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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 00, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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I need help wiring an 8-track player. The player has three harnesses coming out of it. Two with 6 pin connectors and one with a three pin connector. I was able to get some sound out of it plugging in a couple of the wires to a speaker i had laying around. The sound was barely coming out, even at full volume. I have been desperately trying to find a wiring diagram, but can only find schematics in the usual assembly manuals, etc. Most of the info. doesnt quite pan out.
Im confused as to why there are three harnesses when i can get sound from just three wires......
Maybe external amp and additional speakers?
Any help would be appreciated.....

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 00, 02:36 PM
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i take it that this is not an original 8-track. i don't know if it is the same but i have a third generation camaro with three plugs. you will have 8 wires just for the speakers(if you have 4 speakers)a positive and negative for each speaker. then there should be a power wire and a ground wire and either a plug or another wire for the antenna. you might be able to get a wiring harness from best buy or somewhere that carries car radios that with hook into the wires in the car and allow you to just snap in the plugs. but i am not sure if they make them for that old of a car. i just did this for my new cd player. hope this helps. let me know if this works or not.
P.S. if the wires are not hooked up correctly the power(volume) will be limited
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 00, 02:38 PM
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by the way the wiring harness only cost about $15 at Best Buy
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 00, 03:28 PM
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Send an e-mail to [email protected] He is the radio "guru" over on the Chevelle page. He will probably want to know what brand 8 track it is and a model number but he should be able to help you.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 00, 04:39 PM
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can't help with the wiring, but i do have over 100 8-tracks in the attic. would love to get those converted to cd's. just can't buy some of the ones i had anymore and i used to record off the radio a lot in my young "robert plant look alike" hippie days.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 00, 11:34 PM
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Is this an OEM delco 8 Track? The one that came witk my 67 Conv does not have the same connector arrangement. Mine is for a 4 speaker setup and there is one wire for each speaker. The other end of each speaker goes to chassies ground. Hope this helps!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 00, 03:47 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry i didnt specify what year, but mine is for a '69 camaro. It is the original Delco 8-track for that model....
Basically, i can wire the thing up, but just want to know where all the "extra' wires go. Also, according to the diagrams in the assembly manual, there is a "convector box" that is supposed to be mounted behind the dash and wired to the unit.....
Any help would be appreciated....
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