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Has anyone got a part number for the drivers door bose speaker for the UK?

It's rattling/vibrating something chronic and I'm assuming (haven't took the door card off yet) the diaphragm has detached.

If its not feasable to fix it (does it even work gluing it back on?) I'll be wanting to replace it with a genuine bose speaker.
 

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Please find attached an american TSB (for Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-5), which describes that some charges of the bose speakers are getting rusty. That`s often the reason for the rattling noise. Check it out, print it out and go to your dealer, so that he can search for the UK equivalent to the TSB. If you still have guarantee, he should fix it for free.
View attachment TSB_Rattling Bose Boxes_Rust.pdf

The part number mentioned in the TSB you should switch to (new version), is the same as in my german 2016 CX-5: KD45-66-A60
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Here describes a mazda 6 driver, how he fixed it with glue (unfortunateley a board registration is necessary).
 

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Had this issue to, fixed with contact glue.
But I subsequently got it replaced under warranty.
KD45-66-A60 342358-001
 

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Hi all, as a silent reader on these forums, I too unfortunately have come across the Bose rattle speakers. Within a period of a week or two, both of the front speakers started vibrating in a manner I can only describe as chopping from the speaker. I chose to wait the dealer' reply on how to fix this, but in Europe (the Netherlands) Mazda claims it is not communicated so I do not have the option to file under factory warrant.

One speaker can be purchased via dealer for a WHOPPING €350... one(!)... Meaning I would have to pay €700 for the pair including taxes but without installation.

I am extremely disappointed with the attitude of simply waving this away, but will probably go for the cheap solution of glue. While the sysytems sounds decent for a factory premium system, it cannot withstand more powerfull choices for the same money. But I don't feel the need to go for the LOC and install everything that comes with it. Did that in my previous 3. Why did I pay for the Bose system again?

Note: I have seen all of the Bose rattle topics (it used to be only the plastic thingy around the handle), but chose to reply to this threat since it is the most recent.
 

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That rattle was driving me insane.

I am so glad it's gone. I replaced the whole system practically though.
CK
 

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Hi CerealKiller,

I had noticed your topic even before haters started commenting, but to some of us the difference is huge. In an ideal world I would have gone for the same, but right now it is not worth the time and money required to do such a comprehensive job. It must be great listening to quality audio in your car.

The Bose system isn't all that bad, you just don't have to get your hopes high up. It's adequate.
 

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I occasionally have a speaker rattle. My Mazda dealer suspected the known corrosion issue but deemed the glueing option as only a temporary measure. One Speaker €350. So I went to an car audio specialist who suggested to replace both door speakers and window tweeters for less money. When he opened up my door, my 2014 mazda3 actually had cx5 speakers that seemed to be working perfectly and gave perfect measurements to. So no speaker change for me. The car audio specialist is expecting issues with the amplifier something about electronics squaring off output signals under certain circumstances. Amp is about €800. Any similar experiences?
 

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Hoi MazdaNL,

Were you able to replace the door- and tweeterspeakers? From all of the information made available, the Bose amp and unit makes it somewhat impossible to just plug and play other speakers apart from the Mazda Bose speakers. Did you take the CX5 woofers/tweeters and put them in your Mazda 3?

After the shop took away your doorpanel, it did not seem to be caused by corrosion I assume from your story. Maybe it was the shiny doorhandle, which I alsof had problems with in the past for the passenger side.

I don't fully understand the part of the amplifier. In what situation would the amp go bad? Or do you mean the amp channeling different frequencies towards front, doors front and rear?
 

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Replacing the door speakers with the Infinity Kappa Perfect 600 series and the dash tweeters with the Perfect 300 series can net some positive results.

No need to touch the rear speakers or amp this way.
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Spoke to my service adviser about this issue and he said he ordered a pair or speakers for me, yet to be warned that he's had the issue still happen after replacing them on a few other customer cars. Wish me luck.
 

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Hi UmiPumiZumi.
Half of the audio specialists family drives Mazda. The man has some experience with Mazda and its (Bose) systems.
I did not put the CX5 speakers in there. I bought the car when it was just 9 months old. The Mazda distributor in the Netherlands was the first user. The Audio guy was surprised and asked colleagues on a forum if they've seen this before.
Anyway, Audio guy did not replace the CX5 speakers with an aftermarket kit, as was the plan. Simply because there seemed nothing wrong and because his replacement speakers where Mazda 3 size (smaller than CX5).

Replacing Bose speakers with just any aftermarket speaker of the right size indeed does not work, as JDabzz mentions; something to do with impedance/resistance (what is the correct term in English?) and the risk of blowing up the Bose Amp.
As said, he suspected some kind of digital interference but couldn't reproduce with his testing files. Asked me to come back when the issue occurs. Occasionally it does, but can't yet put my finger on when or how.

Next time it does, i'll first try if it's the shiny door handle that rattles.
Anyway, when I discover the issue, i'll report it.
 

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@CerealKiller: The Infinity Kappa's are a bit above budget keeping in my mind that the amp would be underpowered anyway. I'd rather go for better speakers with a better amp. But never the less, a good tip. How long will the amp last with it you think? Maybe I am being a bit negative on the Bose system, but I find it kinda hard to trust any of it quality wise now this has happened.
@JDabzzz: Point taken. Why bother buying new expensive Bose speakers when they probably end up failing after a couple of years?
@MazdaNL: I don't think I came across the problem you mention, but enlighten us when you find out more.

I took out the two front speakers today and can confirm that it is rust causing the issue. When applying slight pressure with the tip of my finger, the rattling stops. Now I gotta find the quick solution. Any suggestions on what type of glue to use? It will probably be a temporary fix seeing the status of the speaker, I expect the glued but to unglue over time as well. The rust mark seems to be at the bottom of the speaker upon removal. Probably drops of water hanging for a longer period of time.

 

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I'm glad you were able to fix it.

That rattle destroys any chance of enjoying your music. Super annoying.
CK
 

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Please suggest the sub for the following set: Receiver Denon 1602, front - Monitor audio Bronze 2, center - Wharfedale Valdus center, rear - Wharfedale Valdus 100. I was going to spend $200 on the sub, but I realized there is nothing worthwhile that I could choose from the category on this site~ $ 350 mainly for the cinema, but I also would like it could play music. Maybe there are top lists about the sound that experts recommend? I am very afraid that I will spend money for nothing. Therefore, I would like to get your advice.
 

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This thread saved me about $400. Recently my passenger front door Bose speaker started to rattle when playing music. 2015 GT so out of warranty but this thread alerted me to the speaker issue. Dealer wanted $250 for a new speaker plus labour (1.5 hours) for a total of over $450.
Called a car audio specialist and he knew about the problem right away. Brought the car in and he reattached the speaker to the frame using a silicon adhesive. Took an hour with half of the time waiting for the adhesive to set. Day later it sounds great. Cost - $80 plus tax.
 
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