How To Replace Silverado Speakers
Are you looking to upgrade or replace your Silverado’s factory door speakers? Well, if you’ve got speakers, follow these simple steps to ensure you remove your OEM components and install your new upgrades correctly in no time.
- Flathead and Phillips screwdriver
- Wire cutters
- Drill (manual windows)
Door Speaker Removal Procedure
1. With your flathead screwdriver, pop the door handle trim off, and the paneling surrounding your window controls (if applicable).
Notice: If your Silverado has manual windows, you will have to unscrew the window crank.
2. Once the trim is undone, lift the door panel. You will notice when the panel is unclipped.
3. Locate and remove the two screws with your Phillips screwdriver. Depending on the year of your Silverado, you may or may not have screws. Instead a clip will hold up the speaker. Simply remove this speaker from the clip and remove the factory speaker wire from behind the speaker.
Door Speaker Installation Procedure
1. Plug the wires into the new speaker, and reapply the two screws. If your Silverado’s speakers are held up by clips, you will need to drill two new holes throw the plastic surrounding the speaker to hold it in place. Be careful not to drill too far and risk damaging the door or the window glass.
2. Place the door panel back on by lining it up correctly, pressing it into the door while sliding it down. Once it’s in the correct position you will hear the panel clip back into the door.
3. Replace the door trim by simply applying pressure with your fingers. This is the time to screw the window crank back in if your Silverado has manual windows.
Dash Speaker Removal & Installation Procedure
1. Using your flathead screwdriver, pry the speaker covers out of your dashboard.
2. Locate and remove the screws holding the speaker in place, and unplug the speaker wires from the speakers.
3. Reconnect the speaker wires to the new speakers, and reapply the screws.
4. Place the speaker covers back over the speakers and apply pressure with your hands, you will hear them snap back into place.
You’re all done. Easy enough, right? Now you can enjoy the open road with crisp music. If you installed aftermarket speakers, be sure to save your OEM speakers in case you need a backup later down the road. No one enjoys listening to only one speaker while they’re driving!