stereo wiring instructions without wire harness

Asked by May 03, 2015 at 09:35 PM about the 1986 Ford Bronco XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

How to wire stereo without wire harness for the stereo not the speakers but the red/black/blue/yellow/orange wires for power.don't want a harness.on a 86 bronco xlt 351w.

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335

Could you clarify your question? Is it that you have a stereo with the colored wires you mentioned, and want to know how to hook them up?

335

The standard color coding for aftermarket radios is: RED = Switched 12V (needs 12V when key is in RUN or ACC but does not need voltage when the key is off) BLACK = Chassis Ground YELLOW = Constant 12V (Always needs 12V even when key is off) BLUE = Remote 12V (This is used for amps. No amps? Then leave disconnected but make sure the end is NOT exposed - very important) ORANGE = Illumination 0V to 12V (just leave disconnected and your radio will be nice and bright)

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