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Speaker setup in Subaru Impreza

That's a funny way to remind you that two tweeters - possibly out of phase - could result in a sound you're not happy with. Note this warning is specific to the channel (FL, FR, RL, RR) you're working ...
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Add an extra speaker to car stereo?

The speakers aren't going to be your problem; putting higher powered speakers in won't actually make them any louder (it just allows them to handle more powerful inputs). Putting more sensitive ...
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Can I stick speakers to the parcel shelf without drilling or making holes?

@Paulster suggested surface mount speakers - these would work well but the sound quality isn't going to be as good as normal speakers. Parcel shelfs tend to be made of compressed fibre now which is ...
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New oval car speakers.Which size?

The measurement is the distance between the mounting holes. I suspect you have 6x4 which is the size used across many older Volkswagen and Porsche cars. You can confirm this by measuring the ...
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Muddy bass on my 2014 Honda Accord Coupe w/7 speaker system

After doing some research on muddy bass, I discovered this is mainly due to the ANC (Active Sound Cancelation) cancelling out the bass from the speakers. Apparently the good engineers at Honda aren't ...
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04 Ford mustang has no bass

It's probably the terrible stock speakers. Upgrade your speakers or put in a subwoofer if you want bass.
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Ford Fusion 2014 Wiring Diagram

So I did some digging and managed to find a PDF of the entire wiring diagram for the 2014. I'll post a OneDrive link below for anyone who wants to download them. They also contain dashboard ...
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Ford Fusion 2014 Wiring Diagram

Most manufacturers tend to be fairly consistent with their stereo wiring, so it ought to be the same as other modern Fords. A quick googling reveals This site, which suggests the following: Power ...
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2014 Ford Fusion Front Speaker Replacement (Wiring Question)

The "default" speakers in your car should be bi-wired ones. The 6-speaker layout in your car should have 2 speakers in the front, 2 tweeters in the front and 2 speakers in the back. The speakers in ...
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Ford Expedition Speakers - Loud Pop and Burning Smell

The easiest way to check the speaker is to hook it up to another source. I would bet a capacitor blew in the head unit, but that is dependent upon where you heard the pop come from. I'll still give ...
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Can a secondary audio wire harness be spliced into a factory head unit harness?

You want a line-out converter. You need rca pre-amp outputs, but your factory radio doesn't have them. You can tap into the speaker connection at the speaker closest to where you will install the amp ...
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How do connect any rear door speaker to my sony aftermarket car stereo

Speaker cables are simple two-wire cables: There's a flexible rubber hose between the door and the door frame. You'll have to run a cable through this hose, then down the pillar to the sill, ...
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How do connect any rear door speaker to my sony aftermarket car stereo

Car speakers typically come with speaker wire in the box. From memory, I believe that an '03 Polo will be 6.5" diameter round speakers so order a set in that size. You can run the wiring through the ...
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Front left speaker/tweeter back to life after high volume?

When you are playing music at low volume the voltage into the speakers is low .This low voltage means that any dirt or corrosion will stop the sound from coming through .A higher voltage will ...
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2010 Chevy Cobalt electrical issues?

On our '07 Cobalt, (1) I have the same non-canceling turn signal problem. I believe it's a mechanical issue. This guy says he has a fix, and an explanation. (Long, lots of pix, I'm not going to ...
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Remove speaker connector for 2002 Dodge Caravan

These connectors often have a tab that "clicks" into place and prevents them from working loose. There are various designs, but usually there is some part that you press down or prize up to release ...
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Can I install a 200 W Rear Speakers when my previous speakers were only 120W?

Yes you can since the new speakers are rated more than the old one. So you're unlikely to damage them. That being said, it's unlikely that the new 200W speakers will be any louder, assuming that's ...
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Can i install rear speakers on my 2018 Polo?

You can add an amplifier with front/rear speaker control. In fact you could add tweeters, rear speakers, bass - all depends on your taste. You might find this link to be useful...
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Aftermarket stereo very loud

Lower the gain on the factory amp if you can, might also check and see if your headunit has a loudness setting. If all else fails you may just need to bypass the factory amp.
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2006 Chevy cobalt speakers

Verify that you actually have speakers in the car. If the previous owner upgraded the speakers, he may have removed them before selling you the car. Make sure the speakers are connected. You pulled ...
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Radio not playing music through speakers

Re-pair your phone with your car Goto your phone and delete your car as an audio device. Goto your car stereo and delete your phone as a source device. Re-pair your phone and your car and see what ...
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Speaker bass buzz

I checked out the owner's manual on both units. The primary thing that I noticed was they said "Do not put any conductive near the RCA plugs as it will cause a short circuit" The RCA plugs are already ...
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Car speakers making humming/crackling noise after installing aftermarket stereo

Sounds like a typical weak ground issue. Check the engine to frame/fender ground as well as the gauge of the wire used for your amp (if it's an external amp run directly to the battery). If you ...
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Connect car speakers to 2 separate head units

There are switches available for swapping between sets of speakers : check out the HiFi world - you can use these to switch between two head units. Depending on the type of switch you may be able to ...
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Why such a large difference between car stereo & speaker power?

There are several factors that inform the choice for a 50W rating instead of 20W. People who install aftermarket speakers may be likely to also install an amplifier. Those amplifiers can generally ...
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Why such a large difference between car stereo & speaker power?

The answer has to do with the available power supply. I'm sorry if the answer becomes too technical. A head unit uses the voltage supplied by the car, for the sake of argument lets say 12v. The head ...
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One car speaker problem

Also, you can get some speaker wire directly from the radio to the speaker - if it works fine one possibility is the speaker wiring is damaged in the joint between car body and door.
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Whining noise in my front left speaker

Double check all your vehicles ground points, including engine/alternator, stereo head, amp antenna etc for bad grounds. Here's a link that will help... http://www.crutchfield.com/S-o2oP9lxwr8F/...
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Add an extra speaker to car stereo?

The tl;dr; answer? No. While there are potential external speaker options, they will not sync up to your existing stereo, so issues of placement would probably negate any of the gains from them. ...
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