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This was a pain in the ass and took about five (5) hours.

We'll start with the rear because it's a bit more difficult:

1 - DISCONNECT THE BRAKE LIGHT from inside the trunk.
2 - Fold down the seat backs and detach the seatbelts if you can. (I could not)
3 - The plastic cover behind the seats is held on by three (3) screw tabs along the top and one (1) screw on each side toward the bottom. PRESS AND TURN the screw tabs to release them and pull each half of the cover toward the center. It should be noted at this point that every removable panel on the car is held in place by a series of cone tabs (just pull and they should release without breaking). Tuck the halves into the trunk hole to keep them out of the way.
4 - Remove the screw tab on each side of the fuzzy back panel and lift the three (3) child seat tabs along the top. Bend and pull to release the panel and expose the speakers. Be careful with this because part of the fuzzy panel is hooked under the side panels that hold the back windshield. (I just ripped it out so I don't have that problem anymore.)
5 - Each speaker is secured with four (4) screws and the wires are connected by a white rectangular box clip. Remove the screws and press the clip release at the bottom of the box to slide the white pieces apart. The screws closest to the glass will be tricky to get out if you do not have a short handle philips-head screwdriver (I used a small flat-head on its side - tedious, but it worked). You should now be able to lift the speaker out of the hole and drop in the new one (secure with screws).
6 - If you can remove the white piece attached to the wires on the speaker (I coudln't), do that and reconnect the clip. IF YOU CANNOT remove it, insert the wires directly into the white part of the clip that is still attached to the car. Twist the copper threads together so they don't fray and gently push each wire into the appropriate slots below the metal prong (the clip release should be on the bottom). Make sure the GROUND WIRE (black) is inserted to the GROUND RECEIVER (black) or the speaker will not work properly and you could damage the speaker and/or the car's wiring system.
7 - BEFORE YOU PUT THE FUZZY PANEL BACK ON turn on the radio/tape/cd player to make sure there is actually sound coming out otherwise, you'll have to take the whole thing apart again.
8 - When replacing the fuzzy panel, insert the hooks along the base of the glass first, or it will not sit flush against the window. (It isn't necessary, but it annoyed me.) Bend and push the panel back into place so you can see a bolt in each child seat tab. Push and turn the screw tabs and untuck the plastic cover from the trunk hole.
9 - Make sure the correct piece of the cover is on top and screw into place with tabs and screws. Fold the seats back up and RECONNECT THE BRAKE LIGHT.

Now for the front. These instructions can be used for both doors.

YOU WILL HAVE TO REMOVE THE ENTIRE DOOR PANEL TO GET TO THE SPEAKER
1 - I do not have power windows so I had to get a WINDOW HANDLE REMOVER TOOL from the parts store ($4.99+tax at PepBoys). Slide the tool down the door behind the crank as far as you can and hold it firmly. Turn the crank continuously until the little metal ring pops out. The crank and washer should pull right off.
2 - There are four (4) screws that secure the door panel: inside the door release (behind plastic cover), inside the arm rest (behind rubber cover), top corner away from the car, and bottom corner next to the car (just below the speaker cover). Remove all of those and save the little parts that go with them. Lift, pull and twist a little to release the cone tabs and the panel should come off cleanly.
3 - The speaker is in the bottom corner next to the car and is secured by three (3) screws and the same white rectangular box that you saw with the rear speakers. Before you can separate the box, slide it either left or right to detach it from the car. The clip release is on the bottom and you can remove the speaker screws. Be careful when taking out the speaker because there is no lip on the bottom to keep it from falling off the door when it's unscrewed.
4 - If you can, remove the white piece from the wires attached to the speaker (just like before) and attach the new wires. If you can't (I still couldn't), insert the wires to the slots below the metal prongs on the white part that is still attached to the car (just like before). Twist the threads and push the wire in gently between the metal prongs and the clip release on the bottom. Make sure you connect the GROUND WIRE (black) to the GROUND RECEIVER (black) or the speaker will not work properly and you may damage the speaker and/or the car's wiring system.
5 - Hold the new speaker against the door and screw into place. BEFORE YOU PUT THE DOOR PANEL BACK ON turn on the radio/tape/cd player to make sure there is sound coming out.
6 - When replacing the panel on the door, I found it easiest to start from the top side next to the car. Gently bang around the panel to lock in the cone tabs and put back the four (4) main screws.
7 - FOR MY BRETHREN WITH MANUAL WINDOWS: I could not get the window crank locked back onto the door. They still work just fine to open and close the window, but I can pull them off without a problem (which is a little annoying).

There you go. Please leave me your feedback and I hope this will help someone else that doesn't know anything about cars - because I sure as hell don't. I asked my boyfriend to do it for me because he "knows a lot about cars" and he'd just changed the speakers in his friend's Saturn. I even offered to make him a nice hot home-cooked dinner as payment... He was out there for about twenty minutes before he gave up and made his own damn dinner :D
 

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Thanks for this. I was hoping someone could post this up.

Question:
Mine did not come with folding seats... I wonder where the bolts are for the seats...

EDIT:
It just occurred to me that there are 2 kinds of rios - the sedan (4door) or the hatch (5door).

w/c one do you have?
 

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Thanks for this. I was hoping someone could post this up.

Question:
Mine did not come with folding seats... I wonder where the bolts are for the seats...

EDIT:
It just occurred to me that there are 2 kinds of rios - the sedan (4door) or the hatch (5door).

w/c one do you have?
Mine is a sedan. I believe the hatch back is a Rio5 instead of just Rio. How did you get a car that doesn't have folding seats?
 

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Mine is a sedan. I believe the hatch back is a Rio5 instead of just Rio. How did you get a car that doesn't have folding seats?
In international markets, they are both called Rio.

The sedan has the rear speakers on the parcel shelf, pointing up, whilst the hatchback has the rear speakers in the rear doors.
The method used to change rear hatchback speakers are the same as the front ones.
Can't quite remember if sedan has rear speakers in door aswell...Shall check it when it gets home.
I know that the sedan model we have has 2 front subs and 2 front tweeters... But thats allowed because it also has electric mirrors.
 

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Mine is a sedan. I believe the hatch back is a Rio5 instead of just Rio. How did you get a car that doesn't have folding seats?
I have the bare bone rio. My mom couldnt even believe that I have a radio in it lol. I guess folding seats are premium lol.

In international markets, they are both called Rio.

The sedan has the rear speakers on the parcel shelf, pointing up, whilst the hatchback has the rear speakers in the rear doors.
The method used to change rear hatchback speakers are the same as the front ones.
Can't quite remember if sedan has rear speakers in door aswell...Shall check it when it gets home.
I know that the sedan model we have has 2 front subs and 2 front tweeters... But thats allowed because it also has electric mirrors.
Im guessing that the more expensive models come with component speakers (low speaker is separated from high speaker or tweeter)
 

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My sedan only has 4 speakers: 1 in each front door and 2 on the back shelf behind the seats (affectionately dubbed "the fuzzy panel"). I don't have power windows, mirrors or locks, so I'm not sure if that affects the amount of... speaker-age(?) I can install.

And I really like that Mysticality uses the word "whilst" :) It made me smile
 

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My sedan only has 4 speakers: 1 in each front door and 2 on the back shelf behind the seats (affectionately dubbed "the fuzzy panel"). I don't have power windows, mirrors or locks, so I'm not sure if that affects the amount of... speaker-age(?) I can install.

And I really like that Mysticality uses the word "whilst" :) It made me smile
Okay... I'll just have to figure out how to remove the back rest/seat in order to remove the plastic cover of the speakers...

Was there anything to "unscrew/unbolt" from underneath the speakers in the trunk?
 

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Okay... I'll just have to figure out how to remove the back rest/seat in order to remove the plastic cover of the speakers...

Was there anything to "unscrew/unbolt" from underneath the speakers in the trunk?
Aside from disconnecting the brake light, I didn't have to go into the trunk at all. I'm still shocked that companies still make cars that don't have folding rear seats... Does yours have a door release on the inside of the trunk at least? Or you have a hatchback...? I can't remember, I'm sorry
 

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2006 Rio Sedan CVVT:
Ironically, these photos are all from the same side of the car. XD

1) Vehicle
2) Front door
3) Rear door
4) Parcel shelf (rear) speaker (cabin)
5) Parcel shelf (rear) speaker (cargo)

In Aus:
LX is 1.4ltr
CVVT is 1.6ltr (because of the CVVT engine)
Sedan only comes w/ 1.6
Hatch comes with both
 

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2007 Rio Hatchback LX:
Vehicle photo(s) on my profile "Garage"

1) Front door
2) Rear door
3) LX
 

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The rear speakers look almost too big compared to the stock ones... They are right, a 6x8 would be easier...

This is going to be too much, but if you have time, can you take a picture of your rear seats folded so I can see where the screws are?
 

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Here's the Sedan
 

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Thanks. I was able to take the rear seat and backrest off! WIN! I can now see the speakers (w/c look horrible btw...)
 

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PIX:
1 http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k97/lAresl_2006/IMG_0109.jpg
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1 - DISCONNECT THE BRAKE LIGHT from inside the trunk. push the yellow little tabs underneath the speaker shelf upwards. You may need to squeeze the side to be able to push the yellow tabs SEE PIC 1 and 2

2 - Remove seat/bench using latches and one bolt (12mm). SEE PIC 3 - 6

4 - Remove the back rest bolts (12mm). SEE PIC 7 - 9

5 - Lift the back rest upward (toward the rear glass) to unhinge and remove seat. You can see the 3 hinges in PIC 10 and 11

6 - The plastic cover behind the seats is held on by three (3) screw tabs along the top and one (1) screw on each side toward the bottom. PRESS AND TURN the screw tabs to release them and pull each half of the cover toward the center. It should be noted at this point that every removable panel on the car is held in place by a series of cone tabs (just pull and they should release without breaking). Tuck the halves into the trunk hole to keep them out of the way.

7 - PIC 12 shows the side panels that I had to remove. Depending on your situation you MAY OR MAY NOT need to remove them - I did. PIC13 shows everything removed.

8 - PIC14 remove the screws that hold the lower pannel (this is driver side) PIC15 removed.

9 - PIC16 just pull this panel out - you may have to remove the bolt in the next step in order to loosen the top part of this. PIC17 removed.

10 - use a flat head to remove the little SRS airbag tab and use a 10mm to remove the bolt PIC18 and 19

11 - pull the speaker cover assembly up a little then towards the front. PIC20

12 - Each speaker is secured with four (4) screws and the wires are connected by a white rectangular box clip. Remove the screws and press the clip release at the bottom of the box to slide the white pieces apart. The screws closest to the glass will be tricky to get out if you do not have a short handle philips-head screwdriver (I used a small flat-head on its side - tedious, but it worked). You should now be able to lift the speaker out of the hole and drop in the new one (secure with screws).

Assembly is reverse of the steps. :D


P.S.
1. IDK why photobucket would not keep the pictures right side up. They were right side up when I uploaded them.
2. Some of the OP's work was used in this post.
 

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Hi sorry to bring quite an old thread up but i have a question.

I am looking at upgrading my car audio.

What size speaker would i need for the front and rear doors. is it 6 1/2" or 6" as i have seen too different forums with different sizes.

I have the Kia Rio Hatchback/Rio5.

Also i have the car without Electric windows so what tool would i need to remove the windows handles
 

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Hi sorry to bring quite an old thread up but i have a question.

I am looking at upgrading my car audio.

What size speaker would i need for the front and rear doors. is it 6 1/2" or 6" as i have seen too different forums with different sizes.

I have the Kia Rio Hatchback/Rio5.

Also i have the car without Electric windows so what tool would i need to remove the windows handles
Mine are 16cm, so whatever that is in inches.
Use a Window Winder Remover, available from local parts shops.
 

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Mine are 16cm, so whatever that is in inches.
Use a Window Winder Remover, available from local parts shops.
Prob be looking at 6.5" for speaker size.

I though that about the winder remover but then i seen something about people not been able to use it with the car :S
 
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