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Removal of Subwoofer in '17 Reserve- non THX system

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Hello All. I've attempted to preform a search on this topic, but I have come up empty. I have a 2017 Reserve with a non-THX audio system and I want to replace the factory sub . I purchased an aftermarket Kicker recently that I want to use. I removed all the rear trim panels necessary to get to the sub. However, when I removed all of the screws holding the factory sub in place, the speaker would not come out. It almost seemed like there was something holding it in from the back. It would spin in the mounting hole in the factory enclosure, but I couldn't pry, coax or sweet-talk the driver out of its hole! Does anyone know the secret to getting the driver out of the enclosure?:unsure: It's frustrating to get to that point and have to stop due to a seemingly simple issue.
Any advice would be very greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance. 馃榾
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Hello All. I've attempted to preform a search on this topic, but I have come up empty. I have a 2017 Reserve with a non-THX audio system and I want to replace the factory sub . I purchased an aftermarket Kicker recently that I want to use. I removed all the rear trim panels necessary to get to the sub. However, when I removed all of the screws holding the factory sub in place, the speaker would not come out. It almost seemed like there was something holding it in from the back. It would spin in the mounting hole in the factory enclosure, but I couldn't pry, coax or sweet-talk the driver out of its hole! Does anyone know the secret to getting the driver out of the enclosure?:unsure: It's frustrating to get to that point and have to stop due to a seemingly simple issue.
Any advice would be very greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance. 馃榾
I figured it out. There is a bolt holding the subwoofer to the actual enclosure. I removed the three screws securing the enclosure to the vehicle. When I flipped the enclosure over, there it was.. the bolt that had the bain of my existence. As soon as I removed the rear bolt, the sub popped right out.
I filled the enclosure with poly fil and mounted the new Kicker sub. It wasn't an immediate improvement, as I am a firm believer in the speaker break in theory, but it does go lower than the factory sub. A new amp with a level control is next.
I figured it out. There is a bolt holding the subwoofer to the actual enclosure. I removed the three screws securing the enclosure to the vehicle. When I flipped the enclosure over, there it was.. the bolt that had the bain of my existence. As soon as I removed the rear bolt, the sub popped right out.
I filled the enclosure with poly fil and mounted the new Kicker sub. It wasn't an immediate improvement, as I am a firm believer in the speaker break in theory, but it does go lower than the factory sub. A new amp with a level control is next.
I found this out the hard way! Did you end up using the stock enclosure for the new Kicker?
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