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Old 02-06-2006, 10:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool e30 tweeters

hey, i'm new to the e30 life. i am trying to change the door tweeters in my '88 325is. how do i go about taking the coverings off (without breaking them)?
any suggestions?

thanks a lot.
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Good luck, I've taken them out many times. Not only are the clips that hold them in built in such a way that they break the plastic very easily, but the tweeter itself is glued in place... Unless it doesn't work, I'd say leave it alone and use a two way audio cross over from radio shack. And if you do break the clips you can drill and cut a cone head recess just above and to the left so you can use a trim screw to hold them back in place and looks stock.
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Old 02-13-2006, 06:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Removing the old tweeters from the plastic triangle.

If you manage to remove the triangular pieces without breaking them, you will discover the next challenge: removing the old tweeters.

The stock tweeters are glued in with some sort of epoxy that makes them really hard to remove.

here is what I did:

1. get some Goo Gone and spray it around the old tweeter. let sit for 15-20 minutes.

2. Grab some vise-grips and adjust them so they can grip the magnet

3. clamp on the the magnet and gently twist. You should hear a small cracking sound... it's just the epoxy giving up.

4. Once the glue starts to give up the tweeter should break free, but you might break the magnet in the process.. if this happens, just use the vise-grips to rip the other bits of junk out of the hole.
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