1998 Chevrolet Silverado C1500 Car Radio Wiring Diagram

1998 Chevrolet Silverado C1500 Car Radio Wiring Diagram

Whether your an expert Chevrolet Silverado C1500 mobile electronics installer, Chevrolet Silverado C1500 fanatic, or a novice Chevrolet Silverado C1500 enthusiast with a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado C1500, a car stereo wiring diagram can save yourself a lot of time. Automotive wiring in a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado C1500 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 1998 Chevrolet Silverado C1500.

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1998 Chevrolet Silverado C1500 Car Radio 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: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: N/A
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: N/A
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A
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


10 Replies to “1998 Chevrolet Silverado C1500 Car Radio Wiring Diagram”

  1. I am trying to hook up a 12′ Pioneer with the stock chevorlet CD player, but there is nowhere to hook the remote wire or the RCA wires?

  2. Cody, technically you could connect your 1998 Chevrolet Silverado amplifier turn on wire to the radio switched 12v+ wire. That way your amplifier is on whenever your 1998 Chevrolet Silverado is on and off whenever your 1998 Chevrolet Silverado is off. As for your RCA wires, you will require a line out converter. A line out converter will allow you to provide an aftermarket amplifier with an audio signal via RCA wires. Here is the Line-Out Converter you need:

    Scosche 2-Channel Speaker to RCA Line Out Converter

    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.

  3. So I’m installing a sub into a 98 chevy pickup extended cab. I’ve got everything ready to go except for the amp turn on signal. The stock head unit has to stay, if i put anything else it will get stolen for sure, at least i built a sneaky stealth box for the sub. Anyway I dont want to pull out the head unit and running a wire from the 12v cigarette lighter is my last resort. Anyone know of a 12v accessory wire in the driver side threshold i could tap into. I want this to be a clean install (obviously) but most of all when I pass this truck down to my brother i want to be able to take my sub with me and not leave a mess in the truck.

  4. Dave, technically you could connect your 1998 Chevy Pickup amplifier turn on wire to the accessory 12v+ wire located in the steering column at the ignition switch harness. That way your amplifier is on whenever your 1998 Chevy Pickup is on and off whenever your 1998 Chevy Pickup is off. Just make sure to run an in-line fuse holder with a 1-amp fuse on the amplifier turn on wire. Hope this helps. Good Luck.

  5. Just took my dads 1998 silverado 1500 off his hands, i have a set of 6 x 9 alpine speakers from my old car. will they fit in the silverado and if not is there any other way to mount them so they will work? thanks

  6. i have a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado C2500 am/fm casette stereo w/ aux cd player from factory. is there any possibilities for connecting a mp3 into the mix with out drastically changing the head unit or changing the cd player for a mp3/cd combo??? thanks

  7. James, there is an adapter that allows you to use the AUX input on a factory 1998 Chevrolet Silverado C2500 stereo to connect your Apple iPod. The adapter uses the socket where the CD Changer harness is plugged into. Here is the Apple iPod adapter harness you need:

    Auxiliary Input Adapter for 1998 Chevrolet Silverado C2500

    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 1998 Chevrolet Silverado C2500 aux input adapter installation.

  8. When changing out my stock radio, there were also a second dark green wire and a purple w/ white stripe. My aftermarket cd player is not retaining memory. Can anyone help?

  9. Steve, the constant power wire is the orange wire located in the 1998 Chevrolet Silverado stereo wiring harness. Hope this helps. Good luck with your 1998 Chevrolet Silverado radio installation.

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