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post #1 of 3 Old 08-28-2012, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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09 Sahara Speaker issue

This past weekend here in South Jersey we got 5 inches of heavy rain. Next morning I head to my soft top JKU and the drivers floor is soaking wet. I can see a little water drops between the front and rear doors. Looks like this is where the rain came in and it makes sense as that is the direction the storm came from.

Dried it out and had no problems until last night (2 days later). My "left" side speakers started to crackle and then died. This morning they worked for about a minute when I turned the jeep on and then died. When I play with the balance, you have to turn the radio all the way up to get just a little sound out of the left speakers, so they are getting power. The right side speakers are fine with no issues.

Is there a way to fix this? Could water got behind the dash and shorted out my speakers? it's super annoying not having all 6 speakers working. The bass still works when I turn the balance to the left. Again, just the speakers on the left (drivers) side.

I have the stock Sahara system (no navi) if this helps.

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post #2 of 3 Old 08-28-2012, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I may have spoke too soon. After writing this post I went out and started up the Jeep. The left side was still not working. I started to feel around under the dash and found a panel under the steering wheel. I pulled that off and a plug with wires was sitting on a metal bar behind the panel. As soon as I touched the plug the speakers started to work. Literally just moved it a round and it worked.

Now my issue is I had the Jeep dealer add bluetooth to the Jeep when i boight it this year. They put in a Parrot system. Was not happy with it as i thought they would add a Chrysler unit to work off the phone button on the factory radio. Since it routs to the radio, it looks like the dealer used the plug to access the radio/speakers. I find it hard to believe Jeep would have just laid the wires the way it was siting then I found them.

At this point it is working for now. I will have to see how the wiring was suppose to be placed and secure it.
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-28-2012, 03:43 PM
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You should not use the words jeep and dealer in the same sentence unless your getting a new jeep or warranty work done

Is this thing on?

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