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Roadster Speaker Replacement

Discussion in 'Wiki' started by jaanton, Sep 2, 2014.

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  1. jaanton

    jaanton Roadster NA #1026

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    The Blaujunk thread has some nice instructions on speaker replacement.

    I wanted to replace the speakers in the Roadster. The front speakers are easy to access. Just a bent paper clip can pry out the screen and then unscrew the plastic mount.

    Here's the speaker that was in the car.
    IMG_20140902_182512.jpg
    The mount hole.
    IMG_20140810_134436.jpg

    I choose to replace them with MTX Thunder 40 speakers.
    They seem to fit well.
    IMG_20140810_134405.jpg

    One of the issues is that the plastic mount screwed into the dash doesn't quite have a wide enough opening for the MTX speakers. So my friend Craig uses a Dremmel tool to remove the inner flange.
    IMG_20140810_144618.jpg

    With that, there then was a small gap between the speaker and the plastic mount so we made a thin cardboard cut out to cover the gap.
    (Didn't take a photo.)

    Finished speaker
    IMG_20140902_182152.jpg

    Images look right on my computer, but when uploaded are in the wrong orientation. Grrr.. Wish the upload tool could fix that.

    Haven't figured out how to get the rear speaker cover removed. The next task.
     
  2. jaanton

    jaanton Roadster NA #1026

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    I know this page is not well formatted. I hope to clean this up. In the meantime anyone is welcome to add more or clean up the page a bit.
    The Wiki seems a better place for information rather than discussion which is more a forum thing.
     
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