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Wiring color code radio


Here is what I show from the manual.
2005 Hummer H2 Car Audio Installation Guide
Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black/White
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: Gray
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: Pink
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: Under the Center Console or Behind the Glove Box
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Tan
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Green
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Green
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Blue
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Blue

Apr 01, 2014 | 2005 Hummer H2

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VR3 200 AMP


Looking at this picture you can see the terminals at the top.
This installation has one speaker hooked up on the right, and the power inputs hooked up on the left.
The inputs will be power on the left, 12 volts positive (V+); a signal wire for to power on the amp that's 12 volts positive too, (V+, It's usually a yellow wire that comes out of the car stereo called To Antenna, or To Amp. and the third connector on the left is a Ground, or 12 volts Negative (12-). Look for the labels V+ and V- to get the power connectors in the right places. (I can't tell from the picture which is which)
On the left side is the Speakers, Each speaker has a positive and negative lead, and the terminals on the amp are labeled Left + and Left - and Right + and Right - .
Align the speaker leads to the terminals (in cars a negative lead usually has a stripe running along the length of it, and a positive has no stripe).

On the other side of the amp are RCA sockets, one red one white. Any low signal can plug into these, from an Ipod to a turntable. Your car stereo, or EQ, will have RCA outputs that can connect to these with an RCA Patch cord, which has plugs on both ends that will fit into the RCA sockets. Whatever signal goes into the RCA inputs is amplified out of the speakers when it works.


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Nov 01, 2012 | Car Audio & Video

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How to wire kicker 07cvr124 4ohm duel voicecoil 12in sub to my rockford fosgate 4channel punch 600r amplifyer


run the positive from one voice coil the the negative on th other than take th left over positive from one voice coil and the negative from the other and bridge it to the amp use the blue sub wire but u will have to buy a 1 unto to splitter to hook up ur rcas from amp

Mar 28, 2012 | Rockford Fosgate Car Audio & Video

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What wires do I hook up to the high level in plug that came with my dual xp2100 2 channel amp


First, know that you need either high level input or low level input, but not both. Low level input is preferred (RCA cables). If you must use high level input because your head unit doesn't have RCA jacks, you connect the speaker outputs from the head unit to the high level input of your amp. The high level input plug probably has a black wire, this is "signal reference ground". A pair of grey wires which are right positive (grey) and right negative (grey with black stripe). And a pair of white wires, left positive (white) and left negative (white with black stripe).

Feb 26, 2011 | Dual Car Audio & Video

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I put an after market cd player in my 2003 acura 3.2 tl type s. all the speakers are working fine but i am not getting any sound out of the factory subwoofer, it is not working. any idead what i did wrong...


You got to connect the blue amp turn on wire. If still dont work. then you got to find the factory amp find the two wires that sends frequency signals to the amp. You will see a total of 7 wires. So you've got to use process of elimination. Use a multimeter.

1.Constant 12 Volt
2. Ground
3. Amp turn on
4. + output wires going to the + of the subwoofer
5. - output wires going to the - of the subwoofer
6 + input wires going to the radio harness
7 + input wires going to the radio harness

6 & 7 are like the rca's you plug in at the input of an aftermarket amplifier and and on the other end plug in the output subwoofer of the Radio.

So on a factory amp you wont see any RCA's its all wires. Once you find the first 5 just remember the last 2 wires.

If you want your radio to control the gain and volume of the Subwoofer get a long RCA plug it on the back of your radio that says sub output and then cut the other end of that RCA and connect the positive the + input wire on the amp and the negative to the negative input wire on the amp.

If you dont know whats positive or negative just go ahead and connect it and experiment. You will know if your in phase when the subs sound boomy. Then the connections are correct. If it sounds Tinney then the connection is out of phase. solder then tape all connections with black electrical tape. Dont leave any power wires exposed or else cause a short and blow fuses.

Good luck

Apr 07, 2010 | Car Audio & Video

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What wires do i need to hook up 2 kicker solobaric s15l7 to a car


You will need the amp wires. Red Positive to battery, Black negative from amp ground to unpainted car body surface, and the blue remote wire that goes from amp to remote wire on back of cd deck.
Then you will need the rca cables from rear output of cd player to the amp.
Then just the positive and negative wire from speaker to amp. Use Speaker Positive wire to Amp Right Channel Positive
And speaker negative wire to amp Left Channel Legative wire.
That is it.

Nov 17, 2009 | Kicker Solo-Baric L7 S15L72 Car Subwoofer

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Sub woofers and amp


first of all is the amp a four way amp? if so then you need to know what the watts of the subs are (you dont want to melt them) wire + and - of channels 1 and 2 to one sub and + and - of channel 3 and 4 to second sub, nice thick lead from battery positive (fused) to positive terminal on amp thick lead from a good earth point to negative terminal on amp run a set of rca leads down the opposte side to the positive wire to prevent interference, run thin wire from remote wire of radio to the remote terminal of amp, rca's are plugged in at stereo and at the am. may need a RCA splitter to be able to power all four channels

Good luck Davelee

Mar 24, 2009 | Car Audio & Video

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Alpine type-r 2ohm dual voice coil help


try reconnecting your rca's from the deck to the amp when finished wire one speaker positive to positive on left channel and negative to negative on right channel then connect the 1st subwoofer. if all power and sound is fine and working turn off power to amp and connect negative terminal of 1st sub to positive on 2nd sub and positive from first sub to negative on second crossing the wires runs the speakers in series another way to try is parralel the speakers wiring by connecting positive left channel output of amp to positive on 1st sub same with the negative then splice positive to positive on second sub and same with negative.

Feb 09, 2009 | Alpine Type-R SWR-1222D Car Subwoofer

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Intstall sub and amp


ok not much info but
u need a red thick wire with a fuse from positive on battery to positive on amp
thick black ground wire from negative on amp to car body
remote wire from remote on amp to remote on back of head unit
rca leads from back of head unit to amp
then hook up sub

Jul 02, 2008 | Car Audio & Video

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Only one sub works


The amp should produce no output when using the left negative and the right positive.

If the amp works bridged (left positive and right negative) with one speaker AND works when you connect one speaker from the left positive to the right positive, it would appear as though the right channel isn't getting any signal.

Try inserting only the left signal cable (nothing plugged into the right RCA jack) to see if the right channel will work when a speaker is connected to the right channel speaker terminals.

Jun 30, 2008 | Sony XM-2002GTR Car Audio Amplifier

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