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Old 04-30-2015, 03:51 PM   #1
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Help diagnosing popping front speakers

Ive been researching this problem and couldn't seem to find anything duplicated. Has anyone had poor audio quality from their front door speakers, both sides, with all inputs(CD, Ipod, Radio)? The rears sound fine. THe car has the business cd headunit, no navigation. It seems to me like the front stereo channels of the headunit or amp are bad where do I start?

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Old 05-04-2015, 02:44 PM   #2
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Update, if this helps anyone who has had this problem. It seems to be intermittent, on a drive yesterday after adjusting the fader and balance it played loud and clear for about 5 minutes then it went to very poor quality audio again.
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Old 05-04-2015, 02:51 PM   #3
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Does your car have HK setup?
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Old 05-04-2015, 03:07 PM   #4
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It is the standard business cd player stereo, not hk, no modifications to the system with the exception of the ipod aux jack but the problem existed prior to it.
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Old 05-07-2015, 01:20 PM   #5
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In investigating this further when I pulled the rear driver seat panel to uncover the bundle of wires I found these cut and crimped one bundle of 3 white wires and one bundle of 3 black wires. Anyone know what these wires are associated with?
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Old 05-10-2015, 08:58 PM   #6
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swapped amplifier with one from a salvage yard, problem persists
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Old 05-11-2015, 03:41 AM   #7
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I have a similar problem but its only on the front passenger side. It happens randomly and usually fixes itself when hitting bumps or when adjusting the volume.
I have the Dynavin HU though.

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Old 05-11-2015, 05:36 PM   #8
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I tried turning up and down the volume, and adjusting the fader with no real luck. THe fact that you have the same thing going on with a differnt head unit eliminates my thought that maybe the front channels of the head unit are no good. It doesn't work more often than it does.

On all other mechanical aspects of these cars it seems like their problems but they are well documented here and rather consistent across.

I also have the problem of very poor reception with the rear defroster on, I will look into that as well and see if they are not somehow related. Those cut wires i found are pretty odd to me.

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The antenna is located in the passenger side c pillar. The electricity running through the defroster may be causing the interference.

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Old 05-11-2015, 07:51 PM   #10
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Ill pop it off this week and check it out, have you had any luck cleaning up the contacts with that product deoxit? I ordered some of that from bavauto.
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I usually just use rubbing alcohol to clean electrical contacts.

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