The stock mounting location for the door speakers have a very shallow mounting depth. Very few aftermarket speakers will work as a direct bolt-in replacemant. If you make use of some sort of spacer ring, then you can mount just about any speaker (within reason) in the factory location.Yeah, i'm trying to get the same exact setup but it says it won't fit on any Z.
This is supposed to be the "End all Bose audio thread", so I hope I am asking this in the right place. I have an 04 Touring withe the Bose system, 6 CD in dash... etc, Could someone please explain to me what the "Audiopilot" function is, what it does... I only know that when I press the Audio button, to adjust things like bass and treble, there is also an option to turn "AudioP" on or off... I tried looking in the manual and it mentions "Audiopilot" a few times but has no explanation of what it does... any feedback is much appreciated, Thanks!
Yeah, i'm trying to get the same exact setup but it says it won't fit on any Z.
I have to say the Bose becomes more fuzzy with time. I started this thread to end all of the fuss, but a few people have chimed in saying "well i didnt have to do that".I have a new question, didnt know the best keywords to use to search for this question.
If the Bose amp is in back, that should mean the wirings for the speakers all go back there and not to the head unit like most systems. That means that if I was to wire new aftermarket speakers to a new head unit, would there have to be new wiring work done to reroute them all up to the HU? Wouldnt that cost a good bit more for a professional job?
My reason of asking is I dont know if I should spend more to reroute the speaker wires up front or to just by a new amp for them and stick it in or near the old bose amp location.
Thanks in advance
We have a non-Bose Maxima doing exactly this. They must use cheap wiring or something, because everything else has been replaced. I'd strongly consider testing the wire to see if it hasn't frayed and all but broken somwhere, as I suspect that's our problem.My left hand side speakers (in the door) are intermittently cutting out in my Bose system.
It appears to be a connection problem as if I hard brake, accelerate, hit bumps, rock about in my seat, change the car's position relative to the Sun and moon, contemplate the meaning of life, etc it'll (dis)connect. All of a sudden I'll go from no audio in my left ear to ear-shattering volume because I've cranked the volume up to compensate.
I'm not alone in this - a friend's 350Z (different year model) is experiencing the same problem.
Has anyone heard about this, and if so where's the loose connection? Or perhaps the wire has rubbed through somewhere because of crap design and is now hanging loose somewhere? I don't want to replace the ICE yet and I don't want to pay some guy his butt-raping rates to trace the wires to find the problem if its not a connector at the amp or driver.
Ok, I get asked the same questions about Bose almost once a week. This thread is meant to slow down the emails and PMs I get about this stupid hardware.
If you want to keep your Bose Headunit and replace the amp and speakers, you need this:
If you want to change you Bose headunit and keep your stock amp and speakers, you need this:
You cannot change your speakers and keep the stock amp.
You cannot change the stock amp and keep the stock speakers.
You cannot change the headunit without the above adaptor.
I have to say the Bose becomes more fuzzy with time. I started this thread to end all of the fuss, but a few people have chimed in saying "well i didnt have to do that".
Essentially we have:
In my opinion, if you buy a quality aftermarket head unit, you do not want the signal going through the Blose amplifier.
There are several ways around it.
1. run new wires to the speakers.
2. bridge the speaker wires at the amp.
Option 2 involves jumping the amplfier input wires to the output wires. This can all be done at the back of the car near the amp.
I would favor option 1 and infact we have a tutorial on how to do it: http://www.350z-tech.com/zwiki/Tutorial:Fr...er_Wire_Routing
Infinity Kappa 60.7cs (front) and 62.7i (rear).
The guy who installed them for me is almost finished writing a DIY. It will be posted on ZChickz when it's complete.