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Rear Speakers - Replacement with Coaxials (3 Door)

This guide shows you how to replace the rear speakers on a 3 door Civic (ie Type R). The existing speakers are lightweight poor quality woofers. The new speakers are coaxial – ie with built in tweeters.

Thanks to Pottsy for the excellent Front Speaker replacement guide. I am assuming you have already done this as the sequence for the rears is similar.
Thanks to G4il1 for showing how to remove the rear speaker panels easily – Photos repeated here.

Parts Needed:
1 A Pair of quality 6.5” coaxial Speakers – I used Infinity Kappa 62.7i, simply because I found a good deal on ebay (about a third of the retail price!!). They need to be coaxial for the best improvement as there are no separate tweeters in the rear.
2 Two Speaker rings similar to those used for the front doors in Pottsy’s guide. Alternatively make them out of 19mm MDF sheet like I did. (An off cut of MDF cost £2 and this would have been enough to make numerous speaker rings). The MDF needs to be sealed to make it moisture proof - I used wood exterior primer.
3 4 sq ft of Dynamat Extreme soundproofing sheet – optional but recommended.
4 Check you have enough screws, clips and tape etc.

Sequence:
1 Remove the red armrest cover as shown in photo. Bend in the red part above the black to help release the clips. It needs a fair bit of levering and fiddling so you need to be very careful not to damage the trim
2 Remove the @ six screws holding on the panel above the armrest
3 Remove the panel above the armrest – this comes off easily.
4 Remove old rear speaker. There is 1 screw at the top, then a bit of a push breaks the bond with the door panel. Watch for the 2 locating clips at the bottom of the speaker.
5 Fix the new speaker ring to the door. I used 4 self tapping screws with panel clips behind the doors. The screws and clips came with the speakers. The steel panel needs to be drilled first.
6 Connect the speaker wires to the crossover. The colour coding in the wiki is repeated here as it is still correct for the Type R.
Rear Left + Yellow
Rear Left – Brown
Rear Right +Blue
Rear Right - Orange
7 Wire the crossover to the speaker as per speaker supplier’s instructions. I use duct tape to secure loose cables to panels – this avoids them being the source of an annoying rattle.
8 The Crossover is stuck behind the steel panel with double sided foam tape
9 Apply Dynamat Extreme sound proofing on both sides of the panel the speaker is mounted on + some on the outer body panel (see photos). I used @ 4 sq ft in total, which cost £20.
10 Mount the speaker on the speaker ring. I used 4 small screws per speaker in pre drilled holes. These screws came with the speakers.
11 Put the panels back.
12 Go and enjoy a nice cup of tea.

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how does it sound?

great detail too, with all the pictures
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how does it sound?

When you fade to the rear speakers only, it sounds a lot better than the original rear speakers - so good for rear passengers. With fade centered (ie normal setting) there is not much of a difference from the drivers seat - only a bit more suround than before.

However it took a while for the infinity front speakers to bed in (too much treble at first ) so further improvement expected.
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that's really helpful. managed to fit my fusion front components today. i'm off to buy some coax ones tommorow and get them fitted
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that's really helpful. managed to fit my fusion front components today. i'm off to buy some coax ones tommorow and get them fitted
Glad you found this useful.

The hardest part is getting the arm rest off - In Picture 1 press the vertical part of the red covering in just above the plastic as you prize it up. This helps release the hidden clips.

Here are a couple of diagrams of the area which may help as well.
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Great stuff
Instead of adapters, In the front, I used the rings which come with all components (for holding the grilles on)

It does mean you need to drill holes into the metal but you can screw straight trough and it works a treat.

I used to have those infinity coax in the front of my old car, they are really clear
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How do these sound now?
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How do these sound now?

Sounds great, a vast improvement over the standard set up.

I have:
- front and rear speakers replaced with infinitys
- dynamat extreme around the speaker area / in the doors
- Small pioneer subwoofer under the rear seats

total cost @ £250
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shouldnt you replace all the speaker cable to the headunit really>? those honda cables are awful.
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Can anyone advise what size of rear speakers to buy? Is 6.5" the best to use?
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shouldnt you replace all the speaker cable to the headunit really>? those honda cables are awful.
Wire is wire mate. Only mugs buy that gold plated crap
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nice write up, might have to do mine now I've seen how easy it is!
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very helpfull thanks

its so easy^^
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Thank you verry mutch,
I was struggeling with the whole door pannel without succes. now i know how to do it with your help.
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Thanks man...Great "how to".
I used it to take the audio signal for the active subwoofer (Pioneer TS-WX206A)

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thanks mate something i will doing soon.
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Great guide, can anyone assist with some guidance on how to attach the mdf speaker rings to the door ???
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Great guide, can anyone assist with some guidance on how to attach the mdf speaker rings to the door ???
See item 5 in the sequence for how I attached the mdf rings
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Hi guys,
Does anyone of you know if the Civic with 5 doors' rear speakers are the same size as the 3 doors' ones?
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