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8 wires on my subwoofer??

I have 3 separate wires on my new exterior subwoofer. One has positive and negative input, another positive and negative output (red and black on each) and a third wire with left input right input positive and negative ( blue, red, yellow and black). How is this hooked up??
Thanks in advance for the help.

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  • cblazer May 08, 2009

    That seems right. So what do i use and how??

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"One has positive and negative input, another positive and negative output (red and black on each)"

Just from your description, it sounds like pos/neg input are the 12 volt pos neg supply for the amp inside the subwoofer. Red is pos, black is neg.

"positive and negative output (red and black on each)"

This sounds like it's used if you want to proved 12 volt pos/neg to another component.

"and a third wire with left input right input positive and negative (blue, red, yellow and black)"

This is for the cables coming from the "subwoofer out" on the amp. This is 4 wires altogether -- correct?

Posted on May 08, 2009

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 08, 2009

    Your last question is a biggy. Don't have time to lay all that out. I suggest you go to a car audio store and they can sell you the wire/connectors/etc. you need after you tell them what you have and how you want to hook it up.

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