2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Car Radio Stereo Wiring Diagram

Whether your an expert Chevrolet electronics installer or a novice Chevrolet enthusiast with a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier, a car stereo wiring diagram can save yourself a lot of time. One of the most time consuming tasks with installing an after market car stereo, car radio, car speakers, car amplifier, car navigation or any car electronics is identifying the correct color wires for a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier.

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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram

Car Radio Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange
Car Radio Switched 12v+ Wire: Ignition Switch (The radio harness does not provide a switched power source. Run a wire from the Ignition Switch.)
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Gray
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: Pink
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Front Speakers Size: N/A
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
Rear Speakers Size: N/A
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

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8 Comments

  • Reply Rachel August 11, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    I’m trying to figure out how to use this chart. For example: is the chart saying that you connect the first two wires together and so on down the line?

  • Reply ModifiedLife August 13, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Rachel, take the wiring diagram that comes with your radio and match up those wires with the wires that are listed on this car stereo wiring diagram. Splice the correct wires together, solder properly and wrap each wire with electrical tape or use wire shrink wrap. Hope this helps. Good luck.

  • Reply Samuel June 18, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    after taking my stock radio out, i noticed if i were to connect wire-to-wire with the new radio. i would have 2 wires left over, a purple and black wire that comes out of my car. what is the purple one for? and what is the thin black wire? also, there are actually 2 black wires coming from the car. are they both ground wires?

  • Reply Samuel June 18, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    also, there is no pink wire in the cars wiring system for the radio..is that perhaps the purple wire that i found? it is a violet color, not bright purple, so i know its definitely not pink in color. anyone?

  • Reply Alex August 1, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    modifiedlife, i want to buy an Alpine IDA-X305S head unit for my 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier, are there any concerns with wiring or installation? (Im going from the factory radio to the alpine, and I dont know much about electronic wiring). Reply back whenever you can.

  • Reply ModifiedLife August 4, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Alex, we suggest you get an aftermarket wiring harness for you 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier. Here is the harness you will need:

    Car Stereo Wiring Harness for 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier

    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 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier stereo installation.

  • Reply Erik November 4, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    I want to add an auxillary jack for an mp3 player to the factory unit in a 2001 chevy cavalier. What is the easiest way to accomplish this? Is there some kind of harness available?

  • Reply ModifiedLife November 17, 2011 at 2:43 am

    Erik, we suggest you purchase an automotive auxiliary input adapter. This adapter will allow you to input any Apple iPod, mp3 player or portable music player into your factory radio. This is the easiest and most cost effective way to add an audio input into your factory stereo. Here is the adapter you will need:

    Aux Input Adapter for 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier

    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 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier aux input adapter installation.

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