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two radios to one car speaker?

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skatertj

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is this possible? Running the cars radio and scanner radio to drivers door speaker? I have a ex cop crown vic so i know the wires to run the scanner to the speaker is there. But can i put a three way switch in to run scanner when its on to that speaker then switch it over to fm radio when scanner is off? Or is there more involved to this?
 

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Did you not also post this same question in another forum?

You need to get a radio shop to do this work for you, otherwise you run a serious risk of ruining your car radio, unless you're trained to do the work and fully understand how the wiring is done.
 

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Yes, but i had asked this question, but with different words and didnt get anything back. If its to difficult then i will look into just getting a amplified speaker to go somewhere in the car.
 

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The best solution is to use a dual coil speaker. I used them several times and they work great. I am sure that someone still makes them.
 

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Ok, so i know how a dual voice coil speaker works. If i were to wire that, i believe it would make it have the scanner sound and fm radio sound come out the speaker all at once. I want the scanner to use the speaker only when i want it to(when scanner is on) and have it run the fm radio when the scanner is off.
 

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I would use caution in using a switch to cut out the fm radio if you dont use a dummy load you could blow that channel on the radio.
 

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So, by the sound of all this, it isnt as easy as throwing in a few parts in line of a few wires and im done? I had a plan to just run one three way switch with the scanners speaker AUX wire to one ON pole of the switch, then the other ON pole being the fm radio wire that runs to the left door speaker. Then, the center OFF pole running to the speaker. When one is switched on, it would complete the circuit, letting sound go through. It isnt that is though, is it?
 

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Spend the $20 to get a good communications radio extension speaker for your scanner, you can pick one up for less at Radio Shack. It's far less the hassle to try and tap your car speakers since each speaker has separate leads (FR, FL, RR, RL and sub woofer) coming out of the AM/FM radio.
 

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Well i have a connector directly under my dash that i can access these wires. Thats why i have wanted to do this but i plan to just get a extension speaker now.
 
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