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I've been working on tinting my windows, so I have some write-ups for everybody. I've included pics with instructions on how to remove your door panels, along with some tid

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Old 07-13-2009, 08:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been working on tinting my windows, so I have some write-ups for everybody. I've included pics with instructions on how to remove your door panels, along with some tid bit info on the door speakers. The Bose stereo has 6x9 speakers on the doors. I called Crutchfield and they stated non of their 6x9's will fit for varies reasons. So it probably requires a little customizing or simply some other brand that might fit.

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Old 07-13-2009, 08:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You are awesome for posting this! Helps me a million!
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Great write up man, NO 6x9 will fit because they are very shallow speakers, and there is not much clearance behind them, What I am doing is making mdf spacer rings and putting 5 1/4 inch speakers in there place. Also the 6x9's are only in the bose model I believe I will be sure to take measurements when I do this for future installs. Also for an alternative to your putty spreader you can sue a butter knife wrapped in electrical tape or this.
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Glad you posted those tools because now I remember I have some dental tools for cleaning my teeth that I can use. I've been looking at some Pioneers and they have real shallow metal baskets, so these might work. I too will get measurements when I finish the other door in a few days.
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Great write up man, NO 6x9 will fit because they are very shallow speakers, and there is not much clearance behind them, What I am doing is making mdf spacer rings and putting 5 1/4 inch speakers in there place. Also the 6x9's are only in the bose model I believe I will be sure to take measurements when I do this for future installs. Also for an alternative to your putty spreader you can sue a butter knife wrapped in electrical tape or this.
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Any noticalbe sound difference between a 5 1/4 vs 6.5 focal speakers in a 370Z?
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I've got some Pioneer 6.75" for the doors but I haven't finished hooking everything up as I've been working out of town for two weeks. Hope to finish it up this coming weekend when i get back. I've got a write-up over in the Audio section for speaker spacers for the Touring.
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Excellent DIY post.
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very helpful have just removed mine with your help as im attempting to put led,s in the door panel reflector, any idea of a wire inside the door to connect the led,s to. i cannot work out which wires control the auto window up down as i think that would be an ideal connection other than the hassels of routing the wire thru the door main harness connector. Any help would be appreciated .
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very helpful have just removed mine with your help as im attempting to put led,s in the door panel reflector, any idea of a wire inside the door to connect the led,s to. i cannot work out which wires control the auto window up down as i think that would be an ideal connection other than the hassels of routing the wire thru the door main harness connector. Any help would be appreciated .
This is a door panel removal, not a "which wire in the wiring harness". Haha, sorry man. Try looking in the service manuals. The wiring schematic for the door harness will be in there; just a matter of which manual.
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yeah i know new man to the forums and hav,nt worked out how it all works yet but hey, i will get there, sorry for incompetence. Thanks anyway.
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Very useful post.

I would love to change the speakers. I have another car that I put really nice Infinity's in...but I broke some of those stupid plastic clips taking off the door panel. So I don't want to mess up the door panel on my new Z...

Maybe when it gets higher mileage...
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I want to install 6X9's in my base. Anyone do that yet? I want more bass than the 5.25 or 6.25's will give.
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