I have a 1988 nissan 300zx and I'm trying to install an aftermarket radio.

Asked by Apr 08, 2013 at 11:32 AM about the 1988 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr GS 2+2

Question type: Car Customization

I have a 1988 nissan 300zx and I'm trying to install an aftermarket radio. I bought the wiring harness and it has two
plugs to it (when I say plugs I mean where all the wires come together into the plastic part.) anyway, I took my stock
radio out and it only had one of those "plugs". But for the harness to work, I need two. I'm at a total loss because I
can't seem to find my other "plug", the one that should control the rear speakers. I have spent upwards of 8 hours
trying to do this. I purchased 4 different harnesses from 4 different places and all look the same so I'm concluding
that my car is f***ed up. If there is any help anyone could give me it would be greatly appreciated.

3 Answers

96,925

Here's a chart that has the insulation colors. You can check the wires coming out of your stock radio and see which ones go to the speakers. http://www.the12volt.com/installbay/stereodetail/1602.html

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
10

You will have to run new ground wires to either the front or rear your choice. These Zs use a common ground on the stock radios.

After now three days, I found out that my car has an amp underneath the passenger seat. I called up bestbuy and they said they would install it for me for $40 as apposed to what someone else was going to charge $300. I'm sure it's easy to do myself now that I know about the amp. But I'm just so damn frustrated with the stereo, I'd rather pay someone else to do it. Thanks though.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Radio and Cassette replacement 1 answer

    300ZX Turbo 86 year...my baby! Live in California, gas is over $4.00 a gallon, ans since this is a turbo I have to use premium. Z gets about 16 mpg city. Bought a 07 Scion tc for better gas mileage. ...

    1986 Nissan 300ZX

    -

    Car Customization

  • 1988 nissan 300zx electrical problems. 5 answers

    I have a 1988 nissan 300zx. While I was taking out the stock radio, I seemed to have messed a few things up. The most important, to me anyways, is the digital dash. On the right hand side of the dash...

    1988 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr GS 2+2

    -

    General

  • '88 ZX analogue gauges fail intermittently---even as I'm driving. 8 answers

    Speedo, tach, fuel, temp, battery, etc all either zero out or freeze. Seems coincidental that it often/sometimes happens when I use the clutch---and will (agian---sometimes) come back on if I tap the ...

    1988 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr GS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Is the wiring in a '85 Nissan 300ZX interlinked or is each component individually wired? 2 answers

    I am repairing and rebuilding my husband's '85 Nissan 300ZX. It was vandalized--radio riped from dash, attempted hot wiring, wiring under the hood damaged, etc... I need all of the advice on the elec...

    1985 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr STD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My 1991 300ZX NA won't start 12 answers

    My car won't start, when I turn on the key the dash lights up and radio/cd work, but it won't crank. It was running and starting fine the other day, but after I shut it down, no more. I checked the ba...

    1991 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr 2+2 Hatchback

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

300ZX

Looking for a Used 300ZX in your area?

CarGurus has 133 nationwide 300ZX listings starting at $3,995.

ZIP:

Search Nissan 300ZX Questions

Nissan 300ZX Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 440
#2 Jamie Staples
Jamie Staples
Reputation 290
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 240
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan 240SX
22 listings
Used Ford Mustang
454 Great Deals out of 45,522 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Supra
43 listings starting at $63,800
Used Chevrolet Camaro
206 Great Deals out of 30,790 listings starting at $1,217
Used Chevrolet Corvette
123 Great Deals out of 20,508 listings starting at $3,000
Used BMW 3 Series
1,021 Great Deals out of 31,752 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan 200SX
11 listings
Used Mazda RX-7
63 listings

Used Cars For Sale

1996 Nissan 300ZX For Sale
8 listings starting at $3,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.