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Old 11-16-2009, 09:46 PM
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Default Speaker replacement for a 1998 S70

I am having trouble figuring out how I can change my rear deck speakers. I can't figure out how I can get the stock cover off. Does someone know how I can do this? Also I found some 6x8's and was wondering if what you guys have switched your stock speakers out with including the dash speakers and all of the door speakers. Thanks in advance
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I assume you folded the rear seats down, then looked under them in the trunk. If you don't see screws that hold the covers on, they will likely just pop off.

Have not done a speaker replacement. Are your speakers damaged? If you don't like the sound, maybe you should try an amp or replace the head first.
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I have 4 amps with 4 12's all rockford fosgate with a pioneer touchscreen dvd player and i have 6x9's in the trunk also. But all of the door speakers and the rear deck speakers are stock and are super blown. I can't take it anymore. they crackle really bad and it is time to change them out. I know that I am going to have to fabricate some speaker buckets to make some new speakers fit but I can't get past the first step and it is driving me crazy.
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My daughter will be here later today. I'll take a look this afternoon and get back to you.
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Cool thanks very much.
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The holes that you can see from inside the trunk are just about big enough for the magnets so you do have to remove the rear deck cover entirely. You will first have to remove the c-pillar/door opening trim, and, I think the little seatback "ends". But they are no problem, they just pull off. You also will be dealing with the seatbelt retractor mechanisms and routing. Also, it's a big part, so don't just yank it out or you can break the board at the ends. It's in there a little tight.
I removed the stock speakers from their basket mounts and made a wooden ring to mount the 6.5" round speakers. I think the stock speaker is a 6.75" or even larger. You will find that the cutout is smaller than the actual speaker grill so if you want to mount a separate tweeter, it's pretty easy to just hang a small tweeter off one of the basket mount screws with a piece of metal grounding strap (just bend it so as not to interfere anywhere). After that, just cut away the 'jute' insulation where your tweeter will be so it can have a clear path to the speaker grill otherwise it will be muffled. I used a separate subwoofer enclosure in the trunk so I didn't need these to produce any real bass. IMHO, I dont think this is a good alternative if you are looking for a system with decent bass with no subwoofer. I considered cutting the rear deck and mounting directly to it, then trying to seal the package shelf up enough to use the trunk as an enclosure. But with a separate sub, I thought, why bother?
I have to admit, dealing with removing that rear deck piece was a bigger PITA than I had thought it would be, but it isn't as hard once you've done it once. Just don't forget to route the wires properly (where they won't rub through the insulation) and you probably will only have to do it once anyway.
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All, Will my 97 850 rear deck speakers (the kind that have the surface mounted black covers) fit in my 98 S70 GLT? I would like to buy aftermarket, maybe all new 4 ohm component system. Any advice?
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@RL: Sorry I forgot about checking my daughters car. Sounds like 99 took care of you.

@ JC: I'm pretty sure those speakers will fit. However, you would be better off getting new speakers. We thought our speakers were weak until I changed the head unit. They sould pretty good.
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Thanks rspi. I haven't removed anything yet, but parting out the 850. The car will be gone tomorrow to new owner. I just wanted to know if it would be worth spending tomorrow morning removing speakers. Thanks again. Now for the other missing answer, are the S70's speakers 8", 6.75", 6.5" or 6x9"? It seems like everyone else on the board has a different opinion or experience. Then there is the 4 ohm or 8 ohm question. I 'm thinking of a set of triaxials for the rear deck ( I'm old and remember how sweet my Jensen Triaxials sounded in my 71 Skylark). Do I have to replace all 8 speakers if I shift this pair which will be 4 ohms from the original 8 ohms? Or are the audiophiles in the forum too particular?

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Quick question. Where did you ground your amp to in your trunk? Thanks
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