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Metra 70-1782 Receiver Wiring Harness

Connect a new car stereo in select 1985-99 General Motors, Isuzu, and Suzuki vehicles

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

Metra 70-1782 receiver 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 this 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
  • chassis ground
  • illumination
  • left front speaker +/-
  • right front speaker +/-
  • left rear speaker +/-
  • right rear speaker +/-

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.

No issues, worked just fine, no complaints.

Ben, Slater, IA

What's in the Box:

  • Receiver wiring harness

Metra 70-1782 Receiver Wiring Harness Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(26 Reviews)

Great product that Crutchfield gives you for free

Romeo from Orange Park, FL on 7/10/2017

1992 Geo Tracker
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Although this is free from Crutchfield, it makes installing your CD player a very easy "plug-n-play" job. You pretty much just match the colors, red to red, black to black, yellow to yellow (these are for power). The rest are for speakers (gray, white, green and purple). The only thing, is just make sure you set the positive with the positive, and negative with the negative (negative has a black stripe). Other than that, it's pretty easy. Also, makes it that you don't have to cut any of your factory wiring harness.

Pros: it's free, and makes hooking up a head unit a BREEEEEEZE

Cons: Nothing really.. It's free....

Metra 70-1782 Receiver Wiring Harness

Ben from Slater, IA on 2/22/2017

1994 Geo Prizm
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

No issues, worked just fine, no complaints.

Pros: Free with receiver, simple install

Cons: None

Metra 70-1782 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from Rochester, IN on 8/11/2016

1999 Chevrolet Tracker
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

LOVE that this company provides the proper harness for your type vehicle! Thanks Kristin



Wiring harness brings my tracker into the 21st century

gregg s from Thousand Oaks, CA on 4/4/2016

1993 Geo Tracker
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

works as advertised. allowed me to toss the old cassette deck and install a digital media player in my 1993 geo tracker.

Pros: easy to use.

Cons: none.

Metra 70-1782 Receiver Wiring Harness

Thomas from Sikeston,Missouri on 12/11/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

2 Days delivery and made hooking up my radio extremely easy, plug and play!!!!!!!!!!!



worked perfectly

Roemello33 from Arizona on 9/15/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This harness worked perfectly. Love the people here at

Pros: Labeled fast shipping

Cons: Couldn't get it instantly Next day was the best they could do. Lol

Easy to use

MultiDrew97 from Austin, TX on 5/26/2015

1990 Isuzu Amigo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This harness was easy to setup. Since I already had everything else, all I had to do was strip the wires and connect them. Works for '90 amigo




JeffS from California on 4/17/2015

1990 Geo Metro
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Well made, easy to connect, couldn't ask for more!



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wiring harness from Waikoloa Hawaii on 3/27/2015

1987 Isuzu Trooper
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The wiring harness that was provide for me by Crutchfield made the job a lot easier, and saved me a lot of time. I would recommend it to all my friends.

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: None

Couldn't Be Easier

Dick, Ft Myers from Florida on 12/1/2014

1999 Chevrolet Tracker
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought it because of tech support. Didn't need it. Diagrams were easy to follow. Pretty idiot proof...just connect coded wire to the wire of the same code. No duplicate colors and nearly impossible to mess up. Just use good butt connectors and make sure the a closed tight.

Pros: Color coded wires

Cons: Increase price and include butt connectors

Wiring harness for 96 geo prizm

Frank from New haven ct on 10/2/2014

1996 Geo Prizm
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Everything was good technician had no problem installing

Pros: Everything worked great.

Cons: No complaints

Metra 17-1782

JP from Milwaukee on 8/30/2014

1998 Chevrolet Prizm
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect for my car.

Pros: Easy installation

Cons: Wires need to be labeled.

My stuff

Anonymous from Martins Ferry, OH on 5/31/2014

1996 Geo Tracker
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It's all good

Pros: It's good

Cons: None


Kevin from Holland, PA on 4/30/2014

1999 Suzuki Vitara
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this product to make wiring my head unit in my 1999 Suzuki Vitara much easier, however, it doesn't fit. Even though Crutchfield says it does, it was a waste of money.

Pros: none

Cons: Doesn't fit 1999 Suzuki Vitara

Crutchfield response on 5/7/2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Made wiring easy

anonymous from White House, TN on 4/24/2014

1997 Geo Tracker
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Was impressed with harness & detailed instructions. The wiring intimidated me at first, but your diagram made it easy to understand. It put the 'cookies on the bottom shelf' so I could reach them. I will buy the dash kit from yall also.

Pros: Easy to understand

Cons: None

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camosher01 from Cardington, Oh on 3/20/2014

1995 Geo Tracker
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

worked as advertised



Wiring harness.

Brian G from Ewing, nj on 1/31/2014

1995 Geo Prizm
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent product! Made wiring a snap.

Pros: Fits exactly as advertised. Plug and play with some wire connectors. Super easy and all wires color code correct.

Cons: None

Metra 70-1782 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from Tiffin, OH on 10/10/2013

1994 Geo Prizm
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made for super easy install of new receiver...just match color coded wires then plug & play...



Metra 70-1782 Receiver Wiring Harness

tIMOTHY from Montvale VA on 3/31/2013

1993 Geo Tracker
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

very familiar with these harnesses. Works great!!!



Great wiring harness!

BrianW from Franklin, TN on 7/16/2012

1999 Chevrolet Prizm
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use and comes with a clearly labeled wiring diagram. This is the first install I've done in 20 years, and it made it a lot easier being able to wire the harness to the stereo before beginning the actual installation. Definitely recommend!

Pros: Good quality connector. Clear instructions and wiring diagram. Keeps the car's wiring harness intact.

Cons: None.

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RobertM from Sioux City, Iowa on 4/14/2012

1993 Geo Tracker
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was the perfect fit for my daughters car



Orange/ white dimmer wire missing from this harness

Jeff from Emmaus, PA. on 9/23/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits nice, ample size leads to work with. Only thing is the wire for dimming lights that is on the factory harness is not on this one. Not really needed in most applications anyway, just thought it was noteworthy.



Huge help

Bob from Newport News, VA on 3/13/2011

1995 Geo Tracker
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This harness and directions were a huge help in preparing my receiver for installation. There was almost a one-to-one correspondence with the receiver's wires and once it was hooked up it snapped into my vehicle's plug. Thanks



Good Harness

Marc from Cape Coral, FL on 5/15/2009

1993 Geo Metro
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This harness made wiring in my stereo incredibly easy, and it fit perfectly. The factory connector was a perfect match. The harness on my new stereo unplugs from the head unit, so it was simple to wire the two harnesses together completely out of the car, then just plug them both into their matching recepticles. The only difficulty I had was telling the green wires from the gray wires on this harness. I'm a tad color blind, and these two wire colors looked a lot alike at first. The wires on the stereo harness were much more clearly green and gray. That was just a minor problem, though it could have lead to a lot of headaches later.



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Chris from Brandon, VT on 2/6/2009

1999 Suzuki Swift
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The harness is a great fit. I wish that Crutchfield would look into getting harnesses that would have a universal 16 pin (2x8) harness at the opposite end of the vehicle harness, that would really sweeten the deal. I take the time to add insulated female clips to each wire so if I need to take out the stereo for any reason I don't need to cut any wires, and I can add a different stereo with ease if I want. It take a bit of time, but in my opinion it's worth it. As always nothing but great service from Crutchfield!!



Just like OEM

Brad from Salem, UT on 1/26/2009

1994 Geo Prizm
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

We ended up not needing this connector because of the previous installation cut the wires. BUT! This is the same connector I used on my Toyota Celica installation and with the wires that are very similar to the wires on the aftermarket radio harness it makes wiring a breeze. I solder all my wires for a more reliable connection but still tend to use black tape as an insulator (to protect against shorting out the wires on ground). Ease of wire colors and simple to read instructions give this product 5 stars.




Hands-on research

Product Research


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 and sold separately.

Wire Code Chart:

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

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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

Don't want to cut up the factory wiring. Makes installation very easy!! [ Patrick  Sep 14, 2017 ]
To install a new stereo. [ kelly  Jul 11, 2017 ]
Will fit and makes hook up to factory wireing a breeze [ Thomas  Apr 28, 2017 ]
So I can plug my new Stereo in. [ Steve  Mar 22, 2017 ]
Needed to replace the back door speakers [ Andrew  Mar 14, 2017 ]
This for my 99 Suzuki [ JUAN M  Mar 07, 2017 ]
fix stereo [ Toby  Dec 28, 2016 ]
needed for installation and it was free [ Bryan  Nov 30, 2016 ]
You have to know what you want, be it price, performance, or straight out glitz. This beauty, with all it has to offer, is why it will reside in my second home! [ Brian  Nov 14, 2016 ]
Recommended [ Becky  Oct 20, 2016 ]
Factory car stereo was going bad [ Richard  Jul 29, 2016 ]
it was recommened for the stereo [ Kristin A.  Jul 29, 2016 ]
Makes it easier to install a new head unit without having to splice in on the cars wiring harness [ Joseph  May 22, 2016 ]
These SHOULD fit the factory speaker harnesses in my Dad's LeMans. Makes for a quick and easy upgrade. [ Michael  Apr 08, 2016 ]
You don't have to cut your factory wires [ Robert  Feb 21, 2016 ]
Makes installation a breeze!! [ Dale  Dec 11, 2015 ]

1 question already asked

The Metra 70-1782 wire harness consists of a 13-pin plug with 7 pins along the bottom and 6 pins along the top half. For more detailed assistance specific to your installation, I would recommend contacting an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat--they can help determine what will be needed to get your system up and running! [ Larry  May 29, 2017 ]  Staff

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