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Metra 70-5517

Premium Sound Pre Amp Plug # 3 for Select 1998-2003 Ford/Lincoln/Mercury Vehicles

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Product Features:

  • Premium Sound Pre-Amp Plug # 3
  • For Select 1998-2003 Ford/Lincoln/Mercury Vehicles
  • Allows for Retention factory Amplified system when replacing stock stereo
  • Integrates factory harness to an aftermarket stereo without the need of cutting factory wiring
  • Allows for the factory amp turn-on
  • Installation instructions included
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Compatible Models

  • Ford:
    • 1998-2003 Select Models
  • Lincoln:
    • 1998-2003 Select Models
  • Mercury:
    • 1998-2003 Select Models

Harness Features

Vehicle Sound System
This refers to what kind of sound system the vehicle has. Premium audio systems are generally name brand systems (such as JBL, Bose, Rockford Fosgate, etc) that have been installed inside a vehicle when it leaves the factory. Often they more advanced systems, complex wiring, factory amplifiers, and other features that can make installing aftermarket component difficult.
Premium Sound
Main Harness Function
Different installations on different vehicles require different harnesses. This type is what the harness is considered. Each wiring harness we sell serves a purpose such as installing an aftermarket car stereo, integrating an aftermarket amplifier with your factory car stereo, connecting Bluetooth to your factory car stereo, and more.
Replace Original Vehicle Stereo Wiring Plug (Male Side)
Compatible Vehicle Make
Allows you to view only items that are compatible with your vehicle's make. Does not guarantee that it will work with your vehicle year or model.
Compatible Vehicle Make and Model
The model of vehicle that this vehicle specific product is designed for. Please keep in mind that engine variations can affect the compatibility of the products.
Ford Econoline
Ford Explorer
Lincoln Navigator
Lincoln Town Car
Mercury Grand Marquis

Premium Harness Features

Factory System Amplification
This refers to the factory sound system and whether the item is compatible with amplified or non-amplified systems.
On-Star Compatible
This means that the harness is compatible with vehicles that have On-Star built-in.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Offered free.
William R on Jun 22, 2016
needed harness to keep factory amp. I thought it was supposed to be included but the one they listed was for 98 ford ranger and would not work with mach system.
Jim H on Jun 6, 2016
It was free
Steven P on Jun 15, 2016
Ease of installation
Larry P on Jun 3, 2016
Will this fit a 2000 ford taurus se 3.0 v6 with factory amp?
jose g on May 5, 2016
Best Answer: I used this on a 2003 SE v6, which is the same model generation (2000-2007 are all the same) and it works flawlessly. Just make sure you get the new dash kit and reuse the old knobs for your heat/AC controls. Hope this helps.
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Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Metra 70-5517