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How to change speakers in your Ford vehicle (may work for other makes and models)

In this short video I show how I replaced the terrible sounding 5X7 speakers in a Ford Contour. There's a reason these speakers sounded so bad. If you listen to mostly talk radio it probably doesn't matter as much but if you enjoy good sounding music it's usually a good idea, in most cars (unless yours sounds good to you or you already have a premium sound system), to upgrade the factory speakers with aftermarket ones. Age can be another reason it may be time to upgrade and these were almost 19 years old.

18+ years on the factory speaker on right.

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