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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Wiring speakers on a softail deluxe

I have an '05 Softail Deluxe that I have wired external speakers to the battery. When I leave the positive battery terminal loose, the speakers work great but once I tighten it down, the speakers stop working. Can someone help me figure this out please?
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You wired speakers to the battery? Why do they need voltage? Do they have amplifiers or something? I have never heard of speakers needing to go to a battery.....usually only hook up to the sound source.

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The amplifier is built into the speakers.
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It is possible that the ground is poor.

Trigger could be improperly connected to a switched positive source. Loose

Positive cable could have a short to ground.

Check to make sure you have constant positive and negative to amp and that the trigger is where it's suppose to be.

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Ah! Now I understand. What is the model number on the speaker kit. I'll see if I can dig up a schematic on the net to take a look at.

I found an install video for the J&M set that may be helpful....if yours are J&M.

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