Just ordered some Rear Speakers... JBL GTO 6528S 6.5" after hearing how good they are.
Ive also ordered off ebay that tamiya box spanner as using a small spanner`s a nightmare working in that ludicrously tight area to get the old speakers out. I managed to get one speaker out but as someone previously said had to push my fingers through it to pull it out! couple of questions -
1) once i put the new one in will it be easy to get it out if needed or is it in for good again! Or is it as easy as just lining it up and gently lowering it/raising it?
2) How can you tell which is the positive and which is the negative when wiring up the old wires? i couldnt see a plus or minus anywhere on the old speaker?
Yeh I started this thread and its me that warned what a tight area it is. The dude that had to rip it out was because it was superglued in(!)
Tips: take off ur shoes open all the doors OR get a wiry mate to do the fiddly bits whilst you supervise from outside - lookin thru the rear window.
No, its not easy getting them in/out. But once you have maybe bent the bolts a lil bit, just lower/higher it gently and evenly down.
Bit confussed about what u said about the wiring - should be an oem connector on the existing speaker that the car's wiring plugs into.
On my NEW speakers there was no connectors - so I botched/soldered the ones from my old speakers temporarily. Now I've sorted it with pucker spade to connect converters (the spades are different sizes to make it pos/neg idjit proof by the way).
I discovered a couple of things when I did this:
1) When I took the speakers out originally there was a plastic ring the same size as the speaker on top. (So the bolts went thru the speaker, then the plastic ring and the nuts went on top again). When I put the new speakers in originally they didnt go down tidy - so the plan was to get some spacers. BUT I had a brainwave and used the plastic ring - worked perfect - maybe thats what it was designed for all along - who knows.
2) I dropped a nut in there somewhere (or so I thought - it was actually stuck to the back of the speaker in the end - so another tip is to check the first speaker if you drop a nut). Anyway I went in the boot and had a look for it and discovered that there is basically nothing between the drivers side speaker and the battery!! Is this right lads!? I dont mean to sound pedantic, its just that there is about an inch from the back of the speaker to the battey and no cover between - isnt there 'rules' about battery fumes or something??!