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Firefighter-r6 03-25-2012 12:22 PM

Any trick to dash speakers
I pulled and replaced the passenger dash speaker with great aggravation due to the small space. But I don't see any way to remove the driver side without completely removing the dash. Any advice would be great. Thanks

bmac6324 03-25-2012 12:33 PM

I was thinkin of replacing the dash ones as well but since the cross tones with music it was worthless due to the dash blocks the speakers a great deal. I decided to put new ones into my doors so you get the full effect from both sides not just a one sided tone. Hope this kinda helps you out

brentd711 03-25-2012 12:38 PM

Removing the parking brake assembly will give you a fair amount of room.

Firefighter-r6 03-25-2012 03:35 PM

Ill give it a shot if not the door thing could work

olbaid_83 03-25-2012 04:52 PM

that or you can get the speaker pod to put 2 5 1/4" speakers on the floor in front of your shifters. like this one
Vertically Driven Products Speaker System with LED Light Show - JCWhitney

Master4th 03-25-2012 05:04 PM

I have my dash out of the vehicle right now, im going to mod the speaker area for 5 1/4 and Tweeters while its out. The biggest pain is getting those little nuts back on the bolts. Oh and not punching a whole in your speaker with one of the bolts.

Firefighter-r6 03-25-2012 05:45 PM

Thanks guys I think ill try the driver side and add the pods. May as well go big

jfbilbro 03-25-2012 06:40 PM

the manual says to take the ebrake assembly out.....or you can take the dash loose and pull it towards the seats about 8-10inches and get to the driver side speaker.....

Fishnhuntforever 03-25-2012 07:09 PM

If you change the speakers in the dash buy some wing nuts and it will be easier to reinstall and remove later.

wvhillbilly 03-25-2012 07:31 PM

There a pain to do i did mine a while back i loosed my dash up and pulled it out... if you dont have small hands/arms id find a friend that does to help its a tight fit and a pain.

0III0forlife 03-25-2012 07:57 PM

I just did my dash speakers tonight, for the passenger side i removed the glove box and grab handle assembly(there are 4 nuts that hold the grab handle in the steel of the dash which are accessable after you take the glove box out) then the whole panel comes off and the speaker is right there. As for the drivers side, its a bit more complicated. After taking the dash panel off from around the steering column, I removed the tach and unplugged it from the harness. then i removed the 3 torx head bolts that hold the steel dash to the A pillar. This allows you to get at the top left nut on the speaker. You can reach in thru the hole where the tach was to get at the 2 inside bolts. I replaced these stock speakers with Bose 4x6 speakers, 200 watts. Purhcased from wal-mart for $28. These speakers bolt right in and will also accept the stock wiring harness plugs if you are going that route. Hope this helps. As far as the 4" in the doors, take your inner panel off and watch the window when you roll it down, in order to clear that bottom channel for the window when its all the way down, the speaker has to be mounted in the lowest part of the door.(unless you have half doors without glass windows) and i felt that the speaker would be receiving too much abuse in that low mounting. Just my thoughts on the subject. Happy wheelin!

rebelBullDawg325 03-26-2012 12:14 PM

i did mine while i had the dash out already. but i've always wondered. has anyone ever modded the dash so that the speakers can be removed either from the front, or so the hardware goes on from the front (front facing studs) or anything similar?

Ibuildembig 03-26-2012 01:04 PM


Originally Posted by 0III0forlife (Post 2181344)
I replaced these stock speakers with Bose 4x6 speakers, 200 watts. Purhcased from wal-mart for $28.

Umm you mean Boss right? Bose doesn't make car stuff for the aftermarket.

olbaid_83 03-26-2012 01:41 PM


Originally Posted by Ibuildembig (Post 2183719)
Umm you mean Boss right? Bose doesn't make car stuff for the aftermarket.

i was right there with thinking....when did walmart start carrying bose??? and for 28 bucks at that!!!!


Ibuildembig 03-26-2012 01:44 PM

honestly the sound is prolly the same ROFL

olbaid_83 03-26-2012 01:46 PM

well with 33" mt and the top off at 60mph any brand sounds the same haha

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