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December 27, 2014, 01:01:22 pm

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MKIV Speaker wire color id
« on: December 27, 2014, 01:01:22 pm »
Just an FYI for those out there. My car*your car could be different* with no monsoon just the regular old stereo had the woofer/tweeter combo in the door.  The tweeter was just ran off the woofer so I combined the wires.

Red with green stripe = power + from head unit

Green with brown stripe= power - from head unit

White= tweeter positive

Black= tweeter negative


If you are not hooking up factory speakers and you have to splice the RED wire and the Green with the brown stripe have the power. If you want to run the tweeter factory wiring you have to splice the 2 positives together and the 2 negatives together.

That is all.



Reply #1December 28, 2014, 01:56:09 am

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Re: MKIV Speaker wire color id
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2014, 01:56:09 am »
I'll add a caution that around '02  the stereo harness was changed, so if installing an aftermarket head unit with  an adapter cable, you may have to clip the black wire to restore  OBD  functionality( there should be and early and late adapter cable, but usually isn't).

Reply #2December 28, 2014, 12:30:05 pm

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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2014, 12:30:05 pm »
What is OBD? I have an 01 but my door locks quit working with the key fob, might have to try that

Reply #3December 28, 2014, 06:14:02 pm

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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2014, 06:14:02 pm »
On Board Diagnostics, ie. scan tool will not communicate, dealer might replace ECU.
I don't remember   fob action being impaired,  but it was awhile ago I ran into that.  Google  and find the specifics.

Reply #4February 02, 2019, 05:51:45 am

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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2019, 05:51:45 am »
can anybody tel me what each colour wire is in the door speakers

i dont really want the cones going the wrong way

cheers

Craig

Reply #5February 02, 2019, 10:16:48 pm

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Re: MKIV Speaker wire color id
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2019, 10:16:48 pm »
keycle,

Color doesn't matter.  Just make sure that if you put the solid color on the + terminal on the left speaker and the stripped wire on the - that you do the same for the right speaker as well.  Most head units have a wire output diagram on them someplace.  Or you could look in a manual, either in the box or on line if purchasing a second hand unit.
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