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Jimmy9190
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10/02/2008
12:44:01

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The new radio should run the Kickers OK. I will check my service manuals when I get home today and post the wiring info. I think the input wires to the amp are color coded the same as the speaker outputs but I may be wrong. I'm pretty sure the manual lists the different colors. I have done this before several times but it was over 8 years ago.

It sounds like the rear channels of the amp are blown. The new radio can be connected to the rear speaker wires at the amp or you can extend them up to the radio and connect them there. Either way if the rear speakers work then they should work with the radio power. You can leave the fronts connected thru the amp as long as the front outputs still work OK.

Jimmy



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10/02/2008
18:39:03

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OK at the amplifier plug, you should find on one side or the other the following wires from the radio, these are the speaker level input wires coming from the radio to the amp:

Left rear input + is Brown/Yellow
Left rear input - is Brown/Light blue

Right rear input + is Blue/white
Right rear input - is Blue/orange

On the other side of the plug for the amp you should find the following speaker wires that go out to the rear speakers:

Left rear + is White/red
Left rear - is White/black

Right rear + is Tan/purple
Right rear - is Tan/black

You can test the speaker input wires to be sure they are the correct ones by unplugging the amp, and connecting a test speaker to the wire colors listed above. When the speaker plays, you know you have the correct two wires. You can also turn the fader on the radio all the way to the rear, then turn all the way to left and right one side at a time to be certain you have the correct wires.

Then just cut the input side wires and the rear speaker wires going back to the speakers and splice them together according to the correct polarity and colors listed above. Left rear amp input + to left rear speaker wire +, and left rear - amp input to left rear speaker -, same for the right side.

Doing it this way will enable you to connect the speaker outputs from the new radio you installed directly to the rear speakers and bypass the rear channels of the factory amp. Obviously, you can just plug the amp plug back in to keep the amp connected for the front speakers.

Let us know how this works out. I'd like to know whether this helped you.

Jimmy





justin d
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12/02/2008
23:50:10

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i have a 98 dakota sport reg cab. i wanna install a new deck but the wires on my deck dont mathch the wires in the truck. what are each of the colors in the truck specifically 4? i couldnt match them up to install it cuz i dont no wat goes with wat



Connor
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9/22/2009
19:47:11

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I just took my rear speakers out of my 96 dakota and founda big ugly black thing enclosing the conections does any one know how to get them off???



Jimmy9190
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9/23/2009
20:37:49

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The black thing is the factory amplifier. In 96 Dodge used amplified speakers instead of a single separate main amp for all the speakers. It doesn't come off the speaker. If you are replacing the speakers you can use the 2 center wires at each amplifier connection for the speaker connections from the radio's outputs. I believe the wires were green for + and black for -. There will be 4 wires present, the speaker leads are the 2 wires in the center of the connector. Cap off the other 2 wires to avoid short circuits.

Jimmy



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1/05/2011
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I know this is an older post but i was courious as to see if anyone knows the correct order for the wireing to completly take the amp on the passenger side out of the picture sofar i have gone off of what Jimmy9190 has said and i have sound comming from my rear speakers but i havent any comming from my front. This is what i have so far..
Left rear input + is Brown/Yellow
Left rear input - is Brown/Light blue

Right rear input + is Blue/white
Right rear input - is Blue/orange

Left rear + is White/red
Left rear - is White/black

Right rear + is Tan/purple
Right rear - is Tan/black

and it works. Btw I have a 2001 Dakota with the infinity system in it. Thank you and im hopeing for some help



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12/29/2013
23:38:36

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I have a 2001 Dakota and I'm trying to install a new Sony. I have a small connector on the factory stereo with a violet/yellow wire on it. I can't get sound out of the speakers with the new stereo. I've hooked up a speaker to the new stereo and I'm getting speaker output. I've checked all of my wiring and I'm good.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Tom



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