Introduction

This guide demonstrates how to replace the rear door speakers. This guide can be used for replacing a broken speaker, or upgrading the old speaker with a better one.

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  • Pry off the plastic tab inside the rear door handle.

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  • Use the Phillips screwdriver to unscrew the 8x3/4" Phillips screw inside the door handle.

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  • Use a flathead screwdriver to pry up the plastic tab inside the rear door armrest.

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  • Use the Phillips screwdriver to unscrew the 8x3/4" Phillips screw inside the armrest.

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  • Use flathead to pry off the upper panel located at the top of the rear door panel.

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  • Use the flathead screwdriver to pry off and remove the panel over the door handle.

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  • Remove the bundle of wires from the panel by pressing the tabs on the sides of the large white plastic connector.

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  • Use the Phillips screwdriver to unscrew the 8x3/4" screws behind the door handle panel that was just removed.

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  • Use the flathead screwdriver to pry off the door panel, starting from the outside edge of the door.

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  • Use your hands to pull off and remove the door panel from the frame.

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Image 1/1: The door panel is now completely removed from the frame.
  • Using your hands, remove the two remaining wires connecting the door panel to the frame.

  • The door panel is now completely removed from the frame.

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  • Locate and remove all three Phillips 8x3/4" screws. There's one on top and two on the sides where the arrows are pointing.

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  • Once the screws are removed, the speaker will easily pop out of the door revealing two wires attached to the speaker with a white clip. Remove this white clip by simply squeezing one of the tabs that lock it in place.

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  • Once the clip is removed from the speaker, you will want to then cut the wires from the white clip using a wire cutters.

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  • Once the white clip is removed from the wires, you will then want to strip about 0.5" of plastic from the wire revealing bare copper wire.

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  • Once the wires are cut, you will then want to add separate clips on the end of the wires by placing the clips on the wires, and then using a pliers, squeeze the plastic to crimp the clip securely on the wire.

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  • Once the new clips are now on the separate wires, place these clips into the back of your new speaker.

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Image 1/1: Use the same three screws that you removed in the first step to secure your new speaker in the door.
  • Insert your new speaker where the old speaker once was.

  • Use the same three screws that you removed in the first step to secure your new speaker in the door.

  • If you're having problems with your new speaker, refer to the troubleshooting guide here.

  • Congratulations! You are now done!

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Eve Wassenaar

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This would be A LOT MORE HELPFUL, if OP wrote which wires were positive and which were negative..

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