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Old 05-30-2008, 10:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought a 94 325ci and I am trying to install a new stereo and found that the speaker wires on the back of the old unit don't seem to go the directly to the speakers. Can some tell me a good place to pick up the speaker wiring without tearing the car apart?
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Wire color code:

left front low range spkr = yellow brown/yellow red
left front high range speaker = yellow brown/yellow red

left rear speaker = yellow violet/yellow gray
right rear speaker = blue violet/blue gray

right front low range speaker = blue red/blue brown
right front high range speaker = ble red/blue brown

..the "doesnt go directly to speakers"... tht is your fader control ;-) i suggest u keep that working :-)

best place to configure wiring is by where the radio is at
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Thanks darkhorse737

I have got to the point were I found the alpine fadder box behind the rear seat. and the radio behind the center console. But I was wondering if you might have a wiring diagram for the sereo circuit?
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I have got to the point were I found the alpine fadder box behind the rear seat. and the radio behind the center console. But I was wondering if you might have a wiring diagram for the sereo circuit?
send me an email addy or a fax # where i can send to. make sure u include the year and model of ur car ;-)

OR.. if you would rather enumerate the wire colors u see connected at the radio, i'd be happy to oblige in deciphering what color/s go where ;-)

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NO! PLEASE do not cut up all the wires! You can buy an E36 wiring harness off eBay for ~$20 or so, maybe less. You wire the harness you buy (which comes with a color code chart) to the wiring harness of the stereo you bought, and then it is a direct plug-and-play to your factory harness.

DO NOT LISTEN TO THOSE TELLING YOU TO CUT UP YOUR WIRING! =)

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NO! PLEASE do not cut up all the wires! You can buy an E36 wiring harness off eBay for ~$20 or so, maybe less. You wire the harness you buy (which comes with a color code chart) to the wiring harness of the stereo you bought, and then it is a direct plug-and-play to your factory harness.

DO NOT LISTEN TO THOSE TELLING YOU TO CUT UP YOUR WIRING! =)

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This is an old old post, but i need to set things straight.
1) i did not say anything about CUTTING WIRES.
2) the help requested was for decoding which wire goes where. no cutting there

and BIMMER M.D. - i have no BMW? Apparently you do not know Super ETA

oh goodness, every once in awhile we have peeps playing hotshots with little or nothing to show. ho-hum*
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