Metra 70-1822 Receiver Wiring Harness
1987 Porsche 944
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It work great. No complaints!
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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.
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.
Average Customer Review(s):
It work great. No complaints!
This is what you need to avoid cutting any factory wires in a Porsche 964.
Cons: The markup must be significant for these cheap connectors
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!
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
Great product. Integrated with Blaupunkt Toronto harness and installed in my Porsche 944s2.
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
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.
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
Perfect fit in my 1987 Porsche. Great price. Quick delivery. All round a great buy.
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
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.
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
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.
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:
|Red||+12 Volt Accessory|
|Yellow||+12 Volt Constant|
(4 Speaker Harnesses - Left Front, Right Front, Left Rear, Right Rear)
|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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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 ]