How to Fix Car Speakers by Yourself
After you heard the name of the man behind the conception of new Lamborghini, did you wish if I were a mechanical engineer?! Or, Hearing the salary of the head engineer of BMW, did you wish if I were an engineer! I think you were. Basically, everyone desires to be like them, and it’s natural. Interestingly, I am going to fulfill a slight portion of your desire.
Yes, you read it! I am going to instruct you how your repair your car speaker by yourself. However, my guide will not give you fame like Lamborghini creator or salary like BMW engineer, but surely it will save your time and money.
Want to know ” how to fix car speakers”, So let’s move forward.
Four Regular Repairing Problems on How to Repair Car speaker
We install speaker to enjoy the clear and live sound, but this clarity and liveliness sometimes get stuck by some technical problems. As buying a pair of new speakers engrosses some dollars, it is rigid for anyone to change his car speaker repeatedly.
However, in the case of some simple and common problems repairing can save us some bucks. Here I will instruct you how you repair your speaker by your own effort.
1. Repairing the Speaker Hole
The hole in the speaker cone is normally created by the invasion of insects and huge volume. After the hole has been created the speaker sounds lifelessly. If your speaker is suffering this kind of problem, you are in right place as I will show you how you can repair your speaker’s hole. The 9 Steps Speaker Hole Repairing Process…..
Uninstall Your Speaker
Firstly remove the screws and the fasteners of your speakers using right piece of tools then disconnect the connectors. Keep your speaker in a protected area.
Collect a material that matches with the material of the cone. To repair the hole same type and density material is best. If you do not get similar one, you can use paper for repairing. The collected material must be strong and durable.
Prepare the Speaker
As the speaker is old, you should make it clean before repairing. You can use a smooth brush to clean your speaker.
Remove the Dangling Edges
Using scissors or razor remove the dangling edges of the speaker. Moreover, it will be easy to repair if the hole is small and smooth, and the repair will last long.
Cut the Mending Materials
The patch should be exactly same or slightly larger than the hole size so cut the material remembering the hole size. I think slightly larger size patch ensures more stability than same size patch.
Painting the Fingernail Polish
Apply the fingernail polish along the edge of the hole and the patch.
Attach the Patch
Attach the patch on the hole. Apply your hand smoothly over the patch to ensure strong bonding.
Dry the Speaker
After attaching the patch with speaker, allow the speaker in a safe place for drying. Drying makes the bonding strong and durable.
Install the Speaker
Ensure that you have done your repairing perfectly. For security purpose, you can re-check the speaker. After that reinstall it in the right place.
2. Repairing Speaker Tear
Here is another common problem of the car speakers. If you are facing this, follow the steps stated below.
Uninstall and Prepare the Speaker
Uninstall the affected speaker using right pieces of tools. Carefully clean the speaker using a soft brush.
Applying Fingernail Polish
Apply slight fingernail polish on the tear. Apply this on the both side of the affected area then keep it in a safe place for drying.
Applying Second Coat and Dry Again
After drying the first coat, apply fingernail polish again on the tear and dry it again.
Install the Speaker
Make sure the tear has been repaired perfectly then reinstall the speaker in your car.
3. Repair Cracking Car Speaker
If your speaker has been cracked and you are revolving for a solution, simply follow these steps to repair your speaker.
You need 3 tools to repair your cracking speaker. Here they are.
- Crazy Glue
- Hot glue gun
- Rubber gloves for handling
Uninstall the Speaker
Uninstall the cracking speaker using right tools and drivers.
Applying the Glue
Apply some crazy glue under the center part by little segment and hold your fingers on and under the both parts of the speaker for 30 seconds. Ensure proper ventilation for it to stick the glue well.
Applying the Hot Glue
Apply some hot glue in each little hole and all around for isolation. Dry the speaker for few minutes.
Reinstall the Speaker
After drying the speaker you can reinstall it in the right place. Now you can justify the sound of the speakers.
4. Repairing Blown Subwoofer
A blown subwoofer can seriously destroy the music. However, buying a new subwoofer is expensive so repairing the blown one can be a better solution. Follow these steps to repair your blown speaker.
Remove your Speaker
Remove the speaker from the panel removing the screws and the fasteners.
Scraping the Surround
Scrap the surround away from the ends of the speaker using a putty knife. Make sure that you have removed it perfectly from the speaker frame
Remove Old Voice Coil
Using the putty knife pry out the speaker cone and voice coil. Separate the terminal wires from the voice coil. After this separation removes the old cone, old voice coil, and the old spider.
Insert the New Voice Coil
Before inserting the voice coil, clean the voice coil gap properly. Then insert the new coil in the gap. Situate the spider around the voice coil. Apply some glue to the cone then perfectly fit the cone onto the voice coil. Permit the combination 24 hours to dry.
Embed Glue around the Frame
Embed some glue around the frame and place it carefully on the edges of the cone and the frame. Let this combination another 24 hours to dry.
Attach the old terminal wires with the new wires of the cone/voice coil. If the new one has no wire, then connect the small wires to the terminal wires then drill a tiny hole in the cone. After drilling the hole, Lope these wires through the holes and attach them onto the voice coil.
Reinstall the Speaker
After finishing all the steps, remount the speaker in it right place using screws and fasteners.
It’s Your Turn
Do you know the distance between ‘how to do’ and ‘I can do’? I know it’s a good outline. I think you have the best outline, so start repairing you speaker yourself. But follow every step wisely or seek help from an experienced person to avoid any difficulty. You can also write your problem in the comment box below about how to fix car speakers. I will get to you as soon as possible and solve your problem.