Dual Radio Wiring Diagram

Dual electronics is one of the most recognized Chinese car radio brands.

While it’s true that I don’t usually recommend Chinese models (always go with pioneer, alpine, or Kenwood unless you’re super-low on the budget), go with slightly recognizable brands like Dual if you take this route.

Dual Radio Wiring Diagram

In this post, we’ll talk about the Dual Radio Wiring Diagram and Color codes. The units I’ve picked as examples are DXRM57BT, XRM59BT, DCPA901W, and DMCPA11BT.

While the DXRM57BT and XRM59BT are single-din digital media receivers, the DCPA901W and DMCPA11BT are premium touchscreen units with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay functionality.

All the information in this post is taken from the installation manuals of these radios. Therefore if you have any other DUAL radio (or any other car radio, for that matter), go through its manual to get accurate information about its wiring diagram and color coding.

So, without any further ado, let’s dig right into it.

Dual DXRM57BT and XRM59BT Wiring Diagram

  • Yellow – Constant 12V wire
  • Red – Accessory wire
  • Black – Ground wire
  • Blue – 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)

Dual DCPA901W and DMCPA11BT Wiring diagram

  • Yellow – Constant 12V wire
  • Red – Ignition wire
  • Black – Ground wire
  • Orange – Illumination wire
  • Violet/White – Reverse wire
  • Blue – Power Antenna wire
  • Pink – Parking Brake wire
  • Blue/White – Remote Turn-on wire
  • Gray – Steering Wheel Control Input
  • 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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