Every day, I get into my car and look around. I look around at all the things I could replace or fix that are showing their 15 year age. I’m realistic. I cannot afford a new car, so it’s my responsibility to take care of the one I have. I’ve taken care of all the necessary fixes under the hood, and she appreciates it, I can tell. Now, it’s time to concentrate on the inside.
The other day, I turned up my stereo to blare the new Leah Turner song (Take the Keys), and noticed it was very crackly. So, I said out loud, “Guess it’s time to replace the speakers.”
Six years ago, Jeff replaced my back speakers. If there’s anything I can do well, it’s learn by watching. So, when I announced I was taking on this challenge, I knew it wasn’t something I couldn’t handle. (I learned more from that man than I’ll ever realize. I hope he knows. He’d gloat that accomplishment. As he should.)
I called the one person I figured knew something about it, and got the answer to the two questions I had. I was ready.
Sunday morning, I pulled my car into the garage, turned up the stereo we have out there, and started with the driver door panel. Within minutes I had the speaker out.
“Ha”, I thought to myself. “I got this. This is gonna be easy.”
With a few battle scars, I finished the job in just under an hour and a half. A huge success, and I’m proud of myself.
These were the speakers I took out. Front ones (on the right), weren’t so bad. Back ones (on the left), totally needed to be replaced. Ouch!
I didn’t take any pictures while I was doing it because I was so focused on what I was doing (and singing, of course). Next time I’ll make sure someone else is there with me. If for nothing else, PHOTO OP!!
I guess I can add ‘speaker installation’ to the list of things I know how to do on my car.