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  1. #1
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    Default Installing New in boat speakers - Some guidance

    Hey Everyone,

    My original in boat speakers are feeling a little tired, so I am looking to swap them out. I am not overly knowledgeable when it comes to audio equipment but I am looking for some guidance in installing them.

    07 LSV with Roswell tower speaker bar is my original set up, and I have all original speakers.
    New install speakers are Kicker KM 6130 (purchased for my old boat, but sold before install)

    Is it a matter of take out, attach leads and re-install?
    Do I have to pre-drill holes or just use the screws? not sure what the backing is?
    Do I have to adjust the amp?

    Anything else?

    I was thinking of getting one of our audio business to do it, but if it is fairly easy, I might tackle it myself.

    Thanks

    Richard
    2007 LSV
    2003 Outback - Sold

  2. #2
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    Pretty easy to do it just like you said.

    Id also put in some pillow fill behind the speakers going into the tower cans to help them produce more bass.


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  3. #3
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    Thanks Stazi for the help. Might be the easiest mod I have ever done in the boat. The bow speakers needed a bit of enlarging but the rest were super easy.
    Remove, connect leads, pre-drill, screws. Done!!!


    Just ordered 4 more for my tower. Hope that goes just as easy.

    Richard.


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  4. #4
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    Hey Everyone,

    Installed new speakers in the boat. Very easy install. However, on the water Saturday, there was static when I pushed the drain on the middle ballast bag. Only the middle. No static on fill or drain any of the other bags.

    I double checked all the wires to my amps, head unit and all the ballast fuses. Nothing loose or off.


    Thoughts?
    2007 LSV
    2003 Outback - Sold

  5. #5
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    Bad ground on that drain pump


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    How would I check that?
    2007 LSV
    2003 Outback - Sold

  7. #7
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    Find the connector to that pump and see if its corroded. Could be a bad ground within the pump motor itself.


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  8. #8
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    Stazi.

    Thank you so much for all this help. I will check it out this week to see if I can find it. Sticking my head inside the ski locker is going to be an interesting picture!!!
    2007 LSV
    2003 Outback - Sold

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