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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-21-2013, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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Rear speakers not working

have a 08 and was riding in the back seat yesterday and noticed the speakers in the doors are not working, checked the fader and still nothing. Does anyone know where the wires for them are run from and could it be the radio itself.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-21-2013, 12:41 PM
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Re: Rear speakers not working

The rear speakers can be set to use headphones by pressing a button on the back of the front center console with the A/C controls on my Acadia. If set as such, a little headphone icon appears in the upper right of the head unit display. I don't know about the Outlook controls.

Check for this icon to rule out a simple issue first.
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-21-2013, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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Checked and mine does not have the rear radio it only has the heat and ac controls. I never get the easy fix.
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-23-2013, 10:10 PM
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The radio in my '08 plays only in the front left speaker and it is very low volume and all treble. Anyone have any ideas?

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Hello porchdog,

I am sorry to hear about this! We would be happy to get you in contact with your local GM dealership. Feel free to send us a private message at any time with your name, address, phone number, VIN, mileage, and name of preferred dealership. Thank you!

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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-24-2013, 11:38 AM
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I am interested in an idea as to what is wrong, GM Customer Serv. not an appointment.

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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-24-2013, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-04-2014, 10:56 AM
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Sorry to hear about the speaker issue. Have the same problem, 1st the passenger side rear speaker quit, then the driver's side, then the front passenger, then the drivers door (became very intermittent). However, the tweeters on the "A" pillar worked just fine. Pulled the head unit out, checked all wiring fm connectors to speakers, ohm'd out ok @ 4 ohms. Head unit is the problem, sent mine to RIVE ELECTRONICS in CA for repair. The did my Z28 & it worked great! If you have a spare 4 ohm speaker, run some jumper wires from the factory connector on the door pillar & see if works. If same results, suspect head unit is faulty. Everything runs thru them nowadays, if it faults out, then it will start affecting other items eventually. Hope it helps.
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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-04-2014, 11:01 AM
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One other thing, don't use the dealership, mine wanted to replace the unit cause they don't have the techs to fix this issue. They replace the unit ($500 - 600) new, used will run about $150, then the charge $150 to reprogram it to your vehicle. RIVE ELECTRONICS charges a flat $135 to fix mine, plus $15 for S&H. Alot cheaper & these guys do all kinds of vehicle factory radio repairs (including finding that lost knob!!)
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The radio in my '08 plays only in the front left speaker and it is very low volume and all treble. Anyone have any ideas?
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?

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