I have swapped out the factory stereo with a new Kenwood eXcelon X579. I
spent all day on the phone with Crutchfield trying to get this to work. The
front speakers work fine, but the rear speakers are barely audible.
Crutchfield says I have everything connected correctly, but I think I'm
missing something. The car did not have the Bose system in it. I have an
OEM-2 converter for the rear speakers, because I was told there was an amp
for them. Any help would be greatly appreciated. TIA.
If your car did not come with the BOSE system, then your speakers are not
Disconnect the front wires that you are using for the front and connect them
with a long cable to the back speakers.
If this sound fine, then dont use the adapter go direct to the speaker
blades on the speakers.
Try it out.
Thanks for the reply. Here's what the problem was: Crutchfield told me to
run the L+/- and the R+/- for the rear speaker into the input of the OEM.
Then, connect the L and R (positive only) wires from the OEM output to the L
and R positve wires in the car. He then told me to tape off the negative L
and R wires from the OEM, stating I don't need them. He then told me to
ground the L and R negative wires in the car. This did not work, obviously.
I then connected the negative L and R wires from the OEM to the car and it
worked When I told Crutchfield this, they seemed stumped for some reason.
I thought about bypassing the amp and running wires directly to the rear
speakers, but since it wasn't my car and I didn't have any type of manual on
how to remove paneling, I thought I'd better not.
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