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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-06-2010, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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Blown Speaker...Water in Door???

I don't play the radio very loud yet the speaker in the passenger side door sounds like it's blown.

Does anyone want to take a shot at what caused it?

Just a bad speaker from the factory?

Could it be due to water getting inside the door?

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Re: Blown Speaker...Water in Door???

Out of the blue my pass. door spker. has a bad bass buzz like yourself I don't crank the radio a few days later the drivers side started also! I have yet to open the door panels because of weather 20* I don't want to do any damage to the inner panel rear spker. is fine .Any help on this common problem will be great thanks Dave

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Re: Blown Speaker...Water in Door???

Out of the blue my pass. door spker. has a bad bass buzz like yourself I don't crank the radio a few days later the drivers side started also! I have yet to open the door panels because of weather 20* I don't want to do any damage to the inner panel rear spker. is fine .Any help on this common problem will be great thanks Dave

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Re: Blown Speaker...Water in Door???

My stock passenger door speaker is blown too and I never played it loud,I think the speakers in these trucks are garbage I have seen alot of complaints of them blown. Pick up a set of Phoenix Gold RSD's 6.5cs for $80 and you'll be amazed at the sound quality.
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Re: Blown Speaker...Water in Door???

my stock door speakers had the same weird buzz that would come and go seeming to do it the most when it was wet and cold outside or i had just washed the truck. seems that a great deal of water would leak down into the doors from the window seal and get the speakers wet. when i opened up the door panels to replace the speakers with alpines i noticed small amounts of standing water in the panel and water marks on the speaker. not wanting to ruin my new speakers i rigged up foam speaker baffles to protect them from water. no problems yet
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my stock door speakers had the same weird buzz that would come and go seeming to do it the most when it was wet and cold outside or i had just washed the truck. seems that a great deal of water would leak down into the doors from the window seal and get the speakers wet. when i opened up the door panels to replace the speakers with alpines i noticed small amounts of standing water in the panel and water marks on the speaker. not wanting to ruin my new speakers i rigged up foam speaker baffles to protect them from water. no problems yet
Thanks WTH,

The first time I noticed the buzzing speaker was on a cold morning a few months ago. I remember saying to myself, I wonder if this buzzing has anything to do with it being so bloody cold outside.. I was going to call the dealer later that day to schedule an appointment but by then the buzzing sound was gone. Since then though I hear it pretty much all the time and I've switched to just using the rear speakers.

I don't see the point of replacing the speaker if the potential exists for it happening again in a year or two. Can you explain what a speaker baffel is? Did you wrap foam around the back of the speaker?

BTW, I read the DIY post on removing the speakers and I don't think I could remove the door panel withouth breaking something.


Thanks again for the info.

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Re: Blown Speaker...Water in Door???

ya heres the foam speaker baffles i got. http://www.crutchfield.com/p_237XT65/XT ... tml?tp=660
I put them on normal like the intructions show( very tight with the back of the speakers fully enclosed) but it didnt seem like the speakers got enough air so i cut the bottom half off so the top would be protected from the water run off.
I didnt take these pictures but i got them picture online. This is wat i did however:


heres a pic that it should look like in the door. this pic doesnt have the bottom cut out of the baffle however


Tell me if you need any other help
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Re: Blown Speaker...Water in Door???

WTH, Thank you so much man....this is great info.

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Re: Blown Speaker...Water in Door???

Pioneer has a set of 6 1/2 " speakers that have the correct mounting depth, i had to replace all 4 of my doors speakers. They run about 60 - 70 dollars a pair and are well worth it.
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