2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Car Stereo Wire Color Codes

Whether your an expert Hyundai Santa Fe mobile electronics installer, Hyundai Santa Fe fanatic, or a novice Hyundai Santa Fe enthusiast with a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe, a car stereo wiring diagram can save yourself a lot of time. Automotive wiring in a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 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 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe.

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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Car Stereo Wire Color Codes

Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Red/Black
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Blue/Black
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire (+): Yellow
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire (-): Black/Orange
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: Green
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A

Car Audio Front Tweeter Size: 1″ Tweeters
Car Audio Front Tweeter Depth: 1″
Car Audio Front Tweeter Location: N/A

Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Black
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): White
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Red

Car Audio Front Speakers Size: 6 1/2″ Speakers
Car Audio Front Speakers Depth: 3 1/2″
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: N/A

Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Black
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Green
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Orange

Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: 6 1/2″ Speakers
Car Audio Rear Speakers Depth: 3″
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A

Car Subwoofer Speaker Positive Wire (+): N/A
Car Subwoofer Speaker Negative Wire (-): N/A

Car Subwoofer Speaker Size: N/A
Car Subwoofer Speaker Depth: N/A
Car Subwoofer Speaker Location: N/A

The 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe radio wire color information above is updated as it is submitted by the Modified Life community.

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22 Comments

  • Reply Cristina Brigham October 7, 2008 at 12:02 am

    How do I find out the manufacturer of the radio in my 2008 Santa Fe? The radio has
    XM Satellite radio and I have XM service and want to download a manual for the radio, but I need to know the hardware manufacturer’s name. There is no name on the radio itself and the Santa Fe manual doesn’t provide this information. I emailed Hyundai and they told me to contact the dealer we purchased from but I don’t want to because of a bad overall experience with the dealer.

  • Reply ModifiedLife October 8, 2008 at 1:51 am

    Cristina, the only way to find out specific information about a factory radio would be to contact the dealer. If you don’t feel comfortable contacting a particular Hyundai dealer, simply call another Hyundai dealer in your area. Not all dealers are the same when it comes to customer service, some are great and some aren’t. Hope this helps. Good luck.

  • Reply Michael Papazotis October 23, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Hello Cristina. I think that the manufacturer’s name you are looking for is DELPHI.

  • Reply ModifiedLife October 25, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Michael, thanks for the car stereo information contribution!

  • Reply sohi October 26, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Have you any information about amplifier (in and out ) socket and wiring diagram? Santa fe with factory amplifier.

  • Reply ModifiedLife October 28, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Sohi, unfortunately, we don’t have this information but maybe someone from the Modified Life community can post that information here. Good luck.

  • Reply Roland Neumann November 13, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    I purchased an aftermarket radio and gps/dvd for a ’07 Santa Fe , in the install it asks for two wires to be installed to the wheel + (red wire), and wheel – (black wire). I believe this is for the stereo controls on the steering wheel, does anyone have a color code for the steering wheel wires or diagram or advice on which wires I need to connect these to, perhaps one just attaches them to the existing wire harness without going to the steering wheel wires. thanks and much appreciated.

  • Reply Mike Nakata May 9, 2009 at 10:07 am

    I have a 2008 Santa Fe with the Infinity system. Is the XM radio built into the head unit or is it a separate attachment? I am trying to add on an iPod adapter. Thanks.

  • Reply ModifiedLife May 20, 2009 at 2:46 am

    Mike, here is the iPod adapter you need to hook up an Apple iPod to your 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe:

    Apple iPod Harness Adapter for 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe

    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.

  • Reply Pete Ingenloff June 3, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Do you know of an iPOD adapter for the 2008 Santa Fe with navigation and XM satellite tuner (eg, I have the GPS model). Thanks.

  • Reply ModifiedLife June 16, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Pete, as far as we know there isn’t an aftermarket adapter that is compatible with a factory navigation and XM tuner system. Good luck on your search.

  • Reply Dominic Leduc August 22, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Hi, I just purchased a new Santa Fe 2009 and I would like to hoop up my amplifier along with my woofer. Is there a way I can plug it in? The amp works with RCA wires along with a trigger wire but I do not know if the radio has any RCA output for an amp. Thank you very much in advance. Dominic From Canada

  • Reply ModifiedLife September 2, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Dominic, most late model vehicles do not have rca outputs on the factory radio to feed an audio signal to your aftermarket amplifier. You would have to install a line out converter to supply an audio output. Here is the Line-Out Converter you need:

    Scosche 2-Channel Speaker to RCA Line Out Converter

    When splicing in the RCA Line Out Converter, tap your factory rear speaker wires to get a full range audio source. We suggest you invest in some solid wire taps that wont come loose. These wire tap connectors will allow you to tap into wires without cutting and installs in seconds by hand with no crimping or tools required.

    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.

  • Reply David April 8, 2010 at 4:57 am

    On the Scosche RCA Line out converter, is it possible to also use that for just a basic 3.5mm jack to rca adapter. I really want to be able to hook up any mp3 player but there is no aux in this car. I’m looking for the simplest quality solution.

  • Reply ModifiedLife April 13, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    David, the Scosche RCA line out converter is used to output an audio signal to an external amplifier. It is not used for inputting an audio signal to your 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe factory radio. Unfortunately, a basic aux input is not available for your 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe but an Apple iPod adapter is available. Here is the Apple iPod adapter you need:

    Apple iPod Adapter for 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe

    If you’ve never installed car audio before, we advise you to take your 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe to an experienced mobile audio installer. Hope this helps. Good luck.

  • Reply Raymond October 27, 2010 at 3:58 am

    Can you help me with 2010 Hyundai i45 stereo wiring diagram? Thanks very much.

  • Reply ModifiedLife November 1, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Raymond, as much as we would like to help you with your 2010 Hyundai i45, we only have information about United States Domestic Market cars. Good luck with your search.

  • Reply nathan June 14, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    i have a 2008 hyundai santa fe and have a infinity head unit but want to pull it out and replace it. how do i get it out? do i have to pull apart the whole dash? or is there a way to get just the head unit out. anyone?

  • Reply robert August 22, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    does my 2004 hyundai santa fe have rca jacks hanging from my stock stereo?

  • Reply ModifiedLife August 30, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Robert, no your 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe does not have RCA jacks in the back of the radio. If you are planning on installing an aftermarket amplifier, you will need:

    RCA Line Out Converter for 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe

    If you plan on integrating your MP3 player or iPod to your 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe, you will need:

    Aux Input Adapter for 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe

    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 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe audio installation.

  • Reply Fabrice Guerrero December 31, 2011 at 12:48 am

    Hi your website is awesome . Do you have the radio wiring diagram for a 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe without the Infinity Radio and without the subwoofer ? Keep up the good work and I would love to contribute to the site by giving more installation tips once I’m done .

  • Reply ModifiedLife January 2, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Fabrice, ask and you shall receive: 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Car Stereo Wiring Diagram

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