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hey errybody...
so - when running new speaker wire to the front (I am installing JL 690) and will be using the provided inline cross-over - but want to run new wires, should I solder from the Factory harness, or solder to the AM harness, and just dead-end (or de-pin) where it connects to the factory harness.
this is just for the fronts, as I am leaving the back as is.

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Mental, is this Rockford system or base radio? The RF system has a cross-over in the amp that cuts all the highs to the front door speakers. It is built to only send them to the dash-mount tweeters, so that would need to be bypassed, as in bringing all the wiring into the doors if doing separates.
 

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You're already at aftermarket, if you're running new speaker wires then go direct to the aftermarket harness and don't even bother "integrating" part of the OEM speaker wires - there's no point.
 

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Yes, I agree with Raine here, that's what I've done as well, many times in the past. Bypass 'em all and cut 'em out or abandon in place.
 

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Ok. I think im about to give up and pay someone to install all this stuff.
im a visual learner, so, I am not getting some of this stuff, and im worried im going to mess up the grand worth of stuff i just bought.

the C-1 690 component speakers come with an in line crossover. 2 wires in - 2 wires out. the directions say the crossover should come from the woofer or the amp.
the 6x9's have 4 prongs on them - so I am assuming I am soldering the front wires from the new HU wiring harness to my speaker wire - running that to the woofer in the door. then running the inline crossover from the woofer to the tweeter. the wire will not be long enough, so I will need to create a "jumper" to connect the woofer to the tweeter.

can someone please verify this is accurate? When I look at crossover wiring, it would typically be HeadUnit to crossover, then 4 wires out of the cross-over one set to the tweeter and one set to the woofer - but I dont have that type of cross over.

this also mean getting 2 sets of speaker wires through the door. one in and one out. yes?
 

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Ok. I think im about to give up and pay someone to install all this stuff.
im a visual learner, so, I am not getting some of this stuff, and im worried im going to mess up the grand worth of stuff i just bought.

the C-1 690 component speakers come with an in line crossover. 2 wires in - 2 wires out. the directions say the crossover should come from the woofer or the amp.
the 6x9's have 4 prongs on them - so I am assuming I am soldering the front wires from the new HU wiring harness to my speaker wire - running that to the woofer in the door. then running the inline crossover from the woofer to the tweeter. the wire will not be long enough, so I will need to create a "jumper" to connect the woofer to the tweeter.

can someone please verify this is accurate? When I look at crossover wiring, it would typically be HeadUnit to crossover, then 4 wires out of the cross-over one set to the tweeter and one set to the woofer - but I dont have that type of cross over.

this also mean getting 2 sets of speaker wires through the door. one in and one out. yes?
Can you take a clear pic showing the "4 prongs" you said were on the woofer? I want to see how they're wired up before I make a suggestion.
 

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Along with my Speaker question - I have added the first of a few wiring questions I have with the Spiral harness. Details and questions in images themselves.
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speakers and inline crossover:
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Crossover
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Spiral Wiring harness to Kenwood harness questions.
basically, can you solder multiple wires together (I think its yes - but want to make sure)
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It feels like I could patch into the wire from the HU to the Woofer about half way - splitting off just under the dash and shorting the inline cross over - thus having a single wire running through the molex and putting the crossover below the dash. I dont understand why it would have to go all the way to the woofer Then back to the tweeter if its just a signal. I dont think the termination at the woofer has any additional functionality for the signal.
 

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It feels like I could patch into the wire from the HU to the Woofer about half way - splitting off just under the dash and shorting the inline cross over - thus having a single wire running through the molex and putting the crossover below the dash. I dont understand why it would have to go all the way to the woofer Then back to the tweeter if its just a signal. I dont think the termination at the woofer has any additional functionality for the signal.
That's why I asked - the "4 terminals" are just 2 terminals with 2 tabs each. So the C1 component system does NOT have to be wired in series - they run in parallel. You can just run two pairs of wires from the HU output - one pair to the door woofer, and one pair to the crossover then to the dash tweeter.

IF the 4 terminals were separate, you would have had to double-back on the speaker wires.
 
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