How to Fix a Buzzing Subwoofer Car Stereo Speaker
A buzzing car stereo speaker can be because of many different issues with your car. If you have a buzzing car speaker and general car speaker problems then you need to think of ways in which you can fix it. The speakers in your car transmit the sound and can be very powerful. However, there is almost nothing worse than the speaker buzzing all the time when you are trying to listen to your music while driving. Use the following steps to attempt to resolve this issue.
Tools and Materials
- Rubber Cement
- Damp Cloth
- Small Brush
Step 1 – Remove the Speaker Cover Grill
First, you should use the screwdriver to carefully remove the speaker cover grill that is protecting the speaker itself inside. This may be attached on to the front with the aid of clips so these should also be taken off before you can take it off. Once this is removed you can get on with fixing the speaker and buzzing sound.
Step 2 – Expose the Speaker Membrane for Each Cone
After you have removed the outside cover from the speaker you need to locate the speaker membrane on each of the speaker cones. This is the thin substance that surrounds the cone in the center of the speaker. It looks almost like thin paper. Once you have located each membrane you should clear any dust or debris that may have gathered on it over the years since you owned the speakers. They can accumulate a load of dust as you would never really clean in here unless you were taking the speaker apart. Be careful when wiping away any dirt that you don’t damage the membrane at all as this will harm the speaker. You should gently wipe the surface with a damp cloth or small brush. If you use too much force then this will cause more harm than good.
Step 3 – Find the Area of the Membrane that is Buzzing
Once the surface of the membrane is free from any build up of dirt and dust, you need to find the area of the speaker membrane that is causing the buzzing sound as it passes through the speaker itself. You should try to look for a small hole the size of a pin and tear it open slightly. Holes that are created at the edge of the membranes cause the buzzing to be louder. If this is the case then the membrane will become faulty quicker.
Step 4 – Disconnect the Power to the Speaker System and Fix the Speaker
Once you have found the fault you should make sure you disconnect the speaker system while working on it for health and safety reasons. Once it is no longer connected to the power any more you should put a tiny amount of rubber cement over the tear with a small brush. Make sure that the hole where the fault occurred is covered completely. You should then allow this to dry totally.
Step 5 – Turn on the Power and Test the Speaker
Once all these steps are carried you should be safe to turn on the power again and replace the cover. If the cement has dried and the fault is repaired then you can gradually increase the volume on the speaker again to test that it is now working correctly.