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Ok now that the door speakers are replaced the bad center dash speaker is driving me nuts.

How can I either disconnect it or replace it?
Does that metal panel under the windsheild pop up?
Does the dash need removed?
Is that speaker tied to the Amp in the kick panel, could it be disconnected their?
If I pulled out the radio could I reach it?

Thanks
 

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thanks for the link.

I see that they are around $60 for a pair. Screw that!

Amazon had a referbished one for around $15.

I always hate buying electronics of unknown origins mail order. Too easy to get screwed over. I may just disconnect for now.
 

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Ebay is pretty good about returns especially on the buyers end. I have bought and sold hundreds of stereos and speakers over the past few years and have had some problems once in a while but they were all resolved to my liking.
 

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Alright I broke down and bought the DXi350 3-1/2" 2-way Car Speaker on Ebay. $13 and free shipping. Not really out much if it doesn't work.
 

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Isn't that Polk larger than the factory speaker?
Why YES IT IS!

I soldered the old speaker leads and plug on the new speaker and have it pluged in. Sounds great. I started enlarging the hold of the old speaker location by cutting the plastic around it. There is no room to work and it very hard to see.

I saw a picture of another member that put this same speaker in his car. I'm trying to find that thread now. I seem to remember he had a right angle adapter for a dremel that he used. not sure what he used to cut with.
 

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Ok now that the door speakers are replaced the bad center dash speaker is driving me nuts.

How can I either disconnect it or replace it?
Does that metal panel under the windsheild pop up?

Thanks
1. It is a personal preference.
2. Yes it does.
REMOVAL
(1) Using a trim stick (special tool #C-4755) or
equivalent, pry out the left and right A-pillar mold-
ings, slide rearward and remove (Fig. 11).
(2) Using a trim stick or equivalent, slip each end
of the instrument panel top cover up to disengaging
clips.
(3) Lift rear edge of the top cover using a trim
stick along the rear edge of the instrument panel top
cover.
(4) Slide the instrument panel top cover rearward
to disengaging the eight clips.
(5) Remove the instrument panel top cover from
vehicle.
INSTALLATION
(1) Place the instrument panel top cover into posi-
tion over the slots for the retaining clips, slide for-
ward and firmly snap into place (Fig. 11).
(2) Firmly push down on the rear of the instru-
ment panel top cover to engage clips.
(3) Place the left and right A-pillar moldings into
position over the retaining clip slots, slide forward
and firmly snap into place

You are going to need a small angled screwdriver or equal to get between the screw and windshield.
 

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1. It is a personal preference.
2. Yes it does.
REMOVAL
(1) Using a trim stick (special tool #C-4755) or
equivalent, pry out the left and right A-pillar mold-
ings, slide rearward and remove (Fig. 11).
(2) Using a trim stick or equivalent, slip each end
of the instrument panel top cover up to disengaging
clips.
(3) Lift rear edge of the top cover using a trim
stick along the rear edge of the instrument panel top
cover.
(4) Slide the instrument panel top cover rearward
to disengaging the eight clips.
(5) Remove the instrument panel top cover from
vehicle.
INSTALLATION
(1) Place the instrument panel top cover into posi-
tion over the slots for the retaining clips, slide for-
ward and firmly snap into place (Fig. 11).
(2) Firmly push down on the rear of the instru-
ment panel top cover to engage clips.
(3) Place the left and right A-pillar moldings into
position over the retaining clip slots, slide forward
and firmly snap into place

You are going to need a small angled screwdriver or equal to get between the screw and windshield.
Thanks but I'm past that point. Much easier then I thought.
 

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The original speaker is very small.


Had to use a right angle screw driver to remove the two screws but it came out very easy. I used a hacksaw blade to cut the plastic posts out.


I cut the leads of the old spaker and soldered them to the new speaker and re-used the connector.


I bought a $20 right angle adapter for the dremal at Menards. I used the advice from you guys about the template and heating up a nail for creating a screw hole. I had to tear out the insulation to fit the speaker in and I had to hog out the hole as close I could to the vynil part of the dash.


I found this neat little bit for cutting throught the plastic. It worked great. Maks a hell of a mess.



I don't know how the other forum member got the speaker to center up so well. No more crackling speaker.


I like the polk speaker. I have the fader more to the front since they are a little down on the volume being a 4 ohm. But I'm happy with it.
 
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