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How to Replace Front Door Speaker 08-12 Ford Escape

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What's up, guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. In this video I'm going to be removing and reinstalling a front door speaker in this 2012 Ford Escape. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to

All right, we're going to remove this cover right here. This is for the switch for the mirrors. I'm just going to use a trim tool. Just go behind here, pop this out, just like that. To disconnect the mirror switch, just push down right here and slide that out. Next I'm going to take a pick tool, and you just want to take this cover off behind the inside door handle. I'm just going to pull it forward. Pull that cover off. Next we're going to take this screw out. We're going to use a T30 socket, extension, and a ratchet. Take that screw out. This little cover that's right here, we're just going to remove that. Use a little pick tool. Slide underneath here and pull it up. Next is a screw down here. We're just going to use a Phillips head screwdriver, get this screw out. Take that screw out.

There's some screws along here, on the side, right there, so take those two screws out. We'll just use the Phillips head screwdriver. There's another screw that's right here on the front of the door. Use a Phillips head screwdriver, take this one out. I'm going to take a trim tool, now normally, you'd pry underneath here, pry up here, and then pry up here. This vehicle has two clips right here and up here and on this vehicle, these clips are broken so, normally you would have to struggle a little bit more to get this piece off, but just keep in mind this goes straight up. Take those clips off. I can disconnect the electrical connectors right here, just push on this tab, slide it out, push on this tab, slide it out.

Now I'm just going to take a trim tool to go in between the door panel--just pry out. There's clips all around the door holding it on. Just like that, you should be able to grab the door panel and just slide it up. There's a cable that's attached right here to the front. I'm just going to slide this out, just like that. Then slide the cable up, and slide the retainer out. Then there's a connector right here. Just disconnect this connector. Just push the tab and slide it down.

All right, we're going to take these bolts out for the speaker, I'm just going to use a 6 mm socket and a ratchet. As I take the last one out, I'm just going to hold the speaker. Pick that up, grab the speaker, and slide it out. There's a connector right here. Push down on the lock, and slide the connector out, and there's the speaker.

Now let's re-install this door speaker. Just take the connector and line this up, lock it in place, and line the speaker up with the holes. We'll take screws and we'll get those started. We're going to get 'em all started before I tighten them down. Then I'll take my 6 mm socket and a ratchet and snug these down. I'm going to go around and make sure they're even. Once it's even, go around once more and snug it down. All right, we'll take this door panel. We're going to slide these wires through here, or at least get 'em in that area. Re-connect this electrical connector for the door locks. Line that up, and lock it in place. And I'll take this--I'm going to get this little retainer through the slot right here, just like that and then we're going to slide this cable to the side, and then lock it in right there, just like that. Take the door panel and make sure those wires are right there. Take this lock rod, you want this lock rod on here, line that up and then, lift the top. Make sure you pull that wiring harness out.

The top of the door panel, you want to slide into place down here. That looks good. Now well get the door pins to line up all the way around and just apply all pressure, just like that. Take this screw, use a T30 socket, extension, and a ratchet, tighten this up. Snug that down, not too tight 'cause, it is plastic. Take this little cover, this is going to line up in here, and just press it in place just like that. All right, now we're going to install these three screws, there's two on the back side here, one goes on the front side right here. Just take a Phillips-head screwdriver, get this started right here. Before I tighten it up, I'm just going to get 'em all started. All right, those are all started, so now I'll snug 'em down.

Before you install this trim piece, take the electrical connectors, line them up, and lock it in place--just like that. Then there's some tabs that should be right here. On this vehicle they broke off. They go right there and right there, so you're going to want to line those up, and then with them lined up, just push it down. Then we'll take this Phillips-head screw and the screwdriver, and get that started. Now we'll take this cover and slide it into position. Now well take the electrical connector. Get this lined up. Lock that down and line these two tabs up, retainers. You might have to pull this out a little bit, right there, lock it in place.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Pick

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 6mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

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