Ford Explorer Speaker Removal

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If you like your Ford Explorer but want to improve the sound quality of your stereo system, one of the ways to improve the audio is to replace the existing speakers located in your front and rear doors. If you've never changed speakers in your car before, you may be a bit intimidated about how to proceed. But with a step-by-step approach and basic tools, you can do the job.

Things You'll Need

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Panel tool
  • 7/32-inch socket, ratchet, and extension

Front Door Speakers

  • Loosen and remove the two Phillips screws located above the door-release handle. Pry out the trim around the release handle with a panel tool.

  • Pry around the edges of the door panel with a panel tool to release the retaining clips holding the door panel on. Lift the door panel straight up and off the door when the clips are released.

  • Unscrew the four 7/32-inch screws holding the speaker in place with your 7/32-inch socket, ratchet, and extension. Pull the speaker out of the door opening and unplug the connector on the back.

Rear door speakers

  • Remove the two Phillips screws above the door-release handle. Slide the switch and ashtray panel towards the front of the vehicle and then lift it up and out of the door.

  • Pry around the edges of the door with a panel tool to release the retaining clips holding it in place. Lift the panel straight up when the panel is loose and remove it from the door.

  • Unscrew the four 7/32-inch screws holding the speaker in place with your 7/32-inch socket, ratchet, and extension. Pull the speaker out of the door opening and unplug the connector on the back.

References

  • "Car Stereo Cookbook"; Mark Rumerich; 2005
  • "Ford Explorer & Mercury Mountaineer: 2002 through 2003"; Robert Maddox; 2004
  • Photo Credit speaker image by CraterValley Photo from Fotolia.com
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