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How to Replace Front Door Mid-range Speaker 97-06 BMW 325Xi

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How to Replace Front Door Mid-range Speaker 97-06 BMW 325Xi

Created on: 2021-01-16

Check out this video to learn how you can replace the front door tweeter speaker on your 97-06 BMW 3 Series.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Front Door Panel
    • Pry up the mirror switch with a trim tool
    • Disconnect the wiring harness
    • Pry out the wood grain trim with a trim tool
    • Pry out the trim covers underneath the arm rest with a trim tool
    • Remove the five T20 Torx screws from the door panel
    • Pry out around the door panel with a trim tool
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the handle cable
    • Unclip and disconnect the speaker wiring harnesses
  2. step 2 :Removing the Front Door Tweeter Speaker
    • Unscrew the lock ring surrounding the speaker
    • Push the speaker and grille bezel out of the door panel
    • Pry the locking tabs to remove the speaker from the grille bezel
  3. step 3 :Installing the Front Door Tweeter Speaker
    • Insert the tweeter speaker into the grille bezel
    • Insert the speaker with grille bezel into the door panel
    • Tighten the lock ring over the speaker bezel
  4. step 4 :Installing the Front Door Panel
    • Clip on and connect the speaker wiring harnesses to the door panel
    • Pass the mirror switch wiring harness through the panel
    • Reconnect the door handle cable
    • Lift the door panel up into place
    • Tap in the door panel clips
    • Tighten the five T20 Torx screws to the door panel
    • Press on the trim clips underneath the arm rest
    • Press on the wood grain trim
    • Connect the switch wiring harness
    • Press the mirror switch into the door panel

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Magnet - Extendable

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions


  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T20 Driver

Installation Video
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What's up, guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. In this video, I'm going to show you how to remove and reinstall the front tweeter door speaker on this 2001 BMW 325xi. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to

To pull this switch out, you want to use something really thin. You can use a trim tool or a really small pocket screwdriver to get in here. Just be careful, you don't want to ruin the door panel. You can try to put your plastic trim tool behind it to try to prevent from damaging the panel. Get underneath here, get under there, and it'll slide right up. Just disconnect the connector, just grab it and slide it out.

Take a trim tool. We want to take this trim off right here. Just slide it behind here. Gently pry behind here being careful. Pop this out with some clips. Hold it on. This one popped out, but we can pop that back in. With my trim tool, just get underneath here, take these little covers off. Pop those off. Now, I can take these screws out. There's five of them. I'm going to use a T20 extension and a ratchet. Can use a little magnet to get the screws out.

Now, I'm going to get a trim tool and just pry behind the door panel, just going to pry it out. You want to make sure you pry it out this way. Slide it off the lock rod. Be aware of those clips. That's why you want to slide it straight out. Now, we can disconnect the handle right here. You just pry it up like that and slide it out. That's actually really easy. Take these wires off. Can use a trim tool. Get behind here. Pop these off. Disconnect the speakers. Just use a small blade screwdriver. There's no lock on that, but there is one on this one you just squeeze it, just like that.

All right, to take the tweeter speaker out, you just rotate this little piece right here. You rotate that off. We can slide this forward, and then grab it from the front side, slide it right out. Just put the speaker down this way. You can take a straight blade screwdriver, slide in behind here with some clips. Just put a little pressure on the back side of the speaker, pulling upwards. Release those clips. We can slide it right out.

This speaker is slotted. There's one slot on the top, so you're going to want to line that up with this housing right here. Then, there's two slots on the bottom, line that up, and lock it in place. When we go to install this speaker, there is a flat part on the top of the door panel right there as well on the speaker side. Slide that in position just like that. Take this lock ring, get this started, and screw it down. Then, just snug. Not too tight, it is plastic.

Then, we want to reconnect the speaker wiring harness, connect the big speaker, then we'll connect the tweeter, right there. This wiring harness is going to slide through here just like that. Then, push this retainer right here. Make sure this wire comes through here just like that. Then, when we connect up this rod, this latch cable, we want to make sure that this inside latch is in the close position like that. Then, slide this in here. Latch it in place. Double check to make sure it's working properly, which it is.

It'll side onto the lock rod. Get everything lined up and just push it back on. Then, we can reinstall the screws. Remember the long screw goes right here. Then, the short ones go in the other places, so shorter screw goes right here. Using a T20 socket and a ratchet and an extension. Smaller one goes right there, and then also under here, under the armrest. All right, those are all tight. These little covers go on the bottom one. Just line those up. Push them in. This cover goes on top. Let's just pop this piece off here. Take a straight blade screwdriver, pop this off. That can go right there. Take this piece, line it up. Get that lined up. Oh, there is two little tabs on the front of this, so get those in first. Take the mirror switch, let's connect the connector. It only goes on one way. Slide it in position. Push it straight down.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Magnet - Extendable

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T20 Driver

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