Highlander - Radio and Speaker Replacement and Removal

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Toyota Highlander
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Toyota Highlander Front Speaker Removal and Replacement

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Highlander Radio and Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install

How to Remove Front Speaker for Toyota Highlander

Replacing, Removing and Installing Highlander Speakers 1.1) At front top leading edge of door panel, push center pin on clip in approximately 1/4 inch.
Highlander Radio and Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 2.1) Pull clip from door panel to remove.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Highlander Speakers 3.1) When reinstalling this clip, push center pin back through clip approximately 1/4 inch.
Highlander Radio and Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 4.1) Place clip back into opening on door panel.
4.2) Push center pin in, flush with clip to lock into place.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Highlander Speakers 5.1) Gently pry screw cover from door open handle cavity.
Highlander Radio and Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 6.1) Remove exposed screw.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Highlander Speakers 7.1) Gently pry door handle trim panel from door. Place small flat head screw driver between trim panel and door lock.
7.2) Pry trim panel up, prying against door lock to release clip. All clips release with pressure.
Highlander Radio and Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 8.1) Gently pry door handle trim panel from door. Place small flat head screw driver between trim panel and door open handle.
8.2) Pry trim panel down, prying against door open handle to release clip
Replacing, Removing and Installing Highlander Speakers 9.1) Grasp edge of trim panel and pull toward back of door panel to release securing hook on front of trim panel.
Highlander Radio and Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 10.1) Release trim panel over door handle and remove.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Highlander Speakers 11.1) When reinstalling trim panel, notice small hook on back of trim panel.
11.2) Push trim panel forward to lock hook into place before snapping trim panel into place.
Highlander Radio and Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 12.1) Gently pry leading edge of control panel from door.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Highlander Speakers 13.1) Lift leading edge of control panel up and pull toward front of door panel to release rear hook.
Highlander Radio and Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 14.1) Remove control panel.
14.2) Release trigger on connector to disconnect.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Highlander Speakers 15.1) Remove control panel and set to side.

NOTE - When reinstalling door panel, be sure to route control panel connector to opening in door panel.

Highlander Radio and Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 16.1) Insert pry tool into leading edge of hand hold pocket on door panel.
16.2) Push pry tool in under panel to stop, this will release clip under hand hold pocket.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Highlander Speakers 17.1) Pry up to remove, release leading edge of hand hold pocket.
Highlander Radio and Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 18.1) Remove hand hold pocket from door panel.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Highlander Speakers 19.1) Remove exposed screw from hand hold pocket removal.
Highlander Radio and Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 20.1) Gently pry top edge of top panel from door.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Highlander Speakers 21.1) Pull top edge of top panel back from door to see if clip is cleared from mount.
Highlander Radio and Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 22.1) Lift top panel straight up to release lower hook and remove panel.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Highlander Speakers 23.1) Starting a bottom rear edge of door panel, gently pry panel from door releasing clips.
Highlander Radio and Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 24.1) Work you way across bottom of panel, then up front and back sides of panel to release all clips.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Highlander Speakers 25.1) Lift back edge of door panel up out of window jam followed by leading edge of door panel.
Highlander Radio and Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 26.1) Turn top edge of door panel down for access to back of panel.
26.2) Release trigger on connector at courtesy light to disconnect.
26.3) Remove door panel and set to side.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Highlander Speakers 27.1) Check door for panel clips not removed with door panel.
Highlander Radio and Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 28.1) Gently pry panel clips from door.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Highlander Speakers 29.1) Slide clips back onto door panel mount, ready for reinstallation of door panel.
Highlander Radio and Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 30.1) Release trigger on connector at tweeter to disconnect and remove screw securing tweeter to door.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Highlander Speakers 31.1) Release trigger on connector at speaker to disconnect and remove screws securing speaker to door.

NOTE - for determining aftermarket installation polarity of speaker for correct hook up see Speaker Phasing above.

   
Highlander Rear Speaker Removal and Replacement

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Highlander Speaker Replacement, Removal and Installation

How to Remove Rear Speaker for Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander Rear Speaker Removal 1.1) Gently pry screw cover from door open handle cavity.
Toyota Highlander Rear Speaker Removal 2.1) Remove exposed screw.
Toyota Highlander Rear Speaker Removal 3.1) Gently pry door handle trim panel from door. Place small flat head screw driver between trim panel and door lock.
3.2) Pry trim panel up, prying against door lock to release clip. All clips release with pressure.
Toyota Highlander Rear Speaker Removal 4.1) Gently pry door handle trim panel from door. Place small flat head screw driver between trim panel and door open handle.
4.2) Pry trim panel down, prying against door open handle to release clip
Toyota Highlander Rear Speaker Removal 5.1) Grasp edge of trim panel and pull toward back of door panel to release securing hook on front of trim panel.
5.2) Release trim panel over door handle and remove.
Toyota Highlander Rear Speaker Removal 6.1) When reinstalling trim panel, notice small hook on back of trim panel.
6.2) Push trim panel forward to lock hook into place before snapping trim panel into place.
Toyota Highlander Rear Speaker Removal 7.1) Insert pry tool into leading edge of hand hold pocket on door panel.
7.2) Push pry tool in under panel to stop, this will release clip under hand hold pocket.
Toyota Highlander Rear Speaker Removal 8.1) Pry up to remove, release leading edge of hand hold pocket.
Toyota Highlander Rear Speaker Removal 9.1) Remove hand hold pocket from door panel.
Toyota Highlander Rear Speaker Removal 10.1) Remove exposed screw from hand hold pocket removal.
Toyota Highlander Rear Speaker Removal 11.1) Starting a bottom rear edge of door panel, gently pry panel from door releasing clips.
Toyota Highlander Rear Speaker Removal 12.1) Work you way across bottom of panel, then up front and back sides of panel to release all clips.
Toyota Highlander Rear Speaker Removal 13.1) Lift back edge of door panel up out of window jam followed by leading edge of door panel.
Toyota Highlander Rear Speaker Removal 14.1) Pull top edge of door panel back, find wire harness at speaker and trace back into door panel.
Toyota Highlander Rear Speaker Removal 15.1) Access back side of trim panel to connector at control panel.
15.2) Release trigger on connector to disconnect.
15.3) Remove door panel and set to side.
Toyota Highlander Rear Speaker Removal 16.1) Check door for panel clips not removed with door panel.
Toyota Highlander Rear Speaker Removal 17.1) Gently pry panel clips from door.
Toyota Highlander Rear Speaker Removal 18.1) Slide clips back onto door panel mount, ready for reinstallation of door panel.
Install, Replace and Remove Speakers 19.1) Release trigger on connector at speaker to disconnect and remove screws securing speaker to door.

NOTE - for determining aftermarket installation polarity of speaker for correct hook up see Speaker Phasing above.

   

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