Help with a stereo install

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  1. Serruchofish

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    Hey everybody, I've never posted to this section of the forum, and am sorry if this topic has been covered. My father in-law got a boat. 1996 Bayliner 1950 Capri. He asked me to replace his tape Deck with an aftermarket deck. I've replaced a couple stereos in my vehicles.bmy question is: is their a wiring harness to purchase for this boat, like how you do when installing a stereo in a car? I rather not cut into the original wiring harness. Any suggestions are appreciated.
     
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    If you are replacing a stereo, there should already be power and speaker wires to the back of the stereo you are replacing. It is just a matter of knowing the wires purpose. Any new stereo should have enough wire to connect to the previous wiring. Good luck!
     
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    Indeed... I was hoping there was an after market plug and play harness like there are in cars
     
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    There aint, do it the old fashion way....
    ground, check
    power, check
    memory saver / constant power, usually yellow wire, check
    speaker wires, check....

    Its been years but nothing has changed.
     
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    Roger that
     
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    Ground is usually Black
    Memory Yellow
    Ignition Red
    Speakers Green is Left, Grey is Right.

    You can check the old speaker wires with any charged AAA battery for + or - if you need to as well.

    Again, good luck!
     
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    Thank you that is very helpful
     
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    Take the old stereo, throw it in the trash! Done! Who need music on a boat!
     
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    Solder and shrink tube the wires use tubing that has a sealing mastic in it to prevent corrosion . You won't need the wire for the power antenna relay trip . Any others that are left over seal the ends of those with shrink tube as well . Any bussed grounds or power connection use a good coat of dielectric silicone on those before and after you bolt them down . Good luck
     
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