How to Replace Rear Speakers in a Camry Solaraby Nichole Liandi
Replacing your existing car speakers is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve the audio performance of your car's stereo system. And despite the fact that you may have to disassemble some internal body panels, it's fairly easy to do. Aftermarket speakers provide improved frequency response for better highs and lows, and are often more efficient, so you'll get stronger sound. Keep these points in mind as you replace the back speakers in your Camry Solara -- it's worth the time!
Fold down the back seats in your Camry Solara.
Pry off the seat belt anchor covers on the pillars behind the rear seat locations. You can pry the covers off with a panel tool or putty knife.
Insert your panel tool behind the trim panels on the pillars and pry them off.
Take your panel tool and pry off the trim panels that are located to the rear of the two you just removed.
Grasp the edges of the rear side panels at the seam where the panels meet the trim below the window. Pull firmly to pop this large trim panel loose.
Remove the four Phillips screws from the front of the rear deck. Lift and remove the deck panel, disconnecting the wiring harness on the left side of the deck.
Lift the rubber mats surrounding the speakers to expose the screws holding the speakers in place. Pull out the speakers, disconnect the wiring plugs and remove.
Put your new speakers into place and mark the speakers' mounting holes. Take the speakers out and drill holes on each marked spot with a one-eighth-inch drill bit and power drill.
Plug your speaker wiring adapters into the new speakers, then connect the vehicle wiring to the speakers by plugging in the wiring plugs to the adapters. Place the speakers in position and screw them in place with the screws supplied with the speakers.
Reassemble the interior by reversing the disassembly steps.
Items you will need
- Panel tool
- Phillips screwdriver
- Drill with 1/8-inch bit
- Speaker adapter plugs
- New speakers
- "Car Stereo Cookbook;" Mark Rumerich; 2005
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