Adding front window tweeters!

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SoobyToo58
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Adding front window tweeters!

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Does anyone know if the wiring for those small front window tweeters exists in Bajas that did not actually come with the tweeters? I was wondering if they could be installed without having to add any extra wiring in the doors or anywhere else.
Also, do they really add any noticeable improvement to sound system fidelity? Would they actually be an improvement when listening to music?
ZUBAJA
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Re: Adding front window tweeters!

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I just put them into my 03 a few weeks ago. The passenger side had the wires, but the plastic plug casing was missing. The driver side was plug and play. HOWEVER, after installing, I don't even know if they work. I can't hear anything coming from either one. I went and listened to the ones in my wife's 05 Forester, and can't hear anything there either. Maybe they're dog speakers :roll:. Dennis
SoobyToo58
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Re: Adding front window tweeters!

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Thanks for responding!
OK! So it sounds like the wiring is there but the question is whether the wiring is actually connected to the radio/CD player.
Does anyone else know whether the wiring is actually connected?
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Re: Adding front window tweeters!

Post by moogle007 »

Hi,

I just completed install of mids and tweeters on my ‘03 Baja, which didn’t come with OEM tweeters. As such, I can speak to this topic.

The speaker wire from the head unit enters the door, goes to the OEM door speaker, then heads up to the tweeter. It’s a full range signal at that point, so watch out. You can destroy your tweeters if you don’t install one with a capacitor to remove the low end range. Key point here is if your door speakers are working, then your tweeters are also powered for sure.

I ebay’ed some oem tweeters, and they worked immediately, albeit with ancient crusty sound characteristics. I was hoping to reuse the housing grill, but my new tweeters were a tiny bit too big. I ended up mounting domes to the original blank triangle thing, with minimal drilling required. I also installed a crossover in the front door panel arm rest area, which split the signal to the tweeter and the mid “woofer.” Only one splice required, and it sounds fantastic.

Cheers!

Moogle007
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