VW Passat & Audi A4 1990-2000

Speakers

Print

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

WARNING
The speaker grills are attached to the door panel and cannot be removed without removing the door panel.

Door Mounted Speakers

If the speaker is mounted in/on the door panel, the door panel must be removed to access the speaker.

  1. Remove the door panel. For additional information, please refer to the following topic(s): Body And Trim, Interior, Door Panels.
  2.  
  3. If the speaker is retained with self tapping Phillips screws, remove the mounting screws.
  4.  
  5. If the speaker is retained with rivets, drill out the rivets.
  6.  
  7. Partially remove the speaker then disconnect the speaker's electrical connector.
  8.  
  9. Installation is in reverse order of removal. On units with riveted speakers, make sure to use the proper fitting rivets.
  10.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. With the door panel removed, the speaker can be replaced. This 1998 1.8L Passat speaker is riveted in place

Mirror Trim Mounted Speakers

Some models use a mirror trim mounted High-range (tweeter) speaker as part of the entertainment system. To access these speakers proceed as follows.

  1. Remove the door panel. For additional information, please refer to the following topic(s): Body And Trim, Interior, Door Panels.
  2.  
  3. Using a suitable pry tool, preferably a soft plastic trim removal tool, release the top of the trim from the door frame.
  4.  
  5. Then release the pressed in bottom trim fasteners and remove the trim assembly.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the speaker wiring and remove the insulation to access the speaker.
  8.  
  9. Installation is in reverse order of removal.
  10.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Use a plastic trim prytool to release the trim from the door frame



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Once the trim is removed, lift the insulation away to access the speaker

Dash Mounted Speakers
  1. If the speaker grille is secured with fasteners, remove the fasteners.
  2.  
  3. If the speaker grille is a snap fit into the dash assembly, carefully remove the speaker grille using a plastic prytool, or protect the trim with a paint stirring stick or wooden ruler and use a suitable prytool to remove the grille.
  4.  
  5. If the speaker is secured with fasteners, remove the fasteners.
  6.  
  7. If the speaker is a snap fit into the dash assembly, carefully remove the speaker using a plastic prytool, or protect the trim with a paint stirring stick or wooden ruler and use a suitable prytool to remove the speaker.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the speaker's electrical connector.
  10.  
  11. Installation is in reverse order of removal.
  12.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Use a wooden paint stirrer under a suitable pry tool to prevent any scratches along the trim of the dashboard



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. On press fit speakers use a small pry tool that has a blunt edge to release them



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Once released, pull the speaker from the dash



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Detach the wiring and remove the speaker

 
label.common.footer.alt.autozoneLogo