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Metra 70-1693 Receiver Wiring Harness

Connect a new car stereo in select 1970-93 Audi, BMW, Porsche, and Land Rover vehicles

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Metra 70-1693 receiver wiring harness

This vehicle-specific wiring harness makes connections between your new car stereo and your car's electrical system.

First, attach the color-coded wires on your Crutchfield-supplied harness to the wires from your new stereo. If you're not using a soldering iron, we recommend that you purchase some wire connectors to secure the connections. Check out our handy article on three ways to connect the wiring harness here.

Now, once this harness is connected to your new stereo, you'll be able to plug right into your car's factory radio connector. This harness saves installation time since you won't have to cut factory wires individually. A detailed instruction sheet comes with the harness. Warranty: 60 days.

Please read this important note: This harness may not contain provisions for every wire needed to complete your installation, and it will not accommodate special navigation, video, or factory steering wheel control connections. You will need a special adapter if you want your factory steering wheel audio controls to work with your new stereo.


  • left front speaker +/-
  • right front speaker +/-

Note: Most vehicles will require additional installation parts — please identify your vehicle if you haven’t done so. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

Metra 70-1693 Receiver Wiring Harness Reviews

Average Customer Review:

9 Reviews

Free with purchase

Written by: Chris K. from Charlotte NC on January 23, 2015

1985 BMW 318I
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Got this for free when I purchased my alpine head unit. It's great and really helped with the install

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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Written by: S.W from the Washington, DC Area on December 23, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These came with my radio purchase, but are 1 of several connectors required. The other connectors are NOT supplied or available for purchase. What is the point of using these connectors if you have to cut the wiring harness to connect the remaining wires? It would be much better if Crutchfield would make available ALL the connectors required for a complete installation.

Pros: Well made , works as expected.

Cons: I was not able to use them because I could not buy the rest of the required connectors.

Would work perfectly

Written by: RyanM from Philadelphia, PA on November 19, 2014

1988 BMW 325I
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent option if you are keeping your current speaker connections. I didn't need it but it was sent free by Crutchfield anyway.

Pros: Good adapter

Cons: None

Metra 70-1693 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written by: DickR from Rome, NY on August 30, 2014

1981 Porsche 911
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent fit, easy to install.

Pros: Fit 911SC Porsche wiring system to new Blaupunkt radio without modification.

Cons: None

Receiver Wire Harness

Written by: Bruce from Poynette, WI on May 9, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It's a wire harness. What can you say? It works as expected at a good price.

Pros: Price

Cons: None

They fit but not needed.

Written by: Bob from Overland Park on September 11, 2012

1988 BMW 325I
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The worked but I didn't need them since I ended up connecting directly to the speakers.



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Written by: wayne from westwood nj on September 12, 2011

1989 BMW 325I
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

sent back



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Written by: Stephen from Seattle, WA on February 1, 2009

1991 BMW 318IS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This made installation in my 91 318is incredibly simple.



Simple installation

Written by: Derrick from Honolulu on October 18, 2008

1991 BMW 318IS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have a 1991 BMW 318is and used these speaker connectors since it came with the order. It was easy to use and install, straightforward, and nothing to hate about them. I guess the alternative to these things is just to crimp the speaker wires together.



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  • Two 2-wire receiver wiring harnesses (LD-1693-GYWT)

Product Research


Crutchfield Wiring Harness: Crutchfield wiring harnesses prevent you from having to cut your vehicle's factory radio plug when replacing your factory radio with an aftermarket head unit. Simply solder or crimp the Crutchfield wiring harness to your aftermarket head unit's harness (solder & crimps not included), plug the aftermarket head unit's plug into the rear chassis of the aftermarket head unit, and plug the Crutchfield wiring harness into your vehicle's factory radio plug.

Note: Installation tools, hardware, & accessories are not included & sold separately. Please see the Accessories tab for recommendations & availability.

Wiring Notes: If the Crutchfield wiring harness is not equipped with a ground wire, you will need to ground the aftermarket head unit's ground wire to the metal chassis of your vehicle. Some vehicle's may require you to bypass the vehicle's factory amplifier (in another location from factory radio) or hardwire certain connections. If your vehicle is equipped with factory steering wheel controls, an additional adapter is required and sold separately.

Wire Code Chart:

Harness # 1

Wire Color Function
White Left Front Speaker +
White/Black Left Front Speaker -

Harness # 2

Wire Color Function
Gray Right Front Speaker +
Gray/Black Right Front Speaker -

The Crutchfield Car Selector: Please visit the Crutchfield Car Selector for your specific type of vehicle.

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