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Old 05-28-2014, 05:56 PM
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Rear Speakers Diagram?

I am trying to figure out the rear speakers wiring diagram so that I can install new and different speakers in my 97' 328ic. There are a total of 4 wires for speakers on each side of the speakers. Now, I am going to just 1 speaker on each side with a built-in tweeter. No matter what I do, there's a lot of static in the rear speakers and it doesn't sound right. I know these 4" speakers are small, but they shouldn't have to be bad or static...

Can someone shine some lights on the rear speakers please?? By the way, how do I know if I have an Amp in my car or not?

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Download yourself the electrical troubleshooting manual for your model. (I looked on my copy and the info is here). It's just too large for me to upload.
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I am trying to figure out the rear speakers wiring diagram so that I can install new and different speakers in my 97' 328ic. There are a total of 4 wires for speakers on each side of the speakers. Now, I am going to just 1 speaker on each side with a built-in tweeter. No matter what I do, there's a lot of static in the rear speakers and it doesn't sound right. I know these 4" speakers are small, but they shouldn't have to be bad or static...

Can someone shine some lights on the rear speakers please?? By the way, how do I know if I have an Amp in my car or not?

Thanks,

Jay
If you look at the rear speaker set up there's a separate tweeter and mid range and the 4 wires are to connect them separately. Ideally you'd install a new mid range and new tweeter and connect them the same. Barring that, if your new speaker is a coaxial unit with a built in tweeter, connect the two wires that originally went to the mid range to the new mid-range and leave the original tweeter connected. If you don't have a correct impedance speaker connected to the tweeter connection it causes the power amp to be unhappy.
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Thank you guys! I think it's too late as I was so upset that I pulled all the wires off from the speakers. Now, all I have are 4 wires for each speaker and not sure which way I should connect them.

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Just connect them like in the wiring diagrams. It shows which wire is for which pin.
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Ok, I found them on page 274 and I found where they were talking about convertible. However, I am not sure about what color of the wires that I should be using.
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If you look at page 13, it also says which codes are for which colours in the book.
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Ahhh, I didn't see that... No wonder I couldn't understand...

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You're more than welcome. (Sorry for not just giving you the pages/answers, but I believe in self sufficiency). Just to be sure, you are aware that if you click the Ctrl key + the 'f' key you can search most .pdfs?
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Thanks again joensin!

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sorry for thread hijacking but I am wondering if I could just stuff the speaker boxes in the rear and get better thumpy bass / sound? I dont listen to hip hop or any ghetto blaster stuff but some club and ambients and other stuff, would like some bass with the club and was wondering if I really needed to spend the money towards a sub or any improvements could be made with the stock system? I had a slim line sub in mind but unsure where would I place it anyway and how would I run the wiring?
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NP. I was thinking using the passage way and built up a box with a small amp along with a 12" or smaller bass speaker to get some thump.
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