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replacing stock speakers wiring questions

hey fellas im about to replace the rear two speakers on my 2000 but i noticed the wiring might pose a problem for me. the stock ones have a simple plug in adapter but the new ones o got have straight wires so my question is how do i connect the wires from the new speakers to the car wires. i know nothing about cionnecting wires. i heard something about plastic connectors that'll do the job but i wanted to make sure. they come with one all white wire and one all grey wire.
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heres a picture of the new speaker with the wires

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You came to the right place!

Quickest, simplest, most common way to approach this kinda problemo is cut the plastic pos/neg wiring harness's coming from the car and twist the pos with the pos and the neg with the neg together, and than cover the exposed wire with something like heat shrink, elect. tape, or something along this lines.

You can either crimp the wires from the car to the speakers coils directly, or crimp them with the wires coming off the speaker.

Now, you may not know what wires match up to what. Well, look at the colors on your speakers wires, and the cars wires.

Notice your speakers wires are both white and one has a black line from on end to the other on it. A black line will represent neg. or ground. A red line on any other colored wire represents pos.

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SWEEET and this will work just fine like its suppose to.
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Yup, thats what its meant for. Just make sure you disconect the neg. terminal on your bat. and get to cutting/crimping m8!

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hey guys.. on a similar note, i have a pair of sony 6x9 speakers from a previous installation. they're nothing real special, but i'm wondering how the stock mach-mp3 stereo speakers stand up against them. what would you do? keep or replace?

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here's what the head unit looks like http://replacementradios.com/images/fordmachmp3.jpg
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hey guys.. on a similar note, i have a pair of sony 6x9 speakers from a previous installation. they're nothing real special, but i'm wondering how the stock mach-mp3 stereo speakers stand up against them. what would you do? keep or replace?

MODEL # XS-GT6935A

here's what the head unit looks like http://replacementradios.com/images/fordmachmp3.jpg
Is that like the Mach 460? Does it have subs and a factory box in the rear deck?
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You came to the right place!

Quickest, simplest, most common way to approach this kinda problemo is cut the plastic pos/neg wiring harness's coming from the car and twist the pos with the pos and the neg with the neg together, and than cover the exposed wire with something like heat shrink, elect. tape, or something along this lines.
I use wire nuts, and then since I am paranoid, I will zip tie the two wires together so that there cannot possibly be any tension on the wire nuts.
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Is that like the Mach 460? Does it have subs and a factory box in the rear deck?
no it's wired like your average stereo.. just wires going back the the factory 6x9s

are the stock speakers anything special? on the back of the magnet they say they're 25W and the ones i have are rated 60W, so i'm leaning toward switching them. i guess i'm just worried that there's some special synergy relationship between the head unit and speakers. thoughts?
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no it's wired like your average stereo.. just wires going back the the factory 6x9s

are the stock speakers anything special? on the back of the magnet they say they're 25W and the ones i have are rated 60W, so i'm leaning toward switching them. i guess i'm just worried that there's some special synergy relationship between the head unit and speakers. thoughts?
I would doubt there is any relationship between the stereo and the speakers. not sure on the mach stereo's but I know that in the older Dodge cars with the Infinity stereo each speaker has a built on amplifier. so that would be something to check for. otherwise, if its just pos and neg, shouldn't be any problem swapping them out.

I'm about to swap out 2 6x9's in the rear dash for some 8" woofers, 2 mids and 2 tweeters. Should be an interesting custom mod.

I wonder if I can custom mod the doors to fit 6x9's hmmm *scratches head*
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I would doubt there is any relationship between the stereo and the speakers. not sure on the mach stereo's but I know that in the older Dodge cars with the Infinity stereo each speaker has a built on amplifier. so that would be something to check for. otherwise, if its just pos and neg, shouldn't be any problem swapping them out.

I'm about to swap out 2 6x9's in the rear dash for some 8" woofers, 2 mids and 2 tweeters. Should be an interesting custom mod.

I wonder if I can custom mod the doors to fit 6x9's hmmm *scratches head*
that's good info, thanks. i'm going to swap them.
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