Date Added: Monday 04 April, 2005
A great buy... Read the other reviews, but regardless whether you have leather or cloth trim you can fit these and it will not be visible.. I found the trick is to mount the speakers diagonally. Remove the original fit speakers by undoing the single top screw and the two lower ones, then remove speaker and mounting case. Then undo the four small screws the hold the speaker unit in the mounting case. This will allow you to disconnect the spade connectors on the back and withdraw the speaker cable. These will plug straight on to the new speaker. Take a long self tapping screw (about 25mm) and place through one of the speaker mounting holes. Line the screw with the top screw hole that the original speaker used, and let it hang so that it sits at a 45 degree diagonal. If you then look through the lowest of the mounting holes (6 o’clock), you will see that it is pretty close to the inner of the two lower screw holes made by the original speakers. In this position use a marker to draw around the speaker magnet, so you can see how much of the headrest sponge you need to remove. It should be about a semi-circle shape. Only remove the sponge from the middle of the headrest. Using a sharp knife (watch your fingers) start to cut along the line you have drawn. You want to cut deep into the sponge until you can feel the metal spine of the headrest then remove the sponge. If you have not done so already, pull down the trim off of the rear of the headrest. Then take your knife and run it done the edge of the spine where you have exposed it. Then take a small hacksaw and make two cuts in the metal of about 20 cm in length, working towards the middle of the headrest. Take a small hammer then bend the part of the spine you have exposed further into the headrest. This will make room for the speaker magnet. Then line up the speaker and fix to the headrest using two screws into the top and bottom holes. You will then find the speaker fits snug in the headrest without the tweeter protruding past the foam. You will however notice that the outside edge of the speaker now sticks out. Take the hammer and gently bend the mounting lug around so that it curves road the side of the headrest. Then fit the plastic inner over the front of the speakers, pull over both the front and rear trim, zip up, and turn the stereo up loud... Even at motorway speeds with the roof down you can hear your music nice and clear..
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]