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Old 12-25-2010, 11:07 AM   #1
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I just purchased the kicker speakers for the in-dash and soundbar to replace the stockers. They were very easy and quick to install but when I tried to listen to music, I didn't hear anything. I tried taking one of them out and putting a stock one back in but still nothing. I also have a JVC head unit if that helps. This is in my 2000 sport.

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more info? i just replaced mine last week and entire system, (amp, subs, highs). what exactly did you do or hookup. I have a 2000 as well, I assume you cut off the factory clips and put some connectors on etc.

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Well the speakers plug into the factory connectors. I just slid the hookups from the factory speakers out of the connector and put the new ones in.
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hmm, i always cut off the factory connectors. I am not sure buddy, I removed head unit and all. I have done numerous stereo systems, but not sure what is goin on here. You just messed with the speakers, not the head unit?
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hmm, i always cut off the factory connectors. I am not sure buddy, I removed head unit and all. I have done numerous stereo systems, but not sure what is goin on here. You just messed with the speakers, not the head unit?
Yeah I have a JVC head unit though. Do you think that I should cut the connectors off? I just want some good sound...
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Old 12-25-2010, 11:45 AM   #6
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Mine came with a JVC in it before I installed my screen. I am not sure if you have to cut the stock clips off or not, but i would. Then simply install a male slip connector that will slip over the speaker terminal. Before you do all 4 speakers and put terminals on all of them just cut one off, strip the wires 1/2" or so and hold them on the terminals to see if it works. May save you some work and hassle. Hope it helps!
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The thing that worrys me is that when I put the stock speaker back in to test it, it didn't make any noise. Right now it just makes a little pop when I first turn it on then nothing. I don't want to cut up these speakers just to find out that that's not the problem.
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No, dont cut anything on the stock speaker, cut off the little black terminal on the end of your stock wiring. And honestly cutting up a stock speaker is no big deal, hell I cut mine up just to get the plate around them to mount my new ones with. Are you really gonna pull out those $50 highs if you sell that jeep?

I know this may sound dumb, but your stockers worked right before you took them out with that same deck correct? Had to ask.
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No, dont cut anything on the stock speaker, cut off the little black terminal on the end of your stock wiring. And honestly cutting up a stock speaker is no big deal, hell I cut mine up just to get the plate around them to mount my new ones with. Are you really gonna pull out those $50 highs if you sell that jeep?

I know this may sound dumb, but your stockers worked right before you took them out with that same deck correct? Had to ask.
Yes, the stock ones worked before I replaced them.

So should I just try cutting off one of the terminals and use a stock speaker?
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If you cut off one of the terminals, you may or may not be able to get a wire in to test it on the speaker, but it will not hurt to try it on one of your aftermarket speakers I would not think. I am just wondering why it would have worked before and not now, especially if you have not pulled on any wires or touched the head unit.
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The thing that worrys me is that when I put the stock speaker back in to test it, it didn't make any noise. Right now it just makes a little pop when I first turn it on then nothing. I don't want to cut up these speakers just to find out that that's not the problem.
could it be that your shorted the amps and they burnt up?
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could it be that your shorted the amps and they burnt up?

don't think he has any amps installed...
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don't think he has any amps installed...
the head unit has amps in it.
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the head unit has amps in it.
How can I check this? If I did short them out could I replace them or would I have to get a new head unit? Is there anything else to try? I feel too uneasy about cutting these new speakers.
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Um, okay, so fried his head unit. I meant a real amp. I don't consider 45 watts per channel amped. I don't think many people consider a unit's output amped power...
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How can I check this? If I did short them out could I replace them or would I have to get a new head unit? Is there anything else to try? I feel too uneasy about cutting these new speakers.

Once again, you do not have to cut your speakers at all. I never said anything about cutting your new speakers. Regardless of what wires and terminals you cut it is a 25 cent wire terminal to fix, but good luck with your venture, sorry I could not help you out.
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How can I check this? If I did short them out could I replace them or would I have to get a new head unit? Is there anything else to try? I feel too uneasy about cutting these new speakers.
the best way to try is to hook up the speakers to the sound bar cable see if it works.
when you hooking up the front speakers, did you short the positive wire to the metal frame?
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Um, okay, so fried his head unit. I meant a real amp. I don't consider 45 watts per channel amped. I don't think many people consider a unit's output amped power...
an amp is an amp, doesnt matter 3w or 3000w.
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the best way to try is to hook up the speakers to the sound bar cable see if it works.
when you hooking up the front speakers, did you short the positive wire to the metal frame?
I already have the ones in the soundbar and the in-dash ones hooked up. What do you mean about the positive wire to the metal frame?
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any chance you blew a fuse in the back of your head unit?
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any chance you blew a fuse in the back of your head unit?
If that happened would the head unit still function like it used to?
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did you buy speaker that plug into the factory harness?

if so, pull your head unit out and check the fuse on the back of it. if it is good check the fuses behind the glove box
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the best way to try is to hook up the speakers to the sound bar cable see if it works.
when you hooking up the front speakers, did you short the positive wire to the metal frame?
There should be a fuse in the harness of the JVC that would have blown before this happened though, and also it would be hard for the positive wire to ground on anything due to the fact that there are plastic speaker receptacles on the stock wires coming from the Unit. This is when you just wish you could be standing next to the guy you are trying to help to see WTH is going on
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did you buy speaker that plug into the factory harness?

if so, pull your head unit out and check the fuse on the back of it. if it is good check the fuses behind the glove box
Yep. I'll go do that now and see if that solves it.
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There should be a fuse in the harness of the JVC that would have blown before this happened though, and also it would be hard for the positive wire to ground on anything due to the fact that there are plastic speaker receptacles on the stock wires coming from the Unit. This is when you just wish you could be standing next to the guy you are trying to help to see WTH is going on
those fuses are not for protecting the amps inside the headunit rather the whole unit. some cheap designed headunit doesnt have short protection would crap out instantly when shorted.
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those fuses are not for protecting the amps inside the headunit rather the whole unit. some cheap designed headunit doesnt have short protection would crap out instantly when shorted.
How do you tell if it's shorted out? The fuse in my head unit was still good.
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Dude man, really, referring to amps being inside a head unit and cutting the Constant power supply through a fuse. Sorry but,,,nevermind. I am not an internet pissing match starter, hope you help him get it all figured out. Good luck to the OP.
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How do you tell if it's shorted out? The fuse in my head unit was still good.
well if you put factory speakers back in and still no sound coming out, its the amp assuming you didnt change the F/R balance on your headunit.
I dont know if you changed the speakers with the headunit on playing music. shorting positive wire to ground might not be protected tho shorting to negative is mostly protected in most headunits.
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well if you put factory speakers back in and still no sound coming out, its the amp assuming you didnt change the F/R balance on your headunit.
Should I try putting my old head unit in with the new speakers? They were supposed to be factory replacements.
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Should I try putting my old head unit in with the new speakers? They were supposed to be factory replacements.
you can try that to test the new speakers.

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