#1
The speakers in my car recently stopped working, as in the just don't produce sound. Occasionally they will work for about half a minute and then cut out. Also for awhile some speakers worked and others didn't (this produced a very strange mix). I've accepted that I need to shell out for some new speakers as the old ones are likely horrible quality. So my questions to the pit are, could it also be a wiring problem and does anyone know how I could check this? and: How difficult is it to install speakers on my own? Should I just pay the likely somewhat rediculous amount of money to have someone else install them?
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#2
probz just a lose wire thats come lose from the vibrations
i dont think it would be hard just a case of cutting them out and soldering new ones in?

my bro has a big subwoofer and a amp that he bought ages ago and still havnt used it i dno why
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#3
Since some of your favorite guitarists listed Friedman, Malmsteen and Becker I'm going to assume your speakers simply imploded upon themselves due to the unholy strain caused by the ka-billion notes per second facemelting solo's. So no, not a wiring problem...
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#4
Do you know anything at all about cars? If so, I'll guess you can try to install them yourself. Then again, I really don't know anything about cars, so my advice might not be the best.

But as ryand111 says, it might just be a wiring problem. Which is, according to my father's old car, totally fixable by yourself.


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#5
check the speaker connections first before you pull the dash apart. but if you have to it a pretty simple snap off, a couple screws, check the wiring harness is tight then put it back together. if its a Ford then you'll a special U tool to remove the stereo, but a cut coat hanger will work

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#6
If you have to ask other people if they think you can [insert random activity], the answer is probably no.

Have someone who knows what they're doing install them.
#8
check the wiring. since they only work sometimes, its almost gotta be a short or a loose connection somewhere. i would check into that first before going through all the bother of buying new speakers.
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#9
I blew my speakers from playing loud music and one of them just stopped working completely... a few weeks later i was playing music and i turned it up to full volume, (i hadnt done this before cuz it was way too loud) and the broken speaker all of a sudden burst into life again, and spewed out loud metal to my delighted ears =]
#10
Go to Fry's electronics, they have good prices, and they do a good job, they know what there doing.
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Quote by ryand111
probz just a lose wire thats come lose from the vibrations
i dont think it would be hard just a case of cutting them out and soldering new ones in?

my bro has a big subwoofer and a amp that he bought ages ago and still havnt used it i dno why

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#14
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If you have to ask other people if they think you can [insert random activity], the answer is probably no.

Have someone who knows what they're doing install them.


This seems like a good life motto, I shall remember it. Thank you for your wisdom.
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#15
I have no idea dude. I mean I blast my music in my car, but my speakers never blow out.

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#16
Have you matched up the speakers and the amp, and is it properly connected to the car battery? Are you using a capacitor the right way round, to allow it to store up current required for pushing out the really low bass frequencies? In other words, have you actually gone about things in an educated way, or just thrown together random equipment and are now wondering why it won't work properly?

Edit: Wait, I think I misunderstood. On a second read through, I realised you were presumably on about the car's stock sound system. In this case, do you know how to do all the above? If not, seek advice/a professional.
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#18
Congrats, you melted your voice coils. With your metalz

No voice coil = no circuit.

course, there's the possibility that I'm wrong, but take them out, and inspect them yourself.
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