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Old 22nd June 2005
Stunna7516 Stunna7516 is offline
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Default Front speakers no longer playing... why??

OK, this all started yesterday when somehow I blew my radio/clock/antenna fuse. I was unscrewing my front left speaker to put some kind of sound damping underneath it. I had the car off and key out. Somehow, I blew that fuse (I bet an exposed piece of speaker wire hit my ground cable which is right next to my front left speaker). Anyways, I replaced the fuse, my stereo turned on, my speaker amp turned on, and my subs/sub amp turned on, as did the clock. Everything is working as normal now except the front two speakers.

I have a pair of CDT components /crossovers/ tweeters up front. I cut them out and took them inside, where I connected them to my computer speakers. They worked perfectly fine. Then, this morning, I shaved a little bit of insulation off of the speaker wire down by the stereo, bypassing the amp and lots of speaker wire that may have been shorted, and I connected an old pair of MB Quarts to the shaved off wire. They were quiet because of the poor way that they were connected, and because of the high resistance circuit, but they worked.

Therefore, I have ruled that either my front outputs on my amp (its some Clarion 4x35 watt amp, I really need to replace it its a stock Saab amp) or my speaker wire somewhere along the line is shorted. If I am incorrect in this assumption let me know. Problem is, I never even opened my right speaker's area, let alone shorted anything over there. I could understand if something happened to my left speaker, but how do the two have anything to do with each other? They are not wired together in any way, and if everything that was grounded to that ground would short, then how come my back speakers or my fuse on my amp didnt short? What's the next step in troubleshooting and what probably happened? Also, would there be any fuses that would affect this, cause I took out my park lights, which also happened to be my speedometer backlights as I realized tonite, and plan on getting another fuse for that tomorrow, but maybe that could do it? I doubt it though.
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