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How to Replace Front Door Speakers 07-13 Chevy Suburban

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  1. step : Removing the Door Panel (0:30)
    • Press the DOME OFF button
    • Pry off the sail panel with a plastic trim tool
    • Pry off the trim panel behind the door panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry off the trim panel behind the door pull with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull up the door lock
    • Pry off the trim door on the door lock
    • Remove the door lock tab
    • Pry up the master switch panel with a trim tool
    • Disconnect the wiring harnesses
    • Remove the 10mm bolt behind the door handle
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts behind the door pull
    • Pry the door panel out around the edges
    • Lift the door panel up
    • Press the tab on the door latch cable
    • Rotate the cable and press the second tab
    • Remove the cable
  2. step : Removing the Speaker (3:50)
    • Remove the 7mm socket from the door speaker
    • Press the clip behind the speaker
    • Pry the speaker out
    • Disconnect the wiring harness
    • Unclip the wiring harness from the speaker
  3. step : Installing the Speaker (4:48)
    • Clip the harness to the speaker
    • Connect the speaker wiring harness
    • Press the speaker into the door
    • Tighten the 7mm bolt to the speaker
  4. step : Reinstalling the Door Panel (5:42)
    • Clip in the door latch cable
    • Lift the door panel up onto the door
    • Press in the clips
    • Tighten the two 10mm bolts behind the door pull
    • Tighten the 10mm bolt behind the door handle
    • Connect the wiring harnesses to the master switch panel
    • Press the master switch panel into the door
    • Press on the trim behind the door handle
    • Press on the trim behind the door pull
    • Press on the sail panel
    • Clip on the lock tab and trim piece

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We're going to actually hit our dome lamp override, which just turns off the dome lamp. Then we're going to start up here at the corner. You can use a plastic trim tool, but I can just get my fingers behind here, pull straight out and off. You want to avoid pulling it this way, because as you can see this broke off in there. It still has two clips left though, so it'll secure fine. Then we're going to remove three other trim panels. And behind the door handle, put a small screwdriver in here, pry the bottom out and bring that out. You can see a 10mm bolt there. Then behind the door pull, use a small screwdriver to pull that out. Two more 10mm bolts are in there. Then your door lock, you want to kind of pull up a little bit and pry with a small flat blade screwdriver. That comes up and off. Make sure you retrieve that little piece if it flies out. If this comes out, just retrieve it and don't put it all the way in. Just put it like that. Additionally, you need to pull up your trim panel, plastic trim tool available on and put it in the back and pull up.

Okay, and then work it in at the front as well. You can see there's two clips at the front and rear. If you don't have a trim tool, but you have strong fingernails, you can get it out, and then just pull straight up on front as well. Then there's four harnesses to disconnect and you might have more. If you have more options, just press the tabs and pull out. Use a 10mm socket with ratchet and extension, and remove those three 10 mm bolts. These ones may stay in there after you get them loosened up. And in that case, they'll just fall down, and you can retrieve them after you take the door panel off.

Now there's a series of clips around the edge. I usually start at the top, pull straight out, and just work down, pull firmly at the bottom of the panel and the side. Then the door panel can come up and off. Then you'll want to disconnect your door handle, which is a matter of pressing on the tabs. There's two tabs. Press one, pull through, and rotate around. Press on the other one. That allows you to move that back. Bring it up and around. Then your door panel comes off.

The speaker has one screw holding it. Use a 7mm socket with a ratchet and extension, and we'll remove this 7mm screw. Then in behind, it’s hard to see, but there's a little clip. If you just put your finger in, you'll feel it pushed down on that clip. Then the speaker will come out.

Here's the little clip right here. You want to just push on that. Then your lead connects in here. You should be able to push with your thumb down, disconnect, and then twist and hold to remove this clip. If you need to, remove this clip from your old speaker, then put the clip on to your replacement speaker from

I'm going to put this in first. We'll connect that and then let me put it up there and it was connected to this front one. I put the clip back in there. There's a tab at the bottom that goes inside the door. Then make sure that this is out of the way. Then your door insulation, clip that in and put the 7mm back in and tighten it up. Then you want to tighten this up firm, but don't overtighten it.

First, you want to just make sure that your bolts come out and that you've retrieved them. Then there are two tabs here that just go right into the door and rest conventionally, so that's supported. Then you can put this up. Make sure you have four harnesses that poke up through the opening here and work if you have more options on your truck. Then reconnect your cable, slide the ball in, pull out and push.

Again, make sure all your harnesses are up and through. Now that your cable's on, this ridge actually needs to go down into this channel here. So, hit the panel up into place. A little higher, you see it slides down. It should go down even. This should come right up through your lock rod. Then, if you look back in, you can actually see this pin here lines right up, and you can just go right around and lock the pins into place. So we want to be able to take these bolts and put them in. They’re a little bit loose, though. So, if you just take a piece of painter's tape, put it on the head of the bolt, stuff your socket on there, and it stays much better. You can guide it right in and start it out. If the painter's tape does stay behind, it's not a big deal, but tighten it by hand first to make sure it's in, and then tighten it up.

This one is pretty easy to get into place. Put the lockdown on. Snap that in place. This one, the round side goes underneath. Put this into place. Switch panel, these all only go in one way. So, like this one won't plug into there. It won't plug into there. It'll only plug into there. Then this one will only plug into there. This one can go in place. The last one, again, it has three tabs. One of ours is broken. Make sure it goes right straight in, kind of look in behind.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Painter's Tape

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 7mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

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