[200q20v] speakers and phone

Brett Dikeman brett at cloud9.net
Thu Oct 11 19:39:13 EDT 2001

At 6:34 PM -0400 10/11/01, skikrzy wrote:

>how can I tell if my rear speakers have been replaced or not? 
>(opening myself up for jokes here)

I noticed that my rear speakers each had a white "LEATHER" sticker on 
the back of them.  It's not a sure fire bet, but the replacements I 
got didn't have this.

In any case, there's not much you can do except ask the previous 
owner(s), and keep in mind...the replacements fail too.  Someone at 
AoA legal probably realized they were setting themselves up for one 
sweet class-action lawsuit(nothing like providing replacements that 
will fail just like the originals as a "fix" for the problem!)

If they fail, chances are you will immediately know. Failure modes 
include heavy static, sometimes heavy thumping(I compare it to having 
a sumo-wrestler sliding sideways down your back window.)  The 
failure-by-fire-mode thankfully seems to be rarer than the others, 
but a small extinguisher is not a bad investment.  I would recommend 
one of the new foam types; they have, for their size, tremendous 
coverage for oil/gas fires, but I don't remember what other classes 
they cover. I think they're B/C, ie, oil/gas and electrical, not 
paper, which is perfect for cars.)  I think they make small foam 
units that are available in sizes about the same as a 1l bottle of 
soda(I know I've seen 2 litre sized units, but that's a little on the 
big side for keeping inside the passenger compartment.)

Brett Dikeman
brett at cloud9.[nospam]net

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