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    Thread: DIY: Installing speakers in a mk4 golf/jetta

    1. Member JettaGetUpandGo's Avatar
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      04-09-2007 02:30 PM #26
      I'm fully aware there is no warranty on the speakers. I new that going into it, but that wasn't worth the extra $90.01 to me.
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      04-09-2007 02:33 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by JettaGetUpandGo »
      I'm fully aware there is no warranty on the speakers. I new that going into it, but that wasn't worth the extra $90.01 to me.

      Yeah. Same here.

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      04-10-2007 02:55 PM #28
      Thanks for the write up. I'm going to be doing this soon in the wifes GTI.


      Modified by bigglzworth at 12:45 PM 4-10-2007

    4. 04-10-2007 04:01 PM #29
      Before your edit:
      Both sets of speakers you see here are 7" woofers. The first set (initial DIY was made for) is 7" exactly. The second set (no pointy cone) is about 7.5" external.

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      01-20-2009 09:09 AM #30
      good write up!

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      01-21-2009 12:52 AM #31
      doesnt get much better nor complete for a write up. STICKY!

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      02-04-2009 06:02 AM #32
      Sweet...they finally added this to the Car Audio and MK4 FAQ's. If you are upgrading the woofers in the doors of an MK4 Jetta/Golf, then you will have to install 1-2 of these spacers depending on the depth of your woofer. For 3 reasons:
      1. It will prevent the window from hitting the speaker magnet.
      2. It will help to protect it from the dirt/moisture on the inside of the door.
      3. It will help the woofer to give better bass response.
      You can order these online in different materials but I'm in a hurry and I don't have a router so I'm going to have a local shop make 4 of these for cheap.
      I'm installing the Polk DB6501 components front and back. The woofers aren't too deep so I'll just need one 3/4" MDF spacer for each with inner diameter of 5" and outer diameter of 6.5". So the lip will be 3/4" thick from inner to outer and the same in depth.

    8. 02-25-2009 04:35 PM #33
      Just started this project, thanks for the great write-up. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      Have an issue, though; anyone else experience the phenomena of replacing the speakers, and the tweeters quit working? Is there some rewiring I need to do? I replaced my drivers' side first and I figured it was a fluke, then went to the drivers' rear and it did the same thing. Any ideas?

    9. 02-26-2009 03:32 PM #34
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    10. 03-16-2009 10:57 PM #35
      can you only install woofers or am i able to install 2-way speakers because i know i have separate tweeters and im not sure if there are crossovers so i dont want to install 2-ways if there will be no highs coming from them


      Modified by BLeiss at 8:13 PM 3-16-2009

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      03-17-2009 12:10 AM #36
      You can install whatever you want, although regardless of what you put in, they will be crossed over to whatever the stock speakers are (unless you do a full rewire or use an aftermarket amp

    12. 03-18-2009 01:02 PM #37
      What are the colors of the pos and neg wires for the drivers side door 6.5 and tweets and the passenger side and the rear doors? They use stupid ass color wires instead of standard red/black...

    13. 03-27-2009 01:15 PM #38
      What are the colors of the pos and neg wires for the drivers side door 6.5 and tweets and the passenger side and the rear doors? They use stupid ass color wires instead of standard red/black...

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      05-27-2009 03:43 PM #39
      i'm going with component mids and tweeters. subs in the trunk. is there any room in the doors for electronic crossovers? (4 1/2" x 3" x 1 1/2")
      if not, where's the best place for them?

    15. 05-31-2009 11:10 PM #40
      Quote, originally posted by johngreene »
      i'm going with component mids and tweeters. subs in the trunk. is there any room in the doors for electronic crossovers? (4 1/2" x 3" x 1 1/2")
      if not, where's the best place for them?

      +1. i'm almost going to need this in the near future.

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      06-01-2009 12:47 AM #41
      tons of room for crossovers, youlll have no issue
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    17. 07-27-2009 02:01 AM #42
      I wanted to let everybody know that I just installed 4 new woofers (Alpines) and 4 new tweeters (bought because it had the component package) and I followed this DIY and it worked totally awesome.
      A few things I found different:
      I guess my woofers were smaller than Pat's, so I only used one 3/4" MDF spacer to complete this, front and back. Now that I have retrospect, I think it could have been done with the full 1.5" to kiss up nicely with the panel, but I'm not to concerned with the way that there sitting at all, in fact I'm rather elated.
      I did run into some fun with the wiring. I found that if I solder'd on a an extension to the speaker cable it made things easier. For the back I cut a little hole in the rubber to feed the cable back inside the metal panel so that the wire could feed through the back. The front ones were hard plastic and could have been fed through, but I was getting impatient so I just left them coming through the front, which was no problem, because I had no sunk my bolts that held the MDF onto the door so there was a small little gap between the speaker and the MDF that I could feed the wire though.
      When you take the woofers off, and they have the factory connector, the black and white wires go to the tweeter from the woofer, and the multi colored one are live from the deck. I also found the the wire with the red was the (+) wire. Trial and error, when you put it on a speaker, if its wired right it will pop out, rather than in..
      My woof/tweet's came with their own wiring, so I soldere'd on the wire that I had extended from the deck onto my pins on the woofer, and then connected the harness that was supplied from the woofer to the tweeter, which was fairly painless.
      Like I mentioned earlier, on the back, the wire was fed through the rubber grommet type thing to feed through the back, but on the front both the deck wires and the tweeter connector wires came through the space between the speaker and the MDF.
      Cutting the grommet was fairly painless once I got the hang of it. Drill straight for a little bit, then do circles with the angle of the drill so that you can cut the flap of the rivet off all 4 and then pop the woofer off. Makes it easier to take the whole rivet off without the speaker there. Watch out you don't push to hard or when you pop through the hole you dont go right into the window glass. I cant see any real reason why the glass had to be rolled all the way down, except to actually see how close it was to the speakers...
      This was a fun install. It forced me to buy myself a jigsaw. I have 4 spacers left over cause i cut all 8 and only needed 4 it turned out, so if anybody in the vancouver area needs 4 - 3/4" MDF 6 1/2" inner diameter spacers I have them and I'll give em away.
      So pumped about my new car. Every time I do something to it feels like a new baby. Tomorrow I change the cabin air filter and air filter and get the oil changed. Yai.
      Good luck y'all!

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      07-27-2009 02:21 AM #43
      Good to hear.
      Not listed in this guide but things you'll also want to do:
      -buy thick weatherstripping and mount it between the woofer and door, like the OEM gasket. This will help reduce door card vibrations as well as focus the sound through the grill and not behind the door card.
      -cut the grill off to (again) reduce door card vibrations

    19. 07-27-2009 02:30 AM #44
      I'll keep a mind for this vibrating. On testing it tonight, it didnt sound to like there were vibrations going through the car. I know alot of audio nuts go crazy about this stuff. But I think the vw's are made very solidly that its not an issue. I'll keep alert though, vibrating is ugly.

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      07-27-2009 08:39 PM #45
      door card vibration is EASY to find. Just put your arm on the armrest! Those cards flex like crazy.

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      07-29-2009 06:34 PM #46
      Nice DIY, interesting approach
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    22. 08-03-2009 06:18 AM #47
      I don't suppose we can get a write-up on tweeter/crossover install?

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      08-03-2009 03:40 PM #48
      wire the speakers from the headunit amp to input on the crossover, wire the tweeters/woofer to the crossover in the designated spot.
      DIY for tweeters in the sail panel is just cut out the old ones with a dremel, grind out as necessary, pop the new ones in and hotglue/silicone in place. The panel comes off with a torx screw or two.

    24. 08-03-2009 03:45 PM #49
      I just did all 4 tweeters. I'll cover here how I did it. Sorry I didnt take any pictures.
      First off, the back ones are mounted inside of the door panels, so when you take the panel off to do the woofers, you have access to this. The factory tweeters are held in place by something like plastic rivets, and the only way I was able to take them out was to just brake those rivets and pop the tweeter out. I did this using a flathead skrewdriver.
      I'm assuming you did get the 1" tweeters. When you get the factory tweeter out, you'll have a sort of wall on one side of the mount, and the shield which will be facing the interrior. I left that in there.
      Once you have the factory tweeter out of there you should see how your new tweeters will stay in. The posts that the plastic rivet type things were on I had to cut down a little so that the new tweeters could fit into place nicely and smoothly.
      So that was the back two.
      The front ones, I found that the 1" tweeters were to big for the hole, so I ended up having to carve down the wall of the plastic that the tweeter would fit through. You can take off the metal shield by bending the tabs on the inside to point straight out. This gave me easier access to cut. TIP USE A SHARP EXACTO! Working with dull knives is a major pain in the ass and makes you frustrated!
      I'm not sure what kind of crossover unit you have, mine were just lowpass/highpass filters that were inline with the wire that went from the woofers to the tweeters, so I just plugged them both in, fed them through any place I could find that wouldn't get pinched, taped them in place so they stayed nice and tight and didn't get in the way, and presto. Put the door back together.
      Hope this helps!
      To mount the new tweeters, I just placed them in the hole and super glued them in there. I used a piece of tape to hold it together while I finished the rest of the job.

    25. 08-03-2009 03:47 PM #50
      Note: I did use superglue on the back two. The front ones, I carved down in such a way that they fit in snugly. So far, my speakers are still pumping and no problems! Its been a week.

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