I'm having a little trouble with my 15. I'm getting sound when I hook everything up but there's a lot of static. I checked the wires and used them with other speakers...and they work fine. When I place the speaker on its side it's semi-clear, but as i turn to place it on it's back (facing up) the static returns. I think it may be the magnet on the back b/c when i tap it the static goes in and out....any suggestions?
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Re: Static in speaker
Check to be sure you ran the audio wires away from the power supply wiring. I always run the audio down the Passenger side and power to amp on Drivers side. Also check you Ground, and be sure you have metal to metal, no paint obstructing the power.
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a simple aa battery and a couple pieces of wire is all you need,connect wires to the speaker and then by attaching the wires to the end of the battery you can make the speaker move. when the speaker moves out follow the wires just as they are on the battery . the positive side of the battery will be the positive to the speaker. hope this helps.
first of all,do u have the strip wire in the red which is the hot side of the sub,next if that doesn't fix it u need to change ur spark plugs they will interfere when the engine is running,so call ur local auto parts dealer and ask for spark plugs that don't interfere with the radio.Hope this helps
check all connections (speaker wires and rca jacks for shorts) replace them one at a time and listen if the static continues. Sometimes the static is due to a broken solder joint inside the amp either on the input or output connection post. hope this helps
Is the connector the was used in the old Ford moved over to the new Saturn car? If so I would double-check each connection. You might need to test each cord individually if you cannot find the details in the user manual or internet for which color wire goes to which speaker. Individually, you can connect the target wire to something with current in it (9v battery) and you should be able to hear some static to identify where the signal goes.
It doesnt really matter on the speakers... The wires comming from the door will have a solid w/ 1 line running down it this will be your neg.(-) wire the other should be solid this will be your pos.(+) wire...UNLESS the factory wiring in you car is not that simple. I n this case you will need to know the colors of the wires in you car and what they are... but for a speaker you can hook them up eaither way as long as you hook them all up the same. If you hook 3 up the same and one different you will not have very good sound, and some make different types of noises, like a hummm, a static, or some may even sound like morse code. So look at your speakers carefully find a way to identify the position and make sure they are all positioned that way.
Another way to tell is to check weather or not it will mount correctly. Some will only mout a certian way if it does then check the lenght of the wire. The longest wire will go to the furtherest connection. and short wire to the closest connection.
If the "static" you are getting is a high pitched whine and the noise volume increases and decreases with changes in engine speed, you probably have alternator induced radio noise.
Many times such noises are caused by poor ground connections that have begun to corrode over time. First try removing or loosening the screw or bolt which grounds the radio to the vehicle frame. Using a fine wire brush or a piece of steel wool, clean off both the terminal and the location on the vehicle where it was attached. Then reattach the ground. While you are behind the dash, make sure that the antenna connection is fully seated. Pull it out and put it back in again to make sure.
If these steps do not solve the problem, you may need to install noise supression devices. The are available at many retail locations like Radio Shack and some auto parts stores, as well as numerous online stores such as: http://www.crutchfield.com and http://www.sonicelectronix.com.