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Metra 99-5718 Dash and Wiring Kit

Install and connect a new single-DIN or double-DIN car stereo in a 2000-03 Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable with electronic climate controls

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by Zak Billmeier

You bought a 2000-03 Taurus or Mercury Sable — great car, but its console makes it impossible to upgrade the factory radio. Metra's kit allows you to install an aftermarket single- or double-DIN receiver in the dash, while maintaining all electronic climate controls, including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning — even the heated seats and compass if your model has them.

The kit features backlit soft-touch buttons that let you access all climate controls found in your Taurus or Sable, and it's a perfect match for the color, texture, and contours of your dash. You'll also get an LCD display just like the one in your Taurus. The package also includes all harnesses and antenna adapters needed for the installation. Warranty: 1 year.

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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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What's in the box?

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  • Radio housing
  • 8" Power/ground harness
  • 15' Amp bypass harness
  • 15' Antenna cable
  • ISO trim plate
  • DD trim plate
  • 2 ISO brackets
  • 2 DD brackets
  • Temperature sensor housing
  • Pocket
  • Installation Instructions

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Features

2000-2003 Ford Taurus Installation Kit: The Metra Turbo 2 Installation Kit (99-5718C) is designed specifically for the 2000-2003 Ford Taurus (with auto climate controls). It allows installation of both double DIN and single DIN aftermarket head units. A storage pocket is included for DIN installs. The installation kit is painted a scratch resistant matte black finish. The 99-5718C installation kit also retains all factory climate control functions with soft touch buttons and LCD display. All harnesses and antenna adapters are included.

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:

(Power Harness)

Wire Color Function
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Black Ground

(Amplifier Bypass Harness)

Wire Color Function
Green Left Rear Speaker +
Green/Black Left Rear Speaker -
Violet Right Rear Speaker +
Violet/Black Right Rear Speaker -
Gray Right Front Speaker +
Gray/Black Right Front Speaker -
White Left Front Speaker +
White/Black Left Front Speaker -
Blue Power Antenna

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5 out of 5

great product!

Written By thom&son, melrose,ma. on Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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I used this adapter in my 2003 mercury sable ls and if you didn't know you would think that the dvd unit came with the car. The dash looks great! The price was right too. I received half off because I bought a receiver too.
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5 out of 5

The only way to install an aftermarket radio into a Taurus

Written By WM, WI on Tuesday, August 28, 2012
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This integration kit had everything (be sure to ask for wire nuts) needed to install an aftermarket radio into my 2003 Taurus wagon. The climate control works just like the factory one. The only complaint is that the top segment of the temperature display digit is blocked by the plastic housing (shorter people can probably see it) so 71 degrees looks like 11 degrees. That is the only issue and it is a minor one. The only significant complaint I have is the instruction manual. The pictures are very poor and it does not give one the entire picture about all of the installation up-front. I'm an EE and I was ultimately able to "get it", but those not tech-savvy will have to call Crutchfield for help. It is important to realize that the Taurus factory radio is actually in the rear of the vehicle behind the spare tire. Only the user interface (and cassette player) is in the dash. So there is a big wiring harness with all the speaker wires and antenna coax that you must run from the rear of the car to the dash. You will need to bend up some cushions and plastic trim along the rocker panels to run the cable harness in there. Before running the harness, I recommend you tape it up (or tie wrap it) every 12 inches to keep the individual wires together. This info should be in the instructions. All that said, once you have it installed, you have all the climate controls plus the ability to install a nifty, modern, up-to-date car stereo that looks factory. Nice!
Pros:
Looks good. Excellent functionality. Very complete - only wire nuts need be added.
Cons:
Poor installation instructions.
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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