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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-17-2014, 04:21 AM Thread Starter
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Front Speakers???

Have yet to tear into the door panels because it's to frigid here in NE, but noticed my daughter's front speakers are inop. Guessing they're stock as everything else audio in her car is factory. Along with the problematic door lock switches, wonder if enough time/moisture got into door connections to affect speakers as well?

Guess I'll find out later down the road, but wanted to see if any members had similar experiences w/front speakers? I'm planning a 100% audio system replacement so the issue will, hopefully, get resolved.

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yea front speakers are notorious for going bad on our cars. changing them should solve your problem if there is no underlying fault (wiring)

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Get GM speaker brackets ahead of time to save you time and frustration. Amazon.com I believe has them for a good price.

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Yup same here and replaced them and still getting water there...and mounted them to the door panel plastics part..not metal door...pretty easy to get to...I may be wrong but their already in brackets just replace the speaker but it's been awhile since I've seen them and removed them completely out...

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Thks gents...that's what I figured. My 06 Colorado speakers took a dump last summer so I was guessing this would be a similar trend. Good thing is, Crutchfield kits include all required hw, adapters, parts, etc...so going to place the order this weekend.

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Hey guys my names Alber, first time on here first owner of a chevy cobalt lt '08.
Now I've been looking around for a good sound system and I wanna know is it cheaper
To install it urself. Im not looking for anything over the top im just looking for a very good
Sound quality system. And if its better to install it myself is there anyone that has instructions
In doing so?
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It's actually very simple. With speakers you just solder or use connectors from + wire to + speaker connection and same for -. Unless you run with an amp.

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@ BlueFalcon; definitely an easy upgrade and probably the biggest headache is running new speaker wires to replace cheap stock stuff, but you can use the old wiring as a pull-string. Have you ever looked at Crutchfield.com ?? Great place for discount audio and they can assist with your upgrade plans.

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onlinecarstereo.com has alot of stuff also.
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I didn't run new wires yet. I'm waiting for summer. It still sounds amazing

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