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I've seen some folks with the big PMs talking about disabling the tweeters on the A pillars in order to improve the sound from the terrible terrible stereo system. I decided to give it a try. What I had seen before showed pulling the speaker grille from the front. I tried that, but found no success. So I decided to go the other way around.


I pulled the A pillar trim, being careful to not destroy the airbag. It's really not that bad. I didn't need any tools, just a firm grip and a gentle pull.



All the way at the bottom, here's the tweeter. The clip that holds it in is NOT a squeeze and pull. It's got a little hook on one side that needs to be pulled outward slightly to dislodge it, then the plug can be pushed downward and unplugged from the tweeter.



I unplugged it and left everything right where it was, so it will be easy to put back if I ever change my mind. I doubt I will change my mind, though. The sound is a HUGE improvement over stock.

I should have done this a year ago. It's so great. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
 

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I would've gone a different route but this is a great step by step on how to remove the A pillars and tweeter.
One of my personal fav's
http://www.parts-express.com/tymphany-xt25sc90-04-1-dual-ring-radiator-tweeter--264-1014
The wave guide does come off but the response is much better with it on, or for something a bit smaller, its little brother thats just as good.
http://www.parts-express.com/tymphany-ot19nc00-04-3-4-fabric-dome-tweeter-4-ohm--264-1122
Or you can get some cheapie $5 jobs from peerless that will still destroy the garbage that came from the factory. Note you will need to either re use the capacitor or add in your own high pass filter if you choose anything thats not car audio related as it most likely will just be the raw driver.
http://alpine-usa.com/product/view/spr-10tw is a good example
 

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HeartlessMachine:

I know it's closed up again but do you have a picture or remember details of that black electronic component in the circuit... it's a non-polar capacitor & should have its voltage rating & capacity size printed on it...

It might be nice to have the OEM A-pillar tweeter not try reproducing anything but the very highest notes that usually get soaked up by the interior upholstery & people, let the windshield remain a sound stage by changing the value of that capacitor..
 

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I don't remember any information printed on the cap. Sorry! It should be pretty easy to pull it if you want to replace it. There's nothing holding the tweeter in place (no screws or adhesive) so it would only take a minute to pull it and get a closer look.
 
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