Step 3: Gently Prying Off the Molded Plastic Speaker Grille

With care, but relentless pressure at the seam, work along the side of the speaker cabinet, popping one peg-in-hole glue point after another, until the entire side is loosened.

It may require working only halfway up the seam, and then working up,  from the bottom corner of the other side of the speaker cabinet, to eventually coax the molded plastic grille off the wooden speaker cabinet.

Note that the foam gasket is now fully visible at the seam (glued to the wooden cabinet, with this model).
<p>This is not the proper way of removing a speaker cover. Trust me I've done this to 5 set of speakers and made it look like the covers were never removed. What you need is the same tools to remove a glass display for a tablet, this is a plastic tool, this helps so you don't destroy the wood with the screw drivers like this fellow recommended. Start at one corner then start prying with your hands, not anything else. I'ts hard at first but you get their little by little. And that's how you remove a speaker cover from it's wooden box. </p>
I did it! My speakers had broken wire and I put a new 14awg wires. Thank you on this tutorial. :)
<p>The title is kinda an oxymoron, but it helped me. Thanks!</p>
Nice !!!!!! And my method is sledge hammer !!!!! Take care of your speaker 's cuz im coming
Nice write up, wish I'd seen it before I went at mine. Oh well, one small mar won't be notice. I'm adding a small internal amplifier so that this once ordinary bookshelf speaker will be a bookshelf iPod dock. Will post a write up when it is done.
i did this a long time a go sweet <br>
i used a mallet

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