2000 Dodge Durango Car Stereo Wiring Diagram

Whether your an expert Dodge Durango mobile electronics installer, Dodge Durango fanatic, or a novice Dodge Durango enthusiast with a 2000 Dodge Durango, a car stereo wiring diagram can save yourself a lot of time. Automotive wiring in a 2000 Dodge Durango 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 2000 Dodge Durango.

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2000 Dodge Durango Car Stereo Wiring Diagram

Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Red/Blue
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Red/White
Car Radio Ground Wire: N/A
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Black/Yellow
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Orange
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 (+): Dark Green
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Red
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown/Yellow
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Light Blue
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: 6 1/2″ Speakers
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: Rear Doors
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): White
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Blue/Red
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown/White
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Orange

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  • Reply Derrick April 26, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    I am having some problems with my radio. I just installed a after market radio that has been in 2 other vehicles. the radio worked perfectly fine in them, but for some reason it is not working properly in the new vehicle. It’s a 2000 Dodge Durango SLT. I have all the wires connected from the deck to the wiring harness except for a brownish color wire that Kenwood says is a mute wire. on the harness the Power antenna and amp wires are not connected to anything. My problem is, I don’t have any sound. The people at Kenwood said that the internal amp that is in the vehicle needs to be connected to the Power control wire coming from the deck. Now I disconnected 4 clips off the factory radio. The 2 that are connected to the speacker wires, the power wires and the ground. There is one that was acting as another ground and was connected to the back of the radio. As for the forth clip there is a White/Black, and a purple wire. Could these two wires be the internal amp? Even if they are it still doesn’t explain why there is no sound. The people at Kenwood tried to say that I wired it wrong. It’s hard to mess up the wiring when the aftermarket wire harness has the same color wires as the aftermarket deck. Can you help me out with this? Thanks!!

  • Reply Ricardo May 9, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    I have the same vehicle with the infinity speaker system and I decided to upgrade to an aftermarket radio when I hooked everything up it all worked but i got no sound out of my speakers and it took me a while to figure why they were not working. Have you tried hooking up the blue/white power antena wire to the blue/white remote amp turn on wire on the after market wiring harness? once I did that my speakers started working again.

  • Reply Wesley July 23, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    I also have a Durango with the infinity system and heard that if you try to install aftermaket speaker, you have to do a amp bypass. I know that Best Buy does the amp bypass for $60. The guy also suggested that I change the head unit b/c the factory head unit will not put out enough power b/c of the amp is doing all the work.

  • Reply ModifiedLife July 23, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Wesley, thanks for the car stereo wiring contribution!

  • Reply Marky Mark September 24, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Refer to Ricardos advise. Had the same problem and tried his way and work perfectly!!!

  • Reply ModifiedLife September 24, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Marky Mark, thanks for the update!

  • Reply Rhino October 14, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    I have the infinity system too and i had to replace all 4 speakers in my durango, and now the new infinity’s i bought, the bass sounds bad. Please help??? Do i need a new amp or should the stock amp be able to handle the new speakers????

  • Reply ModifiedLife October 20, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Rhino, it sounds like your factory may not have enough power to run your aftermarket speakers. We don’t have the factory amp power output but hopefully someone in the Modified Life community would be able to help out. Hope this helps. Good luck.

  • Reply justin February 4, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    i am having some problems with getting sound to come out of the speakers on a 2000 dodge durango.it has a a stock amp and i was wondering if u can loop it or something to get sound to come out.

  • Reply ModifiedLife February 9, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Justin, your Dodge Durango may have 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. Unfortunately, we do not have this information but maybe someone from the Modified Life community can post that information here. Hope this helps. Good luck.

  • Reply Eric Lambeth May 12, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    I am putting new speakers in the front doors of a 2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus with Infinity sytem. For each door, once I cut into the stock wiring harness, there is a solid color wire to each speaker and also the same color with a stripe. Obviously one of these is the positive and one is the negative… but which one is which?!?! Can anyone tell me whether the stripey wire is the pos or the neg?!?

  • Reply eddrick brown July 12, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    I try to put in a aftermarket radio and ever since its been in my radio does not keep the setting that I set. Can someone please help me

  • Reply ModifiedLife July 22, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Eddrick, you may have mixed up the battery constant and accessory switched wires. The battery constant always sends power to the radio to save your radio stations and other audio settings. The accessory switched wire sends power to your radio only when the key is in the ignition and your car is on. Check your wiring and make sure the correct radio wires are hooked up to the correct wires on your factory harness. Hope this helps. Good luck.

  • Reply durango 2000 August 9, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    what are the speaker sizes in the 2000 dodge durango?

  • Reply ModifiedLife August 18, 2009 at 1:55 am

    Durango, the front speakers should be 6 1/2″ and the rear speakers should be 6 1/2″. Hope this helps. Good luck with your speaker installation.

  • Reply Samuel January 4, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Thanks Ricardo. Hooking up the blue/white power antenna wire to the blue/white remote amp turn on wire causes the speakers to turn on.

  • Reply Jesse February 2, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    So i have a 2000 dodge durango and i hooked a sony explode head unit in it. I bought a wiring kit and hooked it up. The radio works just fine i hear the stations coming in, but when i put a cd in no sound comes out. i put my cd player in my dodge avenger and it played cd’s just fine, does this have anything to do with the built in amp? There was a clip on the left side of the built in radio as if you were looking at it from the front, it those looked some what like speaker wires but i had nowhere to put them. Can you help me with this?

  • Reply Wayde April 11, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    I also have a 2000 dodge durango and when i turn on the radio i hear the stations fine.. But when i put in a cd i hear nothing.. I was wondering if the already installed car amp had something to do with it.. Please if anyone has any information regarding to the solution to my problem please share..

  • Reply ModifiedLife April 26, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Wayde, first some background. Almost all aftermarket radios have an antenna turn-on wire and an amplifier turn-on wire. The antenna turn-on wire is used to turn on powered antennas. Keep in mind, the antenna turn-on wire isn’t always needed because some cars come with non-powered antennas. The amplifier turn-on wire is used to turn on a factory or aftermarket amplifier. If this wire is not hooked up on vehicle that requires the factory amplifier to be turned on, then you will not get any audio output. With that said, it sounds like your aftermarket radio antenna turn-on wire is hooked up to your factory amplifier turn-on wire. The antenna turn-on wire is only activated when the FM or AM tuner is being used. That’s why you get audio output when the FM or AM tuner is played but no audio output when a CD is played. Our advise is to remove the aftermarket antenna turn-on wire from your factory amp turn-on wire and instead hook up the accessory switched 12v+ wire to your factory amp turn-on wire. That way your factory amplifier is on whenever your 2000 Dodge Durango ignition is on and off whenever your 2000 Dodge Durango ignition is off. This will enable your amplifier to be on whenever your radio on regardless of CD or tuner. Just make sure to run an in-line 1-amp fuse on the wire going from the switched 12v+ wire to the factory amplifier turn-on wire. If you have 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 2000 Dodge Durango audio output troubleshooting.

  • Reply Mike O. June 24, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Hey everyone, I have followed this wiring diagram to hook up a new JVC, or JBL ( I don’t remember off the top of my head) head unit into my 2000 durango, but I have ran into a problem along the way. So I have the 12V constant hooked up to the 12V constant wire coming from my head unit, and the same with the switched 12V “AKA” ACC. When I power the car on, my head unit powers up for two or three seconds before shutting down again… I am using the black and tan wire that was originally hooked up to the outside case of the stock head unit, is this the proper ground? If so, does anybody else have any ideas as to what could be causing this problem? Thanks guys!

  • Reply papajon July 21, 2010 at 11:05 am

    On the 2000 Durango wiring harness there are 2 orange wires labeled Illuminator and dimmer. Where do you connect these wires?

  • Reply ModifiedLife July 26, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Papajon, connect the illumination wire on your radio to the black/yellow wire on the factory wire harness and connect the dimmer wire on your radio to the orange wire on the factory wire harness. Hope this helps. Good luck with your 2000 Dodge Durango stereo installation.

  • Reply mike December 28, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    i have a 2000 dodge durango my stereo work fine but when my battery was jump i have no sound i check the radio it works and the speakers work but no sound is there a fuse on the factory amp and if so where is it thanks

  • Reply Pete H January 11, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Thanks Ricardo, your suggestion help with my 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 4×4, I to had no sound until i connected the power antenna to the amp wire. thank you, thank you, thank you. Pete

  • Reply cj January 16, 2011 at 2:29 am

    hi i have a 98 durango and the wires are colored differently then those above..

  • Reply ModifiedLife January 19, 2011 at 3:38 am

    CJ, ask and you shall receive: 1998 Dodge Durango Car Radio Wiring Diagram

  • Reply Collin February 2, 2011 at 3:42 am

    I have a 2000 dodge durango. Already installed personal radio. do I have to take off the whole panel to get the radio out?

  • Reply Bubba February 3, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Crackling noise in right front speaker on 2000 durango with Infinity system. Is it the amp or radio?

  • Reply corey March 24, 2011 at 8:39 am

    i installed a sony cd player in 2000 durango every thing works but no sound when playing a cd radio sounds fine took out an installed in different car an cd player worked put back in durango an everything works but again no sound from cd player

  • Reply chris March 27, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    what wire is the amp wire?

  • Reply ModifiedLife March 29, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Corey, as per Ricardo’s recommendation above: Hooking up the blue/white power antenna wire to the blue/white remote amp turn on wire causes the speakers to turn on. Hope this helps. Good luck with your 2000 Dodge Durango stereo installation.

  • Reply Rob D April 20, 2011 at 4:12 am

    I have a 2000 Dodge Durango with a factory am/fm cass radio, I have access to a factory unit out of 2003 Durango, My question is will this fit my SUV and is it an easy hook up?

  • Reply Jonathan May 4, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    I have a 2004 Durango with the Infinity system? It already comes with a 8in. Subwoofer but I was wondering if the amp was capable of pushing a 10in. Subwoofer. The 8in subwoofer broke jus seeing if I can put a lil more bump?

  • Reply beau valentine October 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I have a 2000 dodge durango and I’m replacing the two front speakers, I have the replacements and everything, I’m just having a terrible time getting the plastic guards/covers off so I can get to the speaker, how do I get them off? Thanks!

  • Reply ModifiedLife October 21, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Beau, most door panel removals can be done with a Phillips screwdriver and door trim removal tools. Just look for screws at the edge of the door panel, near the door handle or inside the door pull. Once you remove all the screws or plastic tabs, you should be able to use the door trim removal tools to pull the door panel off with ease. Hope this helps. Good luck with your 2000 Dodge Durango door panel removal and speaker installation.

  • Reply rickey November 17, 2011 at 9:43 am

    have a 2000 dodge durango…factory radio clicks on and off when its on. i installed sony cd player (correctly) and its doing same thing…now it doesnt come on. put factory back in and still nothing. no blown fuse…everything in durango works(horn…a/c…heat…e.t.c.)

  • Reply ModifiedLife November 29, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Rickey, 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. 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, check your after market radio connections behind your head unit. If all your wire connections are good, take a look at your battery terminals wires. Sometimes when your 2000 Dodge Durango battery wire terminals are not in full contact with battery posts because of corrosion, your radio could cut in and out. Try removing your battery wire terminals from the battery, clean them with a battery terminal cleaner and re-install. Hope this helps. Good luck with your 2000 Dodge Durango radio troubleshooting.

  • Reply hotcon January 1, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    after installing kenwood stereo. my dash lights does not work in 2001 dodge durango r/t. I have 2 wires left from factory hardness.. two orange wire it for illumation and park on oem radio. but new radio works great. but cannot see the dash during night driving. can anyone help?

  • Reply kyle January 16, 2012 at 12:33 am

    where is the 2000 dodge durango antenna wire? anyone?

  • Reply Stanley Maurer February 24, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    anyone know where is the 2000 Dodge Durango SLT factory amp is located?

  • Reply ModifiedLife February 27, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Stanley, the 2000 Dodge Durango factory amplifier is located inside the passenger kick panel. Hope this helps. Good luck with your 2000 Dodge Durango audio installation.

  • Reply frank March 12, 2012 at 11:53 am

    I’m installing an aftermarket stereo in my 2000 dodge durango slt an the factory stereo had a clip on the back that had a white/black wire an a purple wire, I don’t kno where they go? I got everything else hooked up, if anyone could help it would be much appreciated!!

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