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Do you program the alarm by using the stock radio controls on 328i bmw

Stereo was removed and left cut wires open above the harness clip.will this effectthe car starting and the alarm programing?

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No you alarm and or starting are ran on the computer the stereo has nothing to do with that

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SOURCE: Car alarm keeps going off

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SOURCE: im lookin fer the radio wiring diagram for my 1996

Under the center console/dash you should has two connectors.


A Right Front Speaker (+) Green Gray
B Left Front Speaker (+) Pink White
C Right Front Speaker (-) Blue Gray w/ Black Stripe
D Left Front Speaker (-) Purple White w/ Black Stripe
E Ground Wire Black Black
F +12 Volt Ignition Wire Gray Red
G Power Antenna Wire 1 Blue (join wires 1 & 2
H Power Antenna Wire 2 together to this blue wire)
I Do Not Use


J Right Rear Speaker (+) Red Purple
K Right Rear Speaker (-) White Purple w/ Black Stripe
L +12 Volt Battery Wire Blue w/ Yellow Stripe Yellow
M Left Rear Speaker (+) Black Green
N Left Rear Speaker (-) Yellow Green w/ Black Stripe

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SOURCE: aftermarket stereo wiring harness does not fit oem

Theres a standard amongst most stereos, so if these colors apply, then you will be right,
Red is Ignition power
orange is direct power
Black is earth
blue is for phone
White is for electric arial
then there will be four coloured wires with matching color trace wires, these are the speaker wires.
Hope this gets you going, good luck.

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I have a 95 gmc sierra 2500 and im trying to put in my aftermarket rafio so i cut the stock harness out the square puece that goes in back of stock radio and now i cant figure out what wire is what i got...

I would suggest you spice the wires back to stock harness by male and female connections and tape over them with black tape then get a stereo install kit that includes a wiring harness ( cost about $20 maybe or less) for the year of truck you have... it will plug right to your stock harness ...never just cut stock stereo wires from stock plug it will be more of a headache than you think trust me I've installed all my own stereo system been there done that... good luck

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ALARM, CRUISE CONTROL, and STEREO Wiring Color Codes for 1996 Honda Civic This...

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This FixYa Tip is for the purpose of installing an Alarm, Remote Starter, Cruise Control, and / or Car Stereo into the vehicle listed in the subject line.

The wires listed are the ones you will need to successfully complete the task.

Some vehicles require additional relays and / or modules to bypass factory security. If they are required - it will be in the NOTES section below the wiring colors.

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Constant 12V+: Blue/White
Switched 12V+: Yellow/Red
Ground: Black
Illumination: Red/Black
Dimmer: n/a
Antenna: Driver's Pillar

Front Speakers:
Left Front (+) Blue
Left Front (-) Gray/Black
Right Front (+) Red/Green
Right Front (-) Brown/Black

Rear Speakers:
Left Rear (+) Blue/Yellow
Left Rear (-) Gray/White
Right Rear (+) Red/Yellow
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Metra Brand Dash Kit: 89-30-7891 - 99-7891 - 99-7898
Metra Brand Wiring Harness: 70-1720 W/Keyless Entry # 70-1720T
Metra Brand Antenna Adapter: n/a

Constant 12V+: White - Ignition Switch Harness
Starter: Black/White - Ignition Switch Harness
Ignition: Black/Yellow - Ignition Switch Harness
Ignition 2: Yellow - Ignition Switch Harness
Accessory: White/Black - Ignition Switch Harness
Tach: Blue - Coil
Brake Switch: Green/White - Brake Switch
Trunk Pin: Blue/Black - (-) Driver's Kick Panel
Parking Lights: Red/Black - (+) Driver's Kick Panel
Head Lamp: Red/White (L) Red/Blue (R) - Steering Column
Hood Pin: n/a
Door Trigger: Light Green/Red - (-) Above Fuse Panel
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Door Unlock: Green/Orange - (-) Module Behind Radio
Horn: Grey - Steering Column or GREEN connector behind radio

NOTES: - none -

Constant 12V+: White - Ignition Switch Harness or Use Hot Side of Brake
Switched 12V+: Black/Yellow - Ignition Switch Harness
Ground: Use Chassis Near Cruise Control Module
Hot Side of Brake: n/a - Brake Switch
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Color codes for stereo

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    Wire harness to switch from stock stereo to cd player will not fit the wires that are supposed to? so what wires are the speaker wires

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    Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow
    Car Radio Ground Wire: Black/White
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    Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A
    Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
    Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
    Car Audio Front Speakers Size: N/A
    Car Audio Front Speakers Location: N/A
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    Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A
    Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A
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    Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow
    Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Blue
    Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Blue

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    There is a piece of trim that goes horizontally down the centerish area of the dash. Mine is made to look kinda like wood. A small part comes off to the left of the steering wheel and a larger to the right. This is just clipped in and will pop off.

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