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Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wiring Harness

Connect a new car stereo in select 1992-up vehicles

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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 70-1784 Receiver Wiring Harness

Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wiring Harness

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

Metra 70-1784 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, and this also enables you to re-install the factory radio if needed. 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:

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

  • Wiring harness
  • Blue wire lead
  • Blue/white wire lead
MFR #70-1784

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Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wiring Harness

Crutchfield customer from Ocala, FL on 8/24/2019

1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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hardware was just what i needed

Pros: good quality

Cons: instructions were inaccurate; corrected after telephone conversation

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Does what it's supposed to do.

Crutchfield customer from Blacksburg, VA on 8/21/2019

2001 Volkswagen Jetta

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Good quality. Fit perfect for my application.

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Ken from Boston, MA on 7/14/2019

2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320

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Worked as expected for a 2001 MB ML320. Wires are decent quality though instructions could have been a bit better. Note that it doesn't come w/ cables to hook up the parking brake wire.

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Crutchfield customer from Lake City, FL on 7/8/2019

2017 Ram Promaster

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Great service, just plunged it in no soldering wires just plug it in

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Crutchfield customer from North Fork, CA on 6/11/2019

2014 Ram Promaster

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A must for as easier install. No guesswork on the wiring and it was a perfect match to my existing plug. Thanks Crutchfield.

Pros: Perfect match to my dodge promaster wiring plug.

Cons: nada

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Crutchfield customer from Knoxville, TN on 5/5/2019

2004 Volkswagen Beetle

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Very easy to wire. Shipped fast and the price was cheap.

Pros: Fast shipping.

Cons: The only con if it even was a con, would be that the instructions were emailed. Personally I would rather have it in hand. Now, saying this, I do realize it was printable. No printer. Died a few months ago. BUT, still a happy customer!

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Crutchfield customer from Aloha, OR on 4/29/2019

2005 Dodge Sprinter

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I tried to use the existing harness, but finally gave up and used this harness, and it worked great. Make sure you follow the instructions, though, as our vehicle had to have the red and yellow wires reversed, and I failed to notice that in the instructions (they were there, I just didn't follow them).

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Crutchfield customer from Stockton, CA on 3/28/2019

2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Waste of money didn't even end up using it Crutchfield installation instructions where lacking and the website doesn't really help either I'm dissatisfied

Pros: None

Cons: Everything

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Great Item

Crutchfield customer from Port Clinton, OH on 3/19/2019

2003 Mercedes-Benz ML320

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Worked perfectly for my 2003 Mercedes ML350. Used this along side the Most box Fiber Optic to analog converter and installed my brand new Pioneer AVH-110BT.

Pros: Snug, clean snap in connection, nicely packaged and delivered quickly!

Cons: Could have came with a labeled sheet for the color coded for the wires on the harness, but most harnesses are the same color codes, so didn't have a rough time installing.

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Crutchfield customer from Redding, CA on 1/27/2019

2000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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The harness is well-built; the wires are pre-stripped perfectly for a good solder joint. The receptacle fits the vehicle's (Mercedes C-class) harness. The harness installation instructions included specific adjustments for my application that turned out perfectly. The installation went off without a hiccup - and I'm no expert, just a typical DIY-er.

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Banff from Charleston, SC on 1/16/2019

2004 Dodge Sprinter

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Its a quality product but for my installation on a 2004 Sprinter Van it has the yellow and red power wires crossed. Glad I always check a radio install before I slide it all the way in!

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Worked Fine

Crutchfield customer from Westminster, MD on 1/1/2019

2002 Mercedes-Benz ML55

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It a wiring harness, what can I say. Worked fine, easy to install.

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Worth the $$

Sven from Los Angeles, CA on 12/20/2018

2010 Smart fortwo

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Harness worked for my car, had to re-pin some connections, most likely due to the fact it was for a SmartCar.

Pros: After re-pin worked

Cons: Needed to repin

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Great harness kit

Ralph from Blanchard, ND on 12/9/2018

2004 Volkswagen Beetle

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Just follow the wiring pattern, connect it and it works!

Pros: Very easy to follow directions and use.

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Flushing, NY on 11/15/2018

2010 Smart fortwo

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Smart fortwo 451 It was well labled. The staff were educated and assisted over the phone with instalation which went along smoothly and most of all, they were very patient with me. I did get 2 extra cables with it, which is always handy. So thank you ??

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Crutchfield customer from Roxboro, NC on 11/9/2018

2005 Chrysler 300

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Easy fit, my radio swap easy as pie.

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Chris from Manassas Park, VA on 10/28/2018

1998 Volkswagen Jetta III

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Great quality, wires matched the gauge of the wires for the radio plug as well.

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Worked Great!

Crutchfield customer from Kalamazoo, MI on 10/14/2018

2002 Volkswagen Beetle

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This harness was easy to connect and worked perfectly,

Pros: Easy to install

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Guest from Ruckersville, VA on 9/7/2018

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Worked like a charm. Was easy to install.

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Radio harness

david from Walden, NY on 8/7/2018

2000 Volkswagen Beetle

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Harness worked great plug and play!

Pros: Great product.

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Crutchfield customer from Santa Ana, CA on 6/13/2018

2005 Dodge Sprinter

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Works well!

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Crutchfield customer from Aurora, IL on 6/4/2018

2007 Porsche Cayman

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works as advertised

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Crutchfield customer from Joplin, MO on 5/20/2018

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio

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it was great made instaiation a breeze everything a whole lot easier

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Crutchfield customer from Macon, GA on 5/10/2018

2000 Volkswagen Jetta

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As expected. Thanks

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Tim from Bowling Green, KY on 4/18/2018

2003 Porsche Boxster

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Nothing in the selection literature told me about a fiber optic adapter. Nothing, this harness only does half the job of connections and now I have to take my car to a professional shop to finish the install. This sucks, not happy whatsoever.

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Bernie from Charleston, WV on 4/2/2018

2001 Volkswagen Jetta

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This made for a painless install. Instruction were easy to follow no cutting and worked great.

Pros: Easy to install, perfect fit, clear instructions

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A Perfect Match!

Eric from Bella Vista, AR on 3/12/2018

2000 Volkswagen Beetle

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Perfect match to my car's wiring harness. Easy color match to receiver

Pros: Matches factory harness perfectly color coordinated to stereo harness Pre-stripped wires

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Porsche Cayman 987.1 install and works.

alexandrea from Manson, IA on 3/12/2018

2007 Porsche Cayman

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Ok, so for the cayman 987.1 non bose, this is not direct plug and play. That's due to the nature of how the car is set up with no hot wire in the harness and it has to be run spliced in from the fuse panel. You also have to add an additional blue wire to the harness (that is supplied). So this harness does work, and I would suggest calling crutchfield support or searching yt for how to install, I found a good one that explained the wiring setup, crutchfield does supply a diagram (which was a bit confusing).

Pros: It works inexpensive

Cons: requires some modification and and outside knowledge to make work.

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David A. from Monessen, PA on 3/7/2018

2000 Saab 9-5

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It came in a timely manner. I haven't had a chance to install it yet but I've ordered from them before and didn't have any trouble. I'm sure if there is any problem they will handle it quickly.

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Crutchfield customer from Cosby, TN on 3/6/2018

2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500

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I received it very fast but it's not a total fit. There's an additional plug that needs conversion!!

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T1N Dodge Sprinter Install

Ben from College Station, TX on 2/25/2018

2006 Dodge Sprinter

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Made install a breeze and didn't even need a volt meter.

Pros: Comes with everything you need to install a new stereo unit.

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Not for 2004 Porsche Boxster S

Shawn from Brentwood, CA on 1/21/2018

2004 Porsche Boxster

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Doesn't work with my 2004 Porsche Boxster S. The wire that should be for the ignition does not actually connect with any existing wire. The product itself is fine it is just not appropriate for this application

Pros: Crutchfield sent it for free

Cons: Does not work with my 2004 Porsche Boxster S. The wire that should connect the ignition wire does not physically connect to anything in the wiring harness.

Crutchfield response on 1/23/2018
Shawn contacted our Customer Support team and set up a return. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

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Crutchfield customer from Sunnyvale, CA on 12/11/2017

1999 Porsche Boxster

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Nicely put together and easy to use. Good instructions on which wires to reverse for the Boxster.

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Crutchfield customer from Lewis Center, OH on 12/7/2017

1999 Volkswagen Passat

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Very straightforward wire harness for my VW Passat. It soldered up easy and plugged into my system.

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Works for 2014+ Ram Promaster too

Mike from Marion, IA on 11/20/2017

2016 Ram Promaster

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This was included with a new radio for a 2016 Ram Promaster 2500. It worked good even though the package didn't have my make & model on it. For anyone else that needs this for a Ram Promaster, use it as-is. No modification is necessary. The constant +12V & switched/ignition +12V wires are already in the correct location. I bring this up because Metra's instructions for this harness say that these wires need to be switched around for some application. I confirmed this by testing the leads in the vehicle's harness with a voltmeter before connecting it to the new radio.

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Typical Metra

Randy from Greeley, CO on 10/31/2017

2003 Ford Focus ZX3

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Loved it! Built my harness before removing the old stereo! Oops. There was a communication failure between me and my advisor and we chose the wrong kit. However Crutchfield quickly exchanged it for the right one and it's all good now.

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Just works, like it should

Chris from Raleigh, NC on 9/28/2017

2013 Smart fortwo

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A great harness. Worked flawlessly.

Pros: Plug and Play.

Cons: None

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rachael from Peoria, IL on 9/6/2017

2004 Pontiac GTO

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Easy to use

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Crutchfield customer from Simsbury, CT on 8/24/2017

2014 Ram Promaster

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Did what it was supposed to.

Pros: Good connection on the plug side

Cons: You will need wire connectors of some sort to be able to connect this harness to the harness that comes with the radio. These are not included with the harness, FYI.

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Christa from Lexington, Va on 7/30/2017

2002 Volkswagen Beetle

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Perfect fit. As always, Crutchfield !

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Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wiring Harness

Crutchfield customer from Kalamazoo, MI on 7/19/2017

2000 Volkswagen Beetle

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Plug and play... need I say more!!

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Crutchfield customer from Moyock, NC on 6/25/2017

2000 Volkswagen Jetta

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not correct harness for my jetta had to go to local store and buy correct one

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Great fit for Golf

Philip from Fishers, IN on 5/22/2017

2000 Volkswagen Golf

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Worked great! Fit was perfect.

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Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wiring Harness

Crutchfield customer from Chicago, IL on 5/3/2017

2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Might be fine as-is in some vehicles, but in my C230 it required significant rewiring. Keep a wiring diagram and a test light handy.

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Crutchfield response on 5/8/2017
We're sorry to hear you had problems with your installation. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Virginia on 4/19/2017

2006 Pontiac GTO

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Exact connection with no fuss

Pros: Ease of install

Cons: None

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Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wiring Harness

Crutchfield customer from Vienna, VA on 4/18/2017

1998 Volkswagen Golf III

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Takes simple install to the next level

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Crutchfield customer from Baltimore, MD on 4/11/2017

2014 Ram Promaster

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All wires matched, lucky me it made it easy.

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Crutchfield customer from Stockton, CA on 4/4/2017

1994 Mercedes-Benz E320

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This unit fit perfectly in my 1994 Mercedes-Benz with the Becker 1492 unit. The 12V red and 12V yellow are swapped on this Mercedes-Benz. On the Metra, 12V red and 12V yellow are ignition and memory respectively. On the Mercedes these are swapped. Just swap the wires (connect red to yellow and vice versa) and you should be good. The extra wires are a nice touch, and were crucial to installing my particular stereo correctly.

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Lance from Seattle, WA. on 4/3/2017

2000 Volkswagen Jetta

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Fit perfect in my 2000 Jetta.

Pros: Perfect fit and color coded for easy install.

Cons: None

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Dave from Denver, CO on 4/3/2017

2004 Land Rover Discovery

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Removed one star because the yellow wire and red wire are switched, at least for my application (04 Discovery II).

Pros: Easy to use and makes install simple

Cons: Red and yellow is wrong (switched) for LR Discovery.

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Crutchfield customer from Atlanta, GA on 3/27/2017

2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Does not work on the 2004 c240. Will plug to factory harness but will not power head unit. You'll need a harness with a r.a.p. for your radio to work

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Cons: Doesn't work

Crutchfield response on 3/29/2017
We're sorry you had problems during your installation. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the harness connected and working. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Silver Spring, MD on 3/27/2017

2005 Volkswagen Beetle

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Worked as prescribed, easy to use as well.

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Harness fits.

Carol from Knoxville, TN on 3/6/2017

2010 Volkswagen Beetle

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Going from a OEM Beetle radio to the new Kenwood required a wiring harness to adapt. The harness was a bit confusing since the outgoing radio had more connections than the incoming. The wiring harness did not have all the connections. (They were not used.)

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Peter from Virginia Beach, VA on 2/6/2017

1985 GMC C Series

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Pre-stripped wires. That is all.

Pros: Pre-stripped wires are super convenient.

Cons: Pre-stripped wires will make you mad at your headunit for not coming with them.

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Freddy from Baltimore, MD on 2/5/2017

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio

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I soldered the connections and it worked like a dream.

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Crutchfield customer from Satellite Beach, FL on 1/26/2017

2005 Dodge Sprinter

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Easy, color coded

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Greg from Ukiah, CA on 1/9/2017

2000 Volkswagen Cabrio

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Made the installation very easy - with the target wires printed directly on the wire and pre-stripped. I wished the wires on the radio were setup this way. - Volkswagen 2000 Cabirio.

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Crutchfield customer from Hackettstown nj on 1/5/2017

2000 Volkswagen Golf

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Made install easy and quick

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Instructions need an update

Russell M. from Terrytown, LA on 12/31/2016

2002 Volkswagen Beetle

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Crutchfield needs to do a better job on their installation instructions. All questions answered with a couple of phone calls. Issue: The original stock radio had three connectors attached to the back and the wiring harness only has places for two connectors. Determining which connectors are to be used is not the problem. The problem is what to do with the third connector, what does the third connector operate/control in the car. That would have been some useful information to have available.

Pros: Connector worked as advertised

Cons: Instructions lacking information about install.

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Crutchfield customer from Exeter, NH on 12/31/2016

2013 Smart fortwo

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Quick and easy to use as offered Thanks

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Crutchfield customer from Raleigh, NC on 12/8/2016

2000 Volkswagen Beetle

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Adapter plug works as designed.

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Awesome

Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 11/4/2016

2001 Volkswagen Jetta

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The best adapter ever.

Pros: Easy to install. Very good product.

Cons: N/A

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Crutchfield customer from Kingsport, TN on 10/13/2016

2001 Volkswagen Beetle

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Made short work of hooking up the head unit.

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Wow! Installation wiring made easy!

Mike from Burnsville, MN on 10/5/2016

2003 Volkswagen Beetle

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Boy, Crutchfield made the adaptation between my old and new units simple and flawless! The wire color coding of the two plugs matched perfectly. I soldered the wires (which were pre-stripped) and used heat-shrink to keep them clean. Talk about plug-n-play, this was a wonder. I HIGHLY recommend using their conversion kits!

Pros: The wiring used the same color codes between the two plugs. The wires had the insulation cut at the right spot for stripping, Only need my hands and a soldering iron.

Cons: Can't think of any!

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Great Harness

Ben S from Thomasville, NC on 9/12/2016

2002 Saab 9-5

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The included blue/white wire was needed in order to get sound in my car. This is apparently because mine has a factory amp. It came with very little instructions, so when I hit this complication I had to go to forums to find an answer. It worried me that because I'd used the blue/white wire when connecting the harness that I wouldn't be able to connect my stereo to an aftermarket amp, but Crutchfield support came through and confirmed it was okay to connect multiple remotes... Everything works.

Pros: Crutchfield was helpful and even got back to me over a holiday when I ran into a complication.

Cons: None. It all worked after I sorted out my minor complication.

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Nice fit, one switch

Kenneth from Yukon, OK on 9/1/2016

2004 Dodge Sprinter

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Backward Benz - hot and ignition wires are backwards... You'll know if you get the radio working but I keeps reverting to the default input - at least you don't seem to lose your presets

Pros: Fits well

Cons: Reversed red and yellow

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Worked like a charm

Dlaff1 from Rowland Heights, CA on 8/22/2016

2005 Lotus Elise

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Worked perfectly

Pros: Fits, easy

Cons: None

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Great product

VW Cabby from Harrisonburg, VA on 7/19/2016

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio

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Super easy to install and works perfectly.

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Works perfectly

Jordan from Beaufort, SC on 7/18/2016

1995 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Works perfectly and fits perfectly. Even has two extra lines for power antenna and remote in case you need it or for an extra. Great thinking.

Pros: Fits car without mods Has extra lines

Cons: None at all If it doesn't fit, you have ordered the wrong part.

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Makes life so much easier

BriDev from Kapolei, HI on 6/30/2016

2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Color matching is simple. I was set back a bit because I didn't read the directions and reverse the Red and Yellow wires for my vehicle but technical support was Excellent every time I called. The instructions also didn't mention that I needed to hook power up directly to the battery or auxillary power but again technical support knew right away how to point me in the right direction. Thanks Crutchfield!

Pros: Excellent technical support

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Easy installation

Rick K from Fayetteville NC on 6/25/2016

2007 Volkswagen Beetle

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All colors matched.

Pros: Easy install

Cons: None

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Easy job for anybody who knows how to use a crimp tool

George T. from Miami, FL on 6/12/2016

1999 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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The colors of the cables are the same as the ones for the radio conector. No need to touch your car's cables. The ends are already pre-stripped, so all you need is a crimp tool and approximately 12 crimps (I used the red ones) and the job is done. Easy enough.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: no cons

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Wiring harness

Ron from North Branch, MN on 5/22/2016

2015 Ram Promaster

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Easy to understand instructions (color for color matching to radio wires)

Pros: Ease of use

Cons: none

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Close but no Cigar

Doug E from New Braunfels, TX on 5/11/2016

2004 Dodge Sprinter

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The plug configuration matched the factor Sprinter configuration but the wiring configuration was incorrect. While the wire color-coding matched that of the Pioneer harness, the Metra had the positions of the constant and switched 12v power reversed. It's a good think I verified the outputs of the factory wiring harness before finalizing the connections from the Pioneer harness to the Metra harness.

Pros: Decent quality. Color-coding matched Pioneer receiver. Found replacement pins for the Metra connector I could put on the Pioneer harness so didn't need to splice wires.

Cons: Wiring configuration incorrect.

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Excellent products, at great prices

Christian R. from Oklahoma City, OK on 4/27/2016

2001 Volkswagen Beetle

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This product fit perfectly and is well made. Let's not forget the installation instructions that were included, weather needed or not Crutchfields customer service has always been above and beyond anyone in the market. Thank you for a great product at a great price with quick shipping!

Pros: Fit perfectly and with what they include there are no questions left to ask!

Cons: Only that I don't have more money to spend with them!

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Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wiring Harness

Crutchfield customer from New Brunswick, NJ on 4/3/2016

1998 Volkswagen Jetta III

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This came free with the purchase of a Kenwood head unit from Crutchfield, along with the radio antenna wire, master sheet, and DIN removal tools. I had a very easy time with this adapter. The wires are all pretty striped and labeled. The document is also helpful, but I didn't need it. The wires are labeled. It says on it left front negative etc. It's great! I had a bad harness on my last unit (I didnt put it in) and this fixed a speaker that had gone quiet!

Pros: ?Pre striped ?Labeled ?Easy to use Document ?Came free with Receiver unit

Cons: No cons to me!

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Works but needs splicing and rewiring to get power. 2003 Mercedes c240

Bryce W from rexburg, ID on 3/28/2016

2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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The plug is cheaply made, in my opinion. The factory plug does not fit well into the slots, and require some muscling to even slide it into place. Good luck trying to get it out again. haha. (I had to, and it was not fun. I had to use pliers.) But the main issue was that the constant battery power and the ignition power lines were wrong. The yellow constant battery line on this harness had to be moved to the red wire from the factory harness. And the ignition power I had to splice into the cigarette lighter cord (black with yellow stripe btw) to get it to have power. VERY inconvenient. This is NOT a harness created for my car. It is very much a generic adapter just cheaply bundled with the stereo purchase.

Pros: Most wires match up color to color.

Cons: The wires didn't all come pre cut. I had to manually cut off the plastic from about half of the wires. (Going from this harness to the wires from the stereo adapter). Needed to splice the cigarette lighter wire to gain ignition power. Had to call Crutchfield for assistance (and the phone line was literally a busy tone for half an hour. :| ) Yellow constant battery power from this adapter needed to be put with the red wire from factory harness.

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Great adapter to avoid cutting into the wiring harness on your car.

Ricardo from santa cruz, CA on 3/27/2016

1994 Mercedes-Benz E500

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Great adapter to preserve the wiring harness on your car. Perfect for 1990s Mercedes vehicles with Becker stereos.

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Eurovan Radio Change made simple!

RavenTom from La Conner, WA on 2/22/2016

2001 Volkswagen Eurovan

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If you're upgrading your stock VW radio in your Eurovan, this makes it simple and easy because you can connect the wires at your shop bench, then simply plug in and you're done.

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Made to make your life easier but apparently not.

Misha T. from ocean city, MD on 2/12/2016

2002 Volkswagen Passat

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All the wires are marked for you. Supposed to made an installation easier for my VW Passat 2002 but connectors coming out from my car didn't fit the connector on this Harness so I had to manually cut and connect each wire instead. The product was useless to me, just waste of money. Nothing wrong with the product, just didn't fit my car. Other than that - ok.

Pros: Suppose to make your installation easier. BUT before you get it, make sure it fits the connection in your car!

Cons: none

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Fits mk4 great,although a tight fit

Spencer from Iowa on 1/11/2016

2001 Volkswagen Golf

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I used this for my 01 mk4 golf and it made installation a 10 min job.I did not need to switch wires or add any for my factory amp to work normally. Only thing that is bad is this plug is large and you will have to tuck the wiring into any in dash cavity before you can slide your stereo all the way in. But great plug and play harness

Pros: Ease of install

Cons: Have to squeeze harness into dash to install head unit all the way in

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Perfect fit

The Retired Viking from Nevada on 1/11/2016

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Everything matched up color-for-color with the radio wiring harness. The fit of the car's plugs into this adaptor are good and tight.

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doesnt work

dissapointed from California on 1/8/2016

2005 Volkswagen Beetle

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Tried this because Crutchfield says they have a MasterSheet for wiring. its a generic diagram not specific for my 2005 vw beetle convertible with monsoon and no cd changer. although they say "compatible with your vehicle. Yeah--Not! Don't waste your time with Crutchfield!

Pros: connects to oem harness color coded wires match new alpine stereo harness

Cons: wires match new stereo but obviously have Not been tested by their "professional installers"

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We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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works great

Dave from Ohio on 12/29/2015

2010 Volkswagen Beetle

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works great

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Easy install

Jeff from New York on 11/29/2015

2001 Volkswagen Jetta

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Makes install so easy.

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Dodge Sprinter 2004 Requires Change

bluecuda from North Carolina on 11/28/2015

2004 Dodge Sprinter

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Really a great product, but required a change for my application. The [Ignition} and [Battery] wires needed to be reversed. The head unit worked fine but the memory (example being the radio stations you preset) were lost every time the the ignition was turned off. You can either mismatch the wiring color codes and reverse them or remove the pins and switch them. I took the extra time to reverse the pins to keep the color coding on the wires correct.

Pros: Direct plug in, easy to install

Cons: Required wire changes on my 2004 Dodge Sprinter

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Simply works

Nicolas from Maryland on 10/23/2015

2000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Simple. Works.

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match made in heaven

mrfizzix from western, ma on 9/26/2015

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perfect match

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Had to be Modified for 2003 Mercedes CLK430

DD from Georgia on 9/24/2015

2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class

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This item was specified as compatible with my 2003 Mercedes CLK 430. Well the molex connectors are the same as what is in my car, but the yellow, black and red wires are not in the right position. I had to track down a wiring schematic for my car and remove those 3 wires and relocate them in the connector, as well as add the blue/white wire to turn on the factory amp. This item caused me a lot of grief, including returning a head unit thinking it was DOA because the red wire had to be tapped into a 12v ignition acc wire on the cigarette lighter before the unit would even power on. The instructions for the blue/white wire say to not use on vehicle newer than 1999. This is absolutely not the case for the 2003 CLK 430.

Pros: The speaker wires are in the right place.

Cons: The yellow, black and red wires had to me moved and the blue/white wire was required despite what the directions specified.

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harness

cornfinger from Indiana on 9/23/2015

2001 Volkswagen Passat

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Everything lined up well

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saab radio harness

dan from Pennsylvania on 9/21/2015

1999 Saab 9-3

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worked perfect thanks

Pros: none

Cons: none

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Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wiring Harness

Crutchfield customer from Utah on 9/19/2015

2001 Volkswagen Golf

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Easy and Straight forward

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Perfect for 2000 MK4 VW

Crutchfield customer from Washington on 9/13/2015

2000 Volkswagen Golf

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Crutchfield advisor told me this is what I needed. I am always a bit skeptical, so I went over the schematics for the HU that I was installing (Jensen VX7022). Everything checked out. An easy and perfect wire-up! (might not be the case with post 2000 MK4 VWs, but for my car I didn't have to run ANY additional wires).

Pros: Perfect!

Cons: None.

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Crutchfield customer from Texas on 8/31/2015

2003 Volkswagen Beetle

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All wiring colors matched receiver - simple to install

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Heather from Cheyenne, WY on 7/27/2015

2002 Volkswagen Beetle

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Made the installation of my new stereo much easier! I love that I can plug the harness into the factory wiring!

Pros: Easy, Easy, Easy!

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Match the colors and go

My 3rd from Santa Barbara, CA on 7/9/2015

2004 Volkswagen Beetle

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Takes no instructions

Pros: Simple to attach and install.

Cons: None

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Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wiring Harness

Cmptpad from Delaware on 7/7/2015

1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Excellent for 1996 MB E-320

Pros: It fits my 1996 MB E-320 like a glove... Just pull the OEM wire out and plug this one in

Cons: Excellent for 1996 MB E-320

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Works great

TN Mnts from Tennessee on 6/1/2015

2001 Volkswagen Passat

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This matched up perfectly with my '01 Passat and worked like a charm

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Great for installs

Stavros from Brooklyn, NY on 4/20/2015

2001 Volkswagen Golf

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Easy and great way to install an aftermarket head unit in your early MKIV VW.

Pros: Everything comes labeled and easy to match up with the head units harness.

Cons: None

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Does not come with crimp cap

Patrick from Georgia on 3/11/2015

2004 Volkswagen Beetle

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Be sure to buy some if you don't already have them.

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works fine

Matt from the Washington, DC Area on 2/20/2015

2003 Ford Focus

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Tech was knowledgeable and helpful. Product arrived promptly with clear instructions. Crutchfield is the best!

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simplicity!

CHalloran from Schenectady new york on 1/25/2015

2003 Volkswagen Beetle

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Was the exact harness required for my car. The wiring was simple and quick.

Pros: Color matching took a few minutes to wire together with the receiver and this harness. It was a cinch. Had the whole thing installed in my car in no time at all.

Cons: A little bulky for a beetle. Took some serious knuckle bruising manoeuvering to get it to where the reveiver would sit in properly.

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perfect fit for my 2000 MBZ C230

Vince from SF, Bay Area on 1/19/2015

2000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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The Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wiring Harness was a perfect fit for my 2000 MBZ C230 and the wires matched up to my new Kenwood. Easy install due to perfect fit and direct correlation of speaker wire colors. Kit provided two additional wires for remote amp and power attennae and I had to use one of them. Highly recommend for anyone doing their own install.

Pros: perfect fit and exact correlation to speaker wire colors on head unit. Notices for differences in constant power and switched power comes in instructions.

Cons: None at all.

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David H from Virginia on 1/14/2015

2003 Mercedes-Benz ML320

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Great product worked exactly as advertised

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Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wiring Harness

Crutchfield customer from big sandy, tx on 12/28/2014

2001 Volkswagen Beetle

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Easy installation and perfect fit

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Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wiring Harness

George from Highland, NY on 11/12/2014

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Made installation very simple and allows me to reinstall the factory radio if I want.

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Radio plug connector

Tim from Brentwood, TN on 10/3/2014

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320

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Made the installation much easier. Matched existing audio plug. Plug and play made easy.

Pros: Matched existing plug in car. Wires were plenty long enough to connect to radio plug.

Cons: Not all wires were in the right location for hook-up. There was no electrical diagram sent for plug or for the car it was to be installed in. Had to make a couple of calls to crutchfield to get the right wiring diagrams. They were very helpful.

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Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wiring Harness

Crutchfield customer from indianapolis, in on 10/2/2014

1999 Volkswagen Beetle

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very simple installation

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Michael from Fairfax VA on 9/28/2014

1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Installed on 1999 E320. Did not require cutting as the instructions directed.

Pros: Works Well

Cons: Instructions

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Easy

Dave V from Berkeley, Ca on 9/14/2014

2005 Dodge Sprinter

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Simple to install, I took the new harness out of my new head unit, and this out of the Baggie, soldered the wires together while watching TV and in 30min was ready to go. With bullet connectors or crimp caps (which are really bulky) you could connect these in less than 10 minutes.

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Ranjit from United States on 9/11/2014

2004 Dodge Sprinter

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Easy to understand and fit once I talked to Crutchfield Tech.

Pros: Easy to connect and fit

Cons: I wish some connectors to crimp were also added. they do not cost much but one has to go to another retailer to get to connect them unless you have a soldering iron.

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Crutchfield customer from Schenectady, NY on 8/19/2014

2003 Ford Focus ZX3

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Worked perfectly

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Works well

PM from Durham, NC on 8/15/2014

2000 Volkswagen Golf

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Used this to connect a new Sony head unit to replace a Monsoon one in a 2000 VW Golf. It took a while to connect all the wires, but once that was done it has worked fine. I like that it even has wires to dim the lights on the unit when you have the headlights on - wasn't expecting that.

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Just what we needed!

Lisa from Lebanon, OR on 7/24/2014

2002 Volkswagen Beetle

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They got us just what we needed!

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Good fit

Michael from Maine on 7/22/2014

1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320

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Fit perfect only issue is with the Mercedes the red [ignition switch] and the yellow [constant 12V] are opposite, just realize this when you are connecting the plug to the radio. Works great!

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Receiver wiring harness

Chip from LaVale, MD on 7/9/2014

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Straightforward, easy to use. Just match the wires and plug it in. It help make the install quick and easy.

Pros: Made installation easy.

Cons: None

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Car Battery drained

Matt from Cleveland, Ohio on 6/26/2014

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Will not work with Monsoon Radio. Amplifier in trunk will stay on and drain car battery overnight. Looked in VW Passat forums and this is a common problem. Only solution is to wire up a relay to switch 3 power wires to turn off with ignition switch. Locating the correct wires is hard.

Pros: Radio and CD works

Cons: Car battery will be dead in the morning

Crutchfield response on 7/1/2014
This is a known problem that occurs with some Monsoon systems. The amplifier in the Monsoon system doesn't have a dedicated turn-on/turn-off wire, so it depends on the specific amp as to whether this problem will occur. The solution is to install a relay to turn off the amp. Our Tech Support team is familiar with it and can advise customers on how to fix the problem.

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Radio wiring harness

Frosty from Young America, MN on 6/14/2014

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Perfect matchup from radio to factory wiring. It would be nice if crimp caps were included or at least suggested when ordering, I had difficulty locating crimp caps small enough.

Pros: Makes wiring easy.

Cons: Would like crimp caps included.

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Does the job

MS from Bellingham WA on 5/24/2014

2001 Volkswagen Eurovan

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Simple product does the job, a little tricky figuring out the cable match ups but not hard. I soldered the harness to the decks cabling harness, took my time, not as easy as crimping but no worries

Pros: Works

Cons: None

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perfect

lizcast from merrillville in on 5/11/2014

2003 Ford Focus ZX5

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with this adapter you don't have to cut the factory wires, easy to install, color coded for a much faster installation. just plug in

Pros: will save you time lots of time

Cons: no cons

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makes life easier

Bob Blamo from Exeter, NH on 4/29/2014

2001 Volkswagen GTI

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The Metra harnesses are fairly well known for making life easier when installing a head unit so it was an obvious choice for my 2001 GTI. I soldered the wires to the Pioneer's harness and plugged it in. Nothing more.

Pros: Makes it as easy as can be. Instructions are clear and simple

Cons: None I can find

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Woked perfectly

iDubber EA from Tallahassee,Fl on 4/28/2014

2002 Volkswagen Jetta

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Very easy install. The colors matched up as stated in the instructions. If you have a 2002 VW Jetta single din this is for you.

Pros: Ease of use.

Cons: None.

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my harness for my range rover

jose from los angeles ca. on 4/21/2014

2002 Land Rover Range Rover

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is match perfect in my range rover 2002 i recomended made easy to install my new radio......thank you.

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SO useful!

N5JJR from Ponca City, OK on 4/13/2014

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Made the installation in our 05 New Beetle a breeze.

Pros: Probably wouldn't have been able to install the Pioneer radio without it.

Cons: The only con is not this device, but there isn't hardly any room for everything in the dash of the 05 Beetle. Keep working and you can get it all stuffed in there enough for the radio to slide in :-)

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Works great

Mus5083 from Lacey,WA on 4/7/2014

1999 Volkswagen Passat

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Works exactly like it should no fuss

Pros: Easy to use and dry straight forward

Cons: None

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Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wiring Harness

Terran from Johnsburg, IL on 4/1/2014

1999 Volkswagen Jetta

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Easy

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Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wire Harness Review

Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wire Harness Review from Hartford, CT on 3/8/2014

1998 Land Rover Range Rover

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excellent

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Beetle Wire harness

Crutchfield customer from Pompano Beach, Fla on 3/3/2014

2006 Volkswagen Beetle

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Great piece of aftermarket equipment

Pros: Easily installed, good directions included

Cons: No Cons

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exactly what I needed

Angel from Maui,HI on 2/13/2014

2002 Volkswagen Beetle

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exactly what I needed to install my new CD/Ipod player/Radio in my 2002 VW Beetle

Pros: works

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BrianE from Wake Forest, NC on 2/13/2014

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio

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easy to use and great instructions

Pros: wires matched up quickly, easy instructions

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Good buy.

Vince from Cleveland, OH on 2/4/2014

2004 Ford Focus

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Easy to use adapter. Came free with the purchase of the radio. Solid build quality.

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Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wire Harness

SteveB from Rhode Island on 2/3/2014

2000 Volkswagen Passat

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Made the installation of the radio extremely easy and did not have to cut any factory wires

Pros: eliminated any cutting of vehicle factory wires

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Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wiring Harness

Crutchfield customer from Lafayette, LA on 1/25/2014

1999 Volkswagen Beetle

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Easiest install ever !!

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Marty from Norman, OK on 1/21/2014

2003 Volkswagen Beetle

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Exactly what you'd expect in a factory harness adaptor. I used twist and solder with heat-shrink tubing to mate to the radio harness, and removed the extra wires with a pin. The instructions were clear and concise. The plastic and wires are good quality. Connector fit the factory harness well. There really isn't much else to say.

Pros: Good fit Quality materials

Cons: None

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CrevC from Las Vegas, NV on 1/13/2014

2000 Volkswagen Passat

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Works like a dream!! Easy Easy so glad!!

Pros: Perfect.

Cons: None.

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PERFECT FIT FOR FOCUS WITH BLAPUM FACT RADIO

Ed D from Milford, pA on 1/12/2014

2004 Ford Focus

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I knew that cruchfield would have the perfect fit to the application I was looking for and they sure had in stock and perfectly explained in detail to make sure it was perfect fit. 2004 focus had 3 different radio choices with different connectors

Pros: PERFECT FIT TO THE TWO SPERERATE CONNECTORS WHICH WENT INTO BLUPUM FORD FACTOY RADIO WHICH WORKED PERFECT TO CONNECT NEW RADIO

Cons: nONE PERFECT FIT

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Works fine

Skip M from Chicago on 12/30/2013

2002 Saab 9-3

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Works fine. Good heavy guage wires. And free!

Pros: Plug n play

Cons: none

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Crutchfield is the best and only audio

Tim from corpus christi texas on 12/11/2013

2006 Pontiac GTO

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Fits perfectly no cutting into factory harness.

Pros: Connects directly to factory harness!

Cons: None

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Pioneer

aag007 from Tucson, AZ on 9/14/2013

2002 Volkswagen Jetta

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I LIKE

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Worked great for my VW Beetle

Chachi007 from Midwest, Il on 8/25/2013

2001 Volkswagen Beetle

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Once I figured out where the wires hooked up to & a quick call to Tech support it worked perfect. When i ordered my stuff they should've suggested the connectors you advertise. I would've bought some. 2001 VW New Beetle

Pros: Colors match up pretty well

Cons: Not for someone scared to try, but easy to learn.

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Easy

Joe B from NJ on 8/20/2013

1994 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Comes with extremely easy to understand instructions and a few extra wires for subs and such,. No problems installing.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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worked fine

Bill from Pa on 8/20/2013

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A little bulky but fit and worked just fine.

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Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wiring Harness

Henley F from Knoxville TN on 8/9/2013

2003 Land Rover Discovery

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Absolutely Essential for changing your Head Unit on a Land Rover

Pros: Stock Wires Snap Right In

Cons: No Steering Wheel Control But My Unit Doesn't Have That Anyway

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Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wire Harness

oliver from concord,ca on 7/30/2013

1998 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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the Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wire Harness it is a great product work great in my 1998 Mercedes Benz C class. Worked as advertised,easy to install.

Pros: work great in my 1998 Mercedes Benz C class. Worked as advertised,easy to install

Cons: none

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Excellent harness for VW

1zapz from Pacific NW on 7/26/2013

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Harness matched well with Sony equipment and VW Eurovan. I had to call Crutchfield to make certain of 2 wiring connections, but that was a simple matter - just cut them and tie them off!

Pros: Matched up in wire colors.

Cons: 2 extra wires that had to be called about.

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2004 VW Beetle

Leo from Sterling, Va. on 7/18/2013

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Easy to use. Good price. Comes with instructions...Nice!

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2006 Mercedes Sprinter

TR from Portland, OR on 7/15/2013

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The harness worked perfect. The direction for a Sprinter van said to swap the yellow and red wires and then run a wire from the battery for the constant power. I tested the vehicle wire harness and power was there I just had to swap the yellow and red wires and it worked perfect without having to run a wire direct to the battery.

Pros: Ease of use and wiring

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Crutchfield customer from Orlando, FL on 6/17/2013

2000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Good

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Cons: None

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made instal easy

Jeremy H from Portland, OR on 6/6/2013

2001 Volkswagen Jetta

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easy to use, and I love that the new deck fades to off like the factory one did

Pros: easy to use

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Works as advertised

Rick T. from Pen Argyl, PA on 4/29/2013

2002 Volkswagen Beetle

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Good product. Worked as advertised. Saved a ton of time on the install.

Pros: Good quality and documentation.

Cons: Nothing bad to say.

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Free stuff is cool!

Rob K. from Kingsport, TN on 4/15/2013

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I had a friend who bought the same receiver at a stereo shop and they charged her about 100 dollars for a wiring harness. Crutchfield's the only stereo shop I deal with.

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Wire Harness

John from Vermilion Ohio on 4/6/2013

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worked perfectly

Pros: simple to install

Cons: none

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Ford Focus with factory Blaupunkt adapter

Gene from Salem Oregon on 1/25/2013

2003 Ford Focus

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This wiring adapter worked great for adapting my Ford Focus 2003 factory Blaupunkt unit to my Pioneer stereo. There were only two wires to switch and the instructions I got with my purchase it told me which wires and for which cars. I soldered this adapter to my plug for my Pioneer unit and then just plugged it into my cars harness.I then just plugged in my Pioneer unit and every thing works great. The Pioneer unit I have does not have any the auto volume control for vehicle speed like my Blaupunkt had, but if it did, you would need another adapter for this feature. I understand it also is available from Crutchfield.

Pros: No need to cut up cars wiring harness. Easier to connect or solder wires at the table rather than in the dash. You can always easily plug the old stereo back into the car.

Cons: None

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Winnebago Rialta VW Eurovan Wire Harness Won't Work

squagle from St. Louis, MO on 1/22/2013

2003 Volkswagen Eurovan

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The Winnebago Rialta is based off of the 2003 VW Eurovan but has a different harness then the one provided by Crutchfield. It looks like this is due to the different 12v setup of the motorhome (runs of the coach batteries instead of the car battery.) This adapter will not work in the Winnebago Rialta.

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Best costumer service system EVER

Grizzle from MD on 1/19/2013

2005 Pontiac GTO

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I went to replace my stock head unit in my 2005 GTO only to find out that in order to do this I needed a Voltwagon wire harness. A friend lead me to crutchfield and I was having an issue finding a metra part number on the website so I gave them a call. I called as I was viewing their website and the representative told me to go to the bottom of the page and read her the number, I hit the refresh button and BOOM all three parts I needed for my car were right there on my screen. My mind was blown! This was the first time I swapped a head unit so I made some phone calls during the swap and they had an answer to every one of my many questions. Best customer service, hands down!

Pros: Everything

Cons: Can't think of one thing.

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Excellent VW Beetle Harness

1trkpny from Salt Lake city, UT on 1/12/2013

2000 Volkswagen Beetle

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nice, heavy gauge wire. Matched the Pioneer stereo I put in color-for-color.

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Wire Harness

Crutchfield customer from Birmingham, AL on 1/3/2013

1999 Volkswagen Eurovan

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The crutchfield wiring harnesses always do the job.

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Easy to use

John_M from Austin, TX on 1/3/2013

1998 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Thank you CrutchField for including this item with my deck. Made the installation a snap. I gave it a 4 as the directions could be a little clearer. A quick phone call to tech support solved my problem (pink Amp On wire connection was not clear, at least to me). Switching the Yellow and Red wires for my application was a bit unclear as well. Yes, switching the wires is the right thing to do, but the instructions define the wire connections as to which one goes to ignition and which one to constant 12V. Following that after testing with my multimeter leads to incorrect connection.

Pros: Free with purchase. Easy to install.

Cons: Directions a bit unclear for a total novice.

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Wire Harness worked perfectly

Mark from Moorestown, NJ on 12/31/2012

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The wire harness was used on a 1998 Mercedes ML320. I am always a bit apprehensive about finding compatible aftermarket products for Mercedes because it seems there really aren't too many out there. But this wire harness was absolutely perfect. The instructions provided by Crutchfield provided easy-to-follow and detailed directions on how to correctly connect the wires in the harness to the wire harness of the radio I purchased (Sony MEX-BT3100P). The only flaw I found was that the directions incorrectly stated that the factory connector in the Mercedes needed to be cut in half in order to properly mate with the connector on the wire harness. I happily found that this wasn't necessary - perhaps the wire harness has been updated since the instructions were written. I was worried that the installation of my stereo would be complicated and take hours but it only took me an hour and a half including the time it took to solder the wires in the harness to the wires from the radio.

Pros: Great instructions by Crutchfield made using this harness easy and fast!

Cons: None

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Jetta receiver wire harness

BillW from West Central Ohio on 12/12/2012

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Easy to match up and solder wires together.

Pros: Exact fit. wire colors matched.

Cons: Plug could be one piece, or marked as to the side of the one piece connector in the car.

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Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wiring Harness

Crutchfield customer from Indianapolis, IN on 10/16/2012

2000 Volkswagen Golf

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Made install easy!

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awesome

frank from omaha ne on 7/16/2012

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The one I needed. A perfect fit. Easy to hookup.

Pros: Colors were easy to match to the stereo.

Cons: Nothing

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Crutchfield wire harness

Bruce from Mathews,VA on 6/24/2012

1994 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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The wire harnesses from Crutchfield never disappoint. They are one of the reasons I shop here. They make the job fun rather than painful, while maintaining your factory harness. If you still can't figure it out, Cruchfield support will blow you away with their knowledge. I bought a used car and a hacker had chewed up the factory harness. The Crutchfield tech told me what to look for and got me through it.

Pros: If your vehicle has special wire requirements or differ from a normal install, they'll include specific instructions telling you exactly what to do.

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Volkswagen Wire Harness

GST from Carlsbad, CA on 6/14/2012

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320

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I used this on my 1995 Mercedes to install a new Pioneer head unit. Made the installation neat and clean, leaving the factory harness intact.

Pros: Makes installation easy and leaves factory wiring intact.

Cons: None.

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Simple

Joe P from Cleveland, OH on 6/7/2012

2004 Ford Focus

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I wouldn't normally use something like this as I prefer to directly attach the new harness bundled with the receiver to the car's existing wiring. It was so much nicer to be able to do the soldering outside of the dash and in doing so, installation was a breeze. I would definitely use a harness adapter like this again.

Pros: Easy to use, permits soldering/ splicing to be done outside of the vehicle. Works with multiple makes/ models.

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Necessity

jay_r from Los Angeles, CA on 6/6/2012

2000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Followed the instructions on connecting harness to new stereo wires, soldered them up and worked fine. I should have cut the wires shorter so it was not as bulky. I had to squeeze all the wires in to make the stereo fit.

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Receiver Wire Harness

bill from east mtns, nm on 5/28/2012

2005 Dodge Sprinter

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Bulky connector made it VERY difficult to get head unit in.

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Perfect fit

mark from Jamesport, NY on 4/30/2012

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Replaced stock radio in sons ME/BE. Called Crutchfield. Sent out items needed for the harness. Had new radio working in one hour. Son was down the road showing off to his friends.Thanks Crutchfield!

Pros: Paperwork well written, easy install. Pictures also helped.

Cons: None

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VW Wiring Kit Tight

Munchiniwa from Orlando, FL on 4/27/2012

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The kit fits but its not easy. You may have to break out the "adjustment tools" like a hacksaw, hammer, chisels, etc.

Pros: Connects easily

Cons: There is not enough space in the compartment for the large head. Its about 1/8" to 1/4" too thick. You CAN force it in but its scary. Feels like you are bending the radio to get it in.

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Necessity

Kmratliff29 from Cincinnati on 4/5/2012

1999 Volkswagen Passat

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It is a necessity

Pros: Absolutely needed

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VW Receiver Wire Harness

Crutchfield customer from Michigan on 4/4/2012

2002 Volkswagen Jetta

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Receiver Wire Harness Review.

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Cons: The blue, 12 V wire for the radio antenna amplifier out of the radio needed to be connected to the Blue/White wire on the Kenwood radio. This information was not provided by Crtchfield installation guide or Kenwood manual.

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Why does it not come with a ground cable?

a50svespa from San Gabriel Valley, CA on 4/2/2012

1999 Volkswagen Jetta

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was great for easy install but it did not come with a cable for the ground. I had to splice my factory harness for the ground. defeats the purpose for getting a harness. three stars just because it came free.

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not for sprinter

KSH from Kansas City on 3/16/2012

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This item plugs into the harness for our 2010 Sprinter van, however the sprinter uses the CanBus system. if you use this, you will still have to run switched power and dash illumination. I ended up using an XSVI-1784-NAV to hook up our nav unit. if you don't have a nav unit, the XSVI-1784 will work as well for a little cheaper.

Pros: will get your speakers hooked up as well as ground an constant power.

Cons: will not provide switched power in a sprinter van.

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Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wiring Harness

Crutchfield customer from danbury ct on 2/16/2012

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easy to assemble

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Connector Adaptor

Bill from Edgewood, Maryland on 2/11/2012

2006 Pontiac GTO

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This was real easy to use and the color code matched my stereo. It made installation much easier.

Pros: Fites well and color code matched

Cons: None

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volkswagen wiring harness

Sa from California on 2/9/2012

1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320

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I bought the harness to use on a 1999 Mercedes 320 ML. There was one wire that was not connected correctly. The blue, 12 V wire for the radio antenna amplifier out of the radio needed to be connected to the tan/light brown wire on the Merceds plug. Without 12 volrts to the antenna amp, I received no AM reception. I used a pair of needle nose pliers to move an unused wired over to reconfigure the plug and all was okay. Other than that, the plug is a wise thing to use and generally makes the installation slick. Perhaps the wrong plug adapter was sent to me, but I doubt it

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Great. sort of

Pat from Detroit, MI on 2/1/2012

2003 Ford Focus

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Volkswage, I have a Ford... .

Pros: It fit.

Cons: I didn't have a Volkswagen. Guess it doesn't matter.

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wire harness

nightshifter999 from kentucky on 1/31/2012

2003 Ford Focus ZX3

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made this the easiest radio install ever. only place to buy a car stereo!

Pros: easy.

Cons: none.

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Worked perfectly for my application

Jeff L from Newton, MA on 11/21/2011

2000 Saab 9-3

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Read the instructions, solder or crimp your connections. Plug it in and listen to tunes.

Pros: Worked perfectly for my 2000 Saab 9-3

Cons: Doesn't come with shrink-tube. Most home-installers would have a stock of shrink tubing. It'd be great if the kit included some.

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Crutchfield connector makes install easy

Crutchfield customer from N California on 10/16/2011

2005 Lotus Elise

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I will always buy from Crutchfield - the connector kit makes install much easier. Eliminates soldering inside the car, wire by wire. Saves hours of work. This is my 2nd install. I was skeptical if the connectors work; I mean, how can they test each and every one? But it does work. My previous install had differential inputs, different from typical, and they got the wiring correct.

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Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wiring Harness

Bryan from Florida on 10/9/2011

2000 Volkswagen Beetle

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adapter worked great

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Perfect

Aovi from Alabama Coast on 10/6/2011

2002 Volkswagen Beetle

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The evening the stereo arrived I took the time to attach this properly. The installation was very simple thanks to being able to simply remove the old stereo and plug the new one right in without fumbling with loose wires hanging out of a small hole in the dash. This came free with my car stereo purchase from Crutchfield. Another reason to always shop here!

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2000 Jetta with Monsoon

Crutchfield customer from Jacksonville, FL on 9/17/2011

2000 Volkswagen Jetta

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The harness fit perfect with only one problem. With the Monsoon system, my amp was drawing power from the battery when the car was off. There was nothing on the harness let alone instructions on what to do about this. Had to disconnect the amp and rewire the speakers to by pass the use of the amp. This was annoying and frustrating. I don't really blame the harness or crutchfield's instructions, but maybe add something on what to do about this. Overall the hardness fit and worked well minus this amp problem.

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Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wiring Harness

Mark from Tampa on 9/7/2011

1998 Porsche Boxster

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perfect fit

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Just plug it in and it works

Kevin P from Rancho Cucamonga on 7/26/2011

2001 Volkswagen Passat

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All of the factory wires are confusing. Just plug in the harness they give you and it just works. If you aren't sure they can email you the color codes on the factory wires to let you double check it. The help they gave me over the phone (even on a Sunday morning) was outstanding. For this alone I will always shop at Crutchfield first and recommend them!

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2001 Passat Monsoon Harness

Greg D. from Rochester NY on 6/25/2011

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Fit perfectly, wires matched up color for color with JVC head unit.

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Perfect

Steve K from Branford, CT on 4/19/2011

1999 Volkswagen Golf

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This made the installation painless. I connected this to the (new) radio's harness while watching TV (multi-tasking, why not?). It made the installation quick, pain and frustration free.

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Harness Adapter

ScruddlyJr from Fort Collins, CO on 4/7/2011

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As usual with Crutchfield adapters, this was a perfect fit and simplified the wiring and splicing effort.

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Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wiring Harness

Crutchfield customer from CT on 3/25/2011

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Does the job perfectly! Much better than having to hack and splice wires together still in the dashboard. Made installing my new HU a breeze and took less than half an hour!

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Works exactly as it should!

dtsdig from Rochester, NY on 3/24/2011

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I installed this into my 1995 Mercedes E320 Wagon with the Active Bass factory setup. I have spent days online looking for easy solutions that allow you to install a new head unit and still utilize the factory amp that powers the mid/bass speakers in the front doors. This is that product!!! I did swap the red and yellow power wire positions at the connector so that the constant and switched power works properly for my car as the included instructions said. I also hooked up the amp turn-on wire from the new Alpine deck to the power antenna wire on this harness because on my car the power antenna wire is also the factory amp turn-on. The system works flawlessly and sounds a million times better than the original with no wires having to cut. Thanks Crutchfield!

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VW Chick from Charlotte, NC on 3/18/2011

2001 Volkswagen Passat

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Made installation a breeze.

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Easy install in 2001 VW Jetta

ThomasN from Houston, TX on 3/4/2011

2001 Volkswagen Jetta

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The harness just simply works as advertised. Installed it in my 2001 VW Jetta that came with a Monsoon sound system. Very easy to install because of the included Crutchfield installation guide and the colors matched up with my Kenwood receiver cables. The length of the harness cable and the cable from the receiver combined was a little long, but it fits inside the dash okay. One can trim the cables a little shorter for easier installation.

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Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wiring Harness

James F. from Georgia on 2/20/2011

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Needed help with one connection (not shown on paperwork). I called help line and had an answer within a minute from a VERY knowledgable tech.

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Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wiring Harness

Roger T from Concord, NC on 2/5/2011

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I used this harness in a 2011 Freightliner and it fits exactly. This can also be used in other late model big rig trucks, Mack and International and possibly others. I love the new sony GT550UI stereo.

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Beetle harness

Richard R from Jackson, MS on 2/4/2011

2000 Volkswagen Beetle

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The harness worked beautifully in the Beetle. Although I know nothing about radios and found that I had a new radio with twelve wires and a harness with fifteen wires, I was able to quickly mate the two with a few calls to your excellent, knowledgable, and vey helpful technical staff. It was most pleasing to find that the radio wires color coding matched the color coding of the harness and I was told what to do about the extra wires. Good job Crutchfield.

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Good, but may need a second harness for rear speakers

JK from Seattle on 1/31/2011

2002 Volkswagen Eurovan

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The harness supported all of the usual connections including front speakers, but I needed an additional harness to support my rear speakers which were not routed through this harness

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Jim from Palm Bay, FL on 1/20/2011

1994 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Used this to connect my Sony to '94 MB C220 wiring harness. Perfect!

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No complaints

Yuri from Bellevue, WA on 12/2/2010

2005 Pontiac GTO

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This harness is the boss. A bit of soldering and some shrink wrap and I've created a factory- looking harness for my new aftermarket stereo. Clear instructions. What else can you ask for?

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Tony B from Long Island on 10/25/2010

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This harness works great. The only problem was the directions did not say to hook up one of the wires that powers the antenna booster. But after a quick call it was an easy fix.

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Brian from Colonial Heights, VA on 9/9/2010

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Was exactly what was needed. Fit nicely and schematics were doable. Relatively painless operation.

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Todd from Ravensdale, WA on 8/27/2010

1998 Volkswagen Jetta III

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This harness made installing my new radio very simple.

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2001 VW Jetta w/ Monsoon Sound System

Matt J from Connecticut on 8/22/2010

2001 Volkswagen Jetta

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This adapter worked great when I replaced the head unit in a 2001 VW Jetta which came with a factory equipped Monsoon Sound System. An Internet search prepared me for all types of wiring problems when replacing the HU, but this wire harness plus Crutchfield's included directions made everything go smoothly.] The Monsoon Amplifier turns on/off as it is supposed to, works with the regular line voltage from the HU, no problem with speakers. The HU gets plenty of power from the car's wiring system (and doesn't need a dedicated wiring connect to ground and an empty spot on the fuse panel). Follow the directions closely and leave the two extra wires unconnected (but wrapped in electrical tape) so there are no problems when the dealer uses the car scanner computer.

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Metra 70-1784 Receiver Wiring Harness

Bill from Florence, MS on 8/19/2010

1999 Volkswagen Beetle

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Instructions were clear and easy to follow. I agree with others that you need to shorten the leads as much as possible because there just isn't much room in the dash of the New Beetle for all those wires! I spent the most time during the entire installation process just trying to get all the wires into the dash far enough to let the stereo slide in. But that was more the fault of VW design of stereo compartment rather than the wire harness itself. The plug end is kind of big and boxy, but I don't know what else they could have done other than have two individual plugs instead of one big one. However, the wire harness came free with the purchase of the Clarion CZ-500, so I guess I shouldn't complain too much!

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Crutchfield customer from Minneapolis, MN on 3/13/2010

2006 Volkswagen Beetle

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I did not install my own stereo, but the place that did told me that it went in very easily, and that Crutchfield's install kits are THE BEST!

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Does the job!!!

DAVID from So Cal on 1/19/2010

2001 Volkswagen Beetle

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Wiring diagram was clear and concise. Only recommendation is to shorten the wires as much as possible before soldering, as there wasn't much room for this harness in the compartment when trying to install radio.

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Awesome

Josh from Austin, TX on 9/13/2009

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This saved me sooo much time and money. It was included free with my new head unit. I've never installed my own stereos before but I did this time as this adapter relieved my fears of messing up my factory harness. Just sat down at my work bench with the old soldering gun an