Toyota Corolla Audio Questions
jonathan76 Member Posts: 1
edited October 2014 in Toyota
Can anyone tell me how to access the rear speakers in a 2000 toyota corolla sedan? I bought some new speakers but I can't even figure out how to take the old ones out! Anyone that knows how to change em out would be of great help. Thanks!
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1. disconnect battery lead because of air bag sensors
2. pop off trim around shifter stick
3. remove center knob on the A/C panel. Remove phillips screw behind the knob. This is the only screw that has to come out (in addition to the 4 radio screws)
4. pull the a/c console forward. It's a tight fit but it's only held by clips. This was the most difficult part for me because I didn't want to break anything. It eventually released after pulling with constant pressure.
5. pull the air vent assembly off around the radio. This is also a tight fit, is only secured with clips. The radio face plate came off with this piece.
6. Remove 4 10mm bolts at bottom of radio. I used putty on a 10mm socket to help hold the bolt from falling down into the dashboard. Lose these bolts and you'll easily add several hours to the job trying to fish them out of the dashboard.
The radio slides right out. Total time to remove radio, add an external audio input and put it back together was about one hour.
I'm wanting to hook up aftermarket speakers and amps to my 2007 Corolla. Does the factory radio have low-level outs? I have a 5-disc changer with the standard 6 speakers (I don't think it's the JBL system).
anyhow i removed my factory radio and took Pictures along the way. check it out here: http://www.elguapo5000.com/?p=150
its a step by step "HowTo" based off tomgee's post with my pictures.
I just did my 2007 corlla CE and it is same as yours.
I bought a second source faceplate that fits perfectly covering the hole left by the original unit and providing instead the slot /mounts for a standard size headunit and a general purpose slot. The result is very professional and not a detriment to appearance of my new car dash.
I'll post pics when i fig out how.
BTW my next move will be upgrading the speakers. If you know how to remove the rear deck paneling gracefully to get at the speakers, THAT would be a big help to me.
Thanks and best,
Thank you SOOOO much. I will be trying to implement tomorrow, Friday 24Nov.
JPaoli, your instructions re/the rear deck removal in my '07 Corolla were RIGHT ON, Mate!!!! I am ecstatic.
I moved my Bose rears from my '92 Max into the Corolla, and man, they sound SO much better than those CE rears. All came aart and went back together slick as a whistle.
All thanks to your help.
Next I want to replace the fronts.
May I ask do you know how the 'secrets' of removing the front door panels? I have found very small 'channel' like groves along bottom edge of the panels, which could be a good place to 'pry' out the panel fasteners but I'd like confirmation from the Guru before I apply the bust-it-loose pressure.
Thanks again, so much.
Just let me know if you want more info on the brand/model of the faceplate. Cost about $20 and is a good qual kit product.
Scosche is the company and here is link:
I put a photo of my result in my profile section but don't have a clue how to get one into this ">message.
I hope this helps.
See more Car Pictures at CarSpace.com
Impressive!!!! Yo moved (embedded) my oic. Goodonya!!
I'll try it.
Also would love to be friends but dunno how to do that either.
Pretty funny. Really I'm pretty competent generally, but don't look it here. hahahaha.
Well, I got my Sony head unit, Bose speakers front and rear moved over to the new 'rolla' from the Max, and the sound is really really nice, Rewarding is the word. Now I think I am done rubbing my scent all over the new car. I'm gonna donate the Max in next week or so, so poor thing looks a bit sad with no radio, no speakers, no shirt, no shoes,.... no problem.
Pat, congrats on that Infinity of yours. I know it must be a wonderful ride!!
Everyone have a great week.
Pat said it was easy to move pics into replies but not so for moi
All you have to do is go to your CarSpace page, click on Photo Album, then click on the picture. Look below the picture and you'll see two different links underneath it. One says URL and the other says Embed Image.
If you want to give people a link to your picture, copy the text in the URL box and paste it into your message. If you want to actually display it in the message, copy the text in the Embed box and paste it into your message.
Then post the message and you'll see what you get. If you've made a mistake, you have thirty minutes to edit or delete the message.
I got it figured out just before your posting appeared. But once again your instructs were right on. My system sounds just great. Much deeper and cleaner than the stock box.
I promise i'll try to master the pics manipulation this weekend. You have been most patient!
This is the basic stock radio on the 2007 Corolla S, no CD changer or anything fancy. Special thanks to imdante for the illustrated guide, without which this might not have been possible. My new Pioneer 6800 is sounding mighty nice thanks to him...
For illustrated rear-speaker removal instructions, dig:
does anyone know how to fold the rear seats down for a 99' corolla ve.
Those woofers were a real pain to get out, but c'est la vie. Nothing a little persistence couldn't fix. I'll tell you this much, though: those rivets are currently going for their final ride (destination: the city dump).
... anyone want to buy a full set of Toyota stock speakers???