Radio Wiring Diagram and Car Stereo Wire Diagram – 1999 Chevrolet Suburban

Whether your an expert installer or a novice enthusiast with a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban, an automotive wiring diagram can save yourself time and headaches. One of the most time consuming tasks with installing a car stereo, car radio, car speakers, car amplifier, car navigation or any mobile electronics is identifying the correct radio wire colors for a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban.

The Modified Life staff has put their heads together to create an invaluable resource containing free car stereo wiring diagram, free car wiring diagram and free radio wiring diagram. Feel free to use any car stereo wiring diagram or car radio wire colors that are listed on Modified Life but keep in mind that all information here is provided “as is” without any warranty of any kind. Use of the wiring information is at your own risk. Always verify all radio wires, wire colors and wiring diagrams before applying any information found here to your 1999 Chevrolet Suburban.

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1999 Chevrolet Suburban Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram

Radio Constant 12V+ Wire: Orange
Radio Ignition Switched 12V+ Wire: Yellow
Radio Ground Wire: Black
Radio Illumination Wire: Gray
Radio Dimmer Wire: Brown
Radio Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A
Radio Amplifier Trigger Wire: N/A
Front Speakers Size: 6 1/2″ Speakers
Front Speakers Location: Doors
Left Front Speaker Wire (+): Tan
Left Front Speaker Wire (-): Gray
Right Front Speaker Wire (+): Light Green
Right Front Speaker Wire (-): Dark Green
Rear Speakers Size: 6 1/2″ Speakers
Rear Speakers Location: Rear Doors
Left Rear Speaker Wire (+): Brown
Left Rear Speaker Wire (-): Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Wire (+): Dark Blue
Right Rear Speaker Wire (-): Light Blue

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12 Comments

  • Reply Gary Kirkley March 3, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    1999 Chevy Suburban rear door speaker replacement…. Passenger rear door wire colors are red & tan. drivers side rear door are white & tan. I’m a bit confused as you detail Drk Blu/Lt Blu & Brn/yel above. Do you have any idea as to which color of my wires are + & -?? In looking at the factory speakers they are marked A & B…. which is +?? Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks for your help in advance.
    Gary

  • Reply ModifiedLife March 5, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Gary,

    The wire colors at the speakers are sometimes different than the wire colors at the rear of the factory radio due to the presence of multiple wiring harnesses inside the vehicle or possibly a factory amp.

    There is a easy way to see which wire is positive (+) and which wire is negative (-).

    1. Hook up both wires to the speaker (which goes to which doesn’t matter).
    2. Turn on your radio and take a look at the speaker as the music plays.
    3. If the speaker moves outward and then inward whenever a bass note plays, your wires are hooked up correctly. If the speaker moves inward and then outward whenever a bass note plays, your wires are backwards.

    Hope this helps.

  • Reply Preston May 2, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    On a 98 suberban radio with cd player down on the bottem are there RCA jacks to hook the cd player to the radio

  • Reply ModifiedLife May 12, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Preston, most late model vehicles do not have rca inputs on the factory radio to feed an audio signal to your radio. Our advice would be to replace your 1998 Chevrolet Suburban factory stereo with an aftermarket radio. It is more cost effective in the end. Hope this helps. Good luck.

  • Reply gill October 27, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    my 1999 radio in my chevy suburban just stops playing then will pop back on for a few minutes later on and then go back off, anyone having that problem

  • Reply ModifiedLife November 2, 2010 at 1:23 am

    Gill, 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 1999 Chevrolet Suburban 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 1999 Chevrolet Suburban radio troubleshooting.

  • Reply Tyler June 15, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    On my 1999 Suburban my rear door speakers and the roof mounted speakers are not playing. The roof mounted speakers are only playing the higher treble sounds. The front speakers are fine. I replaced the radio with another Chevrolet radio that I know works fine and it does the same thing. How can I run down this problem? If I have to wire up new wires, any suggestions on incorporating the two sets of rear speakers? anyone?

  • Reply 99Burban June 24, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Just posting this in case people are having trouble with their rear door speakers not working after replacing the stock stereo with an aftermarket one.

    My 99 Suburban has 8 speakers. (2 Front door tweeters, 4 door speakers, and 2 speakers in the rear ceiling) When I first connected my aftermarket Sony stereo, my rear door speakers where not working. I found that the there is indeed an OEM amplifier installed for the rear door speakers. The trigger wire for the AMP is pink at the wiring harness. Connect the blue amplifier wire from the stereo to the pink AMP trigger wire, and you should be in business.

  • Reply ModifiedLife July 4, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    99Burban, thanks for the 1999 Chevrolet Suburban factory amplifier wiring information contribution!

  • Reply mr_concrete August 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    My sons 1999 Suburban speakers in his back doors were not working either. based on the above info we just hooked to the pink wire mentioned and instantly the speakers in the back foor work.

  • Reply ModifiedLife August 30, 2011 at 12:20 am

    Mr_Concrete, thanks for the 1999 Chevrolet Suburban back door speaker wiring information contribution!

  • Reply Cornfused September 19, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    @99Burban Thanks alot! Did an install on my 99 last night was disappointed to realize I had no rear speaker output! Thanks again.

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