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Old 10-03-2005, 02:44 PM   #1
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Crossover thread from my post in the 1992-1999 forum: My 97 SE came from the factory without any 6x9 speakers in the back. (It was originally an Alamo rental car in Hawaii.) Immediately after I bought the car back in 1999, I had a reputable autosound installer install a Pioneer head unit, Alpine amplifier, and Boston Acoustic speakers. Recently I've disassembled the rear parcel shelf to hunt down and eliminate an annoying rattle, that turned out to mostly be coming from the third brake light. While I have the thing apart, I'm Dynamatting the entire rear deck, and I noted that my auto installers installed my 6x9 speakers with drywall screws drilled into the rear deck. I mean, it'* functional, but not very pretty. I'd like to clean that up and install them properly. I note there'* some obvious white plastic clips that must hold the factory speaker brackets in place. I've read in the forums of other people drilling new holes in their brackets (or "spacers") to accomodate aftermarket speakers.

I stopped by my Pontiac dealer today, and they were pretty much worthless, saying it must be part of the original speaker assembly, and they can't order them. Then I called Crutchfield, and the salesguy there found these:
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Anyone know if this looks anything like the original bracket, or more importantly, if it is likely to work at all? Any thoughts or info would be very helpful.

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nope but if you ask reeeeal nice ill go and get the Part Number off mine for ya
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The brackets in my 92 SSE (with seperate tweeter) and my brother'* 92 SE (just the 6x9) are almost two inches tall. Those look flat.
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Yes, please post a part number if you can find one for the spacers/mountin brackets, whatever they are. If I can either order from gmpartsdirect or give a part number to my dealer, I should be good to go.

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my suggestion would be to make a square mounting frame and mount your speakers on that.
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Yes, please post a part number if you can find one for the spacers/mountin brackets, whatever they are. If I can either order from gmpartsdirect or give a part number to my dealer, I should be good to go.

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there is a shot of them....they are obvously on the top of the pic.....you will also need the little white clips also....
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Thanks. I called my dealer and gave them that number, and it crosses over to current part number 9367429, which is listed as a "speaker". At this point, I'm lead to believe that the speaker and the spacer bracket are sold together as a unit. My dealer price was $68 each, gmpartsdirect lists it for $31.31. Neither had a picture to verify that the bracket comes with the speaker.

At this point, I'm going to try a salvage yard. Can anyone confirm whether the same part will also be used in a Buick, or an Olds? I'm also missing one of the little white clip things. Grrrrr.
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I got a recommendation for a local salvage yard from my dealer
Called them up, guy seemed to know exactly what part I need, says he'll give a look and to call him again tomorrow morning. Seems like the bone yard may be the way to go with this one.
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Okay, struck out at first salvage yard, going to try another one tomorrow. I need to know, what other years have this same speaker bracket install setup? Also, are there any other GM cars that have the same speaker bracket? The salvage yard I'm going to is a "you pull it" type of yard, and I want to know what other cars might have this part.

Wow, I just can't believe how hard it is to find this stupid plastic spacer bracket.
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Score!

I stopped by a local salvage yard this morning before work and explained what I was looking for. They pointed me to a single green 1994 Bonneville in their yard. The interior was gutted, but the rear parcel shelf was still completely untouched. I gently removed one of the metal speaker grilles to BEHOLD! A factory speaker, complete with plastic mounting spacer bracket! (And yes, those things are about 2 inches thick, so there ought to be a significant difference in sound with my Boston Acoustics 6x9'* mounted in those, compared to drywall screwed to the underside of the parcel shelf.)

A few minutes later I had the parcel shelf trim removed and had the speakers out. While I was in there, I also got the part that is the "back of the trunk" with the webbing that goes behind the rear seatback cushion. Mine is made of fiberboard, but the one in the 1994 was made of a sturdier thick black plastic. Considering my autosound installers bolted an amplifier to my fiberboard piece, I think I'm going to upgrade (downgrade?) to the 1994 plastic piece.

Pictures to come! Stay tuned.
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