How To Nissan Frontier Stereo Wiring Diagram

How To Nissan Frontier Stereo Wiring Diagram

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One of the most popular modified Nissan trucks to modify and upgrade, this Frontier stereo wiring guide can really save you money and time. This car audio wiring guide can help you complete your Nissan Frontier stereo install. Without having to track down speaker wires or the colors for other wires, you can easily install and upgrade your Frontier radio.

2003 Nissan Frontier Stereo wiring diagramThis Frontier stereo wiring schematic helps you connect, install and upgrade any part of your sound system.

This wiring guide can help whether you are a professional mobile stereo installer, or just trying to save a few bucks.

Being able to have a full Frontier stereo wiring chart in front of you makes your Frontier stereo installation a breeze.

Today I’ll be showing you the Nissan Frontier Stereo wiring guide for all years of Frontier truck. From 1997 to 2014 this car audio wiring guide can help you getting any car stereo install completed.

First Gen Nissan Frontier stereo wiring 1997–2000

The first Frontier uses a double DIN setup which is located in the center console. Upgrading the factory Frontier radio is simple to do, and usually you won’t require a new stereo bracket.

1998 Nissan Frontier Stereo wiring diagram 2

Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Pink
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Blue
Car Radio Ground Wire: Chassis
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Red/Blue
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Red/Yellow

Removing this double DIN factory radio, and upgrading to a single DIN with a DIN pocket is easy as well.
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Pink
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Blue
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Black

1999 Nissan Frontier Stereo wiring diagramThe rear Frontier speaker connections can be accessed from behind the factory radio. You can also upgrade these speakers through the rear panels in the cab of your Frontier truck.

You can also easily install a car amplifier or crossover for use in your Frontier speakers.
Left Rear Speaker Positive (+): Light Green
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Violet
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Pink

Second Gen Nissan Frontier stereo wiring 2001-2004

The changes to the next generation of Frontier truck include moving the radio higher on your dashboard. This can make it easier to upgrade although certain single DIN stereos can be difficult, especially if you are using a motorized face.

2004 Nissan Frontier Stereo wiring diagram 1Frontier Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Pink
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Blue
Car Radio Ground Wire: Gray or Chassis
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Red/Blue
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Red/Yellow

Removing the double DIN in this Frontier is easy to do if you are upgrading to a double DIN stereo. You may need a Frontier install kit to fill up one half of the Frontier factory radio if you wanting a single DIN Frontier stereo install.

2004 Nissan Frontier Stereo wiring diagramLeft Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Pink
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Blue
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Black

Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Green
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Violet
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Pink

Third Gen Nissan Frontier stereo wiring 2004-2009 

There is a interior redesign that changed things quite a bit during this year range of Nissan truck. Depending on what kind of aftermarket Frontier radio you are wanting to install, you may or may not need a custom stereo install kit.

2005 Nissan Frontier Stereo wiring diagramCar Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Yellow
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Green/Black
Car Radio Ground Wire: Chassis
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Red/Blue
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Red/Yellow
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: Green/White

The Frontier stereo moved upwards and close to the top of the dash in this year range. Sitting just below the dash pocket on top of the Frontier dashboard, you can easily upgrade your Frontier radio.
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Blue

2006 Nissan Frontier Stereo wiring diagram

Upgrading to a full dual DIN stereo is also made easy because of this positioning. You would be better off going with one with a tilt face or a motorized face. This is because of the positioning of your Frontier stereo, and the way that sun can ruin your visibility.

Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Green
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Red
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Green
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Black
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Gray
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Orange

Nissan Frontier stereo wiring 2009 – 2014

The last range of Frontier stereo wiring pinouts is below. This generation of truck will require a custom install kit and a stereo install panel.

2010 Nissan Frontier Stereo wiring diagram

Car Radio Battery Constant 12V+ Wire: Yellow
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12V+ Wire: Green/Black
Car Radio Ground Wire: Chassis
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Red
Car Radio Dimmer Wire: Gray

To get to the Frontier stereo in this model, you’ll need to remove the radio panel. This paneling snaps off and from here you can access the Frontier stereo brackets.
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Blue
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Green
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Red

2014 Nissan Frontier Stereo wiring diagramUp front the Frontier speakers measure 6″ x 9″ and are mounted into the front door panels.

Installing a subwoofer or navigation system is easy to do because of the center console panel in your Nissan truck.
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Green
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Black
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Gray
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Orange

2012 Nissan Frontier Stereo wiring diagram

Have any questions about our Frontier stereo wiring guide? Leave us a comment below and let us know!

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  1. Do you have a pic of this unit of that back. For example what connector do what what. I have a 2016 Frontier SV and I am not sure what small plug goes into my radio does. It has two grounds, then one red, then one white.

    thank you for your time in advacne

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