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Old 07-27-2013, 01:15 PM   #1
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E46 sedan mid-woofer wiring info/diagram?

Hey everyone. I'm a new E46 owner and I'm just loving it so far! Well, all except for the abysmal Harman Kardon audio torture device implanted in my car. I will be replacing the factory audio system completely, except I'd like to reuse most of the speaker wiring.

So I've searched for days on several forums and Google, yet I can't find a straight answer to my question. So here's the question:

Which wires lead to the front and rear mid-woofers in the E46 sedan? If it matters, mine has the Harman Kardon system.

I have read through many iterations of this thread (info seems to be replicated all over the internet), but if you look at the pinout information, only the front mids are labeled. Furthermore, they give pinouts for rear tweeters. To my knowledge, the E46 sedan does not have rear tweeters; it has rear mids (same drivers as front), rear woofers (same drivers as front), and rear "subwoofers" (which are a joke).

So this begs more questions: is the wiring the same for the E46 sedan and coupe? If not, does anyone have a wiring diagram for the sedan, specifically?

I need to figure out how to get a signal to those mid-range drivers in the rear doors. If the rest of the information is accurate in the above linked thread, then I'm set for the front.

Thanks for your help, guys. Much appreciated.

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Old 07-27-2013, 06:07 PM   #2
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I've never rewired an E46, but it seems logical to me that you could check the color codes that are on the speakers themselves and then find the wires as they connect to the stock amp which is in the trunk on the drivers side behind the soft carpet wall thing. You can do this as you're putting in new speakers and wiring the amp.

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