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post #1 of 12 Old 12-03-2008, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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I need new speakers

The previous owner covered the factory ones in mud when the top and doors were off and they dont work. So they rigged up some cheapo's under the seats. If I bought these
http://www.xplodsony.com/xplod/speakers/XS-V4642A
What would I have to do to make them work with wires already going to the replacement cheapos (which will be thrown away?) Electrical work and wires are not my thing. Also, I dont want to take my windshield down to replace them since it is winter and I probably wont be able to get my soft top back on. I do have small hands would I be able to do this without dropping the windshield? Thanks everybody


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post #2 of 12 Old 12-03-2008, 08:12 PM
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Dropping the windshield won't help any. You'll have to use those conveniently small hands of yours & reach up under the dash.

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Dropping the windshield won't help any. You'll have to use those conveniently small hands of yours & reach up under the dash.

FYI, it's a real PITA.
Just reach your hands up in there and mount 'em. I was able to take mine out that way, didn't worry about putting any in since mine are now in my doors

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i pulled the dash out when i did mine

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I installed my dash speakers about three weeks ago, Not too bad Drivers side is the worst of all with the wires in the way but I just pushed them aside the best I could and the speaker went right up inside and over the studs, about 20 mins. or so you'll have them working. GO GET EM'
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Will I have to rewire anything since the PO ran the wires across the tub or do you think those might be auxiliary wires?

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If the wires are run under your seat you should have plenty of wire. All you should have to do is unhook the ones under your seat and re-route the wires under your dash to your new spreaker. Then you should be good to go. Hope this helps and good luck.
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We replaced the speakers in our dash this summer. The driver's side was a bit tight so we loosened the bolts in that area to give my hands a bit more room to get in there. Reach up behind and unbolt the speakers. The nuts are stamped spring steel. One little hint from someone who's had their hand in a lot of door panels where you can't "see" what you're doing. Close your eyes, they're worthless anyway. Let your fingers "see" for you. If you feel lightly and close your eyes so you're not distracted by normal sight, you can visualize what your fingers are telling you.

As for the wiring, as said above, pull it back to the head unit, then reroute it to the dash speaker locations. When you pull the OEM speakers, check the wire color, the PO may have simply cut them at the head unit and you'll likely be able to just reconnect them to the head unit. Check your Chilton's for polarity.
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It wouldn't hurt to replace the wire. If you have to reuse it, just run it from the head-unit to the speakers behind the dash. Thats all you need, unless you have an amp.
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The previous owner covered the factory ones in mud when the top and doors were off and they dont work. So they rigged up some cheapo's under the seats. If I bought these
http://www.xplodsony.com/xplod/speakers/XS-V4642A
What would I have to do to make them work with wires already going to the replacement cheapos (which will be thrown away?) Electrical work and wires are not my thing. Also, I dont want to take my windshield down to replace them since it is winter and I probably wont be able to get my soft top back on. I do have small hands would I be able to do this without dropping the windshield? Thanks everybody
After reading your post, I went and actually bought the Sony speakers you inquired about. I came home and installed them. The passenger side took all of 10 minutes, the driver side took an hour. These sony speakers do fit perfectly on the factory studs under the jeep dash. The PO of my YJ had also installed some cheapies in the back of the jeep and they were just laying on top of the wheel wells. I left them for now as rear speakers and plan to replace them when I find the time. Anyway, the Sonys fit perfect.
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One little hint from someone who's had their hand in a lot of door panels where you can't "see" what you're doing. Close your eyes, they're worthless anyway. Let your fingers "see" for you. If you feel lightly and close your eyes so you're not distracted by normal sight, you can visualize what your fingers are telling you.
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post #12 of 12 Old 12-08-2008, 08:44 AM
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I thought I was the only one who did this.
I am glad to see another cheap modifier like myself on here. I just bought a 94YJ and have found this forum to be very helpful. But as I read, I am amazed at how much money some people put into these "toys." In putting the bumper lights in, did you take the plastic bumper extensions off or was the bumper like that when you bought it?
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