Bose front spkr squawk...

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at
Fri Nov 22 22:20:00 EST 2002

What the?  Wonder if anybody saw my paost on this a couple of days ago.
Before then, this was the first time I'd heard of or experienced this there's a rash of it going around?  My very annoying squawk
only lasted a day.  Now the problem is gone, and I only get a not very loud
fuzz out of the speaker.  Tolerable.

Maybe all of these cars where around the same manufacture date?  Interesting
idea, but I'd guess environmental and use factors would be quite different
after that, and thus life expectancies effected accordingly.

As to disconect, I tried to think of another way around it but didn't come
up with anything other than cutting wires.  Not going to go down that path.
Had Mr. Cordeiro suggest that if I'm going through the trouble to take off
the door panel to disconect the speaker lead, might as well pull the speaker
out and leave it out for, and until the capacitor rebuild.

If enough people are thinking about buying caps for the rebuild, maybe we
could do it in bulk, or are caps already cheap enough as to not justify the
coordination effort?  Don't read into that that I'm volunteering for this

Derek P

Message: 14
From: "Mike Miller" <mikemilr at>
To: "200q20v" <200q20v at>
Subject: Re: Bose front spkr squawk...
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 13:53:57 -0800

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kneale Brownson" <knotnook at>

>At 03:04 PM 11/22/2002 -0500, Phil Rose wrote:
> >BTW, is there an easy (read: without door disassembly) to deactivate a
> >front speaker until there's time to repair it? I don't recall (and doubt)
> >if there are seperate connectors at the rear of the head unit for front
> >and back speakers.
> >Phil
>C'mon, Phil, it's an Audi.  You have to remove the entire door trim in
>order to remove the speaker to get to the connector, which is
>inconveniently tucked into a space in the back of the speaker.

Easy way - just start cutting wires til the speaker goes dead  - have window
rolled up first<g>  Seriously, if you knew which wires they were, it might
be easier to cut the wires and splice em later on. I am not sure if you
could just remove a wire from the harness on the radio connector plug in
back of the radio.

One of my fronts make a *very* high pitched whine after being on for about
20 mins. Doing anything that affects the voltage ( like stepping on the
brakes, turning head lights on/off, etc) changes the frequency ( lowers) of
the whine. It is constant volume also.

Let me know what you figure out as I may want to just disable my fronts

mike miller
helmville mt

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