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Metra 71-048 Speaker Wiring Adapters

Work with select 1998-up vehicles — connect new speakers to the factory wiring plugs

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Metra 71-048 adapters

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.

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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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  • 2 Speaker harnesses
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Features

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.

Wire Color Function
White Positive
Black Negative

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

 
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1 out of 5

bad product

Written By morechinesecrap, tennessee on Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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i am right in the middle of replacing all 4 speakers in my ford f250 and felt I needed to stop and get on my computer so no one else needs to go thru this anguish . you would think with such a simple adapter , " what could go wrong" . the black wire on 2 of the 3 plugs gets pushed out when you plug them together , and usually there is a small lock tab on the metal pin . but not on these . if you make the mistake of ordering these and cannot return them , or like me don't want to waste the time , make sure you hold the black wire with a pair of long nose pliers and push on them when pushing the plug together .
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1 out of 5

Pigtail adapters

Written By Gerald, Spring, Texas on Friday, July 25, 2014
 
First time trying to install my new speakers on my 1999 Ford F150. The pig tail adapter connection failed to do the job intended. Fit was poor and terminal ends were different than what was on the trucks original size. Connection never snapped into place. Attempting to make it work resulted in the wires sliding out of the connection. Then was unable to make the wires lock back into place again inside the connector. Poor design.
Cons:
Adapter would not fit into the plug in on my truck. Pushed out the wiring connector from the adapter. No longer able to get the wiring ends to snap back into place inside the connector. This connection is useless. Will have to solder connection now.
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5 out of 5

Made Install a "Snap"

Written By TheBocSez, Converse, TX on Monday, July 14, 2014
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First of all, they were included free!! These made installing the speaking a "snap" pun intended.. couldnt ask for an easier or better solution.
Pros:
Ease of install
Cons:
None
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3 out of 5

wiring

Written By Robert, Richmond, Va on Monday, July 07, 2014
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One Pigtail had a pin that would not seat in the connector and was unable to use. I had to wire it direct.
Pros:
Direct fit is great.
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5 out of 5

71-048 Speaker Wiring Adapters

Written By R.E.Little, Talking Rock, Ga on Tuesday, July 01, 2014
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Worked perfectly. Installed speakers with no modification to factory wiring on 2000 Ranger regular cab.
Pros:
Free with speaker purchase
Cons:
N/A
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5 out of 5

Nice connections

Written By tim, mckinney, tx on Friday, June 27, 2014
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Made installation a breeze. Would definitely recommend with purchase
Pros:
Made installation a breeze
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Metra 71-048 Speaker Wiring Adapters

Written By MikeM, El Paso, TX on Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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Nice adapters!! Best of all they are free!!
Pros:
Free!!
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5 out of 5

Metra 71-048 Speaker Wiring Adapters

Written By Scott, Grand Rapids mi on Monday, June 16, 2014
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Convent
Pros:
Easy to use
Cons:
Tight connectors
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5 out of 5

Great fit

Written By Jim, Nj on Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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These products do exactly what they are said to do. The clips go in easily and are strong. The harness isn't long and doesn't get in the way of anything. All in all great product.
Pros:
Fits factory harness.
Cons:
None
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3 out of 5

Works, but cheap

Written By BA, Michigan on Monday, June 09, 2014
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These wiring harnesses of course came with the speaker purchase from Crutchfield, which is nice. They certainly do the job. But while plugging the flat connection onto the new speakers, but positive wire pulled out of the harness. I was able to jam it back in, but now I'm leery of how easy it separates.
Pros:
Compatible with factory wiring for clean install
Cons:
Questionable quality
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5 out of 5

easy as pie!

Written By Troy, Fort Mohave, AZ on Saturday, June 07, 2014
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If you don't already get these factory wire harnesses free from Crutchfield with your purchases, BUY THEM. Made my factory door speaker installation much easier than it already was. There perfect, Crutchfield's got it going on!
Pros:
Not cheap junk! Fitment is perfect,
Cons:
None what so ever
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4 out of 5

They Work!

Written By Dan Girt, Carleton, Michigan on Friday, June 06, 2014
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No rocket science here!..However I cut my wires and soldered the female spades onto my factory wiring so as not to have too much excess wiring in the door cavity to interfere with regulator.
Pros:
Easy to fit
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

great part for the price (free)

Written By herman151, boston on Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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Got the wire adapters free with a speaker purchase which was awesome, but honestly I would have bought them any way as I do not like hacking up my oem wiring. Installation was a bit annoying as the plug to connect to the oem wires was not the best. The pins inside the metra adapter wanted to pop out of the back of the plug. So to fix that I wrapped the metra adapter with electrical tape from the connector down to the wires to hold it all together. In the end Im glad that I did not pay money for them, but for the price of free its hard to be to angry.
Pros:
Glad I did not have to cut oem wire harness Free! free! free! Who doesn't like free
Cons:
Wires want to come out of the connector. Annoying..........yes, end of the world.........no.
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5 out of 5

adaptors

Written By Anonymous, Willard, OH on Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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Easy to use
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Good product

Written By Jpstep24, Richlands, va on Monday, May 05, 2014
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Good fit you just had to shove it in real hard
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3 out of 5

71-048 Wire Adapters- 1999 Ford Explorer 4 door

Written By Jack K, Philadelphia, PA on Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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They fit perfectly for the system side connection in the 2 back speakers, but they had to be forced into the plugs on the system side for the front speakers. There is probably a different pair of adapters for the front, but I forced them and it worked.
Pros:
They worked fine on the rear speakers.
Cons:
They did not fit properly on the front speakers.
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5 out of 5

Metra 71-048 Speaker Wiring Adapters

Written By Anonymous, Pollar bluff, Mo. on Sunday, April 27, 2014
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Great work.
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5 out of 5

Great

Written By G, Alabama on Monday, April 21, 2014
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These adapters are a perfect tight fit and elevate any cutting of the oem connectors.
Pros:
Very tight connection with the oem connector
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

You need these bad boys

Written By Tom, Racine, WI on Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Made installing a snap
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5 out of 5

Couldn't be any simpler

Written By JimmyS, Atlanta Ga on Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Like the review headline states, it could not be any simpler.
Pros:
ALL
Cons:
NONE
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5 out of 5

Speaker Wiring Adapters

Written By Traci, United States on Monday, April 14, 2014
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They worked perfect
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4 out of 5

Metra 71-048 Speaker Wiring Adapters

Written By SuperSerial, Lawrenceville, GA on Monday, April 14, 2014
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Simplifies speaker replacement
Pros:
Quick connections for new speakers
Cons:
The tabs inside the harness needed to be slightly bent to connect properly with the factory harness.
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5 out of 5

Works Great

Written By Arcade Mike, Taylors, SC on Saturday, April 05, 2014
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They fit the stock plugs and just takes a few seconds to attach to the speakers. Super easy!
Pros:
Quick and Easy!
Cons:
None
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3 out of 5

Didn't need theses.

Written By Anonymous, Newport News va on Sunday, March 23, 2014
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If you for some strange reason you connect an amp to a stereo, but use stock speakers powered from your amp... You will use this to connect to your speaker wire. This came for free with my setup so I just tossed it.
Pros:
Came with everything for free.
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

2004 Expedition

Written By Anonymous, Edmond OK on Monday, March 10, 2014
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I replaced all four door speakers in my truck. These were provided by Crutchfield at no charge. Plugging them into the factory connector took a bit of force. Other than that they work great. Also I am not sure about other Ford trucks but on mine these added about six inches to the wiring harness which allowed them to get caught in the power window regulator. Be sure to secure them out of the way before putting the door panel back on.
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5 out of 5

It doesn't get any easier.

Written By Ron U., Suisun City on Saturday, March 08, 2014
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I was able to swap out 4 stock speakers in a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer in less than 2 hours. So easy and straight forward instructions.
Pros:
Push on clips at the end of the wires are sized to fit the + and - on the speakers so you can't make a mistake of plugging them in incorrectly.
Cons:
Wires are a tad long. Could be shortened by about 2". This isn't really a "con". It might be done for installations on other vehicles.
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5 out of 5

So easy to install speakers

Written By Brian W., Sandy, UT on Saturday, March 01, 2014
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Made it so easy to connect speakers in my Ford Truck.
Pros:
Perfect fit.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Factory wiring adapters

Written By Orcish, Great Bend, KS on Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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Quicker and easier than soldering, ends keyed to prevent mistakes. They shaved minutes off my install time!
Pros:
Quick, simple, fool proof
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Easy factory connect

Written By RGS, New Jersey on Sunday, January 19, 2014
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Quick connection to the factory harness.It's nice that Crutchfield supplied these with my speakers at no extra charge.
Pros:
Easy connect
Cons:
None
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3 out of 5

Factory Speaker Connectors

Written By Brian, Virginia Beach on Saturday, January 18, 2014
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I liked the fact that the plugged right in to the factory harness but the spaded ends needed to be replaced because they did not fit he speaker terminals.
Pros:
Plug directly into factory harness. Clean
Cons:
Time savings was negated due to having to replace spaded ends to fit speaker.
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5 out of 5

Absolutely amazing

Written By Anonymous, Toluca,IL on Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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These will save you so much time and hassle when installing door speakers. There's no cutting, crimping or soldering just snap, snap and done.
Pros:
Quick, easy, amazing.
Cons:
Had a struggle plugging into factory plugs at first but soon figured out you need to push down a bit so the pins line up properly.
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4 out of 5

Check the connection

Written By Dave F., Lawrence, MI on Friday, January 10, 2014
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One pin on one of the 4 adapters I received pushed out of the connector shell when plugging into the car. I'm glad I noticed before putting the door back together.
Pros:
It is better than cutting or splicing into the OEM cable.
Cons:
One pin was not seated in the connector shell.
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5 out of 5

Great adapters

Written By Draycal, Arnold md on Monday, December 30, 2013
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These adapters do exactly what they are meant to do.
Pros:
They fit and work great, very easy to install
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5 out of 5

Metra 71-048 Speaker Wiring Adapters

Written By Anonymous, texas on Saturday, December 21, 2013
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Connectors were perfect. Thanks !!
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5 out of 5

Speaker wiring adapters

Written By Doug, Phoenix, Az on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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Worked great. Plugged right in. No problems.
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5 out of 5

Metra 71-048 Speaker Wiring Adapters

Written By Metra 71-048 Speaker Wiring Adapters, Covington, LA on Friday, November 29, 2013
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A perfect fit. Saves a LOT of installation time - no need to bother with other wire connectors or soldering
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5 out of 5

Easy Installation !

Written By Greg G, Toledo Ohio on Monday, October 28, 2013
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these connectors make installation SO easy !
Pros:
simplified installation
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Perfect!

Written By DanR, Gibsonton, FL on Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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Perfect fit for my 2007 ford mustang convertible! Installed two Rockford Fosgate 6x8's in the front and these adapters fit the factory wire harness perfectly and without hassle. Made the installation quicker and easier:)
Pros:
Perfect fit with factory wire harness, no splitting wires just slip on and good to go.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

easy hookup

Written By hillbilly81, missouri on Sunday, October 13, 2013
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no splicing required with these easy no fuss hookup just be careful when taking apart the factory connectors or they will snap easily
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4 out of 5

Perfect Fit

Written By Joe, Rolla, MO on Saturday, October 05, 2013
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A perfect fit when I upgraded the speakers in a 2000 Ford Ranger. The only downside is the female disconnects are too small for Rockford Fosgate speakers, so I had to trim them off and put on larger ones. I knew that was the case before I started the job, thanks to the product description provided by Crutchfield. A quick fix for very little money. They did snap right into the existing wiring harnesses in the truck making the speaker swap a breeze.
Pros:
Perfect fit for the existing wiring harnesses.
Cons:
Had to replace the female disconnects with larger ones to fit the Rockford Fosgate speakers I used.
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5 out of 5

Metra Adapters-It's a Snap!

Written By Taylor S., Indianapolis, IN on Saturday, October 05, 2013
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These adapters work flawlessly. It was simple to connect them and know they are connected properly when you hear the snap.
Pros:
When connecting the adapters, just listen for the snap. This tells you the connection is done.
Cons:
I wish I had these adapters with previous installs.
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5 out of 5

Speaker Wiring Adapters

Written By JamesD, Brevard,NC on Friday, October 04, 2013
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These speaker wiring adapters made the install so much easier. No cutting and splicing wires. Plug and play. Fit perfect . Great product.
Pros:
Great product saved time and with this item no cutting and splicing wires.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

makes life easy.

Written By Mark H, Cincinnati, Ohio on Wednesday, October 02, 2013
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Easy install. Clicks right in with the existing.. You know what even better about this item? Its free when you buy from crutchfield. tell me any other place that would do that. And help you if needed. Thats just awesome
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5 out of 5

Perfect adapters

Written By BluPenguin, Tustin, CA on Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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Very good quality, plug and play compatability
Pros:
Easy to use, nearly foolproof
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Metra 71-048 Speaker Wiring Adapters

Written By wortman, gaston, sc on Monday, September 16, 2013
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Put them in the doors and rear deck of my 05 Stang. Man what a difference, the clarity and detail that was hiding in the music before was set free. When i hooked up the Alpine amp that my rep recommended, the sound went to another level. If you like clear, clean, crisp, detailed music these are the speakers for you.
Pros:
great product
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Free adapters make everything easier!

Written By Dominiator, Las Vegas, NV on Thursday, September 12, 2013
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Plug and go! Worked perfectly and made things quick!
Pros:
All
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Easy as pie!

Written By Gil, Chicago, IL on Monday, September 02, 2013
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Took me 20 minutes to replace 4 speakers in my Lincoln LS. No splicing or taping.
Pros:
Just click onto the factory harness plug and that's it!
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Simple !!!

Written By Jeff, Ma. on Monday, September 02, 2013
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These are a must for 04 explorer install make wiring a piece of cake!
Pros:
ease of use !!!
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

very helpfull

Written By kungfucious, oceanside ca. on Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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made installation of snap andensures that I don't have to take my door panels off again
Pros:
great addition
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1 out of 5

Sub Par and Low Quality

Written By BK, Bastrop, TX on Monday, August 19, 2013
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Cheap, Poor Quality, Sorry excuse for something to be used to conduct any kind of electrical current, very disappointed.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Too easy.

Written By Glenarr, Rochester, Wa. on Wednesday, August 14, 2013
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These little items are the best. It makes it so much easy to install aftermarket speakers. It is a simple plug and play vs. cutting the factory connection and then trying to figure out which wire is Pos. and Neg. This is a must have if you are installing aftermarket speakers in your rig.
Pros:
very simple a no brainer.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

GREAT FIT

Written By Kyle W., Portland, TN on Monday, August 12, 2013
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Perfect fit!
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5 out of 5

Metra 71-048 Speaker Wiring Adapters

Written By Don G., Temecula, Ca on Sunday, August 11, 2013
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These made for such a cleaner, easier and much faster install.
Pros:
Cost and ease of installation.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Metra 71-048 Speaker Wiring Adapters

Written By Anonymous, Boyds, MD on Thursday, August 08, 2013
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really liked them because i didnt have to do any cutting or anything so install was a breeze
Pros:
no cutting or anything
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Perfect fit!

Written By RichM, Rahway, NJ on Thursday, August 01, 2013
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Not much to say, you have to have these to hook up your speakers and these are free and fit perfectly!
Pros:
Good quality and perfect fit!
Cons:
None!
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5 out of 5

Great way to avoid cutting wires

Written By RJH, Maplewood, MN on Monday, July 29, 2013
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Fortunately Crutchfield included these wire adapters for me to install my new speakers into my 2004 F250. Ford in their infinite wisdom use proprietary (i.e. non-standard) plugs for the speaker wires, requiring the installer to cut the plug off and solder blade connectors to make it standard, to fit new speakers. I didn't have to do this thanks to these wire adapters. It saved a lot of time for my installation. Thanks Crutchfield!
Pros:
Ridiculously easy to install
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Speaker Wiring Adapters

Written By Tom, Coventry RI 02816 on Thursday, July 25, 2013
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No cutting, no splicing, no crimping! These adapters are excellent! Plugs right into the factory speaker wire harness nice and snug! Perfect fit and they were free with my purchase! Thank you Crutchfield!
Pros:
Easy to use and install! Absolutely no guess work! Free with my order!
Cons:
None! Not one complaint from me!
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5 out of 5

Metra 71-048 Speaker Wiring Adapters

Written By Anonymous, Willits,CA on Thursday, July 25, 2013
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Was glad that I had these. It made installation a lot easier.
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5 out of 5

Speaker wire

Written By Pom, Medford, MA on Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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I install this harness to fit an after market door speakers in a 2006 Mazda MX-5 and it fits really well. It make installing very easy, no cutting, no splicing, and no soldering required. Although, product is for Ford, it fits Mazda perfectly. Moreover, you get an extension of around 10 inches to the factory speaker wires, even more easier on installing. Buy it, you won't regret.
Pros:
Fitted well. Increased factory speaker wires.
Cons:
None
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2 out of 5

Metra 71-048 Speaker Wiring Adapters

Written By Rick, Detroit area on Tuesday, July 09, 2013
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Polarity is reversed based on the wiring diagram for my vehicle.
Pros:
Easy to install
Cons:
Pins pulled out of connector easily . Not made well. Needed to reverse polarity .
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5 out of 5

nice

Written By scoot, central oregon on Thursday, July 04, 2013
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perfect
Pros:
work good
Cons:
none
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2 out of 5

Fit, but Cheap!

Written By James1, Hiram, GA on Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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Ok, I had 4 of these packs for a 2004 Ford F-250. They did fit ok. However, one of the pins (it is a special Molex connector) backed out of the pin retaining device. Turns out the plastic retaining device is cheaply made and sometimes fails. This SHOULD be tested somehow by a quality control tech at the manufacturer. And I also see that I am not the only reviewer to experience this.
Cons:
Cheap products break often.
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5 out of 5

Metra 71-048 Speaker Wiring Adapters

Written By Anonymous, Henderson,ky. on Thursday, June 20, 2013
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easy install
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Wiring adapters

Written By Matt, Bellefontaine , ohio 43311 on Sunday, June 16, 2013
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Crutchfields always making it easier to do your installs
Pros:
Excellent product and free
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Got a Ford? want to replace speakers? Gotta have them!

Written By DW, Ohio on Tuesday, June 04, 2013
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If you have a Ford and want to replace the speakers then you have to have these! they work perfectly and do not hurt sound quality!
Pros:
Perfect Fit for Ford vehicles.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Piece of cake!

Written By Anonymous, Bethlehem,PA on Sunday, June 02, 2013
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These adapters made the install painless.
Pros:
Just three connections and the speaker is hooked up.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Metra 71-048 Speaker Wiring Adapters

Written By Anonymous, Kelso, WA on Sunday, May 26, 2013
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great idea! this way if I want to sell the car I can put the stock speakers back with no problem. but honestly if they were not included with the purchase of the speakers I would have just cut off the factory plug.
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5 out of 5

Perfect Match Wiring Harness

Written By Anonymous, Abilene, TX on Saturday, May 18, 2013
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Wiring harness connecters were easy to install and were a perfect match to the car's connectors for the speakers.
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5 out of 5

Metra 71-048 Speaker Wiring Adapters

Written By huge J., lindnhurst. ny on Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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connecting the wire harness to these speakers was a snap. easy as pie and sent along with the speakers.
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5 out of 5

F350 speaker harness

Written By RyanK, Marysville, WA on Wednesday, May 08, 2013
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Works as advertised. made install a breeze.
Pros:
Simple
Cons:
none
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1 out of 5

Poorly made

Written By KDP250, Cheyenne, WY on Tuesday, May 07, 2013
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These speaker wiring adapters are very cheaply made and didn't fit on my factory speaker wiring harness very well. When I tried to plug the adapter into the factory harness it pushed both pins out through the connector on the adapter on all 4 speakers, and I was being slow and gentle trying to prevent that from happening after the first one popped both pins out. I ended up having to cut the connectors off and hard wire the adapter to the existing wiring harness to get them to work. Was not impressed at all by these adapters.
Cons:
cheaply made, pins pop out the back side of the connector when you try to plug them into the factory harness.
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5 out of 5

Metra 71-048 Speaker Wiring Adapters

Written By sweet free bee with purchase, anchorage, alaska on Monday, May 06, 2013
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Great value. Make install clean and easy.
Pros:
Must have for ease of install.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Ford Speaker Adapters

Written By ME, Philadelphia, PA on Thursday, May 02, 2013
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Great product, perfect fit, perfect size.
Pros:
Perfect connection and easy installation
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

easy install

Written By lt, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, May 01, 2013
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Easy speaker install
Pros:
Quick simple connection
Cons:
None i can find
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5 out of 5

Super easy

Written By Eingalls, Denver Colorado on Friday, April 26, 2013
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This product made everything so easy thank you crutchfeild
Pros:
Super easy
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Speaker Wiring Harness

Written By Mark L., Redding,Ca. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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Works perfect and easy
Pros:
Makes install easy and fast
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1 out of 5

Not So Handy

Written By Doug, Lake Montezuma on Monday, April 22, 2013
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I first had to install different spade connectors in anticipation of installation because I am installing Rockford Fosgate speakers and the stock connectors supplied on the harness don't fit the speakers. Not a problem. The problem popped up when I removed the first door panel. The harnesses don't fit the connectors on my truck (99 F350 Crew Cab). Called Crutchfield and they are shipping me another style. Hope these fit!
Pros:
Free
Cons:
Didn't fit
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5 out of 5

Worked Perfectly

Written By Dan S., Omaha, NE on Wednesday, March 27, 2013
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Came free with my speaker purchase and they hooked up and worked like a charm. No fitment issues with the clips and everything went together snugly. I wouldn't do a speaker install without them.
Pros:
Perfect fit. Makes installs a breeze. Came Free with speaker upgrade.
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

speaker wiring harness

Written By Doug, El Camino Village-Ca. on Tuesday, March 05, 2013
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Perfect fit no time to install --Thanks Crutchfield
Pros:
great!
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Metra 71-048 Speaker Wiring Adapters

Written By Dan, Denver, Co on Sunday, February 17, 2013
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Doesn't really get any better unless somebody else install's them for free too. Thank you Crutchfield.
Pros:
Perfect fit and perfect price!
Cons:
None
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1 out of 5

Does not fit F250

Written By Chuck, Kerman, Ca on Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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wrong connectors
Cons:
Everything
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5 out of 5

Ford wiring harness for spekers

Written By Garry, Windsor,va. on Sunday, January 27, 2013
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Worked well,easy install.
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5 out of 5

Perfect match

Written By Perfect match, Pennsburg, PA on Sunday, January 20, 2013
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Harness was a perfect match, simple installation. Excellent!
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4 out of 5

Fit Perfectly

Written By Gary R, Toms River, NJ on Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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I bought 2 pair of Polk speakers for our 2008 Ford Edge SEL and the speaker harnesses provided worked perfectly. The speaker wire ends went on the speaker tabs without any difficulty and the other end snapped into the Ford OEM speaker plug. It couldn't have been any easier, truly plug & play.
Pros:
Everything fit to OEM specs
Cons:
Zero
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1 out of 5

Didn't fit on my 99 Super Duty XL

Written By astwj3, Anchorage, AK on Monday, December 24, 2012
 
These connector's did not fit on my 1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab XL. I am sure they would work, and after talking to crutchfield after the fact, they had the 'other' harness available. I only gave it one star to grab peoples attention. I just soldered and shrink wrapped.
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5 out of 5

PERFECT!!!

Written By giadog, PA on Thursday, December 06, 2012
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Very nice to have! Makes the job go a lot faster!
Pros:
Easy to connect
Cons:
makes the wire extra long and if not bound with zip ties or tape the wire falls over into where the window rolls down
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5 out of 5

Perfect!

Written By Steve, Sartell, MN on Saturday, November 17, 2012
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Made connections simple. It sure beats the good ol' days of cutting off factory connectors to solder aftermarket speakers.
Pros:
Perfect fit
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

just right

Written By noviceatthis, Wenatchee, WA on Friday, October 26, 2012
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fit just right. no worries
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5 out of 5

Perfect fit 2005 Focus

Written By Yellowbeta, Wausau, wi on Monday, October 08, 2012
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Perfect fit for a 2005 Ford Focus. Snapped right in.
Pros:
Fit perfect into factory jack.
Cons:
Pay attention when attaching to actual speaker. Found connector was almost impossible to unplug after connecting. Also, one of the connections to the speaker was loose. Ended up crimping.
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5 out of 5

quick and easy hook up

Written By scott, port wentworth ga on Monday, October 01, 2012
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easy and simple. plug and play
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5 out of 5

Great connector

Written By Nate, Leesport, PA on Thursday, September 27, 2012
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Cut at the halfway point to crimp to some speaker wiring to use actual speakers with amp, but they fit well with the factory wiring harness they are meant for
Pros:
free, came with speaker purchase, they work
Cons:
n/a
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1 out of 5

not even close

Written By justin, United States on Thursday, September 20, 2012
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i thought these would be right but were not. its what crutchfield said was right. anyways, i could not use
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1 out of 5

Speker Wiring Harness

Written By JS Ocean, San Diego on Sunday, September 09, 2012
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Not good do not use them. The pins pushed out when I tried to connect them. The best speker connection should be soldered for the best performance.
Pros:
None
Cons:
Pins pushed out.
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5 out of 5

A MUST HAVE

Written By OCK913, Central Florida on Thursday, September 06, 2012
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Not much to say other than "THANK YOU"! These adapters remove any need to splice or cut any wires. They fit the factory Ford harness perfectly and make for a super clean install.
Pros:
FREE / Fit Perfectly / Makes Install Simple
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Metra 71-048 Speaker Wiring Adapters

Written By Anonymous, renton washington on Wednesday, September 05, 2012
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Made install a snap to factory deck
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5 out of 5

makes speaker install quick

Written By evan, N. Nevada on Monday, September 03, 2012
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