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2019 Silverado Trail Boss Custom Stereo Upgrade

Re: 2019 Silverado Trail Boss Custom Stereo Upgrade

Postby matt83223 [OP] » Oct 08 2019, 2:16pm

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matt83223 wrote:Anybody have any input on what I need to do to get to the dash speakers? I have some on order and I’m curious if the grills just pop off or is there more involved?
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I feel that most of the soundstage comes from the dash speakers so I have decided to change those out with some higher quality speakers. With the sub I’m not trying to get lows from the doors so I’m gonna start with the dash and I hope that will be sufficient for me.


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I run those and like them. The grill is not removable. They fit fine.


Glad to hear they sound good! I’m more concerned with the grille, or cover on the truck, how do it get that off? I got it up on one side but seems to be connected to the little air vent in front of it. I’m wondering if I have to take apart more of the dash to get to it, it does not seem connected to the pillar.


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Re: 2019 Silverado Trail Boss Custom Stereo Upgrade

Postby matt83223 [OP] » Oct 09 2019, 12:07am

Here is a picture of the speaker grille, i got the front end closest to the windshield off but it seems to be attached to the small vent piece in the front. I’m starting to think that part has to come off as well. ImageImage


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Re: 2019 Silverado Trail Boss Custom Stereo Upgrade

Postby Rambodog » Oct 09 2019, 6:56am

I mistakenly thought your truck was a 2018. I misread, yours is different from mine. In any event it looks like the Pillar will still have to come off on yours and the removal of grill will be more evident at that point I imagine. It probably just pops out with a few friction fasteners, but the grill part is most likely tucked under the Pillar.
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Re: 2019 Silverado Trail Boss Custom Stereo Upgrade

Postby JH1973 » Oct 09 2019, 2:16pm

The a-pillar probably sits inside of a female groove that is attached to the grill. So you probably need to remove the a-pillar and then the grill will probably pop out.
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Re: 2019 Silverado Trail Boss Custom Stereo Upgrade

Postby JH1973 » Oct 09 2019, 2:22pm

Your install is looking really nice, I like how that kicker key amp mounts under there so sleekly. Just out of curiosity, did you have to use the load circuit feature or not?
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Re: 2019 Silverado Trail Boss Custom Stereo Upgrade

Postby matt83223 [OP] » Oct 09 2019, 3:07pm

JH1973 wrote:Your install is looking really nice, I like how that kicker key amp mounts under there so sleekly. Just out of curiosity, did you have to use the load circuit feature or not?


Thanks! I really liked how it all worked out. To answer your question no I did not have to use the load circuit. I’ll have to do another post on all the settings I used and what steps I took to set it up.

Before I do that I’m gonna replace my dash speakers because I will need to run the setup again.


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Re: 2019 Silverado Trail Boss Custom Stereo Upgrade

Postby matt83223 [OP] » Oct 11 2019, 7:06pm

I was able to replace the dash speakers last night with the Kenwood’s. They were an exact fit and dropped right in with no issues.

Getting to the dash speakers is pretty simple.

1- Remove the fuse panel covers, they just pull right off, held on by clips.

2- Remove the pillars, there are 2 10mm bolts holding them on, and a clip towards the top, it’s a strong clip and will take some effort.

3- Remove the small bolt holding on the speaker grill/air vent, this bolt will be accessible after removing the fuse panel cover.

4- Use a non scratch pry tool to get the speaker grill to pop up, it’s held on by a few plastic clips.

After that the speakers are exposed and your good to go.

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Pillar removed

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Speaker grille

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New speaker installed

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The Kenwood speakers have in line crossovers, I zip tied them up so they are not rattling around.


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Re: 2019 Silverado Trail Boss Custom Stereo Upgrade

Postby JH1973 » Oct 11 2019, 7:21pm

Looks great,how do they sound? Did it make a difference?
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Re: 2019 Silverado Trail Boss Custom Stereo Upgrade

Postby matt83223 [OP] » Oct 12 2019, 12:23am

I ran the auto tune on the kicker amp last night and so far it sounds great. I can run them at much higher levels and they are clear and crisp with no distortion. They woke the whole system up.

All in all I think I’m satisfied. The dash speakers made the difference for me. I think im ok with the stock door speakers, unless they blow out.

The sub sounds great, 8” is plenty for my listening style.

The kicker key was as advertised, I would recommend it. The wiring harness really made this instal a breeze.


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