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    Icon32 How do I wire these Front Speakers? - (Pics included)

    I recently got a Mazda3 2012 Hatchback with 4 speakers non-bose.

    I am starting with the speakers right now because I got a $100 gift card to Bestbuy, and the stereo I want is too much. I know they don't have a ton of selections, but I think I got decent speakers. I searched them on cruchfield/around the web and these seems like the best option I could buy at Bestbuy.

    They mount fine, but I do not know how to wire them.

    (Copy/paste link into address bar and put ht(t)p:// before every link without the parenthesis around the 't') I don't know why I can't post links.
    This is the connector/wires going to stock speaker in the front door: i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt212/eurosport360/2013-01-01_16-40-52_296_zps7b9d14aa.jpg
    4 wires fed into the two middle metal prongs in the 4slot connector: i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt212/eurosport360/2013-01-01_16-41-00_618_zps918afcf0.jpg
    This is it plugged in: i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt212/eurosport360/2013-01-01_21-00-14_980_zpse599f380.jpg
    This is the port: i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt212/eurosport360/2013-01-01_21-00-41_11_zpsd5033999.jpg As you can see, its 4 prongs but only the center two on the plug are being used on the plug.



    I have wire strippers, pliers for crimping, hairdryer for a heatgun, and splices. I got the flat disconnects for the flat metal connector on the new speakers. i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt212/eurosport360/2013-01-01_16-41-26_665_zpsa3cfd14c.jpg

    The flat disconnectors I bought go over the flat connectors on the speaker: i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt212/eurosport360/2012-12-31_14-52-36_418_zpsee530a4a.jpg

    I actually exchanged those 5.25s for 6 x 8s, but they have the same connector.

    Right now I am just stuck on how to wire these up with those 4 wires....I assume they are just duplicate positives and negatives... I need some details though....this is my first time doing anything electrical.

    Thanks
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    Re: How do I wire these Front Speakers? - (Pics included)

    Looks like it might just be 2 positive wires, and 2 neg wires, maybe one set carries signal for the mid, and one carries signal for the tweeter?

    If you don't know which is pos and which is neg. You can take a AA battery and touch the pos to one side of the speaker terminal and neg to the other side. When the speaker pops out, not in, you will know you which is pos and neg. When you cut that clip off you can plug it back into the speaker and then touch the 2 sets of wires to each side of the battery.



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    Re: How do I wire these Front Speakers? - (Pics included)

    The stock speaker does not have a tweeter in it though; the stock tweeter is separate near the window.




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    Re: How do I wire these Front Speakers? - (Pics included)

    the wires are duplicates one goes into the woofer then the other wire back traces to the tweeters up higher in the door, iirc the red wire is the positive.



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    Re: How do I wire these Front Speakers? - (Pics included)

    Thank you for the info.
    My new speakers are 3-ways: TinyURL.com - shorten that long URL into a tiny URL
    And I assume the tweeters on the new speakers are better than the stock ones.

    Would I still just wire the duplicates together into one and put them on the new speaker, or would I exclude the wire going to the stock tweeter? Which specific wire would that be?




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