GM Full Size Vans 1987-1997 Repair Guide

Speakers

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1987-95 Models
FRONT LEFT

See Figure 1

The front speakers on 1987-95 models are located in the instrument panel.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. If necessary, remove the instrument panel bezel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the instrument cluster.
  6.  
  7. Loosen the speaker screws and disengage the electrical connections.
  8.  
  9. Remove the speaker.
  10.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Front speaker mounting and related components - 1987-95 models

To install:
  1. Install the speaker and engage the electrical connections.
  2.  
  3. Install the screws and tighten them to 9 inch lbs. (1 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the instrument cluster.
  6.  
  7. Install the instrument panel bezel, if removed.
  8.  
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
  10.  

FRONT RIGHT

See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and remove the engine cover.
  2.  
  3. Remove the right door lock pillar garnish molding and hinge pillar molding.
  4.  
  5. Remove the radio bezel and radio support bracket screw.
  6.  
  7. Unfasten the instrument panel retainers and pull the panel forward just enough to access the speaker.
  8.  
  9. Disengage the electrical connections, loosen the retaining screws and remove the speaker.
  10.  

To install:
  1. Install the speaker, tighten the screws to 9 inch lbs. (1 Nm) and engage the electrical connections.
  2.  
  3. Push the instrument panel into position and tighten its retainers.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the radio bracket screw and install the radio bezel.
  6.  
  7. Install the right door hinge pillar molding and garnish molding.
  8.  
  9. Install the engine cover and connect the negative battery cable.
  10.  

REAR CORNER

See Figure 2

  1. Remove the rear garnish molding.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the speaker housing screws, disengage the electrical connections and remove the housing.
  4.  
  5. Loosen the speaker retaining screws and remove the speaker.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the trim panel to gain access to the rear speaker - 1987-95 models

To install:
  1. Install the speaker and tighten the screws to 9 inch lbs. (1 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Engage the electrical connections.
  4.  
  5. Install the speaker housing and tighten the screws to 17 inch lbs. (2 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the rear garnish.
  8.  

REAR SIDE
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear trim panel screws and pull the panel out just enough to access the speaker.
  4.  
  5. Disengage the electrical connection.
  6.  

To install:
  1. Install the speaker and tighten the retaining nuts.
  2.  
  3. Engage the electrical connection.
  4.  
  5. Install the rear trim panel screws and connect the negative battery cable.
  6.  

1996-97 Models
FRONT

See Figure 3

The front speakers on 1996-97 models are mounted in the door panels.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the door trim panel.
  4.  
  5. Loosen the speaker retaining screws and slide the speaker out of the housing.
  6.  
  7. Disengage the electrical connections.
  8.  



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Fig. Fig. 3: Front door speaker mounting - 1996-97 models

To install:
  1. Engage the speaker electrical connection and install the speaker in the housing.
  2.  
  3. Install the speaker retaining screws.
  4.  
  5. Install the trim panel.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8.  

FRONT DOOR TWEETER
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the trim panel.
  4.  
  5. Disengage the electrical connections from the power window switch, mirror and lock, if equipped.
  6.  
  7. Drill out the tweeter heat stakes, then remove the tweeter.
  8.  

To install:
  1. Install the tweeter.
  2.  
  3. Engage the electrical connections.
  4.  
  5. Install the trim panel and connect the negative battery cable.
  6.  

REAR DOOR

See Figure 4

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the door trim panel.
  4.  
  5. Loosen the speaker retaining screws and slide the speaker out of the housing.
  6.  
  7. Disengage the electrical connections.
  8.  



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Fig. Fig. 4: Rear door speaker mounting - 1996-97 models

To install:
  1. Engage the speaker electrical connection and install the speaker in the housing.
  2.  
  3. Install the speaker retaining screws.
  4.  
  5. Install the trim panel.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8.  

REAR HEADER

See Figures 5 and 6

  1. If equipped, carefully pry the speaker grille from the housing.
  2.  
  3. If equipped, remove the header trim panel.
  4.  
  5. Loosen the speaker retaining screws and slide the speaker out of the housing.
  6.  
  7. Disengage the electrical connections.
  8.  



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Fig. Fig. 5: If equipped, remove the two rear speaker grilles and the header trim panel - 1996-97 models

To install:
  1. Engage the speaker electrical connection and install the speaker in the housing.
  2.  
  3. Install the speaker retaining screws.
  4.  
  5. If equipped, press the speaker grille into the housing.
  6.  
  7. If equipped, install the trim panel.
  8.  



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Fig. Fig. 6: Rear header speaker mounting - 1996-97 models

 
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