How To Install Front And Rear Car Speakers

Learning how to install front and rear car speakers is a great project that you can do yourself. Whether your current speakers are blown or you just want to improve the sound quality in your vehicle, installing front and rear speakers in your car can be easier than it seems. Most vehicles allow you to simply remove the speaker covers and replace the speakers. Follow these instructions to find out how to install front and rear speakers in your car.

To install front and rear car speakers, you will need:

  • A flathead screwdriver
  • A Phillips screwdriver
  • A wiring harness adapter (optional)
  • Front and rear speakers
  1. Ensure that the new car speakers that you are replacing the old speakers with fit your vehicle. If the new speakers do not fit, then you will have to modify the speaker housing or return the speakers for a version that do fit your vehicle. Consult the packaging of the new speakers to determine if they will fit.
  2. Remove the front door speaker covers. You will either need to pry off the covers or remove the screws securing them in place, depending on what type of vehicle you have.
  3. Remove the screws securing the car speaker. Pull the speaker out and disconnect the wiring harness from the back of the speaker. Be careful not to damage the wiring here or you will have to replace it.
  4. Plug in the new speaker and position it where the old speaker was. If the plug does not fit, you will need to plug in a wiring harness adapter. Secure the speakers in place with the screws from the old car speakers.
  5. Re-attach the front door speaker covers. Tighten the screws or simply press the plastic lip into place, depending on the type of speaker cover that your vehicle has.
  6. Remove the rear speaker covers. Just like the front speaker covers, you will either need to pry these off or remove the screws securing them in place.
  7. Remove the screws from the speakers. Pull the speaker out and disconnect the wiring harness from the back of the speaker. Ensure that you do not damage the rear speaker wiring.
  8. Plug in the new car speaker and gently set it where the old speaker was. Plug in a wiring harness adapter if the new speakers do not fit the wiring for your vehicle. Secure the speakers with the screws from the old speakers.
  9. Re-attach the rear speaker covers. Tighten the screws or press the plastic lip into place.
  10. Switch on the ignition and turn the radio on. Be careful not to exceed the volume limit of the speakers or you will damage them and have to replace them again.

 

 

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