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I have an 2008 HHR Panel LS, It has the base radio. It

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I have an 2008...

I have an 2008 HHR Panel LS, It has the base radio. It started out the none of my speakers worked except for the tweeters up front. This only happened about half the time. Now that's happening all the time, Just tweeters working

Mechanic's Assistant: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?

Yes, this happens when I'm driving the car

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your HHR Panel yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes, I've toke out the radio and checked the wiring, everything good

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Chevy
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
How long does it usually take for an answer?
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11/13/2017
Chevy Mechanic: Gabriel Grey, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago
Gabriel Grey
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Hello, I hope you are doing great. My name is***** am a GM technician and would be happy to assist you with this today.

So I think you are experiencing an issue that is inside the radio assembly. The speakers and tweeters on these receive power directly from the radio assembly, and if the radio is not sending out signal for the speakers then they will not work. The tweeters run off a separate circuit so it is normal for these to receive signal and retain operation when the rest of the speakers have failed. Let me know if you have any more questions about the system, or if you would like me to get you diagrams/parts info :)

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Gabriel, I replaced the stereo with an after market stereo...Planet stereo. I bought the adapter plug-in so it was plug and play. It did the same thing with the new stereo. Today I took off every door panel and replaced all the speaker wire from the door to the existing plug ins, Now the after market stereo will not come on, so I pluged in the factory radio and it comes on but no sound. I've got the console tore apart ready to try any thing
Chevy Mechanic: Todd Audette, Chevy Technician replied 5 months ago
Todd Audette
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Im not sure if Gabriel opted out or if you have requested someone else....Did you still need help

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Chevy Mechanic: Todd Audette, Chevy Technician replied 5 months ago

Have you by chance tried a known good speaker itself in any door

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
No
Chevy Mechanic: Todd Audette, Chevy Technician replied 5 months ago

I suggest trying that....seeing you have a base radio there is no amp involved....I understand that you may find it hard to believe that all 4 speakers are blown.... but it happens all the time.....sometimes people don't realize that one is out...then another etc...

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Would this cause it to work sometimes for a day or two then go out again for a few days?
Chevy Mechanic: Todd Audette, Chevy Technician replied 5 months ago

The whole radio or just the audio

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
just the audio in the front and back speakers, the tweeters worked all the time, after I put in the new speaker wires, no audio works
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I can't get the new radio to turn on,
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
The factory one turns on but no audio
Chevy Mechanic: Todd Audette, Chevy Technician replied 5 months ago

Send me your VIN so i can check info on the exact system you have please

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
stand by
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
3GDA15D18S544043
Chevy Mechanic: Todd Audette, Chevy Technician replied 5 months ago

Thanks for that info. Give me a few minutes

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Chevy Mechanic: Todd Audette, Chevy Technician replied 5 months ago

Its missing one digit....should be 17 characters long

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Chevy Mechanic: Todd Audette, Chevy Technician replied 5 months ago

The letter A should be the 5th digit

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
3GCDA15D18S544043...... Sorry really flustrated
Chevy Mechanic: Todd Audette, Chevy Technician replied 5 months ago

No problem i got it from the last 8 of the vin...Based on the schematics i just reviewed your speakers are blown.. The other thing i wanted to bring to your attention is that there are 2 open recalls on your HHR that i highly recommend you get taken care of at your local GM dealer as soon as possible. Recall #14113 is to replace your ignition lock cylinder and keys. Recall #14092 is to replace your ignition switch

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Why did my tweeters stop working when I changed the speaker wire?
Chevy Mechanic: Todd Audette, Chevy Technician replied 5 months ago

Maybe you did something wrong?

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Chevy Mechanic: Todd Audette, Chevy Technician replied 5 months ago

If they worked before but don't work now until you rewired?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Should I go back with the original speaker wires
Chevy Mechanic: Todd Audette, Chevy Technician replied 5 months ago

Yes i would

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
How sure are you that it's my speakers?
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Percentage
Chevy Mechanic: Todd Audette, Chevy Technician replied 5 months ago

Without being there actually testing myself......and based on what you have told me....99%.....

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thanks Todd, let me get the speakers and I'll let you know how it goes.....Do you think my factory radio is still good?
Chevy Mechanic: Todd Audette, Chevy Technician replied 5 months ago

I hope your satisfied with my answer and the additional information i have provided pertaining to you vehicle. Rating this session 3-5 stars will keep it open for further follow up questions you may have for me. Thanks for rating......as far as your radio goes i would imagine it's still good

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Chevy Mechanic: Todd Audette, Chevy Technician replied 5 months ago

Really?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
What??
Chevy Mechanic: Todd Audette, Chevy Technician replied 5 months ago

Just wondering why you wouldn't leave a rating

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Wow, After I left my last message I've been working on my car and eating a late lunch, I aint had time to get back on the computer.......I was going to give you an excellent .... but now I'm giving you nothing, If you message me again I'm calling and complaining on you
Chevy Mechanic: Todd Audette, Chevy Technician replied 5 months ago

I didn't mean to be rude or pushy about it and i apologize if it came across that way....but i answered your question...and that's what this site is about....Thats all....I hope you get you're vehicle fixed

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Chevy Mechanic: Todd Audette, Chevy Technician replied 5 months ago

Were you able to try any speakers

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