How to Replace Car Speakers On a Toyota Corolla

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The Toyota Corolla is a compact sedan that has been a staple of Toyota's lineup for many years. First introduced in the 1960s, it has been most popular in the United States since the 1990s. Replacing car speakers on a Toyota Corolla does require the removal of some body panels, but is appropriate for the do-it-yourselfer with some preparation and the proper tools

Things You'll Need

  • Philips screwdrivers
  • Flat blade screwdriver
  • Panel tool
  • 10mm socket, with ratchet and extension
  • Drill

Replacing the front door speakers

  • Pry out the sail panel, the triangular plastic panel at the top leading edge of the door panel.

  • Take out the Philips screw from the trim behind the door release. Pry out the clip.

  • Pry up the the pad on the armrest and pull it off. Take out the Philips screws located beneath the pad.

  • Pry around the edges of the door panel to release it from the clips holding it in place on the door. When it's loose, lift the panel up and away from the door.

  • Drill out the rivets holding the speaker in place. Disconnect and remove the speaker.

  • Connect your new speaker and secure it in place with sheet metal screws. Test the speaker and reassemble the door panel.

Replacing the rear deck speakers

  • Push the brake light on the rear deck back toward the window to release it. Lift it up and out after disconnecting the wiring.

  • Pull out the two circular clips on the front edge of the rear deck panel. Then remove the seat belts from their slots on the rear deck.

  • Pull the rear deck toward the car interior to remove it.

  • Unscrew the four Philips screws holding each speaker in place, disconnect the wiring and remove the speaker.

  • Connect the new speaker, and mount in place with the Philips screws.

References

  • Toyota Corolla, Haynes Manuals, 2003
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