2003 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 2003 Dodge Durango, a car stereo wiring diagram can save yourself a lot of time. Automotive wiring in a 2003 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 2003 Dodge Durango.

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2003 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: Black and Black/Light Green
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: 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 (+): Brown/Yellow
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Light Blue
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A
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 vidal espinoza November 16, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    I’ve installed a new stereo in my 2003 Dodge Durango SXT with a harness, but there isn’t an orange wire (Car Stereo Dimmer Wire) to plug from the new stereo to the harness. Now my Dimmer switch fuse keeps going out. So I would like to know if I can connect that Orange cable with any of the other wires in that harness that will work fine with no burn outs or damage? Thanks for your assistance!

  • Reply chris ashcraft January 15, 2009 at 9:14 am

    What are the sizes for replacement speakers both front and back in the 2003 Dodge Durango?

  • Reply josh June 20, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    what size are the tweeters both in the front and back? also the mid and bass speakers are 6 1/2

  • Reply Mikael Jubert June 21, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    i just install a new HD radio everything seam to work but the song is not coming out of the speakers
    can someone help?

  • Reply ModifiedLife June 25, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Mikael, your 2003 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 owen July 23, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    i own a 2003 dodge durango slt plus. it is an options loaded truck with top of the line infinity system. i would like to know if the truck has an amplifier, and if it does, i would like to know the location. i plan on installing an aftermarket amplifier, and would like to tap into the wiring of the factory amp if i have one.

  • Reply F MacDonald July 11, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    I just bought a 2003 Dodge Durango and after it was serviced the radio does not work. The seller said it was working before servicing but I can’t confirm for sure. I was wondering if this vehicle requires a code to make it work. Any help would be great !! Thanks in advance !!!!!!!!!!! Frank

  • Reply ModifiedLife July 14, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    F. MacDonald, its sounds like your 2003 Dodge Durango radio may be in safe mode or anti-theft mode. You will need a unlock code to get your radio working again. Radio security codes are usually written in your car manual or given to you when you purchase the vehicle. If you do not have the radio security code, you would have to obtain it from the local Dodge dealer. Hope this helps. Good luck with unlocking your radio.

  • Reply F MacDonald July 25, 2010 at 1:45 am

    I have found a code written down in a maintenance book . But my problem is how do I go about activating this code to make the radio work ??? Any help would be greatly appreciated !! Thanks in advance !! Frank

  • Reply jonathan June 5, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    i have a 2003 dodge durango with a infinity sound system. i was given a bazooka tube and i’m trying to wire it in. i need to locate the the remote amplifier wire or a antenna wire. all diagrams i have read have neither. can you make another suggestion please.

  • Reply ModifiedLife June 9, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Jonathan, technically you could connect your 2003 Dodge Durango amplifier turn on wire to the radio switched 12v+ wire. That way your amplifier is on whenever your 2003 Dodge Durango is on and off whenever your 2003 Dodge Durango 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 with your 2003 Dodge Durango amplifier install.

  • Reply Justin B January 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    This morning, I tried to hard-wire my Panasonic head unit to the wires from the dash of my durango (no infinity system). None of the wires were labeled and I used some wiring charts to just wing it and at first, It worked! I was playing music on all 4 speakers then it must’ve blown a fuse because the whole head unit cut out and I smelled something burning. Anyone know what I did wrong?

    There are 2 black wires coming from the dash (i think they’re ground wires) and 1 black coming from my harness. I left 1 black from the dash unconnected. Also, I couldn’t find a connection for a purple/green wire (from the dash) and it doesn’t show up on any diagrams. I left that unconnected too.

    Any help would be appreciated!!

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