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Replacing factory radio

I have the new radio hooked up electrically , but my problem is the speaker wiring. I got car wiring diagrams that state the color code and it is pretty much true at the source. In other words , I took off the door panels and the right color wires are attached to the speakers, but in the dash the colors a totally different. I even took an ohm meter to get a cont. reading and nothing. I just dont understand. Am I going to have to rewire the whole thing?

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I am not sure what kind OEM radio yu got? sometimes the factory radio is floating ground, you must becareful, do not touch any wireto your car body.

First check the speake wire, use a 9v battery touch the speaker wire + and -to find out which is which and then one by one connect to your OEM radio and turn on and find out if it is a correct side or front and back.

hope this can help you a little bit.

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