Are you looking to upgrade or replace your Camaro’s factory rear speakers? The process can be a bit tricky, but if you have speakers and a bit of patience, follow these easy steps to ensure you do it the correct way without breaking anything in the process.
- Socket wrench
- 7mm socket
- T50 torx bit
- Flathead screwdriver
1. Remove the rocker panels on both sides.
2. Once the rocker panels are removed, begin taking out the back seat by lifting up the bottom seat cushion and pulling it towards the front seat.
3. To remove the seat back, fold it down and locate the hinge of the seat. You will notice a silver tab with a yellow line on both sides of the back seat. The tab must be pushed back at the same time on both sides, and then the seat will lift up and out.
4. Once the seat it removed, remove the lower trim on the side of the seat.
5. Remove the trim surrounding the back window.
Notice: a black clip will need to be removed once the window trim is taken off. Be careful not to break it when removing the trim.
6. Remove the side window trim. Locate and remove the two placement screws. One is located underneath the airbag section above the front seat’s seat belt that will require your T50 torx bit, and the other near the back window.
7. Locate and remove the four push tabs located on the front of the speaker deck.
8. Once removed, locate the four blue pushpins underneath the speaker deck. They can be reached from the trunk. Once located, use your hands to push them up.
Notice: the pushpins take a bit of pressure to come out.
Notice: do not remove the Styrofoam pieces located next to each rear speaker.
9. Remove the speaker from the deck.
1. Install the new speaker to the speaker deck, and reposition the speaker deck.
2. Reposition the side and rear window trim.
3. Once all of the window trim is installed, connect the lower side trim.
4. Put the rear seat back in, and reapply the rocker panel.
That’s it. You’re all done. Not so bad, right? Now you can cruise the open road and hear your music clearly over the note of your exhaust.