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incorrect stock door speaker
« on: May 04 2014, 01:30:26 AM »
After listening to the stock CSII system belt out crackly garbage for the last 10 years (time flies I guess) I finally buckled down and decided to change the stock speakers.  Actually, I figured I'd replace them while I replaced my outer dew sweeps with the repros I ordered like 3 years ago...

anyhow, the stock 5.25" speakers I had in the door were p/n 16054454: A 4 Ohm speaker found in other late 80s-early 90s Buicks.  With the 10 Ohm 3.5" dash speakers wired in parallel (stock configuration), the deck was subjected to only a 2.85 Ohm load.  Bad.  I ended up keeping the stock deck, stock 5.25s and just replacing the in-dash 3.5" speakers with more modern 4 Ohm ones.  I rewired the fronts in series so the deck would only have to deal with an 8 Ohm load.  Overall, it sounds much better now.  Not amazing, but definitely acceptable.

The door panels had never been off.   I searched for the p/n on turbobuick.com and it seems it happened to at least 1 other member there.   I wonder if they just ran out of 10 Ohms on the assembly line and put in what was on hand.
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Re: incorrect stock door speaker
« Reply #1 on: May 04 2014, 09:04:49 AM »
What was the build date on the car?
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Re: incorrect stock door speaker
« Reply #2 on: May 10 2014, 04:23:36 AM »
paper in the door says 0701
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« Reply #3 on: May 10 2014, 08:12:40 AM »
See I don't get this. Mine has tweeters in the dash. Not aftermarket either.
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