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Re: Replaced my 2014 Overland Dash Speaker

Just did this mod with my 2014 Limited...took about 15 minutes, thanks!

Sounds less muddy, but I've only made one call since the mod so take my three word review with a grain of salt!

I used the Polk DXi350 from Crutchfield. No problem getting the rep to include the wiring adapter for free.

Hardest part of the install was fitting the new speaker over the mounting holes. Took a bit of pushing forward to align the mounting holes. Magnet on speaker appeared to be bumping in to the rubber piece below the dash (I'm guessing it is there for anti-vibration).
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:06 PM
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Was it seamless?? Quick install start to finish? Any wires to splice or cut?? Any pics to show us?
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Re: Replaced my 2014 Overland Dash Speaker

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Was it seamless?? Quick install start to finish? Any wires to splice or cut?? Any pics to show us?
Sorry, no pics, I just referred to the pics provided by WVSpelunker on page 4 of this thread.

-Popped the trim starting with the left side using a stiff plastic "pot scraper," about the size of a credit card. Piece of cake!

-Disconnected the connector to the security light on the trim so I could move the trim out of the way

-Used a 9/32 (I think) socket with a very small wrench to remove the two screws holding the speaker.

-At first, pulling the old speaker seemed a bit of a challenge because the wire under the dash is a bit short. Rotated the speaker a bit, counter-clockwise, as I was working from the passenger seat, found the speaker wire connector and pressed a pointed object into the tab on the connector to release the speaker

-Connected the speaker wire adapter, provided by Crutchfield, to the OEM connector that I had just disconnected from the original speaker, and attached the other end to the two tabs on the DXi350 speaker. No cutting, splicing, soldering required...painless.

-Routed the speaker wire adapter connector into the hole and back under the dash, pushing it rearward to get it out of the way

-Inserted new speaker into hole, keeping the speaker wire tabs to the rear, and again, had to push it forward firmly because of some rubber insulation in the Jeep dash

-Reinstalled the screws, reconnected the security light connection, reinserted the trim

All told, about 15 minutes, not including searching for the proper socket and a small enough wrench.

In hindsight, the only thing I might have done differently is to wrap the speaker wire connector (from the OEM connector to the Crutchfield adapter) with a little electrical tape to make sure it doesn't rattle under the dash. If I hear a rattle, I'll just pull it all apart, wrap it, and that should be that.
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Re: Replaced my 2014 Overland Dash Speaker

I also replaced my front center speaker on my 2014 Grand Cherokee Overland with the Polk DXi350. Wow, easy to do and it make a big difference. The Polk has more high-mid and high range. The stock speaker is very muffled sounding.

I did a quick video to compare the difference. The stock speaker sounds louder and maybe better for voice in this video but I assure you it is not better. It only sounds like this in the video due to the crappy iPhone recording. But this video does help you hear the addition of the high frequencies in the Polk. Trust me when I say it sounds better in person than in this video, but you can get the general ideal.

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What did you use to pry up the covering to the speaker?? Did you slowly start at one side and work your way down the dashboard??
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What did you use to pry up the covering to the speaker?? Did you slowly start at one side and work your way down the dashboard??
I used plastic trim removal tools. I just pushed down on the leather until I found an area that revealed the plastic edge more and then put the tool under the plastic with a thin towel under the tool to protect the leather.

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Which one of those tools did you use to do the job? Thanks for the link.
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Which one of those tools did you use to do the job? Thanks for the link.
Long, skinny one second from the left.
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That plastic piece that has to come up sure is tight on the dash,I can barely make a gap to get something under it to pry it up without seemingly breaking it.
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Re: Replaced my 2014 Overland Dash Speaker

Hey Thanks for that clip. I am going to replace all the speakers but I never new how bad that speaker sounded until now, so thanks LOL......

But hey got a few questions. I am going to change out all the speakers and put in some high end Focal's but I cant for the life of me find what all the speakers sizes are in my 14' overland. Ive heard of 6.5' and 3.5" and by looking at the tweeters, I would say around and inch but would like to know before I order them so I dont have to pull everything 2x's. Also how are they going to sound with the factory amp? I will be adding amps to the new Focal's and new sub as soon as the new C8 lock pick comes out in the next few months, but how is it going to sound until? Just curious, I know it will sound great after the lock pick, amp and sub install and I can run my Oscope to fine tune it...... Cant wait. Ive had my jeep for 2 months now, 5300 miles later and its still awesome ! ! !
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Re: Replaced my 2014 Overland Dash Speaker

I have an extra kicker CS35 and wiring adapter. If anyone needs, send me a pm.
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I just realized today that there appears to be two tweeters in the rear posts near the back glass up high near the roof. I have a 2014 jgc overland with the 5.7 and advanced tech,has anyone changed these also??!
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