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Old 02-27-2020, 06:02 PM   #1
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How do i wire rear speakers?

Hey guys, looking to get this bracket and these speakers. My question is, how do i go about wiring them? I found this harness on suncoast parts (986-612-085-00) but there are no pictures and i don't know if it comes with the brown connector for the back of the headunit. Any one here with experience on this? Thanks!


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Old 02-27-2020, 06:33 PM   #2
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Your "this harness" link isn't a link.

To answer your question, we need to know year of car and radio options and do you have door speakers.

For cars up to 2003, there are indeed terminals on the radio for rear speakers that are currently unused. Wire to them.

If you have door speakers, it means you have an auxiliary amp and the dash and door speakers will get 40 watts/channel, and the terminals on the radio itself will provide significantly less. In this case it's cool to replace your 4X40 amp with a 6X40 amp from a 996/911 Cabrio and use the rear speaker outputs from that instead. The rear inputs to the amp already exist.

It makes most sense to run wiring on the side of the car that does not have trunk opening controls. That is, run the wiring under the door sill cover.

Normally rear shelf speakers are mounted behind grilles that are installed after the storage pockets on each side are removed. Those pockets are glued in, and you have to cut through the glue to get them out. You haven't indicated you have a source for grilles.
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Old 02-27-2020, 06:54 PM   #3
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Can't get the link to work at all for some reason. I have an '01 S with door speakers, no bose. There's an AMP and CD changer in the frunk. I do have the DSP controller as well

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Your "this harness" link isn't a link.

To answer your question, we need to know year of car and radio options and do you have door speakers.

For cars up to 2003, there are indeed terminals on the radio for rear speakers that are currently unused. Wire to them.

If you have door speakers, it means you have an auxiliary amp and the dash and door speakers will get 40 watts/channel, and the terminals on the radio itself will provide significantly less. In this case it's cool to replace your 4X40 amp with a 6X40 amp from a 996/911 Cabrio and use the rear speaker outputs from that instead. The rear inputs to the amp already exist.

It makes most sense to run wiring on the side of the car that does not have trunk opening controls. That is, run the wiring under the door sill cover.

Normally rear shelf speakers are mounted behind grilles that are installed after the storage pockets on each side are removed. Those pockets are glued in, and you have to cut through the glue to get them out. You haven't indicated you have a source for grilles.

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