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My speaker on that side sound really bad. I checked today and there was water damage to the speaker. Any ideas before I take it to the dealer?

Even something temporary? Water was sitting in the foam baffle I use for noise reduction.
 

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My speaker on that side sound really bad. I checked today and there was water damage to the speaker. Any ideas before I take it to the dealer?

Even something temporary? Water was sitting in the foam baffle I use for noise reduction.
So you have been in door before? Did you re-install the plastic barrier that goes on between the door?
 

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My speaker on that side sound really bad. I checked today and there was water damage to the speaker. Any ideas before I take it to the dealer?

Even something temporary? Water was sitting in the foam baffle I use for noise reduction.
Take the foam out. Water does get inside the door. If water collecting in the foam is the reason for damage they might balk at a repair as it's not really defective. Use Dynamat for noise reduction.
 

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Take the foam out. Water does get inside the door. If water collecting in the foam is the reason for damage they might balk at a repair as it's not really defective. Use Dynamat for noise reduction.
So its normal for water to drip on to the speakers themselves? :gasp:

I have never had a car do this and considered normal. The driver side is fine.
 

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Not onto the speaker. There should be a solid cover at least over the top half of the speaker inside the door . Water from top should "drip" onto that cover and deflect away from the speaker. If the foam is able to hold/wick water where it could contact the speaker from road vibration and cause the damage the dealer doesn't need to see it. IOW don't give the dealer any ideas.
 

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Not onto the speaker. There should be a solid cover at least over the top half of the speaker inside the door . Water from top should "drip" onto that cover and deflect away from the speaker. If the foam is able to hold/wick water where it could contact the speaker from road vibration and cause the damage the dealer doesn't need to see it. IOW don't give the dealer any ideas.
I will see if there is a cover in there.
 
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