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Metra 70-5510 Receiver Wiring Harness

Connect a new car stereo in select 1989-2000 Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, and other vehicles

Item # 120705510

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

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Item # 120705510

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About the Metra 70-5510 Receiver Wiring Harness

Metra 70-5510 Receiver Wiring Harness

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

Metra 70-5510 Receiver Wiring Harness

Installation Note: This harness uses your factory amplifier; your new stereo must have two pairs of preamp outputs to connect this 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.

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What's in the box:

  • Receiver power wiring harness
  • Receiver speaker wiring harness (w/RCAs)
MFR #70-5510

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Features

Metra 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 vehicles 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.

Receiver Recommendation: It is recommended that this wiring harness be used with head units that have front and rear RCA line outputs. If this wire harness is intended for use with a radio that does not have front and rear RCA pre-amp outputs (with full range signal), then we recommend purchase of item 142SLC4 ($24.99) as well. If you have questions, please contact a Crutchfield advisor at 1-888-955-6000.

Wire Code Chart:

Harness #1 Power

Wire Color Function
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Black Chassis Ground
Blue Power Antenna
Blue/White Amp Turn-On
Orange/White Dimmer
Orange Illumination
Orange/Black Not used (tape off)

Harness #2 Speakers

Wire Color Function
White RCA Left Front Speaker
Gray RCA Right Front Speaker
Green RCA Left Rear Speaker
Violet RCA Right Rear Speaker

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Fits my 1995 mustang gt with factory amp [ Patrick  Oct 02, 2019 ]
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It's the one that is reported to fit my car. [ Timothy  Sep 10, 2019 ]
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For easy install on factory wire harness. [ Daniel  Aug 20, 2019 ]
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Makes life so much easier [ Frank  Jul 03, 2019 ]
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I prefer to retain factory materials to make each and every job simpler. [ Shane  Jun 23, 2019 ]
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Recommended by crutchfield [ Jim  May 22, 2019 ]
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If the harness is recommended, you need it. Plus, freebies! [ Joshua  Feb 24, 2019 ]
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no worries plug and play [ Darryl  Feb 12, 2019 ]
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Used these type wiring harness in the past they work great [ Mike  Jan 24, 2019 ]
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Recommended by Crutchfield & this I hopes makes install easier [ elliott  Dec 20, 2018 ]
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Required for easy installation of wiring harness. [ William  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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It's necessary to install a radio that I purchased from Crutchfield a few years back. [ PHILLIP  Oct 26, 2018 ]
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EASE OF INSTALLATION [ THOMAS W  Sep 15, 2018 ]
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Don't have a sub sooo..... It Helps! [ Christopher  Sep 14, 2018 ]
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Exactly what the car needs to make my 2000 mustang aftermarket stereo the easiest and best install. [ james  Sep 13, 2018 ]
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Need this to connect to my Mach 460 system [ OSCAR  Sep 02, 2018 ]
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Chad told me to buy them. [ Alexander  Jul 11, 2018 ]
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To connect to stock harness [ Matthew  Apr 27, 2018 ]
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Was recommended with the radio by Crutchfield. [ Maria  Apr 17, 2018 ]
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Ease of install [ Earl  Mar 13, 2018 ]
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easier to connect than without [ LAWRENCe  Mar 09, 2018 ]
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Was included free with my receiver. [ Eric N.  Feb 20, 2018 ]
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MAY NEED [ HAROLD  Feb 15, 2018 ]
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So I can install the radio [ Bill  Jan 24, 2018 ]
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I wanted to retain my factory amplifier and subwoofer on my 1989 Ford Thunderbird SuperCoupe with factory JBL sound system. [ JAMES J  Dec 29, 2017 ]
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recommended by sales advisor [ Max  Dec 06, 2017 ]
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Best choice for application [ Jeffrey  Oct 21, 2017 ]
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You recommend it for my car [ michael shane  Oct 15, 2017 ]
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I looked the part number up on Metra's website and it was exactly what I was looking for to integrate my radio with my vehicle [ Corey  Oct 01, 2017 ]
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features, quality and price [ Joshua  Jul 31, 2017 ]
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kit [ Anthony L.  Jul 20, 2017 ]
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My Mustang has a complicated factory harness, but this simplified my aftermarket install and fit perfectly. I've had it installed for a couple of years with no issues. [ JASON  Jun 12, 2017 ]
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Needed for install. [ Dax  Jun 09, 2017 ]
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This makes installation easier and connects the receiver perfectly for a great clear sound. [ Adam  May 07, 2017 ]
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Didnt want to cut into the factory wiring. [ Calvin  Feb 27, 2017 ]
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ease of install [ Nick  Feb 20, 2017 ]
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These are difficult to find depending on your regional location. (for me anyway) Start fresh with new compatible wiring. That they include with your radio purchase! [ Paul R Vasquez  Jan 05, 2017 ]
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adaptation [ J  Jan 02, 2017 ]
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I ordered the wrong one when i purchased the radio [ Robert  Nov 25, 2016 ]
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It too was also free. [ William  Nov 18, 2016 ]
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To make installation easier [ shane  Oct 17, 2016 ]
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I think I may need it on this one. [ WAYNE A  Oct 12, 2016 ]
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Quality is not the best but does the job. [ Francisco  Sep 30, 2016 ]
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install radio [ Michael  Sep 20, 2016 ]
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No splicing, no cutting of factory wires. Basically plug and play and on your way! [ Jason  Sep 07, 2016 ]
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For ease of installation [ Kenneth  Aug 18, 2016 ]
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It was free and necessary for installation [ Richard  Jun 26, 2016 ]
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Needed the adapter to connect the stereo to the stock wiring harness. [ William Scott  Jun 17, 2016 ]
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it fits my car and need it [ Roben  May 12, 2016 ]
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Makes it easy [ TomsBmw  May 01, 2016 ]
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upgrading my wiring [ Roy  Mar 31, 2016 ]
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To mate up with the factory wiring harness. [ SHELBY  Mar 22, 2016 ]
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Metra is the most reliable when it comes to wiring harnesses for aftermarket car stereos. [ Travis John  Mar 08, 2016 ]
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It made the stereo work with the factory existing wiring and amp. [ Bob  Feb 22, 2016 ]
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To connect to factory wiring harness. [ Jason  Feb 17, 2016 ]
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Needed it to retain factory wiring/amp usage [ Miguel  Jan 29, 2016 ]
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Needed for Mach 460 integration in my 1996 Ford mustang Cobra. [ CHRISTOPHER  Jan 16, 2016 ]
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To test on my Lincoln [ Michael Lee  Dec 17, 2015 ]
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Ease of installation [ Douglas  Dec 10, 2015 ]
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4 questions already asked

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hi I just brought a boss audio car stereo ever tinhg works great its just I think I may have brought the wrong wiring harness all the disconnections from the stock stereo doesn't fit with I have a ford 2000 mustang 2dr convertible I just brought I hook it up twice everything except sound came on so will this harness work?
[ D  Mar 04, 2018 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Mar 08, 2018 ]  Staff
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is this the only metra 70-5510 wiring harness needed to update to an aftermarket stero in my 98 mustang . has seprate componets and factory amp?
[ Roger  Jun 23, 2017 ]
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For additional 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 how everything connects and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Kenny  Jun 23, 2017 ]  Staff
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Will this harness work on a 96 mustang all other harnesses I see say 98 and up?
[ Kerry  Oct 04, 2014 ]
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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  Oct 05, 2014 ]  Staff
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Which wire connectors would I need for these (in gauges)?
[ D.j.  May 23, 2014 ]
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We used 16 Guage wiring for install.
[ BERT A  May 26, 2014 ]
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The instructions say to use crimp caps or solder them. I soldered and used heat shrink. 18-22 (red) gauge crimp connectors should work also.
[ JEREMY W  May 26, 2014 ]
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If you have mach radio, you get RCA connections. If not get the other one
[ JEFFREY G  May 26, 2014 ]
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18 or 20
[ WILLIAM J  May 26, 2014 ]

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