Lexus ES300 Do It Yourself How to Removal of Car Audio
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Removing, Replacing and Installing Car Stereo

Lexus ES300
How to Remove Car Stereo

How to Remove, Replace and Install Car Stereo 1.1) Gently pry AC vents from dash.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Car Stereo 2.1) Pull AC vent assembly from dash, disconnect connectors and place panel to side.
How to Remove, Replace and Install Car Stereo 3.1) Pry panel from below car stereo from dash.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Car Stereo 4.1) Remove two bolts (10mm) from top of car stereo and AC control mounting bracket.
How to Remove, Replace and Install Car Stereo 5.1) Remove two bolts (10mm) from bottom of car stereo and AC control mounting bracket.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Car Stereo 6.1) Pull car stereo forward from dash cavity.
How to Remove, Replace and Install Car Stereo 7.1) Disconnect antenna and all connectors to car stereo and AC control.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Car Stereo 8.1) Remove screws from mounting brackets securing car stereo and AC control.
   
Lexus ES300 Front Door Speaker Removal and Installation

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How to Remove, Replace and Install Speakers

Lexus ES300 Front Door Panel Speaker and Tweeter Removal and Installation

Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 1.1) Gently pry screw cover from door panel and remove exposed screw.
How to Remove, Replace and Install Speakers 2.1) Gently pry open screw cover in door open handle cavity and remove screw.
Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 3.1) Gently pry up on door open handle trim panel to release top edge.
How to Remove, Replace and Install Speakers 4.1) Gently pry down on door open handle trim panel to release bottom edge.
Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 5.1) Release door open handle trim assembly from door panel.
How to Remove, Replace and Install Speakers 6.1) Gently pry courtesy light assembly from door panel.

NOTE - Be sure to feed this connector back through opening when reinstallation door panel.

Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 7.1) Gently pry leading edge of control panel up.
How to Remove, Replace and Install Speakers 8.1) Pull control panel forward to release rear latch.
Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 9.1) Release triggers at each connector to release control panel and set to side.
How to Remove, Replace and Install Speakers 10.1) Remove one exposed screw from control panel cavity.
Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 11.1) Gently pull bottom of door panel from door releasing clips.
How to Remove, Replace and Install Speakers 12.1) Lift back of door panel up out of window jam.
12.2) Pull door panel toward back of car slightly to allow leading edge of door panel to release out of window jam.
Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 13.1) Remove screws securing car speaker to door.
How to Remove, Replace and Install Speakers 14.1) Release this connector to have access and play in removing car stereo speaker.
How to Remove, Replace and Install Speakers 15.1) Before reinstalling door panel, check for panel clips that remained on the door.
Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 16.1) Pry remaining panel clips from door.
How to Remove, Replace and Install Speakers 17.1) Reinstall panel clips on door panel before installing door panel, be sure clips line up with opening in door before tapping panel into place.
Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install

Tweeter Removal and Installation

How to Remove, Replace and Install Speakers 1.1) Gently pull top tweeter grill cover from door panel.
Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 2.1) Release tongue of tweeter speaker cover by hinging cover down.
Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install

3.1) Remove screws securing tweeter, release connector and remove.

   
Lexus ES300 Rear Door Speaker Removal and Installation

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Lexus Speaker Removal, Replacment and Install

Lexus ES300 Removing and Replacing Rear Speaker

Removing, Replacing and Installing Lexus Speakers 1.1) Gently pry open screw cover in door open handle cavity and remove screw.
Lexus Speaker Removal, Replacment and Install 2.1) Gently pry up on door open handle trim panel to release top edge.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Lexus Speakers 3.1) Gently pry down on door open handle trim panel to release bottom edge.
Lexus Speaker Removal, Replacment and Install 4.1) Release door open handle trim assembly from door panel.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Lexus Speakers 5.1) Gently pry leading edge of control panel up.
Lexus Speaker Removal, Replacment and Install 6.1) Pull control panel forward to release rear latch.
6.2) Release triggers at each connector to release control panel and set to side.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Lexus Speakers 7.1) Remove one exposed screw from control panel cavity.
Lexus Speaker Removal, Replacment and Install 8.1) Gently pull bottom of door panel from door releasing clips.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Lexus Speakers 9.1) Lift back of door panel up out of window jam.
9.2) Pull door panel toward back of car slightly to allow leading edge of door panel to release out of window jam.
Lexus Speaker Removal, Replacment and Install 10.1) Remove screws securing car speaker to door.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Lexus Speakers 11.1) Release this connector to have access and play in removing car stereo speaker.
Lexus Speaker Removal, Replacment and Install 12.1) Before reinstalling door panel, check for panel clips that remained on the door.
Removing, Replacing and Installing Lexus Speakers 13.1) Pry remaining panel clips from door.
Lexus Speaker Removal, Replacment and Install 14.1) Reinstall panel clips on door panel before installing door panel, be sure clips line up with opening in door before tapping panel into place.
   
Lexus ES300 Rear Deck Subwoofer Remove and Install

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Lexus Sub Removal, Replacement and Repair

Lexus ES300 How to Remove and Install Rear Deck Subwoofer

Installing, Removing and Replacing Sub 1.1) Gently pry up on rear speaker grill cover to release clips.
Lexus Sub Removal, Replacement and Repair 2.1) Pull speaker grill cover toward front of car to release back clips.
Installing, Removing and Replacing Sub 3.1) Lift speaker grill cover for access to center brake light connector.
3.2) Release trigger on connector and remove center speaker grill cover.

NOTE - This does not allow removal of center speaker!

Lexus Sub Removal, Replacement and Repair 4.1) With pressure, lift up on leading edge of rear seat bottom cushion at front  center of each passenger's position.
Installing, Removing and Replacing Sub 5.1) This will release seat securing hooks.
5.2) Hinge front edge of seat up to release rear bottom seat hooks and remove bottom seat cushion.
Lexus Sub Removal, Replacement and Repair 6.1) Remove on bolt at bottom left of rear seat back cushion.
Installing, Removing and Replacing Sub 7.1) Remove on bolt at bottom center of rear passenger side seat back cushion.
Lexus Sub Removal, Replacement and Repair 8.1) Remove on bolt at bottom center of rear driver side seat back cushion.
Installing, Removing and Replacing Sub 9.1) Remove on bolt at bottom right of rear seat back cushion.
Lexus Sub Removal, Replacement and Repair 10.1) Lift rear back seat cushion straight up to release mounting hooks.
10.2) Pull rear back seat cushion forward.
Installing, Removing and Replacing Sub 11.1) Remove one screw exposed on side panel from rear seat back removal.
Lexus Sub Removal, Replacement and Repair 12.1) Pull side panel from car releasing clips and remove panel.
Installing, Removing and Replacing Sub 13.1) Check side of car for panel pins left behind.
Lexus Sub Removal, Replacement and Repair 14.1) Gently pry panel pins from side of car.
Installing, Removing and Replacing Sub 15.1) Install panel pins back onto side panel.
15.2) Repeat these steps for opposite side of car.
Lexus Sub Removal, Replacement and Repair 16.1) Gently slide your arm under rear panel from side to side, this will release panel pins securing rear deck.
Installing, Removing and Replacing Sub 17.1) With all panel pins released, pull rear deck panel toward front of car.
Lexus Sub Removal, Replacement and Repair 18.1) You now have access to rear subwoofer speaker mounting screws, remove subwoofer.
NOTE - In most cases, this speaker sounds distorted at higher bass volumes. The foam surround connecting the speaker cone to the metal frame deteriorates. You most likely can find a local speaker repair shop that may re-foam this speaker for about $25. Be sure to have them check the speaker coil too.
   
Lexus ES300 Glove Box Mounted CD Changer and Power Amplifier Removal Instructions

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Lexus CD Changer Removal, Replacment and Install

Lexus ES300 How to Remove Glove Box CD Changer  and Amplifier

Removing, Replacing and Installing CD Changer 1.1) Remove screws along top of glove box opening.
Lexus CD Changer Removal, Replacment and Install 2.1) From under dash, pull down on kick panel releasing clips.
Removing, Replacing and Installing CD Changer 3.1) Remove screw from left side under glove box.
Lexus CD Changer Removal, Replacment and Install 4.1) Lift back of door jam panel up releasing clips.
Removing, Replacing and Installing CD Changer 5.1) Pull panel from front of door jam.
Lexus CD Changer Removal, Replacment and Install 6.1) Check door jam for clips that remained on jam, remove and place on removed door jam panel.
Removing, Replacing and Installing CD Changer 7.1) Remove panel twist screw with fingers and remove.
Lexus CD Changer Removal, Replacment and Install 8.1) Pull side panel from car.
8.2) One panel pin was left in this picture.
Removing, Replacing and Installing CD Changer 9.1) Pry panel pin from side of car.
Lexus CD Changer Removal, Replacment and Install 10.1) Place panel clip back on to removed panel.
Removing, Replacing and Installing CD Changer 11.1) Remove one 10mm bolt at right bottom side of glove box exposed from side panel removal.
Lexus CD Changer Removal, Replacment and Install 12.1) Gently pry down on top edge of glove box assembly.
Removing, Replacing and Installing CD Changer 13.1) This allows for glove box assembly to be removed for access.
Lexus CD Changer Removal, Replacment and Install 14.1) Pull panel covering CD changer toward rear of car releasing clips and allow panel to hang out of way.
Removing, Replacing and Installing CD Changer 15.1) Remove one 10mm bolt from right side of CD changer mounting bracket.
Lexus CD Changer Removal, Replacment and Install 16.1) Remove one 10mm bolt from left side of CD changer mounting bracket.
Removing, Replacing and Installing CD Changer 17.1) This will allow front of CD changer to hinge down.
Lexus CD Changer Removal, Replacment and Install 18.1) Push CD changer back to release rear hinge assemblies to release form mounting bracket.
Removing, Replacing and Installing CD Changer 19.1) Release triggers on connectors and remove CD changer.
Lexus CD Changer Removal, Replacment and Install

Car Amplifier Removal
Located Behind CD Changer

Removing, Replacing and Installing CD Changer 1.1) Remove one 10mm bolt at bottom of amplifier on mounting bracket.
Lexus CD Changer Removal, Replacment and Install 2.1) Remove one 10mm bolt at top of amplifier on mounting bracket.

NOTE - Be careful, 90% of the time I cut myself on sharp metal inside this cavity.

Removing, Replacing and Installing CD Changer 3.1) Pull amplifier from mounting screws.
Lexus CD Changer Removal, Replacment and Install 4.1) Release triggers on connectors and remove.
   
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