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Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

Connect a new car stereo in select 1998-2011 Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, and Mazda vehicles

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Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

Overview

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

Metra 70-1771 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.

Connections:

  • 12V constant power
  • 12V switched power
  • chassis ground
  • signal ground — connects to same receiver wire as the chassis ground
  • illumination
  • dimmer
  • left front speaker +/-
  • right front speaker +/-
  • left rear speaker +/-
  • right rear 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.

The color coordination made it so easy to snip, strip and resolder by color, checked it but wow so easy color by color.

Christopher, Hallandale, FL

What's in the Box:

  • Receiver wiring harness
Reviews

Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness Reviews

Average Customer Review:

468 Reviews

Easy colors universal, made soldering easy

Christopher from Hallandale, FL on 8/22/2016

2003 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The color coordination made it so easy to snip, strip and resolder by color, checked it but wow so easy color by color.

Pros: Easy colors coordination, good solid copper easily soaked up solder, nice'y easy cut tips for easy twisting together.

Cons: Wish the wires were atleast 1-1.5in. longer make it nicer to work with, not much of anything else very well designed product

Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from Dunlap, TN on 8/21/2016

2003 Ford Ranger
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Perfect match for my 2003 Ford Ranger.

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Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

Charlie from Levittown, NY on 8/20/2016

2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice piece of wiring. Easy to use. Colors matched up to stereo I was installing perfectly. I only wish it included materials to join the wires. I ended up soldering them together because I didn't have enough crimp connectors on hand and couldn't go get more because the dash was all open already. Also, disappointed it doesn't include connections for sub-woofer, which I have, but can't use right now. It would be nice to have a listing of the Ford Sport Trac wire colors to make sure everything was matching up properly.

Pros: Wire colors matched up to stereo and the connector matched up to the Ford Sport Trac wiring.

Cons: No wiring connection pieces. No sub-woofer connection option. Need listing of vehicle wiring colors to verify proper match-up.

Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from Stockton, CA on 8/18/2016

2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
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Great connector. Made everything easy and nice and clean.

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Anonymous from Talihina okla on 8/14/2016

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product

Pros: Just click into harness, easy

Cons: None

Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from Norman, OK on 8/11/2016

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
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Makes wiring so easy

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Great Item Great Price Fast Shipping

kubotacrazy from Nashville, TN on 8/9/2016

2004 Ford F-350
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Fit perfect great item

Pros: Great Item Great Price Fast Shipping

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Spot on

Tommy K. from Crawfordville, FL on 8/2/2016

2004 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Plug and play....doesn't get any easier

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

works

Luis A from Tampa, FL on 7/30/2016

2007 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

would give it 5 stars, but it took forever to find the connection instructions, since I ordered an entire radio installation kit. I didn't realize it was on the back of the plastic package, and not on any paper instruction sheets. Once I found it, connecting the wires was easy.

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Gary P from New Iberia, LA on 7/29/2016

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Plugged right in. Hooked up and worked the first time.

Pros: No cost, easy to install.

Cons: None

Like a glove!

Mike from Kansas City, MO on 7/26/2016

2005 Ford Explorer

The piece fit like a glove! the wires were well labeled and easy no strip connections.

Pros: ease of use

Cons: none

Perfect Plug-in

Anonymous from Naperville, IL on 7/20/2016

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect plug to adopt a modern radio into an older vehicle without worry. Take your time, match the wires with function and/or color and you will have cutting edge technology working beautifully.

Pros: Great directions

Cons: No e

Harness

Dave from Stanchfield, MN on 7/18/2016

2004 Ford F-350
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This wiring harness is very nice not some cheap piece like at some places sell

Pros: Very nice good quality

Cons: No butt splices

Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from Upper Marlboro, MD on 7/13/2016

2003 Ford Econoline
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the ONLY way to do an install

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Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

Michael Beason from St. John, Virgin Islands on 7/8/2016

2002 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect matchup on wire colors. Unmatched colors got taped off, and turned out to be irrelevant. Took a little time and close attention, but mated the wiring harnesses perfectly. Could not have replaced the broken unit without the wiring kit. This alone should sell any auto stereo replacement.

Pros: Perfect

Cons: None

Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

Ken from Navarre, FL on 6/28/2016

2004 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

perfect fit, easy to install

Pros: no better harness out there

Cons: none

Right fit.

thebigr from Seneca, SC on 6/21/2016

2003 Ford F-150

The harness was what I needed to install my cd unit without a lot of effort. All the wires were color coded right and the wires were long enough to be able to use without worrying about not having enough to attache to unit harness.

Pros: Easy to connect and all wires were color coded well.

Cons: none

Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

Russ from Lancaster, NH on 6/13/2016

2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty
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Simple Harness, connectors fastened well into the ford piece

Pros: Simple, and sturdy connector end

Cons: Wire colors had a slightly different shade than my receiver

A must for quick and clean installation

Bill S. from Seattle, WA on 6/6/2016

2002 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This made installation a snap and keeps the original car wiring as is

Pros: simple and easy to use

Cons: none

Metra wiring harness

Lawrence M from Danville va on 5/29/2016

2001 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Ease of use and provided for free

Pros: Color codes match clarion wires, attaches to factory wire adapter

Cons: None

Outstanding quality

Ease of installation from Crofton, MD on 5/29/2016

2005 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use with current wiring harness

Pros: Simplifies installation

Cons: None

Very Handy

Mark from Palmdale, CA on 5/26/2016

2005 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Handy little harness, makes installation a whole lot easier. Much better than hacking up a factory harness and much cleaner.

Pros: Simple. Clean.

Cons: None

work well

Anonymous from Lilburn, GA on 5/25/2016

2000 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy connection

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Nice wiring harness

Kevin from Florence, KY on 5/20/2016

2002 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

matched up with my car without any hassle

Pros: Very easy to use colors matched

Cons: none

Easy install

Jason from Round Rock, TX on 5/19/2016

2003 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made install quick and easy!

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Easy to wire up

Chris from Mineral, Va on 5/13/2016

2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to wire up to radio harness and plugged in to factory harness on my truck perfect.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

greatness

Big Al O from Keller, TX on 5/11/2016

2004 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Was able to quickly install my stereo using this wiring harness.

Pros: makes super easy work of connecting your stereo to car

Cons: none

Easy install

Mike O from Hamilton IL on 5/9/2016

2005 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made the install a snap. I soldered mine then ty-wrapped the harness behind the head. Easy install and it looks nice and clean.

Pros: Free from Crutchfield Makes the installation a breeze

Cons: none

Just works

Jeremy from Evansville, IN on 5/7/2016

2000 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Solid item that works as it should and makes hookup of an aftermarket stereo easy without cutting into stock wiring harness.

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Awesome harness !!

T-MAXX GUY from San Diego, CA on 5/1/2016

2010 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Harness is awesome, makes for an easy install. Packaging and the individual wires clearly tells you what each wire is for. I soldered and heat shrinked all connections I used. I only used the power connections since I am using amps. Non used wires were capped with heat shrink tubing to avoid any possible shorts. I finised the headunit harness and this harness with black gaphing tape, only a little and not too tight to make things neat.

Pros: Clearly labeled what each wire is for.

Cons: No cons.

Wiring Harness

Rick0308 from Salem, VA on 4/23/2016

2004 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install. The fact that Crutchfield includes this and the dash kit, and the factory unit removal tool, plus great instructions for one low price make the choice to buy from them very easy. Other places may have the same unit at a lower price , but then you have to buy all the other stuff that Crutchfield includes.

Pros: No cost for item, easy to install.

Cons: none

Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

Tom from Camden, OH on 4/18/2016

2006 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This harness made the installation a " NO Brainer " very easy to install.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Non

Plug and play

Augustk5 from Cedar Park, TX on 4/17/2016

2003 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Pre stripped, match the colors and connect. So much neater and easier to prep on a table than trying to splice into factory wiring in the tight confines of a car dash. Makes things quick and painless.

Pros: Quick, simple, correct, solid connection

Cons: None

wiring harness

William from Oak Ridge TN on 4/15/2016

2003 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It is a simple to install wiring harness adapter

Pros: it fit the product and the vehicle.

Cons: none

Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from Atlanta, GA on 4/11/2016

2002 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Harness wire colors matched up perfectly with receiver colors. Fit into receiver port was perfect.

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Great Product

shawn from Ft Mill, SC on 4/7/2016

2003 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This made install easy

Pros: great help

Cons: none

This is a must have for easy installation

Steve from Northville, MI on 4/5/2016

1999 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Makes installation a piece of cake without damage to the factory wire harness.

Pros: Wire colors match replacement audio unit. Easy installation.

Cons: None

Easy to Install and Use

Brett from Tulsa, OK on 4/4/2016

2000 Ford Excursion
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great harness, very easy to use. Clearly marked and color coded.

Pros: Easy to connect and wire. Clearly marked.

Cons: None

Works

Carl from coatesville, PA on 3/16/2016

2006 Ford Escape Hybrid
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Easy to install. Works.

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Worked Perfectly

Maurice L from katy, TX on 3/13/2016

2001 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The wiring harness was completely accurate/correct on pin-outs. Each wire was individually labeled on the packeage which made it really easy to match up with the vehicle and radio system.

Pros: 100% accurate on pin-outs, easy to read labeling, perfect fit.

Cons: None.

works

Jeff from ballwin, MO on 3/6/2016

2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

makes it easy plug and play

Pros: easy

Cons: none

wiring harness

Maurice from Caro, Mi on 2/26/2016

2003 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy as pie to connect to radio

Pros: none

Cons: none

Extremely satisfied.

Luis from Dallas, TX on 2/25/2016

2001 Mazda B Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I've never installed a radio before and the color coding was extremely easy to match up. No guess work.

Pros: Easy color matching.

Cons: None.

Perfect

Jstone from Salem, In on 2/24/2016

1998 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit perfectly in my 98 Ford Ranger!

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Great JOB!!

SUPA EASY from ft worth, TX on 2/24/2016

1999 Mercury Grand Marquis
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These wires were great to use and made the installation process a breeze

Pros: Easy color coding

Cons: Wires were not pre-stipped at the end tips.

Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

Dave B from ft lauderdale, FL on 2/23/2016

2003 Mazda B Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits perfectly.

Pros: Color coded and labeled.

Cons: None

Very Easy

Bogieb from weare, NH on 2/21/2016

2004 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to identify which wires went to which connections on my radio. Pre-cut plastic sleeving was great, all I had to do was slide off that portion when I was ready to hook up. My only issue, and this is just nit-picky because I have never dealt with wiring, and this is the first time I have ever installed / replaced a car radio; I could not find anywhere on the wires or package what size the wire was. So when I went to buy connectors I was unsure what I was supposed to get. Of course it didn't help that the local hardware store (not a BBS) employee had no idea how to tell so I had to go to the next town over to find help in that regard.

Pros: Color coded wiring, pre-cut sleeving

Cons: Would be nice if wire size was on the package or on wire.

2003 Ford Explorer Sport XLT

Rusty from salt lake city, UT on 2/20/2016

2003 Ford Explorer Sport
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was great to have and a BIG THANK YOU!!! to the guys at Crutchfield for helping me trouble shoot the problem with the connector. The instructions were a little less then friendly but the support I was able to get made connecting the correct wires simple. The instructions said to ground out the black wire to the frame but in fact I was supposed to connect it to the other Black wire from the stereo and the Orange wire is supposed to mate with the Orange/with White stripe on Pioneer units.

Pros: Fits like it should.

Cons: Instructions were a little off.

Great assist

Steven from oklahoma city, OK on 2/15/2016

2001 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Having the wiring harness always assists in the setup process. I always connect to radio prior to even getting into vehicle.

Pros: Color coded, fits

Cons: None

Perfect

Justin from Verona, VA on 2/14/2016

Perfect....and great quality too.

Pros: Perfect fit.

Cons: Non

A Simple Adapter

Joe from Forks, WA on 1/30/2016

2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

What could be better unless it wired itself! Simply wire color to color and plug in. It doesn't get any easier than that. One thing that would be nice would be to have the connector caps included for the wires but that isn't a hard thing to fix. I also soldered the connections for a better contact.

Pros: Simple to install and use.

Cons: No wire connector caps included

Easy to install

Win from Battle Creek, MI on 1/28/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install and wires and plug matched perfectly

Pros: Way to use

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Good product

Scott R from charleston, SC on 1/24/2016

2004 Ford Excursion
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great. Just follow the instructions included with the new receiver as well as the Metra harness and it goes together quick and easy. Used in a 2004 Excursion.

Pros: Easy to install

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very happy

Scott N from Illinois on 1/17/2016

1999 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as expected me all expectations

Pros: Directions were easy to follow all wires color coded

Cons: none

Great Fit to OEM Harness

Joe G from Virginia on 1/16/2016

2005 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great fit to the OEM harness. Used all wires except for the Orange which was not addressed on the head unit I installed in the 2005 Ranger.

Pros: Worked as intended

Cons: None

Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

David from Strafford, Missouri on 1/3/2016

2003 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The plug worked great and fit my factory plug perfectly. The color code was identical to the Kenwood stereo I bought. It as very easy to hook up.

Pros: Fit factory plug perfectly and had the same color code as my stereo

Cons: None

Perfect

JoshO from Texas on 1/3/2016

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Harness works exactly as advertised. Application on 04 F250 with Kenwood DDX372BT receiver.

Pros: Wire colors match up well with factory/receiver harness, good materials.

Cons: None

Best install product in the last 25 years

pwhill from Ponder, TX on 1/2/2016

2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I've used these Metra harnesses since they first went on the market int he 90's. I don't know why anyone would ever not use one. It simplifies the wiring portion of the installation so that anyone can do it, if you can match colors. This one was a perfect fit and match for my '03 F250. Had the new unit installed in less than 20 minutes. Takes longer to get the soldering iron out and hot, than it does to wire the connections.

Pros: Ease of Use No splicing into factory harness Easy removal when selling auto

Cons: None

A perfect match

Sam from Ohio on 12/29/2015

2002 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Every color matched up well and each piece fit the other perfectly...radio worked on first try.

Pros: Easy to connect, the colors matched well overall. 3 wires not needed but labeled well so not a concern.

Cons: One color was not a perfect match but close enough...brown vs a burnt orange.

Perfect

Eric N from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin on 12/28/2015

2005 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly!

Pros:

Cons: None

Metra 70-1771 HARNESS

Wildkats66 from Colorado on 12/27/2015

2006 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The harness worked as advertised. You just had to sort out the Escape Stereo color code to match the harness and the new stereo unit. It's wise to test the harness before you hard wire the connections.

Pros: Works at advertised

Cons: Escape harness color codes did not match 1771 color code, example -the yellow for power was actually orange/light green. Just took a little more time but no big deal.

Great wiring harness

Jim from Minnesota on 12/16/2015

1998 Ford Club Wagon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit for my 1998 van. All wires color coded to match the stereo. Connector is perfect fit to connect to factory wiring.

Pros: Makes connecting wiring fast & easy

Cons: None

Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

DaveD from Ohio on 12/4/2015

1999 Ford Crown Victoria
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Labeled wires with easy read instructions. Even a knuckler like me could do it !

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Gigantic time saver

davec from Maine on 11/30/2015

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This item saves hours of chasing down wiring diagrams and splicing

Pros: clear intructions

Cons:

Jeff's wiring harness adaptor

Jeff T from Coldwater, MS on 11/23/2015

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The quality is good, though the wire gauge could be slightly larger. The color coding is correct and the plug snaps to the oem harness tightly.

Pros: Build quality and ease of use.

Cons: None.

Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

Wthorne from Lakewood Co on 11/15/2015

2004 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great

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Just works

Jason from Justin, TX on 11/12/2015

2003 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nothing special but it does what it is supposed to and the colors and labels are easy to identify.

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radio wiring pigtail

Ron from Florida on 11/1/2015

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly with no issues.

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Fits and works

Mark from Oklahoma on 10/27/2015

2002 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Allowed the new stereo to clip into the original wiring harness, what else can be asked of it?

Pros: Good instructions, appears a solidly-made, good-quality unit.

Cons:

Easy

JVP from California on 10/25/2015

2001 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This a no brainer for an easy install.

Pros: Easy install. No issues.

Cons: None. Thanks for adding it to the product.

Buy this

RodneyS from Hoschton Ga on 10/25/2015

1998 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not sure why anyone would install a replacement radio without the correct wiring harness but to each his own this one works great

Pros: Works great

Cons: None

WIRES!!!!

The Golden Pickle from Pennsylvania on 10/24/2015

2003 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So easy.

Pros: This wire harness is freaking awesome. Matched and paired up perfectly to the wire harness for the Jensen headunit I picked out for my 2003 Ford Ranger.

Cons: Writing this stupid review.

ranger

ranger from Massachusetts on 10/22/2015

1998 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use

Pros: Easy

Cons: None

Perfect fit every time!

MM3 from Goose Creek, SC on 10/16/2015

2000 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These wiring harnesses are the greatest thing since sliced bread! Haha piece of cake to wire. Fits the factory stereo connector of course. Have used many of wiring harnesses and Refuse to hard wire a stereo to a car. Worst idea ever! Buy one of these and it won't void your car's warranty either. Easy to install.

Pros: Very easy to install, fits perfectly, Will Not Void Car's Warranty!!

Cons: None!

Straigh Forward Install

Cameron E. from Virginia on 10/14/2015

2001 Ford Explorer Sport
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Straight Forward Installation. Instructions on package make it easy to match up with the Pioneer Head Unit I had just purchased. Pulled the old unit and was able to plug directly into the Factory Harness

Pros: Easy Install Plug 'N' Play

Cons: None

Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

ks from Illinois on 10/5/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

worked perfectly, well marked, no issues

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Wire harness

Jim from Natick,Massachusetts on 10/4/2015

2002 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made install so much easier, Just connected this harness to unit harness, plugged into unit, and into factory plug and was all set. All wire colors matched each which made it that much easier.

Pros: Easy to use, all colors matched

Cons: None

Good wiring harness

Matt M. from New Jersey on 10/4/2015

2005 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Pretty good wiring adapter. After you make the necessary connections between this wiring adapter and the receiver's wiring harness, makes a receiver install go quick and easy! Some receiver's will use the dimmer wire, and some will not.

Pros: Helps provide a clean and neat connection between your vehicle and receiver.

Cons: None.

Wire harness conversion

RCO from Michigan on 9/24/2015

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked and the instructions were accurate. Just what I needed. Thanks,

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Super Easy Install

Tim B from California on 9/24/2015

2007 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Connecting your new deck to the factory wiring in the dash doesn't get any easier than this kit. The color coding on the wires made it really easy to make sure everything got hooked up right the first time. I picked up a pack of small wire twist nuts from a local store and was good to go!

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wire harness

DaveD from Illinois on 9/21/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit for my vehicle

Pros: Had all the wires covered for my radio and speakers.

Cons: Can't think of any.

Works Great. 2004 F250 Warning

Mike from Missouri on 9/21/2015

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The harness works great and certainly simplifies the install. If you have a 2004 F250, be warned the illumination wire in your truck goes to a variable voltage source, the dash board dimmer switch, and will not work properly with your radio. You will need to find a better source to connect to your radios illumination wire.

Pros: Simplifies Installation.

Cons: None. My problem was with the vehicle wiring, not the adaptor.

worked fine

Paul from Seattle on 9/9/2015

1998 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked fine. Took a bit to get wiring figured out.

Pros: It worked

Cons: it would have been nice if it came with wire connectors

Easy as it gets

Vash744 from Ohio on 9/8/2015

2000 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does as advertised. Quality unit makes upgrades painless. Never go without one!

Pros: Good price, hopefully free with your radio. Quality materials used. Correct colors used for aftermarket radio wires.

Cons: Some assembly required. I prefer soldering this to the head unit.

Easy, but colors don't match

Paul from Baltimore, MD on 9/1/2015

2001 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very nice product. Fits the stock wiring harness the way it should. Not all colors matched, but if you're even remotely intelligent, you'll be able to figure it out. You just have to match the wires to their function, not color. The instructions state this very clearly

Pros: It works

Cons: Come on Metra, don't be so cheap - supply a couple of white cap connectors. It won't kill the profit. Come on. You can do it.

Works great

Anonymous from New Jersey on 8/25/2015

2005 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made install simple in my Ford e350 and everything was clearly labeled.

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Easy

Bobh from California on 8/23/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crutchfield comes through again wit another product to make do it yourself simple.

Pros: Helps streamline install

Cons: None

Essential Item

R S from North Carolina on 8/2/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was the perfect interface cable to go from the new radio to the factory electrical harness. Be sure to follow the instructions as the color coding of the factory harness may not be identical to the interface cable, but the instructions walk you through the process

Pros: Perfect solution

Cons: None

GREAT

Perry from West Virginia on 7/23/2015

2002 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Makes the install easy

Pros: Makes the install easy

Cons: none

How easy can you make it

jdwayne from Texas on 7/19/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So easy a 5th grader could do it. Match color to color and tie them together. Can't be any easier.

Pros: Too easy

Cons: None

Fit perfect

Jeremy J from Florida on 7/13/2015

2002 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great.

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Good wire adaptor

Dapulley from Boise Idaho on 7/12/2015

2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy to use and color code correct

Pros: easy to use and understand

Cons: None

Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from Eagle river, AK. on 7/7/2015

2000 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Plugged right in, instructions were good and straight forward

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Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

chenevey from South Carolina on 7/1/2015

2002 Ford Expedition
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adapter made installation of the JVC stereo into my 2002 Ford Expedition a snap.

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Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

Tim from North Carolina on 6/29/2015

1999 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Outstanding - matched up to Kenwood KDC-BT562U and 1999 F350 perfectly - all color codes matched one for one.

Pros: Time Saver - factory harness not violated at all.

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A must have

Rob from Delaware on 6/28/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Makes install a breeze

Pros: Very well labeled.

Cons: None

Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

UNCLE ROCKY from Michigan on 6/23/2015

2008 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Was very easy to instal worked as it should.

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Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

matt from Pennsylvania on 6/20/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

very easy to use

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Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

Mike from Forsyth,il on 6/20/2015

2004 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect harness for my explorer

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Worked perfectly with Pioneer DEH-X6700BT

Ted from Arizona on 6/16/2015

2005 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Colors lined up with the harness that came with Pioneer DEH-X6700BT head unit. The only unused wire was the blue remote control wire.

Pros: Color coded.

Cons: Some of the wire leads were not pre-stripped.

Happy

Craig from MN on 6/14/2015

2002 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit and operated properly.

Pros: FREE with the rest of my order.

Cons: None

Need good wire strippers

Yukonjackman from Washington on 6/7/2015

2006 Ford Crown Victoria
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good to have existing

Pros: Easy to work with 2007 Crown Vic P71

Cons: none

Metra 70-1771 receiver wiring harness

Steve E from Missouri on 5/28/2015

2011 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Super easy to use and it is color coded to make it simple. Soldered it in in just a few minutes and then it was plug n play. Couldn't be any easier except to have a 'Shop' install it.

Pros: Easy to use.

Cons: None.

wiring harness

kw from Florida on 5/27/2015

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

worked well,just double checked pwr & gnd functions in my f150,speaker connections were correct.worked perfectly

Pros: included with purchase

Cons: none

Metra 70-1771

CM from Virginia on 5/26/2015

Wiring harness was very tight, and took some doing to get the pins to slide into the factory harness several bent and had to be straightened. very flimsy pins

Pros: worked

Cons: flimsy pins

Good Fit

CJ from Utah on 5/26/2015

2004 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product was as described

Pros: Fit vehicle connector

Cons: One wire color didn't match, resolved with a quick review of radio wiring diagram.

Works Perfect

Claff from Houston, TX on 5/24/2015

2005 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As expected.

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Wiring Harness - great MATCH up

Holland from Nevada on 5/20/2015

2004 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Included with the stereo system at no extra COST.. Better than Amazoo, which would have charged for the needed parts! Thanks for being better than the standard!

Pros: Worked like a glove with the right colors to match the Sony Stereo DECK. - - - FREE w/Stereo Purchase!

Cons: NONE - just perfect for the application!

As expected

Jgrove from Maryland on 5/19/2015

2004 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly in my 2004 F350 XLT.

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Anonymous from Riverside, Ca on 5/18/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I really liked how easy they made this to install. All the wires were spliced and labeled. And the wires that were not applicaple to my car were covered with a rubber cap. They really did all they could to deliver a quality product. Thanks

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Worth the Money

dmb from New Mexico on 5/18/2015

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Using this allowed me to solder the wiring from the comfort of my house without pulling the wiring from the truck. The directions were clear and the color scheme matched that of the Kenwood deck making it straight forward.

Pros: Color scheme matches Kenwood stereos.

Cons: None noticed.

Didn't Fit

DerekA from Tennessee on 5/10/2015

2002 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Didn't fit. At least it was free. Was replacing a non stack stereo so luckily I was able to re-use the harness someone else had installed.

Pros: none

Cons: Didn't fit

Perfect.

JR from Augusta, GA on 5/9/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfectly worked in my 2001 Grand Marquis.

Pros: Easy. Works right.

Cons: None.

It fits

cNme from Wisconsin on 5/8/2015

1999 Mercury Grand Marquis
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Matched the factory harness and did what it should do.

Pros: Make the install easy and straight forward and simple.

Cons: Make sure you know what wire goes where.

Wire harness

Dan from Nd on 5/7/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Well made connection point. I was surprised it did not come with a pictorial guide. Fast ship and very well packaged

Pros: Perfect fit

Cons: None

Works!

revteedub from Missouri on 5/5/2015

2009 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfectly with my '09 ranger.

Pros: Perfect plug match, printing & color coding on wires helped match up with those on the new head unit.

Cons: Did not taste very good.

Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from California on 4/21/2015

2001 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked fine. Well documented,

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Super easy

Anonymous from Medford wi on 4/8/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So easy.

Pros: Done in minuets.

Cons: None

Works great

MikeL from Florida on 4/8/2015

2001 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This harness worked great - the instructions for the wire color coding was also a big help

Pros: installs easily, clear instructions, everything works

Cons: none

Fits perfectly

Russ from Nevada on 4/7/2015

2001 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

You need it. It works.

Pros: It works.

Cons: None

Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

ROMAR from Florida on 3/25/2015

2007 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

EASY TO SET

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KeithJ from Texas on 3/24/2015

2001 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Using this accessory made the installation extremely easier. Due to the length of the original wiring within the truck, it would have been difficult to install without this.

Pros: great accessory... would not have wanted to install without it.

Cons: none

Easy

Merle from Boardman, Ohio on 3/23/2015

2006 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use

Pros: Colors match right up

Cons: None

Good product.

JM from Nevada on 3/13/2015

2004 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does what is supposed to do. Make sure to solder and shrink wrap all connections for best install.

Pros: Wires are coded.

Cons: None

Just what I needed

ricky from Gypsum,CO. on 3/7/2015

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

good quality, good fit , good price, quick shipping

Pros: My head unit had more wires than the plug in but it all works fine.....

Cons: none

A+++++

CS Milton from Florida on 3/5/2015

2002 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was perfect, all colors match making this extremely easy to use and making installation a breeze!

Pros: Extremely easy to use and fast installation

Cons: none

Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from Lewistown, MT on 3/2/2015

1999 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Quality wiring adapter. Not much more to say.

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Harness

Andy from Texas on 2/26/2015

2000 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

plug and play. love it

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Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

BiilK from Georgia on 2/24/2015

1999 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to connect, took about 10 minutes.

Pros: Ease

Cons:

Worked great

Big Al from Texas on 2/23/2015

2009 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This wiring adapter (2009 Ranger pickup) worked perfectly. Color codes matched the Sony radio.

Pros: Color codes match radio.

Cons: None

Easy installation

b from Memphis, TN on 2/19/2015

2001 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have been installing radios and stereo equipment in my personal vehicles since I was a kid. Using a factory conversion wiring harness is the only way to go. Wiring it to your after market radio and simply plug your radio in. Can't beat it.

Pros: Makes installs fast and easy

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Works great on 2003 Expedition

Lee from Mayo, FL on 2/17/2015

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great on 2003 Ford Expedition.

Pros: Plugs right in.

Cons: None

harness adapter

Jon M from New York on 2/17/2015

2002 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

the harness fit my 2002 Ford explorer xlt perfectly, after wiriing the other side to the sony harness it was ready to go. It fit perfectly!

Pros: Couldn't ask for a better match

Cons: None

Perfect match

Q from NM on 2/15/2015

2001 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works

Pros: a whole lot easier setting up connections in the living room instead of hunched under the dash

Cons: wires weren't terminated for me.

Exact Match

Rex from Illinois on 2/11/2015

1999 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Only way to do it.

Pros: Perfect match & instructions

Cons: none

Makes life easier!

David L. from Texas on 2/8/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

If you don't use this harness and the posi post connectors...you are wasting time! Installation is a breeze with this harness!

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Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from texas on 2/4/2015

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great

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metra reciever wiring harness

kevin r from north ls vegas on 1/22/2015

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made install easy and fast thank you Crutchfield for the recommendation.

Pros: Super easy to use

Cons: None

Easy Instrall

Mike from Bozeman, MT on 1/12/2015

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fast and easy for my 2003 F 150 Cant believe how easy it was!!

Pros: Super easy install

Cons: none

Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from Rockwood tn.37854 on 1/6/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Makes installation a snap.

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The only way to install

Lee m from North Carolina on 1/4/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This harness made installation a snap.

Pros: Easy install, Can be put back stock if needed.

Cons:

Wiring harness

Steven from South Ga. on 1/4/2015

2006 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wiring harness fit as advertised. the lettering on the wiring could be more legible.

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metra wiring adapter

Robert from bybee tn. on 1/1/2015

2004 Mercury Mountaineer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As always Crutchfield sends the most quality components to complete the installation. the wiring conector was no exception all you had to do is color match and compair wires to stereo harness plug into cars plug and your ready to rock.

Pros: Quality and ease of use

Cons: None

Wiring harness

Greg from Indiana on 12/28/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent easy to use

Pros: Great and easy

Cons: none

wiring

Jay from Rio Grande, NJ on 12/28/2014

2003 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple installation.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

Radio harness

Tom from 98335 on 12/27/2014

2003 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

You didn't include the wire connectors like with the previous stereo I purchased. Had to drive to town to buy some. Not the end of the world, but irritating.

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great radio

deborah from wall,nj on 12/27/2014

2004 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great radio comes with installation wires

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Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

essteen from Minnesota on 12/16/2014

2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

very simple and colors matched radio wiring harness. except there was a orange with black stripe wire that i am not sure what it would go to.

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wiring harness adapter

Anonymous from Watonga OK on 12/14/2014

2008 Ford Crown Victoria
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Speeded up installation and kept it simple.

Pros: Instructions were spot on

Cons: None

Does the trick!

Andy from Colorado on 12/10/2014

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not much to be said here other than it works perfectly as described!

Pros: It works

Cons: None

Made for easy plug-in to my car

Chris B. from Anchorage, AK on 12/4/2014

2005 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfect after connecting to receiver and able to plug into my car

Pros: It fits

Cons: Got to connect some wires to other wires... But that was sort of a fun short tiny little project. I don't think that's a con though :)

Perfect connector

Johnsp50 from California on 11/30/2014

2005 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit's my car perfectly. I had another company sell me the wrong connector but the Crutchfield team knew exactly what I really needed.

Pros: Easy installation

Cons: None

Wiring harnes

M Decker from Morristown, NJ on 11/30/2014

2003 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great. Easy to install.

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Wiring harness

Dan from Bradenton, FL on 11/23/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good instructions easy to figure out and install.

Pros: Does what it is supposed to do. Easy to use

Cons: None

made my job easy

RichieR from Illinois on 11/20/2014

2005 Ford Econoline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This harness was a perfect fit for our 2005 Ford E350. It really made the job so much easier.

Pros: The wires matched up exactly

Cons: none

Metra harness

Ed from Woodlyn, PA on 11/3/2014

2003 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

High quality product

Pros: Exact fit

Cons: None

2002 Ford Explorer Installation

Billy E. from Birmingham, AL on 10/27/2014

2002 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used this wiring harness to mount my Kenwood DPX500BT radio in a 2002 Ford Explorer. It was an exact match to my 2002 Ford Explorer OEM radio harness plug.

Pros: Ease of connection to the Kenwood DPX500BT radio connector. Crutchfield wiring diagram was easy to match up to the Kenwood wiring diagram.

Cons: None

Worked as expected

rbrumb from los angeles, ca on 10/27/2014

1998 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

worked as expected

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Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from NM on 10/26/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit

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Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

DGT from Gr, mich on 10/22/2014

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wiring colors matched the radios perfectly was snap to hook up

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Cons:

Yellow wire was a dud.

Liz from Golden, CO on 10/21/2014

2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to connect my wires but the yellow wire didn't ever get any power to it (tested it several times). I've had to run through one of my fuses.

Pros: Color matching is easy

Cons: Dud wire.

Ford wiring harness

FrankS from Hebron,ky on 10/21/2014

2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good instructions sent and were free with free shipping. That is all that was needed to get me up and running.

Pros: accurate fit

Cons: none

Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from Crawford, Co on 10/19/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

One of the best things that has come along in the aftermarket for installing stereos

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Nice product

David from Northeast Florida on 10/19/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Big help

Pros: A really nice addition to make the installation of my new car radio easier. Takes the guess work out hooking the radio up.

Cons: Non that I can think of.

99 super duty

steve from mt on 10/18/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy install with buttconecters

Pros: dont have to cut factory wires

Cons: none