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Old 05-22-2009, 03:06 PM   #1
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How to wire soundbar

When I purchased my 99 wrangler se the previous owner put in a soundbar. They did not know how to hook of up so everything was wired to the front left speaker. Does anyone know where the hook up is for rear speakers and if you have a wiring diagram of how it should be. And also the previous owner put in a sub and also hooked it up to the left front speaker. Any tips on how I should wire the sub?

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Old 05-22-2009, 03:20 PM   #2
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What kind of head unit? Stock?

Are you near NE Ohio?

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do u have an amp for the sub? wattage? sub watts?
is the deck(cd player) stock? if not what kind is it?

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I got a sony cdx2180 head unit. And the sub is a audiovix with a built in amp it's only 200 watts. I live in jersey
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u say everything is wired to to the front left speaker. do u mean all the speaker wires coming from the other speakers?
or theres sound only coming from that speaker? (is ther esound coming out of the other speakers?)
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It sounds like the prior owner was either lazy or didn't know what he was doing. I believe in doing things myself and the right way.
The Jeep's dash is very easy to fish wires through to the front speakers. If it was me, I'd go grab a spool of speaker wire from RadioShack, BestBuy, etc and just rewire everything. It might end up being easier than trying to figure out someone else's mess.
To do this is easy and not difficult. Download the owners manual for the head unit and it will have a wiring diagram showing what wire go to which speakers. I'd just run fresh wire (3' each) to the front speakers and then also run fresh wires to your soundbar. It's really not difficult or very time consuming.
As far as the amp. Most likely it will have a set of RCA (red/white) jacks. You can run a set of RCA wires directly from the back of the headunit to the amp. That will provide sound frequencies to the amp. There's only 3 other wires you'll need to hook up. A heavy guage (fused) wire to the battery, a short ground, and a remote 'turn on' lead that can also be run to the back of the head unit.
Downloading the owners manual will tell you exactly which wires (color coded) from the back of the headunit go where.
Just my .02, but I've been doing this a while and am pretty comfortable with it.
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05gto.c.d is exactly rite...

as far as the sub wires go tho. if there are not female rca plugs in the head unit u can use the frequencie from the left speaker to the amp. to give signal to the sub.
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Yeah all the speakers work there just wired to the front left speaker. Is there a factory spot to install rear speakers(the soundbar)
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