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#2903 of 3508 Re: 1999 Regal GS sound system [jay99]
May 16, 2005 (8:35 pm)
I had the same problem with my speakers. Don't worry about the Ohms. Just get any 6x9 speakers that you prefer and you should be ok. The amp will have to work a little harder since the originals are a lower Ohm speaker and replacments are usually higher.
Have had mine in for over a year with no problems. The onlly suggestion I would make is have them installed since the whole rear seat and deck needs to come out. Quite a job and Buick didn't make it easy.
Go to a small stereo chain and try to stay away from the Bestbuys, etc since they will try to sell you a complete new system after telling you that you can't use normal 6x9's.
#2904 of 3508 Re: 1999 Regal GS sound system [2000gs]
May 16, 2005 (8:47 pm)
Thanks, I'll give it a try.
About the 225k, it should be 125k. Didn't catch that soon enough to fix it.
#2905 of 3508 Re: 1999 Regal GS sound system [2000gs]
May 17, 2005 (9:59 am)
Just remember on the Monsoon System...the 6x9 is a subwoofer in the system. It only plays the sub sonic frequencies. Having a 3 way speaker play only the lows is kind of pointless. It'll work though. Probably a bit of a waste of money.
If you replace if with 4 ohm it will be not be as loud, was not designed for just bass and will not be able to take the power and blow, BOTTOM LINE: will NOT work well, WILL sound like .....
#2906 of 3508 Rear View Mirror falls off
May 21, 2005 (6:06 am)
Rear view mirror fell off twice from my 2000 Regal GS recently.
This is my wife's car. I drove it only two times this months. The both times very soon after starting driving, about 1/8 mile from our home or so, I noticed that the mirror is way off adjustment: could see rear seats only. When starting adjusting the mirror felt unusually loose in my hand, very loose. Then it fell from windshield. My wife and I have very close driving positions, and usually I do not need to adjust mirrors, or adjust it very little, not more than on my car.
This is the big auto dimming mirror with map lamps. After it fell I let it dangle on wires, parked on safe place ASAP, and put it back. The first time I thought it is a freak. However, the problem repeated yesterday, and now I am afraid the mirror will fall off in dangerous situation. Not on rural road near home, but in heavy traffic, in city or on highway.
The steel mirror base glued to windshield is OK. However, the black plastic part that cover the steel base and holds mirror slips from the base and became loose. Probably under normal driving vibration. Mirror did not fall of by itself, because for this it is necessary to slip the part further up, but points to changing, wrong directions.
I do not know how the plastic part was originally attached to the steel base, in addition to simply slipped to cover it. Was it glued, or latched, or what. I simply slipped the plastic down, and pushed moderately to wedge it a bit to the steel base. I was afraid to push strong to not break the steel base from windshield. Or break the plastic.
Thank you so much.
#2907 of 3508 Re: Rear View Mirror falls off [yurakm]
May 21, 2005 (12:52 pm)
I would like to add, that GM knows something about the problem and improved mirror attachment in later models.
Our second car is a 2004 Regal GS. A screw in center of the plastic part fastens it to the steel base. The part will not slide up, and mirror will not fall off.
I wonder, why there was no recall? Looks as a safety problem to me.
#2908 of 3508 Re: Outside Air AC filter 99 Regal [barney5]
May 21, 2005 (4:37 pm)
with the hood open, remove the black plastic grill at the base of the windshield.
and there it is. (passanger side)
#2909 of 3508 Re: Rear View Mirror falls off [yurakm]
May 23, 2005 (7:04 am)
I have a 99 and I believe it is the same mirror. I had a problem with the metal part coming unglued. I think it just got too hot. Anyway, when I reglued it on, it slid on and I had no problem after that. Perhaps the plastic is already broken if it keeps falling off?
#2910 of 3508 Re: Rear View Mirror falls off [jay99]
May 24, 2005 (2:30 pm)
The plastic does not look broken. Who knows, however...
#2911 of 3508 Buying a 2002 LS
May 25, 2005 (5:46 am)
Hi, guys, I am buying a 2002 regal LS with 33000 miles. dealer asks for $13,500. What do you think? I test drove it and like it very much. Had planned to buy a new car. But since I drove this car, I just don't want to spend more money on a new civic or corolla. Any suggestion and comment is appreciated.
#2912 of 3508 Re: Buying a 2002 LS [sapan]
May 25, 2005 (9:29 am)
My only regrets with buying a regal are:
1) Bought it with too many miles (112k) I just replaced the tranny which was expensive.
2)Not the best gas mileage. I get about 17-18 mpg around town which gets expensive with gas going up.
3)I am not sure if it is the same with the LS, but the GS generally has more expensive parts to replace if anything goes bad.
Looks like you won't have to worry about #1, and if you aren't too worried about gas, I would say the Regal is an excellent car.
I looked up the average retail price at nadaguides.com and it says it should be around $12,125. I personally got my car for the average trade in, and felt that I got a pretty good deal. For the 2002 LS that would be around $10,075. Just thought I would throw in some numbers so you know where you should or could negotiate to.