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Metra 70-1693 Receiver Wiring Harness

Connect a new car stereo in select 1970-93 Audi, BMW, Porsche, and Land Rover vehicles

Item # 120701693

This vehicle-specific wiring harness makes connections between your new car stereo and your car's electrical...

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About the Metra 70-1693 Receiver Wiring Harness

Metra 70-1693 receiver wiring harness

This vehicle-specific wiring harness makes connections between your new car stereo and your car's electrical system.

Metra 70-1693 receiver wiring harness

This vehicle-specific wiring harness makes connections between your new car stereo and your car's electrical system.

First, attach the color-coded wires on your Crutchfield-supplied harness to the wires from your new stereo. If you're not using a soldering iron, we recommend that you purchase some wire connectors to secure the connections. Check out our handy article on three ways to connect the wiring harness here.

Now, once this harness is connected to your new stereo, you'll be able to plug right into your car's factory radio connector. This harness saves installation time since you won't have to cut factory wires individually. A detailed instruction sheet comes with the harness. Warranty: 60 days.

Please read this important note: This harness may not contain provisions for every wire needed to complete your installation, and it will not accommodate special navigation, video, or factory steering wheel control connections. You will need a special adapter if you want your factory steering wheel audio controls to work with your new stereo.


  • left front speaker +/-
  • right front speaker +/-

What's in the box:

  • Two 2-wire receiver wiring harnesses (LD-1693-GYWT)

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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 and sold separately.

Wire Code Chart:

Harness # 1

Wire Color Function
White Left Front Speaker +
White/Black Left Front Speaker -

Harness # 2

Wire Color Function
Gray Right Front Speaker +
Gray/Black Right Front Speaker -

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

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Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
recommended for easy install [ Don  Feb 13, 2019 ]
They were recommended for installation [ Nicole B.  Jan 18, 2019 ]
1987 BMW 325is [ Jorge  Aug 29, 2018 ]
Do not want to cut into the factory harness. [ Donald  Dec 21, 2017 ]
included with the deal [ Steve  Nov 10, 2017 ]
Recommended for Porsche 928 installation [ William  Aug 28, 2017 ]
To make installing easier. [ James  Aug 25, 2017 ]
Recommended by crutchfield [ Carlos  Jul 31, 2017 ]
included [ Michael  Jan 22, 2017 ]
It was free with purchase [ Donald  Dec 04, 2016 ]
Ease of use. [ Eldon Eusebius  Oct 30, 2016 ]
needed to install new radio [ Rodney  Aug 06, 2016 ]
Good radio ítem for my 25 year old Range Rover Classic , good price equipment with somes advance music alternatives. [ Hector Rivera  Jun 29, 2016 ]
It was suggested for this radio [ Bruno  Jun 12, 2016 ]
To know when my item has reached its destination [ Kawaah  May 22, 2016 ]
free goodies [ Sean  May 19, 2016 ]
Makes for a clean installation by not cutting/splicing any vehicle wires. [ John Louis  Apr 27, 2016 ]
Recommended by Tyler as best match for receiver and car. Tyler's Bio: [ David  Mar 10, 2016 ]
It's free. [ Joseph  Feb 22, 2016 ]
advised by adviser, Blake [ jan  Dec 05, 2015 ]

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