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Metra 70-1770 Receiver Wire Harness

Connect a new car stereo in select 1986-2006 Ford and other vehicles

Item # 120701770

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

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

Item # 120701770

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C$21.99

About the Metra 70-1770 Receiver Wire Harness

Metra 70-1770

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

Metra 70-1770

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 harness to the wires from your new stereo. If you don't know how to use a soldering iron, we recommend that you purchase some wire connectors that you'll use to attach this harness to your factory harness.

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. 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 +/-
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What's in the box:

  • 7" Receiver power/ground harness
  • 7" Receiver speaker harness
MFR #70-1770

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Features

Wiring Harness: This 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 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 & sold separately.

Wire Code Chart:

Wire Color Function
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Black Chassis Ground
Blue Power Antenna
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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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Need it [ Justin  Oct 16, 2019 ]
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I did not want to cut up the factory wiring in my dash to splice the new radio's wiring harness in. I much prefer a clean, solid install, and this wiring harness kit will allow the new radio to have a "factory install" look, with correct hook ups into my factory wiring loom. [ Robert  Oct 05, 2019 ]
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Need it [ JOHN  Sep 17, 2019 ]
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NEVER cut your factory harness. [ ALAN  Sep 13, 2019 ]
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Have to keep the car harness intact. had my car for 20 years now, keep it nice by not hacking it up [ Nathaniel  Aug 17, 2019 ]
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I needed them [ Michael  Aug 05, 2019 ]
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To connect new radio [ Gregory  Aug 04, 2019 ]
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I needed to install a radio [ Samuel  Jul 23, 2019 ]
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It's what plants crave. [ Justin  Jul 19, 2019 ]
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free [ JOHN  Jul 12, 2019 ]
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Free [ Brian  Jul 09, 2019 ]
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This makes making the connections so much easier. you can do it on a work bench instead of being bent over trying to make the connections in the dashboard. [ Jeffrey  Apr 10, 2019 ]
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Came with order [ Al  Jan 31, 2019 ]
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I hope to make the installation easier. [ James  Jan 17, 2019 ]
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System auto-chose based on my vehicle information. [ Douglas  Jan 17, 2019 ]
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Easer installation. [ Jerry  Jan 04, 2019 ]
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I believe that the wire harness will connect directly into the original factory vehicle wiring harness without the need to cut or splice the harness. [ Tom  Jan 03, 2019 ]
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Recommended by Crutchfield for my specific truck [ Glen  Dec 27, 2018 ]
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good for connecting new radio to old factory wiring harness. [ phillip  Dec 17, 2018 ]
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This was a Chrutchfield fitment choice. [ Gilbert  Dec 10, 2018 ]
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Needed [ Janita  Dec 06, 2018 ]
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Your website chose it [ Jason  Nov 28, 2018 ]
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Hand-fabricated wiring to connectors can be a source of intermittent connections over time. Avoid one more problem with properly attached wires and connectors with the Metra application-specific wiring harness. [ Kevin  Nov 27, 2018 ]
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Must have for a ne deck [ Brett  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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this was recommended by a crutch-field advisor and after doing my own research I decided to go ahead with these Item [ Widmarke  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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to easily connect the new radio to the factory wiring. No soldering necessary. [ Anthony  Oct 22, 2018 ]
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needed [ MICHAEL  Sep 29, 2018 ]
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I wanted it done right [ wayne  Sep 22, 2018 ]
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it was free [ Amanda  Sep 06, 2018 ]
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Very convenient for someone who is not experienced in wiring. [ John  Sep 01, 2018 ]
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These are a match to the factory connectors on 93 Taurus sedan, no need to cut factory wires with these adaptors [ Marge  Aug 25, 2018 ]
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Want this done by professionals and it prevented me from getting my soldering iron out ! [ Dave  Aug 20, 2018 ]
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part of free installation parts [ Geoffrey  Aug 08, 2018 ]
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included in kit [ TO  Jul 15, 2018 ]
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The Metra 70-1770 Receiver Wire Harness was included free with the cd receiver I purchased. [ Julie  Jul 13, 2018 ]
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I think it was included? [ christopher  Jul 08, 2018 ]
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Good I need this [ Nicolas  Jun 10, 2018 ]
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Recommended [ dwight  Jun 03, 2018 ]
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It was free [ Steven  May 10, 2018 ]
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Make clean connections [ MICHAEL  May 04, 2018 ]
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recommended by website [ Jay  Apr 06, 2018 ]
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Allows connection to factory wiring harness [ BRIAN  Apr 06, 2018 ]
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Free and easy [ Jon  Apr 04, 2018 ]
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You need it to install the new radio [ Robert  Mar 28, 2018 ]
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Makes a hassle free install. [ Jeffrey  Mar 20, 2018 ]
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makes it easier and quick to install [ Paul  Mar 14, 2018 ]
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Need it [ Rebecca  Mar 04, 2018 ]
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A must have for easy installs [ Michael  Feb 28, 2018 ]
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DIDN'T REALLY NEED AS i HAVE A SYSTEM ALREADY IN PLACE THAT THIS HEAD UNIT IS REPLACING, BUT IT WAS FREE! [ John  Feb 28, 2018 ]
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They were free with my purchase [ James  Feb 27, 2018 ]
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Thanks to Crutchfield they offer this item free with purchase of receiver and I'm not as young as I used to be so I don't want to spend a lot of time connecting one wire at a time as I did years ago. [ STEVE  Feb 26, 2018 ]
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It's the correct one for my car [ clayton  Feb 07, 2018 ]
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Easiest way to wire [ John  Feb 07, 2018 ]
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I needed it. [ Michael  Feb 07, 2018 ]
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Recommended by Crutchfield. Plus I knew I would need this also. [ Rob  Jan 29, 2018 ]
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Hacking apart the factory harness is terribad. Just use one of these. Bonus: You can attach it to the stereo harness on a bench, instead of fighting to make good connections inside the dash. [ MICHAEL  Jan 07, 2018 ]
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It came free with the stereo. Metra makes a good product. [ Jonathan  Dec 10, 2017 ]
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I'm havin the Crutchfield techs build a ready to install harness to go from the ford factory harness to the the replacement audio unit. [ Joseph  Dec 09, 2017 ]
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Free [ Timothy  Dec 01, 2017 ]
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free [ Sean  Nov 24, 2017 ]
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bought a used 2001 ford focus and the radio the guy put in the car blew a fuse, I'm assuming the wiring is incorrect. He said the plugs from his truck are the same as the car but they wiring seems to be different, causing the blown fuse. Used the vehicle search function and this is the only one that came up so should be good to go once I get it! [ Shannon  Nov 21, 2017 ]
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Recommended by Crutchfield for this vehicle. [ Charles  Nov 20, 2017 ]
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ITS THE BEST WAY TO GO CAUSE YOU ELIMANATE THE WIRES [ TIM  Nov 20, 2017 ]
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It was free. Might actually need it. LOL [ Darren  Nov 17, 2017 ]
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Crutchfield's recommendation. [ David  Nov 14, 2017 ]
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Required for aftermarket install on most production vehicles like 1995 mustang.. [ Michael  Nov 10, 2017 ]
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Needed to install a new receiver in place of the factory one [ Jeff  Nov 06, 2017 ]
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Ease of Install Maintain Factory Harness [ Susan  Nov 05, 2017 ]
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ease of installation and removal [ ken  Oct 28, 2017 ]
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Made life SO SO much easier installing new stereo in a older car, Made me able to avoid cutting it up in case I want to return it to factory [ Erica  Oct 15, 2017 ]
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This is essential. It makes connecting the new receiver to the existing wiring harness a breeze. This is why I ordered the receiver from Crutchfield. [ Randy  Sep 27, 2017 ]
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To make installation simpler [ Richard  Sep 24, 2017 ]
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Putting a radio in truck from factory to aftermarket radio [ forest gump  Sep 17, 2017 ]
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fits my car [ LARRY  Sep 16, 2017 ]
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cause it fits my fox body [ Fernando  Aug 31, 2017 ]
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Needed it. [ Colton  Aug 24, 2017 ]
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So I can hook it up without problems [ William  Aug 23, 2017 ]
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Installing older single DIN stereo into older truck. [ JERRY  Aug 16, 2017 ]
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Do you don't have to splice and solder factory harness. Makes job way way faster and less tedious. Plus the procedure is reversible!!! [ Michael  Aug 10, 2017 ]
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needed to connect to existing harness [ Scott  Aug 03, 2017 ]
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Was a freebie for buying the radio [ Jim  Jul 31, 2017 ]
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ease of installation [ James  Jul 31, 2017 ]
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i dont know what im doing lol. this looked like it will give me a head start [ julius  Jul 25, 2017 ]
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To easily hook up radio [ Dennis A.  Jul 14, 2017 ]
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I STAY WITH WHAT WORKS. [ ronald a.  Jul 13, 2017 ]
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I need to hook up a previous purchase in a a new vehicle. [ Douglas  Jun 26, 2017 ]
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Will need the pig tales to connect the aftermarket stereo to the vehicle [ Callan  Jun 25, 2017 ]
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Makes the install easier.... has anyone ever tried to trace factory wires in a vehicle?? It's a pain. [ Jeremy  Jun 24, 2017 ]
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Who wants to cut the factory harness when this is free with a new receiver? It's a no-brainer. [ Eric  Jun 20, 2017 ]
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To help install the product [ Frank  Jun 19, 2017 ]
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Need for radio install. [ Lannie  Jun 15, 2017 ]
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came with kit [ John  Jun 12, 2017 ]
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A must to hook stuff up [ Brian  Jun 01, 2017 ]
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Do You know the saying, "if the boot fits?" Well, if the harness fits, plug it in. The less fussing over splicing wires, the better. [ Broden  May 21, 2017 ]
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Free needed it [ WILLIAM  May 03, 2017 ]
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need it [ Dennis  May 02, 2017 ]
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I purchased this so I would not alter the factory harness. Plug and play!! [ BRIAN  Apr 25, 2017 ]
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Needed it [ Gwen  Apr 23, 2017 ]
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Came with package [ Gary  Apr 13, 2017 ]
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To install the new radio [ Larry  Apr 04, 2017 ]
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A must for anyone replacing a factory radio. [ Shawn  Apr 02, 2017 ]
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Ease of installation [ Clyde  Feb 27, 2017 ]
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crutchfield website recommended item to ease the installation [ Frank  Feb 19, 2017 ]
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Try to save any functions that come from factory and also makes installation a breeze. [ JAMES  Feb 13, 2017 ]
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I want to be sure to have everything I will need to make this installation go smoothly. [ Robert W.  Feb 11, 2017 ]
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Mesh with existing wiring harnesses. Ever try match wires? [ Geremy  Feb 02, 2017 ]
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Easy to follow instructions! [ Gerald  Jan 23, 2017 ]
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Must have for clean inn stall on ford f150 [ ElGuapo  Jan 21, 2017 ]
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Suggested/provided with installation kit. [ S  Jan 19, 2017 ]
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To install a after market stereo. [ GLENN  Jan 19, 2017 ]
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Came with Head Unit purchase [ Jeff  Dec 28, 2016 ]
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Need to install easily [ William  Dec 27, 2016 ]
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Great reviews and just what I need. [ William  Dec 15, 2016 ]
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Never splice your factory harness again! This item was automatically added to my order (and for free!) but much-needed and much-appreciated! [ Chris  Dec 06, 2016 ]
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I was giving bad advice on what what harness to buy for my aftermarket kenwood receiver. [ Ramiro  Dec 06, 2016 ]
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crutchfield recommended to complete installation and free to boot! [ peter  Dec 02, 2016 ]
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Needed to make install easier. [ Bart  Nov 30, 2016 ]
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required for install [ C  Oct 17, 2016 ]
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free [ Blane  Oct 16, 2016 ]
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So that the replacement radio would directly connect to the factory wiring harness. [ Glenn  Oct 15, 2016 ]
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Recommended for my vehicle [ Chad  Oct 13, 2016 ]
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Made installation of my new unit a breeze. [ Charles  Oct 11, 2016 ]
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Needed item so you don't cut up factory harness [ Charles P.  Oct 10, 2016 ]
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save install time [ Fidencio  Sep 30, 2016 ]
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Recommended by Crutchfield [ Richard  Sep 18, 2016 ]
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Necessary [ Ben  Sep 11, 2016 ]
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Free [ Larry  Aug 28, 2016 ]
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to hook up my new Pioneer head unit [ Chris  Aug 13, 2016 ]
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Needed to adapt the new stereo head units wiring to the vehicle wiring harness. [ William  Aug 09, 2016 ]
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Eliminate guessing [ jimmie  Aug 02, 2016 ]
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Needed [ Van  Jul 14, 2016 ]
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to hook up new radio [ Christopher Sco  Jul 12, 2016 ]
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these wiring harness are very well labeled and easy to understand. [ Walter  Jun 23, 2016 ]
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came in kit [ KARLSON  Jun 16, 2016 ]
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Makes taking the factory radio out easy with less chance of messing something up. [ Kevin  Jun 09, 2016 ]
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picked the wrong one when I ordered the stereo and speakers [ George  Jun 05, 2016 ]
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This is a no-brainer. With its use, the OEM harness is not hacked up, and all the wiring match-up to the new head unit leads can be performed and soldered on a bench and placed in the vehicle, vice splicing inside the DIN opening. [ Gregg  Jun 03, 2016 ]
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thought i needed this for install [ serge  Jun 02, 2016 ]
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Recommended by adviser who had good knowledge of what he was saying. [ Jeremy  May 31, 2016 ]
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I choose this item to install an aftermarket unit and not have to splice wires. [ Kevin  May 20, 2016 ]
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Seemed like it would make it easier to install [ james  May 20, 2016 ]
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Suggested harness to adapt to factory wiring. [ Michael  May 16, 2016 ]
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Makes connection much easier, connect harness before even removing old radio, then plug and play with new unit. [ Lonnie  May 10, 2016 ]
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Included and needed for radio. [ Mark  May 10, 2016 ]
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Needed for prober installation. [ MICHAEL J  May 08, 2016 ]
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Necessary [ Luis  Apr 29, 2016 ]
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Well it should be obvious but you really need it. [ Elisha  Apr 27, 2016 ]
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Price [ Kenneth  Apr 26, 2016 ]
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Wanted complete easy installation [ JEFFREY  Apr 26, 2016 ]
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Ryan said this is what I need Ryan's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Thom  Apr 14, 2016 ]
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It was free with the order. Sometimes they are okay but other times they have been of a very poor quality compared to other manufacturers. [ Thomas W.  Apr 12, 2016 ]
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ease of install.. wire it up with these factory connectors on your workbench.. walk over and just plug them into your truck. done... [ Diablo Royale  Apr 10, 2016 ]
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These items will ensure that the new receiver will make the proper interface connections with the connected components. [ Bob  Apr 09, 2016 ]
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I needed it to hook up to my factory wiring harness. [ SHELBY  Apr 04, 2016 ]
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I needed one and I new crutchfield would have and send the right one to me [ Michael wayne  Apr 03, 2016 ]
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Keeps the factory harness intact [ Don  Mar 26, 2016 ]
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to hook up new radio without cutting up original wiring [ paul  Mar 16, 2016 ]
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Harness came free with speaker purchase. [ Joel  Mar 14, 2016 ]
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To expedite replacement of existing radio [ Daniel  Mar 09, 2016 ]
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I prefer not to cut the factory wiring harness. These wiring adaptors keep me from cutting anything. They simply wire into the new radio harness and then plug directly into your truck harness. [ DAVID  Mar 07, 2016 ]
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It was required [ Jonathon  Mar 07, 2016 ]
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When I was a dumb kid I used to not get these to try to save money. Ended up booking the stereo up incorrectly at least once and having to redo it. Had wierd stuff happen. One time it made it so my car would not shut off. Yep, turn the key backwards and all the lights and the stereo would turn off but the engine kept running. You will inevitablely ruin equipment that way. Save yourself some money and headache and order these babies. [ Casey  Mar 03, 2016 ]
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Make connecting to existing wiring easier [ David  Feb 28, 2016 ]
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I have installed hundreds of head units in a variety of vehicles and these wiring harnesses save an enormous amount of time and head scratching when upgrading from a factory unit. [ Sandra  Feb 27, 2016 ]
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I ordered the wrong one with when I ordered my Kenwood reciver from your company [ John  Feb 22, 2016 ]
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Greatly improves the speed of installation [ David Matthew  Feb 20, 2016 ]
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Included with the purchase. [ OSCAR RAMIREZ  Feb 19, 2016 ]
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Although not a plug-and-play option, this allows me to wire my aftermarket head unit without cutting any factory wires, and it adapts my factory Ford wire colors to the standardized aftermarket colors, making the installation quicker and more full-proof. [ Alexanderf  Feb 14, 2016 ]
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necessary for fitment of radio. [ Kim  Feb 06, 2016 ]
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to adapt to my vehicle [ Gary  Jan 25, 2016 ]
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Came with the stereo I purchased based on their recommendation. This was the correct harness and made installation easy [ Richard  Jan 24, 2016 ]
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Easier to use and hook up... [ Daniel  Jan 20, 2016 ]
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Recommended installation equipment [ Grady  Jan 19, 2016 ]
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to make my radio install quicker [ William  Jan 02, 2016 ]
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Its what I needed to replace the stereo. Crutchfield makes it so easy for anyone who can use a pair of scissors and a screwdriver to install almost any product they sell. Aces !!!!! [ Eric  Dec 30, 2015 ]
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Very simple to use and with Crutchfield, you normally get them free with buying the radio whereas if you buy anywhere else literally, you have to purchase the kit separately at full price. On certain radios, Crutchfield will charge a small amount for the kits, but even then they are heavily discounted compared to market price if you have to purchase elsewhere. [ Mark  Dec 26, 2015 ]
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ALWAYS GET HARNESSES from supplier [ William  Dec 18, 2015 ]
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to change the stock radio to an after market one [ anthony  Dec 11, 2015 ]
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to make the wiring in the truck easier [ Sean  Dec 11, 2015 ]
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This harness was recommended by Crutchfield for my Ford F350. After receiving it, it matches exactly. [ Stephen  Dec 09, 2015 ]
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1 question already asked

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what guage are the wires?
[ chandler  Feb 07, 2016 ]
1 answer
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18-22 gauge, I used the red butt connectors and it fit perfectly and crimped beautifully.
[ William F.  Feb 08, 2016 ]

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