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Metra 70-9195 Receiver Wiring Harness

Connect a new car stereo in select 1990-06 BMW vehicles

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Metra 70-9195 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 makes installing your new stereo easier, and allows you to put the factory radio back when you sell your vehicle or return it at the end of the lease. A detailed instruction sheet comes with the harness. Warranty: 60 days.

Please read this important note: This harness may not contain provisions for every wire needed to complete your installation, and it will not accommodate special navigation, video, or factory steering wheel control connections. You will need a special adapter if you want your factory steering wheel audio controls to work with your new stereo.

Connections:

  • 12V constant power
  • 12V switched power
  • chassis ground
  • power antenna/amp remote 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 Ground
Blue Power Antenna
Orange Dimmer
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 -

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5 out of 5

Metra 70-9195 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Daniel, Colorado on Tuesday, July 08, 2014
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This harness was a perfect fit for my 1995 E34 BMW harness. The harness allowed for trouble free, fast installation of the new head unit and speaker level line converter.
Pros:
Perfect fit Color coded wires Solid construction
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Metra 70-9195 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Anonymous, West Chi-Town, IL on Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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Product would be a 5/5 but the striped blue wire needed to be attached to the solid blue on the harness. Apparently this is a common problem since the tech knew exactly what to do almost before I asked the question. Crutchfield, please update the install direction sheet!!
Pros:
easy install
Cons:
instructions not accurate by 1 connnection
Crutchfield response on Wednesday, June 11, 2014
As the instructions suggest, the blue wire on the harness is used for a variety of accessory connections that require a turn-on signal, like a power antenna or amplifier. But whenever you're in doubt, calling Crutchfield tech support is the right thing to do!
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-9195 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By thumper_ss, nashville on Friday, June 06, 2014
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Straight forward and to the point did what it was supposed to do
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5 out of 5

Works great mate

Written By DavidP, Philadelphia, PA on Wednesday, February 05, 2014
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Just solder the wires to any aftermarket radio adapter and presto, it mates with the BMW plug.
Pros:
Works like a charm. No cutting into your BMW wire harness
Cons:
If you have a BMW plug with the business plug attached to the side, you have to shave off a little piece of the BMW Receiver harness plug to make it fit correctly.
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5 out of 5

First time radio install

Written By Wendell, Seattle WA on Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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The wiring connector and instructions I received worked great. Never done this before, so the fact that the instructions where for my BMW Z3 was a huge relief. Stereo sounds great.
Pros:
instructions for my make and model car.
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4 out of 5

works well..but BMW connector is the issue

Written By Dan, Pacific Grove, CA on Sunday, January 05, 2014
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This works well, but the BMW (OEM) connector is huge!!...I finally had to cut off a portion of the BMW connector that wasn't being used, in order for the radio to fit.
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5 out of 5

Wire harness

Written By joe, SF Bay Area on Tuesday, December 31, 2013
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Instruction came clear to understand and follow. Fit likes a glove. I soldered color code wire as matching. Work perfect in my OEM 7 speakers and amplifier. I am very happy.
Pros:
quality- on phone advise from consultant is valuable
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-9195 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Anonymous, chesapeake,VA on Friday, December 27, 2013
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Thanks crutchfield for the free parts. Plugged right in.
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4 out of 5

Good Harness but tight

Written By Jon P, Potomac MD on Monday, September 23, 2013
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Was very easy to match up the wiring on the replacement unit I bought. Note: you need to wire up the blue wire to get the power antenna working (some reviews are saying radio reception is poor). The harness connector is very big and was very tight on my installation. I had to remove the sub frame to route some of the wiring below the unit to make it all fit. You will need splicing hardware - the only thing Crutchfield didn't supply - if you are not planing on soldering the wires.
Pros:
Easy to wire up harness to new unit wiring New unit is working without any issues/interference
Cons:
Block Connector could have been smaller to aid installation in tight area behind new unit
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5 out of 5

BMW Receiver Wire Harness

Written By WJI, Jacksonville, FL on Wednesday, September 04, 2013
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Couldn't have installed it without this wire harness. It was exactly like the OEM plug installed in my car originally.
Pros:
Perfect match
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Stress relief

Written By 528iDS, Illinios on Sunday, August 25, 2013
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Makes life easy. Last time I installed a stereo was over 10 years ago. Just buy the harness people. No stress install!
Pros:
Fits right in.
Cons:
None yet.
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-9195 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Bruce K, Boulder Creek, CA on Tuesday, August 06, 2013
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What can I say. It was the correct harness for my car, and worked great.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

BMW Receiver Wire Harness

Written By BBates, Reno, Nevada on Monday, August 05, 2013
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Replacing a stereo with the harness is a breeze. What used to take hours now takes minutes.
Pros:
Simple and quick
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

BMW Receiver Wire Harness

Written By RICKM, WEST PALM BEACH, FL on Monday, July 22, 2013
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Great product worked as described, easy installation.
Pros:
Perfect fit
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Plug n play!

Written By Grg, Sacto, Ca on Thursday, July 18, 2013
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Really doesn't get any better! No cutting of existing wires, just splice to new deck harness and you are done!
Pros:
Easy!
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

Adapter Plug

Written By Jose, Mission, TX on Tuesday, July 02, 2013
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It was just perfect adapter
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5 out of 5

Perfect

Written By D S, Germany on Monday, July 01, 2013
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Installed a JVC KD-R640 on a 1995 BMW 520 and it worked perfectly - nothing else to say.
Pros:
perfect fit
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

EASY INSTALL

Written By J, DP on Thursday, June 06, 2013
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EASY INSTALL IN WORKET PERFECT. PRICE IS SSUPER GOOD!
Pros:
PERFECT FIT
Cons:
NONE
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5 out of 5

Easy Installation & Great Service from Crutchfield!

Written By Cynthia, Fayetteville, NC on Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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This wire harness comes with easy to follow instruction. You need to have some very basic tools to complete the installation, but if you have the tools you can easily complete this task. If you purchase a stereo system that requires the purchase of this wire harness, please get it! You won't regret it.
Pros:
Easy to follow instructions!
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5 out of 5

WIRING HARNESS

Written By TONY M, GAMBRILLS, MD on Saturday, May 11, 2013
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EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED. FAIRLY EASY TO INSTALL
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5 out of 5

BMW Wire Harness

Written By Chris L, Vancouver, WA on Friday, April 26, 2013
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This was very easy to install and works perfectly
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5 out of 5

A+ All around

Written By John L, Westminster, Ma. on Friday, March 22, 2013
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For price, ease of use finding what I needed on Crutchfields website(mobile), and how fast the product came to my door WITH great Schematics and explanation of installation. I have to say the service is Top Notch. Painless when this kind of setup could have multiple problems. A+.
Pros:
Price. Ability to find what I needed. Shipping charges(free), options for help which I didn't need. Quick mailing of more Crutchfield products to scan.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Bmw harness

Written By Dennis J, Arecibo, Puerto Rico on Monday, February 25, 2013
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Perfect fit
Pros:
Easy installation for an aftermarket radio
Cons:
I recommend to not use the oem ground in the factory plug, just put the ground in another place because in the oem pin, and aftermarket radios pick an annoying noise.
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5 out of 5

Makes Installation easy

Written By Anonymous, Atlanta GA on Thursday, February 14, 2013
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This harness sure was easier than having to hard wire all the connections directly. It also allowed me to move things around by just disconnecting. All the wires were pre cut to make connecting easy. the only trick is really understanding which wire goes with what. Thank God for Crutchfield support!
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5 out of 5

Hey, it's an adapter harness!

Written By PixelRandy, Santa Rosa, CA on Thursday, February 07, 2013
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There's not much to say, other than this felt as good as the stock harness. The plastic connector felt, looked and acted like a genuine BMW part. It was perfect and receiving it for free was unexpected and appreciated.
Pros:
High quality, OEM-quality
Cons:
None
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1 out of 5

Had to modify this...really?

Written By MattN, Cameron, NC on Saturday, January 19, 2013
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Since I had to modify it, I'm only giving it one star. I put a Kenwood Excelon KDC-X696 in my 2003 BMW 325i (E46) along with the Axxess ASWC steering wheel control adapter. The BMW harness adapter doesn't have all the pins that are needed to connect everything. Luckily, there was one pin left over that I didn't use (orange one). I had to pull it out of its slot with a jeweler's screwdriver and put it into the one I needed it in. The molex-type connector used is not the same that's used in computers. I soldered the wires to make straight connections, but I wish I would've done that differently Lining up the ends and twisting them together before soldiering would make it easier to fit all the wires and adapters in the small DIN slot. I chose the solder (63/37) option to reduce signal loss.
Pros:
Good pin-out diagram
Cons:
Not all pins are there. Had to modify.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Took some time, but works well

Written By Adam, Cincinnati, OH on Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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I didn't realize I was going to have to solder each individual line together, which was incredibly frustrating, but once I took the time to do it properly everything sounds great. I have a small issue with the ground and it giving me engine feedback in the speakers just slightly, but all in all a good product that makes life easier.
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5 out of 5

Easy!

Written By Darin M, Guilford, cT on Sunday, October 28, 2012
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Made the installation of JVC Aresenal Stereo into 1994 BMW 525i a breeze.
Pros:
Easy
Cons:
NOne
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4 out of 5

90% there

Written By chris, allentown, pa on Friday, October 12, 2012
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Works great for connecting the main wires, but I have no idea why they got cheap and didn't include pins for ALL radio connections. I want to mount a steering wheel control and I either have to buy another adapter and extract pins from it, or cut into my factory harness. Bad cost cutting measure. Of course, if you don't care to add other accessories or tap into the other connections on the factory radio you don't care about my issue and it works 100%
Pros:
easy install, reasonable quality
Cons:
doesn't include all potential pins, just the main power / speaker connectors. no steering wheel adapter pin.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-9195 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By C-Lo, APO Germany on Sunday, September 02, 2012
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Easy to use.
Pros:
Great quality.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

BMW Adapter

Written By Pat M, Chesapeake, VA on Tuesday, August 28, 2012
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Very easy to install. Color code is a no brainer. Follow the advice in the previous evaluations to be sure the stock amplifier is powered properly.
Pros:
Easy instructions and hook up.
Cons:
NOne
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4 out of 5

Does not work on all BMW's

Written By AJ, New Mexico on Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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Nothing wrong with this product except Crutchfield should have known that a wiring harness is not used on BMW's manufactured prior to 6/90. If I had paid for the harness, I would have been upset. What's surprising is that Crutchfield didn't catch this when my local stereo shop looked it up in ten seconds.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Easy to Install Wire harness

Written By Sam Montanez, San Juan Puerto Rico on Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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Easy to install, done on the first try by following the supplied instructions.
Pros:
Easy to install, good instructions
Cons:
None up to now
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-9195 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Jay, Cayucos, Ca. on Monday, July 30, 2012
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Perfect and priced right! Instructions should cover blue wire to blue/white wire connection needed in some installs.
Pros:
Easy and correct way to do.
Cons:
None
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Perfect Solution

Written By 1995 BMW 325i, San Diego, CA on Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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It works perfectly. I have a 1995 BMW 325i with the 10 speaker HK system and it used to have the factory Alpine stereo. I was able to solder the adapter to my new Kenwood wire harness and everything works perfectly.
Pros:
Most of the wires are color matched for ease while soldering.
Cons:
The blue/white striped wire from the BMW harness must be connected to the blue solid wire on the new stereo harness. This will tell the amp to turn on and will give you sound. If this is not done, you won't get sound.
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-9195 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By rh, Philadelphia, MS on Friday, June 15, 2012
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Good quality connector and wiring, no issues with the connection
Pros:
Had to call technical about the destination of the solid blue wire which I understood was to be left unconnected. The tech was right on top of it and knew exactly what need to be done to resolve the issue and told me how to connect it on the 2002 BMW Z3.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Free? Are you kidding?

Written By Commenace, Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, June 14, 2012
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It was free with the purchase of the head unit. Which is pretty awesome. Period.
Pros:
Totally works.
Cons:
I guess it would've been cool if it came pre-spliced for my particular head unit, but that may be asking too much.
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4 out of 5

Metra 70-9195 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Jim K, Oakland, IA on Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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Instructions were ok, but I had to call tech. Support about one wire that was not addressed very well! However tech. Was great!
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

BMW Wiring Harness

Written By RL, San Jose, CA on Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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Fit perfectly into car's wiring connector. Wires were long enough to permit easy joining to receiver's wiring harness.
Pros:
Perfect fit.
Cons:
no shortcomings
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5 out of 5

2000 BMW Z3 Stereo install

Written By Jason, Massachusetts on Thursday, April 05, 2012
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I like aftermarket wiring harnesses that require no modification of the factory wiring harness. Nice, clean install. I chose to solder the wiring verses crimping but that's just personal preference. NOTE: The BLUE wire on the adapter harness needs to be connected to amplifier remote lead in order to work Most BMW's have a built in amp which needs to be told to turn on. Reviewers who indicated that they only got power but no sound likely missed this step. Called Crutchfield Customer Support....they got me running quick!
Pros:
Factory fit. Absolutely no factory wires to cut or modify. Oh, Crutchfield support was excellent. Fast, courteous, service!
Cons:
None.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-9195 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Anonymous, New Hampshire on Monday, April 02, 2012
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Perfect fit
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5 out of 5

BMW 1992 325i NO CUTTING WIRE

Written By Rlopez USA, VA on Wednesday, March 28, 2012
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No cutting is needed, like they said.... just connect the wires and plug male to female sockets or plug.
Pros:
Works fine for my 1992 BMW 325i, no cutting, connect the colors ITS PERFECT ....
Cons:
one of the Wires seem short....... maybe
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-9195 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Doug, Chandler, AZ on Wednesday, March 07, 2012
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Perfect fit.
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5 out of 5

Good

Written By Harness e34, CHicago, IL on Monday, March 05, 2012
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Connect matching wires and you are all set.
Pros:
Work as it should.
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

Worked perfectly

Written By FastEddie, G-town,KY on Wednesday, February 29, 2012
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Worked perfectly with my 2003 BMW 325xiT!
Pros:
worked perfect
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4 out of 5

BMW Wire Harness Success

Written By AK-540i, Kenai, Alaska on Sunday, February 19, 2012
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Used this harness to upgrade factory deck to an Alpine deck with iPod compatibilityin my 95 540i. This was a breeze. Harness colors were a direct match to the Alpine harness. NOTE: Blue wire on the adaptor harness needs to be connected to amplifier remote turn on lead in order to work! Your Beemer has a built in amp which needs to be told to turn on. Those reviewers who indicated that they only got power but no sound likely missed this step. For this specific model, I had to shave the 4 small nubs from the side of the connector with a razor knife in order to fit factory plug. Great item. Crutchfield Rocks!
Pros:
Fast, easy install
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-9195 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Gil, Sacramento Ca on Thursday, February 02, 2012
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I was worried when i first ordered this wiring harness. I had read up on some of the BMW forums that this wiring harness wouldnt work for some models and may work. But no one was sure. I put my trust in the Crutchfield pros and there were absolutely no problems. I only had one question on the qiring as i had all colors matched up to thier counterparts from the cars harness. But no sound.one call to cusromer service and everything worked like a charm. Thanks guys!
Pros:
Works on 92 BMW 535i without the pacsome and Kenwood Kdc x395 using stock amp and speakers.
Cons:
Wiring harness is great. Color to color and just give the pros a call if you get no sound. I think i had to connect solid blue to white on the harness but the advisor knew right away what needed to be connected.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-9195 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Aa, Santa Barbara, CA on Wednesday, February 01, 2012
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Great product
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5 out of 5

Makes Installaton Very Easy

Written By A L, Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, January 29, 2012
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This is an essential piece. Made install a breeze.
Pros:
Simplifies installation. Matched factory wiring perfectly.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Easy Installation

Written By AmadoV, Rochester, NY on Thursday, January 26, 2012
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Instructions easy to follow. Overall, very pleased.
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4 out of 5

Metra 70-9195 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By DougK, Boulder, CO on Monday, October 24, 2011
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My only complaint is that it was unclear to me that I had to connect the blue wire from this harness to the blue/white wire of the receiver's harness. A call to tech support quickly told me how to fix my installation.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Metra 70-9195 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By killdamob, Euclid, OH on Saturday, September 17, 2011
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It wasnt the right harness and now i have to go out and buy a harness
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5 out of 5

BMW Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Bob, Ct USA on Thursday, May 12, 2011
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A1...... You can't do the Job w/o it... Get it.
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5 out of 5

too cool

Written By Russ D., Northen Arizona on Monday, April 18, 2011
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It was laughable how easy this was to install. The only thing I needed to really
concentrate on was the connection of the correct wires to each other,
otherwise, simple, simple, simple, thanks Crutchfield for the items you include
with each purchase.
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-9195 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By JimL, Wind Gap, PA on Monday, March 21, 2011
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Perfect fit. Makes installation a breeze.
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1 out of 5

BMW Wiring Harnes

Written By Anonymous, Seattle on Saturday, March 19, 2011
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This harness does not have pin 7 for steering wheel control. I had to add a new pin myself. Unacceptable.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-9195 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By David, Nashville, TN on Thursday, March 03, 2011
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Fit is perfect. Every item I purchase from Crutchfield exceeds expectations!!
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5 out of 5

mucho delicioso de gratis apparatus

Written By Juan, Boston, MA on Thursday, February 03, 2011
 
it fit, it worked , it satisfied its purpose...
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4 out of 5

Metra 70-9195 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By TonyS, Claremore, OK on Monday, January 31, 2011
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Worked great, needed a little help from the Tech support. Didn't know about the
separate amplifier, but Crutchfield knew.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Not really doing the job for my '97 318ti

Written By R111S, Central Illinois on Tuesday, January 25, 2011
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This harness seems somewhat of a "universal" unit since I didn't use all the leads on my '97 BMW 318ti. Also, there was no connector provisions for the second connector on my OEM Harness that connected to the OEM Alpine 10 Speaker System. So far radio reception on the Kenwood KDC-HD545U unit is poor because the Antenna Amplifier is not getting power.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Wiring Harness

Written By Chip, Simi Valley, CA on Monday, November 15, 2010
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This wiring harness did not work at all for my car's set up. The good news is that it was free.
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1 out of 5

terrible solution

Written By Anonymous, Owensboro KY on Saturday, October 16, 2010
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This was a terrible product and there was a much better product available. I received it for free but returned it because it was difficult to install.
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5 out of 5

The Perfect Harness

Written By GaryA, St Louis on Tuesday, October 05, 2010
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This harness is perfect for the E34 530i BMW. Follow the directions as written, solder
away and your working in about an hour. Couldn't get much easier than this, you don't
need the fancy adapter for this car, save your money or put it on the HD or Sirius
upgrade.
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1 out of 5

Metra 70-9195 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By bob, baltimore on Saturday, September 25, 2010
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I thought this plug would make a plug and play system for me but it didn't work, the only matching pins were power and ground, I've cut and spliced everything else plus I've now lost the factory amp I was trying to use!
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5 out of 5

Makes life Easy

Written By Scott, Austin, Texas on Sunday, August 01, 2010
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This adapter is an exact match for the factory E36(94 325is) plug, and exactly matched the wiring colors from the head unit that I bought (pioneer DEH-2200UB).
I soldered and shrink wrapped the connections between the two harnesses which took longer than the actual unit installation itself. The adapter snaps into the factory connection and has the same pins on the side so you can just slide the locking cover forward and the adapter is locked in there.

It is a bulky connection between the factory and this adapter and I had to lightly push them back behind the support bracket in the back with a wooden dowel, but that only took a second and it was installed.
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5 out of 5

Makes life simpler

Written By Mike, Kitchener, ONT on Thursday, July 08, 2010
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Nice clean way to connect a new head unit to the BMW E36. Used a terminal strip to connect to the Alpine harness so it was easier to change any connections (which I ended up having to do). I had to change the blue wire and connect the blue 'striped' wire.
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4 out of 5

Works well but didn't fit stock connector

Written By Frank, East Brunswick, NJ on Wednesday, February 17, 2010
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I had to use a knife to cutoff the nubs on each corner of the black plastic adapter, else it wouldn't fit. I bought for a BMW 528i Production Mo/Yr 02/2000. Works as advertised after modifying for fit.
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4 out of 5

318ti

Written By Daniel, Export, PA on Friday, October 16, 2009
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Does EXACTLY what it is supposed to do. Only issue is space behind the radio. (See Tim, Cocoa, FL- 318ti) It is really cramped behind there. I have been able to get it to fit, but it takes a lot of patience an playing to get it in there. You would probably be better off to cut the factory connector off and splice it in directly. Issue is not with Crutchfield's product, but with the bulky BMW connector. It is meant to fit right on the back of the factory radio and when it is tucked behind the radio, the space problem becomes an issue.
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5 out of 5

BMW Stereo Connector

Written By Gary, Oklahoma on Saturday, August 29, 2009
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I ordered this stereo connector so I could replace the factory head unit with an aftermarket JVC. The new connector wired up the JVC without a hitch. All of the color coded wires matched up exactly so it was a breeze. The new stereo did not want to fit into the dash with the new plug but all I had to do was cut the plastic piece that was in the dash. This was the plastic piece that was verticle where the old unit's bolt would fit into a hole for security. A little saw cut through the plastic like hot butter and it was done. The new unit turned right on and was wired up to the speakers, power, etc just like a factory install. Great connector for the job.
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5 out of 5

PERFECT

Written By Donald, cumming, ga on Monday, August 17, 2009
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This item is all you need for a 1994 BMW to hook-up to the standard factory remote amplifier system, when replacing the factory dash receiver with a newer aftermarket receiver, in my case a Kenwood .

I didn't need the recommended signal interface unit, only this harness, as other owners have also stated for their BMW's, so it *might* be universally true.

A few minutes soldering (inside the house, rather than under the dash) are all that is required, and you'll want to have some heat-shrink tubing on-hand for a top-notch installation. Though you could use wire nuts (blech) or crimp-butt connectors (ok). All the wire colors happened to match-up to my Kenwood, a nice plus.
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4 out of 5

Metra 70-9195 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Kenneth, huntersville, nc on Monday, July 06, 2009
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kind of large but it has to be - works perfectly
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4 out of 5

Wire Harness

Written By Steve, Colorado Springs, CO on Monday, May 04, 2009
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This is a great help. However, while intuitively, one would expect to match color for color, that wasn't the case with my BMW. That said, as soon as I called Crutchfield tech support, they knew what the problem was and gave me the fix.

Thanks,

Steve
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2 out of 5

Metra 70-9195 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By tim, cocoa,fl on Sunday, May 03, 2009
 
The plug worked, as far as, the radio powered up and all the functions worked before I tried to put it in the dash. However, with my type of car, the BMW 318 ti, there was not enough space for the large harness plug to fit in the dash behind the radio. I could not push the radio all the way in. I ended up cutting the plug off, but I used it to match up to the wires and crimped them directly to the radio wires.
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2 out of 5

BMW Receiver Wire Harness

Written By Earl, Kahului, Maui, Hawaii on Thursday, April 09, 2009
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We purchased this item to install our new cd player into our 1989 BMW but found out that it did not work for us. We found out that the factory radio had pre 17-pin connectors (wires) attached to it. The plug is meant for BMW cars from years 1990 to 2002. I went on the Internet and found out which wires from the car go with the wires that lead up to the radio. I simply used the connector that came with the new radio and cut the wires from the car then matched them up with bullet connectors. The cd player works great without any additional things to buy. I sent back the wire harness to Crutchfield.

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5 out of 5

worked great

Written By Jason, pa on Monday, February 09, 2009
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Worked great easy to install. I put it in a 2000 BMW 323I and you should note that you need to hook the blue wire to the blue and white amp turn on wire not the blue auto antenna lead. I put in a Clarion DXZ785usb
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-9195 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Bimmer JD, Dothan, AL on Friday, November 07, 2008
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Works great, all colors match up ALMOST perfectly. But not exactly.

The only problem I had was with the stereo harness which I had to pull some clips off of to get this to fit. All in all it works great though.
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-9195 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Matthew, Riverside CA on Sunday, October 19, 2008
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works great was real easy to install.
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-9195 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Wyman, Pelion, S.C. on Monday, September 29, 2008
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Makes installation easy
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5 out of 5

Metra 70-9195 Receiver Wiring Harness

Written By Robert, Kansas City on Monday, September 22, 2008
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Worked great. Colors matched well. I had some extra wires on the receiver that were not used, but I simply cut them off. If I had to do it over I would have shortened the wires on this harness so I did not have to stuff that much wire into the dash.
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5 out of 5

Go to Crutchfield first!

Written By ANTHONY, Gilbert, AZ on Sunday, September 14, 2008
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After 2 attempts to "get a deal" online and locally for a wiring harness and getting the wrong one both times, I found the right one here at Crutchfield. On top of that, Crutchfield provides their MasterSheet installation guide.

Save REAL time and money by going to Crutchfield first.

THANKS, Crutchfield!!!
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5 out of 5

This made installation a breeze

Written By Chad, Ankeny, IA on Wednesday, May 28, 2008
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You'll need to be
able to either crimp
or solder about
10-15 wires between
the two plugs but
every wire color was
correct so matching
up the wires was a
breeze. This really
helped installation
a LOT. I shudder to
think of trying to
cut the factory
harness plug off and
solder all of those
wires... thanks
Crutchfield!
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5 out of 5

Another great product from Crutchfield

Written By Steve, Clayton, CA on Friday, June 29, 2007
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This is a great wiring harness, and the instructions from Crutchfield made it that much easier.

The only thing is that the instructions didn't say how the old connector lock worked, and I ended up breaking it in the process, but that was totally my fault.

Makes it easy to solder up in your house without being cramped in the car.
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