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Sunday, July 3rd, 2005
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My car stereo makes this annoying buzz when you play any bass on it. Now, I got a pair of crummy speakers for free last year at Circuit City when I bought my car MP3 player. And today, I finally decided it was time to put them in, and end the buzzing.

As I soon found out, in order to replace the door speakers, you have to remove the entire door panel.

Driver's side door with panel removed

It wasn't *too* hard once I realized this. I only broke one door clip (and I guess it *could* have been broken before I got to it). So, I put the speaker in, and it sounds crummy like I figured. Only slightly better than the factory ones that are in there. It's still buzzing though. What I found out was that the buzzing was really caused by the plastic vibrating near the speaker. I put electrical tape over some of the edges to damper it, and that seemed to work.

So, I go to the other door and find the first screw I need to take off is stripped. BLAST! So, I decided to quit while I'm ahead and do the other door later :P
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[User Picture]From: wikle
2005-07-04 01:36 am (UTC)
You know if you really wanted to be hardcore.. you could take one of your crummy laptops you have lying around, wire it into the battery with an ac-dc converter, then connect some semi-nice to nice computer speakers to it... carve out a space for the whole thing to live in (say a back seat) and walla the computer geeks modded car stero... Of course if your going that route... it wouldn't be too much more work to throw in a sperate lcd and a micro computer case etc and make a mythtv system that could sync with your house system wirelessly when in the garage...
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[User Picture]From: kartos
2005-07-04 04:45 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: kartos
2005-07-04 04:46 am (UTC)
ouch, might be worth it paying some assholes to do it.
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From: ex_md744
2005-07-04 06:30 am (UTC)
Cut head off of screw with dremel. Or drill through screw with a drill (start with small bits. Assuming you mean the head of the screw is stripped.
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