okay so iw ent to install my raido, my previous one was stolen when the po had it. I have this balck wire and i cant figure out what it is or where it goes, if someone could please help me that would be great. Thanks
the black wire on your new radio harness has to be grounded... whether that happens through your oem wiring or you simply put a screw through the dash and put a ring terminal on the end of it. make sure you have a ground and then see about that radio working....
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That black wire with the female disconnect is the ground. You can either cut the terminal off the end and splice it with your stereos ground wire or run a new ground to chasis from the radio. If you do that... run a 12 gauge wire. It's always better to have a larger ground and sand the paint around your grounding point on the chasis too.
I had a 95 and the ground was separate from the harness and had that terminal on it. I cut the terminal off and used it for grounding other accessories and ran a separate ground for the radio.
ground it to your firewall. Its easy to reach with a cordless drill. Mount it up high so you don't see it or kick it loose. It might be your contant wire. This is a wire that when you program your radio or your clock has power to it all the time. If you clock and radio stations need set every time you turn you jeep on then that is what it is. If that is the case run it to a constant hot wire. Or even to the battery. The radio should have come with a manual that tells you what wires are what. Some radio's also have an extra wire for a power antenna. Could be that. But if everything works as is and the memory of the stations works. Then forget about it. Throw some black electrical tape over the metal end and call it good.