User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: speaker upgrade

  1. #1
    Regular Member rushy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Old School Vectra-C.Com. Residing in sunny Leeds.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : SRi


    Engine : Z22SE (2.2 Petrol)

    Year : 2004

    Mileage : 137000

    Default speaker upgrade

    I would like to upgrade my speakers on my 04 sri. Can anyone tell me how to get to the speakers, do I have to take the door cards off and if so how? Also what is the output of my headunit (I think its a vdo 2005)? sounds very weak 4x25watt? Would like to keep a standard look dash can I fit an amp?

  2. #2
    [Ex]Admin Duncan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    East Sussex
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Yes, you need to take the door cards off.

    You need to carefully prise off the cover on the door handle. Inside you'll see two screws that need removing. Then at the bottom of the door there are another three (iirc) screws that need removed.

    A second person will help here. You need to then lift the card away from door, with the bottom coming out furthest first. You'll hear some pops - that's some fixers releasing the card from door (you'll see them all once the card is off). Then lift the card upwards at the asme time so it unhooks from the lip where the window is.

    This is where the second person will help as they can unclip the cable from the speaker and also the wire from the back of the door release lever. This will let you take the door card off completely to work much more easily.

    You may find that some of the pop stud things get damaged in the process. They're cheap things from Vx to replace. If you happen to damage the handle cover, that's less than a fiver. Just don't damage the door part of the handle as that's part of the whole door card.

    Edit: Also, if any of the pop stud things are left in the door, put them back onto the door card before you put it back as you'll find they pop back in more eaily.

    The CDR 2005 is max 20W per channel

    HTH

    D

  3. #3
    Regular Member rushy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Old School Vectra-C.Com. Residing in sunny Leeds.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : SRi


    Engine : Z22SE (2.2 Petrol)

    Year : 2004

    Mileage : 137000

    Default

    Nice one cheers, will give it a go in the morning.

  4. #4
    [Ex]Admin Duncan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    East Sussex
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    No probs.

    I added an edit as well that may help.

    D

  5. #5
    Regular Member Harry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Uxbridge, London
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    and as for adding an amp to the standard h/unit i think thats a definite no no.

  6. #6
    Regular Member Harry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Uxbridge, London
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    anyone got any info on the size of the door speakers?

    also, for those who have upgraded their speakers have you also changed the tweeters or have these now been made redundant?

  7. #7
    Regular Member joules2.0t's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    surrey
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats


    Trim : SRI


    Year : 53

    Default

    and as for adding an amp to the standard h/unit i think thats a definite no no.
    It can be done you will need a line to RCA converter.
    Will convert the high speaker outputs to around 4V for amp input.

    You would get better sound\control from a non factory unit.

  8. #8
    Regular Member Richard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Sherburn In Elmet, Leeds
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Joules

    I thought the Elite Vectra or Signum, had an amp connected to the 2006. Is that not the case or does someone know any different.

    Rich

  9. #9
    Regular Member rushy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Old School Vectra-C.Com. Residing in sunny Leeds.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : SRi


    Engine : Z22SE (2.2 Petrol)

    Year : 2004

    Mileage : 137000

    Default

    What about the 7th speaker in the front of the dash, how is that conected? Is it a mono on its own output or a L & R output spliced together?

  10. #10
    Regular Member vectra 2.0 t's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    tasmania
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    personally i think the standard speakers are ok.its the headunit that lets it down.ive got a kenwood stereo with my ipod connected and the sound quality is great.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. speaker upgrade
    By caitlin6 in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 24th November 2012, 22:30
  2. Vectra C 2008 SRI Speaker Upgrade?
    By 150_SRI in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 1st April 2012, 19:52
  3. Infinity Speaker Upgrade
    By myworlduk in forum Insignia Chat (READ ONLY)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 8th March 2010, 13:05
  4. Speaker upgrade time! What to get??
    By m3ath3ad in forum Electrical & ICE (including SatNav)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 31st January 2010, 13:59
  5. speaker upgrade
    By lochgilp in forum Electrical & ICE (including SatNav)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 9th February 2007, 23:47

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •