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Old 09-06-2004, 03:19 AM   #1
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I started first step of my stereo upgrade today. finished half of the fiberglass enclosure. used up about 12 feet of fiberglass.

also, i found out that my non-hk 323 (Canadian), has a factory amp/equilizer. i heard some Canadian cars don't have amp.

also, can someone tell me how to remove the black trim behind the rear seat that is holding the factory trunk side carpet (shown by arrow) ??? Thanks in advance.


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Old 09-06-2004, 03:33 AM   #2
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what kind of subs r u goin with and power, i got w6 10" with a ph. gold zx500 on each in a cabrio and i'm not happy at all.
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Old 09-06-2004, 03:46 AM   #3
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what kind of subs r u goin with and power, i got w6 10" with a ph. gold zx500 on each in a cabrio and i'm not happy at all.
why are you not happy with W6 ? not loud? SQ not good?

i ordered Adire Brahma 10". only requires 0.35 ft^3. capable of 1000 Watts. i am going to power it with 400watt. if not enough, i could get a 1000 watt amp.

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Old 09-06-2004, 04:01 AM   #4
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.i'm powereing with zx500 each, 1 blew after 4hrs, now one is popping, and they move so much..i'm not happy, had 12' eclipse in my sedan, but boyz club did this set up recommended 10" w6, i wasnt happyb after install, and still not happy (wrk is good, just not product)..if they couldd pound and last , sure, but, they dont last, so i want different ones,...how much for the ones yr talking about?
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Old 09-06-2004, 12:03 PM   #5
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How much power are the zx500's giving each, might be too much for the w6's. A 10w6v2 is rated at 400w continuous.
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Old 09-06-2004, 12:42 PM   #6
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.i'm powereing with zx500 each, 1 blew after 4hrs, now one is popping, and they move so much..i'm not happy, had 12' eclipse in my sedan, but boyz club did this set up recommended 10" w6, i wasnt happyb after install, and still not happy (wrk is good, just not product)..if they couldd pound and last , sure, but, they dont last, so i want different ones,...how much for the ones yr talking about?

$410 CAD + shipping

and can someone help me with the trim ....

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Old 09-06-2004, 01:25 PM   #7
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in my car (330ci), when i put the rear seats down, there is a black plastic strip that goes all the way across and has those little hooks that you pointed to on each end. this is looking from inside the car into the trunk. there are 4 little pea shaped fasteners. you push the middle in and they should pop out (you'll lose the middle things just so you know..).

after you get those 4 things out, you just pry the black trip piece off. if you look at your pic with the arrow, you see that a little bit of the trim is what is holding it there. that little 1mm x 1cm piece sticking out is what is holding it on. there should be 4 of those little areas sticking out.
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Old 09-06-2004, 06:50 PM   #8
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in my car (330ci), when i put the rear seats down, there is a black plastic strip that goes all the way across and has those little hooks that you pointed to on each end. this is looking from inside the car into the trunk. there are 4 little pea shaped fasteners. you push the middle in and they should pop out (you'll lose the middle things just so you know..).

after you get those 4 things out, you just pry the black trip piece off. if you look at your pic with the arrow, you see that a little bit of the trim is what is holding it there. that little 1mm x 1cm piece sticking out is what is holding it on. there should be 4 of those little areas sticking out.

thanks for the help. let me give it a try now...
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Old 09-06-2004, 08:37 PM   #9
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here is update on my car stereo installation.

i removed door panel with T20torx driver.
pull the trunk side carpet panel out - thanx to phildo's help.
ran wire thru trunk firewall
ran wire under door sill - thanx to ca1242

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now, how do i remove dead pedals ??
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please tell me how to remove dead pedal ..
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Old 09-06-2004, 10:42 PM   #11
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i dont think you can from the pics and from what i recall you can't.. there's another way to run the wires i think im not sure though so dont quote me
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you already removed the piece under the steering wheel. Now, unscrew the trunk pop handle. There is another screw behind that... remove it... now it will come out.
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When you lose all of the plastic center pins on the rivets holding the plastic piece across the top of the rear-seat pass through, you can go to the dealer and get this part #

51-11-8-174-185 RIVET...it should fit and they are easier to install and remove. They list for $.13 ea.
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you already removed the piece under the steering wheel. Now, unscrew the trunk pop handle. There is another screw behind that... remove it... now it will come out.

thanks for your help. i got the dead pedal off.
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When you lose all of the plastic center pins on the rivets holding the plastic piece across the top of the rear-seat pass through, you can go to the dealer and get this part #

51-11-8-174-185 RIVET...it should fit and they are easier to install and remove. They list for $.13 ea.

thank you. but i didn't break those. i broke the underside clip under front door sill. do you have part number for the sill ??
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another update thanx to CynicalWry

blurizpimpin is correct. I can not run the wire thru this way .

there appears to be a rectangular connector at the grommet inside. when you open the door (last pic) you can see that the grommet is rectangular and holding the connector inside. there is no way to run wires thru except drill another hole.... fcuk... all the hard work for nothing....

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can someone tell me what is another way to run thru the wires? ?? please please help. !!!
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You have three options:
1. Drill a hole in the connector (assuming there is space to do it).
2. Connect to factory wires at kick panels and just use them to connect to the speakers in the door. Since it is a short distance, voltage drop is not an issue and you will not be able to hear any difference.
3. Drill another hole in the door and door sill and run the wires, using a new boot or tape them up. This is a $hitty way of doing it, but if you must have the wires in the door, it is a last resort.

Hope that helps
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You have three options:
1. Drill a hole in the connector (assuming there is space to do it).
2. Connect to factory wires at kick panels and just use them to connect to the speakers in the door. Since it is a short distance, voltage drop is not an issue and you will not be able to hear any difference.
3. Drill another hole in the door and door sill and run the wires, using a new boot or tape them up. This is a $hitty way of doing it, but if you must have the wires in the door, it is a last resort.

Hope that helps

thanks for the help. now, i have to think hard about which option to go with...

which option did you go with??
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