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post #31 of 41 Old 9th June 2006, 08:25 AM
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M audio either doesn't have speakers under the grills in the rear doors or they're inoperable. I'm not happy with the rear package shelf rattle on deep bass with my non-M audio setup (I have the power rear shade which I've read contributes to this rattle) so I'm looking forward to upgrading the rear subs and fixing this rattle.
I just upgraded my rear speakers. Replaced the stock crappy Nokia Speakers and replaced them with Boston Acoustics S55 and Polk Audio db1000 tweeters. An excellent upgrade. Part of the reason for the upgrade is to fix the darn rattle in the rear shelf.

Sorry I havent gotten around to making my post with pictures on how to remove and replace the rear speakers and fix the rattles but I hope to do that soon.

Here's a quick summary. Replace your rear speakers if they are stock. The difference is very noticeable as Nokia makes crappy speakers. The Boston Acoustics and Polk Tweeters costs $200.00 total and they sound much much better.

Rattles in the rear deck: and I have the electric rear sunshade. ALL the screws in the rear shelf were loose! (I have the M-Audio) The subwoofer screws are loose, the electric rear sunshade nuts were loose, and so as the other screws in the rear shelf.

So I removed all the screws and nuts, applied locktite to all the threads, reinstalled and retightened all screws, and voila! NO MORE RATTLES even in loud volume cranking up the subwoofers.

I will post pictures soon of my upgrade.

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thanks Dan. I will get onto that on the weekend and end the rattles. I have been also looking at new speakers, probably do it at the same time as the icelink plus.
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Here is a definitive answer regarding M Audio (also known as option SA752):

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[quote=whatheheck]I just upgraded my rear speakers. Replaced the stock crappy Nokia Speakers and replaced them with Boston Acoustics S55 and Polk Audio db1000 tweeters. An excellent upgrade. Part of the reason for the upgrade is to fix the darn rattle in the rear shelf.

Sorry I havent gotten around to making my post with pictures on how to remove and replace the rear speakers and fix the rattles but I hope to do that soon.

Here's a quick summary. Replace your rear speakers if they are stock. The difference is very noticeable as Nokia makes crappy speakers. The Boston Acoustics and Polk Tweeters costs $200.00 total and they sound much much better.
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To the mechanically uninclined, is that a simple gig (ie: can even *I* do it), or should I pay some 16 year old kid to do it? (I'm all over ANY mod that can be done for $200 )
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Electric rear sunshade nuts loose?

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thanks Dan. I will get onto that on the weekend and end the rattles.
Sorry I forgot to add this important info. If you have no plans on replacing your stock rear speakers and just want to fix the darn rattle caused by the electric rear sunshade mounting nuts being loose - you dont have to remove the rear deck!

Go inside your trunk and lay down looking up to the bottom of the rear deck. You will find 4 nuts that holds the electric rear sunshade to the rear deck spread across the deck. I will bet you will find these nuts loose almost coming off. Remove the nuts completely, apply locktite to the nuts, reinstall and retighten. But dont overtighten or you risk stripping the threads.

Hope that helps.

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To the mechanically uninclined, is that a simple gig (ie: can even *I* do it), or should I pay some 16 year old kid to do it? (I'm all over ANY mod that can be done for $200 )
Here's my input. NEVER trust a 16 year old kid to work on your pride and joy. NEVER! Go pay a little extra and take it to a reputable car stereo installer if you have to to ensure it gets done right and you wont have any head aches or regrets later. I have heard of horror stories. (They broke this, they scratched this, they didnt install it correctly, now I hear more rattles, etc.)

If you folks live closeby, come on by on a Saturday and I will help you. But since this is not the case for most of you, replacing the rear speakers is easy. It just takes time and patience. Rear speaker replacments are one to one swap out for 5 1/4" size. Plug and Play.

Then you have to separate the tweeter wires, and attach these wires to your new tweeters.

Call me or eMail me if you need further help. I will post my upgrade this weekend.

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One more question. Was the Premium sound system in the "regular" E39 the same as the "stock" sound system in the E39 M5? Was there a M-Audio equivilent system in the "regular" E39?
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Yeah saw that one too. If you noticed, it's a BMW dealership listing all the Dinan catalog prices at full price.

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One more question. Was the Premium sound system in the "regular" E39 the same as the "stock" sound system in the E39 M5? Was there a M-Audio equivilent system in the "regular" E39?
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