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Old 10-10-2005, 02:22 PM   #1
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How to Remove the Center speaker? 3G Garage #F-079

I've asked this question in the DIY thread for the center speaker rattle but no one replied. The squeeking noise is getting worse and I want to fix the problem. So I am asking again in a new thread.

"My speaker rattles as well. Unfortunately, when I try to remove the speaker, it is very very difficult. I put a screw driver in on the right side and try to lift the speaker. It doesn't budge. From the pictures, it looks like I have to release the clips from the bezel. is this what I am aiming for when inserting the screw driver?

Am I also affraid that if I lift up on the speaker, the clips will fall off into the vehicle. I have seen those types of clips before and they don't retain all too well.

I must be missing something. Any help will be appreciated."
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you can actually use a flathead screwdrive and pry up one side of the speaker and then slowly pry up the rest. there are NO clips that'll fall .. it's held in there strictly w/ tension, the speaker grill being slightly oversized compared w/ the soft, vinyl-esque material of the dashboard. You'll be fine, just go slow and it'll pop right out.
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Here's the scans. I was waiting for an excuse to post these, so here they are.



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Ron A,
Can you post pages on how to remove the rear deck, and the door panels? WOW, that would be great!
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The front door panels are in this thread and the rear shelf removal is in
this thread.
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Both links are for the front doors. Neither show the rear deck removal.
I appreciate the help! Thanks!


Edit by mod Ron A: Sorry about that. I put the wrong link in for the rear deck thread. It is correct now.
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Ron A,

Thanks so much!
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you can actually use a flathead screwdrive and pry up one side of the speaker and then slowly pry up the rest. there are NO clips that'll fall .. it's held in there strictly w/ tension, the speaker grill being slightly oversized compared w/ the soft, vinyl-esque material of the dashboard. You'll be fine, just go slow and it'll pop right out.

I thought there are clips. Please take a look at the pictures posted in the thread below by kefler. It clearly shows clips. Does the 2005 no longer uses clips?

http://tl.acurazine.com/forums/showt...center+speaker

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I thought there are clips. Please take a look at the pictures posted in the thread below by kefler. It clearly shows clips. Does the 2005 no longer uses clips?

http://tl.acurazine.com/forums/showt...center+speaker

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there are clips in a 2005, they just don't fall off the speaker like some clips do when removed
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There are definitely clips in there. I know...one of mine fell in. Do it slowly and carefully.
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