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Old 02-19-2015, 07:52 PM
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Replacing Dash Speakers in my 1991 YJ?!

Recently bought new speakers for my 1991 Jeep YJ and I need some pointers on the easiest way to replace the 4x6's in the dash. From just looking at videos on YouTube and looking at my jeep it looks like I have to take the whole dash apart and lay the windshield down. If anyone has a faster more simple way to do this please let me know. Thanks
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It is possible to do without tearing everything apart. When I bought mine, the speakers were just laying in there, the nuts had come off and the magnets from the speakers were holding it in. I managed to pull them out and then properly mount them. It helps to have small hands (which I don't). Really tight space to work in and hard to contort to reach it, but with a bit of cussing and several cuts and scratches, it is possible.
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Okay awesome if you could explain in detail the steps you took to get the old out and the new ones in I would appreciate it.
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Hi, I have the same situation with my wrangler 1995. How did you connect the speakers on dash?
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OK here's a step by step http://www.carstereohelp.com/stereor...nglerFSpk1.htm (The harder way)
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Thank you so much... Now i will trie to change it.
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Thank you everyone and especially IRQ for the step by step. The YJ will sound awesome with new speakers and CD player. Also I am using some boxes I found online that slide between my roll cage and rear fender for my 6x9's. This is a great way to mount your speakers and also keeps them off the floor so the don't get wet when you get water in your jeep. And it just looks clean and keeps the speakers secure and in a good spot so they aren't in the way. Thanks again to everyone for your input!
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Dropping the windshield is the easy way. Took me 30 minutes all together to drop the windshield, unbolt the dash, install the speakers, rebolt the dash and finally put the windshield back.

I'd much rather do that than tear my hands up trying to fit them
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Dropping the windshield is the easy way. Took me 30 minutes all together to drop the windshield, unbolt the dash, install the speakers, rebolt the dash and finally put the windshield back.

I'd much rather do that than tear my hands up trying to fit them
Couldn't agree more. The kicker is I just replaced the cowl seal last month and already did all of this! haha yeah, about half an hour to unbutton it all. I'd recommend doing the cowl seal while you are there if yours is dried up.

HUGE thanks to IRQ for the step-by-step, well done sir.
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For a long time I though it'd be impossible without dropping the windshield, but about a month back I was able to install them by squeezing my Shrek sized hands under the dash and making it happen. Was able to put back every nut I removed and all. Takes patience, but it's fairly simple. I did have to disconnect the e-brake in order to do so, but it didn't take me more than 30 minutes for the job as a whole.
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For a long time I though it'd be impossible without dropping the windshield, but about a month back I was able to install them by squeezing my Shrek sized hands under the dash and making it happen. Was able to put back every nut I removed and all. Takes patience, but it's fairly simple. I did have to disconnect the e-brake in order to do so, but it didn't take me more than 30 minutes for the job as a whole.
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Anyone have the stereo wiring diagram for the '95 YJ? I need to know what wires are for what? The PO hacked these all up
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Google online for yj jeep stereo wiring. They have all the color codes for your year.
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front speakers

thanks a bunch . just looked into replacing those ,looked like a lot of work taking out the dash. Just added a new kenwood deck, JL 6x9's in the speaker boxes that mount ot the rollbar at the wheelwell and i found a plactic molded console with a built -in 8" sub compartment , 2 amps under my rear seat . i sounds amazing . Still want to add the 4x6's up front but that'll have to wait till the off season. cheers
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Recently bought new speakers for my 1991 Jeep YJ and I need some pointers on the easiest way to replace the 4x6's in the dash. From just looking at videos on YouTube and looking at my jeep it looks like I have to take the whole dash apart and lay the windshield down. If anyone has a faster more simple way to do this please let me know. Thanks
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its titled Jeep wrangler front speaker removal and installation. great page, folow directions and photos....... http://carstereohelp.com/stereoremov...anglerFSpk.htm

this darn site will not print entire address stereoremoval.JeepWranglerFspk.htm
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Recently bought new speakers for my 1991 Jeep YJ and I need some pointers on the easiest way to replace the 4x6's in the dash. From just looking at videos on YouTube and looking at my jeep it looks like I have to take the whole dash apart and lay the windshield down. If anyone has a faster more simple way to do this please let me know. Thanks
-Mike
http://carstereohelp.com/stereoremov...anglerFSpk.htm

its titled Jeep wrangler front speaker removal and installation. great page, folow directions and photos....... carstereohelp.com/stereoremovalJeepWranglerFSpk1.htm
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I've done it both ways. If I had to do it again, I'd drop the steering column and the windshield and loosen the dash.
I'm too old to be laying on my back looking up at the dust falling into my eyes and tearing up the flesh on the back of my catcher mitt sized hands.
Plus, I'm trying to not cuss anymore (per instructions from my Pastor).

Choose your poison. One way is easy but just a bit complicated and the other way requires contortions and major cussing.

Good Luck, L.M.
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I've done it both ways. If I had to do it again, I'd drop the steering column and the windshield and loosen the dash.
I'm too old to be laying on my back looking up at the dust falling into my eyes and tearing up the flesh on the back of my catcher mitt sized hands.
Plus, I'm trying to not cuss anymore (per instructions from my Pastor).

Choose your poison. One way is easy but just a bit complicated and the other way requires contortions and major cussing.

Good Luck, L.M.
You only forgot to mention bleeding hands and fingers. I too pulled the dash and lowered the windshield. Just not that hard.
One thing to consider is the type of speaker you get. Some have a "guard" , for lack of a better word, that interferes with flat fit. It hits the dash before the speaker mounts do. Check on that before buying new ones.
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You only forgot to mention bleeding hands and fingers. I too pulled the dash and lowered the windshield. Just not that hard.
One thing to consider is the type of speaker you get. Some have a "guard" , for lack of a better word, that interferes with flat fit. It hits the dash before the speaker mounts do. Check on that before buying new ones.
Can anyone recommend a brand and model of good speakers that will fit??
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I got my dash speakers from Half Price Car Audio off EBAY.
I ordered the Kicker DS46 speakers @ $42.90 pr.

They contacted me and stated that the last pair of DS46 speakers they had were damaged.
They upgraded me to CS464 at no additional charge. The speakers came with pigtails that might have plugged into the stock underdash radio harness if the PO hadn't butchered the harness.

I primarily listen to conservative talk radio and they sound just fine to me.
I have 20% hearing in my left ear with hearing aids and 80% hearing in my right ear with hearing aids. Don't ask me how they sound when I play music on my radio, but I expect that they sound fine for small speakers powered by only a radio.


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Can anyone recommend a brand and model of good speakers that will fit??
I put these ones in mine. I dropped with windshield to pull the dash out a couple of inches, and the install was really easy. There's a plug-and-play harness that you can get to plug into the factory harness, but if the speakers have been changed before then the factory plug has probably been cut and replaced with spade connectors.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I put these ones in mine. I dropped with windshield to pull the dash out a couple of inches, and the install was really easy. There's a plug-and-play harness that you can get to plug into the factory harness, but if the speakers have been changed before then the factory plug has probably been cut and replaced with spade connectors.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The price has really got reasonable on these, I reviewed them on the Amazon page a few years ago.

One thing to note about these speakers:

The tweeter will almost sit flush with the back of the dash, so you must either use the foam gasket like I did (photos on amazon), or use some sort of a plastic standoff to go over the posts to space it sufficiently 1-2mm.

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