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Door Speaker Issue

Any experts out there?

I have a 63 plate Abarth Punto Evo Supersport, have had since new.
About 18 months ago, the door speakers occasionally stopped working, whilst the speaker in the boot sounded like it was underwater. Occurred regardless of radio/CD/Aux selection.
Over time it got more frequent, and spookily it seemed to get worse when someone sat in the passenger seat.

Now, the door speakers don't work at all - the right one give a short crackle and pop about a second after ignition and then nothing. The boot speaker still gives out something.

Anyone got any suggestions without ripping out the dashboard or taking the wiring loom to pieces - for example are the speakers in series or parallel (presumably) so what would kill both of them,

Thanks...
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Re: Door Speaker Issue

Assuming factory headunit, I'd be firstly looking at the connections at the back of that to make sure they are all seated correctly. You don't need to rip out the dash, see the 4 holes in the front of the stereo? Get some stereo removal keys, push them in there and the stereo will pop out a little, pull it out and away you go!
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Re: Door Speaker Issue

Yes, all as standard. It has been in the garage already when it was intermittent, but I think they just did unit resets.

Your suggestion was exactly what I was thinking, but was fishing in case any one had direct experience. thanks
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Re: Door Speaker Issue

Also, I read from a previous post, is there an electronic box of tricks regarding the speakers/radio behind the passenger footwell, or do the speaker cables go direct to the speakers. Stereo removal keys are in the post
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Re: Door Speaker Issue

Need to check that - might have been the Mk2
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Re: Door Speaker Issue

For info, I removed the radio and the connections out of the back are all fine. Not sure what the issue is.
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Re: Door Speaker Issue

OK, so the next thing to check is the speaker connections. If they are also fine, then either the wiring has rubbed against something and gotten cut (unlikely that this will have happened to all of them and not affected the power) or the headunit is faulty.

You could rule out the headunit if you have access to an aftermarket one and are willing to buy an appropriate wiring harness.
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Re: Door Speaker Issue

Aye, all 4 speakers in the cabin are silent. I reckon the speaker connections are all independent cable pairs, so yes I'm questioning the HeadUnit too. I have access to an ICE specialist so will see if they can check it out... I'd be happier if it was the HeadUnit, so not having to monkey about with the wiring and ripping panels out
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