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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#5300 of 5336 Re: Replacing Rear speakers [senseijustin]
Sep 28, 2010 (8:37 pm)
Can't you make a mounting panel out of metal or wood?
If using wood, cut the outside oval to mount to the holes in car frame. Cut the inside oval to allow the speaker to mount to it.
If using metal, mount to metal strips across the car frame opening, secure to the frame mounting bolts. Mount the speaker to the metal strips.
How is it that your speakers broke? I've never ever had any speakers go out on any vehicle I've ever owned. Are you absolutely sure the speakers are blown? You can measure resistance with an ohmmeter. I would suspect that you blew a fuse, or something in the radio itself.
#5301 of 5336 Re: Replacing Rear speakers [kiawah]
Sep 30, 2010 (3:56 pm)
Hmmm..the metal strips idea I might be able to pull off. A handyman I am not! I can barely cut wood in a straight line, much less what it would take to do this.
Speaker is definitely blown. It wasn't that it just stopped working (like would be the case with a fuse), the speaker was crackling really bad and then if I turned the volume up on a high bass song it would basically kill the bass to the whole system. When I disconnected the speaker, the problem no longer occurred.
There was an adapter they sell on tacotunes.com that is supposed to be for the front door speakers but looks like it would work for the back but they say no, so will have to try the metal strip method. Thanks for the idea!
#5302 of 5336 Re: Replacing Rear speakers [senseijustin]
Sep 30, 2010 (4:18 pm)
Be aware, that if you choose the metal strip approach, it will not seal completely the area between the speaker and the passenger compartment. You may find two things:
- you may hear road noise from the trunk, in the back seat area
- you may have to turn up the volume, for the same intensity of music. Speakers work by vibrating air into the passenger compartment. If there is a crack around the speaker, some of that air/air pressure, will 'leak' back into the trunk area.
Don't know how much either of those would be noticeable.
Personally, the wood version would be easier. Take the old speaker out, and lay it on a piece of plywood. Trace around the speaker, and mark the speaker mounting holes. Take your replacement speaker, lay it on the same plywood. Mark the mounting holes, and a create an oblong outline where the inside cone area would be. Stack two plywood pieces together and tack them with a small brad near outside edge. With a scroll saw, cut your two ovals thru both pieces. Drill out pilot holes where the mounting bolts go, and you're done.
#5303 of 5336 Re: Replacing Rear speakers [kiawah]
Oct 02, 2010 (6:12 am)
And in the future open the window slightly before slamming the door shut...
#5304 of 5336 Fuel Filter Replacement Info-2007 Camry
Dec 17, 2010 (7:22 pm)
#5305 of 5336 Re: Fuel Filter Replacement Info-2007 Camry [wolfboro2]
Dec 17, 2010 (8:24 pm)
I have a 2007 camry CE ,2.4 L engine with 35 K miles . Toyota maintenance schedule did not have a reference as to at what mileage fuel filter should be changed .I would like to hear from members about the location of the filter and what kind of tool is required (open wrench , clamps, special fuel-filter release tools,etc). Thank you
#5306 of 5336 Re: Fuel Filter Replacement Info-2007 Camry [wolfboro2]
Dec 17, 2010 (9:22 pm)
I have a 2007 LE, with almost 60K miles, and haven't changed it. As a matter of fact, I've NEVER had to change any fuel filter in any of my vehicles with over a million miles of travel.
I just did a real quick scan of the 'fuel' section of the factory manuals, and didn't even see a fuel filter. I'm guessing it's either internal to the pump (in the tank), or perhaps it's down under the vehicle just in front of the tank on the frame area.
#5307 of 5336 Re: Fuel Filter Replacement Info-2007 Camry [kiawah]
Dec 18, 2010 (7:00 am)
Thanks for your response . I am new to Toyota maintenance . My other vehicles (like Ford trucks) indeed have replaceable fuel filters and factory recommended interval is 30K .
If your factory manual did not show it , may be that explains why toyota maintenance schedule did not include it (which I tought very odd ).
One less thing to deal with.
#5308 of 5336 03 Camry Xle v6-VSC and traff lites stays lighted on dash
Jan 03, 2012 (10:29 am)
I am having a problem with my o3 Camry v6 xle which has 118,500 miles. The VSC and traf lites stays lighted on the dash board. When the car is started it initially goes off and then comes on and stays on. Does anyone know how to fix the problem. My brother said going to a dealer and they will take you to the cleaners.
#5309 of 5336 2007 air intake selector
Nov 23, 2012 (11:45 am)