Discussion in 'General Ranchero Help' started by Lorm, May 14, 2018.
How does the speaker 6x9 plug in ?
Two little male pins on a bakelite strip. One pin larger than the other. High tech for back then.
Please explain or can you send pic of this item or a link , thanks
On the speaker wires there is a plastic piece with two metal prongs sticking out (male X 2).
On the radio there is a place where that plugs in (female X 2).
These kinds of group male/female connections are common in electrical. Those of us in the trade are not responsible for the kinky things we have to work with.
older speakers the posts will be parallel to each other.. newer ones maybe like pictured
Ok what I mean is on the radio side of things . Where do u connect the dash mount 6x9 ? Where on the radio ?
It can vary by radio manufacture but the spot you plug in the two pins is normally directly on the rear of the unit, close to the antenna cable receptacle. Don't have one out for a photo, sorry.
Thanks I will post a picture later, where can I buy this plug ?
Short of luckily finding one in an older car, I would hunt for an established radio or TV repair shop who has been in business for decades. Maybe look in "Hemmings" magazine for a dedicated older radio repair shop.
this place sell connection for 1953 -1982 radio speaker connections
I will check this evening
they may have what your looking for Good Luck
Ugh I need this plug I will try and post pics or a model Number of radio
One wire (fused) on side is for "acc" when key is on , other is for illumination ,then where does ground go ???? Post on back of radio ? Lost
Best to connect the ground to the firewall ground point.
Where on the radio ?
Is no separate ground on my 58 or 59. The radio chassis is grounded at the mounting points to the dash. This is before plastic dash crap, both control studs and the strap on the back anchor to the metal dash. The speaker is the only part with a separate hot and ground wire in that two pin plug. Simplicity.
Ok great info - I have a plug coming in the mail with zero wires after the pin , best way to modify this? Or do you know what pin is what?
Solder wires to the pins. Pins should be hollow, insert stripped wire then solder them in. Big pin is speaker +, small pin is speaker -. I don't remember the ohm rating of the speaker but 8 ohm should work fine.
Thank you sir
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