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B_taylor- At the radio connector you connections will be as follows LB/W is + for left door speaker O/LG will be your negative
DG/O is + for right door speaker W/LG will be your negative
those are for a vehicle with speakers in the doors only. If yours is not let me know I can Give you the other set-up

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