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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-07-2003, 12:44 PM
ISSM96
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THe rear speakers have a little connecter. How do you hook up a set of normal speakers thats only have a positive and negative wire?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-07-2003, 04:58 PM
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cut the stock connector off, the either solder the wires right to the speaker terminal, or (probably the more prefered method), find some electrical connectors that slide over the "prong's" of the new speakers. Crimp them onto the wire and you're set.
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-12-2003, 10:01 AM
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U SOLD YOUR IMPALA??????


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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-12-2003, 04:24 PM
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OK I did what you said got them hooked up but only the one works that originally did the driver side rear speaker does not work the brown and yellow wire. Is there anything besides the wire I should check on that side to see why the speaker is not working. It did not work with the stock speakers either. Thanks.
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-12-2003, 09:32 PM
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This really isn't my area... but I'll give it a shot. Since that speaker doesn't work, the wires must have a nick (or cut in half) somewhere. Could be anywhere from the radio to the door obviously. 1st area I'd check is where it goes into the door (by the hinges). Seems like a lot of movement there, might have worn it's way through the wire or something.

Good luck finding it, I hate tracking down electrical problems.

Joe, I had to... A felow forum member had a gun to my head and forced me to. lol, ok not exactly. I'm planning on getting into racing (not helping anymore, actually driving finally) either next year or the year after. So the car payment had to go, and I needed a new vehicle to tow a trailer (and one that liked snow). So bye bye big black, I know you have a very nice home now.
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-13-2003, 07:03 AM
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ISSM96, did you or anyone else change the radio?? IF yes, the start there. Check for a good connection behind the radio. Take a test speaker and wire it directly to the radio. If it works, start looking at the wiring to the back.

It would probably be easier, if it didn't matter to you, to run a 14 ga speaker wire to the back and get the diagnosing over with.
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-16-2003, 11:26 AM
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well more than likly he has a blown speaker and burned out that one channel on the radio ...happened in my 97 chevy truck ,door speaker was fubared and i thought it was the radio so i bought a nice new jvc only to burn the channel up in it too .just run a new wire
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-18-2003, 07:45 PM
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I would verify connections are good at back of radio first. In all of my years of installing factory wiring is rarely the problem, especially in newer cars. If all connections are good at the radio, hook up a test speaker to the output on the radio as mentioned in previous posts. The yellow and brown should be right next to each other on the factory plug. GM uses a yellow for switched 12 volts also, make sure you test with a multimeter. If no audio directly from radio, bad channel. If good at radio take test speaker to rear and hook it up. If no audio there then you can chase wiring or just run a new wire for the rear...
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-20-2003, 07:55 AM
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I had the same thing as ironroad. Blown speaker had me chasing wires. It was the speaker.

Peter
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-24-2003, 05:08 PM
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Originally posted by bbodyguy:
I had the same thing as ironroad. Blown speaker had me chasing wires. It was the speaker.

Peter
Boy is that a Royal PITA! I had some defective RF RCA's. I lost my whole left side sound. I started behind the radio, switched the right to left and saw it was the left channel, because the right now worked. So I checked my amps. Same thing. Boy was it a pain getting under the carpet to find the exact spot where the rca had split, INSIDE its shielding. And it was a straight area, no kinks or bends! $44 later, I fixed it.
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