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My stock drivers side door speaker goes on n off. its mainly off whenever i use the audio shit. RIght now my set up is stock .. 89 escort gt. i checked for loose connection n its hooked up right. When the speaker comes on (which is like never) the bass n voice n shit works(it works like it should) but when it dont come on, nothing comes on , but the passanger and the rears all work. What do u think could be the problem? The connection is right, the balance on the cd player is always even. Could it be blown ? if its blown why does it come on sometimes? n when it comes on, if i shut the cd player off (or radiO) the speaker stops working when i go to turn it back on.
 

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Do you have a multimeter? See if you can check the wire from the back of the Head unit all the way to the speaker. It might be corroded or pinched somewhere in the middle. Try jiggling the wire while you're testing it.
 

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It's most likely in the connection. I had the same problem with my 3000GT speakers. The rear 6x9's would cut in and out. I took the speaker out (which involves basically taking apart the whole rear part of the car- friggin mitsubishi) and the connection to the speaker was good, and read as good on the multimeter, but I took it off, then I slipped the metal clip out of the plastic connector, crimped it so it was very tight, then slid it back onto the speaker tabs. Surely enough, that solved the problem and it hasn't come back since.

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had the same problem in my 88egt. where the door connects to the car (the rubber piece) the actual wire had fatigue and broke. definetly check under the rubber. later
 

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Yes, it's your connectors; your speaker drivers are fine.

There's a 99% chance it's the connectors at the speaker end - think of how much jarring your door takes every time it's opened and closed, kicked, rear ended, etc, let alone normal road vibrations. The fact that it's your driver side door (which is inevitably opened and closed way more than your passenger door) backs this up.

Also, do the right thing and ensure you solder your speaker wires to the speaker. Never use spade connectors or anything similar. They vibrate loose and trap moisture which promotes corrosion. I cut out the adapters at the head too and solder every wire back there and use heat shrink covers over the soldered joints. Guaranteed for life.
 

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that is a good idea, you cant really tell how good the conection is with them damn covers over it, i am going to cut it (while makein sure my battery is not connected) n solder them onto the metal itself and then put something over it to cover it.
 
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