Metra 71-043 Speaker Wiring Adapters
Work with select 1995-up General Motors vehicles — connect new speakers to to factory wiring plugs
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Item #: 12071043
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These harnesses allow you to plug your new speakers into the factory connectors present in your vehicle's speaker openings. Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if these adapters are compatible with your vehicle. Warranty: 60 days.
Note: Some aftermarket speakers have terminals that are wider than this harness's slide-on connectors. You may need to widen the harness's female slide-on connectors, or use the slide terminals that may be included with the speakers.
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.
worked as described. received a couple different speaker adapters for 2 cars i was working on. everything worked out and fit fine.
Pros: everything worked out in the end
Cons: working on 2 vehicles,received multiple adapters for both vehicles-instructions for one vehicle gave wrong part # to use, although i had all the correct adapter for both vehicles.
Worked great on the rear door speakers of my 2000 Blazer. Time saver.
Made the work easy. Quick connection
As usual, Crutchfield knows just what you need to make things work. This made my instal so much easier.
Great product that easily connects new speakers to your factory wiring in the car. Keeps polarities correct too, no double checking speeds installation.
Very helpful! saved a lot of time!
Pros: Saves time and makes wiring easy
Made installing speakers in my 04 grand prix very easy and professional. I had to clip and crimp new terminals on the wire harness because the ones on there were too small.
Pros: Easy to install, Clean install.
Perfect fit for existing wiring in for my 95 blazer. Easy to install, not cutting and splicing
Pros: Quality product, great fit, no cutting and splicing.
Made installation so simple.
Pros: Ease of transition to aftermarket
The rear door speaker wiring harnesses were different in my '98 Blazer LS than in the front and Crutchfield was on top of it. Just make sure that you add front and rear door speakers separately to your cart instead of updating your quantity.
Wires had wrong plug on them, needed to plug the other way.
harness kit was for the rear speakers only, had to go buy different ones for the front speakers
Pros: free and easy
Cons: a pair for the front speakers would have been nice
These snapped perfectly into the OEM wire harness on the rear doors of my Blazer. A few things to note during your install however: if you are not soldering the ends, the speaker clip on the positive lead (the bigger of the two) will not fit through the hole between the OEM speaker mount and the door. You will have to modify it. I clipped off the tabs that were used to hold the old wiring in place and was able to squeeze it through fairly easily. Also, due to the length of the speaker harness, I had to rotate the speaker sideways in order to give the wires some slack. This is not really an issue, as the speaker still performs just fine and once the door panel is re-installed makes it very hard to notice. Lastly, (and more a problem for polk than the harness), there was a transistor on my polk 651dbs speakers that was placed very close to the positive speaker post. Because of this the plastic cover on the positive speaker clip gouged into the coating surrounding the transistor. So beware if you are installing those speakers. I gently rolled the transistor to the side when connecting the speaker clip and then let it press back on the clip afterward.
Crutchfield Speaker Harness: Crutchfield speaker harnesses prevent you from having to cut your vehicle's factory speaker plugs when replacing your factory speakers with aftermarket car speakers. The Crutchfield speaker harness features two female quick-slide connectors on one end to attach directly to your new aftermarket car speakers & a proprietary Molex connector on the other end that connects to your vehicle's factory speaker plug.
Quick-Slide Connectors: The Crutchfield speaker harness is equipped with a large (positive) & small (negative) female quick-slide terminal. These quick-slide terminals fit directly onto most aftermarket car stereo speaker terminals (slight crimping may be required). In rare cases that the quick-slide terminals do not fit your car speaker terminals, you will need to solder the Crutchfield speaker harness to your aftermarket speaker's terminals or replace the quick-slide connectors on the Crutchfield speaker harness with the correct size terminal.
Note: Installation tools, hardware, & accessories are not included & sold separately. Please see the Accessories tab for recommendations & availability.
Quick-Slide Terminal Measurements: The positive female quick-slide terminal measures 0.205" (inner width), while the negative female quick-slide terminal measures 0.115" (inner width).
Wire Code Chart: Two identical Crutchfield speaker harnesses are included.
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Makes the job a breeze! [ RODNEY Jan 15, 2016 ]
It was recommended [ Mark Dec 28, 2015 ]