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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-10-05, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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installing speakers in 02 explorer

do i have to take off the door panals to install the 6x8's or is there and easier way to do it ??

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Re: installing speakers in 02 explorer

Door panels are easy to remove. Most likely, your speakers are mounted to the door itself, behind the panels, so yes- you'll need to remove the panels.

It's easy- just find the screws holding on your armrest. Remove those. If you have power windows/locks, disconnect the harnesses (should be one or two clips on them or actual screws). If they're manual, pop off the window crank. Unscrew the plastic lock (if it protrudes through the top of the panel. Now, all you should have is the door panel retainer clips which pop out by pulling on the panel. If you want to be extra careful, go spend $10 on a door panel retainer remover. It looks like a prybar.

Reverse the process to re-install. For the retainer clips, make sure they're aligned over the holes and give them a good swat with the side of your fist.

It's too easy of a job to pay someone else to do.
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Re: installing speakers in 02 explorer

mattyb789,
I'm working on a stuck lock and came accross this site.

http://www.muthco.com/techsupport/manuals.htm

Since its for installing mirrors, it explains how to remove the door panel. Just find the directions for you Explorer's year. Hope this helps, it certainly helped me.

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