Actually I was not happy with the job done by the car accesories shop in habibulla road.
The most annoying thing was the rear speakers did not worked properly from the day one after fixing the audio system in my car. I think the following could be the reasons.
- Thos connections were having loose ends
- Wires were hanging
- Due to this when ever we use the boot, while keeping somehting inside or taking out, some thing will happend to the the connections
- They used a small clip to connect the wires in speakers. This was not tight.
I was thinking of doing something for this for long time. Just day before yesterday I did it finally.
I got the following things ready for this job.
Audi male/female sockets - Rs. 100 [ Male Rs. 15/peice, Female Rs.35/Piece]
Wire Rs. 21 [Rs 7/Meter]
PVC Pipe Rs. 30
In addition to this I got the following utility tools which can be used for other purposes also.
Soldering Rod for Rs. 75 [ I know this is not a branded one, but since my usage is going to be very minimal I do not want to spent more money on this]
Paste and LEAD for Rs. 20 [Rs. 10 each ]
Apart from that I had the following earlier
Drilling machine. I do not remember the cost of this since I had got it long back.
Once everything was in place I started fixing the PVC pipe.
First I fixed the bottom of the PVC pipe after drilling. It took hard 10 mints only.
Once I fixed the PVC bottom, I started soldering the wires on speakers.
Actually this literally drained my energy. I used to do soldering work some 15-20 years back with my uncle. we used to assemble pocket transisters [those were famous DIY in electronics those time]. When I did after this huge gap I dont know I was not able to do it properly. the LEAD was not fixing properly or mostly it spills out. While doing with the first speaker, some LEAD spilled on the speaker paper also. I got scared. Luckily nothing happend. After a huge struggle i was able to complete one speaker.
Based on my experience with my first speaker, I made sure I had something below the speaker points, so that LEAD will not fell in the speaker paper.
Once I was thru with speaker points soldering, I connect the male pins at both ends.
By now the trey part is ready.
Now I have to connect the female sockets at the output end [rear end] from the system which is available in the boot area of the car. The available wire was very short. Because of this, I thought I may not be able to use soldering rod inside. So I have decided to have two piece of wires with female socket soldered and then connect that wires with output in the car using tape.
Two peice of wires with Female sockets attached. I taped this with output end in the car.
Once all these are ready, I fixed the parcel trey and attached the sockets.
My god. The output was very disturbing in both front and rear speakers. I was worried. First I was listening to FM. then I thought it could be because of poor reception of signal [ It was raining heavily at that time, day before yesterday evening]. So I tried with USB and the same output.
When I completed upto this, My family wanted to go upto chennai silks. Through out my driving I was thinking of the reason. I could not come to a conclusion.
While returning to the parking lot from the shop, I wanted to try disconnecting the entire setup I did. Immediately I removed the tape which I did last. this completely detached all my setup. Then to my surprise everything was perfect.
Then I analysed and found that the soldering I did in both male female pins could have been wrong or there could be a short circute since I did not do well [ while doing the soldering itself I had doubt, but I thought it may not affect much].
After this, I got a plastic connecter
I have removed both male and female pins from my earlier setup. Then using this I connect the setup and now the output is perfect.
Advantage of this is, the wires are not hanging. I can take out or keep in things in boot space without and disturbance.
Only thing I got disappointed is the male/female part. Actually I wanted that setup is, when ever I give it for servicing I would like to detach the parcel trey easily. This is important for me since I have a LPG model, some times checking has to be done on LPG tank at the rear and I need to remove the parcel trey when ever I want to use spare wheel.
Anyway, I thougt of taking this setup to some local electronics guy and do the soldering part alone professionally.
Anyway as of now Iam very happy and the task which I have started was completed successfully. Now we are enjoying the ICE fantasticly.