How To Honda CRV Stereo Wiring Diagram

How To Honda CRV Stereo Wiring Diagram


One of the most popular sport crossovers of all time, there are many stereo upgrades for the Honda CRV. When you want to step up your car audio system in your Honda, you can take it to a professional for your CRV stereo install, or do it yourself. In order to install your Honda stereo on your own, you’ll need a complete CRV stereo wiring diagram.

Today I’ll be showing you what car stereo wires do what in every year range of Honda CRV. This comprehensive CRV stereo wiring schematic will take the guesswork out of your radio install. Upgrading your CRV radio or installing an aftermarket navigation system can be done easily with our car stereo wiring guide.

Whether you are a professional or just a shadetree mechanic, this guide has all the wiring information you need. Upgrade your speakers or car audio amplifier with our CRV radio wiring guide. We will begin with the first generation of Honda CR-V.

First Gen CRV stereo wiring guide 1997–2001

The early Honda CR-V came with the non-VTEC version of the popular DOHC B series engine. As you would expect this Honda used a double DIN radio opening, with a single DIN pocket under the factory stereo.

2000 Honda CRV Stereo Wiring Diagram 1

Radio Constant 12V+ Wire: White/Blue
Radio Switched 12V+ Wire: Yellow/Red
Radio Ground Wire: Black
Radio Illumination Dimmer Wire: Red/Black

The front Honda CRV speakers are mounted into the door panels and are easily accessed if you need to upgrade them.

Left Front Speaker Wire (+): Blue
Left Front Speaker Wire (-): Gray/Black
Right Front Speaker Wire (+): Red/Green
Right Front Speaker Wire (-): Brown/Black

1997 Honda CRV Stereo Wiring DiagramDepending on what trim of Honda CRV you own, you may have an optional CD changer in the lower single DIN slot. In order to access your factory stereo, you will need to disassemble the CRV center console and remove the front plastic fascia.

1997 Honda CRV Stereo Wiring Diagram 2

When installing a single DIN aftermarket stereo, you can use the factory mounting brackets.

To connect a car stereo amplifier to your rear speakers, you can wire them directly in through the CRV wiring harness. These rear speakers are 6 1/2″ in size and mounted into the rear side panels of your Honda CRV.
Left Rear Speaker Wire (+): Blue/Yellow
Left Rear Speaker Wire (-): Gray/White
Right Rear Speaker Wire (+): Red/Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Wire (-): Brown/White

Second Gen CRV stereo wiring guide 2002–2006

With a fresh redesign and redone center console, this generation of Honda CRV features a double DIN sized pocket as the stereo mounting location.

2002 Honda CRV Stereo Wiring DiagramRadio Constant 12V+ Wire: White/Red
Radio Switched Ignition 12V+ Wire: Yellow/Red or Yellow/Green
Radio Ground Wire: Black
Radio Illumination Dimmer Wire: Red/Black

Removal of your factory stereo is also done by removing the front plastic fascia.

Once this radio is removed, you can install a double DIN unit with using aftermarket stero mounting guides.

2003 Honda CRV Stereo Wiring Diagram

Left Front Speaker Wire (+): Green/Black
Left Front Speaker Wire (-): Light Green
Right Front Speaker Wire (+): Green/Yellow
Right Front Speaker Wire (-): Gray/Red

When connecting your rear speakers, you’ll need to rewire the factory harness. You can make a stereo install easier by using a plug and play stereo harness, but if you don’t have that our CRV Stereo Wiring can help you save money and time.

2002 Honda CRV Stereo Wiring Diagram 1Left Rear Speaker Wire (+): Blue/White
Left Rear Speaker Wire (-): Blue/Black
Right Rear Speaker Wire (+): Pink
Right Rear Speaker Wire (-): Blue/Yellow

This is the last generation of Honda CRV that will not require a custom radio install kit.

Most of these aftermarket install kits include a replacement face that will help bring back the OEM appearance of your stereo and dashboard.

Third Gen CRV stereo wiring guide 2007–2011

When installing an aftermarket stereo into this generation of Honda, you will require a custom mounting kit. This kit will also need a faceplate that will surround your upgraded radio.

2011 Honda CRV Stereo Wiring Diagram

Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: White
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Gray
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Red
Car Stereo Power Antenna Trigger Wire: Black

Most of the premium Honda CRV stereos will also include a factory car stereo amplifier. If your CRV comes with a subwoofer, you can access this through your rear CRV compartment.
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Green
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Green
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Gray
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Orange

2014 Honda CRV Stereo Wiring Diagram

Our 2012+ Honda CRV stereo wiring guide is still in the works, but as you can see from the image to the left, install is very difficult.

We have installed a double DIN stereo into this model of Honda CRV, so we will be sharing our wiring pinout shortly.


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