Members of the forum,
I have been a long time, happy Phaeton owner. I have constantly visited this site to find all sorts of answers to my questions, so I am hoping you can help me out here.
I have recently discovered that my 2 rear and my 1 front (driver's side) bass speakers (large speakers) are not producing any sound. I have confirmed with my Vagcom that the speakers are having issues.
I took the car to my dealer to have him look at the issue, but they say the speakers are blown. I have had a good bit of experience with blown speakers, and I have never known them to just be totally silent -- they always make SOME kind of noise, just not the right ones .
Since the blown speakers were "my fault," it will not be covered under my warranty . As such, I have decided to do the repairs myself, and either replace the speakers with aftermarkert, or try to order some matching speakers straight from VW. Either way, I need to get behind the doors to see what needs to be done.
I have looked at Michael's post about removing the door panels, and it has been very helpful! I have not, however, been able to find the trim removal tool (the one used for the fasteners) anywhere. I am trying to gather some tips about how to successfully remove the fasteners from my door trim without breaking them.
My question is this: How can I remove the door trim without the special removal tool, or where can I find the tool to order?
Also, does anyone have a P/N for the Phaeton front & rear bass speakers?
Archival Note: Here's the post that Damon refers to, which provides an illustrated guide to removing interior door panels. The problem being addressed in this post is keyless access function, but the process of removing the interior door panel also applies when you need to get access to a speaker mounted in a door. See here - Keyless Entry Issues (consolidated discussions)