Challenger Radio Wire Color Code

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  1. cms1528

    cms1528 Member Public Safety

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    Found this info on the color codes for the radio wire leading from the head unit to various components.

    2009 Dodge Challenger Car Radio Wiring Chart
    Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Red/Orange
    Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Inside Data Bus Wire Harness
    Car Radio Ground Wire: Black/Light Green
    Car Radio Illumination Wire: Inside Data Bus Wire Harness
    Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Inside Data Bus Wire Harness
    Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: Gray/Orange
    Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: Inside Data Bus Wire Harness
    Car Stereo Amplifier Location: High in the Driver Side Kick Panel
    Car Audio Front Speakers Size: N/A
    Car Audio Front Speakers Location: N/A
    Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Gray/Violet (At Amplifier)
    Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray/Yellow (At Amplifier)
    Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Green/Violet (At Amplifier)
    Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Green/Yellow (At Amplifier)
    Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A
    Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A
    Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Green/Tan (At Amplifier)
    Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Green/Gray (At Amplifier)
    Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Green/Brown (At Amplifier)
    Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow/Gray (At Amplifier)
     
  2. hemigoblin

    hemigoblin Active Member Site Supporter Level 5 Site Supporter Level 1

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    Hey does anyone know the physical location of this?

    Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Inside Data Bus Wire Harness

    Reason I am asking is I need switched 12 volt to power aftermarket cd player
     
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    I would assume they are referring to the main wire harness that plugs into the back of the headunit. Take a look at it and see if the wires listed are present.
     
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    Do you have all of the electrical schematics for the Challenger?
     
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    I dont have anything for the challenger as of yet, they dont make a haynes manual yet and I havent bought a service manual yet. too much other stuff to buy first. had hoped to get a copy somewhere like I did my ram 1500. a service manual is really great but like I said I dont have it yet.

    I bought an aftermarket harness for the challenger and I would assume if it was in the factory harness of the radio then they would have ran the red/switched wire to that pin location instead of giving an extra fused wire to be ran somewhere else but I am unsure.

    Was thinking about tapping into the cigarette lighter below but dont want to over amp the circuit. I use this to power gps/phone/Ipod.
     
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    Ooo ok....Im trying to find someone who has the electric schematics so I can do some work on my Challenger over the winter. I want to change the interior lighting from the ugly green color and I need to know the voltages going to all the switches so I can figure out what lights to get.
     

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