My Daughter has a 2001 Kia Spectra. she bought a new JVC stereo and when I went to install it, naturally the harness didnt match and the wire color codes were not correct either. I bought two different wiring harnesses but niether worked properly. I have checked every site I can find and the wire colors that are listed as the factory colors are not correct. The car has never been modified.
starting from the power end of the factory connector the wire colors are as follows:
blue / white
green / black
brown / black
brown / green
green / yellow
orange / black
White / green
white / black
yellow / red
Can anyone tell me what each of these wires are for. I dont want to damage anything by hooking the stereo up the wrong way.
any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Wiring problems with Kia stereo
Get a test light turn key on test wires till you find a hot usually the lighter is behind ashtray when you find hot turn key off be sure light goes out wire isn't hot when key is off this should work don't use lighter with radio on hope this helps good luck
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Go to your local auto store and get the Hanes auto manual for this care and they should have a wiring schematic for you to follow also you can look your new stereo up on the web and find out what each colored wire goes to what!!! Good luck
If you have the stereo, the easiest way will be to get a Haynes repair manual on your vehicle so you have directions for opening the dashboard, if you haven't figured that part out. Next you'll want to go to walmart or some retailer that sells adapter kits and pick up an adapter mounting kit and wiring connection. This will allow you to use the original wiring harness with your new radio. The adapter for the radio it self may not be needed so check first. If the New radio has a cover plate attachment it may not need an adapter. Most Chryslers do need one and some of the imports but not all. Good Luck
2003 Kia Spectra Car Stereo Wiring Color Codes
Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Pink Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Green Car Radio Ground Wire: Black Car Radio Illumination Wire: Red/Black Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A 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 Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Green Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): White/Brown Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Yellow/White Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow/Red Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown/Black Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Green Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Green/Yellow Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Ornage/Black
Do yourself a favor and run to audio store or even autoparts store & get an adapter plug/harness, cost is a few bucks but well worth it. It plugs into factory harness & you wire your new stereo to it according to diagram with new system.
A few weeks ago I bought a new JVC stereo for my 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. I was advised that using a wiring harness would be the best option to install it. I spent an entire Saturday going from one store to the next (Autozone, Advance Auto Parts, Radio Shack, etc.) looking for the wiring harness specific to an Isuzu Rodeo but, to no avail. I searched several online sites looking for one and finally found it at http://www.beachaudio.com/ . The cost of the harness was under $10 and with express shipping I only paid about $20. Since I ordered it on a Wednesday night with 3 day express shipping, I assumed that I'd receive it the following Monday given any processing time and the weekend but, it was delivered to me just two days later. My husband installed my new stereo that Sunday using the harness that I purchased and it works great! Hope this information helps.