Accessing front speakers on a GP

82GrandPrix

82GrandPrix

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Apr 22, 2019
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Thunder Bay, Ontario
Is it much work to access the front speakers on a GP? Anyone done it? I'm not familiar with this kind of thing so I'm wondering if I should attempt it myself or just take it to a shop and let them have the headache
 
565bbchevy

565bbchevy

Geezer
Aug 8, 2011
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Michigan
I am not sure what GP's have either a full length cover or individual speaker grills but either way they are accessible even thought the area is tight.
 
82GrandPrix

82GrandPrix

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Apr 22, 2019
45
18
Thunder Bay, Ontario
I am not sure what GP's have either a full length cover or individual speaker grills but either way they are accessible even thought the area is tight.
Mine does not have individual grill covers. It appears to be one solid dash piece. Just gotta figure out how remove it
 
Longroof79

Longroof79

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Oct 14, 2008
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Unlike any other G-body dash with removable speaker grilles, to access the speakers you either have to remove the dash or pull it away enough to be able to reach the speakers from underneath with an extension.
I replaced the speakers in my GP dash before installing it. In either case, it's not a fun job.
 
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spidereyes455

spidereyes455

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The whole dash has to come out. No way around it, been there done that.
 
565bbchevy

565bbchevy

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Aug 8, 2011
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Unlike any other G-body dash with removable speaker grilles, to access the speakers you either have to remove the dash or pull it away enough to be able to reach the speakers from underneath with an extension.
So that GP has the nicest dash layout for gauges but has the absolute worst set up to replace the 3.5 speakers, how does that even happen.
 
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Longroof79

Longroof79

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So that GP has the nicest dash layout for gauges but has the absolute worst set up to replace the 3.5 speakers, how does that even happen.
Lol!! I've always wondered about that myself. Why the other cars would have accessible corner speakers, but not Pontiacs...:unsure: However, if you have a center speaker, you can access those with little to no trouble. They have an access panel....go figure.
As much as I love the Pontiac dash, that had got to be the worst feature about it.
 
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hoffa65

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Mar 11, 2019
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Yup got to pull the dash, been there done it. Luckily it was when i replaced the ElCo dash with the GP dash.
Love the new look
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82GrandPrix

82GrandPrix

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Apr 22, 2019
45
18
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Ohhhhh great. That's what I was expecting to hear. Gp has to be the difficult car. Looks like I'm going to the custom car stereo shop. Knowing me the interior would be gutted for for three months before I figure it out
 
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