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Honda Civic Front Door Speaker Replacement Guide
How to remove the front door panel and replace the 5 1/4" front door speaker in a 2006 to 2011 Honda Civic sedan.

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Honda Civic Door Panel
Door Handle
Door Handle Screw Cover
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 8th generation (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, & 2011) Honda Civic in removing the front door panels and replacing the 5 1/4" speakers.

Owners of other Honda or Acura vehicles such as the Accord, Crosstour, CR-V, CR-Z, Element, Fit, Insight, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, RL, TL. TSX, ZDX, MDX, and RDX may also find these instructions to be helpful.

I'd recommend buying upgraded replacement speakers from Crutchfield. They list 5 1/4" (OEM stock size), 6 1/2", 6 3/4" sized speakers as being able to fit in the front door panel.

The only tools needed to remove the door panels and the old speakers include a Phillips head screwdriver and a flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool.

Some masking or painters tape can also be useful.

Screw Cover Removed
Remove Door Handle Screw
Screw Removed
The first step is to locate the small plastic cover behind the door handle and pry it out with a flathead screwdriver.

Then unscrew the one Phillips head screw and set it aside.

Just to the left of that screw is a the front of a black plastic pop rivet.

Push in on the center of the pop rivet with the screwdriver so that it is loose for later when you pull off the panel.

Pry Off Lower Door Panel
Pull Out Snap Rivets
Pop Rivet Behind Handle
Next pry up the lower part of the door panel and pull out the plastic pop rivets all around the door panel.

If you have trouble pulling out the bottom of the panel you might need an automotive pry bar tool.

Don't pull too hard at this point though, there is still one screw under the arm rest to remove.

Push In To Release Rivet
Pry Up Arm Rest Controls
Arm Rest Removed
Pry up the arm rest controls panel with the flathead screwdriver and turn it upside down.

Then press on the tab on the power window & power door lock connector to remove it.

Put the arm rest somewhere safe and grab the Phillips head screwdriver.

Pull Off Power Connector
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Final Screw On Armrest
Behind the arm rest controls panel you'll find the last Phillips head screw.

It is the final fastener holding the door panel in place against the door frame.

Remove it and put it somewhere safe.

Remove Last Screw
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Pull Panel Away & Up
Pull on the lower edge and sides of the panel to remove the plastic pop rivets.

Then lift upwards and outwards on the panel until it can be moved away from the rest of the door.


Two Door Handle Cables
Release Cables
The door panel will still be held in place by the two door cables that connect to the door handle pull lever.

If you just want to replace the door speaker, you may not need to entirely remove the door panel.

If you need to replace the power window motor and regulator assembly, it's best to entirely remove it.

Pop Out Cable Ends
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Mark One Cable With Tape
Each cable is held onto the panel in two places: a few inches away from the end and also at the very end.

Pry the first cable out and mark it with some tape so that you don't mix it up with the other one later.

Once both cables are free, you can move the panel to somewhere safe.

Mark Cable Receptacle
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Door Cables Removed
Door Panel Removed
Front Door Speaker
The front door speaker in a 2006 to 2011 Honda Civic is held in place by one long Phillips head screwdriver.

Once the screw is removed, you can gently pull off the speaker from the door panel.

It may not come off easily since the rubber and foam surrounding it may stick to the door panel.

Remove Phillips Head Screw
Phillips Head Screw Removed
Pull Off 5 1/4" Door Speaker
Behind the 5 1/4" front door speaker, you'll find a plastic power connector and insulation wrapped power wire.
Door Speaker Removed
Speaker Power Connector
Push In Side Tabs
To disconnect the power plug from the speaker, push in on both the side tabs and wiggle it straight off.

If you purchased your new speakers from Crutchfield, they probably came with an adapter to hook them up without cutting the OEM wires.

Pull Off Power Connector
Speaker Power Connector
Rear of 5 1/4" Speaker
For more of my related automotive maintenance or repair instructions, click on the following links: Honda Civic Engine Oil Change Guide, Honda Civic Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide, Honda Civic Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide, Honda Civic Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide, Honda Civic Front Door Panel Removal Guide, Honda Civic Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide, Honda Civic Third Brake Light Bulb Replacement Guide, Honda Civic Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide, Honda Civic Overhead Map Light Bulb Replacement Guide, and Honda Civic Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide.

For more, check out all of my Honda Civic DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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