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Old 11th November 2008, 11:26   #1
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The grilles of my rear 6x9's keep working themselves loose all the time, and its such a pain putting them back it, i wonder how they got loose in the first place.

I think superglue would be the easy way out , but i need to clean the cone and interiors now and then, so not sure i want to do that

how do you guys deal with it ?
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I am facing same problem.
what is the solution?
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Old 11th November 2008, 15:35   #3
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Are you sure you're fitting it right in the first place?
It's a snap on and should stay
However, if your clip is damaged, use feviquick. It'll come out easily when you want it to. Just give it a yank.
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there are no clips as such. the grille is a bit oversized and the friction keeps it there

a pic of my 6x9's
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LOL, I have the exact same problem on my JBL rears and never expected to see a thread on this. Superglue seems only solution
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The grilles of my rear 6x9's keep working themselves loose all the time, and its such a pain putting them back it, i wonder how they got loose in the first place.

I think superglue would be the easy way out , but i need to clean the cone and interiors now and then, so not sure i want to do that
Some speakers come with a rubber compound to attach the grills. This should be used.

This "loosening" phenomenon especially happens if the speaker mounting holes are not drilled dead perfect and upon screwing, cause the plastic trim ring to deform a bit.

Super Glue is a bad idea. If you ever want to remove the grill, to remove the speaker or so, expect a tough time.
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Some speakers come with a rubber compound to attach the grills. This should be used.
I recall getting some , but i think my local installer flicked it.

How are you supposed to use it ?
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LOL, I have the exact same problem on my JBL rears and never expected to see a thread on this. Superglue seems only solution
JBL is a real pain. The Grill of my front components came off & i replaced it with the grill of Hertz. Now the rear coaxials (6X9) & it is not as easy as the components.

Why cant JBL come out with a good design which lasts or something with screws or locks?
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The JBL grilles looked better designed. guess not
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How are you supposed to use it ?
Make small blobs and put it on the edge of the speaker grill (the downturned ends), and put the grill in. Make the blobs large enough and on both sides of the edge so that they can cling to the plastic of the trim ring sufficiently. After some baking in the car, they'll be firm enough to make the grilles stay put.
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Is it possible to remove the grill once it is fixed like this ?

I uses little pieces of 2-sided foam tape on 4 sides of the grill as suggested by LBM.


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Make small blobs and put it on the edge of the speaker grill (the downturned ends), and put the grill in. Make the blobs large enough and on both sides of the edge so that they can cling to the plastic of the trim ring sufficiently. After some baking in the car, they'll be firm enough to make the grilles stay put.
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Is it possible to remove the grill once it is fixed like this ?.
yes just lift and peal with a screwdriver
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