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post #1 of 23 Old 06-17-2009, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Need to replace one of my tweeters!

So about 2-3 weeks after buying my WJ I have already blown out my passenger side tweeter!! Now it sounds terrible if I turn my stereo up! Is it hard to replace them? I just want to pick up a cheap pair and replace them both but not sure how to do it! Thanks!!


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post #2 of 23 Old 06-17-2009, 01:30 PM
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Just buy some new ones, rewire and mount them somewhere else. It is next to impossible to find ones that fit in the original mounts and a b**** to get to them.

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post #3 of 23 Old 06-17-2009, 01:43 PM
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I bought some infinity's and they fit well and sound ok.
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I bought some infinity's and they fit well and sound ok.
Did you have to pull that whole dash panel off? I'm not big on wiring and the electronics but hopefully I can have a friend help!

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post #5 of 23 Old 06-17-2009, 04:42 PM
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To gain access use a plastic spatula or something similar and simply pry up on the edge of the panel covering the tweeters.

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post #6 of 23 Old 06-17-2009, 05:12 PM
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A little trick; fade your stereo to the back until the buzzing of the tweeter goes away. I have mine 90% to the rear and I don't hear the tweeter at all.

Check this site out.
http://www.wjjeeps.com/audio.htm

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post #7 of 23 Old 06-18-2009, 06:56 AM
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The tweets are a cinch to replace, as said just pop off the trim part and there you go. I picked up a set of Pioneer replacements from Radioshack several years ago and they dropped right in after I tweaked the outer plastic housing of the speaker a bit.

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post #8 of 23 Old 06-18-2009, 08:17 AM
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I'm no good at wiring either and have been replacing all my speakers in my WJ....

The dash speakers are far and away the easiest. The vent piece of the dash pops right out and the speakers are easily accessible.

This started a fight last time I said this (about a year ago....still no issues haters!!!), but I bought cheap Blaupunkt full range 3.5" off of eBay and installed them with ZERO modifications.

My one complaint.....they are TOO loud. They overwhelm us in the front, so I fade mostly to the rear and it sounds great.

Good luck! Piece of cake install....and a great way to start tinkering with the WJ.




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To gain access use a plastic spatula or something similar and simply pry up on the edge of the panel covering the tweeters.
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post #9 of 23 Old 06-18-2009, 10:26 AM
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If you don't want to spend the money on replacing it. You could just use some black silicone and seal the crack in the tweeter let it dry for a day and put it back in. HTH

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If you don't want to spend the money on replacing it. You could just use some black silicone and seal the crack in the tweeter let it dry for a day and put it back in. HTH
x2. I used some speaker service cement to improve the crappy stock surrounds. Did this 2 years ago, and had been fine ever since. And yes, I do occasionally crank it waaaay up.

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post #11 of 23 Old 06-18-2009, 10:47 AM
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Hmmm, didn't know that whole dash piece pops out like that. There I was trying to figure out a way to get to them from underneath. Thats why I just said the hell with those and got three way 6x9's in the door. They sound just as good IMO.

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I bought some off eBay...many to choose from (including factory replacements) and most include instructions.

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post #13 of 23 Old 06-18-2009, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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Nice! Thanks for all the advice! Doens't sound as hard as I thought!! Hopefully I can get to them soon!

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post #14 of 23 Old 06-18-2009, 02:03 PM
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Very easy, I would say the hardest part is getting the screws out. I had to use a flexible hose screwdriver(snake) as I call it and they came right out. Very easy switch out. Make sure to be sure that the cover goes back on all the way, I have a slight rattle now from not making sure I secured it back good enough and when it pisses me off enough one day, I'll fix it. I bought some factory replacements on ebay for like $30 shipped.

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post #15 of 23 Old 06-19-2009, 03:00 AM
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As i wrote some time ago:

You can fix it by yourself, I did 1 and half year ago and they work perfectly.

The problem is to explain it, i'm italian.

I try:

Obvisuoly you have to disconnect them

then you have to buy Vinavil
I dont know if you have it in your country but its just the standard white liquid wood working glue, used also for paper....
Vinavil - Vinyl and acrylic emulsions for paints, adhesives, paper.
Buy someting similar if you dont find it in US.

Then you need toilet paper, yes, not joking....

Put paper on tweeter membrane and put some glue all over, attacking also the edges of the tweeter.

wait one day....

That's it.

$ ???? 1 box?

this tips come from technical musical instruments expert....

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