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      I bought these all on amazon overnighted prime as it was much cheaper than Crutchfield (4 speakers and parts ~$146 shipped on amazon vs $200 on crutchfield)

      Speakers: Infinity Reference 6532EX - EZFit... (Amazon.com: Infinity Reference 6532EX - EZFit 6-1/2” Shallow Mount Coaxial car audio speaker: Electronics)

      Wiring harness: Metra 72-7800 Speaker Wiring Harness or HStech harness 4 pack (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZQHS4TB)

      Speaker adapter: Ai HSB524 2006-2012 Honda Speaker... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C86HEV2

      I just completed all four doors in under an hour and a half on my EX-L. After doing the first door which took half the time with me making sure I didn’t break anything and I had the right tools and proper mounting the rest were super simple. There’s already a lot of information on the forum that I was able to piece together to do this, but it was a mix from search. Hopefully this can help someone who wants a direct replacement with no permanent modifications to install these drop-in replacements. I found the subwoofer to be excellent, but the midrange needed some help. These sound great. I noticed the two rear doors are quieter than the two front doors. Don't know what that's about.

      This video is extremely helpful for visual removal of the front door panels.

      Take the 3 screws out (2 plus 1). Pull from the speaker corner out and around bottom edge. Then lift UP from inner first and the panel will come out. Only pop off the two white harnesses (don't mess with the green harness) and open the handle to let it slide out. If any clips did not come off with the plastic panel, remove them from the door frame and slide them back into the plastic panel.

      8mm bolt on the top of the stock speaker, remove. Then use a plastic pry tool you can pop out the top of the speaker, it's not glued, just kind of sticky tape. When it is out, you can pull UP and the speaker comes out. Disconnect the stock harness.

      Now take the Honda adapter bracket and it slides in perfect on the two bottom legs/holes and the top will pop right into the screw bracket. Put the stock screw back in and this will hold the adapter in. I noticed there is very slight movement on the bracket against the door so I used some “sound deadening” material - it’s actually a water proof leak sealer rubber stuff - and put a small strip on the sides to keep the adapter from rattling as it's a really sticky material.

      Attach the harness to the stock clip. Now the white and black ends go to the speaker. One wire has a narrow end and the other is a wider prong thing to fit into the appropriate pins on the speakers. Match them up and wiggle them in tight. Use electric tape if needed to keep the wires secure. I also taped the harness to the inside of the door

      Now the speakers can get screwed in. Use the 4 short screws and align the 4 brackets on the speaker to 4 lines on the outer ring of the adapter. It will be more like the 11 o' clock or 1 o' clock positions.

      Test the speakers are working.

      Now put back the door panel by first plugging in the harnesses you unplugged and Slide the door handle back in and into the clip holes. It will sit slightly loose but will tighten down with the two screws we originally removed. Now start with the top of the panel and hook it down into the window opening. Roll down windows to make it easier. Start with hooking down the side closest to the car first then outside should fall right in. Push in around the pins around the door to snap them back in. Screw in 3 screws and put back plastic cover.

      Rear is essential the same as the front however the third screw is not visible like it is the front doors. It is under the door grab plastic. Use the small flathead to lift it up in the small notch. It just pulls out. Screw is hidden underneath going straight down. Remove this. The door has two harnesses. One on the door the other attached to the panel. Pop both out and also just gently pull the plastic pin that goes into the panel. This lets you take out the whole panel.

      Some pics I snapped of rear door and then one of speaker installed on front:
      Crutchfield instructions Door panel removal (2020 Elite)
      Thanks to @pshadoa for crutchfield instructions and thanks @storm303 for mentioning the 6532 Infinity speakers as drop in replacements.
       
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      Great post ! I too followed
      I bought these all on amazon overnighted prime as it was much cheaper than Crutchfield (4 speakers and parts ~$146 shipped on amazon vs $200 on crutchfield)

      Speakers: Infinity Reference 6532EX - EZFit... (Amazon.com: Infinity Reference 6532EX - EZFit 6-1/2” Shallow Mount Coaxial car audio speaker: Electronics)

      Wiring harness: Metra 72-7800 Speaker Wiring Harness or HStech harness 4 pack (Amazon.com: HSTECH 72-7800 2 Pairs (4 Pack) Car Speaker Connector Harnesses for with 1990-Up Honda and Acura Vehicles: Car Electronics)

      Speaker adapter: Ai HSB524 2006-2012 Honda Speaker... Amazon.com: Ai HSB524 2006-2012 Honda Speaker Adaptor

      I just completed all four doors in under an hour and a half on my EX-L. After doing the first door which took half the time with me making sure I didn’t break anything and I had the right tools and proper mounting the rest were super simple. There’s already a lot of information on the forum that I was able to piece together to do this, but it was a mix from search. Hopefully this can help someone who wants a direct replacement with no permanent modifications to install these drop-in replacements. I found the subwoofer to be excellent, but the midrange needed some help. These sound great. I noticed the two rear doors are quieter than the two front doors. Don't know what that's about.

      This video is extremely helpful for visual removal of the front door panels.

      Take the 3 screws out (2 plus 1). Pull from the speaker corner out and around bottom edge. Then lift UP from inner first and the panel will come out. Only pop off the two white harnesses (don't mess with the green harness) and open the handle to let it slide out. If any clips did not come off with the plastic panel, remove them from the door frame and slide them back into the plastic panel.

      8mm bolt on the top of the stock speaker, remove. Then use a plastic pry tool you can pop out the top of the speaker, it's not glued, just kind of sticky tape. When it is out, you can pull UP and the speaker comes out. Disconnect the stock harness.

      Now take the Honda adapter bracket and it slides in perfect on the two bottom legs/holes and the top will pop right into the screw bracket. Put the stock screw back in and this will hold the adapter in. I noticed there is very slight movement on the bracket against the door so I used some “sound deadening” material - it’s actually a water proof leak sealer rubber stuff - and put a small strip on the sides to keep the adapter from rattling as it's a really sticky material.

      Attach the harness to the stock clip. Now the white and black ends go to the speaker. One wire has a narrow end and the other is a wider prong thing to fit into the appropriate pins on the speakers. Match them up and wiggle them in tight. Use electric tape if needed to keep the wires secure. I also taped the harness to the inside of the door

      Now the speakers can get screwed in. Use the 4 short screws and align the 4 brackets on the speaker to 4 lines on the outer ring of the adapter. It will be more like the 11 o' clock or 1 o' clock positions.

      Test the speakers are working.

      Now put back the door panel by first plugging in the harnesses you unplugged and Slide the door handle back in and into the clip holes. It will sit slightly loose but will tighten down with the two screws we originally removed. Now start with the top of the panel and hook it down into the window opening. Roll down windows to make it easier. Start with hooking down the side closest to the car first then outside should fall right in. Push in around the pins around the door to snap them back in. Screw in 3 screws and put back plastic cover.

      Rear is essential the same as the front however the third screw is not visible like it is the front doors. It is under the door grab plastic. Use the small flathead to lift it up in the small notch. It just pulls out. Screw is hidden underneath going straight down. Remove this. The door has two harnesses. One on the door the other attached to the panel. Pop both out and also just gently pull the plastic pin that goes into the panel. This lets you take out the whole panel.

      Some pics I snapped of rear door and then one of speaker installed on front:
      Crutchfield instructions Door panel removal (2020 Elite)
      Thanks to @pshadoa for crutchfield instructions and thanks @storm303 for mentioning the 6532 Infinity speakers as drop in replacements.
      I too followed Storm303's recommendation re. speaker choice. The speakers were a huge improvement over the OEM speakers. They had such small magnets it was a wonder they sounded as good as they did. The Infinities are coaxial speakers. Even though I am 72 and am supposed to not be able to hear high frequencies as well, I thought the Infinity speakers were putting out too much in the highs. So, I know it sounds sort of crazy, but I took the speakers out and unsoldered the leads to the tweeters. Thus the Infinities are acting as sort of midrange woofers. Sounds great to me!
       

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