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I need a replacement part . KENWOOD RDC-1018 45Wx4 Rear plug The plug with 13 wires eg(power,antenna,L&R front & rear). It plugs into the back of the car stereo. Thanks in advance Clint Lindley

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It's a very common plug. Just look in you local phone book for the nearest car audio dealer. If they sell Kenwood, they can get it for you. My shop charges about $20 for new ones and $10 for used ones.

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Hooking up kenwood cd player in a 2000 silverado but the wires aren't labeled coming out of the cd player. Pls help


If you use a wire harness adapter, you just have to match the colors from the Kenwood plug to the wires in the adapter. No guesswork.

Kenwood uses the CEA standard for car audio wiring:

Yellow: 12VDC constant power
Red: 12VDC key-switched power
Black: Ground
Orange/White: Illumination
Blue/White: Remote output for amp turn-on
Blue: Power antenna activation

White: Left front speaker (+)
Gray: Right front speaker (+)
Green: Left rear speaker (+)
Violet: Right rear speaker (+)

Each wire with a black stripe is a negative speaker output.

You can download owners' manuals from Kenwood's web site.

http://manual.kenwood.com/en_contents/search

Jul 16, 2015 | Kenwood Car Audio & Video

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Need a stereo wiring diagram


Hiya,

Here's the wiring connections for the Kenwood KDC-3025.

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Black: Car chassis (-) ground wire
Yellow: Battery (+) wire (must connect to retain memory settings)
Red: Ignition/Accessory wire

White (w/black stripe): Front Left speaker (-)
White: Front Left speaker (+)

Gray (w/black): Front Right speaker (-)
Gray: Front Right speaker (+)

Green (w/black): Rear Left speaker (-)
Green: Rear Left speaker (+)

Purple (w/black): Rear Right speaker (-)
Purple: Rear Right speaker (+)

Blue (w/white): Power Control wire (used with ext. amp only). Do not expose this wire, if no amp is used.

Blue: Antenna Control wire

Brown: Telephone Mute wire (used with handsfree carkits).


Hope this helps,

Cheers,

Scott

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Feb 01, 2013 | Kenwood Sirius KDC-3025 CD Player

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Please help me install a kenwood cd player in a 1995 GMC sierra truck the plug is cut off and i dont know the wires


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: 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 (+): 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

Nov 27, 2011 | 1995 GMC Sierra C1500

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Plugged in a Kenwood stereo in a 2000 tahoe. Have all power but no sound. Radio is not defective. When plugging the same stereo into a 99 express van, it works just fine. My question... What is the wiring...


Hi, your factory wire colors are below. Please let me know if you have more questions.

2000 Chevrolet Tahoe Car Radio Wiring Schematic
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: N/A
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: 6 1/2? Speakersir?t=modilife-20&l=as2&o=1&a=b00009uhre
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 1/2? Speakersir?t=modilife-20&l=as2&o=1&a=b00009uhre
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: Rear Doors
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

Feb 10, 2011 | 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe

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I do not know how to wire nenwood kdc-422 to a 94 buick century?


You should have a wire harness pigtail that comes with your kenwood.
you can also purchase a harness adapter plug/pigtail at most audio auto stereo shops to fit your car make and model.
Be sure to save the packaging because the plastic bag has the color/codes for the harness. This harness is designed to plug right into the factory plug inside the dash just like the stock radios do.
All you need to do is splice the kenwood cables to the adapter plug pigtail you purchase for your car.
match up each wire as described here:
1994 Buick Century Car Stereo Wiring Schematic
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: Dash
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

Apr 22, 2010 | Kenwood KDC-422 CD Player

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I have a 1996 dodge grand caravan with 8 speakers. Im hooking up a kenwood stereo but I can only get 4 speakers to turn on. How do I get the other 4 to turn on?


here is the wire digram hope it helps
Factory in-dash wire harness (this vehicle has a 2 pc harness)
that snaps into the factory radio
Black Plug
Gray Plug
Radio Wire & Color Code Information Page 2 of 2
Typical Dodge/Chrysler Typical New Radio
Pin What It Is In Dash Wire Color Equivalent Wire Color
A Right Rear Spkr (-) Blue w/ White Stripe Purple w/ Black Stripe
B Left Rear Spkr (-) Brown w/ Yellow Stripe Green w/ Black Stripe
C Right Front Spkr (+) Purple Gray
D Left Front Spkr (+) Dark Green White
E Right Rear Spkr (+) Blue w/ Orange Stripe Purple
F Left Rear Spkr (+) Brown w/ Blue Stripe Green
G Power Antenna/Amp White (use for Infinity Radio) Blue
H +12 Volt Battery Wire Pink or Pink w/ White Stripe Yellow
I +12 Volt Ignition Wire Red w/ White Strip Red
J Radio Dimmer Wire Do Not Use
K Headlight Dimmer Wire Do Not Use
L Right Front Spkr (-) Blue w/ Red Stripe Gray w/ Black Stripe
M Left Front Spkr (-) Brown w/ Red Stripe White w/ Black Stripe
N No Wire
Metal Braid Or Plastic Connector Attached To Back Of Radio Is The Ground Wire

Feb 22, 2010 | Kenwood KDC-MP242

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Need wiring diagram


red is power,yellow is constant 12v for memory.blue is power antenna,purple and purple with stripe is rear right speaker,green and green with stripe is rear left speaker.white and white with black stripe is front left,and gray and gray with black stripe is right front speaker. the power antenna can be used as a remote source to turn on the power amplifier.

May 23, 2009 | Kenwood Car Audio & Video

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My wife bought a kenwood z828/uf4. there are wires in the back but none of them are labeled. can anybody help me


red - 12v ignition
yellow - memory 12v cont.battery
orange - illumination
black - ground
white- front right speaker +
white/black stripe - front right speaker -
gray - front left speaker +
gray/black stripe - front left speaker -
violet - rear right speaker +
violet/black stripe - rear right speaker -
green - rear left speaker +
green/black stripe - rear left speaker -
blue - remote, amp
blue/white stripe - power antenna
if you don't have a blue/white strip wire than the solid blue wire goes to power antenna, amp and remote...........
hope this helped you

Feb 26, 2009 | Kenwood Car Audio & Video

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Stereo wiring chart


If you go to anyplace that installs car stereos you can purchase an installation harness that will connect directly to your factory harness in your car. That way you would only need to wire your Kenwood harness to the instllation harness and that is just a matter of matching colors from the Kenwood harness to the installation harness. All you need to do after that is plug it in.

The wiring on the Kenwood harness is as follows:

yellow = constant 12 volts
red = ingnition (12 volts when key is turned on)
black = ground
white = front left speaker positive
white w/black stripe = front left speaker negative
grey = front right speaker positive
grey w/black stripe = front right speaker negative
green = rear left speaker positive
green w/black stripe = rear left speaker negative
purple = rear right speaker positive
purple w/blackk stripe = rear right speaker negative
blue = power antenna
blue w/white stripe = remote amp turn on
brown = phone
orange w/white stripe = illumination

Jun 18, 2008 | Car Audio & Video

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Wiring mishap with kenwood cd player


Hi,

For wiring your Kenwood KDC-MP4028, please refer to the below wiring/color guide:
Red - Ignition/Accessory B+12VDC
Black - chassis/GND
Blue/White - external amplifier
Blue - motorized antenna
Brown - mobile phone mute sensor
White - Front Left +
White/Black - Front Left -
Gray - Front Right +
Gray/Black - Front Right -
Green - Rear Left +
Green/Black - Rear Left -
Purple - Rear Right +
Purple/Black - Rear Right -

Hope this be of help. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Feb 05, 2008 | Kenwood KDC-MP4028 CD Player

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