Where Can You Find Color Codes for Car Stereos?


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Owners can check with the manufacturer of a car stereo to find the exact color codes. Owners can also find guides to stereo color codes online. Some websites that offer guides are CarStereo.com and InstallDr.com.

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Color codes vary between OEM and aftermarket stereos. OEM, or original equipment manufacturer, stereos use codes set by the manufacturer, while aftermarket stereos use a set of standardized generic codes. Some generic color codes are yellow for 12-volt constant or memory cables, red for switches and accessories and blue for antenna remotes. Other generic codes include gray for front speaker wires and purple for rear speaker wires.

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