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Unread 10-31-2013, 02:10 PM   #1
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88' YJ radio wiring colors are diff. than others.. help?

I took my radio out cause it was not and how can you enjoy a nice drive with out some tune.
The PO made a mess behind that stereo system so I just clipped all the wires so I can reconnect them properly. I did a lot of jeepsearch and I don't have all of the same colors like all the ones I found. Can someone help me out?



These are the wires I have to work with coming from the jeeps harness. There is 13 and I numbered them from left to right. And what I THINK the wire is.
1.) black - ground or (-)left speakers
2.) brown/white - left speakers
3.) green - left speakers
4.) green/white - left speakers
5.) purple/white - (+12v) ignition switch wire
6.) black/white - left speaker
7.) blue/white - ?? Has +12v when ignition is on
8.) orange/black - ????
9.) pink - (+12v) constant
10.) brown - right speakers
11.) black - ground or (-)right speakers
12.) white - right speakers
13.) white/black. - right speakers


Here is my aftermarket radio harness (for a pioneer stereo) and colors and what I found what wire is which.


1.) yellow - (+12v) constant
2.) red - (+12v) ignition switch
3.) green/black - (-) left rear speaker
4.) green - (+) left rear speaker
5.) purple/black - (-) right rear speaker
6.) purple - (+) right rear speaker
7.) gray - (+) right front speaker
8.) gray/black (-) right front speaker
9.) white - (+) left front speaker
10.) white/black - (-) left front speaker
11.) blue/white - ??
12.) black - (-) ground


Are these correct?? Am I good to just connect them?? Any help or ideas I can do

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Unread 11-01-2013, 08:19 AM   #2
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Here is a link for the FSM.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/40590346/87-88%20YJ%20Jeep%20Wrangler%20FSM%20manual.pdf
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/40590346/1990%20Jeep%20Factory%20Service%20Manual.pdf
It has the wiring layout for the radio
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Unread 11-01-2013, 03:07 PM   #3
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I have a complete set of FSM's for the 88…

I have to run to do some stuff and will be gone for a couple of hours. Some time later tonight I will be able to get back to this.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 03:19 PM   #4
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It is pretty strait forward. No trick. It's an easy install.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 03:24 PM   #5
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save a headache and just run new speaker wires. You only need about 8 feet.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 05:41 PM   #6
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These are the wires I have to work with coming from the jeeps harness. There is 13 and I numbered them from left to right. And what I THINK the wire is.

1.) black - ground or (-)left speakers ***
2.) brown/white - left speakers Left Rear Return - Terminal B Left Speaker
3.) green - left speakers Left Front Feed - Terminal A Left Speaker
4.) green/white - left speakers Left Rear Feed - Terminal A Left Speaker
5.) purple/white - (+12v) ignition switch wire Connects to Cigar Lighter - Ignition
6.) black/white - left speaker Left Front Return - Terminal B Left Speaker
7.) blue/white - ?? Has +12v when ignition is on Goes to pin 3 on Radio Illumination Relay - Panel Illumination
8.) orange/black - ???? Goes to pin 5 on Radio Illumination Relay - Dim Display Signal
9.) pink - (+12v) constant Connects to Dome/Courtesy Fuse - Battery Memory
10.) brown - right speakers Right Rear Return - Terminal B Right Speaker
11.) black - ground or (-)right speakers ***
12.) white - right speakers Right Rear Feed - Terminal A Right Speaker
13.) white/black. - right speakers Right Front Feed - Terminal A Right Speaker

*** #1 or #11 are either Radio Ground OR Right Front Return - Terminal B Right Speaker
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Unread 11-01-2013, 06:02 PM   #7
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In the future there is no need to butch the wires. There are cheap adapter plugs that plug right into the harness and you just match colors to the new radio.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 07:00 PM   #8
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In the future there is no need to butch the wires. There are cheap adapter plugs that plug right into the harness and you just match colors to the new radio.
That is if you aren't fixing someone else's hack job. Been there done that.
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My advice ditch all the speaker wires from the head unit and factory harness. Hook the head unit to the constant power, switched power and the ground. Get a decent 4ch amp and use it to power the speakers it'll sound much better.
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Unread 11-03-2013, 06:19 PM   #10
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These are the wires I have to work with coming from the jeeps harness. There is 13 and I numbered them from left to right. And what I THINK the wire is. 1.) black - ground or (-)left speakers *** 2.) brown/white - left speakers Left Rear Return - Terminal B Left Speaker 3.) green - left speakers Left Front Feed - Terminal A Left Speaker 4.) green/white - left speakers Left Rear Feed - Terminal A Left Speaker 5.) purple/white - (+12v) ignition switch wire Connects to Cigar Lighter - Ignition 6.) black/white - left speaker Left Front Return - Terminal B Left Speaker 7.) blue/white - ?? Has +12v when ignition is on Goes to pin 3 on Radio Illumination Relay - Panel Illumination 8.) orange/black - ???? Goes to pin 5 on Radio Illumination Relay - Dim Display Signal 9.) pink - (+12v) constant Connects to Dome/Courtesy Fuse - Battery Memory 10.) brown - right speakers Right Rear Return - Terminal B Right Speaker 11.) black - ground or (-)right speakers *** 12.) white - right speakers Right Rear Feed - Terminal A Right Speaker 13.) white/black. - right speakers Right Front Feed - Terminal A Right Speaker *** #1 or #11 are either Radio Ground OR Right Front Return - Terminal B Right Speaker
Thank you guys! This was the correct hook ups now my radio works perfect.
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