Well I this weekend I finally had some time to replace my factory front door speakers with a set of Focal Access component speakers that I've wanted for a while. During the process I went ahead and added some Dynamat. During the process I snapped a few pics to show a little DIY. I'm not saying this is the perfect way to do the process, or I'm a pro, this is just the way I did it. Hope this is a good contribution.
Speakers of your choice
At least one 18x32" Sheet of Dynamat(One per door)
Dynamat Roller(Comes in handy when applying the Dynamat)
T20 and 25 Torx
Scissors and or knife
Wire stripping and splicing tools, plus a few butt connectors and speaker wire
Drill with semi large drill bit
Small flat head screw driver for prying, or interior tool kit
Skill Level-Id say if you can turn a screw driver/drill, have a little patience you can do it.
Step 1- Pop up the window switch panel, it seems to pop up easier from the left side like so.
Step 2- You'll need to un-clip these connectors
Step 3- Next, there are three T25 screws that need to come out of the door handle.
Then there are two screws on the bottom of the door.
Once this is done you can begin to pry from around the edges of the door, there are several little "christmas tree" type doo hickies that need to be pulled out.
Step 4-Once you get the door panel off you'll need to un-hook the door pull cable from the door card. Its pretty straight forward, hope the arrows help.
Then there are two more plugs to undo on the inner door harness.
Step 5- Next(I didn't take a pic of the speaker before) I cut the very cheap, thin paper cone out of the factory speaker, revealing the speaker magnet. There are 5 braces that connect to the speaker magnet that I cut with my Dremel.
Step 6-I popped the upper tweet panel out of the door and unhooked from the harness on the door. Picture shown below is the backside of the tweeter of course. The tweeters are molded in from the factory on two three small post. Again i took my Dremel and cut the top of these post to free the factory tweeter.
What it looks like once cut out
Next I used the existing post that were holding the factory tweeter in, to glue my locking tweeter ring that came with the Focal speakers. (The Gorilla Glue is tough stuff for sure!)
I didnt get a pic of the tweeter in, but the tweeter just goes in the ring, turns and locks in, looked just like factory when done.
Step 7- Next, I got the main speaker wired up ready for install.
Step 8- Then drilled a hole for the speaker wire to come through. Then used the speaker ring that came with the Focal's to kind of be an adapter to go into the factory speaker hole. This is needed because the aftermarket speakers are slightly smaller than the factory hole and cannot be screwed in properly.
Step 9-Next it was time to start the Dynamat. I cleaned all of the inside of the door that would have Dynamat covering it for a better adhesion. Then I held the Dynamat up to the door slowly trimming and cutting away a template. I made slits and holes for the important pieces such as the door pool cable, wiring harness, window regulator(in case you need to replace at some point). Picture shown below is the final template before I began to stick it on.
Step10- After sticking the Dynamat on I went ahead and finished hooking up the speaker, tweeter, and cross overs. You'll need these two wires to hook to the cross overs/(speaker if your not running crossovers). Brown/Blue and Red/Blue. Brown is ground of course, red is positive.
Step 11- I then mounted the crossover, took a couple of tries because that is really the only place I saw that it would fit behind the door panel, and it needed to be in just the right spot, you'll see once you take your door panel off where it has room to fit once the door panel is back on. I took some zip ties and some extra small pieces of Dynamat to tidy up the wiring harness.
Step 11- Do steps 1-4 backwards and you'll be done!
Hope this DIY helps, and I apologize for miss spellings and grammar, its late and I didnt proof read, I'm sure you can get the just from the pics at least.