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Old 07-20-2011, 07:03 PM
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Default Help with new door speakers

I just got 6x8 kickers today and i got a quick connect harness so no wiring is needed and it works fine when they are not screwed in but when i screw the speaker to th door it shuts off and my radio deck says protect meaning there is something shorting it?? please help
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:14 PM
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Default Re: Help with new door speakers

sounds like u need to ground it?
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:51 PM
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Check your grounds..
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:35 PM
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Default Re: Help with new door speakers

the screw is cutting into your harness, or the plug has exposed metal shorting it to your door. inspect wires; cover connections.
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:05 AM
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Default Re: Help with new door speakers

Yup, you gotta speaker grounded out. Follow S13minus1's instructions. Also check that no metal is touching speaker connections on speaker itself. Then reset the deck to get rid of the "protect".
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:45 AM
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Default Re: Help with new door speakers

so i think i found it when i screw the one screw in it keeps making a spark and then the speaker cuts out but the screw isnt touching anything just going through the door.
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:02 AM
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and if the speaker is grounded should i take it back? or just cover it with electrical tape
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:23 AM
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take it back, it shouldnt do that lol
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