Chat
Contact us
Close contact box
Connect ID #
095 286 473 3
Connect ID #
095 286 473 3
All finished with your chat session?

We’ll email you a transcript of this conversation for your records.

Our contact center is currently closed.

Please enter your name.  
Please enter a valid email address. Why is this required?
Please enter your US phone number.  

For Tech Support, call 1-888-292-2575

Thank you, !
Our conversation will be emailed to
Please enter a question  
Don't wait on hold. We'll call you back when it's your turn to talk with the next available .
Please enter your name  
Please enter your phone number  

Please enter a message  

Calls may be recorded for training and quality control purposes.

We are located in Virginia USA.

Metra 70-5521 Receiver Wiring Harness

Connect a new car stereo in select 2003-up Ford, Lincoln, Mazda, and Mercury vehicles

Item # 120705521

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

Find what Fits your car

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

California customers:
Please click here for your Proposition 65 warning.

Item # 120705521

In stock
$14.99

About the Metra 70-5521 Receiver Wiring Harness

Metra 70-5521 Receiver Wiring Harness

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

Metra 70-5521 Receiver Wiring Harness

Installation Note: This harness uses your factory amplifier; your new stereo must have one pair 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.

READ LESS
Connections
  • 12V constant power
  • 12V switched power
  • chassis ground
  • dimmer
  • left front speaker +/-
  • right front speaker +/-
  • left rear speaker +/-
  • right rear speaker +/-
  • amp turn on
  • RCA cables for the signal to the woofers
  • MFR # 70-5521

What's in the box:

  • 7" Receiver wiring harness
  • 13" RCA harness

Customer reviews

Loading reviews...

Metra 70-5521 Receiver Wiring Harness reviews

Average review:

242 reviews

Thanks for submitting your review

Filter by rating

Customer photos

Sort reviews

Sort by:
Items per page:
View page:

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response

<< >>

More details on the Metra 70-5521 Receiver Wiring Harness

Stacey B.

Product Research

Features

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:

(Receiver Wiring Harness)

Wire Color Function
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Black Ground
Blue Power Antenna
Orange Illumination
White Left Front Speaker +
White/Black Left Front Speaker -
Gray Right Front Speaker +
Gray/Black Right Front Speaker -
Green Left Rear Speaker +
Green/Black Left Rear Speaker -
Violet Right Rear Speaker +
Violet/Black Right Rear Speaker -

(Amp Turn-On/Subwoofer Wiring Harness)

Wire Color Function
Empty (none)
Blue/White Amp Turn-On
Blue/White Amp Turn-On
White RCA Left Subwoofer Channel
Red RCA Right Subwoofer Channel

Loading accessories...

Customer Q&A

5 questions already asked

Q
I have an 07 mustang gt with the shaker 500 this has two of the connections but i dont know what the third is?
[ zac  Apr 09, 2016 ]
1 answer
A
Thanks for your question. The product page lists what the connections are for: 12V constant power 12V switched power chassis ground dimmer left front speaker +/- right front speaker +/- left rear speaker +/- right rear speaker +/- amp turn on RCA cables for the signal to the woofers If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the connections on the product. 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. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
[ Kenny  Apr 09, 2016 ]  Staff
Q
I have an 07 f-150 with the 8" factory sub and 6cd changer but on the back of my of my radio there is 3 individual harnesses. This product shows only 2 where does the 3rd harness plug into?, would I lose any features such as backup sensors? Or do I need another part? Thanks
[ Derek  Aug 02, 2014 ]
2 answers
A
I believe the other harness is for just the steering wheel controls. If you don't buy the steering wheel control adapter for your receiver, you will lose these functions.
[ KEVIN  Aug 07, 2014 ]
A
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
[ Krissy  Aug 06, 2014 ]  Staff
Q
so exactly what is this used for? it seems to say that it allows the shaker 500 subs and amp to be connected to the aftermarket radio, but then i read further on and it says i need a $100 adapter for them to work. so which one is it?
[ Brandi  Jan 06, 2014 ]
1 answer
A
This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation.
[ Jeff  Jan 06, 2014 ]  Staff
Q
I wired everything on the aftermarket receiver wiring harness correctly because when I plugged it in everything worked great. The only thing that didn't work were my factory subwoofers. I don't know how to connect the amplifier turn on wires that are connected to the red and white RCA cables. I don't know where the two blue/white wires connect to. Can someone please help me? My radio has been in my car for weeks now and I can't seem to get it to work properly.
[ Evan  Jan 03, 2014 ]
1 answer
A
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. 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. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
[ Jeff  Jan 03, 2014 ]  Staff
SHOW MORESHOW LESS

Loading articles...

TOP