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Factory Head Unit / Stereo Wiring Information for the Holden VE Commodore

  • The following guide outlines the connectors, wire colours, and wiring information for the factory fitted VE Series I Radios.
    This includes Level 1 (Omega Models), Level 2 (SV6, SS Models), Level 3 (SS-V, Calais and HSV SWB Models), and Level 4 (Long wheelbase Statesman and Caprice Models).

    This guide also includes an important note regarding fitting Late (Model Year 9.5) Head Units to earlier (Model Years 2006 to 2009) Vehicles.
  • To remove the factory HVAC / Radio head Unit from the vehicle, you will require the following tools.
    1 x Phllips head screw driver,
    1 x Small Flat Headed screw driver, for unclipping the radio antenna connector(s)
  • Firstly, a big thankyou goes to DoubleDip for posting this important information in the forums !!!!!
    Without this information, many members were blowing fuses when fitting late model head units to earlier model vehicles.

    Procedure for installing Version 9 (MY09.5) radio into earlier built vehicle (pre MY09.5)
    During the life of VE and WM vehicles there have been several revisions to the radio.
    These different radios have different version numbers assigned to them.
    Vehicles built prior to 27/10/08 (Introduction date of MY09.5 - BSI) will have a version 4, version 5 or version 6 radio.
    At MY09.5 introduction, the version was updated to version 9.
    In some cases when replacing a radio, dealers will be supplied a later version radio by Bosch.

    Installing a version 9 radio into an earlier built vehicle will result in fuse 4 (radio) blowing.
    In order to prevent this happening, a modification to the wiring harness is required.
    Follow the procedure below when installing a version 9 radio into an earlier vehicle.
    Version 9 radios can be identified by the Holden P/N or Bosch P/N on the unit. Refer to following table which lists all version 9 P/N?s.

    Holden P/N Bosch P/N
    92228621 7648791920-002
    92228618 7648794920-002
    92228617 7648795920-002
    92228615 7648796920-002

    Procedure:
    1. Disconnect the battery
    2. Remove the radio.
    3. Locate pin 4 of connector X4 at radio.
    4. Cut the wire going to pin 4 and insulate both ends with heat shrink or similar.
    5. Refit the radio and reconnect the battery.
    6. Test operation of the radio.


  • Connector X1
    PinWire ColourDetails
    1Light BlueSpeaker RR Door (-)
    2Dark GreenSpeaker RF Door (-)
    3GreySpeaker LF Door (-)
    4Yellow / RedSpeaker LR Door (-)
    5Dark BlueSpeaker RR Door (+)
    6Light GreenSpeaker RF Door (+)
    7BrownSpeaker LF Door (+)
    8BrownSpeaker LR Door (+)


    Connector X2
    PinWire ColourDetails
    9Light BlueFront Center Speaker Output (+)
    10Orange / BlueBattery Positive Voltage (RHD)
    10Red / WhiteBattery Positive Voltage (LHD)
    11 Not Used
    12BlackGround
    13OrangeFront Center Speaker Output (+)
    14Orange / BlueBattery Positive Voltage (RHD)
    14Red / WhiteBattery Positive Voltage (LHD)
    15 Not Used
    16BlackGround


    Connector X3
    PinWire ColourDetails
    1 Not Used
    2Dark Blue / WhiteCommon Auxiliary Audio Signal (-)
    3RedDVD Auxiliary Audio Left Signal (+)
    4Orange / BlackNavigation Mono Audio Signal (-)
    5PinkLeft Audio Signal Output DVD(+)
    6Green / WhiteCommon Audio Signal (-)
    7 Not Used
    8 Not Used
    9Dark GreenDVD Auxiliary Audio Right Signal (+)
    10Pink / BlackNavigation Mono Audio Signal (+)
    11Dark BlueRight Audio Signal Output DVD (+)
    12 Not Used


    Connector X4
    PinWire ColourDetails
    1Light BlueTelephone Audio Signal (-)
    2 Not Used
    3 Not Used
    4Orange / BlueBattery Positive Voltage (RHD)
    4Red / WhiteBattery Positive Voltage (LHD)
    5WhiteTelephone Audio Mute Signal
    6GreenLow Speed GMLAN Serial Data
    7Orange / BlackTelephone Audio Signal (+)
    8 Not Used
    9 Not Used
    10OrangeAmplifier Mute Control
    11WhiteAmplifier Enable Signal
    12 Not Used


    Connector X7
    PinWire ColourDetails
    1WhiteVideo Connector (VGA) - Blue
    2 Not Used
    3RedVideo Connector (VGA) - Red
    4 Not Used
    5White / BlackDVD Video Input Ground
    6 Not Used
    7 Not Used
    8 Not Used
    9 Not Used
    10BlackGround
    11Dark GreenVideo Connector (VGA) - Green
    12 Not Used
    13YellowVideo Connector (VGA) - Sync
    14RedDVD Input Video Signal
    15 Not Used
    16 Not Used
    17 Not Used
    18 Not Used


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