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Radio/CD player Wiring

When I went to replace my radio in '96 Camry, I found that the factory wiring harness will not plug into any of the adapters that I could find,and that the color codes in all the manuals would not match what wires into the back of the factory radio.

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  • trapper365 Oct 17, 2008

    Thanks a lot, but that's what I'm getting at. This is the standard wiring color code for '96 Toyotas and mine has none of these colors running to the radio: for instance, the 12v Acc. Swiitched wire is white, and there are two(2) constant 12v+ wire. There are two(2) ground wires Brown with a single silver band, and brown with two silver bands. I have traced the wiring harness to where it goes through the center console and stopped there. It all is Factory taped.

  • trapper365 Oct 17, 2008

    Whoa Dude! I didn't mean to make anyone mad, I talked with the lady that bought the vehicle new and no one has ever had the radio out of the vehicle and I was the first to pull it, so the wires came from the dealership just like they are now. Since the wires run from the radio and into the wiring loom and then down through the center console and then through the floor track to each side, I was just trying to get some help, or at least see if anyone else has had this problem. I guess I will just have to rewire everything, but I can do that.

  • trapper365 Oct 20, 2008

    Problem solved. There is a factory intalled amp under the front passenger seat and the proper colored wires plug into the amp outlet.

  • duckmann111 Nov 13, 2008

    put in a new radio, ever thing worked fine, put in new speakers in rear (factory) now I get no sound.

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Here are the correct factory radio wire colors with definitions.

Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Blue/Yellow
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Gray
Car Radio Ground Wire: Brown
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Green
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: Black/Red
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: 6 1/2′
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: Doors
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Pink
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Purple
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Green
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Blue
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: 6 1/2′
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: Side Panels
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Black
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Red
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): White
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    yadayada Oct 17, 2008

    How can any expert to figure out what wire colors you have if the factory wiring has been altered, the info I gave you is correct, somewhere back in the dash you will find the colors I posted, a THANKS FOR TRYING is not an appropriate rating, I tried to help.

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    yadayada Oct 17, 2008

    I'm not mad just thought the rating was unjust, I stand up for myself when I think I am right about a technical, sorry I came across like I was mad, was glad to help, but we get no pay for this work, just trying to share my 30 years of car repair experience. Thanks for changing the rating.

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Look i ran onto the same situation on a 98 toyota camry le but mine also has a built in amp but my radio plug has 15 pins but i unable too find the correct wiring diagram for my car its so confusing and frustrating....

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