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post #21 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-19-2016, 09:46 PM
 
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Strechmobile - Can't tell from the picture, are there speaker wires back there? Would be great to know.


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I made some speaker holders for the rear. The fit 4" speakers of which I have a pair of Pioneer 3 ways. The 6mm screw holes are 4 1/4" apart in a perfect triangle.
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I installed the front speakers today. took doors off. Scratched up one door a little. May have to order another. There is a screw on the front of the door between the hinges. Not on earlier cars. See picture. It is way easier to remove the door skin if you loosen the front fender by removing the screw at the bottom accessed by opening door. Pull off the triangle in front of mirror and remove that bolt. Remove rubber corner bottom of windshield remove screw under it and two more towards front of car. Pull the bottom of fender out and hold it away from door. I used a 4x4 standing on end. This gives you room to remove door just like 451. I removed the stock speakers, gutted them and used the ring to mount the new Kenwoods. Incidentally the tweeter wiring is behind the pillar trim on the door. If one were to order the trim pieces you could put tweeters in your car. The wires come from the door speaker wires. Each connecter has double wires one pair coming from head unit and another pair going up to pillar. Sorry the pictures are all on their sides. Stupid mac.
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Any pictures of what's behind the doors? Also, is it still the outside door panel that has to come off, or does the inside panel come off now?
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The outside has to come off. That's the side that has the screw heads. There is a moisture shield made of a thin foam you can fold back and assorted braces and power window cables. There is enough room to worm the speaker in and out and all three screws are accessible. I finally got it all sorted out today. I had issues with the rear speakers. I thought the head or amp was not working right because neither rear speaker had sound. After trouble shooting, I pulled one of the rear speakers and used an old speaker I had and it worked. I found out that the positive lead was touching the speaker can. I clearanced them and wrapped with electrical tape. Then spent a lot of time tuning for the best sound. There is an equalizer and 4 way fade in the head unit, the amp for the 4 main speakers has front and rear gain, and low filters. The sub has several gain levels, high cutoffs and a volume pot I put on the center console next to the driver's seat. I am very happy with the sound now. I don't rattle the license plate with bass but like a full spectrum sound system. The built in DVR works well and has good quality video. I put the smart logo on the screen and tomorrow I am going to try the wifi and download some applications. The torquepro app it comes with doesn't recognize my dongle, but the one I paid for on my phone does. I'll try downloading it and installing.
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OK SMARTIES! I own a Smart 453 with the JBL Audio - which is pretty darn good - however - I would like to get a bit of ambient sound from the back as well as being presented with all the sound up front. so I'm looking for suggestions.

there are two openings in the rear quarter panels - is that for return air or are their speakers (if there are, I don't seem to hear them)

could I add speakers to these panels

has anybody upgraded their audio for more of a "surround sound"

suggestions?

thanks in advance
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Cleser, can you give me some idea how large the subwoofer is , large as a breadbox???
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Cleser, can you give me some idea how large the subwoofer is , large as a breadbox???
Are you referring to the subwoofer enclosure that sits in the trunk of the Smart? Or the size of the speaker itself in that enclosure. Don't have measurements of the enclosure, personally, but the speaker is just a 6.5" woofer.
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The base "Passion" door speakers cannot be unscrewed because they are built into the mount. One alternative is to break the old (rather cheap) speakers out of the mount and screw new ones into the old mount (drilling if needed). As stated above, the outer door panels need to be removed to access the speakers and the front fender needs to be loosened to get the door panel off without scratching. On the base "Passion" model, there are no rear speakers in the back panels (nor mounts for them). I assumed the JBL upgrade package includes those rear panel speakers.
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I have a 2016 with the upgraded JBL audio. It has two tweeters, two front door speakers, two rear speakers, a center windshield speaker and a sub woofer in the back for a total of 8 speakers. Fader works for front to back and the sound is amazing...
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