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    Door speaker and water.

    Some of you may already replace the stock speakers in your car. In general most door mount speakers will be protected from water by mean of plastic "pocket" around speakers. My Matrix doesn't have that "pocket". If I pour a cup of water from outside the window, some of them will end up on the speaker.

    How do I protect the speaker from getting soak when I wash the car or raining? Or those speaker are very much water resistant?
    I am thinking of installing those speaker baffle to protect the speakers from getting soak (not really soak) and die early.
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    There has got to be something thats supposed to protect the inside of the door. If not, then that is a very poor design. While some speakers may be able to take a bit of moisture, you dont want water getting to the wiring in the doors for power locks, windows and so on. I would look into that further and find out whats to protect the inside of the door. There may be a inner skin that is inside the door, or something. I have never seen the guts of a matrix to know.
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    Moron.

    Have you opened your door yet?

    Take a look inside and find the ooky black goop holding a plastic liner.

    And better than that, car manufacturers im sure think about it actually raining and that maybe youd wanna wash yer car someday.

    So best bet, no rain is gonna get into your door, unless you ****ED it up of something.

    Anyway, dont be silly its a new car and it does rain, unlike it did in the early 80s.

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    wierd man.. you should have that plastic **** with the goo on it to protect your speakers..
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    If there is something to protect the speaker, then this thread will not exist. I yank the door panel out yesterday, and to my suprise, there was NOTHING to protect the speaker. There are plastic "pocket", cover/wrap around most of electrical component in the door but the speaker.
    I have to love "GM" design. Yes it's a Toyota but minor stuff was design by GM and the radio was make by Delphi/AC/Delco for GM. Sometime I have to order part under the name Pontiac Vibe instead of Toyota Matrix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdashiki
    Moron.

    Have you opened your door yet?

    Take a look inside and find the ooky black goop holding a plastic liner.

    And better than that, car manufacturers im sure think about it actually raining and that maybe youd wanna wash yer car someday.

    So best bet, no rain is gonna get into your door, unless you ****ED it up of something.

    Anyway, dont be silly its a new car and it does rain, unlike it did in the early 80s.


    You have a Matrix too?
    Well yank the rear door panel out and you know what I am talking about.
    I am not sure about the front door, but I am 99.9% sure that there is no such thing to protect the speaker as well.
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    Dood, they dont design cars to allow water inside anywhere.

    If that was to happen, they wouldnt sell ****, ever.

    It rains in the world, so they make cars able to run while it is raining, and keep you dry all at the same time.

    I dont need to open the back door panel to find that out, I dont worry when I wash my car, or when it rains. And neither should you man. YOU GOT A TOYOTA THEY DONT MAKE CRAP!!!!! Even if GM made SOME, i stress some, of the ELECTRICAL components, its still at the heart, a Toyota, and while GM doesnt give a **** about reputations (its made in the USA, must be good, thats who they sell to) Toyota doesnt put out **** especially if it has the world COROLLA in it.

    I bought my matrix for the simple reason that is is a COROLLA, the best made longest lasting car toyota's got.

    NEVER EVER EVER BUY THE FIRST YEAR OF A CAR! YOU WILL BE DOOMED TO GO THRU ALL THE FAILURES THAT ARE BOUND TO HAPPEN ON AN UNTESTED CAR! But in this case I didnt take my own advice cuz its at the heart of it all, a tried and true corolla.
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    The plastic with the goo holding it onto the door is not there to protect from rain or moisture, although it might help a little bit. If you are getting large amounts of water inside your door, there is something wrong with your car. if you look from the outside of your car at the bottom of the window, you should see a moulding. This stops about 95% of the water from getting inside your door. Although you cannot see below that moulding, there is most likely another one below it inside the door. When the window is closed, it should form a tight seal all the way around the window.

    Again, if you are getting a lot of water insided your door and it is a brand new car, I would say bring it back to the deal and have it looked at!!!

    My $.02

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