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The wiring harness. To the stereo has been cut. I need to install oem stereo and don't know where to start to find which wire hold the ground or power.

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Car Stereo Wiring Diagram

Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Gray
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Brown
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: Pink
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: 4? x 6?
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: Doors
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: 6? x 9?
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: Rear Deck
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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Since you are planning to install an OEM headunit / radio, you can replace the factory with an aftermarket plug, see included link:

GM harness into radio

The factory colors are as follows:

Plug C2:
Constant 12V = Orange
Ground = Black / White
Ignition 12V = Yellow
RF Speaker (+) = Light Green
RF Speaker (-) = Dark Green
LF Speaker (+) = Tan
LF Speaker (-) = Gray
Dimmer = Gray
Illumination = Brown

Plug C1:
RR Speaker (+) = Dark Blue
RR Speaker (-) = Light Blue
LR Speaker (+) = Brown
LR Speaker (-) = Yellow
VSS Input = Dark Green / White (for use with speed controlled volume)

Plug C3: (connects to external cassette player)
Constant 12V = Orange
Ground = Black / White
Remote Turn-on = Pink
Dimmer = Gray
Audio Common = Light Blue
Right Aux. Signal = Light Green
Left Aux. Signal = Orange / Black
E & C Buss = Dark Green (sorry cannot describe function of this wire)

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