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CRUX SOCGM-17 Wiring Interface

Allows you to connect a new car stereo and retains the door chimes and audible warning system in select GM vehicles

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Installing an aftermarket receiver in many late model GM vehicles means losing the chime that warns the door is open, along with audible safety warnings. The Crux SOCGM-17 GM Class II Data Bus interface lets you replace the factory receiver in these vehicles and keep the door chime and all audible safety warnings.

Connect the SOCGM-17 to the wiring harness on your new car stereo, mount the module in a convenient location, and plug it into the existing factory plug. Get the great sound you want, and keep all important safety features intact. This interface does not work with GM's Premium Bose® systems or Onstar®, and it won't allow you to keep your factory steering wheel audio controls. It will work with the standard Bose system. Warranty: 1 year.

Important Note: If you do not use an interface like this when you replace your factory radio, you will disable the audible warning system in your vehicle. Crutchfield cannot provide a free wiring harness for your vehicle, and we strongly recommend that you use the recommended interface when replacing this vehicle's factory radio. Failure to do so may result in serious injury or death.

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

Highlights:

  • lets you install an aftermarket receiver in late model GM vehicles without losing the door chime and audible safety warnings
  • will not work with factory steering wheel controls, Bose® or OnStar® systems
  • dimensions: 3-7/16"W x 1-1/16"H x 2-7/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

CRUX SOCGM-17 Wiring Interface Reviews

Average Customer Review:

161 Reviews

Good tone!

Written by: Jason from newnan, GA on February 2, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This replaced my old door tones. My told tones were not working so now they are back loud and clear.

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Installs & Works Perfectly - Just need to remember to attach blue remo

Written by: Tom K from New Hampshire on January 4, 2016

2003 Chevrolet Impala
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The install was very easy. color codes match the factory exactly, just match and crimp, works well.

Pros: Wire colors match exactly for crimping, Just remember to do the blue/white remote wire ... it was needed for my Impala to produce any sound at all.

Cons: the chime is probably a bit too quiet..which actually is a plus for me, but not the person I installed it for.

Works well

Written by: PaulS from New York on January 1, 2016

2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Didn't need anything more elaborate on my wife's base Trailblazer.

Pros: Does everything it needs to do. Easy to install.

Cons: None

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Written by: Anonymous from Oregon on December 30, 2015

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The interface cable was easy to terminated to the stereo wiring.

Pros: Simple

Cons: None

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Written by: Anonymous from Rhode Island on December 30, 2015

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

very easy to use

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Terrible Customer Service

Written by: Jacob S from California on December 28, 2015

2012 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used this wiring harness in two different car receivers. I had it installed by a car stereo shop both times. The ignition wire was faulty, and my radios would often not turn off when I exited the car. The chime module was also a big problem with this harness. It occasionally caused my headlights to turn off when driving, and my parking lights to come instead. This is a big safety hazard and I recommend everyone to spend their money elsewhere. I bought the Axxess GMOS-01 02-Up Onstar Harness Adapter with Chime on a different online retailer's website instead, sadly it's not on Crutchfield. I had this wiring harness installed in my last car (and now this car) and have had zero problems with it.

I contacted CRUX looking for a replacement radio harness, because it is under a one year warranty. It has been two months and they still haven't gotten back to me. This kind of customer service is ridiculous. I hope that if you buy this product that you won't have the same problems I did, because CRUX won't help you with them.

Pros: It works fairly well

Cons: Safety hazard Ignition wire is faulty Negligent customer service

Got my chimes back

Written by: Frank G from Scottsdale, Az on December 27, 2015

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Someone hacked into my 2003 Trailblazer and did a sloppy stereo install and this made the chimes work again, once I cleaned up the mess.

Pros: Makes the chimes work again

Cons: None

Exact Fit

Written by: mjpebbs from Pennsylvania on December 26, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was an exact fit as expected. The chimes sound just like the factory chimes. This was essential to installing the replacement radio. The local big box store offered a similar unit at twice the price.

Pros: easy installation

Cons: none

It works

Written by: RussellM from Texas on December 3, 2015

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works. The plug that fit into the back of my pioneer was supplied, but had to be spliced, and there were no instructions to ensure I was doing it right. Yes, it is straightforward, but I did buy with the expectation there would be clear instructions on how to do it.

Pros: Works

Cons: Instructions not helpful at all

Wiring Interface

Written by: Ac from Oklahoma on November 22, 2015

2003 Pontiac Grand Am
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as advertised and significantly cheaper than other stores

Pros: easy to install

Cons: None

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Written by: Anonymous from Illinois on November 16, 2015

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does what its supposed to. Nice to not have to cut factory harness

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Written by: Anonymous from Illinois on November 16, 2015

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy and worked great. Nice soft bell/ding tone.

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Worked great in my 2002 Chevy Cavalier

Written by: Bryan from Utah on October 5, 2015

2002 Chevrolet Cavalier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great in my 2002 Chevy Cavalier. No issues.

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Attaches easily

Written by: Ben from Missouri on September 26, 2015

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was hooked up easily enough, but it is very large for having to be installed in such a tiny space. Also, the door chimes continue to sound long after the key has been removed from the ignition.

Pros: Easy to connect.

Cons: Too big and chimes seem to be erratic.

Works perfectly on trailblazer lt 03

Written by: LanceG from Missouri on August 31, 2015

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easiest install ive ever done and works perfectly. No extra acc lines its all there in the harness. 03 trailblazer was gtg in 45min start to finish.

Pros: Everything plus excellent service if you have questions about anything at all!

Cons: Nada

great product

Written by: just as advertised from N.H. on August 29, 2015

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Every thing worked just as the instructions say

Pros: Very easy to install

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Written by: MRB from Louisiana on June 7, 2015

2004 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

unit worked well with 2004 Avalanche. plug for unit had a loose power wire that drove me crazy till I found it and repaired it.

Pros: worked well with Avalanche

Cons: loose wire on plug

Almost perfect

Written by: PeeWee from Alabama on June 2, 2015

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked exactly like it was supposed to. The only thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars was the antenna adapter was not included with the wiring harness, so that meant an untimely, and unwanted, trip to wally world.

Pros: Works like a charm

Cons: No antenna adapter

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Written by: mike from Wyoming on May 25, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

it works and it is simple to in stall

Pros: it works

Cons: none here it works

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Written by: Gary W from New York on May 19, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed this unit and it works great. Our 2006 Chevy Trailblazer has OnStar but we don't use it. This unit allows the It to bypass the OnStar but allows the door chimes and vehicle alerts to operate correctly. So if you use OnStar don't install this item.

Pros: Easy to connect and it works great

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Excellent

Written by: CDawg from North Carolina on May 12, 2015

2002 Chevrolet Cavalier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product is as advertised. A friend and I installed this with my Pioneer head unit and everything worked wonderfully. As you already know I'm sure, if you don't have the correct wiring harness for the Chevy Cavalier (mine is a 2002) the vehicles electronics, and lights won't work. The use of this harness has assured everything works efficiently and factory. I would definitely recommend this to those who want to retain a proper working vehicle without the hassle.

Pros: Color Coded for easy installation.

Cons: None.

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Written by: Anonymous from sperry,ok on April 29, 2015

2003 Pontiac Grand Am
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I received it rather quickly and everything was correct within the shipment. Couldn't be happier!

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Written by: Cergio from Glendale, AZ on April 27, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This item was perfect. All of the wires are long enough to make great connections with. The chime is loud enough to hear with my stereo's volume up. My package came was delivered on time.

Pros: Good quality. Good price.

Cons: No cons

So Easy a Cavemen Can do it!

Written by: B-RAD from Florida on April 22, 2015

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Colors match up perfectly! All you need is maybe 30 minutes, butt splices, crimps, strippers and you will be ready to install your new radio!

Pros: Ease of install and matching color to color!

Cons: no problems here!

Perfect!

Written by: austin32 from fleming island florida on April 22, 2015

2003 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I searched everywhere for this product and found it here and had It in no time . I drive a 2003 chevy avalanche and could not find this part anywhere else once it came in I not only got the part but a wiring diagram that came in much needed use and even a magazine that I plan on buying stuff from in the future ... bottom line this company had the products you need no matter what!

Pros: Everything!

Cons: None!

Good product

Written by: KristinR from Warminster, PA on April 8, 2015

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to connect with the color coded wires and overall a good product.

Pros: Color coded wiring was easy to understand.

Cons: Chime could be a little louder, dings longer than it needs to, had to cut part of the plastic insert in the car in order to fit everything.

love it

Written by: bryce from Sioux Falls, SD on April 6, 2015

2003 Pontiac Sunfire
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked exactly as stated

Pros: Worked

Cons: It's a little quoted and sounds different

Great Product!

Written by: Ana from 22603 on April 4, 2015

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product great price. Fit great in my trailblazer.

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Written by: tasam from Georgia on March 30, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This interface delivered everything that it was described to do. The ease of wiring it to the radio was not even a challenge. The functions and, response really impressed me, allowing the same actions as the original equipment. I have used Crutchfield for many years and the dependency has never wavered or failed. Outstanding products. If someone want to replace or repair electronics in their car, I truly advise them to contact Crutchfield for information, and items that are cost friendly, easy to install, with total satisfaction. Awesome

Pros: Easy to follow instructions and guides. Color coded wiring to match the original equipment wiring, which makes it almost impossible to connect anything incorrectly. The interface matches the the vehicle connections perfectly.

Cons: Could not find any!

Amazingly simple!

Written by: Anonomous from Minnesota on March 26, 2015

2007 Chevrolet Uplander
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was pleasantly surprised to find out how easy this harness was to use. All the wire colors matched up identically to the harness on my JVC stereo. Wires were pre-stripped, and easy to identify. My only complaint is that the chime is not very loud - but this may just be because I did not mount it within direct ear-shot. I left it in the space behind the stereo.

Pros: Ease of install - worth the price!

Cons: Chime could be a little louder

CRUX SOCG-17

Written by: 2006 GMC from Virginia on March 19, 2015

2006 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Cutchfield set me up with this for my stereo replacement.

Pros: Woks like it should not real loud

Cons: None

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Written by: Anonymous from Alabama on March 7, 2015

2007 GMC Canyon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Had no issues with connections and worked as expected.

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Good harness

Written by: David from Mcdonald, Ohio on February 24, 2015

2004 Oldsmobile Alero
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Pretty easy. And all the chimes work

Pros: Nothing extra to wire with the chime box

Cons: a lot of extra wiring. Make sure you have the dash space

Wire harness

Written by: alalande from Aurora, CO on January 25, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this wire harness to put a new radio into a 2002 Malibu. It works just fine and the crutchfield team was really helpful.

Pros: Works.

Cons: Rather expensive for a few wires. The box is quiet. Requires you to do some splicing.

Total junk

Written by: Anonymous from Houston Tx on January 25, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Total junk if you have a GMC Canyon don't buy this , tech support is great but this is not compatible to my truck the first one I purchased would not work properly my dash lights would come on and if I turned truck off and took the key out and opened my door the radio would stay on , had to disconnect battery to turn off radio, not fun. Round 2 - called tech support they replaced the unit figured the crux box was the issue sent a new one , I RR the boxes and this one,same result ,not happy

Pros: None

Cons: Not compatible to my vehicle, if you're looking at this product, call tech support and ask questions before you buy

Smooth Sailing

Written by: TD from New York on January 18, 2015

2005 GMC Envoy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Asked the Crutchfield Sales associate for the least expensive solution but good product in stock. He recommended this product and it works just FINE. No issues, No Problems...Fit The Bill

Pros: Easy Installation

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Adapts well.

Written by: DP from Longview, TX on November 16, 2014

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install and easy to adapt to radio.

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Great!

Written by: Josh from Ft jennings on November 4, 2014

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Everything worked like it says

Pros: None

Cons: None

Easy Installation

Written by: JSB from Maine on October 30, 2014

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect for the installation of the aftermarket stereo I HAD to install in my daughters car. Very easy instructions to understand.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Finding a place to secure under dash

Works fine

Written by: E from Denver, CO on October 22, 2014

2005 GMC Envoy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use, plug and play. It could be a bit louder though. The box is inside the dash and is a bit muffled.

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Written by: Tim E from Elmira NY on October 12, 2014

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product but, three of the wires were out of place and had to be move in order for it to work.

Pros: Great connections

Cons: Three of the wire in the harness where out of place for my application.

Easy installation

Written by: Papasmurf from Woodland Park, Co on September 30, 2014

2002 Chevrolet Malibu
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Door chimes work as before, easy as pie to install

Pros: easy, relatively inexpensive

Cons: None

Installation

Written by: Keith from Wilmington, MA on September 23, 2014

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The installation was a breeze and the customer service lady was professional and she was able to help me, She knew enough about the installation to get me thru some questions I had.

Pros: color to color make up and almost everything else just plugged in to each other.

Cons: some of the colors of the stereo harness were had to determine the colors.

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Written by: jv from Cranford, NJ on September 14, 2014

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

All the wires matched up Perfectly. the color code was spot on and the interface unit works perfectly. Installed this unit in an 06 Chevy Trailblazer with a Kenwood KDBT558U radio.

Pros: Matched up perfectly

Cons: none

excellent efficient adapter harness

Written by: Robert X from Stapleton Georgia on September 3, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

excellent harness assembly works perfect with my 2003 Chevy Malibu

Pros: excellent quality... perfect length and design. everything snaps together perfect and the customer service support with any questions I had was nothing less than outstanding!!!

Cons: none

Works great

Written by: Churt from Weddington, NC on September 2, 2014

2004 GMC Envoy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple to install. Works as advertised. What more do you need?

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

Perfect

Written by: Corey from Anchorage, AK on August 18, 2014

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked out perfectly for my 07 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

Pros: Right fit

Cons: Nothing wrong with it

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Written by: JWV from St. Paul, MN on August 16, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in my 2004 Oldsmobile Alero with a new stereo unit. All the chimes still audible thanks to this and it was fairly easy for me to install. One call to Crutchfield (Just a couple minutes total, first and only person that answered me was extremely helpful and had my problem figured out in about a minute)

Pros: Easy to follow wiring, EXTREMELY helpful people at Crutchfield for troubleshooting

Cons: None

wiring

Written by: jimmy from st. john , VI on August 15, 2014

2006 GMC Canyon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

works great

Pros: ease of use

Cons: none

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Written by: william t from annapolis, md on July 17, 2014

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

really easy to install, works great and does everything its supposed to

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You need this if you have a GM wit OnStar

Written by: Todd from Quakertown, PA on June 27, 2014

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy install, just plug and go. attached to back of cavity. No problems. The version that I tossed out with the old Sony unit that was in my SUV when I bought it was just an open circuit board wrapped in electrical tape! It had also shorted out, which gave me the opportunity to replace it with a Bluetooth enabled unit with iPod controls.

Pros: works as promised.

Cons: none.

Good Stuff

Written by: Ryan from Southern Oregon on June 21, 2014

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed this product on a 2007 Chevy 2500hd Classic. Works well, the chime is loud enough for my taste. Maybe a little quieter than factory. Easy to install and easy to find a place to put it. On my truck I put it right behind the instrument cluster to the right side. Straight forward installation and I would highly recommend this product for any Chevy aftermarket stereo installation. Retained accessory power works great too.

Pros: Easy to install, enough harness length to put it in a good spot and loud enough for me. Works just as advertised.

Cons: Amp remote on wire is included in harness. No factory amp in my truck so I had to cut that wire and splice it to my head unit. No big deal though.

Easy to install

Written by: Ty from Gettysburg PA on June 16, 2014

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install. Adds a lot of wires making it hard to fit in console

Pros: Loud and easy to hook up

Cons: Adds lots of wires to hide

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Written by: Anonymous from Shelby, MT on May 5, 2014

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great, easy to install!

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Didn't work. Might be my trucks fault though.

Written by: Wenjen4 from Allen, Ok. on May 2, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The first unit didn't work. Crutchfield sent a replacement. Didn't work either. Crutchfield then sent me an Axxess GMRC-01 for the same price. Come to find out, there was a hinky little problem with my factory harness with one of the pins being in the wrong location.

Pros: Crutchfield customer service and tech advisors.

Cons: Didn't work. However, it may very well be my trucks fault. Never heard it ding or anything. At least the GMRC-01 dinged.

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Written by: Jim W from Cornell, IL on April 28, 2014

2002 Chevrolet Cavalier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as advertised - easy installation too.

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Written by: Anonymous from darlington sc on April 20, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

works great

Pros: works like factory

Cons: none

Easy to use

Written by: Kountry from Cumberland, Md on April 13, 2014

2001 Chevrolet Cavalier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This made the install work great. I don't have a problem with how loud it is like other reviews.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: None.

Wire harness

Written by: Tad from Westlake, La on April 9, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy harness to hook up.

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Low sound levels

Written by: Mike from Boise on April 5, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Had to install this module so the vehicles alert system would still work. No mater where I put the speaker it is so quite I cannot hear it over the vehicle running. It is very quite... If there is another option that could be swapped in to make the sounds go through the speakers like the factory stereo did that would be more desirable.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Cant hear it!

Crutchfield response on April 9, 2014 Our tech support team contacted the customer to troubleshoot the situation and offer a different adapter.

Works but it's not very loud

Written by: buckeyesuave from Somerset,ky on April 2, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It does work and that matters a lot but When I installed this in my trailblazer, The wires were not long enough to allow good placement so it is inside the dash and it is hard to hear sometimes. I wish I would have bought a better one.

Pros: It allowed me to install my new Alpine!

Cons: Short wires and its not very loud.

Does exactly what it says it does

Written by: Brian B from Durham, NC on March 28, 2014

2001 Chevrolet Cavalier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is pretty easy to install; not really any more difficult to connect than a plain wiring harness. You basically connect it the same way. There's only two things I would change about this. I would make it a little smaller so it's easier to fit behind the receiver, and I would make it louder. The latter issue being more of an issue the the former, but it's still better than no sound at all.

Pros: Easy to install; no different than connecting any other wiring harness

Cons: A little difficult to get to fit behind the receiver; not all that loud

Worked for me

Written by: Bill from Sugar Grove, IL on March 26, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked for me. Soldered same color to color and plugged it in.

Pros: Worked

Cons: None

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Written by: Anonymous from Ofallon il on March 25, 2014

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made instal a snap and retained all factory chimes

Pros: Very easy instal

Cons: None

Just what I needed.

Written by: Tim from st. louis on March 22, 2014

2002 Chevrolet Cavalier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

very simple install just match the colors and done. it is a little on the quiet side but I can get past that because I like to turn up my music with my door open so that dinging sound would be really annoying if it was any louder.

Pros: Simple install.

Cons: None

Exactly replaces the key warning system in my Chevy Silverado

Written by: Travers from Newport News, VA on March 17, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The integration adaptor exactly replaces the key warning system of the 2004 Chevy truck. There is no difficulty with wiring or placement. Just snap a 6 wire harness into the small adaptor box and strap it to the new radio with 2 plastic slip ties. Takes 2 minutes.

Pros: Easy to install and an exact replacement for the OEM key warning system. Crutchfield sells it for 1/2 price. Check the price at other retailers and you will agree.

Cons: None!

Works Great

Written by: MzLadyX from Spokane, WA on March 17, 2014

2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They product worked great and matched the CD Receiver that I ordered.

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easy hook-up

Written by: Anonymous from Louisa Virginia on March 13, 2014

Made hook up simple. Has great instructions. Makes wiring neat and simple.

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Written by: Karen from Victoria Texas on March 11, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a great product to help with the door chimes and other factory chimes. I was easy installation and worked well.

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Great original equipment replacement!

Written by: big lee from 21875 on March 11, 2014

2004 GMC Canyon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

this item just makes it so much easier to replace General Motors radios you are able to wire everything pretty much and your house or shop you don't have to wire it under the dash it's all taken care of before hand and you just plug in play definitely recommended this item if you have A General Motors or Chevy vehicle.

Pros: Everything about it makes the job easier!

Cons: None

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Written by: mark from wisconsin on March 3, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product made the install very easy and fast. I tucked it up behind the stereo so the chimes weren't as loud after reading other reviews about how loud it was. Perfect volume level, just enough to hear it. Having not to run the red power wire back to the fuse box or splice it in somewhere else makes it easy to install the radio.

Pros: Easy install, keeps warning chimes, red power wire for radio

Cons: that you need to have this, bad design of wiring harness from auto maker

ok

Written by: bsmith from mt.airy on February 27, 2014

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

does what it is supposed to

Pros: it works

Cons: none

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Written by: Steve D. from Norwood, Ma on February 16, 2014

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to use. Wiring was a breeze.

Pros: Able to hear warnings through it.

Cons: could be louder

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Written by: BBishop from Kansas City, MO on February 13, 2014

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Would not install the radio without it. Allows me to keep the door chimes and other factory chimes.

Pros: Easy to wire in.

Cons: N/A

Unfortunate that it's necessary, but worked great

Written by: Hss.Strat from PA on February 10, 2014

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It's unfortunate that Chevy made this adapter necessary. Nothing Crutchfield can do about that though. The install was stupid easy and it's working like a charm. The alarm sounds are slightly softer than factory, but I prefer it. The Crutchfield adviser was very helpful and knowledgeable.

Pros: Works Alarm tones are easily audible but soft and not shrieking

Cons: Only that it's a requirement

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Written by: Scott from Hartford CT on February 10, 2014

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice and easy to install in my Trailblazer. Keeps the chimes working and paired nicely with the factory harness and the harness from my Pioneer head unit.

Pros: cheap and simple

Cons: none

Good unit

Written by: Mike G from Des Moines, IA on February 6, 2014

2005 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adapter was easy to setup and install in my 05 Chevy Colorado. I did all the wiring matchups previous to going and installing and the actual installation only took about 20 minutes in 25 degree weather. The unit did exactly what it was supposed to and the system is working flawlessly

Pros: Easy setup and installation Replaces the factory bus and all systems working on the truck Though low, the chimes are easily audible and not intrusive at all

Cons: none I can think of

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Written by: Anonymous from Centerport ny 11721 on February 5, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent perfect fit

Pros: A great replacement for original equipment

Cons: None

CRUX SOCGM-17 Wiring Interface

Written by: Jon414 from Missouri on February 2, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product! Adapter was very easy to wire to factory harness. Wires were labeled with easy-to-find color coating. It's a must buy!

Pros: Fits 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer No On-Star, No Bose. Easy to connect, and chime sounds are easily heard from factory connection.

Cons: Great Product with no cons.

It's okay!!!!!

Written by: Eric from Dunmore, PA on January 31, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Over priced and too quiet, but it does what it should..

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Cons:

Great adapter, great price!

Written by: BrianH from Antioch, TN on January 29, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought my wife a car stereo two years ago for Christmas. I had a heck of a time finding the right connectors needed because GM likes to run everything through the stereo. Her birthday was earlier this month and I needed to install that stereo. Crutchfield got me set up right! The adapter was easy to wire up to the stereo harness and it works like a charm! My wife is very happy and so am I. The quality is good, and the chime sounds just like the factory one.

Pros: Good price, easy to install, good quality

Cons: None

Piece of cake

Written by: Ron from Chestertown on January 24, 2014

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Painless to install.

Pros: Ease of installation

Cons: Price a little high I thought

2003 Silvarado

Written by: D.S. from SoCal on January 20, 2014

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install, but the chime isn't loud enough

Pros: Easy install

Cons: Chime needs to be louder / better quality

no splicing : )

Written by: dom from kingston, ny on January 15, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

so far so good, I took it to an installer. better than splicing wires and was able to keep my state of the art door chime : ).

Pros: x on the box? : )

Cons: none

Excellent wiring harness

Written by: Kenny Golden from Illinois on January 10, 2014

2005 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installation with this harness was quick and spot on! Easy to solder the wiring to the harness from the stereo I bought.

Pros: Color coded wiring and instructions easy to do!

Cons: None

Lifesaver

Written by: Vcpbp101 from San Antonio, TX on January 9, 2014

2005 Chevrolet Colorado

It makes integrating your aftermarket stereo into you're vehicle seem as though it's an oem stereo. I retained all factory warnings and chimes with ease.

Pros: Easy too attach/install

Cons: none

Does what It Does?

Written by: W. Weeks from Oakland, MD on December 27, 2013

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easily hooks up from a new aftermarket radio into a Chevrolet wiring harness. It keeps the chimes working that are normally controlled through the factory radio.

Pros: Easy hook-up

Cons: The fact that I need it in the first place.

CRUX SOCGM-17

Written by: Tastro from Norman, OK on December 16, 2013

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wiring harness was very easy to use. Color coding was very similar to the stock Chevy wiring harness.

Pros: EZ to use

Cons: None

CRUX SOCGM-17 Wiring Interface

Written by: Anonymous from Sadsburyville, PA on December 15, 2013

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great eazy to install

Pros: Easy to install sounds like factory chime

Cons: None

Worked well

Written by: W Axl Rose from So Ill on December 8, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wires matched right up, worked like a charm

Pros: Everything about it

Cons: none

CRUX SOCGM-17 Wiring Interface

Written by: Cigar Bubba from Norwood, MA on November 18, 2013

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

was helpful to install my new head unit in my chevy silverado 2500 still lets me here my warning bells

Pros: none

Cons: none

CRUX SOCGM-17 Wiring Interface

Written by: Anonymous from Torrance, CA on November 11, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install and does the job

Pros: Easy to install and does the job

Cons:

Well worth it

Written by: Eddie from Staten Island NY on October 22, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Well worth it. Would recommend

Pros: Easy Install

Cons:

Works!!

Written by: Capsin from Jacksonville, FL on October 19, 2013

2004 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this for my radio install in an '05 Avalanche, said it would keep the chimes and it did great price too.

Pros: Easy install, wires clearly labeled.

Cons: None.

Overpriced

Written by: Dave P from Greencastle, IN on October 14, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a necessary item to retain warning chimes, and the manufacturer knows it, therefore keeps the price high and makes big profits.

Pros: Easy enough to install

Cons: Doesn't play though speakers so it's much quieter than the stock unit. Can barely hear if stereo is playing. Door chimes quit after a few seconds, factory unit kept on until you shut the door. You can't really call this a direct replacement for stock unit.

Could not make it easier

Written by: Tyler from Kathleen, GA on October 10, 2013

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product. Made connecting a non-factory radio a breeze. Highly recommend.

Pros: Easy.

Cons: None

Great product!

Written by: ThePotts from Maceo, KY on October 4, 2013

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product does what it claims to do - it makes my Silverado play door chimes, seat belt warnings, etc., with an aftermarket receiver. It was easy to install and fit right behind my dash easily.

Pros: Easy to install, works great

Cons:

Nice

Written by: DavidW from Lewisburg, WV on October 1, 2013

2006 Chevrolet Uplander
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to install. Provides vehicle chimes as advertised.

Pros:

Cons: None

Works great

Written by: Jeremy from Niagara NY on September 29, 2013

2004 GMC Yukon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This interface works as it should in my 2004 GMC Yukon SLE. Make sure you mount it to something secure. At first I had it velcroed to the AC duct in my dash and it was buzzing as it chimed. I readjusted it and it sounds fine. Sounds very similar to the factory door chime.

Pros: Works as it should

Cons: The fact that I need one at all is annoying. Thanks GM!

Amazing!

Written by: Yellow Dog from WI on September 25, 2013

2006 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Helped immensely with he install.

Pros: Chicks dig me now!

Cons: I should have done it sooner and I would not have had to take my sister to prom.

GM adapter

Written by: Chad from Columbus, OH on September 23, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Unfortunately with a lot of GM cars this is a needed part. First I think this is crazy to pay this much for an adapter to be able to upgrade a stereo but a big thank you to Crutchfield for having it half off if bought with a stereo. That said, this item installs easily and without issue.

Pros: Easy install

Cons: Price and it being a must have.

Easy to use

Written by: Tex from Texas on September 15, 2013

2004 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Was very easy to install

Pros: All wires matched up

Cons:

Nice and Easy install with this

Written by: RayT from Ky on September 15, 2013

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy enough to wire up. good instructions , Makes adding an aftermarket unit to a new vehicle just as easy as it was in the 80's while keeping all the functions working as they should .

Pros: Keeps the door chime chiming when it should, keeps the stereo on after key is removed until the, door is opened just like with stock unit did

Cons: Chime seems quieter than stock , may be the location where i placed the unit

CRUX SOCGM-17 Adaptor Works Great

Written by: mbratch from Webster NY on September 10, 2013

2004 Chevrolet Malibu (Classic)
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I own a 2004 Chevy Classic (Malibu). The CRUX SOCGM-17 integration adaptor installed very easily. I just attached the wires as I would on a normal adapter. All of the wires are properly color coded for the connection. The chimes on the adapter all work and at a volume perhaps slightly software than the factory chimes, but quite audible. The chime box has mounting holes for screws but there were a couple of "pockets" of space behind the stereo where I was able to just set it without having to mount it. Installation was very smooth and quick.

Pros: Very easy to adapt and install. Chimes work as desired and expected.

Cons: (None come to mind)

2003 Avalanche...

Written by: Kevin from Attleboro,MA on August 31, 2013

2003 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great. I have all my chimes and was very surprised at the sound considering the factory chime comes through the speakers. Very simple to install.

Pros: Easy to install. Doesn't sound cheap.

Cons: None so far.

For Chevy Avalanche

Written by: firemarshalbill from West Newbury Ma on July 31, 2013

2004 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

WOW did this make the install easy

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

It dings

Written by: Anonymous from Waterford, MI on July 14, 2013

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It goes ding when it is supposed to.

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Cons:

2006 GMC Sierra Install

Written by: FC from Columbia, SC on July 8, 2013

2006 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I replaced my factory GMC (without Onstar) double din with a IVE-W535HD. Wanted to keep my chimes for safety reasons. I have used many wiring harnesses over the years and was a bit skeptical looking at it online. Out the box, it looked like it was constructed well. Everything was soldered and shrink wrapped. The wires going to the speaker box seemed a bit short and I was afraid that the chime would be too faint installed behind the stereo and dash. I figured I could extend the wires and place the speaker box elsewhere if I had to. I installed the harness as normal and was able to point the speaker box toward the dash where light was coming through. NO PROBLEMS AT ALL! I can barely tell the difference and I have owned the truck for 7 years. I highly recommend this product. Having the chimes after an after market install is a huge safety feature!

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: None

2005 Chevy Colorado

Written by: Anonymous from las vegas, nv on July 4, 2013

2005 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

super easy to install, must have this item or no warranty through crutchfield. gives all the factory chimes

Pros: ease of install, cheaper price than any audio store locally

Cons:

CRUX SOCGM-17 Factory Integration Adapter

Written by: Gregory H. from Crimora, Va on June 28, 2013

I used this item to install my new Sony Stereo in my Chevrolet Colorado. All was wired as directed and when I plugged it in to my harness and tried the chimes, FOOF and a bunch of smoke came out of the box. Crutchfield replaced it except I paid about more and got the metra gmrc 01. I am just glad it did not take out my trucks computer. Just F.Y. I, The Metra worked Great.

Pros: If it had not blown up, I would have most likely had no problem with it.

Cons: It blew up.

Bad

Written by: Dylan from Nebraska on June 28, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Got it in the mail and it did not work had to return, don't buy for a Cadillac Seville with onstar

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Did not work for my vehicle

crux integration adaptor

Written by: joey k from union,mo on June 19, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

recommended by crutchfield advisor, simple self installation, performs perfectly, great product!

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Works great in my Trailblazer!

Written by: Glen from Enterprise, Al on June 18, 2013

2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I got this when I ordered my stereo from Crutchfield. I put this in an 09 Trailblazer. The instructions that came with it were easy to follow, and I had no problem hooking it up. When everything was installed, my chimes were still working though they will be coming through his box. Sitting in the vehicle, when I turn off the ignition and take out the key, the radio still runs til I open the door, just like the old one did.

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integration adapter

Written by: g. joy from south bend IN on June 17, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

the warning chimes (the reason this thing is installed) are weak ,

Pros: weak sound

Cons: gotta have it

CRUX SOCGM-17

Written by: Robert A from Ocean Springs, MS on June 17, 2013

2005 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great item. It has done exactly what it is supposed to do without a problem

Pros: Loud enough and easy too install

Cons: None at this time

CRUX SOC GM-17 ADAPATER

Written by: Anonymous from Cd. Juarez Chihuahua México on June 16, 2013

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It easy to install (the installation instruction are easy to follow), and with it is possible to keep the Factory functions, it work great.

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Good unit

Written by: Chris M from Granite Falls on June 16, 2013

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It does the job it was intended for. Plugs in easily and good wiring color codes.

Pros: easy peasy

Cons: none

Great adaptor

Written by: EYE88 from Chesnee, South Carolina on June 10, 2013

2003 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great accessory for adapting an aftermarket head unit. Works as advertised.

Pros: Works great

Cons: None

CRUX SOCGM-17 Factory Integration Adapter

Written by: Gerry from Denver, CO on June 8, 2013

2007 Chevrolet Uplander
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as promised. Just plugged it in and I had all the features I did with the stock radio installed.

Pros: Easy as 1, 2, 3.

Cons: None

Works Great

Written by: Burzum10 from Bay Area, ca on June 6, 2013

2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed this into an 2008 Chevy Trail blazer w/o Bose/Onstar. It installed very nicely and works just like the stock chime just a little quieter.

Pros: Retains Factory warning chimes, Compact enough to fit behind radio, and price is great.

Cons: none

Cool Integration!

Written by: Jeff from Sedona, AZ on June 5, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

All of the adapters, along with Crutchfield's instructions and excellent customer service, make for a very easy yet custom installation.

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Works perfectly

Written by: Steve B from Davenport, IA on June 3, 2013

2002 Pontiac Grand Am
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works well, plug and play installation. The chimes could definition be louder, though.

Pros:

Cons:

worked perfect

Written by: Jade H from Franklin, TN on May 28, 2013

2006 Isuzu Ascender
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked Perfectly

Pros: works

Cons: none

Fast is not the word

Written by: Joe from Vienna Ohio on May 21, 2013

2005 GMC Canyon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Quick install works great also

Pros: Plug it in it works

Cons: none

CRUX SOCGM-17

Written by: RonH from Shallotte, NC on May 15, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very good product. Worked out perfect for me. Very good instructions and easy to follow. I chose to solder all wires. That takes some time to do but was worth it to me. After installed everything worked as expected. ..RonH

Pros: Great product, Easy to install, Reasonable price

Cons: Nothing negitive to say. It simply works very well

Great part for retaining factory components

Written by: martinfan30 from C on May 13, 2013

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Love the way it brings my door chime and keeps the Pioneer deck powered until the door is opened. Needed for aftermarket CD decks. Buy it!

Pros: Factory components retention

Cons: none

Just like factory

Written by: Doug W from Southern, Md on May 13, 2013

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fantastic product easy to install, And you cant tell its not the factory chime. Saves all factory warning chimes. All around great AAA+++

Pros: None

Cons: Easy Install, Fast and simple, Compact fits anywhere.

CRUX SOCGM-17 Wiring Interface

Written by: Anonymous from Milwaukee, WI on May 6, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install, just sucks to have to pay for a bell

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Cons:

Replaces the GM Warning Chimes

Written by: JoeB from Newark, DE on May 6, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adapter does exactly as advertised: provides the harness for plugging into an aftermarket receiver while retaining the warming chimes.

Pros: - Wiring harness makes receiver installation easy - Small enough to tuck inside the dashboard near the receiver

Cons:

Easy Install

Written by: MES from Montana on May 4, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A good way to preserve the factory chime in your non-onstar GM vehicle. The install was straight forward & it worked just as it was supposed to.

Pros: Not too bulky to tuck in the dash cavity. The cost was less than that of other options.

Cons: The chime actually comes out of a speaker in the interface itself; not through the factory speakers. When tucked in the dash it is audible, but a little muffled.

Crux socgm-17

Written by: Scott from Ravenna ohio on May 3, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works great no problems at all

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Quick shipping

Written by: Excellent product from Folsom pa on April 26, 2013

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Quick shipping easy install

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making things work simply pusing the easy button

Written by: wingbat123 from Hannibal,Mo 63401 on April 22, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

it is all about matching up which crutchfield representives make it happen like i felt THEY GUIDED ME TO GET THE JOB DONE 100% THANKS FELLORS

Pros: FANTASTIC MATCH

Cons: FANTASTIC MATCH

Factory Interface

Written by: TomB from Mount Juliet, TN on April 21, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The price was great, the installation into the wiring system was a snap but two things that kept this from being a 5. One was trying to find a place to mount this in the 2005 Chevy Colorado. I finally was able to place heavy duty velcro and mount it inside the lower part of the dash. The second was the chime is quiet which is not a big deal but some people may not like it or might not hear it.

Pros: Price and installing it into the factory wiring system.

Cons: A place to mount it and the chime was quiet

CRUX SOCGM-17 GM Factory Integration Interface

Written by: Franklin L from Missouri on April 20, 2013

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great Product easy install

Pros:

Cons:

It works.

Written by: Anonymous from Mentor, OH on April 19, 2013

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Plug and play. Simple installation.

Pros: Ding ding ding ding.

Cons: Unfortunately, ding ding ding ding.

CRUX Interface

Written by: DaveG from Medford, OR on April 15, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works beautifully and was an easy install, functions as well as stock chimes and sounds.

Pros: Readily available item that was shipped fast.

Cons: None!

CRUX SOCGM-17 Wiring Interface

Written by: Chad from San Diego, CA on April 14, 2013

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It's a good product. A little softer tones than the factory system but still works fine.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

very good product

Written by: Ben_ from Portland, Or. on April 14, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed this in 2006 Chevy Colo.-color to color splicing and works great/ I don't hear any difference in the way the chimes and signals sound and work.

Pros: easy install-chimes not to loud and half off with the head.

Cons: could have used a short piece of stickyback tape to mount it with. Fortunatly I had some.

CRUX SOCGM-17 Wiring Interface

Written by: Tony M from Esky Michigan on April 9, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy to hook up and works great

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Works great

Written by: Antonio from Eagle, WI on April 6, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works and sounds exactly the same as factory sound chimes

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2005 Chevrolet Colorado

Written by: Cody K from Krebs, OK on March 19, 2013

2005 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The adapter was very easy to install. I just wired the supplied adapter to the heat units harness (all of the color coded wires were the same) and then plugged in the newly wired assembly to the vehicles factory head unit harness. The build quality seems adequate. Plus, the packaging states that its made in the USA, which is always a plus.

Pros: Simple installation and wiring instructions. Made in the USA

Cons: The chime could be a little louder for my taste.

Review

Written by: Nick from AZ on March 11, 2013

2004 Buick Rendezvous
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use and affordable

Pros: Great value and easy install

Cons: None

Didn't work... but..

Written by: SS from IL on March 2, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Got this for my 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix w/ base stereo (no bose, no steering controls, etc) My car was listed on the box as compatible vehicle. Didn't work. The bad: It would work for 5 minutes? 30 minutes? 1 minute? then all of my instruments would shut off. Sometimes they would come back on in 30 seconds, sometimes they wouldn't come back unless I restarted the car.

I called the CRUX telephone support number on the instructions and the guy was great. He sent me a replacement unit with updated software so I pulled everything out, reinstalled with the new unit, same problem. Called him back.. and he sent me another unit, but a different model (SWRGM-48) Install that one... works perfect.

The good... CRUX customer service. Sent me parts till it worked then a prepaid label to return everything I didnt use. Sure I had to install my new stereo three times and drive around for a couple weeks with no gauges, but works great now and I'm happy so I can't knock the product, just didn't get the correct one for my car initially. I'm probably the only clown putting a stereo into a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix anyway!

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Crux

Written by: DAN from Georgia on February 20, 2013

2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Got this when I replaced the stereo in my 2008 trailblazer. Does exactly what it's suppose to do. Keep all of your chimes (door,low fuel, seat belt) and has the same feature as the stock unit to play the radio for 15-20 minutes and cut off automatically or cut off when you open the door. Chimes aren't quite as loud but still audible. Not a bad price when you pair it with a new stereo. Easy install.

Pros: Low cost when paired with an aftermarket stereo, does what it says it will

Cons: None

CRUX SOCGM-17 Wiring Interface

Written by: thechubbysoundmaster from Greensboro, NC on February 14, 2013

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Work really well

Pros: Cheapest Option Really easy to install

Cons:

CRUX SOCGM-17 Wiring Interface

Written by: Anonymous from hartford,ct on February 1, 2013

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

CJ was great and the product was easy to install.thank you

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01 Impala

Written by: GB from Bowie, MD on January 30, 2013

2001 Chevrolet Impala
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfect for my 01 Impala. Was cheaper then the other option and the beep isn't loud dude to me hiding it behind the dash.

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Better then Metra

Written by: Romero from Omaha, NE on January 22, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I agree with Andrew's review below. I originally ordered the Metra unit, first one did not work, second one did not make it out of the package in one piece. The Crux unit worked right the first time. Chimes not nearly as loud at Metra. Help desk expressed shipped the unit after seeing previous issues with the Metra units.

Pros: EZ install, good tone/volume of chimes.

Cons: None

Interface

Written by: Tollie from Roodhouse,IL on January 17, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Did what is was supposed to do.

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they know their stuff. fit perfectly

Written by: spikes from lakeland fl on January 15, 2013

2005 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

very hard to find the right radio harness for our o5 colorado crew cab z71. i was not 100% sure this would be right for it but they insured it was and sure enough my cd player works great. this site knows its stuff. as for the product it is very good. sound from the chimer is loud enough but not if you stash it in the dash like i did. then its only noticable if no noise around. this product is meant for placement somewhere out side of the dash. in which case it is loud enough. as for fitting and easy to install, 5 stars. it fit perfectly our truck doesnt have onstar or bose.

Pros: easy install, great instructions, aloud everything to work correctly

Cons: chimer is ment to be installed outside of dash somewhere. isnt loud enough to be installed inside dash

Works great !

Written by: Mike from Longview,Texas on January 6, 2013

2004 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I picked out a new head unit an was told by the Cruchfield team I needed this to keep the factory Safty features Intact - worked great easy to install

Pros: Cheap price and works great , easy to install - plugs right in line

Cons: NONE

Very easy to install

Written by: Jesse D from Lincoln, NE on January 4, 2013

2003 Chevrolet Impala
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Went right in without any problems. New chimes sound very close to old ones. It just costs a lot at $60.

Pros: easy installation, very close to original door chimes, volume not too high

Cons: price

Better than Metra's

Written by: Andrew D from Cincinnati, OH on January 3, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Having used both this and Metra's version on two GM cars, I would definitely recommend the Crux over the Metra. The Crux's chime is a reasonable volume (didn't have to wrap tape to muffle the sound), the chime sounds pleasant (compared with the metra's horrendous dinging) and it didnt fall apart in my hands like the metra. Both of them arent cheap, but you really do want to maintain your chimes so you don't leave your lights on, etc.

Pros: Pleasant chime, does its job.

Cons: Seems to chime a little longer than before now, but that isn't a big deal.

Crux socgm-17 gm factory intergration interface

Written by: Anonymous from Houma, la on December 30, 2012

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installation was a snap. I connected the few wires i needed from the aftermarket radio( i ran a dedicated amp for highs and lows) to the adapter in just a few minutes. I installed the speaker just to the right of my gauge cluster and the loudness is close to factory imo.

Pros: Simple installation and instructions. Keeps the factory saftey "dinging" reminders and rap feature (radio stays on after key is removed until door is open or 15 minutes).

Cons: None.

CRUX Factory Interface

Written by: Otis J from Riverside, CA on December 23, 2012

It works but has poor quality. Sound is very low and can barely be heard.

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Cons: very low sound level.

works super easy

Written by: bigval65 from Vaentine, NE on December 22, 2012

2000 Chevrolet Cavalier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to use. Works simply and efficiently

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Works as advertised

Written by: Michael from Phoenix on November 4, 2012

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

No issues with the installation. Alarms are just a bit quieter and expected, but no problems hearing them.

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Cons:

Easy install, not loud

Written by: Shade from Elkhart KS on November 4, 2012

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to install. I chose this one, because the more expensive one every review said it was too loud. This one you can hear, and I did not have to adjust. I used this on a 2003 Silverado, a definite must have for installation. It was even easier than the plug only style that we used to use.

Pros: Easy, easy, easy. Cheaper that the other one.

Cons: You have to have it, unless you like cutting and splicing you factory harness.

CRUX SOCGM-17 GM Factory

Written by: 2006GMC Sierra from Southern Michigan on October 22, 2012

2006 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It's pretty much fool proof just match the wires with the stereo wires, solder or crimp them together and plug it in to the factory connection

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: none

Works Fine

Written by: GregV from DC on September 17, 2012

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The interface worked fine. The alarm sounds are slightly different, but it is clearly heard. The supplied wiring harness made installation a snape. There was not any need for seperate wiring (power or ground) all connections went through the harness.

Pros: Easy to install with supplied wiring harness Retains factory alarm sounds (door open, lights on, etc.)

Cons: Sound is not identical to the factor sound

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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • 2000-up GM Class II radio replacement interface module
  • 11" GM Class II wiring harness
  • Installation Instructions

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Features

Radio Replacement Interface: The CRUX SOCGM-17 radio replacement interface retains select factory features in General Motors Class II vehicles when replacing your factory radio with an aftermarket head unit. The CRUX SOCGM-17 retains the following factory feature set.

  • 12 Volt Accessory output (4 Amp)
  • RAP (Retained Accessory Power) - keeps the radio powered after the key is off, until the driver door is opened or the OEM timer ends; whichever happens first
  • Illumination Output (2A. max)
  • Telephone Negative Mute Trigger (Input)
  • Low Voltage (Battery Run-Down Protection)
  • Retains safety & warning chimes
Note: This interface does not support GM's Premium Bose System (Y-91 system), steering wheel control, or OnStar.

Vehicle Compatibility: The CRUX SOCGM-17 radio replacement interface works with the following 2000-up GM vehicles with Class II system (as of 6/21/2012):

Make Model Year
Buick Century 2004-2005
Lacrosse 2005-2007
Rainer 2003-2007
Rendezvous 2003-2007
Terraza 2005-2007
Cadillac El dorado 2000-2002
Escalade 2003-2006
EXT/ESV 2003-2006
Seville 2000-2001
Chevrolet Avalanche 2003-2006
Cavalier 2000-2005
Colorado 2003-2011
Corvette 2005-2011
CK 1500/2500 2003-2006
Impala 2001-2005
Malibu 2001-2003
Monte Carlo 2001-2003
S-10 2003-2004
Silverado 2003-2007
SSR 2003-2006
Suburban 2003-2006
Tahoe 2003-2006
Trailblazer 2002-2009
Uplander 2005-2008
Hummer H2 2003-2008
H3 2006-2009
GMC Canyon 2004-2011
Denali 2003-2006
Envoy 2002-2009
Savana Van 2003-2007
Sonoma 2003-2005
Sierra 2003-2007
Suburban 2003-2006
Yukon 2003-2006
Isuzu Ascender 2008
Oldsmobile Alero 2001-2004
Bravada 2002-2004
Silhouette 2000-2004
Pontiac Aztek 2003-2006
Grand Am 2000-2003
Sunfire 2000-2005
Saturn Relay 2007

Note: Please visit Crutchfield's Outfit My Car for your specific type of vehicle.

GM Class II Harness: The included GM Class II wiring harness features a 24-pin connector which plugs into your vehicle's factory radio harness and a 16-pin connector which plugs into the SOCGM-17 interface module. The GM Class II wiring harness also provides the following bare-wire leads which will need to be soldered or crimped to your aftermarket head unit's wiring harness:

Wire Color Function
Black Chassis Ground
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Orange Illumination
Blue/White Amp Turn-On
White Left Front Speaker +
White/Black Left Front Speaker -
Gray Right Front Speaker +
Gray/Black Right Front Speaker -
Green Left Rear Speaker +
Green/Black Left Rear Speaker -
Violet Right Rear Speaker +
Violet/Black Right Rear Speaker -

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Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

Discounted price [ William  Feb 04, 2016 ]
installing a new Kenwood stereo [ Anthony  Feb 04, 2016 ]
Doing it right [ Olie  Jan 30, 2016 ]
Will need it to install. [ JOE G  Dec 24, 2015 ]
Recommended from Crutchfield adviser. [ Terry  Dec 21, 2015 ]
To make a proper installation w/o disturbing the original connector if I want to reinstall the original radio when I shop for a new vehicle in the future. [ EDWARD H  Dec 18, 2015 ]
This was picked so as not to butcher the factory wiring harness during install. [ Gary  Dec 17, 2015 ]
Price. [ J. Kirk  Dec 14, 2015 ]

9 questions already asked

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. [ Kenny  Dec 31, 2015 ]  Staff
Yes [ Douglas  Jun 04, 2015 ]
When I used this wiring interface as part of the audio system that I installed in my daughter's car, the door chimes and audible warning system worked the same as with the factory installation. [ LEONARD  Jun 02, 2015 ]
My system does cut off when you cut off the engine and open the door. As long as the door is not open the system will continue to play when you cut the vehicle off. [ VERNON W  May 26, 2015 ]
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Krissy  Feb 18, 2015 ]  Staff
I personally did not have to use a relay. I was able to follow the directions in the manual. I also was installing a basic alpine headunit rather than a DVD unit. Sorry I was not much help but I hope everything works out with little complications! [ ANDREW  Jul 15, 2014 ]
I have a pioneer DVD receiver and I don't need the extra relay. You should be just fine [ ANTONIO S  Jul 15, 2014 ]
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Krissy  May 05, 2014 ]  Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The CRUX SOCGM-17 is going to tie the radio into the current factory configuration. This means that it will cover turning the radio on for when the car is turned on. You shouldn't have to bypass anything. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Mar 25, 2014 ]  Staff
The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Feb 20, 2014 ]  Staff
This should connect directly to your factory harness. The bare wires will connect to the harness coming out of your new receiver. For full details on fit or 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 how this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Jeff  Jan 13, 2014 ]  Staff