1986 Chevrolet Corvette Car Radio Wiring Guide

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Whether your an expert Chevrolet Corvette mobile electronics installer, Chevrolet Corvette fanatic, or a novice Chevrolet Corvette enthusiast with a 1986 Chevrolet Corvette, a car stereo wiring diagram can save yourself a lot of time. Automotive wiring in a 1986 Chevrolet Corvette vehicles are becoming increasing more difficult to identify due to the installation of more advanced factory oem electronics.

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1986 Chevrolet Corvette Car Radio Wiring Guide

Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Gray
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Brown
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: Pink
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: 4″ x 6″ Speakers
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: Dash
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: 6″ x 9″ Speakers
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: Rear Floor Panels
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

10 thoughts on “1986 Chevrolet Corvette Car Radio Wiring Guide”

  1. I am having trouble getting sound out of my 1986 corvette. I just installed a new deck and there may be a factory amp somewhere in the car. This adds many hours on to what I thought was going to be something quick and painless. Where is the amp located(possibly fried) and what is the easiest way to either replace it or bypass it?

  2. Looking for a radio wiring dia. for an 84 corvette, I am trying to install an after market radio with a CD player. Need help

  3. I have a 1986 corvette with the ‘bose’ systtem, i am trying to install a Pioneer radio, i have purchased the installation (wire) and still cannot get the radio to work.. is there a pre-amp in the system, or something??. I have connected the radion to external speakers and all works! Could you please help….

  4. Neil, technically you could connect your 1986 Chevrolet Corvette amplifier turn on wire to the radio switched 12v+ wire. That way your amplifier is on whenever your 1986 Chevrolet Corvette is on and off whenever your 1986 Chevrolet Corvette 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.

  5. the guide is great but the car has factory amps,I am wondering if i could use these or is there a way to use the speakers without rewiring them. i am using an alpine cd player what do you think . i have been researching the radio there is a speaker relay that calls the speakers on.so i am wondering if there is a factory remote wire that can be used. hope you can help me thanks


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