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If you’re looking for wiring diagrams and color codes for Pioneer car stereos you’ve come to the right place. All the info we’re using is from manuals which can be found at Pioneer’s official site. Although most of the Pioneer car stereos are using the same wiring diagrams, we advise you to find the original manual specifically for your model so you can be sure you’re using the correct info.

In this article, we’re gonna explain wiring diagrams for certain car radios including double din Pioneer FH-X720BT, and single din Pioneer FH-X720BT.

Pioneer FH-X720BT (Double DIN)

Wiring diagrams & color codes

The wiring when connecting a rear and front speaker.

Pioneer FH-X720BT wiring diagrams connections

Diagram when using a subwoofer with front speakers.

Pioneer FH-X720BT wiring diagrams connections subwoofer

  1. To power cord input
  2. Left
  3. Right
  4. Front speaker
  5. Rear speaker
  6. White
  7. White/black
  8. Gray
  9. Gray/black
  10. Green
  11. Green/black
  12. Violet
  13. Violet/black
  14. Black (chassis ground)
    Connect to a clean, paint-free metal
    location.
  15. Yellow
    Connect to the constant 12 V supply
    terminal.
  16. Red
    Connect to terminal controlled by the
    ignition switch (12 V DC).
  17. Blue/white
    Connect to the system control terminal
    of the power amp or auto-antenna relay
    control terminal (max. 300 mA 12 V DC).
  18. Subwoofer (4 Ω)
  19. When using a subwoofer of 70 W (2 Ω),
    be sure to connect the subwoofer to the
    violet and violet/black leads of this unit.
    Do not connect anything to the green
    and green/black leads.
  20. Not used.
  21. Subwoofer (4 Ω) × 2
  22. Orange/white
    Connect to a car’s illumination signal.
  23. Yellow/black (Only for FH-X520UI)
    If you use equipment with a Mute
    function, wire this lead to the Audio
    Mute lead on that equipment. If not,
    keep the Audio Mute lead free of any
    connections.

When connecting to an amplifier.

Pioneer FH-X720BT wiring diagrams connections amplifier

  1. System remote control
    Connect to blue/white cable.
  2. Power amp (sold separately)
  3. Connect with RCA cables (sold
    separately)
  4. To rear output
  5. Rear speaker
  6. To front output
  7. Front speaker
  8. To subwoofer output
  9. Subwoofer
  10. To rear output or subwoofer output
  11. Rear speaker or subwoofer

Connections

Pioneer FH-X720BT wiring diagrams color codes

  1. Power cord input
  2. Microphone input
  3. Microphone (4 m)
  4. Rear output or subwoofer output
  5. Front output
  6. Antenna input
  7. Fuse (10 A)
  8. Wired remote input – Hard-wired remote control adapter can
    be connected (sold separately).

All info taken from Pioneer FH-X720BT manual.

Pioneer MVH-290BT (Single DIN)

Wiring diagrams & color codes

When connecting a rear and front speakers.

Pioneer MVH-290BT single din wiring code

Connecting a subwoofer without the additional amplifier.

Pioneer MVH-290BT single din wiring code subwoofer

  1. To power cord input
  2. Left
  3. Right
  4. Front speaker
  5. Rear speaker
  6. White
  7. White/black
  8. Gray
  9. Gray/black
  10. Green
  11. Green/black
  12. Violet
  13. Violet/black
  14. Black (chassis ground)
    Connect to a clean, paint-free metal
    location.
  15. Yellow
    Connect to the constant 12 V supply
    terminal.
  16. Red
    Connect to terminal controlled by the
    ignition switch (12 V DC).
  17. Blue/white
    Connect to the system control terminal
    of the power amp or auto-antenna relay
    control terminal (max. 300 mA 12 V DC).
  18. Subwoofer (4 Ω)
  19. When using a subwoofer of 2 Ω,
    be sure to connect the subwoofer to the
    violet and violet/black leads of this unit.
    Do not connect anything to the green
    and green/black leads.
  20. Not used.
  21. Subwoofer (4 Ω) × 2

When using the optional amplifier.

Pioneer MVH-290BT single din wiring code amplifier

  1. System remote control
  2. Connect to blue/white cable.
  3. Power amp (sold separately)
  4. Connect with RCA cables (sold
    separately)
  5. To rear output or subwoofer output
    Rear speaker or subwoofer

Connections

Pioneer MVH-290BT connections back

  1. Rear output or subwoofer output
  2. Antenna input
  3. Power cord input
  4. Fuse (10 A)
  5. Microphone input
  6. Microphone 3 m
    (9 ft. 10-1/8 in.)

    All info taken from Pioneer MVH-290BT manual.

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