I am constsntly needing to strip and restrip speaker wire. Speakers work and then they dont, then they work then they wont, then they work then they wont. no customer support. support line is unanswered and voice mail is full and not taking anymore messages. go figure. Durabrand has got my money, now they dont care weather or not their product works. Suround sound is not that difficult of technology. Durabrand just uses cheap materials.
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Re: speakers work,dont work
Opening the case and changing the speaker wire to a heavier gauge speaker wire will correct this problem and as jeffcarlson7 says soldering the ends but there is a better way also is to go and purchase connector ends at the local Radio shack and solder those to the end of the desire speaker wire.
Try a light, clean coating of solder on the ends of the wire strands after you strip them to make the ends like a solid wire. this will give the wire jacks something to bite into. without further info I would only guess that the tension is weak on the spring loaded buttons or speaker jacks
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We dont either. You need to post what you are trying to connect. Amplifier? Sub? Speakers? Head Unit im sure. But you need to look for the radios wiring diagram.. Today's radios are generally basic with the color scheme. Black is ground. Red is switched power. Yellow is constant power. Orange if for dash illumination... Speakers are usually 4 colors. 2 wires a speaker. For instance Front Left would be White/Black-Stripe. White being the positive and black strip being the negative. Usually the four main colors for the speakers are White......Gray.......Purple..... Green... with the striped wires going to the negative on each speaker. Blue wires are usually for power antennaes or also used to send trigger signal to the amps to turn on and off.
This is the wiring codes 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck Car Radio Stereo Wiring Diagram
Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Pink Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Brown/Red Car Radio Ground Wire: Black/Dark Green Car Radio Illumination Wire: Orange/Dark Blue Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: N/A Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: Dark Green/Red Car Stereo Amplifier Location: Located behind the glove box. Car Audio Front Speakers Size: N/A Car Audio Front Speakers Location: N/A Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Green Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Red Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Violet Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Blue/Red Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown/Yellow Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Light Blue Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Blue/White Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Blue/Orange
if yes then look under ballance and check theat rear and front ballance is in the middle if it is then for temporarily replace the front speaker with any old speaker if that works then you need new front speakers if no then the radio is broken
but what you could do is rewire the back speakers so they also play though the front ones too this can be done from behind the radio
find the rear right positive and negative wires strip the insulation but dont cut the copper wire cut the front right speaker and attach that to the rear speaker wire do this for both positive and negative
rear right positive ..v ..v I...I I...I I...I .I.I..........< strip cable but do not cut metal .I.I..______________ .I.I=_______________ <<<front right positive .I.I I...I I...I I...I I...I
Well first of all you ned to see if the speakers are ok y can acheive this by placing two wires onto a 1.5 volt battery and listen for a crackle depending on the conection you might have to tape the wires to the conection to start with on on the bottom of the 3.5 mmjace and one near the top fo the jack around the side dont let them touch otherwise it wont work if you do hear a cracle when you conect the battery then the speakers are working or trry a diffrentset of speakers on youre computer and se what happens
It can be the speaker has a short in the wire. I had several speakers have a little short in wire. They would work only if i moved wire a certain way or play with it. Had to open up one to find the short and fix it.
To test speakers.A. Unplug speaker wires.
B. connect a 9volt battery to each speaker,touching one wire to the negative and the other to the positive breifly. The speaker should extend outward or inward, simulating the pumping of the cone. Depending on the polarity of the DC voltage hooked to the battery.
That's why it is important to wire the speakers correctly. Pos to Pos Neg to Neg.
You should know if the speakers or wired in series or parallele.
Google speaker wiring. Very informative.
Look at the old speakers to find out which cable is positive (+) and the other negative (-). Cut the connectors off one at a time, strip the wires, connect them to your new speakers. Negative to negative positive with positive then tape them good with black electrical tape. That's all! If the cables are to short connect more speaker wire.
make shure you have the correct polarity ,black negative and red is positive ,also make shure you have enough of the end of speaker wire stripped , if that is all good then remove the speaker from your system and hook it up to a regular stereo so you can test the speaker , if the speaker still does not work then you have internal problems in that speaker , if the speaker does work then you have problems with your sorround channel , if both the rear channels are not working it is highly unlikely that both speakers are defective so you probably want to consult the manufacturers warranty and let them either replace the speaker or speakers or the unit that supplys the power to the speaker , hope this helps you and good luck, glenn
You don't need to change the cables from the head unit on. Just strip of the end of the wires where the old speakers are and crimp on the proper connectors to connect them. Alternatively you can just solder the wires directly to the speakers. I always **** splice at least 6" of wires onto the end so you have more wire to work. The only reason you would change the wires would be because you are putting more than 200 watts per channel. You didn't speak of an amp so no worries.
The jacks on the back are probably for an amplifier output and you probably have had the speaker wire stripped too long possibly shorting out the amplifier as this is a common problem, if not stripped too long it may have just failed, also you need to check by unplugging from back of computer and hook up to a walk man or something with a headphone jack, see if still dead, might also be the cable from the computer to the speakers. Good luck. :-)