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Front door panels

kudakuda Posts: 2
edited April 2014 in Chevrolet
How easy is it to remove the front door panels in a 05 Malibu Classic? Can't seem to find a manual at any of the auto parts stores. I want to replace the front speakers with aftermarket ones. Keeping the stock stereo for now as I have my ipod hooked up via FM transmitter in a cradle that is in the acc plug. I have already installed a pair of 10" subs in a box, amp and crossover in the trunk. So running wiring for that was easy. Just clueless on the front door panels.


  • kudakuda Posts: 2
    nvm I got it off w/o breaking anything lol .. just 3 screws and rest were plastic post things.... first veiw of the inside of newer vehicle doors... remember when they just used plastic sheeting? Front speaker turned out to be a mini 6x9 .. 3x6? Put a pair of Sony 5" 4 ways in there. :P
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