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2010 speaker wiring assistance needed

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Tacobart, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Oct 11, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    Tacobart

    Tacobart [OP] Member

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    I am in the process of upgrading my front door speakers as a first step to better sound. I have a 2010 Access Cab and tried to install some component speakers. I removed the 6X9" and the small speaker up high in the door panel. I have all the correct mounting hardware, etc. (I think). The original wiring does not have a cross over, so each speaker location would get the full range of sound, which could damage the component tweeter. Therefore, a cross over needs to be installed.

    I plugged a new wiring harness adapter into the factory 6"X9" wiring harness and ran it to the cross over. Then I ran new speaker wires to the new woofer and the new tweeter. And, voila!, no sound. Then I saw that disconnecting the factory wiring at the old "tweeter that's not a tweeter" resulted in a power disconnect. There are two wires that are soldered into one lead each that connect to the old "tweeter" so I could see that the power needed to loop back from the tweeter for everything to work. So I cut the old factory wiring harness at the old tweeter, plugged it back in and, voila!, now it worked!

    Fast forward thru the rest of the story but I've had to hook the old speakers back up (temporarily) due to fit interference issues that I'm solving now. I carefully re-soldered the two wires I snipped, shinkwrapped them, and put it all back together just like they did at the factory.

    Here's my problem. Now my passenger side speakers don't work!!! Heck, I never even touched that side of the truck! I only worked in the driver's side door panel. Can somebody help as to why this may have happened? The balance and fade are set properly. First the right side speakers worked, now they don't. Oh, and the two tiny rear speakers that are glued into the headliner work.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Oct 11, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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    hookedontronics

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    What is your deck set at for input? I.e. is there no right side speakers with the radio, cd, ipod etc

    It is pretty typical for an ipod to only play through the left side if not set up correctly
     
  3. Oct 11, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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    Tacobart

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    Thank you for your advice. Apparently, I am a knucklehead. After powering down and then back up it seems to be fine now. Left, right, it's all good. It may have had something to do with what you said but it fixed itself. I shouldn't have pressed the panic button as soon as I did. What I didn't mention is that the audio was streaming through a Parrot bluetooth device and so that may have had something to do with it. Thanks again for your input.
     
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