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How do you take the door panels off to change speakers

Trying to change the speakers and i am not sure how to get the door panels off. any suggestions?

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There are 3 philip head screws in the panel (1 in the top where the switches are, and 2 behind the handrest) lossen those screws, set them aside and then go to the bottom of the panel and hold the door with one hand and use the other to gentltly pull the panel away from the door. Do n ot for get to unplug the switches and aside for reinstall

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How to replace rear door speakers for 1997 GMC jimmy


I think your GMC have in-door rear speakers.!!
  • Look for screws in door panel or around the speaker vents.
  • If you are sure that the speaker cant be removed without opening the door panel then read this below.
  • Mostly seen near areas like door lever(inside), power window switch set, bottom and each sides of the whole panel.
  • If its manual window, then look for a circle clip in between the winding window lever and the door panel. Plunge screw driver between them a make a gap then look.
  • Assure that all clips or screws which obstacles the removal of the panel.
  • Simply pull the panel from sides towards you
  • If its completely open, then locate the speaker and unscrew it.
  • Check the connection wires for quality
  • Mostly its good to scratch the leads of the wire to remove copper oxide layer
  • Take the new speaker, check the holes on the door matching the speaker's
  • If needed, drill hole for screw and be sure that the new speaker is not more than 15cm diameter.
  • Connect the leads, fix the speakers.
  • Check the sound clarity with your car audio on.
  • If everything is perfect.. go on , fix the door panels
  • Mainly sure with the side clips of the panel, do not bent or break them.
  • Check for any balance parts or screws.
  • Screw everything back as normal.
  • You just installed a new speaker....
  • pls rate it!!

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Replace front speakers


You would have to open the door panel to replace front speakers. Look for any screws around the door handle. look at the whole door panel for any screws so that you may remove the panel in order to reach the speakers. once the panel is free from any visible screws, use a door panel remover ($5-10) and use it to pry off the panel, use it around the door panel push-in connectors, and don't use extreme force, may break connectors. once the connectors around the whole panel are removed. make sure your window is down before the whole procedure. then pick up the panel from the bottom (push up), then the panel should be off the door, if you want to change the speakers, you don't need to take any of the wiring to the window/door lock. simply remove the cover if any over the stock speakers, usually some screws. once the cover/screws are off. the speaker should come off. You will see two wires off the speakers (the red(positive) the black(negative)), once the stock speaker is removed, simply attatch the new speaker to the wires. make sure the negative and positive from the car DO NOT TOUCH, you WILL short circuit and blow a fuse, maybe worse, and it's not worth the time fixing. hope this helps, good luck.

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How to change the door speakers


To change the door speakers firstly you would remove the door panels/cards, remove the speaker and replace with the new one making sure that the alternator is putting out enough power for the speaker to operate.

Hope this helps.

Feb 03, 2011 | Ford Crown Victoria Cars & Trucks

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Need to remove driver side door panel?


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. If equipped with an accessory switch panel, carefully pry the switch panel up and away from the door panel. Tag and disconnect the switches from the panel.
  3. On 1981-86 models, remove armrest attaching screws.
  4. On 1987-96 models, remove the retainer screws secure the pocket in the molded armrest on the door panel.
  5. If equipped with crank type windows, remove window crank handle with the appropriate clip removal tool.
  6. If equipped with manual remote mirrors, remove the control knob bezel.
  7. Remove inside door handle cover attaching screw and trim plate.
  8. If equipped with door mounted speakers, remove the speaker, and disconnect the speaker wires. For speaker removal and installation steps, refer to .
  9. Remove all external screws securing the door panel. Insert an appropriate prytool between the door panel and door frame to remove the hidden clips securing the panel.
  10. Holding door panel vertical lift straight up to release the upper clip.
  11. Inspect all retaining clips and replace any broken or missing pieces.

To install:
  1. Position the door to the door and carefully press on the retainer clips to engage. If a clip will not engage, inspect the mounting hole behind the panel to make sure the clip is properly aligned. Install any panel-to-door retainer screws.
  2. If equipped with crank windows, attach the washer and crank to the window regulator stud.
  3. On 1981-86 models, attach the armrest to the door using the retainer screws.
  4. On 1987-96 models, insert the armrest pocket and secure in place with retainer screws.
  5. If equipped with door panel mounted speakers, attach the speaker wires to the speaker and secure the assembly to the door panel.
  6. If equipped with remote cable mirrors, attach the control knob to the door panel with the retainer bezel.
  7. If equipped with an ashtray, insert the holder assembly, and secure in place with retainer screws. Install the ashtray to the holder assembly.
  8. Position the door handle trim panel around the door handle assembly, and secure in place with the retainer screw.
  9. If equipped with accessory switch panel, attach the harnesses to the switches, and press the accessory plate into the door panel.
  10. Connect the negative battery cable.
  11. Check and make sure all panel components function correctly.

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A digram for the factory wireing for the radio


This color code works for 87-93 mustang factory radio; it might work on yours as well. I'm not sure if it has the same fuses though.

Radio Connector:

Light Green / Yellow - Hot at all times (Fuse 8)
Yellow / Black - Hot in ACC or Run (Fuse 11)
Light Brown / Red - Goes to instrument panel dimming rheostat (Fuse 4)
Red - Ground
White / Purple - Hot in ACC or Run (Fuse 11)

Speaker Connector:

White / Light Green - (+) Right Instrument Panel & Door Speaker
Dark Green / Orange - (-) Right Instrument Panel & Door Speaker
Brown / Pink - (+) Right Rear Speaker
Pink / Light Brown - (-) Right Rear Speaker
Pink / Light Green - (+) Left Rear Speaker
Tan / Yellow - (-) Left Rear Speaker
Light Brown / White - (+) Left Instrument Panel & Door Speaker
Orange / Light Green - (-) Left Instrument Panel & Door Speaker
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Need color code diagram for sterio


I'm not sure what year you have but this color code works for 87-93 mustangs.

Radio Connector:

Light Green / Yellow - Hot at all times (Fuse 8)
Yellow / Black - Hot in ACC or Run (Fuse 11)
Light Brown / Red - Goes to instrument panel dimming rheostat (Fuse 4)
Red - Ground
White / Purple - Hot in ACC or Run (Fuse 11)

Speaker Connector:

White / Light Green - (+) Right Instrument Panel & Door Speaker
Dark Green / Orange - (-) Right Instrument Panel & Door Speaker
Brown / Pink - (+) Right Rear Speaker
Pink / Light Brown - (-) Right Rear Speaker
Pink / Light Green - (+) Left Rear Speaker
Tan / Yellow - (-) Left Rear Speaker
Light Brown / White - (+) Left Instrument Panel & Door Speaker
Orange / Light Green - (-) Left Instrument Panel & Door Speaker
Hope this helps.

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Changing front door speakers in 1990 Mazda RX-7


The size of speaker that will go into that vehicle is a 6 1/2". You will need to take off the door panel in order to remove speakers. Once door panel is removed, locate screws holding speakers and remove and reinstall new speakers.

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How do you replace the front door speakers in a 1999 Model Hyundai Excel?


You have to take the door panels off.
The front speakers are 6"
So remove the front door panels, unbolt the factory speakers, bolt the new one in the existing holes, reinstall the door panels.
The grills will look factory, but you will have better speakers. Nice way to keep the good stuff hidden from prying eyes.

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I just replaced mine on my 2002 Diamante LS yesterday. It really isn't that difficult. To get to the front door speaker you will need to remove the door trim panel. This is done by pulling out on the bottom part of the panel. I used a flathead screwdriver to help with the separation. Just be careful not to scratch anything.

There are 4 or 5 clips that lock the panel on to the door frame. After you have pulled the clips out you will want to lift up on the separated panel as it hangs on a rail adjacent to the window. Pull the panel out far enough to reach behind and disconnect the various wiring clips. They have quick disconnect fittings and come out easily. You will also need to disconnect the door interior light by rotating the base about a half turn to get it out of the removable panel.

Once you have removed the door panel you will have full access to the speaker frame mounting. It has a removable plastic frame that you screw the new speakers in to. It attaches to the door frame with 5 or 6 Phillips type screws. I found it easier to remove the mount and get it ready to accept my new speakers. I just srewed it back on before actually attaching the speakers.

While the dealer spec for door speakers on a Diamante is a 6 3/4" speaker, a 6 1/2" will work just fine if you have a drill to pre-drill new screw holes. Just line the new speaker up on the speaker mount, mark where the new holes should be and then go ahead and drill them. Make sure the drill bit isn't bigger the the screw. It is a machine type of a thread and is easy to self thread with a regular phillips screwdriver.

After you have the speaker mount ready to accept your new speaker you can go back to your car, screw the mount back on to the door frame. Next attach the two speaker wires to the back of the new speaker. White goes to the positive post. (You might need to change the fitting type to match the car wiring and the new speaker) You can get some quick connect friction fittings and put one on the end of each wire that attaches to the speaker. Walmart, Autozone, Radio Shack all have these as they are readily available.

With the speakers in place, just reverse you installation of the door panel. I found it was easier to roll the window down so I could hang the panel back on the channel. Line up the clips and the bottom of the door, push in and you will feel and hear them engage. Once you are sure they are lined up correctly, go ahead and give it a good push where each clip attaches to make sure its on tight.

All done, enjoy your new sound system.

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Change the speakers


there should be screws in the front door panels hiding under plastic clips at the door handle levers and the grab handel possibly under the window switch pack and along the bottom of the door then you just get a flat putty knife and pop the panels off there are a dozen or so push in plastic clips attached to the back of the door panels, as for the back deck lid you will go in the trunk and remove the ten mm bolts for the third brake light and remove that and look for any other ten mms sticking down and remove them. the rest will be clips that just pop up , make sure you have the proper wire harness adaptors for you stock speaker wireing so you dont have to cut them off to attach your new speakers -jeff

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