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hello,

about a month and a half ago i found water in the back seat and the dealer found that the dreaded sunroof drain lines were clogged. this problem was corrected, but the water found its way into the stereo system and has been causing an intermittent failure of all 3 drivers side speakers. at least i think the water caused it... it didn't happen before then.

since the problem first occured, they have replaced the amp (twice), replaced the head unit and replaced the drivers side dash speaker. all drivers side speakers went out again this morning on my way to work and i am about to lose it. has anyone had a similar problem or have any suggestions. i'm at the point where i don't want to take it back to the dealer because i think they're just shooting in the dark. btw, i've got a 2006 limited 5.7 4X4 with the REC sat/nav radio.

thanks.
 

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Mine crackles, and it was in last week and completely replaced. On the way home from the dealership, it started crackling again. So much for "upgraded" Boston acoustic sounds system. It's s*it if you ask me. My wife's Neon sounds better.
 

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mine doesn't crackle, it just goes out... all 3 speakers on the drivers side, pretty much daily. it is driving me crazy...
 

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My suggestion, get the stock speakers replaced under warranty, then go buy some real speakers, I suggest fosgate, JL Audio, or MTX, replace, put the stock speakers in the real speakers boxes, store them, then if you ever trade it off, put the crap speakers back in and move the real speakers to your next car.

Changing the speakers out in the Commander takes an hour tops.

dolfan, sounds to me like water damaged your wiring harness.
 

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i had that problem on another jeep....speakers go off and on and then off...the wire was pinched where it came threu the articulating tube into the door.
 

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cico7 said:
i had that problem on another jeep....speakers go off and on and then off...the wire was pinched where it came threu the articulating tube into the door.
Yeah, on my Cherokee the driver speaker wire has broke twice in that tube. Right now, I have 3-speaker surround sound. :rolleyes:
 

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update: the dealership, at dcx's suggestion, replaced the wiring harness as a last hail mary and it is still doing the same thing. dcx now wants to buy back my commander because they can't fix it. anyone have any experience with this?? i haven't heard their offer yet but the jeep is two years old now... i was planning on keeping it a while.
 

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dolfan said:
update: the dealership, at dcx's suggestion, replaced the wiring harness as a last hail mary and it is still doing the same thing. dcx now wants to buy back my commander because they can't fix it. anyone have any experience with this?? i haven't heard their offer yet but the jeep is two years old now... i was planning on keeping it a while.
Not sure on the "buying back" process. You will have to let us know... do they give you cash, do they just give you a non pre-owned (not saying new, because there probably still a few 06's and 07's that have never been owned out there).
 

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problem resolved... well, sort of

the speaker situation was never fixed and jeep offered me a "buy back." i went to the dealer and chose a new vehicle. then they compared msrp's on the original vehicle and the new one and then used some formula to subtract for mileage. after all was said and done, they kept my '06 commander limited and i left with an '08 grand cherokee limited. the difference i ended up paying was $2500.00. I probably could have gotten out with paying zero, but i wanted to keep all the same options i had on the commander, plus i'm in a two year newer brand new vehicle. i ended up going with the wk because i never really used the 3rd row in the commander and the 5 passenger commander was only offered in the sport model.

so, now i'm in an '08 grand cherokee limited, light graystone exterior, light graystone+dark khaki leather interior, quadra-drive II 4x4, hemi 5.7 litre engine, hid headlights, 18 inch wheels, mygig infotainment system w/ touchscreen nav + 20 gig harddrive, bluetooth hands-free and back-up camera, class IV tow package, etc...

so, chrysler-jeep stepped up and took care of me when they couldn't solve my recurring problem. i'm more than pleased with the outcome and happy to stay in the jeep family.
 

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Glad to hear that they took care of you. Good luck.
 
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