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Car Speakers Wire Colors- Ultimate Guide by Stereo Authority

Car Speakers Wire Colors

While color-coding can make some things easier, in the case of car speakers wire colors, many of us still get confused. In this article we will help you decode car speakers wire colors.

Speaker wire colors have a reason behind each and every single color. This color coding helps us make connections correctly and easily.

Although your brand of car may have different colors of wires than another brand of car, or maybe the speaker you bought has the different colors of wires, there are standards they follow.

In most cases, you can take these standard color wires as a sample for your colored wires.

Speakers Wire Color Codes for Different Cars

To start, there are different standard colored wirings like blue, white, red, grey, brown, orange, black and many more.

For different types of cars, there are different wires, with their positive and negative terminals. These different color wires have their own memory, ignition, illumination. etc.

Let’s look at each popular car brand and their wires.

For BMW

Here is a complete list of BMW standard speaker color wires.

Power
Memory (+12v Constant)Gray/Red
Ignition (+12v Switched)Violet
Ground (-)Brown
IlluminationWhite/Blue
Dimmer(none)
Power AntennaWhite
Memory (+12v Constant)Gray/Red
Speakers
Right Front (+)Gray/White
Right Front (-)Gray/Brown
Left Front (+)Gray/Red
Left Front (-)Gray/Violet
Right Rear (+)Black/White
Right Rear (-)Black/Brown
Left Rear (+)Black/Red
Left Rear (-)Black/Violet

For MITSUBISHI

If you are in search of the car speakers wire colors for your Mitsubishi, then read this chart:

Power
Memory (+12v Constant)Red/White or White/Green
Ignition (+12v Switched)Blue/White
Most don’t have oneBlack
IlluminationGreen/White
DimmerBlack/White or Black/Yellow
Power AntennaWhite/Black
Speaker
Right Front (+)White/Red
Right Front (-)Black/Red
Left Front (+)White/Blue
Left Front (-)Black/Blue
Right Rear (+)Yellow/Red
Right Rear (-)Gray/Red
Left Rear (+)Yellow/Red
Left Rear (-)Gray/Blue

For Toyota

Here are the car speakers wire colors for Toyota.

Power
Memory (+12v Constant)Blue/Yellow
Ignition (+12v Switched)Gray
Ground (-)Brown
IlluminationGreen
DimmerWhite/Green
Power AntennaBlack/Red
Speaker
Right Front (+)Light Green
Right Front (-)Blue
Left Front (+)Pink
Left Front (-)Violet
Right Rear (+)Red
Right Rear (-)White
Left Rear (+)Black
Left Rear (-)Yellow

Car Speaker Wire Colors for MERCEDES BENZ

Power
Memory (+12v Constant)Red
Ignition (+12v Switched)Black/Yellow
Ground (-)Brown
IlluminationGray/Blue
Dimmer(none)
Power AntennaBlue
Speaker
Right Front (+)Black/Green
Right Front (-)Black
Left Front (+)Black/Red
Left Front (-)Black
Right Rear (+)Black/Green
Right Rear (-)Black
Left Rear (+)Black/Red
Left Rear (-)Black

For Jeep

Car Speaker Wire Colors for Jeep Drivers:

Power
Memory (+12v Constant)Pink
Ignition (+12v Switched)Violet/White
Ground (-)Black
IlluminationOrange
DimmerBlue/White
Power Antenna 
Speaker
Right Front (+)White
Right Front (-)Black
Left Front (+)Green
Left Front (-)Black/Yellow
Right Rear (+)White/Black
Right Rear (-)Brown
Left Rear (+)Green/White
Left Rear (-)Brown/White

For MAZDA

Car Speaker Wire Colors for Mazda Drivers:

Power
Memory (+12v Constant)Blue/Red
Ignition (+12v Switched)Blue/White
Ground (-)Black
IlluminationRed/Black
Dimmer(none)
Power AntennaBlue (might have a (-) trigger and ?need relay)
Speakers
Right Front (+)Blue/Red
Right Front (-)Blue/Orange
Left Front (+)Blue
Left Front (-)Blue/White
Right Rear (+)Blue/Orange
Right Rear (-)Blue/Black
Left Rear (+)Blue/White
Left Rear (-)Blue/Green

For DODGE/CHRYSLER

Here are the standard car speaker wire colors for Dodge and Chrysler cars:

Power
Memory (+12v Constant)Red/White
Ignition (+12v Switched)Red
Ground (-)Black or Braided Silver Wire
IlluminationOrange
Dimmer(none)
Power AntennaYellow
Speakers
Right Front (+)Violet
Right Front (-)Blue/Red
Left Front (+)Green
Left Front (-)Brown/Red
Right Rear (+)Blue/White
Right Rear (-)Blue/Red
Left Rear (+)Brown/Yellow
Left Rear (-)Brown/Red

For FORD

Now, let’s look at the speaker wire colors for Ford.

Power
Memory (+12v Constant)Green Yellow
Ignition (+12v Switched)Yellow/Black
Ground (-)Black or Fat Red
IlluminationOrange
DimmerOrange/White
Power AntennaBlue (varies greatly)
Speakers
Right Front (+)White/Green
Right Front (-)Green/Orange
Left Front (+)Orange/Green
Left Front (-)Light Blue
Right Rear (+)Pink/Blue
Right Rear (-)Green/orange
Left Rear (+)Pink/green
Left Rear (-)Pink/Blue

Speaker Wire Colors For GENERAL MOTORS

Power
Memory (+12v Constant)Orange
Ignition (+12v Switched)Yellow
Ground (-)Black
IlluminationGray
DimmerBrown
Power AntennaPink
Speakers
Right Front (+)Light Green
Right Front (-)Dark Green
Left Front (+)Tan
Left Front (-)Gray
Right Rear (+)Dark Blue
Right Rear (-)Light Blue
Left Rear (+)Brown
Left Rear (-)Yellow
Right Front (+)Light Green

For HONDA/ACURA

Power
Memory (+12v Constant)Blue/White
Ignition (+12v Switched)Yellow/Red
Ground (-)Black
IlluminationRed/Black
Dimmer(none)
Power AntennaYellow/White
Speakers
Right Front (+)Red/Green
Right Front (-)Brown/Black
Left Front (+)Blue/Green
Left Front (-)Gray/Black
Right Rear (+)Red/Yellow
Right Rear (-)Brown/White
Left Rear (+)Blue/Yellow
Left Rear (-)Gray/White

For ISUZU

Power 
Memory (+12v Constant)Red/White
Ignition (+12v Switched)Orange
Ground (-)Black/Yellow
IlluminationGreen/Red
DimmerRed/Green
Power Antenna(none)
Speakers
Right Front (+)Gray
Right Front (-)Gray/Green
Left Front (+)Yellow
Left Front (-)Blue/Yellow
Right Rear (+)White
Right Rear (-)Red/White
Left Rear (+)Orange
Left Rear (-)Black/Orange
Right Front (+)Gray

For NISSAN

Power
Memory (+12 volts Constant)Red
Ignition (+12 volts of Switched)(varies) Brown or Green
Ground (-)Black (changes – most don’t have one)
IlluminationRed/White
DimmerRed/Black
Power AntennaGreen
Speakers
Right Front (+)Brown
Right Front (-)Brown/White
Left Front (+)Black
Left Front (-)Black/White
Right Rear (+)Blue
Right Rear (-)Pink
Left Rear (+)Red
Left Rear (-)Green
Right Front (+)Brown

Car Speaker Wire Colors for SUBARU

Power
Memory (+12v Constant)Red/Green
Ignition (+12v Switched)Blue/Yellow
Ground (-)Black
Illumination 
Dimmer 
Power AntennaRed/White
Speakers
Right Front (+)White
Right Front (-)Blue/Black
Left Front (+)Yellow
Left Front (-)Blue/Red
Right Rear (+)White/Blue
Right Rear (-)Blue/Black
Left Rear (+)Yellow/White
Left Rear (-)Blue/Red

For SAAB

Here is the color coding for SAAB car speaker wires.

Power
Memory (+12 V Constant)Gray
Ignition (+12V Switched)Red
Ground (-)Black
IlluminationBrown/White
Dimmer(none)
Power AntennaGreen
Speakers
Right Front (+)Red
Right Front (-)Blue
Left Front (+)Brown
Left Front (-)Green
Right Rear (+)White/Red
Right Rear (-)White/Blue
Left Rear (+)White/Brown
Left Rear (-)White/Green
Right Front (+)Red

Car Speaker Wire Colors For Volvo

Power
Memory (+12v Constant)Green
Ignition (+12v Switched)Black
Ground (-)Fat Black
IlluminationYellow (not on plug)
Dimmer(none)
Power AntennaRed
Speakers
Right Front (+)Gray/White
Right Front (-)Gray
Left Front (+)Blue/Yellow
Left Front (-)White
Right Rear (+)Green/Brown
Right Rear (-)Green
Left Rear (+)Yellow/Brown
Left Rear (-)Yellow/Green
Right Front (+)Gray/White

For VOLKSWAGEN

Power
Memory (+12v Constant)Red
Ignition (+12v Switched)Black ( sometimes not available in the older models)
Ground (-)Brown
IlluminationGray or Gray/Blue
Dimmer(none)
Power AntennaWhite
Speakers
Right Front (+)Red
Right Front (-)Brown/White
Left Front (+)Blue
Left Front (-)Brown/Blue
Right Rear (+)Red/Green
Right Rear (-)Brown/Black
Left Rear (+)Blue/Green
Left Rear (-)Brown/Red
Right Front (+)Red

Car Speakers Wire Colors

In summary, this is the best guide on car speakers wire colors. We put this guide with detailed charts for each major car make together for anyone in need of this guidance.

Once you understand the wire colors, installation will go much faster. Moreover, it will be easier and more convenient. In addition, the different colors will help you ensure that you have done the correct wiring. It is a must that wire connections be done properly. Otherwise, the wires can short circuit.

These Car Speakers Wire Colors Charts focus on the different commonly used cars. You can get complete guidance from them. We hope it makes your installation job easier. It is very important to have proper connection of your different car speakers wire colors. Please, read the whole guide carefully to prevent any kind of mistake or short circuit.

So, give these charts a sincere and careful view, in order to get the desired perfect performance of the speakers. Once again, take careful precaution to make sure you are making the correct connection. Any wrong connection may not only cause a short circuit, but may also ruin the sound of your speakers. In addition, it may ruin your internal system.

However, this article give you all the information about car speakers color wires you need to install the speakers perfectly by making the right connections.

Colored Wire Connections for Car Speakers

First, you can take the wire harness from the market or interface to connect the multi-colored wires with the same colored wires of the speakers.

Next, a connection will require connecting bugs or connectors for a strong connection. Otherwise, soldering can also be done to make a permanent strong connection. However, make sure you are making the right connections. This will require a test that we will discuss further.

Focus on making the right connections. Your colored wirings will make this much easier for you. The detailed charts above will help. Once you understand the wire colors from these charts, you will be able to make the perfect connections yourself. Refer to the Car Speakers Wire Colors Chart for your car make.

All the connections must be strong. This means that the colored wires you buy should be of a high quality. Then, once your connections are strong, you can mount the speaker on its place properly. Moreover, if the wire connections are perfect, then your car speaker will also show its high efficiency, performance, and distortion free sound.

Testing the Car Speakers Wire Connections

Testing is a must to ensure that all the connections are right or not. This is very important. It will tell you the final results before you complete the whole work, and let your know whether the wiring connections are correct. As a result, you will save the wires, and the speaker, from short circuiting.

In order to check the lights, dimmer, hot and ignition, you can use a test light or a voltmeter. Then, to test the speakers, you can use the test radio.

You have to check the polarity of the wires by the polarity tester, and it will tell you which side is negative and which one is positive. If the speaker makes sound outwards, that means that polarity is correct. However, if it makes the sound inside, then it means that the polarity is being reversed. Obviously, that connection would be inappropriate. As a result, you will need to correct that first.

Through the voltmeter, you can check the wire connections too. When you connect the two weeds of the voltmeter together and it creates a distortion free clear beam sound, then its means the connections are correct. If not, then this is an indicator of an incorrect connection.

Also, you can cross check, or double check, with the voltmeter by inserting one probe in one side of the harness and other into the second side. Then, the clear beam sound will tell you if you have the right connections.

Conclusions

So, in this article, I have given you a complete and detailed guide about the car speakers wire colors with helpful charts. I hope that my dear readers found this article useful as we spent a lot of time and resources on it.

All the very best.

Team – Stereo Authority

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