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Old 02-17-2013, 07:47 PM
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As you are in Tucson & I am just south, I have extra poly fill to replace the paper towels. I was amazed how much of a difference the poly-fill made along with the repair. Send me an e-mail here if interested.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:56 AM
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Just finished subwoofer silicone repair!!!! Sounds great!!!! Thanks to all for the advice!!!
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:58 PM
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This worked for me. Thanks for the info.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:44 PM
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Smile This "Fix" Really Works!

AWESOME! Thanks for the mega-cost saving tip on repairing the sub-woofer. It's Day 3 now--- and the silicone chaulk repaired SW is working like a charm(well, at least as good as it did from factory). BTW-- Mine was completely torn/separated from the bracket/frame. 360 degrees.

Definitely want to re-affirm the need to wait at least 24-hours for the chaulk to dry.

Thanks again for the fix and the taking the time to share your solution with the group. Apppreciate it!
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:48 PM
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Mine was way too far gone for the silicone repair. But the $20 rim repair kit fixed it like new.

Thanks for the thread.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:16 PM
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$20 HK Sub-Woofer Rim Repair Kit?

Hi Jody 0007--

Can you forward or post a link to the $20 rim repair kit you mentioned/used... just in case the silicone doesn't hold-- 5 days and counting!

Thanks!
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:29 PM
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Hi Jody 0007--

Can you forward or post a link to the $20 rim repair kit you mentioned/used... just in case the silicone doesn't hold-- 5 days and counting!

Thanks!
Here ya go:

http://www.simplyspeakers.com/BMW-Fo...c_215-1-3.html

I got the single unit for $20.00
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:38 PM
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Wish I had known about this for a couple of my previous cars, as well. Would have saved $$$. I search online for hours for speaker fixes for BMW SW-- never ever saw this site before. Great find. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:38 PM
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Can't dislodge connector

I hit a snag on Step 1. I can't completely pull-out the woofer box because the half of the cable connector that's wired to the woofer box is anchored to a roll bar bracket with a Teflon fastener. Maybe the assembler had a beer at lunch and anchored the wrong half. I can't seem to slide or pull the connector off the fastener. I hesitate to cut it. Anyone encountered this? This is a 2001 Z3 roadster.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:41 PM
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I did not have that problem, my wiring harness was loose with plenty of wire to get it up and disconnected
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:51 PM
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Are you attempting to remove the compleat sub-woofer box or merely the speaker? Only the top of the box needs to be removed to r & r the speaker.
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:55 PM
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"can't dislodge connector" - PROBLEM SOLVED
I had pulled and pushed, but never tried twisting. Twisting did the trick! Duh! It turns-out the connector shell has a Teflon foot on its underside. It fits into a slot on the roll bar connector, and locks into place when the connector is twisted, like a key in a door lock. I'm pulling the entire box to ship it to Simply Speakers for repair.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:28 AM
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Did this. Works wonders. Thank you.
Hows it holding up for you guys?

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Old 12-08-2013, 11:38 AM
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Did this over the summer and sounded just dandy! Now I gotta find replacements for the drivers in the door. Ugh.
THANKS AGAIN for the great thread / instructions!
KArl
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:06 PM
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I just finished the Simply Speaker repair. $20 bucks and about two hours including drying time. Looks like new.

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Old 02-24-2014, 04:03 PM
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Yes it works & brings the stereo system back to the OEM quality. I agree, not the greatest imo, but I am not interested in a symphony hall quality in a roadster where the top is rarely if ever erected. Furthermore it is way cheaper than reinventing the wheel & replacing many components if not the whole system. The latter is a slippery slope once you start. Congrats on the completion of the project!
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:18 AM
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This may sound like a stupid question but I don't see how this HK enclosure splits apart to gain access to the inside speaker. Are the 2 plastic halves pressed together? Whats the technique for splitting it apart to gain access to the inner speaker?
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:22 AM
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Mine is a 2002, this is what it looks like. The speaker attaches with four screws and the whole unit slides into the frame with the speaker facing forward.

Chris

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Old 03-03-2014, 08:37 AM
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Mine is different, it's a box with 2 speakers inside. One inside is hidden from view....how do I separate the halves without destroying it? Appears to be no screws holding it together. Is it pressed together with some kind of tang? Glue?
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Mine is different, it's a box with 2 speakers inside. One inside is hidden from view....how do I separate the halves without destroying it? Appears to be no screws holding it together. Is it pressed together with some kind of tang? Glue?
I have not seen that subwoofer design before. Maybe that is what this is all about***********:

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-16...138386456.aspx
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:07 AM
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"Moil and "ham" in the same post; I love it. Entertaining even though I don't need the fix yet.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:33 AM
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I thought they were all like that. Maybe it's just the M that has these boxes.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:51 AM
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I thought they were all like that. Maybe it's just the M that has these boxes.
I think there have been several/many designs for the subwoofer box/speakers over the years (even with the HK system), even though they fit into the same between the seats enclosure. My two 1998 Z3s both had the HK system, but I never had to look inside to see what was there. My 2001 has the single, 6.5" subwoofer.

St. Thomas? Where on the island? Some nice twisty roads, but no place to really open the Z3 up. I did see a couple of Z3s running around when we were there last year.
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:33 AM
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There were a few places to let it unwind, but the roads were killing it, with the potholes etc.
I brought up to the hills of NC and it's a lot happy here at my other house.
Be nice to get this stereo goin before it gets warm.

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Old 03-05-2014, 09:03 AM
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I guess im the only one with this setup
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