If you have a Suzuki Jimny up to 2011 (or later) you probably noticed the very bad sound quality of the original sound system. The bad quality is not from the receiver/player but from the low-end Sanyo speakers included on the car. This tutorial will teach you how to replace the frontal speakers by a pair of better quality ones.
To preserve the original factory warranty this installation will not alter the electric cables, the car body or the holes for fixation.
I recommend also the Installation of the rear speakers on the Suzuki Jimny, it will take you two more hours but the results won't disappoint you.
Choosing the best sound speakers for the replacement
Since we don't want to change the original characteristics of the vehicle, there are not many options available for the speakers. The original mount has a very limited short space and shares most of it with cables form other systems of the car.
The original speaker is Sanyo with 4 inch diameter, 10W of RMS power (max of 25W) and 4 ohm resistance. The original player is a Clarion unit is limited to 14W RMS per channel (max 30W). If you want to expand the original Clarion capabilities please check this article.
When chosing the new speakers I recommend to look for parts with the closest power rates from the CD player. If a lower power speaker is selected you'll notice a lot of distortion on higher volumes. If a speaker with high power (for example 100W RMS) is used the player will not have enought power to move the cone leading to a very low volume play.
On my Jimny I used a Selenium brand 4 inch 3-way speaker model 4TR5A. Each one of the speakers from the kit have 25W of RMS power (max 50W), very close to the capacity of the Clarion player. A 0,75 mm² cable is OK for this rated power.
- 10mm Wrench
- Phillips screwdriver
- Soldering iron (you can also use female terminals)
- Electric tape
- Plier (to close the terminals)
- 4 male terminals 5mm wide (see pictures)
- 2 pieces of 0,75mm² sound cable with 20cm of length
- Pair of 4 inch speakers with 4 Ohms of resistance
Step by Step of the installation