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Door Speaker Replacement 1999

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by beanders, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. Mar 29, 2007 at 7:27 PM
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    beanders

    beanders [OP] Member

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    I put new Pioneer TS-D701P 6.75" Coaxials in my 1999 PreRunner.

    Door Panel Removal:
    The top vinyl part can be removed independently, but that is not intended. The top vinyl is best removed with the panel. Also the door handle needs to be pushed forward once the screw is removed. Its a little tight. Other than that, 2 screws in the armrest and plastic clips along the edge. I could not undo the passenger side wire harness without seperating the armrest from the panel. This is done by removing some screws, but you need a stubby screw driver.

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    Speaker Removed:

    http://www.drivefi.com/Speaker_Removed.jpg

    Plastic Removal:
    I choose to cut the plastic out and leave the plyable adhesive with a small portion of the plastic to keep it from getting messy.

    http://www.drivefi.com/Plastic_Removed.jpg

    Speaker Wire:
    I routed a new speaker wire, because I am driving these speakers with an external amplifier. It was pretty easy to fish one through the boot.

    http://www.drivefi.com/Speaker_Wire.jpg

    Sound Deadening:
    I placed Duct V-Max instead of Dynamat throughout the door.
    http://www.acousticalsurfaces.com/hvac/duct_vmax.htm?d=14

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    Wire Terminals:
    I added gold plated wire terminals and sealed them with heat shrink.

    http://www.drivefi.com/Wire_Terminals.jpg

    Speaker Mount to Factory Panel:
    I had to modify the factory plastic panel to get it to fit. Using the installation piece that came with the speakers, they fit farely well after modification.

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    Speaker in Door:
    I had to buy some 1/8" nylon spacers to keep the speaker from hitting the window mechanism. But I used the factory screws to mount the plate back.

    http://www.drivefi.com/Speaker_Door.jpg
    http://www.drivefi.com/Speaker_Door2.jpg

    More Dampening material:
    I placed some more Duct V-Max to cover all holes and seal the door speaker.

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    Putting the door back together:
    This was tricky, but wasn't impossible. It was difficult because the added dampening made it tight and just the doors are made real well, so everthing fits real well.

    http://www.drivefi.com/Done.jpg

    Yes, they sound really great!! I was skeptical about buying Pioneer since they make some low end crap too, but these sound nice. Midbass and highs are pronounced and clear.
     
  2. Mar 31, 2007 at 1:27 PM
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    tcBob

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    Great first post!
     
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