Just finished up upgrading my car’s audio equipment and environment. This post is about installation of custom-built tweeter pods. I drive a 2006 Ford Focus ZX4, which sadly did not come equipped with tweeter pods.
Got the idea off this DIYMA thread, the finished product surprised me in terms of simplicity and professional appearance.
Items you need:
Snaimpally, author of the DIYMA thread had a list of items needed, follow the aforementioned link for more information. Also, I highly recommend a Dremel.
To remove the A-Pillars, first remove that housing that covers the seat belts. If you don’t have the trim removal tool, I found it pretty safe to use a standard screwdriver with plastic or cloth over the head. Second, gently pull the A-Pillar trim, starting from away from the engine. Don’t just pill from the edge, try to wedge your fingers as close to the mounting port as you can so not to stress the plastic.
Testing to see if the tweeter casing would mount inside the PVC cap. I recommend using something like a Dremel to roughen the inner edge of the PVC cap. Adding grooves would help ‘lock’ the tweeter in place. The tweeter kept slowly sliding out of the cap until I did this.