Dash mounted spearker

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Dash mounted spearker

Post by D366Y » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:38 pm


The dash mounted speaker in the GL died ages ago and I never got round to fixing it - now I suddenly have a lot of time on my hands!
Does anyone have one going please? Or a suitable size/fit aftermarket part?


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Re: Dash mounted spearker

Post by mgentry90 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:44 pm

Does every model come with this speaker? I've not noticed any sound coming from my dashboard, ever. Mine is a laser.

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Re: Dash mounted spearker

Post by Caprigear » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:35 pm

MK1 Facelift and MK2 usually had them, also some very early MK3.

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Re: Dash mounted spearker

Post by tejb1 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:29 pm

My 1979 Mk3 has one, being an L spec it has just the one speaker, nothing in the doors.

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Re: Dash mounted spearker

Post by stevemarl » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:14 am

Originally they only had mono AM radio, so a single speaker was all you got. I really can understand why you`d want stereo with decent speakers - but then again there`s a period charm to having the genuine set up as that IS how cars were back then. Having a radio fitted at all was a real selling point, most didn`t!
If you want to replace it, they generally came in standard sizes (7" x 5", 6 x 4") with pretty standard format holes - but they were usually imperial. I`ll have a look as I used to have loads of speakers from old valve sets etc, although I fear they`ve all been binned now. What are the actual dimensions, hole to hole`s best?
Have you actually tested the speaker? Connect a 1.5v battery across the terminals, if it clicks/pops the fault`s in the wiring.

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