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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-26-2010, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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Easy Rear Speaker Removal or Not?

I have read more than a few postings describing the many steps needed to remove and replace the Cobalt rear speakers.

I own a new 2010 Cobalt LT Coupe and, looking at the underside of the two deck-mounted GM speakers, it seems to me that I might :

(1) remove the mounting nuts

(2) cut-off the mounting bolts flush with the deck

(3) push the heads of the mounting bolts up slightly to clear the thickness of the deck

(4) squeeze [crush] the sides of the speaker basket together [the basket metal appears to be very thin], so as to shrink the circumference of the speaker ring above the deck

(5) pull the speakers down thru the deck hole

(6) install new speakers from below using self-tap screws

Is there something I have overlooked? I am assuming that there are no grills attached to the speaker above the deck.

If some of you have removed these speakers from above, would you please give me some insight here ?
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In order to remove the speakers "Correctly" you have to remove the rear deck.

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I wouldn't recomend trying to cut them out. its really not as hard to pull out the rear deck as a lot of people mke it out to be. plus then it will look and sound much cleaner
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taking out the rear deck is pretty challenging lol
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I paid a shop 80 bucks to swap speakers and dynomat the deck for me. lol

worth every penny.

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Thanks for replies so far

I'm looking for the easiest and quickest removal, not the "correct" one

Where is the downside in the method I described? Is there anything above the deck that might be damaged by removing the speakers downward?
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I would absolutely recommend removing the deck. Get the right tools, and follow the instructions precisely. I haven't read anything about the method you described, and I've never done it... But it seems like it's worth the time removing the rear deck. Only took like an hour, maybe two in total.
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Thanks for replies so far

I'm looking for the easiest and quickest removal, not the "correct" one

Where is the downside in the method I described? Is there anything above the deck that might be damaged by removing the speakers downward?
it's gonna be an eyesore and you risk having your speakers rattle
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rattle, and/or you'd never be able to put a sub in the trunk at least (lots of rattle).

The shop I went to mounted from below for easy swapping, but they used a special harness and dynomatted the whole deal so rattle wouldn't be an issue

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post #10 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-27-2010, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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I'm sorry, but I don't understand why mounting speakers from below would have to cause rattles. Did you notice exactly how they removed the old speakers?

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