JVC headunit oranges with white stripe (illumination wire).
I am installing a JVC headunit in my car and i brought a control harness so that i can still have use of my steering wheel controls but on the secondary harness coming from the JVC headunit it has three cables which are not connected two i understand why the are not connected but the orange with white stripe wire which states in the wiring diagram as illumination i have no idea if i need or not. Could someone please tell me what this wire does and if needed where it needs to be connected to?
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Wiring harness connections as described in the installation manual:
Black: Ground to metallic body or chassis of car.
Yellow: Terminal in fuse block connecting to car battery (bypassing ignition switch) (constant 12 V).
Red: To an accessory terminal in the fuse block.
Blue: Power antenna if any (250 mA max).
Blue with white stripe: To the remote lead of other equipment (200 mA max).
Orange with white stripe: To car light control switch.
- White with black stripe
- Gray with black stripe
- Green with black stripe
- Purple with black stripe
the orange wire in the #8 cavity is your key on power wire, so yes you need it the yellow wire in the #1 cavity is the 12 volt alwise wire so you need it as well the orange wire in the #10 cavity is the right rear speaker wire + you also need it hear is the wire list.
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
3amp yellow battery for deck 15 amp yellow is another battery wire purple right rear + speaker purple/black right rear - green left rear + green/black left rear - white fr left + white/black fr left - grey fr right + grey/black fr right - blue auto antenna blue/white rem amp brown phone mute orange/white illumination red accessory
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
1991 Ford Explorer XLT Radio and Speaker Wire Colors
Pulled out the stock radio and found two plugs on the back of it. One plug had 7 wires (Power, Dimmer, Amp etc.) and one had 8 (Speakers).
7 wire plug (I could see these wires immediately from the plug):
Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ wire = Light Green w/ Yellow Stripe Car Radio Ground Wire = Black Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ wire = Yellow w/ Black Stripe Car Radio Dimmer Wire = Light Blue w/ Red Stripe Car Radio Illumination Wire = Orange w/ Black Stripe ?? Don't know ?? Red Wire (No power to wire Constant or Accessory) Car Radio Amp Wire = Blue
8 Wire Plug (Wires were wrapped in a grey outer sleeve, had to cut sleeve to get to wires.):
Right Front: White w/ Green Stripe (+) Brown (no stripe) (-)
Right Rear: Purple w/ White Stripe (+) Light Blue (no stripe) (-)
Left Front: Light Green (no stripe) (+) White w/ Orange Stripe (-)
Left Rear: Light Blue w/ Black Stripe (+) Yellow (no stripe) (-)
Speaker Wires (found at the individual speakers in the doors)
Right Front: White w/ Green Stripe (+) Green w/ Orange Stripe (-)
Right Rear: Orange w/ Red Stripe (+) Black w/ White Stripe (-)
Left Front: Orange w/ Green Stripe (+) Blue w/ White Stripe (-)
Left Rear: Red w/ Green Stripe (+) Red w/ Blue Stripe (-)
Hope this helps. I spent hours looking for the correct color key and this one works for my '91 Explorer.