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Metra 99-5718 Dash and Wiring Kit

Install and connect a new single-DIN or double-DIN car stereo in a 2000-03 Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable with electronic climate controls

Item # 120995718

You bought a 2000-03 Taurus or Mercury Sable — great car, but its console makes it impossible to upgrade the...

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About the Metra 99-5718 Dash and Wiring Kit

You bought a 2000-03 Taurus or Mercury Sable — great car, but its console makes it impossible to upgrade the factory radio. Metra's kit allows you to install an aftermarket single- or double-DIN receiver in the dash, while maintaining all electronic climate controls, including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning — even the heated seats and compass if your model has them.

You bought a 2000-03 Taurus or Mercury Sable — great car, but its console makes it impossible to upgrade the factory radio. Metra's kit allows you to install an aftermarket single- or double-DIN receiver in the dash, while maintaining all electronic climate controls, including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning — even the heated seats and compass if your model has them.

The kit features backlit soft-touch buttons that let you access all climate controls found in your Taurus or Sable, and it's a perfect match for the color, texture, and contours of your dash. You'll also get an LCD display just like the one in your Taurus. The package also includes all harnesses and antenna adapters needed for the installation. Warranty: 1 year.


What's in the box:

  • Radio housing
  • 8" Power/ground harness
  • 15' Amp bypass harness
  • 15' Antenna cable
  • ISO trim plate
  • DD trim plate
  • 2 ISO brackets
  • 2 DD brackets
  • Temperature sensor housing
  • Pocket
  • Installation Instructions
MFR #99-5718

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2000-2003 Ford Taurus Installation Kit: The Metra Turbo 2 Installation Kit (99-5718C) is designed specifically for the 2000-2003 Ford Taurus (with auto climate controls). It allows installation of both double DIN and single DIN aftermarket head units. A storage pocket is included for DIN installs. The installation kit is painted a scratch resistant matte black finish. The 99-5718C installation kit also retains all factory climate control functions with soft touch buttons and LCD display. All harnesses and antenna adapters are included.

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:

(Power Harness)

Wire Color Function
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Black Ground

(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

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

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Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
It's compatible with my Mercury and I want a clean installation. [ Jonathan  Mar 08, 2019 ]
Fair prices free shipment [ Timothy  Mar 06, 2018 ]
What a great site! Easy to use and very helpful information not found anywhere else!! [ Isaiah  May 15, 2017 ]
For my car stereo [ Jordan  Feb 25, 2017 ]
Because it was the cheapest I could find online [ Justin  Jun 13, 2016 ]
One stop shopping. Fair pricing [ Gregory  May 26, 2016 ]
Included wiring harness and availability. [ Blake  Mar 14, 2016 ]
For easy install for a Ford taurus [ adam  Feb 11, 2016 ]

6 questions already asked

Is there a way I can get this kit minus all the wiring?
[ Gabe  Apr 26, 2020 ]
1 answer
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
[ Calvin  May 21, 2020 ]  Staff
Does the vehicles factor climate controls plug directly into the kit or will I have to re-wire things?
[ Gabe  Apr 14, 2020 ]
4 answers
Yep plugs right in.
[ JEFF  Apr 15, 2020 ]
If you are replacing a digital climate control panel with this, it is all plug and play. At least mine was that way. Very easy. The only tricky part I found was the side plastic pieces that attach to the large plastic face. This part is assembled and then the new radio slides in. The assembly directions were not very clear but after a quick call to Crutchfield, we figured it out. They snap right into place and for some reason the exact location stumped us. It should have been easy. The unit looks really nice and I was not so upset after shelling out the cash once I saw the final result. The screen has a green glow which matched all the other stock lighting in the car. Even connects and tells you inside and outside air temps.
[ MIKE  Apr 15, 2020 ]
It will plug right in.
[ JAYSON R  Apr 15, 2020 ]
From my experience it plugs into the kit but you do still have to run a wire to your speaker system. Mine was in the trunk. Took some time but well worth it!
[ Martin  Apr 14, 2020 ]
Can you still perform the climate control self test with this unit installed like the factory? The sable had issues with climate control and it needs to be reset when the door gets stuck on heat. You have button combinations to press on original Ford climate controls to do this diagnostics and reset procedure so will this after market unit be able to do this?
[ Tim  Sep 21, 2016 ]
5 answers
I do not know. I never had to do a reset on the climate controls. As far as all the other functions of the climate controls they worked the same as before the install
[ Scott  Sep 22, 2016 ]
No it doesn't and I'm currently having an issue with the climate control since installing the aftermarket dash unit.
[ TASHA T  Sep 21, 2016 ]
Hi Tim, I have this kit installed on a 2000 Sable. Please provide some information about this procedure and I'll be happy to let you know whether it works.
[ Moti  Sep 21, 2016 ]
No I wasn't able to get it to work my Taurus has the same issues.
[ Dustin  Sep 21, 2016 ]
Will not perform the EATC test. Thank god I kept my original on the shelf...
[ Jason  Sep 21, 2016 ]
There is a four pin connection on the back of this....where and what wire hooks into this?
[ taurus  Jul 03, 2016 ]
1 answer
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the connections on the product. 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:
[ Kenny  Jul 05, 2016 ]  Staff
Can I see the installation instructions before I buy? I've been told this is a very complicated install and I want to see if I think I can do it.
[ John  May 19, 2015 ]
4 answers
It was not complicated at all.
[ VERNON W  May 26, 2015 ]
Sorry to say I chickened out and hired someone to do it. Part I was most concerned about was running wire forward from trunk where the stock radio is actually located to the dash. The car I bought it for died and I had to pay the same guy a second time to move it. I should have done it myself, but was pressed for time. The unit works well and it is nice to be able to listen to books on my iPad which the stock radio would not allow.
[ Marvin  May 21, 2015 ]
I have installed 3 kits. More timely than other kits but not that hard. Don M
[ Donald  May 19, 2015 ]
I don't know if you can see the install instructions first, but I can tell you the install is not very complicated at all. If you can install a radio and speakers you can definitely install this with no problems.
[ Shawn  May 19, 2015 ]
Can I buy Just the wiring harness?
[ Michael Terry  Dec 29, 2014 ]
1 answer
For 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 if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Krissy  Dec 30, 2014 ]  Staff

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