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Old 09-01-2003, 10:56 PM   #1
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Default Please help with door speakers.

I just got a 1995 bonneville SSEi. I need to replace the front door speakers. I'm almost shure they are 5 1/4 component speakers. One of the door speaker'* tweeters just when out. Luckily, i've got a set of JBL 5 1/4 component speakers left over from my old car. Will they fit
the Bonnie? The main thing that gets me is how to get to the speakers. This is where I need
a lot of help. How do i get to the speakers without messing up the trunk lid button, the mirror
adjustment, and all the other buttons. Best i can figure the whole door panel has to come off
somehow. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could lend any knowledge on how to get
the JBL'* Installed.
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Old 09-02-2003, 12:31 AM   #2
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I own a 98, not sure if this will help at all.
Having lots of patience and a full day to work on the doors is the best way to tackle this project. The mirror control can be removed. The plastic piece that holds it can be removed from the door. Carefully push on it from the bottom and it should pop out. Disconnect the wires, can be frustrating.

The trunk release is a little more complicated. The door needs to be loosened first.
First off there are a bunch of plastic pins all around the outside part of the door. I like to call them "christmas tree" pins, because they kind of look like that. Use a wide, flat tool to pry these out. Now you should be able to disconnect the wire from the release button.
Then there is a bolt about in the middle of the door. I had a horrible time getting this thing off, let alone back on.
As I stated earlier, not sure if this will work on a 95, since I have a 98. Hope this will help a little bit. I hope I can help with any other Q'*.
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check out my response to this post

It is for a 93 bonneville, but i assume that the 95'* will be close to this same setup.

If you are really stuck, hit up your local bookstore or auto store and find a chilton or haynes repair manuals. They cost about $18.00 and will help you. This link has both the chilton and haynes manuals for models including the 95.*=books
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I have the same car you have, and mine happens to have the front door panel out right now (but at home). I can check on the speaker size when I get home tonight.

I also have semi-detailed documentation on door panel removal I can send you at the same time.

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Old 09-02-2003, 08:49 PM   #5
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I measured the main speaker at approximately 5" and the smaller speaker at approximately 2".

Here are the removal instructions for the door panel:

Front Door Panel Removal / Installation


Small flathead screwdriver
medium to large Phillips screwdriver
T-15 Torx bit
7mm socket


Install / removal based on a 1995 SSEi Bonneville

If the window control switch is removed from a door the main drivers window control will no longer work for that door.

Reverse process for installation


1. Remove the white door light by carefully prying it out with a small flathead screwdriver from the rear most side. Disconnect the power connection that the light uses and place the light off to the side.

2. Remove the two Phillips head screws located at either end of the light opening.

3. Using a small flathead screwdriver remove the plastic cover located at the top of the armrest handle. This is the piece with the small light that shines down on the door controls. You should be able to pry it off from the top edge fairly easily. Once off, disconnect the electrical connection and place the piece to the side.

4. Remove the Phillips head screw from the opening.

5. Remove the door controls by carefully prying them up with a small screwdriver. Careful when you do this because there is a clip on either end that is used to hold this piece in place. Make sure you do not loose these or it may not stay in very well later. Disconnect the electrical connections and put the controls to the side.

6. Using a 7mm socket, remove the bolt located at the front most lower corner of the door panel and the bolt a few inches above it. Both are located on the outer edge of the speaker / door pocket molding.

7. Remove the center cap behind the door handle with the small flatheat screwdriver.

8. Remove the screw behind the handle using a T-15 Torx bit. Carefully remove the molding behind the handle. This may take a bit of manuvering to do. Be carefull too since there is a wire rod that goes thru the door lock and can be tricky to remove. The rod snaps into place in the lock handle and the rod does turn out into the extended portion of the lock lever. The door lock will not pull thru the opening in the molding so don't try or you'll break it.

9. Pry the door panel loose by CAREFULLY pulling out the push in clips that line the front, bottom, and rear edges of the door panel. This can be done by carefully prying the panel up using a flathead screwdriver or a some other flat and stiff object. Work your way around slowly and be sure not to put too much preassure on the parts since the panel can crack and there are components behind the door that can be damaged.

10. Look behind the panel and disconnect any other connections such as the speaker connections.

11. Once all the screws, clips, and electrical connections have been removed, lift up on the panel and slowly work it out of the track that it sits in at the top edge. Don't force the panel or you may seperate the door panel from the trim work where it is attached. It is a slide in fitting at the top edge but it is generally a tight fit, especiall if it hasn't been removed before.
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:( the door speakers are a real pain i put a pair of ample audio exonics in mine and it took almost all day but i took my time and made sure it was right u dont have to take the whole door off, but u do have to take the lower second half off where the cup holders/component set/door controls are. u have to remove the panel behind the door lever and the piece with the miror controls they should just snap off. you will have to remove the interior light as well there should be bolts behind all of these take out the bolts and remove the screws at the bottom of the door. dont try to theke the whole panel off it is stapled in at the top.from the inside of the door panel u should be able to unscrew the bottom part of the door with the window controls etc. on it. the rest is common sense u should baffle them as well i didnt and really regret it. ne way have fun ripping apart ur new car!
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