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Old 02-07-2010, 04:11 PM   #1
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Mysterious Frunk Wires????

What are these? this is the way car was when I bought it.

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Old 02-07-2010, 06:20 PM   #2
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Someone remove the CD changer prior to selling the car to you?
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:29 AM   #3
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that looks like the plug for the rear speaker kit...

also, your amp should be bolted to the firewall but it looks like it's just wedged in there...
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that looks like the plug for the rear speaker kit...

also, your amp should be bolted to the firewall but it looks like it's just wedged in there...
No, that was me. I did unbolt the Amp to see if I could figure out where the missing wires were suppose to go.

Yes. I have no sound coming from the rear speakers. I orginally found the harness in the glove box and figured out it fit the plug in the frunk. So these are the connections for the rear speakers?

Anybody have a pin out for the amp??? or would it be easier to use a voltmeter?

Help....
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Rear speaker kit installation:
http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/box_rear_speakers/box_rear_speakers.htm
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maybe thats for a different year. it's saying that the rear speakers are powered by the head unit. ???
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They are, It looks like those pins should be in the plug in the back of your head unit
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Ok, I just read the TSB for the rear speaker installation on Renntech. For your model year, it says if you have the base radio setup, the plug goes into the output in back of the radio. If you have the optional Harman amplifier, it goes in the output of the amplifier.
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It depends.... what does the sticker on your amp say?

If 4x40 - the brown plug should be connected to the back of your head unit

If 6x40 - the wires coming from the female side of your brown plug should go to the amp.

No sound to the rear speakers would have to do w/:
- the disconnected wires for the brown plug (if 6x40 amp)

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- the brown plug not being connected to back of h/u (if 4x40 amp)

If 6x40 amp, we need to know which part # to correctly assign the pins. If from a 996 (the first three digits of p/n will be 996) then they should be inserted into pin locations 5, 15, 6, 16 on the plug (use a magnifying glass to see them molded into plug). If it's from a 986, it's 4 different pin #s.
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It depends.... what does the sticker on your amp say?

If 4x40 - the brown plug should be connected to the back of your head unit

If 6x40 - the wires coming from the female side of your brown plug should go to the amp.

No sound to the rear speakers would have to do w/:
- the disconnected wires for the brown plug (if 6x40 amp)

or

- the brown plug not being connected to back of h/u (if 4x40 amp)

If 6x40 amp, we need to know which part # to correctly assign the pins. If from a 996 (the first three digits of p/n will be 996) then they should be inserted into pin locations 5, 15, 6, 16 on the plug (use a magnifying glass to see them molded into plug). If it's from a 986, it's 4 different pin #s.
I'll check out the amp tommorow and find. I think these have to go to this amp in the frunk. The wiring is factory, it hasn't been tampered with.

Thanks for the help
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thanks Burg Boxster

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It depends.... what does the sticker on your amp say.....................................different pin #s.
Thanks Burg. You know your Boxster's.

We plugged up the rear speakers today. a few times the Amp or radio stopped working. but resumed after turning off the car for 10 min. not sure what that was about. rear speakers working fine now.

I went the lazy route took an old speaker, used it to find which pins putting out sound.

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