Chevrolet S-10 extended cab pickups are equipped with two pairs of speakers. The pair in the front doors are 4x6 inch oval speakers while the pair in the rear side panels of the truck are oval 4x10 inch models. Both pairs can be replaced by aftermarket versions, so replacing the speakers is an excellent way to improve the sound quality of the truck's stereo system. This job will take several hours to do, but only hand tools are required.
Things You'll Need
- Phillips head screwdriver
- 9/32-inch socket and ratchet
- Panel tool
- Torx T-9 driver
- Torx T-47 driver
- 10 mm socket and ratchet
Front Door Speakers
Remove the Phillips head screw from the driver's side door trim located behind the door release handle. Remove the two 9/32-inch hex head screws from below the door pull with a 9/32-inch socket and ratchet.
Pry around the edges of the entire door panel with a panel tool. When the panel is loose, reach behind and unplug the electrical wiring harness. Lift the panel off of the door to remove it.
Remove the four Torx T-9 screws with a Torx T-9 driver. Pull out the speaker and unplug the speaker wire connector on the back.
Plug the speaker wire connector into the new speaker. Put the new speaker into the door and screw it in with the Torx T-9 screws. Test the speaker then replace the door panel.
Repeat the above steps for the passenger's side door.
Remove the two Phillips head screws from the bottom of the driver's side rear side panel. Pull open the seat belt hanger on the same side and unscrew the Torx T-47 screw holding the seat belt with a Torx T-47 driver. Remove the Phillips head screw from the coat hook and remove the coat hanger.
Pry up the door scuff panel on the driver's side with the panel tool. Pry out the top of the driver's side rear side panel with the panel tool. Fold down the jump seat on the same side and pull the panel down enough to reach the speaker.
Remove the four 10 mm nuts with a 10 mm socket and ratchet driver. Pull out the speaker and unplug the speaker wire connector on the back.
Plug the speaker wire connector into the new speaker. Put the new speaker into the door and secure it with the 10 mm nuts. Test the speaker then replace the door panel.
Repeat the above steps for the passenger's side rear panel.
- "Car Stereo Cookbook"; Mark Rumreich; 2005
- "Chevrolet S-10 and GMC Sonoma Pick-Ups,(1994-2004): Haynes Manuals"; John Haynes; 2002
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