Axxess XSVI-6523-NAV Wiring Interface

Connect a new stereo and retain Retained Accessory Power in select 2013-up Ram 1500 models without the factory touchscreen display

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    Wiring interface for select Ram trucks

  • Axxess XSVI-6523-NAV Wiring Interface


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by Dave Delamere

Upgrade your Ram

The XSVI-6523-NAV interface from Axxess lets you connect your new car stereo to your Ram's factory wiring harness. It provides the power, ground, and speaker connections for hooking up your new car stereo. This interface also supports Retained Accessory Power (RAP) which keeps the music going until the door is opened.

If you're installing a navigation receiver, the XSVI-6523-NAV wiring interface also offers the parking brake, reverse, mute, and Vehicle Speed Sensor (V.S.S.) outputs that you'll need. You can plug the Axxess steering wheel interface (sold separately) direclty into this interface, and keep your steering wheel audio controls working with your new car stereo. Warranty: 1 year.

Compatibility note: The Axxess XSVI-6523-NAV interface will not work with Ram models that have the factory 8" touchscreen display. If the factory Alpine audio system is present, this interface can be used although new speaker wires must be run to the output section of the factory amplifier.

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Note: Most vehicles will require additional installation parts — please identify your vehicle if you haven’t done so, then check here for a list of parts. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

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  • Replacement radio interface module (attached vehicle/radio/swc harness)
  • Application/Wiring sheet

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Vehicle Compatibility: The XSVI-6523-NAV radio replacement interface module allows you to replace the factory radio in select Dodge vehicles (non-amplified factory system or when replacing amplified system) with an aftermarket head unit. Please consult the Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle and aftermarket head unit is compatible.

Make Model Year
Dodge Dart (non-screen option) 2013-up
Ram 1500 (non-screen option) 2013-up

Note: The XSVI-6523-NAV interface is designed to be used in select dodge vehicles without a factory amplified sound system or when replacing the entire factory amplifier system. The XSVI-6523-NAV does not retain your vehicle's factory amplifiers.

Product Features: The XSVI-6523-NAV retains your vehicle's factory R.A.P. (Retained Accessory Power), factory Aux input, and factory rear-view camera. The XSVI-6523-NAV also provides accessory/illumination outputs, plus navigation outputs (parking brake/reverse/VSS) for aftermarket head unit installation. In addition, the radio replacement interface supports your factory steering wheel controls via an optional interface module (sold separately).

  • Accessory + Illumination Outputs: There is no 12-volt accessory wire in the factory harness, which requires the installer to run an accessory wire to the fuse box or underneath the steering column when installing an aftermarket radio. The XSVI-6523-NAV is designed to provide a 12-volt, 10-amp switched accessory output (red wire), along with a illumination output (orange/white wire) to make installation simpler.
  • Navigation Outputs: The XSVI-6523-NAV provides essential wires required for aftermarket radios that have navigation. VSS (Vehicle Speed Sense), Reverse, and Parking Brake wires are provided. This helps to cut down the installation time, since the installer does not have to look for these wires in the vehicle.
  • Retained Accessory Power (R.A.P.): The Retained Accessory Power (R.A.P.) function supplies power to the radio after the ignition is shut off until one of the front doors are opened. This function is retained by the XSVI-6523-NAV interface.
  • OEM Aux/Back Up Camera: The XSVI-6523-NAV's harness features stereo RCA connectors which plug into your aftermarket head unit's rear-panel auxiliary input in order to keep your vehicle's factory Aux input. The harness also features a composite video connector which plugs into your aftermarket head unit's rear-view camera input in order to retain your vehicle's factory back up camera.
  • OEM Steering Wheel Control Compatible (optional): The XSVI-6523-NAV interface features a right-angle 3.5mm connector that lets you keep your vehicle's OEM steering wheel controls via the optional Axxess Steering Wheel Control Interface (120ASWC1, sold separately).

Color Codes: Wiring up the XSVI-6523-NAV is like wiring up any other wire harness that would attach to an aftermarket radio's harness. The Metra/EIA wire code can be found on the back of the interface's package that will aid you in the wiring of your aftermarket radio The XSVI-6523-NAV interface contains the following wire leads.

Wiring Color Function
Power/Ground Red Accessory
Yellow Battery
Black Ground
Illumination Orange/white Illumination
Gray Right Front +
Gray/Black Right Front  -
White Left Front +
White/Black Left Front -
Violet Right Rear +
Violet/Black Right Rear -
Green Left Rear +
Green/Black Left Rear -
Navigation Blue/Pink VSS (Vehicle Speed Sense)
Green/Violet Reverse
Bright Green Parking Brake
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5 out of 5

Works Perfectly

Written By Mike F., Houston, TX on Monday, September 15, 2014
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This wiring harness works perfectly, as expected. I installed it in a 2014 Ram 1500.
Works great.
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5 out of 5

Axxess XSVI-6523-NAV Wiring Interface

Written By Norman, coatwsville, pa on Wednesday, September 03, 2014
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Great product
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4 out of 5

Axxess XSVI-6523-NAV Wiring Interface

Written By D.terry, Oswego, ny on Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Quality adapter. Although extra wires for navigation can make the wiring look confusing and also be a mess.
Direct fir
Navigation extra wiring makes it look like a mess
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4 out of 5


Written By Chad, wellford,SC on Saturday, June 14, 2014
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the device itself works great but the instructions were a little less user friendly. if you have installed before its no big deal but for a novice it may seem difficult.
works great
Bad installation instructions
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5 out of 5

Phantom Effects?

Written By JethroS, Los Alamos, NM on Monday, March 10, 2014
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Unit works flawlessly, but makes me question the sanity of the makers. Unit is for UConnect 3.0 radios (Base model non touch screen) yet has outputs for things like Navigation and Backup Camera?! You can't get those options with a base model stereo...
Wires up easily and works perfectly for RAS.
This unit is bulky. I understand the factory connector is rather large to begin with, but the additional box with external wiring loops and other unusable outputs is annoying to stash in the dash.
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4 out of 5

2013 Dodge Dart

Written By Kent, Caroline County, VA on Wednesday, February 19, 2014
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I used this adapter for the 2013 Dodge Dart and it worked perfect.
Instructions wasn't detailed enough about this random box that attached to it. I don't Even know what it is for.
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5 out of 5

Worked great on RAM 1500 with base unit.

Written By preachp, CT on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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Worked great and made tie-in of aftermarket head unit a piece of cake.
instructions could be a little clearer
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