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Product Overview: The PAC SWI-JACK
interface allows you to retain the use of your steering wheel and/or rear seat radio controls when replacing the factory head unit in
select vehicles with an Alpine, JVC, Kenwood, or Clarion head unit with wired
remote capability. In some GM vehicles, you can retain the use of heater control
buttons as well.
You'll usually have to hardwire this adapter into your vehicle's wiring.
In most vehicles, the factory radio plug does not have a wire dedicated to the steering wheel audio controls, so splicing is often required. PAC does provide custom wiring instructions for all confirmed
compatible vehicles on their
The SWI-JACK is
compatible with over 95% of the vehicles made from 1986 to the present.
Compatible vehicles include many Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet,
Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Harley Davidson, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Infiniti,
Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Mini,
Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Scion, Suzuki,
Toyota, and Volkswagen vehicles. Please consult "Outfit My Car" to see if your
vehicle is compatible.
Known Incompatible Vehicles:
The following list includes the vehicles that are known to not be
- All with factory-activated
- All with 5-volt SWC data wire
at the steering column
- Toyota: 1998-2003 Sienna vans
All Volvo models
Compatibility: The SWI-JACK works with Alpine, Clarion, and JVC radios with
the 1/8" steering wheel input jack, and Kenwood radios with the blue/yellow
remote input wire. It is also compatible with Blaupunkt radios having the input
for an optional wireless remote, but the adapter plug necessary to interface
with the Blaupunkt is not included.
Programmable: The SWI-JACK can be easily programmed.
You can assign the buttons on the steering wheel to any of these specific
Volume Up, Volume Down, Mute, Preset Up, Preset Down, Source, Track Up, Track Down, Power, Ent/Play and Band/Program
- JVC: Volume Up, Volume
Down, Mute/Power, Preset Up, Source, Seek Up, Seek Down, Select, and Band
Volume Up, Volume Down, Mute, Source, Seek Up, Track Up, Track Down, Disc
Up/FM, and Disc Down/AM
Volume Up, Volume Down, Mute, Track Up, Track Down, Band, and Source
- Blaupunkt: Volume Up,
Volume Down, Mute, Source, Track Up, Track Down, Disc Up, Disc Down, and OK
Note: The SWI-JACK has a
non-volatile memory which keeps all programming in memory, even if the
vehicle's battery is disconnected.
Some vehicles have a separate wire for each of the steering wheel buttons. Use
the resistor kit for steering wheel push buttons that do not already have a
resistor network connected to them. The resistor kit includes the following
- 47 Ohms (yellow,
purple, black, and gold bands)
- 100 Ohms (brown, black, brown, and gold bands)
- 150 Ohms (brown,
green, brown, and gold bands)
- 560 Ohms (green,
blue, brown, and gold bands)
- 1000 Ohms
(brown, black, red, and gold bands)
- 1500 Ohms
(brown, green, red, and gold bands)
- 3900 Ohms (orange, white, red,
and gold bands)
- 5100 Ohms (green, brown, red, and