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    Drilling Doors

    Hey

    Going to be fitting my new amp this week hopefully and I will need to run some new speaker cable into the doors, what is the best way to do this, ive heard drilling through the standard block connector is the best way as this keeps everything insulated from the elements, but this also sounds very risky8 incase I do it wrong. Am i best just drilling a hole below this, putting a grommet in it and running the speaker cable this way, also how do I then get it back into the car?

    Any help or ideas would be appreciated.

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    Anyone? Hoping to do this on monday as I am off

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    I ran my cable in through the quick connectors, honest opinion, not worth the time or hassle, best bet is to just tag onto the speaker cables behind the HU and let the standard cabling cope with the rest, it wont make the slightest bit of difference to quality.

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    When you have the door cards off to sound deaden the doors you can remove the fixed connector to drill it. The car side connector will be easy enough as it
    has the flexible grommet.
    The easiest way to feed the cable through is to use a piece of stiff wire to fish it through, just carefully tape the end of the spaker cable to the wire.
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    Cheers, where exactly do I drill on the original connector as I dont know what is used or not, why are there spare connections on it anyway, I assume my door has everything possibly, electric windows/mirrors and side impact air bags.

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    When you remove the connectors you'll see the spares.
    You will have a few, as you have a 3Dr, so don't have wiring for rear windows.
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    Cheers for the help, cant wait to fit this now, hopefully don't have any issues and there is a major improvement.

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    If you don't want to drill the connectors you could always solder the speaker wire on to the original speaker wires as close to the pins as possible. Just strip the connectors out of the doors & cut the original cable back, close to the pins. Don't forget to insulate it properly.
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