Acura RL Car Stereo and Speaker Remove and Replace
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Acura RL Car Stereo Removal and Install

   

Acura
Wire Color Codes

Factory Wire Harness Color Codes Below

   

Aftermarket
Wire Color Codes and Hook Up

Factory Connectors and Color Codes Below

   
Speaker Phasing
Installing Aftermarket Speakers and Proper Hook-up
   
NO AUDIO
With aftermarket stereo installation?
   
Locating Radio
COdE
   
Erratic Volume Control
DIY Repair
   
Acura RL Front Door Speaker and Tweeter Removal and Install
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Acura RL Speaker Replacement, Remove and Install

Acura RL Removing and Replacing Front Door Speaker and Tweeter

Removing and Replacing Speakers 1.1) With small flat head screw driver, gently pry top edge of small panel in door handle cavity.
Acura RL Speaker Replacement, Remove and Install 2.1) Remove panel and set to side.
Removing and Replacing Speakers 3.1) Remove top exposed screw.
Acura RL Speaker Replacement, Remove and Install 4.1) Pull door handle for access to bottom screw and remove.
Removing and Replacing Speakers 5.1) Along back edge of door panel, remove screw.
Acura RL Speaker Replacement, Remove and Install 6.1) Below arm rest, remove screw.
Removing and Replacing Speakers 7.1) Gently pry bottom back edge of door panel releasing clip. All clips release with pry pressure.
Acura RL Speaker Replacement, Remove and Install 8.1) Work along bottom edge of door panel toward front of panel releasing all clips.
8.2) Work up front and rear edges of door panel releasing clips.
Removing and Replacing Speakers 9.1) Pull bottom edge of door panel away from door verifying all clips are released.
Acura RL Speaker Replacement, Remove and Install 10.1) Lift back of door panel up out of window jam.
Removing and Replacing Speakers 11.1) Lift front of door panel up out of window jam.
Acura RL Speaker Replacement, Remove and Install 12.1) Pull top edge of door panel back for access.
Removing and Replacing Speakers 13.1) Locate connector at door lock switch.
Acura RL Speaker Replacement, Remove and Install 14.1) Squeeze trigger into connector to release and remove.
Removing and Replacing Speakers 15.1) Locate door handle cable.
Acura RL Speaker Replacement, Remove and Install 16.1) Pull cable from lock to release.
Removing and Replacing Speakers 17.1) Locate lock at end of cable. (Purple)
Acura RL Speaker Replacement, Remove and Install 18.1) Turn lock to side to release cable.
Removing and Replacing Speakers 19.1) Lift end of cable up out of lock to remove.
Acura RL Speaker Replacement, Remove and Install 20.1) Locate connector a Driver's Seat Memory Control.
Removing and Replacing Speakers 21.1) Squeeze trigger on connector to release and remove.

Note - These instructions show driver's door panel removal, passenger's side panel will not have all connectors shown in instructions.

Acura RL Speaker Replacement, Remove and Install 22.1) Locate next connector.
22.2) Squeeze trigger on connector to release and remove.
Removing and Replacing Speakers 23.1) Wires to security light at door lock. In most cases, all connectors are "Keyed" and mate to only one corresponding connector. However, note the wire colors for this connector an one other mentioned in these instructions for the tweeter. These connectors can be reversed causing electrical problems.
Acura RL Speaker Replacement, Remove and Install 24.1) Locate connector to security light at door lock, release trigger to disconnect and remove.
Removing and Replacing Speakers 25.1) At bottom of control panel locate connector, release trigger to disconnect and remove.

Note - This connector is for the tweeter, this connector also mates to the security light at door lock. Note colors of wires for proper reinstallation.

Acura RL Speaker Replacement, Remove and Install 26.1) Locate connector at back of control panel.
Removing and Replacing Speakers 27.1) Squeeze trigger on connector to release and remove.
Acura RL Speaker Replacement, Remove and Install 28.1) Locate connector at bottom of control panel.
Removing and Replacing Speakers 29.1) Release trigger at back of connector to release and remove.
Acura RL Speaker Replacement, Remove and Install 30.1) Locate connector courtesy light.
Removing and Replacing Speakers 31.1) Release trigger on connector to disconnect and remove.
Acura RL Speaker Replacement, Remove and Install 32.1) Locate connector for trunk release switch.
Removing and Replacing Speakers 33.1) Release trigger on connector to disconnect and remove.
33.2) Remove door panel and set to side.
Acura RL Speaker Replacement, Remove and Install 34.1) Check door for any remaining door panel clips.
Removing and Replacing Speakers 35.1) Pry clips from door to remove.
Acura RL Speaker Replacement, Remove and Install 36.1) Slide clip into corresponding notch on door panel ready for reinstallation.
Removing and Replacing Speakers 37.1) Remove screws securing speaker to door and remove.
Acura RL Speaker Replacement, Remove and Install 38.1) At back of door panel, remove one screw next to tweeter securing speaker grill to door panel.
Removing and Replacing Speakers 39.1) Remove second screw on door panel securing speaker grill to door panel.
Acura RL Speaker Replacement, Remove and Install 40.1) Remove third screw on door panel securing speaker grill to door panel.
Removing and Replacing Speakers 41.1) Release speaker grill with tweeter from door panel.
Acura RL Speaker Replacement, Remove and Install 42.1) Remove screws securing tweeter to speaker grill and remove. See Speaker Phasing.
   
Acura RL Rear Door Speaker Removal and Installation
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How to Remove Car Speakers, Replace and Install Acura RL Removing and Replacing Rear Door Speakers
Replacing Speakers, Remove and Install 1.1) With small flat head screw driver, gently pry top edge of small panel in door handle cavity.
How to Remove Car Speakers, Replace and Install 2.1) Remove panel and set to side.
Replacing Speakers, Remove and Install 3.1) Remove top exposed screw.
How to Remove Car Speakers, Replace and Install 4.1) Pull door handle for access to bottom screw and remove.
Replacing Speakers, Remove and Install 5.1) Along back edge of door panel, remove screw.
How to Remove Car Speakers, Replace and Install 6.1) Below arm rest, remove screw.
Replacing Speakers, Remove and Install 7.1) Gently pry bottom back edge of door panel releasing clip. All clips release with pry pressure.
How to Remove Car Speakers, Replace and Install 8.1) Work along bottom edge of door panel toward front of panel releasing all clips.
8.2) Work up front and rear edges of door panel releasing clips.
Replacing Speakers, Remove and Install 9.1) Pull bottom edge of door panel away from door verifying all clips are released.
How to Remove Car Speakers, Replace and Install 10.1) Rear door has child safety lock.
Replacing Speakers, Remove and Install 11.1) Be sure to align child safety lock with opening in door panel when reinstalling. Caution, if not aligned you can break post.
How to Remove Car Speakers, Replace and Install 12.1) Lift leading edge of door panel up over door lock and out of window jam.
Replacing Speakers, Remove and Install 13.1) Lift back edge of door panel up out of window jam.
13.2) Pull top edge of door panel back for access to back of panel.
How to Remove Car Speakers, Replace and Install 14.1) Locate door handle cable.
Replacing Speakers, Remove and Install 15.1) Pull cable from lock.
How to Remove Car Speakers, Replace and Install 16.1) Cable releases with pressure.
Replacing Speakers, Remove and Install 17.1) Locate lock at end of cable. (Purple)
How to Remove Car Speakers, Replace and Install 18.1) Turn lock to side to release cable.
Replacing Speakers, Remove and Install 19.1) Lift end of cable up out of lock to remove.
How to Remove Car Speakers, Replace and Install 20.1) Locate connector at control panel.
Replacing Speakers, Remove and Install 21.1) Squeeze trigger on connector to release and remove.
How to Remove Car Speakers, Replace and Install 22.1) At ash try assembly, locate lamp base.
Replacing Speakers, Remove and Install 23.1) Pull base from mount to release.
How to Remove Car Speakers, Replace and Install 24.1) Locate connector at courtesy light.
Replacing Speakers, Remove and Install 25.1) Squeeze trigger on connector to release and remove.
How to Remove Car Speakers, Replace and Install 26.1) Check door for any remaining door panel clips.
Replacing Speakers, Remove and Install 27.1) Pry clips from door to remove.
How to Remove Car Speakers, Replace and Install 28.1) Slide clip into corresponding notch on door panel ready for reinstallation.
Replacing Speakers, Remove and Install 29.1) Remove screws securing speaker to door and remove. See Speaker Phasing.
   
Acura Car Audio - Wire Diagrams - Wire Color Codes

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DO NOT CUT FACTORY WIRE HARNESS
   
Aftermarket stereo installation? Why purchase the aftermarket wire harness? Installation is easier, no guess work with wire color codes and a Headache Saver! Factory wire colors codes are not universal. See Aftermarket Videos above.
We discourage cutting the factory wire harness.
This section aids in troubleshooting and determining wire color codes, phasing for speaker hook up, locating power wires for installing external devices and add-ons.
   
Wire Color Codes and Installation 1986 - 1998
Battery +12 volts constant White/Yellow Stripe or White/Blue Stripe
Accessory +12 volts switch Yellow/Red Stripe
Ground Black
Illumination Red
Dimmer Red/Black Stripe
Power Antenna Yellow/White Stripe
Left Front Speaker (+) Blue/Green Stripe
Left Front Speaker (-) Gray/Black Stripe
Right Front Speaker (+) Red/Green Stripe
Right Front Speaker (-) Brown/Black Stripe
Left Rear Speaker (+) Blue/Yellow Stripe
Left Rear Speaker (-) Gray/White Stripe
Right Rear Speaker (+) Red/Yellow Stripe
Right Rear Speaker (-) Brown/White Stripe
   
Factory wire harness and color codes 1998 and Up
Battery +12 volts constant White/Green Stripe
Accessory +12 volts switch White/Red Stripe or Orange
Ground Black
Illumination Red
Dimmer Red/Black Stripe
Power Antenna Yellow/White Stripe
Left Front Speaker (+) Blue/Green Stripe
Left Front Speaker (-) Gray/Black Stripe
Right Front Speaker (+) Red/Green Stripe
Right Front Speaker (-) Brown/Black Stripe
Left Rear Speaker (+) Blue/Yellow Stripe
Left Rear Speaker (-) Gray/White Stripe
Right Rear Speaker (+) Red/Yellow Stripe
Right Rear Speaker (-) Brown/White Stripe
   
Diagrams may not be 100% accurate for your vehicle.
   

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