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post #1 of 7 Old Apr 13th, 2011, 2:51 pm Thread Starter
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1999 Speaker blown and radio display cloudy

I know my right front is blown on the 1999 I just bought and the display on the radio is cloudy. Where can I get replacement speakers aftermarket? Does anyone have a trick to cleaning or replacing the clear plastic on the radio display?


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I know my right front is blown on the 1999 I just bought and the display on the radio is cloudy. Where can I get replacement speakers aftermarket? Does anyone have a trick to cleaning or replacing the clear plastic on the radio display?


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Should be some good info among this thread. Good luck.
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Re: 1999 Speaker blown and radio display cloudy

Try this post: http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26002.

If not do a search for "speaker replacemt" lots of threads on it

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Re: 1999 Speaker blown and radio display cloudy

I pulled my display and scuffed the window using a Scotch-Brite pad. Then my local body shop clear-coated it after I took it to them already taped off. Ten bucks. No more cloudy window.


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Re: 1999 Speaker blown and radio display cloudy

Thanks! I didn't have alcohol but I remembered I had one of those headlight restoration kits from turtle wax still. What a difference, just 2 rubs of the cloth cleared it up like new!. I really thought the haze was behind the glass but it was in front. Thanks for the help, saved me hundreds on a new radio.

P.S. I also saw a thread about the fuel door not latching and they fixed with WD-40 so I tried that on mine and presto fuel door works now.

I am going to enjoy this group.....


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Re: 1999 Speaker blown and radio display cloudy

Dayam! Dean, what color scotch brite and how much did you scuff it up? Anything special about the clear coat type and the plastic?

Holy merde! If clear coat works for the radio window why not the factory windshield? I've already stripped the coating off. Think there's a chance?

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I pulled my display and scuffed the window using a Scotch-Brite pad. Then my local body shop clear-coated it after I took it to them already taped off. Ten bucks. No more cloudy window.

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Re: 1999 Speaker blown and radio display cloudy

Just a fine pad. Scuffed it enough that it was opaque. The clearcoat that any good shop uses will burn right into the plastic. Do not have them bake it, might melt the housing.

Windshield would likely be a different beast as the distance of the objects on the other side would tend to amplify any imperfections in the clearcoat. It would stick though.


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