aftermarket options and companies; we just don’t do that
for repairing an amp? Previous
gotten away from repairing them since replacing with new is best for long-term
dependability. We haven’t had one problem yet with the new ones, and when we
were repairing them…(let’s just say that wasn’t always the case). We have
repaired a few for people that just want cheap because selling the car. When we
do that the repair charge is $120.00. So, you could send them in using the form
up top of the website, approve $120 each and we will repair instead of replace
with new. Most places that repair them advertise long term solution, and a
better repair then every place else. The repairs really are about the same, no
shop is going to use cheap components when they only cost pennies to get the
best, it's just hype and advertising.
you supply new amps? Yes
– Current price is $220.00 exchanged per amp (there are 3 total in the NSX).
Full new enclosures - speaker and amp all new are $250 each + shipping
they NSX specific? If not, which car are they specific to?
- OEM NSX – New design and upgraded components The exact amp that you would
get from the Acura dealership.
days when Bose amps or enclosures are sent in to have the amps exchanged.
amp only or whole enclosure?
someone sends either the old amps or the full speaker enclosures in here, we make the
exchange and send it right back out for the $200.00 exchanged price per speaker.
The price does include the return shipping as long as you take it ground or
Priority Mail. Next Day or 2nd Day Air is usually about $20.00 - $30.00
additional in US.
owners can just order new amps or speakers at by calling 972-414-8016. If we
send out new amps without having the old one here, then we ask that you just
return the cores once they have been removed, we use them for other applications
then the NSX. By
receiving the amps before you even start taking anything apart then the door
panels only have to be taken off one time, and can be put right back on.
speakers are usually still fine and seldom need replacing. If a person wanted
new speakers with it, they sell for $55.00 each. New speakers are not required for it
to sound great again.
you give core credit on old amps?
haven't been charging the core charge for the new amps. We have been just asking
the buyer to send the cores in once done with them. Only
when someone has paid the core charge of $35.00 do we offer a credit. Of course
there is no core charge when an old amp is sent in and we just exchange it.
do you do with the cores, rebuild them?
Yes we do,
but not for the NSX, we have other vehicles that these amps can be used in.
|Thank You for the replacement amplifiers. My
stereo sounds well again. Prompt shipment was
greatly appreciated as well as prompt refund of core deposit. For any
NSXer that needs replacement amplifiers for their stock BOSE stereo, I
highly recommend Willman's Electronics. Daryl is a true
Fritz - Folsom, CA 1992 Acura NSX
|I received the repaired
radio last week and installed on the weekend. It sounds great! I have no
problems what so ever with the sound quality. At this time, I'd say the
speakers (and in door amps) are fine. Mark - Portland 92
|We removed the bass
speaker and had some third party look into it and replaced the amp, but
still it does not work. I don't believe that it was fixed properly to
begin with which brings me to what I am facing today. I saw your name
being referred a couple of times on some ""NSX web
sites."" I would like to send you the bass speaker for repair if
possible. Gus Ridgefield, NJ. 1991 Acura NSX
| I got my amps installed today
(the installation was $266 plus tax at my Acura dealer here in Memphis for all 3 amps), and
everything sounds terrific!!!! Thanks so much! I'll be sending back my old
amps tomorrow for the deposit return. Your service is fantastic and I have
passed your company's name on to the local Acura dealer in case they have
anyone else who could benefit from your service. Thanks again! Bruce
Germantown, TN 91 NSX
|Replaced all 3 amps and a CD changer in
about an hour with clear instructions. Amps were high quality and worked
perfectly with the stock system. Service was very fast, and the difference
in the new CD changer was explained so I had no problems replacing the
older one with the newer, better one. Great experience. Ron -
Texas 1991 Acura NSX
provides a quick and worry free service. They know what they are talking
about! That is quite rare these days. We have purchased a couple sets of
the Bose replacement amps for the ACURA NSX and we couldn't be happier.
Thanks again! Ross - Sacramento, CA. - 1991 ACURA NSX
response, clear directions, and a prompt credit on the exchange even
though I was slow in sending in the old units. All in all, excellent
service. Robert - Todos Santos, Mexico 1991 NSX
|I have had a ’92 NSX for 6 months now, and
like so many others it had Bose amplifier problems. The driver door
appeared to be working, but the passenger door was very quiet sometimes
and then would make loud screeching noises followed by silence. I did not
even know I had a subwoofer or center speaker until later reading about
the amplifier problem. When the OEM passenger window regulator finally
broke, as I hear they all do (but what are the odds…the car’s 12 years
old, and it breaks the 15th time I roll it down,) I decided to do
something about the speaker too. I began exploring my options, which
seemed to be limited to $800 per from Acura, $150per from Willman’s
Electronics, $120 for a generic “BRA001” replacement amp, $110 to have
someone “repair” my amps, or an undisclosed amount and time for Bose
to repair my amps. I wasn’t about to think of re-engineering the whole
car to accept an after-market stereo. The Acura fix was just silly, and I
know that these amps are tuned for their specific installation.
Willman’s Electronics’ site is very helpful and all-inclusive. I
was quite pleased with instructions to help remove the door panels and
pictures of the speakers themselves. I called him up, asked a couple of
questions, and was quite pleased with the results. Within three business
days I had the two new amps in hand. I was told they would be new,
upgraded amps, rather than rebuilds, and as far as I can tell, they are.
Each heat-sync came with a Bose sticker and part number. The circuit
boards showed no sign of additional soldering or tampering. My original
amps had a pair of IC’s on them which actually had “Bose” screened
onto them. The new amps had the same ICs, but with some type of black
coating that obscured the Bose letters except in the right light. I couldn’t
tell if it was paint to cover the name up, or just part of the same type
of epoxy that coated much of the rest of the board and components. The
power transistors also had the coating which covered up their numbers. In
any case, they had, centr
I can’t say how long these amps will last, but I can tell they do
look new, they look like they were manufactured recently by Bose, and they
do appear, with my limited knowledge, to be “upgraded.” In the end, I
threw them in the car and was quite pleased by what I assume is original
quality sound from the door, sub, and center. There was one caveat,
though: Darryl warned me at the time that most people who only buy two
come right back and beg for the third amp. Believing him, but having to
see for myself, I only purchased the two. Well, I’m writing this today
after ordering the third one. Apparently the amps don’t just snap at
once, but can degrade over time, because what I thought was my “working”
driver’s door sounds incredibly muted and dissonant compared to
everything else now. As a matter of fact, when I fade all the way to the
left it actually sounds balanced. I don’t know if the new amps run
louder than the original or not, but there is a definite sound quality and
range apparent in the new spe
I hope this helps anyone else trying to make a decision. I hate
spending money, but in the end I believe this was the most cost-effective
solution. Kirk - Dayton, OH 1992 NSX
Additional feedback from various customers
Thanks for being so quick. You are a very respectable business and that is hard
to find these days - especially over the internet. Please know that if we
ever need service for our other car's stereo, you will be the first we look to.
Sincerely, Maria Illinois 1994 BMW 740i 6 Disc Changer
|Everybody's had that "too good to be true" notion about offers,
deals and "come-ons," especially on the internet.
Well...Willman's is most assuredly NOT too good to be true; they are true
and they are good. I was impressed from start to finish when I entrusted
my 10-year-old factory-installed automobile CD Changer to their care to
diagnose and remedy, following 3 years of non-use because I couldn't find
anyone to repair it within reasonable cost, and with such ease and
dispatch. I found the answer in Willman's. I e-mailed and spoke personally
to Daryl Willman on several occasions, who made himself available for
consultation and step-by-step progress. The fixed-price estimate is rarely
seen these days, and pre-approval for over-runs provides customer control
at every stage. I will not hesitate to recommend Willman's to anyone
requiring expert analysis and service. Thank you!! Chris Pensacola, FL 1992
First off I'd like to thank you and the great people at Willman's Electronics
for the superb customer service and help dealing with my problem. I was
greatly impressed that you spent the time to check out my unit and not charge
me labor, for which I would have expected to pay. Having pulled the unit and
now replacing it back in the car, I can say that it shouldn't take more that
half an hour to pull or replace the radio.
You were right that there was nothing wrong with the unit, the
problem was a 15 amp fuse in slot 22 of the fuse box next to the steering
column. I know I checked all the fuses once before, but somehow missed that one.
Again your great service is appreciated. Regards, Will - Wisconsin 95 Nissan Maxima
Thank you for the prompt email
reply and the great information. My stereo is on the way to you via UPS. I will
give you the tracking number if you need it. Please let me know when it arrives
and what you find out about what is wrong with it. If you need any information
at all just email me and I will get back to you very quickly. By the way I had
emailed over a dozen other online repair shops and choose you because you
sounded the most honest of them all. Thanks, Mark
Thank you for the great service, the unit works
just like new. I really appreciate your excellent work and very reasonable rate.
You are top notch and if there is anyone that I know in need of your service I
will definitely recommend your service to him or her. Thanks, Mark
I just wanted to thank you for
the great service. The quality and speed of your work is impressive.
Thanks very much! Ron Albany NY '89 Nissan
Maxima Bose' Speaker Amp Rebuild
|1991 Infiniti Q45 4Dr
Received my rebuilt Bose speakers. Wow! What a difference. Can't
say enough about your service. It's great to finally have great sound in my auto
again. Didn't know how bad my speakers were until I installed the rebuilt ones.
Thanks Again!! Butch Franklin, TN
had been driving around town without a radio for months because I changed
the battery in my Acura 2.5TL and did not know the security code. Thanks
to your tips, I was able to find the code and save 85 bucks!!!!! Thanks
|Thank you for the prompt email reply and the
great information. My stereo is on the way to you via UPS. I will give you
the tracking number if you need it. Please let me
know when it arrives and what you find out about what is wrong with it. If
you need any information at all just email me and I will get back to you
very quickly. By the way I had emailed over a dozen other online repair
shops and choose you because you sounded the most honest of them all.