Sony Wiring Harness Diagram and Color Codes

Sony Wiring Harness Diagram

One of the common mistakes car owners make in radio installation is not being focused.

You have to be careful when matching wire colors because you might not be able to use the car radio otherwise.

And by the time you realize your mistake, you’ll have already installed the new radio into the dashboard. It means taking it out again and checking each wire one by one.

So, to save yourself from this hassle, see the wiring diagram for your radio attentively before making any wire connection.

Sony Radio Wiring Harness Diagrams

We’ve recently published radio wiring guides for brands such as Pioneer, Kenwood, Alpine, etc. So in this post, we’ll talk about Sony radios’ wiring diagrams.

The radios we’ve used as examples are MEX-N5300BT and XAV7000.

Sony MEX-N5300BT Wiring Diagram and Color Codes

The following color scheme can also be used for other MEX-series radios.

  • Yellow – Constant 12V wire
  • Red – Accessory wire
  • Black – Ground wire
  • Blue/White striped – Remote Turn-on wire
  • Orange/White striped – Illumination 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)
  • Purple – Right-rear Speaker wire (positive)
  • Purple/Black – Right-rear Speaker wire (negative)

Sony XAV-AX7000 Wiring Diagram and Color Codes

Although this is the wiring diagram for AX7000, you can use it as a reference for other AX-series double-din units such as AX3000, AX5000, and AX5500.

  • Yellow – Constant 12V wire
  • Red – Accessory wire
  • Black – Ground wire
  • Blue/White striped – Remote Turn-on wire
  • Orange/White striped – Illumination wire
  • Light green – Parking Brake wire
  • Purple/White striped – Reverse 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)
  • Purple – Right-rear Speaker wire (positive)
  • Purple/Black – Right-rear Speaker wire (negative)
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