How to Install Speakers in a Mazda Protege
The Mazda Protege was a compact sedan produced by Mazda for many years, with production ceasing in 2003. Although most Proteges came equipped with a factory stereo and speakers, audio enthusiasts who want to upgrade the sound in their Protege often replace the speakers with improved models.
Things You'll Need
- Panel tool
Replacing the Front Door Speakers
Find the sail panel, the triangular plastic piece at the leading edge of the door and window. Pry this off with your panel tool.
Pry off the plastic screw cover below the sail panel, on the door panel proper. Remove the screw behind it.
Remove the Phillips screw behind the door latch.
Find the Phillips screws on the door handle and remove them. Then pry the door pull handle off.
Release the clip holding the window crank arm on by prying it off with a screwdriver.
Pry out the two plastic pins on the back edge of the door. Pry around the perimeter of the door panel and lift it up and off.
Unscrew the current speaker and disconnect it. Connect the new speaker and screw it into place.
Reassemble the door panel after testing the new speaker.
Replacing the Rear Deck Speakers
Fold down the rear seats and remove the plastic pins on the front edge of the rear deck panel.
Push the brake light assembly down and toward the back window to release it. Disconnect it and remove.
Work the seat belts out of their slots on the rear deck, after sliding out the pins that hold them in place.
Slide the rear panel toward the front and out of the way, exposing the speakers.
Unscrew the old speaker and disconnect it. Connect the new speaker, mount it, and test. Then reassemble the rear deck.