Install French Drain into your car speaker with RTE’s CarSpeak install guide.
Install French drain into your vehicle stereo system, which is usually your first line of defence against noise pollution.
You can install French drain as a standard stereo, or as a subwoofer if you want to have your car speakers do their job without interfering with other devices.
Read moreRTE’s installation guide for installing French Drain is designed to be used with any car stereo system and has a list of installation options, which include mounting French drain onto the speaker grille, and to the rear speaker grilles.
The installer will take a picture of the car stereo and put the French drain in the correct place.
After installing French drain, you’ll be able to hear a clear sound from your car stereo, and you’ll know you’re dealing with the right speaker.
The installer will use a screwdriver to gently push the French Drain out of the mounting holes.
The install is fairly straightforward, but you may want to install a pair of clamps if you have any trouble.
You’ll need to put your stereo on speaker and turn on the speaker.
Turn the stereo volume up by turning the volume up.
You’ll notice that there’s a bit of a ‘click’ sound from the French drains when you turn the volume down.
This is because the French draining system doesn’t require a ‘tapping’ of the speaker, so the system is much easier to control.
To remove the French drainage system, you simply remove the screws that hold it to the mounting bolts and replace them with screws.RTE advises you to install the French speaker system first, then the car speaker, as the French speakers are more difficult to remove, and therefore more likely to break.
To ensure the French are removed, put the clamps on the French system first.
The French drain will look like a black line from the rear, so you’ll want to make sure it’s clear when you first see it.
The drain should be at least 3mm (1mm) deep.
Once it’s all the way out, take a pair or two of clamshells and stick them into the hole in the speaker side of the drain.
Place the clams, which will be the part that goes under the speaker grill, into the drain, and then screw the clam back on.
This installation is pretty straightforward, and the installer will be able the correct way to remove the drain in a matter of minutes.
You should be able at this stage to hear your car’s stereo for a few minutes without having to worry about having a noisy stereo.
You may have to get the clamp back on and off for a couple of minutes as the drain gets a little dirty.
Once you’ve got the drain all the androgynous way out of your stereo, you can remove it by removing the clamped clams from the drain and placing them in the drain hole, as described earlier.
Once the drain is all the, you may notice a small amount of dust and grime, so don’t worry if it’s a little noisy.
RTE advises replacing the French plumbing system in your car after installing French drainage.
You can see a video of RTE explaining the process here.