|Yesterday 03:32 PM|
|IrishRed||getting speakers for christmas. Subscribed!|
|12-16-2013 06:24 PM|
Old post, still great info!
I know this is an old thread, but it came up today when I did a search on upgrading the front speakers. Made it real easy and quick! Thanks to all who provided the info!
|05-29-2013 09:14 AM|
The whole process took less than 30 minutes; one thing I would add is to be sure to unplug the speaker box before trying to remove it.
Thanks again, now on to the soundbar!
|08-17-2012 12:20 AM|
|08-16-2012 11:27 PM|
Thanks for the Quadratec tip. This is my first Jeep and the first time I've done any "work" to one.
|06-17-2012 01:55 PM|
|pkmcd99||Super. Much appreciated fellas. Cheers.|
|06-17-2012 01:39 PM|
|06-17-2012 01:34 PM|
I just replaced mine this past week...the passenger side is a piece of cake, drivers side is a little bit harder but overall not bad at all. Takes about an hour or two to complete, but not terribly difficult. Just take your time and it'll go fine.
Tools obviously are key to making this go better...make sure you have a good ratchet and torx set and things should go pretty easily.
Good luck! Also if you are planning to stuff poly-fil in the front speaker pods now is the time to do it, you definitely won't want to do this more then once if you don't need to.
I went with the kicker speaks from Quadratec and they include pretty detailed pictures of the above instructions as well...a bit more then what is necessary, but at least you'll get an idea of what you are looking for.
Also, start with the passenger side, you might be tempted to do the drivers side first because it's the most time consuming, but if you start with the passenger side you'll get a good feel for the process and how it works.
|06-17-2012 01:29 PM|
|06-17-2012 01:09 PM|
|daggo66||Go to Quadratec and look up the Kicker replacement speaker. Download the installation manual and it gives complete instructions!|
|06-17-2012 01:01 PM|
|pkmcd99||Nevermind, answered my own question...thanks stryder.|
|06-17-2012 01:00 PM|
|pkmcd99||And then?.......anybody know the 2010 process? Similar obviously, but?|
|06-17-2012 10:38 AM|
|SilverSport||2011 interior is same as 2012 and your instructions are basically spot on with mine. Thanks for the speaker part numbers!|
|06-17-2012 09:37 AM|
|jjbroze||Procedure I followed for replacing speakers in my 2011 Sport. 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 (donít 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. 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.|
|06-17-2012 09:29 AM|
|06-17-2012 09:28 AM|
|06-17-2012 09:06 AM|
|j0nx||Are those instructions for the 2012?|
|06-17-2012 08:54 AM|
Folks, there is a much easier way to get the speakers in the bottom of the dash out without tearing the whole dash apart.
1) Remove the panel on each end of the dash; they just pop out with a tim removal tool.
2) On driver's side remove the plastic trim cover under the steering column; again it just pops off.
3) Remove the metal knee bolster reinforcement; its centered under the steering column and directly behind the trim panel you just removed. Held on with two 10mm bolts.
4) Remove the bracket that the left side of the knee reinforcement bolster attached to.
5) Remove the three 7mm sheet metal screws from the bottom of the dash; two are at the bottom directly under the steering column and the third is over on the side next to the door wiring harness.
6) reach in thru the side of the dash and remove the two copper colored screws (I believe these are also 7mm).
7) Pull out on the bottom of the dash plastic and remove the 10mm bolt holding the speaker box.
8) While holding out on plastic, work the speaker box out thru the opening where the knee bolster reinforecment was located.
Passenger side is even easier:
1) Remove glove box.
2) Remove three screws along bottom of dash.
3) Remove two screws on side of speaker and one on bottom.
4) Speaker comes out thru opening for glove box.
|06-17-2012 07:45 AM|
It is a big PITA to get in there.
It's why I haven't done mine yet, sticking instead with the easier soundbar upgrade.
|06-17-2012 07:08 AM|
|pkmcd99||Are you kidding, ive got to tear it down and all out pretty much. WTH! I may wait a bit before I get the ambition to attack this project. Wow is all im saying, what a crap design.|
|06-17-2012 06:53 AM|
One might argue in different directions regarding engineering evaluations...
I have found that Google will very often lead you right back to this forum, so I use it more than the built-in forum search.
|06-17-2012 06:23 AM|
Front speaker Replacement
How do you remove the front speaker to replace it? Not the tweeter, the 4x6 junk that cant come out from the side access! Retarded engineers.