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Cables into doors

Post by Yetiman25 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:00 pm

So i think the answer is no but is there a sensible way to get decent speaker cable into doors or does the multi connector thingy just make it impossible? Its a 2018.

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Re: Cables into doors

Post by the swan fiend » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:11 pm

I’m no expert on this, but due to being heavy handed a while back, I had to replace my block connector on the door to body loom as I broke the plastic retaining clip on the connector, so I have a little experience.

I’m open to correction on this but I’m going to suggest finding out which connection on the block is the speaker wire and rewiring that into the door loom to the speaker using the correct pins.
As for the body side, you will have to de trim and replace the wire from the connector to the head unit.
There is a how to on here for stripping the door out which you’ll need to do. I’m not sure how much work is involved on the body side of the loom.
There are lots of electrical experts on here though, and some audiophiles too who can hopefully advise more.
Best of luck with the work mate


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Re: Cables into doors

Post by Doc » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:33 pm

You could use gold plated pins and recepticles on the A pillar socket/plug to give a super low resistance connection.
I doubt even the most sensitive of ear would pick up on the difference in the gold and tin coated.
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Re: Cables into doors

Post by Yetiman25 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:18 pm

Cable will be coming from amp to crossover then to door speaker ideally and wanted thicker cable for 100 to 150 rms speaker. Well i guessed right then cheers guys.

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Re: Cables into doors

Post by Doc » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:27 pm

What AWG/mm wire size do you need for 150wRMS?
There's 2.5mm wire through that plug/socket for door & window power.
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Re: Cables into doors

Post by Yetiman25 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:40 pm

Not actulally sure tbh, 14 i think but i tend to use quite thick as bass sounds better, in my opinion anyway🤣. I will have sub but not always room for it etc.

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Re: Cables into doors

Post by beemer124 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:10 pm

When I ran cables from my amp to the doorspeakers I found some unused pin-holes ‘in lack of a better word ’ in the plug between the door and a-post. I then drilled 2 holes where the pins should be and split the cable so I had one positive and one negative cable and ran them through the connector and in to the door. This worked great in my car at least
This was a really bad explanation but I hope you get what I mean


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Re: Cables into doors

Post by Yetiman25 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:13 pm

Ah yep got itthat sounds like a possible plan. Cheers mate

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Cables into doors

Post by beemer124 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:29 am

Here is a video of how to do it Image

https://youtu.be/UfHEHeQXmxE

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Re: Cables into doors

Post by Doc » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:20 am

Oh wow, I can't believe a car audio professional is actually showing that they do it this way!
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Re: Cables into doors

Post by Yetiman25 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:14 am

bit lunchtime watching I think

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Re: Cables into doors

Post by beemer124 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:15 am

He actually have several youtube videos that can be interesting if you are in to car stereo


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Re: Cables into doors

Post by tommyzooom » Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:25 pm

What a bodger :lol:

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Re: Cables into doors

Post by Doc » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:16 pm

I know, right?
Cowboys who make a video about how to do something the wrong way.
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Re: Cables into doors

Post by Yetiman25 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:53 pm

Its a tidy bodge at least👌

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