[A4] rattling speaker - FIXED!

Jonathan jhhummel at bigpond.com
Mon Sep 29 18:53:19 PDT 2008

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On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 12:45:52 am you wrote:
> On a related note (heh!) does anyone know of a source for replacement
> speakers for the Bose system?  The stereo in my '01 has a buzzy
> front-left speaker (dunno which driver yet.)
> On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 4:36 AM, Jonathan <jhhummel at bigpond.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Following up on a question I asked earlier, for those who want to save
> > some money...
> >
> > My right front speaker was ratling with bass sounds.  Turns out it
> > was "blown." In this particular case the out suspension ring, or
> > diaphragm, had torn all the way around and completely separated from the
> > frame. A neat glue job with some regular PVA did the trick. I also played
> > music (very softly) through the speaker for the entire time it was drying
> > to avoid any large hard parts forming and restricting the motion of the
> > cone.
> >
> > To get to the speaker, you need to take the whole internal panel off. In
> > Short, two screws on either edge. One in the hand grab. Pop out the
> > bottom of the hand grab. Undo the further two screws in the area
> > revealed, then loft the whole door off. To avoid disconnecting
> > everything, I  used a piece of string to dangle the panel off the window
> > frame.
> >
> > Enjoy!
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Hi Robert,

You had replied to just me, not the mail list, so I cc'd it to this reply.

I would first recommend that you open all the doors, put the speaker balance 
(front back) on neutral, play some musinc that usually causes the offencive 
buzz, then run around the whole car putting your ear up to each individual 
speaker to identify the offending speaker(s).
Then, remove the speaker(s).

If you prefer to tinker with things rather than replace, here is you 

If not:
If the speaker looks like a standard 4 point mount system, take it to your 
local speaker store and go on their recommendation is probably the cheapest 
and quickest method.
If it is a weird non-standard three point mounting system like mine is, then 
you either need to get it fixed, buy a new one (probably from Audi) or buy a 
smaller standard speaker and make a mounting.

If it is a buzzing, it is also possible that it isn't the speakers fault, but 
electrical noise being pumped into it.  I dodgily wired my speaker into my 
computer for testing. A similar technique should be able to confirm, 
eliminate this possibility.



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