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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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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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