Dodge Dakota Car Stereo and Speaker Removal
 
Dodge Dakota Car Stereo Removal, Replacement and Installation

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Dodge Dakota Stereo Removal, Replacement, and Install

Dodge Dakota How to Remove and Install and Replace Car Stereo

Dodge Dakota Radio Removal, Replacement, and Install 1.1) Remove three torx screws.
Dodge Dakota Stereo Removal, Replacement, and Install 2.1) Remove fuse panel cover.
2.2) Pull under dash panel forward releasing
three clips.
2.3) Remove two screws above dash gauges.
Dodge Dakota Radio Removal, Replacement, and Install (exposed lower dash)
*NOTE - automatic transmissions, set parking brake, insert key into ignition and shift to lowest gear.
Dodge Dakota Stereo Removal, Replacement, and Install 3.1) Pull trim from dash, exposing connector to head light switch.
3.2) Push orange/red
trigger on connector down to release lock.
3.3) Push
trigger on connector down to release and disconnect.
3.4) Work dash trim off of steering column and stereo.
3.5) Lay trim down still connected to AC controls for access to car stereo.
Dodge Dakota Radio Removal, Replacement, and Install 4.1) Remove four screws securing car stereo to dash.
4.2) Disconnect antenna and wires.
   
Installing Aftermarket Car Stereo
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Afermarket
Car Stereo Install
   
Speaker Phasing
Installing Aftermarket Speakers and Proper Hook-up
   
NO AUDIO
With aftermarket stereo installation
   
Dodge Dakota Front Speaker Removal Instructions

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Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install

Dodge Dakota How to Remove and Install Front Speaker / Door Pane

Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 1.1) Roll window down.
1.2) Remove one screw from top of door panel.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 2.1) Remove one screw from hand hold cavity.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 3.1) Remove screws along bottom edge of door panel.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 4.1) Gently pry back edge of control panel from arm rest.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 5.1) Pull control panel toward back edge of door releasing front clip.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 6.1) Release triggers on all connectors to control panel and remove control panel.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 7.1) Same process for driver's door with different connectors, release triggers on all connectors to control panel and remove control panel.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 8.1) Remove control panels and set to side.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 9.1) Gently pry cover from door handle cavity.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 10.1) Remove exposed screw.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 11.1) Grasp door handle and pull entire door panel straight up.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 12.1) From opposite side of door, with help holding door panel.
12.2) Follow door handle linkage to plastic holder.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 13.1) Swing plastic holder from door handle linkage to free.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 14.1) Lift linkage up our of hole to release.
14.2) Repeat process for door lock linkage.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 15.1) Trace wires from door panel to door.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 16.1) Release trigger on connector at top of front door panel.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 17.1) When pulling door panel straight up to release, all hooks release from openings in door. Be sure all hooks line up when installing door panel.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 18.1) Remove three screws securing speaker and mounting spacer to door.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 19.1) Remove speaker and spacer.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 20.1) Release trigger on connector to disconnect speaker.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing

Aftermarket Speaker Installation

Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 1.1) Pry speaker taps up to release hooks at each mount on speaker and spacer.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 2.1) Remove speaker from spacer. This is a 6 3/4 speaker.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 3.1) To install a 6 1/2 inch speaker, Metra speaker ring kit 82-6600 is needed.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 4.1) Remove two tabs from speaker ring that do not mate to pattern from original spacer ring.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 5.1) Mate speaker ring to spacer ring.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 6.1) Snap into place.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 7.1) Mount 6 1/2 inch speaker to speaker ring.
How to determine speaker polarity. Polarity is important! One speaker not hooked up with the proper polarity will cause loss of bass. This can be determined by turning the bass all the way up and volume to a moderate level. Fade front or rear to start, then balance left to right. If you hear bass in one speaker, then it disappears at center detent on the balance control, only to come back when one speaker is playing, speakers are out of phase.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 8.1) Cut factory speaker lead. There is a trick to this! Cut approximately two inches from connector but not too long where you will have to fight with short speaker wires when installing speaker.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 9.1) Remove any extra insulation from wires without cutting speaker wires.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 10.1) Removed insulation, with two wires.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 11.1) Strip 3/8 of insulation from each wire.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 12.1) Two wires from door with stripped insulation.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 13.1) Strip wires on connector cut from above step.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 14.1) Connect to factory speaker.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 15.1) Remove dust cover from front of speaker.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing
1) With a battery AAA to D cell, connect each striped speaker lead to opposite ends of battery. Watch the center cone jump. Turn battery around to the position that causes the speaker cone to jump in the direction of the shown arrow, away from the speaker magnet. The wire connected to the + side of the battery is the + speaker lead. Check the color of this wire. Use this same colored wire at the door to connect your new speaker.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 16.1) Check wires at door for polarity. Most aftermarket speakers supply a set of wires. Check the aftermarket speakers, they are usually labeled near the connector for polarity.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 17.1) Splice you aftermarket speaker wires to corresponding factory wire and connect speakers.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 18.1) Mount speaker, speaker ring and spacer to door with original screws.
   
Dodge Dakota Rear Speaker Extended Cab Removal Instructions

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Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install

Dodge Dakota How to Remove and Install Rear Speaker / Extended Cab Door Panel

Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 1.1) Gently pull on panel along back of entire rear seat area.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 2.1) All panel clips release with pressure. Work your way around the entire panel.
2.2) Remove panel and set to side.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 3.1) Remove two exposed screws from above panel removal on edge of side panel.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 4.1) Release cover cap on seat belt securing screw.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 5.1) Remove cover cap from seat belt.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 6.1) Remove one 50T Torx screw securing seat belt to side of car.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 7.1) Release seat belt cover cap from rear seat belt.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 8.1) Remove one 50T torx screw securing seat belt to side of car.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 9.1) Release rear window and push to lock open.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 10.1) Lift bottom panel from door jam.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 11.1) Bow this panel from the middle so it will unlock from panel at rear of door jam.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 12.1) Pull panel away from front panel to release front clip on door jam panel.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 13.1) Gently pull side panel from top releasing clips.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 14.1) Work your way around this panel releasing all clips.
14.2) Remove upper half of side panel and set to side.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 15.1) Grasp side panel.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 16.1) Gently pull on next panel from top.
Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 17.1) Work your way down both sides of panel, then pull bottom of panel from side of car releasing all clips.
17.2) Remove panel and set to side.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 18.1) Remove three screws securing car stereo speaker to side of car.

NOTE - Replacement speaker should be a 6 3/4 inch. Pioneer sells this size speaker.

Dakota Speaker Removing, Replacing and Installing 19.1) When reinstalling side panel, pull weather strip from side of car.
Dakota Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 20.1) Install side panels and push weather stripping back into place.
   

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