Question about Car Speakers & Subwoofers
Hi. I have a 2005 Toyota Corolla and recently the sound stopped coming from the speakers. The radio turns on and the digital clock works--but no sound. When I turn the radio off and on a very slight clicking noise comes from the speakers but that is about all. Any ideas on how to fix? I called my local Toyota service center and they suggested buying a new factory radio to the tune of $1500. I thought I would try to troubleshoot common problems before making that kind of investment.
Many thanks in advance!
The likely problem is that somehow one of the wires going to the speakers has "grounded out", meaning a wire for some reason is touching the car chassis, therefore shorting out the circuit the same way a lightning rod conducts the lighting into the ground, instead of your home.
A decent car stereo installer should be able to determine the problem. Either it's grounded out, which they can use a meter and connect the probes between ground and each of the 8 speaker wires to determine -or- the radio is faulty, and a new radio can be as cheap as $150, +fit kit, + wiring harness. Don't buy a factory radio replacement because it is a huge rip off and aftermarket ones are much better.
Posted on Nov 20, 2007
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