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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?

Thnaks!

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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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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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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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Most new speakers of any quality won't have paper cones and will not be affected by water.
 

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Most new speakers of any quality won't have paper cones and will not be affected by water.
Exactly - and the baffles have been known to kill bass response on most speakers as well. The speaker is intended to use the door cavity as its enclosure. When you enclose the speaker that close, it can't produce any resonance to make the correct amount of bass.
 
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