Colors of the Wiring in a Sony CDX-M610

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Colors of the Wiring in a Sony CDX-M610
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The Sony CDX-M610 is a car stereo head unit. The colours of the wiring indicate what wire is for what function. Sony tends to use standard wiring for their units; meaning the wiring colours for most models are the same. Sony recommends that users have a qualified Sony technician install their Sony CDX-M610. The Sony CDX-M610 came with two wiring harnesses: a nine pin harness and a 16 pin harness.

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Nine Pin Harness

According to Sony, the wire colouring for the nine pin harness for the Sony CDX-M610 is:

"Pin Number > Wire Color > Function

1 > Not Used > Not Used

2 > Black > Ground

3 > Grey > Right Positive

4 > Grey/Black > Right Negative

5 > Blue/White > Amplifier Remote

6 > Red > 12 Volt Switched

7 > Yellow > 12 Volt Constant

8 > White > Left Positive

9 > White/Black > Left Negative"

16 Pin Harness

According to Sony, the wire colouring for the 16 pin harness for the Sony CDX-M610 is:

"Pin Number > Wire Color > Function

1 > White > Left Front Positive

2 > Green > Left Rear Positive

3 > Violet > Right Rear Positive

4 > Grey > Right Front Positive

5 > Blue/White > Amplifier Remote

6 > Blue > Antenna Remote

7 > Red > Accessory 12 Volts

8 > Black > Ground

9 > White/Black > Left Front Negative

10 > Green/Black > Left Rear Negative

11 > Violet/Black > Right Rear Negative

12 > Grey/Black > Right Front Negative

13 > Sky Blue > Telephone Mute

14 > Orange/White > Illumination

15 > Not Used > Not Used

16 > Yellow > Constant 12 Volts

Common Wires

Both units share the common Power (red) and Ground (black) wire colours. These are the universally accepted colours in mobile stereo installations.

Nine and 16 Pin

The 16 pin unit includes front and rear functionality while the nine pin unit only has left and right wiring.

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