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I have just bought a jvc kd-g396 and installed it by soldering the wires then tape. Have checked and then double checked all the wiring but no sound comes out of the speakers whatsoever. Then i tried hooking up a speaker that i know works externally but still nothing...... please help

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  • theCybe May 11, 2010

    Need lots more information.

    Are the speakers connected to an amp, or using the amp in the headunit?

    If an external amp, is it on?

    Using aftermarket speakers, or factory?

    If aftermarket, using the factory wiring in the doors or newly run wires?

    Do the speakers have a crossover?

    Post everything you can think of. :)


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Make sure if equipped with stock amp to hook up remote wire ti harness.

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