How to Remove a 2015-2023 Mustang Subwoofer

How to Remove a 2015-2023 Mustang Subwoofer

Last Updated January 9, 2023 | Bill Tumas

If you're installing new taillights or installing a taillight harness on your S550, you have to remove your Mustang's subwoofer. Removing your Mustang's subwoofer is also the first step in upgrading your speaker system. We'll show you how to remove your Mustang subwoofer so you can move on to your next upgrade.

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Mustang Subwoofer Removal Instructions

The steps are slightly different for 2015-2017 Mustangs than for the 2018-2023 models. But don't worry, we've got you covered for both removal processes.

Parts and Tools Needed:

  • 8 mm Socket
  • Panel Tool
  • Ratchet Set
  • Extension

2018-2023 Mustang Subwoofer Removal Steps

Step 1: Open Trunk

The subwoofer is located in the trunk, so pop the trunk and head to the back of your Mustang.

Mechanic standing in front of a S550 Mustang with the trunk open

Step 2: Remove Bottom Bolts

Unscrew the two 8 mm bolts at the base of the subwoofer. Put the bolts aside for reinstallation.

Mechanic removing the lower bolts from an S550 Mustang subwoofer

Step 3: Remove Upper Bolts

Using a ratchet, unscrew the 8 mm bolts at the top of the subwoofer housing.

Mechanic removing the upper bolts from an S550 Mustang subwoofer

Step 4: Unplug Subwoofer Housing

Remove the subwoofer housing from the cavity. Unplug the electrical components from the speaker and set the entire assembly aside.

Mechanic unplugging the subwoofer housing on an S550 Mustang

2015-2017 Mustang Subwoofer Removal Steps

Step 1: Unscrew Cover Plate

Remove the three T-20 Torx screws at the bottom of the cover plate with a socket wrench to loosen the cover plate from the subwoofer assembly. At the top of the cover plate is a single T-40 Torx screw. Remove that screw as well.

Mechanic unscrewing the cover plate on a S550 Mustang subwoofer

Step 2: Unscrew Assembly Base

Once the cover plate is removed, it will reveal two 13 mm bolts at the base of the subwoofer assembly. Remove these bolts to disconnect the subwoofer from the trunk.

Mechanic unscrewing the assembly base of an S550 Mustang subwoofer

Step 3: Unplug Subwoofer Housing

Remove the subwoofer housing from the cavity and turn it so it's face down. Unplug the amplifier from the speaker and set the entire assembly aside.

Mechanic unplugging the housing of an S550 Mustang subwoofer

Upgrade Your S550 Mustang's Sound System or Taillights

With the subwoofer out of the way, you can replace your taillights or take your sound system to the next level. Check out upgrades for your Mustang's sound system. If you took your speakers out to access the taillight area, we have you covered there, too.


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How to Remove a 2015-2023 Mustang Subwoofer

Learn how to remove your Mustang's subwoofer so you can access the taillight or upgrade to a more powerful speaker. You'll be done in just a few minutes!