Chrysler RAM50/D50/Arrow 1979-1993 Repair Guide

Speakers

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1979-86 Models
FRONT

See Figures 1 and 2

The speaker for the 1983-86 models are located under the center of the defroster garnish by the windshield.



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Fig. Fig. 1: The speaker is located under the dash. The speaker will have to be loosened from underneath the dashboard and pulled down to remove

  1. Disconnect the battery negative (-) cable from the battery.
  2.  
  3. Pull off the radio knobs and unscrew the radio nuts on the two adjuster stems. Note which side the knobs go on and in which order they should be installed.
  4.  
  5. Pull off the heater fan switch and heater control lever knobs.
  6.  
  7. Remove the cluster panel retaining screws and pull the panel out of its hole in the instrument panel (dashboard). Pull it out just far enough to gain access to the wires attached to it in the rear.
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  9. Detach any electrical wires and the speedometer cable from the cluster panel. Make sure to label the wires. If the cluster will not pull out far enough to get at the back of it, go up from under the dashboard to remove the wires and cable.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Many of the front speakers are retained by two mounting nuts into the dash panel

  1. Remove the cluster panel totally form the dashboard.
  2.  
  3. Reach through the cluster panel opening, and disconnect and label any wires going to the speaker.
  4.  
  5. Loosen and remove the speaker retaining screws, then pull the speaker out through the cluster hole. If too many wires or ductwork is in the way, lower the speaker and remove it from under the dashboard.
  6.  

To install:
  1. Position the speaker up under the defroster garnish, then secure it in its original position with the mounting screws.
  2.  
  3. Attach the electrical wires to the speaker.
  4.  
  5. Place the cluster panel close enough to its hole to attach the speedometer and wires to it.
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  7. Mount the cluster in place with its retaining screws.
  8.  
  9. Push all of the heater control knobs back on their respective levers.
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  11. Tighten the radio nuts only until they are snug and push the knobs back onto the adjuster stems.
  12.  
  13. Connect the negative (-) battery cable to the battery.
  14.  

REAR

See Figure 3

The rear speakers are located in the door on both sides of the Pickup.

  1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery cable from the battery.
  2.  
  3. Remove the four retaining screws holding the rear speaker garnish in place.
  4.  
  5. Pull the garnish off of the speaker, then loosen and remove the four nuts holding the speaker in place.
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  7. Pull the speaker out far enough to gain access to the wiring and detach the wiring from it.
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  9. Once the speaker is removed, pull the speaker waterproof cover out of the speaker hole.
  10.  

To install:
  1. Insert the waterproof cover with the arrow marks pointing up.
  2.  
  3. Attach the wires to the speakers.
  4.  
  5. Install the speaker into the waterproof cover. Install the right (passenger's side) speaker so that the terminal faces the rear, and the left speaker so that the terminal faces forward.
  6.  
  7. Install the four retaining nuts onto the studs and tighten until they are snug.
  8.  
  9. Install the speaker garnishes with the arrows pointing up, then secure them in place with the retaining screws.
  10.  
  11. Attach the negative (-) battery cable to the battery.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Door speakers are accessible from the inner trim door panel

1987-93 Models

FRONT

See Figure 4

The front speakers on the 1987-93 models are located on the upper far corners of the instrument panel (dashboard), by the windshield.

  1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery cable from the battery.
  2.  
  3. For the driver's side speaker follow these next procedures, for the passenger's side skip to step 3.
    1. Remove the hazard warning switch, the starter unlock switch or the hole cover from the meter hood.
    2.  
    3. Unplug the wiring going to these two switches.
    4.  
    5. Loosen and remove the four meter hood mounting screws, then pull the meter hood off of the instrument panel.
    6.  

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  5. Insert a trim stick into the speaker garnish and pry the speaker garnish to remove it from the instrument panel.
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  7. Remove the two mounting screws holding the speaker in place.
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  9. Lift the speaker out of its hole and disconnect the electrical wiring.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Front speaker removal and installation components-1987-93 models

To install:
  1. Attach the electrical radio wiring to the speaker.
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  3. Set the speaker into its hole so that the mounting holes line up with each other.
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  5. Secure the speaker in place with the mounting screws and push the speaker garnish back into place over the speaker.
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  7. For the driver's side:
    1. Set the meter hood in place and install the four retaining screws snugly.
    2.  
    3. Connect the hazard switch and starter unlock switch wiring to the switches.
    4.  
    5. Pop the hazard switch, the starter unlock switch or the hole cover back in place.
    6.  

  8.  
  9. Connect the negative (-) battery cable to the battery.
  10.  

REAR

See Figure 5

The rear speakers are located in the door rear pillar molding on both sides of the Pick-up.

  1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery cable from the battery.
  2.  
  3. Remove the four retaining screws holding the rear speaker garnish in place.
  4.  
  5. Pull the garnish off of the speaker, then loosen and remove the four nuts holding the speaker in place.
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  7. Pull the speaker out far enough to gain access to the wiring and detach the wiring from it.
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  9. Once the speaker is removed, pull the speaker waterproof cover out of the speaker hole.
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  11. To install the speaker, insert the waterproof cover with the arrow marks pointing up.
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  13. Attach the wires to the speakers.
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  15. Install the speaker into the waterproof cover. Install the right (passenger's side) speaker so that the terminal faces the rear, and the left speaker so that the terminal faces forward.
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  17. Install the four retaining nuts onto the studs and tighten until they are snug.
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  19. Install the speaker garnishes with the arrows pointing up, then secure them in place with the retaining screws.
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  21. Attach the negative (-) battery cable to the battery.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Rear speaker removal and installation components-1987-93 models

 
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