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Old 05-18-2014, 08:22 AM   #1
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Does anyone have pictures of the actually connector for the 2015 WRX/2013+ Crosstrek/2012+ Impreza tweeter connector? Better yes does anyone know of a drop-in compatible wiring harness from Metra?

I have been digging around, looks like a BRZ one might work if modified...
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:38 PM   #2
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Ok so there is no known "official" way to connect the tweeter half of component speakers in the stock dash location WITHOUT cutting the connector. Please correct me if I am wrong, but I think I have exhausted all my research energy on this one.
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Old 05-18-2014, 09:39 PM   #3
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just splice your connection via military splicing before the connector.... boom no cutting.
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Old 05-18-2014, 09:50 PM   #4
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just splice your connection via military splicing before the connector.... boom no cutting.
military splicing aka posi-taps?

EDIT: ahh i see: http://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/topi...splice-how-to/

Would posi-taps work as well?

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Old 05-18-2014, 11:36 PM   #5
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no. no posi taps, no scotch locks, no t taps.


Strip wire, poke hole in it, shove wire in hole, twist around wire, solder (optional), tape.
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:31 AM   #6
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I cut the wires soldered directly from the factory tweeter to use the factory connection and built in crossover. Not normally a fan of cutting wires but it saved me the hassle of re-wiring to a crossover in the door. I have the 8000 NEX as my head unit, and with active crossovers this works perfectly.
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Old 05-19-2014, 02:40 AM   #7
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Why not just break apart your factory dash speakers after you pull them out and make your own harness? One side goes to your new speaker, the other side to the factory wiring? You could likely use the factory speakers to make your own bracket as well.
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Old 05-19-2014, 05:56 AM   #8
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The speakers I am getting have the passive crossover in the tweeter, so I will be doing essentially what the stock setup has only much better quality drivers. Focal Integration Series.

Components up front, and coaxials in the rear. I will look at the factory dash speakers and see if I can remove the cross over and still utilize the harness. I would rather remove right at the driver because then a re-attach would be possible as well as clean.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:47 AM   #9
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The speakers I am getting have the passive crossover in the tweeter, so I will be doing essentially what the stock setup has only much better quality drivers. Focal Integration Series.

Components up front, and coaxials in the rear. I will look at the factory dash speakers and see if I can remove the cross over and still utilize the harness. I would rather remove right at the driver because then a re-attach would be possible as well as clean.
I looked at the stock tweeter this morning, it shouldn't be too hard, it's a plastic piece at the bottom of the speaker, you should be able to pry it off, but the existing wires, bypass the crossover, and make a very nice connector.
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:09 PM   #10
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Thanks!

One favor to ask, if anyone can, upload a picture of the stock connector.
I am working with Metra right now to see if they have something that is compatible in their inventory.
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Old 05-19-2014, 01:33 PM   #11
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Do they have anything for the Crosstrek, or 2014 Impreza? The part number on the new tweeter is H631SFJ100, so work backwards, and see if they have a harness that fits any of those. I think 2014 Forester may be the same as well.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:23 PM   #12
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Do they have anything for the Crosstrek, or 2014 Impreza? The part number on the new tweeter is H631SFJ100, so work backwards, and see if they have a harness that fits any of those. I think 2014 Forester may be the same as well.
Unfortunately not, and crutchfield doesn't list it either... no biggie.
I will see if I can Metra to fabricate one via pictures and polarity/wiring once I get my WRX.
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:23 AM   #13
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I haven't pulled the factory speakers on the 15 yet. But on my legacy GT I simply pushed female blade connectors onto the male blades in the factory tweeter plug. If you can't do that you may have to cut off the factory plug and crimp in. A crimping tool isn't expensive and if you leave some wire on the plug it can be reconnected if you sell the car and put the stock speakers back in. I would not under any circumstances do any 'military' style job with tape unless you want to be taking your dash apart to fix the connection.
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Old 05-22-2014, 01:37 PM   #14
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Here's a couple pics I took when I was installing mine today-


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wonder why there are 4 contacts?
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Is the dash location even desirable for a tweeter? Why not relocate the tweeter if doing an aftermarket install?
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:01 AM   #17
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Is the dash location even desirable for a tweeter? Why not relocate the tweeter if doing an aftermarket install?

depends on the tweeter. Aiming at up at a windshield can be good for dispersion.
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:34 AM   #18
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Is the dash location even desirable for a tweeter? Why not relocate the tweeter if doing an aftermarket install?
Reading some of the specs, that dash tweeter huge for a tweeter. Like 3".

If I had a 2015, I'd seriously start thinking about a 3 way component setup in the front. Midbass in the door, midrange in the dash and a custom tweet in the A-pillar.
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its close. More like a 2" or 2.5. Here is a comparison.

Stock tweet on the left. 3" on the right.

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Reading some of the specs, that dash tweeter huge for a tweeter. Like 3".

If I had a 2015, I'd seriously start thinking about a 3 way component setup in the front. Midbass in the door, midrange in the dash and a custom tweet in the A-pillar.
I like how you're thinking. I'm in the process of choosing my equipment for my 2015 and where to install everything. Tell me more.
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:36 PM   #21
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I like how you're thinking. I'm in the process of choosing my equipment for my 2015 and where to install everything. Tell me more.
give my build a look/read. Im working on a 6/3/1 3way setup. Pods will be built next week

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...2644531&page=2

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the HK units have different connectors
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