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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 10:09 AM
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Re: Rear speakers not working

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I have an update....I now experience that SOMETIMES everything works great. Also noticed, when the radio does not work, neither do any of the warnings, turn signal, seatbelt etc. Any ideas now?
Have you done anything to try and solve this? Usually it is the amplifier, but as others in this post mentioned, it could be the speakers, head unit, or connections. The turn signal sound and buzzers do use the radio speakers for the sound, and most of the time when they don't work, it is the amplifier.

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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-09-2014, 12:26 PM
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Had to replace both rear speakers. It (or least mine ) was not a wiring issue. Removed them and checked them on another stereo and nothing, looking at them they look fine but cheap.
Were your speakers new? in my car one rear speaker doesn't work sometimes, sometimes it works fine
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post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-16-2014, 06:27 AM
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Re: Rear speakers not working

My left front speaker is intermittently working. Now my onstar lady friend inside my dash has laryngitis sometimes. And my key in ignition chime sometimes dosent work as well as my backup warning chime. Where is that rive electronics place that repairs these things? Dealers charge too much.
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post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-24-2014, 03:38 AM
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Re: Rear speakers not working

Fade the head unit all the way to the back, then adjust the balance all the way to the left or right. Does it sound better with only one speaker compared to both speakers? If so, reverse the (+) and (-) connections on one of the two speakers.

Even if you got the polarities correct when hooking up the new speakers, it's possible someone made an error when they bypassed the stock amp.

If this doesn't solve the issue, I'd try running new speaker wires directly from the rear speakers to the head unit, disconnecting any factory wiring entirely.

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Re: Rear speakers not working

On mine unless it is very hot outside only the driver side speakers, and passenger side tweeter work and there is no bass. When its hot out I mean like 95 degrees or hotter, everything works fine. I can hear the turn signal, key in ignition warning chime and bluetooth voice fine then. Not sure how to fix. Some people say it is the amp. Mine is only the XE model. Does it have an amp?

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Thought mine was amp. I replaced the stereo with a new aftermarket unit but still no driver door speaker and the front passenger is intermittent. I took it out and returned to factory stereo.
I am going to replace speakers.
I replaced the front door speakers, that was the problem. There was corrosion on the connector but there was no continuity in the speaker itself. The new Bose speakers sound nice.

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I had the same symptoms as those in the original post... no sound from rear speakers, but rear seat audio was not switched on and the fader was set in the middle.

You're going to have to trust me here, but there is a little music symbol on the top right of the head unit (the one that adjusts fader/bass etc). If you hold that down for a few seconds, it will reset each of those fader-style controls to the middle. I did that and suddenly I had rear seat audio. And yes, the fader *was* set in the middle before I did that.

I realise this is far too late for the original poster (and I don't think would help anyway given their update), but I thought I'd add this here because this is the #1 Google hit for "saturn outlook rear speakers stopped working".
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Before you try any of the above solutions, be sure to drain and shake the accumulated water from the rubbery conduits between the door(s) and car body. Then wait 24 dry hours to be sure the connections have dried.

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Before you try any of the above solutions, be sure to drain and shake the accumulated water from the rubbery conduits between the door(s) and car body. Then wait 24 dry hours to be sure the connections have dried.

I can attest to this. The wiring harnesses have been known to collect water causing issues with speakers. I have this problem EVERY time it rains. After a few days of hot dry weather, my speakers start working again. This happens to all 4 of my speakers in my Outlook. I'm yet to get around to checking it myself, but you're possibly looking at wire damage in the harness as well.
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When I sold it I was considering putting a small cut in the very bottom of the rubber conduit (being careful not to nick the wires, of course) so any accumulated water could drain. Any opinions on doing that?

Currently: 2015 Traverse LT AWD in Blue Velvet Metallic with Black Interior & Dash. 20" wheels with Yokohama G055s. Dual Zone Air with Heated Seats. Bose Stereo (lame, will improve) with Rear Entertainment System. Aftermarket Hitch. OEM Roof Crossbars coming.

Previously: 2008 Outlook XE FWD in Midnight/Tan. Dual Air/Premium Stereo w/ Polk & Pioneer Speakers, Roof Rails, Aftermarket Hitch/Wiring. 239K miles -- 85% Highway.
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