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Lurch, Aftermarket & Factory Electronics
Category: Car
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Experience:  Ford, Chev Cert, Heavy Line Mech, Mobile Electronics.Sales, Installation & Repair for 30 years.
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my car stereo works but there is no sound coming out of the ...

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my car stereo works but there is no sound coming out of the speakers, and the speakers are hooked up right
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Lurch replied 9 years ago.
Year, Make Model??
Is this an Aftermarket Radio you installed or Factory?
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
it is the factory stereo
Expert:  Lurch replied 9 years ago.
Does it maintain the Memory? (Stations & time)
Did you verify each speaker working?
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
they are all brand new speakers and they do work i tried them in my wifes car
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
it does maintain memory
Expert:  Lurch replied 9 years ago.

O.K....I need to check
Which Unit do you have?

AM-FM Stereo
AM-FM Stereo W/Cassette Tape & CD Player RDS & Auto Tone CNTRL
AM-FM Stereo W/Cassette Tape Player W/RDS & Automatic Tone CTRL
AM-FM Stereo W/CD Player W/ RDS & Automatic Tone Control
AM-FM Stereo With Cassette Tape Player
AM-FM Stereo With Compact Disc Player

Does your Stereo have the Outboard AMP?

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
am fm with cd no amp that i know of
Expert:  Lurch replied 9 years ago.

There are a couple of units that require a Outboard AMP.
The AMP is located on the drivers side behind the rear compartment carpeting.


If the unit you are using requires the AMP, you will get very low or no sound.
Otherwise, if you have verified the speakers work from the Plug at the radio & it is the amplified (internally) radio, then the radio is bad.

Also, Aftermarket can be installled using the correct Class 2 DATA Type Adapter

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
i don't understand where you are saying that this is at
Expert:  Lurch replied 9 years ago.
Trunk area on side wall behind carpeting or under rear deck, depending on Model Cavalier
If your Cavalier had / has one.
Otherwise the Unit you installed may require an AMP