Driver door speaker

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by mvoss2576, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. mvoss2576

    mvoss2576 Rockstar

    My driver's side door speaker has crapped out on me... sounds busted, even though I don't listen to music loudly. Where can I get a good (but cheap) replacement and are they hard to get to?

    99'HEARTBEAT MODERATOR Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    You will need to remove the door panel to get to the speakers.....Below is a link with step by step Instruction's.....on remove the door far as speakers....take a look at CrutchField.....they carry just about every speaker made today.....and the speaker size is....6-1/2in,

  3. murdog94

    murdog94 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    and anything other than stock will be more than sufficent since the factory GM speakers are junk in the non bose/monsoon models.
    Im personally going to best buy to replace mine... CHEAP!!!

    TELORVEHC Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    X2, anything is better than stock. How much are you willing to spend for new speakers? I got a pair of Rockford Fosgate's for $60 shipped and for the amount I paid, they're great.
  5. ntbush83

    ntbush83 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Yeah speakers can be very cheap. Like everyone else said go ahead and buy one for each door and I think you'll be pleased with whatever you end up with.
  6. randomsandwhich

    randomsandwhich Rockstar 3 Years 100 Posts

    They are cheap, I'm running mine tell they blow then I will buy new ones .. LOL ... right rear has since produce no sound at all .. one more then I will get them replaced !! I would replace all your factory speakers, sooner or later the rest are going to go south on ya.

    long time rockford fosgate guy !! (thats what I would replace them with imo)
  7. Bowtied

    Bowtied Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Hi guys im in a similar situation, i need to test my speakers and i know for sure the left front speaker is turning on and off im not sure if this is a blown speaker or Blown speaker + disconnected wire issue. is there a way to test connectivity without removing the door panels?
  8. ntbush83

    ntbush83 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Well there is a way but it involves tracking wires in the cab and you'll probably have to end up removing some type of molding. The door panels really aren't that hard to remove and I would say is your best bet at solving your problem.
  9. troutbug

    troutbug Rockstar 100 Posts

    mvoss, the same thing happened to me on my '08: driver's side door speaker went kaput. I don't less to music extremely loud either. I noticed one day the headlight warning chime was very faint, then I started playing around with the balance and fader. The speaker was operating intermittently. Luckily it was still under warranty, so I let the dealership take care of it. I don't expect much from factory speakers, but damn, you are the third person I've heard that had the same problem.
  10. randomsandwhich

    randomsandwhich Rockstar 3 Years 100 Posts

    Get a rubber mallet and bang around the door, see if anything gets better LOL ... anyways yea, best bet would be take off the door panel. GMT800s are a little easier (imo) GMT900 is a bit more of a job, more bolts to deal with. You could also test when vehicle is parked, see if it sound alrite if it is going in out with decent quality then probably loose connection somewhere, or just tune into that speaker and drive around, hit a couple pot holes and it comes in and out (without a bunch of crackling, popping hissing) then its probably a loose wire.

    If I have to take my door panels to troubleshoot speakers I would just buy new ones (unless you already have aftermarket) --- i hate dealing with door panels

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