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Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

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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 +/-
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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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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:

Wire Color Function
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Black Chassis Ground
Blue Power Antenna
Orange Illumination
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 -

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

 
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5 out of 5

Great

Written By Rick, ny on Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Great product. Really simple with this kit.
Pros:
Easy and simple
Cons:
Non
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5 out of 5

Easy Intstall

Written By reconbbs, York PA on Thursday, June 05, 2014
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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!
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5 out of 5

Wiring harnes

Written By rrapheal, Minnesota on Thursday, May 22, 2014
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worked exactly as expected and was affordable. Went into a 98 Subaru Forester
Pros:
Colors all matched up with the stereo harness
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5 out of 5

harness

Written By blazeyellowwrx, foxboro ma on Sunday, May 04, 2014
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it works. its easy to set up. its boss!
Pros:
easy, cheap. good
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Perfect

Written By DaveS, Hendersonville, NC on Friday, March 28, 2014
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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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5 out of 5

Worth the money

Written By Jeff, Washington UT on Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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This little part made installation so easy and I didn't have to cut stock wiring.
Pros:
Don't have to cut stock wiring.
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5 out of 5

wire harness

Written By Brian, vermont on Saturday, March 15, 2014
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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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5 out of 5

Great wiring harness

Written By Mike, Portland, Oregon on Sunday, March 09, 2014
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This harness and instructions made installation, quick and easy. Good product and best of all, great customer support.
Pros:
Easy to use.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Jose, Utah on Friday, March 07, 2014
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Wire harness is of good quality, easy to read the instruction in the wires...
Pros:
Very easy to install...
Cons:
None ...
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5 out of 5

Perfect!

Written By TKB, Estes Park, CO on Friday, March 07, 2014
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The wiring harness worked perfectly, no problems.
Pros:
Clear instructions, easy to wire, perfect fit
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Great wiring harness

Written By weezy, Clarksville, TN on Wednesday, March 05, 2014
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Easy to install. The wire ends were pre cut which saved a lot of time during install.
Pros:
Pre-cut wires.
Cons:
None.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Wiring Harness

Written By Chris, Charleston on Tuesday, March 04, 2014
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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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5 out of 5

Worked like a charm

Written By Mike R, Athens, GA on Friday, February 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
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5 out of 5

easy and it works

Written By JVH, Santa Monica, CA on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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It's a wire harness that works for said vehicle
Pros:
All the wires are pre-stripped and ready
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Crutchfield wiring harness

Written By Anonymous, Roanoke, VA on Saturday, February 08, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Plug and Play

Written By EJRay, Santa Cruz, CA on Thursday, February 06, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

Harness connector

Written By Kristofer S, Ticonderoga NY on Friday, January 17, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Anonymous, New Egypt, NJ on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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Great wiring diagram. Fits and works great.
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5 out of 5

good quality

Written By ld, li, ny on Friday, December 20, 2013
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Good simple harness. Good instructions.
Pros:
Easy
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Excellent as usual!!!

Written By MikeB, Allentown, PA on Sunday, December 01, 2013
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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!
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4 out of 5

Crutchfield harness for Subaru

Written By osX, Springfield, VA on Sunday, November 03, 2013
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Easy to solder. Glad all wire colors matched stereo coloring (Alpine).
Pros:
Convenient to reinstall factory radio later if needed.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Hilldog, Union Dale, PA on Monday, October 21, 2013
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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
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5 out of 5

Perfect

Written By Dave S, Sissonville,WV on Saturday, October 19, 2013
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Worked perfect, can't say anything bad.
Pros:
Again perfect plug in fit lots of room in a 01 Forester.
Cons:
None!
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5 out of 5

Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Larry, Irmo SC on Friday, September 13, 2013
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Great Product and easy to read instructions! Made it a snap to install
Pros:
Awesome fit
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5 out of 5

Great product

Written By Sledbrat, Arlington, wa on Thursday, August 29, 2013
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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
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5 out of 5

Perfect connector for my Subaru

Written By prugs, 85140 on Sunday, August 25, 2013
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Would be even better if there were splices included.
Pros:
Perfect adapter
Cons:
No splices
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5 out of 5

Can't beat this product.

Written By steve, Harveys Lake PA on Sunday, August 04, 2013
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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
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5 out of 5

Easy to connect

Written By Kris, Bristol,Ct on Saturday, July 13, 2013
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Very easy to connect to other wire harness, everything is color coded
Pros:
Very easy to use
Cons:
No con
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5 out of 5

Perfect!

Written By Tindergarten, Moscow, ID on Thursday, July 11, 2013
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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.
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5 out of 5

Receiver Wire Harness

Written By MN, Fortson, GA on Friday, June 21, 2013
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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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5 out of 5

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By anonymous, Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, June 15, 2013
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Makes installation a snap. Great product.
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5 out of 5

It is what it is

Written By Quinten, Eudora, Kansas on Tuesday, June 04, 2013
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It works just fine
Pros:
Everything
Cons:
Nothing
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5 out of 5

Worked fine

Written By Ringo360, Grand Rapids, MI on Monday, June 03, 2013
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Fit perfectly. Made installation a breeze.
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4 out of 5

Does the job!

Written By achmafooma, South Riding, VA on Friday, May 24, 2013
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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.
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5 out of 5

It works!

Written By Danielle, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, May 18, 2013
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It works! Easy-to-follow chart made wiring this to my new receiver a snap!
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Anonymous, Wildwood, MO on Wednesday, May 08, 2013
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Makes installation so much easier.
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5 out of 5

Perfect

Written By Scott, W WI on Saturday, April 27, 2013
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worked perfectly.
Pros:
instructions were easy to follow. installation was a snap.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Simple

Written By Brian, Crystal Lake, Illinois on Saturday, April 20, 2013
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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
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5 out of 5

Its a harness... Worked as expected

Written By Kookookachew, Potsdam, NY on Wednesday, March 27, 2013
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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?
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5 out of 5

car radio wire harness

Written By mike, floyd, va on Saturday, March 23, 2013
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right part, quick delivery, good quality, great instructions.
Pros:
all good
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

PERFECT!

Written By Alan, Charleston, WV on Monday, March 18, 2013
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As usual, Crutchfield provides the right harness for my particular car and stereo. ACES!
Pros:
Always a pleasure!
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5 out of 5

None better

Written By Thiebs, Beaumont, CA on Monday, March 11, 2013
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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.
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4 out of 5

Perfect

Written By Augie, Boone, NC on Monday, February 18, 2013
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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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2 out of 5

wire harness review

Written By phillyherb, vineland, nj on Monday, February 04, 2013
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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
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5 out of 5

Great Product

Written By Doug, Philadelphia, PA on Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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Product worked perfectly fine. Hooked into my Kenwood head unit with no issues.
Pros:
Great fit. Works fine
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Quick and simple harness

Written By DeCirce, Royal Oak, MI on Monday, January 14, 2013
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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
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5 out of 5

Exact fit and functionality

Written By Allan, Marietta, PA on Tuesday, January 08, 2013
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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
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5 out of 5

Factory Atereo Adapter

Written By Greg C, Everett, PA on Tuesday, December 04, 2012
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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
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5 out of 5

Subary Legacy 2005-2009 Wire Harness

Written By Anonymous, Gillette, NJ on Sunday, November 18, 2012
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Perfect, well done.
Pros:
-Perfect match to the factory plug to join aftermarket stereo.
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Subaru Receiver Wire Harness

Written By ChrisN, Colorado Springs, CO on Monday, October 15, 2012
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Works well but the soldering is is a bit of a hassle.
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5 out of 5

Saved me a LOT of installation time

Written By Ken, Lakewood, CO on Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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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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5 out of 5

Harness

Written By Drew, Ma. on Sunday, September 16, 2012
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Perfect fit every time
Pros:
Included free
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

It worked great, but failed to mention critical info

Written By Anonymous, Altoona, IA on Wednesday, August 29, 2012
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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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5 out of 5

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By JimJ, Seattle, WA on Friday, August 17, 2012
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Great product. Makes installs so easy
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5 out of 5

Removes the headaches...

Written By GA, Santa Cruz, CA on Friday, August 10, 2012
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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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5 out of 5

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Mar, Pa on Sunday, August 05, 2012
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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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5 out of 5

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By DPW, New Mexico on Friday, August 03, 2012
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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
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Anonymous, Altoona,PA on Saturday, July 28, 2012
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Wires match up perfectly.
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Anonymous, Roy, WA on Sunday, July 22, 2012
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Works as advertised
Pros:
Easy to hook up
Cons:
None
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3 out of 5

Subaru harness

Written By DonA, Santa Cruz,CA on Thursday, July 05, 2012
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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
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5 out of 5

Worked perfectly

Written By Ian B, Woodbridge. VA on Saturday, June 30, 2012
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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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5 out of 5

Crutchfield harnesses

Written By RJ, Chelsea, MI on Saturday, June 30, 2012
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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!
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5 out of 5

Good system

Written By Hoyt, Marshall NC on Thursday, June 14, 2012
 
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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3 out of 5

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Anonymous, Morrow, Ohio on Monday, May 28, 2012
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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....
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5 out of 5

Really simplifies installation

Written By soundmandave, Spokane Valley, Wa on Saturday, May 26, 2012
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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
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5 out of 5

Excellent for 98 Subaru Forester

Written By JD, Big D on Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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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.
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5 out of 5

Super easy!

Written By Phil, Connecticut on Sunday, May 13, 2012
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The wiring harness matched the Subaru perfectly!
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3 out of 5

Instructions omit important wires

Written By silentdoug, Omaha NE on Thursday, April 26, 2012
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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
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Anonymous, Hesperia,CA on Monday, April 02, 2012
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Factory fit
Pros:
Perfect fit
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5 out of 5

Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Dino, Limerick, PA on Monday, April 02, 2012
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works very well
Pros:
attached with no problems
Cons:
n/a
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Dave K, Allentown, PA on Monday, March 12, 2012
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Spot on and very easy to install even for an ameture like me!
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5 out of 5

Very useful

Written By ChaseF, Fort Worth, TX on Monday, March 12, 2012
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The only thing you need to hook up you receiver
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5 out of 5

Absolutely Essential!

Written By geezerhiker, Bellingham, WA on Wednesday, March 07, 2012
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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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2 out of 5

Not quite accurate

Written By tsd, Illinois on Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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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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5 out of 5

Perfect fit

Written By Sewbike, Aberdeen, WA on Friday, February 03, 2012
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Wiring harness was a perfect fit, made installation of the head unit very easy.
Pros:
Easy
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Convenient Wiring Harness

Written By N3NF, Pittsburgh on Saturday, January 28, 2012
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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)
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Rob, East Berlin, PA on Saturday, January 21, 2012
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Perfect!
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5 out of 5

PERFECT

Written By T C, Misawa Japan on Wednesday, September 21, 2011
 
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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5 out of 5

Spot ON!

Written By Bill H., Thurmont, Md. on Friday, September 16, 2011
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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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5 out of 5

So easy a caveman could do it...

Written By Craig, Alfred, ME on Tuesday, August 16, 2011
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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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5 out of 5

works perfect

Written By Franz, Portland on Thursday, August 04, 2011
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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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4 out of 5

Works, but dimming wire in the wrong spot.

Written By CJ, Carbondale, CO on Tuesday, August 02, 2011
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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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5 out of 5

2002 Subaru Forester

Written By Swanny37, Jamestown,NY on Friday, July 08, 2011
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The harness and accompanying instructions were exact and perfect. My unit functioned flawlessly and the fit was factory-like....
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5 out of 5

Essential!!

Written By mtlmstr, Colorado on Sunday, June 26, 2011
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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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5 out of 5

Great benefit when buying a head unit

Written By ericO, Austin, TX on Friday, June 10, 2011
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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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5 out of 5

Easy

Written By luis, Long Island, NY on Wednesday, June 08, 2011
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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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5 out of 5

huge advantage

Written By G.Cuevas, Puerto Rico on Thursday, May 05, 2011
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this wiring adapter is a huge time saver, color matching and installation guide
are just great
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3 out of 5

soldering required

Written By Rick, rotten@windfish.net on Friday, April 29, 2011
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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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5 out of 5

Incredibly easy to use

Written By Eric, Albany, NY on Sunday, April 24, 2011
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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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5 out of 5

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

Written By Vlad, Boston, MA on Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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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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5 out of 5

Easy Install

Written By Glen, Leavenworth,wa on Monday, April 11, 2011
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This harness made the install nice and easy!
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5 out of 5

Antenna Power - NOT Power Antenna

Written By Bryan, Massachusetts on Friday, April 08, 2011
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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 roof for an nmo mount antenna. Then I realized the
Subaru has an antenna amplifier. Connect the "power antenna" wire to a source
of
power (from receiver) and excellent reception. Second comment: There are
wire
butt connectors that have heat shrink tubing, and low temperature solder in
them.
Put the wire in those and just use a heat gun to shrink the tubing AND melt the
solder. Couldn't be easier and makes a solid connection.
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5 out of 5

absolute must

Written By msl, greenwich, ct on Monday, April 04, 2011
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for my subaru wrx, this was a must.
the instructions were very good as well. they said to get crimp caps and wire
strippers. don't know whether the installation would have been different, but with
the wire stripper and crimp caps, the wiring was a piece of cake. it is a must. and
it came FREE with my stereo kit from crutchfield.
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5 out of 5

Don't forget the power antenna connection

Written By mark, NJ on Wednesday, March 09, 2011
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Worked well, but remember to connect the radio's power antennae lead to the
matching lead on the adapter, even if you don't a power antennae! That lead is
used to power up the signal amplifier near the anteanne in the back window.
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4 out of 5

Works as Intended.

Written By ., Phoenix, AZ on Saturday, February 26, 2011
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It works as intended. Installation instructions were clear and concise. The wire length
was sufficient, and the colors matched the wire colors of receiver. The only negatives
are absence of a latch groove to properly engage with car's wire harness connector;
and absence of dimmed illumination wire which may be useful in certain installation
cases.
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5 out of 5

Be sure to attach Antenna wire in addition to plug

Written By MikeC, Ohio on Thursday, February 10, 2011
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These wiring harness make install a snap. Just make sure that you attach the
wires for the antenna amplifier. If you don't, you will get like 3 stations
with very poor reception. If you do that, it will work perfectly.
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5 out of 5

It's a wiring harness...

Written By AndyB, VA on Wednesday, February 09, 2011
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And the pin-out is correct.
These wiring harnesses are great, they fit perfectly and each wire is very
clearly labeled. The construction is top-notch and honestly you really can't
screw them up too badly.

Don't cheat and cut into your vehicle wiring harness. They give you this one for
free. Use it!
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3 out of 5

Harness OK, but not if you have a subwoofer

Written By heidi, Colorado on Wednesday, February 09, 2011
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Harness worked great, but my Subaru WRX (2006) has a subwoofer installed most likely by
the dealer (came with the car when I bought it new, but given the splicing of wires that was
done *after* the factory harness and before the radio, we think it was not factory installed). I
still have not figured out how to get the subwoofer to work ...
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-8901 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By BigG, Knoxville, TN on Sunday, February 06, 2011
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This harness made installation simple. The instructions were easy to follow. All the
soldering was done on the bench rather than in the car. It did take 45 minutes of
soldering to connect to the Pioneer DEH-2200UB.
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5 out of 5

easy to soder

Written By Brian, Silver Sprind MD on Sunday, February 06, 2011
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Great harness, easy to follow wires to appropriate wire and then solder. Way to
go again Crutchfield!
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5 out of 5

So easy to use!

Written By Tyler, Portland, Maine on Thursday, February 03, 2011
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This made it possible for me to undertake the installation. It took me and my partner about
45 minutes to carefully attach, check, and recheck the harness connection to the receiver in
our home. Then we took it out and we able to do the whole installation in about an hour, only
making a few stupid mistakes.

Make sure you check to make sure it works before you replace all your dashboard panels!
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