Car speakers tend to wear out, and even break, over time. This is especially true with the kind of lower quality original equipment (OE) speakers that most cars and trucks come equipped with. Internal components can wear out or come loose through regular use, and there's not a lot that can be done about it....
Best answer: Car speakers tend to wear out, and even break, over time. This is especially true with the kind of lower quality original equipment (OE) speakers that most cars and trucks come equipped with. Internal components can wear out or come loose through regular use, and there's not a lot that can be done about it. That being said, car speakers tend to fail one at a time. Every speaker in a car audio system dying at once is very unlikely without some serious abuse, like cranking the volume high enough to blow the speakers out. When all of the speakers in a car audio system all stop working at once, the problem is usually in the head unit, in the amp, or in the wiring. In order to narrow down the exact cause of this type of car audio problem, some basic troubleshooting is in order. If your head unit turns on just fine, but you don’t get any sound from the speakers, it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that the speakers are the problem. However, the fact that the head unit is turning on doesn’t mean it’s working properly. Before you do anything else, you’ll want to verify that the head unit hasn’t entered an anti-theft mode that requires a car radio code. Check the volume, fade and pan settings. Test different audio inputs (i.e. radio, CD player, auxiliary input, etc). Test any onboard fuses. Check for loose or unplugged wires. Usually bro, the wiring is connected in the door of the car. You can refer to the step by step procedure on how to do it on Youtube. When you checked the fade and pan settings on your head unit, you may have discovered that they were set to a speaker or speakers that had failed, and that you were able to get sound by moving to a speaker or speakers that work. In that case, you’re looking at a problem with your car stereo wiring or a faulty speaker or speakers. Since speaker wires are often routed behind panels and molding, under seats, and beneath carpet, it can be difficult to visibly inspect them. Depending on your situation, it may be easier to check for continuity between one end of each wire (at the head unit or amp) and the other end at each speaker. If you don’t see continuity, that means the wire is broken somewhere. On the other hand, if you see continuity to ground, then you’re dealing with a shorted wire. If your speakers are mounted in doors, then a common point of failure is where the speaker wire passes between the door and the door frame. Although door wiring harnesses are typically protected by hard rubber sheathes, the wires can still end up breaking over time due to the repeated stresses endured in opening and closing the doors. With that in mind, you may also want to check for continuity and shorts with the doors both open and closes. If you find that one speaker is shorted to ground in that manner, that can actually cause all of the speakers to cut out.
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