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PAC C2R-CHY4 Factory Integration Adapter

Connect a new car stereo and retain the factory amplifier in select 2004-up Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Mitsubishi, and Volkswagen vehicles

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by Zak Billmeier

PAC's C2R-CHY4 radio replacement interface lets you replace the factory radio in select 2004-up Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Mitsubishi, and Volkswagen vehicles, without losing the accessory output and other signals. It also allows the new receiver to turn on the factory amplifier, if present.

Another plus -— once you've connected the appropriate PAC steering wheel audio control adapter for your new car stereo, the C2R-CHY4 adapter eliminates the need for the second PAC interface (SWI-CAN or SWI-CAN2) that's usually required for your vehicle, saving you some cash. Warranty: 1 year.

Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this model is compatible with your vehicle.

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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  • Chrysler radio replacement interface
  • 22-pin Harness
  • 11-pin Harness
  • Installation instructions

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Features

Overview: The PAC C2R-CHY4 allows you to replace the factory radio in select Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep LSFT & MSFT CANbus vehicles with an upgraded aftermarket radio. Connectors are provided for either type, and the interface auto detects which CANbus system is connected. The C2R-CHY4 has been engineered to seamlessly interface with your automobile's computer data-bus system and provide necessary outputs for installation of an aftermarket navigation radio, while retaining operation of your vehicle's factory installed amplifier (if equipped). The C2R-CHY4 will even turn on the factory amplifier via CANbus information. No longer requiring the use of a SWI-CAN interface to retain steering wheel controls, the C2R-CHY4 provides a direct connection for the optional PAC SWI-RC steering wheel control interface (541SWIRC, sold separately) for plug and play operation.

Note: Vehicles with a factory amplifier will lose front-to-rear fading capability when the factory radio is replaced. The amplifier's fading is controlled by data communication from the factory radio. The aftermarket radio does not have the ability to control the amplifier's fader.

Compatible Vehicles: This interface is compatible with the following Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Mitsubishi, and Volkswagen vehicles (as of 1/9/2013).

Make Model Year
Chrysler 200 2011-2012
300 2006-2010
Aspen 2007-2009
PT Cruiser 2007-2010
Sebring 2007-2010
Town & Country 2008-2012
Dodge Avenger 2007-2012
Caliber 2006-2012
Challenger 2008-2012
Charger 2006-2010
Dakota 2005-2011
Durango 2004-2012
Grand Caravan 2009-2012
Journey 2009-2010
Magnum 2005-2008
Nitro 2007-2011
Ram 2006-2011
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005-2012
Liberty 2008-2012
Patriot 2007-2012
Wrangler 2007-2012
Mitsubishi Raider 2006-2009
Volkswagen Routan 2009-2012
Note: Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible. Visit www.pac-audio.com for the most up to date information.
 
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5 out of 5

Simple and easy

Written By Anonymous, Kunia, HI on Friday, April 18, 2014
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Simple and easy to install match wires hookup and go!!!
Pros:
Easy to install and understand
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

'06 Dodge Ram Quad Cab TRX4

Written By Gerald, Shelby, Ohio on Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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A little intimidating at first--there's alot of wires! - but tech support walked me right through it and when the moment of truth came, everthing worked as it should and my truck was rockin!!
Pros:
easy to plug into truck's wiring harness after being wired to stereo
Cons:
lots of wires can be intimidating! haha just call tech support-they were very helpful - and patient!
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1 out of 5

PAC C2R-CHY4 Factory Integration Adapter

Written By Anonymous, Robertsdale, Pa on Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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Self destructed within a week
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5 out of 5

Great Adapter

Written By Jose B, Simi Valley, CA on Friday, February 28, 2014
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This adapter was easy to install when following the instructions.
Pros:
ease of installation
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Pretty Easy Once You Know What To Do

Written By MissouriDad, Wentzville, MO on Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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This came with my Pioneer FH-X700BT and I was very pleased with how it has worked in our 2008 Town And Country. This is the first car stereo I have installed so, having two wiring harnesses in the package meant I had to uninstall the old stereo before connecting and heat shrinking the wires. Maybe not a big deal to an experienced installer but I really had no idea how long this would take. Thankfully, there are several good videos on connecting wiring harnesses on Youtube and that gave me all the information I needed to go forward. All told, the total install may have taken me 60-90 minutes to complete and I am sure I can beat that in my next car!
Pros:
It worked perfectly once I figured out what I was going to do.
Cons:
The instructions were very basic and, with me being a newbie, I had to turn to Youtube to get an idea of what I needed to do. Once I did, however, their instructions all made sense.
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4 out of 5

C2R-CHY4 Install

Written By Noel, Wahsington on Saturday, February 08, 2014
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Unfortunately this was third wiring harness which could have been avoided by calling Crutchfield first. This was only an issue due to the vehicle had a CAN-BUS system which is a nightmare (my opinion). There is also a mistake in the wiring diagram sent by Crutchfield that states the 12V+ needs to go to a 12V+ when the vehicle is on (cigarette lighter). This will cause a multitude of issues with the CAN-BUS system and shouldn't be connected to an external power source (keep wiring inside the wiring harness).
Pros:
Good labeling of the wires and easy to install.
Cons:
Watch out for the 12V+ acc mistake in the instructions as it is incorrect. Also would be great if the front to rear fade would work but this is an issue with the CAN-BUS and the factory amplifier and not the C2R-CHY4 harness.
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5 out of 5

Easy to use

Written By Rusty, Roanoke,VA on Monday, February 03, 2014
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Wow this was easy to install. Would do it again in a heart beat
Pros:
Love the look, easy to use
Cons:
Didn't like the color
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5 out of 5

So easy

Written By Lori J, Center cross, virginia on Tuesday, January 28, 2014
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This made installation so easy. Staff was helpful with our questions also.
Pros:
Easy
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1 out of 5

PAC C2R-CHY4

Written By Jim, battle Creek, MI on Saturday, January 25, 2014
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I needed to replace this part after a year. Not looking forward to doing this again. it was easy to install. I'm not sure why some thought it s difficult. Fitting all of the wires and radio into the space a challenge.
Pros:
Straight forward installation. It works well.
Cons:
Issues with longevity?
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4 out of 5

simple factory integration

Written By jes, westland, mi on Sunday, January 12, 2014
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Makes it easy to replace factory radio.
Pros:
Works flawlessly
Cons:
Instructions did not explain that one connection on factory harness is abandoned
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4 out of 5

Works good, terrible instructions!

Written By Chad, Jefferson, OH on Friday, January 10, 2014
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Installed in my 2010 Ram 1500. This came with 2 harnesses in the package (confused me right of the bat!) you have to go to your vehicle to see which one fits. Seemed to be an easy install but of all the installs I have done, these directions were the worst. Took a little longer than normal and 1 call to Crutchfield's AWESOME tech support but got everything hooked up and works fine.
Pros:
All functions work (Not all wires were used in my truck so can only vouch for the ones in use)
Cons:
Price and Instructions
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5 out of 5

PAC C2R-CHY4 Factory Integration Adapter

Written By sakatman, Ruskin, fl on Wednesday, January 08, 2014
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I'm old school and way back, dealing with car computers wasn't an issue when changing the radio but the guys at Crutchfield really know their stuff and this little box did the trick.
Pros:
Small and compact so it fits in the dash well. Easy to follow instructions and even better tech support from the fabulous guys at Crutchfield !
Cons:
Had one fail about a week after the install but the guys at Crutchfield hooked me up with next day shipping on a replacement. Thank you Crutchfield !
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3 out of 5

PAC C2R-CHY4 Factory Integration Adapter

Written By Anonymous, peoria,az on Thursday, January 02, 2014
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The instructions are so so.. not alot of detail but I made do....
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5 out of 5

Much needed device for aftermarket install

Written By SandyE, East Hampton, CT on Saturday, December 28, 2013
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This was a much needed unit for my aftermarket receiver, install. It was fairly easy to wire, once I understood the schematic.
Pros:
This was my first install of an aftermarket receiver and this product made the install successful.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

seamless install

Written By wilbready, Casa Grande, AZ on Monday, November 18, 2013
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Loved having this gadget to help make the install so easy! I am a big proponent of keeping factory harnesses and this unit helped me keep that goal.
Pros:
easy to use, works great!
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Does what it is supposed to do

Written By Bill T, North Pekin, IL on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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Does what it is supposed to do. Needed to install stereo in my truck.
Pros:
Works, Half price with stereo purchase from Crutchfield. Easy to install
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

spendy but, only choice.

Written By tx, Big Spring, Tx on Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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It works fine but, it was expensive and the instructions were really general in nature. The schematic was the saving grace. It also takes up a lot of space behind the radio.
Pros:
It works fine.
Cons:
Instructions very general and no wire connectors.
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4 out of 5

PAC C2R-CHY4 Factory Integration Adapter

Written By Anonymous, spring hill fl on Monday, September 23, 2013
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Does the job
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5 out of 5

PAC C2R-CHY4 Factory Integration Adapter

Written By John A, Jersey Shore, NJ on Monday, September 16, 2013
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EASY to follow instructions. Worked fine first time.
Pros:
Easy installation
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Perfect

Written By TommyT, Watervliet, MI on Wednesday, September 04, 2013
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Links up everything perfectly with the factory harness.
Pros:
Great Quality,
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

PAC C2R-CHY4 Factory Integration Adapter

Written By Ethan, Macomb, Michigan on Tuesday, September 03, 2013
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The harness was very easy to install. Most the wires matched up by color and it does come with a wiring diagram. I have only had it installed for a couple weeks know so can't give it a 5 stars only time will tell if if last.
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4 out of 5

A fine product with not-excellent instructions.

Written By jeffreyb, Phoenix, AZ USA on Thursday, August 15, 2013
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Worked very well. Be sure to connect the 2 blue-with-white wires together, else the poweramp won't turn on.
Pros:
It works at connecting the aftermarket frontend with the original backend.
Cons:
Really needs better instructions.
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5 out of 5

PAC C2R-CHY4 Factory Integration Adapter

Written By Anonymous, Syracuse,ny on Tuesday, August 13, 2013
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Great
Pros:
Cool
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

The best

Written By Anonymous, NM on Sunday, August 11, 2013
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The best harness you could buy.
Cons:
Nothing
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Chrysler wire harness

Written By Sophiesdad, Monrovia indiana on Sunday, August 04, 2013
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Everything you need in one box!!
Pros:
Comes with everything and easy to use
Cons:
Loss of control of factory amp!
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5 out of 5

2011 Ram 1500 stereo upgrade made easy using the PAC C2R-CHY4 Factory

Written By Rammand, Winder, GA on Saturday, June 22, 2013
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Using this device made installing my aftermarket head unit a breeze to install. You just have to make sure that you read the wiring instructins on both the pac unit and your head unit. Sometimes you might have to review the instructions a couple of times before connecting the wires. If you do this you wont have any problems at all. However should you have any trouble Crutchfield is just a phone call away.

Thanks for taking the time to read this review. I hope it will help you to put aside any doubts you might have about being able to install your head unit!
Pros:
Very easy to install. Works perfectly in 2011 dodge ram 1500. Keeps all important features active after new head unit is installed.
Cons:
The price is a little high. But if you are considering the purchase of a new head unit then take advantage of Crutchfield's offer of 50% off the price of this unit with the purchase of a new stereo from them.
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5 out of 5

Makes Installing Stero Simple

Written By Joe H., Louisville, KY on Tuesday, June 11, 2013
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This product is essential to installing your aftermarket headunit. It makes the install quick and easy.
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3 out of 5

Good Product, Great Support

Written By Stinger62, Little Neck, NY on Tuesday, June 04, 2013
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The product came with great support but I was unable to get it to operate properly. I was unaware that I had a separate amplifier and thus I could not get the new system to operate properly.
Pros:
Simple, easy to follow wiring diagrams.
Cons:
I did not know how to by-pass the amplifier.
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5 out of 5

Worked great!

Written By Chris K., Garden City, KS. on Sunday, June 02, 2013
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This adapter was just what I needed for my 2007 Dodge Nitro.
Pros:
Worked like it should!
Cons:
No cons.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

PAC C2R-CHY4 Factory Integration Adapter

Written By Anonymous, MS on Friday, May 31, 2013
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Would not work when connected as instructions indicate. Had a second unit sent, still did not work and ultimately worked it out with a patch.
Pros:
None
Cons:
Had to reconfigure to get to work
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5 out of 5

easy installation

Written By chad, cedar rapids, iowa on Friday, May 31, 2013
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Easy to install and works great!!!
Pros:
Clear directions
Cons:
None
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3 out of 5

Ok, but needs improvement

Written By Kevin, Grand Rapids, MI on Monday, May 13, 2013
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The actual connector part is nice in the fact that it mates up perfectly with the factory harness connection. What's not so nice is the fact you have to solder or splice all of the wires to the connector that goes to the radio (so much for plug and play). I used some crimp connectors and that helped a lot (the kit really should supply these for the cost). The instructions are a little confusing and you probably will have to call Crutchfield support at some point during your install, like to figure out if you need any of the extra wires that it has. I agree with the other Wrangler owners that there isn't much room behind the radio for the actual module, so you just have to squeeze it in wherever you can.
Pros:
The wires are color coded and match the ones from the radio harness
Cons:
Unclear instructions, no supplied connectors/splices
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

It's a snap

Written By Ripcord, New Castle, De on Monday, April 29, 2013
 
Made easy work of install. did all the prep work first
Pros:
color coding spot on works great
Cons:
bulky takes time to cross reference wire hook up
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5 out of 5

Great interface module

Written By GreenMan, Ashland City , TN on Saturday, April 20, 2013
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This module works great. I had 2 Scosche modules that failed when the grid heater kicked on in my 07 Dodge Ram 3500.
Pros:
It works.
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4 out of 5

PAC C2R-CHY4 Factory Integration Adapter

Written By jeff c, moss point , ms on Wednesday, April 03, 2013
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works fine,made install easier,but did have to call customer serves about extra wires that instuctions did not mention.not a real big deal
Pros:
easy to install
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Worked just like it said !

Written By MMorgan, Surprise, AZ on Thursday, March 07, 2013
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Worked liked it said, Instuction pretty poor.
Pros:
Worked
Cons:
Instructions need improvement take your time.
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3 out of 5

poor instructions

Written By onarom, Birmingham, AL on Friday, February 22, 2013
 
Cons: -The instructions are horrible. I probably spent an hour trying to decipher how to connect the wires. -They send you two different connectors but don't tell you which one you need to use. -Takes up a lot of room -Not cheap

Pros: - It does what it is suppose to do. My stereo works - You always have Crutchfields tech support if you need it.
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5 out of 5

PAC Chrysler Radio Replacement Interface

Written By Phil, Queen Valley, AZ on Thursday, February 21, 2013
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It works flawlessly.
Pros:
Easy to install.
Cons:
Should come with some wire splices as connections to the radios wiring is necessary. I have connectors here so it wasn't a problem...but if I didn't have the connectors I'd have been PO'd.
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3 out of 5

PAC

Written By meh, Blue Mountains, PA on Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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Meh, is right. Not sure if this piece is really worth the dollar amount. Kinda confusing because of the 2 small plugs that come with each set of wires.
Pros:
One of two harnesses was a match to OEM plug
Cons:
Had to solder wires to Kenwood unit after taking out OEM radio and figuring out which harness to use. Not really sure that the PAC actually helped with this install as not much integration with my Wrangler. Costly for basically just a wiring harness.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Easy day

Written By Wink, Rocklin, CA on Thursday, February 07, 2013
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Awesome product. Simple installation. I had to cross reference the instructions with the installation instructions from the head unit but it only took about 30 minutes to wire up.
Pros:
Easy to install
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Made Installation easy.

Written By John M., North Branch, MN on Monday, February 04, 2013
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Manual left a little to be desired, but aside from that, it made installing my new radio a breeze!
Pros:
Made installation a lot easier than with out it. Big time and work saver.
Cons:
Manual is a little hard to understand.
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3 out of 5

PAC Interface

Written By JacquesD, Atlanta, GA on Monday, January 28, 2013
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Once connected it works well. The documentation is very poor. It takes rereading a couple of times to understand what it is trying to say and even then you question yourself.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Easy but could have been easier...

Written By Anonymous, Valencia, Ca on Friday, January 18, 2013
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Made installation easy but the skimpy instructions did not mention anything about the extra wires or what to do with them. A call to Crutchfield cleared it up though so no worries.
Pros:
Easy to install.
Cons:
Scant instructions. More detail would have been very helpful.
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2 out of 5

Poor wiring diagram

Written By Matty ice, Staten Island,NY on Thursday, January 17, 2013
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I only got this because I was advised that with my jeep wrangler, I needed it so that the new stereo would work. The wiring diagram that came in the package was pretty poor. I had to call Crutchfield a few times to get it right. They were very helpful each time and got me through it. The opening in my jeep was very tight. There was not a lot of room behind the stereo. This adapter is not huge but seems to take up a lot of space where there is none. I had to move it around a few times so I could slide the radio all the way back. If I wasn't told that I needed it I wouldn't have gotten it. I will trust that Crutchfield gave me good advice.
Pros:
Only use if necessary
Cons:
Takes up extra space where there is none.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Worked

Written By Mike09Ram, Elgin, Il. on Saturday, January 12, 2013
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Worked good once I deciphered instructions from radio to Interface wiring. We will see if other things work as I get other add on equipment.
Pros:
worked
Cons:
not sure my vehicle needed this complicated of a Interface.
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5 out of 5

PAC C2R-CHY4 Factory Integration Adapter

Written By longo304, Rch Cucamonga, CA on Tuesday, January 08, 2013
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Wiring directions were not ideal but a tech call easily and quickly cleared up questions. Simply solder wires and install.
Pros:
Tech call made install easy.
Cons:
Directions could be more clear.
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4 out of 5

PAC C2R-CHY4 Factory Integration Adapter

Written By John, T or C, NM on Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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fortunately I had a friend to help clear up the spagetti wire mess. Instructions were not clear in this area
Pros:
once installed, works great
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3 out of 5

pac interface

Written By jim, aledo,tx on Sunday, October 14, 2012
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needs better instructions
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

2006 300C

Written By Jeremy, Florida on Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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Looks a little more complicated than it actually is. Comes with two different connector types. Check the one that applies to your car, connect to radio, plug in and drive. Works great with PAC SWI-RC. Plug and play super friendly.
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5 out of 5

2009 Grand Caravan

Written By canrob55, Miami, FL on Wednesday, August 15, 2012
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It does the job. You don't have the need of stripping the wires anymore. It makes the job a lot easier, and if you use the Posi-ProductsT Car Stereo Connectors is even easier making the connections.
Pros:
Fast and easy connection with no mess.
Cons:
Terminology can vary between units and harness.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Wiring harness

Written By KS, Greenville, NC on Monday, August 13, 2012
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Easy work, once you get it all laid out. I use male/female connectors so that I can move them around I don't correctly connect them the first time.
Pros:
Plug and play, once you get the splicing done
Cons:
It would help to have the wires numbered as well as color coded, for us color blind people.
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5 out of 5

Makes it all go smooth

Written By Kevin, WI on Sunday, July 29, 2012
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Figured out which parts I needed, sat at the table and connected everything together. Smooth
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5 out of 5

Wire Harness

Written By Alex K., South Carolina on Friday, July 06, 2012
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Gets the job done. Made install easy.
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4 out of 5

PAC C2R-CHY4 Works As Designed

Written By Mike M., Perth Amboy, NJ on Tuesday, July 03, 2012
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PAC C2R-CHY4 Works As Designed. The instructions were not 100% clear, but the support line was able to answer my questions.
Pros:
Works as Designed
Cons:
The instructions were not 100% clear
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5 out of 5

Just works

Written By Bill, Orlando, FL. on Thursday, June 28, 2012
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Just works on my 2010 Dodge Charger with Alpine head unit. The only thing that could make it better is if Crutchfield connected it to the radio for you.
Pros:
perfect
Cons:
none
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

wire harness

Written By doogi, dover oh on Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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easy to use
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2 out of 5

A lot of wires

Written By Sonsword, VA on Monday, June 18, 2012
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I guess I am use to a wireing harness having plugs on both ends, but not the case here. A plug on one end for the car and a mess of wires on the other. The instructions were useless as I also had the steering wheel adapter wires to contend with. It is NOT color matching. I guess I was foolish to thin this was a harness for a Pioneer to a Chrysler instead of anything to a Chrysler. Thank god for Crutchfield being on the ball and able to tell me over the phone (10 minues) what wire to what wire. I then spent another 30 stripping and connecting wires just for the harness.
Pros:
it works
Cons:
instructions are terrible
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1 out of 5

too complicated

Written By joe, eagan, mn on Friday, June 15, 2012
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Much more involved than I was prepared for. I was under the impression I could just connect a few harnesses together by snapping into some sockets. This setup required me to splice close to a dozen different wires together. I ended up returning the radio to Crutchfield.
Pros:
never found any
Cons:
Not ready for prime time as far as simplicity.
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5 out of 5

PAC C2R-CHY4 Factory Integration Adapter

Written By RayP, Texas on Friday, May 25, 2012
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As always yall nocked it out of the park got just what i needed to install radio in different vehic.
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5 out of 5

Does what it's supposed to

Written By Craig S., Warren, MI on Saturday, May 19, 2012
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I got this for my 2008 Jeep Commander and like my title says it does what it's supposed to do. The instructions could have a little more clear but I got it with no trouble.
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5 out of 5

Simple Plug and Play

Written By BANDANA, Abilene, TX on Friday, May 18, 2012
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Make sure you tie in the right plug and that is pretty much it.
Cons:
I have a 2009 Dodge Ram with the factory amp and had to wire a little differently but workes great.
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5 out of 5

Works well

Written By Wayne, South Jersey on Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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I used this device on my 2005 Durango to install a new Kenwood navigation unit. While some people complain about the instructions, they covered everything I needed to install it properly. I've done 5 or 6 radio replacements in the past on various cars, so maybe the instructions are easier when you already know what you are doing. Plug and play is correct for connecting to the factory adapter, but like any install, you will need to solder or crimp to the harness for the radio. This worked will with the SWI-JACK to maintain steering wheel controls. The only mistake I made was from reading to fast - if you have the factory Infinity amp, you need to install the front speaker wires from the radio to the rear speaker wires on this box.
Pros:
easy to install, works
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

PAC car adapter

Written By Jack, Blairsville Ga on Monday, April 16, 2012
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Simple wiring connetions and easy to follow instructions.
Pros:
work great, easy wire to wire color match
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

PAC Chrysler Radio Replacement Interface

Written By Myles, Nicholasville Ky on Sunday, April 15, 2012
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Flawless. Dont even consider hooking up your deck with out it.
Pros:
Just buy it! You wont be sorry
Cons:
None.
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4 out of 5

PAC Chrysler Radio Replacement Interface

Written By John F., Panama City Beach, FL on Sunday, April 08, 2012
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Used this in my 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab. If you don't have steering wheel controls for your stereo, just tape off the interface marked SWC and let it hang.. Plug the CAN interface into the blue PAC. If you have "extra" wires like I did off the CAN interface (green, red/white and purple/white wires), just tape them off and let them hang. I also had the blue wire (antenna on input wire) extra and just taped it off and let it hang. Clip off the ground terminal on the black wire of the radio harness and connect that black wire to the black wire of the PAC. Use the red press on type wire connectors (18-22 ga wire type) that can be purchased anywhere for all connections. Hope this helps someone.
Pros:
It works.
Cons:
The acronyms used in the instructions for some wires weren't explained, but they were wires I didn't need to connect to anything anyway.
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5 out of 5

PAC Chrysler Radio Replacement Interface

Written By John H, Ewa Beach, HI on Monday, April 02, 2012
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Fit perfectly on my 2012 Durango.
Pros:
Exact fit, no hassles.
Cons:
None
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2 out of 5

You Might Need This

Written By Oscar M., Miami, FL on Saturday, March 31, 2012
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Bought this harness for a Pioneer DVD on my 09 Charger. product quality is good. there were two harnesses in the package, so one fits my car. instructions for this harness was the worst i have ever seen. i almost had to call tech support. you prob need to be a prof installer to understand them. and im pretty handy. thats the only reason i gave it 2 stars. if you have a basic 4 speaker system in your car, you dont need this harness. just use the factory harness from your old stereo. you do need this product if you have or are planning to install the accesories such as blue tooth, s. wheel controls, amp, GPS, sirius etc...
Pros:
the ability to "plug and play" all the different accesories in your car.
Cons:
Price. instructions sheet is useless unless you have a degree in astro physics.
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5 out of 5

PAC C2R-CHY4 Factory Integration Adapter

Written By Dave, Augusta, Ga on Thursday, March 29, 2012
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Worked out nicely. Made installation pretty easy. Only thing that would have made it easier is if it had a plug that fit the head unit side too. I understand though that would require making hundreds if not thousands of variations to achieve this.
Pros:
Easy for someone with some technical knowledge, free
Cons:
Not recommended for someone who knows nothing about wiring
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3 out of 5

Not Plug and Play, But It Did Its Job

Written By Hawkeye WA, Seattle, WA on Monday, March 19, 2012
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I'll be brief as this is largely a seconding of what others have written. My vehicle: 2010 Jeep Wrangler Sport.

The instructions are poor - they essentially make IKEA directions seem thoughtful and articulate. I had to read them several times to get an idea of what I needed to do. It uses acronyms that I didn't understand, which made things more complicated. The labeling of the items that even came with the packages was poor (there were two adaptors and a plastic box thingy, that I had no idea what to do with).

However, after tinkering with it for quite some time and a little trial and error, I figured things out. Once I did, it did work and do what it's supposed to, so I give credit there.

I felt like this was misrepresented a bit - it said plug and play, and that is not the case. I'd seen true plug and play adaptors in Quadratec for Sony head units that really where plug and play; this requires extensive splicing of the adaptor wires to the head unit (Alpine in my case) to get it to work. Also note that you will have a rat's nest of wires plus the "little plastic box thingy" I mentioned earlier crammed behind your head unit once installed. Plan for a considerable amount of work figuring out how to find a home for all these items before being able to put in your head unit.

Again, works but was much more a pain than I expected. Just wish I would have known the amount of effort it was going to take for installation.
Pros:
It works as advertised; functionality once installed was flawless for me
Cons:
Horrid instructions Not a plug and play adaptor
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3 out of 5

Could use better instructions

Written By mbood82, Lewiston, ME on Wednesday, March 07, 2012
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Overall the unit seems to work but the instructions are very lacking. Presently my AM/FM is not working due to an antenna issue, it appears to be a trigger issue with the remote power on for the antenna amplifier. Still working out the details if it is a PAC issue or a car issue but the wiring instructions were too vague to be of any help at all.
Pros:
Does not require cutting the factory harness or finding alternate switched power.
Cons:
Potential issues with antenna and poor instructions.
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5 out of 5

PAC Chrysler Radio Replacement Interface

Written By Anonymous, Hawaii on Sunday, March 04, 2012
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Great product! This interface allows using an aftermarket stereo with your OEM system. You will not open the box and find a little leprechaun inside to wire it up for you. You will have to read instructions, connect wires, and have a general knowledge of which way is up in order to install this. If you know nothing about wiring electronics, or expect this to be a plug-and-play, TAKE IT TO A PROFESSIONAL TO HAVE INSTALLED!
Pros:
Works perfectly. Installed an aftermarket stereo without changing OEM speakers or wiring. For my particular vehicle, I didn't even have to remotely tap into the reverse wire for the camera, it was right there!
Cons:
None. Does what it's supposed to.
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Don't be fooled by "Plug and Play"!!!!!

Written By Colin, Seattle, WA on Thursday, February 16, 2012
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I gave this two stars because eventually it worked as it should. HOWEVER, my expectations of plug and play and simplifying the install were different than the reality of this product. The package comes with 2 separate adapters and you first need to figure out which one you use. Then you have to match up as many wires to your aftermarket wire harness as you can. Then you have to strip and connect wire to wire. Because the kit itself is quite large you also have to be able to fit it somewhere back behind the stereo where there is limited space to begin with. It took a good few hours all together when the item description leads the customer to believe you can plug in from your factory harness directly to the aftermarket stereo and boom, you have sound. Not the case.
Pros:
did end up working, all functions I expected work fine.
Cons:
misleading item description and involves intricate detail when connecting separate wires for separate functions.
4 out of 5 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Wiring confusion

Written By Terry, Alabama on Wednesday, February 08, 2012
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Unit works well with the CDE 123 in my Dodge Ram. A little extra time required to get Tech support to guide me through the wiring. Crutchfield Techs were extremely helpful with this instal. The PAC techs seemed rather indifferent to my phone call.
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5 out of 5

Works for me

Written By Jimbobengineer, Prescott, AZ on Monday, February 06, 2012
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It just interfaces the factory harness to whatever came with your new stereo. I got my Pioneer App Radio harnesses and this harness and soldered them together and heat shrink it all.
Pros:
Clear identified leads
Cons:
little bulky, size of a deck of cards or smaller.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

PAC C2R-CHY4 Factory Integration Adapter

Written By Klockwerk187, Waynesburg, Pa on Saturday, January 14, 2012
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It works wonderfully, AFTER you figure it out. My only complaint is I cannot tune past volume 30 on my aftermarket stereo (out of 40), it causes a cracking in my tweeters (I have a 6 speaker system) This is kind of a turn off and disappointment but I can live with it, I'm not one to BLAST music anyway..I've only had it installed for one day so don't have much hands on experience but I wired everything and plugged it in and it worked!!! I didn't feel like buying another factory stereo and going to the dealer to get it vin programmed so this unit allows the vehicle to program the pac unit itself. I DO recommend it.
Pros:
Easy to install, WORKS, Didn't kick on engine light abs light etc like my factory replacement did because I didn't have to get it programmed like I would have THAT.
Cons:
Expensive, My personal problem is I can't tune past volume 30 without tweeter issues.
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5 out of 5

Does what it's supposed to

Written By sgd, Kansas City on Tuesday, October 25, 2011
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Easy to install and plugged directly into steering wheel adaptor without any splicing of factory wiring.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

PAC C2R-CHY4 Factory Integration Adapter

Written By Eric, Livermore, CA on Thursday, September 29, 2011
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This worked great with my 2009 Jeep Wrangler. I like having the factory features w/ the aftermarket head unit. Also the Jeep uses a CAN-BUS electrical system and I wanted to make sure that nothing got messed up due to the radio install.
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1 out of 5

total frustration

Written By thomas w., harrison,TN on Sunday, August 21, 2011
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It has now been almost three weeks since I received the car stereo equipment I ordered for my Dodge Dakota,and still I have a gaping hole in my dash with no stereo mounted there.The problem is this PAC interface,Which is necessary to connect my Kenwood head unit to my factory wiring harness.I now have my second PAC interface and still it will not fire up my stereo.I have now made eight calls to customer service,and have spent several hours sitting in my truck ,in near 100 degree heat,trying all the things they recommend I try.They are very patient and helpful,but I still have no music.Now I am told that this interface is probably not wired right for my truck.Crutchfield is a great company,but PAC is making them look very bad.This ordeal may well break me of mail ordering electronic equipment.
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2 out of 5

PAC C2R-CHY4 Factory Integration Adapter

Written By Jimmy B., S. Brunswick, NJ on Friday, July 29, 2011
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very poor directions. I have installed many stereos, full systems, even hydraulic switchboxes and could not get this to work with my car. The product may be great but dont know yetsince I cant figure out the instruction sheet. Definately have a pro install this item.
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5 out of 5

EASY INSTALL

Written By TERRYL, ERWIN,TN on Thursday, April 28, 2011
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HAD TO HAVE THIS TO HOOK MY RECEIVER UP IN MY 2010 JEEP WRANGLER,
EASY HOOKUP, EASY INSTALL GREAT PRODUCT
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5 out of 5

PAC C2R-CHY4 Factory Integration Adapter

Written By JimmyP, Dinwiddie, VA on Thursday, April 07, 2011
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I have a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee with what I have come to understand is a
"frankenstein" factory radio system. I have the basic REF radio. No CD
changer, no navigation. On the surface, that would call for you to input into
Crutchfield's "outfit my car" as "without Navigation, without Boston Acoustics."
This calls for the Chrysler XSVI-6502 harness. This will work, unless, like
me, you have the "frankenstein" system with the basic REF radio but WITH the
factory Boston Acoustics amplifier. This harness will not work with this system.
To determine whether your like me, look into the left vent in the rear cargo
area. If you see the corner of a silver box, then that is the amp. Now you
need to insert "without navigation, WITH Boston Acoustics sound system" into the
"Outfit My Car." This will then recommend the CORRECT harness: PAC C2R-CHY4.
This harness provides power to the factory amp, whereas the XSVI does not.
After almost a month of research and trial and error with several different
things, I finally figured this all out.

Wiring diagram and instructions are easy to figure out. The wiring harness has
two power leads and two ground leads. Just hook both of these together into
your receiver leads.

Hope this helps someone with the same issue. Chrysler's CAN-BUS system makes
for a headache, but this harness makes it easy.
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5 out of 5

PAC C2R-CHY4 Factory Integration Adapter

Written By BilB, Northville, NY on Saturday, March 26, 2011
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Very simple install, no confusion in wiring diagrams. Small enough to fit in tight
spaces. Would definitely recomend this product over other brands.
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4 out of 5

PAC C2R-CHY4

Written By Daniel, Chula Vista, Ca on Saturday, March 05, 2011
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The Pac C2R-Chy4 is a great product that maintains factory power accessory,
factory amp turn on, and easy to install for the do it yourselfers.
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5 out of 5

100% fit

Written By Patric, MA on Friday, February 04, 2011
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lot of people told me that it don't fit in my 2008 Ram 1500 with the 4 speaker
system it fits and everything works 100%
it works better the the recommended wiring harness

hope that helps some of you guys
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2 out of 5

2006 PT Cruiser w/Boston Acoustics

Written By TK, Tucson, AZ on Saturday, November 20, 2010
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Kit came with 2 adapters depending on you specific connection. Other one not used. I didn'tt
realize the rear Faders would not work. Apparently the Chrysler fader controls are through
the CAN interface. Disappointed in this. Harness quite easy to solder to radio, but not all wire
connections are used in my vehicle. More explanation needed on this.
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

PAC C2R-CHY4 Factory Integration Adapter

Written By Tonyp, San Antonio, tx on Thursday, September 30, 2010
 
I've had two of these short out on me now...just bought my third one, I'm a little ticked off but i suppose its my fault for having a new car...my point: buy a warranty/insurance on this one, it gets pricey after the 3d one
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2 out of 5

PAC C2R-CHY4 Factory Integration Adapter

Written By Ken, PA on Tuesday, September 28, 2010
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Was disappointed in only that I had to splice the wires from the two harnesses together to work. Not a real big, but just wasn't prepared for that and it was explained (at least that I saw) when I ordered radio and harness. Other then that, it seems to work. Just hope the splicing holds.
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4 out of 5

2006 Ram

Written By CMaster2082, CT on Thursday, July 29, 2010
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This product definitely made my aftermarket radio work with my ram"s infinity system. I didn't have to do any cutting to the factory harness or wiring. I would have gave it a 5 star, but the only thing that held me back was that I lost the ability to use the factory video entertainment system. So now I have to remove it and buy a new one that will work with my aftermarket radio. If you have any questions on wiring this product their techs are great. I had a couple of questions while installing it and the walked me step by step over the phone.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Outstanding Product

Written By Marcus, North Carolina on Tuesday, May 11, 2010
 
I went through other expensive adapters and none of them worked. I called Crutchfield
and they took care of me as usual. Within 10 minutes my Charger was up and going
with its new head unit! SIMPLY OUTSTANDING WAY TO CRUTCHFIELD!
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

PAC C2R-CHY4 Factory Integration Adapter

Written By Ryan, Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, February 23, 2010
 
I purchased this harness to install an AVIC Z110 into a 2009 Jeep Patriot, the installation was seamless and the harness makes easily accessible, the VSS and Parking Brake lead, a must have!
4 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Worked / no problems

Written By Anonymous, Minneapolis, MN on Sunday, December 20, 2009
 
Installed this in an '05 Magnum.
Worked as promised.
No issues.
Just be careful and don't rush the install.
I didn't run into and issues with it.
5 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great Product

Written By Joshua, St. Louis, MO on Saturday, March 28, 2009
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Worked Very Well For adapting My '06 Grand Cherokee (Factory Boston Acoustics W/ Amp) To My Alpine IDA-X305

Be Sure To Read The Instructions THUROUGHLY! Many Of My Wires Had To Be Bridged L. Rear With L. Front and So On And So Fourth.
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2 questions already asked

My replacement radio has gps. Do I need anything else? [ Bill  Apr 13, 2014 ]
1 answer
  • This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation. [ Krissy Staff  Apr 14, 2014 ]
I don't want a new stereo I want to use my factory deck what do I need to hook up a amp and sub? [ Allen  Mar 18, 2014 ]
1 answer
  • This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation. [ Krissy Staff  Mar 19, 2014 ]

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