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Metra E-5000 relay

Single pole-double throw (SPDT) relay

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Metra's E-5000 single pole-double throw (SPDT) relay is used in car security installations, primarily for interfacing with starter interrupt, door lock/unlock, and trunk release. Warranty: 60 days.

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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  • SPDT relay
  • Plug with 5 attached wires (red/white/black/blue/green)
  • Instruction/Application sheet

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Features

Overview: The SPDT (single-pole, double throw) relay is a switch controlled by a voltage input instead of a mechanical action. By sending current through the relay, you can turn a device on or off without touching the device. The relay consists of two parts: the relay, which includes a 5-blade socket, and the 5-blade plug with 5 wires. It has a capacity for up to 30 Amps.

Typical Applications:

  • Relay Turn-On: for turning on/off high-current devices such as multiple amplifiers or neon lights
  • Relay Turn-Off: for turning off or disabling a device such as a vehicle's starter system (in conjunction with a security system)
  • Remote Trunk Release: for remote control opening of a vehicle trunk (in conjunction with a security system--requires existing power-assisted trunk release)
  • Power Door Lock System: for remote control locking/unlocking of vehicle doors (in conjunction with a security system and aftermarket power door locks)

Wiring Considerations: Installation of this relay requires soldering of the connections. Installation of a 30-amp fuse and fuse holder may be required near the battery connection.

 
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3 out of 5

Works as adverstised

Written By PM, Baldwinsville, NY on Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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This relay was required. Instructions are minimal. I am not an electrician and w/o Crutchfield advisor, I would not have know where to connect the wires. Would have been very helpful to include more specific wiring instructions with the MasterSheet sent with the NAV/Radio I bought.
Pros:
Works
Cons:
A lot of wires. felt install instructions needed to be better.
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5 out of 5

Relay

Written By Nelson1248, Albuquerque nm on Thursday, March 06, 2014
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Works great to watch movies on the fly
Pros:
Great support team help for install
Cons:
Lots of wires
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5 out of 5

Metra E-5000 relay

Written By Bill, Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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Great product and very easy to install. I would of liked to see the relay be able to be connected to the radio. With all the adapters the harness became massive and cumbersome to install.
Pros:
Went in very quickly
Cons:
Need more documentation to install without pro help.
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5 out of 5

Good product

Written By Digger, Kyle, TX on Saturday, September 07, 2013
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I was replacing a lightening fired unity in a 2003 Chrysler Town and Country with the Infinity system. Installing the relay was not really that difficult or complicated, except the instructions were confusing and not completely correct. The Crutchfield Technical support helped me get it properly installed. They were a big help.
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5 out of 5

E-5000 relay

Written By Nick, Houston,tx on Saturday, June 22, 2013
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A+
Pros:
Worked as promised
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Great relay and connector at a fair price.

Written By mike V, simi valley, ca on Saturday, April 20, 2013
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quality relay & connector with a wide range of uses.
Pros:
comes with a sheet of suggested uses and wiring diagrams.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

PERFECT FIT

Written By MTM, Monterey,CA on Thursday, July 19, 2012
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Works great matched up perfect
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5 out of 5

Does the Job and Does it Well

Written By Mike, Texas on Friday, January 27, 2012
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Installation is rather straight forward and it served the purpose of what it's supposed to do.
Pros:
Does the job.
Cons:
None to report.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Metra E-5000 relay

Written By Anonymous, South Carolina on Monday, June 06, 2011
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Installed per Crutchfield instructions and it works as advertised.
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3 out of 5

Metra E-5000 relay

Written By Ed, Riverside, Ca on Friday, May 13, 2011
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Initially I hooked-up this relay, but din't like how I would have to struggle with
finding a home for it.
It works, but I chose to do without.
I can't hear it anyway when I have music on.
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5 out of 5

That's It

Written By Macline, Philadelphia, Pa on Monday, May 02, 2011
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Well theres four wires, and i only needed two both turn signal sounds work and
i would recommend this to anybody who just wants to keep all the factory car
sounds while having an aftermarket radio. It was very easy an no problem with
product so far.
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5 out of 5

Worked Fine

Written By Adam, Oxford, MI on Friday, February 20, 2009
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Installed in a 2001 Chrysler Town and Country with the Infinity sound system. I had to get instructions to connect the amp power lead (pass side kick panel).

Works great.
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Not for '89 Audio 100 without Bose

Written By Art, Easton, PA on Monday, February 09, 2009
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Solution where each speaker has its own amp, this solution did not work. Product was returned. Sound muffled and noice from engin could be heard.
Crutfield should consider other options.
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5 out of 5

Multi purpose

Written By Paul, Stamford, CT on Monday, June 30, 2008
 
I had a problem in my car. i had a cap, jl 1000/1 and a TMA320.4 running off the same REM line from my head unit. It simply wasnt enough power to startup all of the components. I put this relay in to put more power into the amps to start them up. Its a great thing and works flawlessly
14 out of 16 people found this helpful
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