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1998 Audi A4 Quattro rear speaker wiring

I'm putting in rear speakers, but the factory speakers have a connector with about 6-8 wires, the new speakers have only two, does anybody know which two wires I need to use


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Duane

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You can't use any of those - the large connector at the OEM speakers is because the rears are amplified. Your factory head unit puts out a line level signal to the rear speakers. There's an amplifier on the driver's side rear speaker (the box around the magnet that you can see from inside the trunk).

You need to either replace the head unit with an aftermarket one to drive your new speakers, or you need to tap into the amp connector and find the line level wires, break them out, put RCA plugs onto them, and plug them into an aftermarket amp, which you'd use to power your rear speakers. Doing it that way allows you to keep the factory head unit.

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