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Old May 1st, 16, 09:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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99 camaro stereo wiring problem

I just bought a 99 camaro and the Prev owner wired the stereo wronge. I can fade to F/L to prove that speaker is atleast on the right channel. not sure if positive negitive is right but only that speaker plays when faded all the way to that speaker. Same for the R/R and the L/R "in the hatch" these 3 speakers seem to be functioning properly. the front right passanger speaker makes no sound and when faded that way the 2 rear speakers by the seat are the ones to play music. Heres the kicker even thow they work you can barly hear anything from them.

What I have come to...

I have to re-wire the front pasanger speaker for sure removing the power from the 2 rear speakers. This should get the fronts working properly and the rears in the hatch. Their is also a sub and an amp that appears to be wired properly.

After doing this I will lose my 2 rear speakers next to the back seat. Im assuming I need to bridge them to the other rears so both R/R speakers are on the same channel however with all the research im doing on stereo wiring it only talks about f/l f/r r/l r/r thats only 4 speakers and I have 6 so i cant find the proper way to wire them in.

My main Q is are the 4 rear speakers suppose to be bridged already in the harness when I hook up the R/R should both speakers work or is their seperate wires for each of the 4 speakers leading to the deck. I assume 4 seperate seeing as if theirs only 2 and they are already bridged the guy really messed up and dont know how he got 1 speaker from both bridges onto the F/R channel.

I was thinking adding another amp to power my 4 rear speakers but need to put my budget elsewhere for now. was also thinking of a new stereo witch may have all 6 channels for all speakers but again. I bought the car becouse the guy hit a curb and stop sign and i got it for a steal. I need allignment bearing tie rod ends. ($450) quated for perfesinal Im capable but would rather not on this. I also need a new front bumber drivers side fender and headlight. witch ill get after the front end is fixed but anyway my stereo sounds like **** the way its hooked up. only 3 speakers work properly and 2 slightly work but not enough to even hear them.

So I was wondering if you could help me figure this out. I think i got it I have installed many systems in my older cars but none had more then 4 speakers. If i Bridge the R/R's together do I want the power to one speaker ground to the other with a wire connecting or would I want to wire them both up splicing the 2 positives and 2 grounds together at the deck. Is this not recomended should i just go get a 6 channel deck.

If you can give me a few options with pros and cons I would much apreaciate it.

Im not even sure if bridging the speakers is an option as it seems the 2 are bridged to the F/L so if I bridged the RRs and L/Rs together Im assuming all 4 speakers would be quite like the 2 are now that are already shareing a channel. otherwise the way its setup I would think 5/6 speakers would be functioning properly where in reality only 3 are doing anything. not including the sub witch I disconected for all testing.
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Old May 2nd, 16, 08:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 99 camaro stereo wiring problem

Ok for those who are interested witch I may still be wronge but their seems to only be one proper way to do this.

Rewire My whole deck using the fronts and rear speakers by the rear seats. Then running the RCA's to a 2 channel amp to power an amp running the remaining 2 rear speakers.

Ive been trying to find a 6 channel deck to prevent the need of the amp, eather Im to dumb to understand the discription or they dont have them.
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Old May 3rd, 16, 07:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 99 camaro stereo wiring problem

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Yes, I have changed front speakers from OE to a cheap set of 6.5 inch.
I learned four wires going to each speaker from OE amplifier.
I unsoldered the tweeter and soldered in the removed OE speaker connector and new speakers work very well plus keeping OE connections.
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