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    Component Wiring Help Needed

    Hi, I am in the middle of installing a new sound system to the car, and I put in component speakers to one of the front doors of my 3 door MK4 hatch today.

    For the input to the component crossover I used the OE tweeter and woofer wiring. Can you do this or do you need to run your own wires in all the way from the head unit?

    The speakers will be amped up soon, but if I can just use the OE wiring, I will connect the feed from the amplifier into the wiring in the passenger footwell. This means if the door needs to be remover for any reason I can just unclip the OE wiring block on the door, as the speakers will use the OE wiring through the door connection.

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    Cant anybody help? How did you all wire up your components?

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    The wiring from the hu should go to the input on the crossover.

    The wiring from the midbass driver will go to the wofoer output on the crossover.
    And the wiring from the tweeter will go to the output from the crossover on the tweeter
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    yes use the oe wiring.. but use the woofer wires into your new crossover

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    As skuzzle says, use the wires from the woofer as the input to your crossover. Run new wires from the crossover to the new woofer and tweeter.

    Just tape up the existing tweeter wires as you won't need them. I found that I could fit the crossover itself in each door behind where the armrest bit is.

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    Thanks guys - I used both the OE tweeter and woofer wires as the inputs to the new crossover. Hope this will be ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanSport16v
    Thanks guys - I used both the OE tweeter and woofer wires as the inputs to the new crossover. Hope this will be ok.
    Yeah that will be fine mate although only one set is needed, generally from the woofer
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    Here's a quick pick of mine.

    Original woofer cable extended to Crossover, and then new leads ran to the tweeter & woofer.


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    i'd reccomend taping up the wires like pecky has done or you will get vibrations and rattles
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