Start with the white and blue snaps at the edge. Here is what the panel looks like. If 2009-up Corollas sometimes seem to be everywhere, that's mostly because they're good cars. If you're thinking about installing a set of component speakers, the convenient location of the factory tweeters might help you make your decision. To install your new stereo, you'll need a mounting bracket and a wiring adapter. Using your ever-useful flat screwdriver, pry out the plastic cover in the A-pillar.
Corollas work; which is why people — lots and lots of people — buy them. Continue pulling on the bottom edge and both sides of the panel to disengage all of the friction fasteners. Gently pull up on the black plastic retaining tab at the top of the door opener and lock mechanism to release it. One kit will take care of your Corolla's front doors. Alternatively, you may be able to find a used replacement at a junkyard or on eBay.
Note: This is an obvious point, but it's one worth making: Always, always be careful when drilling in a vehicle. This shot is after the cloth is pulled off. Even for experienced installers, a project like this can take some time. The only tools needed to remove the door panels are a small flat head and a standard Phillips head screwdriver. Simply pry up each of the snaps, and pull the whole panel straight toward the front of the car. Disconnect the door lock cable and the door release cable, and set the panel aside.
It really doesn't look like it, but the speaker and bracket are a one-piece assembly, so you'll have to drill the rivets out of the sheet metal. Starting at that seam, pry the lower trim panel straight out to release the retaining clips. Two wires will have a blue stripe and two will have a white strip. Be very aware of things like wiring, windows, fuel lines, and safety devices. Set the tweeter panel aside with the two screws and trim piece.
Disconnect the wiring harness and remove the panel. I got an after market radio but can't be asked to take the time and money to put into something I'm not sure of yet. Check out our for details. Pry it up and remove the Phillips screw you find lurking below. Dynamat The is the perfect way to seal in sound.
I found it easiest to put a long screwdriver in between the snap and the hole and turn it so that it would cleanly back the snap out. Here is the back of the panel. Use to find the gear that will fit your car. Steering wheel controls It's relatively easy to retain your Corolla's steering wheel audio controls when you install a new stereo. The first step is to gently pry out the oval black plastic trim piece behind the door opener handle using a small flathead screwdriver. Press the release button on the speaker's power plug and slide it straight out of the socket.
The good news is that there are plenty of great aftermarket nav receivers that will fit your Corolla. The bracket is standard for all 6. Remove the wiring harness attached to it as well. If you install a big sub or a Stealthbox, you might want to line the trunk lid as well. If you're not comfortable with the idea of drilling into your car, you might want to consult a car audio installation professional. Press the release button on the side of the white power connector and slide it straight out of its socket.
So I asked one of our ace installers about this. A gives you outstanding performance without compromising your everyday cargo-carrying needs. Push on the bottom and sides of the panel to re-insert the fasteners. If I remember correctly, there are 3 of them in the approximate position that I circled, but you should be able to find them by just pushing up on the panel where the arrows are. A quality component system will let you hear things in your music that the factory speakers only hinted at. Be sure to record the speaker change or other repair in your vehicle's service records. Just pop the latches from the trunk to fold them over, and remove the two bolts on each seatback where it attaches to the hinge.
Once that is unclipped you can get your fingers in a the center of the top and bottom and pull straight upward. Speed sensitive volume control was also standard. Also confused on where I should mount the crossover. Starting at the top, gently pry off the sail panel and release the clips that hold it in place. And that's not a bad thing.