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Metra 99-5718 Dash and Wiring Kit

Install and connect a new single-DIN or double-DIN car stereo in a 2000-03 Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable with electronic climate controls

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About the Metra 99-5718 Dash and Wiring Kit

You bought a 2000-03 Taurus or Mercury Sable — great car, but its console makes it impossible to upgrade the factory radio. Metra's kit allows you to install an aftermarket single- or double-DIN receiver in the dash, while maintaining all electronic climate controls, including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning — even the heated seats and compass if your model has them.

You bought a 2000-03 Taurus or Mercury Sable — great car, but its console makes it impossible to upgrade the factory radio. Metra's kit allows you to install an aftermarket single- or double-DIN receiver in the dash, while maintaining all electronic climate controls, including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning — even the heated seats and compass if your model has them.

The kit features backlit soft-touch buttons that let you access all climate controls found in your Taurus or Sable, and it's a perfect match for the color, texture, and contours of your dash. You'll also get an LCD display just like the one in your Taurus. The package also includes all harnesses and antenna adapters needed for the installation. Warranty: 1 year.

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What's in the box:

  • Radio housing
  • 8" Power/ground harness
  • 15' Amp bypass harness
  • 15' Antenna cable
  • ISO trim plate
  • DD trim plate
  • 2 ISO brackets
  • 2 DD brackets
  • Temperature sensor housing
  • Pocket
  • Installation Instructions
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Dash and wiring kit for 2000 Ford Taurus, et. al.

Crutchfield customer from Princeton, NJ on 4/8/2019

2000 Ford Taurus SEL

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Looks great. Installed by a local shop.

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Cons: If you want to see current outside temperature displayed constantly you need to have the A/C or heat on. Pressing the outside temp button will show the current temperature but it will only display for a few seconds if you have not set the controls for AC/Heat temperature.

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Metra to the rescue!

Jason from Lynchburg, VA on 2/27/2019

2008 Ford Mustang

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Great kit worked well in my 2002 Taurus SEL. It's the only kit out there since Ford made it hard by having the radio up front being the controller for the actual radio/amp that's in the trunk. So this kit includes a long wiring harness to bring the antenna and speaker wires up to the head unit. The HVAC controls work well, at the buttons actually work better than the factory ones. They HVAC buttons illuminate orange at night just like factory. This kit worked well with my Kenwood DDX396 double din radio. Recommend to anyone looking to install a radio in their 00-03 Taurus/Sable!

Pros: Kit looks great, secures the radio into the dash well Really like the matte black finish

Cons: The HVAC screen is little bright Didnt have a dimmer wire setup to go to the radio but its the orange one in the metra harness so it's a easy fix.

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Crutchfield customer from Essexville, MI on 1/20/2019

2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium

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At first, it was hard to understand exactly how it would work. After opening my old radio, it was very simple and easy to put the wires in. It is a very clean and sleek design. The only downside is how bright the screen is and the color. It is a very, very bright green which is visually appealing and can be noticeable in the corner of your eye when driving at night.

Pros: Easy to put together

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Crutchfield customer from Covington, OH on 6/12/2018

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What I needed

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John from Oak Lawn, IL on 4/1/2018

2001 Mercury Sable LS

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It fits like a glove all hvac controls work great. This product is a great buy

Pros: Great product

Cons: None that I can think of

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Plug n play

Martin from Cincinnati Ohio on 7/24/2017

2000 Mercury Sable LS

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Thanks to the Crutchfield team for their expertise and knowledge, this product was very easy to install, great plug n play product replacing my factory dash kit in a 2000 Mercury Sable. Thank you Crutchfield.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

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Mike from Louisville, KY on 4/20/2017

2003 Ford Taurus SEL

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A good kit that made what could have been a difficult install rather easy. Try adding some wood grain trim or chrome or color decal. A lot of black up front. Overall this is great!

Pros: Fit well in the Taurus.

Cons: Keys did not engage properly for removal after installation. Had to reach in behind the unit.

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Anne from Wolcott, NY on 3/8/2017

2003 Mercury Sable LS Premium

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Received product fast and liked how responsive your customer service people are

Pros: Like how everything is included

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louis from Illinois on 9/22/2015

2003 Mercury Sable LS Premium

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best deal on the web if you purchase a car stereo threw Crutchfield as well as this dash kit looks like it is stock perfect fit great deal amazing Crutchfield customer service as always will always be a customer here .

Pros: very easy to install comes with everything you need

Cons: none

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dale s. from Pennsylvania on 6/2/2015

2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium

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Really nice kit. Fit well

Pros: Fit was right on.

Cons: none

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Great Product

daveh from ohio on 1/15/2015

2001 Mercury Sable LS

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I purchased a new jvc single din stereo for my son as a present and got half off of this item \. Installed it in his 2001 mercury sable with no problems at all as it came with everything I would need.

Pros: very easy install, looks like it belongs in car

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Clarendon Hills, Il on 11/5/2014

2000 Ford Taurus SEL

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Wish they would have done something better for the heater control sensor.

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great product!

thom&son from melrose,ma. on 1/29/2013

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I used this adapter in my 2003 mercury sable ls and if you didn't know you would think that the dvd unit came with the car. The dash looks great! The price was right too. I received half off because I bought a receiver too.

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The only way to install an aftermarket radio into a Taurus

WM from WI on 8/28/2012

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This integration kit had everything (be sure to ask for wire nuts) needed to install an aftermarket radio into my 2003 Taurus wagon. The climate control works just like the factory one. The only complaint is that the top segment of the temperature display digit is blocked by the plastic housing (shorter people can probably see it) so 71 degrees looks like 11 degrees. That is the only issue and it is a minor one. The only significant complaint I have is the instruction manual. The pictures are very poor and it does not give one the entire picture about all of the installation up-front. I'm an EE and I was ultimately able to "get it", but those not tech-savvy will have to call Crutchfield for help. It is important to realize that the Taurus factory radio is actually in the rear of the vehicle behind the spare tire. Only the user interface (and cassette player) is in the dash. So there is a big wiring harness with all the speaker wires and antenna coax that you must run from the rear of the car to the dash. You will need to bend up some cushions and plastic trim along the rocker panels to run the cable harness in there. Before running the harness, I recommend you tape it up (or tie wrap it) every 12 inches to keep the individual wires together. This info should be in the instructions. All that said, once you have it installed, you have all the climate controls plus the ability to install a nifty, modern, up-to-date car stereo that looks factory. Nice!

Pros: Looks good. Excellent functionality. Very complete - only wire nuts need be added.

Cons: Poor installation instructions.

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Features

2000-2003 Ford Taurus Installation Kit: The Metra Turbo 2 Installation Kit (99-5718C) is designed specifically for the 2000-2003 Ford Taurus (with auto climate controls). It allows installation of both double DIN and single DIN aftermarket head units. A storage pocket is included for DIN installs. The installation kit is painted a scratch resistant matte black finish. The 99-5718C installation kit also retains all factory climate control functions with soft touch buttons and LCD display. All harnesses and antenna adapters are included.

Crutchfield Wiring Harness: Crutchfield 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 Crutchfield 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 Crutchfield 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 Crutchfield 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:

(Power Harness)

Wire Color Function
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Black Ground

(Amplifier Bypass Harness)

Wire Color Function
Green Left Rear Speaker +
Green/Black Left Rear Speaker -
Violet Right Rear Speaker +
Violet/Black Right Rear Speaker -
Gray Right Front Speaker +
Gray/Black Right Front Speaker -
White Left Front Speaker +
White/Black Left Front Speaker -
Blue Power Antenna

The Crutchfield Car Selector: Please visit the Crutchfield Car Selector for your specific vehicle.

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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It's compatible with my Mercury and I want a clean installation. [ Jonathan  Mar 08, 2019 ]
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Fair prices free shipment [ Timothy  Mar 06, 2018 ]
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What a great site! Easy to use and very helpful information not found anywhere else!! [ Isaiah  May 15, 2017 ]
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For my car stereo [ Jordan  Feb 25, 2017 ]
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Because it was the cheapest I could find online [ Justin  Jun 13, 2016 ]
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One stop shopping. Fair pricing [ Gregory  May 26, 2016 ]
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Included wiring harness and availability. [ Blake  Mar 14, 2016 ]
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For easy install for a Ford taurus [ adam  Feb 11, 2016 ]
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4 questions already asked

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Can you still perform the climate control self test with this unit installed like the factory? The sable had issues with climate control and it needs to be reset when the door gets stuck on heat. You have button combinations to press on original Ford climate controls to do this diagnostics and reset procedure so will this after market unit be able to do this?
[ Tim  Sep 21, 2016 ]
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I do not know. I never had to do a reset on the climate controls. As far as all the other functions of the climate controls they worked the same as before the install
[ Scott  Sep 22, 2016 ]
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No it doesn't and I'm currently having an issue with the climate control since installing the aftermarket dash unit.
[ TASHA T  Sep 21, 2016 ]
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Hi Tim, I have this kit installed on a 2000 Sable. Please provide some information about this procedure and I'll be happy to let you know whether it works.
[ Moti  Sep 21, 2016 ]
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No I wasn't able to get it to work my Taurus has the same issues.
[ Dustin  Sep 21, 2016 ]
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Will not perform the EATC test. Thank god I kept my original on the shelf...
[ Jason  Sep 21, 2016 ]
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There is a four pin connection on the back of this....where and what wire hooks into this?
[ taurus  Jul 03, 2016 ]
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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 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  Jul 05, 2016 ]  Staff
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Can I see the installation instructions before I buy? I've been told this is a very complicated install and I want to see if I think I can do it.
[ John  May 19, 2015 ]
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It was not complicated at all.
[ VERNON W  May 26, 2015 ]
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Sorry to say I chickened out and hired someone to do it. Part I was most concerned about was running wire forward from trunk where the stock radio is actually located to the dash. The car I bought it for died and I had to pay the same guy a second time to move it. I should have done it myself, but was pressed for time. The unit works well and it is nice to be able to listen to books on my iPad which the stock radio would not allow.
[ MARVIN E  May 21, 2015 ]
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I have installed 3 kits. More timely than other kits but not that hard. Don M
[ Donald  May 19, 2015 ]
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I don't know if you can see the install instructions first, but I can tell you the install is not very complicated at all. If you can install a radio and speakers you can definitely install this with no problems.
[ Shawn  May 19, 2015 ]
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Can I buy Just the wiring harness?
[ Michael Terry  Dec 29, 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  Dec 30, 2014 ]  Staff

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