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New car speakers cut out when I turn up the volume.

I recently replaced all my factory speakers with new ones. The problem I'm having now is that when I go to turn up the volume, the driver back speaker cuts out making the whole system go low. Can someone help.

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    when I turn volume up the speakers cut in and out



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You just have to check all of the speaker wiring.It's a wire touching somewhere and it will do that till you fix it. What it is is just where the negative wire which is the ground for your spreakers it's touching the positive wire which is know as a power wire.When this happends it lowers the frequency of the volume which will cause the speakers to cut out and volume level to drop.

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