1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram

Whether your an expert installer or a novice enthusiast with a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee, an car stereo wiring diagram can save yourself a lot of time. One of the most time consuming tasks with installing a car stereo, car radio, car speakers, car amplifier, car navigation or any car electronics is identifying the correct color wires for a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram.

Car Radio Constant 12V+ Wire: Red/White
Car Radio Switched 12V+ Wire: Red/Gray
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Blue/Red
Car Radio Dimmer Wire: Orange
Car Radio Antenna Trigger Wire: Green/Red
Car Radio Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Front Speakers Size: 5 1/4″ Speakers
Front Speakers Location: Doors
Left Front Speaker Wire (+): Green
Left Front Speaker Wire (-): Brown/Red
Right Front Speaker Wire (+): Purple/Yellow
Right Front Speaker Wire (-): Blue
Rear Speakers Size: 5 1/4″ Speakers
Rear Speakers Location: Rear Doors
Left Rear Speaker Wire (+): Brown/Yellow
Left Rear Speaker Wire (-): Brown/Light Blue
Right Rear Speaker Wire (+): Blue/White
Right Rear Speaker Wire (-): Blue/Pink

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13 Comments

  • Reply Jordan August 15, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    I put a new head unit in my Jeep so that I could hook up subs and an amp, but my speakers are not working with everything hooked up. The only thing that plays are the subs. Why could this be?

  • Reply ModifiedLife August 18, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Jordan, your vehicle may have a factory amplifier that needs to be turned on by your after market radio. Unfortunately, we don’t have this information but maybe someone from the Modified Life community can post that information here. Hope this helps. Good luck.

  • Reply So Simple August 29, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Ok if your vehicle doesn’t have power antenna, connect your amp turn on wire on the radio (blue&white) to the (blue) antenna wire on the harness.

  • Reply ModifiedLife September 9, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    So Simple, thanks for the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee wiring information contribution!

  • Reply casey June 17, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    i just put a new cd player in my jeep and i can get the sound to come out the speaker i have hook many up before but this is the first time that i had this happen did i do something wrong are am i missing anything

  • Reply ModifiedLife June 21, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Casey, your 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee may has a factory amplifier that needs to be turned on by your after market radio. The car stereo amplifier trigger wire has to be wired up to turn on your factory amplifier. Please refer to the post by So Simple above. Hope this helps. Good luck with your 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee amplifier wiring.

  • Reply Logan September 5, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    I am installing a new stereo system in my 97 jeep grand cherokee laredo, and am having the same problem. my question is which wire is the amp turn on wire coming from the factory amp?

  • Reply Marcelis May 9, 2011 at 7:44 am

    I want to hook up my two voice speakers and amp without an aftermarket radio i want to know is that possible my girlfriend spent alot of money on them i just dnt want them to go to waste in a closet.

  • Reply ModifiedLife May 13, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Marcelis, you can replace your factory speakers with aftermarket speakers and amplifier. Most late model vehicles do not have RCA outputs on the factory radio to feed an audio signal to your aftermarket amplifier. You would have to install a line out converter to supply an audio output. Here is the Line-Out Converter you need:

    Scosche 2-Channel Speaker to RCA Line Out Converter

    When splicing in the RCA Line Out Converter, tap your factory rear speaker wires to get a full range audio source. We suggest you invest in some solid wire taps that wont come loose. These wire tap connectors will allow you to tap into wires without cutting and installs in seconds by hand with no crimping or tools required. If you install a line out converter, your rear speakers will still work properly. If you’ve never installed car audio before, we advise you to take your car to an experienced mobile audio installer. Hope this helps. Good luck with your 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee amplifier and speaker installation.

  • Reply coleton July 21, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    is there a factory amp? is it possible to hook up a aftermarket subwoofer to my stock stereo?

  • Reply ModifiedLife July 25, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Coleton, yes you can hook up your an amplifier and subwoofer to your stock stereo. You will need some aftermarket electronics to hook up a subwoofer to your 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee factory stereo. You will need five components:

    1. Car Subwoofer
    2. Car Subwoofer Box to house your car subwoofer.
    3. Car Audio Amplifier that matches your subwoofer power needs and ohm rating.
    4. Car Amplifier Wiring Kit that can handle the power needs of your amplifier.
    5. RCA Line Out Converter to feed an audio signal from your factory radio to your aftermarket amplifier.

    First run all your amplifier power from your car battery to where you plan on mounting your amplifier. Next, run your ground wire from your grounding point to your amplifier. Wire up the RCA Line Out Converter to the rear speaker wires to get a full range audio source. Next, connect one end of your RCA jacks to the Line Out Converter and the other end of the RCA jacks to your amplifier. This will provide an audio signal to your after market amp. Lastly, connect your subwoofer to your after market amplifier using the speaker wire in the amplifier wiring kit. If you’ve never installed car audio before, we advise you to take your car to an experienced mobile audio installer. Hope this helps. Good luck with your 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee amplifier and subwoofer installation.

  • Reply jake November 26, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    I have installed a aftermaket stereo and it turns on fine but the speakers dont play and i have hooked up my amp the way previosly decribed and it still didnt work. Can you help?

  • Reply ModifiedLife December 6, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Jake, first double check ALL your fuses and make sure ALL your fuses are good. You can do this by using an Automotive Fuse Tester and making sure all of your fuses are not blown. If all of your fuses are good, your 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee factory amplifier 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 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee radio troubleshooting.

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