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Running new speaker wires to front doors
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I want to run new, thicker, wires to the speakers in the front doors.

Does anyone know how to get access to the wire loom/harness that goes to the doors, from the inside of the car?

I can disconnect the rubber boot from the door side, but not from the car side. And even if I did, there's still a rubber "cap" or whatever it's called on the inside of the car that I can't figure out how to remove. Any ideas anyone?

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(04-07-2021, 03:17 PM)Tobbe Wrote:  I want to run new, thicker, wires to the speakers in the front doors.

One has to ask the question - Why?
B9 (2016) 1.6 BlueHDi 100 Multispace XTR = Mine;   B9 (2013) Enterprise 1.6 HDi Van = Hers.
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(04-07-2021, 05:19 PM)Pedronicus Wrote:  
(04-07-2021, 03:17 PM)Tobbe Wrote:  I want to run new, thicker, wires to the speakers in the front doors.

One has to ask the question - Why?

I read somewhere that the stock wires can handle up to 20W. I'm feeding my (aftermarket) speakers with 150W from an amplifier.
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Invest in some earlpugs .. lol !
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What gear are you running?
2021 130hp 1.5 BlueHDi EAT8 L2 XTR Gris Platinum
ex: 2003 1.4i cargo
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(05-07-2021, 08:13 PM)boop Wrote:  What gear are you running?

Bits and pieces I had lying around...

Head unit: Alpine CDE-173BT
Mids: Kicker ES65
Tweeters: Stock at the moment, but I also have Kicker tweeters and filters that matches the mids
Amp: Non-name 2x150W

Also have a Mutant MT1500.1XXX (1500W) sub amp, and a couple of different sub options in the garage. Not sure if I'm going to throw all of that in there or not.
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I gave up on the driver's side, and moved on over to the passenger side instead (which is the right side of the car for me). Lots more space to work with there!

This is where the wires goes from inside the car through the side of the car and out into the door

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I peeled off the electrical tape and then I managed to pry away the rubber boot using a plastic trim removal tool and a lot of force. I accidentally broke off one of the plastic tabs holding it in place. But I don't think I would have been able to remove it without doing that. There's just no way I would have been able to get to the tabs around the back of that thing

Here it is removed

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This allowed me to get my phone in there and snap a photo into the hole where that thing should sit. That's when I saw there's a yellow plug in there, to be able to separate the wires in the car from the wires in the door.

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There's another rubber boot on the outside of the car body. It's similar to the one on the inside, but oval in shape. It's held in place by four plastic tabs. Two of them I could easily reach, but the two on the back of the thing (towards the front of the car) were impossible to reach with my fingers. But, I could get to them through the hole from the inside. So I managed to depress all four tabs and loosen the boot on the outside as well.

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Next step was to loosen all wires inside the door of the car to give me some more wire to play with. Doing that I could get the door-side of the rubber boot that goes between the body and the door out of the way to give more room for the side with the yellow connector. And with that done I could get the connector to the outside of the car so I could unplug it.

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And so I can finally route some speaker wires! Big Grin

So now I just have to figure out how to do this same thing on the driver's side where I can't really get to the rubber boot on the inside of the car.
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