Type 44 Speaker
mhoepli at vif.com
Thu Nov 12 13:41:43 PST 2009
The front right speaker doesn't work. I once took roof of glove box
partially away to reach wires. Jiggled which solved problem. While driving,
the speaker stopped working. Tried jiggling wires again with radio on, no
success in getting the front right speaker to function.
Difficult to get at speaker! All other 3 speakers work.
Suggestions to get right front speaker to work?
From: Cody Forbes [mailto:cody at 5000tq.com]
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2009 18:43
To: Max Hoepli; 'LL - NY'
Cc: 'Quattro List'; 'MarkRosenkrantz'
Subject: Re: type 44 speaker impedance?
Start by jiggling the switch back and forth a few times while the radio is
on and playing music. If you get sound on and off flickering then you are
definitely going up the right alley. Then go on to un-plugging it and using
jumper wires (or a paperclip in a pinch) to by-pass it and see if this gets
you rear sound. Oh, to get to the plug you need to pop the whole thing out
of the deck. Just pull up on the front edge and it'll pop right out.
>From there it's up to you to either decide to try to clean the contacts or
just by-pass the switch however you see fit.
> Regarding the headphone jacks. The headphone switch is a very very very
> common failure point.
> How would I correct this problem? I just may have a problem there.
> My 1986 type 44 has a turbo charger and has 4 speakers as seen in the
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cody at 5000tq.com [mailto:cody at 5000tq.com]
> Sent: Monday, November 09, 2009 13:38
> To: LL - NY
> Cc: Max Hoepli; Quattro List; MarkRosenkrantz
> Subject: Re: type 44 speaker impedance?
> The rear speaker amp is optional on t44's from and including '86.
> There were two radio options, a 4 speaker version and the 10 speaker
> (Bose?) version. If your car has speakers in the doors then it has (or
> at least had from the factory) the amp. From what I can tell with my
> ownership experiance (I think I'm up to having owned 10 '86-'87
> 5000's, currently 3 including a Canadian model) the TQ's seem to all
> have the 10 speaker system and the non-turbo's tend to have the 4
> speaker system. With a 4 speaker system an aftermarker radio will work
> all of the speakers without issue. With the 10 speaker system the best
> way to get working rear speakers is to change them to aftermarket
> speakers and bypass the amp wiring.
> All versions have the headphone adaptor on the rear deck which turns
> off the speakers and diverts the signal to the headphone jacks. The
> headphone switch is a very very very common failure point. The
> contacts get dirty and fail to pass the audio signal _anywhere_.
> Quoting LL - NY <larrycleung at gmail.com>:
>> What year is your type 44? On the early ones with the power masts, I'm
>> really wondering if there even IS an amp to begin with. Can't help you
>> documentation, as the only ones I have are for the '89 and later 200's.
>> LL - NY
>> On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 6:52 PM, Max Hoepli <mhoepli at vif.com> wrote:
>>> I followed the antenna wire which separates from retractable antenna
>>> cm below top of rear left fender, proceeds forward and goes just behind
>>> metal panel in trunk, doesn't seem to go upwards to C-pillar.
>>> I'll check other literature.
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Brett Dikeman [mailto:brett.dikeman at gmail.com]
>>> Sent: Saturday, November 07, 2009 19:29
>>> To: Max Hoepli
>>> Cc: Mark Rosenkrantz; Quattro List
>>> Subject: Re: type 44 speaker impedance?
>>> On Sat, Nov 7, 2009 at 7:12 PM, Max Hoepli <mhoepli at vif.com> wrote:
>>> > C-pillar just inside the trunk I assume
>>> No- pull the pillar cover.
>>> Should be a long box, directly connected to (among other things) the
>>> rear defroster grid.
>>> All this is in the Bentley, btw...
>>> The box in the trunk under the rear deck is the amplifier for the rear
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