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How To Replace Door Speaker 97-04 Ford F150

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How To Replace Door Speaker 97-04 Ford F150

Created on: 2017-04-12

How to install, repair, fix, change or replace a broken, damaged, burned out, or cracked door speaker on 98 Ford F150

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Pry off the trim piece behind the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Loosen the 8mm bolt halfway from the handle
    • Pry off the sail panel
    • Pry off the upper trim panel
    • Remove the 8mm bolts from the top corners
    • Pry up the window switch panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry out the door panel with a door panel clip tool or putty knife
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the light wiring harness
  2. step 2 :Removing the Interior Door Speaker
    • Disconnect the speaker wiring lead
    • Remove four 5.5mm screws from the speaker
    • Pull off the speaker
  3. step 3 :Installing the Interior Door Speaker
    • Put the speaker into place
    • Insert the four 5.5mm bolts into the speaker
    • Connect the speaker wiring lead
  4. step 4 :Installing the Door Panel
    • Put the water shield into place
    • Connect the light
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Connect the harnesses to the switch panel
    • Push in the switch panel
    • Push in the upper door panel trim
    • Push in the sail panel
    • Insert the door handle into the door
    • Tighten the 8mm socket and ratchet to the door handle
    • Press on the trim button behind the handle

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions


  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    5.5mm Socket

    8mm Socket

    10mm Socket

Installation Video
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In this video, we're going to be working with our 1998 Ford F-150. We're going to show you how to remove and replace your vehicle's front door speakers.

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Here are the items you'll need for this repair: 5.5mm to 8mm to 10mm socket, ratchet, socket extensions, flat head screwdriver

Pop off the cover tab off behind the door handle. You should be able to do this with your fingers. Then inside there is an eight millimeter screw securing the door handle to the latch. We'll get that with an eight millimeter socket ratchet and extension. Now, the trick here is do not remove this bolt all the way. Get it about halfway out until the handle is free and leave it. It will stay in there.

You don't have to worry about losing the bolt. Grab the sail panel, pop that off with your hand. The upper trim at the rear as well just pops off by hand. Now, normally, there is a seven or eight millimeter screw in both of these locations under those panels. Ours are obviously missing. Lift up and remove the window switch, and unplug all four electrical connectors. Then, remove the panel from the truck. You can then lift up, lay your door panel back, unplug the marker light, and remove the panel from your truck.

Now this is an aftermarket door speaker that we have here, but the steps to remove and reinstall it will be the same for an OE unit or replacing an OE with an aftermarket and vice versa. Use a five and a half millimeter socket ratchet to remove the four screws around the speaker. Now this is an aftermarket speaker. It has some regular spade terminals or speaker terminals on it. We'll unplug those. On an OE unit, you would unplug the original connector.

Also, our wires were routed incorrectly. These should have come through the back here, like this. You can see that they've been pinched by the speaker and they're starting to chafe through. That could eventually have led to failure.

To reinstall or install your new speaker, reconnect, in our case, the terminal connections on an OE unit, again, you'll have a regular plug. Make sure the wires are out of the way of the window track. And reinstall your four five and a half millimeter screws.

Normally, there's this series of clips that will retain your harness against the door. Ours have been broken or are missing, so we'll just feed the wiring for the switch up through the panel and reconnect our courtesy light into its socket. Line up the door lock into the pins in the door and slide it back into place. There are also your two screws or pins in the corner here that you'll need to reinstall. Ours are missing.

Reinstall the top panels by lining them up and snapping them into place. Switches in your panel. Line up the tabs and snap it back into place.

Reinstall your door handle and line up the bolt with the hole, and reinstall it with your eight millimeter socket and ratchet. Reinstall the little plastic cover, and you're good to go.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 5.5mm Socket
  • 8mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

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