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Metra 70-5008 Receiver Wiring Harness

Connect a new car stereo in select 1993-00 Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, and Mazda vehicles with factory amplifier

Item # 120705008

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 # 120705008

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C$27.99

About the Metra 70-5008 Receiver Wiring Harness

Metra 70-5008 Receiver Wiring Harness

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

Metra 70-5008 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:

Important Note: This harness bypasses your factory amplifier. In order to install it and make the necessary connections, you will need to run the harness wires from your receiver location to your factory amp location, which may be in the rear of your vehicle.

  • 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:

  • 6" Power harness
  • 18' Amplifier bypass harness
MFR #70-5008C

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Features

Wiring Harness: This wiring harness prevents 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:

(Power Harness)

Wire Color Function
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Orange/Black Not Used
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Orange/White Dimmer
Orange Cell Mute
Black Ground
Blue Power Antenna
Blue/White Not Used

(Amplifier Bypass Harness)

Wire Color Function
Green Left Rear Speaker +
Green/Black Left Rear Speaker -
Violet Right Rear Speaker +
Violet/Black Right Rear Speaker -
Gray Right Front Speaker +
Gray/Black Right Front Speaker -
White Left Front Speaker +
White/Black Left Front Speaker -
Blue Power Antenna

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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I want to bypass my factory amp which is not working. This harness should make the task easy. [ Terry  Aug 20, 2019 ]
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I've ordered radios from Crutchfield in the past and the wiring harness adaptor they provide makes installation so much easier. This time I got a radio from a friend but needed the wiring adapter. [ Dennis  Apr 04, 2019 ]
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I need to be able to connect the new head unit wires to the vehicle wires. [ Chase Alexander  Mar 10, 2019 ]
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to connect to the trucks wiring [ Robert  Dec 20, 2018 ]
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Makes hooking up your new radio to your car simple. [ T  Dec 06, 2018 ]
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needed to bypass amp [ Honest Willy  Oct 03, 2018 ]
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This simplifies installation. By using this harness with the new stereo harness, installation is just plug and play. Without this you will need to cut the car's wiring harness and wire the stereo directly. As a former dealer master tech, I highly recommend the harness. [ Robert  Jul 25, 2018 ]
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These wiring harnesses are need to bypass factory amp and connect aftermarket radio. [ H  Jun 17, 2018 ]
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Speeds up connecting harness installation [ Toryn  Jun 15, 2018 ]
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Only harness that fits my 1995 Lincoln Town Car [ GhostKamikazee  May 22, 2018 ]
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Came with the install package [ Rich  May 07, 2018 ]
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To simplify wiring new radio, plug and play. [ David  May 01, 2018 ]
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make my life easier on the wiring side [ Nick  Apr 03, 2018 ]
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1996 Ford Explorer replacing factory head unit with after market unit. My factory head unit is NON JBL System - has Dolby B NR on the tape deck and has an AUTO SET button. My factory speakers draw power via the factory amp and the Metra 70-5008 Receiver Wiring Harness is needed to bypass the amp functionality but still provide the electricity to the speakers. [ Jonathan  Mar 07, 2018 ]
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For easy installation [ ray  Feb 12, 2018 ]
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To get better sound quality. [ Daniel Guy  Dec 26, 2017 ]
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Makes installation a LOT easier and bypasses factory amp [ Kevin  Dec 24, 2017 ]
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Part of the recommended install kit so I'm thinking it's necessary to perform install. [ Randolph  Jul 22, 2017 ]
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I buy from Crutchfield because of their support and their fair prices. [ William   Mar 26, 2017 ]
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Replacing the radio in 94 B4000 Extended Cab [ Jeff  Mar 23, 2017 ]
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The colors and plugs makes the job easier... [ Arnaldo  Mar 18, 2017 ]
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Plug and Play [ angel  Mar 11, 2017 ]
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Ease of change over. [ H Paul  Mar 08, 2017 ]
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The best option for a clean install and easy to go back to factory if you sell the vehicle. [ SCOTT  Feb 20, 2017 ]
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i like the fact of being able to plug and play [ joe  Feb 15, 2017 ]
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make and model of vehicle specs [ Clay  Feb 12, 2017 ]
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Exact fit. No cutting wires and figuring what goes where. [ Javier  Jan 29, 2017 ]
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Easy to wire up [ Nolan Venesta  Dec 22, 2016 ]
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It keeps you from having to splice wires to connect your radio duh [ Anthony  Dec 15, 2016 ]
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Ease of installation . You don't have to wreck the factory wiring [ Tom  Dec 07, 2016 ]
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Connects my radio to my truck, love it. [ Leonard  Nov 25, 2016 ]
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came with kit [ kenneth  Nov 23, 2016 ]
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Required for proper installation in vehicle [ Craig  Oct 14, 2016 ]
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easier install [ EDWARD  May 29, 2016 ]
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Comes with the install kit. [ Vincent  May 05, 2016 ]
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to install receiver? [ JAMES  May 04, 2016 ]
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Needed adapter to install new radio!! [ xsproduction  Mar 05, 2016 ]
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Needed to connect new radio [ Larry  Feb 07, 2016 ]
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These made my job clean and easy. Thanks. [ Gary  Jan 28, 2016 ]
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To facilitate installation of new unit [ ANTHONY R  Jan 09, 2016 ]
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easiest way to install factory aftermarket stereo and no need to cut wiring harness [ Roman  Dec 29, 2015 ]
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Simply installation. [ Troy  Dec 16, 2015 ]
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makes installation simpler and quicker [ Electrician  Dec 11, 2015 ]
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easier than cutting in [ Clark Dahlman  Dec 10, 2015 ]
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3 questions already asked

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How do I know if I need this harness or other style I've seen with just one connector? I guess the question is how do I know if I have a factory amp?
[ Johnathan  Jul 08, 2019 ]
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Hi Johnathan, thanks for your question! For this particular question, please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your specific vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation, and how to determine if you have a factory amplified system.
[ Jess  Jul 19, 2019 ]  Staff
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How long is this wiring harness?
[ Cole  Aug 04, 2017 ]
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Thanks for your question. Here is the information from the product page: 6" Power harness 18' Amplifier bypass harness Hope this helps.
[ Kenny  Aug 05, 2017 ]  Staff
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With the Metra 70-5008, with the amp bypass harness, will it still allow me to use the factory subwoofer?
[ Mike11  Jul 09, 2015 ]
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You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
[ Krissy  Jul 09, 2015 ]  Staff

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