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recently i bought a cobalt ls, and the speakers are almost blown/ getting there...

what i came here to ask is, say i bought some front and rear speakers, how would i go about installing these myself and is it difficult on a scale of 1-10?

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fronts are in the door and should be easy 2-3
your rear deck speakers if its a 2 door you have to tear the whole rear interior of the car apart not bad........but of all the systems I put in my cars it was the worse for the rear and give it 8.9....people have told me to cut them so ya dont have to do it again later..but I like for looks not cut outs...guess its for thief reason?

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had to go out and buy a panel pull driver for the side doors but a screw driver works but ya might scratch it up in the process....if using a screwdriver use a cloth wrapped around the end to help prevent marks..
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fronts are in the door and should be easy 2-3
your rear deck speakers if its a 2 door you have to tear the whole rear interior of the car apart not bad........but of all the systems I put in my cars it was the worse for the rear and give it 8.9....people have told me to cut them so ya dont have to do it again later..but I like for looks not cut outs...guess its for thief reason?

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had to go out and buy a panel pull driver for the side doors but a screw driver works but ya might scratch it up in the process....if using a screwdriver use a cloth wrapped around the end to help prevent marks..
ya i have a two door, manual windows and locks, guess when i get the speakers ill give er a try and if i have troubles ill be posting here

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kind of see the doors in the back ground
.Clinton's book is great reference ......harbor freight has a 10pcs for $20 panel pull set...cheap an worth it..you'll need it for the rear speaker install...
There's a clip for the door handle cable, and screws in the armrest, and behind the door opener..
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kind of see the doors in the back ground
.Clinton's book is great reference ......harbor freight has a 10pcs for $20 panel pull set...cheap an worth it..you'll need it for the rear speaker install...
There's a clip for the door handle cable, and screws in the armrest, and behind the door opener..
perfect thanks alot!

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If ya want I can take pic when I do my doors have to remove them again( for the million time)at the end of the month for rustproofing...

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If ya want I can take pic when I do my doors have to remove them again( for the million time)at the end of the month for rustproofing...
that would be sweet man! step by step?

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Hardest part is pulling the door panels...as others indicate. Just need to be patient (plastic pieces break easily) and go slow (not a race). Also, whenever working on vehicle electrical, disconnect the battery terminals...don't want to accidentally "ZZZzzzap" something in the process. One wrong wire touch can/will cause years of electrical gremlins...trust me - I know. Otherwise, tear into it!

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Hardest part is pulling the door panels...as others indicate. Just need to be patient (plastic pieces break easily) and go slow (not a race). Also, whenever working on vehicle electrical, disconnect the battery terminals...don't want to accidentally "ZZZzzzap" something in the process. One wrong wire touch can/will cause years of electrical gremlins...trust me - I know. Otherwise, tear into it!
yes agreed :p/

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Door panel was the easy for me....the rear deck was the pain....had to start from front to back just to get to the speakers....tear millions pieces to get to 2 speakers....when GM could of mounted them on the trunk side..but if you do that now your losing a lot of sound by doing that...have to say out of all the cars owned a installed in...today's cars are overly priced plastic junk...

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