Rocky Mountain Club B5

Discussion Forums => General Discussion => Topic started by: bog4rt on March 18, 2007, 06:54:43 PM

Title: bose speakers
Post by: bog4rt on March 18, 2007, 06:54:43 PM
can someone tell me what the easiest way to get my stock b5 bose headunit out.

also i  need consensus on this question:  i have said before i have a short in my bose stereo and my front driver door speaker goes out with my rear passenger side speaker.

the only place these 2 wires could come across each other is behind my head unit?  so i figure this is where i should start. if someone could agree or give me input before i take this headunit out i would appreciate it.
Title: Re: bose speakers
Post by: 92UrS4 on March 18, 2007, 07:27:02 PM
You should be able to acquire or fabricate the radio "keys" needed to remove the deck.
Title: Re: bose speakers
Post by: bog4rt on March 18, 2007, 07:40:58 PM
nail file?
Title: Re: bose speakers
Post by: hotani on March 18, 2007, 08:40:15 PM
I would check the connections behind the door speaker first. Maybe the speaker itself is having problems. As for radio keys, you need to get a hanging file folder and cut your own (http://hotani.net/images/0auto/radio-keys1.jpg). Here is a closer view (http://hotani.net/images/0auto/radio-keys2.jpg).
Title: Re: bose speakers
Post by: bog4rt on March 18, 2007, 10:59:15 PM
hotani i am getting 2 speakers out. can they effect each other if there is a faulty speaker. or only if there is a crossed wire or short.

the driver door sounds scratchy when it is working however the rear passenger side door sounds great when it comes on. (when they work... they work together.) never just one or the other is out. if they are out both are. or both are working.
Title: Re: bose speakers
Post by: jfrahm on March 19, 2007, 06:56:28 AM
Check for a loose harness on the back of the head unit.
Title: Re: bose speakers
Post by: bog4rt on March 19, 2007, 09:33:57 AM
i am going to attempt to fabricate these "keys". i took a close look and see the 4 locations for the keys to insert.(now just time to make some) and thanks jfrahm
Title: Re: bose speakers
Post by: gragravar on March 19, 2007, 10:51:57 AM
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i am going to attempt to fabricate these "keys". i took a close look and see the 4 locations for the keys to insert.(now just time to make some) and thanks jfrahm


audiworld has (IIRC) a tech article on making them from the brackets in a hanging file folder.
Title: Re: bose speakers
Post by: 92UrS4 on March 19, 2007, 11:46:01 AM
This does not indicate how to make the "keys" but is a short how to:

http://www.audiworld.com/tech/elec25.shtml
Title: Re: bose speakers
Post by: jfrahm on March 19, 2007, 01:41:31 PM
With my homemade keys it's easier to pull the head unit with a helper, one person to pop the catches and another to put a bit of pressure on, pulling the head unit out.  I use the cassette slot to pull from.

With one person I pop one side and then the other.  Left than right or vice versa.

A stereo install shop might pop it for you also.
-Joel.
Title: Re: bose speakers
Post by: bog4rt on March 22, 2007, 12:39:02 PM
k i got the DIN tools required to remove the headunit. i have stuck them in the slots on my headunit and can feel the springs.  the damn thing still will not budge! help!
Title: Re: bose speakers
Post by: Docwyte on March 22, 2007, 01:46:45 PM
Stick your fingers in the cassette slot and pull.
Title: Re: bose speakers
Post by: bog4rt on March 22, 2007, 03:33:06 PM
wont budge!!! i have been trying for 2 hours now. i give up! or at least i am gonna calm down before i try again.. otherwise i might break the SOB
Title: Re: bose speakers
Post by: ianacole on March 22, 2007, 03:38:02 PM
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otherwise i might break the SOB


Well, if you do I have an Alpine 9833 system with 6-disc external changer I'll sell you ;) :D
Title: Re: bose speakers
Post by: bog4rt on March 22, 2007, 04:13:32 PM
does the 9833 system have ipod and or MP3 capibility
Title: Re: bose speakers
Post by: Spicoli on March 22, 2007, 04:26:12 PM
Maybe you should run over to Soundtrack or Car Toys and give one of the installers $10 or $20 to help you get it out so you can work on it.... before you do something bad and then kick yourself later
Title: Re: bose speakers
Post by: jfrahm on March 22, 2007, 06:31:14 PM
It's easy to put the tools in too far.  Takes finesse if you are using the homemade tools.  Put them in a little ways and rock them outward to feel the spring catches.
Pushing the HU in a bit sometimes helps.   And like I said, I do left then right, not the whole thing at once.

-Joel
Title: Re: bose speakers
Post by: bog4rt on March 22, 2007, 07:17:34 PM
i have taken it to custom sounds in stl where i live and they could not get it out either!