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How to Install New 6x9 Speakers in the Doors

For those of you interested in replacing those paper 6x9 speakers in the doors with some real speakers (without using an amp and leaving the factory wiring intact), here's an easy how-to so you can get the job done easily and quickly.

I used the factory housing and replaced the speakers with http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002CMUL30?ie=UTF8&tag=mcconchie-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B002CMUL30 6x9 speakers. I love them. Very clear. Makes me want to re-burn all my CDs in 256bit MP3s to see what I've been missing.

Step 1: Remove the door cover (click here to check out Land Cruiser Steve's excellent tutorial)



Step 2: Disconnect the speaker wire, use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the speaker from the door, and then use a knife to cut out the speaker from the housing




Step 3: Remove the back plastic support from the housing. I like to use tin snips for this job



Step 4: Set up wiring. You have two options here - solder wires to the factory connector:



Or remove the factory connector and use Crutchfield Toyota speaker harness (which will NOT snap into the factory housing, but will simply hang loose)



Step 5: Reattach the housing to the door and then pre-drill holes through both the plastic and the sheet metal in the four corners for a machine screw. I used 2.5" #10 sheet metal screws and pre-drilled the holes with a 9/16" drill bit



Step 6: Attach the speaker wires and then screw the four corners in



Step 7: Reattach the door and rock out

I hope this helps people out.

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very nice sir! big change in sound???

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Yeah, these are great speakers, but you should be able to do this mod with about any 6x9 speaker.

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while i don't agree with putting coax's in when you have install locations for components, or i guess i don't agree with coax's at all, it was a nice write up though. very detailed and informative. thanks for taking the time to snap some pics as this will help others for sure
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great write up. Will definitely save my a** in the future
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Re: How to Install New 6x9 Speakers in the Doors

This was very helpful for me when doing the switch so thank you very much for the great write up.

After I had followed these steps on the first door, I left the stock speaker attached to the door when cutting everything out to use as a mount on the second door. Saved a little time.

Also, I had to cut out the speaker shaped ring on the inside of the door panel to make it snap back into place properly over my new speakers.

Sound is much better!!
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did you need an additional amp for these speakers or was factory power sufficient enough?

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Re: How to Install New 6x9 Speakers in the Doors

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did you need an additional amp for these speakers or was factory power sufficient enough?
I installed a pair of Pioneer 4-way 6x9's using the above method ($69 from Wally World) with no additional amplification. The FJammer drives them just fine and the sound is light years better than the stock speakers. You will be pleased with the results!
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This was very helpful for me when doing the switch so thank you very much for the great write up.

After I had followed these steps on the first door, I left the stock speaker attached to the door when cutting everything out to use as a mount on the second door. Saved a little time.

Also, I had to cut out the speaker shaped ring on the inside of the door panel to make it snap back into place properly over my new speakers.

Sound is much better!!
I second this... Very helpful post. I also needed to use a very sharp knife to carefully trim the ring on inside door panel. It wouldn't quite snap back on until I gave it some breathing room.
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Re: How to Install New 6x9 Speakers in the Doors

Infinity speakers i will do mine with:
KAPPA32.9CF speakers in dash and rear pillars, 6x9 KAPPA693.9I
what do think with my chose???

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