Definite upgrade, ALMOST bolt in
2017 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
The focal 165vw speakers are a compatible replacement for both the front and rear doors for a 2017 Jetta se (without the fender system). They are "bolt in" except the speakers come with screws and clips that are useless. Instead you should use (not supplied) rivets to install the new speakers just like the factory ones were. Also the speakers are slightly thicker so they push against the door panel and create a buzzing noise (on both the front and rear door panels). This can be solved by removing the sticky foam tape around the speaker hole on the door panel, using a dremel to cut off the protruding part of the plastic ring and tabs that are underneath/adjacent to the foam, and then reinstalling the foam. This gives you the clearance you need without blemishing the door panel.
Pros: Easy to install and the door panel/old speaker instructions were great. Manufacturer wiring connectors and bracket holes were spot on. These speakers will fit both the front and rear doors. (2017 Jetta SE)
Cons: These speakers stick out just a bit more than the stock ones, requiring slight trimming of the interior door panel (you can't see it) to get the clearance you need. The screws and clips provided were useless. Use rivets.