I have read numerous posts about going aftermarket on the replacment subwoofers for the Eddie Bauers and 99% of the time, they do NOT fit in the stock enclosure, it must be chopped up to make it work correctly. I think the problem is the stock system is just that, stock, the ones that are blown are from over prower via an add on amp or playing too loud with the bass setting maxxed out, IMHO. I am quite sure when ford designed these they were not trying to compete with every civic running around town. My 2000 has one and it is still fine.
rebel_gtc, When I purchased my 2000 EB about 6 months ago the sub was blown and the dealer ordered a new one. At the time the only way to purchase it was with the enclosure. After waiting 2 months Ford just told us it was on indefinite back order. This speaker only option was just released from the back order a couple weeks ago. I dont know the status of the entire module. The amplifier also is necessary that mounts on the enclosure and the amp would need to be wired to the system. And you would also have to deal with the fact that the rear quarter trim panel is probably not equipped with a subwoofer grille either.
I have seen the entire sub enclosure with amp on Ebay numerous times so you might consider that route or a salvage yard if you want to stay all factory.
My advice is just advice..Its free "IF THAT DONT FIX IT, SOMETHING ELSE WILL"
The most expensive tool in your box is "impatience"
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