Axxess AFDI-5V

12-volt to 5-volt converter — eliminates the turn-on "thump" in Ford-built vehicles with amplified systems

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If you've replaced the radio in your Ford, Lincoln or Mercury, you've heard an audible "thump" sound when you turn on the power. The reason? Your Ford radio sent 5 volts to turn on the factory amp, not the 12 volts that your new car stereo delivers. In other words, the amp is simply getting too much juice.

This AFDI-5V converter from Axxess will drop that voltage down to 5 volts, which the factory amp can handle better for an easier (and quieter) start. Warranty: 60 days.

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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  • 12-volt to 5-volt converter harness
  • Instructions

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Overview: When replacing factory radios in vehicles with factory installed amplifiers (mainly in Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles), an audible "pop" through the speakers may be heard; especially the subwoofer. The main reason for this "pop" noise is that the factory amplifiers do not require 12-volts to turn on, but instead require 5-volts. The Axxess AFDI-5V 12-volt to 5-volt converter takes a normal 12-volt turn-on from an aftermarket head unit and drops it down to 5-volts, which the factory amplifier handles better. A 3-wire hook-up makes the AFDI-5V simple to install.

  • Connect the Blue/White wire to the aftermarket head unit's amplifier turn on wire.
  • Connect the Black wire to chassis ground.
  • Connect the Blue/Red wire to the vehicle's factory amplifier turn-on wire.

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Works flawlessly - Easy Installation

Written By Nick, Michigan on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Very easy item to wire, worked perfect in my 2005 F150. 3 wires to wire, 1 to ground (I just wired to stock ground wire) 1 to the wire harness and the other to the reciever sub/amp wire harness. The wire harness install sheet tells you color for color the specific wire.

Pros: Easy to wire, free, works

Cons: none

Installation made easy

Written By Anonymous, Long Beach, CA on Monday, December 15, 2014

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Made installation a breeze

Pros: Easy to follow instructions

Works Great

Written By Scott S, Spring Grove, IL on Monday, December 15, 2014

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Works as advertised

Pros: Very simple installation

Cons: none

Works as advertised!

Written By Mike, North Carolina on Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Works.

Pros: Easy install.

Cons: None.

Axxess AFDI-5V

Written By Eric, Leominster MA on Sunday, November 30, 2014

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Works great. Easy installation

works

Written By Anonymous, Hixson TN on Monday, November 24, 2014

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Works perfect!

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

Converter

Written By Dave, Belleville on Sunday, November 09, 2014

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Had to get a little tech help to install the converter. Instructions were not clear

Pros: Since it didn't get rid of thumping I can't say much good about it

Cons: Instructions could have been clearer, but tech dept was right there to help. Converter did not get rid of thumping so tech dept sent me a filter. Converter may have been faulty.

A must for amps

Written By MikeB, Indiana on Monday, November 03, 2014

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No issues at all, works with Shaker 500 and 1000 on a 2007 Ford Mustang

Pros: Easy install

Cons: None

good product

Written By Anonymous, Moline IL on Monday, October 27, 2014

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Worked great no amp thump

great

Written By Anonymous, nashville, tn on Sunday, October 05, 2014

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awesome eliminated the annoying turn on pop of my 02 explorer awesome product very easy wiring

Axxess AFDI-5V

Written By Anonymous, NY on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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Great!

Pros: Easy install

12 volt to 5 volt converter

Written By Charlie, Kentucky on Saturday, September 20, 2014

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The harness works great

Pros: Works great

Cons: The wiring direction could have been better

Work is done

Written By Justin, Oklahoma City, OK on Saturday, August 30, 2014

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The regulator works as advertised and comes already assembled. The master sheet describes how to install and Crutch support staff ensured I knew what I was doing when doing the install.

Pros: Already soldered and ready to install.

Cons: None, other than being unable to confirm the regulator wiring. This is aircraft wiring maintenance peeve, not for the average installer.

Review of 5V converter

Written By tunedstang, oklhoma city,oklaboma on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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This is a great quality product. Definately a must have when retaining the stovk amplifiers.

Pros: Great quality. Easy install.

Cons: None

Instructions could be better

Written By Erik L., Round Rock, TX on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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Worked great, but directions needed to say to connect both wires instead of the wire.

Pros: Product works great

Cons: Wording in instructions

amp harness

Written By chadscougar, Des Moines, IA on Monday, August 11, 2014

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worked great for my stock sub in 1999 Expedition

Pros: easy to install with replacement stereo deck

Cons: none

Works as discribed

Written By Anonymous, Palm Springs,CA on Sunday, August 03, 2014

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Works as described and install is super easy.

Works perfect

Written By lloyd, Scranton, PA on Saturday, July 12, 2014

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Works as advertised, very simple to install.

Pros: Plenty of extra wire on the pig tails.

Cons: NONE

Axxess AFDI-5V

Written By JT, Saint Cloud, FL on Sunday, June 29, 2014

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Great solution for stock speakers.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

easy to use, and it works

Written By townie28, East Providence, RI on Friday, June 27, 2014

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makes a world of difference in my explorer with the factory subwoofer. No more clicking when turning the car on.

Pros: stops the enoying clicking when the car/amp is turned on.

07 Mustang with Shaker 500

Written By Greg, TX on Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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I guess it works well. I don't hear any pops. I installed together with the new radio so I have no idea.

Pros: Wires are pre-stripped

Easy install and free with head unit purchase.

Written By PDL, Indianapolis, IN on Monday, June 23, 2014

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It does what it is supposed to, it is easy to install with the crutchfield instructions, and best of all it is free with the head unit purchase

Pros: Free

Axxess AFDI-5V

Written By Jbizzle, Nashville, TN on Monday, June 16, 2014

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It works just like it says and is very easy to wire in line.

No pop

Written By Archie, Tucson, AZ on Sunday, June 15, 2014

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Did exactly what it's supposed to. No pop from amp. Very happy.

Pros: As advertised. Easy instal instructions.

Cons: Nothing.

Simple and Time Saving

Written By GregS, Sterling, VA on Monday, June 09, 2014

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easy install

Cons: none

Axxess

Written By Rex, Weaverville, NC on Sunday, June 08, 2014

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Easy to install.

Pros: Works perfectly.

Cons: Directions a little fuzzy.

Works just as intended

Written By All OK - no pop!, LA, Ca on Monday, April 21, 2014

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Works exactly as advertised, no noisy turn on pops or thumps.

Pros: Easy to install, works well.

FORD AMP 12VTO5V CONNECTOR

Written By TODD H, ABERDEEN,MD on Monday, April 21, 2014

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GREAT PRODUCT , EASY INSTALL. GETS RID OF THE ANNOYING TURN ON POP IN THE SPEAKERS. ALLOWS THE SYSTEM TO POWER UP WITH THE PROPER VOLTAGE.

Pros: EASE OF INSTALL. QUALITY OF PRODUCT. INSTRUCTIONS ARE GREAT

Cons: NONE

Must have for ford cars

Written By David, Ohio on Sunday, April 13, 2014

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If you own a ford mustang with a shaker 500 stereo this is a must have item. It will eliminate the dreaded popping noise when you turn on the ignition because of the extra voltage

Pros: Does what it should do

Cons: None. It was free with purchase! Thanks crutchfield!

Call a Crutchfield Service Advisor

Written By madvad, Estes Park, CO on Wednesday, April 02, 2014

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I read all the reviews about how poor the instructions with this were and thought, "I'll be the exception and have no trouble." Wrong. Not only are the instructions poor, they are misguiding. Call a Crutchfield service rep to walk you through what is really a simple installation. Product then will do it's job well

Pros: Works well

Cons: The instructions will guide you into an improper installation

Axxes AFDI-5V

Written By JB, GA on Monday, March 24, 2014

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Easy installation, instructions were easy to follow

Good Product

Written By WarrenM, Gainesville, FL on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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This thing worked great for me once I figured out how to wire it up properly. The factory instructions were a little difficult to understand, but once I figured it out it has done its job properly. I used this item (supplied by Crutchfield with my new head unit) in my 2005 F-150 with factory woofer.

Good product

Written By Timothy W., juliette ga on Monday, March 17, 2014

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Awesome plug n play!!

Pros: Works flawlessly

Cons: None

Worked flawslessly

Written By LeeG, Mars Hill,NC on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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Worked as described & best part FREE

Pros: Free

Cons: none

AFDI-5V

Written By Writer232, Yorba Linda, CA on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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Works great. No thump when turning on my new stereo.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: none

Axxess AFDI-5V

Written By Jenkins, Rockledge on Thursday, February 13, 2014

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When it works it's nice

Cons: I still have turn on thump some times

Axxess AFDI-5V

Written By Anonymous, Navarre, Fl. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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works

No more amplifier pop

Written By John C, Port Richey, FL on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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This is used to convert the power to 5v to the factory amp turn on lead. It stops the amp from thumping or popping when the unit comes on. If you wire your head unit to the Ford factory amp without this you will get popping and or thumping at power up.this simply prevents it and is free with the purchase of a head unit.

Pros: It works as described

Cons: None

Good quality

Written By Judas, Riverside,ca on Monday, February 10, 2014

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Good product

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

Axxess AFDI-5V

Written By B, Pgh, Pa on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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A good idea to use this to avoid the "thump" and possibly ruin a speaker or four.

Pros: Easy to install and enough wire length to accomodate mounting.

Cons: None so far.

KENWOOD DDX470 05 MUSTANG

Written By craig, Sharpsburg Ga on Sunday, January 26, 2014

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Clear and easy to follow instruction.

Pros: No thumping or popping when turning the system on.

Cons: None

amp voltage reducer

Written By hott1, Wrightsville, PA on Monday, January 13, 2014

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Worked perfectly

Pros: Easy installation

Cons: None

A must have if you use the factory amp.

Written By (sic), Sacramento, Ca on Sunday, January 12, 2014

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Decent design with plenty of wire to make sure it fits without adding any wire. Instructions could be clearer, but with Crutchfields help center (which i didn't use lol) and some basic wiring knowledge, it can be figured out.

Pros: gets rid of that annoying pop when the amp turns on.

Cons: instructions are a little vague.

No pop

Written By bludogone, USA on Sunday, January 05, 2014

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Worked exactly as expected

Required for Shaker 500

Written By Viper122, Lowell, IN on Sunday, December 29, 2013

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Included after I chatted with a Crutchfield advisor, who subsequently set up my cart with everything I would need for the install. I have a Mustang with a Shaker 500 and with this little doodad, I have no amp pop at all.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: None

Cheap, easy, works!

Written By Matt.C., Vancouver, WA on Thursday, December 19, 2013

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Necessary for Fords and like cars that use a 5V turn on instead of 12V. Kudos to Crutchfield for noting this when I ordered my stereo. Simple connection in-line to the power wire, and no annoying loud "POP!" when you start the car.

Pros: Like it says, cheap, easy, works.

Cons: Having a car that requires this thing. Looking at you, Ford!

Pop that thang in my Mus Mus Stang

Written By rhoward, New York NY on Monday, December 02, 2013

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I am using the factory speakers and amp. with my Sub Box which contains 2 12 MTX Thunder sub-woofers. this little unit allow me to use the factory amp without having that pop when i turn on the system. that prevents me from blowing up my speakers and saving me money. ti was easy to incorporate into the wiring harness and works great.

Pros: works great

Cons: none

Axxess AFDI-5V

Written By Rgs, New jersey on Saturday, November 23, 2013

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This was a cinch to install. Easy wire hook up and there is no POP noise from my factory subwoofer that required the 5v reducer when I installed a new stereo.

Pros: Simple wire hook up

Cons: None

Not up to Crutchfield's reputation

Written By Don L, Wilmington, DE on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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Use of this "converter" was the most frustrating part of installing my new radio. There are no good directions. I had to search on the internet and finally found a picture showing which wires went where. Then I confirmed this with a Crutchfield advisor. Yet I still hear an occasional pop turning on the radio. Crutchfield does a fantastic job with every other aspect of radio installation. Why forget about this one?

Pros: Less popping, I suppose

Cons: Minimal and useless directions.

Crutchfield response on Thursday, November 21, 2013 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Easy

Written By Don, Fallon on Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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I built this into the Pig Tail between the radio and the vehicle harness and just Plug N Play

Pros: Simple

Cons: None

no problem

Written By Wes, Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, November 09, 2013

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Was offered free with the radio I bought here and absolutely no issues what so ever.

Pros: free and easy

Cons: none

no thump here

Written By AJM, NW Iowa on Tuesday, November 05, 2013

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Easy to install. No thump.

Axxess AFDI-5V

Written By Anonymous, Lake Mary, FL on Monday, October 28, 2013

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Worked flawlessly as advertise.

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Written By Karl, Olympia WA on Thursday, October 17, 2013

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new to me and a very good idea

Pros: saves your stuff

Cons: a little tricky at first little hard to follow instructions but hey they have tech support you can understand what they say love that part

Axxess AFDI-5V

Written By Anonymous, simi valley, ca on Friday, October 11, 2013

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This product works great. Factory amps work well with the whole system.

Great

Written By Brandon, South Carolina on Thursday, October 10, 2013

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This product works good and does what it is meant to. The small wires were hard to keep twisted together and held in the connectors though

Pros: Worked good Free

Cons: Small wires

It Works!

Written By Jim Y, Virginia Beach,VA on Thursday, October 03, 2013

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It works as advertised.

Pros: It works, plain and simple.

Cons: none

No pop

Written By Mike S, Oceanside, CA on Tuesday, October 01, 2013

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The converter works a advertised in Mustang with Shaker 500 system.. No pop on start up. Instructions not very helpful. Had to call customer Crutchfield for help in how to wire.

Pros: None

Cons: Instructions are no a lot more detail.

Works Great

Written By Skunker, East Lansing, MI on Sunday, September 15, 2013

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Good power supply

Pros: Plenty of wire length

Cons: Missing instructions where it went in the circuit.

Great

Written By lupe, Victoria,tx on Tuesday, September 03, 2013

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Great

Pros: Easy

Cons: None

works perfect

Written By phil, spokane, wa on Sunday, August 25, 2013

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Works like a champ, no pop sound at all

Pros: works

Cons: doesn't make my stock 8" a 10"?

Worked Flawlessly, Super Easy Install

Written By 05LSV8, MN on Sunday, August 11, 2013

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Worked flawlessly, i am not sure why people find three wires hard to connect, but If you have any kind of experience or common sense, this is a simple fix for Ford Amp pop.

Pros: nicely packaged, small, and plenty of pigtail to tuck it wherever you need it.

Cons: None, everyone else finds it hard to install.

Works perfectly-no popping!

Written By RichM, Rahway, NJ on Thursday, August 01, 2013

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You absolutely need this in your Ford vehicle and it works as advertised. It's just a little confusing to wire it in...a simple problem easily solved by calling or emailing Crutchfield's super customer & technical support!

Pros: Solves that annoying popping noise in Ford vehicles!

Cons: Just a bit confusing to wire, but easily solved with a call to Crutchfield customer & technical support!

instructions are terrible, required 2 calls to tech support to connect

Written By link1328, Pittsburgh on Sunday, July 28, 2013

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instructions are terrible, required 2 calls to tech support to connect

Pros: elimates poping sound, at least i do not hear a poping sound

Cons: instructions are terrible, required 2 calls to tech support to connect

Get Rid of the POP

Written By OlYeller01, Kingsville, TX on Thursday, July 25, 2013

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Ford vehicles with premium factory audio systems have a lower voltage remote turn-on for their factory amps than the 12 volt turn-ons in most aftermarket decks. Without a converter, turning on your ignition with an aftermarket deck gives you a VERY loud "POP" through your speakers. Besides being shockingly loud, the pop makes your whole sound system seem cheap.

This converter is extremely simple to wire up and eliminates the annoying pop. It's definitely worth the money. Don't even THINK of installing an aftermarket deck in a Ford with a "Shaker" audio system without this converter.

Pros: Eliminates the pop Low cost Super easy to install

Cons: None

axxess afdi-5v

Written By jh, pleasant view on Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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just what I needed

axxess-5v

Written By ernie a, california on Monday, July 22, 2013

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excellent product

Pros: easy install and instructions

Axxess AFDI-5V

Written By Parrish, Birmingham, AL on Monday, July 15, 2013

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No snap, crackle , Pop! Thanks for recommending/including this part with my radio purchase. I wouldn't have known that this was needed until it was to late. Easier to do the aftermarket radio installation correct the first time.

Works like it is supposed to

Written By DoubleChevron, Georgia on Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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Installed on my 04 F150 Supercrew. Does exactly what it is supposed to do. I read the directions and used some common sense. Hooked everything up and the truck turn on, stereo, amp, etc. sound fine to me. I never even notice it is there...which is good.

Pros: Easy install.

Axxess AFDI-5V

Written By Scott560, New Haven, MI on Monday, July 01, 2013

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A must have for installing an aftermarket radio with a factory sub woofer.It eliminates the pop when the radio first turns on.Installation was easy.

Pros: Easy installation,works like its supposed to

Cons: None

Axxess AFDI-5V

Written By GenoD, Glendale Hts., Il. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Hooked it up with a new install and no strange noises when I fired it up, so it must be working.

Pros: EASY hookup

Cons: None

Clear, easy installation of Axxess AFDI-5V

Written By TerryM, Santa Maria, CA on Friday, June 21, 2013

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Straight forward installation via supplied instructions.

Pros: Easy installation

Cons: None

Axxess AFDI-5V

Written By 36bladze, Nashville, TN on Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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Like it

Pros: works well

Cons: I couldn't find any cons

Must have!

Written By Donjoebro, Georgia on Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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Must have! The pop is annoying! This takes the pop away!

Pros: Works

Cons: Extra work to wire just follow instructions

Great free addition to the stereo

Written By MorePower, Long Island NY on Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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Mine didnt have the ends showed in the picture but I soldered my whole harness together anyway. This had more than enought wire to fit into the harness easily.

Pros: Clear instructions

Cons: Wires could be a lil heavier duty.

Axxess AFDI-5V

Written By geon, south carolina on Friday, May 24, 2013

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The instructions were not very detailed but the Crutchfield tech explained exactly how to connect this to my specific vehicle in a few seconds. No pops!

Pros: radio works just like the factory one with no pops and the price with radio purchase was very reasonable

Cons: directions are a bit lacking but if you get it from Crutchfield they make it very easy to install!!

No Pop

Written By Anonymous, Corydon, IN on Sunday, May 19, 2013

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This did the job! There was absolutely no popping sound from the factory amp at all.

Axxess AFDI-5V

Written By Roy, MD on Saturday, May 18, 2013

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Just connect up as instructed and no pop.

Worked Great

Written By Tom, Frederick, MD on Thursday, May 16, 2013

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worked flawlessly. just what i needed. easy to install. Excellent Crutchfield tech support to clear up one small question.

Volt Reduction Harness

Written By Eric, Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday, May 11, 2013

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Either this items does not work or we hooked it up wrong. I am guessing we hooked it up wrong. The instructions for this item were probably the some of the worst we have encountered. It appeared that they used different terminology for some of the wires than JVC did for their wires. Needless to say, we hooked it up but the "pop" is still there and is annoying. I have no desire to spend another 2-3 hours trying to fix it, and I'm not sure I could anyway.

Pros: At this point there are none. Just a waste of money.

Cons: Instructions are not clear. Item is not working as advertised. As I said above, terminology used for the wires is not the same. I think if you do this sort of thing all the time you probably won't have an issue. For all I know it is hooked up correctly and just doe not work but I may never know.

Crutchfield response on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Axxess AFDI-5V

Written By Anonymous, pa on Wednesday, May 08, 2013

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great

Voltage converter

Written By Anonymous, Lowell,IN on Monday, May 06, 2013

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Great little device

Gets rid of the turn on thump

Written By WRS, Casper, WY on Saturday, May 04, 2013

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Easy to install and works perfectly.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

Didn't even know I needed it!

Written By John W, Massapequa Park, NY on Saturday, May 04, 2013

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I had no idea that anything like this was even necessary. It has been over 30 years since I've installed a stereo into a car but Crutchfield made the experience as easy as could be. This harness drops the amp voltage from 12 volt to 5 volt and eliminates the loud pop at boot up if you have too much voltage. Works perfectly!

Pros: Simple straightforward easy installation.

Cons: None!

They all can' be perfect.

Written By Hal H, Clover, SC on Monday, April 29, 2013

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The piece was sent separately after I described a loud popping noise comming from my new Kenwood CD receiver. After installing it, the stereo no longer worked. (The technician told me it should have been included in the installation package so it was free.) Trouble shooting it with the technician revealed it was defective. They offered to replace it but also suggested if i was in a hurry, i could get one off the shelf at a local electronics store. I was in a hurry... The point of this is the invoice sent with the Axxess listed it at over $$ while down the street it cost $. Granted, I had to solder 3 wires and cover it with a piece of heat shrink but for the price and 10 minutes work, well, it was a good thing it was free.

Pros: Preassembled, ready to go and it will eliminate the "pop".

Cons: I was defective. (and potentially expensive)

Axxess AFDI-5V

Written By Anonymous, Llano, TX on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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Does what it's supposed to do. No pop.

12 to 5v converter

Written By tarek, la, ca on Friday, April 19, 2013

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fits schematic perfect

Pros: installed like crutfield said for my stock bass in my explorer sport trac 2002. i guess this is necessary to reduce the volts to my stock sub from the new pioneer receiver?

Works as advertised

Written By RandyD, Arlington, TX on Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Easy to connect to the wiring harness, and completely prevents an audible "pop" when the receiver/amp powers on.

works as advertised.

Written By Scott S, Riverton, WY on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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Since this came for free with my receiver, I can't gripe. I didn't try the system without it, so I can't say for sure that it was needed. What I do know is that I don't get a voltage pop and it performed without a hiccup.

Pros: simple instructions

Cons: none

Axxess AFDI-5V

Written By Anonymous, waterloo, iowa on Tuesday, February 05, 2013

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Worked very nicely

Solved the Thump sound in my Ford Escape

Written By Maddog, Pennsylvania on Sunday, October 28, 2012

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The 03 Ford Escape had the Mach Sound system with built-in Subwoofer. The Sub would make a loud thump sound when you turned the key ignition on. This product solved that issue and the Sub works with no issues. Great idea!

Pros: Worked like a charm. Easy installation.

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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the install. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Mar 28, 2014 ]  Staff

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