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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Works perfectly

Written By Dad's Car Lot, No.Virginia on Sunday, May 24, 2015

Allows connection to certain Chrysler and Dodge vehicle harnesses. Crutchfield specific instructions were required to identify vehicle color usage but, in the end, wiring off of these connectors pretty much allows color to color connection with the radio harness. No splices or heat shrink supplied.

Pros: Fits the vehicle connectors perfectly.

Cons: Does not include a vehicle wiring diagram so you need to get that from somewhere (Crutchfield supplies). No splices or heat shrink supplied so you need to have the connection supplies for the type connections you plan to use.

Made Wiring New Receiver a Snap! (EASY-PEEZY)

Written By JimL, Somerville, AL on Monday, April 27, 2015

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This wiring adapter made wiring into factory harness perfectly easy. This is well worth the price and saves lots of time. I would highly recommend this to anyone installing their own radio. This was a first time installation experience for my 16 year old son and so it was fun watching him make all the connections with me there watching to answer any questions. I am pretty sure he will turn to Crutchfield in the future for any audio/ video needs.

Pros: Wire color codes match factory wire colors, easy connection Length of wire is plenty to work with

Cons: Wires are not pre-stripped, which would make the job go quicker Crimps are not included, so you will need to twist and tape, or solder, or purchase your own crimps. If you don't have crimps (like we didn't) I recommend using ty-wraps on twisted wires to prevent separating, then taping over it.

stero harness

Written By Reg, Roseville, ca on Monday, April 27, 2015

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Product came in timely manner works and fits perfectly

good

Written By max, California on Monday, April 27, 2015

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Made life a lot easier. A couple of colors did not match and it was not prewired to the radio plug but with a call to Crutchfield it went smoothly.

Pros: Quick and easy

Cons: Does not come prewired to the radio plug

Metra 70-1817 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Stede, Colorado on Monday, April 20, 2015

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Perfect match- makes installation so easy. Insulation is pre-cut for easy stripping.

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

it is just a snap

Written By Stephen, Tennessee on Monday, April 20, 2015

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to match the colors and plug and go. Worth it.

Pros: colors match up

Cons: wish that it would plug in to the radio instead of crimping

plug in

Written By Doug, Reading PA on Friday, April 17, 2015

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Color coded to match factory harness easy install

killer unit

Written By Ron M, Florida on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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Great unit and easy install great sound !!

Pros: Everything sent for on target for an easy instll!!

Cons: None

Functional!

Written By Janabear, Texas on Sunday, April 12, 2015

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It wires up to the original harness, and works with the factory amp in my vehicle. What more could you ask for?

Pros: functional

Cons: does not come packaged with stock options in Crutchfield

Made installation a breeze

Written By Papa Smurf, Colorado on Wednesday, April 08, 2015

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Directions were great, made installation in a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee a breeze

Pros: Worked great, connections were perfect

Cons: None

factory harness adapter

Written By Multi Jeeper, California on Sunday, April 05, 2015

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Works, and made it an easy installation. But the gauge of wires could be bigger, there should have been more instructions with it. I figured it out easy enough, but I would guess most people struggled with it. Doesn't come with any connectors. I twisted and soldered, then covered in shrink wrap. But how many people are going to do that?

Pros: Fast and easy

Cons: lack of any instructions, and connectors.

Smooth Installation

Written By Jay A, Valencia, California on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Installation coupled with Crutchfield's instructions and diagrams made installation a breeze in my 2000 Jeep Wrangler. I just matched the wires color for color, heat shrinked the butt connectors, and snapped connectors together. I had everything installed in less than two hours with most of the time spent on the many wire connections.

Easy install

Written By Dvan, Utah on Thursday, March 26, 2015

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Made installation easy, no need to cut wires.

Pros: Made install easy.

Just like it should be

Written By Anonymous, Albany, NY on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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Plugs are OEM quality, wires are good quality and well-labeled

Pros: wire labeling, wire quality

Cons: none

WOW...

Written By Ninjazx14R, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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I was happy with how easy it was to hook up the wire harness...no problems at all..just color to color..and snap in. From the time I started to finish with the dash back together...45 min. Back in the day,..Myself and a friend or two would have been at it ..much longer.

Pros: easy,..price,..quick

Cons: none

Painless!!!

Written By Down Shifter, Durango, CO on Thursday, March 05, 2015

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Worked like a champ. The old days of splicing into you vehicles harness are over. I soldered/shrink sleeved this harness to my aftermarket radios harness, plugged it into my trucks factory harness, bolted the ground wires to reinforcement frame of my dashboard and BAM!!!! Instant tunes.

Pros: Simple, painless, clean, professional install and reliability.

Cons: Zero

Pioneer DEH-X6700BT/ 1997 Chrysler Concorde install

Written By Olen, Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, March 05, 2015

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Love the Pioneer DEH -X6700 BT

Pros: very nice unit.

Cons: Will not fit flush in-Dash because unit is too long with wiring harness

Best choice for an easy installation

Written By MattW, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, March 03, 2015

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You simply cannot go wrong with using this wiring harness. Simply match the color coded wires from the harness to the correct wires on your new head unit (Hint: The colors usually match identically, but always check the diagram to be certain), splice and secure the connections, attach the radio harness to the back of the new radio, and the other end to the factory plugs in your dash opening. How simple is that?

Pros: I've been installing car stereos for over 20 years, and these harnesses have taken my install time on head units down to 1/3 of what I used to spend standing upside down inside a car splicing wires directly. A heck of a lot less headaches as a result!

Cons: There are no cons to this product. My 8-year-old could do this!

Harness

Written By Tpin, Havelock nc on Monday, March 02, 2015

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Makes life simple and not a cheap harness like others sell.

Wiring harness

Written By Sound hound, Kansas City, KS on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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Made it easy to just plug and play

Metra wiring harness for 99 Durango

Written By Kjejn, Hermitage, TN on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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Perfect fit, very easy to use along with the stereo instructions and seperate Crutchfield Master Sheet.

Pros: Easy to use, price

Cons: None

Metra 70-1817 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Matt, Oregon on Sunday, February 22, 2015

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Great product, plugged right in couldn't be easier

No issues connector

Written By Andy, Los Angeles on Thursday, February 19, 2015

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I verified the wiring with my factory shop manual and it is a perfect match to my 2001 Dodge Ram 2500. It's also easy to move or add a wire pin in the connector if needed using a small screwdriver to remove the pin holding bar.

Pros: Prefect match

Cons: None.

Metra 70-1817 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By scoopy, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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matched wires perfectly, plugged right in

Pros: easy install

Cons: none

Wiring harness

Written By Scott, Indiana on Monday, February 02, 2015

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Perfect match,all wiring matched up perfect

Harness

Written By Randy, Denver Co. on Friday, January 30, 2015

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I was shipped this free wiring harness from Crutchfield along with my Kenwood KDC-BT758HD head unit, they worked beautifully and were very easy to hook up making the intsall much easier.

Pros: Free can't beat it, ease of installation

Cons: none

wiring harness

Written By boyd, az. on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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easy plug in, & was able to spice correct wires because they marked all the wires,even though the wiring prints on the enternet are not correct just splice speaker wires as they are marked

Pros: easy & simple

Cons: none

Must Have

Written By Kevin, Washington on Sunday, January 25, 2015

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This wire harness made the install a snap. Very easy with the directions given. Also makes for a very clean install.

Pros: Very easy, clean, and tight.

wiring

Written By telcompink, Essex, IL on Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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Worked great, perfect fit

Pros: It was a great product

Cons: Nothing bad to say.

Wiring harness

Written By lander, Connecticut on Sunday, January 18, 2015

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Made my job so much easier having the wiring kit

Godsend

Written By Joe, Ny on Sunday, January 11, 2015

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Installed in a snap nobody does it better than Crutchfield this item plus instructions it doesn't get any easier than this

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

Harness Kit

Written By 2001CherokeeSport, NJ on Friday, January 02, 2015

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Made installing a new stereo very easy.

Pros: Made installing a new stereo very easy. Saves a lot of time

Metra 70-1817 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Steve M, California on Monday, December 29, 2014

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I thought this was going to be plug and play and was not aware I had to wire 14 connections

Pros: It works

Cons: Pain in the butt to solder 14 wires....I haven't had to do that for 40 yrs

Harness Kit

Written By Mike A, Kent Island,MD on Monday, December 29, 2014

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Made installation much easier than the way I used to do it. Wish there was a bit more instruction for matching wiring up. Really liked being able to sit down at a bench and solder everything instead of being limited to working in the car in cramped quarters.

Pros: Allows for a better install.

Cons: More instruction for wiring matchup.

A Must Have!

Written By Cam's Dad, North Carolina on Monday, December 29, 2014

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A little solder and shrink tubing made my wiring harness OEM. Great construction and the instructions were brief but sufficient! Thanks Crutchfield for making the install hassle free!!

Pros: Fit was perfect and had every wire needed for install of Pioneer DEH-X8600BH into my son's 98 Jeep Cherokee. This is why Crutchfield is the my only source for car audio.

Metra 70-1817 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Anonymous, Washington on Sunday, December 28, 2014

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Made installation a breeze. Just need to add a note to ground the black and green wire from the original radio so the factory amp turns on.

Harness

Written By Brum, Alabama on Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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This was much easier than I thought it would be. Wire colors matched. A few butt splice connectors and I was done.

Cons: None

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

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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