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Old 04-14-2011, 02:41 PM   #1
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How to install new speakers.

The factory speakers sucks. So today I went out and bought some new one. Nothing special but I could use a little help with the install. How do I get the front ones in. I can do the sound bar no problem but I'm really not sure about the front. Any info will be helpful. I refuse to pay almost $200 to have them done. It can not be that hard.

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Old 04-14-2011, 02:56 PM   #2
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For the passenger side it's cake. Take off the side panel, glove box out, and pop off the bottom cover under the glove box. You will see two copper colored screws or bolts under the side panel, and one bolt going to the bracket under the glove box. That enclosure will slide over and come out of where the glove box was after you unplug the speaker wire connector. The drivers side is more complicated. Side panel, covers under steering wheel, and take out any screw holding the lower dash parts between the drivers door to the center console. Then take out the 3 bolts holding enclosure in and squeeze the enclosure out while pulling the lower dash out being careful not to break it.

When you put in the speakers, I've heard that you should put polyfill (pillow stuffing from crafts store or wal mart craft section) to help with the bass, but I just pulled the rubber plug out of the back and mine sound ok.

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Old 04-14-2011, 03:47 PM   #3
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Awesome explination Goose - clear and concise.

Please take pictures Diane for the rest of us.
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:44 PM   #4
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Thank you so much. I will be doing it thins weekend and I will def take some pics.
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Old 06-03-2011, 02:09 PM   #5
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Hoe to install new speakers

Procedure I followed for replacing speakers in my 2011 Sport. I just did mine this morning following the below instructions. It took me about two hours to do all four speakers and the two tweeters. The replacement speakers I used were 77Kick10's and the Tweeters are JW-JKTWEET's. I purchased all components from Quadrartec. The instructions that come with the speakers are more complicated than need be. Instead of removing 6 bolts per side, there are only 3 on passenger side and 4 on driver side. Also, there is only one under-steering wheel panel to rotate down, and none on the passenger side. For driver side, just remove panel below steering wheel, remove four 7 mm bolts, remove side panel, bend dash panel out (don’t worry panel will not break), remove two speaker enclosure side (brass) bolts and remove bottom (third) speaker enclosure 10 mm black bolt. Unplug speaker box and remove it. No big deal at all. It's better to pull the entire speaker enclosure to replace the speaker. Reinstall just reverse process. Passenger side was even easier. Remove glove box door, side panel, and two 7mm bolts and one 10 mm black bolt. Bend panel outward, remove speaker enclosure as above, and slide box out. Sound bar speakers replace the same as previous models using T15 Torx bit. The Tweeter replacement was easy following the detailed instructions tat cam with the tweeters. The sound is much better than the factory speakers. No distortion at higher volumes versus stock. Highly recommend this upgrade. I can now hear the radio even on the freeway with all windows down! Just one more suggestion, stuffed the sound bar and front speaker enclosures with poly fill before installing the new speakers. This will make the bass sound better.
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:39 PM   #6
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i am going to have to try this out!! just one thing..wont plugging the speaker boxes with polyfill deadin the bass by reducing air movement? :S

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