I'm upgrading tweeters only on a 2011 malibu without bose. The wires are green and red with green stripe. which is positive and negitive. I've searched this entire forum and google but cannot find an answer. Any help would be appreciated.
the tweeders in the front pillars. They attach to the tweeder and then plug in to the factory plug. My '07 buick had the same wiring only I had the tweeders installed so I didn't get to see the wiring hook-up. I pulled them out of storage to compare to these and they are the same tweeders and color coded wires, so someone has to know about the polarity but I cannot find anything in this forum or anywhere on the web. I have the covers off waiting to find out and finish the install. Thanks for your help.
From 08' to 11' I have found the same color wires on the schematics despite premium or regular speaker packages. Dark green (negative) and light green (positive) for the right front, and gray (negative) and tan (positive) on the left front. These are from the schematics directly from GM. Since you have different color wires for some reason you may need to find out a different way of getting the polarity.
I can't see the polarity making any difference at all on these tweeters which may be the reason the wire colors are not documented. It's not like the winding is grounded to the housing or anything. If you can hear the difference, you can always rewire it, I guess.
The colors I listed are the colors GM has in their schematics for the speaker system, so that makes this weird. I'm just curious does the color wires the harness plugs into match the tweeter wires? From general experience the green would probably be the ground since it is the darker of the two wires.
I traced the wires back from the plug today and they match the normal colors for the front speakers. red is the positive and green with red stripe is negitive. Problem solved. Thanks for everyones help.