I Want To Put A Car Stereo Into My 1996 Ford Ranger, But I Need The Color Codes For Hooking Up The Wiring. Can Anyone Help?


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If only car radios were as easy to install as they used to be! Unfortunately these days car radios and stereo systems have become increasingly complicated to wire up.

However I have found the color codes for the wiring of a 1996 Ford Ranger stereo, which makes the whole installation process a lot easier!

Wire color codes for hooking up a car stereo in a 1996 Ford Ranger.
  • Green/Purple: Battery constant 12V + power wire.
  • Yellow/Black: Accessory switched 12V + wire.
  • Black/Light Green: Grounding wire.
  • Light Blue/Red: Radio illumination wire.
  • Blue: Amp trigger wire.
  • Orange/Light Green: Left front speaker + wire.
  • Orange/Light Green: Left front speaker - wire.
  • White/Light Green: Right front speaker + wire.
  • Dark Green/Orange: Right front speaker - wire.
  • Gray/Light Blue: Left rear speaker + wire.
  • Tan/Yellow: Left rear speaker - wire.
  • Orange/Red: Right rear speaker + wire.
  • Brown/Pink: Right rear speaker - wire.

That should be it! Remember to take care and take your time when installing your new stereo, as one wrong wire could break the whole system! I hope this has been helpful.

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