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Old 22nd September 2009
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How does one remove the center channel speaker?

I've searched these forums, but didn't come up with anything that explained this in detail. The closest I found was this:

https://www.saabcentral.com/forums/sh...1&postcount=14

This mentions that the speaker is held down by clips; these were not obvious to me, can anyone explain in further detail and/or pics?

I did notice metal 'hooks' that are attached to the speaker basket, are these the aforementioned clips? Do these clips need persuasion or bending to release?

I upgraded the L & R dash speakers with MB Quarts, and want to disconnect the stock center channel to clean up the sound stage.

Your help is appreciated!
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Removing centre speaker is a simple operation.

Pry up the cover and remove.

As you say, the speaker is held in with clips :


The clips are the 3 copper/brass coloured bits you see on the speaker edge.

All you need to to is carefully pry these clips inwards, one at a time until the speaker can be lifted out.
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Thanks a million - that's exactly the explanation I was looking for! The pics really clarified how the retaining clips function.

My initial though was that the hooks needed to be pried off the basket, though this seemed too destructive a method. Glad I asked here first!
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Sorry to bump this subject but wht disconnect..............surely is nt it better to upgrade the centre speaker as opposed to take it out??

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How does one remove the center channel speaker?

I've searched these forums, but didn't come up with anything that explained this in detail. The closest I found was this:

https://www.saabcentral.com/forums/sh...1&postcount=14

This mentions that the speaker is held down by clips; these were not obvious to me, can anyone explain in further detail and/or pics?

I did notice metal 'hooks' that are attached to the speaker basket, are these the aforementioned clips? Do these clips need persuasion or bending to release?

I upgraded the L & R dash speakers with MB Quarts, and want to disconnect the stock center channel to clean up the sound stage.

Your help is appreciated!
Natty:
Which MB Quarts did you use for the front? Where they an easy fit for your dash and the stock speaker grilles?
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