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Old 02-21-2009
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hey guys, i did some searching and i cant find any answers anywhere. I put 4 new pioneer 6x8 speakers in my 07 ranger. They worked fine the first day except it sounded like the left side was louder than the right. I checked the balance and fade on the head unit and they were both at center so i figured it was just me. That was until my friend said the same thing. Recently all of my speakers have been cutting out. It didn't really happen much because after i installed them i was only driving from home to school which is a ten minute drive. Its vacation now and I've noticed if i drive more than 20 minutes the speakers will crackle and then cut completely out. The only way music will play again is if the truck is left off for more than a half an hour and when i start it back up ill have sound for another 20 minutes. I checked the connections and everything seems fine. The head unit is stock could that be the problem? Someone mentioned to me that maybe the speakers require more power than the stock head unit could put out and maybe that's leading to overheating, but I'm not sure how true that is, i know nothing about car audio. I'm just curious is there any way to fix this or am i going to have to splurge for a new head unit to compensate? i thought i might be able to get away with new speakers and a stock head unit for a while, but now I'm not so sure. Its the basic stereo for the 07 year, just 4 speakers and a single disc mp3 head unit. the most basic you could get for that year. it has CD capability and an aux input so i didn't see the need for spending the money on a new H/U. if any of you guys or girls know whats up with my sound help would be greatly appreciated. id like to listen to my music for more than 20 minutes, and the stock exhaust is just to boring to make up for it. haha.

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Hum I ran that same combo for about a year and I never had that problem, I would check your wiring.
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Someone mentioned to me that maybe the speakers require more power than the stock head unit could put out and maybe that's leading to overheating
I think that's what your problem is, try using 2 speakers only and see what happens
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Thats not the problem, the only thing the speakers would do is not be as loud as they could be. I had the same exact setup, that wouldn't cause it to overheat.
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Like 04blackedge said, it has to be the wiring. If worse comes to worse, you could just use new wiring. The easiest way to do that is where the wire goes through something is to tape the new wire to the old and then pull it through. It does take some time so if you do have to go that route, get some good quality wire. I hope you find out what is wrong and if you do, please post it here as I love to learn about all of this stuff!
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well, this thread is over a year old..but yeah i figured it out.. well i didnt i have no idea what was wrong. but it doesnt do it anymore. im pretty sure the magnet of the rear speakers were tucking the inside of the wall, so i spaced them out so they didnt. but yeah.. thanks for the bump i guess? haha
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