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    why won't my speakers work?

    I have a 1994 mazda 929. One of the front speakers blew, so I bought a new set. They are 2 ohm speakers. But the difference is they have 4 input jacks instead of 2.I could not find any 4 jack speakers, so I put a 2 jack 2 ohm speaker in. The speaker works, but is much less volume than the other 3 speakers in car. How do I fix this or how do i find a 2 ohm 4 plug speaker?
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    just to clarify-the OLD speakers were 2 ohm with 4 jacks.

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    pictures would defiantly help here.
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    The short answer is you either did not get the right speakers or you diod not hook them up correctly.

    Pics will assist in which of these is the issue and possible solutions for you.
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    the new speaker is the 2 pronged JBL, the old is the factory installed 4 prong speaker
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    What's the front of the old speaker look like? It looks to me like it's a 'component' two-way, with the woofer powered off the connections on the side and the tweeter powered off the bottom.

    Which wires did you hook up to the new speaker? More than likely it should ONLY be the red and black, but even still, you're losing out because it won't be a full-range signal. More than likely you have a factory amp that has built-in crossovers.

    Are you certain the factory speakers are 2 Ohm? Did you test both sets of leads to make sure?

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    the front has a tweeter that the side wires go to the tweeter, not the bottom. But the new speaker with only 2 connections has a tweeter as well. I tried every combination of wires, even connecting 2 together and connecting them to the speaker. And the car does have the factory amp. Are there any 4 prong speakers like this made?

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    The new speaker looks like it has a cheap built-in crossover. The wires going to the back of the magnet go to the tweeter. Try this: desolder (or clip if you don't care) the wires going to the magnet and solder the old tweeter wires to those. You should get the same volume that way. If it sounds good, remove the cap and coil.

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    Curiosity-you said to desolder the wires going to tweeter and solder the old tweeter wires to the magnet. What old tweeter wires are you referring to? Sorry, but I am a noob at this.

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    That was a pretty bad explanation wasn't it? OK, the red and black wires are the tweeter, and the 2 lugs (left and center) are the midrange. You have 2 pairs of wires that went to the old speaker. The tweeter wires go to the black/red wires and the other 2 go to the speaker lugs. Is that better?

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