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Metra 70-1720T Receiver Wiring Harness

Connect a car stereo in select 1996-98 Honda vehicles with factory keyless entry

Item # 120701720T

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 # 120701720T

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About the Metra 70-1720T Receiver Wiring Harness

Metra 70-1720T Receiver Wiring Harness

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

Metra 70-1720T Receiver Wiring Harness

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

First, attach the colour-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.


Note: In order to retain your factory keyless entry functionality, you'll need to keep your factory radio, and relocate it inside your dash behind the lower trim panel. This harness has two plugs - one connects to the factory wiring, and the second plugs into the factory radio to provide power to it. If you remove the factory radio, you will lose your factory keyless entry feature.

  • 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 +/-

What's in the box:

  • Receiver wiring harness (with 2 plugs)
MFR #70-1720T

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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.

Special Harness Function: This harness is required for select Honda vehicles that have factory keyless entry built into the factory radio. When replacing the factory radio with an aftermarket head unit, you will need to relocate the factory radio behind the lower dash trim panel in order to retain the keyless entry function. This harness includes a plug that provides constant and switched power and ground to power the factory radio.

Wire Code Chart:

Wire Color Function
Plug 1 (connects to vehicle's receiver harness in the dash)
Red +12 Volt Accessory These wires provide a jumper from Plug 1 to Plug 2
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Black Chassis Ground
Blue Power Antenna
Orange/white 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 -
Plug 2 (connects to factory radio)
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Black Chassis Ground

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4 questions already asked

What gauge wire is this?
[ Benjamin  Feb 07, 2022 ]
1 answer
Not 100% sure. Same size as the ones coming from my KENWOOD deck. 18-14. Would be my guess.
[ T  Feb 10, 2022 ]
What kind of wiring harness do I need for Honda civic ex 1996?
[ Jarvis  Dec 01, 2018 ]
1 answer
This harness was a perfect fit for a 1997 Honda Civic EX. I believe the '96 and '97 are the same. The supplied installation instructions from Crutchfield were great.
[ Robert  Dec 01, 2018 ]
For after-market radio replacement in a 1996 Honda HX: is it necessary to re-install factory radio if you don't need (or want) a keyless entry system ?
[ Pam  Sep 03, 2015 ]
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  Sep 04, 2015 ]  Staff

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