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Old 08-09-2006, 11:46 AM   #1
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HI Everyone,
I was just wondering if anyone knew how easy it was to replace the front door speakers in a 99 Bonneville? I am wondering if the grills come off without having to take the door panel off .. or does the door panel have to come off and basically just curious as to how simple the process might be, if anyone knows or has done it before and could give their two cents i would really appreciate it. Thanks a lot.

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got to take the whole door pannel off.. yeah its a little PITA but it not to bad, i got good at ti.. like 3min to take off...
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The door pannels do come off... There is a screw behind the Mirror control joy stick and one behind the Light in the door... The rest are push tabs that will come out with a little pulling... You will need to be careful not to bend the lock rod...

Also you will need to be careful with the plastic trip piece at the top of the door as they are somewhat brittle and can break...

The audio guys will have more info for you soon...

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Just so you know, the speakers are not attached to the grills. Even if you take them off, you still don't have access to the speakers.
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do you guys know which size speakers i would need to replace those that are in there?
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the door speakers are 5 1/4 " speakers.

if you are going with component speakers the stock tweeters are 1.5" I believe.
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the door speakers are 5 1/4 " speakers.

if you are going with component speakers the stock tweeters are 1.5" I believe.
yep, I just looked that up (or searched here or something) but the above sizes are correct.
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so with a new set of 5.25" speakers, if i removed the door panel would the rest of the installation be pretty simple? would i need to solder anything or would the factory brackets work alright?

apologize for all of the questions, kind of new at all this but i appreciate all of your help.
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so with a new set of 5.25" speakers, if i removed the door panel would the rest of the installation be pretty simple? would i need to solder anything or would the factory brackets work alright?

apologize for all of the questions, kind of new at all this but i appreciate all of your help.
speakers are held in with 4 philips screws. So if you have a screw driver you can do that. If you want to cut the stock harness you can either put connectors on it or solder the wires directly to the speaker. OR you can try to find a harness clip so that you can leave the stock wiring un touched.
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so with a new set of 5.25" speakers, if i removed the door panel would the rest of the installation be pretty simple? would i need to solder anything or would the factory brackets work alright?

apologize for all of the questions, kind of new at all this but i appreciate all of your help.
speakers are held in with 4 philips screws. So if you have a screw driver you can do that. If you want to cut the stock harness you can either put connectors on it or solder the wires directly to the speaker. OR you can try to find a harness clip so that you can leave the stock wiring un touched.
Or, in other words, the stock speaker plugs most likely wiil not fit an aftermarket speaker (I don't remember if they are bigger or smaller). But that should be the only difficulty in replacing them (once you get the door panels off)
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