Yes, I have the Steering Wheel Controls and don't want to lose them. I read somewhere that the steering wheel controls for the climate control is tied in with the audio controls and won't work after the swap, is this true?
Any secret to getting at the door or rear panel speakers? Do the panels have to be removed to get to them or do the grills come off somehow? I am thinking about 5.25 components up front (easy swap, right?) and new 6.5 coaxs in back.
You would want to get this.
http://www.pac-audio... steering wheel.
It's car and radio specific, you have to go on there to make sure what you buy is compatible with your radio as well as the clip on the car. IIRC, it's a 7 pin connector behind the radio. This keeps both your radio controls and the climate controls. You have to program the button functions when you do the aftermarket radio swap. There will be instructions with the PAC adapter.
There's no real secret to the rear door speakers. You have to take apart the car for that. The rear panels come off by taking off the trim for the "Basket handle", the coat hanger, a philips screw on the floor that holds on the trim by the door, and a hidden phillips screw in the lower part of the trip. Then disconnect the speaker and power window wiring at the clips and then you pull the panel. I think there's also an L bracket you have to deal with towards the back of the panel.
Once the panel is off, the grille is plastic welded on or something of the sort. It's held exactly the way the grille is held on by the door panels. You have to figure out a way to release it and get the small ring off as well without breaking the 4 pins that you'll later have to use a screw or something similar to keep the grille.
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