Originally Posted by brendelac
It is an "i" series woofer. Below is copied and pasted from post # 49071
courtesy of AVS member Fears4Ears:
Very relieved to hear it is an 'i' series driver. I figured it should be...but on the used market you never quite know.
Originally Posted by batpig
Yeah, if it's not corrosion but rather just some leftover residue from a solder, you should be able to just touch it with the soldering iron, and then when the residue liquifies a bit you shove the connector in place and it's done.
I wasn't thinking about that pesky old "metal is a great conductor" thing and got a few burns on the fingertips
Had never heard of deoxit, I'll have to look at that. Haha, I'll be sure to adhere to the 'metal is a great conductor' point!!
I'll mention my issue in another quote below though:
Originally Posted by laserjock II
Looks like it was soldered previously but doesn’t make sense, since it came off..?
I’d be tempted to make a small female to male spade “extension to attempt a better connection on both sides.
Might try putting a new bare female spade lug on the speaker terminal first and if you have enough wire on current one to work outside the speaker, clip the old one and strip the wire and crimp a new one on.
The main issue I am running into is that the current spade (is that the right name?) got crushed on one end somehow, where it 'grips around'. The wife and I were trying to use a flathead and other objects to try and 'lift' it up, but it's pretty smashed down. No idea how it got like that, but at this point it's pretty deformed...between its initials state and us using needle-nose pliers and flatheads, etc.
To really fix that thing, the only solution (unless I'm not reading some other quotes correctly) is to clip the current one off and add another one ... which I've never done before. :-/
Originally Posted by nc88keyz
you would not even have to know how to solder, Get a spade crimp connector, and a bit of equal gauge speaker wire and use a heat shrink connector that will great a solder point with either a heat gun or hair dryer in a crunch. I got a 2.2 shipped with this issue as well. Same solution: open it up and find severed connect. Use a flat head to reshape the female spade fitting and open it up just a little so that. When you get it back on can apply some light pressure with needle nose pliers. to close it up so it doesn't slip. Glad you got it working but you can do better than the electrical tape
Enjoy the 2.2s/2.2is
Mentioned slightly in my previous quote response that, well, I don't think I can reshape the female spade as one end has been smashed down. Will your approach still work if I can't do that?
Thank you, EVERYONE, for the help -- and I apologize for my non-knowledge in this area. If you need more pictures or something of that sort let me know and I can try and take some. Right now it is put back together, but thankfully the woofer is easy enough to pop back out if needed.
It *does* seem to be working as-is, so are these approaches for the sake of a more proper / elegant solution, or are there performance issues in how I've (ghetto) rigged the solution?