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Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Connect a new car stereo in select 1993-up Saab, Subaru, and Suzuki 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 70-8901 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.

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
  • 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. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

Works great

Jonathan, Ellwood city pa

What's in the Box:

  • Receiver wiring harness
Reviews

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Average Customer Review(s):

(217 Reviews)

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Jonathan from Ellwood city pa on 11/13/2016

2002 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great

Pros: Sounds great

Cons: None

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from Spokane , WA on 10/23/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

No problems works well

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Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Sean from Bentonville, AR on 10/12/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product is amazing! I loved how the color codes matched my head unit color codes! It was a easy install. My only wish is that there was information on the car's illumination system because, I want my head unit to dim with the car system but the head unit has a dimmer wire and that is not cross compatible with most head units. They are the same color and it could cause some confusion. all the information about the installation of the head unit was incredibly easy to understand and I got my head unit installed in about an hour. Great product! I always purchase from crutch field! I have for all 3 of my cars now!

Pros: Instructions make installation easy. There are pictures; however, you will need a flashlight. It's mostly plug and play.

Cons: There is a lack of information on dimmer and illumination wires. It's hard to make it look like a factory job.

This is why you buy from Crutchfield

David from St Paul, MN on 10/2/2016

1998 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Makes the install as easy as possible. Good instructions as always.

Pros: Saves time

Cons: stripped portion could be a little bit longer

Made installation easy

Joseph from Jonesboro, AR on 9/26/2016

2000 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The harness and expertise from Crutchfield made my first stereo installation super easy and pain free.

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Why Crutchfield is loved

Doug from Roscoe, IL on 9/25/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Why you shop at Crutchfield in the first place!

Pros: Always fits. Wires partially pre-stripped and long enough.

Cons: Pre-stripped wires could be stripped further down. Not enough exposed wire to wrap and solder easily.

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from Boulder, CO on 9/21/2016

2004 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

No problems with install, exactly the wiring that was needed

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Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Dan from Glendale, AZ on 8/29/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The adapter fit perfectly. The instructions were very clear and concise. Good advice to confirm correct fitment prior to making final wire connections.

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Good match for factory harness.

Joe from Louisville, KY on 8/18/2016

2005 Saab 9-2X
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Makes the mating of the factory radio easy, but I needed a wiring diagram for the radio side of the cable. I'd like to see the connectors referenced in the directions included in the harness kit.

Pros: Clear directions, matching was easy.

Cons: Would like to see connectors included with the harness. I had to go out and buy some.

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Nate from Port Orchard, WA on 8/17/2016

1996 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I hooked up a new Sony receiver w this harness and saved a ton of time and hassle. All the colors actually matched haha!

Pros: Saves time and makes installation a breeze

Cons: N/A

Metra Harness Simplicity

VicB from Wilmington, MA on 7/20/2016

2003 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Using this harness was as simple as it gets, all colors in the harness matched the existing car wiring so it was an easy one to one match up to connect it. It worked correctly and as advertised when plugged into the new Stereo.

Pros: Correct color coding Simple connections

Cons: none

Absolute Life Saver

Samuel from Holland, MI on 7/11/2016

1999 Subaru Legacy Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I can't believe how easy this made installation. Must add to any install.

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Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Doug from Jacksonville, Fl on 7/7/2016

2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Item was perfect for what I needed. Made the install easy and painless.

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worked as advertised

Alan from Clevelnad, OH on 7/3/2016

2003 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as advertised

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Metra wiring harness kit

Matt B from Slatington, PA on 6/26/2016

2003 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

If you would like an easy install of an aftermarket radio and connecting it to the factory wiring harness, then you need to get this wiring adapter. It was very easy to install and only took about 5-10 minutes. I do recommend soildering and heat shrinking your wires together.

Pros: Easy to follow instructions and hooks directly up to the factory wiring.

Cons: There are none

Works great

rus from Westminster, CO on 5/17/2016

2005 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great. It took a while to make all of the connections to the factory harness, but we wanted them nice & tight so that we don't have issues in the future. Once that was done, it's just a matter of snapping it into place, and you're good to go.

Pros: Fits well, works well

Cons: None

PERFECT wiring harness

gstel from Cherry Hill, NJ on 5/4/2016

2006 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I always use Metra when using harnesses. The wire colors were exact matches to the radio harness so its basically, strip back wires, match color, solder (to make GOOD connections as opposed to only using electrical tape or taps) and tape wires up. Good to go

Pros: Matched perfectly wiring colors

Cons: none!

Plenty of soldering required

Brian D from San Juan Capistrano, CA on 4/26/2016

2005 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I assumed this was an already-made connector to plug my car into the stereo. No. About an hour of soldering a whole bunch of wires was required. The part works, just be aware of what you're getting.

Pros: Works great

Cons: A lot of work required. NOT plug & play.

Easy to install

Mitchak from El Prado, NM on 4/3/2016

2002 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy Install harness. Color code on back of bag.

Pros: Color code on bag!!!

Cons: None

04 wrx

Kenz1727 from Canton, OH on 3/31/2016

2004 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

No issues hooking it up really

Pros: Wired right up

Cons: No diagram to help assess wires and doesn't show where to run the illumination wire.

Perfect for doing the job right

Danno from Jacksonville, FL on 3/28/2016

2004 Subaru Baja
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Must have for installing the right way. Packaging clearly identifies wires for proper connections.

Pros: Clear ID of wire color/application. Plenty of wire to work with. Plugs directly into existing OE vehicle harness.

Cons: None

Makes installation easy

suby from NorCal on 3/23/2016

2004 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Makes it easy to do-it-yourself!

Pros: Simplifies installation, colors match up.

Cons: none

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Gloria R from Luck, Wi on 3/2/2016

2004 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

color coding of wires mad installation easy although black strip on purple wire was difficult for me to see

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Fit perfect on my 2003 Subaru WRX

ACDC from Colorado Springs, CO on 3/1/2016

2003 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit perfect and had no issues with the wiring. I soldered all my wires to the radio harness. Great product.

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Fits

Josh from San Marcos, TX on 2/4/2016

2007 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit great. Crutchfield knew just what I needed.

Pros: Subaru fit

Cons: None

Great fit

Terry from pullman, WA on 1/29/2016

2005 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The harness worked great. Quality product.

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Wired to Work

George C from portland, OR on 1/25/2016

2000 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After some research with the radio wiring diagrams (both the Subaru and Kenwood wiring) and determining the which positions matched which functions, I determined that, except for the illumination connection, all the wiring on both connectors matched by color. So making the connections was fairly easy and everything worked as expected.

Pros: Wiring kit contained everything necessary to complete the connections.

Cons: None.

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Tom from littleton, CO on 1/19/2016

2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice harness, clean and pre-cut stripping leads. Perfect fit into factory harness.

Pros: Pre-cut leads and perfect fit into factory harness.

Cons: None

Perfect Match

bbuzzes from New York on 1/12/2016

2001 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The wiring harness I got from Crutchfield was a perfect match for installing my Pioneer receiver in my 2001 Subaru Forester. The colors and number of wires were one to one, no extra steps or problems to figure out. The wiring diagram supplied by Crutchfield was easy to read even for an old geezer with bad eyesight.

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Works great for 2006 Subaru Baja

Fred from Virginia on 1/10/2016

2006 Subaru Baja
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

perfect fit for replacing stock headunit on a 06 Baja. Really makes the job easier. I chose to solder the leads from my new head unit (avic-8100nex) to the leads on the harness and put heat shrink over the connection -- pretty easy task.

Pros: works

Cons: not a really a con -- but my 06 Baja factory HU harness didn't have lines for VSS and Reverse. This would be a 5+ if there was some info included about locating VSS and reverse or if metra had some sort or info about this on their website (or if Crutchfield would provide that info )

Needs crimps

Azerathis from Marin, ca on 12/18/2015

2004 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Having this adaptor mad installation of my new radio as easy as plugging it in which was great. Only problem I ran into was not having any wire crimps to connect this adaptor to my new radios harness. I instead soldered and heat shrunk tubing each connector and it was a little time consuming. The end result was great though and the wires were well labeled out of the package which was nice.

Pros: Plug in factory harness

Cons: No crimps to connect the wires

easy... just,easy

subaru joe from richmond va on 12/14/2015

2001 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not much of an easier way to make the factory connection.

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Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Jon from Larned ks on 12/1/2015

2000 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy install

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

Works great!!

JoeR from Florida on 12/1/2015

1999 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This harness worked great for my 99 Subaru Forester L!!

Pros: Perfect fit and easy to install.

Cons: None that I've seen

Exactly what I needed.

Zeti from West Virginia on 11/16/2015

2005 Saab 9-2X
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Exactly as described. Did the job and fit perfectly.

Pros: Fit perfectly and had great instructions from Crutchfield.

Cons: None.

EASY

Perrbr02 from Fort Wayne, IN on 11/9/2015

1999 Subaru Legacy Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Love that Crutchfield threw this in with my headunit! Very easy to plug and play!

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Easy install

Sawyer SUP from California on 8/24/2015

2001 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The plug made install a cinch!

Pros: all connections are made on the shop bench and then simply plug it in!

Cons: none

Good!

John S. from Colorado on 8/19/2015

2005 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works well. Clear color coding. Tight fit. Thicker wire than actual stereo!

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Perfect Fit

Josh from California on 8/16/2015

2003 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit for my 2003 Subaru Forester. Made my new stereo installation absolutely simple.

Pros: Makes the new car stereo a plug & play install.

Cons: Just prep time connecting this adapter to the stereo adapter before you start installing the new stereo into your car.

Easy peasey

Paul from Washington on 8/13/2015

2002 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Couldn't be easier to wire your new radio into your exhisting harness. Only reason I gave it a 4 out of 5 is because one of the speaker leads kept falling off and I have to remove the radio twice to fix it. Small issue being a speaker lead but could possibly cause a fire if the hot wire came loose.

Pros: Easy color coded radio wiring for dummies

Cons: 1 Lead kept falling out of harness.

Wiring Harness

Keith from Chicago, IL on 7/6/2015

2006 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As advertised. Luckily, I contacted tech support to ask some questions and found out I needed to attach the wire for a power antenna even though my car doesn't have one. Powers an amp for the antenna?

Pros: Exact fit.

Cons: Wires are short so if you are soldering and don't get a good connection, there isn't much room for error.

Works

x-15a2 from Ohio on 6/23/2015

2004 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as designed, that's about as good as it gets for a wiring harness

Pros: Color coding is correct

Cons: None

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from Fairmont, WV on 6/14/2015

2001 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made wiring very simple.

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Wiring made simple

Anonymous from Woodbine, GA on 6/8/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This harness eliminates all the guess work and ensures a quality, hassle free wiring experience. Wire colors matched up to the head unit and the plug fits securely with factory harness.

Pros: Allows for quick connections with no cutting of the factory harness.

Cons: None that I experienced.

Blaupankt radio

Carl from elkton va on 5/24/2015

Great sound easy to use. Goes well Subaru Baja dash

Pros: Love scan feature

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Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness from New Jersey on 5/21/2015

2001 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked well

Pros: Worked well

Cons: none

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Alex M. from Brunswick, MD on 5/18/2015

2005 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good quality wire, pre-cut insulation, and good wire markings make this a breeze to use.

Pros: Well thought out product. Good quality wire, pre-cut insulation, and good wire markings.

Cons: None.

Easy Set Up

Nico from Maui, HI on 5/4/2015

2004 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Super easy to set up. Wire housing is pre cut to ease when splicing. The accopmanying diagram left very little to chance when connecting.

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worked great

jt from North Carolina on 5/1/2015

2008 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

great connectivity. easy to use

Pros: good color coding & instructions

Cons: none

Great job for this kit!

Paul from Indiana on 4/27/2015

2001 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great job for this adapter kit! Not only is it color coded with clear instructions, but each wire has what it goes to printed on it as well. That helps out a lot for someone like me who has red-green color deficiency. I don't care for crimping wires, I much prefer solder and shrink tubing, so putting this together with the connector for the radio was the longest part of the installation - but, this was one of the easiest car stereo installs I ever did.

Pros: Wires are printed with what they go to in addition to being color-coded. Clear, easy to understand instructions.

Cons: None.

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from Ft Lauderdale, FL on 4/21/2015

2003 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The harness alone makes it worth while to get car audio equipment from Crutchfield. You cant find a better deal anywhere else.

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Metra 70-8901 harness

Tony from Pennsylvania on 4/8/2015

1999 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent product. Made the job a breeze.

Pros: simple and easy

Cons: none

Exact fit.

BobRap from New York on 3/26/2015

2004 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simply works perfectly.

Pros: Exact fit. Clear instructions.

Cons: Should include either wire nuts or butt connectors for a simpler install.

Good harness

JesseM from New Hampshire on 3/21/2015

2002 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Colors easily matched the new head unit and made the install very easy.

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Harness

MBaker from Oregon on 2/26/2015

2003 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This harness worked perfectly with my 2003 Subaru Forester, easy to wire up to my new receiver and plugs right into the car.

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Conected!

KeithS. from Virginia on 1/31/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The company that makes these ends does a very good job, I have used them several time and they always work and are configured correctly.

Pros: Configured correctly for my Cars every time...

Cons: None

Metra wiring harness

Craigg from Highland, CA on 1/31/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As always with Crutchfield everything works right and fits where it should.

Pros: Easy to adapt with great support.

Cons: None

works well.

Daniel from biloxi, mississippi. on 1/21/2015

2001 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The radio works so its good

Pros: Easy to wire.

Cons: Does whistle while I work.

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Larry S from Vermont on 1/15/2015

2005 Subaru Baja
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This kit makes it very easy to couple into the original connector. All wires are the correct color for match up.

Pros: Can't get much easier than this.

Cons: None

Super convenient

Mike I from California on 1/9/2015

2000 Subaru Impreza RS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adapter worked great for my '00 Impreza and was very easy to merge to the Pioneer reciever that I bought it for. NOTE: MAKE SURE TO ORDER THIS WITH CRIMP CAPS, OR HAVE SOLDERING IRON ON HAND!

Pros: Makes hooking up the reciever to the car's harness a plug and play setup

Cons: None

Perfect fit, made installation quick

Spartacus from Pennsylvania on 12/29/2014

1998 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit, works as advertised.

Pros: Perfect fit, speeds car installation.

Cons: None

Easy to use, good instructions

Ryan from Delanco, NJ on 12/14/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Smooth installation of this wiring harness. Wire lengths are good, instructions are good, and the colors happened to match against my Pioneer head unit!

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2002 Impreza WRX Harness

Mike S from SD. CA on 12/11/2014

2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great, colors matched perfectly. Blue to Blue, Orange to Orange.

Pros: Perfect match

Cons: None

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steve m from edwards co on 12/6/2014

2004 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

worked as expected

Pros: good directions

Cons:

Didn't need it

Ida t from HI on 12/3/2014

2005 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Didn't need it because stock unit is one piece with air condition controls. Power and ground from different sorce. Speaker leads wired to aftermarket unit.

Pros: Free

Cons: Not needed

flawless

savpanic from savannah ,georgia on 11/19/2014

2005 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

fit perfectly.. no issues at all.. i suggest that the harnesses be soldered together as i have not done this in the past and regretted it..

Pros: worked great with the alpine head unit

Cons: none

Instillation

Russell from Myrtle Beach,S.C. on 10/23/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Absolutely a must have for the easiest and quickest instillation. Connected the 2 harnesses together with the Posi connectors at the dining room table the night before assembly...

Pros: There was one connection that I was unsure of. Called up Crutchfield support and they explained that connection quickly!!! That is one of the reasons I only shop Crutchfield for electronics!!

Cons: NONE

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Paul from Round Hill,VA on 10/7/2014

2003 Subaru Baja
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product was a real time saver for the installation of a new pioneer head unit. It let me do the wiring at my work bench, rather than at the car's dashboard.

Pros: ease of installation

Cons: none

Good harness

Don from Scio, Oregon on 10/5/2014

2003 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Subaru harness worked good.

Pros: Easy to use. Just soldered, taped and plugged in! Worked great!

Cons: Wasn't sure which wire to use to power the antenna amplifier on my subaru. Marking that wire would be nice. Looked online and it was the blue and white wire.

Wiring harness

Vince from Rimersburg Pa on 9/28/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The wiring harness was great. I'll definitely order from Crutchfield again.

Pros: Very easy to install. Just plug it in and play

Cons:

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

beat2def from kansas city, mo on 9/27/2014

2003 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a must have. Very well organized!

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It's a harness

CMitch from Poughkeepsie, NY on 9/25/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It's a wiring harness, it did what it was supposed to. Can't really say much more than that. It works.

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Did just what I needed it to do

AJ from Silver Spring, MD on 9/24/2014

2003 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product did just what I needed it to do. It provided the perfect splice between my stock wiring and the head unit wiring. Wiring code on the side of the packaging was easy to read and understand, and I had zero issues splicing and soldering the wiring together.

Pros: Had all the wires I needed Fit the stock plug perfectly Wiring code on the side of the packaging

Cons: Wires came pre-stripped. I wish they weren't as I didn't use the harness for the speaker + and - leads. I would rather have solid ends instead of potential bare wires sitting behind the head unit.

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Jacob M. from Knoxville, TN on 9/20/2014

2000 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fast shipping and the product help my radio deck installation extremely easy. Crutchfield comes in clutch as usual.

Pros: The harness came sooner than expected which is always a plus.

Cons: Zero cons.

Perfect fit

Jason S from Freehold, NJ on 9/17/2014

1999 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The wiring harness was a perfect fit to my car.

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Richard

Anonymous from Somers ny on 8/31/2014

1999 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

very easy to match up information written right on the wires

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great fit

Ravi from Charlotte, NC on 8/18/2014

2001 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit my 2001 Subaru Forester perfectly. Wires are better than the ones on the Pioneer receiver harness.

Pros: wires are color coded to match current receivers. i did not have to look at the manual to match up the speakers.

Cons:

great

matt from vermont on 8/12/2014

2003 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This Metra wiring harness came with clear and understandable directions. It even went into detail about what each specific wire powers in the vehicle. Awesome product!

Pros: Easy install, detailed instructions.

Cons:

Loose pins required 2nd installation attempt

sturmeyhack from Seattle, WA on 7/31/2014

2002 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not too impressed. Was installing this into a 2002 Subaru Outback. The individual wires are well labeled and the insulation on each wire is pre-cut for splicing to the HU's connector wires, and soldering up the harness was pretty easy. However, the connector shell on mine looked like it was either made of cheap plastic or came out of a worn-out mold. After I installed my new HU, I discovered that one of the speaker channels wasn't working, and I had to disassemble everything to check on the problem. Turned out the pins on the Metra connector weren't all lining up correctly with the slots in the factory connector, pushing one or two of the connector pins out the back of the Metra socket and causing a short. At least the problem was obvious--no shorts in the solder joints between the Metra harness and the HU harness--and I was able to push the pin back into the plastic housing and hold the adaptor harness by the wires as I plugged it into the factory connector. After that, everything worked fine. So the Metra kit gets points for ease of soldering and for working with the factory harness; points off for making me install the HU twice to fix a short circuit due to bad assembly.

Pros: Consistent color-coding along with good labeling of individual wires makes soldering/splicing to the aftermarket HU wiring harness pretty straightforward. Hooray for industry standards! Once I figured out what went wrong, installation was straightforward and the new stereo works great.

Cons: Problems either in harness assembly or plastic casting resulted in loose pins in the connector, causing a short-circuit.

Great

Rick from ny on 7/20/2014

2000 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product. Really simple with this kit.

Pros: Easy and simple

Cons: Non

Easy Intstall

reconbbs from York PA on 6/5/2014

2000 Subaru Impreza RS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked just as described. Very easy to install in my 2000 Subaru RS 2.5. The only issue (which was my fault) had to do with my pioneer unit not exactly fitting in the aftermarket mounting harness that the prior sony head unit was installed it.

Pros: Works Flawlessly Easy to wire

Cons: none!

Wiring harnes

rrapheal from Minnesota on 5/22/2014

1998 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

worked exactly as expected and was affordable. Went into a 98 Subaru Forester

Pros: Colors all matched up with the stereo harness

Cons:

harness

blazeyellowwrx from foxboro ma on 5/4/2014

2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

it works. its easy to set up. its boss!

Pros: easy, cheap. good

Cons: none

Perfect

DaveS from Hendersonville, NC on 3/28/2014

2000 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Same color code as the original factory wire harness and the Sony stereo unit I purchased. Wires are long enough to work with - just match them up, splice, and plug-n-play.

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Worth the money

Jeff from Washington UT on 3/26/2014

2003 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This little part made installation so easy and I didn't have to cut stock wiring.

Pros: Don't have to cut stock wiring.

Cons:

wire harness

Brian from vermont on 3/15/2014

2001 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product was easy to install...and came with all the instructions needed to perform the task quick and flawlessly...would recommend this product

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Great wiring harness

Mike from Portland, Oregon on 3/9/2014

1996 Subaru Impreza
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This harness and instructions made installation, quick and easy. Good product and best of all, great customer support.

Pros: Easy to use.

Cons: None

Receiver Wire Harness

Jose from Utah on 3/7/2014

1995 Subaru Impreza
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wire harness is of good quality, easy to read the instruction in the wires...

Pros: Very easy to install...

Cons: None ...

Perfect!

TKB from Estes Park, CO on 3/7/2014

1999 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The wiring harness worked perfectly, no problems.

Pros: Clear instructions, easy to wire, perfect fit

Cons: None

Great wiring harness

weezy from Clarksville, TN on 3/5/2014

2004 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install. The wire ends were pre cut which saved a lot of time during install.

Pros: Pre-cut wires.

Cons: None.

Wiring Harness

Chris from Charleston on 3/4/2014

1998 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Extremely happy with my purchase, not only did it fit exactly as stated, I ordered it late in the afternoon one day and the next evening it was at my house, I was astonished with the speed and quality of my purchase....I will order again from Crutchfield...I can't recommend them enough, I am a fan.

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Worked like a charm

Mike R from Athens, GA on 2/14/2014

This was great. I was able to take the wiring harness from the Pioneer DVD receiver I was installing in my Subaru Outback and this harness and with the supplied instructions solder the two together right on my work bench then plug in each side one to the receiver and the other to the factory wiring. No laying across the seats trying to wire under the dash in an awkward position.

Pros: Brings plug and play to consumer installs.

Cons: Would have been a bonus if it had included wire connectors

easy and it works

JVH from Santa Monica, CA on 2/11/2014

2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It's a wire harness that works for said vehicle

Pros: All the wires are pre-stripped and ready

Cons: none

Crutchfield wiring harness

Anonymous from Roanoke, VA on 2/8/2014

1999 Subaru Legacy Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Like a magic easy pill. Crutchfield wiring harnesses and instructions have never steered me wrong. What used to be the domain of serious diy-ers is now within reach of anyone that can read and turn a screw. Thanks!

Pros: Um...it's perfect

Cons: It's not free enough? Sheesh, I have no idea how you could improve upon free perfection.

Plug and Play

EJRay from Santa Cruz, CA on 2/6/2014

2003 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installing an aftermarket radio with this product made it quite easy. The adapter harness plugged into the dash receiver harness. All I had to do was mate the conductors color for color to the new radio connector. I used crimp butt splices. In only took minutes and it work flawlessly.

Pros: Great directions and easy implementation. Excellent quality wire and connector.

Cons: None

Harness connector

Kristofer S from Ticonderoga NY on 1/17/2014

2001 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It for perfectly, not a single issue and my head unit works great with it. It was so simple to install, literally a snap, highly recommended.

Pros: Easy to use, don't have to cut your factory harness, snaps together in a synch

Cons: Little tab holding it to the other connector is hard to see, I wanted to ensure it for before I wired it all together and had a hard time getting it apart till I realized the tab was there, lol. Awesome to use though

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from New Egypt, NJ on 1/14/2014

2003 Subaru Baja
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great wiring diagram. Fits and works great.

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good quality

ld from li, ny on 12/20/2013

2007 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good simple harness. Good instructions.

Pros: Easy

Cons: None

Excellent as usual!!!

MikeB from Allentown, PA on 12/1/2013

2004 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As usual Crutchfield comes through with quality free installation accessories. Made the install a breeze. Great quality and Free! Can't beat that!

Pros: High quality, FREE, good instructions, ALL GREAT!!!

Cons: None!

Crutchfield harness for Subaru

osX from Springfield, VA on 11/3/2013

2004 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to solder. Glad all wire colors matched stereo coloring (Alpine).

Pros: Convenient to reinstall factory radio later if needed.

Cons: None

Receiver Wire Harness

Hilldog from Union Dale, PA on 10/21/2013

2005 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works fine, would have given me a bit more warm and fuzzy if the instructions said if it was better to mount the ground to a chassis screw, or solder it into the harness, which I did.

Pros: works fine, instructions could have been more clear

Cons: none

Perfect

Dave S from Sissonville,WV on 10/19/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfect, can't say anything bad.

Pros: Again perfect plug in fit lots of room in a 01 Forester.

Cons: None!

Receiver Wire Harness

Larry from Irmo SC on 9/13/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great Product and easy to read instructions! Made it a snap to install

Pros: Awesome fit

Cons:

Great product

Sledbrat from Arlington, wa on 8/29/2013

2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made my install go fast and easy. I have always ordered my head units from Crutchfield for the fact I get the install gear and the detailed install instructions. Thank you for making it so easy and simple!

Pros: Easy and fast

Cons: None

Perfect connector for my Subaru

prugs from 85140 on 8/25/2013

1998 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Would be even better if there were splices included.

Pros: Perfect adapter

Cons: No splices

Can't beat this product.

steve from Harveys Lake PA on 8/4/2013

2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just wire this up to your new receivers wiring harness and plug it in. It's that simple!

Pros: Matches factory plug exact.

Cons: None

Easy to connect

Kris from Bristol,Ct on 7/13/2013

1998 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to connect to other wire harness, everything is color coded

Pros: Very easy to use

Cons: No con

Perfect!

Tindergarten from Moscow, ID on 7/11/2013

2006 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfect. Double check the wiring diagrams for both the harness and your receiver to make sure the colors match (mine did) and it's easy as pie!

Pros: I like that the wire sheaths were pre-scored, I just had to pull them off. Further, the two wires that were not needed for my installation (power antenna lead and steering wheel controls) were already capped off so I didn't have to mess with them.

Cons: None.

Receiver Wire Harness

MN from Fortson, GA on 6/21/2013

2005 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Followed the directions and it went fine. Used a crimping tool on mine. Follow radio installation directions along with the ones included for harness to avoid going back in and attaching video wires.

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Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

anonymous from Los Angeles, CA on 6/15/2013

1999 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Makes installation a snap. Great product.

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It is what it is

Quinten from Eudora, Kansas on 6/4/2013

2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works just fine

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

Worked fine

Ringo360 from Grand Rapids, MI on 6/3/2013

2002 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit perfectly. Made installation a breeze.

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Does the job!

achmafooma from South Riding, VA on 5/24/2013

2008 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The wiring harness does the job and does it well. My one small complaint is that the diagram/instructions should be clearer about the 'automatic antenna' wire. My car (2008 Subaru Outback) doesn't have an automatic antenna, so I didn't bother connecting it. As a result, my radio reception was terrible! Turns out that Subaru has an antenna booster that runs off the 'automatic antenna' lead, so you DO need to connect it to the appropriate wire on your unit's wire harness. On mine, it was some sort of vaguely defined accessory connector (and it mentioned 'automatic antenna' in the small print as something you might connect to it). After I made the connection, everything worked great. Recommend clarifying this in the instructions; the blue wire isn't necessarily for automatic antennas only, and MUST be connected [at least on my Subaru] if you want good radio reception.

Pros: Works fine, does the job, easy to hook up.

Cons: Instructions should be clearer about the 'automatic antenna' (which is actually an antenna booster on my 2008 Outback) and needs to be connected even if you don't have an automatic antenna.

It works!

Danielle from Brooklyn, NY on 5/18/2013

2004 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works! Easy-to-follow chart made wiring this to my new receiver a snap!

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Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from Wildwood, MO on 5/8/2013

2008 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Makes installation so much easier.

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Perfect

Scott from W WI on 4/27/2013

2004 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

worked perfectly.

Pros: instructions were easy to follow. installation was a snap.

Cons: none

Simple

Brian from Crystal Lake, Illinois on 4/20/2013

2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great as always, crutchfield always supplies you with the needed appliances. Just match up the color wires and go

Pros: Couldn't be easier Comes with page that tells you what wire does what, just double check in the head Unit user manual to match everything up.

Cons: None

Its a harness... Worked as expected

Kookookachew from Potsdam, NY on 3/27/2013

2001 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Received this very quick with free shipping thanks to Crutchfield, who have always provided excellent service and fast shipping. Price was much better than similar plugs found else-where and even came with Crutchfield vehicle-specific instillation instructions, which are absolutely excellent BTW. Simply couldn't ask for more, had my radio installed in a matter of minutes without having to cut, test, and splice factory wiring.

Pros: Cheap Comes with instructions Easy to use Doesn't disturb factory wiring Decent quality

Cons: Doesn't make me breakfast?

car radio wire harness

mike from floyd, va on 3/23/2013

1995 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

right part, quick delivery, good quality, great instructions.

Pros: all good

Cons: none

PERFECT!

Alan from Charleston, WV on 3/18/2013

2005 Saab 9-2X
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As usual, Crutchfield provides the right harness for my particular car and stereo. ACES!

Pros: Always a pleasure!

Cons:

None better

Thiebs from Beaumont, CA on 3/11/2013

2007 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased this from Crutchfield and chose to get a head unit from somewhere else. In the package from Crutchfield, a full picture-laden highly-descriptive instruction booklet accompanied the harness. These instructions were not only for taking the dash panel off for the radio installation, but also for all the speakers in the car. Over and above the call of duty for a 12-dollar harness. I will not hesitate to pay the extra price for my next unit because of such excellent attention to detail.

Pros: Easy-to-read instruction booklet. Harness is a perfect fit. Pre-stripped tips are brilliant.

Cons: It didn't include a briefcase full of cash.

Perfect

Augie from Boone, NC on 2/18/2013

2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice adapter, everything was properly color coded

Pros: Color coded and pre-stripped wires

Cons: 18 (or so) wires to splice together

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phillyherb from vineland, nj on 2/4/2013

2003 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was the wrong harness, it did not match the Subaru wiring. But it turned out that I didn't need a new radio, just new speakers. So I didn't have to use it.

Pros: none

Cons: wrong harness

Great Product

Doug from Philadelphia, PA on 1/16/2013

2009 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product worked perfectly fine. Hooked into my Kenwood head unit with no issues.

Pros: Great fit. Works fine

Cons: None

Quick and simple harness

DeCirce from Royal Oak, MI on 1/14/2013

2007 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

very clearly noted what each wire connects to. Easiest part of the radio installation. Works great.

Pros: wether its stamped on the wire from the paper diagram or taped on the wire the purpose of each wire is clear and easy to install

Cons: maybe if wires were a bit longer but nothing major

Exact fit and functionality

Allan from Marietta, PA on 1/8/2013

2003 Subaru Baja
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wiring was nicely color coded to match the aftermarket radio harness, so it was a simple color to color connection. Connector fit into the vehicle harness, as if it were built by the OEM. Excellent product.

Pros: Color codes matched aftermarket radio

Cons: None

Factory Atereo Adapter

Greg C from Everett, PA on 12/4/2012

1997 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Best thing ever made. This makes an install so simple. I always solder my connections and you can do this at the workbench in no time. Then, just plug it in and install the head unit. Its that simple. If you trade often, this is the ticket.

Pros: Makes for an easy time for an install

Cons: None

Subary Legacy 2005-2009 Wire Harness

Anonymous from Gillette, NJ on 11/18/2012

2007 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect, well done.

Pros: -Perfect match to the factory plug to join aftermarket stereo.

Cons: None

Subaru Receiver Wire Harness

ChrisN from Colorado Springs, CO on 10/15/2012

2006 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works well but the soldering is is a bit of a hassle.

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Saved me a LOT of installation time

Ken from Lakewood, CO on 9/26/2012

2003 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed the unit myself and this adapter made the installation sooooo... easy. I bought my unit from Crutchfield because of perks like this free adapter and installation instructions specific to my cars make and model.

Pros: It's free and it works.

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Harness

Drew from Ma. on 9/16/2012

2002 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit every time

Pros: Included free

Cons: None

It worked great, but failed to mention critical info

Anonymous from Altoona, IA on 8/29/2012

2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The wiring harness worked well, but instructions failed to mention that Subaru FM reception booster is powered by "power antennae" wire which typically controls a raising and lowering antennae. I had to install it twice.

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Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

JimJ from Seattle, WA on 8/17/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product. Makes installs so easy

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Removes the headaches...

GA from Santa Cruz, CA on 8/10/2012

2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Love not having to cut the original wires in order to splice it to my new system. Made the installation so much easier and I still retain the option to cleanly reinstall the stock system back if I sell the car.

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Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Mar from Pa on 8/5/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a have to have item. I always get the things that make the job easy. Match'em up, hook'em up and that,s all there is to it.

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Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

DPW from New Mexico on 8/3/2012

2000 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I decided to by this receiver from Crutchfield primarily because of the availability of this connector for my make and model car. I connected the wires between the car connector and the receiver connector and the installation went smoothly. I have no regrets with making this purchase.

Pros: Matched vehicle audio connector

Cons: None at this time

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from Altoona,PA on 7/28/2012

2000 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wires match up perfectly.

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Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from Roy, WA on 7/22/2012

2004 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as advertised

Pros: Easy to hook up

Cons: None

Subaru harness

DonA from Santa Cruz,CA on 7/5/2012

2006 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I, too, had trouble after connecting the harness with any reception. FM was bad, AM none. Checked out continuity on antenna connector and found center wire had none. Cut off OE connector and spliced onto the supplied antenna adapter. Still nothing, other than a lot of extra work and removing the radio again. Called tech, they were very helpful and knowledgeable. As others have posted, was told to connect the blue wire to the blue and white lead. Pulled out the new radio, again. Did so and works great. Why doesn't the instructions point out the importance of this for the Subaru? (I guess Saab also) It could save a lot of frustration

Pros: easy and clean hook-up

Cons: incomplete instructions

Worked perfectly

Ian B from Woodbridge. VA on 6/30/2012

2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked like a charm. I do wish they would include the wire crimps as part of the kit, though. It sucks to have to go to the store to get them, because I always forget that I need them.

Pros: Clear instructions align the wiring to the new receiver.

Cons: I keep forgetting to get wire connectors.

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RJ from Chelsea, MI on 6/30/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have self installed many aftermarket sound systems, and I have had a number of professionally done systems put in. Since I first discovered Crutchfield harnesses, I have always used them. The first time I took one to a professional installer, they wanted to know where I got it, and then they started ordering them for their use! I wouldn't consider installing an aftermarket sound system without one of these!!!!!

Pros: Makes installation SO-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O much easier!

Cons: There are none!

Good system

Hoyt from Marshall NC on 6/14/2012

2008 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

When I first powered on the radio I could receive only four FM stations, but Bill at Crutchfield tech support took 10 seconds to tell me, "connect the blue wire on the adaptor to the blue wire with white stripe on the radio." That worked. Moral: don't give up before you call tech support. One suggestion: the wiring kit doesn't include crimp caps, so if you don't have any it's either a trip to town or solder the joints. Crutchfield should tell you this in the descriptive material on its website.

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Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from Morrow, Ohio on 5/28/2012

2009 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

jUST CONNECT ALL WIRES....... YOU DON'T KNOW WHEN YOU WILL NEED THEM BECAUSE THE INSTRUCTONS TELL YOU ONE THING WHEN YOU SHUOLD DO IT DIFFERENT

Pros: IT WAS FREE

Cons: POOR INSTRUCTIONS....

Really simplifies installation

soundmandave from Spokane Valley, Wa on 5/26/2012

2001 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Couldn't make the installation any easier. Wouldn't order a new head unit without also ordering one of these adapter plugs. Another great reason to by from Crutchfield.

Pros: Cuts hours out of the installation time.

Cons: None

Excellent for 98 Subaru Forester

JD from Big D on 5/22/2012

1998 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Replaced stock Clarion cassette player with JVC KD-X50BT. The wiring harness worked properly. It took about 30 minutes to strip the cables, solder, and seal with heat shrink tubing. The color of each wire, and their function, matched propery for my installation. The harness made installation really easy. I would whole heartedly recommend using an interface harness like this for your install.

Pros: Easy and quick installation to existing car wiring harness

Cons: It wasn't installed for me by the folks at Crutchfield.

Super easy!

Phil from Connecticut on 5/13/2012

2002 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The wiring harness matched the Subaru perfectly!

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Instructions omit important wires

silentdoug from Omaha NE on 4/26/2012

2005 Saab 9-2X
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The wiring diagram doesn't show the blue leads that have to be connected to power the antenna signal booster in my Saab 92-X (same chassis as a Subaru Impreza.) I followed the instructions but found I had bad AM radio reception. Happily, when I called Crutchfield technical support, they were able to tell me right away that I had to connect the blue leads, which solved the problem.

Pros: Works fine once you know how to install it.

Cons: Instructions are flawed

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from Hesperia,CA on 4/2/2012

2005 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Factory fit

Pros: Perfect fit

Cons:

Receiver Wire Harness

Dino from Limerick, PA on 4/2/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

works very well

Pros: attached with no problems

Cons: n/a

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Dave K from Allentown, PA on 3/12/2012

1997 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Spot on and very easy to install even for an ameture like me!

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Very useful

ChaseF from Fort Worth, TX on 3/12/2012

2001 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The only thing you need to hook up you receiver

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Absolutely Essential!

geezerhiker from Bellingham, WA on 3/7/2012

2001 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I've been working with electronics for about sixty years but I would have been in deep doo-doo without your wiring harness.

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Not quite accurate

tsd from Illinois on 2/14/2012

2004 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The instructions were good with the exception of the blue wire. The instructions didn't address the wire, but a Google search indicated that I must connect it to the blue/yellow wire to power the FM booster.

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Perfect fit

Sewbike from Aberdeen, WA on 2/3/2012

2001 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wiring harness was a perfect fit, made installation of the head unit very easy.

Pros: Easy

Cons: None

Convenient Wiring Harness

N3NF from Pittsburgh on 1/28/2012

1999 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This wiring harness greatly simplified radio installation. I've done installs before where I had to create my own connections between after-market radio and the factory wiring. This handy product saves hours and hours of time from an otherwise painstaking process. Soldering to radio harness can be done in the home allowing for quick plug-in installation in the car. This alone makes shopping a Crutchfield worth every penny.

Pros: Well constructed. Greatly simplifies installation.

Cons: I have a red-green color blindness. Wire color matching requires a little extra care. (Not a product fault)

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Rob from East Berlin, PA on 1/21/2012

1996 Subaru Impreza
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect!

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PERFECT

T C from Misawa Japan on 9/21/2011

1998 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to read labels cut out all the confusion. I used solder and electric tape (out of heat shrink) instead of crimps or twist.

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Spot ON!

Bill H. from Thurmont, Md. on 9/16/2011

2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have installed a lot of radios in my time and each and every one that I have purchased through Crutchfield has come with the harness that is plug-n-play to the factory harness. I remember back inthe day of having to cut and solder every wire in the harness and these adapters just do away with all that. You still have to connect the harness to the radio, but after that is done, you're done. Couldn't be much easier.

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So easy a caveman could do it...

Craig from Alfred, ME on 8/16/2011

2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crutchfield pretty much does all the work for you. If you can put colors together, and crimp cap or solder, you are golden! It really is plug and play after that. And if you aren't sure, just call support!

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works perfect

Franz from Portland on 8/4/2011

2004 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Came with my order to install a Pioneer AVH-P2300DVD into a 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX. pretty much match the colors and done. super simple.

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Works, but dimming wire in the wrong spot.

CJ from Carbondale, CO on 8/2/2011

2005 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This harness works well, but the dimming wire was in the wrong spot. It should be in the open spot next to it.

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2002 Subaru Forester

Swanny37 from Jamestown,NY on 7/8/2011

2002 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The harness and accompanying instructions were exact and perfect. My unit functioned flawlessly and the fit was factory-like....

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Essential!!

mtlmstr from Colorado on 6/26/2011

1995 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This wiring harness is so simple and easy to use, a very essential tool for installing a stereo trouble free. Almost idiot proof....just too easy to figure out and hook up.

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Great benefit when buying a head unit

ericO from Austin, TX on 6/10/2011

2005 Saab 9-2X
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This came with my JVC HDR720 which I installed in my 2005 Saab 9-2X. Install was super easy and the instructions are clear and easy to understand. A great benefit when buying a new stereo from Crutchfield.

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Easy

luis from Long Island, NY on 6/8/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This harness simplified my life, installation was really easy and took about 15 minutes to me to install my new headset.

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huge advantage

G.Cuevas from Puerto Rico on 5/5/2011

2002 Suzuki Esteem
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

this wiring adapter is a huge time saver, color matching and installation guide are just great

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Cons:

soldering required

Rick from rotten@windfish.net on 4/29/2011

2008 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I didn't realize I was going to have to spend 1/2 an hour or more soldering this thing up. Otherwise, it worked great.

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Incredibly easy to use

Eric from Albany, NY on 4/24/2011

1998 Subaru Impreza
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The wiring harness and instructions Crutchfield gives you make the job incredibly easy. Had my wiring set up in about 5 minutes, and wouldn't want to install a stereo without it.

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Works great. Don't forget to connect the blue wire.

Vlad from Boston, MA on 4/13/2011

2005 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as intended. Wires were color-coded to my head unit, then after connected to HU harness, directly plugs to my Subaru Outback 2005. Don't forget to connect the blue wire as it is needed for antenna signal booster. Otherwise your reception will be poor. I like the pre-stripped wires. I wish the head unit harness had that too. This item is included with your car stereo install but I wish it came with crimp connectors. Crutchfield claims all that is needed for the job is included. Almost. You still have to buy crimp connectors (or something else to connect wires).

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Easy Install

Glen from Leavenworth,wa on 4/11/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This harness made the install nice and easy!

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Antenna Power - NOT Power Antenna

Bryan from Massachusetts on 4/8/2011

2002 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

2002 Subaru forester: Fits perfectly. One comment - the blue line is labeled "power antenna". I didn't have a power antenna so I didn't connect it. Reception was HORRIBLE. I was just about to drill a hole in the ro