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Old 04-17-2005, 02:18 AM   #1
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E46 Audio Information - This is a god-send.

It took me over a week of hands-on work to compile this list and information. I hope it serves some use to others as I would have killed to have this when I was working on my system. Here goes ..

The setup is (on an E46 4 door with non-HK) -

Left and Right 1.5" Tweeters in the doorframe, on the inside of the car pretty much next to your mirrors.

Left and Right 3.5" Mid-Range centered in the middle of the doorpanel

Left and Right .. now this gets weird. They are 120mm speakers which is roughly 6.7", and they are 3 screw'd with weird angles, so your option is to custom fit the panel or do what I did. Buy 5.25" speakers and clip out the plastic ring that held the original speaker in and secure it that way, it fits the whole speaker perfectly in the ring that was to hold the stock speakers in.

Left and Right 1.5" rear tweeters right behind each front seat, in the rear doors..

The front tweeter and the mid-range are on a crossover ..

Left and Right 120mm rear deck speakers, I didn't change these, so im not sure how to swap for aftermarket. I'm assuming 5.25" will be able to fit into the recess there securley without much modding.

The stock speakers held up nicelywith the power I was running to the from my JL 500/5 amp. They're not fragile.

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Here is the best part now - It's a WIRING GUIDE for the factory head unit and amps. =0

my formatting got cleared to you can't read this as easily as before. =(

it's still useful though. and i hope it helps.


Radio Connector --

1 - yellow/red - left front +
2 - blue red - right front +
3 - yellow/black - left rear +
4 - black (not used)
5 - violet/white 12 volt switched (HU power line)
6 - blue/black - right rear +
7 - white / red - Not Used
8 - brown/orange - left front -
9 - red/green positive terminal battery connection
10 - white Not Used
11 - brown/orange - right front -
12 - brown/orange - left rear -
13 - grey/red illumination
14 - brown/orange - right rear -
15 - brown - ground
16 - white - remote amp turn on



Amp Connector -- The Connector is laid out as follows

13_21 __ 34_42
12_20 __ 33_41
11_19 __ 32_40
10_18 __ 31_39
09_17 __ 30_38
08_16 __ 29_37
07_15 __ 28_36
06_14 __ 27_35
_ 05 _____ 26
_ 04 _____ 25
_ 03 _____ 24
_ 02 _____ 23
_ 01 _____ 22

1 - brown - rear left speaker -
2 - yellow - rear left speaker +
3 - blue/brown - front left woofer -
4 - blue/white - front left woofer +
5 - red/green - terminal 30 from fuse F41
6 - green - positive activation for subwoofer from HU
7 - white - subwoofer switched to sub amp pin 2
8 - blue/black - rear right + AF radio from HU
9 - blue - rear right - AF radio from HU
10 - white - antenna switching signal from HU
11 - blue/black - front right tweeter +
12 - blue/brown - front right tweeter -
13 - yellow - rear right tweeter +
14 - blue/green - negative activation for subwoofer to sub amp pin 6
15 - yellow/black - from spatial sound button on dash
16 - brown/orange - rear right - AF radio from HU
17 - brown/orange - front right - AF radio from HU
18 - Not Used
19 - black/green - speedometer signal to sub pin 7
20 - black/white - speedometer output from instument cluseter control module
21 - blue/yellow - rear right tweeter -
22 - blue/brown - front right woofer -
23 - blue/red - front right woofer +
24 - brown rear - right speaker -
25 - blue rear right speaker +
26 - brown - ground to chassis
27 - Not Used
28 - Not Used
29 - brown/orange - rear left - AF radio from HU
30 - brown/orange - front left - AF radio from HU
31 - yellow/black - rear left tweeter +
32 - yellow/brown - rear left tweeter -
33 - yellow/red - front left tweeter +
34 - yellow/brown - front left tweeter -
35 - Not Used
36 - Not Used
37 - yellow/black - rear left + AF radio from HU
38 - yellow/red - front left + AF radio from HU
39 - blue/white - front left mid-range -
40 - white - front left mid-range +
41 - blue/green - front right mid-range -
42 - green - front right mid-range +



Subwoofer Amp --

6_7_8_9_10
1_2_3_4_5

1 - green - positive activation from amp pin 6
2 - white - subwoofer switched from amp pin 7
3 - Not Used
4 - brown - ground to chassis
5 - red/green - Terminal 30; power from fuse F41
6 - blue/green - negative activation from apm pin 14
7 - black/green - Speedometer output from amp pin 19
8 - Not Used
9 - Not Used
10 - Not Used

thats all the info i have for you all right now.
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Old 04-17-2005, 03:13 AM   #2
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Yea i remember working on your wiring, that was fun. Well i remember watching you working on your wiring, that was even funner =D <3
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I'm sure this will help a lot of people some serious headaches. haha
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Old 04-20-2005, 11:45 AM   #4
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Nice work. Thats a hell of a lot of info. Wondering what the differences are for the 2 door
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Old 04-21-2005, 03:22 PM   #5
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Sweet. Good job dood.

I don't think there are any differences in terms of wiring, but the speaker sizes will be different between 2/4 doors.
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