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Old 08-13-2013, 08:02 PM   #1
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Aftermarket Door Sub Speaker DIY!

Came across this set of Kicker speakers and knew that they were 6.5".. And my stock ones in the door are 6". But no problem. Here's how I managed to take the risk and see if this would all work out.

This will need no new adapter to plug in.
This cost me $67 for the speakers and 2 hours of my time.

MY CAR: 2000 323i Sedan with HK System!

Remove Door Panel (Many DIY's on this)
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Unhook all connections, really simple.
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Remove the insulation foam and the 3 screws holding the speaker in.
Pull the clips up holding the plastic round piece with a flat head. Attachment 521792
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Break the seal from the speaker and the plastic piece with the screw holes.
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MAKE SURE YOU PULL THE CLIPS ALL THE WAY BACK AND BE CAREFUL AND TUG EACH SIDE A LITTLE BIT AT A TIME.
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There are 4 of these rivets on each speaker. Saw or cut off the plastic material first and and then pull those two tabs straight up like this with a flat head. Attachment 521796
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Now take that plastic piece you pulled from the stock speaker and mount it to the new speaker. Attachment 521799
It won't sit all the way in, but it sits on the border so we need to make it stick to the border.
Now time to super glue or whatever you want to do. Glue the plastic piece to the speaker so it stays mounted and won't come loose. Attachment 521800
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Now wait 15 or 30 min. Make sure it's nice and fit! It doesn't matter what position the plastic is around the speaker. Unless you're anal about the position of the speaker on the panel as it sits.
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Mount and screw the speaker back in on the door panel.
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Cut the wires that plug into the speaker from the car. Leave a little wire left in case you want to switch back I guess.
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These come with which helps a lot! Just crimp!
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Connect the brown stripped wire [NEGATIVE] to the black stripped wire and do the same for the positive.
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Plug and play!

Reassemble!


Enjoy!


Hope this made sense, post questions below!
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:07 PM   #2
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How do they sound?
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:39 PM   #3
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How do they sound?
Awesome! Since our cars have 19 speakers it's harder to tell the difference but my speakers weren't blown as well.


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Mine are blown, and I am not sure I want to drop $700 on the BSW set so I may try this. Will let you know if I do.
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Mine are blown, and I am not sure I want to drop $700 on the BSW set so I may try this. Will let you know if I do.
Great cheap alternative. Post results!! Did the DIY make enough sense?


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