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S3 2001 Bose front speakers not working - replacements?

Schlaag Apr 30, 2012

  1. Schlaag

    Schlaag Bwah


    My newly acquired S3 only has working rear speakers. Its a bose system

    Is this common?

    What is the speaker set up for the car? 4 or 5" mid and a tweeter up front? Not sure on rear

    Can anyone advise what is best to replace them with? and is it an **** of a job with interior trim panels?

    many thanks
  2. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    All speakers in the Bose system are 4" on the 8L A3. Tweeters are 1".
    You really need to replace like for like as they run at 1 ohm impedance, so even low impedance replacements will only deliver less than half the power from the Bose amp.
    If you have no sound at all from the front then I doubt it is a speaker problem as the tweeters should still work, more likely the Bose amp.
    Instructions are here for removing the door cards:

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