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Old 07-15-2014, 03:00 PM   #1
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Adding pins to stock door harness 05 zx3

Has anyone added additional pins to the stock door harness of a 05 focus! I have a base model zx3 with only one pair of speaker wires run through the stock harness but need to add another pair for tweeters. I know in past cars I could just buy the pins for male and female side, wire them up and stick them in. Can this be done with the focus?


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It can be done. I believe that McMaster-Carr carries them,

http://www.mcmaster.com/#

This being said, personally I do not believe that door mounted tweeters are of any benefit to your sound-stage. They belong in the "A" pillars to get proper imaging. There are many ideas and how to's on the Google machine.

Plus, you will need to seal off the access holes in the door to get proper mid-bass response as well.

Again, Google machine.
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:42 PM   #3
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Thanks for the input. Tweeters and mids should be as close to each other as possible. The advantage of the a-pillars is distance from you to the drivers is more equal between drivers side and passenger side. This is the same principle as kick panel mounting. What I am doing is coax mounting mids and tweeters (an old school set of MB Quart premium components) and I will let my JBL MS-8 handle the driver position adjustment for me. I need to run an additional speaker wire for the tweeters as I will be running the front stage active as a 2 way. I am not exactly a noob to the audio scene but a noob to the Ford Focus. ;)

By the way, after looking at that site, I don't think they will have the ford specific pins I am looking for. I could build my own Molex connections but I want everything to stay plug and play with the harness.
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My God man why did you not mention the MS-8 before-hand!!!

This being said, are you familiar with reversing the polarity of the tweets to "snap" them to the mids?
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Something like these?

http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-el...minals/=sv65ht

There was a thread with what your asking for.....
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None of the pins look similar to the stock ones.
As for "snapping" to the mids. I assume you are talking about reducing the outputs so that they do not pull the stage from the mids. I don't think I will have that problem with the tweets physically located on the center of the mids. Also the MS-8 cuts the higher frequencies to make the sound less harsh and blend better.
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These are closer I think,

http://www.mcmaster.com/#dc-voltage-connectors/=sv6gqy

Off to bed for me. Dig around the McMaster site. They are there somewhere.

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I don't think I will be able to do this without some major modification. I will just run a new jamb harness parallel to the stock harness.
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So I have adjusted my plan. I will be running 2 pair of wires to each door leaving the stock harness in place. I have already installed the new jam rubber grommets for the wires, ordered new mounting adapters to support 6.5s MB Quart components in the doors and I will use the adapters that I have for 5.25" MB Quart coaxes in the rear sides. For sub stage I haven't settled on what I am going to use. I have a mess of subs in my collection I could use from 6.5s up to 12". The only decision I need to decide on is stealth or not. If I decide stealth, I have some shallow mount subs I can build into a raised false floor.
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I would love to see some pictures as to how you completed this project. I am in the process of doing this to my car but am running into issues of how to get new wires from the door to the inside of the car, cleanly
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