I have a 99GS400 with the Nakamichi sound system. The left front speaker (the one in the driver side door) works only intermittantly. When I first got the car it worked perfectly for a few weeks, then I noticed one day there was very little sound coming out of it. That lasted for a few days, then went away all together and I almost forgot about it until about a week ago when it stopped working again
It's VERY erratic, sometimes it will work for a month straight, sometimes it will stop working for a few hours, then work again. Currently it's been on and off for the past week or so. If I fade the stereo all the way to the front and the left, you can hear faint music and a lot of static and distorted bass
I got the door taken off and the speaker looked at by a local audio shop, but the guy who did it said he didn't know what the problem could be becuase it's so inconsistent. I'm really clueless about car audio so I would appreciate any advice you guys could give me
The guy that checked it out also said that he thought it might be the amp, but the Nakamichi has a seperate amp in each speaker and I would have to go to my Lexus dealership to get the whole thing replaced, which would cost a lot of money. I'm hoping there's an easy fix but I'm not sure. Has anybody else ever experienced this?
i had a similar problem in my first gen GS, the speaker wires run thru a rubber conduit by the the door hinge, they were shorting in there. i cut the wires and spliced them back together. i assume it's the same design in the second gen GS.
i have this same problem. when its not working, if i moderatly pound the speaker w/ my foot, it will come back on. i just haven't had time to take off the door panel and figure it out. i have a '99 gs3 w/ premium sound system, btw.
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99 GS400 as well and same problem. I usually have to mess with the volume to get it cranking. I turn it up and then lower it. Very annoying. Installing aftermarket unit over the winter. Hopefully itll go away.s
has anybody actually got to a permanent solution for this problem? my GS is getting plagued with it latley too >_<. I'm about to take it to the dealer for the 120k tune up and im tempted to have it fixed then but im sure they'll charge me a lot....good excuse to get aftermarket speakers?
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