How To: Replace ALL Speakers - PICS FIXED!!!

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How To: Replace ALL Speakers - PICS FIXED!!!

Post by Hudson_Neon » Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:47 pm

ok, so there was a discussion in the audio section and i told the guy that i'd do a how-to, so here it is...

DASH SPEAKERS:

start by removing the screws on the sides when you open the doors
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then the screws up in the vent on top of the dash
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then remove the A-Pillar covers, i found that just giving them a tug works
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then lift the dash up and out
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then put your new speakers in
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reverse for putting it back together

DOOR SPEAKERS:

start by removing these three screws
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then go around the edges and pry the door panel off, i recommend plastic pry tools, i got the "expensive" set http://www.genuinehotrod.com/SearchResu ... Search=pry

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then disconnect the linkage and any plug-ins
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next remove the plastic that angles the speaker and put your new speaker in
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do the same for both doors in front. reverse for putting it together. remember to plug everything back in

REAR DECK SPEAKERS:

start by grabbing the bottom half and lift up, comes out rather easy
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then remove the four T-55 Torx bolts, you might need a cheater bar
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next give the seat-back a little lift and it's out
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then just pull the carpeting down and replace your speakers
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reverse everything when putting it back together. remember when you put the seat-back back in to place that it slides in on the top and put the outside belts on the front side of the seat so as not to bolt them down... that sucks

i hope that that's everything
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Post by ZeroChad » Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:12 pm

After undoing those huge torque for the back seat a few times, I found out that you can actually just take off the carpet on the rear deck if you use some ingenuity.

Removing the rear seat is probably the proper way to do it though, it also gives you more access into the trunk to install your speakers. But if you're looking to save some time...
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Post by o2bfishn » Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:26 pm

thanks for the how to :thumbup:
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Post by 60trim » Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:26 pm

Good post.
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Post by Hudson_Neon » Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:52 am

just bumpin this cause i've been poking my head in the audio section and there ALWAYS seems to be somebody wondering how to do this...

i may be a little biased, but i would think that making it a sticky at in the audio section might help

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Post by sullygully » Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:06 pm

+1 for sticky

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Post by titansxt » Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:27 pm

When you put the water damn back up (the plastic) make sure its still all sticky. If not, make it sticky and put it back up. Also, when putting the rear cushion back in sometimes the latches (the metal part) don't want to go in place. All you have to to is push the cushion towrds the rear of the car, and put your knee on the seat until in pops in place. Oh, and nice HT. :thumbup:
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Post by Hudson_Neon » Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:56 pm

you shouldn't have to pull off the water dam... unless you're runnin all new wires.

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Post by trinity_rush2001 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:51 pm

is there any other way to break loose those Tork bolts ive tryed everything i have and not luck its like mine are welded
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Post by jetas » Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:47 pm

A breaker bar if you have access to one.
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Post by trinity_rush2001 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:12 pm

hmmm i might have to go to autozone

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Post by jetas » Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:15 pm

Or just get a pipe thats big enough for the ratchet handle to fit in. Anything to give u more leverage
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Post by Hudson_Neon » Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:57 am

yeah... a "cheater bar". i like to use a pipe or a large box-end wrench

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Post by Swordfish2Cowboy » Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:07 pm

Spray the bolts with penetrating fluid. I had my seats out for about a month and didn't tighten the bolts all the way down. Now they don't want to go in, thinking there's a hole in the bottom and water is getting in.
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Post by Car6on14 » Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:46 pm

what size are the speakers in the dash? Seems the back is 6 X 9 and doors r 6.5 from what ive read, but havent found dash...
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Post by occasional demons » Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:38 pm

From Crutchfield.
In-dash stereo
7-3/16" depth; Size code E
Front speakers
Dash: 3-1/2"
Front Door: 6-3/4"
Rear speakers
Rear Deck: 6x9"
I just bought tweeters and fabbed a mount for them. Used the factory speakers for the template, and tin snipped away.
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Post by matguy » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:57 pm

What's funny though is that even though Crutchfield lists the fronts as 3.5", they seem to think that none of their 3.5" speakers fit a Neon.

Well, maybe not funny to people wondering if there is any mounting issues with "standard" aftermarket 3.5" speakers.

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Post by Hudson_Neon » Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:17 pm

well i don't know what they're thinking. cause these are the speakers that i have in my dash

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Post by JRT-4 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:30 pm

Do aftermarket 6.5s fit in the plastic piece in the door? If so I need to find a drivers door plastic piece.
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Post by Jr1 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:03 am

none of the pix are working in the 1st post.. :banghead:

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Post by Hudson_Neon » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:07 am

yeah, they were on myspace from AGES ago... this thread should probably be locked for being useless now without pics

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Post by occasional demons » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:21 pm

Looks like a bust.





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Post by D-Railed_Neon » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:25 pm

Maybe trying to bring this back from the dead may be too much to ask but, does anyone have specific advise for aftermarket dash 3.5"s? Part numbers, links, and/or pics, greatly appreciated. Thanks guys, hopefully someone out there hears this. lol
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Post by Hudson_Neon » Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:08 am

mine are rockford fosgate. they're a little older than this, but you get the idea.

http://www.rockfordfosgate.com/products ... mid=112881

i like the way that they sound. decent price too

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Post by D-Railed_Neon » Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:13 am

Thank you sir!! now are any mods needed to run with a oem deck? (I have an RB4 that controls my dash speakers at the moment.) I just wonder if there is a difference in impedance from the stockers to aftermarket like these. it says 4 ohm so, should be direct fit no rewire or mods necessary, amiright? Thanks for your help and advise
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Post by Hudson_Neon » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:36 am

well i can't speak on the terms of the RB4, but all i did was splice the speaker into the stock harness.

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Post by D-Railed_Neon » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:38 pm

Perfect. The only reason I mention my RB4 is bc it is currently running my stock dash speakers. So since these new aftermarket speakers are the same specs, I should be able to drop em in and go. I am a happy camper. Thank you sir! :thumbup:
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Re: How To: Replace ALL Speakers - PICS FIXED!!!

Post by NickKo » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:29 pm

Hudson_Neon wrote: the screws up in the vent on top of the dash
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THANKS for posting pictures of those stoopid screws !! :lol:

Those are the first pics of those, that I have ever seen.
People have trouble 'finding' those, because they are somewhat invisible and folks don't know, that they are even there.



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