: Drivers door speaker



CADDYBLACK99
07-13-10, 05:38 PM
The drivers door speaker has an internittent connection only when its cold (when I start it in the AM). It sounds like a blown speaker, but after it warms it sounds fine. The problem is now in summer the temp doesn't get cool enough for the problem to happen. The other day I was iin the car for an extended time with the A/C on and the speaker acted up again. Any others having a similar problem?

EChas3
07-13-10, 10:20 PM
I doubt its a simple loose connection. It's more likely to be an off-center voice coil in the speaker. Replace/rebuild the speaker.

CADDYBLACK99
07-14-10, 09:18 AM
Thanks for your response, similar to what I expected. I hope I don't get a big hassle as it is intermittent. It did it again this morning, I may drive it right to the dealer later today.

coati
07-14-10, 03:29 PM
If you should pull the driver door panel to access the speaker, just remember that there are 3 - screws that must be removed first.

One behind the chrome door handle - you have to open the handle and then with a flat screwdriver or something similar, pop the little door off to get to that screw.
Then there are 2 - screws behind the leather door handle "flap" where the door handle rest is. Use like a flat putty knife to slide it underneath and open it from the bottom up.

Once those 3 -screws are removed, the panel will be held in place by perimeter plastic push-pins at strategic locations.
You can use an upholstery remover tool to pry-off the door panel.

It's best to use upholstery remover tools for the whole process to avoid damage.

While the door panel is off, I would take that opportunity to tighten any bolts/screws that are exposed/accessible as usually they are loose.
In particular the 3-bolts that hold the door mirror in place.
It's also a good time to sound deaden the inner door and door panel if you so desire.

CADDYBLACK99
07-14-10, 05:51 PM
Thanks coati!

I brought it to the dealer while it was happening, covered under warranty and will be replaced.

coati
07-14-10, 06:13 PM
Thanks coati!

I brought it to the dealer while it was happening, covered under warranty and will be replaced.

Great!
That's even better.
You don't have to mess with it or pay anything.

paden
01-13-11, 05:12 PM
happening to me, did they replace the speaker? If i have to replace the speakerin the driver door, what will work? Installer told me i had to get the bose, as a replacement i would buy from them would not sound good.

malatu
01-13-11, 05:17 PM
I agree ... get a matching Bose speaker to install. Anything less, you may be disappointed.

EChas3
01-13-11, 10:37 PM
If you're not under warranty, you can have them rebuilt. With my wife's 1998 STS, Cadillac wanted around $250 for a door sub-woofer and I had it rebuilt for $85. I've built speakers; this rebuilt driver looked like new! Sounded great.

If you need links, I'll dig them them out. You could just use your favorite search engine for "Rebuild Cadillac Bose" or similar.

jackjroadster
01-14-11, 02:32 AM
If you're not under warranty, you can have them rebuilt. With my wife's 1998 STS, Cadillac wanted around $250 for a door sub-woofer and I had it rebuilt for $85. I've built speakers; this rebuilt driver looked like new! Sounded great.

If you need links, I'll dig them them out. You could just use your favorite search engine for "Rebuild Cadillac Bose" or similar.

Cadillac actually quoted me $380. $85 dollars is a huge price off.

CTBB
01-14-11, 04:23 PM
happening to me, did they replace the speaker? If i have to replace the speakerin the driver door, what will work? Installer told me i had to get the bose, as a replacement i would buy from them would not sound good.

There is a pair for sale on ebay as we speak.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2006-Cadillac-STS-Bose-Front-Door-Speakers_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZalgoQ3dLVIQ26 ituQ3dUCIQ26otnQ3d3Q26poQ3dLVIQ26psQ3d63Q26clkidQ3 d6368963348259795512QQ_trksidZp3286Q2em7QQcategory Z38646QQitemZ130467103665

Glenn

EChas3
01-17-11, 09:12 PM
Back in 2003 when my wife bought her '98 STS, we determined the drivers side door woofer was blown. I found a company that rebuilt speakers. They did a great job.

Bose Speaker Experts (http://www.corvetteradios.com/corvetteradios_021.htm)


I have no idea if they are still around. Anyone interested might have better luck just using their favorite internet search engine.

Here's the e-mail of the guy that helped me: fcsr@msn.com

Frikiton
01-18-11, 02:12 AM
I need to replace my passenger front door speaker as well and I don't want to put anything but the sameone or 100% equivalent. But I don't know what size to look for any help?
I believe its a bass speaker that goes on the front doors but don't know what model exactly that goes with the Premium Stereo Bose System with 15 speakers package.

CTBB
01-18-11, 11:08 AM
These are still on ebay for $55 for the pair:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2006-Cadillac-STS-Bose-Front-Door-Speakers_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZalgoQ3dLVIQ26 ituQ3dUCIQ26otnQ3d3Q26poQ3dLVIQ26psQ3d63Q26clkidQ3 d6368963348259795512QQ_trksidZp3286Q2em7QQcategory Z38646QQitemZ130467103665

Glenn

1BadCadSTS
01-18-11, 11:55 AM
Those are rear door speakers, front doors are 7 inch woofers.

CTBB
01-18-11, 12:41 PM
Those are rear door speakers, front doors are 7 inch woofers.

No kidding? My mistake. :duh:

Glenn

1BadCadSTS
01-18-11, 12:55 PM
Yup
heres what the front doors look like

http://i.ebayimg.com/21/!B+pu97gCGk~$(KGrHqUOKikEzWy3Wp5lBN!T78c5Og~~_3.JP G

Frikiton
01-19-11, 05:42 AM
Nice thanks for the link,