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Old 03-30-2017, 06:03 AM
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I would be interested to see any photos of the fader control mentioned above. Apologies for the poor quality of the pictures, but I have a couple of rotary controls just behind the ashtray in mine. I assume they are some sort of aftermarket radio control, I've not had chance to investigate yet. Mine has what appears to be aftermarket speakers in the rear shelf and in the footwells.

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I would be interested to see any photos of the fader control mentioned above. Apologies for the poor quality of the pictures, but I have a couple of rotary controls just behind the ashtray in mine. I assume they are some sort of aftermarket radio control, I've not had chance to investigate yet. Mine has what appears to be aftermarket speakers in the rear shelf and in the footwells.

Jon
Looks cool, but definitely an aftermarket item. Can you take a close up?
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Will do. I seem to have perfected the art of taking loads of photos of not quite the right bit..!!!

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I love today's modern factory radios and the use of flash sticks for storing and playing music. I think the rear speaker is cool, but I don't even consider upgrading my console speaker since all my radio is the original AM. I had a Redi-Rad, but thought it too much trouble.

Is that center speaker difficult to replace? I read where you said the A/C head has to come out.

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I love today's modern factory radios and the use of flash sticks for storing and playing music. I think the rear speaker is cool, but I don't even consider upgrading my console speaker since all my radio is the original AM. I had a Redi-Rad, but thought it too much trouble.

Is that center speaker difficult to replace? I read where you said the A/C head has to come out.

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I'm with you Dean. I need to replace the console speaker because its the original and shot but the original AM radio still works great.

What I discovered tho is the joys of Bluetooth. I am installing into the glovebox a small (3"X2") Bluetooth receiver that I can amplify. I'll wire a small 2 channel amp in the trunk and wire in these small JBL bookshelf speakers in the front seats. I measured the amount of room required and they have lots of room. You can't see anything not factory looking into the car or even drving around in it but I will have access to Sirius Radio via the app at shows and my iTunes library when driving. And there is a USB slot for flash drives (of which I have probably 40 4GB -8GB) so best of both world. I have a JBL Bluetooth speaker which sits on my console, but you can't get any decent volume from it.
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The center console needs to be removed in order to replace the speaker. The trim piece that holds the AC/heater controls needs to come out in order to remove the console. I also think, removing the front seats makes the console removal easier. Not a quick job.
Now for the tricky part. The factory speaker had an inverted magnet which makes it a very shallow speaker in depth. I think some of the parts houses list a speaker or a dual retrofit kit for 2 speakers. I bought some speakers that I thought were shallow enough, but when I installed the console, but the speaker was hitting the center hump. As I remember, the factory speaker is only 1 3/4" in depth. The ones I bought were 2" and it was tight.
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Remove the front seats? Both of them? I've already removed the driver's seat once to use the optional holes and move the seat rearward. This seems a bit much to replace a speaker, but I believe it.

No wonder adding a speaking might be easier, but not stock.

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I've removed the console without removing the front seats. There's one screw on either side that's a little tricky to remove with the seats in place but it's doable.

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What about the A/C controls? How does that come out?
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Remove the two knobs. They are held in place by set screws. Then unscrew the two rings. Remove the two screws that hold the outer console to the heater/ac control. You don't have to remove the control unit, just the outer console piece.

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