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Hey all I just upgraded my rear door speakers and thought I would share the process with anyone who is considering it. Its not very complicated, but I did have some things that I wished I knew before going into this.

I can't post links to other sites, so I'll be putting pics at the bottom. Hopefully they will be in the order I mention them.

First the rear door.
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Then remove the obvious screws, handle and window switch.
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Notice pry point in front of window switch. Lift up and disconnect harness.
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That will reveal 2 more screws, on the panel itself
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Ok next is the triangle piece on the window. I think you have to the window down to do this, so you could do it first, or reconnect the switch.
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A special note on this piece pull from the door side, not the window side. I broke it off by pulling from the wrong side.

Here is the door panel off and door
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Note the locations of the plastic rivet thingys.



Then its just time to remove the speaker. There is a ton of room in there. I put some infinity kappa 3-ways in there w/ room to spare. Here is a pic of the triangle piece in the speaker hole to give you some perspective of depth.
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The speaker mounting holes are weird, so you'll need to modify, make or buy an adapter ring in order to get them to match up.


Even the metra one I bought didn't match up completely.
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you can see the harness here. Honestly, I don't know what the leads are I just guessed, you got 50/50 chance, if any one knows let me know. I used red as positive, it sounds OK to me.
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Hope this helps, enjoy.
 

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Update:

I was just in there, and forgot to mention some things. First, the door handle is attached by two screws on the inside of the door panel. It would be nice to have a hand during this part, I didn't, so its not unmanageable, but also why I don't have any pictures of it.

Also, the screws on the inside are different. all the others are the same.

Not a big deal, but if you were running out of daylight like I was, you might not notice.

Also, triangle piece, doesn't need window down.
 

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Update:

I was just in there, and forgot to mention some things. First, the door handle is attached by two screws on the inside of the door panel. It would be nice to have a hand during this part, I didn't, so its not unmanageable, but also why I don't have any pictures of it.

Also, the screws on the inside are different. all the others are the same.

Not a big deal, but if you were running out of daylight like I was, you might not notice.

Also, triangle piece, doesn't need window down.
I replaced my front and rear speakers over the July 4th weekend. It's a fairly simple and worthwhile modification.

I don't recall the color code for +/- leads, but if you don't want to cut the factory ends, Crutchfield sells a factory harness connector with connectors for the speaker. I purchased my rear door speakers from Crutchfield. Crutchfield's prices are slightly higher, however, they do include free shipping, the mounting rings/spacers and the factory connectors. I also find that Crutchifield's customer service is excellent.
 

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Looks fairly simple, Im getting ready to do the same, with a little Dynamat on the side...
 

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Rustoz Thanks! I didn't want to know it but I'm glad that someone knows it. No biggie, I'll just flip it at the amp.

I have dynamat too, I just didn't have enough for rear and front, so i'm saving it just for the front for now, and i'll do the rears a little later.

thanks for the info / feedback guys, I'm almost done, the MB quart for the fronts are ordered and should be here next week, once that is done, I'll post some pics of everything.
 
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