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1993 Carlton GLi Speakers
« on: April 22, 2013, 10:41:49 PM »
Hello All,

Have been using the Carlton a lot more lately. The previous owner had the standard radio replaced by a JVC cd tuner with 4x50 watt output. The standard speakers were not changed and don't sound great.

I would like to replace them with better speakers, can anyone please tell me what sizes are fitted to the front doors and rear shelf as I can't seem to find any reference to the replacements online.

Thanks for your help

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Re: 1993 Carlton GLi Speakers
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2013, 05:53:49 PM »
165mm
what would life be like if we all drove fwd cars? feckin boring that's what rear drive or bust

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Re: 1993 Carlton GLi Speakers
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2013, 05:55:05 PM »
but you will need spacers with them!!
what would life be like if we all drove fwd cars? feckin boring that's what rear drive or bust

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Re: 1993 Carlton GLi Speakers
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2013, 08:12:30 PM »
Thank you for that, are spacers needed for both front and back or just one?

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Re: 1993 Carlton GLi Speakers
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2013, 08:17:05 PM »
just the door speakers

the other alternative is to cut the "webbing" from the knackered speakers and use them to fit the new ones in them!!
what would life be like if we all drove fwd cars? feckin boring that's what rear drive or bust

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Re: 1993 Carlton GLi Speakers
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2013, 06:42:19 PM »
Can't seem to find the adapters listed, do the omega or vectra ones fit?

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Re: 1993 Carlton GLi Speakers
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2013, 08:35:24 PM »
I had Nova ones in mine.
In fact I think I still have them somewhere.

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Re: 1993 Carlton GLi Speakers
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2013, 10:01:02 PM »
If you still have them, could I buy them from you?

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Re: 1993 Carlton GLi Speakers
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2013, 11:56:01 AM »
Oh yes - I dont need them anymore anyway, if I still have them.

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Re: 1993 Carlton GLi Speakers
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2013, 06:41:20 AM »
Hello again, the replacement electric aerial and speakers have now been delivered to replace the worn out 20 year old factory units.

I need to ask some advice on installation of the front door speakers:

Does the door bin need to be removed or can the grilles just be unclipped?

Also, the speaker connections appear to be moulded plugs, do I need some adapters for these or can you connect the speaker cables with some spade connectors or some such? If so is there a sequence of wiring to make sure the polarity is correct?

Thanks for your help
Rob
« Last Edit: May 10, 2013, 06:47:06 AM by Valv1866 »

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Re: 1993 Carlton GLi Speakers
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2013, 10:09:35 AM »
Best to remove the door cards ( unless your a gynecologist )
careful how you remove the clip that holds the door lock button to the rod
If your new speakers are aftermarket then test fit first (to make sure they fit in without fouling anything etc)
you will probably need spade connectors (and one terminal may be smaller than the standard size 3.2mm & 5mm ?) OR solder the joints.
polarity of speakers is important (though they will work wired either way round, however ,speaker life is reduced considerably if you get it wrong IIRC)
check the schematic for colour codes of the loom in the haynes manual.
 
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Re: 1993 Carlton GLi Speakers
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2013, 10:37:11 AM »
I have found the adaptors if you still need them too.

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Re: 1993 Carlton GLi Speakers
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2013, 03:39:34 PM »
Thanks guys, yes please Murph I still need them.

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Re: 1993 Carlton GLi Speakers
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2013, 06:19:15 PM »
Are your door speakers knackered i.e. the cardboard is broken/split or all intact & working fine but not up to the quality you'd like?

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Re: 1993 Carlton GLi Speakers
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2013, 09:05:33 PM »
The drivers side door speaker sounds like it has blown, have had to turn the bass right down to stop the distortion

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Re: 1993 Carlton GLi Speakers
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2013, 10:54:18 AM »
New speakers, spacers and connectors have arrived!!!

Now the car is fixed the upgrade can begin.

Am starting with the aerial, please see my other post!

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Re: 1993 Carlton GLi Speakers
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2013, 04:33:14 PM »
Aerial completed, can anyone tell me what's the best way to remove the front door cards?

Looks like the doorbins are held on by philips screws, but what is the best way to unclip the doortrim?

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Re: 1993 Carlton GLi Speakers
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2013, 05:10:07 PM »
prise out the rubber insert in the door handle. 2 screws hidden there.
prise out the plastic insert in the door open lever,screw hidden there.
screws along under pocket.
carefully pry out the clip from the pop up locking button (by the bottom of glass on doorcard), screw behind there.
also some trim clips down the sides that pop out.
that's about it

but you can un-plug the mirror adjust loom at the multi-plug too to get the card out the way.
that's assuming you have electric windows and don't have windey windows (never seen em on a uk carlton)
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Re: 1993 Carlton GLi Speakers
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2013, 07:09:34 PM »
NEVER lever at the sides of the pop up button locking clip, it will almost certainly break :'(

Use a very thin bladed screwdriver and lever in the centre of the clip.

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Re: 1993 Carlton GLi Speakers
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2013, 05:03:06 PM »
Thanks for your help guys.

All done, both front speakers had failed around the edge, the material had just disintegrated leaving the cone "floating"

With the new aerial the radio reception is significantly better, even working in the local multi storey car park, where before was just static!

The speakers I bought via eBay are made by a British company called Zero and were 16.99 a pair delivered. They are two way and the sound improvement is very noticeable with none of the previous bass distortion.

 ;D ;) :)

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Re: 1993 Carlton GLi Speakers
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2015, 12:02:12 AM »
Anyone know if Vectra B or Omega B speakers fit as they do come up on Ebay a lot?