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Old 10-10-2009, 04:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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4th Generation 98 Camry LE: How to Replace Rear Speaker?

Hi All,

How does one remove the rear speaker grill or rear shelf to gain access to the rear speakers? One of our speakers needs to be replaced.

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you need to remove the bench seat (just pull up in the front)
the you will see the bolts hat hold the bottom of the outer seat belts in remove those
then the seat piece behind them should pop out
then you have to fold down the back seats.
the remove the screws holding in the top deck.
the try prying the deck off and find the clips that go through to the trunk and pop those out.
from there you should be able to easily see the speaker it a quick job when you get going but i recommend going on ebay and getting speaker adapters to make installing the nw speaker easier
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You sound like you've done this job a few times before.

I didn't know it would be necessary to remove the seat bottom cushion to change a rear deck speaker! I'm glad I asked. Toyota could have made this job much easier if the speaker grills could simply be removed from the rear deck.

I found the clips holding the top deck. Where are the screws that hold in the top deck? Are there any links to diagrams or pictures for this task?

Do you have a link for the speaker adapters?

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Toyot...CarQ5fSpeakers

not sure on the gen 4 but on the gen 3.5 they were just behind where the seat was
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also, call me dumb for mentioning this, but be prepared to drill holes.

gen 3/3.5/4 should be the same in how to get access to the speakers
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thats why i recommend the adapter, it's a sob to get that drilled in.
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thats why i recommend the adapter, it's a sob to get that drilled in.
didnt see that, wouldve been nice to have when i put my speakers in
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well you have a gen 4 the gen 4 doesnt have screws hold the rear deck down. So after you remove the rear seats and both side parts of the rear seat. you should remove the two plastic trims that are next to the rear window. remove the third brake light and the rear deck just comes off after pulling here and there
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Hi Creeps228,

Thanks for the additional Gen 4 detail. It's amazing how much has to be removed just to replace the speakers. (I wonder why they weren't designed to simply unbolt from the underside.)

Which new speakers are going to provide the highest quality sound for the Gen 4 rear deck application?

If I'm going to go to all this effort to replace speakers, I'd like to hear a significant improvement.

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Are there any links to diagrams or pictures for this task?
For anyone else who may be interested, I just found another thread with step-by-step Gen 4 instructions and pictures for speaker removal - very helpful.
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Hi Creeps228,

Thanks for the additional Gen 4 detail. It's amazing how much has to be removed just to replace the speakers. (I wonder why they weren't designed to simply unbolt from the underside.)

Which new speakers are going to provide the highest quality sound for the Gen 4 rear deck application?

If I'm going to go to all this effort to replace speakers, I'd like to hear a significant improvement.

Thanks again
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_575R169...693.html?tp=91
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_500SPG6...9C2.html?tp=91
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Hi felpz123,

Thanks for the suggestions and links.
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Hi felpz123,

Thanks for the suggestions and links.
if you dont go with the above speakers, be sure to get a pair with the lowest RMS you can find(while still being good quality). the stock headunit doesnt put out more than 11rms
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Good to know - thanks for the heads-up.
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