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Most always will either be a red or ornage wire for power and black or brown for ground. Use a test light to check those wires with the key off. If it lights up...main power/constant feed/memory feed. the ground wires will not light unless the clip end of the test light is attached to a power source

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Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Gray
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Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
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Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Pink/White
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Red/White
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Orange/Brown
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Black/Green
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Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
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Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Blue/Red
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Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A
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Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Blue
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Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Green/Yellow
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Car Audio Front Speakers Location: N/A
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Blue
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Black/Blue
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Red
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Black/Red
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Yellow/Blue
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray/Blue
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Yellow/Red
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray/Red

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Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
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Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
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