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2004 Package Tray Speaker 86160-ac180 Help?

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My package tray speaker in my DD (04 Avalon XL) started crackling and when I went to find a replacement at Best Buy (cringe, I know!), the "rep" said that only the stock speakers are compatible with the stock system. He said if I wanted to take out the head unit and replace all of the speakers and amp, there's plenty I could do, but just changing one speaker with anything they had would cause the amp and head unit to not work as they should.

And that's fine, I actually REALLY like the way the stock system sounds and I don't think aftermarket systems sound 'great' unless you spend an unholy amount of money on them, and it's my DD, so I don't ultimately care THAT much...

However, the cheapest I could find the one speaker for was here https://parts.olathetoyota.com/86160-ac180.html for around $250 (the dealership by my house said the speaker was $350 and they'd have to order it, yeah that's okay bud).

...the only alternative I found was a kit on Amazon---

What is this repair kit? Has anyone used it?

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=86160-ac180+&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3A86160-ac180+

I'm going to order the speaker monday and just suck it up unless I can figure out an alternative...any advice is greatly appreciated :)

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I have done the repair kit. (found it on ebay) I was skeptical like you, but I didn't want to invest the big bucks in a factory fresh replacement. Surprisingly enough, when all was said and done, my system sounded awesome! Follow the instructions, be patient and it will definately pay off.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/8-JBL-Speaker-Parts-Fits-Toyota-Avalon-Rear-Subwoofer-Foam-Repair-Kit-FSK-8M-/140808297637?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20c8d41ca5

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