Was wondering how much of a PITA it is to run speaker wire through the doors?? Getting ready to do mine any help would be greatful!!
Well shit!!!! Yes I have all power stuff, windows/locks/mirrors etc. So it sounds like I'm in for a treat.It depends on the options you have. If you have power stuff (like I do), then it's a big pain
But with power options, GM puts a molex style connector at the door and truck, so you can't get new wires through there.
Good luck either way, but unless you're running a bunch of power (200W+ per speaker), I'd just tap in to the factory wire behind the radio like I did.
Well, it all depends on how mechanically enclined a person is. Certain tasks might seem easy to a person who is, and the same task might seem difficult to someone who isn't....
Personally, I don't think it would be that bad. Remove your kick panels and door panels, snake a coat hanger or something similar through your door harness (which might be easier said than done) tape the speaker wires to it, and pull it through into the door.
Personally, I'd remove the door simply because all you have to do is unplug the harness at the post, remove 3-10mm bolts, and it lifts right off. It would give you alot more room to work instead of being all cramped. And it would be a hellofa lot easier than trying to push a coat hanger past the plug....
Just my opinion though.....hope it helps...:355:
Ok guys I just completed wiring my doors today. I took them off with no and I say again NO Issues what so ever!!! There isn't any issues with alignment at all!!! You do need a second pair of hands to get it accomplished though.Heres the rpoblem with removing doors and fenders if you have never done. It will be a much bigger task to line the body lines back up on a door or fender than it will to run that wire back through. Trust me on this.
If you have removed doors and fenders in the post and understand its not just putting it back on and tightening bolts thats cool. if you have not , then take the chance with wires and doors on the truck
Nope not entirely. Was working on the box / tweets in doors / wiring in doors / taking multiple measurements of the mids / figuring out the amp rack and so on......Chop, chop then!
Did you get your speakers mounted??
Sweeeeeeet!!Nope not entirely. Was working on the box / tweets in doors / wiring in doors / taking multiple measurements of the mids / figuring out the amp rack and so on......
BTW I've added a table saw, router and Jasper Jig to my collection of tools!! I'll NEVER cut another circle without the router/Jasper Jig set-up.
I don't know about Fender Man, but I was talking to Hannibal.Nah I was at the river and just got back last night so I havent had a chance to finish. And the company I ordered the amps from sent me the wrong ones so I have to wait for them to ship out the right ones. Box will be finished this weekend though...just need the new amps :dawg: and carpet that I ordered and I'll be set
Wow dude you must have some hella small hands. There was NO way in hell I could've gotten this thing out or drilled without removing the doors.I did mine without having to take the door off. Once you get the plastic connector out of the door and stuff, just drill a couple of holes in it and run the wires.