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    Proper stuck with wiring :(

    Right, Ive got 2 sets of Vibe black air 2 way components, A tweeter and a woofer + a crossover.

    Now my problem lies with how to run the wire from the amp to the crossover, Which i was going to mount on the underside of the door card.

    I really dont wana drill the doors and have tried to run the wire threw the existing electrical connector in the door but with no luck.

    It looks as if someone has already hacked away at speaker wires in the doors.

    Can anybody suggest away off doing this as i really wanted to finish it all tomorow.

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    I think just cut a slit in the grommets either side of the original connector and run that way maybe?

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    i think ive sussed it now lol in the dark ive cut a slit in the grommit inside the car and used a coat hanger to pull the speaker cable threw

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    Is always fun in the dark :P

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    Run the speaker cable from the amp to the rear of the head unit.
    Connect it to the speaker wires going to the front door speakers.
    Remove the door cards & mount the crossovers (there is a space behind/under the armrest, just remove the foam block).
    Run the wire going to the original front mid to the input of the crossover.
    Run new wires from the crossover to the new mid & tweeter.
    Refit the door card.
    Repeat for the other side.
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    SQ man i new you would come to the rescue should i use bullet connectors ?

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    Yes, they'll be fine, but you'll need spades for the speakers & rings or forks for the crossovers..
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    wouldnt you beneift from thicker wires carrying more current? to the input of the xovers.

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    Not unleed he was running higher powered/better quality spakers.
    The cars cables are probably as thick as any wire Vibe would supply with the speakers.
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    is there a picture guide anywhere to this? just that sounds complicated as when you take off the door cards and take old speakers out, there is only a short length of wire with a connector on! also all these joins wont that affect the current?
    i know in my old astra mk3 i drilled holes in the door and one on the door dost and put the wire through and made sure it folded when door closed. i just made sure the holds was all smoothed and couldnt wear away the cable.as i like to run a thicker speaker cable rather than that fine stuff that comes with the speakers!
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