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99 SE Premium Sound - No Rear Sound

Discussion in 'ICE (In Car Entertainment)' started by sketchman, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. sketchman

    sketchman FEOA Member

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    Just put in a new Kenwood head unit and I have Pioneer 4 ways in the back with the stockers in the doors for now.

    Just before the new head unit went in everything was working fine. Now the rear speakers don't work at all. I have the adapter plate and harnesses and everything is hooked up correctly.

    A couple things I noticed. The black speaker connector was wired strangely. It wasnt hooked up to the stock stereo at all. It instead had both right side speakers looped together and both left ones looped as well. Again, no direct connection to the stereo from the black plug.

    And the other is that the new stereo is working fine on all 4 outs. I can hook the rear or front wires to the front speakers and they will work but not vice verse.

    Any thoughts?
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    While searching the webernets, I find that the "Premium Sound" systems are supposed to have an amp somewhere in the system. Is this true of the Escort too? Maybe that's why my wiring is all goofed up.

    I'm ready to just use some of the wires already run for the cd changer for the rear speakers, since I don't need the changer anyway. Or just run new ones and yank all the stock stuff out. This is annoying.
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    I really appreciate that. You have no idea how much googleing I've done and come up with nothing. Don't ask me how.

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