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    Door panel Removal

    i Just got a 2003 Ext the front speakers seem to go on and off when i go over a bump im thinking the speaker wire is loose is the driver side door panel something can do my self or is it something i should go to the dealer to get done

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    Re: Door panel Removal

    Quote Originally Posted by jreXt
    i Just got a 2003 Ext the front speakers seem to go on and off when i go over a bump im thinking the speaker wire is loose is the driver side door panel something can do my self or is it something i should go to the dealer to get done
    Two screws hold on the door panel. One under the armrest, and the other one is hidden behind the manual door lock switch. Pop it off with a flathead (careful not to cut the leather) and you'll see the screw. Once both screws are out, just slide the door panel upwards. It is 'hooked' in place by 3 or 4 plastic hangers.

    - Tony

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    Re: Door panel Removal

    You'll also need to remove the triangle plastic cover that is right above the door panel. It just pulls stright out, with a little force. Then the door panel will lift straight up and out. You'll notice four or five mounting tabs at the bottom of the panel, just set thoes back into the door and let the panel sit there. The speaker clips into the door. Just unclip the speaker and fix your problem.

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    Re: Door panel Removal

    get some Dynamat in there while you have that panel off

    its totally easy, way easier panel to remove than my Vs

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    Re: Door panel Removal

    Thanks for the help fellas got it done found out these are not bose speakers their cheap 20.00 sound logics gonna replace them with jl audio xr650 and the back xr525 anyone have these speakers

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    Re: Door panel Removal

    Quote Originally Posted by jreXt
    Thanks for the help fellas got it done found out these are not bose speakers their cheap 20.00 sound logics gonna replace them with jl audio xr650 and the back xr525 anyone have these speakers
    I don't suggest JL Audio. I suggest Treo. A company that is far superior to JL Audio in my opinon. It will cost you a little bit more, but I think it is worth it. Good luck and let us know what you do. Post some pictures of your EXT when you get a chance. Oh yeah, welcome to the forum.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Door panel Removal

    ok another problem i noticed with these cheap speakers i have to move the wires around for the speaker to work and when i drove and went over a bump speaker would go out so i thought it was a loose wire i bought jl zrs 6.5s and cut wire re did everything and jls dont work at all could it be bad speaker wire any one know

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    Re: Door panel Removal

    Quote Originally Posted by jreXt
    ok another problem i noticed with these cheap speakers i have to move the wires around for the speaker to work and when i drove and went over a bump speaker would go out so i thought it was a loose wire i bought jl zrs 6.5s and cut wire re did everything and jls dont work at all could it be bad speaker wire any one know

    Sounds like the problem to me, but I'm no expert. I would have assumed the same thing.

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    Sounds like the problem to me, but I'm no expert. I would have assumed the same thing.
    yea i know it doesnt make sense i guess i try one more time if not ill take it to an audio shop

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    Re: Door panel Removal

    Will this door panel procedure work with 2002 Escalades?

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    Re: Door panel Removal

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry ORegan View Post
    Will this door panel procedure work with 2002 Escalades?
    Im wondering the same thing...anyone know???

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    Re: Door panel Removal

    Theres one 10mm screw behind the panel where the door open handle is, 2 X 7mm screws one where by the grab handle, the other hiding under the door lock-power window switches panel. Then the complete panel slides up to remove.

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    Re: Door panel Removal

    Super easy to remove the door panel. Took less than 5 min.

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    Don't forget to remove the black trim peace at the mirror before trying to pull at the panel.

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