2005 Chevrolet Malibu Car Radio Wiring Diagram

Whether your an expert Chevrolet Malibu mobile electronics installer, Chevrolet Malibu fanatic, or a novice Chevrolet Malibu enthusiast with a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu, a car stereo wiring diagram can save yourself a lot of time. Automotive wiring in a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu 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 2005 Chevrolet Malibu.

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Car Radio Wiring Diagram

Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Red/White
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: The radio harness does not provide a switched power source. Run a wire to the fusebox or ignition switch harness for switched power.
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black/White or Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: Pink
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

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15 Comments

  • Reply Jimmy April 20, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Which wire do I connect to my remote wire from my amp. (2005 Chevy Malibu)

  • Reply ModifiedLife April 27, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Jimmy, technically you could connect your 2005 Chevrolet Malibu amplifier turn on wire to the radio switched 12v+ wire. That way your amplifier is on whenever your 2005 Chevrolet Malibu is on and off whenever your 2005 Chevrolet Malibu 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.

  • Reply cameron November 6, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    WHERE CAN I FIND THE RADIO SWITCHED 12V+ WIRE

  • Reply ModifiedLife November 18, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Cameron, use the pink wire in the ignition switch harness in your steering column. Hope this helps. Good luck with your radio installation.

  • Reply JCup September 2, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    we were installing a new cd player in a 2005 malibu maxx and after getting everything hooked up there was no sound to the speakers?

  • Reply ModifiedLife September 7, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    JCup, 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. If all of your fuses are good, your 2005 Chevrolet Malibu 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 points you in the right direction. Good luck with your 2005 Chevrolet Malibu stereo installation.

  • Reply Chad January 12, 2011 at 6:34 am

    Cameron, i also had the same problem with my 2005 malibu classic, i also noticed that when my car was turned on and not running, all of my warning lights and bells went off and had no power to my engine. this could probably be from the 12v switched power that should be ran to the pink wire in the ignition column. as for the speakers i could not find a solution to that problem. possibly consider just running and installing your aftermarket deck seprately from your factory stereo, then you can keep your milage info. etc. too =) sorry i couldnt be much help

  • Reply Wheatlite March 8, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    If you have power to everything but no sound from your speakers more than likely you have a factory amp installed in the vehicle. you need to hook up the power wire to the factory amp and it will probably fix your problem.

  • Reply ModifiedLife March 14, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Wheatlite, thanks for the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu amplifier turn on wire information contribution!

  • Reply brandon e October 24, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Is there anyway I can hardwire a line for a mp3 player?

  • Reply ModifiedLife October 27, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Brandon, 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 2005 Chevrolet Malibu

    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 2005 Chevrolet Malibu aux input adapter installation.

  • Reply Tabitha Augg November 24, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    I have a 2005 Chevy Malibu Maxx with the stock radio in it, and I was wondering if I took my car apart to get to the back of the radio, if there would be a place to plug in an auxiliary cord so I can plug my phone into it and listen to the music I have on it.

  • Reply ModifiedLife December 6, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Tabitha, most late model vehicles do not have aux input on the back of the factory car radio. You will need an automotive aux input adapter. This adapter will allow you to input any Apple iPod, portable music player or mp3 player into your factory car stereo. This is the easiest and most cost effective way to add an audio input into your factory car stereo. Here is the adapter you will need:

    Auxililary Input Adapter for 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

    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 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx aux input adapter installation.

  • Reply Will Wells April 11, 2012 at 4:08 am

    2005 Chevy Malibu Maxx — AM/FM Radio with 6CD Changer and XM Radio Capable. Intermittently lose left front and rear channel, but only in XM mode. Radio and CD modes fine. Bump sometimes returns audio when lost. Checked XM roof antenna connection, OK. Pulled radio and checked XM antenna connection, OK. Does the XM have it’s own wiring to speakers? Connector had multiple wires, but I failed to record colors… Wiring appears to run to doors through harnesses on each side of front dash panel. Odd that intermittent loss of left side audio condition only present in XM mode. Any thoughts on cause and possible fix? Do you have a wiring diagram for this particular GM radio? Thank you for any thoughts or assistance you can provide. –Will

  • Reply Kenny April 1, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I want to install an aftermarket stereo in my 2005 mailibu classic. I have looked for a harness adapter but cannot find one, everything is for a malibu and I have read where it is different wiring than a classic. Can anyone tell me where i can get the wire ID so i can wire this stereo?

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