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Unread 04-22-2001, 09:09 AM   #1
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Installing New 4x6 Speakers

Is it me or does the whole dash need to be removed to install 4x6 speakers? I have a 1995 YJ, and am looking at upgrading the speakers.

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Unread 04-22-2001, 10:34 AM   #2
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No, but it helps if you have REALLY small hands attached to REALLY skinny arms... If you don't take the dash apart, expect many cuts and scrapes. The biggest problem I had when helping a buddy do this on his YJ was the nuts 'jumping' onto the speaker magnets. Major PITA... HTH
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Unread 04-22-2001, 11:12 AM   #3
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Well I guess that rules me out on both... I', 6'6" So I got some big hands and arms... Looks like I'll be taking the dash apart.
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Unread 04-22-2001, 04:33 PM   #4
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Its a PAIN!!
But I think you can manage if you take the dash apart.

I had em installed for me...I don't think they'll ever touch my Jeep again lol!
They had a hell of a time because they did it without touching the dash
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Unread 04-24-2001, 02:25 AM   #5
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I've taken my dash completely apart twice and replaced the speakers both times. I figured since I had it apart the second time I might as well replace the speakers while I was at it. The passenger side is the easiest side. You might be able to get the speaker in without too much trouble. The driver side is different. It's tight and just like Newfie said, expect cuts. LOL!

There migth be an easier way to install the speakers without taking the dash completely apart. I'd try removing the torx under the windshield seal. This means dropping the windshield. Then remove the 3 torx on each side, near the speaker openings. You might be able to pull the dash out enough to get a speaker up in there. I haven't tried it but it would be easier then taking the whole dash apart.

I've got pictures of my dash removed and a mess of wires all over the place. I'm sure it will scare you so I won't post a direct link. It's on my site, under Technical, YJ Dash Restoration.
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Unread 04-24-2001, 11:06 AM   #6
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Here's a link that might help...
http://www.bc4x4.com/faqs/yj.cfm?cat=10&faqid=99
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Unread 04-24-2001, 11:27 PM   #7
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If you check in the Hayne's manual, it describes in detail how to do it the easiest way .. passenger side is very easy (as others have said) .. but the drivers side is a pain.

The way I did mine was to remove my windshield bracket (3 torx bolts), then removed the bolts along the door (between the speedo and door), wedged a prybar in there, twisted off the nuts and the rest was "easy" ..

The book says to remove the emergency brake and other things .. I didn't try that way
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Unread 04-25-2001, 03:23 AM   #8
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Ok..... first thing. For this throw the Hynes manual out. When I did it I used the method Jeffy described. Loosen the three horizontal bolts on each side of the dash, drop your windshield and try the bolts on the top. If these don't come out stop. Then pry as described above. I ended clipping one speaker screw off because I wanted the project to be over. I haven't had a problem with it coming loose though.
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Unread 04-27-2001, 07:46 PM   #9
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use wing-nuts to install your new speakers, easier to put on and easier to take off later if needed.
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Unread 04-27-2001, 10:18 PM   #10
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Well since the insurance company had to pay to have the new ones installed I wasn't going to complain much. I just had them installed along with two 6x9m (And two other speaker mounts), which were mounted inside the Tuffy speaker/security boxes... They sound great!
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