Help with speakers
I bought two sets of Pioneer 6 x 8's for my truck, they don't sound too bad except I'm having a bit of trouble with my rear driver's side speaker.
For some reason it doesn't seem like it works, the speaker is brand new out of the box, but I need some help.
My stepdad owned the truck before me and cut the stock harness for the rear speakers when he upgraded a couple years back with it, and when he got his 98 Ranger he put the old stock ones back in, before giving me this truck. Doesnt seem to have any ill effects on the passenger side rear speaker but now the drivers side is what annoys me.
When I first put the speaker in, the music sounded really distant, you could hear it but it was very low and now it doesn't come on at all. Same thing happened with the front passenger door speaker but I fixed that problem, as it was just a loose wire.
And from what I understand, since the truck comes with a premium system it's equipped with a factory amplifier, I was told it could be by-passing the input and output on the stereo and Im a little sketchy on cutting them.
I called a local Circuit City and BestBuy for some technical help, and they both charge around 48 an hour for any audio related job. Call me cheap but if it's something simple that I can fix, I'd rather 48 - 86 dollars. I maybe wrong, but isn't there supposed to be a constant voltage running from the headunit to the speaker when the stereo is turned on or am I wrong?
The Pioneers are a temporary fix until I can get myself a set of Boston Aocustics from Crutchfield. I just got really tired of the stock speakers because of the crackling noises from wear and tear.
And I had no idea the stock speakers were of JBL origin either.
Can anyone help?
Vehicle: 1995 Ranger XLT SuperCab SOLD.