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i need wiring diagram color code to wire a jvc model no. kd-36

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i need wiring diagram color code to wire a jvc model no. kd-36 after market radio to a 2001 chevy malibu
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Car Electronics
Expert:  Aric replied 4 years ago.
Hello, My name is Aric and I will be glad to assist you.

Are you using a METRA or other OEM interface harness, or are you trying to connect this radio wire by wire?

Also, do you have the manual for the JVC telling which colors are which on the radio.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

wire by wire, no i lost manual to jvc radio

Expert:  Aric replied 4 years ago.

Thanks for the reply. Below are the wire colors/designations for your Vehicle. Simply match them up with the Wiring colors for the JVC which is shown further down the page. Match them up wire by wire to successfully connect the JVC to your Car.

2001 Chevrolet Malibu Stereo Wiring Information


Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange

Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow

Radio Ground Wire: Black

Radio Illumination Wire: Gray

Stereo Dimmer Wire: Brown

Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: Pink

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

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

Aftermarket Stereo Wiring:


Function Typical Wire Colors

Memory / Constant 12V(+) Yellow

Switch / Accessory Red

Ground Black

Illumination Orange/White

Antenna Remote Blue

Amp Remote Blue/White

Left Front (+) White

Left Front (-) White/Black

Right Front (+) Grey

Right Front (-) Grey/Black

Left Rear (+) Green

Left Rear (-) Green/Black

Right Rear (+) Violet

Right Rear (-) Violet/Black

Expert:  Aric replied 4 years ago.
Do you need further assistance with connecting this Stereo?