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 Post subject: AU Ute Interior Trim Removal
Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:22 pm 
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I've been told that the plastic interior trim around the small side windows on the AU-BA-BF utes can be difficult to remove without breaking it... Wondering if anyone has a method of removing it safely without breaking anything? I'm guessing the plastic trims around the seatbelts would also need to be removed to?
Reason being that I want to install rear speakers in my ute.
Any help/tips/advice and maybe pics would be greatfully appreciated.
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 Post subject: Re: AU Ute Interior Trim Removal
Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:35 pm 
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Matey, this is the best I can do for you.
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Usually these trims are held on by a clip that isn't too hard to get out. If I can do it, anyone can :D
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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:40 am 
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the seat belt covers must come off first then the 'airplane window' panels just pop out from that side if I remember correctly. It's the seatbelt cover that people break, from au to bf. The top half pops off then the bottom half has two screws in the top and clips down the side. These both come out then the panels rearward come out.
I've had my ute interior apart heaps of times and haven't broken anything so it musn't be too hard :)

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:46 am 
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Many thanks for the replies...I'll give it a go as soon as I get new speakers. The correct size speakers for the rear of the AU ute would be 5x7 the same as the speakers in the doors wouldn't they?

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:51 am 
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they sure are 5x7s.

Heres the best pic I can do at the moment:
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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:58 am 
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low_ryda wrote:
they sure are 5x7s.

Heres the best pic I can do at the moment:
download/file.php?id=46978&mode=view


Cheers for the pic...Thats exactly what I was after. I'll buy a couple of sets of 5x7 speakers from ebay and once they arrive I'll get stuck into fitting them.
Do you have the factory AU stereo in your ute? The one thing I'm still a little unsure about is how I wire the rear speakers up to the factory AU CD player.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:15 am 
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It used to run a stock premium sound setup (two front speakers, two tweeters & two rear) so I just used the factory wiring. I'm now running two amps & an a/m head unit and basically just intercepted the factory wiring.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:21 am 
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What brand are those 5x7's in that pic?

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:32 am 
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eclipse (made by fujitsu) SE570. I usually buy brand name gear but nothing was available in 5x7 at the time and I was actually so impressed I bought another 4 and did my BF mont aswell.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:24 am 
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The wires should already be there but if not, here are some pics that MIGHT help. :)
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Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:22 pm 
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I removed all of the trim before but it looks like I won't be able to fit speakers in tthe back unless I make up some sort of bracket arrangement because it's all open befind the trim.
I might make something like this...
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Or this...
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Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:20 pm 
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minus the dynamat & speakers mines the factory setup revcore. you could throw in whatever you want but it won't line up with the factory mesh.
If you haven't got the factory mesh or bracket then I guess there is no point staying 5x7s.
If I get a chance I'll post a photo with the trims back on so you get what I mean.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:31 pm 
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low_ryda wrote:
minus the dynamat & speakers mines the factory setup revcore. you could throw in whatever you want but it won't line up with the factory mesh.
If you haven't got the factory mesh or bracket then I guess there is no point staying 5x7s.
If I get a chance I'll post a photo with the trims back on so you get what I mean.


Has yours got proper speaker mounts welded in? Mine is all open with no speaker mounts and no speaker mesh.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:55 pm 
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Yeah mine has the steel speaker mounts in it and the factory speaker grilles.
Honestly didnt know they come otherwise.
In your position mate I would make up some good solid MDF baffles and put a pair of 6x9's in. They are cheap and should deliver reasonable bass having the cavity behind them.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:57 pm 
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Are the factory speaker mounts welded in or are they a screw in mount?

 

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