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Am trying to find color codes for audio system on a '97 altima,

Bought the car and there is nothing but cut wires where the head unit was. have a new unit to install but cant figure out the wireing.

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Re: am trying to find color codes for audio system on a...

has probably 90% of the cars that you run into that people weren't smart enough to just buy the wiring harness and just cut off the original stock harness.

Hope this helps.

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My suggestion is to head down to Autozone and purchase a Haynes Repair Manual for the make and model of your car. Toward the back, you'll find a bunch of wiring diagrams, one of which should be for the audio system. Most importantly, the diagram will tell you what colors the wires should be.

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The best advise I can give and the worst mistake you can make while trying to install a new head unit into a car is DO NOT CUT THE STOCK HARNESS.

New head units come with bare harness with just wire ends, so you may think you need to cut off the harness on the car to wire it in.

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