How do I fix wet car speakers?

I recently took my car to a car wash, water got inside my car door and my speakers, now my speakers are wet and they aren’t working properly. How can I fix my wet car speakers?

Talullah Blanco · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
I’m sorry to hear that your car speakers got wet and are no longer working well. What’s driving without music or podcasts? Try and dry out your speakers by following these steps:
  • Remove the car speaker from the water-damaged area. You’ll have to unscrew the protective grill in order to do this.
  • Dry the speaker. Use a hairdryer to dry off the speaker. If you don’t have a hairdryer, you can use a clean towel to wipe away any water.
  • Clean the magnet and speaker terminals. Use a towel to wipe the magnet and speaker terminals clean. This will prevent rust damage and corrosion.
  • Reinstall your speaker. Place the speaker cone into its terminal and screw on the protective grill.
After you dry your speakers, test them out. If you turn on music and it immediately stops, then your speakers have likely short-circuited and you’ll need to replace them which can be expensive.
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