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Speaker Install ?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by 80 atoyot, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. Apr 6, 2008 at 8:20 AM
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    80 atoyot

    80 atoyot [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just finished installing my double DIN head unit. It is awesome. DVD, CD, Ipod, SD, USB, and I added the Bluetooth adapter which works very well. I show pics of mic install also.

    Pics to come !!!

    SOOOOOO>>>>>> Here is my question.
    I noticed that the OEM wiring colors are nothing like the standard colors we use. The Schoche adapter wires were a HUGE help for the head unit.

    But when I do the speaker install (all four) the OEM wires running to them will be strange colors. HOW do I know which are + or - ????

    Any good ways to install the news ones making sure i have polarity correct????
     
  2. Apr 6, 2008 at 8:40 AM
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    maverick491

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    Schoche makes speaker adapters as well. The part number and a photograph of them are in my speaker upgrade thread stickied at the top of this page.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2008 at 9:20 AM
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    80 atoyot

    80 atoyot [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks MAV, I took a look at those.

    I made a mistake and should have ordered the entire kit (all 4 mounts with harnesses) but I missed that kit on tacotunes and I only ordered the 4 mounts.

    So...if I just wanted to cut and splice (which is very easy) to save $$; which color is + which is - ???
     
  4. Apr 6, 2008 at 9:29 AM
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    maverick491

    maverick491 Towing Guru

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    OK, on the Scosche adapters, the white wire has the bigger spade terminal, and the black wire has the smaller spade terminal. Not sure which is positive or negative, that is why I opted for the plug and play method.

    Just looking back at my pictures, it appears that the front doors are blue and white, and the access doors are red and white, but in either case the white on the adapter goes to the white on the truck harness, and the blue or red wire goes to the black wire in the adapter.

    So white wire is bigger spade terminal, other color is smaller spade terminal.

    Hope that provides you with enough info to figure it out, as I can not answer it any better than that. Sorry.
     
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