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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-28-2015, 05:59 AM Thread Starter
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Our Cobalts Leak Water Onto Speakers

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2010 Cobalt LT, rain seeps into/through window gasket, onto my speakers!! Sheesh! Thanks, GM engineers!! Anybody have experience with this problem? Tries wrapping speaker with plastic but man, vibrates like heck. Any solution?

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Oh- weather stripping/window seal appears like new, no cracking/sun bleaching/etc. Seems to seap/drain down the front most end of the window.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-28-2015, 06:03 AM
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Common thing on cobalts. Not really any good solutions that I know of tho

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Common thing on cobalts. Not really any good solutions that I know of tho
WOW- go figure. Thanks, Dustin. Guess we just wait til the speakers rot, eh? Then buy new?
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Ya seems like aftermarket speakers last a lot longer than the factory ones.

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My ZX2 leaks water through the window seals, which are totally shot and leave a gap to the glass. Been running polk marine-rated speakers for 3.5 years no problems. I'm going to pull them out in a few days, I'll take a pic to show what shape theyre in.

Although my ZX2's factory speakers worked after 100k miles/12 years, while my cobalt's front right speaker died at 92k/7years. My friend's 08 cobalt had both front right and rear speakers die after less than 5 years/50k miles.

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Yup, common. Doesn't seem to mess aftermarket ones up.

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Pretty much normal for any car - it's a wet zone, designed that way.

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When you install new speakers in the doors, install a set of foam baffles.

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When you install new speakers in the doors, install a set of foam baffles.

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Hmmm, (scratching scalp), will that keep speakers dry? Where can I buy them? ebay?
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They do help. Water does drain through the doors and out these little drain holes on the bottom. I got mine from Crutchfield, but I imagine Amazon might have them too.

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