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Old 02-16-2008, 04:47 PM
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I'm sure it's been asked before, but my search has been unsuccessful. Anybody know what polarity is on the rear speaker wires in a 2005 Accord EX? Right rear has a blue wire with white line and blue wire with black line. Left rear has a solid pink wire and a blue with yellow line. I found the quick connect adapters @ Crutchfield only after I've cut and splice, so that's no help. I can't tell if the current connections are correct or reversed. My ears aren't that finely tuned. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
 
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Old 02-16-2008, 05:08 PM
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Thanks. After I have the ohm meter in my hands, what's the sequence of events that needs to occur to determine polarity? In other words, what kind of readings am I lookin for?
 
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there's a bit of a problem here ..... the (+) and (-) notations on a speaker wire are only for referance. A sound wave is AC by nature, so you can't tell which is which with a multi-meter. In your case, I'd hook both speakers up without mounting them. Next play some music at a moderate level that has some bass to it. You should be able to see if the speaker cones are both bumping in or out or if one is going the opposite direction as the other. I believe on the initial hit, they should push forward.
 
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:26 PM
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Thanks for the input. I should be able to figure it out.
 
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:08 PM
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As long as you wire all your speakers the same, + and - doesn't really matter. If you want an answer to your question they should have a wiring diagram for them in a Haynes manual. If you don't go the Haynes route, make sure they are all wired the same. Out of phase speakers don't sound the greatest lol.
 
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