How to Hook Up Tweeters in Your Car

Do you want to improve your car audio system? Then you need to know how to hook up tweeters in your car. Tweeters are the only medium to cover the high frequencies ​your normal speakers can’t reach, which ​is the best way to have ​well-balanced music in your car. Installing ​tweeters in the car is not hard​. In fact, this is a simple process.

Component speakers work well with the tweeters for enhancing the quality of the sound. Although they are more expensive than coaxial speakers, they are easy to install and they provide good quality sound.

This is important to install the tweeters properly to get ​good sound. You can redirect sound signals coming from the amplifier, and ​use lower frequencies for the woofers and higher in your tweeters (or vice-versa).

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Tweeters mounting options

There are many options to mount the tweeters in your car. However, you must mount the tweeters over the woofer to get ​good sound. The mount options are:

  • Surface mounting
  • Flush mounting
  • Bottom mounting

Each of the mounting options is good for a specific placement, but you can't just install them in any random place. ​You must know where the mounting can work properly. 

How to Hook Up Tweeters in Your Car

What are the common placements for tweeters?

You can’t place the tweeters any old place ​you want. ​There are some common locations where you can set the tweeters for better sound. Moreover, the design makes them ​easy to install in those places​.

Sail Panel:

The corner of the door’s window is the right place for the tweeters. Most new ​cars come with a ​tweeter installed here​.

Sail panel

Dashboard:

You will also find factory tweeters on the dashboard of the car. ​You will need to make a bracket for these​. ​You must use the right tools and equipment for this.

Dashboard

Upper Door:

If your car does not come with factory tweeters, then the upper door is the right place ​​to add some​. In this case, you will need to make a large hole in the panel ​to install them: ​the flush mounting option will work better for the upper door section.

Upper door

Step by step process to hook up tweeters in your car

Step 1

First of all, you need to disconnect the negative terminal of your car battery. Otherwise, ​it will not ​be safe for you to connect the tweeters. This will also ​protect you from any type of short circuit that might ​damage the components.

Step 2

Now it is time to access to the speakers safely to make ​the connection. ​Different cars offer different speaker connections​, so ​you need to know ​your car model. Find out the ​location of the speaker and where you have mounted the tweeters. ​You then ​need to remove the panel so that you can get ​access.

Step 3

You need to remove the old ​equipment from your car. Remove the old wires with the speakers and tweeters - ​a screwdriver is enough to remove the connection.

Step 4

After removing the old wires, you need to add a crossover cable with the main power source. If you are not connecting the positive (+) and negative (-) source, this may not work properly. Make the connection with the head unit of your amplifier.

Step 5

When you are making the connection to your tweeters and woofer from the crossover, you need to know the right frequencies for them. Generally, the most suitable option is to set high frequencies for the tweeters and low for the woofer.

Step 6

When your connection is complete, you should check the sound quality. Does it work properly? If so, your connection is fine​.

Step 7

Now you need to relocate the tweeters again. Use cordless screwdrivers so that you can re-mount the tweeters properly. When you are done remounting them, you must tighten the screws​.

Conclusion

​You do not need a professional to ​mount or install your ​tweeters. You know how to hook up tweeters in your car properly. So, you can go through our step by step process to complete the project.

Before you ​start hooking up tweeters, you must have the right screwdrivers and other tools. Otherwise, you can’t ​mount ​the tweeters and ​connect ​the crossover. Don’t forget to read the instruction manuals for ​the tweeters and your ​car’s audio system. Some manufacturers offer specific guidelines for making these connections.

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