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the occasional radio

So the radio, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

by works I mean turns on if at all and sound comes from the passenger door speaker. I am guessing this has something to do with the heat where i live as we talked about in another thread about something else, cracking the connections and such.

But given what you guys know; How should I go about tackling this one. I eventually want to hear sound coming out of every speaker to deem their worthiness and maybe change my deck to something with an aux port. don't know where to start and what to look for.. I DO have a volt meter and have to remember how to use it but I guess that will be the tool for this job.
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First, you need to check the connector on the back of your radio to see if it is damaged or worn from the heat. Make sure it is securely plugged into the back of your radio.

Next, are the speakers new or are they the stock ones or "old" aftermarket ones. If they are old/worn/blown, then that may be your problem. Also check the connections on the back of the speakers as moisture gets inside the door and can cause them to rust or corrode, which would cause them to not work.

Check these items out and we can go from there.
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First, you need to check the connector on the back of your radio to see if it is damaged or worn from the heat. Make sure it is securely plugged into the back of your radio.

Next, are the speakers new or are they the stock ones or "old" aftermarket ones. If they are old/worn/blown, then that may be your problem. Also check the connections on the back of the speakers as moisture gets inside the door and can cause them to rust or corrode, which would cause them to not work.

Check these items out and we can go from there.
"the" connector, as in there is only one, not multiple?

what road should I take to take a look at this?

can I see it if push my head to the most front part of the foot well. or should i take the plastics off?

the speakers must be stock. to check the wire behind the speaker, would i have to take the door panel off or can i some how pop off that speaker cover and unscrew something to take a look?

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So the radio, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

by works I mean turns on if at all and sound comes from the passenger door speaker. I am guessing this has something to do with the heat where i live as we talked about in another thread about something else, cracking the connections and such.

But given what you guys know; How should I go about tackling this one. I eventually want to hear sound coming out of every speaker to deem their worthiness and maybe change my deck to something with an aux port. don't know where to start and what to look for.. I DO have a volt meter and have to remember how to use it but I guess that will be the tool for this job.
There could be a number of things causing this. But first it would help to know something about your system. Are you using the stock head unit or aftermarket? If aftermarket, did you install it or was it already in there when you got the car? Was a wiring harness adapter used, or was the factory connector cut off and the head unit wired directly to the wiring harness? Were the connections soldered?

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"the" connector, as in there is only one, not multiple?

what road should I take to take a look at this?

can I see it if push my head to the most front part of the foot well. or should i take the plastics off?

the speakers must be stock. to check the wire behind the speaker, would i have to take the door panel off or can i some how pop off that speaker cover and unscrew something to take a look?

thanks!
Judging from your questions here, I'm going to assume that you didn't install this system.

It's common to have to remove trim pieces to install or work on a car sound system. It's just the way it is. Just make sure you remove all screws before using any force to pull these parts off. It's very helpful if you remove the center console (plastic piece surrounding the stereo), but not required as long as there is enough extra wire length to allow you to slide the head unit out to disconnect the wiring. I recommend removing it though. Do not attempt to remove the door speaker covers from the outside. You will damage them. You can remove the stock rear speaker grilles from the top, but that won't gain you anything unless you are removing them.
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There could be a number of things causing this. But first it would help to know something about your system. Are you using the stock head unit or aftermarket? If aftermarket, did you install it or was it already in there when you got the car? Was a wiring harness adapter used, or was the factory connector cut off and the head unit wired directly to the wiring harness? Were the connections soldered?



Judging from your questions here, I'm going to assume that you didn't install this system.

It's common to have to remove trim pieces to install or work on a car sound system. It's just the way it is. Just make sure you remove all screws before using any force to pull these parts off. It's very helpful if you remove the center console (plastic piece surrounding the stereo), but not required as long as there is enough extra wire length to allow you to slide the head unit out to disconnect the wiring. I recommend removing it though. Do not attempt to remove the door speaker covers from the outside. You will damage them. You can remove the stock rear speaker grilles from the top, but that won't gain you anything unless you are removing them.
Everything appears to be original. So I'll start with stripping the center panels off. after all, I can drive without those for a while and it actually makes more room for my legs lol. then I'll take a look at whats going on back there, maybe try and repair it to see if it was an issue at the head unit itself. either way, I'll end up replacing it before I put everything back..

to check the speakers I guess I have to take the door panel off, which I kind of hate doing. but I'll get them off, maybe with speaks on hand so I won't have to do it twice.

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good news.... I just realized Black friday will be approaching :). for once it is useful to me. I'll give an update around then because that is probably when I think I'll pick up some new equipment ;)
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Well that's one way to take care of the problem.
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good news.... I just realized Black friday will be approaching :). for once it is useful to me. I'll give an update around then because that is probably when I think I'll pick up some new equipment ;)
Sounds like a good plan to me! BTW... I saw a NEW Pioneer Bluetooth ready radio on eBay for under $100. Here's the link:

New Pioneer MVH X370BT Bluetooth Digital Media Player MP3 Car Stereo Am FM Radio | eBay

Just a suggestion...
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Sounds like a good plan to me! BTW... I saw a NEW Pioneer Bluetooth ready radio on eBay for under $100. Here's the link:

New Pioneer MVH X370BT Bluetooth Digital Media Player MP3 Car Stereo Am FM Radio | eBay

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^^ Keep in mind that it doesn't play CD's.
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^^ Keep in mind that it doesn't play CD's.
Oh damn... I didn't even see that! There are a couple others that do for like $120.

I currently have a JVC in my car and it plays CDs but no MP3 discs. I forgot how much of a pain it is to carry CDs!



I guess it's time to bust out this ^^^ thing again until I get my new radio...

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^^ Keep in mind that it doesn't play CD's.
I don't know how much I'll consider the CD's bit. yeah.... I think I'm already indifferent to that fact, but thanks for pointing that out because had I wanted that, I would not have guessed it was missing.

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Oh damn... I didn't even see that! There are a couple others that do for like $120.

I currently have a JVC in my car and it plays CDs but no MP3 discs. I forgot how much of a pain it is to carry CDs!



I guess it's time to bust out this ^^^ thing again until I get my new radio...

I lol'ed a good lol at this one. my goodness... I remember that binder was sacred to people. Using this is almost as good as jaguar deciding to put their CD player in the trunk

but that ebay deal is tempting... bluetooth and aux are gold. but I'm gonna hold out till black friday.

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Anyone see anything good leaked yet? The only relevant leak I saw was for bestbuy and I saw nothing for stereos.
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what do you guys think about this? I know(think) it's not the best. but then again I am not looking to dump so much into the audio. the head unit I'll pick up should only cost around 50 bucks either on black friday or cyber monday.

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ok So, I picked up a new single dimm Unit. I still only have the one speaker working (front passenger door). I tried a little experiment by jiggling Some of the wires and harnesses though I wasn't sure which ones belonged to the other speakers. I inspected what I could see of the Wires and no chaffing or frays were obvious. I was quite ignorant to speakers before and didn't realize they just take a positive and negative wire to operate. with that said I guess I can just set my volt meter almost to any setting, turn my radio on and tap the negative lead to each speak to see if anything is passing. it might be the speakers, the old radio or the wires themselves :/.... to diagnose the door speakers in this way do I have to remove the door panels? and if I do can I drive around with them off in case i run out of time before I can reattach them.

Let me know if you think you need to see anything else to take a better guess..

What my next step fellas?
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Do I have to use this dim kit? The pdf says we dont have to but otherwise I think I find the radio wont be so secure and will jiggle around. Also, it says something about benfing things on the sleeve to make it "secure". Do you understand that?
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Oh damn... I didn't even see that! There are a couple others that do for like $120.

I currently have a JVC in my car and it plays CDs but no MP3 discs. I forgot how much of a pain it is to carry CDs!



I guess it's time to bust out this ^^^ thing again until I get my new radio...

Just realized, you can pick up one like mine (kdc-bt318u) which has a cd player and bluetooth for less then 99 bucks. Though I know you got other projects running I figure I mention it. Supposedly they are worth more 150 do you might want to grab one before the price shoot back up for the holidays.
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ok So, I picked up a new single dimm Unit. I still only have the one speaker working (front passenger door). I tried a little experiment by jiggling Some of the wires and harnesses though I wasn't sure which ones belonged to the other speakers. I inspected what I could see of the Wires and no chaffing or frays were obvious. I was quite ignorant to speakers before and didn't realize they just take a positive and negative wire to operate. with that said I guess I can just set my volt meter almost to any setting, turn my radio on and tap the negative lead to each speak to see if anything is passing. it might be the speakers, the old radio or the wires themselves :/.... to diagnose the door speakers in this way do I have to remove the door panels? and if I do can I drive around with them off in case i run out of time before I can reattach them.

Let me know if you think you need to see anything else to take a better guess..

What my next step fellas?
Your next step should be to just replace the stock speakers. They were crap when new, and if yours are original they're even more crap now. Even cheap replacements would be better then the stock speakers.

Yes, you do need to pull the door panels off in order to access the door speakers. For some reason Honda made the speaker covers such that they can only be removed from inside the door panel. You can drive without the door panels just fine. but if you have power windows or locks you obviously won't be able to use the switches for those. The rear speakers are much easier to remove if I remember correctly. Just lift up the speaker covers and remove the screws.

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Do I have to use this dim kit? The pdf says we dont have to but otherwise I think I find the radio wont be so secure and will jiggle around. Also, it says something about benfing things on the sleeve to make it "secure". Do you understand that?
The only way to mount the head unit is to use the sleeve, so yes you do need that. The other thing you want to pick up is a wiring kit. You can get them from Wal-Mart for around $10. That way you don't have to cut the factory harness. Here is an example of that...
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Your next step should be to just replace the stock speakers. They were crap when new, and if yours are original they're even more crap now. Even cheap replacements would be better then the stock speakers.

Yes, you do need to pull the door panels off in order to access the door speakers. For some reason Honda made the speaker covers such that they can only be removed from inside the door panel. You can drive without the door panels just fine. but if you have power windows or locks you obviously won't be able to use the switches for those. The rear speakers are much easier to remove if I remember correctly. Just lift up the speaker covers and remove the screws.



The only way to mount the head unit is to use the sleeve, so yes you do need that. The other thing you want to pick up is a wiring kit. You can get them from Wal-Mart for around $10. That way you don't have to cut the factory harness. Here is an example of that...
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Truth is after I posted that and got restless and started looking more closely at and I did end up using the sleeve according to the diagram. The thing I didnt like was that since this radio is shorter in length then the factory one, its butt doesnt catch onto to the bracket were the former one radio was screwed into. So it kind of just hangs?

I did end up figuring out not to splice the factory wires like a dumdum and went out to autozone and picked up the adapter last night and spliced into that instead. My one speaker is working, yay! Lol. But at the same time the other issue I was having with the radio not turning on at all in hot weather wont be showing up this season most likely so I wont know if that was an issue with the radio or something else till later.

So also last night, in my friskyness, I went and tried to see if the could access the rear speaker wires to see if they were getting signal. So I opened the trunk and as I was looking at the connectors, I noticed the this strange looking thing above the metal, like wrinkled cloth... ohhh.. that was my speaker... they were totally dilapidated. Lol, so that is probably why nothing has been coming out of there. I thought that when speakers went bad they still tried to play but these... yea.. they are gone. I almost took a picute last night just to show you guys, I dont know if you ever saw speakers this bad. Not even in a junkyard because normally they are stripped.

Anyways, I'll update you guys again once I swap the speakers. A co-worker of mine likes me enough to donate some new ones he had sitting around collecting dust.
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Re: the occasional radio

My stock speakers were milk-toast as well... The cones disintegrated when I touched them and there wasn't any of the foam surround left on any of them.

I put Pioneer 6 3/4 4-way all the way around. Got all 4 for $100 ($50 a pair) I had to drill some holes in the rear deck to mount those cause the original have 3 screws and most aftermarket have at least 4. I modified the plastic mount that the speakers screw into in the door cause the speakers were about 1/8" - 1/4" too deep. Check out my Electronics & Audio album cause I took a LOT of pics of what I did to mount them. I just haven't had time to do the write-up yet. You may find some speakers that are a little shallower, but I REALLY like these cause I have a pair in my Suburban and they are nice and loud and very clear/crisp, so I went with the same in my Lude. The radio I have in my Lude sucks but that will be changing in the near future...

So let me know if you have any questions. I'll see if I can find a link to those speakers and will post it here for you, if you are interested.
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Re: the occasional radio

Junkyards baby.

Might take more than 1 trip. Might not.
All kinds of Accords have good speakers in them. The 3g has same size speakers for the rear as the door. So ya find ya a couple of Accords with some good door speakers and you're golden.

One day I got 4 top of the line Kenwoods for my car for $8.99 ea with a 30 day (guaranteed to work) warranty. For $2 more (ea) they give you a 100 day warranty so you can take your time installing them.

Accoustics of the 3g were less than ideal compared to todays cars. So without a lot of rigor-morrow, you'll never get beyond a decent sound with only a head unit and 4-6" speakers. Especially slim line type.
But if you really want a factory fit try Crutchfields fitament chart and go shopping, or consider the 5th gen oem door speakers that are still available at like $19ea.

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Just checked honda parts now. 5th gen oem are $9.96 ea. Keep in mind the cones are made of the same materials as those you have were. The aftermarket type are made of more durable stuff.
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Junkyards baby.

Might take more than 1 trip. Might not.
All kinds of Accords have good speakers in them. The 3g has same size speakers for the rear as the door. So ya find ya a couple of Accords with some good door speakers and you're golden.

One day I got 4 top of the line Kenwoods for my car for $8.99 ea with a 30 day (guaranteed to work) warranty. For $2 more (ea) they give you a 100 day warranty so you can take your time installing them.

Accoustics of the 3g were less than ideal compared to todays cars. So without a lot of rigor-morrow, you'll never get beyond a decent sound with only a head unit and 4-6" speakers. Especially slim line type.
But if you really want a factory fit try Crutchfields fitament chart and go shopping, or consider the 5th gen oem door speakers that are still available at like $19ea.

Edit:
Just checked honda parts now. 5th gen oem are $9.96 ea. Keep in mind the cones are made of the same materials as those you have were. The aftermarket type are made of more durable stuff.
just to make sure I understand, you guys are saying that doors take a "slim" 6.5 speaker. otherwise I have to do some jigging?

I'm gonna take whatever speakers my co-worker wants to spare to me. they are new 6.5's he doesn't have a use for. I'm under the impression that is my size all the way around.

I'll go to the junk yard some day soon maybe. it's just a far drive in a car with no a/c so I'm getting that looked at tomorrow. Even if I don't find anything for my car I like looking at the ancient ones tucked away in a corner of the lot. did you test your speakers or anything before you left the junkyard or did you just do a visual inspection?

It's funny you mention the acoustics of these cars because i was thinking of that when considering my audio. yes I know the acoustics won't be anything compared to a new Lincoln MKZ (I rented one an whoa) or which ever car basically mutes the outside. that is luxury. Luckily in a way, my experience with cars is from before any of that, so I won't be missing it too much. muting the outside will consist of twisting the volume knob clockwise. because of the cramped cockpit I realize it will be difficult to hear the high freq sounds. so in the future (way down the line) I was considering getting two part speakers with remote tweeters that I'll mount onto the pillars or something.
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Re: the occasional radio

Best 'stock' like system I saw in a 3g was 6" woofers in the rear deck instead of 3-ways, and tweeters in the ducts on the doors along with the door speakers. Sounded right good vs the stock set up.
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