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Speaker cut out

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The problem sounds like either the connectors from the radio to the speakers disconnecting.

To fix this I suggest you work out which speaker is getting is cutting in and out. Then you take the speaker out and check the connectors are attached to the speaker correctly. If the connectors are loose or don't have dirt or something stopping the from making a clean connection the speaker this can cause a problem.

If after checking the speaker connectors the problem persists you need to take the radio out can check the connectors on the radio have not come loose or anything.

If it still doesn't work after that I would then look to replace the radio, as if the speakers are working some of the time that would mean that the problem is probably with the radio not the speakers.

Hope that helps

Posted on Feb 05, 2009


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