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PostSubject: need helping finding the wires for the speakers   need helping finding the wires for the speakers EmptyThu Aug 13, 2009 10:10 pm

Alright guys im in the process of installing my 4 channel and new speakers and am trying to find the wires to the speakers under the dash that come from through the door and have not had any luck finding them on either side.

if someone has any pictures that would help me that would be great!
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PostSubject: Re: need helping finding the wires for the speakers   need helping finding the wires for the speakers EmptyThu Aug 13, 2009 10:28 pm

they go thru the door jambs, behind kick panels, under dash as part of a BIG bundle. You'd almost be better off running separate wires.

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PostSubject: Re: need helping finding the wires for the speakers   need helping finding the wires for the speakers EmptyThu Aug 13, 2009 10:37 pm

yea i was planning on running separate wires but i kinda need to find the old ones under the dash to do it lol.

i took my door off today to replace my window motor and was trying to look through the bundle of wires to see were they come out on the other side of the jamb under the dash but i had no luck.

idk maybe i just have to look harder for them... but there is a buuuuunch of wires under there! lol
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PostSubject: Re: need helping finding the wires for the speakers   need helping finding the wires for the speakers EmptyThu Aug 13, 2009 10:41 pm

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yea i was planning on running separate wires but i kinda need to find the old ones under the dash to do it lol.

i took my door off today to replace my window motor and was trying to look through the bundle of wires to see were they come out on the other side of the jamb under the dash but i had no luck.

idk maybe i just have to look harder for them... but there is a buuuuunch of wires under there! lol

I don't think you need to find the old ones; I think you do, however, really need to pull off the front panel of the dash in order to get room to work and run your wires.

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PostSubject: Re: need helping finding the wires for the speakers   need helping finding the wires for the speakers EmptyThu Aug 13, 2009 10:51 pm

oh alright.

you think i can see were they come in better if i take off the front?

because i took off the bottom cover and was looking for were it came through from underneath
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PostSubject: Re: need helping finding the wires for the speakers   need helping finding the wires for the speakers EmptyFri Aug 14, 2009 2:14 pm

alright started feeding the wire through and it stop and cant really find were it ended up?

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and do u guys think this is were all the wires go when they go through the door?

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PostSubject: Re: need helping finding the wires for the speakers   need helping finding the wires for the speakers EmptyFri Aug 14, 2009 2:19 pm

I think the wire bundle goes through much higher than that, look at the existing bundle of wires coming through the rubber boot! You can feed your new speaker wire right through that boot if you want to. Just make sure you leave a little slack around the area for flex.
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PostSubject: Re: need helping finding the wires for the speakers   need helping finding the wires for the speakers EmptyFri Aug 14, 2009 2:24 pm

alright.


yea in the first pic i was feeding it through the boot form my 50ft of speaker wire i have, but i cant really see were the wires end on the other side
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PostSubject: Re: need helping finding the wires for the speakers   need helping finding the wires for the speakers EmptyFri Aug 14, 2009 3:01 pm

You can use the OEM wire attached to the speaker to pull the new wire through the door (boot). Go through the speaker hole in the door, cut the OEM wire, tie it around your new wire, and pull it through from under the dash.

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PostSubject: Re: need helping finding the wires for the speakers   need helping finding the wires for the speakers EmptyFri Aug 14, 2009 3:36 pm

AA wrote:
You can use the OEM wire attached to the speaker to pull the new wire through the door (boot). Go through the speaker hole in the door, cut the OEM wire, tie it around your new wire, and pull it through from under the dash.

...IMHO if you can find the old speaker wire you don't need to cut it and pull a new one, except for technical reasons (want a 14 or 12 ga. wire for instance)

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PostSubject: Re: need helping finding the wires for the speakers   need helping finding the wires for the speakers EmptyFri Aug 14, 2009 4:12 pm

It seems like he's running an amp, so bigger wires are in order. I think the OEM wires are 20-24 ga.

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PostSubject: Re: need helping finding the wires for the speakers   need helping finding the wires for the speakers EmptyFri Aug 14, 2009 8:20 pm

yea im using 14 ga. wire.

and i found were it went into

i just pulled out the boot a little, stuck fingers in there found a hole and ran them threw were the hatch for the trunk is, and rest was a piece


for the passenger side it was wayyyyy easier. just stuck finger in the, found a hole and ran it threw to trunk.

pics of final install soon.
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PostSubject: Re: need helping finding the wires for the speakers   need helping finding the wires for the speakers EmptyTue Aug 18, 2009 12:15 am

alright heres some pics of my install, its alright for a budget install

but took me like 3 days lol.

here i ran it threw the hood hatch, not the trunk.
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