Hi forum! So for my first post I need some help with what the title states, wiring up my sub. I bought the jeep a few weeks ago( my money, not daddy's) as-is no warranty. There was a sub in a custom box taking up the whole console, but it wasn't wired up. Now I'm no wiring expert, but the sub has the wiring of a home stereo speaker it seems, and every picture I see of a wrangler sub has a whole wiring harness plus one wire. Basically Sub has two wires out, jeep has one wire to where sub would be.
-Sub has different wiring from wrangler stock sub
- two wires from sub, one from jeep
- what do?
Sorry for large size, not a photo expert either
I dug through the first 3 pages late last night, and most of them relate to building a box like this one. They show the whole process of making and inserting, but cut off when its time to wire it up =\
A sub is just a large speaker. It too takes speakers wire like "home speakers". For good subs, they need lots of power because of their size. That's why you get an amp, which also runs a 12 volt wire, ground wire and remote turn on.
I'm not there to look at what you have. What I would do is turn on the jeep and check that blue and black wire for power with a multimeter. It could be attached to the ignition to power the amp (that is no longer there). The other wires probably ran to the input side on the amp and then there were output wires to the speaker. They probably had the amp grounded to the body. Like I said, I don't know what exactly you got going on but a multimeter and some testing will identify what is what.
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