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MTguy1987 29M
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11/6/2005 1:09 pm

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What an awesome way to start the day. I get up, and spend 3 hours taking off the dashboard and pulling wires in a 91 geo storm in order to try and convert the wiring system into something that will work on a newer radio since the old radio went out. Damn thing has 13 different wires, and the newer radios have about 4-6. Storm has (from what I can tell) seperate wires for Pos and Neg for each of the 4 speakers, a base ground, a switch with the ignition, a base power from the battery, one for a power antenea, and lastly one that will work the lights so you can see the panel at night. A total PoS. If I didn't like the car so much I'd say junk it. If anyone comes across some info on this topic, I would appreciate the help. Other than that, did my workout after I ate breakfast, and now to see what comes for the rest of the day.

lone_strange1 40M

11/7/2005 3:18 pm

This isn't an issue with old care/new radio. Car manufacturers give you as many connections as possible so you can install a variety of third-party components. Your radio, if it only has 6 wires, is a 2 channel radio with no clock. This would be two wires for a left speaker, two for a right, one ground (power) and one ignition...that's it. If you try to wire 4 speakers, you run a good chance of burning up the radio since the resistance would be too low. I've done quite a few in-dash installs in my day, so if you have more questions, feel free to ask.


MTguy1987 29M
8 posts
11/7/2005 5:37 pm

Actually, the car is a 13 prong, the radio is a 6 prong connector, but only using 5 wires. 1 to left speaker, 1 to right speaker, 1 power, 1 ground, 1 antenea control for boost. Question is how to a convert the cars 8 wires into a 2 wire system? I can't think of a way, so any input would be nice.


lone_strange1 40M

11/8/2005 3:29 pm

Hmm...something doesn't sound right there. Any car speaker requires at least two wires by design, so all radio units would have two wires for each speaker. So a two-speaker unit should have 4 speaker wires, a unit capable of driving 4 spearks would have 8 speaker wires, etc. You may want to recheck the stereo's harness and make sure it's labelled properly. If all else failes, send me the stereo's model # and I'll look up the manufacturer's specs in my magic book.


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