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Metra 70-1720T Receiver Wiring Harness

Connect a car stereo in select 1996-98 Honda vehicles with factory keyless entry

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

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About the Metra 70-1720T Receiver Wiring Harness

Metra 70-1720T Receiver Wiring Harness

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

Metra 70-1720T 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 makes installing your new stereo easier, and allows you to put the factory radio back when you sell your vehicle or return it at the end of the lease. 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.

Connections:

Note: In order to retain your factory keyless entry functionality, you'll need to keep your factory radio, and relocate it inside your dash behind the lower trim panel. This harness has two plugs - one connects to the factory wiring, and the second plugs into the factory radio to provide power to it. If you remove the factory radio, you will lose your factory keyless entry feature.

  • 12V constant power
  • 12V switched power
  • chassis ground
  • power antenna turn-on
  • dimmer
  • left front speaker +/-
  • right front speaker +/-
  • left rear speaker +/-
  • right rear speaker +/-
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What's in the box:

  • Receiver wiring harness (with 2 plugs)
MFR #70-1720T

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Crutchfield customer from Merritt Island, FL on 8/11/2019

1997 Honda Civic

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It worked fine.

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Crutchfield customer from Loveland, CO on 5/26/2019

1996 Honda Civic

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Crutchfield customer from Alderson, WV on 3/31/2019

1998 Honda Civic

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Perfect! :)

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Marcos from Philadelphia, PA on 2/27/2019

1998 Honda Civic

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It's good but personally I preferred the flat pins.

Pros: Makes the job easier.

Cons: Round pins instead of flat.

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Metra 70-1720T Wire Harness

Crutchfield customer from Denver, CO on 10/18/2017

1998 Honda Civic

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Works perfectly for keeping keyless entry on a Honda and free with stereo purchase (vs. paying separately).

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Clyde from Minneapolis, MN on 6/9/2017

1998 Honda Civic

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not much to say. I've never had a problem with a Metra harness, and this was no exception

Pros: fits & included free

Cons: none

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Well built Harness

Timothy from Pittsburgh, PA on 4/18/2017

1998 Honda Civic

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This harness was recommened by Crutchfield to go along with my Pioneer head unit. The harness is very well built compared to others that I've bought. Overall great product.

Pros: Wires were connected good Connections fit perfectly Easy to connect to other harnesses

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Crutchfield customer from Brookston, IN on 1/10/2017

1997 Honda Civic

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Made installation easy!

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Crutchfield customer from Senoia, GA on 11/3/2016

1996 Honda Civic

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The harness is great! It made the installation simple and allowed me to keep my factory keyless entry. Price was great. I like free.

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Easy Install

TDI from Memphis, TN on 7/25/2016

1996 Honda Civic

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Worth every penny

Pros: Free with purchase!

Cons: None

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Worked well!

fearlessMA from Brighton, MA on 4/18/2016

1996 Honda Civic

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Easy to use, clear directions. Well done!

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REM from Pennsylvania on 12/16/2015

1998 Honda Civic

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The new unit went into a 1998 Honda Civic that incorporated the keyless entry into the factory head unit. This harness made the install a painless process and for Crutchfield to include it in the purchase was totally appreciated and an awesome gesture of customer service. Many Thanks Crutchfield!!

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Jeff from North Carolina on 12/12/2015

1998 Honda Civic

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Wiring harness worked great and even had 2nd plug for stock radio for you be able to keep keyless entry working (even though the civic I have was used and did not have stock radio in it

Pros: Instructions are easy to understand

Cons: None

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Ron from Missouri on 9/13/2015

1996 Honda Civic

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Great product that makes installation simple

Pros: easy install and easy for a first time installer to get it right.

Cons: none

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Works like a charm and Thanks for the help

KevinK from Worcester MA on 9/8/2015

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I installed a radio head in my son's 1998 Civic and when I was ordering parts initially, I guess I got ahead of myself and ordered the wrong harness. Got elbow deep in it on a Sunday and when I figured out I had the wrong harness, I called customer support - I talked to Jason(?) and he couldn't have been more helpful. He got the correct harness to me at no cost and even sent it priority mail so I could get the job done quickly. Thanks to everyone at Crutchfield - you are the best!

Pros: Fit perfectly and was easy to install

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Colorado on 5/5/2015

1998 Honda Civic

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everything I needed

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worth every penny

Richard from Tennessee on 3/31/2015

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the harness hooked right up (color to color),then plugged right into the factory plug.it was so easy

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Harold from California on 12/29/2014

1998 Honda Civic

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the easiest way to replace your stock Head Unit with a plug and play harness. awesome product and great instructions.

Pros: no need to cut your original electrical

Cons: none

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Easy to use

Justin from Westminster, MD on 8/25/2014

1998 Honda Civic

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Makes the job easy.

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Crutchfield customer from California on 6/20/2014

1996 Honda Civic

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Works great. A must when trying to keep the factory alarm/keyless

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: None

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So easy to install

Roballbrzl from Virginia Beach, VA on 4/1/2014

1997 Honda Civic

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If you can follow instructions this is it .... Save your money and do it yourself and learn more about your car

Pros: Very easy step by step instructions

Cons: None

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Critical gear for professional looking install

DavidG from Franklinton, NC on 3/3/2014

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This is essential gear for an install where the factory radio has to remain wired for the key fob to work. I'd be lost without this wiring harness and the clear instructions provided by Crutchfield.

Pros: Worked perfectly!

Cons: None.

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Fast and Easy

mr.W from California on 2/21/2014

1998 Honda Civic

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This harness is really easy to use. It makes things simple and fast.

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nice

vic.sxr from Louisville, KY on 2/17/2014

1998 Honda Civic

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works as suppose to

Pros: ease of use

Cons: none

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Great instructions and fit

Michael W from Layton, UT on 1/18/2014

1997 Honda Civic

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I actually modified my harness (removing the second connector) because I didn't want to keep my keyless entry, as it hadn't been working reliably. The instructions are great, with one warning--when it tells you to splice the green/red and green/black wires, look for the light green wires--not the brighter green ones. Once you figure this out, it's pretty easy and straightforward. If you still aren't sure which wires to splice, a quick YouTube search should point you in the right direction.

Pros: Allows you to keep keyless entry, connects easily

Cons: Instructions refer to green wires, not light green. Wire splice must be done in order to preserve overhead dome light functionality.

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Perfect Match

Mike M. from Delray Beach, FL on 1/4/2014

1997 Honda Civic

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The harness matched perfectly, the Master Sheet was very informative. I still had 1 question and Technical Support on the phone was EXCELLENT ...Can't say enough good things about Crutchfield...

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Beyond easy to use

Will from Bridgeport, CT on 8/9/2013

1997 Honda Civic

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Was recommended for me to get in order to keep stock features and they were right. Very easy to use.

Pros: Ease of use and being able to keep stock car features.

Cons: None.

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Very nice

Vince from Chicago IL. on 4/24/2013

1997 Honda Civic

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Installing the reciever with this wiring harness was a breeze

Pros: Very easy install

Cons: None

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1997 civic deck swap

Bobby from Owasso OK on 1/6/2013

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Easy to wire up and shipped to my door quickly.

Pros: Match color to color and great price.

Cons: None

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Yes!!!!!

Crutchfield customer from Ohio on 7/17/2012

1998 Honda Civic

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Literally the best online purchase of my life. Item shipped fast. I installed in under 30 minutes and it allowed me to tuck the stock radio behind the dash, and use my aftermarket one. It came with instructions for the whole install and works like a charm!!!! So happy! thank you Crutchfield excellent service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Made life so much easier

Oscar from Chino Hills, CA on 2/26/2012

1998 Honda Civic

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Made my install so much easier for my 1998 Honda Civic EX .

Pros: Works perfect.

Cons: NONE

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Easy wiring

t from Northern VA on 7/11/2011

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This harness made installing the new stereo very easy. All you do is hook up the new stereo to the harness and plug it in! Worked like a charm. Thanks Crutchfield!

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Did not need to keep the old deck

Martymann from Fresno, CA on 11/28/2010

1998 Honda Civic

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I did not need to keep my old Honda stereo behind the gloove box as I was told for my auto unlock to work on my 98 Civic. Overall it was esy to install. I ecommand that you remove the old Civic deck and see if you locks still work, if so then you don't need to keep the old deck behind the dash.

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Works great

mslongjr from Austin, TX on 8/23/2010

1998 Honda Civic

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This harness did a fine job of connecting my new Sony to the old factory radio (needed to preserve keyless entry functions) and to the factory wiring in the dash. Note that you'll still need a soldering iron or a set of wire connectors to connect the harness to the wiring from your aftermarket radio, however.

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Metra 70-1720T Receiver Wiring Harness

Crutchfield customer from Naperville, IL on 1/11/2010

1998 Honda Civic

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Unfortunately the instructions assumed the manufacturer's original radio was still in operation and had not already been replaced by a previous owner of the auto with an Alpine unit. This is likely my error. Therefore instead of rewiring the system using the Crutchfield provided harness; instead cut the existing radio's connection to the harness already in place and soldered the Dual radio's connecter to the interface plug wiring. All is working flawlessly.

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Todd from Waxhaw, NC on 2/20/2009

1998 Honda Civic

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This wiring harness was extremely helpful and made the installation of my new reciever a snap. The only advice that would have been helpful and saved me some trouble would have been to have known that the radio that is being replaced also has the seperate cassette player, the cassette player needs to be removed also to make room for the factory radio to be stored if you have keyless entry.

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Life made easy

Eric from New Braunfels, Texas on 1/25/2009

1997 Honda Civic

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This harness was a tremendous aid in installing our new head unit. We soldered all of the connections with shrink tubing for protection but it could just as easily been done with crimped connectors. Only suggestion would be to include the connectors...

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Ritchie from 94538 on 9/19/2008

1997 Honda Civic

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Excellent wiring harness for my car and it's perfect fit no cutting wires and it's easy installation with my new head unit..

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makes instalation easy

Mike from columbia, pa on 9/15/2008

1998 Honda Civic

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if you want an easy installation, this is for you

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Metra 70-1720T Receiver Wiring Harness

ALAADDIN from daytona beach florida on 2/16/2008

1998 Honda Civic

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thank you it was a prefect fit for my car

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Perfect fit, clean solution, some assembly required

Dennis from Richmond, VA on 10/21/2005

1998 Honda Civic

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I bought this for and fitted this into my wife's 1998 Honda Civic EX. The harness is just the right length to fit the old stereo down in front of the shifter (and keep the keyless entry) and the fit of the connectors is superb. The instructions were very clear and make the mate to the stereo harness very easy. I would recommend soldering the wires of this harness with the wires from your radio harness for the cleanest look; you could also use inline crimped wire connectors to keep things fairly neat looking. When you move the factory radio, make sure you remove the faceplate to keep it from turning on and work on it to get it as far down into the hole behind the cigarette lighter as possible. I found that wrapping the old stereo as described in the included instructions was not an option as it makes fitting the stereo in the hole too difficult. I made a cardboard face to cover the hole left when the faceplate was taken off and that worked fine.

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Features

Wiring Harness: Metra 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 Metra 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 Metra 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 Metra 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.

Special Harness Function: This harness is required for select Honda vehicles that have factory keyless entry built into the factory radio. When replacing the factory radio with an aftermarket head unit, you will need to relocate the factory radio behind the lower dash trim panel in order to retain the keyless entry function. This harness includes a plug that provides constant and switched power and ground to power the factory radio.

Wire Code Chart:

Wire Color Function
Plug 1 (connects to vehicle's receiver harness in the dash)
Red +12 Volt Accessory These wires provide a jumper from Plug 1 to Plug 2
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Black Chassis Ground
Blue Power Antenna
Orange/white Illumination
White Left Front Speaker +
White/Black Left Front Speaker -
Gray Right Front Speaker +
Gray/Black Right Front Speaker -
Green Left Rear Speaker +
Green/Black Left Rear Speaker -
Violet Right Rear Speaker +
Violet/Black Right Rear Speaker -
Plug 2 (connects to factory radio)
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Black Chassis Ground

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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to install [ Rogel  Oct 29, 2018 ]
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included at no charge! crutchfield is the best! [ MICHAEL  Dec 06, 2017 ]
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it was included as an installation item, based on my vehicle. [ Clyde  May 15, 2017 ]
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right for my car [ Timothy  Apr 19, 2017 ]
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na [ Clay Thomas  Jul 11, 2016 ]
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I wanted to maintain the capability to custom fit/wire an aftermarket keyless entry alarm with the factory wiring that normally goes through the stock head unit. [ charles  Apr 18, 2016 ]
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Makes it WAY easier to keep power locks. [ Gavin  Jan 27, 2016 ]
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2 questions already asked

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What kind of wiring harness do I need for Honda civic ex 1996?
[ Jarvis  Dec 01, 2018 ]
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This harness was a perfect fit for a 1997 Honda Civic EX. I believe the '96 and '97 are the same. The supplied installation instructions from Crutchfield were great.
[ Robert  Dec 01, 2018 ]
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For after-market radio replacement in a 1996 Honda HX: is it necessary to re-install factory radio if you don't need (or want) a keyless entry system ?
[ Pam  Sep 03, 2015 ]
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For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Krissy  Sep 04, 2015 ]  Staff

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