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What color is what on the clip coming out of the bak of the deck.(power,ground, left/right front spkrs, etc?

Could you tell me what the color of the wires are? I am installing it in a boat without a harness. thanks

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Good Day,

Good Day,

Red is ignition
Yellow is constant hot (you can wire red and yellow together if you don't have a constant however the radio will loose settings each time the boat is turned off)
Black is ground
Gray wires are front right
White wires are front left
Green wires are rear right
Purple wires are rear left
Blue is power Ant
Orange is ilumm

Hope this helps

Posted on Jul 07, 2008


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