1996 Chrysler Town and Country Car Stereo Wire Diagram

Whether your an expert installer or a novice enthusiast with a 1996 Chrysler Town and Country, an automotive wiring diagram can save yourself time and headaches. One of the most time consuming tasks with installing a car stereo, car radio, car speakers, car amplifier, car navigation or any mobile electronics is identifying the correct radio wire colors for a 1996 Chrysler Town and Country.

The Modified Life staff has put their heads together to create an invaluable resource containing free car stereo wiring diagram, free car wiring diagram and free radio wiring diagram. Feel free to use any car stereo wiring diagram or car radio wire colors that are listed on Modified Life but keep in mind that all information here is provided “as is” without any warranty of any kind. Use of the wiring information is at your own risk. Always verify all radio wires, wire colors and wiring diagrams before applying any information found here to your 1996 Chrysler Town and Country.

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1996 Chrysler Town and Country Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram

Radio Constant 12V+ Wire: Pink
Radio Ignition Switched 12V+ Wire: Red/White
Radio Ground Wire: Black (Strap)
Radio Illumination Dimmer Wire: Black/Yellow
Radio Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A
Radio Amplifier Trigger Wire: N/A
Front Speakers Size: 5 1/4″ Speakers
Front Speakers Location: Dash
Left Front Speaker Wire (+): Green
Left Front Speaker Wire (-): Brown/Red
Right Front Speaker Wire (+): Purple
Right Front Speaker Wire (-): Blue/Red
Rear Speakers Size: 6″ x 9″ Speakers
Rear Speakers Location: Side Panels
Left Rear Speaker Wire (+): Brown/Yellow
Left Rear Speaker Wire (-): Brown/Light Blue
Right Rear Speaker Wire (+): Blue/Orange
Right Rear Speaker Wire (-): Blue/White

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  • Reply Christine November 8, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    I have a 95 Chrysler Town and Country Van. I’ve gone to a few places looking to buy a decent CD player and have it installed. A few of the places have given me a run around about it. They told me that because 4 of my 6 speakers are running off an amplifier they would have to run a “9 wire” (they didn’t say gage they just said 9 wire….) from the speakers to the stereo or the amp to the stereo (they REALLY confused me!!) They also told me that my two dash speakers wouldn’t work unless I hooked them up to a separate amplifier (which I would of course have to buy and have installed) Supposedly the stock amp is located behind a back interior panel. The wire is supposedly going to cost me $40 and labor just for rewiring that stock amp (not installing the stereo, or an additional amp) would be $80. I feel like I’m being ripped off or that I’m being lied to, although two separate retailers have told me pretty much the same thing now. One of the two retailers did tell me I could purchase a “special plug” that would eliminate the need to bypass the amp. I am completely confused, and I hope at least some of what I said made some sort of sense to you. I am searching for information about what these people have told me. I want to see where it says that you have to bypass this amp and that my dash speakers wont work if I install an after market stereo before I dish out the $300-400 it’s going to cost me to get a CD player working with only 4 of my speakers…
    I would sincerely appreciate any information you can give me on this.

  • Reply ModifiedLife November 11, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Christine, using a wiring adapter harness (special plug) is standard practice when installing an aftermarket radio. Unfortunately, the manufacturer of the special plug only provides provisions for 4 speakers so that might be what the installer meant when they said only 4 of the 6 speakers will work. The installers that told you that they need to run more wires are planning on physically running new wires from the radio to each speaker, bypassing the factory amplifier (instead of using the stock amplifier to provide an audio signal to each speaker). Maybe someone with more expertise with this vehicle can chime in. Hope this helps. Good luck.

  • Reply Matthew Trahms May 22, 2009 at 2:30 am

    My 96 Chrysler T&C has only the front speakers (dash) and the rear speakers (small ones facing to the front, not the big ones) working. I thought the radio was shot so I put a new Chrysler radio in. I have checked your wiring page (very nice thank you) and everything seems to be working. The door speakerrs and the big back ones have NO sound coming from them. I have taken the entire front of the car apart but the wiring disapears behing the dash and I don’t where or how to test it and find where the problem is…do you have any suggestions? My father and I bought this a few years ago, but I need an older car for my job (lots of driving) and the radio keeps me sane. Maybe the amp is shot? Where is that? I found something at the very bottom of the fron center panel directly under the radio. Is that it?



  • Reply ModifiedLife June 1, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Matthew, it sounds like your 1996 Chrysler Town and Country may be faulty. Take your vehicle to an experienced audio installer or your local Chrysler dealer and have them troubleshoot your audio system. Another option is to re-wire your radio straight to the speakers themselves (skipping the factory amplifier). Hope this helps. Good luck.

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