Audio Systems/Chrysler Infinity Speaker
Mouko wrote at 2007-02-18 17:44:07
Just to let you know. I have an 01 Dakota SLT myself. I also blew out a speaker in my right door. It is more than likely an age thing. The volume was not even up too high when the speaker went. Just find out the size and wattage and then get the infinity speaker. Junkyards can work and there are other audio stores that sell them. Infinity speakers are a bit pricey though. You get what you pay for. Good speaker will mean a higher cost.
ltduster71 wrote at 2008-07-09 00:42:58
These speakers are powered by an amplifier specially designed for this system. The cost for 1 speaker is approximately $70.(dealer) You cannot by an infinity speaker from a speaker shop and install it. It will not sound the same! I'm about to replace my second front speaker in 2 years. I own a 2000 Dodge Dakota.
BTW - This is a great sounding factory sound system.
ltduster71 wrote at 2008-07-10 20:17:13
Save some money. The outer foam edge separated from the rim of the speaker. Buy some clear or white silicone and smear it around the edge to reconnect it. Let it sit overnight to dry.I did this and after reinstalling it, it works fine.
Johnny wrote at 2010-01-17 20:38:39
Go to this link, they sell them individually, $69 eachhttp://performancedodge.stores.yahoo.net/indosp.html
Ron Lamoreux wrote at 2014-01-20 19:58:53
This answer is not completely correct. YES, you can replace one at a time IF YOU CHOOSE GO CHEAP - just to get the sound system working again...Or if the car is pretty new and you're sure the other speakers escaped damage.
BUT, as a technician for over 35 years, there is a sound technical reason NOT to replace one speaker at a time if you cannot get or afford an EXACT replacement speaker.
First, impedances of speakers should match so as not to damage the stereo's amplifier - in other words, if your stereo system calls for 4 ohm speakers and you replace the bad one with an 8 ohm, or 2 ohm, you most likely will be able to hear a difference in sound level AND going too low in impedance can damage the output amp IF the amp isn't rated for that low an impedance.
Also, speakers have different efficiency ratings, that is, how much current it takes to move the voice coil or cone a certain amount.
Third, speakers have different sound characteristics due to what materials the cone is made out of - polypropylene or paper,for example and whether or not there is foam used where the voice coil meets the frame of the speaker.
The BEST way to be safe is to look up what impedance your car stereo calls for and AT LEAST get a replacement speaker with a matching impedance rating - most speakers have the impedance rating stamped right on the frame or magnet of the speaker. If not, an internet search can usually tell you that info. You may need to look up the stereo "head unit" (the receiver that sits in your dash) and get the info off of the receiver unit itself.
Because I'm also a car guy, I can tell you that it is common practice to replace both speakers on old cars, (if not all four or six) when one goes bad (depending on why the speaker failed) as the extreme temperature swings inside of an automobile will deteriorate speaker materials over time causing them to fall apart - especially the foam that supports the cone where it mounts to the speakers frame.
If your vehicle is a newer vehicle and the bad speaker was 'Blown" due to abuse, than the others may be fine, but they should still be checked for damage. One way to tell if a speaker has been damaged is if you hear a "clicking" when listening to music.
Finding replacement speakers for a car stereo is one of the easiest things you can do to your car - manufacturers are plenty.
You'll need to know the size of the speaker (in inches), shape - round or oval, the impedance, and also whether it is a full range, two way or three way speaker.
The best way is to bring the speaker to the store with you and have a technician help you if you are not informed about the techie side of sound systems. Thought this question deserved a more complete answer and I hope this helps. Good luck.