|17th June 2012, 17:19||#1 (permalink)|
Replace Rear Speakers in 3 Door - Using Existing Frames
First off thanks to Munro for his guide on how to replace the rear speakers:
Rear Speakers - Replacement with Coaxials (3 Door)
And to chipywinie over on a foreign Civic forum:
www.clubhondacivic.com - Ver Tema - tutorial : como encajar nuevos altavoces
This guide is a combination of both of these guides and will demonstrate how to replace the rear speakers on a civic 3 door FN2 Type R 2010 using the existing speaker frames.
I had a pair of Pioneer TS-E1702i, 2 way coaxial, 180w speakers spare that I pulled from my old 15 y/o Nissan Almera…(shudder)… and thought I’d stick them in the back as the current set up is more then poor.
Following Munro’s guide remove the red armrest and panel above. Tip to prize the armrest off, wrap the end of a screwdriver in insulating tape and use that. This stops any scratching.
Remove old speaker. One good tip is to concentrate carefully not to drop any screws down the cars frame…like I did! If you do, here’s some ways to get the bloody thing back out!
a) Use a magnetic screwdriver to pull it out (attach the driver to something as it could join the screw!)
b) Use a raw plug with a dollop on blue tack on the end to squish it out!
That worked for me…thank god!
Cut out the old speaker from its frame
Using a sharp blade, cut out the speaker
Using the bolt that secured the speaker to the car, secure the speaker to the old frame. I used a plastic washer that held the speaker in tight.
Select applicable holes and, using a sharp pointed screw, secure the speaker in.
Remove the original connector and, using a connector block, attach new wires to the speaker. Test and once happy wrap with electrical insulation tape.
Pesky bracket. There is a little bracket that the speaker bolt goes into, use to much force and it will pop out and fall down the car frame…it happened to me!
If the pesky bracket keeps popping out, remove the white plastic and gently bend the metal struts out. This will ensure it won’t pop out again
Both speakers in, now for some hacking of plastic! The red speaker trip won’t go back flush unless you shave some of the internal cone. I took about 1cm off from all around, this done the trick.
This is how much i cut off
If you would like to hear the Pioneer’s in action, here’s a link:
(if you want to install the baby seat, you first need a baby....that's a totally different guide )
Last edited by MagnusO; 17th June 2012 at 21:57.
|17th June 2012, 20:41||#2 (permalink)|
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Great review mate. Im thinking of changing mine in the near future. Do you recommend them speakers then?
How much did you pay for them if you dont mind me asking.
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|17th June 2012, 20:55||#3 (permalink)|
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thanks Tuccy99. Speakers where about £60 if i remember rightly. They sound great in the back my Type R! I bought them as the main front speakers for my Nissan and they did the job very nicely!
They have a nice rounded crisp sound, but will be looking for more deepness when i upgrade the fronts and tweeters (and maybe a sub!) later in the year
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reuse the factory speaker connectors
Thanks to everyone on this site who makes guides like this. Not sure if this is the right place for this but I just wanted to add my contribution which is I discovered that it is possible to dismantle the factory speaker connectors leaving spade connectors behind!
These can then be slotted directly onto the terminals of your new speakers saving loads of splicing and allowing you to quickly return to stock if required
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the speaker ring adaptors for vauxhall astra/vectra front doors is the right shape and size to be of use in a civic
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