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Old 08-30-2006, 06:24 AM   #1
FunkMasta
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Default rear speaker install help?

is there anyone who would be able to assist me with installing the speakers i bought in my rear deck sometime next week? (or whenever really)

i'm a little nervous about removing the rear half of my car for 2 speakers, but i gather thats the only way.

pls no 'its not hard' or 'lolz n00b rear speakers sux' comments.

maybe we could do an install day if anyone else needs stuff done?
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Old 08-30-2006, 06:49 AM   #2
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Do you have a coupe or sedan?

Anyway, it's mostly the same ...
First:
Rear seat bottom out - 2 bolts, then lift the front edge, push down in the centre of the back edge and lift out
Rear seat back out - 3 bolts along bottom, then lift up and out

At this point you can decide what to do. Most people flex the rear deck up from the centre and lift it out. It is held by 2 snap-in clips in the rear, so make sure to disengage those. If you are uncomfortable with this (the ends tend to get a bit shredded if you're not careful) you can remove the surrounding trim, but it's really time-consuming. If you are removing the side panels on a coupe, make sure to slide back, then out -- this will properly disengage the clips. I'm not sure how to remove the roof panel part.

You should then have access to the speakers via 3 sheet metal screws (use an 8mm hex driver on a socket wrench to get them out, not a stubby screwdriver).

Stuff to watch out for:
1. Do not overtighten the 3 screws holding in the speakers. They are just sheet metal screws and take a very low amount of force. Loctite them in if you are really paranoid.

2. Be careful not to shred the edges of the rear deck. On the other hand, you also don't want to flex it so much that the fibreboard warps. It's a tough balancing act.

3. Avoid crossthreading the five 12mm bolts holding in the seat. They go directly into the unibody, which is made of realy soft metal and tough to repair once you've messed up the threads. Make sure the bolts are straight and "in" before you apply any tools to them.

4. When reinstalling the rear seat bottom, make sure the metal loop in the centre goes *under* the metal loop in the rear seat back. Tilt up and push down on the back, then stick your hand back there to make sure it's in.

5. Watch out for those seat belt buckles when reinstalling the seats.


... lolz, n00b.
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Old 08-30-2006, 04:43 PM   #3
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I did it myself last summer. It's a tight squeeze, but doable. Depdending on the speaker, you might not be able to re-use the factory grill. I managed to install the speakers, but the harder part was retro-fitting the grill that came with the speakers hehe

To get in there, I used just the screwdriver bits intended for a 1/4" rachet! haha

Personal note: Don't do it outside on a hot day... you'll cook in the back seat LOL
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Old 08-30-2006, 09:33 PM   #4
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thanks for the advice guys.

necro, i have a sedan...

and i hate to say this, but i've scrapped the rear speaker idea. i'm going to install a subwoofer instead. in fact, the one sitting on the floor next to me, as it has for years.

though i appreciate the more detailed seat removal instructions (scoobymods was kind of... ) and i imagine i'll still need to do that.
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Old 08-30-2006, 10:47 PM   #5
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Fine, don't take the goodies I dish out for you :P
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Old 08-31-2006, 08:08 AM   #6
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no man, its great advice. and i'm still going to use most of it.


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