How to Install Radio Speakers on an S60 Volvo

Updated February 21, 2017

Volvo S60 sedans are equipped with factory-installed speakers in both the front and rear doors. If you want to improve the audio performance of your Volvo's stereo system, removing these speakers and replacing them with higher-performance aftermarket speakers is a good place to start. Don't be intimidated by the idea of removing door panels to access the speakers-you can do the job quickly with simple tools.

Pry around the edges of the sail panel at the front edge of the window with a panel tool and remove the panel when it's loose.

Pry around the edge of the door pull handle, starting at the bottom front edge. Take out the two T25 Torx screws underneath the handle.

Go around the edge of the door and remove eight retaining clips. Push in on the centre pins of the clips and then pry around the edges to remove.

Lift the door panel up and unplug the wiring harnesses on the back. Set the panel aside.

Remove the four T20 Torx screws holding the speaker in place, pull the speaker out and unplug the wiring harness.

Plug the new speaker in, screw it in place in the door and reassemble the door panel.

Pry out the square plastic screw cover on the inside of the door pull. Take out the T25 Torx screw underneath the cover.

Remove the retaining clips around the outer edge of the door panel.

Lift the door panel up, unplug any wiring harnesses connected to the back and set the panel aside.

Drill out the rivets holding the factory speaker in place. Pull out the old speaker and unplug it.

Plug in the new speaker and screw it into place, using the holes as pilots for the new speaker's mounting tabs.

Things You'll Need

  • Panel tool
  • TorxT25 bit and driver
  • TorxT20 bit
  • Drill with 3/8-inch bit
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Based in Virginia, Nichole Liandi has been a freelance writer since 2005. Her articles have appeared on various print and online publications. Liandi has traveled extensively in Europe and East Asia and incorporates her experiences into her articles. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from West Virginia University.