Replacing radio

Tiny
MBURNS1026
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  • 1998 FORD EXPLORER
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 102,000 MILES
I have a 1998 Ford Explorer that I took the stock radio out of. I am trying to install a new stereo but everything I find online says the "constant" wire is light green but I have no light green wire. Does anyone know what colors the constant and switch wires are in this car? Thanks!
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Friday, February 11th, 2011 AT 2:53 PM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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There are 5 different radio wiring system and all of them indicates that the power (hot at all times) is a Light Green/Purple wire. It is a light green wire with a purple stripe.

Is your system with or without CD changer?
Is it Base or Premium radio system?

Switch wire is Yellow/Black.

One simple way of testing the is to use a test lamp or DVOM to check the wires with ignition OFF and ON.
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Friday, February 11th, 2011 AT 3:37 PM

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