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Old 07-30-2011, 03:53 PM   #1
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For those of you that want the Mach460 Door tweeters but can't find the speakers here is a way to make your own and I personally think this looks better and the sound of my JL's are great.

TIME: aprox 1.5 hrs

TOOLS NEEDED:
Philips head screwdriver
Flathead screwdriver
Electrical tape
Wire cutters, razorblade, scissors, teeth, whatever you find easiest.
Wire splicing connectors if you want. Not a necessity.
Tweeters
Something to cut a clean hole into hard plastic.

First get a good set of tweeters that have a resister on it that will only let high frequencies play through it so you don't blow them. Normally cost around $50 for a decent set. I used JL Audio I got from Amazon. (PIC JL A)

First remove the plastic inserts.

Then use a Dremel or some means to cut the appropriate size hole or if you have surface mounts cut a hole just big enough to fit the wire through. [TIP: start small to large when cutting the hole] (PIC A.1)

Now we remove the door panel. You can disconnect the hot wire on the battery if you're worried but I didn't.

First, remove the door lock knobs.
Manual windows; pop off the handle with a flat head screw driver.
Electronic windows and locks; pull the whole thing out using your finger you should be able to pull it out by the indention on the top of it. If not use a flat head just be careful because it is plastic and it will break. (PIC A.2)

Once you've pulled it out use a philips head and unscrew the two screws holding it in place and set the panel to the side. (PIC A.3)

Then remove the panel around the door handle by pressing it from the back. (PIC B)

There are two more screws holding the panel door on you must remove with a philips screw driver. (PIC C)

Now on the front/bottom of the door there is a plastic snap screw. Use a flat head and be patient as to not break it, if you do an auto parts store should have one. Once you can grip it pull it out with your fingers. (PIC D)

Now pull UP AND OUT on the door panel, it should come out. You may have to wiggle it a bit. Then set it to the side. [Note: You do not need to pull out the rain guard because it will more than likely tear]
You can route the wire however you want. I chose to run it along the electric mirror wires.

Now unbolt your 5x7 door speaker. [TIP: be easy unbolting it. If you get into a rush you may slip and stab through your speaker] (PIC F)

Splice your tweeter wire into the door speaker however you choose. They have connecters made for this or if you are good with a razor you can shave it down, twist the wires and electrical tape it. Either way electrical tape is a good idea to wrap around it to keep out debris. [TIP: test the tweeter before you go through the trouble to put the door back on just to have to remove it]

I found it easier to pop the panel back into place before putting the door panel back on, your choice.
Now just reverse everything and then do the same for the other door.

and yes I left out E...labeled all the pics and couldn't find the one for E.
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:15 AM   #2
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Not even a"good job" ?? Lol
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Not even a"good job" ?? Lol
Sorry! Ha, I read this and I guess I forgot to comment. Ha, good job and good write up!
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Re: DIY SN95 Tweeter Install

Great writeup. If I was still into the stereo stuff I probably would have done this. I got the stock head unit and Alpine door and deck speakers, don't have a need for much else anymore. With the kids always in the car I don't really get to listen to music anyway.
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Random question though... Wouldnt that mess up the impedance that the speakers are drawing? Do you know? Cause you might be overworking the built in amp in the head unit.
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Re: DIY SN95 Tweeter Install

I put it in the article section Tweeter Install For 1994-2004
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I'll check but its prob not making the amp work any harder bc the tweeters split the frequencies and send the miss and lows to the 5x7. That's why you wire it before the speaker and not after. If that makes any sense to you lol

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I put it in the article section Tweeter Install For 1994-2004
Awesome thanks. I try to contribute lol
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I'll check but its prob not making the amp work any harder bc the tweeters split the frequencies and send the miss and lows to the 5x7. That's why you wire it before the speaker and not after. If that makes any sense to you lol
Well, kind of... But I'll do some research... I mean less of frequencies, but the impedance... I'll have to do some math, give me a sec, lol.
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Screw math lol. Once I get a 6 channel amp I'll write up another DIY lol
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Screw math lol. Once I get a 6 channel amp I'll write up another DIY lol
Ha, I just think that depending on how you wire it, you either draw like 10watts instead of like 18, or like 30watts but you're damaging the built-in amp.
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Freemans Car and Stereo told me to install it this way. They said if I didn't have a 6 channel amp this would work fine and is how they would do it. They win sound comps all the time so I trust his word.
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Freemans Car and Stereo told me to install it this way. They said if I didn't have a 6 channel amp this would work fine and is how they would do it. They win sound comps all the time so I trust his word.
Hmm. Okay, I think your fine, I checked out the impedance and it's okay.
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