I'm a new kid in this neighborhood and have been reading tons of the old post here for the past couple of weeks. Thanks to some good old threads and older post I am getting excited about my 1993 Old's Ceira S.
I have a few issues (e.g. power windows) I am working on but have read enough from other post that I hope to knock them out soon.
I have searched and read but still have some questions. I read that the front dash speaker grill is suppose to be able to be removed by just using your hands. I tried with no luck and then used a wide blade screw driver to try and pop it off from bottom corner and it wouldn't give. I didn't want to break something so I gave up.
1. Is there any trick to release a plastic tab on the dash grill to get to the 3.5" speakers?
2. Now moving to the back, one of my rear speakers just makes loud noise/static so bad that I have had to just disconnect it. I don't know if the wiring is bad or the speaker totally shot. I tried running a ground wire to the speaker but it made no difference so I think I will just get another set anyway. The stock rear speakers are 6x9 but I wonder if a 6.5" round will fit without major work - that is the size I would prefer to purchase. BTW, my rear bracket looks more like a coat hanger wire stretched across the bottom of the speaker instead of the wider metal that I have seen in one of the threads here. I guess they saved a dollar on the bracket in the later years. Anyone using 6.5" rear speakers?
3. I tried to get to the stereo by removing the black bezel cover. There are 4 vertical screws on the top side of the cover. Three of them appear to be rusted in as I just cannot get them to break loose at all. I've tried my best phillips screwdriver and hit them with a hammer a few times. They are set like in concrete. Since they are facing up PB Blaster isn't an option. Does that mean I have to try and drill the heads off of the screws or what? The one is above the steering wheel so it is going to be tuff even getting to it.
4. I know the GM head units are 1.5 din and most are just using a replacement 1 din head unit. I have not found anyone that has reported using a double din. Nevertheless I thought I'd ask if anyone has been able to make some cuts and get a double din unit to fit in the opening please let us know. I can't even get in there for a good look until I get that darn bezel cover off.