<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Gysman:
Want to change my front speakers/tweeters. Can someone tell me how to get to the speakers? Does the whole inside of the door have to come off?
Did it before in a 156, but that seemed easier...
Thanks.</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I changed the speakers on my 147. You need to remove the whole door trim, so be well prepared before you do that, because its a bit tricky. It has two allen screws, some philips screws and many plastic clips that "click" on the door's metal, and they re easy to break, but if you dont hurry, and be carefull, you wont have a problem.
The first allen screw in under the door's handle ( the inner handle on the trim of course ) and you need to remove the oval cover on it VERY CAREFULLY. The plastic handle is made by very soft plastic, and you will leave marks if you use a screwdriver to remove that oval cover. There are two ways to remove it: 1) You drill it and remove it inserting a screwdriver or something in the whole. Then you replace them with new ones. 2) I used a heat glue gun
to stick a large screw's head on the plastic cover, waited for the glue to get cold, and pulled it out. I had to try it 4-5 times to succeed, but I did it. No marks at all.
The second allen screw is under the window-mirror switch. Use a flat-headed screwdriver to pull out the switch, and you ll be able to remove the screw then.
There is a philips screw under a plastic cover behind the door-opening lever. Use a small flat headed screwdriver to remove the plastic cover, to reach the screw. There are some philips screws at the lower part of the door trim, unscrew them, and then use a large flat headed screwdriver to un-click the plastic clips that hold the door trim on the door's body. Actually you have to be careful not to brake any of them. There is a special removal tool for these, if you can find it, its preferable to use it.
When you remove the door trim, you will find out that the 16cm woofer has a build-in plastic spacer on it, to keep a distance from the open window's glass. This means that you will need an appropriate spacer to fit your new mid-woofers. Be prepared for it, get a spacer before you dismantle the door, so you wont have to do the same job twice. You can also make a wooden ( MDF ) ring for a spacer if you are good on woodcarving.
To remove the tweeter, just hold it with your hand and twist it. To fit the new tweeter, use heat glue gun, together with small plastic pieces from a pvc pipe. Be careful in tweeter placement, when the door trim will be in place, both the tweeters must pointing to the front passengers' ears.
You will find area to glue the crossover inside the trim's curve for the hand-rest. Be sure to cover all your cables with soft cloth or foamy tape to avoid any rattles. You can also use foamy tame on the metal surface of the door that the trim touches it, to avoid any possible rattles.
I hope this helps.