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Old 02-23-2018, 03:00 PM   #1
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I just bought a 2004 Vue and it has the 6 speaker setup with base cd player. I am looking at replacing the speakers only because I have found one that has gone out and would prefer to just get them all done at once. Does the factory audio wiring include a crossover somewhere in line with the tweeters and front speakers? I know it makes sense that they should, but I am looking for someone who might have already dug into it. I don't want to go overboard, but I also want to make the right choices and do this only once.

Also, the area behind the shifter is missing in mine. Looking at pictures, there was a factory pocket or area for the seat heater switch maybe. Anyone know where to get that? I don't like being able to see the shifter rods or having any of that exposed if possible.
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Your info doesn't give your location but most major metropolitan areas have pull and pay junkyards.
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Old 02-23-2018, 11:13 PM   #3
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I just bought a 2004 Vue and it has the 6 speaker setup with base cd player. I am looking at replacing the speakers only because I have found one that has gone out and would prefer to just get them all done at once. Does the factory audio wiring include a crossover somewhere in line with the tweeters and front speakers? I know it makes sense that they should, but I am looking for someone who might have already dug into it. I don't want to go overboard, but I also want to make the right choices and do this only once.

Also, the area behind the shifter is missing in mine. Looking at pictures, there was a factory pocket or area for the seat heater switch maybe. Anyone know where to get that? I don't like being able to see the shifter rods or having any of that exposed if possible.
No, a crossover is not used with the factory speakers. There is a capacitor attached to each tweeter behind the connector which functions as a high-pass filter, but that's it. There's nothing you'd need to worry about after removing the factory speakers.
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Thanks, that helps narrow down things to look into buying. I'm in Athens, TX which is about 100 miles from Dallas area.
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I think that little map pocket is the same on all 2002 to 2007 Vues. Next time I am at the pull and pay I will get one and mail it to you.
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I think that little map pocket is the same on all 2002 to 2007 Vues. Next time I am at the pull and pay I will get one and mail it to you.
That's awesome. Thank you. I'll keep an eye out around here. I know it's much colder there than here, but between the rain and cold it's been difficult to do much. It's also how I ended up with the Vue to replace my 98 mustang.
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Old 02-26-2018, 01:25 PM   #7
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That's awesome. Thank you. I'll keep an eye out around here. I know it's much colder there than here, but between the rain and cold it's been difficult to do much. It's also how I ended up with the Vue to replace my 98 mustang.
I found a map pocket on ebay a few hours after I replied to this post. One step closer to getting it back to factory looking on the inside. Next is the map light in the roof, someone put a screw through it to hold it up and the push to turn on doesn't work.
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Too bad I picked one up today and was just about to send you a PM to get your address. I was going to send it gratis but I guess not.
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Too bad I picked one up today and was just about to send you a PM to get your address. I was going to send it gratis but I guess not.
Sorry about that. Didn't think you'd find something that fast, or that I would. If you'd like, I could send you a few bucks on Friday and you could ship it out for your trouble. I may be upgrading to a stereo to that has a USB outlet that comes out the and modify the pocket for that. Would be good to have a backup . I definitely don't mean to take advantage of the kindness you showed in the search for it and don't want you to feel sleighted in any way.
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