Jeep has thrown in some nifty perks in the stereo system for Jeep Renegade. You get six speakers in the basic plan. You can upgrade to nine with Kenwood and Beats sound systems. But what if you want a more customized sound experience? You have come to the right place to learn how to upgrade the speaker on Jeep Renegade.
If you feel the Jeep-offered upgrades are not cutting it for you or feel the cost is way too much, you can go for other aftermarket speaker options. You can easily remove the factory speakers and install new ones by yourself.
How To Upgrade Jeep Renegade Speakers?
You Don’t Like The Current Setup
Jeep Renegade comes with a pretty decent set of speakers. But there are better options in the market that can deliver better sound quality. If you feel underwhelmed by the stock speaker offerings, why not go for an upgrade?
Your Stock Speakers Are Damaged
Nothing lasts forever. So your Jeep Renegade factory speakers might start making crackling, unpleasant noises without any prior notice. In that case, you don’t have any choice but to look for alternatives.
How Much Do You Need To Spend To Upgrade Jeep Renegade Speakers?
The Jeep Renegade has dash speakers and door speakers. To replace dash speakers, budget around $40-$60 for each of them. The door speakers could be a bit cheaper, so you can expect to buy them for $30-$50 apiece.
You will need some extra tools for the replacement, so you should also have an equipment budget. This could set you back $100 more or less.
By rounding up all the numbers, we can give you an estimated overall cost of $250-$300. If you want someone else to do the work, you will have to add mechanic fees to the bill. Don’t worry, we will show you how you can do it yourself.
How To Upgrade The Speaker On Jeep Renegade
How To Upgrade Jeep Renegade Dash Speaker
The factory 3-and-a-half-inch tweeters in the dash are easily accessible and linked in parallel with the front speakers. You can take off the panel in the corner of the dashboard with a trim tool. You can pry the panel with the tool and remove the retainer clips.
You can remove the panel now. Once you do that, you will see the speaker. Unfasten the screws with a T25-sized screwdriver. Undo the harness and pull out the old speaker.
Put the new speaker in and fasten the mounting harness. Fasten the T-25 screws and then put back the panel. Lock it in place with the clips. You will hear a clicking sound as you push the panel back to its place. You have installed your dashboard speakers. Now, let’s focus on the remaining units.
How To Upgrade Jeep Renegade Front Door Speakers
Originally, you will get 6×9-inch front door speakers in your Jeep Renegade. You can opt for the same size or go for 5-1/4 inch or 6-1/2 inch offerings while upgrading the speakers. If you go for different sizes, you will get mounting brackets for them. So, don’t worry about fitting them into the speaker compartment.
To change these speakers, you’ll have to remove the door panels. First, pry off the cover of the screw behind the door release handle and remove the corresponding 3/16″ screw. You’ll need to lift the mat to get at the hex screw hiding underneath the door pull cup’s rubber lining.
Take out the Phillips screw at the door panel’s lower edge, then push out the two screw covers at the panel’s upper back edge and take out the Phillips screws there. As you move back up the door, pull out the power switch panel to release the clips holding it in place. Then, remove the hex screw that you can see.
Now, you will have to remove the panel that conceals the speaker. Each door panel is held in place by eight clips. Pry up the panels from place to place so that the clips get released. When they do, the panels will pop right out.
Unhook the mounting bracket and unscrew the screws to extract the speaker. The T-25 screwdriver will come in handy once again.
Put the new speaker into the panel, hook the mounting bracket back on and fasten the T25 screws. Restore the panels and push them down to ensure the clips secure them. Put the doors back and fasten the Phillips screws and hex screws to attach them to the mainframe of the car.
How To Upgrade Jeep Renegade Rear Door Speakers
This is the same as removing and installing the front door speakers. Remove the door, the speaker panels, and then the speakers. Replace them with new speakers, secure them with harnesses and screws, and put back the panels and then the door.
The tools are the same as well. You don’t need to use anything different for the rear door speaker replacement.
Even if you have changed speakers in other vehicles before, you will find it difficult to do so in a Jeep Renegade without specifically knowing how to upgrade the speaker on Jeep Renegade. The speaker placements can be a bit difficult to figure out for inexperienced DIY-ists. So, hopefully, this article will be a helpful read for anyone wanting to modify the speaker system in their Jeep Renegade.
I am Rick Bofia, a Jeep mechanic with a wealth of experience in repairing and maintaining Jeeps of all models and ages. I take pride in my expertise in diagnosing and repairing complex Jeep problems, from engine and transmission issues to suspension and brake system repairs. My passion for Jeeps and my dedication to delivering top-quality services have earned me a reputation as a reliable and trustworthy mechanic in the Jeep community. Whether you need routine maintenance or major repairs, you can trust me to get your Jeep back on the road in optimal condition.