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Lurch, Aftermarket & Factory Electronics
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Trying to install new stereo wires are not the same colors

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trying to install new stereo wires are not the same colors
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Lurch replied 10 years ago.
What Model Nissan P.U.?
Have you got the old radio out?
Are you using an Adapter Plug?
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to Lurch's Post: I do have the radio disconnected. I do not believe I have an adapter plug. I bought the radio and now having to connect the new to old wires in my truck. They are different colors than the new stereo wires.
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
1996 nissan pickup single cab 4 cyl
Expert:  Lurch replied 10 years ago.

You should use an Adapter plug, so you won't have to splice into Factory wires.

Here is Factory & (should be ) your New Radio wires

Constant 12V+ Pink = Yellow
Switched 12V+ Blue = Red
Ground Gray = Black
Illumination Red/Blue
Dimmer Red/Yellow
Front Speakers:
Left Front (+) Pink = White
Left Front (-) Blue = White / Black
Right Front (+) White = Gray
Right Front (-) Black = Gray / Black
Rear Speakers :
Left Rear (+) Light Green = Green
Left Rear (-) Purple = Green / Black
Right Rear (+) Blue = Purple
Right Rear (-) Pink = Purple / Black

Customer: replied 10 years ago.
The colors of the old stereo are: 12 wires total, 1 green/white, 1 pink/white, 1 pink/blue, 1 red/green, 1 black, 1 black/white, 1 brown, 1 brown/white, 1 grey, 1 grey/red, 1 green, 1 green/black

Our factory colors are not those colors.
Expert:  Lurch replied 10 years ago.
I take it is not a Hardbody P.U.?
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Not sure what a hard body pickup is? We have a standard small nissan pickup. Im a woman, i dont know much about trucks. Electronics i know more about, just not when it comes to the wires in a truck.
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
most of the color chart you gave me matches, i just have brown wires and pink wires in the truck
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
he is going to try this and if it works, i will make payment, if we need additional help i will reply, and send you more money
Expert:  Lurch replied 10 years ago.

Don't want you to burn anything out........
That is another reason for the Adapter Plug.
Be sure the wires are correct.
You can take a 1.5 Volt Battery (flashlight battery) & connect accross the wires I gave you to find the Speaker, & it will not damage anything.

Pink & Blue ...the speaker will pop or make a noise