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Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

For select 1986-06 vehicles

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  • Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

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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 don't know how to use a soldering iron, we recommend that you purchase some wire connectors that you'll use to attach the Crutchfield-supplied harness to your factory harness.

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 makes installing your new stereo easier, and allows you to put the factory radio back when you sell your vehicle or return it at the end of the lease. A detailed instruction sheet comes with the harness. Warranty: 60 days.

Please read this important note: This harness may not contain provisions for every wire needed to complete your installation, and it will not accommodate special navigation, video, or factory steering wheel control connections. You will need a special adapter if you want your factory steering wheel audio controls to work with your new stereo.

Connections:

  • 12V constant power
  • 12V switched power
  • chassis ground
  • power antenna turn-on
  • dimmer
  • left front speaker +/-
  • right front speaker +/-
  • left rear speaker +/-
  • right rear speaker +/-

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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  • 7.5" Power harness
  • 7.5" Speaker harness
  • Instructions

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5 out of 5

NICE

Written By clearvisionauto, California on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Great harness. Splice and play
Pros:
Color coded easy to install
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Tank1967, Indianpolis on Sunday, April 06, 2014
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Worked well in my sons 2002 ford focus. glad crutchfield has them so no wires needed cutting.
Pros:
Worked like a charm!
Cons:
None at all!
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5 out of 5

a perfect fit

Written By PalmettoQuilter, SC on Sunday, April 06, 2014
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I had my doubts about this item, and whether or not it would help in this application (20 year old vehicle) but it worked perfectly! I loved the clear instruction sheet, and the help from the Crutchfield team, too. Smooth transaction and fast shipping made the experience complete -- I'll be back to shop again!
Pros:
Clear description on site, good instructions provided, quality product
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

plug and play

Written By me, here on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
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What can i say? It plugs in well?
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5 out of 5

Works Perfectly

Written By Anonymous, Goose Creek, SC on Saturday, March 08, 2014
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Does exactly what it's supposed to do has all the wires it needs
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5 out of 5

easy to use harness with my Sony receiver

Written By bertf, norwood, ma on Monday, February 10, 2014
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Connected the receiver cable/wires to this harness with butt end crimp connectors matching color coded wire insulation. plugged the receiver connector to the back of the receiver and the adapter harness to my truck's wiring harness connectors. everything worked fine immediately.
Pros:
Harness made connecting receiver to my truck's wiring harness easy.
Cons:
none.
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5 out of 5

Perfect harness, Crutchfield comes through

Written By IslandBoy, Indian River, MI on Sunday, February 09, 2014
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No problems whatsoever. Crutchfield has earned a loyal customer!
Pros:
Super easy to connect
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Always Use

Written By EJCUSA1, Streamwood IL. on Tuesday, February 04, 2014
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Any time I have to do a Head install, I always use the wire harness for every vehicle. Its better to take the time and solder wires then to cut stock harnesses. Even if you don't use half the wires on the plug, power wires are always used. I don't care if you only use 3 wires from the plug and run RCA's for the amp (s). At least you did t cut up the stock wires in the vehicle and makes it easy to put the stock head back in if needed.
Pros:
None
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Dave D, Little Falls NY on Saturday, January 18, 2014
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Makes installation so much easier one of the reasons I like Crutchfield
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5 out of 5

a must have

Written By Jordan, Vancouver, BC on Friday, January 17, 2014
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Nice quality. Works as intended and no problems. If you're installing this is a car for use with an aftermarket head-unit. it's a no-brainier as this will save your stock harness if you ever need to re-install your factory system
Pros:
Plug and play Good quality.
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5 out of 5

Wire Harness

Written By JonF, Huntersville, NC on Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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This harness makes receiver installation easy and prevents having to cut into the factory wire harness.
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5 out of 5

Why I choose Crutchfield

Written By SEUT, Moab, Utah on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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These harnesses make installation a breeze. It's the reason I choose Crutchfield, because you get these when you buy a car stereo from them. Solder the wires for a superior and permanent install.
Pros:
Make for a simple installation
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Henry H, Mechanicsville Md. on Sunday, December 29, 2013
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I have installed a lot of car radio's but this harness made it one of the easiest
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Anonymous, Great Falls, MT on Sunday, December 29, 2013
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Made installation easy.
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4 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Anonymous, Westfield, IN on Tuesday, December 24, 2013
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All wires were clearly marked and pre-stripped, making it easy to make all the connections. The only drawback was that it didn't include anything to crimp the wires together. No matter - I just soldered them up.
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5 out of 5

ByPass

Written By Jurgen, Sparks, NV on Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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That was so easy, just unplug amp and use ByPass. That was easy.
Pros:
Thanks Crutchfield for making this easy like that.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By steven, reno nevada on Sunday, October 20, 2013
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works great , makes install so much easier
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Anonymous, Goleta on Friday, October 18, 2013
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EXCELLENT!!! This was SOOOOOOOOOOOOO easy to use!!!!
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5 out of 5

ByPass the Amp! 96 Mustang

Written By Chetnet, Wildwood, MO on Tuesday, October 08, 2013
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All you need to easily bypass the factory amp (non Mach 460) for a 1996 Mustang GT. My system had stopped playing sound only to research that the factory amps eventually go. Easy solution...go to Crutchfield and find out the harnesses needed to bypass the amp. Simple install (plugs into harnesses on right side). Works perfectly!
Pros:
Easy to install. Excellent result. Value.
Cons:
None
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great!

Written By Seth G, Russell, KS on Wednesday, October 02, 2013
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This product comes in the two pieces and is worth the wait. Way easier to twist a few wires together, rather than to cut this and that and solder them.
Pros:
Very strong and durable Cords are plenty long
Cons:
No bad things about this
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3 out of 5

Factory Harness replacement

Written By JohnC, Navarre, FL on Monday, September 23, 2013
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I expected a little more direction from Crutchfield. My 1990 Mustang had the last stereo cut out of it by a thief, so I was expecting a little more help on the wires, but that didn't happen. Luckily, I have some gearhead friends that broke down the color code and wire set up to make it work.
Pros:
It worked. Now, if I want to change my stereo it will be an easy swap.
Cons:
Plan on doing your homework to get it to work.
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5 out of 5

Wiring harness

Written By MattH, Oregon on Saturday, September 21, 2013
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Worked exactly how it was supposed to
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5 out of 5

Stereo wiring harness

Written By scrous, Missouri on Sunday, September 15, 2013
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Excellent product and service. Crutchfield helped me complete the installation quickly and easily.
Pros:
Great instruction with product and Crutchfield is helpful before and after the sale.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Ford Mustang receiver Wire Harness-Premium Sound

Written By George G, Durham, NC on Sunday, September 08, 2013
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Telephone help from Crutchfield was great and they sent another plug for the premium sound amplifier without charge. The instructions are excellent and my "premium sound system" in my 89 Mustang had the polarity colors for the 2 front speakers reversed as the instructions warned. Before installation of the Kenwood receiver I was looking at 8 open plugs since the OEM radio was long gone but the Crutchfield advisors knew the problem.
Cons:
Needed to look at the Ford wiring diagrams to identify all the open car plugs, but the Crutchfiled plugs fit perfectly once I knew which plugs to use in the car.
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5 out of 5

it was easy

Written By paul R., St. Louis,Mo on Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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my mother was right always study the instruction. Did a bench layout .Then it was easy.
Pros:
Good instruction
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Excellent

Written By Mike, Mississippi on Friday, July 26, 2013
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This part came with clear instructions, was easy to wire, and plugged right into my factory wiring harness.... exactly what I needed.
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4 out of 5

Works fine

Written By Dioko, Charlotte, NC on Saturday, July 20, 2013
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Works fine. Color codes matched the color code on the receiver connector pigtail. I connected the wires by soldering and insulating with a heat shrink sleeve. Clean and neat. Good 'nuff.
Pros:
Does the job.
Cons:
Need to know how to splice small wires.
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5 out of 5

made project fast and simple

Written By hollywood6801, Newark Ohio on Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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simple simple simple
Pros:
did I mention simple
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5 out of 5

Worked fine

Written By Gordy, NY on Thursday, June 27, 2013
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Worked
Pros:
Worked, wires already stripped
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5 out of 5

reciver wire harness

Written By craigw, diana wv on Friday, May 31, 2013
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the wire color coding matched perfectly for my ford quite easily hooked up with no problems
Pros:
very simple to attach the color coding matched perfectly
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5 out of 5

1993 f150 upgrade.

Written By ErnieB, Star, N.C. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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This harness made it very easy to mate the factory harness with this custom one. Very easy installation.
Pros:
Almost anyone should be able to do this.
Cons:
None at this time.
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5 out of 5

Cushxr@gmail.com

Written By Cushxr, Brighton, MI on Wednesday, May 08, 2013
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Invaluable - wire colors even match
Pros:
Wire colors match Kenwood harnes for easy setup. Avoids having cut connectors off vehicle harness. Long leads for easy soldering & manipulation.
Cons:
No tags/labels on wires
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Anonymous, Hawaii on Sunday, May 05, 2013
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Very easy to use!
Pros:
Used crutchfield for over 20 years and they usually include this with install kit! Very easy to use and install!
Cons:
None!
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5 out of 5

Harenss

Written By Anonymous, Western Oregon on Saturday, May 04, 2013
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Just as described, Easy to wire and use with the existing factory garness.
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5 out of 5

perfect

Written By Wood Walker, Rocky Ford, CO on Friday, May 03, 2013
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Great that people make these for old trucks
Pros:
perfect fit on an old truck 1989 F-350
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

'94 F-150 Install

Written By JoeS, Rolla, MO on Friday, April 19, 2013
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Soldered the wire harness from the head unit to this one. Snapped the harness together and I have sound from all four speakers. Works like a charm.
Pros:
No clipping wires under the dash.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Great Wire Harness

Written By Daniel, Sacramento, CA on Friday, April 19, 2013
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Every wire was colored and the directions were very clear.
Pros:
Good Quality
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Doug, McDonald,TN on Friday, April 12, 2013
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Everything I needed was there, easy to make all the connections.

Cons:
The instructions could be clearer.
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4 out of 5

Good kit

Written By Good value, Whitehouse,tx on Saturday, March 09, 2013
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Good kit has all the wires labeled and color coated is very convenient.
Pros:
Well labeled wires
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4 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Anonymous, ATLANTA, GA on Friday, March 08, 2013
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Good instructions
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5 out of 5

Works good!

Written By Eddie, Knoxville, Iowa on Monday, March 04, 2013
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Works as advertised.
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5 out of 5

Perfect!

Written By KingLouisV, Boston, MA on Thursday, December 27, 2012
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Perfect!
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5 out of 5

Wire harness

Written By CharlieK, Owings, MD on Thursday, December 20, 2012
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Wire harness did the trick. Soldered appropriate leads together and used heat shrink tubing to make a neater finish. Wires are clearly labelled, with unused ones properly identified. Factory radio has an extra connector, which according to Crutchfield advisor was for speed dependent volume control. Aftermarket radio does not have that feature so just leave that connector unconnected.
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Dino, New York on Sunday, December 16, 2012
 
The wiring harness was slightly different looking that the connectors in my car, but a quick call the 800 # explained the different look and the fact that one of the connectors would not be used with my aftermarket radio.
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5 out of 5

Must have!

Written By Jadd, Sparks, NV on Thursday, December 13, 2012
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Do not install a radio with out one! I have seen people (read idiots) go crazy with wire cutters and ruin everything for the next owner or someone trying to repair what they did.
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4 out of 5

Receiver Wire Harness

Written By grey ghost, fredericksburg, va on Saturday, November 03, 2012
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Not really necessary but makes the job easier. Leaves the factory wiring undisturbed.
Pros:
I would recommend it but not worth more than $5-10.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Anonymous, florida on Thursday, October 18, 2012
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so very simple took 5 mionutes to do
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4 out of 5

Receiver harness

Written By Oscar, Sunnyside WA on Sunday, September 16, 2012
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Was hesitant to use because it didn't look like it fit, didn't want to short somthing out.
Pros:
It does the job.
Cons:
Does not look like it will fit.
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Jason, Southern Minnesota on Friday, September 14, 2012
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Great product.
Pros:
Exact connection for a 96 Ford Bronco!
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Easier than pie

Written By Rockin in my economy car, Kansas City, MO on Thursday, September 13, 2012
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Just connect the red to the red, the blue to the blue, the yellow to the yellow . . . How much easier does it get?
Pros:
Simple, high quality, effective
Cons:
None
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3 out of 5

Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Receiver Wire Harness, orange, ca on Thursday, September 06, 2012
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the wire harness does no match perfectly need to play with it to get it to connect
Pros:
easiest way to connect to the system
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5 out of 5

perfect fit & instructions

Written By evan, N. Nevada on Monday, September 03, 2012
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Man do these adapters make it easy. It's so much better to splice the wires in the garage on the bench than to do it in the car!
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3 out of 5

Works

Written By inthewoods, Oregon on Sunday, July 01, 2012
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After an hour of soldering and shrink wrapping it works great. I did make the mistake of connecting the wrong illumination wire so the head unit doesn't dim with my dash lights.

I would have paid another $10-20 for a pre-wired harness adapter just to save the fiddling. I don't mind soldering but the delay will put a crimp in your "new toy fever".
Pros:
Works. Inexpensive.
Cons:
It isn't a pre-built harness. Clipping off the factory harness would get the same result but this allows you to work in the comfort of your house. Process slows down the install.
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3 out of 5

Covers all bases

Written By PaulG, Huntsville, AL on Monday, June 25, 2012
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Covers all wiring possibilities, including amplifier, digital antenna, different speaker installation patterns, and so forth. Connector Plugs fit properly, snug and tight. Requires at least a modicum of soldering skill on the part of the person installing the radio! Stongly advise haying a good soldering iron, heat-shrink tubing, and decent wire-cutters on hnnd before starting installation!!!.
Pros:
Wires properly color-coded to match those on the vehicle wiring harness, except for the Orange wire being soldered to the Orange-White-striped wire. that was a little different. I expected to join the oragne-white striped to orange-white striped wires together. Technical help was very competent, fast, and professional.
Cons:
I'm not an accomplished solderer, would have really appreciated having a wiring harness pre-soldered before hand. It took me the better part of a day to join the wires together. I'm willing to bet that this will be the first point of failure (if there is one) over time.
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4 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Anonymous, Fruitport, MI on Thursday, June 21, 2012
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my only negative was that I didn't realize I needed to by connectors and a crimper to complete the connection so I had to go out and buy those things.
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5 out of 5

harness

Written By al, nj on Monday, June 11, 2012
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Instructions were perfect! With a little common sense, the unit worked right from the start.
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5 out of 5

Harness

Written By jm, cowtown,Ca on Tuesday, June 05, 2012
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Straight forward,Easy
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5 out of 5

Receiver wire harness literally a snap

Written By RobK, New Market, VA on Friday, June 01, 2012
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Makes wiring a snap. A lot easier than making individual connections in the dash. Follow the accompanying documentation and do the solder work on your workbench.
Pros:
Takes guesswork out of the equation.
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5 out of 5

Easy to Install

Written By Anonymous, Vergennes, Vt on Sunday, May 27, 2012
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It makes installation of a radio very easy. Just connect the wire ends, plug the connectors in and play!
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4 out of 5

Works well enough

Written By Vulpine, Elkton, MD on Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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Good fit to factory plugs, but didn't always match vehicle color code. Black "ground" on harness was red on vehicle-side connector. Self-labeled wires made some connections extremely easy.
Pros:
Fits the factory plugs. Love the self-labeled wires.
Cons:
Not enough wires for all possible connections, though more than needed for mine. Wire color code not always accurate
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5 out of 5

Everything needed was included

Written By Anonymous, San Jose, CA on Friday, May 04, 2012
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Everything needed to match the radio inputs in the truck to the radio output. I chose to solder the connections but they could be crimped just as easily. Just match up the connections on both sides and you're good to go.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

wire harness

Written By taylor, san diego on Tuesday, April 03, 2012
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everything worked well, but had to call and got pictures to show installation trick with plugs, no issues after that
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5 out of 5

Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Rob, Phoenix, Az on Monday, April 02, 2012
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Colors were easy to ID and connect
Pros:
ease of use
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Bob L, Ventura,, Ca on Thursday, March 22, 2012
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Made it very easy to install the radio in the car. Even the color code matched the car for a simple plug and play set up.
Pros:
Easy to use.
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5 out of 5

Just Fine

Written By Tony B, Virginia on Friday, February 10, 2012
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Hooked right up. Extra wires were easily identified between the radio diagrams and the install diagrams. No problems whatsoever.
Pros:
Perfect fit, easily identified wires.
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

Couldn't be better!

Written By Daren, Oregon on Sunday, February 05, 2012
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This harness worked great. I had no idea things work be this easy. I was able to do all the wiring for my 95 F150 in the house. Soldered every connection and covered in heatshrink. Easy as could be. Then it was just plug and play... literally!
Pros:
Great product!
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By SethB, Boise, ID on Monday, January 23, 2012
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Absoulutely love this product, never had such an easy time wiring a new stereo, i was able to sit at my kitchen table for the wiring, then all i had to do was to plug it in.
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By John Deer, Lincoln, NE on Monday, December 12, 2011
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excellent customer service. accidentally chose the wrong harness online and the customer support helped me fix the problem and sent it to me at no cost. wonderful customer support. i'll be recommending crutchfield to all my friends.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Life is good!

Written By larrabee, Tucson, AZ on Tuesday, September 20, 2011
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This little doohickey is a godsend for an electronic idiot. My stereo is in with no big hassels or mistakes. Thanks for making it easy to get my rig a new sound system!
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By claudel, u on Thursday, September 15, 2011
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Worked well
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By J, Kent, OH on Sunday, July 24, 2011
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easy to install
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

failed

Written By hoger, Hyde Park, NY on Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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When you sent me the wrong, wrong harness kit--fourteen soldering connections later you now tell me that you will send me the correct replacement harness for me to solder all over again. You will note above that the bais original equipment was identified but you sent me the wrong one. After all the effort, you basically failed me with this. Unlikely that you will have me again as a customer for this sort of product. Really diappointed.

[Editor's Note: It appears that the vehicle was misidentified on this order. As soon as the issue was caught, the correct harness was overnighted. ]
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5 out of 5

Brilliant

Written By Anonymous, Whittier, CA on Friday, June 03, 2011
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this wiring harness made the installation of my new head unit a breeze... with all the instructions that they give you, crutchfield has really done their homework...
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5 out of 5

No brainer.

Written By Bernie, Barberton, OH on Thursday, March 31, 2011
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I wouldn't install an unit without it. It made installing the head unit easy and with all
the matching color wires a flawless installation.
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Anonymous, carrollton va on Monday, March 28, 2011
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very helpful
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Installation made easy

Written By Pete, Minneapolis, MN on Sunday, February 27, 2011
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This wiring harness kit took all the guesswork out of installing
a car stereo. There was a chart in the instructions on what wires
went where, but the wires were all labeled and the colors even
matched. You just have to crimp the same colored wires together
and it's ready to go.

After the wires are all crimped (from comfortably in your house),
the new stereo plugs right into the factory harness where the old
radio was.

Unlike the old installs from my high school days, there was none
of the twisting loose wires inside the dashboard while the radio
is carefully balanced somewhere, and everything worked right
the first time!
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By SamG, Warrenton, VA on Thursday, February 17, 2011
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The wire harness for the head unit made installation very easy for my 96 F250. All wires
are marked and or color coded; also free with purchase of the head unit made things
even better.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Ford receiver wiring harness

Written By Terry, Henry Va on Saturday, February 05, 2011
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Simple hookup,well labeled wires,few minutes to wire up and you are done. Great
product!!!!
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Anonymous, boston, ma on Saturday, February 05, 2011
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works exactly as promised and well labeled.
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5 out of 5

Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Rob, Peyton, CO on Friday, February 04, 2011
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Used this harness to connect a new Kenwood CD player to my 1996 F250 stock wiring
harness after removing my stock Radio/Tape deck. Worked like a charm with easy to
understand instructions. Would recommend this harness to anyone.
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3 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Tom, Kalamazoo, MI on Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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The directions were poor, as to which wires needed to connect to what wires on the
individual stereo unit. Ended getting help from an electrician buddy. Harness fit fine,
and performs fine.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Steve, New Orleans on Wednesday, January 19, 2011
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Made it ver easy to gret good soldiered joins on plugs that snap right into the car
wiring. Good instructions included.
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By AlanP, Deltona,FL on Tuesday, December 28, 2010
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Wiring matched perfectly with Ford Focus harness. Great Job. I only had one extra plug
on my factory radio and I think it was for a antitheft system but other than that everything
worked great !!
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5 out of 5

a must have

Written By Chuck, Central Florida on Sunday, October 17, 2010
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Made my install so easy, and Crutchfield of coarse included this free with my order. Thank you. What can I say besides it works and made my life easier to install new radio to my vehicle.
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5 out of 5

Excellent product

Written By TigerHeli, Georgia on Tuesday, October 05, 2010
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I reviewed this on the CF forum also.

Excellent product - high quality wires and they are pre-stripped for easy installation.

The only drawback is this is a fairly universal product, so there were wires in the Harness for amp remote, etc. that were not used on my car. I don't fault the harness for that, but it would have been helpful if the a wire harness sheet explained that without my having to compare wires with the vehicle harness. As it was, I connected an illumination wire to the head unit, even though there was no matching wire for it in the factory harness, and I failed to cap off (until later) a dimmer wire on the harness that was powered but was unused on the new radio.
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5 out of 5

No problems!

Written By DannyB, DFW, TX on Thursday, September 23, 2010
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Works just as expected. High-quality wires.
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By MarcoC, Austin, TX on Tuesday, September 21, 2010
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Replaced my factory radio with these in a snap.
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Tom B, Laguna Niguel, CA on Tuesday, August 31, 2010
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The quality is excellent and I would endorse this product to everyone that has
the need. Was easy to interface with my radio. I would suggest that put heat
shrink over wires and then solder them together. That way you don't have a
bunch of butt connectors to deal with when pushing wires behind radio as you put
it back in the dash.
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5 out of 5

Great!

Written By Tracy, Sandston, VA. on Monday, June 28, 2010
 
Worked great, plugged right into my vehicle's harness. A "MUST HAVE" for any stereo
installation and what better place is there than Crutchfield, NONE, Crutchfield is the best!
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By obert, Kent Wa on Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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Great product and all wires matched up perfect.
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5 out of 5

Ford Focus zx3

Written By Chris, St Louis, MO on Wednesday, June 16, 2010
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I was nervous. I'll admit, but these worked perfectly. The instructions were
very clear. I'm glad I decided to get the harnesses instead of slicing the wires.
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5 out of 5

Perfect

Written By Kevin, New Jersey on Friday, April 23, 2010
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Couldn't have been easier. The instructions were right on the money. Simple connections to the radio harness and plugged right into the factory harness.
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4 out of 5

Works

Written By BrentOz, Philadelphia PA on Friday, October 30, 2009
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These Two connectors Worked by connecting to Two of the Three connectors
behind the original radio in my 1997 Ford Aerostar.
The Third connector with two pins was left not connected to anything.
We're not sure for what that third connector was used.
Nevertheless, the new radio worked fine.
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4 out of 5

Makes Life Easy!

Written By Mystic, State College, Pa on Saturday, July 11, 2009
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These save a ton of time on installation. Made putting my new receiver in my F-150 a breeze.

Gets 4 stars because as I was taking one of them off to check my wiring, the tab that holds it in place snapped off. A little e-tape fixed it up though.
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5 out of 5

The best connection for my receiver

Written By Allen, Houston, Texas on Saturday, April 18, 2009
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The harness was a perfect fit for my receiver. I installed it in an F150. It fit perfectly. I bought the set of crimping connecters to crimp the wires together. Although the instructions were clear on how it should be connected the only thing I saw that was unclear was how to disconnectthe Factory installed amplifier. Other than that the pre-made harness made installation very easy.
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By William, North Port, FL on Saturday, April 18, 2009
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I received this product as a freebie with my Kenwood purchase. What a deal! What could have been a tedious, error prone process trying to splice the factory harness to the Kenwood harness was reduced to a cake walk. The only thing you have to take into consideration is the extra wiring and connections you have to stuff into the opening behind your 'radio'. For me it took a little finagling, but it was well worth the effort.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By brian, arizona on Friday, April 17, 2009
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works good all wire colors are the same.
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Must Have

Written By Greg, Chesapeake, VA on Friday, April 17, 2009
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Don't attempt a car stereo installation without this type of wiring harness. This harness fit perfectly and made for hassel-free wiring.
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4 out of 5

Wiring Harness

Written By John, Salem,IN on Thursday, March 19, 2009
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The wiring harness is top notch, I needed a little more experience to do this, but the support staff got me thru it. Soder all conections and shrink wrap them you will be glad you did.
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3 out of 5

wrong one for me

Written By william, Columbus, OH on Wednesday, March 18, 2009
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Maybe it's not fair to rate this based on the fact that it was the wrong one but I selected my car type when purchasing the radio and this one was included with the shipment. I have the '98 Eddie Bauer model Expedition and the radio is not stock and apparently not the MACH upgrade either. I ended up spending another $40 for the correct harness.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

lifesaver!

Written By Robert, Perris, Ca on Wednesday, March 18, 2009
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This piece was a lifesaver when I was installing my new radio, this is a great adapter and it installs easily.
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5 out of 5

Receiver Wire Harness Adapter

Written By mgb65, West Palm Beach, fl on Friday, February 06, 2009
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I have installed a couple of units using this same harness adapter kit. I have always had great luck with them, and find that they include more than enough wire so the stock connectors can be pushed out of the way of the new unit sliding in.

Do yourself a favor with these. Solder all the connections and then shrink wrap them. Makes for a strong connection that won't rattle loose.
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5 out of 5

Zero Problems

Written By Steve, Sierra Vista AZ on Monday, November 03, 2008
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Worked flawlessly. As well, Crutchfield plugs were color coded to the two separate harnesses in my 90 Ford Ranger. So the grey factory plug went in easily to the gray plug from Crutchfield and likewise with the black plugs. I had no problems whatsoever.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Worthless

Written By TONY, Junction City, KS on Thursday, October 23, 2008
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This product is worthless. The only good thing about this wiring harness is that it came as two seperate harnesses; one for power supply and one for speaker. The speaker wiring harness was the wrong wiring harness so I had to go purchase a whole new wiring harness.
4 out of 7 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Metra 70-5002C Receiver Wire Harness

Written By cuz, pulaski,tn on Thursday, October 16, 2008
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wire harness was easy to install and wiring diagram was easy to follow but one wire was not pushed in to plug all the way and i had to take receiver out of the truck three times to find trouble
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

97 F-150 Pickup w Factory AM/FM Cassette

Written By Jerry, Jeffersonville, IN on Wednesday, October 08, 2008
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Excellent Product - Very straight forward - No problems encountered
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1 question already asked

Ordered a Sony stereo for a 2000 Mercury Cougar, and this harness came as part of the installation gear. Pulled the factory stereo from the car and the factory connectors in the dash look nothing like this adapter. The factory connectors are almost square, one has a single white w/ green stripe wire in it and all the other wires are in the other connector. The supplied kit connector adapters are long and narrow, the same as pictured with the item on this site. Now I'm stuck... any ideas? Help? Am I missing something obvious? [ Evelyn  Dec 25, 2013 ]
1 answer
  • If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. . Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff Staff  Dec 26, 2013 ]

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