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99 cavalier: cd player..wire diagram for this radio..ground,but noclue

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I have a 99 cavalier with a after market radio and am trying to install a cd player from a 02 cavalier and I need the wire diagram for this radio,I know the orange is the power and the black is ground,but noclue on the other wires can you help me out I don't want to short out the radio
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Stereo Wiring
Constant 12V+Orange
Switched 12V+ Yellow
Ground Black
Illumination Gray
Dimmer Brown
Antenna Trigger Pink
Antenna Right Front
Front Speakers 4" x 6" Doors
Left Front (+) Tan
Left Front (-) Gray
Right Front (+) Light Green
Right Front (-) Dark Green
Rear Speakers 6" x 9" Rear Deck
Left Rear (+) Brown
Left Rear (-) Yellow
Right Rear (+) Dark Blue
Right Rear (-) Light Blue


Hoped this helped.Positive feedback and bonuses greatly appreciated.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
My connector on this radio only has one yellow wire.It has a Orange,Purple,Grey, Black,then it has a drk brn,yellow,drk grn,lt grn,tan,grey,lt blue,drk blue and a black wire
Thick yellow is power .These are the correct colors for the radio.Heres the 2002 wiring you listed 1999 and 2002.
Car Radio Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange
Car Radio Switched 12v+ Wire: Ignition Switch (The radio harness does not provide a switched power source. Run a wire from the Ignition Switch.)
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Gray
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: Pink
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Front Speakers Size: N/A
Front Speakers Location: N/A
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Tan
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Green
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Green
Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Rear Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Blue
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Blue

There is also a thin black wire (just another ground wire), and a purple wire. The purple wire is not used in a 2002 Cavalier, and should be capped off and left alone.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

I hooked the orange to the power and black to ground ,but it woundn't

power up the cd will go in and out ,but that's it

Should have another 12 volt thick wire thats the switch 12 volt power check with a test light or meter and use that wire.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

This radio was manufactured in 2002

2002
Car Radio Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange
Car Radio Switched 12v+ Wire: Ignition Switch (The radio harness does not provide a switched power source. Run a wire from the Ignition Switch.)
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Gray
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: Pink
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Front Speakers Size: N/A
Front Speakers Location: N/A
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Tan
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Green
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Green
Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Rear Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Blue
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Blue
Some models do not have the pink wire.
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