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Speakers in the bed?

Discussion in 'Car Audio/ Video/ Navigation' started by Dartboy, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. Dartboy

    Dartboy I actually AM too lazy to Choose a Custom Title

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    On my old Silverado, I tapped into the rear speaker wires under the sill plates and ran some wires back to the bed for speakers. I've got an 08 Dodge now, can anyone help me with wiring colors/access for the speakers to do the same, or suggest a better (but still cheap and easy) way to do it?

    We're talking about a pair of $20 Walmart speaker-in-a-box here, nothing too fancy. The truck has the Infinity radio as well, don't know if that matters. I know Bose uses a different type of speaker than most.
     
  2. Hickspanic

    Hickspanic There once was a man from Nantucket

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    get me the last 8 of the VIN, and I will get the correct diagram
     
  3. Dartboy

    Dartboy I actually AM too lazy to Choose a Custom Title

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    Thanks. it's 8J124667

    I found a list of wire colors for an '06, I assume it would b the same. It will be nice to get something definitive.

    Need to figure out where to get the wires from the cab into the bed now. First tailgating with the new truck is on Friday, I'd hate to be tuneless :)
     
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    Hickspanic There once was a man from Nantucket

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    rr speaker-
    positive=dg/lg
    negative=dg/gy

    lr speaker-
    positive=gy/lg
    negative=gy/dg


    I don't know how you plan on runing the wires, but that will make a differnece on where you tap in.
     
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    Dartboy I actually AM too lazy to Choose a Custom Title

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    I have no clue right now. The Chevy had the wires running under the sill plates, I tapped in there and ran the wires under the back seat and out through some sort of vent that was built into the back of the cab. It doesn't look like the Dodge has one of those, so at the moment I'm stumped as to how to get out of the cab without drilling holes. I suppose locating the speaker wires will be the first step.

    Thanks for the color codes.
     
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    Hickspanic There once was a man from Nantucket

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    no problem, the dodge shows to also run by the sill plate, but more under the carpet.
     
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    Found the wires, and temporarily hooked up a speaker. It worked, but there didn't seem to be much/any bass. I adjusted the balance/fade to the left rear and it seemed like the front door speaker was still pumping out a lot of bass, felt like I had a sub-woofer under the seat.
     
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    Giving up on this plan, the Infinity splits up the sound too much. Bass over here, mid-range over there, etc. Tried hooking to the front door and got too much bass. Maybe if I dug into the dash and got to the wires right at the radio, but that's too much work for my motivation level :D Boombox on the tailgate is going to be it I guess.

    For future reference, be sure about your wiring colors, right next to and very similar to (twisted pair), the speaker wires are the wires to what I believe is a seatbelt pretensioner.

    Thanks for the help anyway, Felix
     
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    gmctrucks I'm too LAZY to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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    At times I hear music in my bed when were doing the wild thing. :lol:
     
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    fixed that for daddy:jester:
     

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