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Volvo 440, 1990, front door speakers and window winders

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Volvo 440, 1990, front door speakers and window winders

Post by Henry000 » Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:04 am

Volvo 440 1990- 93000 miles

Hello,

Has anyone ever fitted new speakers in the front doors of their 440, only to find they cannot wind the windows up or down because the loud speaker grills are in the way of the window winders?

Does anyone know how to overcome this problem as it is extremely annoying? :x

The winder handles grip onto a special bolt with lots of teeth, but there seems to be no way of extending the bolt so the handle misses the speaker grill.

Please help,

Henry.

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Post by billofdurham » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:37 am

Welcome to Matthew's Volvo Site.

I have not come across this problem and assume you are using after-market speakers.

How much further out do they protrude compared to the originals?

Bill.
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Post by Henry000 » Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:53 pm

Hi Bill,

Yes they are after-market speakers- Pioneer TS-A1311. The grills are round as shown in the picture. The diameter of the grills would not fit into the trapezium recesses so I had to cut a shape out of MDF to cover the trapezium recess. The grills end up sticking out 3 cm.

Thanks for the quick reply,

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Post by billofdurham » Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:35 pm

Two solutions come to mind.

1. Remove the door panel, which is not too difficult on the 440, and cut the trapezium shaped recess to allow the grille to sit inside. Fix the grille and infill with MDF.

2. Locate a small machine shop which could make extensions for the winder shafts and electric weld them on to the existing shafts.

Option 1 would be the cheapest way to go.

Bill.
Work was good - retirement is better.

1996 850GLT 2.5 20v Estate Manual.
1995 Peugeot Boxer 2.5Tdi Autosleeper.
Previously:
1984 244DL, Manual, Beige.
1987 744GLE, Manual, Green.
1991 960 3.0 24v, Auto, Silver.
1994 940T Wentworth, Auto, Blue.

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