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front speakers on 4kcsq

The following is a post I saved from last year. I haven't done this yet,
but I hope this repost helps:

From: ir000185@pop3.interramp.com
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 96 06:24:46 PST
Subject: RE: 86 4000 front speakers (long reply)

These speakers are a pain. Plan on some modifications if you want to
replace with aftermarket.

First, Grab the a/c vent just under the speaker in the front of the dash
and pull the pivoting air director out.
Then look at the inside of the pipe, you'll see it bends going to the
center of the car. You'll also see four tabs 
in the face which hold it in. Using a screwdriver, carefully unclip the
tabs and pull the pipe out.

This will give you the easiest shot at the speaker. Now, take a screwdriver
bit and a open end wrench (very 
tight quarters) and you can remove the screws holding the speaker assembly
to the dash.

Once you've got the assembly removed, you'll get a lovely surprize... the
speaker is integrated into the trim 

Blaupunkt makes a 3 1/2 inch speaker which fits very well and looks great
with the following mod:

Take the old speaker/trim assembly and gut it. Tear out all you can of the
old speaker (it didn't sound very 
good, anyway.) That will leave you with a trim piece and a basket. Take a
utility knife, dremel, etc, and cut the 
speaker basket from the assembly. This will leave you with a round cut out
for the speaker. Now you'll have to 
trim the stifening ribs on the top. You'll just have to eyeball this one to
you particular speakers. After having 
your new speakers fit in this new mount you can drill and using small
hardware bolt the speaker to the trim.

Replacing is opposite of removal.

If you pull out the fibers in the speaker grille, you can see through the
perforation and look at the speakers. 
With the Blaus I mentioned you can see the Blau name amblazioned under the
mesh. Looked very nice and 
professional when I did it.

Is it worth it? The Blaus made a big difference in my car, I think  it is
woth the time....


94 cherokee Country
94 cherokee Limited V8
87 Maserati Biturbo Si (always for sale cheap)