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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 13, 1:31 PM Thread Starter
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Kraco Radio in 72 Malibu Wiring Help!

I am trying to get the Kraco KHP 1085A working until I get funds for a retro radio setup. My Dad bought the car about 8 years ago and the Kraco radio worked when the car was parked a couple of years ago, but only one speaker was connected or something like that. Anyway I need to know how to wire the radio because I have no idea and I need a little background music while driving for now on the 72.

What wires go where as this is obviously not the original but was installed later on. I have four speakers which I am sure of the two front were stock but not sure about the rear ones, two for front and two for back and the speaker wires run up to the unit but are not connected now. I have attached pics of the wiring and noise filter that is bolted under the dash which is still be connected to the radio plug harness. Thanks for any and all help.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 13, 2:57 PM
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Re: Kraco Radio in 72 Malibu Wiring Help!

I would leave that one in place and put a cheap one in the trunk until you can afford what you want .Most new ones come with a remote and have a port for MP3 or other media .Im doing something similar but mounting mine under the dash.
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Re: Kraco Radio in 72 Malibu Wiring Help!

Thanks for the advice but it should not be so hard to connect a least one or two speakers for some type of sound. Does anyone have a good way to do this, as I am not electrically incline but can do the basics. Which wires hook to which wires. Help! I would settle for just one speaker. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Kraco Radio in 72 Malibu Wiring Help!

Red should go to power supply ,black to ground ,brown and tan? probably are a speaker pair and the other 2 should be your other speaker ,just a guess though as they are all different and the colors Im seeing on my computer may not be what your colors actually are .
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Re: Kraco Radio in 72 Malibu Wiring Help!

You'll have two power wires.
The red from battery /fuse block and the yellow will power the stereo.
you;ll need both to be powered to use the radio.
The yellow should be fused to the ignition switch.
The grey is a power antenna lead I believe.
The speaker wires will have the tracers.
Black is the stereo ground...do not ground any speaker leads to ground.
Speaker leads should be like pairs with tracers,and should be connected to like connections on the speakers.straight colors to positive speaker lead,tracer wires to negative speaker lead.

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Re: Kraco Radio in 72 Malibu Wiring Help!

Thanks everyone, with this info and some trial and error I was able to get the rear speakers hooked up. They actually sound OK for there age. Now I can hear some tunes while I am on the road. Thanks again.
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