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Old 04-14-2010, 11:52 AM   #36
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Re: Speaker Help!

Using a voltmeter test each wire and see if there is any voltage. Audio signal will have a varying voltage with low numbers (~<5 volts). The power leads to the amp should read 12 volts. You will need to find a wiring diagram that can tell you which colors are for what as I don't remember them off the top of my head and I'm currently at school so I can not reference them.

I'd suggest picking up a Haynes manual. This gives you a good breakdown for your car as well as having a wiring diagram in the back.
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ok... im in school also i go to Wyotech, not sure if u have ever heard of it or not..... but i tak ecollision repair and refinishing and right now im in a business class.... i could prob find a diagram on the computer
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I've heard of Wyotech. Even better you'll be able to reference a diagram I'm sure easily.
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thanks for the help hope it works... and i got another ? have u ever heard of the blue chip that u can buy on ebay?
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I'm assuming the blue chip is supossed to be a computer chip for the car? With claims such as increase HP, Tq, and fuel economy? If so they are a scam and stay away from them. Remember: If it's too good to be true, then it probably is.
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sounds good i was lookin for a solid answer i have been talkin to kids from school and they were like try it cuz it has a "lifetime warranty" and 30-day money back guarantee
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Re: Speaker Help!

take that bar out right above the back seat and that thing that is covering the speakers
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so i took everything apart in the back of my car, and some jackass cut the wires for the amp, there is no amp in my car, is there anyway i can bypass the amp
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it should already be bypassed
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Not necessarily.

You can connect the ends of the input and out put wires together.
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Re: Speaker Help!

that i did not know since we are talking about speakers where can you put tweeters at in the front/back
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you can put tweeters on the back dash pad (where your rear speakers are) you can put them right beside the 5x7's in the back not sure about the front... and what if attaching the input and output wires together does not work? then what do i do
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There are four tweeters, two in the front, two in the rear. The two front are located on the doors, opposite the side view mirrors. The two rear are located next to the 6x8" speakers on the speaker rack.

Make sure the input wires have a signal. Find one channel's + and - wire and hook up a voltmeter to them. The volt meter should be getting voltage (~5v). Make sure the volume knob is up fairly high to get a god reading (and that's also the reason you have no audio). You will want to connect these wires to the respective output wire channels.
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i only have the 2 tweeters in the front, none in the back someone took them out along with the 2 amps in the back
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You want to keep the RCA and power wires as far away as possible, which is why the power wire is ran down one side of the car (e.g., driver side) and the RCAs are ran down the opposite side (e.g., passenger side). If the RCAs and power have to cross over they should be done so at a perpendicular angle (i.e., 90 degrees). The power wire creates a magentic field which distorts the audio signal in the RCAs and thus gives the dreaded "alternator whine".

As for filters, I just see them as band aids (much like capacitors). It's one thing if you are using them to cancel out frequencies to enhance your speakers and all but using them in such a fashion to mask a problem isn't really a cure.

Was this the same headunit we originally diagnosed as being the culprit to poor audio quality?
Yes, actually it was, sorry I have been busy working on computers lately and haven't had time to look at the forums. The only thing I can figure out is there is something out in the cd player that is allowing the "noise" through, but I got that figured out. I have ordered me a new head unit, it will be here wednesday. I do have a great working head unit to use just doesn't have a usb port on it for my iPod. Also so I can look at a better display.
Sony CDX-GT930UI (cdxgt930ui) - Car Stereo Head Unit In-Dash Receiver - Sonic Electronix
I didn't get it just because it is sony, I like that display and cable layout.
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Is there no audio at all or is there only audio with a CD player (as in there is no radio reception)? If it's just the radio audio you're missing then it's most certainly another problem. A new headunit will not likely fix the issue.

I'm not trying to defer you away from your purchase but you should know that Sony's car audio products aren't like the other items they make. The speakers and head units are usually of poor to moderate quality.
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