I'm looking to install new pyle X 4x6 3 way speakers but I've noticed an extra electric terminal (see photo) whereas the fiero's stock speakers only has two terminals. So before I fry the car, can anyone tell me how to connect this properly?
That's just 2 connectors on the same terminal. Run one wire to either tab on that side, and the other to the smaller tab on the opposite side. Make sure you have the Positive and Negative speaker wires going to the correct terminals. Refer to this: http://www.installdr.com/Harnesses/GM-Wiring.pdf
That magnet looks HUGE. I doubt it will fit in the sail panel. Did you check?
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I have yet to check Fierosound, but I bought them because others stated that they "sound great in their fiero" - so I just assumed they fit in that location. I guess I will find out in a month when I finally get a chance to offically install them. Are you implying they may not fit?
Now the question remains, why would they separate the terminals (just curious).
I believe most, if not all aftermarket speakers come with terminals like that. It allows a better range of install options. If the wires don't easily fit going one direction, you just use the other set of terminals.
And that magnet is freakin huge, I kind of doubt it will fit using the stock bracket.
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I thought about buying those, but I checked the mounting depth, and if they're the same ones I was looking at they're not going to fit without an adapter bracket that lets them stick out beyond the pillar. The Pioneer plate 4x6 2 way speakers from walmart for 50 bucks fit perfectly though...but they're soooo underpowered. Sound is clear though...doesn't matter much if it can go really loud when it's right by your head.
If I remember correctly the max depth you could install with out special modifications or adapters was 1.75" in depth on the sail panels, but don't quote me. You could probably make your own hole at the bottom of the sail panel and fit them.
Posts: 3395 From: Newton Iowa, USA Registered: Sep 2005
Originally posted by chrismclubm: Now the question remains, why would they separate the terminals (just curious). Chris.
Check how the yellow thingee is hooked in. 1 terminal might be for the woofer only, 1 for the tweeter with woofer. Or something like that. Still that magnet looks big? Remember, you have to take off the the whole panel, and probably the seat to make thongs easier, the speaker cover doesn't come off of the panel
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Posts: 2447 From: Hendersonville, TN USA Registered: Jun 2003
I can only relate my personal experience with my 86 GT. I purchased these speakers and attempted to install them. The large magnets interfered with the sheetmetal body structure within the speaker cavity. This was using the existing Fiero speaker mounting brackets with the new speaker. I made multiple attempts to work around this (after all I had the speakers in hand... if there was any way they would fit, why would I not use them), and determined short of either cutting or massaging (read - beat with a BFH) the interfering structure, they would not fit. I returned them and got the sony X-plode 4x6's (much smaller magnets) and they fit just fine.
Feel free to try them yourself, maybe you'll have better luck... maybe your car (or some cars) are different in what's there in the speaker cavity, structurally speaking. But I can tell you for sure mine didn't "fit just fine".
Posts: 459 From: Austin, TX USA Registered: Sep 2007
There are plenty of people that have mounted the bigger 4x6 speakers in the Fiero, but most of the time you have to make your own mount and holes at the bottoms of the pillars rather than use the stock ones at the top. Those top ones have a very shallow depth.
As for buying speakers that will work in that stock mount without modification, I bought a set of Pioneer 100w 2 way plate speakers from walmart for $50 that fit fine. The sound quality is excellent although when using them I found I had much better response when I adjusted the fade slightly towards the back. I think they were model G4641R. In general, plate style speakers 1.75" or less in mounting depth will work fine, and if you want the grille to go back over them, the tweeter needs to be shoooooort. You'll be able to expand your choices if you decide putting the speaker grille back on isn't a necessary item (although it will leave your speakers exposed to potential damage). Here's a link to an article that's always helped me. Most of the speaker models listed are out of date or discontinued due to the age of the article, but the specs and stuff hold true.
Now when I installed mine there was a little interference from the B-Pillar but it was easy to use a hammer and punch to flatten the interfering piece to allow the speakers to sit correctly. I didn't have to make much of a mod to get them to fit.
Fiero1Fan, thanks for the pictures. Are those pictures proof that these speakers fit in the stock location? Did you have to make any major adjustments or did they slip right in. The more description, the more comfortable I will feel when i finally get to installing them. In the mean time, what's the quality like in your car with these speakers?