Front Left speaker doesn't work

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Front Left speaker doesn't work

Post by jory543 » Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:30 pm

Since I first got my neon the front left speaker on the driver's door hasn't worked. I replaced all 4 speakers and the stereo and it still doesn't work. Is this a common problem? Where should I start looking?
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Post by 6(sic)6 » Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:56 pm

Its common when you push the speaker back in the door, the terminals touch the panel of the door on tha back, causing them to short out. That or you have a wiring gremlin.

WORST case scenario, your head unit lost a channel....
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Post by Ladi3sman55 » Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:46 pm

^^ yup.. CHECK YOUR WIRING.. i hate doing it but it is usually the problem
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Post by vielecustoms » Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:17 am

mine cuts in and out because of a broken wire, the only way to fix that is to run a new wire. but if you are upgradeing to better equipment you'd probally want to do that anyways.
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Post by Ladi3sman55 » Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:51 pm

why is that the only way to fix it? you could crimp it or solder it.. where was the wire broken at?
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Post by jory543 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 7:59 pm

My problem is finding the broken wire. The connections are good at the stereo and the speaker, so it's somewhere in between. I was wondering if it was common so I wouldn't have to search as much. Once I do find it I'll splice them together.
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same thing

Post by cudahy » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:33 pm

when i got my neon all the speakers worked but now my left front dosint work at all. the problem started after i put my dodge infinity deck in from a 1992 plymoth voyager. but i get feedback when i put a cd in my new deck if it was a broken wire then where is the feedback coming from? has anyone seen or heard of something like this

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Post by jory543 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:16 pm

Well I just fixed mine tonight by running new speaker wire. I pulled off the door panel and fed the new wire through the rubber bellows on the door, then took out the old speaker wire and removed the white connector that goes inside the car. That was useless now since there was only the speaker wires going to it, no PL or PW. And I just ran it directly to the radio connector and zip tied it out of the way. The stereo sounds great now, there is good front/rear balance. I should have done it sooner, much sooner! The 100w Pioneers in the dors with the 220w Sonys in the back work awesome with the Chrysler cd player, and it looks stock so nobody is going to steal it.
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Post by 97_neon_SOHC » Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:46 pm

mine does that but only if i have my mp3 hooked up...an thats cause my aux cable needs replacing
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Post by DalesDad » Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:46 am

when i put new speakers in i had the same problem with the dirvers door speaker working intermittently...a little troubleshooting i found that the wire had a cut in it where it passes throught the bellows thing...cut, crimp, problem is gone .
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