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Old 05-26-2006, 02:51 AM   #11
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i cant wait for you to ask how to get the speakers out of the mount
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i cant wait for you to ask how to get the speakers out of the mount
The good news is I'm not touching the speakers at the moment. Maybe someday, but not today.
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Got it done, and now that I know what to do, it'* not too hard to duplicate. Thanks a bunch, Andrew!
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Ben...I've been there, done that for my tinting.

Would you please give a brief overview.
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Just to clarify, you do not need to do this again for speakers. The grills pop off, and you work from there. The rest of the rear deck won't be in your way.
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Just to clarify, you do not need to do this again for speakers. The grills pop off, and you work from there. The rest of the rear deck won't be in your way.
Lol! I think Haro was just going to let Ben take the rear deck and all off again for the speakers and THEN tell him that!

And Ben, Can you just do a quick summary like Bill asked, for posterity'* sake?

edited to fix error reported below....pbhhhht... :P
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Lol! I think Haro was just going to let been take the rear deck and all off again for the speakers and THEN tell him that!
BTW above been = Ben
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There are three black plastic pins that hold the rear deck carpeting in place, as seen in this photo:
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You must remove those pins, which will allow the deck to come loose. They can be very tough to get out in one piece, so another option would be to buy new pins and break the old ones out of their holes. However, I reused the old pins. I previously thought I needed to remove the pillar covers, but this is NOT the case. Leave them where they are at, because the deck can slide out with them in place.

At this point, you are faced with a picture that looks something like this:
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As Andrew mentioned, the black tar paper needs to be removed from the tail light housing, which may come off in little chunks. I left some of it stuck to the housing because it didn't want to come off in one piece. You should be fine leaving the housing "naked" on reassembly, because the tar paper serves little purpose.

Once the tar paper is off, you will see two 10mm bolts holding the housing in place, one on each side. Remove them, and the housing will pull out for easy cleaning or bulb replacement. Reinstallation should be simple once you've seen how everything comes apart, minus the tar paper. Before reassembly, however, you have a perfect opportunity to clean the entire rear window and vacuum those hard-to-reach places on the rear deck carpet. Take a few extra minutes to do these things, and your rear window/deck should be clean for quite a while.
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Thanks for the follow-up write-up, Ben!

(or been as Bill likes to cal you... :P )
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You can see my pics (before on P1, after on P2) here:
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The remaining tar residue from the tar paper came off AMAZINGLY easy with ordinary mineral spirits from Home Depot, and a roll of paper towels. Grab 3 or 4 paper towels, pour on some mineral spirits, and wipe. Then repeat until all the tar is gone. It just liquified the tar residue and took it off really easy. I removed all of the tar paper from my rear deck and replaced all of it *except* the one over the third brake light with Peel & Seal. (Then I blanketed the deck in Dynamat Extreme, to eliminate buzzes and rattling sounds coming from the rear deck.) Finally, over the third brake light I used a sheet of that thermal aluminized insulation that people use in their CAI'*, and taped it down with aluminum tape.

I highly recommend the mineral spirits and paper towels to remove the tar residue, and I highly recommend the aluminized insulation and aluminum tape as a replacement cover over the third brake light.

I also ran a strip of 3/4" closed cell foam rubber weatherstripping along the edge of the third brake light where it meets the back window, to eliminate that as a source of rattling. You can see it in my pictures on P2.
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