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09-07-2014 08:29 PM
Ryan Angela
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Originally Posted by JP101 View Post
WOOHOO! We got it working.
Just checked back in and saw your update, good news! Bet you're relieved.
09-07-2014 07:02 PM
jeblackford
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Originally Posted by JP101 View Post
WOOHOO! We got it working.

It should have worked immediately. Unfortunately, when they wired the harness, they had several of the wires reversed. So, where when it was meeting the factory harness on a (+) speaker wire, it was exiting at a (-) point into the radio.

In all, we cut four wires, revered them and the bass worked immediately! No blue wire needed.
Awesome. I've been trying to upload that pic for you, but not having much luck. I'll still try to get it up here just in case it might help another person!

Attachment 1465977
09-07-2014 05:29 PM
JP101 WOOHOO! We got it working.

It should have worked immediately. Unfortunately, when they wired the harness, they had several of the wires reversed. So, where when it was meeting the factory harness on a (+) speaker wire, it was exiting at a (-) point into the radio.

In all, we cut four wires, revered them and the bass worked immediately! No blue wire needed.
09-07-2014 03:32 PM
JP101 By the way, thank you everybody for the help thus far. This is why I love owning a Jeep. The community around them is fantastic, and the are so easy to work on that there is no shortage of help when you need it!
09-07-2014 03:21 PM
JP101 How do you suggest hooking it up, if splicing it directly to cavity 12 or 13 didn't work?
09-07-2014 02:22 PM
ChasUGC
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Originally Posted by JP101 View Post
I don't understand how the antenna wire plays into the subwoofer...

Right now, I have a blue remote wire that says "Woofer Power" on it coming out of the head unit harness. I think it is this wire that is keeping my center sub from working. Every other speaker works perfectly, the radio works, the navigation...all of it. It's just that center subwoofer that will not get power.

I'll definitely keep an eye out. Thanks!
The remote wire lets the subwoofer/amp know when it needs to turn on. Without it, the sub amp won't turn on, although it might have power. Some people use the radio antenna remote and this could be a problem. Especially when the radio antenna remote only works during radio select.
09-07-2014 02:15 PM
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09-07-2014 02:13 PM
JP101 I did that and I am getting power all the way down. I thought it was strange, as well. Like I said, once I saw that I had power all the way to the sub, I decided to hook up my stock radio to see if maybe I blew the sub.

It worked perfectly. I do have photos of the harnesses, if that helps. You can see the wires that I tried splicing with the blue wire on the head unit. Give me a minute and I'll have them posted.
09-07-2014 12:39 PM
Ryan Angela I'm not sure if the '05 is the same as my '01, but here's what I can offer.
Look here, find the plug shown in the diagram as #5.

Attachment 1464169

With the ignition on, make sure you have constant power at pin socket #6, and switched power at socket #5. #5 is switched by the head unit, so you'll only have power there when the head unit is on. If either of these doesn't have 12V, then look at the back of that plug in the console and see what color wire goes to that pin socket. Find that same color wire in the harness behind the head unit and find out why.

Attachment 1464185
09-07-2014 11:59 AM
JP101 Yes. Everything is getting power. It's just not working.
09-07-2014 05:06 AM
Neil F. The power antenna supplies power when the radio is on so the sub will work although it may not supply power when cd, aux or other functioins are used. Have you verified with a multi meter that your sub (blue) is actually supplying power?
09-06-2014 11:27 PM
JP101 I don't understand how the antenna wire plays into the subwoofer...

Right now, I have a blue remote wire that says "Woofer Power" on it coming out of the head unit harness. I think it is this wire that is keeping my center sub from working. Every other speaker works perfectly, the radio works, the navigation...all of it. It's just that center subwoofer that will not get power.

I'll definitely keep an eye out. Thanks!
09-06-2014 11:03 PM
jeblackford
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Originally Posted by JP101 View Post
I'm awful when it comes to this. Think you can get a picture of what you did? And this worked to get your center sub working again with an aftermarket head unit?

On the site where I purchased it, it stated this, and it has me a little concerned on what I need to do to get this working:

Q: Does it support factory-fitted amplifier?
A: No, it doesn't. If there is factory-fitted-amplifier in your car, you may need to manually connect wires of the speakers (usually the rear two ones) connected to the amplifier.
I'll try to get you a pic in a few days. Look at the wires on the vehicle harness. One should have antenna written on it. That is the one that needs to be hooked up to the antenna wire of the radio. Keep an eye out for my picture. Hopefully I'll have time tomorrow.
09-06-2014 10:40 PM
JP101 I'm awful when it comes to this. Think you can get a picture of what you did? And this worked to get your center sub working again with an aftermarket head unit?

On the site where I purchased it, it stated this, and it has me a little concerned on what I need to do to get this working:

Q: Does it support factory-fitted amplifier?
A: No, it doesn't. If there is factory-fitted-amplifier in your car, you may need to manually connect wires of the speakers (usually the rear two ones) connected to the amplifier.
09-06-2014 10:22 PM
jeblackford
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I have a 2005 Jeep Rubicon.

This is the problem I'm having. I installed an aftermarket radio that has navigation, etc. Everything works perfectly except the sub in my center console.

I tore everything apart. I'm getting power in all the right places. I just cannot get the sub working. I spliced the remote (blue) wire to the wire in Cavity 13...nothing. I tried splicing it to 12...nothing.

On a hunch, I put my stock radio back in. The sub works perfectly. I could really use some help.
I just fixed mine two days ago. I took the antenna power wire and spliced it to the antenna wire on the harness. Everything worked great. You should be able to slide it into the terminal with everything hooked up for test purposes. The wire on the harness was the blue one. I have an 02 "x" mine had two separate harnesses. The antenna wire is on a harness with a single row of connectors.
09-06-2014 06:40 PM
JP101 I have a 2005 Jeep Rubicon.

This is the problem I'm having. I installed an aftermarket radio that has navigation, etc. Everything works perfectly except the sub in my center console.

I tore everything apart. I'm getting power in all the right places. I just cannot get the sub working. I spliced the remote (blue) wire to the wire in Cavity 13...nothing. I tried splicing it to 12...nothing.

On a hunch, I put my stock radio back in. The sub works perfectly. I could really use some help.
12-19-2013 09:27 PM
DocTj6 DAMN I LOVE THIS SITE!!!!! no matter how random it seems the things i want to do... there it is!! lol
09-10-2011 01:37 PM
stubby74 Neil,
I have looked for a long time to find this diagram. Unfortunately, I can't read the actual pin descriptions, Any way you could blow it up or retake?

Thanks,
Stubby
09-09-2011 11:47 AM
Shoe If there wasn't an amp in before, you will have to run a wire from the battery to the amp. The brown wire to the antenna wire is just a "switched" wire to tell the amp to turn on whe the head uint is on. The size of the wire needed will depend on the output of the amp, but somewhere beteween an 8 gauge and a 12.
09-09-2011 07:47 AM
02WranglerTJ Actually I took the remote wire and decided to start poking around with the amp wires and found it. Its working.....but if you asked me what color I hooked it up to I already forgot LOL. Tanks though.
09-09-2011 01:08 AM
chrisbland2
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Still having problems? I have my 2001 completely apart right now if I can snap a pic or be of help. Let me know on my email chrisbland2@gmail.com
06-16-2011 11:53 AM
cdfreeTJ03 unfortunatly not yet cant seem to get power to the amp every right diagram I think I have is apparently not the right one for the harness in my sub enclosure. Might have to use an after market amp set up with the stock enclosure. Getting pretty frustrated haha.
06-15-2011 11:36 PM
02WranglerTJ
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Originally Posted by cdfreeTJ03 View Post
I just wanted to say that I will be attempting my install as soon as the stock sub and enclosure comes in. I will try and take pictures and post them because i think it will be useful to the forum. I will be cutting a pair of rcas stripping the possitive and negative chanels from both left and right then wiring up speaker wire with to it, then tap into the factory amp inputs. I will run the rcas out of the sub/rear output of my jvc headunit. By doing this i should be able to work the stock sub off of the subwoofer output of the stereo. This would be the same thing as tapping into the speaker wires to give the amp an input, but i should have sub control. Wish me luck
So did it work?
04-04-2011 05:11 PM
cdfreeTJ03 I just wanted to say that I will be attempting my install as soon as the stock sub and enclosure comes in. I will try and take pictures and post them because i think it will be useful to the forum. I will be cutting a pair of rcas stripping the possitive and negative chanels from both left and right then wiring up speaker wire with to it, then tap into the factory amp inputs. I will run the rcas out of the sub/rear output of my jvc headunit. By doing this i should be able to work the stock sub off of the subwoofer output of the stereo. This would be the same thing as tapping into the speaker wires to give the amp an input, but i should have sub control. Wish me luck
04-04-2011 01:25 PM
cdfreeTJ03
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Originally Posted by Neil F. View Post
The factory sub wiring is attached for 01-02 and 03+. It takes speaker level inputs.
Thank you! This is exactly what I needed. I already have installed an aftermarket head unit. I purchases a stock sub and amp enclosure out of an 05 wrangler. I will be making my own wire harness form the sub amp to my head unit. So the diagrams are exactly what i needed. Thankyou for finally getting it haha.
04-04-2011 07:03 AM
Neil F. The factory sub wiring is attached for 01-02 and 03+. It takes speaker level inputs.
04-04-2011 06:42 AM
s3nt3nc3d If you're just wiring up an aftermarket headunit to the factory center console amp...there should be a remote antenna wire/remote turn on wire for the amp in the wiring behind your headunit. Wire up your headunit like you would any other aftermarket headunit (using a wire connector from Walmart or plug and play kit from Crutchfield or whatever) and then connect that remote turn on wire to the power antenna wire/remote turn on wire coming off the headunit (can't remember which one to use...one will work, the other won't). That should be the only connection that needs to be made for the amp to work provided the previous owner didn't rip any of the other wiring out. That amp connects with a line out converter off the rear speakers I believe.
04-03-2011 11:38 PM
cdfreeTJ03 Ok so i seem to not be getting any kind of reply to my question. I guess ill have to figure it out myself and post on it. This thread was started to answer the question, Can i wire up a factory amp and enclosure to my after market radio by running new wires. But i seem to have been hijacked by people just wondering if there jeep has a sub in it. To easily answer all of your questions that have nothing to do with mine. If your center console is considerably deep and hollow, even if you have the circle vent on the drivers side, you do not have a sub. If your center console isnt very deep maybe about 5 to 6 inches then yes you have a sub. Whether or not its in working condition is a whole other matter.
04-02-2011 12:44 PM
Austen This is the driver side of my console. From the outside it looks like a sub is in there. From the inside it looks like it is way too thin to have a sub in there. I am a little bit baffled.
04-02-2011 09:00 AM
jp2611 Have had my stock sub "rebuilt" but the whole point of this post--- is the unit the original poster ordered a "plug and play" type system? If so MAY be able get plug from dealer/junk yard and trace back wards?
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