How to Install a Speaker in a Ford SuperCrew
The Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab pickup truck is equipped with two pairs of factory-installed, 6-by-8-inch speakers. One pair is in the front doors of the truck, while the second pair is in the rear side panels of the vehicle. If you have a malfunctioning speaker you'd like to replace, or you want to upgrade the speakers with higher-performance speakers, you can remove and replace the existing speakers with hand tools.
Things You'll Need
- Panel tool
- 7 mm screwdriver
- 9/32-inch screwdriver
- 1/4-inch screwdriver
- Torx T50 driver
- 5 mm screwdriver
Front Door Speakers
Pry off with a panel tool the "sail" panel at the top edge of the front of the door panel. Pry up the power switch panel from the armrest with a panel tool. Remove a 7 mm screw from below the switch panel with a 7 mm screwdriver.
Pry off with the panel tool the reflector lens from the bottom back of the door panel.. Remove a 9/32-inch screw from behind the reflector with a 9/32-inch screwdriver.
Lift the door panel off of the door.
Remove four 1/4-inch screws from the perimeter of the speaker. Pull out the speaker, disconnect the wiring harness plugged into the back and remove the speaker. Plug the wiring harness into the new speaker, test the speaker and place it in the door. Secure the speaker with the Phillips screws and replace the door panel.
Repeat for the other front door.
Pry up the scuff plate on the bottom of the rear door opening with a panel tool.
Open the seat belt anchor cover. Remove a Torx T50 bolt from the anchor with a Torx T50 driver and remove the anchor.
Pry outward on the rear-side panel of the truck interior with a panel tool, starting at the top and working downward. Remove the panel.
Remove four 5 mm screws from the perimeter of the speaker. Pull out the speaker, disconnect the wiring harness plugged into the back, and remove the speaker. Plug the wiring harness into the new speaker, test the speaker and place it in the speaker opening. Secure the speaker with the 5 mm screws and replace the rear-side panel.
Repeat on the other side of the truck.
Tips & Warnings
- A panel tool can be purchased at most auto parts stores.