'97 Defender 90 ST Radio Wiring - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Join the Defender Source Community Today

Thread Tools
Old January 24th, 2011, 09:09 AM
Status: Offline
Michael A. Robertson
1997 Defender 90
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 5
'97 Defender 90 ST Radio Wiring

Okay, thanks to a couple of people on one of the Crutchfield forums I finally have some answers and a working receiver. Turns out the yellow with purple stripe wire is for amplifier power and should be connected to the remote power wire on the Pioneer receiver.

What is frustrating is that I posted on the D-90 Source forum, emailed Pioneer, emailed Land Rover North America and have no responses. I attempted to get assistance from Crutchfield tech support but spent more time proving that the unit was purchased there than getting help. After several emails to Crutchfield I was finally able to show that it was purchased there and only then did they tell me that they were unable to help via email or chat, that I would have to call during business hours, though they suggested I try their forum and FAQ sites.

RAVE shows the wiring but gives no hint of what the yellow with purple stripe wire is for. So, to help the rest of the community - should someone need it - here is the wiring information for the entertainment unit on at least one '97 Defender.

purple - battery positive, always hot
orange w/white stripe - ignition switched positive
black - ground
red w/black stripe - light switched positive
yellow w/purple stripe - amplifier positive, ignition switched

black w/green stripe - left rear positive
black w/blue stripe - left rear negative
black w/white stripe - right rear positive
black w/brown stripe - right rear negative
black w/yellow stripe - left front positive
black w/orange stripe - left front negative
black w/pink stripe - right front positive
black w/red stripe - right front negative
Reply With Quote

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

90, 97, defender 90, entertainment unit, radio, wiring

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Defender 90 ST door cards MJV For Sale - Parts 5 July 16th, 2010 09:41 PM
1995 Defender 90 ST - AA Yellow AggieD90 For Sale - Vehicles 7 February 14th, 2009 11:01 AM
1994 Red Defender 90 for sale BrianConway321 For Sale - Vehicles 5 February 22nd, 2005 09:27 PM
Wanted 97 Defender Gray Jump Seats rbtrader Wanted 1 October 10th, 2003 09:29 PM
97 radio plug arrangements Gkase Defender Technical Discussions 1 October 6th, 2003 05:58 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:03 PM.