2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck Car Radio Wiring Diagram

Whether your an expert Dodge Ram 1500 mobile electronics installer, Dodge Ram 1500 fanatic, or a novice Dodge Ram 1500 enthusiast with a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500, a car stereo wiring diagram can save yourself a lot of time. Automotive wiring in a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 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 2001 Dodge Ram 1500.

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Car Radio Wiring Diagram

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

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55 Comments

  • Reply Stephen May 13, 2008 at 12:33 am

    I need a wiring diagram for a 2002 dodge 1500 sport with the infinity sound system

  • Reply ModifiedLife May 13, 2008 at 1:00 am

    Stephen, ask and you shall receive: 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Car Stereo Wiring Diagram

  • Reply michael g chisenhall June 1, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    i need a diagram for a 1999 ram 1500 club sport i went to install new speakers and theres a harness into the front speakers if you have a diagram i would appreciate it sincerely
    michael

  • Reply ModifiedLife June 2, 2008 at 1:47 am

    Michael, ask and you shall receive: 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Car Radio Wiring Diagram

  • Reply Mark June 19, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    I am trying to find the location of my factory radio amp on a Dodge Ram 1500 Sport Quad Cab. Can I get some help?

  • Reply jason July 2, 2008 at 9:20 am

    what is the solid orange wire on the black plug on a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 for?

  • Reply Jim September 6, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    I would like to know what are the stock speaker size in a 2001 dodge ram 1500 ext. cab, I have two in the front doors and two in the rear cab compartment, I want to up grade them. I had the stock radio replaced with an after market Alpine and I just got a Kenwood 1000 watt Amp. so I need to upgrade the stock speakers, I only want to upgrade the rears, are they 6×9’s?
    Thank you.

  • Reply rob October 6, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Thanks for showing me the wiring diagram for my radio on my 2001 dodge ram.

  • Reply ModifiedLife October 6, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Rob, we’re glad we could help you with your car stereo wiring diagram needs.

  • Reply Kevin January 22, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    I’m trying to install an after market cd player in my ’01 Dodge Ram 1500 and when I hooked it up, it did not work. I double checked the connections and everything was fine. I took a test light to the wires and found that both the positive and negative speaker wires have power. Any reason for this? A friend said it’s because of the factory amp that’s installed in the truck but I don’t know how to fix it.

  • Reply ModifiedLife January 30, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Kevin, your 2001 dodge ram 1500 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 Brad February 12, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    My buddy said he has a security code he needs to put in before he can power his new head unit. What would cause this?

  • Reply ModifiedLife February 16, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Brad, some radios have a security feature that is activated when the radio is removed from the car or when the radio loses power. You need to enter the correct code to unlock the radio. Hope this helps. Good luck.

  • Reply victor February 20, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    i need help with a 1998 dodge ram with the wiring i have every thing correct but the door speakers wont work

  • Reply ModifiedLife March 2, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Victor, your 1998 dodge ram 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 Bryon June 7, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Im having a similar problem as most of these people are. I get audio from the aftermarket radio but nothing from the cd player or aux input, i have a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. Normally when you buy the wiring harness if there is a factory amp installed you have to purchase another wiring harness just for that amp, Dodge is killing me with this one, i have installed many car stereos and this is by far the worst i have come across.

  • Reply Eddy June 17, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    My ’01 ram apparently has the “premium” (infinity?) sound system, so I found out when these didn’t quite match up. All the speaker connections are the same as mentioned here, the differences are in the battery and ignition power lines. Also there is an amp trigger wire you must hook up, or you’ll get no sound at all. My Haynes manual didn’t have the radio pinouts, so I purchased a diagram for 6 bucks (which I subsequently found for free on another website – doh), and it worked like a charm. Tunes!

    There is also a small white connector with two wires, (Violet/Brown & White/Black) – this is the interface for the steering wheel radio controls.

    2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Car Radio Wiring Diagram (Premium)

    Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Pink
    Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Red/White
    Car Radio Ground Wire: Black/Dark Blue
    Car Radio Illumination Wire: Orange – only if new head supports it
    Car Stereo Day Sense Wire: Yellow/Black – only if new head supports it
    Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A
    Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: Light Green
    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 (+): Dark Green
    Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Red
    Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Violet
    Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Blue/Red
    Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A
    Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A
    Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown/Yellow
    Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Light Blue
    Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Blue/White
    Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Blue/Orange

  • Reply ModifiedLife June 25, 2009 at 2:18 am

    Eddy, thanks for the cars audio wiring contribution!

  • Reply Travis June 29, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Eddy, When you wired this up did you use a wire harness or no? Also did you get the steering wheel controls to work and if so how did you wire that in?

  • Reply Jim Mohney August 18, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Speaker sizes on my 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 extended cab are:

    Front Speakers: 6″ x 9″
    Rear Speakers: 5 1/4″

    These are door speakers and I suspect all models will be the same as they all have the same radio options.

  • Reply ModifiedLife August 18, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Jim, thanks for the 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 speaker sizes contribution!

  • Reply Erik October 8, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    i bought some aftermarket speakers (Alpine) to replace the stock infinity’s in the front doors. Well i saw that they have a ton of wires connected to a black box, and that connected to the stock speakers. I’m just wondering what to with the black piece and all those wires cause it won’t mount to the aftermarket speakers as it did to the stock ones?

  • Reply Kyle Stensrud January 22, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I need a wiring diagram for the factory radio in a 1997 Dodge ram 1500 / speakers

  • Reply ModifiedLife February 2, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Kyle, ask and you shall receive: 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Car Audio Wire Diagram

  • Reply Thomas Grannemann February 2, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    If you have no sound with a new unit, its because you need too turn on your factory amp. The rem wire on the new unit is not strong enough for the job, try taking the blue wire on your new wire harness and jumping it to the red power wire. Works every time.

  • Reply Skyler February 20, 2010 at 3:18 am

    I’m searching for a good hands free blue tooth radio to replace the 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 stock infinity system. There are a pair of 2 inch grills that I’ve always thought were separate tweeters on the upper door jam of each side. After reading here a bit I no longer think they are and wonder if that would be a good place for an external mic. I do like to play music from an mp3 player so I’m considering the Sony MEX-BT5700U as it comes with an external mic. Any recommendations for BT radio and external mic location? Also a good matching speaker set recommendation would be welcome.

  • Reply al March 2, 2010 at 12:01 am

    I am trying to locate the placement of my factory amp or amps in my 2006 Dodge Ram( Infinity Series), I want to add a sub-woofer and would like to tap into one of the factory amps but I can’t seem to find it.

  • Reply Tom French April 4, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Trying to install a Pioneer Satelite Ready Radio in a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. We are adding this radio with the factory radio still installed., by splicing into the speaker wires. We have everything but volume. What are we doing wrong? Thanks, Tom.

  • Reply DJ May 2, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    I recently got a 2001 Ram 1500 Regular Cab. Every speaker size I see is for the ext. cab, and they are 6 x 9’s and 5 1/4’s. Are these the same size for the regular cab? I also was wondering what size Dim head unit can fit into the truck. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Reply Jason Walter June 17, 2010 at 8:48 am

    I have a 2002 Doge 1500 with factory CD player. not the high end audio system. I would like to connect my mp3 via an Aux input. Does this radio have that capability? Maybe hardwiring in the jack to then wire harness? thanks, Jason.

  • Reply ModifiedLife June 21, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Jason, most late model vehicles do not have inputs to feed an mp3 audio signal to your factory stereo. You would have to install automotive auxiliary input adapter. An automotive auxiliary input adapter will allow you to input any mp3 player or portable music player into your factory radio. Here is the adapter you will need:

    Auxiliary Input Adapter for 2001 Dodge Ram 1500

    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 Dodge Ram aux input adapter installation.

  • Reply john July 25, 2010 at 9:23 am

    I have a 1995 dodge ram 1500, I’m have trouble with my aftermarket radio. I installed it and work fine when I have the ignition key turn back, but when I start the truck the radio starts acting up…it start to like lose volume even when the volume is up on the radio or like the speakers will shut off but the radio is still on. Can anyone help? Did I hook something up wrong? Or how can I fix this?

  • Reply M Sean July 26, 2010 at 1:17 am

    I need the location of the factory amp and is there a crossover for the front speakers. there is one speaker in the front door and a twiter in the pillar, as well as the location of the crossover. This is for a 2001 dodge ram with the infinity system.

  • Reply Dallas July 30, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I have a 1999 Ram 2500 Diesel and I just installed an aftermarket eclipse stereo. I hooked up the light green remote wire and all seems to be working great EXCEPT I have no sound out of my door speakers?!? has anyone else had this problem. My tweeters up front are working great but nothing from my doors.

  • Reply Scott August 5, 2010 at 12:55 am

    I have used your wiring diagram for my 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. I worry that my stereo may be wired differently, because it is the mexican model with a radio/tape head. the speakers are “Audiolatina” and use different colors at the speaker connection than what you have listed.

    I wish to add an aftermarket amp, but I need to know if there is a low-amperage trigger wire (such as for the antenna or an aftermarket amp) on the head for the remote power line on the amp. If there is not, where else can I connect the remote power line? The flex4 manual suggests connecting a wire with a 3amp fuse to the ignition switch, but I don’t know which wire that would be. Do you have a suggestion?

  • Reply ModifiedLife August 5, 2010 at 2:05 am

    Scott, technically you could connect your 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 amplifier turn on wire to the radio switched 12v+ wire (red/white). That way your amplifier is on whenever your 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 is on and off whenever your 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 is off. Just make sure to run an in-line 3-amp fuse on the amplifier turn on wire as your Alpine Flex4 manual suggests. Hope this helps. Good luck with your 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 amplifier install.

  • Reply chris August 5, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    anyone know the stock speaker size for 2001 extended-cab 1500 4×4 back & doors?

  • Reply Ross October 4, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    the location of the factory amp on 1997 to 2001 dodge ram is on the passenger side of the truck below the dash. if you pull up the carpet by the door toward the firewall you should see.

  • Reply ModifiedLife October 5, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Ross, thanks for the 2001 Dodge Ram amplifier location information contribution!

  • Reply John October 6, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    chris the front are 6″x9″ and the back are 6″. You need to be careful and get slim speakers for the front because of the mounting depth for the window.

  • Reply ModifiedLife October 13, 2010 at 12:51 am

    John, thanks for the 2001 Dodge Ram speaker size information contribution!

  • Reply randall November 9, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    hey i am wondering if any one knows what the tweeter wires are and color code for l r and + _for an 01 dodge ram 1500 quad cab and i am going to put in a 4ch amp to the door speakers. will it work when i run the wires from the amp output to the stock harness were the aftermarket radio and stock wires are? or how would u do it. i dont know if it has stock amp had work done before i got it. thanks

  • Reply Ryan December 30, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    when i installed a aftermarket stereo in my 01 dodge ram the wire for the constant power wire touched another wire and now i have no power on the pink wire. i checked the fuse and it is ok. but i have no power at all to the fuse and my dome lite does not work either. is there another fuse under the hood some where else. please HELP!!!

  • Reply ModifiedLife January 7, 2011 at 2:03 am

    Ryan, double check ALL your fuses using a Automotive Fuse Tester because certain vehicles may have a wire tied into another circuit not labeled as car radio. 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 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 stereo or factory amplifier (if equipped) 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 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 radio troubleshooting.

  • Reply Brian Stevens April 21, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    My 1998 Dodge Quad Cab has rear speakers that don’t work. Any thoughts? Front speakers and piller mounted tweeters work fine, just nothing from the rear. How about a wiring diagram for my ’98. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!!

  • Reply Libby Flora May 1, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    I’m positive i hooked up all of the wires correctly to my aftermarket stereo. Everything works except for the sound. It’s too late to take the stereo back and I’m just stuck with it. Any ideas on what’s wrong with the sound?

  • Reply ModifiedLife May 3, 2011 at 3:04 am

    Libby, your 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 may have a premium sound system. The premium sound system 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. Make sure your amplifier turn-on wire is wired to the light green wire in your factory stereo wire harness. Hope this helps. Good luck with your 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 stereo installation.

  • Reply emma nuger July 23, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    i have a 2006 dodge ram 1500 and trying to put original radio back in. it wont play and it reads no fuse. can you help? thanks.

  • Reply ModifiedLife July 27, 2011 at 2:12 am

    Emma, double check ALL your automotive fuses using a Automotive Fuse Tester because certain automobiles may have a wire tied into another circuit not labeled as car stereo. You may have additional fuse boxes by the driver kick panel, passenger kick panel, driver side of the dash, passenger side of the dash, under the steering column or under the hood. Hope this helps. Good luck with your 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 stereo troubleshooting.

  • Reply todd October 17, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    I got a pioneer car stereo for my 98 dodge ram and i hooked everything up but the front speakers dont work. There were 2 orange, a brown and a blue wire on the harness kit that I did not use. Do these need to be tied in to any of the other color wires? anyone?

  • Reply Shannon November 22, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I have the same issue as Brian above. 2001 Ram 1500 quad cab and I put a new Sony head unit in so I could use my ipod and xm. I powered the amp as recommended on this site to get it working (much appreciated!!!), but only the front door speakers and tweeters are working. No sound from the rear speakers. Any help is appreciated. anyone?

  • Reply Darryl November 25, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I just bought a dual stereo for my 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. I have all the wires connected just like the diagram above and I’m still not getting any power. I’ve installed many stereos and this one is by far the most confusing stereo yet. The only way I got power to the stereo was to have the constant 12v, ignition 12v, and both wires(constant and ignition) all connected as one but I know that is not a good idea so can somebody please help me. Thanks!

  • Reply sariah March 21, 2012 at 12:32 am

    I can’t seem to find the factory amp in my 1993 dodge Dakota any ideas. The chiltons book doesn’t tell you and I would hate to rip my truck apart to find it. anyone know the 1993 dodge dakota factory amplifier location?

  • Reply daryll March 21, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone knows what size radio is in a 2001 dodge ram 1500 pick up (double din or din 1/2)? Thanks.

  • Reply ModifiedLife April 2, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Daryll, you will be able to fit either:

    Single DIN Radio for 2001 Dodge Ram 1500
    1.5 DIN Radio for 2001 Dodge Ram 1500

    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 Dodge Ram 1500 radio installation.

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