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tmr931
12-07-2009, 10:40 AM
I have an annoying rattle coming from my drivers side rear speaker gaurd. I briefly searched on how to remove the speaker cover, and from what I can tell its a major hassle, but I couldnt find any definitive instructions on how to get it off. I tried just prying on it and I was afraid I would break it. I see no clips or nuts on the under side of the parcel tray. How to I get that thing off. Im not sure if its the gaurd itself or someting inside rattling around.

mholme
12-07-2009, 10:46 AM
Unclip the child seat anchors and undo the bolts under there. Unclip the brake light wire harness from the trunk. Also notice in the trunk the 3 tabs that you are trying to unseat. You can then pull the rear deck up and forward to clear the tabs. If it's never been out, you will have to fight the adhesive.

tmr931
12-07-2009, 11:10 AM
I still dont understand. any pics of what im trying to do?

mholme
12-07-2009, 11:21 AM
Undo the covers on the child seat anchors
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w42/mholme3/Deck001.jpg
Now you can take out the 10mm bolts
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w42/mholme3/Deck002.jpg
Unclip the 3rd brake light harness from the trunk
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w42/mholme3/Deck003.jpg
While in the trunk, locate these tabs
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w42/mholme3/Deck004.jpg
These are how you free the deck from inside the car once you have broken through the foam/adhesive. Just pull up and out. It's going to take a little force.

tmr931
12-07-2009, 11:33 AM
man maybe im just an idiot but im still not getting this. Im with you on the pics, thanks by the way, but what foam and adhesive to I have to break through? And how is removing the parecl tray gona get my speaker grills off, arent the grills attached to the parcel tray anyways.

mholme
12-07-2009, 11:36 AM
You have to take off the whole thing to get to the speakers. They screw into the metal deck itself. The foam/adhesive holds the carpeted cover with the speaker grilles to the metal deck that houses the speakers. The rattling you hear is the dust cover on the speaker.

tmr931
12-07-2009, 11:44 AM
oh ok so I just have to pry up the carpeted part off of the metal body? Is this going to damage anything? How do you re attach the carpet? do you need adhesive?

mholme
12-07-2009, 11:46 AM
Take the whole shelf assembly out. Don't go peeling up the carpet cover. You'll see what I mean when you fold the seats down. The adhesive is between the metal and carpet covered particle board shelf. You don't need to reapply adhesive, just make sure you're careful and don't break the locating tabs.

tmr931
12-07-2009, 11:52 AM
its about 20 degrees outside right now, this seems like something that could be done in 10 minutes or less, right? I just dont want to get to involved in something and freeze my ass off. thanks for all the help, I get it now.

mholme
12-07-2009, 11:55 AM
Don't rush it, that's a sure way to break something. The repair takes about 30minutes start to finish, including epoxying the dust cover back on the speaker.

tmr931
12-07-2009, 11:57 AM
do you think the rattle is actually a part of the speaker that came loose, or is it the grill itself. what kind of epoxy should I use?

flynnr
12-07-2009, 12:03 PM
yes this is a common thing to go wrong... go to the store and get a small tube of any epoxy really, you should search about fixing the bose speakers that go wrong... its just the dustcap that comes loose

mholme
12-07-2009, 12:04 PM
It's either the dust cap or the foam surround on the speaker itself. I'd bet it's the dust cap. Just pick up some epoxy at an auto parts store. Any of them should be fine.

tmr931
12-07-2009, 12:13 PM
yes this is a common thing to go wrong... go to the store and get a small tube of any epoxy really, you should search about fixing the bose speakers that go wrong... its just the dustcap that comes loose


I actually have read about that, but I dont have BOSE. Oh well, Ill figure it out soon. Might go up to the garage and fix it tonight.

Coopa
12-07-2009, 01:31 PM
Mine rattled when I first bought the car. Previous owner broke the speaker grills somehow. I got some new grills and the rattle was gone.
I used some clips like these (http://www.circlipindia.com/images/internal-cup-star-washer.jpg) to secure them. You can pick them up at about any hardware store for $.40 and they work fine.

Don't rule out the dust cover though, easily could be that as well.

b5hobsons4
12-07-2009, 01:40 PM
I've re-glued both of my dust caps on my rear deck. It's an easy fix. Just take your time. Here's a little DIY to walk ya through it. http://www.audiworld.com/tech/elec58.shtml