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How To Replace Door Speakers 98-10 Volkswagen Beetle

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  1. step : Removing the Door Panel (0:37)
    • Pry off the door pull trim piece with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the two Phillips head screws inside the door pull
    • Remove the three T20 Torx bolts from the bottom of the door panel
    • Pry out the door panel by hand
    • Pull the door panel off the window sill
    • Disconnect the latch cable from the door handle
    • Disconnect the wiring harnesses from the door panel
  2. step : Removing the Speaker (2:50)
    • Disconnect the speaker wiring harness
    • Drill out the four speaker rivets
    • Pry out the speaker with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Punch out the rivets with a hammer and a punch
  3. step : Installing the Speaker (3:47)
    • Put the speaker into place
    • Insert four rivets into the speaker with a rivet gun
    • Push on the speaker insulation ring
    • Connect the speaker wiring harness
  4. step : Installing the Door Panel (4:04)
    • Connect the wiring harnesses to the door panel
    • Connect the latch cable to the door handle
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the three T20 screws at the bottom of the door panel
    • Insert the two Phillips screws in the door pull
    • Push on the door pull trim piece

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In this video, we're going to show you how to replace a door mounted speaker on this 2001 Volkswagen Beetle. We show you on the driver's side, but the passenger side is the same procedure. The items you'll need for this are a flat blade screwdriver, a T20 Torx driver, a Phillips screwdriver, a drill, a 3/8 inch drill bit, a hammer, and a punch.

Start off by prying off this panel on your pull handle. Behind that, there are two Phillips screws. Just go ahead and remove both of those. At the bottom of the door panel there are three T20 Torx bolts. We'll go ahead and remove those three. Now you want to just pull out on the panel, just around the edges. Any screws that you loosened up all the way, but wouldn't pull out entirely, they will fall out now, so just keep an eye on where they go. When all the clips are free except the top of the door panel, you just want to reach up here and pull it out of the track and pull it forward. On the back of your door panel, you'll see a bunch of harnesses. Just push the tab and pull the harnesses free. Then, for your door handle cable, just pull it out of the bracket and then unhook it. Just disconnect this harness for your door lock. For these two larger harnesses down here, you just want to pry them free with a flat blade screwdriver. Then just push the tab on this harness and disconnect your courtesy light.

Lining your speaker are four rivets, but before we remove those, you want to just push the tabs on either side of the harness and pull it up and out. Then, remove this ring. Then, using a drill and a 3/8 inch drill bit, just drill out the rivets. You're really only drilling out the top of them, and we'll show you what to do with the bottom of them after this. Pry the speaker out. It'll just pull free. Now, using a hammer and a punch, just knock out the rest of the rivets.

Take your new speaker. Put it into place, and put a rivet into place. Then using a rivet gun just pump the rivet gun until it breaks free. Do that three more times. Then replace this ring and reconnect your harness.

To reinstall your door panel just reconnect each of those harnesses. Then re-clip your door handle cable and just push it back into that bracket. Make sure you reconnect your courtesy light. Now put the door panel back into the track. Then just push it down. Then just hit in the clips around the edge of the door panel, and then replace those three T20 screws and the two Phillips screws in the pull handle. Just replace that panel and hit it into place and you're all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Drills, Drill Bits & Related

  • 3/8 Inch Drill Bit
  • Drill

  • General Tools

  • Center Punch
  • Hammer

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Rivet Gun & Rivets

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T20 Driver


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