How to properly connect a car 6x9 rear speaker when there are two additional wires for a two terminal speaker? I have a problem each time i try,either my left turn signal blink slow,my music stop momentarily when i signal or i get smoke from under the dashboard by the stereo.How can i tell which wire go where? By the way,these wires are spliced!
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Re: best method for connecting rear speakers yourself
The other wires in the back by the speakers are NOT speaker wires. It is possible to cause a short circuit in your car and or damage your unit by hooking up the wires from stereo to non speaker wires. Smoke from the dash is never a good sign. Hopefully nothing is shorted. These are the correct wire diagrams for your car. Hook them up just as described and you will have sound in no time:) If there is no sound check all fuses. Hope this helps.......Let me know what happens.......GOOD LUCK
Left rear (+) is Brown wire. Connect that with the Green wire. Left rear (--) is Yellow wire. Connect that with the Green/Black wire Right rear (+) is Dark Blue wire. Connect that with the Purple wire Right rear (--) is Light Blue wire. Connect that with the Purple/Black wire.
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I would pick the 4 closest ones and connect them..if your radio has rca connectors on it you can hardwire an amp for the 4 back ones..ulimately its up to how you want to hear the radio most of the time..
FIRST DISS-CONNECT POWER FROM RECEIVER.... DO NOT ATTEMPT ANY SERVICE / TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES TO ELECTRICAL DEVICES PRIOR TO REMOVING ELECTRICAL POWER SOURCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now that the power cord is unplugged we can start. We shall start this repair by doing the easiest tests/checks first. That DOES NOT MEAN that just because the test is easy, its not very important.... every recommendation to follow is JUST as important as the next! (even if what is asked to be checked sounds un-important... its not! Follow this advice and YOU WILL RESOLVE YOUR ISSUE! TRUST ME... YOU WILL FIX THIS issue & before the days over.... SMILE & BE HAPPY! OK...... lets get started) First lets Check the power cord... unpluged? Sure hope so! Now the first thing that you have to do is check ALL the speaker connections at both ends!!!!!!!! (@ speaker & Receiver) Be certain ALL connections are tight & that NO strands of wire are shorting out the connections by touching each other...... the ends of ALL speaker wires must be seperate from each other at all times!!!! Each wire must ONLY be connected to one post/connector!!!!! Only ONE speaker should be connected to each terminal.... do not connect additional speakers to connections at any time!!!!!!!!!!! ONLY ONE can be applied to EACH OUTPUT TERMINAL!!!!!! If the speakers your using are fuse protected check fuses or circuit breakers accordingly. One open circuit (unconnected output terminal) or shorted (wires touching together) will immediatelly trigger receiver to SHUT DOWN!!!!!!! Receiver MUST have a load (speaker) connected to each speaker output to operate properly. Should all wires be found connected properly after checking at both speaker terminals & receiver terminals & problem is still accuring after reapplying power....... additional resistance checks must be made using an OHM Meter (available at most harware stores). If one of the speakers being used has burned out / gone bad / broke...... the only way to determine this condition is via a resistance measurment. Disconnect the speaker wire from the back of each speaker prior to doing resistance check!!! (a false reading will be observed if the speaker wire is still connected during this test) Now touch each of the two speaker terminals with one of the meter leads (the meter must be set to OHMS or RESISTANCE during this test for proper reading). The resistance reading observed should be NO LESS THAN 3 OHMS & NO MORE THAN 10 OHMS !!!!!!!!! Should the resistance/ohm's value of any speaker being used / connected to the receiver be found by the OHM Meter to read LESS than 3 OHMS = speaker shorted... MUST be replaced! Should the resistance/ohm's value of any speaker being used / connected to the receiver be found by the OHM Meter to read MORE than 10 OHMS = speaker open.... Must be replaced! Connecting damaged speakers to any receiver for a prolonged period of time WILL DAMAGE RECEIVER!!!!!!! Speaker resistance MUST be between 3 & 10 ohms to avoid damage to output transistors in receiver.... when receiver senses less than a resistance of 3 or more of a resistance than 10 @ ANY speaker terminal during operation................. IMMEDIATE AUTOMATIC SHUTDOWN OF RECEIVER WILL OCCURE!!!!!!! You've got a bad speaker or a loose speaker wire or a shorted speaker wire...... check each of your speaker connections/terminals & you'll find your problem! When you do find a loose or shorted wire associated with the speakers......... you'll have found your problem! Trust me.... you CAN do it!!!! and when you do... you will SMILE !!!!!!!! & be HAPPY!!!!!!!
I recently helped to replace the rear speakers in a 2001 (or 2002?) Grand Am GT.
It depends on the type of stereo you have. Look at the wires going to the rear speakers. If there are two wires to each, I'm pretty sure that almost any 6X9 speaker will work.
I did read at one of the above Forums that there are GM replacement speakers (better than original): "I just ordered two new Monsoon rearspeakers from www.gmpartsdirect and they were only $85 shipped. They are a new part number which have been updated with better cones to help prevent blowing, part number is 22698418 "
If you go with GM Monsson speakers, also try Ebay.
Hook up the speaker wire like this...Positive wire to positive terminal on top then run a loop from the top positive to the bottom positive. Next run the negative wire to the negative terminal on the bottom then run a loop from the bottom negative to the top negative.
if i was you, i would make some speaker boxes that arent that fat, but will actually fit in the back window. otherwise, u could try to put 6x9 holes in the back below the window. but id try making some boxes