Audio Systems/Color coding


Original wires
Original wires  

I'm wondering what colored wires in a 99 grand Plymouth stand for and how I connect the wires from the 99 to my jvc CD-r418 to the original wiring in my van color to color included

That is really old school but if you really want to chase that dragon,  here you go:

What I would suggest is to go to walmart and buy this for 6-8$

Then, you will not need to cut a single factory wire and it can easily be sold with or without a factory deck or even sold with the new one.  The new owner would only have to plug in a factory deck if you took yours out and left the (vehicle specific) harness adapter in.
*Using the adapter you will still need to attach your new radio wires to the stripped leads on radio side of the adapter with bell caps.
The plugs on the factory harness just plug into the adapter which has stripped leads on the radio end.  Leads are labeled.

Regardless of your choice:
Good luck and thank you for using Allexperts.

My slow ISP just displayed your images.  lol
Obviously, the wires are raped so good luck at installdr.:D

Audio Systems

All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Jerry Mael


My forte is audio.. Car/Home/Boat. You name it, I will help you even if it is just a link to more assistance. If you want to interface new gear to your factory radio I can do us both a favor and tell you to go to or call them at 1.800.555.7088. They really are top notch at doing that for people with great support. I will re-direct most questions of that nature to them. The rest of it... I am eager to help you with. I am also not a 'Master Installation Technician' that will tell you I cannot assist you with cars not made in the USA. Talk to me about any audio upgrades including 'bang for the buck'.
Specialties include: Overall Acoustics, Gain structure/settings and Enclosure design, system design/consultation, when/where to get which upgrades as well as other pertinent info for the mobile audio enthusiast and much more.
I also am NOT interested in buying your used gear so do not waste our time asking me.


My specialty as it is offered here, is Mobile and Home Audio Consultation.
Eight years IASCA - Pro 251-500 watt class
With Allexperts since 1999 (on and off).
35 years of overall professional sound and acoustical/electronic experience (since 1977) including: Sound Offs, Home audio, Mobile audio, Live sound, Churches, Theater, Live DJ and Studio Recording (analog and digital software and hardware), Effects, Looping, analog/digital mutli-track and mixdown . My mother was a record producer so I picked up a lot of additional professional knowledge and experience through the years. I was a Drum Tech for the Banshee reunion tour and toured as sound man with a regional act called Champion so I have practical knowledge for many aspects of audio.

If I cannot directly answer your question I will use my vast resource network to help you get a usable answer.

Favorite Mobile components:
Any amplifier based on ZED principles. Examples are Diamond, Zapco, Hifonics, Autotek, ect. And of course, Nakamichi (yes, still in business)
McCaulley, Polk and Dynaudio Speakers.
Clarion/Nakamichi headunits and processors.

>35 years of real world, audio experience.

©2017 All rights reserved.