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Old 22 Jun 2015, 05:58 pm
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Default 05 PT Convertible front speakers not working

both door speakers are not working....
dash and rear speakers work fine
I have pulled the radio replaced ...with one from my truck same thing


any ideas?
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Old 22 Jun 2015, 06:32 pm
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Default Re: 05 PT Convertible front speakers not working

If you swapped the stereo heads and get the same result, it almost has to be the wiring harness.

The problem is that the door speakers and dash tweeters are run in parallel on the same circuits. You can easily cut the wires at the plug and run new good quality speaker wire to the door speakers. But you will have to pop the dash board to get to the tweeters and then spice in.

This would be the "sledge hammer" approach where you replace rather than diagnose. The more elegant method would be to take each speaker wire loose from each speaker and check the wires individually for continuity back to the plug. Unless something went wrong with the plug itself (highly unlikely unless it's been messed with recently or before) then the issue is likely a common ground wire. Or a positive speaker wire has been grounded somehow. But the continuity test will tell. You can do that with a standard multi meter.
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Old 25 Jun 2015, 05:21 am
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Default Re: 05 PT Convertible front speakers not working

Just this last weekend I finally got off my snail trail and 'did' something with the front speakers in my '05 PT GT convertible.

When we first got the car the passengers side speaker seemed to be working just fine but the one on the drivers side was a bit scratchy especially at low volume.

After a bit it stopped working at all so I set the fader to the rear speakers and just did not use the front speakers anymore.

When I finally got off my huge and hairy hiney and took the doors apart I found the magnets had broken off the plastic frame on the backside of the speakers.

I put in a pair of old Kraco three way speakers from the 70's, they have steel frames so I don't think the magnets will be falling off any time soon and as an added bonus the speakers rock.

I will try to post a picture here
https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...77&oe=562A3815
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Default Re: 05 PT Convertible front speakers not working

MJ,
Did you ever figure out if it was your speakers or the wires?
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Old 07 Jul 2015, 06:41 pm
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Default Re: 05 PT Convertible front speakers not working

not yet.....it was on my to do list this week....
but I did a plug change on my 01
...well 3 anyway...one was stripped...
it had blew out about a year ago..I got it to re tighten
but not this time..looks like a heli coil
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