Speaker Install - 2002 Town Car Sig

gunnye7t

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Completed install of a set of ( 4 ) Kicker CSC68 coaxial speakers.
Purchased from Best Buy as they were available immediately. Otherwise Crutchfield would have been my choice.

Best Buy listed the Metra 72-5512 wiring harness adapter. Wrong.
Needed the Metra 72-5600 adapter.
The Metra website does indeed list the 72-5512 for a 2002 Town Car Sig.
The adapter I needed was the 72-5600 listed for a Ford Crown Vic Base.
The adapters are tight fitting. Took some wiggling to get 3 of them to seat. This is due to the pins being stubborn to insert.
The other adapter pushed the pins out of the connector. Reseated the pins and super glued them in.

Front door speakers mounted no problem.
It was taking off and putting the door panels back on that took up all my time.

Rear speakers took about 5 minutes each.

Front speakers removed are P/N XW1F-19B140-AB
Rear speakers removed are P/N XW7F-18808-CA

Will be on the road for an hour tomorrow so will get time to sound out the speakers.
 

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raiderfan247365

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Hell yea, glad to see folks taking on these car stereo improvements lately. Those are the same speakers I put in my car recently, hope they work well for you! Also, I don't know why I didn't think about it when I did my install, but I didn't order the speak adapters I just cut the speaker wire and spliced in the new speakers, this plug and play method seems MUCH easier!
 

jkeaton

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02 must be different from my 04. Directions state to remove the entire rear seat and package shelf because the speakers are mounted from the top?
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raiderfan247365

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To you two who have done this, what is the improvement? I think my factory stuff sounds pretty good but, it is close to 20 years old.

This is really going to depend on a few factors:

-The user's hearing and sound preference
-Using stock vs aftermarket head unit
-Type of music or audio being listened to

For me, the sound clarity is definitely better and I only replaced my front two speakers, my aftermarket deck also pushes out 25 watts RMS to the speakers so they will naturally sound at least moderately better than with the stock head unit.

And just to note, I would not have changed speakers had my front right not died on me. In my wife's 98' Navigator, when I did the speaker upgrade it was VERY noticeable, those 20 year old speakers were trash haha.
 

gunnye7t

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For the rear speakers just popped off the grill with my fingertips.
4 small screws hold down each speaker.
Pull up and out and drop in new speaker.
 

jkeaton

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Rears on mine require removing a bunch of crap to get to them.
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TC door panels are such garbage. A similar year Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis door panels are super easy to remove with out breaking the mounts because they just use screws and angled tabs that go into the door.

The TC? Forget about it. Such a dumb design, had to fix the drivers door panel three times now.

I went with Kenwoods for speakers. They sound WAYYYYY better then the Alpine/Ford speakers that were in it.

 

raiderfan247365

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TC door panels are such garbage. A similar year Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis door panels are super easy to remove with out breaking the mounts because they just use screws and angled tabs that go into the door.

The TC? Forget about it. Such a dumb design, had to fix the drivers door panel three times now.

I went with Kenwoods for speakers. They sound WAYYYYY better then the Alpine/Ford speakers that were in it.
Ah yes, I love a good post complaining about these door panels, such a bad design, pain in the a** for many of us on these forums. Even if you are careful as can be, those clips and plastic mounts holding them in just break. The only saving grace I learned is that you can get a pretty tight fit with just a few of the clips being in tact. But yea, such a pain, makes doing what should be easy work into tedious work.

I have pulled off a few of my panels now for various reasons and I have become more skilled at it, but I am not looking forward to the next time I need to do it... Glad you got some better sound rockin' in your TC!
 
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I'm not sure which is worse 98-02 or 03-11. Think the latter are worse cause I see those with broken door tabs or broken door handle bezels. The earlier TCs use push trees but they weren't as strong as the 98+ ones so they were a bit more forgiving.



JB Weld didn't do shit. Hot glue is better but melting chicken wire into the door panel and slathering it with hot glue seems to work ok.
 

raiderfan247365

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I'm not sure which is worse 98-02 or 03-11. Think the latter are worse cause I see those with broken door tabs or broken door handle bezels. The earlier TCs use push trees but they weren't as strong as the 98+ ones so they were a bit more forgiving.



JB Weld didn't do shit. Hot glue is better but melting chicken wire into the door panel and slathering it with hot glue seems to work ok.

Oh man, what an annoying and unrewarding fix though, sorry you had to do that but thanks for the tip!
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