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2002 Chevy Cavalier audio wiring diagram

I need the diagram for a 2002 Chevy Cavalier Stereo. We are trying to hook up a Durabrand CD player, but we don't know what all of the wires are for. Thanx.

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  • Anonymous Sep 20, 2008

    I have the same problem, I bought a manuel that has a diagram but there is a purple wire and more than one black wire, should i make all the blacks common



    also I hook the orange wire up to my deck, it turns my deck on but then the deck turns off after a few seconds

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To the guy who is looking for the wire diagram, you can buy a wire kit for the stereo connection for about $60 from best buy or some other place like that. your car's door ding and some other things wont work with out it. hope that helps you some.

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

  • bikerfoote Sep 08, 2008

    Car Radio Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange

    Car Radio Switched 12v+ Wire: Ignition Switch (The radio harness does
    not provide a switched power source. Run a wire from the Ignition
    Switch.)

    Car Radio Ground Wire: Black

    Car Radio Illumination Wire: Gray

    Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A

    Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: Pink

    Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A

    Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A

    Front Speakers Size: N/A

    Front Speakers Location: N/A

    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

    Rear Speakers Size: N/A

    Rear Speakers Location: N/A

    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

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Car Radio Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange
Car Radio Switched 12v+ Wire: Ignition Switch (The radio harness does not provide a switched power source. Run a wire from the Ignition Switch.)
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Gray
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: Pink
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Front Speakers Size: N/A
Front Speakers Location: N/A
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
Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Rear Speakers Location: N/A
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

There is also a thin black wire (just another ground wire), and a purple wire. The purple wire is not used in a 2002 Cavalier, and should be capped off and left alone.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

  • rhcpfan Mar 10, 2012

    is this the same for a 2001 cavalier???

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On my 2002 cavalier, I have a factory Delco amp that runs the dual voice coil 6x9s on the rear deck.my question is, how do you wire the speakers if you are replacing the factory speakers that have 4 wires? I would love to still be able to use the factory amp but when I try to hook them up like in parallel to bridge the amp it shuts down all sound! Is this even possible to do or will I just have to use 2 of the 4 wires per 6x9" speaker to hook up the aftermarket 6x9"s? Any help with this would be much appreciated. I do have it hooked up now using the wire diagram of the 02 cavalier w/o factory amplifier. (It has the same color wires, it just has two extra wires per speaker that I have taped off. Thanks. Bobholsopple@gmail.com

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I have an 02 chevy cavialier an i ran an extra wire for the ignition and it still not working it will work if I unplug the plug in the back of the radio but when I turn it off and turn it back on it says check wires I've gone over it four times

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There is no pink wire on certain models. fyi.

Posted on Feb 01, 2012

  • roy wigg Feb 01, 2012

    certain models do not have the pink wire.

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I ran a wire to my ignition switch for the switched power and when I turned the radio on the car ****ed up... the radio seemed to **** all the power?!?!?!?!?!! =S

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You guys are ******* useless

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