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Taking out factory stereo but dont know what wires are to what

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There are adapter plugs available for most models of vehicle that simply plug in to the dash wiring of your vehicle. Then you simply connect the color coded wires to the ones on the aftermarket stereo you are installing. It saves a great deal of time and is much safer than trying to figure it out on your own and risking frying your stereo or damaging your car.

You haven't listed the make and model of vehicle, if you do I can get you a part number for the adapter plug you need.

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Hi people, so i want to install a aftermarket stereo in my 83 caddy sedan deville but i dont get the wires can somebody tell me do i need to use all the wires that the caddy has to put a after market...


Hi, please check to see if your colors match the ones below. If yes, then connect them to the aftermarket colors shown next. Assuming your factory installation has only four speakers, there should not be a lot of wires left over.

1983 Cadillac De Ville Stereo Wiring, aftermarket stereo wire

Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange, yellow
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow, red
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  • You did not list the model of Ford Sedan you are inquiring about. Here is a link that has quite a lot or car stereo wiring diagrams http://www.modifiedlife.com/request-a-ford-car-radio-stereo-wiring-diagram/ Look at the upper right of the page and scroll down a little bit as I have it on Ford vehicles already. Find the make and go to the year.
  • That being said if I can make a suggestion. I have hooked up hundreds of car stereos in my life. When I pull a factory radio I don't use the same wires that powered that factory stereo to power the after market stereos, DVD players etc. I go into the dash and find suitable wires a little thicker gauge to handle to often more powerful output of the aftermarket stereos.

Regards, Tony

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.http://www.installer.com/cars/by_car.php?carid=4267 and also check this site this wiring diagram will help.
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go to your local audio shop and have them get you the correct adapter and that should run you 10 bucks and just clip it in and wire it to the deck-they come with labels on all the wires too so that should help out i hope

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