Pinouts for Car Radios

Here is a collection of pinouts commonly found on car radios. The connectors shown are the actual connectors on the back of the radio - NOT the wiring harness! Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, no responsibiliy is assumed in your use of this information.

ISO Connector found on many stereos

POWER
1=Earth
2=Illumination
3=Battery
4=N/C
5=Ignition
6=Auto Aerial (another live input on VW Betas)
7=N/C
8=Phone mute

SPEAKERS
1=Left Rear(1)
2=Left Front(1)
3=Right Front(1)
4=Right Rear(1)
5=Left Rear(2)
6=Left Front(2)
7=Right Front(2)
8= Right Rear(2)
Ford

POWER
1=Permanent Live
2=Ground this pin
3=IGN live
4=Illumination
5=N/C
6=Ground
7=Electric aerial

SPEAKERS
1=Left Front +
2=Left Front -
3=Left Rear +
4=Left Rear -
5=Right Front +
6=Right Front -
7=Right Rear +
8=Right Rear -

BMW
1=Front Left +
2=Front Right +
3=Rear Left +
4=NC
5=12V IGN
6=Rear Right +
7=NC
8=Front Left -
9=12V MEM
10=NC
11=Front Right -
12=Rear Left -
13=Illumination
14=Rear Right -
15=Earth
16=Elec Aerial
0=NC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

List updated 22/10/2002

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure this data is accurate, there may be errors or omissions. If you use this information, it is at your own risk.

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