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#1 (permalink) Old 01-06-2005, 02:35 PM
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I have a 1999 M3 (e36) with the oem HK upgrade system. One of my door speakers on the left buzzes and I want to replace it (don't know if it's the tweeter or mid).

I've seen recommendations on this forum to use an Infinity reference component system to replace the 5 1/4 in the kick panel and the tweeter in the door panel, and then just disconnecting the mid-range in the door panel.

Does anyone have any experience with installing a system like this? Do I need to use the crossover block for the installation or can I just plug the speakers into the existing harness? How would I "splice" the crossover block into the into the oem wiring?
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You could use the existing wiring, but you would then be using the oem crossover that would probably rob your mid of some upper frequencies that are normally rerouted to the that mid in the door. Probably would be fine.

Unless you are gonna replace your oem deck with an aftermarket unit, this is the only way you could bypass the oem crossover, as I'm almost positive the crossover for all channels is in the oem amp that would need to be bypassed.

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You could use the existing wiring, but you would then be using the oem crossover that would probably rob your mid of some upper frequencies that are normally rerouted to the that mid in the door. Probably would be fine.

Unless you are gonna replace your oem deck with an aftermarket unit, this is the only way you could bypass the oem crossover, as I'm almost positive the crossover for all channels is in the oem amp that would need to be bypassed.
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Thanks, that helps. I think I'm beginning to understand this system a little better now. I also confirmed that it is the midrange speaker that seems to be blown. Looks like my options are to get a replacement mid-range speaker or go with a new amp and a 2-way speaker set.
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