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Old 09-29-2012, 04:27 PM
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I had a passenger door speaker start to go (crackling, intermittently working)... I wanted Aux-In on the head unit, so decided to tackle both ends at the same time.

I bought a low to medium end Sony CD/Radio with Aux-In, and some 3way 9"x6" speakers.

The head unit was a neat fit with a 1.5 DIN adapter and a Chrysler harness adapter.
Use caution removing the bezel, as the plastic can be brittle on older trucks.

The speakers where a direct fit, but I cut the connector off the old speaker amps and wired them to the new speakers... this kept the tweeters in play, and they're louder than they where as standard.

All up I spent a little over $200, and have great sound.

Here's the wiring in the doors on my 1998 RAM 1500.

The 6 pin speaker connector in the doors are wired as follows:
Viewing the vehicle harness connector, with the orientation lobes facing up... Left to right, Pin 1-6.

LH Door
  1. Dark Green (FL +)
  2. Violet w/Black
  3. Yellow w/Red (LH Tweeter +)
  4. Brown w/Red (FL -)
  5. Black w/Red
  6. Yellow w/Black (LH Tweeter -)

RH Door
  1. Violet (FR +)
  2. Violet w/Black
  3. Light Blue w/Red (RH Tweeter +)
  4. Blue w/Red (FR -)
  5. Black w/Red
  6. Light Blue w/Black (RH Tweeter -)

Speaker Amplifier Harness
(Both sides the same - mating pins to the above)
  1. Blue
  2. Green
  3. Yellow
  4. Brown
  5. Violet
  6. Orange

I cut the harness from the amplifiers, and joined up the wires as follows;
  • Pin 1 (Blue), Pin 3 (Yellow), New Speaker Lead +
  • Pin 4 (Brown), Pin 6 (Orange), New Speaker Lead -
Pins 2 & 5 where individually terminated... these would logically be the power supply for the old speaker amplifiers.

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Old 09-29-2012, 04:41 PM
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... i have a '95 with infinity speakers, and i didnt see any way to take the amp off...
They have two torx screws through the amp into a thick plate on the speaker... some may have a plastic cover stuck over the entire amp... this may have to be brutally removed.
The mounting plate on the speaker acts as the heat sink for the amp... this is where you will have issues trying to reuse the amp... maybe you could mount it to the inside of the door (using the door as the heat sink)... but in all honesty, I feel a new head unit is a better way, since the CD players act up eventually any way... just bite the bullet and do it all.
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so you had just ended up cutting out the amp entirely and splicing your tweeters into the harness at the door basically? what speakers would you recommend and what kind of headunit, i know in my dakota i had a sony explod one.
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:24 PM
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I don't know that I have a "recommendation", as this is the first head unit and speakers that I've purchased in about 30yrs.
I bought online, choosing brand names with decent reviews that had the features I wanted at a price I could afford... as I said, I spent just over $200 for everything... it's not an audiophile setup, but it is better than stock.

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Old 09-30-2012, 07:58 PM
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as for the amps though, did you totally bypass those and use the power off of the head unit?
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Yup... the old speakers came out, amps and all... just cut the plugs off the amps with as much wire as I could get... put the plug onto the new speakers (wired per above) and put those into the door.
The new head unit has enough umph to power all the speakers.

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Hey spillage can u tell me what color wires u spliced the tweeters into cuz my tweeters are hooked into the factory tweeter harness and no sound so I'm confused on what to do and all stereo shops here we're I live keep trying tell me I need 400 dollar part to make em work and I know there a way to do it without spending 400 just my first time messing with tweeters
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Call up Crutchfield and tell them what you want to do...those guys have an answer or harness for anything. It's really not that complicated.


I do have the stock infinity system and just like Spillage I simply bought the single DIN kit, Kenwood head unit and new front & rear speakers from Crutchfield and they set me up with all the correct harnesses + detailed instruction manuals specifically for my truck. My stock infinity tweeters still work too (part of the harness kit).


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Hey spillage can u tell me what color wires u spliced the tweeters into cuz my tweeters are hooked into the factory tweeter harness and no sound so I'm confused on what to do and all stereo shops here we're I live keep trying tell me I need 400 dollar part to make em work and I know there a way to do it without spending 400 just my first time messing with tweeters
It's all here;
http://dodgeforum.com/forum/2nd-gen-...peakers-2.html

Which is post #11 above.
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I finally got around to taking this pic.
The slot in the 1 - 1 DIN mount adapter (intended to hold a CD case?) is perfect for holding my iPhone.
I guess the top of the pocket must bow down a little... it provides a little resistance to hold the phone as it is slid in.
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