Metra 70-1817 Receiver Wiring Harness

Connect a new car stereo in select 1984-2005 vehicles

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Metra 70-1817 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 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
  • power antenna turn-on
  • 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, then check here for a list of parts. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

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What's in the box?

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  • 7.5" Power harness
  • 7.5" 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 Harness)

Wire Color Function
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Empty (none)
Orange Illumination
Empty (none)
White/Black Left Front Speaker -
Gray/Black Right Front Speaker -

(Speaker Harness)      

Wire Color Function
Blue Power Antenna
White Left Front Speaker +
Gray Right Front Speaker +
Green Left Rear Speaker +
Green/Black Left Rear Speaker -
Violet Right Rear Speaker +
Violet/Black Right Rear Speaker -

No Ground Wire: The wiring harness does not included a ground wire. You will need to ground your aftermarket head unit directly to the vehicle's metal chassis.

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

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Metra 70-1817 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Anonymous, rapid city sd on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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Stereo and wiring harness were perfect but the installation kit was the wrong one so we had to buy a new one. That was a bummer but otherwise easy install.

Pros: Easy install

Cons: Sent the wrong installation kit.

Metra 70-1817 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By mike, anaheim, CA on Monday, December 15, 2014

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Easy to do, Crutchfield makes it easy to do an install even for a novice.

Cons: none

Metra wiring harness

Written By Metra 70-1817 Reciever Harness, Illinois on Tuesday, December 09, 2014

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Metra is always a great piece of kit

Pros: Well made, easy to install, good durability and fit!

Cons: None!

Works perfect

Written By Robert C, California on Sunday, December 07, 2014

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Works perfectly.

Makes installation easy

Written By Chuck, New Jersey on Sunday, November 30, 2014

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This makes installation very easy without having to cut any factory wires.

Pros: You do not have to cut any factory wires.

Cons: None so far.

Great Buy

Written By MichaelD, Hilliard, OH on Thursday, November 06, 2014

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Product is easy and quick to install. wires are pre-stripped so it's that much easier. Can't go wrong with this one

Cons: None!

Wiring Harness

Written By Johnny, Melbourne, Florida on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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You need it and without it you'll hate life, simple fix for your stock to custom radio install issues.

Highly Recommended

Written By Cory, Norman, OK on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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Exactly what you need. Worked perfect for me on my 1999 Dodge Durango SLT+

Metra 70-1817 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Jeromy, Chicago, IL on Wednesday, October 08, 2014

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Correct connection for my vehicle. Works like a charm.

Perfect

Written By Tom, Ypsilanti, MI on Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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Great product. Installed aftermarket Kenwood stereo in my 1992 Dodge pickup. Spent 15 minutes soldering aftermarket radio harness to it per instructions and everything worked with no issues.

Pros: Correctors fit factory harness perfectly. Wires pre-stripped for crimping/soldering. Reasonably clear directions. Great price.

Very Happy

Written By Snowybear, San Diego, CA on Sunday, October 05, 2014

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I used this to install a Alpine CDE-153BT in a 98 Dodge Dakota pickup. The instructions from Crutchfield where very clear and used in conjunction with the alpine instructions the wiring was fairly clear. The installation was flawless and I would not have wanted to try it without this product.

Pros: The only way to make this installation clean

Cons: none

good match

Written By Rotor Jeff, Napa, CA on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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I used to to connect an Alpine stereo to my 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel. I called Crutchfield tech support once for clarification as to what wire connects to the corresponding wire on the car stereo harness. The Crutchfield tech was very helpful. After the call, I noticed that the wires on the harness kit have their purpose typed on the wire itself in small print. This was reassuring. I used Anchor marine grade butt connectors to connect the harness kit to the car stereo harness.

Pros: wire purpose typed on the wire itself.

Cons: limited instructions came with the harness kit.

Great Product

Written By Mike, Shelton, WA on Friday, September 26, 2014

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I ordered the radio harness and the car harness, followed the color-codes and soldered them together. The radio works great. Thanks.

Wiring kit

Written By Pat, Longmont co on Thursday, September 25, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wiring kits make life a whole lot easier. Wiring diagrams tell you which wires go to each wire. Can wire up at bench go out to car and plug in and works 1st time.

In the past I never used them. I would have to figure out what wire did what. Would spend hrs doing it this way. Wiring kits are my preferred way to do things now.

Pros: Very easy to use.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Easy Install

Written By James, NY on Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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Makes for a quick, simple installation. Instructions are well written and straight forward.

Pros: Clean installation Simple Good instructions / diagrams

Cons: None

Metra 70-1817 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Anonymous, Hyannis on Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Best thing yet. Easy install almost all wires match in color and a plug and play connection.

metra harness

Written By autohausal, Helena , Alabama on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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harness worked perfect & real time saver.

bud

Written By bud, new martinsville, wv on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Another great product from Crutchfield.

Pros: Makes installation a breeze.

Wiring harness

Written By Jonb, Utah on Monday, August 11, 2014

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The instructions that were included make the installation job easy.

Pros: Works great.

Cons: A little time consuming to wire. Would be nice if the harness came with wire connectors so I wouldn't have to make an extra trip to go buy them.

Wiring harness

Written By Charlie, Berea ky on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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Ease of wiring awesome

Pros: Ease of wiring awesome

Cons: None

Metra 70-1817 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Frank M, Chesterfield Twp. MI on Tuesday, August 05, 2014

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The wire harness made the installation soooo easy. They are a absolute must!! Thanks to my product advisor for recommending them. My son is driving a 1996 Dodge Stratus and without the wire harness, I would probably still be laying on my side in the car splicing the wires together. Thanks again!!!

Wiring replacement radio

Written By Stanley, Jarrettsville MD on Friday, July 18, 2014

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I ordered a low cost radio through Crutchfield for my 1996 Dodge pickup. I did not want to spend a lot of money as I basically just needed FM stations. Blake at Crutchfield gave me excellent advice. Regarding the wiring I was real nervous on how I was going to wire a Clarion radio to the existing Dodge wiring. With this kit I carefully read the directions, attached the appropriate wires which were easily marked; left front speaker+ or left front speaker-, etc. Taped the wires not needed, turned the key and presto everything worked perfect. No way could I have done this without the kit. Very reasonable and well made. Really impressed with the guidance received by Blake and the constant updates on when the items were shipped and able to track it. Arrived as promised in perfect shape.

Great product

Written By Walter, Manassas Park, Virginia on Monday, June 30, 2014

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Never installed a system before this cabling system made it easy as painting by numbers.....:-)

Pros: Great Labeling Easy to read ...

Cons: didn't like the Colors.... Naaaaaaa I don't see any Con's for this product

Simple to Use

Written By HappyCustomer, Florence, KY on Thursday, June 26, 2014

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Since each wire is pre-stripped, it makes this quick and easy to crimp with your new stereo harness. Each wire is clearly colored/marked which makes it easy to tell which wire it needs to be crimped with on the other harness.

Pros: Pre-stripped wires, Clear Color coding, Perfect Fit

Cons: None

PERFECT WIRING ADAPTER

Written By Scott, Bozeman, MT on Friday, June 20, 2014

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This wiring kit made it simple to install the radio. Everything fit perfectly and the radio worked as soon as I turned the power on.

Pros: Makes installation a piece of cake.

Cons: none.

Easy to use

Written By dwl, Pennsylvania on Friday, June 20, 2014

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The harness was easy to use and fit perfectly.

satisfied

Written By John, Perry, Florida on Monday, June 16, 2014

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Makes the install easy

Pros: The wiring kit is the perfect example of product planning. Plug and play.

Cons: None

Metra 70-1817 Receiver Wiring Harness Review

Written By Roy, Amissville, VA on Thursday, June 12, 2014

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This product contributed to an easy installation

Cons: NONE

2001 Dodge Ram

Written By Akwolf, Frostbite, Alaska on Saturday, June 07, 2014

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Made install a snap

Pros: Worked great

Cons: Na

perfect

Written By Brian, modesto on Sunday, May 25, 2014

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Easy as heck to put in.

Pros: Easy

Cons: None

Metra 70-1817 Receiver Wire Harness

Written By hallman45, WV on Friday, May 23, 2014

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Very easy to install with the provided instructions from Crutchfield.

Great fit

Written By Southbound, Atlanta, GA on Thursday, May 22, 2014

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This made installing my new stereo a breeze.

Metra 70-1817 Receiver Wire Harness

Written By edm, Harrisonville, MO on Saturday, May 17, 2014

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Fast, easy install in my 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Infinity sound system.

Pros: Easy color coded wires matched those on the head unit harness. Perfect fit to vehicle harness.

Cons: None.

Metra 70-1817 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Engineer in RIchmond, RIhcmond VA on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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This was the perfect connector for my 2002 Dodge Caravan. Originally a difference connector came, turns out the cheapskates at the Chrysler plant were cutting corners again and decided to use the WRONG wiring harness when the built my van. Thank you Cruthfield for helping me out with this install!

Pros: Easy to follow wiring instructions

Cons: none

Nice wire adapters.

Written By RickR, Somewhere, WV on Friday, May 09, 2014

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Got this wiring with my new stereo, and it fits perfectly.

Pros: Wires right up to my truck by color code.

Cons: None

Easy install

Written By John, Maine on Wednesday, May 07, 2014

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Very easy to install. Perfect fit.

Pros: Easy install

Cons: None

Perfect fit

Written By Anonymous, Atlanta GA on Wednesday, May 07, 2014

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Perfect fit, no problems what so ever with my 93 dakota and Kenwood stereo

Metra 70-1817 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Kyle, Palatine IL on Sunday, April 27, 2014

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Worked great to switch over from my 01 Jeep Cherokee system over to an Alpine head unit. Thanks again Crutchfield you guys rock!

easy

Written By paul R., Maryland heights, Mo. on Friday, April 25, 2014

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worked like a charm

Pros: makes it so simple

Cons: none

works good

Written By JillA, Indy on Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Worked out for my install. It was not too hard to connect.

Pros: fit perfectly

Cons: none

good

Written By Eric Berry, Everett, WA on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

worked perfectly in my 99 dodge Dakota single cab. Had to use the green and black wire from the dodge as the ground... which I was worried about because I had to crimp directly from the harness to the car.... but it works perfect. sounds great. Crutchfield with flawless instructions.



would have been nice for Crutchfield to send me 20 crimping caps. not a big deal just would have been nice not to drive and go get them when they are like a dollar a dozen. nbd tho. still 5 stars.

Pros: great sound easy instructions on time shipping

Cons: (not really any) maybe crimp caps maybe a mini harnass for the black and green ground wire in the dodge.

Metra 70-1817 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Len, Cookville Tn on Saturday, April 19, 2014

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easy assembly

Pros: well marked

Cons: need to furnish wire nuts with harness kit

Metra 70-1817 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Anonymous, Delano on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Perfect Just didn't have a ground cable No biggie though if you've installed stereos long enough you just make a ground yourself Thanx

Flawless

Written By Shawn, Albuquerque on Saturday, April 12, 2014

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Matchup great and made installation superfast

Pros: Perfect fit

Cons: None

Metra 70-1817 Receiver Wire Harness

Written By BR, Las Vegas, NV on Thursday, April 10, 2014

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Product worked exactly as designed. Superfast Delivery

Pros: Perfect Fit

Cons: None

Easy to install!

Written By RyanB, Massillon, OH on Thursday, April 10, 2014

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Easy to install and works perfectly!

Pros: Easy to install with the color coded wires.

Cons: None

Metra 70-1817 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Tiki Tim, Bradenton, FL on Monday, April 07, 2014

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Fit 2002 Dodge Ram Van 1500 with no issues.

No problem!

Written By Daniel, Delano, CA on Monday, March 31, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Like all of Metras wiring harnesses, this thing plugged in no problem whatsoever. Went on a 96 dodge ram. Just plug and play!

Wiring harness

Written By vat, Staunton on Friday, March 28, 2014

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Very beneficial and great that it was free and useful. A definite plus.

Pros: Very nice and helpful. Saved a lot of time.

Cons: None

wire harness

Written By Anonymous, jacksonville, fl on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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This came with my car stereo and was easy to connect with the stereo harness wire. Easy color to color matching of the wires and easy to connect to with all wire harnesses.

Pros: Easy color to color matching Easy connection to connection

Cons: None

Must Have

Written By LKMcKee, Ashland, MO on Monday, March 24, 2014

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The installation kits that are included with the purchase(s) of receivers from Crutchfield are an absolute must -have unless you are a wiring guru that has some extra time to kill. The information included is clear and concise and allows for the most difficult part of installation to be a breeze.

Pros: Makes installation incredibly easy... concise and clear instruction... plug and play

Cons: none

Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Joe C, Telford,PA on Sunday, March 23, 2014

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easy to use, directions are simple

Pros: easy set up

Cons: N/A

WIRE HARNESS

Written By Kevin D, Middletown, DE on Sunday, March 23, 2014

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Made for easier installation.

Cons: Would have preferred to be soldered from manufacturer.

"It fits my car"

Written By wiseindallas@yahoo.com, Allen, Texas on Saturday, March 08, 2014

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It fits as described.

Pros: It's nice when everything goes as planned.

Cons: N/A

Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Al, Chattanooga, TN on Thursday, March 06, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The kit made it easy to install the new radio and the wiring harness was easy to integrate, I was shocked at how fast the installation went!

worked well

Written By Happy Customer, Seoul Korea on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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I have a 2000 Dodge Gran Caravan with infinity system. After my local national mechanic tried to install without looking at wiring diagram I took it home and installed myself. Could not have done it without Crutchfield tech. Friendly and knowledgeable and most important patient with a non-technical guy like me..Thank you

Makes Install of Head Unit Really Easy

Written By Anonymous, Seattle, WA on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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This harness (and harnesses in general) are a great way to speed up install.

IT WORKS!!!

Written By Josh, San Diego on Monday, February 17, 2014

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What else can I say? Product performs as described.

Wiring

Written By mark, Baton Rouge on Sunday, February 16, 2014

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Made it so much easier to install my stereo. Wired it up prior to pulling the factory unit, and it just plugged into factor wiring. I had the installation completed in less than 15 minutes.

no Blue wire

Written By lmb, Honolulu, HI on Friday, February 07, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Instruction did not include wiring the blue wire for power to my Infinity OEM amp. Frustrating when all was installed and no sound. Found solution on Crutchfield support FAQ

Jeep Wiring Harness

Written By Jeep Wiring Harness, New Jersey on Friday, January 31, 2014

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Everything went together like a hand in a glove....

Pros: Good wire labeling...good instructions...good fit...ie perfect....

Cons: None

Metra 70-1817 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Anonymous, Colorado Springs on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great. Instructions were easy to follow.

Pros: Easy install.

Cons: Some wires were not used and there was not an explanation as to why.

Metra 70-1817 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By mark k, richmond, va on Sunday, January 26, 2014

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exactly what i needed. snapped right in

Wire harness for 02 dodge truck

Written By DH, Granbury tx on Saturday, January 25, 2014

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Worked great and was free with purchase if radio. I had the infinity style radio and it worked flawless

Pros: Plugged up great to factory wire harness

Cons: None

Convenient

Written By fighterace0, Georgia on Monday, January 20, 2014

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Was slightly confused how this was supposed to work. I think I was told I wouldn't need to solder. This comes with a clip on one end and pre stripped wires on the other. You clip into your original wire harness and have to solder or strip the other end to work with your new radio. The color codes were all perfect but I matched the diagram to their function and not color anyway. The clips pre-sort the colors for you and keep you from having to strip and solder/crimp the connections in the car. I soldered these indoors then took them to the car and snapped them in place.

NOTE: Doesn't include ground wire. There was no place for me to screw in my existing ground onto the new radio or to bolt the radio's ground to the car easily. I used a nut to secure my existing ground and screw to my new radio's ground wire.

Overall this is the easiest way to do it but it does require slightly more work than snap snap done. '93 Dodge Caravan

Pros: Very well organized, great instructions. Easy setup.

Cons: This does require solder or crimping. Ground wire might be a tad tricky.

Easy to use

Written By Rick, Boonsboro md on Sunday, January 19, 2014

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Very easy to use, if I can do it anyone can, crutchfields instructions helped a lot too

Must have

Written By Mike, Nebraska on Friday, January 17, 2014

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Perfect fit and easy install for 97 Dakota. Wires clearly labled

Pros: Perfect fit, each wire labeled clearly

Wire harness adaptor

Written By GR Minnesota, Grand Rapids, MN on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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Using this kit saves your the headache of determining what each wire in the factory harness is for. Simple as matching colors. Spicing all the wires from the stereo onto this is much easier, no need to fumble around inside the dash, just plug in and done. Plus you can easily reinstall the factory head unit if you ever need to. Setting this up ahead of time made installing the deck in my 99 jeep wj take literally 20 minutes start to finish. I'll never instal a head unit without one of these kits.

Pros: Major time saver Easier to install

Metra 70-1817 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Dave, Va beach, va on Sunday, January 12, 2014

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Wire harness worked great

Pros: Easy to instal

Good value

Written By RonK, Pewaukee, Wi on Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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