Metra 70-1729 Receiver Wiring Harness

Connect a new car stereo in select 2008-up Honda vehicles

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Metra 70-1729 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, and this also enables you to re-install the factory radio if needed. 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.

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

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  • 5" Wiring harness
  • Instructions

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Features

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 & sold separately.

Wire Code Chart:

Wire Color Function
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Black Ground
Blue/White Amplifier Turn-On
Orange Illumination
Orange/White Dimmer
White Left Front Speaker +
White/Black Left Front Speaker -
Gray Right Front Speaker +
Gray/Black Right Front Speaker -
Green Left Rear Speaker +
Green/Black Left Rear Speaker -
Violet Right Rear Speaker +
Violet/Black Right Rear Speaker -

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

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Metra 70-1729 Receiver Wiring Harness Reviews

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good

Written By j, charlotte, nc on Sunday, September 21, 2014

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Works for the most important functions. The dimmer wires are not populated on my vehicle harness so had to connect radio dimmer wire to park light wire directly.

Perfect Fit for my Honda Fit

Written By JBONE, Chesterfield, VA on Thursday, July 17, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This worked great with my head unit and was included free of charge. I especially like how all the installation components and instructions are included as part of the service.

Pros: Good quality OEM like connector. Plugged in securely and wires seemed to be of good quality.

Metra 70-1729 Receiver wiring harness

Written By Desertsnakeman, Phoenix, AZ on Thursday, July 17, 2014

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Does what it is suppose to do.

Pros: asa above

Cons: none

works great

Written By Adam, sacramento, ca on Friday, July 11, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great! Easy hookups and pre spliced wires.

Pros: Pre spliced, worked perfect

Cons: None

Great harness

Written By Alex, Zionsville PA on Sunday, June 08, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Overall... It is a great harness. Fit perfectly. Instructions were easy to read and understand.

Pros: Didn't have to cut up any of my trucks factory wiring. It was easy to install.

Cons: None.

Just the thing for a good install

Written By DougW, Woodbury, NJ on Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Makes matching the receiver's wiring harness to the factory harness a breeze. Was used with a 2009 Honda Fit. If you decide not to solder the connections, make it easy on yourself and order the crimp-on caps when you order everything else (Item #: 120CCL1614).

worked fine

Written By mr. b, portland, or on Sunday, May 04, 2014

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worked fine for my install

Works great

Written By DustinE, Abilene TX on Sunday, March 30, 2014

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Works great but some of the wires seem a little small guage for what they are carrying

It worked like a glove

Written By MBeatzA, Plano, TX on Saturday, February 15, 2014

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I'm mostly impressed with Crutchfield's delivery time, thank you.

2008 honda radio harness

Written By Brian, Texas on Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit and works as described.

Pros: Works great and comes with great directions.

Cons: None

Metra 70-1729 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Anonymous, Lockport,IL on Sunday, December 15, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to hook everything up. Clear and easy to undertand directions.

Pros: Excellent quality

Cons: None

Metra 70-1729 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Keith, clinton twp, mi on Sunday, June 30, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This harness with just a radio is 5 stars. I installed the ASWC-1 using this wire harness. One of these two products should include two pins with wires to put into this harness. Trying to wire the AWSC-1 into the backside of the factory harness is a challenge that is not required with the proper connections into this harness. With that said the Crutchfield support is excellent.

Metra 70-1729 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Anonymous, Yonkers, NY on Saturday, April 27, 2013

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works perfectly

worked perfectly

Written By WillOfTexas, Bridgeport, WV on Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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the guy that installed my system was complaining about one of the wires not being colored correctly, but then i had him look at the diagram for the harness and we figured it out.

Almost...

Written By Dan, Albuquerque, NM on Thursday, January 10, 2013

As the description says, you will not get the steering wheel control pins for this. Some radios also have a vehicle speed input for automatic loudness control, which is not provided. Metra would be doing themselves and us a huge favor by at least selling extra wire/pins that can be inserted into the appropriate empty locations in their plugs to provide these features. After all, the reason for this harness is to avoid hacking up the factory plug. But if you want steering wheel controls or speed input, you will need to otherwise hack into the factory plug. In all, this is a good product. But you might need to buy two of them and canibalize one of them for extra wires.

Pros: Quick and easy

Cons: Missing a few wires

Harness

Written By Bob W, MO on Saturday, April 28, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It' a harness. It needs to fit and have the correct wire/color interface. And yep, it did all that

Pros: Fit, wired correctly.

Cons: None

Metra 70-1729 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By sonnysmustang, Staten Island, NY on Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The harnesses supplied by Crutchfield make installation a breeze. This is the 5th one I've used over the 20 plus years I've been dealing with them and have never had a problem.

Pros: Takes the guesswork out of installation.

Cons: None

Great Quality

Written By JohnD, Camano Island WA on Monday, August 22, 2011

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The wires are of very high quality and are molded in nicely on the connector

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