Metra 71-017C Speaker Wiring Harnesses
2005 Chevrolet Equinox
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Item # 12071017 | MFR # 71-017C
These harnesses allow you to plug your new speakers into the factory connectors present in your vehicle's speaker openings.
Note: Some aftermarket speakers have terminals that are wider than this harness's slide-on connectors. You may need to widen the harness's female slide-on connectors, or use the slide terminals that may be included with the speakers. If you need to connect your new speaker's connectors to the Crutchfield harness, soldering is best, and crimping is also very popular - see "Accessories."
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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):
best purchase I ever made
Makes installation a snap --pun intended--
Cons: none so far
Perfect fit which made this part of the speaker replacement an easy step!
No muss. No fuss adapters. Made the install a breeze.
Pros: Adapted perfectly to factory harness
Great product. No snipping or crimping necessary.
Pros: Perfect time saver without altering factory clips.
Wow !!! It seriously doesn't get any easier than this. Plug and play - it's really that easy.
Pros: So easy to install, fit perfectly, no stripping wires.
I love never having to splice wires during an install. These harnesses make the job Plug and Play!
Always better to use a harness than to splice wires. Solid and dependable. This harness fit perfectly with good quality. It will allow me to remove or replace my speakers & to restore the factory original speakers/grills to maintain the integrity and value of my collectible vehicle.
Pros: Fit factory harness perfectly. No issues.
Overall, I'm happy with Crutchfield but this product stunk! After installing complete new system, the left front speaker didn't work. This involved taking everything apart (door panel, center console, etc.) multiple times trying to trace it down. It turned out to be this product was faulty. I ended up having to Frankenstein the product, cut off the leads (and check with multi-meter: they were okay) and solder them to the car wiring. Finally reassembled, it works great. But what a pain in the neck! Looking at the connector, the contacts are quite loose - this was obviously where the problem lie.
Pros: On this product? None
Cons: The connector was shorting outCrutchfield response on 3/21/2017 David, we're sorry you had problems with your harness. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
These made for quick and easy installation!
Purchased two pairs of the Metra 71-017C wire harnesses so I could refrain from cutting the OEM speaker leads. The connectors were a perfect fit however, I had to cut the positive/negative female spade connectors off because the negative would not fit on the negative male spade soldered to the speaker because it was too small. This wasn't a deal breaker but a bit of a nuisance.
Nothing is better than free especially when the product fits perfectly, no issues and perfect length
Pros: Price, length, install
Made life so much easier.
Plug and play! Took me literally no time connecting my aftermarket speakers, no cutting my Porsche`s wiring. Seamless connection. Superb product, great customer service, fast shipping and Crutchfield warranty.
Pros: Great quality, seamless connection, good quality fast shipping.
Cons: Pricey for a simple harness.
The spades had to be opened with a flat blade screwdiver to fit the speaker lugs and some of the wires fell out of the connector as I was installing. Very cheaply made
Everything it was advertised as
Pros: Correct size, plug and play, and great fitment with my speakers .
Cons: Needed to grab two packs to complete my speaker install
Perfect fit . Much better than splicing into the stock harness.
Pros: Perfect fit
easy install pops right in solid product
Pros: fits great
This harness literally made the wiring hookup of new speakers a snap. Saved cutting and re-soldering the leads, in a very tight installation in the dash.
Pros: Simplicity and quality
Excellent value, well made
Pros: Ease of use
Worked perfectly to hook up a pair of Crunch DSX120 speakers in the rear of my '93 Eurovan.
Pros: No hacking of factory wiring
These speaker harnesses made installation of my aftermarket speakers in my Equinox easy. The connections are tight and fit perfect. The sound is crystal clear and it sounds great.
Pros: Easy install without modifying the factory harness
Great item to start your cars sound system with. Adapters worked perfectly so it was a incredibly quick install
Pros: Great sound.
Honestly, it works perfectly and it is simple. You just plug it in and attach it.
Pros: Simple, Easy.
Perfect fit to Porsche 996 wiring harness (2004 cabriolet) for speaker upgrade. Plugs right into the harness. I cut the quick disconnects that were supplied and crimped on a couple of spade connectors as I was wiring to a crossover. If you are going directly from the harness to a replacement speaker the quick disconnects should work just fine.
Pros: Quick clean install - easy to go back to bog stock. Don't have to hack into the harness.
Cons: You don't "need" these but you would have to cut the connector off your old speaker to connect to the harness - or cut into your harness - a no no in my opinion,.
I cant stress this enough that every install should have the speaker wire harness. it makes the install professional and easy.
Pros: attaches to factory electrical connector. extends the length for easier install. gives your install a professional and solid connection for great sound and no issues.
Cons: none. every install should have this product
Fits perfect. Made my speaker installation a snap!
Pros: Price and Fit
Fit perfectly for the new 6.5" Kenwood's in the front door of a 2002 Saturn Vue.
Pros: Fit Price Easy to use
Used on a Volvo V 40. The huge advantage of this product is 1. it fits. 2. it can be easily disconnected and 3. perhaps most importantly, there are No bare wire connections which can short out somewhere down the road.
Pros: Made the connections easy.
Enabled my Kicker speakers to be installed with ease. The connectors matched perfectly with the Porsche Boxster stock equipment.
Pros: Perfect match, no need for splicing connectors. Excellent sound fidelity.
These made for a quick and easy speaker install in my 2004 Saturn Vue.
Love being able to "click" together wires, makes life so much easier
Pros: Fast and easy to install
Cons: None really
This adapter set made the installation of the Alpine SPS-410 speakers into the dash of my 1999 Porsche 911 even easier. Definitely worth the price.
These harnesses make installation a snap. Very nice!
Made installing my Kenwood speakers on my saturn vue a snap
Pros: Easy to use
Fit perfect although the speaker connectors were a tight fit although probably a good thing because there not likely to pop off. just be careful when putting them on so that you don't break the speaker terminal off.
Pros: Perfect fit
Perfect fit in my daughters 2004 Saturn l300. No to cut and splice wires.
Pros: Snug fit on my kenwood speakers. Perfect fit to factory harness. No need to cut any wires
This is probably the quickest way to simplify the installation for any install. I have bought these for all my applications and really takes the pain out of the installation. With these I always get the polarity right on the install. The design on the Jaguar stock connectors gave me a little trouble on a rear speaker. not the connectors fault but the stock plugs design. I always buy these and have them pre connected before I take the speakers out to do the install.
Pros: Simple, fast and guarantees I get the polarity correct.
Cons: They are cheap but more expensive than cutting and splicing the enclosed wires to the stock harness.
Makes connecting the speakers a breeze.
Pros: fits perfectly installs in seconds
Inexpensive and did the job well
Pros: Cheap and simple
Wiring harness made the speaker install very easy.
Pros: simple and easy to use
Perfect fit for boxster dash speakers.
This is the correct speaker adapter for 2001 Porsche Carrera 996, Boxter, etc. Look all over the Internet and Crutchfields the only place I could find. Hopefully they'll update the description to include the cars this fits. Really helpful on front dash speakers as it's difficult to cut the stock harness, attach connectors, then have enough length to actually attach the speaker. Get these, they're worth it!
Pros: worked perfectly! Plug into existing harness in seconds.
These worked perfectly for me and made the job a success.
Pros: Easy to install
I used these speaker wiring harnesses to connect to the dash and rear side panels of my Porsche 996 without having to splice into the existing factory wiring bundle. The plug end was a perfect match for the Porsche plug and the spades fit tightly to the new replacement JL Audio speakers. Plug and Play!
Pros: Affordable Perfect Fit
Soldering was the way to go,but this is much better
this minor item sure made it clean & easy to install new door mount speakers
Pros: very quick & easy to use
Great product made installing speakers super easy and fast.
Pros: No cutting of wires, Looks pro Fast and clean
Perfect for someone who is not a "hands on type" of person. Took me 25 minutes to change out all four speakers with these guys. Great product!
Pros: Easy, cheap, awesome!
Cons: Why can't everything in this world be this easy!?!?
Made install simple
Crutchfield makes every install I have done so easy because of the help and service that they offer. I will never have any reservations to order from them in the future.
These harnesses are on of the primary reasons I buy from Crutchfield. They make the installation about as easy as possible.
Pros: Plug and play simplicity.
Easy plug and play
These connectors made it very simple to hook into the factory wiring without any splicing.
Pros: Quick and easy connections
Excellent quality and perfect fit to connect Porsche 996 speaker connectors to new Alpine SPS-410 speakers.
Pros: Quality and fit and easy installation.
Cons: No complaints.
These wire harness adapters simplified the door speaker installation in my VW .
Pros: Included with speaker purchase, simple installation.
Perfect fit for 2003 Saturn L-300. fits all 4 door speakers.
Pros: Fast installation
Cons: Inexpensive connectors may make good connection without manually crimping them.
One of the four harnesses was defective in that it was missing one electrical terminal, so I had to cut and manually solder this harness to the speaker. This was not beyond my skill; however, the main reason I chose Crutchfield was so that I would have an easy installation job.
Cons: The particular item I recieved had a manufacturing defect.
This made the install of the speakers a snap. Fit perfect and matched up perfect to the VW Cabrio 2001 harness.
This kit made installation easy.
Pros: Simple to use.
Cons: No cons.
Nice in connection !..
Wow, installation could not have been easier - saved me HOURS in wiring. Great product.
I put these on and they work well. Super easy and the price was right.
I got these free for speaker connection in my 04 saturn L300. Worked like a charm. Easy peezyy, lemon squeezy.
I recently installed some Alpine speakers in my Boxster and the connectors which were included worked perfectly! My thanks to Crutchfield!!!!
Sent for my Saturn 01 L300 and fit nice and tight on the speakers and plugged right into the old socket, perfect, a breeze.
This harness was provided for free to install replacement speakers in my 2004 Saturn View. Don't use it. While the connector snaps together, the wires inside made poor contact, causing the sound to cut in and out as the I drove my car around. I had to disassemble my door 3 times before I figured out the problem. Soldering the wires together was a much more reliable solution in the end. Thanks for the free harness, but no thanks if you have a Saturn Vue.
Doesn't get any easier than this. Plug one end to the factory connector and the other end to your speaker. Good connection, easy to use.
Speaker Harness: These speaker harnesses prevent you from having to cut your vehicle's factory speaker plugs when replacing your factory speakers with aftermarket car speakers. The speaker harness features two female quick-slide connectors on one end to attach directly to your new aftermarket car speakers & a proprietary Molex connector on the other end that connects to your vehicle's factory speaker plug.
Quick-Slide Connectors: The speaker harness is equipped with a large (positive) & small (negative) female quick-slide terminal. These quick-slide terminals fit directly onto most aftermarket car stereo speaker terminals (slight crimping may be required). In rare cases that the quick-slide terminals do not fit your car speaker terminals, you will need to solder the speaker harness to your aftermarket speaker's terminals or replace the quick-slide connectors on the speaker harness with the correct size terminal.
Note: Installation tools, hardware, & accessories are not included & sold separately. Please see the Accessories tab for recommendations & availability.
Quick-Slide Terminal Measurements: The positive female quick-slide terminal measures 0.205" (inner width), while the negative female quick-slide terminal measures 0.115" (inner width).
Wire Code Chart: Two identical speaker harnesses are included.
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Own a equinox and has blown speakers. Going to put some fosgates in.[ Mark Sep 01, 2017 ]
Troy recommended it[ richard Aug 29, 2017 ]
it was usefull[ Mark Aug 17, 2017 ]
Provided free with order and should make installation much easier. Eliminates the need to guess what accessories are needed for installation.[ Charles Jul 21, 2017 ]
These are required to fit these speakers to my VW[ Christopher Jul 13, 2017 ]
ease of install[ Michael Jul 07, 2017 ]
you said it was needed[ Kevin Jul 02, 2017 ]
This is going to make the installation a snap![ GIANPAOLO Jun 15, 2017 ]
This extension makes it super easy to hook speakers up to the factory wiring harness.[ DL Jun 12, 2017 ]
Because I'm changing my factory speakers[ steven Jun 10, 2017 ]
I chose these to make the install quick and easy. No cutting, stripping, soldering, taping or heat-shrinking necessary. Plus, I can quickly put the OE speakers back if needed. Metra is a name I trust, and they've never let me down![ PAUL May 24, 2017 ]
perfect for installation on my volvo[ Anthony May 14, 2017 ]
These came as part of the free speaker installation package for the speakers I purchased[ Keith Apr 18, 2017 ]
Buy a harness, dont be cheap and hack up your wires. Its common sense.[ Christopher Apr 04, 2017 ]
Included free of charge with speaker purchase. Allows for clean and reversable install.[ Joseph Mar 31, 2017 ]
Harnesses like this make installing new parts in older cars very easy.[ Dan Mar 26, 2017 ]
Makes it really easy to plug into factory speaker wiring so you dont have to run new.[ John Mar 17, 2017 ]
Did not want to cut and splice the existing wiring harness.[ Paul Mar 12, 2017 ]
Recommended[ Doug Mar 08, 2017 ]
Need em[ Gary Feb 28, 2017 ]
Said it was the Best Buy[ Eddie Feb 09, 2017 ]
It was free.[ JAMES H Jan 22, 2017 ]
To make it easier to install after market speakers to my vehicle.[ Edgar Jan 20, 2017 ]
Aftermarket radio stereo doesn't work with sound system unless adapter is purchased.[ Logan Jan 09, 2017 ]
I needed this to install the new Blaupunkt receiver in my Ford Fusion[ RANDALL Dec 31, 2016 ]
Having a custom harness to plug directly into the existing factory wiring is a major time-saver when you are just replacing factory speakers.[ Steven Dec 06, 2016 ]
easier and true connections[ Frank Dec 05, 2016 ]
included with my purchase and made installation plug and play! No tools required other than a screwdriver![ Thomas Nov 29, 2016 ]
Won't need to cut into factory wiring to install speakers - on top of that, they're free! Can't beat Crutchfield.[ Brian Nov 27, 2016 ]
This makes connecting aftermarket speakers to an OEM connector a piece of cake and saves you time.[ Robert Nov 24, 2016 ]
This item is needed to adapt the wiring harness to the speakers[ Ian Nov 23, 2016 ]
The free harnesses make the installation much simpler and are one of reasons I always shop Crutchfield![ KENDRICK Nov 21, 2016 ]
Best choice you can make! Keeps your factory wiring and lets you upgrade to better speakers![ Kevin Nov 03, 2016 ]
you guys sell the best and your site is secured[ Oluwayemi Oct 27, 2016 ]
For easy installation[ Jason Oct 22, 2016 ]
slick for a stock install....a must![ edward Oct 13, 2016 ]
Ease of installation[ Joseph Oct 07, 2016 ]
it plugs into wiring harness & speakers makes hookup easy[ raymond Aug 21, 2016 ]
Bought it before and worked great[ Bernardo Aug 19, 2016 ]
Required for install in vehicle[ Christian Aug 12, 2016 ]
Needed for installation[ JOHN F Aug 07, 2016 ]
it was free,cant beat that[ dan Jul 29, 2016 ]
Ease of install. ( Basiclly skipping needing to cut wires and no worrying over whats negative and postive) [ Tyler Jul 15, 2016 ]
I like that crutchfield knows and has the oem specs of my car and plus the wiring harness and shipping added on for free!! Are you kidding me?!!..it's a no brainer. If you can't understand that, then your brain dead![ Peo Jul 10, 2016 ]
Easy connection to aftermarket speaker for my Eurovan 2002 [ Christoph Jun 03, 2016 ]
Great value[ LuChin May 13, 2016 ]
It makes for a very easy install.[ ALEX Apr 01, 2016 ]
Proper fitment for my vehicle[ Mark Mar 22, 2016 ]
I didn't choose this, it came free with the speakers.[ Anthony Mar 17, 2016 ]
These units click into the pre-existing wiring allowing for proper positive and negative connections. The snap release aspect facilitates removal of the speakers for any reason in the future.[ Andrew J. Mar 09, 2016 ]
Included.[ Charlie Feb 22, 2016 ]
Sam helped meSam's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=96 [ Anthony Feb 20, 2016 ]
Not having to remove the factory connector is going to be a big time saver.[ Martin Feb 06, 2016 ]
Because I know your product will fit correctly on my vehicle[ FRED Jan 18, 2016 ]
Vehicle-specific wiring harness so I don't have to hack my vehicle's wiring.[ Matt Dec 14, 2015 ]
Porsche has proprietary connectors for many of their speakers. This is a great deal. Price without buying speakers is $19.98 for two. Next cheapest price anywhere (not for these) is $34.00. This just makes life easier, no solder removal and rework for the connection. For this purchase, I can rationalize that I only spent $39.99 on the speakers.[ Jamie Dec 04, 2015 ]
Thanks for your question. As it turns out, no. The male end usually comes from the factory location since that's what these adapt to. You may have to check with a vehicle manufacturer or junk yard.[ Kenny Jun 05, 2017 ] Staff