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Old 05-16-2008, 10:01 AM   #1
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Wiring for stock audiophile pigtail

I've searched everywhere, and I know that I've seen this somewhere. I just can't find the sucker, and I've been searching for quite a while.

Here is my situation:

05, non-audiophile. I have the stock amp & sub in the rear and wired into the non-audiophile 6 disc's rear speakers (yes, not correct, it sounds horrible).

The amp is powered off the red amp wire hidden under the driver's kickpanel.

The remote turn-on is connected to 12v power behind the head unit using a 5v voltage regulator from radio shaft.

I'm getting the audiophile 6-disc soon. I already have the pigtail for the audiophile connection (little 8 pin connector).

It has 4 wires coming out of it..

thin wires: white/red, grey/black, white/black
big thick wire: looks to be about 14ga maybe, wrapped in a thick shield.

my question is.. what are these for?

white/red - remote turn-on?
grey/black & white/black - left/right positive?
thick wire - left/right negatives?

ok, i just moved the tape from around the pigtail a bit to look at the connector.. there is a brown/yellow wire coming out of the pigtail, which then goes into that big thick wire.

Now I'm even more confused.

Anyone able to figure this out for me?

ok took a picture of it to hopefully make this easier:



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Looked at the connector in the rear and just matched up the wires. (DUH!) So I think I've answered my own questions.

left/right positive, remote turn-on for the little wires.

I'm guessing I can either ground the big wire to the chassis, or if I felt so inclined to tear the sills out again - run that to the back to connect to the two ground wires coming off the back harness (which is already grounded to the chassis). Or is this some sort of power wire?

I think I can leave the remote alone, since it already works fine the way it is. Ain't broken - don't fix it.

Untap the two wires from the speakers and splice them into this harness, and it *should* work.

*wishes he had the money to drop on a whole new system and call it a day instead of frankensteining things together*
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