When i got the car the wiring for the stereo was cut and there is no place for the harness anymore, i was thinking i could be able to wire the new stereo direct from the car wires. Is this possible or what should i do?
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Re: the wires for the stereo are cut
Yes this is not to bad to deal with.. make sure you use quality wire connectors so you don't have problems later with bad connections. you pretty much just have to match the colors from the harness in the car to the ones on your deck. If you don't want to cut off the harness connector on your deck just purchase one that you can connect to your deck and cut the wire ends on the other side of the adapter. The only wires you wont be able to match color for color is speaker wires... for these you will just have to hook them up temp. and test to see that they are connected to the proper speaker output.
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Reattach the wires and buy a wiring kit you can pick one up at Walmart now or any car part store for about $20. They're color coded and let's you wire up any radio in 5 min. Worth the money and keeps you from shorting out your radio or other circuits.
I haven't cut a radio harness since the early 90s no need to anymore. Good luck
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
The stereo side of the wires should be labeled. Check out the12volt.com for a wiring schematic for the truck side. I advise against cutting and splicing wires for a stereo installation though. They make inexpensive harness adapters that will allow you to splice into the stereo harness without cutting into the factory wiring.
Well, this depends on how easily you want the job. If you want it quick and easy, go to ANY best buy, sears, or car audio place and ask them for the appropriate wiring harness. A wiring harness is a pre-wired "Modual" that Links up with your car's current wiring modual. These are a WHOPPING 12-15 dollars. These piddly price can literally save you 1-3 hours of needless work. IF your just bent on saving that 12 bucks... and wanna solder ALL those wires together one by one and do all teh matching, etc, the first place to look would be the wires on the back of the Stereo unit. Most stereo output wires are labled in small print. Then find a manual for your car , year , make and model, and see what the stock wiring is... simply match em up and solder em together.
1999 Hyundai Accent Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram Car Radio Constant 12V+ Wire: Red/Yellow Car Radio Ignition Switched 12V+ Wire: Blue/White Car Radio Ground Wire: Black Car Stereo Illumination Wire: N/A Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A Car Stereo Amplifier Trigger Wire: N/A Front Speakers Size: 5 1/4′ Front Speakers Location: Doors Left Front Speaker Wire (+): White/Red Left Front Speaker Wire (-): Black/Red Right Front Speaker Wire (+): White/Blue Right Front Speaker Wire (-): Black/Blue Rear Speakers Size: 6 1/2′ Rear Speakers Location: Rear Deck Left Rear Speaker Wire (+): White/Red Left Rear Speaker Wire (-): Black/Red Right Rear Speaker Wire (+): White/Blue Right Rear Speaker Wire (-): Black/Blue
I'm doing this from memory since it's been about four months since I actually did this. This is for a 2005 LX. EX procedure may be slightly different.
Disconnect the negative battery cable and make sure it can't come back into contact with the negative battery terminal.
1) Remove the plastic tab (where a push button probably is for EX model) to the upper right of the radio. 2)
Carefully pry off the plastic piece which surrounds the stereo. I used a
thin screwdriver and sock, and slightly scraped things up. In hindsight
I should have used a specialized pry tool for removing such things. I
think there were four or five places where this plastic panel is clipped
into place. 3) After you get the plastic panel pried off, slowly
remove it. You will need to disconnect the three wire harnesses
connected to the buttons / indicators on the plastic panel. 4) The plastic panel should now be out of the way. Remove the four mounting screws holding the radio in place. 5) Slowly slide the radio towards you. Disconnect the wire harness and the antenna. 6) You should be ready to install a new stereo.
a side note, when pulling the wire harnesses apart be sure to pull from
the plastic connectors and not on the wires. If you pull on the wires,
they may come loose from the harnesses.
If you are hooking up an
aftermarket stereo, be sure to use a wire harness to connect from the
aftermarket stereo to the Pilot's harness (otherwise you'll end up
having to cut off the Pilot's wire harness which isn't ideal). I'd also
recommend soldering and heat shrink tubing the aftermarket stereo's
wiring to the aftermarket stereo's wire harness. It takes a while longer
than the crimp or electrical tape method but ensures a robust
connection and no electrical shorts when done correctly.
aftermarket stereo has a power antenna connection. This needed to be
connected (the Pilot's antenna is part of the rear window and thus isn't
powered) because there is a signal booster which requires power
(otherwise you won't be able to tune into any AM stations and will get
very poor FM reception).
here are the wire colors and what each does. 1994 Isuzu Rodeo Car Audio Wiring Guide
Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Red/White Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Brown/White Car Radio Ground Wire: Black Car Radio Illumination Wire: Red/Green Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Red/Yellow 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: 4′ Car Audio Front Speakers Location: Dash Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue/Yellow Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Green/White Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray/White Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: 4′ Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: Side Panels Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): White Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Red/White Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Black/Orange
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
are you installing the factory radio or an aftermarket radio? you can purchase a wire harness for this vehicle that will plug into the factory chassis harness without cutting the harness connector. if your connector is missing the wires in the aftermarket harness are color coded the same as the wires on the factory side. check best buy or crutchfield.com those guys at crutchfield are really great. good luck and let me know if i can help anymore. thank you
you should never cut the wires on your factory harness... metra and other companys have harnesses that fit your car and would provide you with a correct wire color code you need to hook up a aftermarket stereo keep that in mind but i will post the wire diagram u are looking for