Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Fayetteville AR
Changing Front Speakers
Got tired of googling this waiting for someone else to blaze a trail, so here goes. I removed the front door speaker, (mid and tweeter) and center channel speaker. The difference was huge! Much better quality. Changed to a Kicker component set for the doors with a Kicker 2 way 3 1/2 for the center.
Step by step instructions follow with pictures.
Step 1: Using a plastic trim tool, remove the aluminum piece on the door handle and the two bolts underneath. (T15 I believe.)
Step 2: Using same trim tool, remove the plastic trim behind door handle and remove screw using same T15 as before.
Step 3: Same trim tool again, remove the door panel, bottom to top and lift off of the window channel. Watch for the metal clips to fall. Some will. Two go on the door panel and two go on the door itself.
Step 4: remove the tweeter housing. It just pops off with a light pull. Unclip the factory tweeter wire by hand and remove the factory tweeter by drilling or removing the lower plastic grommet. I wanted to use the factory housing for a factory look so I used the original. The Kicker tweeter fit in place by removing the swivel mount.
Step 5: The only wiring harness I removed was the one to the window switch. After that I used a 7mm nut driver to remove the factory mid speaker housing. The top is held in with a trim clip and pops right off.
Step 6: This part is up to you. I removed the factory speaker to reuse the speaker housing. To reuse the housing means you have to remove the factory speaker, which is glued into the housing. This part is non-reversable and renders the factory speaker ruined. I used it because it has the speaker in a great angle for the listener and I was afraid the screws might hit the window without it.
Step 7: I placed the crossover in the bottom of the door after wrapping it in plastic and reversed the process to replace the panel.
Step 8: The dash speaker is very simple. Using the same trim tool remove the speaker grill and work your way out to the wings. After you see the speaker, unplug the light sensor on the trim piece and remove the speaker with a 7mm nut driver.
The factory sound was terrible, but the component system is a big improvement, even using the factory radio.
Message me if you have any questions. Ill try and help.