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Positive and negative speaker wire

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Dustinlane, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. Mar 2, 2018 at 8:30 PM
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    Dustinlane

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    Can anyone tell me which wire on my driver side door speaker is positive and which is negative. I drive 2016 tundra double cab sr5 non jbl. Thanks!
     
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  2. Mar 3, 2018 at 7:03 AM
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  3. Mar 3, 2018 at 7:12 AM
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    In older times it did not matter which way speakers were hooked up. Not sure if things have changed. Would not think hooking up to see if works either way would hurt anything. If really concerned get a volt meter to check polarity. Good Luck
     
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  4. Mar 3, 2018 at 7:47 AM
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    I always wondered if it mattered. I was always anal retentive and colorblind, so I would have to trace the wire all the way back to make sure I had it right. Mostly with those home stereo clear jacketed speaker wires.
     
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    It does matter. Bass hits harder when polarity is correct. It can distort when reversed.
     
  6. Mar 3, 2018 at 8:00 AM
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    This was always my understanding.
     
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  7. Mar 3, 2018 at 8:47 AM
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    Here you go.
    upload_2018-3-3_8-47-50.jpg
     
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  8. Mar 3, 2018 at 4:47 PM
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    Yes it does matter which way a speaker is wired. If you swap the +/- your speaker will be out of phase. It will be playing in to the door instead of in to the cab.
     
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    The earlier posted diagram doesn't match what's in my 2016 Non-JBL. This is an excerpt from the TIS data that matches my truck - Should be the same in yours... Purple is positive, Pink is Negative.

    2016 NonJBL Front Audio.jpg
     
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  10. Mar 4, 2018 at 9:25 AM
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    Thanks. Haynes's diagram must be incorrect.
     
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  11. Mar 4, 2018 at 9:27 AM
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    Ahh... That's why I like going to the OEM source data.
     
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    Yeah, I preferred OEM also. How much does it cost?
     
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    Thats the same site I used. Try just typing in www.techinfo.toyota.com
     
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    Same error. Clicked on Subscribe and it redirected me to the site below and got the error.
    upload_2018-3-4_15-36-23.jpg
    upload_2018-3-4_15-36-34.jpg
     
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    I checked the site also and got the same access denied message.
     
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    Thank you for confirming that :cheers:
     
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    It may be down for maintenance. Check during the week. That's the site that TIS is housed in. My iPad goes straight through without issues.
     
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    Success! :bananadance:
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    $400/year. Ouch!:spending:
     
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    Yeah. I usually do the 48-hour for $15.
     
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    Is there a "Print All" option? :)
     
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    Sadly, no. And the manuals are broken into separate files that you have to save off one at a time. But, it's better than nothing.
     
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    Not to hijack the thread, but any chance you could provide the listing for speaker wire colors for the JBL system as well? I am about to do a full upgrade but use the factory wiring and I am lost. Thanks!, also in a 2016
     
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    This is for 2014-2018 3rd Gen JBL systems...

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    Awesome, thanks. Maybe I'll finally get to it this month.
     

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