Ford F150 Radio Wiring Harness Diagram

A Ford F150 radio wiring harness diagram will assist you in installing new radio/stereo wires in your vehicle. It shows the setup of electrical components situated in the radio console.

My guide contains Ford F150 radio wiring harness schematics from the seventh generation to the fourteenth generation. There are also sections covering the universal aftermarket wire harness color codes and Ford wire harness color codes.

You can look forward to installing your truck’s new radio wiring DIY style. The diagrams will help you save on labor fees and make the process faster.

Seventh Generation Ford F150 Radio Wiring Harness Diagram (1980-1986)

This generation of radio wiring harness models is easy to install and repair. It makes use of a slightly bigger single-DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung/German Institute for Standards) configuration. That is why the diagram appears as it does below.

If the above diagram looks too complicated, you can just follow the wires color codes chart below:

7th Generation F150 Radio Wiring Harness Diagram (1980-1986)

Wire FunctionWire Color
Constant 12V+Light Green
Switched 12V+Yellow/Green
GroundChassis
IlluminationBlue/ Brown
Left Front (+)Green
Left Front (-)Black/White
Right Front (+)White/Red
Right Front (-)Black/White

Eighth Generation Ford F150 Radio Wiring Harness Diagram (1987-1991)

The eight-generation F150 radio wiring harness diagram bears some similarities to that of the seventh generation. It shows the single DIN setup, but there is a small difference due to the F150 dash, as seen below.

1990 - 1991 F150 radio wiring diagram
1990 – 1991 F150 radio wiring diagram (Credit: f150forum.com)

Follow the wire’s color codes below:

8th Generation F150 Radio Wiring Harness Diagram (1987-1991)

Wire FunctionWire Color
Constant 12V+Green/Yellow
Switched 12V+Yellow/Black 
GroundRed/ Black 
IlluminationBlue/Red 
Left Front (+)Orange/Green 
Left Front (-)Black/White
Right Front (+)White/Green 
Right Front (-)Black/White
Left Rear (+)Pink/Green 
Left Rear (-)Pink/Blue 
Right Rear (+)Pink/Blue 
Right Rear (-)Green/Orange 

Ninth Generation Ford F150 Radio Wiring Harness Diagram (1992-1996)

The ninth-generation F150 trucks were the last to have the bench-style dash feature. They were the first to start using dashboards molded around the steering column and stereo. Their stereos utilize the single-DIN configuration, which goes directly into the vehicle.

Below are the radio wiring color codes for this generation.

9th Generation F150 Radio Wiring Harness Diagram (1992-1996)

Wire FunctionWire Color
Constant 12V+Green/Purple (1996)
Green/Yellow (1992-1995)
Switched 12V+Yellow/Black 
GroundBlack/Light Green (1996)
Red or Black (1992-1995)
IlluminationLight Blue/Red (1996)
Blue/Red  (1992-1995)
Antenna TriggerBlue
Left Front (+)Orange/Light Green (1996)
Orange/Green (1992-1995)
Left Front (-)Light Blue/White (1996)
Black/White (1992-1995)
Right Front (+)White/Light Green (1996)
White/Green (1992-1995)
Right Front (-)Dark Green/Orange (1996)
Black/White (1992-1995)
Left Rear (+)Pink/Green (1992-1995)
Gray/Light Blue (1996)
Left Rear (-)Pink/Blue (1992-1995)
Tan/Yellow (1996)
Right Rear (+)Pink/Blue (1992-1995)
Orange/Red (1996)
Right Rear (-)Green/Orange (1992-1995)
Brown/Pink (1996)

Tenth Generation Ford F150 Radio Wiring Harness Diagram (1997-2003)

You can only access a tenth-generation F150 vehicle’s stereo when taking off the front paneling. The cupholder and vents must be uninstalled separately to reach the factory stereo. The stock stereo makes use of a double-DIN system, but you also need mounting kits for motorized units.

2002 F150 radio wiring diagram (Credit: Justananswer.com)

Let’s take a look at the radio wires’ color codes of this generation:

10th Generation F150 Radio Wiring Harness Diagram (1997-2003)

Wire FunctionWire Color
Constant 12V+Green/Purple or Light Green/ Pink or Light Green/Violet
Switched 12V+Black/Pink or Black/Purple or Pink
GroundBlack/Green or Black/Light Green
IlluminationLight Blue/Red 
Antenna TriggerBlue
Left Front (+)Gray/Light Blue 
Left Front (-)Tan/Yellow 
Right Front (+)White/Light Green
Right Front (-)Dark Green/Orange 
Left Rear (+)Orange/ Light Green
Left Rear (-)Light Blue/White
Right Rear (+)Orange/Red 
Right Rear (-)Brown/Pink 

Eleventh Generation Ford F150 Radio Wiring Harness Diagram (2004-2008)

This schema is similar to that of the tenth generation in the way you have to take off the front paneling to reach the stereo. The panel detaches as a single component and will let you loosen the four bolts securing the factory stereo. A mounting kit is required to install a pop-up or motorized navigation system successfully.

Check the wiring color codes I’ve collected below to better understand your radio system.

11th Generation F150 Radio Wiring Harness Diagram (2004-2008)

Wire FunctionWire Color
Constant 12V+Light Green/Violet
Switched 12V+Light Green/ Yellow
GroundBlack
IlluminationLight Blue/Red 
Left Front (+)Orange/Light Green
Left Front (-)Light Blue/White
Right Front (+)White/Light Green
Right Front (-)Dark Green/Orange 
Left Rear (+)Gray/Light Blue
Left Rear (-)Tan/Yellow
Right Rear (+)Orange/Red 
Right Rear (-)Brown/Pink 

Twelfth Generation Ford F150 Radio Wiring Harness Diagram (2009-2014)

You will need an aftermarket install kit if you are going to rewire a twelfth-generation Ford F150 stereo. This is because of the way the stereo is put together. Nearly all F150 install kits feature wiring adapters and decorative dash panels (fascia).

Below are the wire color codes you need to know before digging deep into the wiring harness diagram.

12th Generation F150 Radio Wiring Harness Diagram (2009-2014)

Wire FunctionWire Color
Constant 12V+White/Red
Switched 12V+Blue
GroundBlack/Blue
DimmerViolet/Gray
Left Front (+)White
Left Front (-)White/Brown
Right Front (+)White/Violet
Right Front (-)White/Orange
Left Rear (+)White/Green
Left Rear (-)Brown/Yellow
Right Rear (+)Brown/White
Right Rear (-)Brown/Blue

Thirteenth Generation Ford F150 Radio Wiring Harness Diagram (2015-2020)

OEM wiring harnesses and adapters are used for rewiring thirteenth generation F150 radios since the wires must not be cut during the installation. You won’t have to go through the trouble of passing cables.

Check the wire color codes below:

13th Generation F150 Radio Wiring Harness Diagram (2015-2020)

Wire FunctionWire Color
Constant 12V+Red
Switched 12V+Brown/Yellow (Driver Kick Panel)
GroundBlack/Green or Black/Gray
Left Front (+)White
Left Front (-)White/Brown
Right Front (+)White/Violet
Right Front (-)White/Orange
Left Rear (+)White/Green
Left Rear (-)Brown/Yellow
Right Rear (+)Brown/White
Right Rear (-)Brown/Blue

Fourteenth Generation Ford F150 Radio Wiring Harness Diagram (2021-Present)

Some significant modifications came with the fourteenth-generation F150 stereos. You don’t need to do much to take the dash apart before getting to your truck’s stereo. But you have to make do with the 32-cavity connector instead of the FOR-11CK T-Harness.

Follow this diagram if you’re going to rewire your Ford F150 radio.

14th Generation F150 Radio Wiring Harness Diagram (2021 – Present)

Wire FunctionWire Color
Constant 12V+Violet/Red
Switched 12V+Green
GroundBlack/Gray
Left Front (+)White
Left Front (-)White/Brown
Right Front (+)White/Violet
Right Front (-)White/Orange
Left Rear (+)White/Green
Left Rear (-)Brown/Yellow
Right Rear (+)Brown/White
Right Rear (-)Brown/Blue

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Ford Factory Wire Harness Color Codes

This section will help you understand the stereo wiring diagrams better. The Ford wiring color code specifies the circuit number, wire color, and wire gauge size. For example, the code “374 BK/Y (18)” is broken down in the Motorcraft Ford Service News Bulletin Number 87-52 as follows:

Circuit number: 374

Wire color: BK/Y

Wire gauge size: (18)

Regard the first color as the basic one if the code has a slash separating two colors, as shown in the above example. This means that the wire has two colors, with the second being the hash, stripe, or dot marking.

Dotted colors are represented with the letter “D,” while the ones having a hash marking are indicated by the letter “H.” The wire should be regarded as a striped one if no letter is seen after the second color—just like in the example given earlier. Use the color abbreviations below to understand the Ford stereo wiring color code.

BL – BlueLG – Light Green
BK – BlackN – Natural
BR – BrownO – Orange
DB – Dark BluePK – Pink
DG – Dark GreenP – Purple
GR – GreenR – Red
GY – GrayT – Tan
LB – Light BlueW – White
Y – Yellow
Ford Factory Wire Harness Color Codes

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Universal Aftermarket Wire Harness Color Codes

An aftermarket vehicle stereo typically has thirteen cables identified by various colors. Rewiring the stereo by installing a wiring harness makes the connection easier to perform. See the color code of the thirteen cables below.

  • Yellow Wire – Constant 12v: This is a direct line to the battery, and it supplies most of the power that goes to the radio. It is also a memory backup cable.
  • Blue Wire – Remote Turn on 12v & Power Antenna 12v: It triggers the power antenna, antenna amplifier, or factory amplifier.
  • Two Green Speaker Wires – Green left rear [+], and Green-Black left rear [-]
  • Two Purple Speaker Wires – Purple right rear [+] and Purple-Black right rear [-]
  • Black Wire – Ground
  • Red Wire – Accessory 12v: This cable gets power when the key is turned to “on.” It triggers the radio to switch on.
  • Two White Speaker Wires – White left front [+], and White-Black left front [-]
  • Two Gray Speaker Wires – Gray right front [+] and Gray-Black right rear [-]
  • Orange Wire – Illumination [+]: It is called the dimmer wire in some vehicles. The dimmer wire occasionally appears as “Orange-Black.” Illumination wires stay at 12v-only whether “on” or “off.” The cables referred to as “dimmers” may be able to adjust between 0 and 12 volts as you alter your interior dash lights.

Note: Green-Black, Purple-Black, White-Black, Gray-Black, and Orange-Black wires are cables with black stripes.

Let’s check this video to know what the wire colors mean.

Final Thoughts

You must have found the diagram you are looking for in my extensive Ford F150 radio wiring harness diagram selection if it is within the 7th-14th generation range. It is advisable not to go ahead with a DIY stereo rewiring if you are not adequately skilled in performing such installations.

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