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PostSubject: Replace 10 ohm rear speakers   Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:45 pm

How do I best replace my 10ohm 6x9 rear speakers in my 1996 Riviera?
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 10 ohm rear speakers   Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:33 am

Open the trunk and go in laying on your back. Each speaker has a plug that's held in by a tab. After that there's 2 torx/allen screws holding each in. After that just cut the plug (leaving enough to resolder it back on if needed) and wire up your new speakers. I forget which wires are the ground and which are power, but they are pretty obvious. Please see the appropriate threads for more info next time.

http://rivperformance.editboard.com/t2192-faq-installing-rear-speakers
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 10 ohm rear speakers   Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:30 am

I prefer to not cut my wires. Where can I get the adapters to plug in to the harness back at the speakers?
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 10 ohm rear speakers   Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:53 am

Yardley wrote:
I prefer to not cut my wires. Where can I get the adapters to plug in to the harness back at the speakers?
You don't, you have to cut them. That's why new speakers come with the proper terminals in the box. You have to wire them yourself.
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 10 ohm rear speakers   Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:51 am

Yeah, just get the right size connectors for your speakers. You can put the male version of that connector on the stock speaker harness so that you can normal it up if need be. Example:

Factory harness > female connector > aftermarket speaker

Factory harness > female connector > male connector > factory speaker plug > factory speaker
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 10 ohm rear speakers   Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:27 am

For best sound quality, just cut it a solder the wire straight to the tab.
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 10 ohm rear speakers   Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:30 pm

Thanks for the help, however, these speakers are 10 ohm and I want to install 4 ohm speakers. Also, there is what appears to be and amp in the rear deck as well. If it is an amp I would replace it with a 4 ohm amp. Do you know what this small box is?
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 10 ohm rear speakers   Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:32 pm

Thanks for the help, however, these speakers are 10 ohm and I want to install 4 ohm speakers.  Also, there is what appears to be an amp in the rear deck as well.  If  it is an amp I would replace it with a 4 ohm amp.  Do you know what this small box is?
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 10 ohm rear speakers   Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:06 pm

I was honestly not aware that they were 10 ohm speakers... I swapped mine out for 4 ohm Alpines with no issues. If it freaks you out too bad, just find some 8 ohm speakers. Impedance is kind of odd... A speaker with a nominal impedance of 4 ohms could have an actual impedance of anywhere between 2 and 7 ohms (give or take), and there are peaks at certain frequencies. Annnyyyywayyyy, i think youd be fine swapping the speakers out with 4 ohm ones with no issues.
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 10 ohm rear speakers   Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:17 pm

Are you talking about that box with the harness going to it? It's the key fob box (it receives the signal). It might also have something to do with security.
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 10 ohm rear speakers   Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:34 pm

matt270avian wrote:
Are you talking about that box with the harness going to it? It's the key fob box (it receives the signal). It might also have something to do with security.
Remote Control Door Lock Receiver (RCDLR) yes. It is not an amplifier.
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PostSubject: 10 ohm speakers   Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:56 pm

Thank you Sir. I appreciate that advice. And Matt, you are of course correct about that black box. It is not wired into the speakers. My mistake. Thanks to both of you for your help.
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 10 ohm rear speakers   Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:47 pm

crutchfeild has the conectors you seek
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PostSubject: Riviera rear speakers   Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:37 pm

Just ordered a pair of 6x9" Rockford Prime R-169X3 3 way speakers. They should now be a snap to install. Then we will see how they work
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 10 ohm rear speakers   Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:12 am

I think you should be happy with them! Have you done the fronts yet, or do you have plans to?
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 10 ohm rear speakers   Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:31 am

joshuadalegrimes wrote:
crutchfeild has the conectors you seek

It appears they do.....

http://www.crutchfield.com/app/popups/InstallationToolbox.aspx?I=113KFC6930
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 10 ohm rear speakers   Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:08 am

The 4 ohm speakers will need more current than the 10ohm factory speakers. If you intend to play loud music for an extended period of time your deck may get very hot.

http://www.prestonelectronics.com/audio/Impedance.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 10 ohm rear speakers   Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:53 pm

Yes Sir, I put a pair of MTX TDX52s in the front doors. They sound much better than the old Delcos.
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 10 ohm rear speakers   Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:39 pm

Replaced rear speakers with 6x9" 4 ohm Rockford Prime R`169X3. Had to make a foam gasket so that they fit tight. They sound great and seem to take the same amount of power as the old Delcos. I did not need to adjust the fader. Now I will wait to see if the head unit gets hot.
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 10 ohm rear speakers   Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:49 pm

I used a ball of tape under each tab and its holding well. I don't care how ghetto it is, it works.
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 10 ohm rear speakers   Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:51 pm

I installed 4ohm speakers in my riviera 1996 I cut the wires and installed them, they work great! You should be fine
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 10 ohm rear speakers   Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:25 pm

My 6x9's came from Crutchfield with the adapters. Took me about 10 mins to swap out. No cutting. Plug and play.
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PostSubject: Re: Replace 10 ohm rear speakers   Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:05 pm

Yardley wrote:
My 6x9's came from Crutchfield with the adapters. Took me about 10 mins to swap out. No cutting. Plug and play.
Glad to hear it all went well! happy 
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