Mitsubishi Evolution Stereo Wiring Diagram

Mitsubishi Evolution Stereo Wiring Diagram

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Mitsubishi Evolution stereo wiring guide

One of the most iconic Japanese supercars of the ’80s, the Mitsubishi Evolution had a relatively short shelf life in the States. Powered by the legendary 4G63 before giving way to the 4B11T. Still, the Evo is one of the most popular modification platforms to date. One popular modification is upgrading the Evo stereo system. When you want an upgrade, our Mitsubishi Evolution stereo wiring guide can help.

Installing a new Evolution stereo doesn’t have to be difficult. Whether you are a professional stereo installer or you are undertaking your Evolution stereo wiring project from your garage, this DIY wiring guide is for you.

Mitsubishi Evolution stereo wiring guide

Today we’ll be covering all generation of USDM Mitsubishi Evolution wiring. From the first US generation Evolution in 2003 to the final X, our Evolution radio wiring article has you covered. To complete your Evolution radio installation, simply find the year range of your Mitsubishi.

Our Mitsubishi Evolution stereo wiring guide has the correct wiring and colors for your Evolution speakers and head unit.

Using this you can ditch the awkward single DIN stereo, and upgrade to a stereo that belongs in your Evo.

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Eighth generation Evolution wiring – 2003-2005

One of the biggest challenges when upgrading the Evolution stereo is the layout. The single DIN system found in the Mitsubishi from this year range can be upgraded, but in order to fit anything, you will need Evolution stereo install kit. These kits will relocate your climate control or simply provide you with a new stereo bezel that fits any double DIN head unit.

Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Red/Black
Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Blue/Yellow
Radio Ground Wire: Black
Radio Illumination Wire: Black/Yellow

When wiring up your Evo stereo, you will need to tee into the switched wire. This switched power wire is an excellent choice unless you happen to have a turbo timer harness to use instead.

Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Red/White
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Red/Blue
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Red
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Green

When upgrading your rear Evolution speakers, you may need an adapter bracket. This bracket will allow you to mount the rear speakers with ease, ensuring total fitment.

Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Blue
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow/Red
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Green
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow/Green

Ninth generation Evolution stereo wiring diagram – 2005-2007

The configuration of your Evolution stereo does limit your upgrade options a bit. However, with our Mitsubishi Evolution stereo wiring guide in hand, you can easily complete any installation.

Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Red/Black
Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Blue/Yellow
Radio Ground Wire: Black
Radio Illumination Wire: Black/Yellow

Changes in the Evolution 9 weren’t just limited to powertrain and drivetrain options. With the inclusion of additional stereo components, wiring up your Evolution amplifier is straightforward with our Mitsubishi Evolution stereo wiring guide.

Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Red/White
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Red/Blue
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Red
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Green
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Blue
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow/Red
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Green
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow/Green

Once you’ve got the old Evolution stereo removed, you can begin wiring up the power and ground signals to your new radio. Complete the install by simply securing your new Evolution stereo to the dashboard.

Because this year range of Evo first incorporated steering wheel controls, you may need an adapter kit to make these controls work again.

Tenth generation Evolution stereo wiring diagram – 2007-2016

The Evolution X is the first Evo built without the potent 4G63 powerplant. Along with this upgrade, the Evolution X stereo is also highly upgraded with several versions of the Rockford Fosgate stereo system.

Radio Battery Constant 12V+ Wire: Red/White
Radio Accessory Switched 12V+ Wire: Yellow
Radio Ground Wire: Black
Radio Illumination Wire: Green/White
Radio Antenna Trigger Wire: Pink

To re-incorporate your steering wheel controls, you’ll need an adapter kit. This unit can integrate with your aftermarket Evolution stereo and restore functions.

Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Blue
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Black/Yellow
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Red
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Black/Red

Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Yellow/Blue
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray/Blue
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Yellow/Red
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray/Red

Have any questions about our Mitsubishi Evolution stereo wiring diagram? Stuck upgrading your Evolution speakers or even your radio? Leave us a comment below and let us know what you think about our stereo wiring schematic.

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