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Old 07-18-2010, 12:05 PM
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So I hooked up my new door speakers. Everything is wired right. I've double checked all my wiring multiple times. But my problem is, when I first had them hooked up, I hooked them up to the front channels and only the right side worked. So I thought, maybe the front left channel is bad. So I moved it to the rear channel and it worked fine. Well I didn't want one speaker on the front channel and one speaker on the rear channel so, I hooked the other one up to the other rear channel. Everything worked great right? Wrong.. It worked for about 5 minutes and then that front left speaker stopped working again when I moved my amp back under my seat. Any idea as to what could be wrong here? It's really pissing me off now and I'm tired of messing with it. Help me! Thanks
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:47 PM
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Sounds like the left input connection at the amp is loose or the incoming wires are damaged, since movement causes it to loose the signal.


So the amp is one input for each channel and then two outputs for each channel front and rear?

Sounds like you've been at it awhile. Like the more you work on the problem, the more it frustrates you, yet the longer you try to take a break from it, the more it keeps bugging you.
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:57 PM
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I understand the first part. The second part confuses me. And I couldn't agree with you more on that last part.
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Old 07-18-2010, 01:14 PM
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If you're using RCA plugs for the input to the amp then I would switch the inputs to see if it makes the left side work and gives you problems on the right.
That would tell you if the left channel of your amp is defective (doubt it) OR if those input wires are cracked inside and cut out when your amp moves.
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:04 PM
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I don't know. I just unhooked the amp, double checked my wires, hooked the amp back up, put the right speaker on one of the front channels, the left speaker on one of the rear channels, and it worked. To be honest, I think it's my Ipod connection. I bought the cheap one off Ebay instead of buying the nicer one and I've always had problems with it.
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:14 PM
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it could be the rcas. but the ipod connection will make it do that too.. mine does it all the time
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:19 PM
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Yea I figured it out. I hooked everything up how it was before and played a CD and it worked perfect. I just need to buy a better Ipod cable. The RCA's on this one come loose and cause this crazy shit to happen.
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