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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-26-2014, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Stock Pioneer Sub Wiring

I got my hands on a stock pioneer sub with enclosure. I plan to wire it up to my current amp but I'm having a problem with the wiring. There are two red and two black wiring coming out of the enclosure connected to a harness.

I'm assuming I can use these wires to create a 4ohm that I need. Judging from my research the stock sub is Dual Voice Coil with two 2 ohm coils. If I wire the wires up in series I can obtain this 4ohm load. One red connected to one black and then take the remaining black and red wire and run them to my amp, positive to positive and negative to negative.

Correct me on anything that I'm wrong on. I've done sub installations and wiring before but it's odd now this sub is set up.
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I pulled a stock sub from an 07 g5 at the salvage yard yesterday. I went ahead and ordered and amp and a LOC. I can't wait to get my stuff in the mail next week!


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Hope you didn't forget to pull the retaining bolts....

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i was told to wire the red together as positive to my amp and the black together as negative. lol so this is wrong?


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Hope you didn't forget to pull the retaining bolts....

Yeah, I grabbed the nuts, washers and bolts.


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i was told to wire the red together as positive to my amp and the black together as negative. lol so this is wrong?


I'm not very knowledgable about car audio but from what was said above And according to this diagram, your method isn't the proper way




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well....sounds good to me. i'll wire it this week i guess


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Unless you have an amp rated at 1 ohm output impedance, which I doubt, those are expensive and hard to find for car audio. The drawing above is the correct way for a 4 ohm output impedance which is the most common output for amps.

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so, I hooked everything up today. I have the sub wired into 4ohm series. I have the amp bridged. The amp gets really hot though.

here is the amp I purchased Pioneer GM-A3602 2-channel car amplifier — 60 watts RMS x 2 at Crutchfield.com

what would be the optimal way to hook up the sub to this amp? Since its a 2 channel amp, would it be better to hook it up in the dual 2 ohm configuration? Would it run cooler?


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I know what I did wrong. I only have once voice connected. I got in a hurry making my sub connection cable. I've disconnected the amp and I'll rework the sub cable tomorrow.

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