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I've got an '06 9-5 Sport without Navigation. One of my rear deck speakers is blown, and I'd like to replace it with a direct fit - which I belive are 6x9's.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

I've searched on here, but I don't know the differences in the sizes and years to base a purchase on the previous posts I've read. Also, I don't know if the 9-3 and 9-5 have the same OHM and size speakers in the deck. Thanks
 

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paper cones aren't all that bad, but the paper surrounds are junk.

If all that is wrong with your speakers is the surrounds torn then I'd put new surrounds on them.

you can buy them lots of places, I got mine here:

http://www.speakerworks.com/6_by_9_inch_speaker_repair_kit_p/swk69a.htm

If you smoked the voice coil this won't help you, but the vast majority of speaker failures are surround rips/tears
 

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Thanks for both suggestions. I thought about repairing the speaker, but buying a used one is much less work and only $30 more.

However, I do like the idea of upgrading them while I'm back there.
I see that most upgrade them with 2 and 3 way speakers, so they are no longer just subs. How does this work out with the sound clarity and balance?

If I don't go with the stock speaker, I've seen a recommendation on here for both of these. Maybe an upgrade is the way to go, since I might keep the 9-5 a while.

- Infinity Kappa 6929i 2 way



- Infinity Reference 9632cf 2 way
 

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if you put a 2-way or 3-way speaker in the back, the extra stuff is just added weight. There is a crossover in the amp that filters out all but the bass that goes to those speakers.

When my son fried the VC's in his rear deck speakers I bought a used set of pioneer 6x9 speakers on line that had blown tweeters in them and just took the tweeters off. They're 4-ohm loads and not the 2-ohm loads that the amp expects so they're not quite as loud but other than that they fit and work fine
 

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if you put a 2-way or 3-way speaker in the back, the extra stuff is just added weight. There is a crossover in the amp that filters out all but the bass that goes to those speakers.

When my son fried the VC's in his rear deck speakers I bought a used set of pioneer 6x9 speakers on line that had blown tweeters in them and just took the tweeters off. They're 4-ohm loads and not the 2-ohm loads that the amp expects so they're not quite as loud but other than that they fit and work fine
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paper cones aren't all that bad, but the paper surrounds are junk.

If all that is wrong with your speakers is the surrounds torn then I'd put new surrounds on them.

you can buy them lots of places, I got mine here:

http://www.speakerworks.com/6_by_9_inch_speaker_repair_kit_p/swk69a.htm

If you smoked the voice coil this won't help you, but the vast majority of speaker failures are surround rips/tears
Was it hard to do the swap? I look at mine today, and I noticed the outer edge of where the paper surround sits is very narrow, seems like it would be difficult to glue anything to there. I take it the speaker works just fine with the foam surround as opposed to the paper one?
 

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Was it hard to do the swap? I look at mine today, and I noticed the outer edge of where the paper surround sits is very narrow, seems like it would be difficult to glue anything to there. I take it the speaker works just fine with the foam surround as opposed to the paper one?
Here's a video I did about replacing the speakers.
 

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Was it hard to do the swap? I look at mine today, and I noticed the outer edge of where the paper surround sits is very narrow, seems like it would be difficult to glue anything to there. I take it the speaker works just fine with the foam surround as opposed to the paper one?
I replaced the speaker entirely with a higher quality sounding speaker. It's not hard to do the foam surround swap, but I figured after all these years the paper would be getting pretty brittle, so I opted to just upgrade instead and haven't looked back since.
 

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Was it hard to do the swap? I look at mine today, and I noticed the outer edge of where the paper surround sits is very narrow, seems like it would be difficult to glue anything to there. I take it the speaker works just fine with the foam surround as opposed to the paper one?
I ended up replacing the surround about a month back. Total costs to me was less than 5 bucks. Three bucks for the surround itself, and 2 bucks for a small tube of aleene's tacky glue from walmart. It was actually really easy to do. There is a plastic retainer that sits above the old surround that you have to gently pry off and clean. This reveals a generous amount of space to glue in the new surround. Old surround was made out of paper and was extremely tattered. I cut it off as close to the cone as I could, and then used the scalpel to scrape off the old surround from the cone. Then I glued and set the new surround into the correct spot, and placed a book on top to keep pressure. Its been working fine ever since.

I'd say it was an easy job. If I ever end up doing the other speaker I will take some pictures for you guys.
 

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Hey Summerheat,

Looking for some guidance on replacing this surround before I do it. First will you link me to the surround you used? Now for the job, the plastic retainer that you pried off, did you replace it after installing the new surround? I'm guessing you did since you mentioned cleaning it up. Also wondering the order you did the gluing. Like did you first glue the surround to the cone then let that set then glue it to the outer edge that the plastic retainer was attached to? Then if you replaced the retainer did you glue that back down on top of the new surround? Or what did the process look like for you? Sorry I have never done this before and just wondering how you went about it since you were able to do it successfully.

Finally, did you resilicone the speaker back down when reinstalling it? I'm wondering if this is necessary to do in order to prevent it from vibrating?
Thanks
I ended up replacing the surround about a month back. Total costs to me was less than 5 bucks. Three bucks for the surround itself, and 2 bucks for a small tube of aleene's tacky glue from walmart. It was actually really easy to do. There is a plastic retainer that sits above the old surround that you have to gently pry off and clean. This reveals a generous amount of space to glue in the new surround. Old surround was made out of paper and was extremely tattered. I cut it off as close to the cone as I could, and then used the scalpel to scrape off the old surround from the cone. Then I glued and set the new surround into the correct spot, and placed a book on top to keep pressure. Its been working fine ever since.

I'd say it was an easy job. If I ever end up doing the other speaker I will take some pictures for you guys.
 

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Hey Summerheat,

Looking for some guidance on replacing this surround before I do it. First will you link me to the surround you used? Now for the job, the plastic retainer that you pried off, did you replace it after installing the new surround? I'm guessing you did since you mentioned cleaning it up. Also wondering the order you did the gluing. Like did you first glue the surround to the cone then let that set then glue it to the outer edge that the plastic retainer was attached to? Then if you replaced the retainer did you glue that back down on top of the new surround? Or what did the process look like for you? Sorry I have never done this before and just wondering how you went about it since you were able to do it successfully.

Finally, did you resilicone the speaker back down when reinstalling it? I'm wondering if this is necessary to do in order to prevent it from vibrating?
Thanks
I'm in Canada, and I went to a local store to pick one up:
If your looking to buy online, I was about to purchase this one. It also comes with the glue:

No need to replace the retainer, I actually don't even know where you'd get another one, so be careful when prying the old one off. When you pry the retainer off it comes off with a bunch of the old paper surround glued all over it. I just used a scalpel scrape it all off.

Order of gluing:
1. I glued the inside edge of the surround to the paper speaker cone. Then I put a book on top of it to keep pressure.
2. After that has dried I glued the outer edge of the surround to the speaker housing. Then I also put a layer of glue on top of the outer edge of the surround and stuck the retainer back on. I used a bunch of clothes pins to keep it clamped in place as it dried.

I did not re-silicone anything.

Hope this helps, good luck!
 

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I'm running these JBL's. Absolutely love the sound quality.
 
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