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Old 08-09-2007, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Removing front speakers in '05 corolla

what are the steps to remove the front speakers in a 2005 corolla?
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Old 08-10-2007, 05:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Remove door panel; drill out rivets the hold stock speaker in; remove speaker.
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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what are the steps to remove the door panel?
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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outta curiosity, what are you trying to do?
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1.open the small panel that is behind the handle, remove the screw with a phillips head screwdriver.
2.pop off the piece to the left of the window controls/auto door lock/unlock which is held on by clips (left if you are looking at it)
3.remove the screws
4.pop off the piece with the window/door lock controls (also held on by clips)
5.unplug window controls and door lock controls
6.pop off door panel from the bottom up (door panel is held on by clips)
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Old 08-12-2007, 02:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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any one care to post diagrams of this procedure? it sounds terribly complicated to replace 2 speakers...!
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I learned that My 01's door panels are a bitch to get off.

Whne I got new speakers, I tried to take the door panels off. I was able to get them off, but I had bno clue about putting them back on. So I had to drive down I 295 for about a half hour to get to me best buy for them to re- install.

I hope you have better luck than me.
I would try it. Just be careful and don't break anything, then you can fit it back on.
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Just be careful you don't break any of the expanding tabs holding the panel in place or cross-threading the screws and you should be fine.
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Old 08-15-2007, 08:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Cool

If I could replace the front OR back speakers, which ones are easier to replace and give the most bang for the buck?

Also, would I need to replace the stereo unit to get the most out of the new speakers or would I hear the difference with the new speakers??? are all factory speakers the same? (i.e. paper cone shaped)?

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The back are b y far the easiest to replace. When I did my stereo, I got a new headunit first, and that made the stock speakers sound very good. Then I upgraded My speakers, And is sounded alot better. I personally recomend to get a new headunit first.
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why choose?

just do it all at once
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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why choose?

just do it all at once
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Well got a new pioneer mp3 headunit and replaced all 4 speakers in my 2005 Corolla with Blaupunkts (2 ways in the front, 4 ways in the rear)... awesome sound... MUCH better than the stock system and speakers!

pain in the _ _ _ to change the speakers... the headunit, I understand... wonder why they build them like that!!!!
my 2000 honda is so much easier to access all the speakers - just pop off the grills and unscrew!!!!

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