1988 Honda Accord Car Radio Wiring Diagram

Whether your an expert Honda Accord mobile electronics installer, Honda Accord fanatic, or a novice Honda Accord enthusiast with a 1988 Honda Accord, a car stereo wiring diagram can save yourself a lot of time. Automotive wiring in a 1988 Honda Accord vehicles are becoming increasing more difficult to identify due to the installation of more advanced factory oem electronics.

One of the most time consuming tasks with installing an after market car stereo, car radio, satellite radio, xm radio, car speakers, tweeters, car subwoofer, crossovers, audio equalizer, car amplifier, mobile amp, car amplifier, mp3 player, ipod or any car audio electronics is identifying the correct color car audio wires for your 1988 Honda Accord.

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1988 Honda Accord Car Radio Wiring Diagram

Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: White/Yellow
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow/Red
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Red/Black
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: Yellow/White
Car Stereo Cell Phone Mute Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: 5 1/4″ Speakers
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: Doors
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue/Green
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray/Black
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Red/Green
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Black
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: 6 1/2″ Speakers
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: Rear Deck
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue/Yellow
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray/White
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Red/Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/White

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  • Reply andrea baker February 11, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    ok my new radio the memory wire is yellow on my car i don’t know what wire to connect it to, to make it work… can you help me please!

  • Reply ModifiedLife February 17, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Andrea, the memory wire should be connected to the battery constant wire. Hope this helps. Good luck.

  • Reply Shawn Dwinnell June 5, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    i was wondering for 1988 Honda Accord LX Sedan for Front Speakers Left and Right Side of the door what’s the size for the spearkers and what the size for the back of the car for spearkers where the window is at on bothe siide’s?

  • Reply ModifiedLife June 16, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Shawn, the front speakers are 5 1/4″ and the rear speakers are 6 1/2″. Hope this helps. Good luck.

  • Reply Lurene February 21, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    I simply need to know what colors for left right front and back speakers for 88 Honda Accord LX

  • Reply Ken September 4, 2010 at 7:13 am

    I am doing some work on my kids 1988 Honda Accord LX everything is factory I am gonna be replacing the radio currently the radio and the dash clock lose their memory when the car is shut off for the night, I only seen one fuse marked in the fuse box as radio is there another fuse that controls these?

  • Reply ModifiedLife September 8, 2010 at 1:00 am

    Ken, double check ALL your fuses using a Automotive Fuse Tester because certain vehicles may have a wire tied into another circuit not labeled as car radio. You may have additional fuse boxes by the driver kick panel, under the steering column or under the hood. Hope this helps. Good luck with troubleshooting your 1988 Honda Accord power source.

  • Reply Aakash Sharma March 24, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I have a 1988 Honda Accord. I was switch my old stereo out for a new one. I had a stock stereo but then my cousin gave me a JVC stereo for free. I hav all the wiring done. I doubled checked the wiring. But my problem is that the stereo will not work. When I checked everything, turned out the clocked stopped working. I switched the fuse for the clock. But where is the fuse for the radio??

  • Reply Jessie Currier June 10, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I’m replacing the radio in my honda accord and i had to slice all the wires together. In the wiring diagram it says that the black wire is the ground. well there are two black wires in my car, one with spots of gray and one with spots of brown. which one is the ground?

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