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Speaker Failure I have just fitted two JBL GTO 627 6.5" speakers into my k reg Honda CRX. When you turn on the sterio (sony explod) the two speakers bleep and make a kind of shorting noise and turn themselves off and a message saying 'failure' on the sterio comes up. Could this be to do with the magnet of the speaker touching the metal of the car as they are deeper than the original speakers? The orginal speakers frames are metal so I have taped over the frames to ensure no speakers terminals or wires are touching the metal frame, but this makes no difference. If you take the speakers out of the mounting, they working perfectly. Any ideas? I'm stuck, speakers are usually simple fit, four screws and two wires, not usually a problem. I have the same problem,only when "failure" shows up it's my Sub that goes wonky.. i thought it could be the ground wire which without taking out my deck i think is not attached or secured to anything behind.. If this is the case, what is the best place to re-attach it? Thanks

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No Your deck is bad i had the same exact problem almost my sony deck started to say failure then my subs started acting up sometimes they would cut out sometimes not hit at all sometimes one sub would hit and sometimes they would work fine then eventually the deck started to drain my batter everytime i tried to start my car i had to jump my car every time i wanted to go anywhere ended up being a bad dack i replaced the deck with an alpine deck and have not had a problem since

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If your receiver's ground wire isn't connected probably your going to cause a chain of small short circuits that will continue to arise. The head unit needs to be properly wired and installed. It is a possibility that you may have a problem with the speakers building a magnetic force onto the steel frame of your speaker mounts, causing it to give you the "faliure beep and message" and the cd player takes action in cutting off the source of problem. I would remove your head unit, if you are unable to do so bring your car to a a local service tec, and have it removed, but watch carefully so you know how to do it next time. And once out, trace all your wires to each other and assure a contact is made. The ground is easy, If its fair sizes wire in length and it isn't connected. Look for a mounting screw inside of your dash, preferably one running to your metal dash itself. If you cant find one, you can always mount the same screws your cd player mounts onto. BUT look for a stand alone spot for it to screw in for insurance that its not gong to come loose.
Good luck and ask more questions so i can further assist you.

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