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correct wiring for speakers

Discussion in 'Audio' started by scrapper, Aug 12, 2000.

  1. scrapper

    scrapper Registered Member

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    I am going to install an aftermarket radio that a guy who I work with had removed from his wifes car.The problem is that they is no wiring diagram on the radio and the wires are not labeled.There are 4 sets of speaker wire,white,grey,purple and green.Which colors should go to what speakers?Also there are 2 power leads,red and yellow.I know 1 should be battery power and the other sould be ignition power,but which is which?
     
  2. jim82

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    red is constant, yellow is ignition. cant help you with the speakers excep just split the same colored pairs up.
     
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    red--turnkey
    yellow--constant
    black--ground
    blue or blue w/white--amp turn-on, or power antenna
    orange or orange w/white--illumination
    white --drivers, front positive
    white w/black--drivers, front negative
    grey--passengers, front positive
    grey w/black--passengers, front negative
    purple--passengers, rear positive
    purple w/black--passengers, rear negative
    green--drivers, rear positive
    green w/black--drivers, rear negative

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    I just realized the other guy that replied said just the opposite about the power wires. Trust me, I'm right. No offense to the other reply, but I install stereos 40+ hours a week. Yellow is always constant and red is always ignition/turnkey.

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  5. jim82

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    your right - that was my bad, red is ign and yellow is const
     
  6. scrapper

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    Thanks for all the help
     
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    If you haven't already cut the wires on the plug of your truck you can also get an adapter that will let you put the stock deck back in when you sell your rig.

    C'moe

    <font color=black>the blazer is "Back in Black"
     

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