Acura Legend L, LS, GS and Standard
Bose Car Stereo, Speaker and Amplifier Removal and Repair
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Troubleshooting Bose Car Stereo Problems

Acura Legend
Car Stereo Removal and Repair

   

Acura
Wire Color Codes

Factory Wire Harness Color Codes Below

   

Aftermarket
Wire Color Codes and Hook Up

Factory Connectors and Color Codes Below

   
Speaker Phasing
Installing Aftermarket Speakers and Proper Hook-up
   
NO AUDIO
With aftermarket stereo installation?
   
Locating Radio
COdE
   
Erratic Volume Control
DIY Repair
   

Acura Legend L, LS, GS and Standard
Bose and Non Bose Speaker and Amplifier Removal and Repair
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Acura Legend Bose Speaker Repair and Amplifier Removal

Door Panel Style #1

Front Door Panel and Bose Speaker with Amplifier Removal for Repair

Bose Speaker Repair and Removing Amplifiers and Speakers 1.1) Remove two screws located under arm rest.
Acura Legend Bose Speaker Repair and Amplifier Removal 2.1) Gently pry cover from door open cavity.
2.2) Remove two exposed screws.
Bose Speaker Repair and Removing Amplifiers and Speakers 3.1) Gently pull bottom of door panel from door releasing clips. Clips release with pressure.
3.2) Lift door panel up out of window jam. The clips that hold the top of the panel require some pressure to release.
Acura Legend Bose Speaker Repair and Amplifier Removal 4.1) Pull top edge of door panel away from door, disconnect all connectors at front of panel and courtesy light connector.
Bose Speaker Repair and Removing Amplifiers and Speakers 5.1) Push blue/green tab away from door open cable and release cable up out of slot.
5.2) Remove door panel.
Acura Legend Bose Speaker Repair and Amplifier Removal 6.1) Remove four screws securing Bose speaker to door panel. Tweeter for door is bolted to removed door panel at Bose speaker grill.
   
If you are attempting to install a new aftermarket car stereo and speakers, see Speaker Phasing to determining polarity of speaker for correct hook up.
 
Bose Speaker Repair and Removing Amplifiers and Speakers

Door Panel Style #2

Front Door Panel and Speaker Bose Speaker Removal Guide

Acura Legend Bose Speaker Repair and Amplifier Removal 1.1) Remove screw cap from door panel and remove exposed screw.
Bose Speaker Repair and Removing Amplifiers and Speakers 2.1) Remove screw cap from door panel hand hold cavity and remove screw.
Acura Legend Bose Speaker Repair and Amplifier Removal 3.1) Gently pry plastic cover from door open handle cavity and remove two screws.
Bose Speaker Repair and Removing Amplifiers and Speakers 4.1) Gently pull bottom of door panel away from door releasing panel clips. Clips release with pressure.
4.2) Lift door panel up out of window jam.
4.3) Release door open cable, pull to release cable from lock. Twist green cable lock from end of cable, release hook up from lock.
Acura Legend Bose Speaker Repair and Amplifier Removal 5.1) With top edge of door panel pulled back for access, disconnect all connectors to door panel from door lock, window switch, and courtesy light.
5.2) Remove door panel from door.
Bose Speaker Repair and Removing Amplifiers and Speakers 6.1) Remove four screws securing Bose speaker to door panel.

*NOTE - pictured Bose speaker has water damage and sounds distorted or crackly. Bose Automotive sells new speakers $60 each, for all cars ten or more years old.

   
Acura Legend LS and GS Bose Amplifier Removal and Repair
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*NOTE- These instructions show the Acura Legend 2 door. The Acura Legend 4 door is different, these instructions will show differences in the following steps.

There are two varieties of this stereo system

  • Acura Legend GS and LS Bose amplifier removal shown here, Commonly we see the Bose amplifier in shop for repair, located behind the rear seat and have the same symptom of no/low volume, snapping and popping. There is a Recall on this amplifier, contact your local dealership before sending for repair.

Bose Amplifier Removal For Acura Legend LS and GS ONLY
Acura Legend Bose Amplifier Removal and Repair 1.1) Open both rear passenger doors.
1.2) Look to the front of the rear seat near the floor. There are two tabs, each centered where passenger sits. Pull the tab toward the front seat while lifting the seat up. Loosen each side, then lift front of bottom seat up releasing hooks from rear of seat and remove from car.
   
Acura Legend Bose Amplifier Removal and Repair 2.1) Along the bottom of the back seat there are four 10mm bolts, remove them.
*NOTE (Two door only)
2.2) The center two bolt, look closely, have two bolts above them, remove top bolts.
*NOTE (Four door only)
2.2) Remove both head rests. Look closely at exposed slot in the material. With 10mm socket and extension, find bolt in the slot and remove.
   
Acura Legend Bose Amplifier Removal and Repair 3.1) To remove the back seat it must be lifted straight up. There are three hooks that hold it in place at the top. I have sometimes found releasing two is easy. If you have difficulty on the third push the seat back into place and begin again at the tuff side. Remove the back seat from the car.
   
Acura Legend Bose Amplifier Removal and Repair 4.1) Remove the amplifier, it is bolted in with three 10mm bolts, along with three connectors, one white, and two brown. Press the triggers on the connectors and release.
4.2)
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Acura Legend LS and GS Bose Speaker Removal and Repair
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Bose Speaker Removal, Repair and Installation Rear Bose Speaker Removal
Distorted Bose Speaker Repair
Bose Speaker Removal, Repair and Installation We used a pick tool!

1.1) Gently pry BACK edge of speaker grill up out of frame.

Bose Speaker Removal, Repair and Installation 2.1) With back edge up, remove speaker grill toward back of car releasing front tabs.
Bose Speaker Removal, Repair and Installation 3.1) Remove four screws securing Bose speaker to rear deck.

TECH TIP - pick tool is pointing to loose dust cover. Use 3-5 minute epoxy to glue dust cover back onto speaker cone. Be careful, do not let glue seep down past dust cover into speaker coil.

   
If you are attempting to install a new aftermarket car stereo and speakers, see Speaker Phasing to determining polarity of speaker for correct hook up, Non Bose
   
Acura Car Audio - Wire Diagrams - Wire Color Codes

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DO NOT CUT FACTORY WIRE HARNESS
   
Aftermarket stereo installation? Why purchase the aftermarket wire harness? Installation is easier, no guess work with wire color codes and a Headache Saver! Factory wire colors codes are not universal. See Aftermarket Videos above.
We discourage cutting the factory wire harness.
This section aids in troubleshooting and determining wire color codes, phasing for speaker hook up, locating power wires for installing external devices and add-ons.
   
Wire Color Codes and Installation 1986 - 1998
Battery +12 volts constant White/Yellow Stripe or White/Blue Stripe
Accessory +12 volts switch Yellow/Red Stripe
Ground Black
Illumination Red
Dimmer Red/Black Stripe
Power Antenna Yellow/White Stripe
Left Front Speaker (+) Blue/Green Stripe
Left Front Speaker (-) Gray/Black Stripe
Right Front Speaker (+) Red/Green Stripe
Right Front Speaker (-) Brown/Black Stripe
Left Rear Speaker (+) Blue/Yellow Stripe
Left Rear Speaker (-) Gray/White Stripe
Right Rear Speaker (+) Red/Yellow Stripe
Right Rear Speaker (-) Brown/White Stripe
   
Factory wire harness and color codes 1998 and Up
Battery +12 volts constant White/Green Stripe
Accessory +12 volts switch White/Red Stripe or Orange
Ground Black
Illumination Red
Dimmer Red/Black Stripe
Power Antenna Yellow/White Stripe
Left Front Speaker (+) Blue/Green Stripe
Left Front Speaker (-) Gray/Black Stripe
Right Front Speaker (+) Red/Green Stripe
Right Front Speaker (-) Brown/Black Stripe
Left Rear Speaker (+) Blue/Yellow Stripe
Left Rear Speaker (-) Gray/White Stripe
Right Rear Speaker (+) Red/Yellow Stripe
Right Rear Speaker (-) Brown/White Stripe
   
Diagrams may not be 100% accurate for your vehicle.
   

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