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Jeep Wrangler Roll Bar Speakers Upgrade Guide
How to change the speakers in the roll cage bar of a 4th generation 2018 to 2023 Jeep Wrangler.

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2020 Wrangler Roll Bar
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Speaker Grille / Cover
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Loosen Counterclockwise
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the "JL" fourth generation (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023) Jeep Wrangler SUV in removing and replacing the speakers in the roll bar (or "roll cage") which include tweeters, mid-range speakers and subwoofers.

Owners of other Jeep, Dodge and RAM vehicles such as the Grand Cherokee, Compass, Renegade, Gladiator, Cherokee, Grand Wagoneer, Wagoneer, Charger, Challenger, Durango, RAM 1500, Promaster, 2500 and 3500 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The OEM speakers can be replaced with aftermarket speakers in the following sizes: Tweeters 2.5", Mid-Range 3.5" and Subwoofers 4.5".

Note - The speaker sizes may vary depending on the model year or trim level of your vehicle, the optional audio package selected and your region of the world. Please measure your old speakers and consult with a car audio professional before purchasing new speakers.

The tools needed to complete this procedure include a Torx T30 star bit screwdriver and a Torx T20 screwdriver.

If you'd like to avoid rattles and vibrations when you crank up the volume, I recommend applying sound deadening material such as Dynamat or Kilmat.

The first step is to sit inside the vehicle and then locate the plastic grille (cover) for the overhead sound bar speakers attached to the roll bar.



 

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Second Torx T30 Bolt
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3rd Silver Torx Bolt
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Remove 4th Torx Bolt
There are four silver metal bolts holding the speaker grille in place.

Loosen them in the counterclockwise direction with the Torx T-30 star bit screwdriver.

When you remove the fourth bolt, hold the cover in place with one hand.

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Four Silver Torx Bolts
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Speaker Cover Removed
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Three OEM Speakers
Set the four T30 bolts aside in a safe place.

Carefully remove the speaker cover and set it aside in a safe place.

Each side of the roll bar has three speakers including a 4.5" subwoofer, a 3.5" midrange speaker and a 2.5" tweeter speaker.

(Note - Your vehicle may have different speaker sizes depending on the model year, trim level, optional audio package or your region of the world.)

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Loosen Counterclockwise
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Remove Second Screw
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Remove 3rd Torx Screw
The speakers are held in place by smaller Torx T-20 screws.

For this guide, I'll be removing the 4.5" subwoofer speaker.

Remove the three black screws by turning them in the counterclockwise direction with the Torx T-20 screwdriver.

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Three Black T20 Screws
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Subwoofer Removed
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Pinch Release Tabs
Set the three T-20 screws aside in a safe place.

Carefully pull the subwoofer speaker out of the roll bar.

Pinch the two release tabs on the electrical connector and slide it straight out of its socket.

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Disconnect Power Plug
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OEM Woofer Speaker
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OEM Part Number
To install aftermarket speakers, you may need to purchase wire harness adapters or cut off the OEM electrical connectors and attach the bare wires to the "+" positive and "-" negative leads on the new speakers.
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Reinsert Speaker
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Replace Three Screws
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Tighten Clockwise
Install the new speaker into the opening in the roll bar.

Replace the three screws by turning them in the clockwise direction with the Torx T-20 screwdriver until they are snug.

Try to avoid over tightening the screws to prevent from cracking the plastic speaker housing or mounting tabs.

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Line Up Speaker Cover
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Tighten Clockwise
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Speaker Grille Secured
Once you are done upgrading your OEM speakers, line up the grille and push it back into place.

Replace the four silver Torx T30 bolts by turning them in the clockwise direction until they are snug.

Be sure to write down any procedures that you performed in your vehicle's service records.

For more, please check out all of my 2018-2023 Jeep Wrangler DIY Maintenance Guides.
 

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