Problem with my car speakers :(

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  1. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Hey all, i'm hoping someone can help me out here.

    I recently realized that both my front and back left side speakers on the driver side of my 2001 VW Jetta don't have any sound coming out of them when i have an auxiliary input hooked up. They work fine with CDs and radio, though.

    I had a Sony head unit installed by Circuit City about 1.5 years ago so i would have an AUX input port easily accessible so i could hardwire my iPod, and it's worked fine since they installed it with various iPods and my iPhone, until now.

    My iPhone plays out of both earbuds, so I don't think that's the problem.

    Does anyone know what might be causing this?
     
  2. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    Are you sure your using a stereo wire to plug it in? Look at the headphone plugs on the cable your using, and make sure there are 2 black rings on them.

    Like This:
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    EDIT: Also make sure your balance is set right obviously.
     
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    Check your headunit's balance control. Some HU's I've seen have separate audio settings for the various sources (radio, CD, AUX, etc)
     
  5. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    Also make sure all the connections are tight. Jiggle them around bit, and if the left channel comes back on then one of your cables/adapters is bad.
     
  6. MBHockey thread starter macrumors 68040

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    hmm, will check that.
     
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    I'd have to remove the head unit for this, right?
     
  8. yg17 macrumors G5

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    If its working fine on CDs, then its not anything behind the headunit. Check the AUX cable you're using, the phone, and the adapter. If it isn't the balance, the problem almost definitely lies in one of those
     
  9. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    No. By connectors I was referring to where the cable plugs into the iPhone, and the front of the head unit, just jiggle/bend/twist them around, and see if the left channel comes back. If so you have a loose connection, or a bad cable.
     
  10. adk macrumors 68000

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    It sounds like a crappy cable for the AUX input. Try jiggling it a little when it's playing and see if the rest of the sound pops in and out.
     
  11. MBHockey thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I checked all the other stuff, i guess it has to be the cable. I'll test another one out tomorrow on my way to work and see if that fixes it.

    Thanks
     
  12. MBHockey thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Grr...so the second cable does the same thing. It's not the auxiliary cable, and it's not the belkin adaptor.

    What else could it be??
     
  13. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    How does the aux input wire into the head? That's your most likely source. Is this Monsoon?
     
  14. MBHockey thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yes, this is the monsoon system. I bought a Sony head unit that has an aux in port right in the front of the faceplate... I'm not sure if I'm answering your question correctly though.
     
  15. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Your head unit is shot.

    I'd just try swabbing out the jack first, though.
     
  16. MBHockey thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The embedded aux jack that's in the front of the head unit? Where can I find that?
     
  17. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Swab, not swap. Use some isopropyl alcohol and jam something in there to clean it on the off chance it's just some debris or residue build up hindering contact.
     
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    yeah I misread that.... I'll try swabbing it, thanks
     

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