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Car Audio Info Needed
Posted 09 December 2003 - 12:16 AM
Posted 09 December 2003 - 12:34 AM
86 GL 4X4 wagon
Posted 09 December 2003 - 12:51 AM
Problem with the door speakers is they are really shallow, and anything you get that will fit in there is going to be deeper, so you'll have to space them out. The factory location is REALLY bad as it projects the sound right into the seats :-\ I built custom boxes and mounted them further forward after removing the map pockets.
It's a pain to wire in decent stereos into these cars, but it can be done. Had my car ripped up for days doing this....
Posted 09 December 2003 - 01:29 AM
Originally posted by GeneralDisorder
The front drivers side is like a 2.5"x3.5" - there's no direct replacement availible. The passenger side front is like a 3"x4.5" or some stupid thing - nothing for that either. Also - you can't use the factory wireing because it's common ground, so you'll have to rewire anyway. GD
the passenger side "vent" speaker can be accessed by removing the inner glove box, and 8mm socket.
i used a 4 inch speaker from radio shack, you can fanagle the speaker to mount to the original speaker's bracket.
you can fit a 4 inch in the driver side dashboard, although you have to set it in there somewhat sideways, and in a way that the wires dont ground
you can hook up a regular type stereo to the factory harness. i put a pioneer cd in my 83 wagon. you have to use ONE ground from the front speakers, and ONE ground from the rear speakers, both connected to a COMMON ground on the stereo harness. the 2 extra ground wires from the radio will be taped off.
there are 5 connecters, you have to find the right one for the ground, it took me a couple tries to get the fade right.
i used the rca out for the amp and crossover, and the tweeters are connected parallel to the front speakers.
and all the high-output wire from the back of the stereo is connected to the factory wiring, factory speakers are replaced with better ones.
radio shack has quality speakers for a good price, optimus brand(a generic version of pioneer) although the radio shacks around here are phasing out optimus and selling pioneer brand
this connection was also used in the 87 rx, ask Myoss Feece
i got the stereo to fit flush with the consle, although i had to modify the internal radio mounts, and the hole for the screw on the side of the console is offset about 1/2 inch so the radio doesnt interfere with the heater core box
Posted 09 December 2003 - 09:16 AM
Posted 09 December 2003 - 10:12 AM
I've heard some people say that a common ground system can damage a head unit. I find this hard to believe, as all my stereos have LOTS of Subaru hours on them. I've used my wagons for tailgating before football games and for music for camping, and I also drive about 1500-2000 miles a month, stereo blasting the whole time. Never had any problems.
Posted 09 December 2003 - 01:07 PM
Posted 09 December 2003 - 01:35 PM
Originally posted by edrach
My '84 Brat is the same as your wagon and I installed a set of 2-1/2" round speakers from Blaupunkt (got them at Frye's). I installed them when I replaced the entire dash (thanks for the help to Turbone). Miles is correct about the right side speaker, but I don't know how you could replace the left side without removing the entire dash. GD is correct about rewiring the speakers to eliminate the common ground wiring.
if i remember right, i removed the lower kick panel, and dropped the fuse block. there may be a relay hanging out with the fuse panel, you might have to loosen the hood release cable mount, you can get to the speaker that way. i installed the new speaker thru the speaker bezel itself thru the front
Posted 09 December 2003 - 02:47 PM
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