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Metra 70-8215 Receiver Wiring Harness

Allows you to connect a new car stereo and retain your factory climate controls in a 2005-up Avalon

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Here's the problem — Toyota builds the climate control functions for the 2005-up Avalon into the factory...

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Here's the problem — Toyota builds the climate control functions for the 2005-up Avalon into the factory...

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About the Metra 70-8215 Receiver Wiring Harness

Here's the problem — Toyota builds the climate control functions for the 2005-up Avalon into the factory radio. Take out the radio, and the heating and air conditioning controls won't work.

Here's the problem — Toyota builds the climate control functions for the 2005-up Avalon into the factory radio. Take out the radio, and the heating and air conditioning controls won't work.

The Metra 70-8215 harness provides a solution — remove the factory stereo from the dash, mount it in an out-of-the-way place, then connect it to the climate controls with this vehicle-specific harness. You get a new stereo and your climate controls will still work. Warranty: 30 days.

Note: This harness is for Toyota Avalon models without the premium JBL sound system. Please enter your vehicle information or call a Sales Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this model is compatible with your vehicle.

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What's in the box:

  • Short (8") 5-wire harness
  • Long (17') multi-plug harness

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Harness 2007 Toyota avalón

Crutchfield customer from Delano, CA on 4/8/2019

2007 Toyota Avalon

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Súper easy to install I like it

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Gain and lose

Crutchfield customer from Mililani, HI on 3/24/2019

2005 Toyota Avalon

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It does what it's suppose too. Allows the display to be shown on your blue screen up top. Only reason I gave it 3 stars is that is if you want to use your buttons on your steering wheel it's not gonna work correctly. Had the local stereo shop try two different steering wheel control modules and it'll work only on a couple buttons. Not too bad if could have retained vol up and down but with both instances was a vol up only. Andbuttons didn't match either. Vol up was a track down button and mode was a vol button etc. harness was long enough to relocate stock stereo in the trunk. If I wanted to have steering button to function correctly with the stock stereo relocated, I would lose the blue screen again. I'm still trying to see if there are other options to keep the steering wheel buttons.

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Stuart from Dallas, TX on 7/23/2018

2008 Chevrolet Suburban

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The harness for the stereo worked perfect. There are 2 issues with this install on my 2007 Toyota Avalon (non-JBL system). Firstly, to keep the center info display, the factory radio has to be relocated to the trunk. Crutchfield supplied the harness for that. The issue is that they tell you that the harness #5 doesn't need to be connected. That is the TX-/TX+ signal from the factory radio. The instructions for the relocation harness are vague regarding which how it should be connected to the factory harnesses. So that to say, the display did not come up. Called the tech and after several discussions, he surmised the resistor in the Metra harness supplied by Crutchfield had a bad resistor. The lead was bent 90 degrees and had very thin shrink tube. I reinstalled the stereo and waited for the replacement harness. When it arrived, I replaced the "bad" one. Display still did not come up. Called the tech back, and after working through it, he told me to use the harness from the Metra for the ASWC-1 and how to spliced into the factory harness. Also told me to connect factory harness into the harness #5. After doing that, bingo.

Pros: Easy connection to the new stereo. Retains factory display. Length was more than ample.

Cons: Instructions for relocation of factory radio and connections to the factory harness need to be clarified.

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Crutchfield customer from Mesa, AZ on 6/7/2018

2007 Toyota Avalon

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Perfect for install! Information center up and running with aftermarket stereo...

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Great kit, but instructions could be better

Stone from Birmingham, AL on 4/22/2017

2005 Toyota Avalon

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PLEASE READ FOR THOSE TAKING THIS TO A SHOP TO INSTALL: Toyota, for whatever reason, has hooked up their climate control/information display to the factory radio. This means that while your climate control will still work if you do not use this kit, you will not be able to physically see the temperature setting for the car. So you CANNOT get rid of your factory stereo if you wish to continue using the climate control/information display. This kit enables you to relocate the factory stereo elsewhere in the car so that you can continue to power your display with the new stereo system you have installed. I believe most people have theirs relocated to a spot in the trunk. I was able to relocate mine to underneath the passengers seat (it does not interfere with any seat travel). I give this kit 4 stars because the instructions were not exactly clear and the shop I took it to did not understand what the purpose of these wires were when I first took the car to them. They thought the wires were for a JBL system amp, but my Avalon did not have a JBL system. When I picked up my car the first time, I noticed the climate control display was not working and realized what the problem was. So, if you are taking your car to a shop to install the radio PLEASE EXPLAIN TO THEM what these wires are for because the instructions are not exactly the best. I would also recommend making sure you turn off your radio so it doesn't keep displaying it on the display.

Pros: Allows full control of factory climate control/info display Enough length to relocate it anywhere in vehicle

Cons: Instructions could be made more clear

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Works fine

Tim from North Carolina on 1/19/2016

2005 Toyota Avalon

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just as described, run the harness to the trunk, keep the display

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Made install a breeze

Ryan E from California on 12/6/2015

2006 Toyota Avalon

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Install was made easy with this kit. Installed a pioneer stereo into a 2006 Toyota Avalon. Plenty of wire to hide stereo in trunk to retain stock climate display.

Pros: Well made, good length, good connections.

Cons: None.

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Billy C from knoxville,Tn on 5/18/2011

2007 Toyota Avalon

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Price was excellant (free with reciever ). Need instructions for adding accessories like the ASWC.

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More details on the Metra 70-8215 Receiver Wiring Harness

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Features

Metra Wiring Harness: Metra 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 Metra 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 Metra 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 Metra 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 and sold separately.

Wire Code Chart:

Harness # 1 (short)

Wire Color Function
Green Left Rear Speaker +
Violet Right Rear Speaker +
Green/Black Left Rear Speaker -
Orange/Black Grounding Dimmer
Violet/Black Right Rear Speaker -

Harness #2 (long)
(bound together with Harnesses #3, #4, #5)

Wire Color Function
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Black Ground
Blue Power Antenna/Amp Turn-On
Orange/White Dimmer
White Left Front Speaker +
White/Black Left Front Speaker -
Gray Right Front Speaker +
Gray/Black Right Front Speaker -

Harnesses #3, #4, #5

 These harnesses are basically plug 'n play with factory harnesses in the dash, kick panels, and trunk. No splicing is required with these harnesses.

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Had to rewire original radio to trunk to retain certain dash functions on my 2008 Toyota Avalon and this was the perfect length [ Grant  Sep 06, 2018 ]
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I need it [ Jeremy  Jun 26, 2018 ]
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Part of the install package to place the old stereo in the trunk allowing the dash climate control display to work. [ Chris  Feb 08, 2016 ]

2 questions already asked

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I have a 2008 Avalon Limited with JBL audio without Navigation. The site says this cabling will not work. What is my alternative? I want to change the head unit to one of those Android head units
[ Montypaks  Jul 07, 2018 ]
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Sorry, but I have not done this installation yet.
[ Jeremy  Jul 10, 2018 ]
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Regardless of the head unit you're putting in, you have to keep the original unit in the car somewhere and have it connected with this harness.
[ Kao  Jul 07, 2018 ]
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Remove the tape deck and install the new unit onto th tape deck location. Much easier, faster.......
[ QUYEN  Jul 07, 2018 ]
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Will this also enable the MPG. range, and other display options to work? Or just the climate controls?
[ Amy  Dec 29, 2016 ]
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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.
[ Kenny  Dec 30, 2016 ]  Staff

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