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  • #16
    Re: Radio Install: Color codes for wires for headunits (Radios)

    Originally posted by MiltonHavoc View Post
    My wires are ALL different.
    I have:
    Grey/white
    Grey/blue
    Grey/red
    Grey/yellow
    Orange/white
    Pink
    Green/white
    Black
    Mine are different still. Hmm...
    In love with a MadScientist!
    There's a fine line between breathtaking ingenuity and "That's the stupidest thing I've ever seen!"

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    • #17
      Radio Install: Color codes for wires for headunits (Radios)

      I've had much luck with www.the12volt.com to find car stereo/remote start/keyless wiring information. They also have many how to guides for random electrical doodads
      -Zack
      Blue '93 GL Auto: White 13" 5 Point Wheels, Full LED Conversion, and an 8" Sub

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      • #18
        Re: Radio Install: Color codes for wires for headunits (Radios)

        Originally posted by crazyrog17 View Post
        I've had much luck with www.the12volt.com to find car stereo/remote start/keyless wiring information. They also have many how to guides for random electrical doodads
        Festiva! http://www.the12volt.com/installbay/...78.html#_index
        In love with a MadScientist!
        There's a fine line between breathtaking ingenuity and "That's the stupidest thing I've ever seen!"

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        • #19
          I recently replaced the factory-installed radio in a WF Festiva. The original connectors were wired as per the Mazda 1992+ wiring on InstallDr: http://www.installdr.com/Harnesses/Mazda-Wiring.asp. However, the colours were all different to the Mazda specs:
          +12V Battery Blue/Brown
          Ignition Green
          Speaker RF+ Green/Orange
          Speaker RF- Blue/Brown
          Speaker LF+ Green/Yellow
          Speaker LF- Green/Brown
          Speaker RR+ Blue/Black
          Speaker RR- Red
          Speaker LR+ Blue/Green
          Speaker LR- Yellow/Red

          The ground wire had a spade plug (as noted in the Mazda specs) and it was red.

          Some of the wire colours were faded, so what I thought was brown may actually be red or orange, etc.

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          • #20
            Interior lights - BLU/WHT & RED/BLK

            Which one would I hook up to for dimming the stereo with the dimmer switch?
            Contact me for information about Festiva Madness!
            Remember, FestYboy is inflatable , and Scitzz means crazy, YO!
            "Like I'm going to suggest we do the job right." ~Fecomatter May 28 2016.

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            • #21
              Same for Aspire?


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              Doug's Daily Driver (Dad): '91 Ford Festiva L Manual "Old Yellow" got with 40,xxx mi... about 52,xxx mi. give or take now

              Austin's Daily Driver (mine) : '91 Ford Festiva GL Automatic "Whitie III" W/ 0.40 over aspire engine from '94 Aspire "New Blue" rebuilt 92,xxx mi. then... about 96,xxx mi. or more now (on body)

              Doug's work car: '95 Ford Aspire Manual "Whitie II" w/ swapped stock aspire engine from '95 Silver Aspire and has
              it's 5th transmission! 75,xxx mi... now with about 130,xxx mi.

              Sold! '89 Ford Festiva Manual "Gaystiva" (sold to my Uncle) - got with 163,xxx..... now 163,xxx Sold!

              TRANSFERRED! '89 Ford Festiva Automatic EFI "one hit wonder" Given to
              bolokid - got with 210,xxx ...... now with 210,xxx miles TRANSFERRED!

              '94 Ford Aspire SE Manual "Assfire" - got with at least 350,000 mi

              SOLD! '90 Ford Festiva L Manual look for Narion (or click the username) it's new owner on the forum! - got with 193,xxx miles... now has 193,xxx miles give or take SOLD!

              R.I.P '91 Ford Escort GT w/ bad engine..... stripping for parts then off to the scrapper!

              R.I.P '91 Ford Festiva Manual "Lil Red Rocket" bought brand new in 1991 with ~120 mi... ended with 227,xxx mi.


              R.I.P '97 Ford Aspire 4 Door Automatic "Ford Metro" parts car - got with about 144,xxx mi.... ended with 144,xxx mi

              R.I.P '95 Ford Aspire Manual Silver (one owner and one family car) got with about 50,000 miles ended with about 90,000 miles

              R.I.P '94 Ford Aspire Manual "New Blue" got with 150,xxx.... ended with about 200,xxx (it's engine is the .40 engine in my GL)

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              • #22
                Good god man, did mazda/ford/kia just pick wires at random? Here's my rats nest

                First color is the primary color, second is the stripe color.

                WHT/RED
                RED/GRN
                GRN/WHT
                GRN/YEL
                GRN/RED
                GREEN
                BLU/BLK
                BLU/YEL
                BLU/RED
                BLU/ORG
                BLU/WHT

                based on the 5 or so different possibilities, I could definitely ruin speakers and head unit if I wire these wrong. Based on what's running to the front speakers, the BLU/RED AND BLU/ORG go to the left front speaker and the BLU/WHT and BLU/BLK go to the right front speaker. I won't be running rear speakers so that's not a concern, but what is is the "Illumination and ACC" wires - it looks like WHT/RED is always hot, and BLU/YEL is the ACC, but which is the illumination wire? and what is the red wire with the green stripe? haven't seen that one mentioned at all.

                I wish I could wring someone's neck for cutting the stock harness off my car. Crutchfield sent a nice mazda wiring harness that would've just plugged right in.
                Last edited by Hatch; 08-08-2016, 10:38 PM.
                1991 Beastiva L BP autoX'er

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                • #23
                  Take a 9volt to the wires to figure out which speaker they connect to. If possible, trace the wire color to the speaker first. Just hold one wire to a terminal on the battery and tap the other and the speaker will "pop" to tell you the connection is good. Otherwise, a cheap multimeter for voltage and continuity will solve the rest. Look for constant power (don't forget chassis is ground) and key switched.
                  -Zack
                  Blue '93 GL Auto: White 13" 5 Point Wheels, Full LED Conversion, and an 8" Sub

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                  • #24
                    I'm having trouble with the stereo wiring in a 95 Festiva.

                    Speaker wires aside; I've got,

                    Black - Ground

                    Yellow - ?
                    Blue / green stripe - ?

                    Blue / black stripe - ?
                    Brown / red stripe - ?
                    Last edited by Tommo; 11-09-2016, 01:00 AM.

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                    • #25
                      I got there in the end.

                      Similar to the Aspire.

                      '95 Festiva

                      Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Blue/Red
                      Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Blue/Yellow
                      Car Radio Ground Wire: Black

                      Car Audio Front Speakers Size: 5 1/4″ Speakers
                      Car Audio Front Speakers Location: Doors
                      Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown/Black
                      Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Green/Red
                      Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Green/Orange
                      Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Blue/Orange
                      Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: 5 1/4″ Speakers
                      Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: Side Shelves
                      Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue
                      Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow
                      Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue / Black
                      Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Red

                      There was also two auxiliary wires which I didn't need for the new unit.
                      They were a Red / Black and a Blue / White.

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                      • #26
                        I'm looking for wiring colors for a 1995 festiva jz can anyone help me??

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                        • #27
                          I have a 95 festiva that I'm trying to figure out. The wires aren't the same colours as the post above? Anyone have a diagram or any help?

                          I've got speakwe wires in the following
                          Green orange
                          Blue red
                          Green red
                          Brown black

                          Blue white
                          Blue red
                          Blue yellow
                          Black red

                          Then these 4

                          Yellow
                          Blue
                          Blue black
                          Brown

                          And a black ground

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                          • #28
                            On my '89 Festiva there are coloured plastic connectors, a green connector with four wires which would be for the rear speakers because all the wires are also green, and a blue connector with four blue wires for the front speakers, and a blue two wire connector and a black wire which I assume is ground.
                            Original owner of silver grey carburetted 1989 Festiva. 105k km as of June 2006.

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                            • #29
                              On my '89 Festiva L it's almost the same as EricZKC has in the original post, except always hot is YELLOW.
                              Also the illumination (that on some head units makes it dimmer when you turn the lights on) is RED/BLACK.

                              Speakers (+ & –)
                              FR: blue/white & blue/black
                              FL: blue/pink & blue/red
                              RR: green/pink & green/yellow
                              RL: green & green/white
                              ignition ACC (switched): blue/yellow
                              battery (constant): yellow
                              ground: black
                              illumination input: red/black

                              --
                              '89 L manual 4sp with 267 on the clock ... much work needed but it goes!

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