1997 Ford Explorer Stereo Wiring Diagram


Question: Where can I find a 1997 Ford Explorer radio wiring diagram? How I find a 1997 Ford Explorer car stereo wiring diagram?

Whether you’re an expert Ford Explorer mobile electronics installer, Ford Explorer fanatic, or a novice Ford Explorer enthusiast, a Ford Explorer car stereo wiring diagram is a must. One of the most time consuming tasks with installing a car radio is identifying the correct wires. If you want to know how to change your radio in your 1997 Ford Explorer or figure out why your car radio stopped working, a 1997 Ford Explorer radio wiring diagram can save you a lot of time. Knowing what every car radio wire does in your 1997 Ford Explorer radio wire harness takes the guess work out of changing your car radio or fixing your car stereo. Our 1997 Ford Explorer radio wiring diagram shows you all the radio wire colors and what they do.

1997 Ford Explorer Radio Wiring Diagram

Knowing your 1997 Ford Explorer radio wire colors makes it easy to change your car stereo. Our 1997 Ford Explorer radio wiring guide shows you how to connect car radio wires and helps you when your car radio wires not working. It also shows you the car radio wire to battery, which wire is positive, what is car radio illumination wire and more.

Application Radio Wire Color
Car Radio Battery Wire (Constant Power 12v+) Light Green/Purple
Car Radio Accessory Wire (Switched Power 12v+) Yellow/Black
Car Radio Ground Wire Black/Light Green
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Car Radio Illumination Wire Light Blue/Red
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire N/A
Car Radio Antenna Trigger Wire Orange/Blue
Car Radio Amp Turn-On Trigger Wire N/A
Car Radio Amp Mute Wire N/A
Car Radio Amplifier Location If equipped, the factory amplifier is located behind the trim panel on the right side of the cargo area.
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1997 Ford Explorer Speaker Wiring Guide

Knowing your 1997 Ford Explorer speaker wire colors makes it super easy to replace your car stereo. Our 1997 Ford Explorer speaker wire guide shows you how to connect car speaker wires and helps you when your car speaker wire not working. It also shows you what car speaker wire to use, which car speaker wire is positive and more. Find your 1997 Ford Explorer speaker wire below!

Application Bulb Size
Front Center Speaker Positive Wire (+) N/A
Front Center Speaker Negative Wire (-) N/A
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Left Front Tweeter Positive Wire (+) N/A
Left Front Tweeter Negative Wire (-) N/A
Right Front Tweeter Positive Wire (+) N/A
Right Front Tweeter Negative Wire (-) N/A
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Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+) Orange/Light Green
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-) Light Blue/White
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+) White/Light Green
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-) Dark Green/Orange
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Left Rear Tweeter Positive Wire (+) N/A
Left Rear Tweeter Negative Wire (-) N/A
Right Rear Tweeter Positive Wire (+) N/A
Right Rear Tweeter Negative Wire (-) N/A
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Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+) Gray/Light Blue
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-) Tan/Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+) Orange/Red
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-) Brown/Pink
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Left Subwoofer Positive Wire (+) N/A
Left Subwoofer Negative Wire (-) N/A
Right Subwoofer Positive Wire (+) N/A
Right Subwoofer Negative Wire (-) N/A

1997 Ford Explorer Speaker Size and Location

Knowing your 1997 Ford Explorer speaker sizes makes it simple to install new car speakers. Our 1997 Ford Explorer speaker size guide shows you the exact measurements and what speaker fits in your car. It also shows you where your 1997 Ford Explorer speakers are located. Find your 1997 Ford Explorer speaker size and speaker location below!

Application Bulb Size
Front Center Speaker Size N/A
Front Center Speaker Depth N/A
Front Center Speaker Location N/A
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Front Tweeter Size N/A
Front Tweeter Depth N/A
Front Tweeter Location N/A
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Front Speaker Size 6″ x 8″ Speakers
Front Speaker Depth 2.5″
Front Speaker Location Front Doors
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Rear Tweeter Size N/A
Rear Tweeter Depth N/A
Rear Tweeter Location N/A
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Rear Speaker Size 6″ x 8″ Speakers
Rear Speakers Depth 3″
Rear Speaker Location N/A
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Car Subwoofer Speaker Size N/A
Car Subwoofer Speaker Depth N/A
Car Subwoofer Speaker Location N/A

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Conclusion

Feel free to use any 1997 Ford Explorer radio wire diagram that is listed here but keep in mind that all information here is provided as is without any warranty of any kind. Use of this 1997 Ford Explorer stereo wiring guide is at your own risk. Always verify all radio wire, stereo wire colors and wiring information before applying it to your 1997 Ford Explorer.

9 thoughts on “1997 Ford Explorer Stereo Wiring Diagram”

  1. Dave, we suggest you install an automotive auxiliary input adapter. This aux input adapter will allow you to input any mp3 player, portable music player, Apple iPod or Apple iPhone into your factory stereo. This is the most cost effective and easiest way to add an audio input into your factory radio directly rather than over the air. Here is the adapter you will need:

    Aux Input Adapter for 1997 Ford Explorer

    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 1997 Ford Explorer auxiliary input adapter install.

  2. I want to replace my CD changer in my 1997 Ford Explorer with jacks for my I-Pod I need the color of the wires for the 12 volts and the colors to wire the mini jack for the pod. Thanks, Dave!

  3. I have a 1997 Ford Explorer and I was told that the wiring harness for the stereo was a special one made during that year which was made for only one month. I am trying to install an aftermarket stereo. Can you tell me what wiring harness to use?

  4. Ryan, most vehicles have a factory hole with a rubber or plastic grommet at the firewall. This is usually the standard place to run a power wire through the firewall. If one of these holes are not available or not large enough, a hole will have to be drilled to accommodate your power wire. Choose something on the engine side of the firewall as reference and try to match it up on the interior side of the firewall. This will make sure you do not drill through anything important. Then drill a hole somewhere near or beside your reference point. Hope this helps. Good luck with your 1997 Ford Explorer amplifier installation.

  5. i need to know a place to run wires for a aftermarket amp for my 97 explorer. i don’t want to drill any holes in the firewall

  6. Joey, your vehicle has a factory amplifier that needs to be turned on by your after market radio. Use the blue wire. Hope this helps. Good luck.

  7. install sony radio in 1997 ford Explorer and can not get no sound to speaker is there and Amplifier that need to be by pass.

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