So, as the story goes, my dad has taken over the E36 for good now, and he let me take the system out since he doesn't like anything loud.
There are a few questions i have though. The E36 is setup like: (sizes may be off) tweeter and 4" in the door, also has a 5.25 kick panel down in the floorboard. The E46 on the other hand has the tweeters in the door frame up by the windshield, then the 4" and 5.25 are in the door down lower.
Question 1: Im assuming for now the speakers are the same size in both models, just located differantly. Is this true? If not, what are the sizes in the E46?
So, as i was taking everything out of the old car, I got the the HU and pulled that out of the dash to discover that they had cut off the plug for the factory radio and wired in a new plug to fit my HU.
Question 2: Will this wiring be the same for the E46 as is the E36? ie: will the colors match up the same for wiring in the new HU to the E46?
Also. I had to take the amp out of the E36 .. As I did I noticed the lazy bums at hifi-buys took the wires out of the factory amp and just moved them to the JL i have .. completely bypassing haveing to rewire anything, they just cut the old speakers off and heat wrapped the new ones in place of them .. this has also caused a problem because the wires from the factory speakers need some sort of plug to attach back to the factory amp.
Question 3: Can I order a plug to fit the wires back into the factory amp as to get sound back in the factory speakers? or will I need to have a completly new wiring job down?
Almost done now. The factory HU in the E46 is oversized, and i know i can't just dreml away to fit the HU i have for it.
Question 4: Is there a site I can order a mounting face or whatever I need to make the new HU fit in the oversized slot?
So anyways. The new setup will be like this.
Neo 3R Tweeters from Boston Acoustics.
FX5 Components also Boston Acoustics
2 - 12" JL W3v2 Subwoofers
JL 500/5 Amplifer
I had woofers in the back, but I blew one of thoes so im keeping the stock in or, as El Pres reccomends, "Fuck imageing" and just not hook them up again.
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