Author Topic: EVER NEEDED TO KNOW VW SPEAKER WIRE COLOURS & POLARITY?  (Read 16453 times)

Offline skcollob_ho

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Then this might be of assistance....

http://www.installdr.com/Harnesses/VW-Wiring.pdf
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Re: EVER NEEDED TO KNOW VW SPEAKER WIRE COLOURS & POLARITY?
« Reply #1 on: 20 June 2007, 23:12 »
fairplay, usefull to know, the stripes on the plus wires had me confused for a while in my golf, strip(e)ing the plus wires, that is strange, lucky for me thats not the only way to figure it out. and you have just given us another way too! 

nice linkage!
should be a sticky I reckon.
maybe get some for the other years too.

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Re: EVER NEEDED TO KNOW VW SPEAKER WIRE COLOURS & POLARITY?
« Reply #2 on: 21 June 2007, 08:19 »
fairplay, usefull to know, the stripes on the plus wires had me confused for a while in my golf, strip(e)ing the plus wires, that is strange, lucky for me thats not the only way to figure it out. and you have just given us another way too! 

nice linkage!
should be a sticky I reckon.
maybe get some for the other years too.

Consider it sticky'd

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Re: EVER NEEDED TO KNOW VW SPEAKER WIRE COLOURS & POLARITY?
« Reply #3 on: 03 January 2008, 22:43 »
perfect, just what I was looking for :grin:
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Re: EVER NEEDED TO KNOW VW SPEAKER WIRE COLOURS & POLARITY?
« Reply #4 on: 22 October 2009, 19:04 »
As an aside.
Polarity can be very easily tested with a battery if it is not identifiable on the speaker or wires.
Apply the wires to the battery terminals (a pp9 will do or small power tool battery).
If the diaphragm pops out, the polarity is correct (plus terminal of battery is positive wire etc.), if it sucks in, it's wrong.
Simple as.

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Re: EVER NEEDED TO KNOW VW SPEAKER WIRE COLOURS & POLARITY?
« Reply #5 on: 20 May 2012, 06:25 »
sorry to bump an old thread

i have just fitted a new standard din aftermarket stereo. i have used the stereo in other cars before

for some reason it wont hold the memory. thanks to this guide i will check. im hoping its just a loose connection

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Re: EVER NEEDED TO KNOW VW SPEAKER WIRE COLOURS & POLARITY?
« Reply #6 on: 20 May 2012, 08:02 »
sorry to bump an old thread

i have just fitted a new standard din aftermarket stereo. i have used the stereo in other cars before

for some reason it wont hold the memory. thanks to this guide i will check. im hoping its just a loose connection
Like a Vauxhall, the permamant and switched live connections are probably the wrong way round. See this thread:
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=179233.0

Not needed on my Golf, but on previous Vxs I needed to switch 2 wires in the ISO loom from the radio. Yellow and Red I think. Permanent live then holds the memory while the radio gets switched off with the key.

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Re: EVER NEEDED TO KNOW VW SPEAKER WIRE COLOURS & POLARITY?
« Reply #7 on: 20 May 2012, 14:45 »
thank you very much. like i say i have used the radio before so it makes sense if they switched the wires around  :smiley:

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Re: EVER NEEDED TO KNOW VW SPEAKER WIRE COLOURS & POLARITY?
« Reply #8 on: 20 May 2012, 17:38 »
just to let everyone know the live cables are red and yellow

because they have bullet clips i just swapped them over. job done  :smiley: