I confused even myself above. Let me go more in depth... I am sorry if I confused you! let me phrase this super easy because I am psychotic!
I am looking at the wiring diagrams for the radio right now.
The main power 12v constant for the radio from the car is SOLID ORANGE
. The YELLOW
wire from the adapter harness should be spliced to that. This is your main power to the radio.
The ignition accessory on is YELLOW
coming from the car. RED
from the adapter harness should be spliced to that. This is so the radio comes on when you turn the car on.
The dimmer coming from the car is GREY
. After the adapter harness plugs into the car's harness, the GREY WIRE
from here on out. The ORANGE
from the radio harness should get spliced to the adapter ORANGE
wire. This is what controls the dimming when the exterior lighting is activated.BLACK
The rest of the speaker hook ups are self explanatory. They are the same colors across the harness 99% of the time.
Orange from car>Yellow
Yellow from car>Red
Grey from car>Orange on adapter harness>Orange on radio
Speaker colors>speaker colors
Edit: better pictures and elaboration!
Red 1988 GT under restoration!
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[This message has been edited by Shho13 (edited 02-10-2015).]