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Speaker wiring..

Is there any way of wiring new spearker wire from the radio to all speakers to work properly? Just due to fact that one of my rear speakers dont work so I want to see if I can do this before going and buying new speakers yet.. I know theres the hot and ground wires that connect to the speakers but can I rewire it? And if so what all do I need to fill this project a success..
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You can always extend a wire, just use the same gauge wire. But if your speaker doesn't work, I would replace the speaker.

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Well one of the rear speakers has never worked before..
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What makes you think it's the wire? It's VERY uncommon for a wire to just go bad, especially speaker wires from the factory. Have you tested the wires to that one speaker?

I'm going to say it's just the speaker that's bad.

Now, you CAN re-wire the car, however, there are two ways of doing it. The right way, and the fast way. The fast way is just running wire behind paneling ect until you get to the trunk and just run the wire to the speaker. The right way is getting the proper wire gauge and wiring it into the actual connectors, using the proper pins, and running the wire through the looms that are underneath the carpet inside the car to the rears like it is from the factory. THAT is what I do, I do all the harder way of doing things, but it's always right.

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What makes you think it's the wire? It's VERY uncommon for a wire to just go bad, especially speaker wires from the factory. Have you tested the wires to that one speaker?

I'm going to say it's just the speaker that's bad.

Now, you CAN re-wire the car, however, there are two ways of doing it. The right way, and the fast way. The fast way is just running wire behind paneling ect until you get to the trunk and just run the wire to the speaker. The right way is getting the proper wire gauge and wiring it into the actual connectors, using the proper pins, and running the wire through the looms that are underneath the carpet inside the car to the rears like it is from the factory. THAT is what I do, I do all the harder way of doing things, but it's always right.
Well seeing that I had put new speakers in before and that was the only one side that didnt work I tested with speaker yes and it worked on the other side so it has to be that side something wrong..

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So what do u think it could be if its not the wires? Cause its only that one speaker that doesnt work..
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So if only one zone out of all 4 zones for the speakers dont work and u say it rarely cant be the wiring so is it the system shoulf I just buy a new head unit?
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My 2 front speakers didn't work when I bought mine. I think it's a gm thing. My blazer speakers didn't work at first either

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What kind of head unit?
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What kind of head unit?
Just a stock unit

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My 2 front speakers didn't work when I bought mine. I think it's a gm thing. My blazer speakers didn't work at first either

2005 cobalt base model coupe
Its only one speaker though Id like to fix it
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-12-2013, 09:23 PM
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Simplest things first

I'm new here, and I don't have a whole lot of experience, but I always go to the basics first when troubleshooting. You've probably already tried this, so please forgive me if I'm stating the obvious, but have you tried the 9 volt battery test? That would tell you for sure whether or not the speaker is the problem.
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