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henrik

03 VLX dash speakers.

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henrik

Is there anyway to replace the dash speakers in a an 03 VLX without removing windshield?

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Stevo

i was able to get mine out of an 01' with a shallow rt angle Phillips, it was a little tiresome, but worked out

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BuNewb

Honestly its easier to pull it. Only about 3 or 4 screws on each side. Just pull the wind guard tape (don't know what to call it) back and they will be right there

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henrik

So it separates from the glass going down the side of the boat? Will have to go home and look at that.

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henrik

I picked up a right angle screwdriver today. Hoping that it works before I tackle the windshield.

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racer808

Windshield is easy, you pull the weather stripping & expose the screws. Good time to really clean your dash & stuff. Perhaps replace the weather sealant the goes in between the windshield & the hull, it is probably cracked & old if never replaced before

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henrik

Got the speakers out without removing windshield. New speaker on helm side only secured with 3 screws, cannot get to the 4th one yet. Will try a shorter screw as I cannot even get it started in proper angle. I tried to remove windshield, broke the head of 2nd screw so I stopped as it was getting late anyway. Do I have to remove all the glass on helm side including the piece going down the side? It has a metal frame separating the 2 pieces, not sure on how to get them apart. Will try tomorrow again.

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racer808

The windshield does not come part, it is all one piece. I had many problems with the screws myself, I replaced with new. A couple of holes were stripped out as well, I mixed up two part epoxy, coated the new screw threads in it & tightened them down

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henrik

Thanks for input. Hoping to be done before the weekend to enjoy it on the water instead of sweating in the garage and driveway. Any thoughts of decent replacement speakers for the tower? It has Kicker speakers now, at least the grills says so. 4 cans, 7 1/4" diameter. Replace with Kicker horns and grills? We mostly wakeboard so getting the sound out there a little ways would be good. Wetsounds or Exile that others love is not in my budget. should I look at anything else?

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joshuadale07

I replaced once without removing. Took me way way longer than just removing. Like others have said, you don't pull the glass. The whole frame and glass comes off. Pull the rubber strip and use a screw driver not a gun to remove screws. You may have a bolt on each windshield you will need a helper to hold the nut on the bottom

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