I'm looking to buy an inexpensive radio and replace the four speakers (two in dash, two in soundbar). A coworker told me that the two in the dash are a real pain in the @$$ to replace. Anyone have any thoughts?
you need to pull the dash out.. sucks. theres 3 bolts on both sides. Then you have to drop the windshield and there are bolts on top of the dash as well.. ive done once and it took me less than an hour.. not too bad..
I would love to replace my in dash speakers on my 94 wrangler, but they looked like a real knuckle buster. I thought of dropping the dash back but did not want to disturb the wiring or other things. Still open to any best method and speaker replacement as they are old and sound like crap. I just replaced the factory sound bar with a VDP tri speaker w/light sound bar and it sounds GREAT! Would be nice to suppliment this sound with better front speakers which I just fade down to about 25%. I see retrofit kits for TJs but not YJs most likely because the TJ speaker is front access.
I just replaced mine last week. It is a pain in the ass but it's worth it. I got some Pioneer 4x6's with a universal fitting thing. Took me about 2 hours to install and wire them. I just went from under the dash.
Well it looks like it would be better to take the dash out. I don't want to scrunch up on the floorboards and turn my hands into bloody stumps trying to replace these speakers. One question though. What size TORX is used to remove the windshield? For that matter are the TORX bolts that I see on the Jeep the same size?
yeah i did about a week after i owned my 91 jeep with no knowledge on how to do it at all. u have to unscrew the 6 hex screws next to the speakers then fold down the window then remove the dash that way. mine was so rusted it took me like 2 hours to even get the dash out then alil longer to get the speakers out and new ones in. its worth it though. my next project is adding 2 6x9 speaker boxes and speakers on the wheel wells in the back
is there any way that i can secure my dash and remove the pannel from the area to replace the speakers. i was thinking some kind of L bracket and cutting the cover off to make easier for later install. Is this wishful thinking or could i be on to something.....
1990 yj 4.2 ltr ax-15
2 inch body
everything else pretty much stock
lifes a ditch...... so put it in 4 low and stomp on it
I did mine a couple of weeks ago. I started out trying to get them from underneath. The better-half helped a bunch but some where rusted a bit and refused to come off. I bit the bullet and dropped the windshield. If I had of done that in the beginning I would have saved lots of time. It wasn't near as hard as I thought it would be. New speakers sound great! It was well worth the couple of hours and the couple of skinned knuckles! Good Luck!
the only thing i would of done differently is i would of gotten at least a speaker size biggerr...2 4x6's arent loud enough and u get to much distortion i have pioneer 3 way which are mid line speakers i need to get rear speakers and a sub maybe even a roll bar too...i want them to hear me pulling up
why not get the mod-pods, the ones that tuck under the door sill? theres also something that hlds two speakers and mounts close to the gear shifter or above the rearview mirror...
this is along the lines, well maybe not, but since someone already mentioned the 3-way VDP soundbar, i figured "why not?" it seems at high volume the tweeters would be too close to your ears and be too shrill and cause problems.. does anyone with this soundbar have this kind of issue?