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Old 12-08-2005, 10:21 PM   #1
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I finally got my stereo in. The compass was messed up from just the new 6x9'*. I moved the thing to the trunk lid. Even with the subs in now it is working fine. It was pretty easy to do. I lengthened the wires and ran them in the wire loom going up the side of the trunk lid for the latch. Just poked a couple holes in the carpet and used those plastic "tree" fasteners.

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nice....that is a out of the way spot for it
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wow, i never would have thought that putting in new speakers would affect the compass, but then again, i never had a compass in a car
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Yeah, I didn't think that just the 6x9'* would but the ones I put in have quit a bit larger magnets than the stock speakers. It would stay calibrated for day or so and then go out.
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that'* a good spot for that, I wouldn't have thought of that.

Did you look into hiding it under the carpet?? just curious.
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yah if you ever use dynamat and stuff like that for your trunk it completely kills the compass. i did that and had to move it into the car at the top of the back windshield but now its above the headliner so you cant see it. lots of wire extending.
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Yeah, I thought about putting it under the carpet but the only easy way to attach it would be glue. I wasn't too hot on that idea. There is probably a way to run a cross member from the trunk lid stiffening beam things, other than that, as best as I can recall, there is nothing other than the sheetmetal of the lid itself. Might be able to hide it better under the carpet at a different position under the trunk lid, I dont remember too well.
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Yeah, I thought about putting it under the carpet but the only easy way to attach it would be glue. I wasn't too hot on that idea. There is probably a way to run a cross member from the trunk lid stiffening beam things, other than that, as best as I can recall, there is nothing other than the sheetmetal of the lid itself. Might be able to hide it better under the carpet at a different position under the trunk lid, I dont remember too well.
I was just curious. I dont even have a trunk lid carpet so my mount would be completely different. I don't think it looks bad where it is now.
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