How to Install 6X9 Pioneer Speakers

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How to Install 6X9 Pioneer Speakers
An example of a 6x9 speaker (haute parleur image by Unclesam from

6X9 Pioneer speakers are a replacement or upgrade for speakers in a car. 6X9 refers to the dimensions of the speakers. These types of speakers are larger and tend to be used for the rear speakers that are behind the rear seat. Although 6x9 Pioneer speakers can be made to fit any space via customisation, normally they replace speakers in a car that already has 6X9 speakers.

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Things you need

  • Socket wrench
  • Speaker clips
  • Screwdriver (Phillips head)

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  1. 1

    Open the boot to access the speakers behind the rear seat. Alternatively, if the rear seats can be folded down, the boot can be accessed that way.

  2. 2

    Use the socket wrench to unscrew and remove the speaker grill. The grill must be unscrewed from the underside of the backboard behind the rear seats.

  3. 3

    Unclip the speakers from the car stereo. The clip is on the underside of the speaker.

  4. 4

    Use the screwdriver to unscrew and remove the speaker from the backboard behind the speakers. The screws are in the four corners of the speaker and must be unscrewed from the top side of the backboard behind the rear seat.

  5. 5

    Insert the speaker clips onto the 6X9 Pioneer speakers. The speaker clip has a plastic clip on one side and two metal clips on the other. Place the metal clips onto the metal tabs on the speaker. These can be crimped down to secure them. The speaker clip is specific to the car brand and can be obtained from, a local MyerEmco or BestBuy, or any car stereo installation shop.

  6. 6

    Place the speaker into the backboard with the magnet side of the speaker facing down. Screw it into place to secure it.

  7. 7

    Connect the plastic clip on the 6X9 Pioneer speakers to the car stereo.

  8. 8

    Replace the speaker grills and screw them in to secure them.

Tips and warnings

  • Installing 6x9 Pioneer speakers may require special procedures that are dependent on the car's make, model and factory speaker type. More information on specfic information can be found on mastersheets provided by Mastersheets show car stereo installation instructions for different makes, models and stereo types.

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