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Wiring a stereo

I recently bought a new stereo for my Mazda pickup b2500 1998, i cannot find a permanent live to connect it to and was wondering what the simplist solution is, many thanks.

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Here is the radio wiring color's and what they do, all have the harness installed.

Car Radio Constant 12V+ Wire: Light Green
Car Radio Switched 12V+ Wire: Yellow/Black
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Light Blue/Red
Car Radio Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Radio Antenna Trigger N/A
Car Radio Amp Trigger Wire: Blue
Front Speakers Size: 6 1/2′
Front Speakers Location: Doors
Left Front Speaker Wire (+): Orange/Light Green
Left Front Speaker Wire (-): Light Blue/White
Right Front Speaker Wire (+): Dark Green/Orange
Right Front Speaker Wire (-): White/Light Green
Rear Speakers Size: 5′ x 7′
Rear Speakers Location: Side Panels
Left Rear Speaker Wire (+): Gray/Light Blue
Left Rear Speaker Wire (-): Tan/Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Wire (+): Orange/Red
Right Rear Speaker Wire (-): Brown/Pink
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