Stock Tweeter Wires - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Car Audio, SYNC, MyFord Touch & Electronics

Car Audio, SYNC, MyFord Touch & Electronics The Forum for the Ford Focus audiophiles. The place to chat about automobile sound systems, security systems, or show off your I.C.E.!
Sponsored By: GT Sound Control


Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-01-2012, 08:37 PM   #1
Besbro
Focus Enthusiast
 
Besbro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Fan#: 102785
Location: Garson, Canada
What I Drive: 2012, black SE Sport

Posts: 62
FF Reputation: 1 Besbro Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Stock Tweeter Wires

Hello,
In the 6 speaker factory system, where do the speaker wires going to the tweeters come from? Is there a factory X-over in the door or are they direct from the hu?
I installed my LOC, amp and components today, ended up using the stock wire to get into the doors, then noticed the tweeter wires. I hooked up the black stock speaker wire (that was plugged into the woofer)to my X-over, but I also hooked the stock tweeter wire up to my X-over.
Now that I am thinking about it I am wondering if this was dumb of me? Should I be removing my door panels and unhooking the stock tweeter wire? It did have a signal coming from somewhere...
Please help!!!


Besbro is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-01-2012, 08:42 PM   #2
Besbro
Focus Enthusiast
 
Besbro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Fan#: 102785
Location: Garson, Canada
What I Drive: 2012, black SE Sport

Posts: 62
FF Reputation: 1 Besbro Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I am nervous I am now running 95 watts rms of amped power and an additional number of watts of plain hu power. If this is the case it can't be good...
Besbro is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-02-2012, 08:33 PM   #3
mrpeaches
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Fan#: 103895
Location: Buena Vista, CO
What I Drive: 2012 White Focus SE Hatchback

Posts: 41
FF Reputation: 1 mrpeaches Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
The tweeter wire is just split off of the same signal that the stock door woofer gets. If you look at the stock tweeter, you can see the capacitor on the back that serves as its passive crossover to filter out lower frequencies.

The woofer also receives a full range signal. All you should need to do is cut the stock woofer wires and feed them into the + and - terminals on your crossover. Then run wires from your crossover to your new woofer and tweeter.

The stock tweeter wires can be cut and capped off with either electrical tape (not recommended) or a end cap style crimp (recommended).

If you followed the same LOC/Amp/Sub install guides as are on the forums, you have no power being fed to your speakers directly from the HU, it is all coming from the amp.
mrpeaches is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-02-2012, 08:42 PM   #4
Besbro
Focus Enthusiast
 
Besbro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Fan#: 102785
Location: Garson, Canada
What I Drive: 2012, black SE Sport

Posts: 62
FF Reputation: 1 Besbro Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Thanks, in the end I pulled my door panels off again, pulled the stock tweeter wires out of my x-over and capped them. I left the stock woofer wires hooked to my x-over.
Thanks!
Besbro is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-25-2013, 03:52 AM   #5
tjbain
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Fan#: 110283
Location: Bellingham, WA
What I Drive: 2012 Ford Focus Se Sport in Grey

Posts: 5
FF Reputation: 1 tjbain Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
If it means anything to ya, Besbro, I was in deep thought about this same exact subject!! I was wanting to actually use the stock 'daddy wire' to run into my crossover inputs. I guess I'll go ahead and use the dual black (thanks Ford) to run into my crossovers
tjbain is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:10 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat