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The cheapest way to get speaker ring adapters is leave the factory speakers in the door and only cut out the paper speaker cone and plastic supports from it's plastic housing. The result is a perfect plastic ring in which a new speaker will perfectly fit, and where the edge of the plastic ring is thick enough to hold new screws.

I took a pair of Focal ISS165 speakers and mounted them in this plastic ring. Replaced the separate tweeters with some cracking, twisting and hotglue, and the result was perfect.
For the rear door speakers I did the same, and installed a pair of Focal PC165 speakers with center tweeters. You can adjust the center tweeters so that they look up towards to the passenger back seat.
 

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If you do that, you can easily break the cheap Toyota plastic by drilling out/cutting the rivets, or putting in the new screws.

Many new speakers will not have the same three
aligned holes as the Toyota factory plastic housing, thus rendering the factory housing useless.
 

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Hi Spacey, your statement can be true, however I don't know if you're talking from experience.
I did the trick with reusing the factory speaker housing for all 4 speakers without any problem.
You can actually find a couple of instruction movies on Youtube, showing that it works perfect.
 

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Hi Spacey, your statement can be true, however I don't know if you're talking from experience.
I did the trick with reusing the factory speaker housing for all 4 speakers without any problem.
You can actually find a couple of instruction movies on Youtube, showing that it works perfect.
My statement is true, as I tried your method and it failed. Youtube is not Biblical.:D
 

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Hi Admins - it looks like (maybe due to the platform change) the pictures have fallen off of the first post, and the link in that post doesn't appear to work anymore. I am planning to swap my speakers this weekend, and it would be great to have the pictures to go with this. Could someone please look into this?

Thanks!
 

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Hi Admins - it looks like (maybe due to the platform change) the pictures have fallen off of the first post, and the link in that post doesn't appear to work anymore. I am planning to swap my speakers this weekend, and it would be great to have the pictures to go with this. Could someone please look into this?

Thanks!
The pictures are still there because I can see them.
 

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Thanks DL175. Based on other responses in the threads, I’ve already picked up speaker adaptors and the wiring adaptors too. Just wanted to see the visual representation of the job, and since this (and the stereo install thread) are sticky, I went to them first. I’ll check other threads tonight when I have more time.


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The pictures are still there because I can see them.


Must have been a glitch on one end or another. I was using Chrome but they didn’t show and there was no placeholder. Now in Tapatalk, I do see them. Curious...


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My upgrade of the front small "speakers" on my Limited, fitted OE with the JBL audio system:
 

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My statement is true, as I tried your method and it failed. Youtube is not Biblical.:D
FYI: I'm in the process of replacing my stock speakers with new 6.5" Hertz- the outside diameter of the Hertz metal flange is the EXACT same diameter as the factory plastic ring, so the screw holes can be used to screw directly into the plastic ring. Not much meat there, but it will work. Almost too easy, compared to going through the whole process of removing old, making/buying adapters, worrying about depth interfering with glass, water damage, etc etc etc....
 

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I need to say thanks to cocacola for the write-up and pics (already hit the “thanks/like” button) as I needed to secure my armrest which had come loose. I no longer trust plastic welds (melted studs) and definitely prefer screws and washers!

But the door panel removal instructions were extremely useful! Thanks again!
 
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