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So I installed a new stereo (boss) in my 1997 grand am, and when I start it up somestimes the sound comes out of all of my speakers, but usually it's just the front right and back left. I'm wondering if this sounds like a wire issue? or what my other options could be?

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Check speakers balance could need adjusting.

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sound like the head unit's out put mosfet is going bad, but i have also ran in to this problem when it was a speaker wires shorting out. so first check the connection on your rear speakers.

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