Originally posted by wulfers@Jan 10 2006, 03:43 PM
Well I successfully got to my rear speakers. I can still picture the Hyundai engineers laughing their butts off... :bwekk:
Here are the steps...
1. Using a 12mm socket on a long extension 12 - 18" look for the bolt holding the rear seat side bolsters (the parts of the seat that stay up when you fold both halfs of the rear seat down.) Once you have the bolt out, lift up on the bolster and remove. (Do this for both...)
2. Using a flat tip screw driver or a special tool I haven't found yet, remove the top row of the little round plastic moulding plugs, some will come out, some might break if they are a few years old... You can buy replacements at one of the auto parts chains I got 6 for $1.50 so they are pretty disposable...
3. Get a good work light or flash light and lay down on your back under the shelf. Look for any white little push trough moulding pins. They look like little plastic arrowheads. Using a pair of blunt plyers, gently pinch the barbs together and push through the hole. (The grey pins are wire hold downs and don't hold the shelf in place.
4. At this point there are also two black moulding pins at the rear of the shelf (Where a high mount brake light would be if I didn't have a rear spoiler with light). Push these through.
5. Remove the third brake light cup and then you can lift up on the rear deck. Remember this is only plastic covered cardboard. If it doesn't want to come up all the way, you missed a moulding pin or two...
6. Rear speakers measure 6x9, but you may have to trim a little sheet metal since the stock speakers mount from the top down.
From start to finish about 30 - 45 minutes...
-Pair of blunt nosed slip joint plyers
-Long handled - flat point scre driver (or moulding plug remover - never saw one before)
-Good work light (Flourecent is better)
-12 mm socket + wrench + long (12" - 18") extension.
If you need to trim some metal, you can get a neat little tool at radio shack called a sheet metal nibbler, takes littel 1/4" x 1/4" bites out of sheet metal. Found mine for less than $10.
I just picked up a pair of Jensen 6x9 Coaxials and hope to install them tonight (Yes I've been driving around with no deck cover for a few days... A badge of triumph).
Next step is replacement of the front door speakers... (My shop manual covers that pretty good).
Please let me know if this helps... :thumbsup: