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How to Replace Door Speakers

According to the electronics specialist Crutchfield, doors are the most common location for car speakers. Factories often install speakers in the doors for convenience and for space reasons. If a door speaker has been damaged, or if an owner wishes to upgrade to a new or better type of speaker, he will need to replace the factory speaker. Most factory speakers are fairly easy to replace, and this typically require the removal of the grille, the wiring harness and the speaker itself. With a new door speaker installed, you can continue enjoying music in your car.

Doors are the most common location for car speakers.
  1. Remove the grilles from the door speakers. Use a screwdriver to remove any screws attaching the grilles or to gently pry the grilles loose.

  2. Use a screwdriver to remove the speaker mounting screws.

  3. Cut any foam or sealing attached to the door speakers using a utility knife. Use caution not to damage wires.

  4. Unplug the wiring harnesses from the door speakers.

  5. Attach the new speakers by plugging in the door wiring harnesses.

  6. Install the new speaker mounting screws with a screwdriver.

  7. Replace the grilles by either pressing them in place over the speaker openings or reinstalling the grille screws.

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Based in Florida, Jim Franklin started writing professionally in 2009. His articles appear on websites such as eHow, where he covers topics ranging from home improvement to finance. Franklin has a Bachelor of Arts in business management from Florida Atlantic University.