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Old 08-29-2005, 02:10 PM   #1
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Have a '96 SSE with CD, 7 band eq, gain slider and 4 wire rear speakers. I am replacing the factory original speakers with some new Pioneer 3-way TS-6971 full range 6x9'*. Can someone tell me which wire pair colors power the full range speaker and which pair colors power the bass that comes from the gain control amp? I am going to disconnect the gain control and run only the full range Pioneers.

I am also installing some new 5.25 Pioneer 2-ways full range in the doors. Are there any helpfull hints when removing the door panels. I hate to brake a bunch of plastic clips if I can avoid it.

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your best bet would be to rewire it entirely...
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Thanks for the opinion.

Anyone have an answer?
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You're gonna have to cut them any way. Cut one set and figure out which part of the speaker quit. That'* what I did. Maybe someone with a 96 FSM can tell you.
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It is not neccessary to "rewire it entirely." If you have a good HU and weak or damaged factory speakers go get some good full range aftermarket speakers and you can make a nice sounding system for cheap.

Thanks for the reply "jwikoff99". That'* pretty much what I did and the polarity is marked on the factory speakers so that helped.

I used Pioneer TS-A6971R 3-way 6x9'* in the rear and TS-G1340R 2-way 5.25'* in the doors. TS-G1370R 3-way was my first choice for the doors but they did not have them in stock.

$130.42 for 2 pair of speakers and it took me 2 hours to do the install. Here are the wire colors that I used to install full range speakers in a '96 SSE with 2 speaker grills in the door.

Left rear Yellow -
Brown +

Right rear Light Blue -
Dark Blue +

Left front Grey -
Yellow +

Right front Dark Green -
Light Green +

Disconnect all small factory installed tweeters (small grills mounted next to the larger speakers).

This system won't knock the world off it'* axis but if you are over 40 and just want a good clean sound without waking the dead, this works very well.

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If the new x9'* are like all the other'* i've seen then
I dont understand why you all dont feed the gain
to the standard x9 spades....

Then cut the lead that feeds the "high end" meaning
the center mid/tweet wire hanging off the back of
about every pair of x9'* I've seen so far which
just tapp'* at the spade and feed your other
pair of wires there....

Still gain for the bass and seperate feed for the
mid'* high'*....

Look at the new speakers and see how the central
mid/tweet'* are fed from the spades...

Seems to be the easy solution no-one seems to
get - with a few posts on the subject....

Be just like factory.....

FWIW
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Originally Posted by HowY
If the new x9'* are like all the other'* i've seen then
I dont understand why you all dont feed the gain
to the standard x9 spades....

Then cut the lead that feeds the "high end" meaning
the center mid/tweet wire hanging off the back of
about every pair of x9'* I've seen so far which
just tapp'* at the spade and feed your other
pair of wires there....

Still gain for the bass and seperate feed for the
mid'* high'*....

Look at the new speakers and see how the central
mid/tweet'* are fed from the spades...

Seems to be the easy solution no-one seems to
get - with a few posts on the subject....

Be just like factory.....

FWIW
Makes sense to me, I would try that but I just bought an aftermarket deck... Someone else should try this and let us know how it works!
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