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i need to connect my door speakers to my reciever, but don't know where or how to get to the wire. there has been a lot of stereo work so who knows where the original wires are. i want to know how to get to the speaker so i can just run a new wire to it from my reciever? help much appreciated =]<br>
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if you have the bose system, this site might

help you.http://carstereohelp.com/


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What size are door speakers?

On the door, are the big speakers 5 1/4 and small ones 3 1/2? Can I instally MB Quart 6 1/2 and 1" tweeters in same two spots?
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I wanna replace my stock radio in my 98 sl500 with a high powered pioneer. The audio place is telling me i need to add an amp. Is this true? If so is it because its a convertible? I have had other convertibles with no amps and could here just fine with a high powered radio.
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RE: REPLACING STOCK RADIO IN 98 SL500

You can't replace the stock radio with a regular head unit like Pioneer cuz it has different speaker impedance proprietary of Bose. Each speaker has their own amp. You'll have to replace the speakers, the sub-woofer, the wiring harness and add an amp.

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if 98s have a bose system it already has an amplifier

look in the compartment behind the driver. if you have a bose system be very careful. bose systems only work with bose components, so a pioneer head unit would not work very well w/the bose amplifier. why are you wanting to replace your system?


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pioneer head will not work with bose amp, you have

to replace the headunit, the amplifier and the speakers.

there are some adaptors you can buy to make pioneer work with bose but i doubt if they really work well.

so, just replacing the stock radio with a "high power" pioneer will only result in a "low power" pioneer.


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RE: REPLACING STOCK RADIO IN 98 SL500

The left channel is goin out. Im thinking its either the radio or the amp and everyone is tellin me i would be better off replacing the radio anyway. I would be using a Pioneer 50w x 4.
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But its all the speakers on the left side. Not just one. This is why i think its the radio or amp.
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RE: REPLACING STOCK RADIO IN 98 SL500

ok, you will have to replace the whole system, not just one component.

there are two speakers inside each door. could be that the harness is loose or both spks bad.

better of testing first,


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