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Metra 70-7553 Receiver Wiring Harness

Connect a new car stereo in select 2007-up Nissan, Suzuki, and Subaru vehicles

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

Metra 70-7553 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.

Installation Note: This harness uses your factory amplifier; your new stereo must have two pairs of preamp outputs to connect this harness.

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.

What's in the Box:

  • Receiver wiring harness

Metra 70-7553 Receiver Wiring Harness Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(21 Reviews)

Metra 70-7553 Wire Harness

Jason from Kyle, TX on 10/31/2017

2013 Nissan Titan SV
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This wiring harness did not work in my 2013 Nissan Titan SV with the Rockford audio system. I spent several hours on the phone with support and although my system was completely stock before hand, we could not get the stock amp to remotely trigger. Very frustrating to be told that it is a vehicle issue and that there was nothing he could do to help.

Pros: Perfect fit

Cons: Didn't line up with stock wiring to remotely trigger the amp.

Worked perfectly

Bryson J. from Birmingham, AL on 10/13/2017

2015 Subaru WRX STI
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Recommended harness by Crutchfield worked perfectly in my 2015 Subaru WRX STI. Made the install easier.

Pros: Did not have to splice into factory harness

Cons: none.

Metra 70-7553 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from Hammonton NJ, 08037 on 10/1/2017

2011 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works. Makes install easy



Sounds Great

Thomas from Silver Spring, MD on 5/9/2017

2009 Nissan Rogue
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This harness works great with my BOSE speakers inside my 2009 Nissan Rogue SL. I used this harness with the Pioneer AVIC-8200NEX. I had a few questions about the grounding point in my car and Crutchfield's tech support really helped out with the right answers.

Pros: 8 less wires to crimp.


Metra 70-7553 Receiver Wiring Harness

Cory from Florida on 4/7/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy straight forward install.

Pros: Converts signal to keep factory amp

Cons: None

Had to pat an install place. Not a guaranteed fit.

Anonymous from Ridley Park, PA on 4/2/2017

2011 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This harness still needed to be cut and spliced into the factory harness on my 2011 Outback Ltd. with Harmon Kardon upgraded audio.

Pros: Very little splicing.

Cons: Splicing was not supposed to be needed at all.

Metra 70-7553 Receiver Wiring Harness

Mike from Utica, NY on 1/24/2017

2010 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As is this harness does not supply power to the Harman/Kardon amp on a 2010 Subaru Outback. As another reviewer said, you have to splice into another wire from a second harness in the car. It will work, but it's not as simple as just plugging it in.



Great product

Allan from El paso tx on 1/9/2017

2012 Nissan 370Z
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product

Pros: Makes easy to install new radio

Cons: None

Decent - could be WWWAAAYYYY better

James from Keller, TX on 1/3/2017

2007 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Decent item....could have been better. Directions from Crutchfield could also have been better. Old factory radio had 5 connectors. This wiring harness only plugs into 1. No mention at all from Crutchfield about others (which to ignore, etc). This wiring harness does not include wires for access to AXXESS AWSC-1 but DOES plug into the wiring harness where the wires need to go. This forces you to splice into factory wires behind the factory wiring harness... huge hassle.

Pros: Connecting radio was fairly simple with Crutchfield provided directions. No splicing of factory wiring harness required.

Cons: Does not include connections for the Axxess ASWC-1 steering wheel controls.

Metra 70-7553 Receiver Wiring Harness

Anonymous from Little Rock, AR on 11/28/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Plugged everything together, and installed the radio, and there was no sound - at all. It seems that if you are using the Harman Kardon amp in the Subaru Outback, it does not feed power to the amp. You had to tap into a single wire on a second harness to power the amp which this harness does not address at all. And the factory sub does not work. Very incomplete wiring harness.

Pros: What it connects, it connects well.

Cons: Does not power up your factory amp, so while it has the RCA outputs, it does not fully connect to the Harman Kardon amp in the car.

Pretty good

Dylan from west virginia on 9/28/2015

2010 Nissan 370Z
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

perfect fit wires are color coded

Pros: Color coded wires Easy install

Cons: steering wheel control words are not pre cut so you'll have to do that yourself if you want those.

Worked for me

Sean from New York on 7/30/2015

2010 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked well for going from my factory HK system amp to my new deck pre outs.

Pros: Did what it said it would

Cons: The instructions were a bit confusing

Made things easy

DGomez from New York on 7/3/2015

2011 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

2011 Maxima -Wires were easy to manage and made things very easy to install the new stereo. I put in a Single Dim Kenwood and love it, although it took an additional PAC interface (cost extra) to get the steeringwheel controls to work and that was annoying,. but compared to other harnesses ive done, this was so easy.

Pros: Wires are pre-cut Colors are easy to follow

Cons: Steering wheel interface does not work when just using this adapter

Metra 70-7553 Receiver Wire Harness

Monkeybone from Maumelle, AR on 5/21/2014

2011 Nissan Frontier SL
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wrong cable sent for 2011 Nissan Frontier. Luckily I was able to use cable from previous stereo.

Pros: None

Cons: Wrong cable for 2011 Nissan Frontier.

Worked perfectly...

Vince from Swedesboro, NJ on 11/1/2013

2013 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

2013 Altima 3.5SL with Bose: Metra says this is the wrong harness, Crutchfield says it is correct. Crutchfield was right, and the manufacturer was wrong! Everything hooked right up and worked just as it should.

Pros: Easy hookup of aftermarket receiver

Cons: None

Fast but inaccurate...

Stranger Danger... from Elk Grove, CA on 8/14/2013

2005 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The order arrived promptly prior to its estimated time of arrival. All guides and necessary installation equipment was packaged as well. The issue I had was how difficult the website made it to properly identify the right equipment for the job. I spent a considerable amount of time doing research on my end to ensure that I ordered the right part only to still get it wrong. I'm sure the return/exchange policy is pretty straight forward but not after having used the product only to find out it's not suitable for the job. The prices are beyond reproach but nothing will ever replace face-to-face contact with a live person, handling the product and the instant gratification of making an "in-store" purchase.

Pros: The prices are awesome! Merchandise is quickly delivered, once payment is verified.

Cons: Vague descriptions and application/integration of products can cause additional/unnecessary purchases.

perfect Metra 70-7553 Receiver Wire Harness

gotkimchi from Eastbay, Norcal on 7/27/2013

2010 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit, instructions were great. Best of all, it was included with my purchase.

Pros: Perfect fit, instructions were great. Best of all, it was included with my purchase.

Cons: none

Does Not Fit

Mark from Minot, ND on 4/7/2013

2009 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This does not fit 2009 Nissan Frontier w/ Rockford Fosgate system despite what Outfit My Car said. There are three harnesses required but only received one which did not fit any of the three. Should have read the other review by Matt before buying.



Doesn't Work On 2011 Altima W/Bose

Nick from Nebraska on 9/30/2011

2011 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This looks like it would work great for an Altima with the stock sound system. However, on my 2011 Altima with the BOSE system it DOES NOT work. I pulled a wire diagram from Nissan and the sound signal wires are on another plug this harness does not address. Good quality harness, though.



Did NOT fit

Matt from Ohio on 5/7/2011

2008 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This did not fit my 2008 Nissan Xterra w/Rockford Fosgate system, despite what Outfit My Car said. The appropriate harness for my vehicle only shows up if I enter my vehicle as a 2007. I don't think it's a problem solely with Crutchfield, I've looked for the appropriate harness on a few other sites and got similar results. Maybe it's just me. But my recommendation would be to look at the picture, then look at the wiring in your dashboard, and see if it looks like it will fit or not, before ordering.




AK from Seattle, WA on 2/12/2011

2010 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'll give it to Crutchfield for being on top of it. If your reusing your factory AMP in a newer Subaru you need the RCA plugs for your speakers.




Hands-on research

Product Research


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:

Wire Color Function
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Black Chassis Ground (for Subaru only)
Blue/White Amp Turn-On
Orange Illumination
White RCA Left Front Channel
Gray RCA Right Front Channel
Green RCA Left Rear Channel
Violet RCA Right Rear Channel

Factory Amp Note: This harness includes RCA connections (instead of speaker wire leads) to connect the aftermarket head unit's preamp outputs to your vehicle's factory amp. Your aftermarket head unit must be equipped with front & rear preamp outputs.

Ground Wire Note: The ground wire found in the wiring harness is only for select vehicles only. Confirm that your vehicle's wiring harness has a corresponding ground wire. If no wire is present, connect the ground wire of your aftermarket head unit to the vehicle's metal chassis.

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

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

Needed for radio installation [ Paul  Sep 13, 2017 ]
It was recommended [ David  Sep 07, 2017 ]
Quick connection, speed up connectivity [ Buffaloe  Aug 13, 2017 ]
Fit my car [ DAVID L  Jun 26, 2017 ]
Needed for transfer of radio to a new vehicle. [ Steven M.  May 25, 2017 ]
I got it for my 2009 Nissan Rogue SL with the BOSE sound system. [ Thomas  Apr 26, 2017 ]
Easy way to connect the receiver to the OEM wires. [ Jovannie  Feb 22, 2017 ]
Speed wiring time of the new radio to the factory harness. [ Robert  Jan 20, 2017 ]
Included in install package. Makes connecting receiver easier. [ Joshua  Dec 20, 2016 ]
Required, [ Evan  Mar 12, 2016 ]

2 questions already asked

For additional 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 how everything connects and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Kenny  Jul 18, 2017 ]  Staff
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. 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: Or try our online support center: [ Krissy  Dec 03, 2014 ]  Staff

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