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5/26/14 7:42am - Original Message: 'speaker removal'
swany 80vette
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The front speaker on the drivers side is popping and cracking, ned to remove and replace I am guessing. How do you remove it ?
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5/26/14 8:08am - Reply: 'Re: speaker removal'
Joanne
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1. disconnect the battery ground cable

2. loosen the windshield upper trim moulding and remove the windshield side trim moulding

3 remove one screw from instrument panel reinforcement and one screw from centre console

4. lift up the instrument panel top pad and disconnect the speaker plug - remove instrument panel and unscrew nuts that secure the speaker to the underside of the instrument panel top pad

this is as per Haynes manual - hope it helps

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5/27/14 8:06am - Reply: 'Re: speaker removal'
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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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If your Vette is an 80, then it is different. There is a grille over each speaker that just pops out. The speaker just unbolts, although it is a PIA to get hem out (unless you pull the wind shield). You have to be careful to get the proper speaker as only certain ones will fit (ask me, I know). Hope this helps.
 
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5/27/14 11:19am - Reply: 'Re: speaker removal'
swany 80vette
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Ya mine is a 80 that helps a bunch. Just wasn't sure how the grill came out. Thanks again
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5/30/14 10:16pm - Reply: 'Re: speaker removal'
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It is tight close to the windshield, getting the two screws out.  Your socket will not fit.  I used a small vice grip to grip the proper socket size and it went well.


The replacement speaker that was recommended to me was the PolkAudio DB461 (4x6).  Modern, premium quality/sound for the money.



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5/31/14 7:41am - Reply: 'Re: speaker removal'
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1981 Blue Ice Met. w/pearl ghost flames TKO500 5speed. LS1 Swap 3.45 Dana 44.

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These guys are correct. The grill pops out. There are tabs on both sides. I lifted mine in the middle and worked it out carefully. Those speaker bolts against the windshield are a PITA indeed. I used a open end wrench to remove them. 

I just had my speaker out the other day to get my fingers in behind the left turn signal indicator light socket. I just put in a new printed circuit board and must not have had good contact. So I moved it around and now it works.


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