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PAC OS2C-CTS Wiring Interface

Connect a new car stereo and retain OnStar®, warning chimes, and the premium amplified audio system in 2003-07 Cadillac CTS or SRX models

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PAC's OS-2C-CTS interface lets you replace the radio in 2003-up Cadillac CTS and SRX models while maintaining operation of the OnStar® system, warning chimes, and rear parking assist chimes. The OS-2C-CTS will work with standard GM or Bose amplified audio systems. Warranty: 1 year.

PAC's OS-2C-CTS interface lets you replace the radio in 2003-up Cadillac CTS and SRX models while maintaining operation of the OnStar® system, warning chimes, and rear parking assist chimes. The OS-2C-CTS will work with standard GM or Bose amplified audio systems. Warranty: 1 year.

Note: This interface will not work with 2004-06 SRX models with Cadillac navigation radios. You'll lose the factory XM receiver and the ability to fade from front to rear speakers when you install an aftermarket stereo. 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. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

The color codeing is amazing I be never installed such a complex system so easily I highly recommend this for your car.

Alan C, Denver, CO

What's in the Box:

  • OS-2C-CTS Radio replacement interface module (for GM vehicles with OnStar)
  • CM1 Chime output module
  • 13" Vehicle harness (OS-CTS)
  • 8" Radio harness
  • Radio Replacement Installation Instructions
  • Chime Module Installation Instructions
Reviews

PAC OS2C-CTS Wiring Interface Reviews

Average Customer Review:

17 Reviews

Easy Install

Written by: Alan C from Denver, CO on February 14, 2016

The color codeing is amazing I be never installed such a complex system so easily I highly recommend this for your car.

Pros: Easy install Color codeing

Cons: It you'll be much better is it came with the swearing wheel control adaptor

PAC OS2C-CTS Wiring Interface

Written by: chuck from strafford mo on July 5, 2015

2006 Cadillac CTS
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works good

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nice results

Written by: Philly kinda guy from Florida on May 27, 2015

2003 Cadillac CTS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Came quick, well packaged, a little confusing installation but finally got it going well. There is a lot of stuff to cram uhder the dash, very tight fit

Pros: Works well, what more can you ask

Cons: Large and good eyesight is needed writing is tiny

Pac wiring interface

Written by: Aaron from South Portland Maine on April 21, 2015

2004 Cadillac CTS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This keeps my onstar and door chimes working

Pros: Door chimes work. No leaving lights on or keys in car.

Cons: A little expensive but worth it.

great

Written by: Texas notorious from Burleson, TX on March 17, 2015

2005 Cadillac CTS
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First one I received did not work for some reason. Customer support was amazing though and had a new one shipped the day I called in and at my house with in 2 days. Put the new one with no flaw at all. Keeps everything running like stock system.

Pros: Farely easy to wire up. Just read labels.

Cons: Doesn't have full instructions on what should be done once installed.

PAC

Written by: Matt Z from Michigan on February 16, 2015

2007 Cadillac CTS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy connection

Pros: plug and pray!! real easy hookup

Cons: none

Easy as 123

Written by: PAC OS2C-CTS from Eagle Michigan on January 17, 2015

2003 Cadillac CTS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made the installation extremely easy.

Pros: Easy to install with easy to read instructions

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Works

Written by: Churchi from Bakersfield ca on January 5, 2015

2007 Cadillac CTS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Got it set up first try

Pros: Plugs fit my car

Cons: Could label all wires just for ease an so it's easy to learn

Perfect Fit!

Written by: BobY from New Jersey on December 4, 2014

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This item was a perfect application for installation of my aftermarket radio!

Pros: Ordering the right item was a breeze. The customer service rep gave me exactly what I needed to install my aftermarket radio.

Cons: None

Works well

Written by: Bill from Northern VA on April 10, 2014

2004 Cadillac CTS
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OK, here is the down and dirty on this adapter. It's a great product, works well with my car. However, the instruction manual has TINY writing where it comes to whichg wires go where on each car - just tiny! Good thing the give the online version. Anywho, the wires from your harness plug directly into this units secondary harness, after you look up your car's wiring in the manual. It's pretty simple but a novice (like me) has to take their time on this. That said I did it per the book (and also watched it online) and it was a 1st time go - no issues. So yes I say get it!!

Pros: Easy to connect and assemble.

Cons: VERY BULKY UNIT, and much more so when you coulpe this with several other modules like the steering wheel control module, the dinger and so on.. Not to mentione all the cables like RCA, back up cable, speakers blah blah (it's a lot of junk back there). But I made it fit!! Also, the manual has tiny very print in the appendex area - which is the most important part of this operation

PAC OS2C-CTS Wiring Interface

Written by: Anonymous from Long beach, CA on March 5, 2014

2005 Cadillac CTS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It made the install in my car very easy all I had to do was put some wires together. And it still let me keep my factory amp. For the pice you get it for. It is worth it. Great product.

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Written by: Anonymous from detroit mi on May 27, 2013

2007 Cadillac CTS
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Piece of cake to hook up, works as it should.

Pros: Easy install

Cons: None

PAC OS2C-CTS Wiring Interface

Written by: hamilton from marietta on April 19, 2013

2004 Cadillac CTS
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Really great radio would highly recommend. Easy to install and tech support very knowledgeable. Would purchase products in the future

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Great

Written by: fatboy from Clewiston, FL on July 29, 2012

2003 Cadillac CTS
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At first thought it was gonna be a nightmare at first glance but just follow the instructions given and by the time u know it you will be enjoying your aftermarket radio!!!

Pros: Detailed Instructions!!!!!!!

Cons: None!

This is Great!

Written by: Tim H. from Wakeman Ohio on May 8, 2012

2006 Cadillac CTS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Without this interface I didn't have the knowledge to install the unit in my cts, it just works perfectly, even the speeker wires colors are the same as the replacement stereo unit

Pros: everything

Cons: none

PAC OS2C-CTS Wiring Interface

Written by: C.R from Winder, GA on February 9, 2012

Work perfect in a 2007 CTS

Pros: Everything

Cons: Not one

PAC OS2C-CTS Wiring Interface

Written by: Anonymous from Ansonia, CT on March 28, 2011

2007 Cadillac CTS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

First unit i ordered didnt work. Crutchfield promptly sent . New unit that worked fine. Makes it difficult to mount head . Unit because of the size but after alot of work got it to fit..

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What's in the box?

Download the PAC OS2C-CTS Wiring Interface manual

  • OS-2C-CTS Radio replacement interface module (for GM vehicles with OnStar)
  • CM1 Chime output module
  • 13" Vehicle harness (OS-CTS)
  • 8" Radio harness
  • Radio Replacement Installation Instructions
  • Chime Module Installation Instructions

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Features
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Features

Overview: The PAC OS-2C-CTS Radio Replacement Interface Module allows the installation of an aftermarket radio into select Cadillac CTS and SRX vehicles equipped with OnStar and a factory amplified audio system.

Note: You may use this interface even if the vehicle does not have OnStar, but does have the factory amplified audio system.

Vehicle Compatibility: The PAC OS-2C-CTS Radio Replacement Interface Module supports the following vehicles.

Make Model Year Restrictions
Cadillac CTS 2003-2007 All models
SRX 2004-2006 Only vehicles without factory installed navigation radios

Note: The OS-2C-CTS does not retain the factory XM receiver, you will lose this option when the factory radio is replaced with an aftermarket headunit. Due to the design of the factory amplified system, there is currently no way of fading from the front to rear with an aftermarket radio.

OnStar Compatible: The PAC interface module will maintain operation of the OnStar and factory amplified audio system. OnStar audio will play through the front speakers when active. Your vehicle's OnStar volume will not be adjustable (preset at medium level).

Warning Chimes: The PAC OS-2C-CTS also retains all warning chimes and vehicle rear parking assist chimes.

Steering Wheel Control Compatible (optional): The PAC OS-2C-CTS is compatible with PAC's Steering Wheel Radio Control Interface (541SWIRC, sold separately) for aftermarket radios.

Dimensions

Radio Replacement Interface Module (OS-2C-CTS):

  • Width = 6.455"
  • Height = 1.055"
  • Depth = 2.475"

Chime Output Module (CM1):

  • Width = 2.325"
  • Height = 0.915"
  • Depth = 0.925"

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Why did you buy this?

Too hook up a new radio in my car. [ Isidro  Apr 30, 2016 ]
this was part of the recommended kit [ Alex M.  Apr 17, 2016 ]
installer recommended it for us [ Todd  Mar 03, 2016 ]

2 questions already asked

Jaime unfortunately not. You loose that feature. That feature only works with oem equipment [ MELVIN  Nov 20, 2015 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Feb 24, 2014 ]  Staff
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