geo99 replied to jaslo's topic in 1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500wally world sells aircraft stripper. then clean/polish with gords aluminum polish
geo99 posted a topic in How-ToMy front speakers ( non bose) were really sounding BAD with the bass set anywhere but minimum. I took them out to find this. So I ordered some kenwood kfc-p709ps from amazon for $65. I removed the door panel and removed the stock speaker assembly. The speaker and mount assembly is released at the top by pressing down on the tab and pulling assembly out. Then remove the grill from the door panel. Do this by straightening the tabs on the back side then the grill pulls off the front. I left the stock tweeter on the panel and drilled out the factory tweeter mount from the front side. you don't need to remove the nut to do this. This pic shows the drilled out mount. Then cut off the tab located next to my thumb in this pic. Then from the front side, push the threaded stud on the new tweeter thru the hole drilled earlier and attach with wing nut provided with speakers. I fed the wires from front to rear around the edge of factory tweeter. I used the mounting ring provided with speakers and removed the three longest tabs from it. They are still on the ring in the next pic. I used the crossover harness also provided, It is the harness hanging loose in the pic. the actual crossover is in the shrink tubing. I also bought the wiring pigtail from amazon to make connections easier. The package they came in had a chart with all the wire harness color codes printed on it. Nice touch. There are large and small connectors in the harnesses so you cant reverse the wires accidently. The black and white harness is the pig tail. I centered the woofer in the factory opening and drilled four holes and used screws provided. I forgot to reinstall the grill but got a good pic of how the finished mounting looks. All I can say about the finished results is OMG!! the sound is better than expected. For a stock system, this rocks.
geo99 replied to geo99's topic in How-Toalso, the first set ordered in the list comes with 10 amber light bulbs. I did not see that in the description, but it is there. I am going to use those to replace the burned out lamps in the radio
geo99 posted a topic in How-ToI want to add to the original post by scottieboy found here, http://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/topic/102015-change-the-color-of-your-99-02-gmt-800-ac-control-backlights/ I used ready made lights to change the cluster to blue from here, Partsam 10 Pack PC168 T10 Twist Lock Blue http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KVC78RU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Then I used Partsam 6x Blue T4 Neo Wedge Instrument Gauges http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KVXTUL6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and modified them for the a/c control back lights. The LED assemblies have resistors built in, so they need the full 12 volts to function, and are installed in parallel instead of series as was in the original post from scottieboy First, remove the LED assemblies from the twist lock holder I then hooked them to a 12 volt source and marked the positive lead with a red marker. Then I soldered two LEDs in parallel with short lenghts of wire. Then clipped the positive lead of one LED and the negative lead of the other LED short, removing the excess. You will need two of these made up. Then the old bulbs were removed and and the connection points marked. Then the two LEDs wired together are soldered to the board, using ONLY the one long positive lead and one negative lead. the LEDs are just held in by one lead each. I kept the LEDs pointing relativly straight up with just a slight downward tilt. you may want to tilt the LED closest to the cold side of temp knob toward the hot side of the knob. Being an LED of single color, the blue side of the display is bright and the red filters out the blue and is almost totally dark. repeat for the other side. The connections are in the same locations on the other end of the board.
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