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We got an aftermarket stereo for our 2001 Volvo s60 an got the wrong wiring harness so we cut into the stock harness to put the new stereo in an now the driver door has no power and all the electrical on the dash is not working. What can I do?

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Hi Kacie.

Pretty much the only thing to do is remove the harness you spliced into the incorrect harness and use crimp connectors (the GOOD ones, not those cheap plastic blue ones) to match wire-for-wire and restore the original circuitry. THEN have at the correct harness and reinstall the stereo wiring. It's a PITA all right, but it really is the best way to fix your problem.

Sorry about the bad news...
-Steve

Posted on Nov 13, 2014

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    Kacie Garcia Nov 19, 2014

    My husband took the car to the dealership n they told him because he touched a few wires together he blew the computer :( its gunna cost a lot darn radio

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    Kacie Garcia Nov 19, 2014

    My husband took the car to the dealership n they told him because he touched a few wires together he blew the computer :( its gunna cost a lot darn radio but thank u for your input Steve

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Yes, you have to match the wires (same colors, so that's relatively easy) and splice your original harness back in.

The reason you have the problem is that these use CANbus for communications so a lot of the various systems in the car talk to each other. The stereo ties in to the dash ties to the door module etc. You cut one out or interrupt a circuit and it can upset the other systems if they expect a certain signal/response from another module.

There are harnesses that you order that plug directly into the original Volvo wiring without cutting and then goes to the back of the new stereo. Use them to eliminate/reduce the chances of errors.

This harness should work for your car, but please double-check!
Metra 70 9221 Receiver Wiring Harness

Good luck and let us know how you fared in fixing it.

Posted on Nov 25, 2014

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SOURCE: Stereo wiring harness diagram

google!! i found it!

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SOURCE: Stock 1995 Jeep Wrangler stereo wiring harness missing/cut off.

1995 Jeep Wrangler Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram.
Car Radio Constant 12V+ Wire: Red/White
Car Radio Switched 12V+ Wire: Purple/White
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Blue/Red
Car Radio Dimmer Wire: Red/Black
Car Radio Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Radio Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Front Speakers Size: 4′ x 6′
Front Speakers Location: Dash
Left Front Speaker Wire (+): Gray
Left Front Speaker Wire (-): Yellow
Right Front Speaker Wire (+): White/Red
Right Front Speaker Wire (-): Brown/Red
Rear Speakers Size: 4′
Rear Speakers Location: Rear Roof
Left Rear Speaker Wire (+): Gray/White
Left Rear Speaker Wire (-): Brown/White
Right Rear Speaker Wire (+): White/Black
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SOURCE: I want to install a stereo in a 2001 grand am se but the wires were cut.

Here are the wires colors of the harness and what they do.

2001 Pontiac Grand Am Car Audio Wiring Diagram
Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: The radio harness does not provide a switched power source. Run a wire to the fusebox for switched power.
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black/White
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Gray
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Brown
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: Pink
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: Mounted behind trim in the left side of the trunk.
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: N/A
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Tan
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Green
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Green
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Blue
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Blue

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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.

Posted on Jan 01, 2010

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SOURCE: no power to stereo in car

u could have bernt up a ground wire, or the main power wire the only way to know is to chase the wire all the way back to the sorce

Posted on Jun 04, 2010

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