What up what up, I'm new here and will get to that I reckon in another thread. Anyway, I have been lurking yall's forum for a few weeks now researching and what not. My new ride came with the factory 6disk changer buuuuut quite a few of the buttons were broke off and I couldn't even get out the cd's the person before me had left in there. Anyway, I was hype b/c this was the perfect excuse to convince the wifey our need for a new stereo. Ended up going with the Alpine CDE-102, nothing fancy at all, just something to play my tunes and allow me to hook up the ipod. I didn't think while installing that to take pictures of the install buuuuut it was pretty straight forward. The front component speakers on the other hand, a lil trickier. This Thread is to give pretty detailed instructions on installing component speakers up front. I went with the SPS-600C, just normal components with inline cross-overs. This job took me a bit longer than it should of because I had to figure out how to rig things up and spent a butt ton of time fighting with the door handle, buuut hopefully with the directions you can knock both doors out in under 2hours, give or take. So away we go:
These were the tools/things I used:
A trim popper-offer thing-a-ma-jig
Phillips head screw driver
Kleins aka pliars
Quick Disconnect Terminals big-uns n lil-uns (not in picture)
¼ in or so nuts w/flanges (not in picture)
Drill w/ 5/32 drill bit (not in picture)
Firstly I would put both front windows down before disconnecting the battery. With the windows down it will be easier to take off the door trim as well as you will know how far you need to space out the speakers from the window.
Then you are going to want to unscrew the plastic piece in the door with the lock and window switches.
Once unscrewed, pull out the piece and unplug the switches.
Then take out the screw under the plastic piece you just removed.
Then snap out, NOT OFF, the trim around the door handle. This is HUGE, the driver side door I did like I used to on my honda and undid the handle from the door and fought like a mad man trying to fix it, ONLY to find out that the trim piece snaps on and off, but take caution.
After these are removed you can take the trim popper-offer thing-a-ma-jig and squeeze it in between the door and the trim piece. I found it easiest to start at the top of the outer edge. Once the first couple clips pop, the rest should come undone all the way around. Then you should be able to slide the door trim off.
Hopefully you aren't super lucky like me and find broken glass inside your door.
This is probably your stock speaker setup
Unscrew the tweeter bracket
Unplug the tweeter
Then you can go ahead and cut the plug off the two wires, UNLESS your components do not come with wires to run from the woofers to the tweeters (which sounds absurd), b/c in that case I guess you would reuse them, for these speakers I cut them off.
Now you can go ahead and unscrew the stock door speaker mounting plate
Unplug that jizzoint
This is where things go interesting, the plug going into the stock woofer has 4wires, so obviously the two that were running to the tweeter, I don't need anymore, BUUUUUT the other two are running to the deck and are incredibly needed. Anyway, I cut a little tape away to pull the wires through a little more.
From here it's almost a straight line down to the bottom plug
Down here I had to pull on the wires to figure out which were running to the tweeters
Once you have pulled both the tweeter wires down and out, you can snip the plug off just leaving the wires to the deck
Strip these badboys
Now its tweeter mounting time! Quite a size difference, and as you will soon see, sound difference as well
Unscrew the bracket from the stock tweeter
The bracket has a piece protruding from the front, this needs to be flattened, I used a vice
flat as pancake, no?
Now the back plate on these Alpine tweeters has a hole in the middle, this is where I used the 5/32 drill bit and widened the hole a little.
Just enough to screw in the stock bracket using the stock screw
mount that joint back up and run the wires down the same route as the stock wires for the tweeter. I used a zip tie or two to hold em close
The alpine tweeter wires connect to the woofer wires
Snap on some quick disconnect female terminals onto the wires from the deck. On the driver side of my 2002, the red/yellow was positive and the white/black was negative. On the passenger side, the brown/white is positive and the green is negative.
Alpine mounting plate mounted onto woofer