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Old June 13th 04, 11:38 PM
Mike Sullivan
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I am replacing the front door mounted stock speakers in my '94 Honda Civic.
Not only does Honda use a seemingly proprietory wire connector (that I had
to cut off) they also do not indicate which wire is positive and which one
is negative. I have connected the wires to my new speakers both ways and
each way seems to work fine...however I know that there is only one truly
good way connect them (positive to positive, negative to negative). Honda
has colored one wire solid blue and the other is striped grey and black

Based on this scheme, can anyone tell me which wire is likely to positive
and which one is likely to be negative?

Thanks,
Mike


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Old June 14th 04, 03:51 AM
mayhemkrew
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You don't have to cut them off! You can buy a $5 plug (pair) to connect to
it. Why do people always insist on cutting plugs?

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> I am replacing the front door mounted stock speakers in my '94 Honda

Civic.
> Not only does Honda use a seemingly proprietory wire connector (that I had
> to cut off)



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Old June 14th 04, 04:32 AM
Scott Gardner
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Mike Sullivan wrote:

> I am replacing the front door mounted stock speakers in my '94 Honda
> Civic. Not only does Honda use a seemingly proprietory wire connector
> (that I had to cut off) they also do not indicate which wire is positive
> and which one is negative. I have connected the wires to my new speakers
> both ways and each way seems to work fine...however I know that there is
> only one truly good way connect them (positive to positive, negative to
> negative). Honda has colored one wire solid blue and the other is striped
> grey and black
>
> Based on this scheme, can anyone tell me which wire is likely to positive
> and which one is likely to be negative?
>
> Thanks,
> Mike


Here are the wiring colour codes for a 1994 Civic, courtesy of
www.the12volt.com:

Constant 12V+ Blue/White
Switched 12V+ Yellow/Red
Ground Black
Illumination Red/Black
Dimmer n/a
Antenna Driver's Pillar
Front Speakers 6 1/2" Doors
Left Front (+) Blue/Green
Left Front (-) Gray/Black
Right Front (+) Red/Green
Right Front (-) Brown/Black
Rear Speakers 5 1/4" Rear Deck
Left Rear (+) Blue/Yellow
Left Rear (-) Gray/White
Right Rear (+) Red/Yellow
Right Rear (-) Brown/White



Scott Gardner

 




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