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2006 FD 218 front bench removal

tackhouse1 Member Posts: 13

Question,  I have a 2006 FD 218.  It came from the factory with only two speakers (in the rear).  I was told by others on the forum that the wiring for the front two speakers exists, and found the wiring for one under the front drivers side bench.  Looking under the front passengers bench, I cannot find the wire.  I'm pretty positive it's there, but may be below the deck.  My thought is to remove the front bench seat, and try to find the wiring.

Does anyone have an experience removing the front bench?  It looks like it may just be attached with a 4-5 large screws into the floor and 4-5 from the railing into the side of it. 



  • tackhouse1
    tackhouse1 Member Posts: 13
  • nquirk
    nquirk Member, Moderator Posts: 672 ✭✭✭✭

    @tackhouse1 I think you've got the right idea.  Removing the screws to detach from the railing and floor should give you access.  I haven't been around the FD's much beyond a 2002 FD226 but I suspect there will possibly be a entry point from the deck where the cable would be routed to see if its either there, or below deck in that area.

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  • cjjjdeck
    cjjjdeck Member, Moderator Posts: 1,872 ✭✭✭✭

    Just got a confirmation (holiday weekend prevented me to reply sooner) that they are standard screws going into both surfaces, not through bolted.

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