As long as you can get the wires to match up, you don't need the female connector, although it may be difficult to attach the car harness wires to the male connector of the radio. In my car, I had no male connector, but the wires from the radio still had the little gold clips on the end that slot into the the radio connector (the little male clips). I just slotted them directly into the female connector of the car harness and wrapped all with electrical tape. If the wires on the car harness side were cut just directly behind the car harness connector, you should still see the writing on the wires describing what they are. Basically, you will have 2 wires of the same color x 4. One of each of those wires will have a black strip, so you will have, for example, gray and a gray/black. Each of those 4 sets of wires is for your speakers. The solid wire is for the speaker positive/the wire with the black strip is for the speaker negative. The ground wire for the radio will always be black. Then you will have a 12v wire, which is usually red, and that is for your power. There may be 2 other wires left over. One will be for the memory of your radio, one will be for the illumination of the radio panel. If you cannot see the writing on the car harness wires, you can just try to mix and match those last 2 wires until you get it correctly.
The connectors themselves are also male and female. If you bought another connector that would normally be on the radio side it, you have bought a male connector. You need a female connecting box to slide into the male connecting box of the radio. Normally, it is very difficult to get a male connecting box that will slot into the female side that is on the Trackick, if you still had the car harness female side. And I don't know how much length you have left for the wires that were cut on the female (car) side) - if they are short, you will have difficulty attaching them to a new female connector. You may have to splice an additional length on to each car side wire, and if so, you could get the female clip for each wire, attach it to your new length of wire, and then just slot it into the male connector that is already intact on the radio.
'91 Tracker 8V, 1.6L, 5 sp, 4wd, 2dr, conv, CAMI, horribly rusty
'97 Suzuki Vitara 8v, parts car - worth its weight in gold.....
'61 NSU Quickly - 150mpg
ok what car is this, you started this post with no hope of solution.
due to not stating what you are driving. why?
edit: i looked in your 53 posts(started) and i see 90 tracker on 1. wow, you do make it hard to help you .
all know is
stolen along with the connector
so there is no factory after radio connector harness only the main vehicle harness
if you would disclose the year and type car , amazing things happen. facts
GM or Suzuk
number of doors.
then you bought another radio and never said what year car it was from.
At one point, in mid 1990's Suzuki switched the the world standard on radio wire colors
so knowing that , you can see, telling the year car i can answer all questions. (pre or post standard)
all this information is online. (veh, info not aftermarket stuff)
the first step in radio land iS:
I power up the new radio, and see if its LOCKED. ( you need the year car radio came from to do that, unless you like smoke)
why spin your wheels with a locked radio.? "front panel says locked as you turn it on" (2 wires to do that)
find an unlocked radio. test it.
get your cars harness colors (ask ,its so easy to get from 100 sources)
get your new radios color codes
then match them by function.
POwer to power
ground to ground
parking lights to parking lights. (dimmer buss)
memory to memory power
then wire up each speaker you want
RF to RF + and -
LF to LF + and -
it's your choice to put a connector between the radio and the main harness.
just get any matched set of M/F connector with enough pins. ($$$)
my 2 cents
if you have a 90 Tracker ( i have full FSM set on a 90)
and you dont have other trackers or suzukis.
please say so.
i can send dead accurate information on your car
so do yourself a favor.
1: read stickypost 1 or 2 that has the 5 STARS.
2: the fill out you signature or profile with CAR SPEC.
warning the PDF posted #6 is not correct for 1990
many many errors.
1990 is gen 1 cars. they are diffrent in 100s of ways.
post your car spec so we can answer accuratly.
we call this GIGO
garbage IN, nets , garbage out.
Yeah, When I posted, it was the only manual I had available and was unsure if the wire colors were the same. I was hoping that the poster could figure out the wire position/placement from the configuration of the connector, however, that was an assumption on my part that GM/CAMI retained the same wire position. You know what they say about assuming.
1997 Geo Tracker, 2dr convertible/hardtop, 1.6, 16v, 5 spd manual, 4wd
1995 Geo Tracker, 2dr convertible/hardtop, 1.6, 16v, 3 spd auto, 4wd
1992 Geo Tracker LSI, 2 dr convertible, 1.6, 8v, 5 spd manual, 4wd
1991 Geo Tracker, 2dr hardtop (TT), 1.6, 8v, 3 spd auto, 4wd
1989 Ford E-250, van, 5.0 (302), 4 spd auto
1988 Ford Ranger, p/u, 2.9, 3pd auto
thirty nine, this is not your post, this is Garci's post , why hijack his and why mix years, what the heck?
why are you posting car specs.
and #2 why post a line like that and not say
is that the radio spec or the target car spec. gee.
ok lets have a radio (audio class) 1a .
all radio's are diff. ( just look at 89-98 and observe)
all cars are different by year, and other factors.
are we clear on that?
and there is a color code standard but not until way later in 90s. so forget that.
unless you know for a fact your radio complies.
garcia (digging 53 posts deep is , 1.6L 8v
Garcia , dont realize that some kicks are way different that others 88-99 and ask for
help many times with out one time telling year. (1 time yes) until this post. (id did it the hard way)
Garcia has '93 Geo Tracker 2 door, convertible, 1.6L 8V, manual trans.
ok we are getting warmer.
th 93 has 11 pins
the 95 is diffr. more pins and more connectors. pined out diffr.
if you need the correct one, ask,
Are there two different threads from the same person asking for info or am I just old and confused? Get the wiring diagram for your year tracker/kick and the wiring diagram for your new radio. Match up the functions..easy as pie.
Just remember if you can't fix it with duct tape, JB weld and a hammer it's an electrical problem.......
1989 Tracker, 8V, 1.6L, automatic, 2 door tin top, one owner.
1990 Sidekick, 8V, 1.6L, 5 speed, rag top
1996 X90 auto....
1993 Geo Tracker 5 speed
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