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Metra 70-1822 Receiver Wiring Harness

Connect a new car stereo in select 1985-91 Porsche, Merkur, and Sterling vehicles

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Overview

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

Metra 70-1822 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 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.

Connections:

  • 12V constant power
  • 12V switched power
  • chassis ground
  • power antenna turn-on
  • dimmer
  • 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.

It work great. No complaints!

Anonymous, Plymouth, MI

What's in the Box:

  • 7.75" Power/ground harness
  • Four 7.75" Speaker harnesses
Reviews

Metra 70-1822 Receiver Wiring Harness Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(13 Reviews)

Metra 70-1822 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from Plymouth, MI on 8/27/2017

1987 Porsche 944
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It work great. No complaints!

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Metra 70-1822 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from Watertown, MA on 5/8/2017

1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is what you need to avoid cutting any factory wires in a Porsche 964.

Pros:

Cons: The markup must be significant for these cheap connectors

Porsche 944 Turbo

Skylar from la conner, WA on 3/17/2016

1987 Porsche 944 Turbo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I didn't end up using them because the previous owner deleted the need for them with the last stereo install. I did inspect them for quality and they are very well made. They came free with my stereo.

Pros: Appear well made. Free!

Cons: None

Receiver wiring harness

Rich D from Southport, NC on 3/6/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This harness made it very easy to connect the new Kenwood receiver to my 1986 Porsche 944's speakers. The wires are clearly marked and color-coded, and plugged right into the existing harness in the car.

Pros: Labeled and color-coded wires make it easy to use

Cons: None

Metra 70-1822 Receiver Wiring Harness

cew from California on 10/3/2015

1989 Porsche 944S2
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product. Integrated with Blaupunkt Toronto harness and installed in my Porsche 944s2.

Pros: Fits

Cons: None

Metra 70-1822 Receiver Wiring Harness

GeorgeS from Florida on 8/28/2015

1990 Porsche 944S2
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent fit,fast ship, and easy to install, instructions were clear and easy to follow; great product to utilize stock harness and keep things neat.

Pros: Makes the job so much easier and keeps things neat

Cons:

soundstream Bluetooth radio

Anonymous from oshkosh, wi on 3/22/2015

1987 Porsche 924S
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great stereo, good quality, low boot up time, I only wish it would display the song info over Bluetooth, it only says my phone's name

Pros: Good functionality, sd I'd a nice alternative to a CD player

Cons: Lcd panel is bright and the cops stare me down as I drive by.

Just one issue

Stephen from Greensboro, NC on 3/14/2015

1986 Porsche 944
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The connectors allow the car to remain stock. The single issue was pin location. One of the pins did not match the car. It was easily fixed by using a paper clip wire to release the pin from the connector body and relocating it to the correct location

Pros: No cutting or splicing of original car harness

Cons:

perfect fit/great price

Anonymous from Kansas City on 1/25/2015

1987 Porsche 944S
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit in my 1987 Porsche. Great price. Quick delivery. All round a great buy.

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Wiring harness

Jake from Omaha, NE on 9/16/2014

1988 Porsche 924S
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I recently had to replace the stereo head in my Porsche. It amazed me that Crutchfields would have a harness that had exactly the same connectors that were in the car! The entire process took about 45 minutes, mostly soldering the new adapter to the harness that came with the head, and the system worked perfectly. I am so pleased, the cost was minimal, and the instructions were excellent. I would never have thought they would have a harness for a 26 year old Porsche, but they did, and it's great!

Pros: Order help Perfect fit and adaptability Easy to follow instructions

Cons: None

Piece of Cake

DaveW from Akron, OH on 5/20/2014

1987 Porsche 944
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect match to existing 1987 Porsche 944 harness. I was amazed. No place to make a mistake, and no cutting of the old wiring. Snap it in, turn it on, hear music.

Pros: Obviously engineered to do what it is supposed to, and does it well.

Cons: None

Exactly what's needed

Steve W from Maywood, NJ on 1/10/2014

1988 Porsche 944 Turbo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is the perfect bridge between the old style and the new style Balupunkt units. Don't try to replace your radio without this.

Pros: Keeps all parts intact, so no cutting of wires is required.

Cons: Very few

Merkur wiring harness adapter installation

Tiberius from Cleveland, Ohio on 10/3/2011

1987 Merkur XR4TI
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Swapping out the factory installed headunit and amp was made simple with this kit. The only modification I needed to make was to file flat the areas where the speaker connectors back up to one another to allow a good fit.

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Features

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 ColorFunction
Red+12 Volt Accessory
Yellow+12 Volt Constant
BlackGround
BluePower Antenna
Orange/WhiteDimmer

(4 Speaker Harnesses - Left Front, Right Front, Left Rear, Right Rear)

Wire ColorFunction
WhiteLeft Front Speaker +
White/BlackLeft Front Speaker -
GrayRight Front Speaker +
Gray/BlackRight Front Speaker -
GreenLeft Rear Speaker +
Green/BlackLeft Rear Speaker -
VioletRight Rear Speaker +
Violet/BlackRight Rear Speaker -

The Crutchfield Car Selector: Please visit theCrutchfield Car Selector for your specific type of vehicle.

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Fits Factory Porsche 944 radio wire harness. Don't want to cut into the factory wire harness.[ Chris  Aug 04, 2017 ]
Free[ Robert  Jun 23, 2017 ]
Makes installation of the stereo receiver easier and you guys are THE go to vendor for auto audio/video equipment. THANKS.[ Jeffrey  Jun 07, 2017 ]
needed it[ Stephen Quinn  Jan 05, 2017 ]
was recommended and included in purchase , great support by you.[ DENNIS F  Dec 18, 2016 ]
Recommended[ David  Oct 18, 2016 ]
Because the Porsche Classic Radio does not come with a Crutchfield like quick connect harness. This will save both time and money.[ SCOTT  May 02, 2016 ]
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