I replaced the Opti and did the LTCC conversion about a year ago after having issues with the car shutting off due to a bad opti.
The LTCC had been working fine after it was installed and after the opti was replaced. Occasionally under acceleration it would hop/jerk it seemed like and I would let off the gas and then it would accelerate fine again but I can probably count on 1 hand how many times it did it.
I just replaced my cd receiver head unit with a pioneer about a month ago and had a friend do it. There was trial and error involved when splicing wires together which drained the battery and then the next day my battery died and wouldn't charge so I replaced it.
2 weeks ago it was raining out and I had just gotten gas and was pulling out of the gas station and the car shut off and wouldn't turn on again. I had the receiver on at the time. It would churn but wouldn't ignite it seemed. When it shut off the check engine light came on. I waited probably 15 min and then it started. Then last weekend I had driven maybe 5 min and stopped to eat and then when I left I had the receiver on again and accelerating in 3rd the car shut off and backfired pretty loudly. I waited about 5 min and then it started. I decided to not use the receiver to see if it had anything to do with it and until today it hasn't shut off. Today i started to make a call and the receiver automatically turns on when making a call which I forgot about so I quickly canceled after it had turned on and shortly after when I was stopped idling the car shut off again and wouldn't start right away. I probably waited 5 min until it started and when it did it was a powerful start and sounded healthy.
At this point I don't know if this has anything to do with the CD receiver head unit so I wanted to get your opinion. The old receiver was aftermarket as well but had a junction box that kills the receiver completely when it is off. We removed that box when installing the new receiver and now when I turn off the receiver when the car is on it turns off but is still lit up like its getting power. When I turn the car off and I open and shut the driver door the receiver then completely turns off and is not lit up. Do you think the receiver has anything to do with car shutting off? Or could this be the LTCC?
I saw on another post that maybe it could be connections to alternator or battery?
Any help would be great. I emailed Bob Bailey about this a couple days ago but still no response