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Old 03-09-2018, 11:31 PM   #1
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Right speaker finally blew out !

To much bass, The Bose just blew out ! Time for a minor upgrade!

Do I have to change any wiring ? I am going to install a cd deck, speakers etc. probably this week and wonder whatís everybodyís set up look like ?
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I never changed mine but I do know the Bose setup sucks ass. I rarely have mine on unless I'm going to be on an interstate for more than 20-30 miles. Other than that I just listen to the exhaust
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My C5 Corvette 1997-2004 Door Speaker Bose speaker is working good. How did this happen? Can't you control it by your system?
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Mind blew out probably because I attached a Bluetooth device so I can play iTunes from my phone. The volume from the iPhone , if turned up , over exceeds the power compacity of the speaker , causing it to rip from the insides ! (Too much bass)

I just hope that Bose doesnít come with an factory amp thatís installed under the seat ? if so Iíll be ripping that out and re wire everything
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And also given that I have an 98 , 20 years of that speaker material will deteriorate over time causing the ďspeaker paperĒ to rip

There are methods to repair it but, that involves cutting into the speaker and taping what ever thatís ripped . So Iíll just buy better ones .


Does anyone know of the size speaker bose comes with ? I.e. 6x9 or 5x12 etc
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My 2010 C6 driver's side speaker had to be replaced within the first year. Not everything that comes out of GM is top-notch.
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Everything fine on my Bose system. Crisp and clear sound. Love it. Actually I love bass that's why I never felt it excessive.
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waa? would you repeat that,

From what I have gathered, you are looking at a couple of odd situations. The head unit is not standard din size, it is 1 1/2 din and sits in a space with a somewhat short front to back space as compared to other radios. One can buy a filler kit that looks like a kit, or rework the opening into a 2 din size and install a video screen deal. The reworked trim pieces are available from venders if you want.

Anything that is not factory will need to be redone, Gm uses powered speakers in the doors, and any other speakers will need an adaptor harness to run from the GM head unit. Some Gm stuff uses a different grounding then most, and the corvette is one. So all the stock stuff will need some kind of adaptor.

It is pretty easy to remove the door panels to take a look or just cruse the net for some pictures. Be careful with the plastic clips that hold the door panel, I broke a few.

I once cut the dash on a fine old car, and regretted it later, although the job went perfectly. I probably will in time, open up the hole and put in a radio with front and rear cameras, after all it is just a chevy. Yet, I would hate to have the same regrets so I am still thinking. Certainly I will wait until the radio fails completely and keep the speakers if I can. I care more about the home stereo, and resist spending money on the second string stuff in the car.

I have also read about guys having trouble finding the correct power leads , so you might want to locate and plan the wiring before you jump in . some power take offs work better than others.
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From what I have gathered, you are looking at a couple of odd situations. The head unit is not standard din size, it is 1 1/2 din and sits in a space with a somewhat short front to back space as compared to other radios. One can buy a filler kit that looks like a kit, or rework the opening into a 2 din size and install a video screen deal. The reworked trim pieces are available from venders if you want.

Anything that is not factory will need to be redone, Gm uses powered speakers in the doors, and any other speakers will need an adaptor harness to run from the GM head unit. Some Gm stuff uses a different grounding then most, and the corvette is one. So all the stock stuff will need some kind of adaptor.

It is pretty easy to remove the door panels to take a look or just cruse the net for some pictures. Be careful with the plastic clips that hold the door panel, I broke a few.

I once cut the dash on a fine old car, and regretted it later, although the job went perfectly. I probably will in time, open up the hole and put in a radio with front and rear cameras, after all it is just a chevy. Yet, I would hate to have the same regrets so I am still thinking. Certainly I will wait until the radio fails completely and keep the speakers if I can. I care more about the home stereo, and resist spending money on the second string stuff in the car.

I have also read about guys having trouble finding the correct power leads , so you might want to locate and plan the wiring before you jump in . some power take offs work better than others.
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Why does GM make things so difficult!!!

Makes me want to trade for a stingray
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why so difficult?

I was told these cars are difficult to work on is because they are designed to be assembled quickly, easily, and cheap. Figuring out how to repair the thing is not part of the design process.

While I don't believe everything I hear, I can't say what the guy suggested isn't true, from my low corvette repair skills perspective.

I broke a lot of plastic clips until I slowed down and took the time to figure out how every little clip might un fasten, they all seem to click together as an individual fastener, I couldn't find a universal way to release the clips. I wanted to warn you about that stuff, hopefully others have a better grasp of modern assembly methods than myself.

THe two din radio upgrade is pretty common I have seen it at a lot of car shows. A video screen set into the dash upgrades the look, more like the C6 radio dash.

I am planning on a radio with a front and rear camera, and am curious about how your work is going, and the installation results.
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