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bimrboy 02-24-2006 01:37 PM

How to remove speakers
Im a neewbie to BMW but not car audio , but my question is , how do i remove the door panel on the BMW to change the 3 inch speakers and how do I get the rear speakers out ? THanks guys

Justin e36 02-24-2006 01:54 PM

... which BMW do you have? year/model?

bimrboy 02-24-2006 02:04 PM

sorry about that lol, i blanked out, Its a 96 318is

Justin e36 02-24-2006 02:10 PM

Okay, removing your door panel is quite easy.

1) pull off door lock pin (not really necessary, but can make putting the door skin on a little easier. The door pin pulls straight up and off, it does not screw on for the coupes.
2) Under the interior door handle hold you use when closing the door, there are two plastic covers. Pop them off with a flat head. Underneath are two screws. (hex)
3) pry off the mirror switch with a flat head, then unplug the connector from the back. (it is easier to disconnect it now, instead of when your door skin is off.
4) now gently pry all the way around the door (pull towards you). There are cliips all the way around, that will pop out.
5) Lift the door skin vertically slightly when removing to clear the door lock pin. There are also clips along the top that it has to slide off of.

Once it is removed, the speaker will still be connected. So you will have to reach back there and disconnect the connector.

vadim321go 02-24-2006 02:25 PM

i higly suggest going and getting urself a dozen plastic clips or so, after so many years and u taing the door off im sure some of them are broken.

Swerve 02-24-2006 06:58 PM

step 3B: slide the door latch trim towards the front of the car

bimrboy 02-24-2006 09:22 PM

Thanks guys, I went out and bought a Hertz component set today for upfront, and a new amp. Gonna install it all tomorrow, thanks for the help, ill post some pics when im done.

Justin e36 02-24-2006 09:35 PM


Originally Posted by Swerve
step 3B: slide the door latch trim towards the front of the car

oops. I knew I was missing something. yeah... pull the door latch, while pushing the trim towards the front of the car. doh.

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