DUAL Car Stereo Wiring Diagram & Color Codes

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You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for Dual car stereo wiring diagrams. This information is all taken from Duals’ official website, which is where you can find original Dual’s car radio manuals.

In this writeup, we’ll provide wiring diagrams for three Dual models – touch screen radio Dual DMCPA70 (Media Receiver with Android Auto™ and CarPlay™) and single din models Dual XDM280BT (AM/FM/CD Receiver), and Dual XDM17BT.

Dual XDM17BT (Single DIN)

Wiring diagrams & color codes

This is the Dual XDM17BT wiring diagram, taken from the unit’s manual.

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Dual XDM17BT Wiring diagram
Dual XDM17BT Wiring diagram

LEFT FRONT
WHITE (+)
WHITE/BLACK(-)

RIGHT FRONT
GRAY (+)
GRAY/BLACK (-)

LEFT REAR
GREEN (+)
GREEN/BLACK (-)

RIGHT REAR
VIOLET (+)
VIOLET/BLACK (-)

YELLOW – MEMORY – Connect to battery circuit or constant 12-volt source.
RED – ACCESSORY – Connect to the exiting ignition circuit or switched the 12-volt source.
BLACK – GROUND – Connect to vehicle chassis ground.
BLUE – REMOTE TURN ON – Connect to amplifier or power antenna. Insulate wire if not used.

Dual DMCPA70 (Double DIN)

Wiring diagrams & color codes

Dual DMCPA70 touch screen radio wiring diagram (20PIN and 18PIN)
Dual DMCPA70 touch screen radio wiring diagram (20PIN and 18PIN)

This is for the 20PIN wiring harness, for the 18PIN harness see the diagram.

WHITE – LEFT FRONT(+)
WHITE/BLACK – LEFT FRONT(-)
GRAY – RIGHT FRONT(+)
GRAY/BLACK – RIGHT FRONT(-)
GREEN – LEFT REAR(+)
GREEN/BLACK – LEFT REAR(-)
VIOLET – RIGHT REAR(+)
VIOLET/BLACK – RIGHT REAR(-)

RED – IGNITION / 12V(+)
BLACK – CHASSIS GROUND(-)
YELLOW – BATTERY 12(+)
ORANGE – ILLUMINATION(+)
VIOLET/WHITE – REVERSE(+)
BLUE-POWER ANTENNA (+)
PINK – PARKING BRAKE(-)
BLUE/WHITE – REMOTE TURN-ON(+)
GRAY(RED CAP) – SWC INPUT

Notes

*The Subwoofer preamp audio output (Blue jacket with Black RCA) is active in all audio modes.
*You can connect a rearview camera (not included) to the Camera input.
**All info is taken from the Dual DMCPA70 manual.

Dual XDM280BT (Single DIN)

Wiring diagrams & color codes

Dual XDM280BT Wiring diagram
Dual XDM280BT Wiring diagram

*All info is taken from the Dual XDM280BT manual.

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