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#1 Old 03-11-2009, 04:55 PM
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Removing the dash panel to access front speakers on 89 camry

i couldnt find any detailed information anywhere, and was wondering if anyone here could help. both of my front speakers are blown, and i am just now finding the time to replace them (rears are blown too, but that just looks like i have to remove the plates and unscrew the speakers).

anyone have some detailed information on removing the lower dash panels on each side to access the speakers?

thanks in advance
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By the dimmer knob: Take out coin tray and there's a bolt behind it. Directly across on the right side of the steering wheel there's either blank plates or your cruise control switch--pop that out that there's a bolt. Go to the bottom: there's a little tray plate thing held on by two screws, take that off. There's two more on the hood latch holding it on to the lower dash panel--you don't have to disconnect the cable from the latch but if you want, go ahead. Two bolts on each on each side of the lower panel that are just like the hidden bolts I mentioned and it should all come off.
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awesome, thanks so much for the info. what about the passenger side panel? any info for that?
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I don't remember much for the passenger side but you'll have to take out the glove box.
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I don't remember much for the passenger side but you'll have to take out the glove box.
Yup, take out the glove box and most of they bolts are visible. You will also need to pry off the speaker grills on each side to access one more bolt.

Its a total of 7 or 8 bolts on each side plus some screws, crazy, eh?

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It's ridiculous! I have done this twice on 2 cars and dread it (although, the new speakers were awesome, so...). I put about half the screws back in because it was such a pain. Quiet and solid, though.

There are 4-10 mm screws at the bottom of the pass side panel that need to come off. I think 4-phillips head and 2 more in the glove box area. Then you have to unscrew the speaker box and thats 4 phillips. Basically, if you see a screw, take it out and put them back if it didn't need to come out. That's how I learned.
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lol this was quite interesting for me, so many damn screws. Be careful, those holes on the plastic cover you take off where the screws go are very easy to break
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Its not even worth replacing the front garbage speakers.
The back ones overpower them some much you just cant hear them !
Just replace the old paper ones with some good pioneer 6.5's and enjoy

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Its not even worth replacing the front garbage speakers.
The back ones overpower them some much you just cant hear them !
Just replace the old paper ones with some good pioneer 6.5's and enjoy
IMO i dont think thats true i replaced my fronts because i liked my music loud, when I use to turn up the volume the front speakers would crackle as if somethings rattling and it got very annoying after a while. I figured out it was the front speakers and now no rattling at all since I replaced them with 3.5inch Infinity's and it sounds wicked. Was a very tight fit though.
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Thumbs up I'm happy with stock radio!

My stock speakers still sound damn good considering the car is 19 years old. I play my Zune MP3 player through an Accurian tape adapter on the stock cassete deck and all thats really missing is lower bass. Perhaps after I finish my other car I will pick up a basslink, turn down bass on speakers and it will sound good!

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i replaced my my front speakers and they are just as powerful as the rear. not to mention i took the box and put two speakers on each side instead of one. lol

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The front speakers size and location are an engineering disaster. Theres seems to be no easy fix for to get a bigger speaker in there. By bigger I mean atleast 5.25

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I replaced my fronts last summer with a set of Infinity 3 1/2" 2-ways. They put out decent sound, but I regret not adding a bass-blocker to each speaker. Now that I have a higher-powered head unit they could really use them. Looks like I'm going to have to pull them out again this spring.

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I put some Rockfords in mine and have a 2x15 in the trunk (wagon). They are able to hang when dialed in right, the highs are needed. I just hated installing them.
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