1997 Saturn SL2 Car Radio Wiring Schematic

Whether your an expert Saturn SL2 mobile electronics installer, Saturn SL2 fanatic, or a novice Saturn SL2 enthusiast with a 1997 Saturn SL2, a car stereo wiring diagram can save yourself a lot of time. Automotive wiring in a 1997 Saturn SL2 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 1997 Saturn SL2.

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1997 Saturn SL2 Car Radio Wiring Schematic

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

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  • Reply Mark October 22, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Pulled out an aftermarket radio install in this 99 SL2 I just bought and found a factory CD w/ EQ but all the wires were cut. I’m in need a wiring diagram…PLEASE No tunes sucks!

  • Reply ModifiedLife October 27, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Mark, ask and you shall receive: 1999 Saturn SL2 Car Stereo Wiring Diagram

  • Reply Tyrel January 17, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Thank you for the radio wiring diagram, it helped a bunch!!!

  • Reply ModifiedLife January 19, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Tyrel, we are glad we could help you with your 1997 Saturn SL2 radio wiring diagram needs.

  • Reply Rich February 27, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Hello from Snowy Maine! I have a 96 Saturn SL2 with radio and tape . Would like to put a radio cd player in it . Can you send a wiring diagram for this please. thanks again. Rich from Maine :)

  • Reply ModifiedLife March 9, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Rich, ask and you shall receive: 1996 Saturn SL2 Car Radio Wire Diagram

  • Reply Mark Tetreault December 16, 2010 at 10:57 am

    I’m just looking for replacement speakers for a 1997 Saturn SL2. (Nothing exotic). I think I want all 4.

  • Reply ModifiedLife December 21, 2010 at 3:08 am

    Mark, here are great car speakers that will fit both the front doors openings and the rear deck openings in your 1997 Saturn SL2:

    Kenwood KFC-1362S 5-1/4″ Car Speakers
    Pioneer TS-G1343R 5-1/4″ Car Speakers
    Pioneer TS-G1643R 6-1/2″ Car Speakers

    Hope this helps. Good luck with your 1997 Saturn SL2 car speaker installation.

  • Reply Fred March 7, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    the front speakers in my 1997 saturn sl2 sedan are not coming on at all, any help?

  • Reply ModifiedLife March 18, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Fred, double check ALL your fuses using an Automotive Fuse Tester because certain vehicles may have the clock tied into another circuit not labeled as clock. 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 radio might be faulty. We suggest you take your car to an experienced car electronics installer and have them troubleshoot your problem. Hope this helps. Good luck with your 1997 Saturn SL2 stereo troubleshooting.

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