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Old 27th April 2007, 17:10   #31
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I can do it for you tomorrow But then it would be DIS, not DIY.
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Old 27th April 2007, 17:12   #32
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You in Pune this weekend Sam ?
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Old 27th April 2007, 17:13   #33
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I can do it for you tomorrow But then it would be DIS, not DIY.
Wow nothing like it and I can learn how to do it too. But my equipment will go in on Sunday. Can we meet up on Sunday evening?

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Yep, he will be and he is coming to Grand hotel to meet us .

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Old 27th April 2007, 17:19   #34
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hehe Nice way to tempt people for meet

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so it is going to be DIS (do it sam) then......hope you have a gala time guys.....
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so it is going to be DIS (do it sam) then......hope you have a gala time guys.....
No no, I dont think I will let Sam do this. I will do it myself first and then take some tuning tips from Sam.
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Here are a few updated pictures and a small but big problem:

The crossover with input and Midbass connected using spade connectors. The blue cable is from the Ichibahn IKIT8 and the golden cable is Monster 16 gauge:



This is the fuse box cover on the driver side where the crossover will be connected:



Monster cable for the tweeter on dash (temporary):



Midbass mounted on the LHS door:



Amplifier mounted on the back seat using rubber cushion in between:



Another view:



Headunit connections made using solder and heat shrink tubing:



Crimped connections on the amp:



The ground cable, yet to be grounded:



Some damping from Wuerth:



Now the problem:

I broke one of the wires of the tweeter and now I need to solder it back. This is how it looks:



What precautions should I take to solder the cable back? I think I should break the other cable too and directly solder my speaker wire to the tweeter? Please suggest? Thanks
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do you have a closer pic of the place where the wire broke. Just to see if it's on the outside or it's got broken off from the inside.
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do you have a closer pic of the place where the wire broke. Just to see if it's on the outside or it's got broken off from the inside.
Vid its only from the outside. The solder spot is still there on the tweeter hence I was confident that I can resolder it. If you look closely the silver spot on the tweeter is the solder spot and about 2 mm of wire is still left.
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then just resolder it back on. the only thing i can think of is dont keep the soldering iron on the spot for too long, the plastic shouldn't melt. if you remove both the wires and solder it on directly you wont be able move the tweeter easily later. this way atleast you can disconnect and have some flexibility.

also the front door midbass, have you fixed it directly. Did you check the depth. I'm not sure but you may need a mdf spacer ring for that.

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then just resolder it back on. the only thing i can think of is dont keep the soldering iron on the spot for too long, the plastic shouldn't melt. if you remove both the wires and solder it on directly you wont be able move the tweeter easily later. this way atleast you can disconnect and have some flexibility.
Well I will be careful about the solder. What kind of solder flux should I use?

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also the front door midbass, have you fixed it directly. Did you check the depth. I'm not sure but you may need a mdf spacer ring for that.
I bought an MDF spacer for this car but it doesn't do good so I used some plastic rings that came with the components itself. I have ensure that the speakers dont foul with the power windows too.
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What precautions should I take to solder the cable back? I think I should break the other cable too and directly solder my speaker wire to the tweeter? Please suggest? Thanks
Somehow I missed this thread for a few days. Anyways...

a) your speaker wire might be too thick to solder directly on the tweeter.
b) Moral Fibre, there are people who consider themselves blessed if Sam listens or tunes their system (with good reason), you are going to have him help you install! You are a very very lucky man.

Also for the tweeter, use a low watt soldering iron (6W should do) and a fine point. I have seen soldering guns from Soldron that come with a variety of tips.
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Hey Navin and Vid, thanks for the tips.

The thickness of the speakerwire is the only concern for solder. Can I still not do it? No alternatives possible?
I am sure when Sam tunes my system I am going to be in heaven. I have been bugging him with phone calls each weekend to check his availability.

I have managed to procure a 25W Gun from Soldron. Should I buy a different tip. Here is a picture I just took of the gun:



A hi-res image to read the wattage:

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/1...ture029ax6.jpg
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my try on my old pioneer tweeter.....it happend like this....I was taking out the tweeter from its pod and by mistake I put the screwdriver from where the wires are coming from the VC to the soldering base.....bus one wire got cut....now I had to repair it...here is a pic of the same....

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Oh My God LBM what happened to your tweeter? It looks to be soaked in a bucket of glue!
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