How to Change Your Car Speaker
I am bored with the sound of this speaker.
This speaker has no bass at all.
This speaker gets temperate within a short time.
I want more clear and live sound.
I assume these lines are rounding up in your mind, and you want to be relaxed by changing your speaker, am I wrong? If not, then don’t worry I am here to help you change your car speaker; I mean I will edify how you can do it.
Things You Need to Concentrate before Start Changing
You have felt that you have to change your car speaker to get better musical experience. That’s fine but you need better preparation to make this successfully happen. Here are few actions you have to do before you start changing your speaker.
1. Find the Best fitted Speaker for Your Car.
Remember that you are changing your speaker to get better musical experience, so you need to be more careful about speaker selection. Find the best pair of speakers within your budget limit that fit with your car model.
2. Choose a Safe Place for Changing.
Do you want to stop your changing process in the midway? I think absolutely not. So find a place where you can safely store removed parts and screws. Choosing a safe place is the initial requirement of quick and trouble free changing.
3. Arrange Some Necessary Tools.
You have to arrange some quantity tools for changing your speaker. Tools arrangement varies from car model to model. It is better to check the mechanical structure of your car before arranging tools. My proposition is in this regards, buy a tools package that contains almost every necessary tools and that goes with almost every screw and part.
Here is a List of Tools We Use More Often
- A series of screwdrivers. (such as Phillips, stubby Phillips, flat-blade, and magnetic or offset screwdrivers)
- Torx drivers and bits.
- Nut drivers.
- Drill. (with screwdriver and bits)
- Soldering iron and solder.
- Right angle.
- Crimping tool and connectors.
- Panel removal tool/ panel poopers.
- Allen wrenches.
- Socket wrench set.
- Wire cutter/stripper tool.
- Retaining clip remover. (or a screwdriver covered with a shop rag)
- A file.
- Electrical tape.
- Hobby knife.
Common Recommendations for Your Changing Process
- Remove your screws and parts using the right driver.
- Disconnect the connectors from the parts.
- Make sure you are keeping all the parts and screw in a safe place.
- Keep your screws and parts in separate boxes.
- Don’t put pressure to adjust screws and parts, adjust them gently.
How You Can Change Your Car Speaker
Here I will show you how you can change your car speaker of the door panel and rear panel for two different models. You might find some dissimilarities for your car with my guide. However, the initial process of changing speaker is almost same for each model of the car.
So let’s start changing…..
Changing Door Panel Speaker
Here I will show you how you will change door speaker of your car. I will show you the changing for Ford F250.
First Step: Sail Panel Removing
The door panel speaker changing starts with removing of sail panel. At the upper-left side of your right door, you will see the sail panel. Pick the trim panel from your tool box and remove the sail panel using it. Keep this sail panel in a safe place. One thing I can assure you that when you start removing the sail panel, you may think it is about to breaking down but don’t worry, it sounds like that.
Second Step: Power Window Removing
Have you finished the removing process? If yes, then move forward to removing power window or power door lock. Release the clips congested to the power panel, then you will able to remove the whole panel lifting it uphill. Most of the times power window has some connectors so disconnect those before keep it in a safe place.
Third Step: Removing the 7-Millimeter Screw
The 7-millimeter screw is a unique size and crucial screw of this door panel, so be careful to remove and place it in a safe zone. Choose a screwdriver that matches best with this screw and remove it smoothly.
Fourth Step: Removing the Reflector Lens
You will see a reflector lens at the middle-right point of your right side door. Using any screwdriver, you can remove it. After removing you will see a screw, choose a drive that fit with the screw, then remove it from the panel.
Fifth Step: Door Panel Removing
Most of the cases the door panel attached the door with retaining clips around the edge, but this Ford F250 has no retaining clips so simply lift the panel and remove it from the door. Before removing make sure there are no connectors connected with it.
Sixth Step: Old Speakers Removing
It’s time to say goodbye to your old speaker. Choose a right piece of the driver for removing the speaker’s screws then remove the screws gently. After removing the screws, disconnect the harness connected with the speaker.
Seventh Step: Install Your New Speaker
Finally, you are there! I think you have collected your new speaker along with the harness. Here each harness connects with both speaker and car. Connect the female slide of the harness with speaker and another slide with the car stereo. After connecting with both side place the speaker in the hole. Make sure that the speaker properly matches with the hole. If not, you can use a bracket for it. Now, attach the screw of the speaker using the right driver.
Step Eight: Repeating
After installing the new speaker in the door panel repeat the steps inversely. I think you will get your car fitted with your new speaker.
Changing Rear Panel Speaker
If you want to change your rear speaker, this part will fit your need. Here I will instruct you how you can change your rear speaker of Camry 2012- 2014.
First Step: Folding the Backseat
In this model, you don’t need to remove the backseat to change your rear speaker. If you concentrate on the downside of your back seat, you will see a lever simply pulling this lever you can fold your back seat.
Second Step: Removing Side C Pillars
After folding the backseat, you have to move for removing the side ‘c’ pillars. There are two ‘c’ pillars in this model one in left side another in the right side. Using a simple flat screwdriver, you can remove both pillars. After removing keep them in a safe place.
Third Step: Removing Brake Light
At the back surface, you will notice a brake light. Putting some pressure you can lift the brake light from the surface. Don’t forget to remove the Molex plug of the light too.
Fourth Step: Removing the Back Panel
Pull up and unsnap the panel pressure clips to hanging up the panel from the car’s body. You can use a screwdriver if you need. Here you don’t need to separate the back panel from the car’s body. Just by hanging it up you can install your speaker.
Fifth step: Removing Speaker
In this Camry 2012- 2014 you will find 4 10 millimeter bolts that attached the speaker to the car. Remove those screws using the right driver. Then unplug the connectors from the speaker. Finally, keep both screws and speaker in a reserved place.
Sixth step: Install New Speaker
Using the harness, you can connect your new speaker to the car stereo system. After connecting the connectors, attach the speaker with the rear panel. You can use rubber bracket if the speaker doesn’t fit perfectly.
Seventh step: Repeat the Process
The changing is over. Now, follow the steps inversely to set up all the removed parts.
I think you will be satisfied with your new speakers. If not, you may have to change it again and again. It won’t be hard as you know how to do it. However, follow every step vigilantly to avoid any unexpected incident.
Let us know if your mission of changing car speakers has been accomplished?