Aftermarket Car Stereo Installation
Metra Wire Harness 70-5514
No Kit Needed - Single Din Opening
aftermarket car stereo wire harness to Metra wire harness, they match color for color.
The Metra wire harness mates to the existing factory wire harness, plug and play.
2.1) Release the locks from
sides of car stereo mounting sleeve.
3.1) Slide the mounting sleeve
from the Car Stereo
4.1) Slide mounting sleeve into
original car stereo opening.
5.1) Place mounting sleeve in
to opening, pull origianl factory wire harnesses and antenna through opening. Mounting sleeve edge will mate to dash opening.
6.1) With a flat head screw
driver, bend tabs along inside edge of mounting sleeve to "Pinch Fit" to surrounding dash.
7.1) Bend tabs along bottom,
sides and top of mounting sleeve
8.1) Connect previous sliced
connectors to factory wire harness and car stereo. Plug antenna
lead into car stereo and slide car stereo into mounting sleeve
till it locks into place. Now install the amplifier bypass cable.
See Why Amplifier Bypass Cable Installation below.
Why Install Amplifier Bypass cable?
Factory Amplifier output power 25 - 35 watts per channel.
Aftermarket stereo output power 45 - 60 watts per channel.
Aftermarket 45 - 60 watts into factory amplifier will cause distortion above low volume settings and provide only 25 - 35 watts output. Bypass Amplifier for full power.
1.1) Remove all screws along
bottom or rear hatch jam and remove panel.
2.1) Remove screws along side
3.1) Gently pry panel pins from
NOTE - All panel pins that will be
removed are old and brittle. Don't be upset when you crack or break these
pins it is a common occurrence.
4.1) Remove all panel pins up
side of rear side panel.
5.1) Remove all panel pins from
bottom side rear window frame panel.
6.1) Remove all panel pins from
top side rear window frame panel.
7.1) Pull back rubber boot over
seat belt bolt, remove 50mm torx bolt.
8.1) Remove screw in center of
panel between rear and side window.
9.1) Lift edge of carpet along
back, remove hidden screw.
10.1) Lift edge of carpet along
wheel well, remove one hidden screw.
11.1) Pull side panel back from
side of vehicle. The factory amplifier sits above wheel well bolted to
side of vehicle. Disconnect two connectors. One connector is plugged into
the top of the amplifier, the other is plugged into the bottom of the
amplifier as it is mounted to the side of the vehicle.
12.1) Use Amplifier Bypass cable,
connectors mate and allow the car stereo audio system to pass without the
use of the factory amplifier.
12.2) Tuck bypass cable behind side panel and reassemble side panel.
Aftermarket stereo installation?
Why purchase the aftermarket wire harness? Installation is easier, no guess work with wire color codes and a Headache Saver!Factory wire colors codes are not universal. See Aftermarket Videos above.
We discourage cutting the factory wire harness.
This section aids in troubleshooting and determining wire color codes, phasing for speaker hook up, locating power wires for installing external devices and add-ons.
Wire diagrams may not be 100% accurate for your vehicle.