About the Metra 70-1817 Receiver Wiring Harness
Metra 70-1817 wiring harness
Metra 70-1817 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 it 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.
- 12V constant power
- 12V switched power
- power antenna turn-on
- left front speaker +/-
- right front speaker +/-
- left rear speaker +/-
- right rear speaker +/-
Pretty cut & dry. I still check the wiring diagrams when installing these, but every time the colors match up! Thanks for including these free with purchase!!
Travis from WINSTON SALEM, NC
Were do I hook the solid blue wire at?
It's a power source only when the stereo is turned on. So, use it for a power antenna, to turn on an amp, or just tape it up and don't use it at all.
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More details on the Metra 70-1817 Receiver Wiring Harness
Wiring Harness: This wiring harness prevents 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 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 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 wiring harness is not equipped with a ground wire, you will need to ground the aftermarket head unit's ground wire to the metal chassis of your vehicle. Some vehicle's may require you to bypass the vehicle's factory amplifier (in another location from factory radio) or hardwire certain connections. If your vehicle is equipped with factory steering wheel controls, an additional adapter is required & sold separately.
Wire Code Chart:
|Red||+12 Volt Accessory|
|Yellow||+12 Volt Constant|
|White/Black||Left Front Speaker -|
|Gray/Black||Right Front Speaker -|
|White||Left Front Speaker +|
|Gray||Right Front Speaker +|
|Green||Left Rear Speaker +|
|Green/Black||Left Rear Speaker -|
|Violet||Right Rear Speaker +|
|Violet/Black||Right Rear Speaker -|
No Ground Wire: The wiring harness does not included a ground wire. You will need to ground your aftermarket head unit directly to the vehicle's metal chassis.
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