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How to Replace Subwoofer 07-14 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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How to Replace Subwoofer 07-14 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Created on: 2019-08-08

Check out this video to learn how to remove the subwoofer in your 07-14 Toyota FJ Cruiser. 1A Auto shows you how, step by step!

  1. step 1 :Removing the Subwoofer
    • Remove the lower side trim panel
    • Disconnect the subwoofer electrical connector
    • Remove the four 3/16 hex screws
    • Pull to remove the subwoofer cover
    • Remove the two upper 10 mm screws
    • Remove the two lower 10 mm screws
    • Remove the subwoofer
  2. step 2 :Installing the Subwoofer
    • Set the subwoofer assembly into position
    • Install the two upper 10 mm screws
    • Install the two lower 10 mm screws
    • Reconnect the subwoofer electrical connector and secure it on the retaining clip
    • Push the subwoofer cover onto the subwoofer assembly
    • Install the four 3/16 hex bolts
    • Install the lower side trim panel

Tools needed for replacement

  • Hex Wrenches

    3/16 Allen Wrench

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions


  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Pocket Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

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Hey friends. It's Len here at 1A Auto. Today we're working on a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser and I want to show you how to remove your sub unit, assuming you have one. Not every vehicle has one. This one does. I want to show you how to remove it. It's going to be fairly simple. You can do it too. If you need any parts, you can always check us out at Thanks.

So one of the first things we want to do is get under here. Just use your pocket screwdriver or whatever you might have. Just try to pry it out. Here we are. Take off this panel. We'll set that aside. This is our electrical connector. To remove that, show you what I'm going to do here, let's get this off of there. Okay, so to get this off of here, you just press right on this button. So come in through the backside and press right on that button. Now this is off. We can get to our thumb squeeze right here. You squeeze that, separate it, always check your electrical connectors, make sure there's no funny colors in there. You don't want any corrosion, rust, debris, water. Those look great. We'll set those aside. We have a 10 millimeter here and a 10 millimeter there. We're going to get to those in a minute though. Before that, we're going to remove this, this, this, and this. To do that, we're going to use an Allen head, 3/16.

Start with whichever one you'd like. Take those bolts out. They come out easy peasy. We're going to remove all four. There we are. Now we can grab this plate. Just going to come right up along with this. Let's see. There we are. Let's take that panel off. We can empty that out. Clean it out, make it look nicer in a minute. Okay, can see the subwoofer box here. So remember we have our tens there deep down, way down inside this hole, connecting all the way to the body of the vehicle back there. There's 10 millimeter and a 10 millimeter. We're going to use a 10 and an extension and you can use a ratchet or whatever you might happen to have. I have one of these electric drills.

It's in there nice and tight. That's what our bolt looks like. We'll put that aside and do the same to the other one. I'm just going to climb up. Bolt number two, these ones not going to bother taking off the extension just because it's not that big of a deal. Okay. All four bolts are out, going to grab this and we can remove the unit. Easy peasy.

The backside of the subwoofer unit has these little prongs that line up with the holes right there. They're kind of going to hold it situated where it needs to be, so that way there we can put our extension with our 10 millimeter like that and then these through this hole, all the way out here and into the body. Okay. Easy peasy. I'm going to gently hold it in there. That one's definitely started. I'm not going to tighten any of these down of course, until I have all of them started just in case I have to move it around like this to get the hole lined up. I'm going to have to get down a little lower so I can see. Nice and lined up, start it in. Cool.

Okay, all four of them started. Now we can go ahead and tighten them up. Do them whichever order you want. Giant extension on here. Could you take off the extension? Yes. Just want to prove I could do it. Cool. Okay. We've got our connector. We're going to listen for a click noise. There it is. Give it a nice little tug. It feels good. Just going to bring it right over the clip here, slide it in. There it is, secured.

Subwoofer cover, we've got all our little clippies. Those are all going to go inside here. They're going to hold it semi secure until we get in our four bolts. Line it up with where you want it. Loving bonk. There we are. Cool. We're going to use our 3/16 Allen head again. Snug them all up when I'm done here. There we are. We're just screwing into plastic. Nice and tight. Grab our little cover. We've got all our little tabs. They all push straight in. Okay. Line it up with where you want it. There we are. Easy peasy.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Hex Wrenches

  • 3/16 Allen Wrench

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pocket Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

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