Metra 70-5601

Wiring Harness for Aftermarket Head Unit to JBL System for select 1995-1997 vehicles from Lincoln, Ford

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• Wiring Harness For Aftermarket Head Unit To JBL System
• For Select 1994-1997 Ford/Lincoln/Mercury Vehicles
• Allows For Installation Of Aftermarket Head Unit

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Product Features:

  • Tuner bypass harness Compatible with select 1995-1997 vehicles from Lincoln, Ford with JBL Sound system
  • Bypasses the tuner in the JBL System
  • For vehicles with no antenna connection at the head unit
  • One 8-pin power plug and one 20-pin tuner plug
  • Includes 17 ft. of 16 Gauge wire and 17 ft. antenna extension cable
  • Harness is plugged in at the factory tuner and the wires are ran to the location of the aftermarket radio
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  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty


  • Yellow - 12V Constant
  • Red - 12V Accessory
  • Black - Ground
  • Orange - Dash Light Dimmer/Illumination
  • Green - Left Rear Speaker (+)
  • Green with Black Stripe - Left Rear Speaker (-)
  • White - Left Front Speaker (+)
  • White with Black Stripe - Left Front Speaker (-)
  • Purple - Right Rear Speaker (+)
  • Purple with Black Stripe - Right Rear Speaker (-)
  • Gray - Right Front Speaker (+)
  • Gray with Black Stripe - Right Front Speaker (-)

Compatible Vehicles

Please use our Fitment Guide to determine specific compatibility for the submodel and audio features

  • 1995 Ford Explorer
  • 1995 Lincoln Town Car
  • 1996 Ford Explorer
  • 1996 Lincoln Town Car
  • 1997 Ford Explorer
  • 1997 Lincoln Town Car

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Great Product Excellent Value

This wiring harness makes it extremely easy to install after market stereo.

By Knight on February 16, 2014


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Works great

I bought it because i wanted to install an after market stereo on my 1996 Lincoln Town car and it works great. It's easy to install and has the antenna cable.

By Jesus on March 17, 2012


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More than I Expected!

If youre having troubles with your install (ford explorer/mercury mountaineer) with premium sound and SEARCHED ALL OVER for correct wiring harness, this IS the one. I ididnt want to pay for another useless component but as soon as I got it (2 days sooner than I was told) I immediately went to complete my install and FINALLY got my after market headunit working....If youre having problems just get it, plenty of wire length and attaches right on.

By BDFCPhT on April 12, 2014


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Best Value

The best price in the market ! some stores are charging around 75 bucks for this same item, same brand.

By Stacy on March 22, 2014


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Perfect Fit ! Metra 70-5601

I ordered this after trying several others that claimed to work with the JBL system in the Ford Explorer. They do work for some models but not the Premium JBL. (small plug issue) THIS Metra 70-5601 on the other hand works flawlessly. Takes some doing to channel the wiring from the rear to front but I did it in under 30 minutes with the hardest thing being the connections. Worked perfect with my Alpine ida-x305 system. Best Buy recommends the same harness. You lose the sub....but can be added easily. Best thing.. the price !

By J C on December 15, 2014


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LOVED it, tons of features and great sound, had to return didnt fit in 97 town car

loved it, didn't fit in my 97 L town car without a lot of modifications so I returned it, but I did use it for a week or two and loaded with tons of features I would recommend it five STARS

By D.P.(219) on April 11, 2014


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Best Value

Some stores are charging 50-75 bucks for the same wiring. Same brand. Best Value !!!

By SJ on March 22, 2014


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Great Value for the money. Others charge several hundred more for similar product

Hands down this is a great product with so many features. Other brands charge several hundred more for what this can do.

By MKnight on February 16, 2014


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Excellent quality and attention to detail

This product provides all materials to connect Ford remote tuner/amplifiers to aftermarket JBL protocol aftermarket dash mounted radio units. The plugs come wired with the appropriate colors and lengths to mated with the original factory wiring harness connector pin size and location. The directions within the package are concise and accurate. The Sonic Electronix customer service seasoned professional installers maintain certification and the knowledge base to guide those wanting to install their products for themselves to a successful result by phone/emails.

By Anonymous on October 29, 2018 Checkmark Icon Verified purchase


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1997 Mercury Grand Marquis

This is bargain priced, shipped fast, and installed with ease! I couldn't be happier!

By Dustin on October 16, 2015 Checkmark Icon Verified purchase


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