Eventually in the next few months I would like to add an upgraded audio system to my Traverse. Every car I have owned since I was 16 has had an incredible system custom installed by my preferrred custom shop owned by a family friend. Do to the downturn in the economy he was forced to shut his doors after 23 years. I have since been very bold in adding components myself to my last car, and this one would be a project I will do myself completly.
Seeing as this board is ever growing by the day, and hopefully will become THE resource for Traverse owners I would like to start a thread that will be for adding aftermarket speakers and head units. There is NO documentation that I could find on speaker placement OR disassembly to install speakers or aftermarket head units. What I hope to do, but not sure if I am brave enought to attempt it on my new baby, is get a resource where we can document how to's and pictures of common upgrades to the Traverse's Audio.
Usually when buying stereos from Crutchfield.com they supply a how to diagram for removing door panels and Dash trim to install a new head unit. Currently they still do not have the instructions for that. Should I get the courage to actually start attempting this, I want to make sure I get as much info as possible. Thats where this message thread and you come in.
I want to try and add pictures later as I start the project but some info I need first if at all possible are.
For those that have the full 10 speaker BOSE premium sound. I would like to try and get pics at least of the speaker locations. For my standard "6 speaker" system without bose The locations are as follows:
2 "tweeters" up front in the roof columns to the far left and right of the windshield inside. You will see a diamond shaped grill.
2 Front Door speakers inside each front door ankle Level
2 Middle row speakers inside the door also ankle level.
That should produce the "6" that comes standard. For the 10 bose system I need confirmation of the following.
I will guess the next 2 will be in the sidewalls left and right behind the second row seats bringing the count to 8 or 10 see below.
I also know that the ten speaker system I believe has a subwoofer that I assume is behind the third row on the passenger side. I see a small vent there that could be it. See Pic Below
I am at a loss as far as to how they come up with ten. I can only assume perhaps in the 3rd row there is the same setup like the front where theres 2 midrange in the sidewall and 2 tweeters next to them to total 10 speakers and they don't count the Subwoofer as part of the ten.
If someone could be kind enough to take pics of all ten speakers locations for reference we can have a solid locaton to start from. I do not expect anyone to rip out anything, just take a picture of what you think are the locations. As I get going hopefully this can be the thread for audio upgraders to reference by.
Also if there are any Spring Hill employees that might know if there are holes precut and mounting options even on models that are not ordered from the factory with the Premium sound that would help also. Any info we get to make adding/changing audio on this would be great!
Lets get this going! Thanks everyone.