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Radio wiring for newer radio

I'm looking for a diagram for hard wiring a newer radio in my '87 Chevy Cavalier. The best I could find is for 1989-90 General Motors.

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I believe they are the same. they didnt change much till the 90's but check the diagram you got with the wires in the car if there the same color likley they are the same

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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier radio wiring


Here is the color code. Will that do or do you need more?
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram
Car Radio Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange
Car Radio Switched 12v+ Wire: Ignition Switch (The radio harness does not provide a switched power source. Run a wire from the Ignition Switch.)
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Gray
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: Pink
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Front Speakers Size: N/A
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
Rear Speakers Size: N/A
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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I have a 1996 chevy cavalier and I am trying to find a free wiring diagram for the audio system. The person who had this car before me messed it all up and I need to figure out what is supposed to go...


1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram
Car Radio Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange
Car Radio Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Gray
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Brown
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: Pink
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Front Speakers Size: N/A
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
Rear Speakers Size: N/A
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

i know u said u want a pic but you should b e able to do it from this

pls rate

Aug 16, 2010 | 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Check this...

1992 Chevrolet Cavalier Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram
Car Radio Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange
Car Radio Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Gray
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Brown
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: Pink
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Front Speakers Size: N/A
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
Rear Speakers Size: N/A
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


Hope helps (remember comment and rated this).

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1988 Honda Civic Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram
Radio Constant 12V+ Wire: White/Blue
Radio Switched Ignition 12V+ Wire: Yellow/Red
Radio Ground Wire: Black
Radio Illumination Dimmer Wire: Red/Black
Radio Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A
Radio Amplifier Turn On Wire: N/A
Front Speaker Size: N/A
Front Speaker Location: N/A
Left Front Speaker Wire (+): Blue/Green
Left Front Speaker Wire (-): Gray/Black
Right Front Speaker Wire (+): Red/Green
Right Front Speaker Wire (-): Brown/Black
Rear Speaker Size: N/A
Rear Speaker Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Wire (+): Blue/Yellow
Left Rear Speaker Wire (-): Gray/White
Right Rear Speaker Wire (+): Red/Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Wire (-): Brown/White

Here can find the Stereo Wire Harness OEM Honda Civic 86 87 88 89 90 (car radio wiring installation parts)

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I need a audio wiring diagram


here are the wire colors and what they do, that is all I have.

2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram
Car Radio Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange
Car Radio Switched 12v+ Wire: Ignition Switch (The radio harness does not provide a switched power source. Run a wire from the Ignition Switch.)
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Gray
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: Pink
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Front Speakers Size: N/A
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
Rear Speakers Size: N/A
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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I need the factory audio color codes diagram for 1996 z24 chevy cavalier


Car Radio Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange 
Car Radio Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow 
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black 
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Gray 
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Brown 
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: Pink 
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A 
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A 
Front Speakers Size: N/A 
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 
Rear Speakers Size: N/A 
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 

Good luck and hope this helps

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Radio wiring diagram


These are factory radio harness wire colors and there function.

1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram
Car Radio Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange
Car Radio Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Gray
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Brown
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: Pink
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Front Speakers Size: N/A
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
Rear Speakers Size: N/A
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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