How To Ford Mustang Stereo Wiring Diagram

How To Ford Mustang Stereo Wiring Diagram

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One of the most popular sports cars of all time, the Ford Mustang has enjoyed a long production range. If you’ve recently bought a used Mustang, or want to install an aftermarket stereo into yours this car audio wiring diagram is for you. This guide will help you recognize the wiring schematic and what wires you will use. From switched power, to amplifier and speaker wiring this is a comprehensive guide for installing a Ford Mustang stereo.

Today I’ll be showing you how to install your Ford Mustang stereo using this complete wiring guide. There’s a wide range of years in which the Mustang was made, but this guide will begin with the third generation, which is also known as the fox body. Using this Mustang wiring guide you can install any aftermarket stereo or radio you want to.

Third generation (1979–1993)

Popular among racers for it’s lightweight design and the 302 engine, the fox body still has a massive following. Installing a stereo into this generation of Mustang is very easy to do because of the straightforward way the dash comes apart.

1990 Ford Mustang Stereo Wiring Diagram (2)

The earlier models in this year range will have a very different center console, with several gauges. These are slightly harder to access the radio wiring, however the speaker wiring remains the same.

1990 Ford Mustang Stereo Wiring Diagram

Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Light Green/Green
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow/Black
Car Radio Ground Wire: Chassis
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Blue/Brown
Car Stereo Power Antenna Trigger Wire: Orange/Blue
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Green
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Black/White
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Red
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Black/White
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Pink/Red
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Pink/Blue
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Pink/Blue
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Green/Red

You can also use this Mustang wiring schematic to install your favorite aftermarket gauge or even tach. Installing a navigation system or popup stereo will require you to get an install kit to properly mount the stereo.

This is required so that your stereo works properly, or the motorized stereo face moves properly with the right amount of clearance. Of course if you don’t want to upgrade your stereo, you can get away with a FM Bluetooth transmitter as well.

Fourth generation (1994–2004)

Spanning the course of a decade the fourth generation Ford Mustang underwent several changes throughout it’s production run. Throughout these changes there’s just a few variations of the wiring diagram. I will be detailing these differences in the speaker wiring below to make your car audio install a breeze.

1994 Ford Mustang Stereo Wiring Diagram

The Ford Mustang uses a single DIN setup which is also easy to access because of the center console layout. Because the center console face is removable, this makes accessing your Mustang speaker wires easy.

1994-1999 Mustang Wiring

Radio Constant 12V+ Wire: Green/Yellow
Radio Switched 12V+ Wire: Yellow/Black
Radio Ground Wire: Black/Green
Radio Illumination Wire: Light Blue/Red
Radio Antenna Trigger Wire: Blue
Left Front Speaker Wire (+): Orange/Light Green
Left Front Speaker Wire (-): Light Blue/White
Right Front Speaker Wire (+): White/Light Green
Right Front Speaker Wire (-): Dark Green/Orange
Left Rear Speaker Wire (+): Gray/Light Blue
Left Rear Speaker Wire (-): Tan/Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Wire (+): Orange/Red
Right Rear Speaker Wire (-): Brown/Pink

1995 Ford Mustang Stereo Wiring Diagram

This makes the install of a single DIN aftermarket stereo easy to complete. However if you are also installing an amplifier, you will need to tap the BLUE Mustang wire. This wire also happens to be the Mustang antenna trigger for your stereo amp trigger.

2000-2004 Mustang Wiring

The Mustang produced from the year 2000 and upwards has different wiring, as the interior and exterior changed quite a bit. This year range of Mustang also sticks to the single DIN layout, which simplifies things quite a bit.

2003 Ford Mustang Stereo Wiring Diagram
The early Ford Mustang for this year range

Using the right install kit however you can mount a double DIN unit into this stereo area. If you are trying to go with this kind of aftermarket stereo, you are best served by using a wiring connector to install your stereo.

2004 Ford Mustang Stereo Wiring Diagram

Radio Constant 12V+ Wire: Purple/Light Blue
Radio Switched 12V+ Wire: Black/Pink
Radio Ground Wire: Black/Light Green, Black
Radio Illumination Dimmer Wire: Light Blue/Red
Radio Antenna Trigger Wire: Orange/Light Blue
Left Front Speaker Wire (+): Orange/Light Green
Left Front Speaker Wire (-): Light Blue/White
Right Front Speaker Wire (+): White/Light Green
Right Front Speaker Wire (-): Green/Orange
Left Rear Speaker Wire (+): Gray/Light Blue
Left Rear Speaker Wire (-): Tan/Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Wire (+): Orange/Red
Right Rear Speaker Wire (-): Brown/Pink

2003 Ford Mustang Stereo Wiring Diagram 1
The later year range for this generation of Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang also uses a factory amplifier in many installations, which is mounted under the passenger seat. You will need to remove the center console and the shifter to access your Mustang stereo wiring.

2002 Ford Mustang Stereo Wiring Diagram

Using this Mustang wiring guide can also help you step up to a double DIN navigation unit. This is easily done when you know where the Ford Mustang power wire is, and what color the speaker wires are.

Fifth generation (2005–2014)

The latest reiteration of the Ford Mustang changes things quite a bit when it comes to the stereo layout. To access your Mustang stereo wiring you’ll need to remove the center console kick panels as well. Whether you are a professional stereo installer or simply a weekend warrior looking to save a few bucks, this Mustang wiring guide is perfect to use.

2013 Ford Mustang Stereo Wiring Diagram 1

Because of the retro layout and theme, the Mustang stereo will require a custom faceplate and install kit. This is also one of the first Mustangs to integrate the stereo into an infotainment system. Depending on the model of your Mustang you may need a bypass unit to make your aftermarket stereo work right.

2013 Ford Mustang Stereo Wiring Diagram

Car Radio Battery Constant 12V+ Wire: White/Red
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black/Gray
Car Radio Antenna Trigger Wire: Yellow/Green
Car Radio Amp Trigger Wire: Violet/Red
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): White/Brown
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Violet
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): White/Orange
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Green
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown/White
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Blue

2012 Ford Mustang Stereo Wiring Diagram

This is due to the upgraded climate control and the changes to the center layout, which can make your Mustang stereo install slightly more difficult. With the proper install kit or mounting kit however, you can upgrade to a double DIN stereo.

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