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The Metra set I just got from Amazon is incorrect. I'll have to replace the ends.
I figured that. So it looks like there is no correct polarity option?

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Speaker Wiring Harnesses For select 1998-up Ford vehicles at Crutchfield.com


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I saw that but in the overview tab it says Metra so I was confused thinking that I was looking for a Crutchfield brand item. So, Metra has two Ford connectors, one correct polarity and one not???
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More than likely, they just get it wrong sometimes and switch the wires during assembly. It's kind of surprising considering the high level of quality control usually associated with "Made In China."
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Well I pulled the item number from Crutchfield (after placing an order) and searched Amazon as I cancelled the order of the wrong one there. I came up with this item which the picture depicts the wrong wire config? So Amazon has the pics mixed up apparently?

Amazon.com: Speaker Harnesses For 1998-up Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda, and Nissan vehicles: Car Electronics
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I got the connector from Crutchfield today and it is correct as pictured.
Speaker Wiring Harnesses For select 1998-up Ford vehicles at Crutchfield.com

Now out in the heat to install speakers and sound mat in the doors.
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All installed. 5x7 Fosgates mentioned earlier in this thread sound good but I am not floored and I am not even an audiophile. You have to break a tab off each speaker for them to fit into the stock plastic door bracket. Also, one hole of 4 will not line up so you have to drill the last one but no biggie. One last thing with these speakers is that the smaller terminal is too big for the Crutchfield adapter connector, as mentioned here previously, so I had to cut and replace it. If I did it again I would chose a different speaker option mentioned here. I added a few strips of sound deadener, but about 50% of the doors' flat surfaces are already covered from the factory.
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It looks like the Metra adapter sold by Amazon has the polarity corrected now? See current Amazon pic.

Amazon.com: Metra 72-5600 Speaker Adapter for Select Ford Vehicles: Electronics
FYI - when I bought mine last month, the ones I received still had the wrong polarity.

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so are there no direct plug and play upgrade speakers for the 2013 mustang premiums? what all do I need to upgrade it then and which speakers would you guys recommend, i have an amazon gift card so it's the perfect timing.
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To the OP (and others), just as an FYI, from the looks of it you wired your speakers with the reverse polarity. Those Metra harnesses (72-5600) are wired the exact opposite way that they're supposed to be. I would recommend picking up a set of adapters from Crutchfield instead. They're basically the same price, but the difference is that your speakers will be in phase and you'll have more mids/lows (within limits of what the stock amp can support). For reference, this is the difference between the Metra adapters and the Crutchfield adapters. Please excuse the typo within the picture



I originally bought the Metra adapters (72-5600), but when I changed them out for Crutchfield's, the sound difference was huge.
Hi guys and gals:

New to the forum and just wanted to jump in on the replacement of speakers. I have a 2011 SMS with Nav shaker 500. I changed out the front and rear speakers with Infinity REF6832CF up front and Rockford Fosgate R168X2 in the rear. Used the Metra 72-5600 harnesses and they are indeed reversed polarity. SO...I pulled the doors apart again and found that with a large paper clip bent streight, I could push the black and white wired pins out of their sockets. They are only held in by tension, not a clip so I simply pushed (hard) them out and carefully swapped them around so the black wire is now on top (or away from the clip side). They worked perfectly without cutting wires/splicing wires or putting new end plugs on them so they look just like the one's from Crutchfield. Now SOME older mustangs do have the harness attached to the speakers going the way Metra has it set up but the newer mustangs it is not. A quick look in the trunk at the exposed speakers will let you know which ones you need to buy. If you are looking at the speaker face down on a table with the posts turned to 6 o clock, the RIGHT one is the positive. Always! It then attaches to the bigger end plug of the Metra harness. So look at your speaker connection and see which set up you need. Again it took me 1 minute to change the wires on both harnesses (after I figured it out) so buy the cheapest ones and fix as needed!! Hope this helps. All four speakers are 6 x 8 / 5x 7 size.
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This maybe a noob question, but do we need to solder the harness to the speakers?

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