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Old 26 Aug 2008, 02:02 pm
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Default PT Cruiser 01-05 Stereo & Speakers & Dash removal HOW TO

This has been explained many times but I thought it could be a good idea to regroup these informations in a single thread.



Enjoy!

P.S. Note that due to the upload limitation, I had to split the PDF in parts and then Zip them.
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Old 26 Aug 2008, 02:16 pm
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Old 26 Aug 2008, 03:06 pm
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Thanks so much! I figured it was here already, but I just couldn't find it.
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Old 16 Sep 2008, 08:36 pm
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It's now the time to add another chapter to this story.


The dash speakers


If you look at Crutchfield or places like that, you'll notice that there're no 3.5" speakers marked as "fit" for the PT Cruiser.

Actually, the PT has some particular "tweeters" in the dash location. In fact, if the bolt pattern is the same than a 3.5" speake, those stock speakers are small...very small...so small that they are kinda useless IMO.




Trust me, you won't be able to put a 3.5" "as is" in this little hole. The hole isn't round shaped anyway.






So here are what you have to do.

  • You'll have to perform some Dremel-ing to enlarge this hole first


  • Watch the speaker height. Note the tweeter height on the Polk db351...those barely fit, but fit at the end. Thanks to the grille shape.


  • You also have to be careful with the overall depth due to this vent thing down there



Final result:



As you can see, I also had to chop these plastic tabs each side of the screws a bit.

Seems to be a lot of work but it's not that hard to do and it's all but impossible.

Finally, what a great improvement VS the stock speakers!

Enjoy!

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Old 17 Sep 2008, 04:57 pm
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PT Cruiser additionnal speakers/wiring informations

* For pre-2006 models. Can't say for 2006+

  • Car Radio Constant 12V+ Wire: Pink/Light Blue
  • Car Radio Switched 12V+ Wire: Red/White
  • Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
  • Car Radio Illumination Dimmer Wire: Orange
  • Car Radio Power Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A
  • Car Radio Amplifier Turn On Trigger Wire: N/A
  • Front Speakers #1 Size: 6.5"
  • Front Speakers #1 Location: Front doors
  • Left Front Speaker #1 Wire (+): Green
  • Left Front Speaker #1 Wire (-): Brown/Blue
  • Right Front Speaker #1 Wire (+): Purple
  • Right Front Speaker #1 Wire (-): Blue/Red
  • Front Speakers #2 Size: 3.5" bolt pattern, proprietary hole size. Plastic must be grinded to fit 3.5" speakers.
  • Front Speakers #2 Location: Dash corners
  • Left Front Speaker #2 Wire (+): Gray/Purple
  • Left Front Speaker #2 Wire (-): Gray/Yellow
  • Right Front Speaker #2 Wire (+): Dark Green/Purple
  • Right Front Speaker #2 Wire (-): Dark Green/Yellow
  • Rear Speakers Size: 5x7"
  • Rear Speakers Location: Back "D" pillars
  • Left Rear Speaker Wire (+): Brown/Yellow
  • Left Rear Speaker Wire (-): Brown/Light Blue
  • Right Rear Speaker Wire (+): Blue/White
  • Right Rear Speaker Wire (-): Blue/Black

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Old 26 Sep 2008, 03:15 pm
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Power Line

Now that you've installed your brand new speakers, here's a thread bout bringing power into the car directly from the battery to power up an amplifier or a subwoofer:

Juicing the inside

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Ipod controller hooked to the factory unit (by smallfrycruzr)

i-Pod Install











Side note:

Everyone here already know that the 2006+ PTs have the rear speakers located in the rear doors.

But I was told that the same D pillar cutout than on pre-2006 is still there, behind the pillar trim.

Ok, you'll have to run your own wires and cut the pillar trim cover but, hey!, this means that you can easily setup a 8 speakers system in your car!


Enjoy!

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Old 10 Oct 2008, 08:03 pm
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I was just wondering about the dash mod you did to get the polks to fit. Did you have to modify the vent stuff underneath the speaker at all or just open the speaker hole up some? Does it matter what year this is done on or do they all have the same dash? I was told by Crutchfield that only the Kicker KS350's would fit my 2002, though I would strongly prefer the Polk's. Also do the dash speakers have the wire harness to attach to the stock speakers or is the speaker wire just soldered on? Thanks for any help you can give. BTW how did you get a dremel between the dash and the windshield? HEHE

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Old 16 Oct 2008, 10:56 am
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First of all, sorry for the late answer. I was out of town for the long week-end (thanksgiving here in Canada).


Fortunatly, I didn't have to modify the vent hose underneath.

As far as I'm concerned, every 2005 PTs and before should be similar. I don't know for the 2006 and up.

Crutchfield are...wrong this time!

Ask them to send you the same wire harness than the front door speakers since the dash speakers use the same connectors.

I also suggest that you use the bass filter supplied with those speakers to cut some bass. This will help to prevent some speakers blow-out.

For the Dremel...what can I say...with the good angle and the right ammount of talent, you'd be surprised by what you can do!

Anything else?
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Old 17 Oct 2008, 01:13 am
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Thanks for the info, I went ahead and ordered the Polks with my other car audio stuff because I felt pretty certain that they would fit. Glad that I did. I did the head unit and rear speakers yesterday evening, and the door speakers this evening. Dash speakers going in tomorrow! I have a love/hate relationship with Crutchfield . I don't know how many times I have called to order and been told that something wouldn't work when I knew that it would or told that the reason it said it would fit factory location is because "it doesn't have to look pretty" (When you get paid to install these things for people it certainly matters) Just glad that this one is the second car for my own use. I will see what I can manage with my dremel, though a roadtrip to Canada doesn't sound bad. Thanks again for the info.

EDIT Man those polk's fit like a freaking glove in there. Any tighter and it would just be too much. Thanks for the help with it, the info here helped a lot.

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Old 21 Nov 2008, 10:55 am
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Default Re: Speakers removal HOW TO

How do those Polks fit w/the dash and OEM grille on there?

What model Polks?
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