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Old 03-15-2015, 10:09 PM
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Speakers. Help!!

So I just got a new jeep tj. The speakers and radio are not stock. The radio turns on fine, but the speakers do not work. No sound comes out of them at all. Does anyone know what the problem is??

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Could be anything. Is there an amplifier hooked in the system anywhere? If so maybe check the fuse for that. Always hard to troubleshoot without visuals and knowing what has been done prior.

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Old 03-16-2015, 07:46 PM
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There's no amp hooked in. I think the stereo has a built in amp. It's a Kenwood stereo so I think it's got an amp.
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Maybe a stupid question but have you pulled the speaker grills to make sure it even has the speakers still? If so are they hooked up at the speakers?
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The front speakers are really simple to get too. I'd check there first to make sure they are actually connected. Then pull out the radio and check the wiring harness. If it's an aftermarket radio, they either did it correctly and used a harness, or who knows what they did and could have just started splicing wires together with electrical tape. Maybe the speaker wires came loose? The radio also isn't hard to pull out to inspect.
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Old 03-17-2015, 01:46 AM
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Looks like the radio was all wired correctly. And yes the speakers are connected haha
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Some newer radios have a feature that disables the internal amp and only sends signal through the pre-amp RCA outputs. If wires are connected with no shorts, I would check that. What is the model of the Kenwood radio?
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Turns out I just need an amp to power the speakers
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Why?
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:42 PM
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It's because of how the speakers and radio are wired.
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So it sounds like the original owner wired up the radio to go through an amp to the speakers, but that doesn't mean that you couldn't just rewire the head unit to use the speaker wires. If it doesn't have the proper wiring harness adapter, you can get one of those pretty cheap. An amp will probably sound better, but in general Kenwood head units sound decent with most putting out 22 watts RMS these days.

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