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post #1 of 21 Old 08-20-2013, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Dash speaker guide?

I ordered my dash speakers for my 88 yj a couple days ago and I was wondering if anyone has a guide of the installation. I've heard that they are a pain to replace so any help is appreciated.

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post #2 of 21 Old 08-20-2013, 11:51 AM
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I'm replacing mine in the course of the full teardown.. so I guess everything is out of the way. Its not too hard, the whole thing can be disassembled in half a day.

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post #3 of 21 Old 08-20-2013, 11:51 AM
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PITA is an understatement........

I took my glove box/grab handle out so I could get to the passenger side relatively easy. The driver's side is another story. Without drilling new mounting holes or taking most of the dash apart, you are just going to need to invest in a flex drive extension, deep well socket (not sure of the size at the moment), and a whole lot of patience.

It took me about 1 1/2 hrs to get the 4 nuts off on the driver's side. Some folks may have been able to hit it just right with removing those nuts, but mine sucked.

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The only thing I can say is to close your eyes. Seriously. If you close your eyes and pay attention to your finger tips, you'll be able to feel the nuts better and manipulate them easier.
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I'm not sure you'll find a "guide", most manuals will tell you to pull the dash which can be time consuming, most people prefer to just wiggle and squeeze their hands behind the dash and remove them. On the driver side you will probably have yo remove the Ebrake and loosen the dash bolts.
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post #5 of 21 Old 08-20-2013, 12:00 PM
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Mine was easy... I droped the windshild unbolted the dash and slid it up on the stearing collom. Used a long screw driver to hold up the dash.
Now getting too the little nuts that hold the speakers on was kinda hard. But my small ratchet and a deepwell socket got the job done. Took maby 2-3 hours.
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post #6 of 21 Old 08-20-2013, 12:37 PM
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The degree of difficulty in replacing the driver's side dash speaker is directly proportional to the size of your hand. If you've got long, relatively skinny, hands, you can snake your arm behind the speaker and spin off the 5/16" tinnerman nuts without too much of a problem If you've got meat hooks, you're going to need to pull the dash, or at least remove the bolts along the door side of the dash to create some separation.

The passenger's side is a cake walk (comparatively).

The only thing I can say is to close your eyes. Seriously. If you close your eyes and pay attention to your finger tips, you'll be able to feel the nuts better and manipulate them easier.

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The only thing I can say is to close your eyes. Seriously. If you close your eyes and pay attention to your finger tips, you'll be able to feel the nuts better and manipulate them easier.
So true!!

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The only thing I can say is to close your eyes. Seriously. If you close your eyes and pay attention to your finger tips, you'll be able to feel the nuts better and manipulate them easier.
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The only thing I can say is to close your eyes. Seriously. If you close your eyes and pay attention to your finger tips, you'll be able to feel the nuts better and manipulate them easier.
I seem to remember telling a female that before......

Oh wait, I probably shouldn't have said that.

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I did this a couple months ago. Spent a couple hours screwing around trying not to have to pull the dash, then 30 minutes pulling the dash and finishing the job....

Fold the windshield down, pull out all the torx bolts AND screws (other writeups I read make no mention of these screws needing to be removed, but mine did) and just slide the dash forward.
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post #10 of 21 Old 08-20-2013, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Haha thanks for the help. I got a friend that did his not too long ago that can help if I need too.
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post #11 of 21 Old 08-20-2013, 04:24 PM
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i did it without pulling the dash. Not sure I would do that again. Very frustrating. And if the new speakers have screw holes just a pit off? Well just double that frustration. I'd listen to what rodgers3 has to say on this. If I was buying another old jeep and they said they just changed the speakers I would add $500 to their asking price.
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post #12 of 21 Old 08-20-2013, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Rproject
The only thing I can say is to close your eyes. Seriously. If you close your eyes and pay attention to your finger tips, you'll be able to feel the nuts better and manipulate them easier.

That's what I tell my wife.
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PITA is an understatement........

I took my glove box/grab handle out so I could get to the passenger side relatively easy. The driver's side is another story. Without drilling new mounting holes or taking most of the dash apart, you are just going to need to invest in a flex drive extension, deep well socket (not sure of the size at the moment), and a whole lot of patience.

It took me about 1 1/2 hrs to get the 4 nuts off on the driver's side. Some folks may have been able to hit it just right with removing those nuts, but mine sucked.
I replaced those little nuts with wing nuts, much easier on install

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I replaced those little nuts with wing nuts, much easier on install
My Polk audio speakers had a stamped frame with a lip that made wing nuts not possible. That would have been nice!
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post #15 of 21 Old 08-20-2013, 09:31 PM
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My Polk audio speakers had a stamped frame with a lip that made wing nuts not possible. That would have been nice!
Did you get the polk audio plates? If so how do you like them? That's what I am considering.
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