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How to install rear speakers in a 2001 chevy impala ls

First start off buy laying your back seats down , then take a 10mm ratchet and take the 4 bolts off. next you will need to take the rear dash out (best to use two people one to hole the bar back and one to take the dash out ) ok so once you have the dash out lift the sound proffing mat up and this will expose the speakers . press the two clips (on the left side of the speakers ) and lift up and slide to the left to remove the speakers . be sure to disconnect them before this step . once the speakers are out you will need to remove the black plate off the bottom of the STOCK speakers .best to use a knife to slice around because it is stock on with glue . once the plates are removed have one person hold the plate and you drop the speakers in to the STOCK plates. screw the aftermarket screws in tho the pre-excisting holes . once this is done for both place the speakers back in to the car and clip them in


WIREING: the stock speakers were atached with clips , these :WILL not work with the aftermarket speaks. you will need to splice them and join the givin wires to the new wires that come with the speaks ,.once joind just tape them togeather or use blue wire nuts . make sure that the speaks work before putting the rear dash back in . :)

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