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I just put a new radio in my car. I left the illumination wire disconected because I didnt have a wire to connect it to. Now the radio display wont light up. Is that because of the illumination wire or what? Please help

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To get the back light on you need to hook up the illumination wire to the ignition acc wire

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Hi, the factory radio uses the illumination wire, but the aftermarket radio does not. You have to make sure that wire is taped off so it doesn't short the illumination circuit. Check your tail lights fuse. If it's blown, pull the head unit and disconnect/tape off the illumination wire (blue with a white stripe) from the factory harness. Then put in a fresh fuse. If you have more questions, please specify the model of the head unit.

1991 Ford Festiva Car Radio Wire Diagram
Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Blue/Red
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Red/Black
Car Radio Ground Wire: Chassis
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Blue/White
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue/Red
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Blue/Yellow
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Blue/White
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue/Red
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Blue/Green
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue/White
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Blue/Green

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It sounds like they messed up your installation. You can confirm their work by verifying that each wire was attached properly.

2005 Pontiac Sunfire Car Radio Wiring Diagram 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: Pink
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
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

Click on this link for a PDF of the installation instructions of the radio (If you don't have the installation guide that came with the radio).

Illumination is the grey wire from the car to the orange with white stripe from the radio.

I suspect that the yellow wire from the car is not connected properly. When the orange wire (constant power from the car) is attached, but not the yellow wire you can insert and eject cds, but it will not turn on. Constant power is used for maintaining the clock and preset radio stations.

If everything looks correct, I would take your car back to the installer and have them correct the issue.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

On your need for the radio wiring of 99 Ford Explorer and a 96 Ford Crown Victoria, see below wiring scheme:

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Confirm with a voltmeter on the +12 and an ohmmeter for speaker continuity.

Good luck and thank you for asking FixYa.

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Dont know what model you have so here u go!

1995 Jeep Wrangler Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram.
Car Radio Constant 12V+ Wire: Red/White
Car Radio Switched 12V+ Wire: Purple/White
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Blue/Red
Car Radio Dimmer Wire: Red/Black
Car Radio Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Radio Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Front Speakers Size: 4′ x 6′
Front Speakers Location: Dash
Left Front Speaker Wire (+): Gray
Left Front Speaker Wire (-): Yellow
Right Front Speaker Wire (+): White/Red
Right Front Speaker Wire (-): Brown/Red
Rear Speakers Size: 4′
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Left Rear Speaker Wire (+): Gray/White
Left Rear Speaker Wire (-): Brown/White
Right Rear Speaker Wire (+): White/Black
Right Rear Speaker Wire (-): Brown


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Car Radio Constant 12v+ Wire: Pink
Car Radio Switched 12v+ Wire: Violet/White
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Light Blue/Red
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Orange
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: 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 (+): Dark Green
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Red
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Violet
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Blue/Red
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown/Yellow
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Light Blue
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Blue/White
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Blue/Orange

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Radio Switched 12V+ Wire: Red/Gray
Radio Ground Wire: Black
Radio Illumination Wire: Blue/Red
Radio Dimmer Wire: Orange
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Radio Amplifier Turn On Trigger Wire: N/A
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Left Front Speaker Wire (-): Brown/Red
Right Front Speaker Wire (+): Purple/Yellow
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Left Rear Speaker Wire (+): Brown/Yellow
Left Rear Speaker Wire (-): Brown/Light Blue
Right Rear Speaker Wire (+): Blue/White
Right Rear Speaker Wire (-): Blue/Pink
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Dont know what year you have but one of these will work. Ground is usually separate in Dodges:

1990 Dodge Caravan Car Stereo Wiring Diagram
Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Red
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Red/White
Car Radio Ground Wire: Chassis
Car Radio Illumination Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Orange/White
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: Yellow
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: 5 1/4′
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: Dash
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Green
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Green/Yellow
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Purple
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Purple/Yellow
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: 6′ x 9′
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: Tail Gate
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue/Red
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Blue/White

1997 Dodge Caravan Car Radio Stereo Audio Wiring Diagram
Car Radio Constant 12v+ Wire: Pink
Car Radio Switched 12v+ Wire: Red/White
Car Radio Ground Wire: Chassis
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Black/Yellow
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: 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 (+): Green
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Red
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Violet
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Blue/Red
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown/Yellow
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Light Blue
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue/Orange
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Blue/White

2003 Dodge Caravan Car Radio Stereo Audio Wiring Diagram
Car Radio Constant 12v+ Wire: Gray/Red
Car Radio Switched 12v+ Wire: Black/Pink
Car Radio Ground Wire: Chassis Or Metal Strap
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Orange/Tan
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: N/A
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: Gray/Green
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 (+): Green
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Green/Black
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Gray
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray/Black
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A
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Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Green/Orange
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Illumination v. Dimmer


Good day,

The illum wire goes directly to the headlight switch and tells it when to light up, where as the dimmer wire is variable meaning it would dim up or down with your dash light control. Dimmmer is usually only need on factory radio's and not aftermarket. I suggest wiring only to the illuum lead and do not connect dim. Also about the clock make sure your red and yellow wires are not crossed, yellow is a constant hot and red is only hot when the ignition is on, so if they are backwards the radio would loose it's memory when you turn the key off.

Hope this helps

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My guess is that ford did not change that much in a year.

1994 Ford Taurus Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram
Radio Constant 12V+ Wire: Green/Yellow
Radio Ignition Switched 12V+ Wire: Yellow/Black
Radio Ground Wire: Black/Light Green
Radio Illumination Dimmer Wire: Light Blue/Red
Radio Antenna Trigger Wire: Orange/Blue
Radio Amplifier Trigger Wire: N/A
Front Speakers Size: 6 1/2′
Front Speakers Location: Doors
Left Front Speaker Wire (+): Orange/Light Green
Left Front Speaker Wire (-): Light Blue/White
Right Front Speaker Wire (+): White/Green
Right Front Speaker Wire (-): Green/Orange
Rear Speakers Size: 5′ x 7′
Rear Speakers Location: Rear Deck
Left Rear Speaker Wire (+): Pink/Light Green
Left Rear Speaker Wire (-): Dark Blue/Orange
Right Rear Speaker Wire (+): Pink/Light Blue
Right Rear Speaker Wire (-): Tan/White

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