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Old 12-28-2011, 11:55 PM   #1
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DIY LOC input harness for rear speakers (No cutting, no splicing)

My car doesn't have the BA system, so I had to use a LOC to add a sub/amp to my car. I did not want to cut, or splice ANYTHING, so I did a little research, and made my own harness...

I was not able to find a source for the actual Chevy rear speaker plugs (male or female), but here's what I ended up using:

Female: Crutchfield p/n: 12071048 $12.99
The Crutchfield site actually said that these would fit for the Camaro w/o the BA system, but I did have to modify them slightly. (GRIND CORNERS FLAT)

Male: Motorcraft (Ford) p/n WPT-966, these are about $15.00 each, but I found a set on ebay for $4.95. (CUT NOTCH ONE SIDE)

It's a pretty easy process, pics below should give you the idea of how to make the harness, and the modifications necessary to the plugs.

I used a Subthump drivers side enclosure, an Infinity 1262 12" Sub, and Infinity 1300a amp. I'm sure it doesn't sound as good as a system without a LOC, but with limited options, I think it sounds great, and made a world of difference to the stock non BA system! I still need to clean up the wiring, and get some shorter RCA's but it's in and it works!
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:43 AM   #2
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I am confused?? this seems like a lot of extra work. I have the non-ba system as well,
and all i did is get a pair of crimp plugs from radio shack ($2.98) and a metra LOC ($19.98).....done. took me 5 min. to plug these pieces in.
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:37 PM   #3
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I am confused?? this seems like a lot of extra work.
It may be... It took me about 20 minutes to make the pair, but it's how I wanted it done. No cutting, or splicing. Just personal preference.
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:25 PM   #4
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It may be... It took me about 20 minutes to make the pair, but it's how I wanted it done. No cutting, or splicing. Just personal preference.
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:31 PM   #5
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Well done. This is exactly what we were going to do for our add an amp harness for non ba, but our harness maker could never find the right plugs. Do you miss any beats by only tapping one speaker? I assume the rears are stereo and not mono on non ba so it's possible you are. If you did both, you would be fine.
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:03 PM   #6
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I made 2 harnesses, one for each speaker (L & R). Sounds fantastic to me. I used a PAC SOEM-T LOC for what it matters.

While these plugs are not exactly the same, they are VERY close, with some slight modifications that Chevy must have specified for some reason. These are Ford plugs, I also was not able to find the exact Chevy plugs. Had you offered this harness for sale on the subthump site, I would have bought it for sure. But I enjoy making random crap like this, and I figured I'd put it on here for anyone else that doesn't wish to cut, splice, or tap.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:45 PM   #7
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For what it's worth, the larger connector you used is what we use for the front door adapters. metra 72-5600. I am hoping metra makes the smaller plug since I have an account with them and get a little break on price.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:47 PM   #8
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For what it's worth, the larger connector you used is what we use for the front door adapters. metra 72-5600. I am hoping metra makes the smaller plug since I have an account with them and get a little break on price.
Did you have to modify it for the front adapters (IE cut notch pictured above)? You'd think they'd use the same connectors throughout the car.
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Old 05-25-2014, 04:28 PM   #9
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Will it fit 2014 Camaro? And can you post link for Male: Motorcraft (Ford) p/n WPT-966. I searched a lot of websites but none of them has picture of connector so not sure if its correct. I wanna do something similar in my 2014 1 LT non BA camaro.
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Will it fit 2014 Camaro? And can you post link for Male: Motorcraft (Ford) p/n WPT-966. I searched a lot of websites but none of them has picture of connector so not sure if its correct. I wanna do something similar in my 2014 1 LT non BA camaro.
They have them on amazon, just search motorcraft wpt-966. I just bought some yesterday. I believe it was under $10 with amazon prime. Will see if they fit my 2014 SS. I'll keep you posted once I get them and do the install.
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:00 PM   #11
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As I've noted you have to slightly modify the plugs, it's not a direct plug and play, but still beats cutting and splicing in my book...

This does still work on the 2014, I just plugged the set that I made in on my 14 1LT a couple weeks ago with no issues.

I don't have a link to the Ford connectors I bought, I bought them off ebay a long time ago and they only had 2, pretty sure they were pulled from a junk yard and not new.
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I made 2 harnesses, one for each speaker (L & R). Sounds fantastic to me. I used a PAC SOEM-T LOC for what it matters.

While these plugs are not exactly the same, they are VERY close, with some slight modifications that Chevy must have specified for some reason. These are Ford plugs, I also was not able to find the exact Chevy plugs. Had you offered this harness for sale on the subthump site, I would have bought it for sure. But I enjoy making random crap like this, and I figured I'd put it on here for anyone else that doesn't wish to cut, splice, or tap.
I'm gonna be using a Scosche LOC80 for a mono amp to power a single sub, do I still need to tap into both speakers or can I do just one?
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Old 05-29-2014, 11:58 AM   #13
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I'm gonna be using a Scosche LOC80 for a mono amp to power a single sub, do I still need to tap into both speakers or can I do just one?
Just one
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Old 05-29-2014, 01:19 PM   #14
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Old 05-30-2014, 10:50 AM   #15
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If it's a dual voice coil sub I believe you can pull off of both sides and get better sound/not miss any beats... I could be totally wrong, but that's what I did, and there's a noticeable diff if one side is unplugged.
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:38 PM   #16
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this is what I had done in my last camaro, worked very well
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:50 PM   #17
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I have been wanting to do this to my camaro I have a 2014 1lt and I was planning on just tapping an rca female off the back speakers to the amp and was wondering if you could tell me which wires are the plus and minus and also do you need to run the rca off both speakers or just one?
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Old 11-05-2014, 06:54 AM   #18
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Right rear Blue=Positive (+) Light Blue=Negative (-)
Left rear Brown=Positive (+) Yellow=Negative (-)

As for your second question, post #15 up top.
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:12 PM   #19
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Ok thank you very much
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Old 11-14-2014, 07:52 PM   #20
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Ok I have one more question how is everyone running there remote turn on and what the best way I would like to keep it all in the trunk if possible I have seen ppl say the cigeret socket and someone even said there tail light???
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There are LOCs with built-in turn-on circuits. Easiest to use one of those. A lot of amps have that built-in, too.
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I ran mine from the fuse panel on the drivers side, used an add-a-circuit and used the #18 fuse. Then just ran the remote wire on the drivers side all the way back to the trunk.
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Old 12-03-2014, 01:34 PM   #23
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I have the BA system how would my setup differ from what Jason did above if I wanted to add a Sub?
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Old 12-03-2014, 05:24 PM   #24
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After some research, I found subthump has a harness for my BA system where I can PnP a sub. That looks like the easiest, still surveying other potentially more complex options as well. Thanks to Jason for his help as well.

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