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Metra 70-1726 Factory Integration Adapter
Connect a new car stereo and bypass the factory amplifier in select 2003-09 Honda Element models
Item #: 120701726
This item is no longer available.
Metra 70-1726 Factory Integration Adapter
Our take on the Metra 70-1726 Factory Integration Adapter by Crutchfield's Dave Delamere
This Metra 70-1726 integration adapter allows you to install a new car stereo in your Honda Element without having to cut the factory wiring. This adapter allows you to bypass the factory amplifier and use the more powerful amp that's built into your new car stereo.
Simply splice the color-coded wires on your integration adapter to the wires from your aftermarket stereo — you can crimp or solder the connections in the comfort of your home without having to struggle with splicing wires behind your dash. Next, plug the Crutchfield integration adapter into the harness that you removed from your factory radio.
Since you didn't have to cut off your car's original radio connector, it's easier to put the factory radio back in when you sell your vehicle or return it at the end of the lease. Just plug the factory radio back in and keep the aftermarket stereo.Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this adapter is compatible with your vehicle. Warranty: 60 days.
Note: Most vehicles will require additional installation parts please identify your vehicle if you haven’t done so. You can also call an Advisor for more information.
Crutchfield Amp-Bypass Harness: Crutchfield's amp-bypass 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 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: Amplifier Bypass Harness
|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 -|
|Green/White||Sub DVC 1 (+)|
|White/Red||Sub DVC 1 (-)|
|Brown/Yellow||Sub DVC 2 (+)|
|Brown/Blue||Sub DVD 2 (-)|
The Crutchfield Car Selector: Please visit the Crutchfield Car Selector for your specific vehicle.
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