When changing speakers in a car (my case rear speakers of 2000 clio to JBL 6x9's) i have found out i need to change cables from back of head unit to some speaker cable and just connect to the speakers, this is ok but how do i change the green + green/black wires and the purple + purple and black wires? do i just cut them, strip them and solder the speaker wire to the stripped part? i dont really wanna ruin my head unit trying things out.i know what wires are to go where, its just how to connect the speaker wires...
thanks in advance
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Re: wiring on back of head unit
You don't need to change the cables from the head unit on. Just strip of the end of the wires where the old speakers are and crimp on the proper connectors to connect them. Alternatively you can just solder the wires directly to the speakers. I always **** splice at least 6" of wires onto the end so you have more wire to work. The only reason you would change the wires would be because you are putting more than 200 watts per channel. You didn't speak of an amp so no worries.
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2000 Buick Regal Car Stereo Install Diagram jvc kdavx1
Radio Constant 12V+ Wire: Orange yellow
Radio Ignition Switched 12V+ Wire: Yellow red
Radio Ground Wire: Black/White black
Radio Illumination Wire: Gray/Black orange/white
Left Front Speaker Wire (+): Tan white
Left Front Speaker Wire (-): Gray white/black
Right Front Speaker Wire (+): Light Green gray
Right Front Speaker Wire (-): Dark Green gray/black
Left Rear Speaker Wire (+): Brown green
Left Rear Speaker Wire (-): Yellow green/black
Right Rear Speaker Wire (+): Dark Blue purple
Right Rear Speaker Wire (-): Light Blue purple/black parking brake: blue light green
For this last wire, access the back of the parking brake to find a switch with a blue wire. Peel some insulation from the wire and wrap the stripped end of a 3 foot piece of 16 or 18 gauge wire around the stripped section. Solder and wrap the connection with electrical tape, route the wire to the jvc, then strip and solder the other end to the pigtail of the head unit.
If you are also installing a camera seeing behind you when backing, you will need to run a wire to the back-up light on the driver side reverse light (light green) wire along with your video cable.
if you are going to place the speackers into the rear shelf than you can run your wires along the underside of the shelf,then towards the back of the rear seat, then run it down the length of the seat, when you reach the bottom you will need to try to pry the backrest portion seat foward just enought to get the wire thru to the front, then you will need to get either a phillip or slotted screwdriver, open the back door and at the bottom unscrew the trim from the bottom of the door way,run wire thru do the same with the front door, then run wire behind the trim around or near where the emergency release handle is at, run wire behind instrument panel towared your deck. when you go to wiring up the deck and speakers check on the deck to see if it has a wiring diagram on it if not: most decks come as follows ( white wires front right ,blue or purple rearl left, brown front left, grey rear right red is + black is - yellow is constant +( always on so your deck is able to stay programedwith your presets and audio settings and clock)one single blue or purple wire is the remote for your ampif the colors dont match the ones on your deck then hook up your deck to the power only when the deck comes on go ahead and set your speackers to only the rear right speacker and take your wires from your speacker and touch them to the wires on the back of the deck, once you hear the audio coming thru go ahead and mark this as right rear or rr then using the same speaker change the settings to rear left speacker and do the same as with the other one mark it rl and do same for front speackers
1)When you connected the amp to the head unit, did you run two pairs of RCA cables for front and rear reference or did you only run one set of RCA cables from the rear out to the amp?
2)If that's not the case and you did ran two sets, on your amp, swop the rear and front RCA cables. If the rears go quiet and the fronts are loud you now know the issue is either in the cables or how the head unit is set up. If the fronts are still quiet, check your Amp's gain, frequency and filter setter settings (if available). If those settings don't change anything you may have a faulty amp.
3)Check speaker connections, seems trivial, but you never know.
Message me back if nothing works and/or you get stuck.
hello melgiblett, as adding additional speakers to you current factory speakers will cause and abundance of power drain, you head unit is only designed to handle 4 speakers.. the only option would be to either splice your front or rear speakers to the new 6x9's, however you will notice a significant drop in audio volume and quality as your head unit would not be powerful enough to run all 6. with the assistance of an amplifier, you may be able to acheive all 6 speakers
you should install 2 8 or 10 inch wooffer on the back seat install mid range and tweeter its not very expensive it gonna sound great with that trunk you can do anything you whant 6x9 its sound like crap even the expensive one
I'm assuming that you have left the original wiring intact? If this is the case then it's a pretty simple thing to do. There should only be 2 cables one for each speaker & each cable will have a positive & negative polarity. Once you have securely fixed the speakers into place (usually screwing into place through the mounting holes provided) you just need to attach the wires to the speakers. If your car has manufacturers plugs on & don't match the speaker ones (quite often the case now) simply cut them off & replace with spade connectors of the right type/size. The most important thing is to get the polarity the same way round for both speakers!If you get them reversed you will NOT get any bass. Also remember with any new speakers they need time to run in & sound their best....so take it easy with the volume control for the first 20hrs or so of play if you want them to sound great & last longer!