Finished the fronts today the FatMat makes a world of difference it gives a solid sound when the door is closed, and I love the depth it gives the infinities if you are going to attempt swapping out the OEM speakers do yourself a favor and spend a few hours installing sound damping.
25' roll will do the front and back with some leftover I might add the left over to the floor sometime
I screwed up on the first speaker install I thought I had to gut the housing but you just need to trim the top as DeaneG shows in the photo. I used a dremmal to cut off the raised ring then just filled it flat and even.
I ended up having to add pieces of wood inside the housing to screw the speaker adaptor to on the one I gutted. It made the job so much harder, the second one went without a hitch I used the metal mounting flange that came with the Infinities.
Not sure why DeaneG used the plastic ones as the metal did not need any modification just screwed in I added weather stripping between the OEM housing and the metal adaptor ring so is it air tight
As I said the first one took all day (most of that time that was due to trying to figure out how to fix my mistake with the speaker housing I gutted), the second I did in about three hours including adding the FatMat.
If you attempt the damping getting the harness off the door is a bit of a hassle the first door I just yanked the clips and broke every one the second door I squeezed the backside of the clip to release them as you can get behing the inner door skin.
It is hard on the fingers but I got everyone out without breaking any.
When you add the damping start from one end and as you cover a hole where a clip is located I marked it otherwise you will never find them once the FatMat is on and you will never get it off again. also do not forget the two bolt holes that you removed the bolts from.
Gonna do the rears next weekend
Important Side Note:
If you disconnect the harness and start or drive your leaf (with the harness disconnected) you may end up with a flashing passenger airbag warning light I thought I had really messed up but many many thanks to Randy who turned me on to Malcolm’s post:
This fixed the issue and everything looks good
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