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post #1 of 7 Old 11-21-2009, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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DIY Gen7 Speaker Install

My endeavor in car audio. DIY style.

What you need: Trim tool, Phillips screwdriver, Small flathead screwdriver, Drill, Common sense
Speakers and spacers. I used Alpine Type S (SPS-17C2 2-Way) and 1/2" Spacers. (Previously Pioneer TS-A1673R 3-Way)
Optional: Dynamat Extreme or sound dampening, EPT foam tape

Remove the sail panel by prying the top with your hands and then pulling the bottom up and out.
Remove handle cover with small flathead to access 2 screws. Remove screws.
Pull up rubber pad in door grip. Remove screw.

Pop the clips on the door panel beginning from the back corner to the front.

Panel should be loose now, pull panel up and over the door knob, (door actuators should be locked).
Don't get crazy and yank the door panel away yet, there are still cables and wires connected.

Remove door handle cable. Held on by a clip and grommet. The clip on the cable swings out to the left or right, and then pull the cable/pin out of the hole.

Remove power locks/window cable, use a flathead if you can't get in off by hand, there is a tab in the center that must be pushed in to release. Its easier to work if you position the panel so the side that faces the front of the car is facing up. Use some phone books to prop up the panel. Remove courtesy light bulb by turning counter-clockwise.

Remove stock speaker by pressing in top clip, then lifting the two bottom tabs up then out, otherwise you will break some if you just yank them.
Apply Dynamat, attach spacer with drilled screws. Make sure to center the hole. Apply Ept foam to spacer, to seal speakers and reduce vibration. Attach adaptors or wiring.

Install speakers. Test to make sure they work, nothing sucks more than having to pull the panel again if they don't.

The rubber weatherstripping on the panel fits on that metal ledge.
Reattach door lock/window wire. reattach courtesy light. Remember to reattach door release cable, otherwise your door won't open from the inside.

Reassembly, put the front section on the first ledge, then the back up and over the door lock knob.

Reattach clips with firm push to 7 clip locations.

Reattach screws, the 2 wide head ones attach to the door handle, don't over tighten. Replace cover. Reattach screw making sure to line up with metal tab underneath. Replace rubber pad. Sail panel, bottom tab clipped in first, then upper clip.

Admire your work, and enjoy the music, instead of noise.
The Alpines sound great, they replaced the aftermarket Pioneers I had in there, the highs were a little too much for me. The stock speakers are junk. Looking into getting an amp. any suggestions? I have Pioneer 3 ways in the back, will probably swap those out soon, since they are messing with the imaging.

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post #2 of 7 Old 12-14-2009, 09:26 PM
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This is THE best speaker replace DIY I've ever seen for 7th gen.

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post #3 of 7 Old 12-14-2009, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by thelinux View Post
This is THE best speaker replace DIY I've ever seen for 7th gen.
X2! Good job to the OP and thanks!

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post #4 of 7 Old 12-14-2009, 10:43 PM
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Nice, now when I upgrade the front speakers how can I disconnect the crappy rears?
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Nice, now when I upgrade the front speakers how can I disconnect the crappy rears?
just unplug the wires from the trunk area

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what is that ept foam that you used between the speaker and the mounting frame? Is it really necessary where can i get this?

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post #7 of 7 Old 02-22-2011, 07:53 AM
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Wow, great documentation and install.
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