Metra 70-5003 Receiver Wiring Harness

Connect a new car stereo in select 1983-95 Ford, Kia, Mazda, and Mercury vehicles

  • Metra 70-5003 Receiver Wiring Harness


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Metra 70-5003 Receiver Wiring Harness

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

First, attach the color-coded wires on your Crutchfield-supplied harness to the wires from your new stereo. If you're not using a soldering iron, we recommend that you purchase some wire connectors to secure the connections. Check out our handy article on three ways to connect the wiring harness here.

Now, once this harness is connected to your new stereo, you'll be able to plug right into your car's factory radio connector. This harness saves installation time since you won't have to cut factory wires individually, and this also enables you to re-install the factory radio if needed. A detailed instruction sheet comes with the harness. Warranty: 60 days.

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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.


Note: You'll need to make a ground connection between your new receiver and your car's metal chassis.

  • 12V constant power
  • 12V switched power
  • illumination
  • 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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  • 6" Constant power harness
  • 6" Switched power harness
  • 6" Front speaker harness
  • 6" Rear speaker harness
  • Instructions

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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:

(Constant Power Harness)

Wire Color Function
Yellow +12 Volt Constant

(Switched Power Harness)

Wire Color Function
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Blue Power Antenna
Orange Illumination

(Front Speaker Harness)

Wire Color Function
White Left Front Speaker +
White/Black Left Front Speaker -
Gray Right Front Speaker +
Gray/Black Right Front Speaker -

(Rear Speaker Harness)

Wire Color Function
Green Left Rear Speaker +
Green/Black Left Rear Speaker -
Violet Right Rear Speaker +
Violet/Black Right Rear Speaker -

Wiring Note: This harness has no ground wire; the new radio must be grounded to the vehicle chassis.

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

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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5003

Written By Anonymous, Colorado Springs, CO on Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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This harness really helped in the installation. Highly recommended.
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5 out of 5

New radio installation in '87 Mazda B2000

Written By KnoxGuy, Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Original radio was not installed according to factory specs so only 2 of 4 adapter harnesses were useful, but the online help (verbal and pdf wiring diagrams) from Crutchfield enabled me to do the rest of the wiring on my own and my radio works just fine.
Excellent online help; Crutchfield guy took me by the hand and led me to the promised land...
There are often a lot of surprises when you replace stuff in an old truck. It's not as easy as advertised.
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5003 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Don Stivers, Brownsburg, IN on Tuesday, June 03, 2014
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Great instructions, Fast and Easy
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5 out of 5

Perfect fit

Written By Eric L., Houston, TX on Friday, April 25, 2014
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The wire harness fit directly into the factory connections, just as described, making the installation of my new head unit a breeze. Thank you, Crutchfield, for providing this item with the stereo unit to make installation simple. This and other reasons is why I continue to be a customer.
Color coded connectors, pre-stripped wires, easy to understand instructions.
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5 out of 5

the right harness

Written By rx7 club, cali on Sunday, December 08, 2013
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because you need to do it right the first time
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4 out of 5

1985 3 piece radio

Written By Jacob, Apache Junction, AZ on Sunday, April 10, 2011
1985 Mazda RX 7, w/three piece stereo system, most matched up but one
connector on the stock harness for the back speakers is a white 6 slot
connector, and the after market adapter is a blue 4 slot connector. which calls
for some problem solving.
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5 out of 5

Makes life a little easier.

Written By Scott G, Kansas City on Saturday, February 05, 2011
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To my suprise they were quality connectors. Foreign made maybe but they still fit together with the factory connectors very well. You will need wire connectors if you do not plan to solder.

This type of product is what sets Crutchfield apart from the rest.
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Perfect Fit

Written By Jose, Downey, CA on Friday, February 04, 2011
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Bought these for my father's 1988 RX-7 and they were a perfect fit. Thank you Crutchfield.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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Perfect fit for 88 Mazda 323 SE

Written By Anonymous, NYC on Monday, June 07, 2010
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