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Old 03-08-2011, 11:11 PM
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ok so i have a 98 regular cab and in the doors there are stock 6x9s and the stock tweeters. the tweeters work fine but the 6x9s are not working im not getting any noise from them not even static. it has an after market sony head unit. i took it out to check the wiring and its all done right. so any help would be appreciated..
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are the speakers the infinity amped speakers? I think there is a wire needed to be hooked up to the blue preamp wire from the aftermarket head unit.
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yes they are the infinity speakers not sure if they are amped tho..but yes that may be a possibilty i didnt even think about that. ill have to check into that tomorrow if its nice out.. do you no what color the wire form the amp i is cause i know its labeled on the aftermarket headunit pre amp..
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SOrry I don't recall at the moment. I'd actually have to open up My dash again to help you out. I really don't wanna do that. Hopefully someone else out there knows that answer to the question.

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SOrry I don't recall at the moment. I'd actually have to open up My dash again to help you out. I really don't wanna do that. Hopefully someone else out there knows that answer to the question.

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thanks man, yeah i never would have thought of that so hopefully i can pull the head unit out tom. and play around with it.. im sure i can find the color coding for the wires on google.
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I *believe* it is also blue (real light blue), been a while since I ripped out my stock head unit and put a JVC in there though. Mine actually had a label on it that said "amp" too. Guess I was lucky.

If this problem occurred immediately after you put in the aftermarket head unit, double and triple check that those speakers are wired in right.

Once you affirm that^^, the only possibilities left are: both speakers decided to blow at the same time (not very probable), the wiring to both of them is shorting somewhere (also not probable, but stranger things have happened), or, one (or more) of the channels in your head unit is/are arcing out (which i have seen before).
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well my dad put the headunit in a few years back when its was his truck so im not to sure if they worked before or not but.. as far as the actual speaker wires go right door + and - are hooked up head unit + and - and vise versa.. but as far as truedge said that the pre amp wire needs hooked up to a wire thats where im thinking the problem is. so ill have to check into it.
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It's almost definitely the speaker amps aren't being activated.

Assuming you used an aftermarket wiring harness to connect the head to the truck's wiring there should be a blue wire that needs to connect to the blue wire coming from your head unit. This wire is typically used to trigger power antennas to extend, but also serves to trigger remote amps to turn on.

If your head unit has separate wires for triggering remote amps and power antennas use the one for remote amps, because in that case the power antenna trigger may only have power when the head unit is set to the tuner.
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yeah thats what im thinking now to.
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im also having a problem with my front door speakers not working. its only when im listening to a cd or i pod not on radio stations the front work then... anyone have a clue
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im also having a problem with my front door speakers not working. its only when im listening to a cd or i pod not on radio stations the front work then... anyone have a clue
Think that would have to be an internal fault in your head unit. Not sure though. If you have the "fade" feature, try fading all the way to the front, and see if you hear anything from the door speakers that way; if not, they are definitely not getting input (though some gremlin or another)
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im also having a problem with my front door speakers not working. its only when im listening to a cd or i pod not on radio stations the front work then... anyone have a clue

This is probably because the power antenna remote turn-on lead from the head unit was used to signal the door speaker amps to turn on. If the head unit also has a remote amp trigger wire then the power antenna trigger may only be active when in tuner mode.

If your head unit does not have a separate remote amp wire then just use the red switched power wire to trigger the amps to turn on. This way the amps will be guaranteed to be on when the head unit is on.
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it has a second remote wire i think... the uh blue or blue and white one?? everything is wired correctly..... do you think this could be from wiring a system too use the antenna wire tooo turn the amp on and thats not letting the amps turn on, on the door speakers?
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ok well for anyone else with the same problem i figured it out. when installing an new head unit with the infinity speakers you need to wire the amp remote wire from the head unit to the power antenna wire from the truck.. but then i ran into another problem the speakers only worked when the radio was on not when i had my ipod hooked up so i took it back out and my head unit had a second amp remote wire so i hooked both amp remote wires to the power antenna wire and it now works great.. other then some static when the ipods hooked up... was actually surprised at how much bass these speakers produce.
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ok well for anyone else with the same problem i figured it out. when installing an new head unit with the infinity speakers you need to wire the amp remote wire from the head unit to the power antenna wire from the truck.. but then i ran into another problem the speakers only worked when the radio was on not when i had my ipod hooked up so i took it back out and my head unit had a second amp remote wire so i hooked both amp remote wires to the power antenna wire and it now works great.. other then some static when the ipods hooked up... was actually surprised at how much bass these speakers produce.
just because your new I'm going to mention this, but certainly try out the "search" function and you'll save a LOT of hassle.

Most common topics (including this one) have been covered many many times!

But yes, you guys figured it out- the speakers will work when the radio is on because the antenna output will partially power the amps. Connect the "antenna" wire straight to the ignition, and your speakers will work as they are supposed to. Leave the antenna output wire disconnected.

Glad you guys figured it out though! Just mentioning it to save you some time/difficulty next time!
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hows everyone doing tonite, i have a 2001 dodge ram, i had a stock cassatte player in it and both front speakers went out at the same time, from the chrysler store that is a co dealership were i work at said that it could b the stock deck, so i put it an after market deck in ive been doing systems for 20 yrs, well the after market deck did not fix the prob, there is no were that say i have an infinity set up and ive been reading on all the comments which has been informative so my question is if i do not have infinity setup could some one please help me out with what the problems could b, thank u very much for ur imput
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Try plugging some different speakers in to the wires in the door, and see if you get anything.
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Try plugging some different speakers in to the wires in the door, and see if you get anything.
X2. I had both speakers quit working on me last year (no infinity). Ended up being the speakers went bad at the same time. I had also thought it was the radio at first.
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Thank u for the answers, that what I thought but in how many yrs I've never seen both speakers go out at once, thanx again for the quik replys I will try tonite when I get new speakers and nhl 13 haha
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im also having a problem with my front door speakers not working. its only when im listening to a cd or i pod not on radio stations the front work then... anyone have a clue

I just had the same problem with my pickup, it is indeed what everybody else said with the blue amp wire. I can't explain why its like that but I talked to alot of audio guys trying to figure it out. But one I got it hooked up everything works. The blue wire in the factory harness can go to the output blue line for an amp on the aftermarket and it should work.
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