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I need help with vehicle speaker wiring, i have three

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i need help with vehicle speaker wiring
JA: Do you have a multimeter or voltage tester? What colors are the wires?
Customer: i have three speakers and typically car strereo
JA: How long has this been going on with your wiring? What have you tried so far?
Customer: car stereo ha four and i need to know how to wire
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no

Hi, How are you?
I'm Shabaz, one of the automotive experts. I will be happy to assist you today. Hopefully we can get this resolved quickly.

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What are you having trouble with?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Hi Shabaz
I am installing a new radio in my falcon, it originally only had one dash speaker which I going to use, but I also am putting in two new front kick panel speakers, I am obviously going to wire the two new ones to the front right and left wires on the new radio, but what do I wire the old dash speaker to?
Thanks
Paul

Hi Paul, what is the car make and model? To keep the centre speaker "central", you would take the + from the left and - from the right.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Hi Shabaz
It’s a 1963 Ford Falcon I just got the radio from the states

So, to make it clear, you can take either + or - from the right pair of wires and then + or - from the left pair of wires. Speaker wires are easy to identify, both pair of wires are the same colour but the negative will have a striped wire in the same colour. E.g. if you have a solid coloured purple wire, there will be a striped purple wire which will go to the same speaker (+ and -).

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Thanks shabaz

I'll just add an image to help you understand better. In the picture attached, ignore the bridged stereo amplifier, that's just a separate volume control for the centre speaker, just follow the wiring :)

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