How to replace speakers w/o destroying stock speakers

I wanted to make a quick tutorial on how to change out the front speakers without destroying the stock speakers. Here is how I did it.

Before starting I got some of these threaded things. I had to get these from a family member since I could not find them in any hardware stores. If you need some let me know, I do not how much they are, but I could get you a price.
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You can start by removing the door panel.
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Step 1: Remove the stock sail panel. Just pull gently on it, and it should snap right out.
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Remove the stock tweeter from the sail panel. Just unclip it.
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Step 2: There are two screws that need to be removed. One is behind the door handle and the other is in the arm rest area.
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Step 3: Start to gently pull and unsnap the door panel from the door. Start at the bottom, there is a place to slide your hand or panel tool into.
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Step 4: Remove the door handle from the door panel. It is clipped in and easy to remove, you can see how it is clipped in, in the picture.
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Step 5: Disconnect the wire harness in the door panel.
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Now starts the fun part. Replacing the speakers.

Step 1: Disconnect the stock speaker.
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Step 2: Start by drilling out the rivets in the stock speakers. Careful not to slip and make a whole or tear in your stock speakers. Then remove it from the door.
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Step 3: Now that you have the stock speakers out you can make some custom speaker adapters. The steps are simple. Trace the stock speaker, cut it out, and your set. I ended up putting some sound deadener on my speaker adapter. Here is the order in pictures.
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Step 4: Using a step drill bit, enlarge the holes where the stock speaker was riveted to. I do not remember the size, but large enough for the threaded things to fit into.
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Step 5: Insert those threaded things with a screw, and they will attach by folding in on itself. I put a rubber washer in between them and the door.


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Step 6: Attach the speaker adapter with some washers.
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Step 7: Install your new speaker to the speaker adapter, wire it up, and reattach the door panel.
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Your set! Now you can replace the stock speakers if you ever trade in or sell your car.

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