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Metra 70-5701 Receiver Wiring Harness

Connect a new car stereo in select 1998-03 Ford and Lincoln vehicles

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Overview

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

Metra 70-5701 Receiver Wiring Harness

Installation Note: This harness uses your factory amplifier; your new stereo must have one pair of preamp outputs to connect this 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 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. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

The wiring harness simplified the install so much, I dont think it could've been easier. Thanks to Crutchfield for the help over the phone as well!

Jason, everett, WA

What's in the Box:

  • 8" Receiver wiring harness
  • 8" Sub amplifier harness
  • 8" Power Antenna harness
Reviews

Metra 70-5701 Receiver Wiring Harness Reviews

Average Customer Review:

48 Reviews

Must have for Mustang owners

Written by: Jason from everett, WA on March 28, 2016

2003 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The wiring harness simplified the install so much, I dont think it could've been easier. Thanks to Crutchfield for the help over the phone as well!

Pros: Simple and easy

Cons:

too many wires simplified

Written by: Bob from new freedom, PA on March 26, 2016

2002 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

When you finally get the old head unit out you think the hard part is done. Until you see that there are 3 connectors worth of wires that have to go into 1. That's because I was replacing my factory installed MACH1000 with a new Kenwood. Nearly 3 dozen wires in all. The Metra 70-5701 Receiver Wiring Harness made that job easy with accurate wiring information and all of the adapters needed. When I did end up with a couple unidentified wires, a Crutchfield tech had the answers at his finger tips.

Pros: Ease of use and accuracy of information

Cons: Wiring information printing was on the bag and small

wiring harness

Written by: mafia 11 from belton, MO on March 25, 2016

2001 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

good stereo and good price and like the reduced price installation kit

Pros: the tech support was great, helped with the wiring connection of the wires that were a different color

Cons: color of some wire were different

Excellent Product

Written by: Thomas from Moore, Oklahoma on March 14, 2016

2002 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent Product! Crutchfield makes installing your radio as easy as it can be!

Pros: Ease of installation.

Cons: None

Metra 70-5701 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written by: William F from Woodsboro TX on February 16, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy installation No more popping had a question called the help line took a few sec and bam I was jamming out thank you Crutchfield wouldn't shop anywhere else

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Easy install

Written by: Todd from York pa on January 17, 2016

2001 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made installing my me wood a breeze. Anyone could do it

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: None

Quality in a Word

Written by: Carlos from Massachusetts on December 30, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These made connection to my factory Ford harness easy and quick, with the quality feel that reassure me of a long lasting trouble free connection.

Pros: Easily installed, even for a novice like myself.

Cons: None.

Metra 70-5701 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written by: BK from Michigan on December 6, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Harness for the way it should. Delivery was on time and was a nice that I received an email from Crutchfield that the paxkad was delivered

Pros: Quick and easy aftermarket to factory connection

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Fit & Worked Perfectly

Written by: Ed P. from New Hampshire on November 24, 2015

1999 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Used to install Alpine head unit with subwoofer out into an Explorer Limited with the Mach audio system. Factory amp & subwoofer worked perfectly. No turn-on thump. All fit nicely, and wire colors matched the Alpine output.

Pros: Perfect fit with factory Mach audio system, including subwoofer. Very easy install.

Cons: none, nada, zilch.

easy install

Written by: Anonymous from Florida on October 27, 2015

2001 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

thank goodness for Metra. Made the install of my Clarion cz302 so much easier.

Pros: makes for a quick install

Cons:

Great Product

Written by: William M. from East Chicago, IN on October 20, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This harness was a perfect fit for my 1999 Eddie Bauer Explorer. The wires connected up color for color and my install was great allowing me to keep the factory amp as well.

Pros: Worked perfectly

Cons: None.

Made it easy.

Written by: Al from Michigan on September 21, 2015

2001 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The harness kit made installation of the Kenwood DNX692 a breeze.

Pros: Fit perfectly, fairly easy to wire to the Kenwood harness.

Cons: Illustructions could be a little more detailed.

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Written by: mach 1 03 from Virginia on September 3, 2015

2003 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

a must for mach 460 sound system

Pros: easy to follow instructions. worked great

Cons: none what so ever

Metra 70-5701 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written by: Eric from Utah on September 2, 2015

2003 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect. Just what is needed to hook up my new Pioneer DVD to the stock Mach 460 speakers and amps in my 2003 Mustang.

Pros: Everything you need in one kit at a reasonable price.

Cons: None!

Metra 70-5701 reciever wiring Harness

Written by: VM from Texas on July 29, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit just like it was suppose to, easy and fast to install

Pros: Matched up well with all my factory wires

Cons: Ought to come with wire connectors or at least an option to purchase

Wiring harness

Written by: Don from Morristown,Tennessee on July 12, 2015

2003 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this for a 2003 Mustang with the Mach stereo and replaced with a JVC unit. The wiring was ok , the instructions were not as detailed as I would have thought and had to call Crutchfield for help on some of the wiring which if the instructions were clear for my vehicle I wouldn't had called them, I have installed several radios and this is the 1st I have had an issue with the harness.

Pros: Quality connectors

Cons: All instructions not clear.

Metra 70-5701 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written by: York from Las Vegas, NV on May 29, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

2003 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew needs this harness. Last year of this model and they used 2004 model wiring. worked very well.

Pros: Good match

Cons: Learned their is two types of harness for this model year. Early built and later built models. Check when your truck was built on the driver door VIN sticker when ordering.

easy wiring

Written by: J-Dizzle from Wisconsin on May 24, 2015

2001 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use/install. Instructions were perfect and wire colors matched with head units. No complaints.

Pros: Simple & easy

Cons: none

amazing

Written by: dawn r from North Dakota on May 18, 2015

2003 Ford Windstar
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

this was the best thing ever! so simple and I did a live chat and a representative gave me the link for the exact product that I need for my vehichle! amazinhg services great job

Pros: simple , exact no worries, just connect the connector

Cons: non

perfect

Written by: Ryan from Ohio on May 17, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made installation a breeze. Great install directions from Crutchfield.

Pros: Perfect fit

Cons: None

Metra 70-5701 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written by: Anonymous from Normal, IL on May 11, 2015

2001 Lincoln Town Car
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Between the online instructions and the paper one we were able to get it all together. Everything was clearly marked. It is a lot of wires to keep track of but it was pretty straight forward.

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ONLY the BEST!!

Written by: PaulL from Francisco,Indiana on April 21, 2015

2003 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Makes for a FAST and EASY INSTALL!!! Great Product!!!

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Cons: NONE

Metra 70-5701 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written by: Kenny from Martinsville in on April 19, 2015

2001 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

All and all good product

Pros: Works great easy to install

Cons: Tight plugs hard to connect

Perfection

Written by: Alan from South Carolina on April 6, 2015

2002 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Everything fit perfectly without any "tweaking" or modification. Instructions were clear for the harness, not so much for the stereo itself (Pioneer).

Pros: Perfect fit, clear instructions.

Cons: None

Works great

Written by: vistacomp44 from California on March 15, 2015

2001 Ford Windstar
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Couldn't ask for anything easier. Very good!

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easy install

Written by: Tony from California on March 3, 2015

2000 Lincoln Town Car
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit quick and easy install now I can use the factory amp and sub with my Pioneer deck and it sounds great. Thanks Crutchfield

Pros: quick and easy instructions tell everything you need to do.

Cons: non

Simple

Written by: anon from New York on December 21, 2014

2000 Ford Windstar
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simplified the install. All wires matched up as advertised.

Pros: Made replacing Ford stock radio easy

Cons: none

Harness

Written by: Russell from Hampton, VA on October 28, 2014

1998 Lincoln Continental
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

does what it suppose to do

Pros: fast shipping

Cons: none

2002 Mustang GT mach 460 system

Written by: Scarfinger from Toledo, OH on October 1, 2014

2002 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

-1 star for the Amp Turn-On/Sub Harness plastic connector was too tight. I couldn't get it to snap in. I broke the release tab off. I used channel locks (use at your own risk) to get some extra pressure in the connector to get it to seat as far as it would go. I still didn't get it to snap in but it seemed pretty tight. *Everything else was great. I tried chat for some advice and they gave me the installers phone number which I used 3 times. It was my first car stereo install. Everything sounds great.

Pros: Customer service was great. Wire harness matched up good. My first time installing a car stereo and Crutchfield got me through it.

Cons: Amp Turn-On/Sub Harness plastic connector was too tight.

2000 Lincoln towncar

Written by: ray from Whittier, ca on August 20, 2014

2000 Lincoln Town Car
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Was a little difficult figuring the factory amp/sub connections, but figured out by using Crutchfield archives

Pros: Color codes were same as radio harness

Cons: Need to have a little bit better explanation, regarding factory amp connections

Metra wiring harness

Written by: Floyd H. from Waynesville, Ohio on May 30, 2014

2003 Ford Windstar
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wiring harness worked fine on my 2003 Ford Windstar. As always Crutchfield delivered a quality product at a reasonable cost and fast shipping! Just another thought. Crutchfield is the only company that I order from that I have not had to return anything because it wouldn't fit. That means a lot to me. Thank you Crutchfield!

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Metra 70-5701 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written by: Dwayne from Va on April 24, 2014

2001 Lincoln Continental
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Little confusing a first, but works great.

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awesome

Written by: robert from hedgesville,wv on March 29, 2014

2002 Ford Windstar
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome perfect fit easy to install

Pros: Quick install perfect fit

Cons: None

Fit my 2001 Mustang GT with Mach 460

Written by: Anonymous from Ohio on January 25, 2014

2001 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I decided to follow what the other reviewers were saying, and I'm glad I did. This harness fit my 2001 Mustang GT with the Mach 460 audio system. No problems at all. Tie ALL the black grounds together, and hook the two blue wires for the rear amps to your head unit's remote wire. This was my first Crutchfield purchase and I'm happy.

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Awesome

Written by: Thatdude from Peoria il on January 19, 2014

2001 Lincoln Town Car
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome fit right in and made my other controls ready for aftermarket control

Pros: A++++

Cons: None

super simple wiring conversion

Written by: MarkC from Oakland, CA on October 17, 2013

2000 Ford Windstar
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

super easy to wire up my existing harness connections to my new radio. Had the connections done in 30 mins

Pros: exact wire color to color match

Cons: none

Wiring harness

Written by: Davidg from Grand Rapids MI on September 4, 2013

2002 Ford Windstar
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit . Quick install

Pros: Correct in every way

Cons: none

Review for the Receiver Wire Harness

Written by: Glenn from Chicopee, MA on June 13, 2013

2001 Lincoln Continental
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great as designed

Pros: very good instructions

Cons: None

great easy hookups

Written by: e from hicksville ny on April 27, 2013

2003 Ford Windstar
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

plug and play just put the wires together and plug in your ready to go

Pros: easy just follow the colors

Cons:

Makes installation easy

Written by: dwh from Ohiopyle Pa. on April 2, 2013

2000 Ford Windstar
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Match wire colors, pull the old radio with included tool, connect plugs,and insert radio, Installation took less than an hour and everything but wire splicers is included.

Pros: easy

Cons: none

2002 Ford Mustang GT Amp Wiring Harness

Written by: Mike from Maryville, TN on March 29, 2013

2002 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Finally after trying other manufactured wiring harness's I found one that works. Everyone else selling a 2002 Mustang harness had the wrong size plug for the amp connection. It looked close but the pins would not line up. I admit I was skeptical about this fitting but others said it would. Worked great!

Pros: Finally found the right connector that works with the Mach 460 amps in my 2002 Mustang GT.

Cons: Not a thing

02' Saleen Mustang S 281 -SC

Written by: tyzride from Boise, ID on October 31, 2012

2002 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wiring harness worked perfectly for my 2002 Saleen Mustang S281 - SC with the Mach 1000 system. Installed a new Pioneer DVD double Din deck.

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wire harness

Written by: memo21 from moreno valley, a on October 16, 2012

2002 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This worked great with my 02 mustang gt mach 460 system, though there wasnt a need for the baby blue and brown wire harness. With this i added splitters to a seperate amp and sub which sounds great.

Pros: Good product, makes for an easy install

Cons: No need for bby blue and brown wire and one harness needed a bit of push to sit correctly

Just what I needed

Written by: Bobby from Fairview, TN on August 7, 2012

2003 Ford Windstar
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

There isn't much to say about these really. They work as they say they do. What makes this special though, is that it comes with every piece you need to wire up your stereo properly. It has the main wire harness for your speaker connections and things like that, antenna harness so your antenna has proper power, and the amplifier harness in case you have a factory amp. I didn't need the amp harness, but I did need the antenna one. If I had went to autozone, I would have only gotten the main one and my antenna wouldn't be getting the power it needs, since it is an in glass antenna. Thanks for having the proper parts crutchfield!

Pros: It works It has every harness for the car

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Metra 70-5701 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written by: Anonymous from casa grande, az on June 23, 2012

2001 Lincoln Town Car
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

perfect wiring

Pros: easy to do

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Excellent Harness!

Written by: PC from Connecticut on May 16, 2012

1998 Lincoln Town Car
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The folks at Crutchfield did their homework well with this wiring harness. Crutchfield was the only vendor that had all 3 connectors in a single package/purchase AND with documentation. I compared the actual wiring of this Crutchfield harness to an official Ford electrical manual - Crutchfield got it right!!! Car electrical is not for the faint-of-heart so I can't stress how important it is for a vendor to get it right to save the customer from plugging in a $700 head-unit into faulty/incomplete/hacked-up wiring harness. Nice job Crutchfield!

Pros: The immense benefit of not hacking or splicing into the car electrical system. Can put the stock radio back in in 5 mins with no evidence that an after market head unit was ever installed.

Cons: Yes, that I wasted my time believing that vendors (other than Crutchfield) who should know what they are doing with car electrical connectors for aftermarket head-units, don't.

Metra 70-5701 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written by: MarkL from Charleston, SC on May 2, 2012

1998 Lincoln Continental
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A Crutchfield adviser helped me pick this part. Saved me the trepidation of, "Did I get the right one?" Most helpful. The harness worked perfectly and instructions were clear. I'm very happy with the result.

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Not exactly intuitive... but easy enough

Written by: JamesR from College Park, MD on August 5, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

All the wires necessary are there, but if you are replacing a bottom line stock stereo it's not exactly intuitive where they all go. Yes, there is a diagram that is helpful, but for a stock unit you are not using most of the wires. End of the day I would get it again, and do it again. Had the whole stereo and speakers replaced 90 min. after the package arrived from Crutchfield. Great job guys!

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What's in the box?

Download the Metra 70-5701 Receiver Wiring Harness manual

  • 8" Receiver wiring harness
  • 8" Sub amplifier harness
  • 8" Power Antenna harness

Product Research

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/Speaker Wiring Harness)

Wire Color Function
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Black Chassis Ground
Black/White Not Used (tape off)
Orange Illumination
Orange/Black Not Used (tape off)
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 -
Violet Right Rear Speaker +
Violet/Black Right Rear Speaker -

(Power Antenna/Cell Mute Harness)

Wire Color Function
Blue Power Antenna
Brown Cell Mute

(Amp Turn-On/Sub Harness)

Wire Color Function
Black/White Amp Ground
Black/White Amp Ground
Blue/White Amp Turn-On
Blue/White Amp Turn-On
White RCA Left Subwoofer Channel
Red RCA Right Subwoofer Channel

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

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

Insure installation goes smoothly, and it was no extra charge. [ Larry  Apr 26, 2016 ]
Must have [ charles  Apr 21, 2016 ]
exactly what I needed to make the job simple [ richard  Apr 21, 2016 ]
To facilitate in mating the new radio to the existing wiring in the car [ JOHN  Apr 12, 2016 ]
System instructed me to during checkout. [ Don  Mar 26, 2016 ]
Is needed to attach to existing wiring [ Paul  Feb 27, 2016 ]
Looks like it should work. [ Bob  Feb 22, 2016 ]
have to have it to make everything work right [ jason  Feb 22, 2016 ]
Came with the stereo kit. [ Kevin S.  Feb 17, 2016 ]
Upgraded the radio in my 2001 supercharged Mustang Bullitt. [ Brian  Feb 17, 2016 ]
Need to rewrite the radio has a small electrical draw [ AMAURY  Feb 09, 2016 ]
recommended for my car [ thomas  Dec 21, 2015 ]
need it for my car stereo system to work properly [ Fernando  Dec 17, 2015 ]

3 questions already asked

For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Aug 28, 2015 ]  Staff
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  Feb 13, 2015 ]  Staff
I believe that the gauge of the wire is 16 [ MICHAEL  Jan 12, 2015 ]
I know that the power wires area a heavier gauge than the speaker wires. You should have no issues in using BLUE size butt splice connectors. My 1st choice is solder with heat shrink, 2nd are 3M bullet connectors with heat shrink built into them, and last is your traditional butt splice. [ MICHAEL  Jan 12, 2015 ]
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