1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram

Whether your an expert Chevrolet electronics installer or a novice Chevrolet enthusiast with a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier, a car stereo wiring diagram can save yourself a lot of time. One of the most time consuming tasks with installing an after market car stereo, car radio, car speakers, car amplifier, car navigation or any car electronics is identifying the correct color wires for a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier.

The Modified Life staff has taken all its Chevrolet car radio wiring diagrams, Chevrolet car stereo wiring diagrams, Chevrolet car radio wiring schematics, Chevrolet car wiring diagrams and cataloged them online. Feel free to use any Chevrolet car stereo wiring diagram that is listed on Modified Life but keep in mind that all information here is provided “as is” without any warranty of any kind and most of the diagrams listed on our enthusiast website are submitted by the Modified Life community. Use of the wiring information is at your own risk. Always verify all wires, wire colors and diagrams before applying any information found here to your 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier.

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram

Car Radio Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange
Car Radio Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Gray
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Brown
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: Pink
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Front Speakers Size: N/A
Front Speakers Location: N/A
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Tan
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Green
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Green
Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Rear Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Blue
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Blue

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  • Reply Mario May 5, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    You site is the best. Thanks for posting this information you guys just saved me a lot of trouble.

  • Reply ModifiedLife May 6, 2008 at 12:24 am

    Mario, we’re glad we could help you with your car stereo wiring diagram needs.

  • Reply CJ Bailey June 27, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Hey what’s up. I’m trying to find the exact size of my rear speakers and front door speakers on my 96′ Chevy Cavalier. I am planning on getting some online and would like to know for sure. I’m also gonna purchase an amp too. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

  • Reply drew knoll July 27, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    the front speakers are 4×6 and the rear speakers are 6×9

  • Reply ModifiedLife August 5, 2009 at 2:17 am

    Drew, thanks for the 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier speaker size information contribution!

  • Reply Jezebel November 16, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Hey, my stereo decides when it wants to scan on its own & never stops. It doesn’t matter what button you push on my radio it just makes the radio scan & the volume will get stuck either super low or super loud. Is this my radio itself or the wiring to the radio? – J

  • Reply ModifiedLife November 18, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Jezebel, it sounds like your radio is faulty. Our advice would be to take your car to an experienced car stereo installer and have them troubleshoot the problem or replace your faulty 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier radio. Hope this helps. Good luck with your 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier stereo troubleshooting.

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