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1997 Accord speaker issues

Old 07-27-2012, 10:36 AM
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Default 1997 Accord speaker issues

The speakers in my car have been spotty for while and I was blaming it on my broken radio antennae. But now i put an aftermarket stereo in and no sound comes out when I play a CD. I have this thing you can stick in the wire and if it lights up its live. I tried it at the harness and most of them were working but at the speakers, nothing. So do i have a wiring problem? does that mean I have the joy of rewiring it?
Old 07-27-2012, 01:38 PM
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I'm going to move this over to A/V Elect. where those guys might be better for this problem.
Old 07-27-2012, 10:20 PM
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Alright. Thanks for your help.
Old 07-28-2012, 08:47 AM
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sounds like you have a factory amplifier that is not being properly powered on. all aftermarket radios have two turn on wires. blue/white is remote turn on for amplifiers. blue is power antenna. sounds like you got those two wires switched. try that.

FYI - don't use a test light on audio equipment. use a digital multi meter. test lights look like a short circuit.
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