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Metra 70-1761 Receiver Wiring Harness

Connect a new car stereo to the factory wiring in select 1987-up Toyota, Lexus, Scion, Subaru, and Geo vehicles

for matching vehicles with all car stereos $119+ for matching vehicles with all car stereos $119+
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Metra 70-1761 receiver wiring harness

This vehicle-specific wiring harness adapter makes connections between your new car stereo and your car's electrical system. It works with select 1987-up Toyota, Lexus, Scion, Subaru, and Geo vehicles.

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 it 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.

Connections:

  • 12V constant power
  • 12V switched power
  • chassis ground
  • power antenna turn-on
  • dimmer
  • left front speaker +/-
  • right front speaker +/-
  • left rear speaker +/-
  • right rear speaker +/-
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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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  • 8" Power/front-speaker harness
  • 7.5" Rear speaker 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:

(Power/Front Speaker Harness)

Wire Color Function
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Black Ground
Blue Power Antenna
Orange/White Dimmer
White Left Front Speaker +
White/Black Left Front Speaker -
Gray Right Front Speaker +
Gray/Black Right Front Speaker -

(Rear Speaker Harness)      

Wire Color Function
Empty (none)
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 type of vehicle.

 
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5 out of 5

Matched up perfect for my use.

Written By Anonymous, Lancaster, PA on Sunday, August 24, 2014
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Used on a Tacoma with a Kenwood and it worked just fine.
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5 out of 5

Wiring harness 2004 Camry

Written By pulsev2, Sacramento CA on Saturday, August 23, 2014
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Standard wiring harness. Worked just fine.
Pros:
clear instructions/coding on package
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5 out of 5

wiring harness

Written By llefty, North Reading, MA on Friday, August 22, 2014
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Love these harnesses. Wired the unit while car was at the shop Installation was a breeze.
Pros:
All color coded and everything needed was there.
Cons:
Could have used some wire connectors but ended up using old ones from previous install in another car.
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5 out of 5

Worked perfect!

Written By H2, Phoenix, AZ on Friday, August 22, 2014
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Used to install Alpine UTE-528T on 1997 Toyota Camry XLE.
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5 out of 5

Easy installation

Written By DP, Pacific Northwest on Friday, August 22, 2014
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The harnesses made it easy to install the speakers without cutting the original wires
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-1761 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Anonymous, Charlotte, NC on Friday, August 22, 2014
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Very easy to wire (instructions were very easy to follow)
Cons:
Color copies of instructions would be nice.
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-1761 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By vincenb, Texascity on Friday, August 22, 2014
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nice product
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5 out of 5

Good

Written By rippedprawn, York, PA on Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Good harness. Worked fine on my 91 tercel. Easy to use and install.
Pros:
not much to say, its a harness.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

it worked perfect

Written By Ricardo D, Concord, CA on Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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makes installation very easy.
Pros:
works perfect, the instructions were perfect, it fit my car with no problems.
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5 out of 5

easy enough

Written By jaxn32, Oak Ridge, TN on Sunday, August 10, 2014
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Plugged into my factory harness and made connecting my new head unit a snap
Pros:
plugs into factory harness so there is not cutting
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3 out of 5

Wire harnes

Written By Edgar, San Diego, Ca on Saturday, August 09, 2014
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One red wire that was supposed to go to the red wire on the car, ended up being gray, and took about an extra hour to figure that out with the help a a call to Crutchfield, but after figuring it out, it all turned out well
Pros:
All good except instructions with color coding on one wire.
Cons:
One wire color code wrong!
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5 out of 5

WORKS!

Written By kev7van, Columbus, Ohio on Thursday, August 07, 2014
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Excellent product. It worked as I thought it would. I expect nothing less when I order through Crutchfield. Thanks so much!
Pros:
Fast shipping
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

worked great

Written By bxsci, NY on Tuesday, August 05, 2014
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Harness worked like a charm; had to really dig around in the box of peanuts to find it. In fact I thought it was left out of the order but after I called Tech Support, I looked harder
Pros:
easy to use; fits great
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Easy Install

Written By Mike B, Jacksonville, FL on Tuesday, August 05, 2014
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Made my install a breeze! It took approximately 45 minutes to splice the Sony wiring harness to the Metra harness, but I was taking my time to ensure that this was done right. I used a crimped wire splice barrel with heat shrink sleeves and it came out perfect. Made the install a breeze and all the wires were color matched.
Pros:
Made install a breeze!
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-1761 Wiring harness

Written By CharlesC, High Point, N.C. on Monday, August 04, 2014
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Wiring harness worked perfectly making installation a snap--Perfect fit
Pros:
Price and performance
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-1761 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Jon, Iiverside, CA on Saturday, August 02, 2014
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Excellent price and swift delivery~!
Pros:
Ease of installation, inc. instructions, and a great support team
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5 out of 5

2002 Tacoma to Pioneer

Written By goodblackdogs, Auburn, CA on Saturday, August 02, 2014
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I used this to connect my 2002 tacoma to a pioneer unit. It worked perfectly. I did have two wires left over. One for dimming and the other for a power antenna. Would have been nice to have more explicit instructions on what did not need to be connected somewhere.
Pros:
fit, function
Cons:
instructions could have been clearer
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4 out of 5

Metra 70-1761 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By MikeS, Kingston, WA on Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Does what it says it should, makes install with factory wiring harness a breeze. Be aware that the install instructions don't include a wire-to-wire guide for the receiver (if you buy them together). You should match wire functions between the adapter harness and the harness supplied with your receiver using the receiver's manual. In my case, the colors matched exactly, but may not with other receivers? Took about 15 minutes to get everything together with the Metra crimp connectors.
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5 out of 5

Plug and Play not much easier than that

Written By Deak, FPO, AP (Guam) on Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Wired it up on the coffee table while watching TV, plugged it into the deck, grounded the black wire to chassis and plugged it into the factory harness and it came alive. I had a few extra wires between the receiver harness and factory harness (Orange- illumination and Blue-power antenna) so I loop them onto themselves and put some heat shrink on then and turned the key and the CD player came on with no issues.
Pros:
Fast Wiring Came FREE with the CD Receiver
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Wiring Made Easy

Written By Alex, Mount Horeb, WI on Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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I was worried about matching up the original wires with the new receiver as all the instructions said that Toyota might have changed their wiring colors. Finally decided to trust the wiring harness, wired it in and the radio works great, no problems.
Pros:
Everything plug/wired in correctly
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Harness

Written By Anonymous, Miami, FL on Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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This made the job easy.
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4 out of 5

Metra 70-1761 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Anonymous, elsmere, ky on Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Made hook up a snap
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5 out of 5

Worked perfect on a 2004 4runner

Written By Luke, Cedar Rapids ia on Friday, July 18, 2014
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As simple as it gets but use your own ground
Pros:
Easy to use
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5 out of 5

In dash radio harness

Written By smirly, milwaukee, WI on Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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These guys never cease to amaze. Called the 800 #, they picked right up, knew exactly what I needed and shipped free next day. Instruction well written, (with a little help from YouTube), project complete in 20 minutes. Wish the sold houses...
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5 out of 5

Straight foward

Written By Anonymous, North Babylon, NY on Monday, July 14, 2014
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,Pretty straight forward. Just remember that you will need to solder the wire to gether.
Pros:
Color matching. Impossible to screw up unless you're color blind.
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5 out of 5

Easy Install

Written By Jeff, Upstate SC on Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Used this to install a Kenwood DDX471HD in a 07 FJ Cruiser. It worked perfectly. Attach wire for wire to the systems wiring harness and then just plug it into the vehicles factory connections. It came with a tailored wiring diagram for the specific install.
Pros:
Simple
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Wiring Harness

Written By Easy as 1-2-3, Sweet Home, OR on Sunday, July 06, 2014
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With instructions provided by Crutchfield, the wiring harness was hooked up in a Jiffy.
Pros:
Stereo works! :)
Cons:
Nunya
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5 out of 5

Great Harness

Written By Justo L, Caguas, PR on Friday, July 04, 2014
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Easy to install, just match the wire color and that's it.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Metra Harness For Tacoma 07

Written By JJ, Puerto Rico on Thursday, July 03, 2014
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Easy to Install
Pros:
Easy assembly and easy to read instructions
Cons:
Not too much information on cable not for use
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-1761 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By RonF, Eldersburg, MD on Thursday, July 03, 2014
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Works as described, just connect to your decks wiring harness and plug into the factory wiring.
Pros:
Saves splicing all factory wiring.
Cons:
N/A
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5 out of 5

Harness as expected

Written By Paul, Mulberry, FL on Wednesday, July 02, 2014
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Metra always makes great install parts. Match the colored wires to the new head unit, solder and shrink tube it. No problems.

For Camry, connect the blue remote turn on lead from the hu to the blue wire on this harness. Otherwise the antenna amp will not turn on. All Camrys have this. I had to tear apart the dash to connect this. Now the FM tuner works perfectly.
Pros:
Easy to match colors and install. Matches factory harness as usual.
Cons:
Non
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5 out of 5

Helpful little piece of equipment

Written By Bob, Augusta,Georgia on Wednesday, July 02, 2014
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It worked well with the way the instructions told me to do
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5 out of 5

Works great, easy to wire

Written By BenW, Cincinnati, OH on Monday, June 30, 2014
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This is a great little piece of equipment. It followed the same wire coloring scheme as my radio, and the wires were quite sturdy, with the largest ones pre-stripped for convenience. I was easily able to attach it with some crimp-on wire caps (would not recommend using wire nuts for this). Worked flawlessly the first time.
Pros:
Works great, easy to use Was free with my radio
Cons:
None to speak of.
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5 out of 5

Easy

Written By JB, Ridgefield, WA on Saturday, June 28, 2014
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Made the installation real easy. The colors all matched up too.
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5 out of 5

Which Color Goes Where?

Written By Larry, Sarasota, FL on Monday, June 23, 2014
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Everything was easy to hook up considering how many wires were involved.
Pros:
Worked perfectly! Instructions from Crutchfield helped tremendously
Cons:
Nada-
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5 out of 5

yes

Written By Eric, crested butte, co on Sunday, June 22, 2014
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Plug and play, match the colors. If your color blind, have a friend help.
Pros:
Easy
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5 out of 5

Perfectly servicable

Written By Anonymous, 6206 on Friday, June 20, 2014
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Harness works great, although there was a manufacturers defect where the yellow and red leads were switched. Crutchfield tech support was on the ball and helped identify/correct the issue in a very timely and knowledgeable manner. (Just switched the wires at the butt connector to the harness.) apparently this was the first time for this issue and may be only an isolated incident.
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5 out of 5

Easy to use

Written By Southcalipinoy, Santa Monica, CA on Friday, June 20, 2014
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Makes connections easy to install without cutting wires. Its a no-brainer. Just follow the instructions provided.
Pros:
Easy to connect.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Exactly what I wanted

Written By Robert B, Nashville Tn on Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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Plug and play, what more could you ask for? Oh, and it's free with my purchase!
Pros:
Fits like factory.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-1761 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Anonymous, CA on Monday, June 09, 2014
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Easy to use works great
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5 out of 5

Toyota 4Runner Harness

Written By Jason, Denver, CO on Monday, June 09, 2014
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Perfect and simple connections
Pros:
Two connections and done!
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Worked perfectly!

Written By Steve, Portland, OR on Friday, June 06, 2014
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The wires were able to be matched by color OR by function, and went together without a hitch to work on the first try.
Pros:
Correct labels and colors Easy to install Fits correctly
Cons:
Doesn't come preattached to head unit? :)
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5 out of 5

good

Written By jake s., slc ut on Thursday, June 05, 2014
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does what its supposed to do
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5 out of 5

great product

Written By Anonymous, Londonderry, NH on Wednesday, June 04, 2014
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Easy to use. Great instructions, great price and delivery.
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4 out of 5

Use straight thru connectors not twist caps

Written By MatrixXRS, Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, June 03, 2014
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Use straight thru connectors not twist caps, easy to connect unless you're color blind.
Pros:
Color coded.
Cons:
Instructions should have been more clear about which wires were not to be used on my model.
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5 out of 5

Quality Cables to make installation Easy!

Written By alaskagoldman, Fairbanks, AK on Monday, June 02, 2014
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High quality connectors and wires are well marked for ease of installation.
Pros:
Can't imagine installation without these
Cons:
Can't think of anything negative
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-1761 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Tom L, Sarasota, FL on Thursday, May 22, 2014
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extremely convenient, and economical
Pros:
convenience
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-1761 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Anonymous, Summerland key on Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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Great worked perfectly on tundra crew cab 2013
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5 out of 5

Perfect

Written By Danno, Alabama on Monday, May 19, 2014
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Perfect fit
Pros:
Fits
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Works like a charm

Written By 1234, Georgia on Monday, May 19, 2014
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Fits perfectly and wired up in no time. A must have for adding aftermarket stereos.
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-1761 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Pete, San Bruno, CA on Thursday, May 15, 2014
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with some solder and an iron and 15 minutes and ready to plug in
Pros:
convenient and easy
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5 out of 5

Stereo acc.

Written By Lou, Ridgefield NJ on Thursday, May 15, 2014
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This adapter made everything go smooth.
Pros:
Easy to follow directions.