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So I bought a 1997 Chevy 1500 W/T and it had an aftermarket Pioneer DEH p580mp deck in it and it was all messed up...two speakers had lose wires, antenna wasn't plugged in..etc. I took it all apart, rewired all the connections with new tape, and wired in 2 Memphis Audio door speakers. It sounded great, except one of the MA speakers wasn't working like it should...it was only getting high end from the tweeter, so I swapped it for a pioneer and while I was wiring up the pioneer all of my sound cut out. I, once again, ripped it all apart and rewired all the connections and I still get no sound. Fuses are all good including the 10a fuse in the deck behind the harness. I can see that it is on, playing a cd and tried the tuner...but still no sound...not even a small hissing or anything. It's like my speakers aren't getting any juice from the head unit at all.
 

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when you rewired, did you snake completely new speaker wire through the dash? had to do that on my sisters grand prix because the wire was cut in the middle
 

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No, I didn't. I was hoping I wouldn't have to. Like I said....it all worked just fine. It cut out all of a sudden like someone hit the power switch ya know but the deck still works fine...just no sound.
 

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UPDATE!!! I grabbed a spare door speaker I have and wired it directly to the harness wires that come out of the deck. It was real static-y like a blown out speaker so I thought maybe it was bad, so I undid all the connections from the stereo harness to the dash wiring and tried each speaker individually and they all sound like that...lots of static, muffled, almost similar to a blown speaker. Now what!?
 

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are you twisting the wires together or using proper connectors?
 

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Twisting...it's never done me wrong
IMO that's the problem you need to at least use butt connectors for connections I would solder them then cover with heat shrink. Twisting them won't get a perfect connection and cause you a headache down the road. Just my 2 cents
 

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UPDATE!!! I grabbed a spare door speaker I have and wired it directly to the harness wires that come out of the deck. It was real static-y like a blown out speaker so I thought maybe it was bad, so I undid all the connections from the stereo harness to the dash wiring and tried each speaker individually and they all sound like that...lots of static, muffled, almost similar to a blown speaker. Now what!?
Twisting...it's never done me wrong
It's probably the HU, off chance it could be a poor ground. Twisting and taping is a bad bad idea. Something like that with tape coming loose could blow up a HU, and cause the issues you're having.
 
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