Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Small Chassis Trucks > Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 1991-1994, 1995-2001, 2002-2005, 2006-2010 Ford Explorer

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-30-2004, 06:10 AM
shagnwagn shagnwagn is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 33
shagnwagn is starting off with a positive reputation.
97 Eddie Bauer needs new JBL subwoofer, how to replace?

My wife and I just purchased a 97 Eddie Bauer. Love it with the exception of the rear subwoofer. It's blown and the speaker panel rattles like crazy. How do you remove the speaker panel & speaker? Is it necessary to remove the entire plastic interior panel? Any tips to keep from breaking things?
Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-30-2004, 05:47 PM
96explorereddieb's Avatar
96explorereddieb 96explorereddieb is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 426
96explorereddieb is starting off with a positive reputation.
First of all...congrats!! Second...good luck finding a 6.5" sub. I bought a Rockford Fosgate 6.5" last year and it sounds very good. Another way is to get one from Ebay or you can get an 8" and do some fabrication...if that's what you want to do, you need to take the whole panel out. It's not hard at all.

If you're just replacing the sub speaker only, you can just pop the metal grill...again...METAL, not plastic grill out. Then there'll be 4 screws at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o'clock position. Unscrew them then unplug the sub and take it out. Good luck!!!
__________________
Billy
'96 Eddie Bauer 4x4 4.10 LSD
My Explorer with list of mods
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-30-2004, 08:03 PM
shagnwagn shagnwagn is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 33
shagnwagn is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks for the response. Nice Eddie B! Ours is the same color combo.

What is a good tool / method to get the metal speaker grill off? Looks like the rattling noise I'm hearing is coming from inside the interior panel in front of the sub, so it's gotta come off. What kind of fasteners hold the interior panels on and what is a good way to remove them?

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-30-2004, 08:33 PM
96explorereddieb's Avatar
96explorereddieb 96explorereddieb is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 426
96explorereddieb is starting off with a positive reputation.
Sweet!!! I love this color!!!

I reccommend a panel removal tool. You should be able to get one from Autozone for like $10. The rattling noise is probably b/c your voice coil is seperating from the cone, hence the rattle. I had the exact same problem a couple of years ago. I resoldered...but it would fail a week or two later. I finally broke down and got a cheap $20 6.5" sub, that also failed a week later. Returned it and found this Rockford sub, never had a problem since.

If you're really willing to take the whole panel out, like I said, get a panel removal tool. There're a lot of plugs and phillips screws. One screw required you to use a T-50 Torx driver is the seat belt anchor. Once that's off, take off the coat hanger, then remove the trim at the threshhold at the liftgate, then there're a couple of screws under the carpet and then pull the panel out. Not too bad. Took me a total of 10 minutes to remove and another 10 minutes to put back. Good luck!!!
__________________
Billy
'96 Eddie Bauer 4x4 4.10 LSD
My Explorer with list of mods
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 08-08-2004, 11:14 PM
shagnwagn shagnwagn is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 33
shagnwagn is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks for the reply. What is the impedence ( 4 or 8 ohm) of the factory woofer and how deep is the factory speaker? I found several 6.5 " woofers online and wanted to make sure I got one that was proper impedence and not too big / deep.

I think that the rattle I'm hearing behind the interior panel is the sub amp (bracket). Anybody have any suggestions on an upgrade (larger) amp while I'm in there?
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 08-09-2004, 10:19 AM
96explorereddieb's Avatar
96explorereddieb 96explorereddieb is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 426
96explorereddieb is starting off with a positive reputation.
It's a 2ohm...if I remember correctly.
__________________
Billy
'96 Eddie Bauer 4x4 4.10 LSD
My Explorer with list of mods
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 08-10-2004, 06:11 PM
shagnwagn shagnwagn is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 33
shagnwagn is starting off with a positive reputation.
Does anybody have the specifications for the stock sub woofer amp and woofer? I want to make sure that the speaker doesn't roast the sub amp and vice versa. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 08-11-2004, 02:29 PM
Backin72 Backin72 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Winnipeg, Mb. Canada
Posts: 475
Backin72 is starting off with a positive reputation.
OK, I'll try this again with the cut and paste method instead of a link.



Power Ratings:
Base systems are rated at 24 Watts RMS (actually, Continuous Average Power)@ 10%THD Premium Systems are rated at 80 Watts RMS @ 10% THD
Audiophile Systems are rated at 145 Watts RMS @ 2% THD (4X15W from the head unit or remote Parametric Amp; 1X85W from the SW Amp) Audiophile Systems have an Advertised Peak Power rating of 290 Watts


Subwoofers:
For 1990 through 1997, the Subwoofer had a 6.5" driver in a 9 Liter sealed enclosure. In 1998, the Subwoofer was upgraded to an 8.0" driver and a 15
liter sealed enclosure.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 08-12-2004, 09:44 AM
shagnwagn shagnwagn is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 33
shagnwagn is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks for the reply. Got the link, great one!

I'm going with the factory sub, since I can get it cheap (around $60, my brother in-law is a service manager at a big dealership) and because it was designed for that enclosure. Factory list price was around $90, still not too bad in my opinion. Also, I still don't know what the impedence of the stock speaker is. It may not make any difference, I'm just being cautious.

I did find an online source for 6.5" woofers if anybody is interested, Parts Express. Big variety and very reasonable prices. Mounting depth looks to be around "3 for the stock enclosure.

Last edited by shagnwagn; 08-12-2004 at 09:52 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 08-31-2006, 05:21 PM
njf207 njf207 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: North Of Pittsburgh
Posts: 439
njf207 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Is the removal the same for a 98 Explorer my cover is all plastic.
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 08-31-2006, 08:31 PM
╝Mile ╝Mile is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 4
╝Mile is starting off with a positive reputation.
Any chance one of you guys has a pic of the sub location your talking about, My 96XL Did not come with one however I'd like to look at installing one.

Also does any one know the size of the speakers in the doors.

Sorry to jump on your post like this.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 08-31-2006, 08:40 PM
OSin86 OSin86 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Racine county, WI
Posts: 1,283
OSin86 is starting off with a positive reputation.
If you're looking to "install" a system the MTX explorer sub is way better then the stock one. You'll spend a little more and you'll enjoy it lots more.
__________________
Current Rides:
'98 Ford Explorer Sport, SOHC 4.0, 2WD
'05 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab, 3.5L I5, 4WD
'02 Honda 400ex ATV, 11 herbs and spices
'04 Honda Recon ATV, The wife's trail machine
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 09-01-2006, 05:43 AM
Rockinbob Rockinbob is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 20
Rockinbob is starting off with a positive reputation.
Be carefully on the plastic one. There are several Plastic tabs holding it in place. The one on the low side bottom is a real pain. useing a flat head screewdriver goaround the edge and flex the cover away from the main interior body panel one tab at a time. They are not super deep into the body panel buit they are wide!

You don't have to take the entire panel out if you have someone to help hold it out up by the door. I used a trouble light to wedge in the corner by the door to hold the panel out.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 09-01-2006, 09:58 PM
njf207 njf207 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: North Of Pittsburgh
Posts: 439
njf207 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks so its not that hard to pull that small cover off. I will try it maybe this weekend if the rain holds out.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2006, 08:40 AM
njf207 njf207 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: North Of Pittsburgh
Posts: 439
njf207 is starting off with a positive reputation.
After reading a little closed to the replys. I notice that my explorer has an 8" sub correct.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2006, 08:40 AM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Small Chassis Trucks > Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator

Tags
1995, 1996, 8, another, audio, bauer, blown, eddie, explorer, ford, jbl, repair, replace, stereo, subwoofer, system

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford« is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup