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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-16-2011, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Swapping Rear door speakers to replace rear deck speaker

I was thinking of taking out my tsx's rear deck 6x9 (all bass) speaker and somehow run the wires from the rear door speakers to some 3 way 6x9s in their place. anyone ever tried this?

let me know what you think because i really want to try but im not too sure if the amount of watts pushing the door speakers would be enough to push aftermarket 3 way 6x9's.

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my oem speakers dont just make bass. aftermarket 3-ways will, and from what i have read, as long as you do a 2-way 6x9 they too will be full range.
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my oem speakers dont just make bass. aftermarket 3-ways will, and from what i have read, as long as you do a 2-way 6x9 they too will be full range.
Wait a sec, so your OEM 6x9's dont only play bass? mine only do & the doors play mids & highs. Its kinda annoying for the rear pass to sit and listen to a bunch of bass so I too was thinking of replacing with a 2 or 3 way 6x9 in the rear.
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is your audio set up stock? because from what ived researched, the back 6x9s are bass only. and thats exactly how mines is which is why i am trying to find a way to change that
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they are bass only, the oem amps have crossovers in them, if you do this you need to install a sub in the trunk and use the SPLO of the org. deck speakers for the sub, if you dont get a sub youll be missing a HUGE portion of frequencys i dont recommend doing this at all, get more responsive rear deck speakers and tape a sub off them and youll be set
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thanks for the response. but i am planning on getting an aftermarket sub and amp to play the bass.
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I too have an aftermarket sub and was planing on doing it that way, but what would happen to the 6X9's?
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I too have an aftermarket sub and was planing on doing it that way, but what would happen to the 6X9's?
Pop them out and let the subwoofers play through the hole where the 6x9 speakers use to be.
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I was just recommended to do the same, I have a pair of 12 inch Alpine Type-Rs in the trunk, and the rear deck speakers (which deff. only output bass) is wired to the subs amp using a line-level converter. Subs are outputting crazy bass.

My local shop quoted me $50 to remove those rear speakers, they said it would be an easy job, but they need to remove some pillar. Any body know of a walk through ?

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I was just recommended to do the same, I have a pair of 12 inch Alpine Type-Rs in the trunk, and the rear deck speakers (which deff. only output bass) is wired to the subs amp using a line-level converter. Subs are outputting crazy bass.

My local shop quoted me $50 to remove those rear speakers, they said it would be an easy job, but they need to remove some pillar. Any body know of a walk through ?
50 to remove the back lid spk any nothing else? thats crazy.

1. open your door
2. get your self a screw driver
3. locate the rear speaker grille
4. take your screw driver and pry at the two edges of the grille closes to you/ or just get one side up
5. run your hand along the sides till it pops out
6. get a small fat screw driver / 8mm socket
7. unscrew the four screw.
8. unplug the speaker
9. repeat to other side

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Yup do what BMW said. Could be done in less than 10 mins if you have the right size tools.
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Needle nose pliers would help too. After removing the screws, there are white clips on the underside. Go through the trunk, squeeze the clips and push up.

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I was thinking of taking out my tsx's rear deck 6x9 (all bass) speaker and somehow run the wires from the rear door speakers to some 3 way 6x9s in their place. anyone ever tried this?

let me know what you think because i really want to try but im not too sure if the amount of watts pushing the door speakers would be enough to push aftermarket 3 way 6x9's.

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i replace all the stock speakers and the rear deck that for back i put them for voice i got 2 amps one 4 channel amp for the interior and one for the subs and it sound clean
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I was thinking the same thing since i am about to install an aftermarket sub and amp. I have alpine 6x9 3ways sitting in my closet and was wondering the same to run the wire from the rear doors and replace the 6x9 woofers. Has anyone tried this yet?
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I dont meant to bump this 3 month old thread up there but its relevant to the OP.

I have just done this little mod today with not much difficulty. I replaced the woofers with Alpine Type-s 3way speakers And going to use the woofer wires for a sub hook-up.

(I have pics but to lazy to upload at the moment but i will within the next day or so)
You have to remove the door panel to get to the speaker. the cover looks like it could come off but it doesnt, blah blah.

I spliced into the speaker harness and ran some speaker wire through the door into the cockpit, under the covers, behind the bolster and over the shock top mount and hooked up to the speaker. I also hooked up the door speaker back in just to test it out.

Results are that to "ME" the sound fills up the cabin quite nicely. Of course you are losing what we call the all BASS, but that is going to be filled in with a 12 jl in the near future. From listening to the 3ways it sounds so much cleaner and crisper than that of the door speaker itself. Of course. I will say that The highs and mids are ALOT better as well. I had to turn down the Treble to keep it within reason.

All i can say is that I like how it sounds, it sounds like my old car where it had full ranges in the rear deck(pushing the sound up and follows the roofline, rather than the door speakers where its heard from your feet up if you know what i mean)

all in all I like how it is and I cant wait to hook up my JL
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