1996 Nissan Pathfinder Car Radio Stereo Wiring Diagram

Whether your an expert installer or a novice enthusiast with a 1996 Nissan Pathfinder, 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 wires for a 1996 Nissan Pathfinder.

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 factory 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 wires, wire colors and diagrams before applying any information found here to your 1996 Nissan Pathfinder.

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1996 Nissan Pathfinder Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram

Car Radio Constant 12V+ Wire: Pink
Car Radio Ignition Switched 12V+ Wire: Blue
Car Radio Ground Wire: Gray
Car Stereo Illumination Wire: Red/Blue
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Red/Yellow
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Trigger Wire: N/A
Front Speakers Size: 6 1/2″ Speakers
Front Speakers Location: Doors
Left Front Speaker Wire (+): Green
Left Front Speaker Wire (-): Red
Right Front Speaker Wire (+): Brown
Right Front Speaker Wire (-): Black/White
Rear Speakers Size: 6 1/2″ Speakers
Rear Speakers Location: Rear Doors
Left Rear Speaker Wire (+): Light Green
Left Rear Speaker Wire (-): Black/Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Wire (+): Orange
Right Rear Speaker Wire (-): Black/Pink

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  • Reply Larry Mauch June 16, 2008 at 9:16 am

    I worked on my 1996 pathfinder this weekend and found the colors at the actual door were opposite of your information. It is my understanding that the Left Side of the car is the Drivers Side. My Passenger side (Right Side) front wires were Green and Red and my Driver Side (Left Side) front was Brown with Blue/White.

    Thanks for the information on + and – those appeared correct, which was the most important part.

  • Reply ModifiedLife June 16, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Larry, thanks for the car stereo wiring contribution!

  • Reply Daphne July 21, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    Hi, thought I would try to do it myself…(wishing I hadn’t), looking at your description for the wiring colors, they don’t match with my 96 Pathfinder. Do you think there is a difference between Canadian & US Models? I don’t have any brown, orange or yellow wires at all! Just curious.

  • Reply ModifiedLife July 22, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Daphne, it is possible that the Canadian model is different from the U.S. model. The car stereo wiring diagrams featured on Modified Life are for US models only. Hope this helps. Good luck.

  • Reply Kyle September 8, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Hi, My problem is almost the same as Daphne my colors dont match, but when i traced them all and figured out which one was what and pluged in the aftermarket radio no sound comes out. Now when i hard-wire the speakers to the unit sound comes out so i know that the head unit is good. Then when i plug in the original radio sound comes out of the speakers. I was wondering if the stock security system will prevent the sound from comming out some how?

  • Reply Kyle September 8, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Also all other functions on the aftermarket head-unit work perfectly with no problems. I checked the grounds and they are all good.

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