1996 Saturn SL Car Stereo Wiring Diagram

Whether your an expert Saturn SL mobile electronics installer, Saturn SL fanatic, or a novice Saturn SL enthusiast with a 1996 Saturn SL, a car stereo wiring diagram can save yourself a lot of time. Automotive wiring in a 1996 Saturn SL 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 1996 Saturn SL.

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1996 Saturn SL Car Stereo Wiring Diagram

Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Gray
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Brown
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: 6 1/2″ Speakers
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: Doors
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
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: 6 1/2″ Speakers
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: Rear Deck
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


  • Reply Chris August 28, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    What type of fuse is required for the stereo? I had a 5 amp fuse and it kept blowing when I installed a new stereo. Some who had a saturn said that he has a 10 amp fuse in his car so he switched the fuses and now it is fine. Is it safe to have a 10 amp fuse in the car?

  • Reply ModifiedLife September 1, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Chris, we don’t have the factory fuse ratings. You would have to refer to your manual that came with your car or contact your local dealer and they would be able to tell you. Hope this helps. Good luck.

  • Reply Marissa March 13, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    whats wrong when everything on my 1996 Saturn SL radio works but just no sound?

  • Reply talesha March 15, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    When I hook up my stereo system and speakers my 1996 Saturn SL taillights and dashboard lights won’t work. What am I doing wrong? Anyone?

  • Reply ModifiedLife March 19, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Marissa, double check ALL your fuses using an 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 side of the dash, passenger side of the dash, driver kick panel, passenger kick panel, under the steering column or under the hood. If all of your fuses are good, your 1996 Saturn SL factory amplifier (if equipped) may be faulty. We suggest you take your car to an experienced audio installer and have them troubleshoot your problem. Hope this helps. Good luck with your 1996 Saturn SL radio troubleshooting.

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