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Author Topic: Rear Speakers not working  (Read 6337 times)

Offline stuiescenic

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Rear Speakers not working
« on: April 19, 2015, 09:09:47 pm »
Evening, I have just noticed that my right rear speakers( one in door and in boot) are not working. I removed the radio and   checked the output was ok and all are giving output, so have concluded that the wiring may be at fault. Is there any connectors that are tucked away which feed both of these, so i can narrow it down?

Many thanks

Stuart

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Re: Rear Speakers not working
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2015, 10:08:41 pm »
When mine did this, it was the wires within the rear door gaitor. There appears to be a link, so that when the door speaker goes off because of the wire, so does the one in the boot. Mine used to go on and off as you closed the door😕

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Re: Rear Speakers not working
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2015, 12:02:53 am »
Exactly as above, the rear door speaker and the speaker for the third row quarter panel are branched from the same feed wire, therefore if the wire breaks you lose both speakers. Both of mine have stoppped working on the nearside for this reason, I know this (apart from looking at the wiring diagram!) because by wiggling the wiring in the nearside rear door gaiter I could get both speakers to start working again!

I still haven't bloody fixed it...........  :-[
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Re: Rear Speakers not working
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2015, 08:35:03 pm »
Thanks for the replies i will have a look tomorrow night. I take it soldering in a replacement piece of wire would be the best bet if this happens then? Trouble is its pretty low on the list of things but i would still like them to work!

Many thanks

Stuart

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Re: Rear Speakers not working
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2015, 07:10:57 pm »
Yeah they are commoned at the speaker itself (a bit of weird and wonderful way of doing it TBH) - splicing in new loom is the only fix but I wouldn't leave it that long if I were you, if the insulation is damaged then the wire will oxidize quickly and make soldering a PITA  :(
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Re: Rear Speakers not working
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2015, 09:47:54 pm »
I had a look tonight and there were about 8 broken wires, how the electric windows and central locking were still working is amazing! Have started soldering them back but is a pain like you say pretty corroded! Think some will definitely need piecing out!

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Re: Rear Speakers not working
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2015, 08:10:36 pm »
Just an update got there in the end! The wiring i repaired was good but the speaker still cut out, found that the connector on the speaker was a bit corroded, so cleaned it up and works fine now. Unfortunately the speaker in the boot still was not working, in the end found that it was unplugged! re-connected and all working ok now all sounds alot better!

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Re: Rear Speakers not working
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2015, 12:42:45 pm »
Eureka!

I had a problem with the NS rear passenger door solenoid. the door was locked and I couldn't open from inside or outside! I managed to get it open from the inside after a bit (actually, a lot) of fiddling. I took the lock out and fiddled with the mechanism to free it up so we could lock and unlock manually. I left the solenoid disconnected and taped up the connections. Job done. Then I noticed that neither door speaker was working. I just came onto the forum to see if there was any info.

Lo and behold!

It is quite likely that I have a similar loom issue except that the rearmost LH speaker is still functioning. Still, gives me something to go on. At least it will be easier to get the trim off now that the door opens!

I want to get the speakers working as I have finally ordered an ipod adapter from In car connections for my original CD6000. And I want to annoy my family with my music regardless of their seating position....

Cheers

Leon.

 

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