Just purchased used, I have all the speaker wires, but I have have a blue/white stripe, orange/white stripe, yellow/black stripe, small red, large yellow, large red and two large black wires that I am not sure about. I know large red = positive/acc, large yellow=constant pos, and I am assuming that both large blacks are ground??? Please help!
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Hi, the plain orange wire is the power wire. The constant wire is only for maintaining the station presets--it does not power the unit on. The other orange wires are for speakers. See the full color code below, and let me know if you have any more questions.
1996 Volkswagen Jetta Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram
Car Radio Constant 12v+ Wire: Red/White
Car Radio Switched 12v+ Wire: Orange
Car Radio Ground Wire: Brown
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Gray/Blue
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: If equipped, each speaker has an individual amplifier located at the speaker.
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue/Black
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Orange/Black
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Red/White
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Orange/White
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Red/Light Green
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Orange/Black
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue/Light Green
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Orange/Red
red is ignition power.
orange is constant power.
blue is remote power for amp.
gray and white is right and left front
purplr and green is right and left rear
the black stripe tells you ground for speaker wires.
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
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
constant is yellow . switched ignition is red. ground is black. amp remote is blue white. illumination is orange. speakers are gray front right. white is front left. green is rear left. purple is rear right. all speaker wires have a match with a black stripe.black stripe is negitive
a 12v + source from the battery (yellow wire) a 12v + switched with the key (red wire) a Ground (black wire)
then you need your four speakers hooked up, i'm unsure of the color codes on them but they are usually pairs i.e. green and green with black stripe for one speaker white with black stripe for another etc.
other wires such as illumination (orange) and power antenna (blue) are optional
the illumination (orange) you would connect to 12v + from a headlight switch and it would cause the unit to dim when you turned your headlights on
The power antenna (blue) is used, as the name implies to control a power antenna if you have one, or more commonly as the signal to turn an audio amp on (on the remote connection)
FYI: 12V Accessory Wire Red Ground/Chassis Wire Black Left Front Speaker, Positive (+) White Left Front Speaker, Negative (-) White w/Black Stripe Right Front Speaker, Positive (+) Grey Right Front Speaker, Negative (-) Grey w/Black Stripe Left Rear Speaker, Positive (+) Green Left Rear Speaker, Negative (-) Green w/Black Stripe Right Rear Speaker, Positive (+) Purple Right Rear Speaker, Negative (-) Purple w/Black Stripe Remote Out, Power Antenna Blue Remote Out, Power Amplifier Blue w/White Stripe
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.
You didn't cut the plastic connectors off the factory wiring, did you? One is gray and one black.... if not, just get to a stereo shop and buy a wiring kit for your car and all colors will match. They're about $10.
If you DID..... well.....
we have a LOT of work to do....