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Old 04-28-2012, 05:49 PM
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Since this question has been asked many times in many places, and the predominate answer seems to be "bypass", I thought I'd add to the information already provided in this, the most helpful/complete thread on the subject...

In my 1998 RAM 1500, the 6 pin speaker connector in the doors are wired as follows:
Viewing the vehicle harness connector, with the orientation lobes facing up... Left to right, Pin 1-6.

LH Door
  1. Dark Green (FL +)
  2. Violet w/Black
  3. Yellow w/Red (LH Tweeter +)
  4. Brown w/Red (FL -)
  5. Black w/Red
  6. Yellow w/Black (LH Tweeter -)

RH Door
  1. Violet (FR +)
  2. Violet w/Black
  3. Light Blue w/Red (RH Tweeter +)
  4. Blue w/Red (FR -)
  5. Black w/Red
  6. Light Blue w/Black (RH Tweeter -)

Speaker Amplifier Harness
(Both sides the same - mating pins to the above)
  1. Blue
  2. Green
  3. Yellow
  4. Brown
  5. Violet
  6. Orange

I cut the harness from the amplifiers, and joined up the wires as follows;
  • Pin 1 (Blue), Pin 3 (Yellow), New Speaker Lead +
  • Pin 4 (Brown), Pin 6 (Orange), New Speaker Lead -
Pins 2 & 5 where individually terminated... these would logically be the power supply for the old speaker amplifiers.



With a new (amplified) head unit and speakers, this wiring worked great, without hacking the standard vehicle harness.
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