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Old 11-01-2006, 08:49 PM   #1
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I have a 1995 Bonneville SLE and just recently replaced the front speakers, I figured I'd follow that the stock speakers red and black on the speaker itself before the connector was (red) positive (black) negative. Somehow my Pioneer 5 1/4 3-ways sound like garbage compared to what I was hoping while my 6x9 5-ways sound simply amazing. I was wondering if someone could tell me the connector color that'* positive/negative for each side (before speaker), i'd really appreciate it.
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I have a 1995 Bonneville SLE and just recently replaced the front speakers, I figured I'd follow that the stock speakers red and black on the speaker itself before the connector was (red) positive (black) negative. Somehow my Pioneer 5 1/4 3-ways sound like garbage compared to what I was hoping while my 6x9 5-ways sound simply amazing. I was wondering if someone could tell me the connector color that'* positive/negative for each side (before speaker), i'd really appreciate it.
for the front of the car

LH side
tan is positive
Grey is negative

RH side
DK Green is positive
LT Green is Negatve
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Thanks a lot dude!!!!!!
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Thanks a lot dude!!!!!!
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You have the polarity on the RF backwards. From Directed'* tech site...but just standard GM radio colors


LF Speaker +/- tan - gray +,- radio harness
RF Speaker +/- lt. green - dk. green +,- radio harness
LR Speaker +/- brown - yellow +,- radio harness
RR Speaker +/- dk. blue - lt. blue +,- radio harness

the way I remember it, dark in the rear is positive, lights in the front are positive. The LF sometimes is tough to recall between tan and gray, so I remember gray=ground=negative
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You have the polarity on the RF backwards. From Directed'* tech site...but just standard GM radio colors
well Directed'* info may not be correct...when you say the RF polartiy is reversed you do realize that this is not the U85 amplified system??....with the U85 Directed is correct....BUT for the UX1 witch the poster has the Info that i gave him is in my first post is correct...the Factory Service Manuals are what i rely on

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If thats the case, then I stand corrected but in my professional experience I've never seen that speaker'* wire colors switch varying on the RPO, and I have a 95 SLE. I'm curious now, I'll keep an eye out next time I get one in my garage or deside to pull the deck out of the old Bonnie. Thanks for the info
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no problem...i have no idea why its different either.......must be cause one is Amplified and one is not
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