Background: My sound system was in ruins, front driver door was blown and the back driver side was dead.
So I just bought some Dual Illumiminite 6.5 inch speakers and installed them into the front door panels, and some other Dual 6.5 speakers in the back door panels. the sound is great, and everything works fine there... but now i want to bring the full potential of the illuminites into play.
My conundrum is thus: Where should I route the needed 12v DC power from to my front doors so as to light up these speakers?
My Initial Response: At first i was thinking about integrating them into wherever the dash lights connect, so as that they will only activate during the evenings, or when insufficient outdoor light is available to see my instrumental panel, and that they would also rely upon the dimmer adjustment wheel. I know i cannot attach it to my stereo receiver, (gives a big NO to that option on the speaker)
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Re: Iluminite Speaker Instalation 12v DC power
There is 12+ going to the power window switch if you have power windows, you could tap off of that. It's already inside the door, no routing needed. Use continuity test to find ground. Also hook up a seperate switch on the door to turn them on or off.
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Bose sound systems have an amp board mounted to each speaker the rear 6X9's should be the easiest to check. power and ground should present at all time with the car on when radio is then turned on you should see a 12v signal voltage another wire in the plug at the speaker. My guess is that 12v signal that comes from the radio is not functioning and the radio needs service.
is it hacked?, do you see evidence of hacking at amp or speakers?
did you try adjusting left right , front rear fader knobs yet>
if all looks ok then the head end needs service.
i bench test all radios and amps.
that proves what side is bad.
or while on car, connect a known good speaker to each output that is dead, work now, yes, bad speaker or line.
no, bad head, or fuse in rear of head blown.
Check the speakers if they work. Connect the speaker terminals using a short wire to a 1.5 volt battery (AA or any dry cell batter) and listen if there's a thumping sound when the wires are connected to the battery terminals. If there's no sound, your speakers are busted. If there's a sound, check if the wires are okay. Use the same method with the battery with the wires from the back of your stereo. Make a small cut on the wire and attach the short wires you used earlier.
pull the rubber boot back off the wiring harness in the crease of the drivers door and check for broken wires there. common problem due to the number of times these wires flex to allow the door to open and close
It sounds like you have a switch problem in your door panel.if you can raise the window in the rear with the switch but not from the front then suspect the switch in your drivers door panel. If neither window will open with the switch in either door panel, still check your drivers door panel switch.you may try running power to the motor by itself with a jumper wire from a known 12v lead from the battery if you can and see if the windows will raise and lower without using the switch.
Ok left side door speaker is the door chime speaker, I would check the left side door speaker to make sure it's not blown out. This can be done by using your fade & balance button on the radio and going to front speaker and left side only and to see if the speaker is blown. if so replaced it
12V CONSTANT WIRE RED and PINK/BLACK Ignition harness
12V IGNITION WIRE DARK BLUE Ignition harness
12V ACCESSORY WIRE BLACK/ORANGE Ignition harness
STARTER WIRE YELLOW Ignition harness
PARKING LIGHTS (+) BLACK/YELLOW At Headlight switch
POWER DOOR LOCK (5-wire reverse polarity) ORANGE/PURPLE Harness Coming Into Vehicle From Driver's
POWER DOOR UNLOCK (5-wire reverse
PINK/PURPLE Harness Coming Into Vehicle From Driver's
DOOR TRIGGER (-) YELLOW/BLACK At Headlight Switch
DOMELIGHT SUPERVISION (-) Use door trigger
TRUNK TRIGGER (-) GRAY/BLACK At Light In Trunk
TACHOMETER WIRE TAN/BLUE or BLACK/GRAY At Ignition Coil
BRAKE WIRE (+) WHITE/BROWN At Brake Pedal Switch
HORN TRIGGER (-) BLACK/RED Harness Coming From Steering Wheel At
CAUTION! SRS airbag wires are not enclosed in protective loom at the
steering column. They are a twisted pair of wires that run with rest of
ignition harness. Be careful not to cut or probe these wires.
(Black plug) Rear Right speaker -: Blue w/White stripe Rear Left speaker -: Brown w/Yellow stripe Front Right +: Purple Front Left +: Dark Green Rear Right speaker +: Blue w/Orange Stripe Rear Left speaker +: Brown w/Blue Stripe Power Antenna/Amp: White (Gray Plug) +12v battery wire: Pink or Pink w/White Stripe +12v Ignition wire: Red w/ White Stripe Front Right speaker -: Blue w/ Red Stripe Front Left speaker -: Brown w/ Red Stripe
There is a fuse block located on the drivers side of the dash. If you open the drivers front door there will be a panel on the end of the dash. Remove the panel and there will be a fuse labeled cigar/dlc