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    Subwoofer Speaker Wire

    anyone know which wire is the positive and which is the ground?

    I heard mention of red wire being the ground but I only have a black wire and black/white striped wire.

    I cant remember as its been a while since Ive had the little sub out.

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    It appears the black/white striped wired is negative.
    Last edited by decipha; 03-07-2020 at 10:29 AM. Reason: Polarity added
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    Subwoofer Speaker Wire

    + RD/YE
    - BK/LG
    This is to the actual unit as a whole, not sure on the sub itself.

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    Use an multimeter or cheap impedance tester to check. You may need a stub piece of wire to attach to one position and other hand near your sub to check which line is which.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=impe...fz-gSKrYbADw82

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    ^^^ An OHM's test will not tell you +/-

    OHM's reads resistance across the +/-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowndex View Post
    Use an multimeter or cheap impedance tester to check. You may need a stub piece of wire to attach to one position and other hand near your sub to check which line is which.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=impe...fz-gSKrYbADw82

    So you are the one who wired your car??!?!?!

    I knew it!!!!

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    Actually, I just flip a coin, wire it up and turn on the power. No smoke or burning smell means I guessed right.

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    there wont be any smoke the driver will just be inverted

    since im 8 hrs from the house and dont have a dmm i tested either way and it sounds as though striped goes to negative

    enjoy
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