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    Unhappy 6x9s complete novice needing help! please

    Hi all,

    I bought a pair of jensen 990ti 6x9s and want to install them in my parcel shelf (astra mk5 (i think) Y plate) but have no idea where to start, my questions are as follows:

    1. head unit is not standard, its an Alpine head unit (will post the model number shortly as i fear this may be needed), are Aplines generally compatible with 6x9s ?

    2. Where do i start with the wiring ? I have no idea what to look for and where to look for it ?

    3. How do i measure up the 6x9s on the parcel shelf before i start cutting them up ?

    Like i said i am a complete novice but willing to try anthing once! the wiring concerns me most so any help would be gratefully appreciated.

    Thanks in advance
    Wayne

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    Ok, if it's a Y plate, it's a MK4 - so the post will need moved.

    Can you put up what model of Alpine HU it is?
    Any amp's being run?

    Welcome to the club btw

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    Hi Domino,

    Now i feel like a dipsticki was beginning to suspect i might have a mk4! thought i might have known that wouldnt you!

    The HU is as follows:

    CD receiver CDE9848RB

    No amps being ran at the minute (will this affect the 6x9 sound quality ?

    Many thanks for the welcomes, im sure ill be here for a long time now lol

    Wayne

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    Hi Wayne and welcome

    No worry about this being posted in the wrong place to start with, some nice pwerson has moved it for you

    The 6x9 should have come with a template so you can mark up and cut out the holes.

    To wire them up i'd recomend cutting the rear speaker wires from the back of the headunit and extend them to the run behind the glovebox and all the way down the passenger side which can be done by lifting up the rubber seals
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    Hi there and thanks for the welcome,

    The 6x9 were not new, i got them off of eby, have been tested so i do know that they work, couldnt i split the rear speaker cables ? im thinking mayb some electrical block ? rear cable in on one side 2 coming out ?

    Also, which colour cables do i cut ? i had the HU out today and theres loads of cables, some loose ones i havent a clue what they do lol

    Sorry for being a pain

    Wayne

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    If you do it at the rear speakers you will have to run wires down both sides which is why I said to do it at the headunit.

    At the heatunit the speaker wires are as follows

    Green : Rear left +
    Green/black : Rear left -

    Violet : Rear right +
    Violet/black : Rear right -

    You can only run one speaker per channel so cutting the wires disconects the other speakers
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    welcome to the club mate.
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    Thanks for that,

    I think i might have confused the issue, i meant splitting at the HU not the rear speakers.

    In effect, if i want to connect the speakers this way, i lose the rear door speakers, is that right ? or do i connect them back up ?

    I did say novice haha

    Thanks in advance though

    Wayne

    Ps.

    How much would it cost me to have this done by somebody else ? Anybody here local to Hemel hempstead, Herts interested in doing the job ?

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    Yes you loose the rear speakers

    I've no idea what a shop would charge to do this, maybe 2 hours labour max at anything up to £50 a hour. Being in Harrow myself i'd offer to do it for a lot less but currently have work booked up for the next 3 weeks at weekends at least
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    Okay,

    What if i was to get an amp ? Would this be benifical ?

    if you want to drop me an email with a quote id appreciate it email address wayne@drewsen.co.uk

    Thanks
    Wayne

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