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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #45 on: August 31, 2014, 02:26:59 PM »
06 impala. Speakers in the front doors work only once every two weeks and never during/after rain.
Desperately need to fix this or install alternative speakers for cheap.
can be a grounding issue

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #46 on: August 31, 2014, 02:31:47 PM »
this guy is great for DIY car repairs
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuxpxCCevIlF-k-K5YU8XPA

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #47 on: August 31, 2014, 02:37:40 PM »
This seems to be a common issue when all of the speakers dont work. Water leaking from under the windshield and pooling behind the passenger seat and causing the speaker wires to short.


My question is whether it makes sense that the problem I am having, with only the front speakers can be attributed to the same set of wires behind the passenger seat leading to the rear speakers?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #48 on: September 01, 2014, 06:30:31 PM »
OKAY. I just finished removing door panels, radio, checked seal under windshield, lifted carpet behind passenger seat etc.
All connections, wires and speakers look dry, uncorroded and in good condition.  >:(

Why do my speakers not work after the rain??  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Can someone recommend the best professional who could quickly diagnose and fix this?
(Not some "mechanic" who will charge me big $$$ to tear apart the entire car looking for a loose wire)

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #49 on: September 01, 2014, 10:59:09 PM »
Check out this forum post. Makes sense that it isn't the doors themselves since it is unlikely that both doors are leaking at the same exact time. Likely wiring in another location getting wet or as someone mentioned a common grounding point.

http://caddyinfo.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=42630
 

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #50 on: September 01, 2014, 11:06:10 PM »
Here is another good post which points to an orange wire going to the factory amp in the trunk as the culprit: http://m.topix.com/forum/autos/chevrolet-impala/TNAM1V7U6HQBSOKHC

Do you have a sunroof by any chance?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #51 on: September 03, 2014, 12:55:57 AM »
06 impala. Speakers in the front doors work only once every two weeks and never during/after rain.
Desperately need to fix this or install alternative speakers for cheap.
I have the same car and the front left speaker stopped working completely, I ordered a replacement on ebay and followed the video to remove door panel and it works great.

Not of much help since your issue seems to be with the wiring but just wanted to share..

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #52 on: September 10, 2014, 04:23:42 PM »
I checked all wires everywhere.. Looks like the speakers themselves are bad. I bought replacements.. Now I need to install them when I get a chance...

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #53 on: September 12, 2014, 05:59:38 PM »
Replaced the speakers and it works like a dream!
The old ones were torn and falling apart.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #54 on: September 14, 2014, 12:32:30 AM »
Replaced the speakers and it works like a dream!
The old ones were torn and falling apart.
Mazal tov

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #55 on: September 17, 2014, 04:29:57 PM »
Anyone know where the cheapest place for a window motor and regulator replacement? I'm looking for part number 741-637 . It's for a 2000 Buick century. The cheapest I found is $31.85 on ebay.
If anyone knows of any cheaper places or if there's a difference in quality from different company's please let me know. Because the last one I bought on ebay only lasted me 4 months.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #56 on: September 21, 2014, 02:08:12 AM »
Replaced the speakers and it works like a dream!
The old ones were torn and falling apart.
I found the same thing with mine it was in horrible condition, and the replacement I got on ebay was Bose. Works great now

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #57 on: November 10, 2014, 03:37:05 PM »
Anyone know of a place in/near queens for minor body work? My lease is ending and I want to repair the bumper before it goes back. Thanks

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #58 on: November 10, 2014, 10:23:14 PM »
Anyone know of a place in/near queens for minor body work? My lease is ending and I want to repair the bumper before it goes back. Thanks
Maven Motors https://plus.google.com/114624791667484331705/about?gl=us&hl=en I never had body work done by them but for mechanic stuff, they are very honest IMO

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #59 on: November 11, 2014, 11:59:24 AM »
Thanks so much. I went today. Very nice people and easy to work with. I would recommend it.