Acura TL Stereo Wiring Diagram

Acura TL Stereo Wiring Diagram

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Using our TL stereo wiring guide can help you upgrade your Acura radio or stereo. When you want to save money and do your own Acura TL stereo install, you’ll need a car audio wiring diagram. This is where our TL stereo wiring schematic can help you install your aftermarket stereo or radio. Today I’ll be showing you how to install a TL stereo no matter what year your Acura is.

Completing your TL stereo install is easier with our TL stereo wiring guide. You won’t have to waste time tracking down stereo speaker wires, or he power or ground wires. Just follow our wiring schematic to upgrade your TL stereo with your MP3 player, CD player or navigation system of choice. Upgrading your TL stereo system is made easy with our simple TL stereo wiring guide.

There’s several generations of the Acura TL, and the early models share quite a bit in common with the CL. These are easier Acuras to install and upgrade your TL stereo, as they utilize a standard DIN configuration. Even if you are a professional mobile car stereo installer, you can use our TL stereo wiring schematic to complete your TL radio install.

First Gen TL stereo wiring guide 1997-1998

The early Acura TL stereo install is easier than some of the later models, but will still require you to disassemble the center console. Once you have the side panels removed from your Acura center console, you can access the TL stereo mounting brackets.

1997 Acura TL Stereo Wiring Diagram 1

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

Upgrading your Acura TL speakers is easier because they are in the door panels. These are 5 ” x 7 ” speakers, and can be upgraded easily. To access your rear speakers you may need to open your TL trunk to access the rear deck.
Left Front Speaker Wire (+): Blue/Green
Left Front Speaker Wire (-): Gray/Black
Right Front Speaker Wire (+): Red/Green
Right Front Speaker Wire (-): Brown/Black
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 TL stereo wiring guide 2000-2003

2002 Acura TL Stereo Wiring DiagramCar Radio Constant 12v+ Wire: White/Green
Car Radio Switched 12v+ Wire: White/Red
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Red/Black
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: Yellow/White
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue/Green
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray/Black
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Red/Green
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Black

Acura TL stereo upgrades in this generation will still require you to remove the center console. However this stereo upgrade will need you to use a stereo install kit. This install kit will replace the front fascia and come with custom single or double DIN mounting brackets.
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue/Yellow
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray/White
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Red/Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/White

These TL stereo mounting brackets give you an easy way to mount your Acura radio. You can then use this TL stereo wiring guide to help you complete the TL stereo install.

Third Gen TL stereo wiring guide 2004-2008

The Acura TL stereo install gets more complicated from this generation onward. These center consoles and dashboards use a custom layout, which will definitely require a custom stereo install kit.

2004 Acura TL Stereo Wiring Diagram

Car Radio Constant 12v+ Wire: White
Car Radio Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow/Red
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Red/Black
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Red/Blue
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: Yellow/Green
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: Red/Yellow

The Acura TL Stereo amplifier is mounted in the passenger side kick panel and may require you to remove the glove box. This TL stereo amplifier can be replaced without removing it however, by using the TL stereo wiring guide to bypass it.
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Green
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Blue
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Black
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown

When upgrading your TL stereo of this generation, you will need an Acura stereo install kit. Most kits come with the plastic panel that will make your aftermarket stereo look like it came from the factory.

2005 Acura TL Stereo Wiring DiagramThe front Acura TL speakers are mounted in the doors. You can access these to upgrade them by simply removing the speaker paneling.

You may need to disconnect the Acura TL window controls. The rear TL speakers are mounted into the panels, and are easily upgraded with 6 ” x 9 ” upgraded speakers.

Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): White
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Red

Fourth Gen TL stereo wiring guide 2009-2014

Upgrading your TL stereo in the last generation of Acura will not be easy. This is due to the integration of the factory stereo and navigation system. If you are serious about upgrading your Acura TL stereo install, you can ditch the factory backup screen and navigation to install your own.

2014 Acura TL Stereo Wiring Diagram

Car Radio Battery Constant 12V+ Wire: White
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Gray
Car Radio Dimmer Wire: Red
Car Radio Amp Trigger Wire: White

To find the Acura TL car stereo amplifier in the last generation of TL, you will need to open your trunk. You may need to remove the paneling that surrounds your spare tire to get to the amp. The car stereo amplifier is mounted to the passenger side of your trunk. You will need to remove your Acura TL car stereo amplifier in order to upgrade it.

The Acura TL subwoofer is also found in the trunk, and can be easily upgraded by removing it. Have any questions about our TL stereo wiring guide? Leave us a comment below and let us know!

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