How Do I Replace Factory Bose Speakers in a Yukon?

by Nichole Liandi
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Select models of the GMC Yukon are equipped with a factory-installed Bose stereo system and speakers. These systems provide improved audio performance when compared to standard stereo systems. But some audio aficionados want to go a step further in upping the performance of their system by replacing the Bose speakers with higher-performance aftermarket model speakers. Aftermarket speakers are compatible with the Bose systems in Yukons that are equipped with a Bose stereo, so this won't involve any complicated electronic wiring or modification.

Front-door speakers

Step 1

Place the flat edge of your panel tool under the edge of the triangular sail panel, which is at the front edge of the door and window. Pry upwards to pop off the panel. Set the panel aside.

Step 2

Unscrew the 7 mm bolt located on the bottom edge of the door pull. Remove the 7 mm bolt from the back edge of the door panel. Pry out on the trim surrounding the door pull with your panel tool and remove the trim.

Step 3

Pry under the edge of the door lock switch with your panel tool. Pull the switch out of the door when it's loose.

Step 4

Lift the door panel up and off the door and set it aside. Unscrew the three Torx T20 bolts holding the speaker in place. Pull the speaker out and unplug the wiring connected to the back.

Plug your new speaker into the wiring. Place the speaker in the door. Bolt it in place with the T20 bolts you removed earlier. Replace the door panel and reassemble by reversing the steps.

Rear-door speakers

Step 1

Pry under the edge of the door lock switch with your panel tool. Pull the switch out of the door when it's loose.

Step 2

Unscrew the 7 mm bolt located on the bottom edge of the door pull. Remove the 7 mm bolt from the lower edge of the door panel. Pry out on the trim surrounding the door pull with your panel tool and remove the trim.

Step 3

Lift the door panel up and off the door and set it aside. Unscrew the three Torx T20 bolts holding the speaker in place. Pull the speaker out and unplug the wiring connected to the back.

Plug your new speaker into the wiring. Place the speaker in the door. Bolt it in place with the T20 bolts you removed earlier. Replace the door panel and reassemble by reversing the steps.

Warnings

  • Turn your engine off and set the parking brake before beginning the job.

Tips

  • Test your speakers before replacing the door panels.

References

  • "General Motors Full-Size Trucks: 1999 through 2006 (Chilton's Total Car Care Repair Manual)"; Jeff Kibler; 2008
  • "Car Stereo Cookbook;" Mark Rumreich; 2005

Photo Credits

  • Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images

About the Author

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.

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