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How to easily check your speakers and speaker wires

When in doubt about your audio speaker wiring, or if you think that one of your speakers might have stopped working, here is a cheap, accurate way of checking the speaker or the speaker wire. Take a regular 9 volt battery (like those used in smoke alarms) and touch the terminals to both wires of your speakers (disconnect from amp first), if you hear a pop in the speaker, the wires are good, To test individual speakers, touch the battery terminals to the speaker terninals and listen for a pop sound. If you can see the cone of the speaker you can also determine which pole is + and which is - by watching which way the cone moves, If the cone moves out you have the positive + battery terminal on the plus speaker pole. and vice versa. This battery test is safe for you speakers. If you do this kind of audio work, always carry a fresh 9 volt battery in your tool box.

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Internal speakers won't turn off when external audio is connected


Normally , you would expect the TV sound to stop when headphones are plugged in. Obviously not in this case. If you have a set of headphones, try them and see if the TV still has speakers on. If it does, then there may be a setting on the setup of the TV to get headphones to work. If the TV speakers stop, then I would think that the Logitech are not compatible with the TV. The only other thing would be is to get into the TV and disconnect the TV,s own speakers. If the wires are soldered on and not terminal connected, carefully cut 1 of the wires off near the speaker. If 1 wire is cut, the speaker wont work. Make sure both the TV and the additional speakers (If they have their own power supply) you are using are unplugged from the power before you go doing this...!

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1997 E250 ford van radio wiring diagram color code


1997 Ford Econoline Van Car Radio Wiring Diagram
Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Pink/Light Blue
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow/Black
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black/Green
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Blue/Red
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: 6? x 8? Speakersir?t=modilife-20&l=as2&o=1&a=b00009uhre
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: Doors
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange/Green
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Blue/White
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Light Green
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Green/Orange
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: 6? x 8? Speakersir?t=modilife-20&l=as2&o=1&a=b00009uhre
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: Side Panels
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Gray/Light Blue
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Tan/Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange/Red
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Pink

This info came from website: http://www.modifiedlife.com/1997-ford-econoline-van-car-radio-wiring-diagram/ ----I used this site for my 01 grand marquis, and it was accurate.

Jun 02, 2011 | Ford E-250 Cars & Trucks

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i have a 1990 crown vic and the speakers are bad and i need to know what the speaker wire color coding is for the front ad back speakers.


Got this from http://www.modifiedlife.com/1990-ford-crown-victoria-car-stereo-wiring-schematic/ I have used this site before, and the wiring guide was accurate for my grand marquis
Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Green/Yellow
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow/Black
Car Radio Ground Wire: Chassis
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Blue/Red
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: 5 1/4? Speakersir?t=modilife-20&l=as2&o=1&a=b00009uhre
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: Doors
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange/Green
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Black/White
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Green
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Black/White
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: 6? x 9? Speakersir?t=modilife-20&l=as2&o=1&a=b00009uhre
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: Rear Deck
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Pink/Green
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Pink/Blue
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Pink/Blue
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Green/Orange

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Surround Speakers will not work


Perhaps you have the live wire in the wrong connector from the speakers? They should be color coded. I would check that first. And if you have moved, they are most likely in different positions, you'll have to rerun the audio setup for the surround sound. You should have a separate microphone to use for that that plugs in to the system.

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i own a 1993 Ford Explorer and my radio just stopped working. I checked all my fuses and they are all fine. What could be the problem


the radio may be defective, pull it out and verify power to the radio, u can buy the radio removal tools at any NAPA parts store or get them from Ford, they are very cheap to buy. here is the wiring colors and what they do, u will also need a cheap 12 volt test light, about $6


1993 Ford Explorer Car Stereo Wiring Diagram
Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Light Green/Yellow
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow/Black
Car Radio Ground Wire: Red or Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Orange/Black
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Light Blue/Red
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: Blue
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: N/A
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange/Light Green
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Blue/White
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Light Green
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Pink/Light Green
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Pink/Light Green
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Tan/Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange/Red
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Black/White
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Jan 08, 2009 | 1993 Ford Explorer Limited

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