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Kia Optima How to Remove Front Door Speaker and Tweeter
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Kia Optima How to Remove and Replace Front Door Speaker and Tweeter

Removing, Replacing and Installing Speakers 1.1) Gently pry top edge of tweeter speaker panel releasing clips. All clips release with pry pressure.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 2.1) Work down edge of panel releasing clips.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Speakers 3.1) Remove panel.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 4.1) Pull wire and connector up from behind lower door panel.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Speakers 5.1) Pull foam back on side of connector to access trigger.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 6.1) Squeeze trigger into connector to release and disconnect.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Speakers 7.1) Remove tweeter panel.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 8.1) Remove screws securing tweeter to panel.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Speakers 9.1) Pry center cover from front top edge of door panel.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 10.1) Remove cover and set to side.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Speakers 11.1) Remove exposed screw.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 12.1) Pry center cover from back top edge of door panel.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Speakers 13.1) Remove cover and set to side.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 14.1) Remove exposed screw.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Speakers 15.1) Pry top edge of cover in door open handle cavity.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 16.1) Swing top edge of cover down for access.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Speakers 17.1) Remove exposed screw.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Speakers 18.1) Pry front edge of door handle panel from door panel releasing clips.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 19.1) Work along bottom edge of door handle panel releasing clips.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Speakers 20.1) Remove door handle panel and set to side.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 21.1) Pry edge of cover from from bottom of hand hold pocket.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Speakers 22.1) Remove cover and set to side.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 23.1) Remove exposed screw.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Speakers 24.1) Bottom back edge of door panel, remove screw.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 25.1) Bottom front edge of door panel, remove screw.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Speakers 26.1) Insert pry tool at back edge of control panel.

Note - If you have problems with control panel removal, steps 26 - 31, you can release the connectors from the back side of the door panel at step 38.

Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 27.1) Pry back edge of control panel up releasing clips.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Speakers 28.1) Grasp back edge of control panel and pull back to release front edge of panel.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 29.1) Pull control panel from door panel. Squeeze trigger on connector to release and remove.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Speakers 30.1) Squeeze trigger on second connector to release and remove.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 31.1) Remove control panel and set to side.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Speakers 32.1) Reach into control panel cavity to trunk and gas switch assembly.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 33.1) Squeeze trigger on connector to release and remove trunk and gas cap switch assembly.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 34.1) Pry back bottom edge of door panel from door releasing clips.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Speakers 35.1) Pry along bottom of panel to front edge of panel.
35.2) Pry up front and rear edges of door panel releasing clips.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 36.1) Pull bottom edge of door panel away from door verifying all clips have been released.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Speakers 37.1) Lift back edge of door panel up out of window jam.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 38.1) Lift front edge of door panel up out of window jam.

Note - If you were unable to remove the control panel, steps 26 - 31, pull top edge of door panel back for access to connectors on control panel, trunk and gas cap switch assembly and disconnect.

38.2) Remove door panel and set to side.

Removing, Replacing and Installing Speakers 39.1) Check door for any remaining door panel clips.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 40.1) Pry clips from door to remove.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Speakers 41.1) Place clips into slots on door panel ready for reinstallation.
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42.1) Remove screws securing speaker to door and remove.

See Speaker Phasing above.

   
Kia Optima How to Remove Rear Door Speaker
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Replacing, Removing and Installing Speakers

Kia Optima How to Remove Rear Door Speaker

Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 1.1) Pry top edge of cover in door open handle cavity.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Speakers 2.1) Swing top edge of cover down for access.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 3.1) Remove exposed screw.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Speakers 4.1) Pry front edge of door handle panel from door panel releasing clips.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 5.1) Work along bottom edge of door handle panel releasing clips.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Speakers 6.1) Remove panel over door open handle.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 7.1) Set door handle panel to side.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Speakers 8.1) Remove screw at front of door panel exposed from door handle panel removal.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 9.1) Pry edge of cover from from bottom of hand hold pocket.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Speakers 10.1) Remove cover and set to side.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 11.1) Remove exposed screw.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Speakers 12.1) Pry center cover from back top edge of door panel.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 13.1) Remove cover and set to side.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Speakers 14.1) Remove exposed screw.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 15.1) Bottom back edge of door panel, remove screw.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Speakers 16.1) Bottom front edge of door panel, remove screw.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 17.1) Insert pry tool at back edge of control panel.
17.2) Pry back edge of control panel up releasing clips.
17.3) Grasp back edge of control panel and pull back to release front edge of panel.
17.4) Pull control panel from door panel. Squeeze trigger on connector to release and remove.
17.5) Squeeze trigger on second connector to release and remove.
17.6) Remove control panel and set to side.

Note - Steps 17.1 - 17.6 can be skipped, an alternative disassembly is below, step 23.

Replacing, Removing and Installing Speakers 18.1) Pry back bottom edge of door panel from door releasing clips.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 19.1) Pry along bottom of panel to front edge of panel.
19.2) Pry up front and rear edges of door panel releasing clips.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Speakers 20.1) Pull bottom edge of door panel away from door verifying all clips have been released.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 21.1) Lift back edge of door panel up out of window jam.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Speakers 22.1) Lift front edge of door panel up out of window jam.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 23.1) Pull top edge of door panel back for access to connector at control panel.
23.2) Squeeze trigger on connector to release and remove, remove door panel and set to side.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Speakers 24.1) Check door for any remaining door panel clips.
Kia Optima Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 25.1) Pry clips from door to remove.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Speakers 26.1) Place clips into slots on door panel ready for reinstallation.
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27.1) Remove screws securing speaker to door and remove.

See Speaker Phasing above.

   

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