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How do you remove child restraint tethers for rear speaker replacement??

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    KaSondra New Member

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    Bought a 2000 Ford Escort ZX2 last week and cannot figure out how in the hell you remove the bolts for the child restraint tethers on the rear deck? Trying to replace the speakers and the tether is the only thing standing in my way.

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    pextor Moderator Staff Member

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    As I recall, you pry the plastic part off and the metal part is held in by a bolt, probably 10mm or 12mm. It's been a while since I had them off but that's how I recall it being.
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    The first picture is a shot of the bolt. It's oblong with flat sides and rounded edges. Is there a special "Ford tool" needed or?? Channel locks? Perhaps I need to remove the paint to get it free?? I've replaced speakers in all of my vehicles since my first one and I've never encountered one like this.
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    The bolt comes through from the top.
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    Thank you! Yes, it was the 10mm and I was able to pry the plastic off. Feel like an idiot though. That was the nut that I took the photo of, LOL.

    I got the job done and the speakers made the Premium Sound stock stereo sound pretty nice. However, I decided to keep going and am now replacing the entire set up. Thanks for the help.
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    The amp for the premium sound radio is under the driver seat. You'll have to bypass it if you are replacing the radio.

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