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post #1 of 12 Old 02-06-2008, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Sound bar installation help, pls!!!

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post #2 of 12 Old 02-06-2008, 08:35 PM
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Guys, if you could help me, I'd really appreciate it. My soundbar comes w/a light. The instructions state the RED wire = 12 Volt in....what does that mean and where do I connect this RED wire to?

Also, it says the GREEN wire = Remote light in...what does that mean and where do I connect this Green wire to?

Also, the soundbar, the stereo and the car wires all have a ground wire...can I combine them and ground them together?

Thanks much!
The red wire would splice into one of your other interior lights so it turns on automatically when you open the doors. If I'm not mistaken, you wouldn't have to connect the green wire if you go this route. The +12v wire may be constant hot though and may rely on a ground to trigger the lights to turn on... in other words the lights are hot and just rely on the ground to complete the circuit. You would have to connect the ground wire for the lights to the ground wire that your existing interior lights use in the Jeep.

The other grounds should be able to be spliced together and grounded together.

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Rocky, thanks so much for replying. You said, "The red wire would splice into one of your other interior lights so it turns on automatically when you open the doors." However, there are no interior lights on my jeep whatsoever. I bought this jeep used and the #4 fuse for lights is good, but there are no lights.
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Do you have a soft top? Only Jeeps with a hardtop have another light that would come on with the open doors.

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Yes, it's a soft top so where would I connect the Sound Bar Red = 12 Volt in at?
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Yes, it's a soft top so where would I connect the Sound Bar Red = 12 Volt in at?
Look in your door jams and you should see spring pins... those are the wires you want behind it.

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Yes, I see the spring pins...do i take them out and is there just one wire that I connect the Soundbar Red wire to? thanks so much
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what i did for my interior light was i ran both wires down to my interior lights were (or for you, the wires connected to your door pins) and i just spliced them in with little blue wire taps. this way its controllable by the door and by turning the headlight knob to the left. do you even have sockets for the lamps right underneath the dash? if not pick some up from a junkyard and the plugs will be somewhere underneath. its a good thing to have.

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Thank you...I'll try that. Also, the wiring that came with the Jeep inside the stereo area, are 2 wire harnesses (one with colorful wires and one with dark wires). I think the dark wires are for the speakers, but don't I connect the soundbar and front speakers to the STEREO wires?
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do yo uhave the stock or aftermarket radio?

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Aftermarket stereo, but there are 2 sets of wire harnesses coming from the Jeep.
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you should have gotten a wiring adapter when you installed the stereo. if those 2 plugs go into one big plug and then connect to your stereo via another small plug, you might be able to read the wires on the adapting harness to find out which wire is for which speaker. otherwise your stereo owners manual will tell you what each wire is and then you can trace it from the back of the stereo and splice in.

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