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Unread 05-19-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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front speakers not working

Just wondering where to begin...would like to start off with the simple stuff first.
Assuming they are not disconnected where should I look first?

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Unread 05-19-2013, 08:13 PM   #2
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Just wondering where to begin...would like to start off with the simple stuff first.
Assuming they are not disconnected where should I look first?
Uhh pull the door panels off and look at them
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Unread 05-19-2013, 08:27 PM   #3
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If no problem at the speaker end, check behind the head unit, if no problem there, look at the wires going into the doors. Found a lot of mine split because of someone swinging open the back doors like a mad man (previous owner probably I rarely use the back doors). If the wires are split I recommend adding an extra inch or two between the split ends so you have more play. Solder everything and shrink tube over the joints!
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Unread 05-19-2013, 09:22 PM   #4
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If no problem at the speaker end, check behind the head unit, if no problem there, look at the wires going into the doors. Found a lot of mine split because of someone swinging open the back doors like a mad man (previous owner probably I rarely use the back doors). If the wires are split I recommend adding an extra inch or two between the split ends so you have more play. Solder everything and shrink tube over the joints!

Thanx...
I can see the logic here, as the front doors get used more than the back so it might be related to those wires....of course that would mean there is some bad engineering at play here...
You would think they would leave some slack in the wires, just in case they get opened to the limit of their travel...
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Unread 05-20-2013, 11:36 AM   #5
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Thanx...
I can see the logic here, as the front doors get used more than the back so it might be related to those wires....of course that would mean there is some bad engineering at play here...
You would think they would leave some slack in the wires, just in case they get opened to the limit of their travel...
Well...yeah...be careful when you are adding because you could add too much and not know where to tuck it in.
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Unread 05-20-2013, 04:14 PM   #6
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I would bet that the speaker is just blown...I just replaced mine because the woofer on the driverside was completely unattached from the speaker....A $30.00 pair of 6.5" speakers from wally world and it sounds great...def better then stock...
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Unread 05-20-2013, 05:04 PM   #7
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I would bet that the speaker is just blown...I just replaced mine because the woofer on the driverside was completely unattached from the speaker....A $30.00 pair of 6.5" speakers from wally world and it sounds great...def better then stock...
I doubt that both of them would be blown at the same time....I got both of the door panels off...everything looks good, nothing disconnected.

Put the voltmeter to the speakers and there is no power going in...
At this point I have to think, that either the wires are broken, or the stereo unit itself is the problem.....but again, it would be hard to believe, that both sides door wires would be broken at the same time, so the stereo is most likely the culprit here...

Tomorrow I might look at the back of it see, if something is disconnected, but there are no screws anywhere that I can see in order to pull it out of the dashboard....
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Unread 05-20-2013, 05:15 PM   #8
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Unread 05-20-2013, 06:58 PM   #9
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To get to the radio screws you have to remove both "wood bezels" and the black bezel around the instrument cluster. Then there your screws are.


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Unread 05-20-2013, 08:00 PM   #10
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Two above the radio, two above the VIC, take out your ash tray and you'll find two more! All of them are the same size philips screw head also. There are clips on the sides of the wood bezel near the vents so you'll have to CAREFULLY tug a little more there. Once you have it off there will be wires to the lighter so you won't have much play in where to set the bezel. There will also be two bolts that need a socket (forgot size) to take out the radio (I have an aftermarket so this may be different). I've done this a dozen times so if you have trouble PM me and I'll get back ASAP!
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Unread 05-20-2013, 10:07 PM   #11
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Thank you for the advice on locating those screws...it almost reminds me of an easter egg hunt
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