Monday, September 16, 2013

Add to list: Speaker Installation

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.


  1. Congrats. It's a good feeling ain it?

    One of my first automotive skills was to add an FM converter to our 67 Chevelle Malibu. They only had AM in the cars back then. Next I added an 8 Track Tape player. Oh the good ole days.

    1. Great feeling, yes. :-)

      Wow. 8 track. I remember those. LOL