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How to remove kick panels on an '87 325

I'd like to replace factory speakers in an '87 325 and would like to know how to remove front kick panels to access the speakers

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They are held in place by small philips head screws......in addition the drivers side kick panel has a 3 bolt enclosure that holds the hood release latch to the kick panel and left footwell, this must be removed as well.....now the fun part....you must lift UP and OUT at the same time to release the lower lip of the kick panel which is tightly wedged.....finesse is required! by the way that a 5 1/4 speaker, but the footwell will also hold some 6 inch speakers as well....I have alpines in mine (89 cab)..put some Dynamat in while your down there!

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