Alpine Wiring Harness Diagram

The biggest mistake people make when installing an aftermarket radio is mixing up the radio wiring.

One common example of this issue is wiring turn-on wire in place of the antenna wire and vice versa (since they’re colored blue and blue/white in most radios). It causes your amplifier to not turn on, except when the music source is FM radio.

There’s no room for error when it comes to matching radio wires. And for that, we must have prior information about the wiring diagram and color code for your vehicle/car radio.

In this post, we’ll talk about the wiring diagrams and color codes for Alpine radios.

Alpine Wiring Harness Diagram

The models we’ve picked as examples are CDE-133BT, CDE-172BT, and iLX-W650. That’s because most alpine radios come from either ‘CDE’ or the ‘iLX’ series. While the former two are single-din units, the iLX-W650 is a feature-rich double-din touchscreen model.

We have gathered this information from the installation manuals of these radios. Therefore, if you have any other radio, go through the manual before any other source.

With that said, let’s go through these alpine radios one by one.

Alpine CDE-133BT Wiring Diagram

  • Yellow – Constant 12V wire
  • Red – Accessory wire
  • Black – Ground wire
  • Orange – Dimmer wire
  • Blue – Power Antenna wire
  • Black/White – Remote turn-on wire
  • Pink/Black – Audio Interrupt In wire
  • White – Left-front Speaker wire (positive)
  • White/Black – Left-front Speaker wire (negative)
  • Green – Left-rear Speaker wire (positive)
  • Green/Black – Left-Rear Speaker wire (negative)
  • Gray – Right-front Speaker wire (positive)
  • Gray/Black – Right-front Speaker wire (negative)
  • Violet – Right-rear Speaker wire (positive)
  • Violet/Black – Right-rear Speaker wire (negative)

Alpine CDE-172BT Wiring Harness Diagram

The wiring in CDE-172BT is similar to that in 133BT except for two things. There’s no Pink/Black wire, and the Orange wire is for illumination instead of dimmer.

  • Yellow – Constant 12V wire
  • Red – Ignition wire
  • Black – Ground wire
  • Blue – Power Antenna wire
  • Orange – Illumination wire
  • Blue/White – Remote turn-on wire
  • White – Left-front Speaker wire (positive)
  • White/Black – Left-front Speaker wire (negative)
  • Green – Left-rear Speaker wire (positive)
  • Green/Black – Left-rear Speaker wire (negative)
  • Gray – Right-front Speaker wire (positive)
  • Gray/Black – Right-front Speaker wire (negative)
  • Violet – Right-rear Speaker wire (positive)
  • Violet/Black – Right-rear Speaker wire (negative)

Alpine iLX-W650 Wiring Diagram

Due to its double-din nature, iLX-W650 has additional wires (parking brake and reverse).

  • Yellow – Constant 12V wire
  • Red – Accessory wire
  • Black – Ground wire
  • Yellow/Black – Parking Brake wire
  • Blue – Power Antenna wire
  • Orange/White – Reverse wire
  • Blue/White – Remote turn-on wire
  • White – left-front speaker wire (positive)
  • White/Black – left-front speaker wire (negative)
  • Green – left-rear speaker wire (positive)
  • Green/Black – left-rear speaker wire (negative)
  • Gray – Right-front speaker wire (positive)
  • Gray/Black – Right-front speaker wire (negative)
  • Violet – Right-rear speaker wire (positive)
  • Violet/Black – Right-rear speaker wire (negative)
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