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Old 10-15-2011, 02:54 PM
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Front Speakers Work Sometimes

my 2008 cobalt the front speakers work sometimes!!! very frustrating....they just go in and out...is this a wiring issue or junk speakerS??

Also anyone know how to take off the window crank handle??

I didnt want to break anything trying to get it off.

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Old 10-15-2011, 03:12 PM
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Most likely have to do with the fact that the speakers get wet inside the door and the wetness could cause the speakers to cut in and out, also they are very cheap and i would recommend definitely replacing them with an aftermarket type, even the cheap ones will sound better than the stock ones. Only thing though is you will need more power for the new speakers to sound better, which is done by either a new deck or running an amp to power them

and for removing the crank for the windows i recommend getting this tool it slides behind the crank and you turn the crank until you feel it nest into the tool and then you push, a C clamp is holding it on and you just have to push in the right spot and it comes right off

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AWESOME!!! thanks for your help....i figured there was a tool to get the handle off....i will check this out tomorrow.

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Old 10-15-2011, 03:56 PM
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In mine there was a little bit of corrosion on speaker connectors. I cleaned, crimped the pins a little and added dielectric grease. No problem since. But those speakers are crap.
I will replace them as soon as I get loose cash. As far as window crank goes line-up tool with handle and voilą.
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YOu do not need an amp for new speakers, I had to replace mine and got JBL's and they sounded great without an AMP.

BUt I am not a person that is an expert on sound quality, I just wanted the speakers to work. But I did have the doors Dynamatted, during speaker install.
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:08 AM
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Hello again robbieholtz,

Looks like you’re already getting some great input on here in regards to your front speaker concern. If you have any further concerns, private message me with your First/Last name and VIN, and I’ll do my best!

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Old 10-17-2011, 08:37 AM
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If you don't want to buy a crank removal tool, you can also use a rag to get the c clip off. But the removal tool is usually the easier method.

As far as the speaker, the back isn't protected much at all. I've lost the passenger speaker on both the G5 (Replaced with aftermarket since it was out of warranty) and the Cobalt (Dealer replaced under warranty).
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[QUOTE=As far as the speaker, the back isn't protected much at all. I've lost the passenger speaker on both the G5 (Replaced with aftermarket since it was out of warranty) and the Cobalt (Dealer replaced under warranty).[/QUOTE]

I have this problem too. im just getting new speakers. Maybe some cheap speakers from walmart like Sony or Poineer or some other brand i forgot lol
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I have a 2007 LT, my speakers have been going in and out for a year now, and so has the light in my gear shift indicator. The first time this happened, Chevy installed a new speaker and it worked fine for a while. Then it happened again to another speaker. I'm pretty sure it's loose wiring. I know for sure I have a loose wire somewhere near my heater fan, I can hear the fan hitting the wire. It is very annoying. Every now and then when I turn a corner things start to work properly. I have dealt with it for a while because I wanted a speaker upgrade anyways (which is coming next week).
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I have a 2007 LT, my speakers have been going in and out for a year now, and so has the light in my gear shift indicator. The first time this happened, Chevy installed a new speaker and it worked fine for a while. Then it happened again to another speaker. I'm pretty sure it's loose wiring. I know for sure I have a loose wire somewhere near my heater fan, I can hear the fan hitting the wire. It is very annoying. Every now and then when I turn a corner things start to work properly. I have dealt with it for a while because I wanted a speaker upgrade anyways (which is coming next week).
I see that you're already on your way to taking care of the speakers on your own, but wanted to check in and see if you were planning on visiting your dealership to address the heater fan wire concern you described. If so, please let me know! We want to make sure that things go smoothly.

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