Metra 70-5523 Receiver Wire Harness

For select 2010-up Ford Transit Connect Van models

  • Metra 70-5523 Receiver Wire 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 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.

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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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:

Wire Color Function
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Black Chassis Ground
Blue Antenna
Blue/white Amp Turn-On
White Left Front Speaker +
White/Black Left Front Speaker -
Gray Right Front Speaker +
Gray/Black Right Front Speaker -
Green Left Rear Speaker +
Green/black Left Rear Speaker -
Purple Right Rear Speaker +
Purple/black Right Rear Speaker -

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

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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5523 Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Anonymous, Katy, Tx on Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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Works perfectly, color code for my stereo was a dead bang match. Easy to install, clean hookup with no damage to the vehicle at all. Made installation a snap, literally!
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5 out of 5

Fast connect

Written By joking, Marion, NC on Thursday, September 29, 2011
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Good god I though after I took this out of the shipping box. But with minimal effort I got this installed and with ease was able to slide the radio into place.. Leads are long enough to make insertion and removal real sweet.
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2 out of 5

Incomplete for my vehicle

Written By John98026, Lynnwood, WA on Friday, April 15, 2011
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This harness was incomplete for my 2011 Ford Transit Connect. My vehicle comes
with 4 speakers yet this harness is only configured for 2 speakers. I managed
to make the necessary connections but was quite disappointed. In addition, the
Transit Connect uses an amplifier for the antenna which was not powered when
using this harness so my signal was really poor. I did some research and found
that by hooking the booster power line to the antenna power line in the harness,
everything would work, and it did. Honestly, I could have spent another 15-20
minutes and completed the wiring without this harness.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

good harness

Written By Daniel, Puerto Rico on Thursday, April 07, 2011
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Hi nice harness easy to connect no need to cut original harness
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-5523 Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Chargermann, Walker La. on Thursday, March 17, 2011
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Plug and Play Just that simple
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