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Short version: how does the rear package shelf come out of an '02 Accent GL?

Long version: OK, so I'm driving around and the rear speakers sound horrible if I crank up the volume at all. No big deal, right? Replace 12-year old speakers and move on. When I started prying up on the speaker covers, they literally crumbled. Apparently 12 years of sunlight (UV) is just too much. So I break them off (because removing doesn't really describe what happened) and there are the speakers. Both of them had over half of the rubber surrounding the cones completely gone. Now we know why it was buzzy.

Still, no big deal. After destroying the covers I remove the four screws holding each speaker, clip the wires as close to the speaker spades as possible and out come the old speakers.

However, every project tends to grow, whether intentionally or not. In this case I thought I might as well make a slight upgrade to the sound system. So instead of 6.5" speakers, whether single, double or triple cone, I'm going to install a component speaker system with small tweeters that mount seperately and wired in crossovers. I mean, after all, I'm gonna have to make custom wood mounts to replace the crumbled plastic (because I am not paying Hyundai $25 each for two pieces of molded plastic) so I might as well cut a couple of little holes and mount tweeters. Right?

Then there's the little gotcha that always shows its ugly head at some point in everything I do. I figure if I take out the rear shelf it will be much easier to cut on it cleanly and on the metal underneath it. Seat is out (need to clean it anyway). Plastic strip along the front is out (3 popout fasteners). I've loosened the 5 fasteners I can see underneath the shelf. Still the darn thing does not want to come out. It appears to be captured under the rear pillars as I've loosened up everything in the middle.

I think I might be able to flex it in the middle and pop it loose unless something is screwed thru it. However, before I break it, I thought I might pick the brains of the geniuses on here, and those who have gone before, and see if someone has some practical advice on removing the rear shelf.

I got pics if that helps.
 

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Just in case anyone comes by that is interested

My old speakers were shot:
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As were the covers:
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I replaced them with these:Autotek ATX6.2C (ATX62C) 6-1/2" 2-Way ATX Component Speaker System
atx62c.jpg Which included seperate tweeters.

I made new speaker covers in my woodshop. I flush-mounted the tweeters where they will bounce sound off the back glass.
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It sounds incredible now!!
I've got lots of pictures on details and how I made the covers. If anyone wants to duplicate it (or I could be talked into making covers.)
 
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