front door speaker problems

Discussion in 'LS, LT, LTZ' started by Destrii1, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. clflorida

    clflorida Full Access Member

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    Dont take it to a dealer then man. Theyve been known to work with the minimum. Meaning theyll do just enough to fix it...where I live. Take it to a reputable audio shop, actual audio professionals. They might charge you a little more but theyll do it right.
     
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  2. YelloEye

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    I'm with you on dealer mechanics, I haven't been around nearly as long, but they sure seem like useless vampire bats. They just throw parts at a problem until it goes away.
     
  3. emperorjj1

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    if you need help along the way just let me know. dealerships are over priced. are there any local audio shops?

    do you have the base or the 7 speaker pioneer system?

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    probably charge less to be honest
     
  4. Jaws4God

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    I just realized I'm having this problem with my Drivers Door Speaker not working..

    I read through all the post and not sure if I saw a good resolution.. Is it usually the speaker? wiring? or headunit?

    I did notice for the past few weeks that my door chime wasn't working and I assumed it was related to them fixing my ignition switch.. but I a few of the posts on here say that the door chime is played through the drivers side speaker.. so if mine isn't working, that would explain why mine isn't.

    I am sure mine isn't under warranty.. so i'm sure i'll have to do this work myself.. I've not taking my interior apart yet.. how difficult is it to take the door panel off?

    Thanks for all your help guys!
     
  5. emperorjj1

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    most of the time its the speaker. i would invest in a panel popper... but with that its really easy.
     
  6. Tmoe41

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    Any new info?

    Just joined the site. Working on girlfriends 2010 LS Coupe. Base stereo. Similar problems to many others. Both front speakers working occasionally - and now niether works and obviously no chimes or turn signal clicks. I removed all interior panels and head unit and could not find anything obvious. I don't mind throwing a set of cheap speakers in but...sounds like that's treating the symptom not the cause. Anyone know of problems with the stock head unit? We are going to sell the car in the next month or two, so don't want to invest much in it - then again I do want it working properly before selling....Also I have heard reports of moisture in connectors - any idea which ones? - now would be a great time to seal them up tight with all the panels off. One final note - she did have the factory replace the AUX IN and do the ignition recall while it was still under warranty. Thanks again.
     
  7. emperorjj1

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    i would just swap cheap speakers in there. I mean honestly speakers failing isnt anything that should surprise anyone. The stock ls speakers are going to be the cheapest speakers GM could get a hold of at the time (yes manufactured just for that car but still). Not only that you have to remember when it rains or car wash whatever water gets in the door. I live in NM a desert with very little rain and when working at an audio shop i still saw speakers destroyed by water (probably car washes) so if you live in an area with lots of rain it should be expected the stock speakers wont last. And thats not including blowing the speaker due to too much power or poor quality music.

    Moisture in the connectors, a short in the wire, HU issues ect are all possible but pretty rare in comparison to busted speakers
     
  8. Tmoe41

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    Both at same time?

    Thanks for the quick and thorough reply. The weird thing is both speakers quitting at the same time. Hate to spend 50 or 60 bucks on speakers and have them crap out again. I'll probly give it a try anyways and post back if it works. Can't find a short in the wiring so far....Also going to swap passenger for driver speaker (shouldn't matter since both aren't working) but can't hurt to try. I also checked a few wiring connections (no signs of corrosion). Also checked wiring at fuse box and couldn't find anything obvious). I am by no means a great mechanic so could have missed something. One thing is for sure - my 68 is much easier to navigate electrically than this 2010......
     
  9. Tmoe41

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    Wiring diagram

    Any link to a decent wiring schematic?
     
  10. emperorjj1

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    nah not really i have this mechanic guide thing though

    are the rears working? you could always plug one of those into the front but getting them out to try that probably isnt worth the effort
     

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