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Metra 99-5717 Dash and Wiring Kit

Install and connect a new car stereo in your 2004-up Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable

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by Ken Nail

You bought a 2004-up Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable, but its dash design makes it impossible to upgrade the factory radio. Metra's 99-5717 kit allows you to install an aftermarket DIN-sized (2" tall) stereo while maintaining all the original factory controls.

The dash kit is a perfect match for the color, texture, and contours of your vehicle's dash. Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this model is compatible with your vehicle. Warranty: 1 year.

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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  • Integrated mounting kit (with attached 6" harness)
  • ISO faceplate
  • 2 ISO side brackets
  • 15' Extension harness (includes antenna cable with male Motorola plug on one end and right angle male Ford antenna plug on the other)
  • Two #8 x 3/8" Phillips pan-head screws
  • Installation Instructions

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5 out of 5

Perfect compliment

Written By Padrone, New Haven, CT on Saturday, October 04, 2014
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Did and install in my Ford Taurus and all the hookups need to be done in the trunk. This kit had everything required and gave perfect instructions. What I thought was going to be a nightmare of a job took only 90 mins. I would never buy from anywhere else ever again. Everything you need is in the kit.
Pros:
Ease of use Instructions clear Made complicated install easy
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Taurus Receiver Adapter

Written By chappepw, South Milwaukee on Wednesday, August 06, 2014
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This adapter makes it possible to use an aftermarket receiver in a Taurus. Since Ford puts the antenna and radio unit in the trunk the installation is much more lengthy than others but the wiring/dash adapter works well. Now the vehicle has Bluetooth, hands-free calling and great sound.
Pros:
Dash adapter fits properly Wiring harness is the proper length Heater and A/C controls fit well Rear defroster control operates normally Passenger air bag light works properly
Cons:
Directions could be more detailed including wiring diagrams
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5 out of 5

Metra 99-5717C

Written By Bo$$, Mesa,az on Sunday, March 30, 2014
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Very easy to instal on a 06 taurus fit perfect looks like a lot of wires but it's very easy matching colors nothing else has to be tamper
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5 out of 5

Way better than the alternative for older Taurus Vehicles

Written By DanG., Carleton, MI on Monday, December 30, 2013
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Have another radio installed in a 2002 Taurus and couldn't get the Metra Kit. Had to settle for the "other" available kit which was far less robust and much cheaper appearance. Easy with a capital E!
Pros:
Quick and Dirty!
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Fits great

Written By Michael, Oak Grove, MO on Tuesday, December 24, 2013
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Installed this into my 2006 Ford Taurus SE, and it fit perfectly.
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4 out of 5

Metra 99-5717C Factory Integration Adapter

Written By After market stereo adapter for a '06 Ford Taurus, Loveland, COP on Sunday, December 22, 2013
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It had every thing it should have in an adapter kit that is going to get you back to "With Tunes" I only had a one small issue with it; the knobs and area that they are in the vicinity of: the lighted parts, they were only stickers instead of plastic that light could shine through. Much less durable as well as not so desirable. I know if I ever have a problem with it, it will be a thorn in my side. But the rest of it was awesome! I'd say it was set up with options and the right ones too! Overall the stickers haven't been an issue and it is a good product and I'd buy it again, as well as recommend it to someone looking to do the same.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

metra

Written By brad, bardstown, KY on Thursday, October 24, 2013
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It didn't allow my CD player fit flush in the deck an knobs keep coming off only the fan speed one. Thanks to Crutchfield. Got it at a great price
Pros:
Looks nice gets the job done
Cons:
Knobs pop off an doesn't allow for my head unit to set flush
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5 out of 5

Metra 99-5717C Factory Integration Adapter

Written By BenjaminJ, Terra Alta, WV on Sunday, September 29, 2013
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The Metra 99-5717C Factory Integration Adapter is well worth the money I spent. It definitely completes my install and gives it that professional look. This was my first time doing anything like this and am very pleased with everything about my purchase. Thank you very much!!
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5 out of 5

Perfect Fit

Written By GSS, Orlando, FL on Saturday, September 21, 2013
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This adapter made replacing the radio in a 2007 Ford Taurus simple.
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4 out of 5

Metra 99-5717 Dash and Wiring Kit

Written By Anonymous, WI on Wednesday, September 04, 2013
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Other than the passenger airbag off light and the rear defrost button looking cheap the dash kit looks and functions well.
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4 out of 5

Taurus installation Adapter

Written By JayT, Topeka, KS on Sunday, July 14, 2013
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Clear instructions made using this kit easy. You do not need antenna adapter if using the cable that comes with this kit.
Cons:
One pin in multi-pin connector pushed out thus making rear window defogger inop. A little troubleshooting found this and easily pushed pin back in place.
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4 out of 5

Metra 99-5717 Dash and Wiring Kit

Written By Anonymous, Topeka, Ks on Sunday, May 12, 2013
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Looked somewhat cheap in the box but ok with it installed
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5 out of 5

Typical Crutchfield... just works.

Written By DM, Buffalo, MN on Sunday, April 28, 2013
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The unit comes complete like all the Crutchfield products I've used. The adapter seemed expensive until I opened the package and saw that to accommodate the silliness Ford built into the factory cover, the adapter needed to replace one factor climate control switch, the airbag indicator, the rear defrost switch and provide a face plate for the other two climate controls. That and the long antennae and wire loom to reach the tuner that Ford placed in the trunk.
Pros:
Kit is complete and well documented.
Cons:
None - then did a good job replacing Ford's silliness.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Review for Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable Dash Adapter Package

Written By Greg W., Baltimore. Md. on Thursday, January 31, 2013
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Product was easy to connect as well as to install, Took abit of Care to enclose all the wiring back into the dash. The arranging of your wiring pack from the rear to the dash takes alittle thought, but after hiding the wires and routing around the Glovebox, it was cool. Great Kit !
Pros:
Step by Step Directions, Looks Professional once Installed
Cons:
The little Passenger Airbag Sticker looks Cheap, but Hey, its a Great Product overall.
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4 out of 5

Nice product

Written By SG, CT on Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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Product looks great in dash. Fits perfectly if installed correctly.
Pros:
Easy to install and run wires. First time installing a unit.
Cons:
Problems finding ash tray light wire. Ended up connecting orange wire to the red acc wire.
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5 out of 5

Amazingly flush mount

Written By Nate, Leesport, PA on Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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This kit may cost an arm and a leg with getting the head unit, but the price is well worth it, it sits right flush with dash and this is the first time I haven't used the provided head units trim ring but rather the dash kit's trim ring and it looks great
Pros:
Flush, not too cheap looking, decently easy to install, just have to remove a few panels to run the wiring, but the wiring was of perfect length
Cons:
None, well the rear defroster button looks funky, but I don't care
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5 out of 5

Works great!

Written By Michael, Birmingham, AL on Tuesday, March 06, 2012
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I was very pleased with the fit and finish of the product. The instructions were excellent and you're left with an installation that just looks great. The install on the Taurus is a bit more complicated than some car due to the need to run wires to the trunk, move the AC controls to the new dash adapter, and splice into an existing wire. However, with the instructions given anyone with some basic tools can do this if you'll read and follow the instructions.
Pros:
Great solution for upgrading the stereo in the Taurus with a very professional look. Price (particularly if bought with a new head unit) is very reasonable.
Cons:
None!
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Metra 99-5717 Dash and Wiring Kit

Written By Anonymous, Newton, IL on Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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Installed pretty easily. Was reasonably priced and fit well in my car
Pros:
EAse of installation.
Cons:
to light it up, have to splice into another line on my car. this causes shorts and my heater not to work correctly.
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5 out of 5

Perfect Fit

Written By pflugerbird, Austin, TX on Monday, January 30, 2012
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Perfect fit. Perfect color. Rear window defrost button is pure square shaped where original was rounded corners & edges. Easy to install.
Pros:
Exactly what is needed to retrofit this car's dash from OEM radio to aftermarket 1-Din radios.
Cons:
Square cornered rear defrost button (minor appearance)
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3 out of 5

ehh

Written By patrick, lakeland fl on Thursday, March 03, 2011
 
I have to say for the price its a very cheap looking. But yes it does what it is suppose to do and thats hold you after market radio
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Ford Taurus OEM Dash Stereo Adapter

Written By Anonymous, Little Rock, AR on Saturday, December 04, 2010
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I am super picky for starters but isn't that what reviews are for. This product fit my Taurus and functioned properly but it gives off a cheap appearance. I guess for the price its what you could expect where I really didn't want to spend 150 plus dollars like the local car stereo dealerships where offering.

Here are some of the features that I think could be improved:
1. The texture of the material on its face (maybe smooth instead of rough with a higher quality plastic used).
2. The three rotating dials that you remove from the stock unit and place onto this unit drag and they have a lot more wobble. They can pull off a lot easier.
3. The airbag light looks very cheap where you can see that its glued in where the sticker that says airbag is glued on too. I'd remove it but it looks like it's super glued where the plastic will be affected.
5. Defrost button appears to be a really cheap push in unit where a higher quality/tighter rocker switch would have been a huge improvement. I'd pay another 10 bucks for a better switch.
4. The areas that light up around the dials and illustrate more heat, more cool air, fan speed and how the air comes out at you are stickers where the red and blue colors are way off from the stock unit.

Overall it looks like a add on unit and you definitely notice it. On the flip side it does what its supposed to do and at an affordable price.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

looks flawless

Written By Anonymous, Phialdelphia, MO on Thursday, February 18, 2010
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i installed this on my 2005 taurus se with manual climate controls. this adapter
looks great and is easy to install had a couple of questions just due to the
fact i have little experience in car audio installation but the guys with
crutchfield tech support are great!!! but the unit is very simple!
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5 out of 5

Taurus SEL

Written By Jack, Holly, MI on Tuesday, September 08, 2009
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Just confirming what Brent wrote. I used this item to install a Kenwood unit in my 2005 Taurus SEL with manual climate controls. It works fine! Crutchfield should change database information about the SEL model. They might be losing sales because of it.


[Editor's Note: Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We have expanded out database to show w/Automatic Climate Controls and w/o Automatic Climate Controls.]
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

It works!

Written By Danny, Stanford, KY on Tuesday, April 28, 2009
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This adapter works great and wasn't too hard to install, the hardest part for me was pulling out the factory radio (it didn't want to leave)--I would have thought that running the bypass cord would have been the hardest.

Here are some notes about the install that I wasn't aware of:

This kit comes with an 18 foot bypass cord (well it's a series of cords bound together for each of your speakers and antenna) you must run from the trunk to the dash cavity because Ford had the great idea to put the radio in the trunk of the car. Yes, you heard me right, the factory radio you see in the dash is just the control unit and CD drive, this probably explains why iPod radio adapters never worked well in your Taurus despite working in a different car just fine. This process isn't too bad to do, the scuff plates and back seat come out fairly easy.
Also, I suggest you purchase some cable conduit/cable loom to help hide and protect the bypass cord where it gets exposed or possibly abused like in the trunk, under the rear seat and where it comes up from under the front scuff plate to head into the dash (this cable conduit looks like a dryer's drain hose with a slit down the side of it.

I hope by me telling you this removes a surprise from your receiver upgrade project.
26 out of 26 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great Fit

Written By James, Knoxville TN on Wednesday, February 18, 2009
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This adapter fit perfectly in my 2005 Taurus. The Sony CD player I purchased wasn't easy to get in due to a metal bracket being in the way of the RCA plugs but...nothing a pair of heavy snips couldn't fix.
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Works with SEL trim

Written By Brent, Greenwood, IN on Wednesday, September 24, 2008
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The description says it doesn't work with the SEL Trim Line but it does. I think if your car has a digital themostat then it doesn't. The easiest stereo install I've done. The worst part was running new speaker wire wich isn't that hard. I bought this with the Kenwood KDC-X692, pioneer 4 way 6x8 and a compact 400 watt rms powered sub. System sounds great.
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great Product

Written By jeffrey, Utica, NY on Tuesday, September 16, 2008
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This product does exactly what it is meant to do. The only problem i had was from Ford and not so much the adapter itself. Ford engineering has got to come up with better designs. Other that that the product was easy to install (once the Ford issue was taken care of) and works great.
14 out of 20 people found this helpful
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