Installing amp in S70

Discussion in 'Volvo S70' started by jmccraney, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. jmccraney

    jmccraney Guest

    I am installing an amp in a '98 S70 using the stock head unit and
    speakers for the moment. I ran speaker wire from the amp to the
    existing wires behind the headunit.

    According to <http://webhome.idirect.com/~rwoodrow/> the back deck
    speakers and back door speakers should be on the same wires, but when i
    connected them to the amp, only the deck speakers worked. There is
    absolutely no sound from the back door speakers.

    Any ideas why this happened?
     
    jmccraney, Aug 30, 2006
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  2. I *think* you'll find the S70 has just deck speakers and nothing behind the
    door cards. The V70 has door speakers and no deck speakers.

    Tim..
     
    Tim \(remove obvious\), Aug 30, 2006
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  3. jmccraney

    Mike F Guest

    They certainly were in the '98 S70 I installed an amp in, and the "D"
    pillar and back door speakers were connected the same way in the '98 V70
    that I also installed an amp in. Where are you connecting to these
    wires?

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    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
    (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
     
    Mike F, Aug 30, 2006
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  4. jmccraney

    jmccraney Guest

    I cut the speaker wires from the wiring harness on the back of the head
    unit and ran speaker wire from these to the amp. The wires that don't
    correspond to speakers I left connected.
     
    jmccraney, Aug 30, 2006
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  5. jmccraney

    jmccraney Guest

    Where should I check to see if the wires for the rear speakers are
    loose?
     
    jmccraney, Aug 31, 2006
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  6. jmccraney

    Mike F Guest

    So the rear door speakers work when connected the "old" way? There's a
    connection at the speaker, of course, and a connection where the harness
    from inside the car joins the door harness that's visible with the door
    open. Plus there's a couple of huge connectors where millions of dash
    wires connect to the car harness, but the chances of a problem there
    that would only affect the rear door speakers is so remote that it could
    be considered impossible.

    Perhaps your new amp blew the door speakers.

    --
    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
    (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
     
    Mike F, Aug 31, 2006
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  7. jmccraney

    jmccraney Guest

    Thanks for the help, I'll check these out.
     
    jmccraney, Sep 7, 2006
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