Skip Navigation

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Connect a new car stereo and retain OnStar®, factory amp, and steering wheel audio controls in select 2000-up GM vehicles

179 Reviews | 11 questions - 14 answers

Top Seller

Item #: 541RP5GM11

In Stock

Add to Cart

Ask an expert

Our VA-based experts can help.

1.888.955.6000

ChatEmail

Add to Cart

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Overview

Our take on the PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

PAC's RadioPRO5 RP5-GM11 wiring interface enables you to install a new car stereo and retain useful factory functions in your 2000-up GM vehicle. You can upgrade to the higher sound quality of an aftermarket receiver while maintaining your factory-installed OnStar®, factory amplifier, Bluetooth®, safety warning chimes, and the Retained Accessory Power (RAP) if equipped. In some vehicles, you can also retain your factory rear seat entertainment system. If you're installing a navigation receiver, this interface also features the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS), parking brake, and reverse connections you need.

Keep your factory features

PAC's RadioPRO5 RP5-GM11 wiring interface enables you to install a new car stereo and retain useful factory functions in your 2000-up GM vehicle. You can upgrade to the higher sound quality of an aftermarket receiver while maintaining your factory-installed OnStar®, factory amplifier, Bluetooth®, safety warning chimes, and the Retained Accessory Power (RAP) if equipped. In some vehicles, you can also retain your factory rear seat entertainment system. If you're installing a navigation receiver, this interface also features the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS), parking brake, and reverse connections you need.

Control your new radio

The RadioPRO5 interface retains your factory steering wheel audio controls with your new stereo. You can even reassign the functions of your factory buttons.

Installation note: This interface will not retain the fader controls on vehicles with the factory premium Bose® audio system.

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.

Product works as advertised but there needs to be a little more direction. I have car with a factory amplifier but to achieve the best sound possible I needed to use the non amplified output circuit.

Anonymous, Natick, MA

What's in the Box:

  • Radio replacement interface (RP5-GM11)
  • 24-in/12-pin Vehicle harness (RP5-GM11-HAR)
  • 22-pin Radio harness (RP5-RADPWRAUDIO)
  • SWC harness
  • Chime module (CMX)
  • Antenna adapter
  • Instructions
  • Wiring codes

Product Highlights:

  • works with GM vehicles with the CLASS II data systems
  • works with amplified and non-amplified systems (including Bose audio systems)
  • retains rear-seat entertainment system in select vehicles (new receiver must have RCA inputs)
  • provides Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS), parking brake, and reverse connections for installing a navigation receiver
  • retains factory Bluetooth if equipped
  • retains factory steering wheel audio controls
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface Reviews

Average Customer Review:

179 Reviews

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written by: Anonymous from Natick, MA on July 13, 2016

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

Product works as advertised but there needs to be a little more direction. I have car with a factory amplifier but to achieve the best sound possible I needed to use the non amplified output circuit.

Pros:

Cons:

Amazing product

Written by: Curtis Alan from Nashville Tn on July 12, 2016

2003 Hummer H2
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Amazing product makes installing a new head unit super simple to retain all your factory controls.

Pros: Easy installation Retain great sound quality and factory controls Pre programmed

Cons: Not 100% plug n play still have to wire the pac to the stereo head unit harness but it's all color coded.

Great Interface for my GM Bose system!

Written by: MortonPhotographic from Scottsdale, AZ on July 3, 2016

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

I used to be an installer (before they offered vehicle-specific wiring harnesses), and this is the first time I installed an interface like this. It was just as easy as the passive wiring harness used in a typical install. Match up the wire, most if which were color to color, and plug it all in. It doesn't get any easier than this. I did have a small issue with understanding the instructions... Ultimately, when you are wiring this to a Bose system with factory amplifiers, you DO wire the speaker wire connections even though the harness has an RCA connection (that is for RSE input). The instructions just weren't 100% clear on that. It wasn't a deal-breaker though. I would buy this interface again.

Pros: Works great! Affordable! Easy to Install

Cons: Instructions could be a little more clear when wiring to an OEM amplified system, but this is a very minor gripe, not a deal breaker.

Good product, works as described, Look for wiring updates on PAC site

Written by: BL77 from Knoxville, TN on June 29, 2016

2005 GMC Sierra 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Before purchasing this product so that I could keep my factory chime, OnStar, rear entertainment, and steering wheel controls, I read up about it and even read the installation instructions. I have to say that I was a bit nervous as the instructions seemed vague at points. However, after having this in hand, all of the items made much more sense. This PAC controller is now installed and works perfectly. My cautions to any who consider purchasing this are as follows: 1) the wiring harness connectors that clip into the blue PAC controller are quite difficult to get seated all the way. Make sure they are plugged in completely before putting your dash back together. I initially put my dash back together only to have issue with my head unit a day later. It turned out that one of my PAC controller wiring harness connectors was not completely clipped in and had wiggled out from road vibrations. 2) After solving issue 1 above, I had to take my unit out a second time. This time was because the DVD player. Turned out to be a wiring issue, but not due to negligence on my part. I looked on the PAC website and noticed that they had updated the wiring colors for the harness that goes to the head unit. However, the PAC controller I received had the previous version instructions which resulted in my wires being

Pros: works great

Cons: cheap harness connectors must look for updated wiring color codes on website because instructions may be for older PAC controllers

works

Written by: Derek from Lititz, PA on June 20, 2016

2003 Hummer H2
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Gives you factory functions on an aftermarket head unit. Comes preprogramed for after market head units. I had to reprogram my steering wheel controls for the jvc head unit but was easy to do.

Pros: Gives steering wheel controls, improves sound on the premium Bose sound system. Easy to connect.

Cons: Tough to find a place to put it. Does not retain fader on premium Bose sound system.

Works great

Written by: Shane L. from Great Mills, MD on June 5, 2016

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

Easy to install and works great

Pros: Easy to install and works great.

Cons: None

get yur connectors ready

Written by: Mark from Blackstone, MA on June 5, 2016

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

Two points - For what I considered to be a pretty expensive connection kit, I was bothered by the fact that I still had to sort out the individual wires in two wiring harnesses and use butt connectors to connect all the wires together. The physical size of the PAC box itself made getting the radio back into the dash very difficult. I was not going to cut metal struts inside the dash to get it in, but I thought I was going to have to return everything to keep from doing that.

Pros: Seems to work so far

Cons: Much more difficult installation than expected

Worked perfevt

Written by: Indiana from Highland, IN on June 5, 2016

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

Worked great . Steering wheel controls all worked . The help desired answered all my questions quickly.

Pros: Worked perfect

Cons: None

Step up to the technology

Written by: David M. from Carrollton, KY on May 24, 2016

2001 Pontiac Aztek
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I tried to hook up a similar radio without the interface as I had done at least 50 times before in the past with terrible results. At this point I decided to call Crutchfield. I told Hunter what I had done and I got a very informative guideline on why it didn't work. I bought the radio and the interface. Everything worked just fine and I couldn't be happier! :o)

Pros: Made the installation possible and easy.

Cons: You have to have this to hook up this radio to this car.

This product works great!

Written by: Brian F from Stone Ridge, NY on May 24, 2016

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

The steering wheel controls and buzzer work great with this interface. I am happy with this purchase.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: none

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written by: Anonymous from Winston Salem, NC on May 23, 2016

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

clean install, works great

Pros: easy install

Cons: toughest part is routing the cable to the front of the truck

works good worth the money

Written by: brian from shawnee ks on May 22, 2016

5 stars

Pros: As long as you know how to match the wires and follow the instructions

Cons: None

Perfect

Written by: RR from Hanover, PA on May 11, 2016

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

SWC 100% pre programmed. Everything worked once it was wired up.

Pros: Great value SWC controls worked without any programming.

Cons: None

A must have

Written by: Miller from Springville, AL on May 10, 2016

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

This is an absolute must if you have a GM vehicle and want to retain chimes, onstar, and steering wheel controls.

Pros: Very easy to install and it works

Cons: Can't think of any

Works great

Written by: Ben L from Beverly Hills, MI on May 8, 2016

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

Integrated my stereo with my steering wheel perfectly.

Pros: Good instructions Easy to use

Cons: Hard to wire

easy hookup

Written by: rob c from Glendale, AZ on May 7, 2016

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

harness is great steer controls work great. pretty straight forward install

Pros: had to call on reverse hookup for camera. instructions? found out that that is built into harness very nice

Cons: instructions could be a little better on the reverse

Works great in 2003 Silverado 1500HD

Written by: advantus from Kearney, NE on May 5, 2016

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

Used this interface to install a Kenwood DDX373 double din in my '03 Silverado 1500HD and it is a huge time saver. Everything is plug-and-play basically. My advisor, Buck, advised me to get some of these connectors: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_669PP500/Posi-Products-Car-Stereo-Connectors.html?tp=61469 and those worked real well to connect the interface to the Kenwwod receiver. There are a lot of wires when you open the box, but don't sweat it. On my Kenwood, every wire coming out of the receiver had a matching wire on the interface. It was just a matter of stripping and connecting. The only thing I wasn't sure of, was the reverse camera power lead as I installed a backup camera at the same time. On the PAC unit, there were three wires separate from the rest that were labeled for Nav. My Kenwood doesn't have navigation so it wasn't clear that the green wire bundled in the Nav label was to connect to the purple/white wire on the Kenwood. The door chime is a little different from the stock Chevy chime, but you can control the volume by turning a dial on the interface. My Kenwood indicated that I wouldn't have to cut the dash support in the back of the double din opening, but I ended up having to anyway just to fit all the wires and the PAC unit in the back. Once that was out there is plenty of room to slide everything in. All vehicle functions were retained such as OnStar, steering wheel controls, etc. Works great and highly recommended.

Pros: saves time, easy to install, works, wiring diagram easy to decipher

Cons: none

Was just what I needed

Written by: Phil B from Elkhart, IN on May 2, 2016

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

Needed something to work with my steering wheel controls and wanted to retain the OnStar also needed something for the door chime and warning chimes. This fit the bill on all my needs.

Pros: Easy install and simple setup, worked with all my steering controls

Cons: none so far

Great Interface PAckage

Written by: Frank from Jacksonville, FL on April 28, 2016

2008 GMC Envoy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fantastic Product. Tech support is easy to get to.

Pros: Gives back the steering wheel radio controls when changing out the OEM stereo.

Cons: None yet

Works like a charm

Written by: Jason from Wichita, KS on April 18, 2016

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

Made the installation a snap, mostly plug & play. Years ago I remember having to mess with multiple interfaces to make Onstar, steering wheel controls,etc. all work, but this one interface does it all.

Pros: Plug & play, does it all in one box!

Cons: None

Plug and play

Written by: Luvamar from Rincón, Puerto Rico on April 17, 2016

2003 Hummer H2
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The easy thing I have been working on.

Pros: So easy to install.

Cons: None

Works Flawlessly with GM/BOSE in 2005 Tahoe

Written by: David K. from Burlington,WI on April 17, 2016

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

This kit along with my Kenwood DPX592 head unit works flawlessly with the Bose system in my '05 tahoe. The only thing it doesn't tell you is that the blue and white power antenna wire, is also the wire for the amplifier in the chevy/bose system...just tie it to the corresponding colored wire on the head unit. The only negative thing about this unit is the sound of the chime just doesn't seem right. I may go back in and unplug it completely, the lowest volume setting is plenty enough too.

Pros: Works like a charm for all stock controls.

Cons: Removed dash to fit everything in without just cramming it in. Chime sounds weird.

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written by: Tom from Gainesville, GA on April 7, 2016

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

This is a must. Made installation easy

Pros:

Cons:

Do Yourself a Favor...Buy It

Written by: Jeremy from Luverne, MN on March 28, 2016

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

You could spend the better part of a day hacking up your wiring harness, chasing wires, and then splicing them all and STILL not have all the factory bells and whistles you had prior to the install. Literally bells and whistles. If you have a factory amp like a Bose or Monsoon, this is a life saver. Without it you'll either have a really loud system that will eventually blow speakers or you'll have to spend even more time splicing wires to remove the factory amp. The better option is to uncork some money from your wallet, buy this interface and retain all of your factory options and safety features. Your time is worth something, so don't waste it when this can be installed in a few minutes.

Pros: Easy to install. Retains factory options and works with factory amps. Allows you to return to stock configuration pretty easily if you ever want to save your equipment when you get rid of the vehicle.

Cons: Takes up some space inside the dash...can be a pain to stuff behind your head unit.

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written by: Rick from springfield, TN on March 28, 2016

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

The product was as described. Easy to make the correct purchase. Exceptional customer service support. Fair pricing, and fast shipping. What more could you ask for.

Pros:

Cons:

Perfect

Written by: William from Chandlerville, Il on March 21, 2016

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

Works great. Don't like the sound of the charm, but everything works like its factory.

Pros:

Cons:

Works as advertised.

Written by: Mike L from Peoria, IL on March 20, 2016

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

This product works exactly as advertised. Easy to wire to a Pioneer harness. No issues with the product. The only issue I faced was the lack of space in the Suburban dash to place modules and wires prior to installing the head unit.

Pros: Works as advertised. Required no programming.

Cons: Consumes a great deal of space were little is available.

GM wiring interface

Written by: Kris from Valparaiso,IN on March 20, 2016

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

Easy to use.

Pros: Ease of install. Nice to retain controls on steering wheel.

Cons:

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written by: Justin from bismarck, ND on March 20, 2016

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

At first, it looked challenging with all of the wires. But after looking at the instructions, it was very easy to hook up. So far, everything is working great including the steering wheel controls.

Pros: Very easy to install and allows you to keep steering wheel controls

Cons: Intimidating at first

Worked great

Written by: WC from pilesgrove, NJ on March 17, 2016

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

Its literally plug and play once you hook the stereo to it. Trailblazer steering wheel controls work almost exactly as they did except for one button. This is truly worth the money.

Pros: Easy install and hook up.

Cons: The directions were a bit confusing.

Moderately easy yet involved

Written by: Dave C. from Troy, MT on March 16, 2016

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

Moderately easy yet involved. Pay 100% attention to instructions and you will not go wrong. Took me a total of about an hour and a half to install. Works perfect so far. Just installed so I can't vouch for longevity but it's not cheaply made. Also, their tech support are nice, courteous and informed.

Pros: Works as stated and programmable

Cons: Involved...if you consider that a con...just pay attention to instructions.

Installing package

Written by: Ryan from Montgomery, MI on March 10, 2016

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

Very easy to wire to radio, plug and play on the vehicle specific plugs

Pros: Easy to wire, plugs directly to factory connections

Cons: There are a bunch of wires coming off of the interface, looks very intimidating and if you don't use shrink tube or tape and zip ties it can make for a sloppy looking install job

Easy to use

Written by: Boomer from topeka, KS on February 24, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Used this on 2005 Silverado with steering wheel controls (no onstar, non bose system). This is a must if you want to retain steering wheel controls. Pay the extra money and get this one instead of buying the normal harness plus the steering wheel control interface. Easy to use, turn the dial to what stereo you have, set the chime level and you are done.

Pros: Easy to use No programing

Cons: Price too many bulky wires Door chime sounds cheep

Ease of use

Written by: Jamie from Doerun,Ga on February 23, 2016

2004 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Had this professionally installed and they guy told me it didn't work...came home pulled everything out and read the instructions and figured out the problem out....just had to program it and it all works great

Pros:

Cons:

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written by: rjs from new carlisle, OH on February 21, 2016

2008 GMC Envoy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

does not explain all of the wiring very well

Pros: none

Cons: does not explain the mute wiring section well

Crutchfield response on February 23, 2016 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written by: Joe m from Brunswick, me on February 21, 2016

2004 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great

Pros:

Cons:

WIsh the guys would of had one these for my other install

Written by: Larry from evans, GA on February 9, 2016

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

Works great in my 06 Silverado. When I had another head unit installed in my 06 Tahoe the guys told me that they couldn't get the steering wheel to work and that it was hit or miss with cars older than 2007. Now I'm thinking about buying one these for my Tahoe. Couldn't ask for a better product.

Pros:

Cons:

If You Can Match Colors, You Can Install This

Written by: Billy from Hendersonville, Tennessee on February 7, 2016

2006 GMC Sierra 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used this in my 06 GMC Sierra with a factory Bose system, steering wheel controls and OnStar. I wasn't concerned about retaining OnStar, but the steering wheels controls and Bose amp are what I wanted to keep and this retains all three. The module installation is really straight forward and the directions are clear and concise. Basically, you match the wires from the module to the new stereo harness by color and set the module to the manufacturer of the head unit and that was it. The module plugs into the factory plugs in the dash with no issue. Some people have stated that they needed to program the module for the steering wheel controls, but I didn't have to so I can't comment on the difficulty in doing that. It's only been a few days, but so far so good and honestly, the hardest part was trying to fit all the wiring behind the head unit in the dash. I'm very pleased with this and would highly recommend it.

Pros: Ease of installation and it does why it's meant to do

Cons: None yet.

04 Silverado 1500

Written by: packinsteel from lewes, DE on January 22, 2016

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

everything work great. no additional programming needed

Pros: Cost was cheaper then other places Works great ,Functionality, Does what it's supposed to

Cons:

Easy to Install

Written by: Dan.C from Midlothian, IL on January 20, 2016

2005 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to follow directions, a must have to keep steering wheel controls.

Pros: Cost was cheaper then other places Works great

Cons: None

Great

Written by: KeyMan from PA on January 14, 2016

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

This works great in my 2004 Impala! I was able to retain OnStar, door chimes, and steering wheel controls that work flawlessly with my Kenwood DPX301U head unit! Very happy!

Pros: Functionality, Does what it's supposed to

Cons: None

Works but seems to be made cheap

Written by: Joe from Nebraska on January 11, 2016

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

I like that it was easy to hook up and the directions were pretty easy to understand but the device seems to be made cheaply. I actually had to get a replacement because the first one only lasted for 2 days. I contacted crutchfield and they shipped one out very quickly. I determined that the first one was bad because the door chimes didnt work and the stereo would randomly switch between all the inputs (reverse/bluetooth/radio) and there was no audio.

Pros: easy to hook up and does what its advertised.

Cons: Made cheap and has a high price tag. The door chimes sound very cheap(like a Ford). takes up a lot of space making it hard to get a double din back into the dash. if you dont have a lot of room this may not work for you.

good fit. works great!!

Written by: FredA from Florida on January 9, 2016

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

works great in my 03 GMC Sierra w bose system. the pac cables are a direct fit so no problems trying to figure it out. instructions clear. just read them for your application. I have the alpine cde153bt. no programming was needed and all the swc buttons work as described. I'm really happy with this purchase. on star maintained. my Bluetooth hf works great through speaker system. nice product.

Pros: everything worked right the first time.

Cons: no cons. when ur all comes together and does what it's supposed to

It works

Written by: Dan from Louisiana on January 6, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works. But it sure takes up a lot of space in your dash.

Pros: So far it works as it should - no additional programming needed.

Cons: Takes up space behind head unit that I had a hard time making work.

Whole Lotta stuff

Written by: Duke from North Carolina on January 3, 2016

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

This was for my 05 Avalanche and works like it should. There is a lot of stuff to cram in that small space and still fit the radio. The last time I did any stereo work on a vehicle I only had to hook up 12 wires including the 8 speaker wires so I was a little apprehensive about trying this especially when I saw all of the stuff with this kit. The kit is very easy to hook up, adjust and use. This kit is a no brainer for hooking up these complex systems.

Pros: Very easy to use, good directions

Cons: A lot of things to get crammed into a small space and still get the radio in.

Pac pr5-gm11

Written by: Tim from Colorado on December 27, 2015

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

Easy wiring, plug and play, no programming need.

Pros: Easy install

Cons: None

Harness

Written by: Leo from Illinois on December 26, 2015

2007 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It only worked for about two weeks I was really happy that I could keep the steering wheel control now it no longer works

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on December 28, 2015 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written by: WiseBeauty from Wisconsin on December 26, 2015

2006 Buick Rainier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I love the ability to control my radio and phone from the steering wheel. I didn't want to lose that ability upon buying a new radio so I bought this item. I'm soo glad that I bought it. The convenience is irreplaceable and facilitates safer driving. I just love it!

Pros: Fits properly and works as described

Cons: N/A

Glad I got it

Written by: Anonymous from Gua on December 24, 2015

2007 Hummer H3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm glad that I got this because I would have lost all my indications and onstar from the car. Crutchfield recommended it and I went with it.

Pros: I came with excellent instructions.

Cons: Takes some time.

Nice device but difficult to re-program SWC

Written by: arvjuan16 from Austin, TX on December 14, 2015

2006 Buick Rendezvous
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good device to use with aftermarket radio, but difficult to re-program for SWC

Pros:

Cons:

Works like it should

Written by: DaveB from Illinois on December 13, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This kit worked perfect. Just like the old days. Matched the wires to the radio harness and just plugged it in car. Steering wheel controls and chime worked perfect. So easy

Pros: Easy wire up

Cons: Kind of bulky behind radio

Good GM factor

Written by: Douglas from Chattanooga Tennessee on December 12, 2015

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

Work as discribed

Pros: Correct fit

Cons: Hard install

Jury's still out

Written by: Steve from West Virginia on November 29, 2015

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

Most functions work fine. I've had trouble with the steering wheel controls, even with programming. Crutchfield support is sending me another to try. We'll see what happens.

Pros:

Cons:

Works

Written by: lapearl from North Carolina on November 29, 2015

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

Works just fine.

Pros:

Cons:

Works great

Written by: Gary W from Woodlyn, Pennsylvania on November 23, 2015

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

Works just as described. Allows use of factory steering wheel controls. Easy to install and use.

Pros: Easy installation. Retains steering wheel controls. Adjustable chime volume.

Cons: Large box and lots of wires are a bit of a pain to stuff in the dash.

As advertised....

Written by: MC from Kansas on November 12, 2015

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

Installed in a 03 Silverado and it works as advertised. Retained functionality of all factory steering wheel buttons and it makes the install "almost" plug and play. The basic receiver wires do have to be spliced (one for one) into the GM11 unit connector but with minimal wiring skills this is not tough. It is the heart of the install so take your time, do it right and it will do what it claims and likely last as long as you own it.

Pros: Allows for OEM functionality of steering wheel controls and minimizes wire splicing.

Cons: If I have to list a con, it would be the shear bulk of it all. In my case, room behind the receiver was limited and getting all the wiring tucked back into the dash was a bit of a challenge. Still, WAY more of a benefit than this small issue.

Works fine once installed correctly

Written by: CactusKid from North Carolina on October 26, 2015

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

This adapter plugs right into the factory harness and provides all the factory controls from the steering wheel controls as well as the factory rear DVD system. Only draw back is it does not tie into the existing factory microphone so be sure to hook up the mic that comes with your tuner if you want to make hands-free calls.

Pros: All factory controls work.

Cons: Maybe difficult to figure out exact wiring hook ups without some guidance.

Did the job. Kinda

Written by: Nuno from Massachusetts on October 21, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It kept the volume and band buttons on steering wheel but did loose the change station button not a big deal.

Pros: Does most of what it says

Cons: Instructions where a little confusing

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written by: John from Goshen, New York on October 19, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product works great. Needed some advice on the clarity of the wiring diagram, and help was quick from Crutchfield tech.

Pros:

Cons:

Easy Install - works great

Written by: Old Skool from Ohio on October 11, 2015

2003 GMC Envoy XL
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used this as suggested by Crutchfield to install a Pioneer headunit in my 2003 GMC Envoy. It not only made the unit install a breeze, it made it possible to retain the steering wheel controls. Everything worked as described. Would recommend it to anyone installing an upgrade.

Pros: Easy to use, made installation easy. I have not had any lag in steering wheel controls as some others have described.

Cons: None.

Awesome interface/harness

Written by: Don from Manchester NH on October 4, 2015

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

This Harness with Interface works great. Just connect, apply power and it takes it from there. Took 10 seconds and everything works great. Highly recommended this product.

Pros: Easy to install and very fast setup.

Cons: None

OEM Interface

Written by: Terry B from Georgia on October 4, 2015

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

This is the second time I installed this unit. 2004 Tahoe and a 2005 Chevy Silverado. Very easy. Build the harness in the bench and plugged it in.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: Chime Sucks

2002 Trailblazer

Written by: Sam from Florida on September 29, 2015

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

2002 Trailblazer - easy install everything works except for default steering wheel button functions. Volume buttons work as normal but "next" and FM/AM buttons do not have the factory functions. That being said I have not tried to manually program the steering wheel controls and the instructions state clearly how to.

Pros: Easy install, retains factory features

Cons: SWC "next" and FM/AM buttons need to be programmed for 2002 Trailblazer.

Easy install

Written by: Joey from Georgia on September 10, 2015

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

Easy to install. Just make sure you look at both the wiring diagram for this harness and your radio harness. Steering wheel controls aren't as fast to respond but overall work great.

Pros:

Cons:

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written by: Q from Colorado on September 3, 2015

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

Easy to install and configure!

Pros:

Cons:

Simple

Written by: Nbing from Chandler, AZ on August 30, 2015

2004 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple, quick. And if I had a question the figures it out in a matter of minutes

Pros: Quick Fast Easy

Cons: Clips

RP5-GM11

Written by: Anonymous from Texas on August 23, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product worked intermittently on 2007 GMC with Kenwood head unit.

Pros: None

Cons: Doesn't work.

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written by: Bob W from Idaho on August 8, 2015

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

Easy to install and worth the money.

Pros: easy to install

Cons:

radio adapter

Written by: eed from California on August 4, 2015

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

Adapted to the stock harness easily. Could be designed smaller. Worked fine except the steering wheel controls were not exactly like before.

Pros: Nice clean design everything plugs in easily but snug.

Cons: The steering wheel controls were not 100% equal to stock. The mute button on the steering wheel did not work anymore. The volume control worked but for swtching inputs and up / down presets the controls were mixed up.

Works Well

Written by: BobP from Texas on August 3, 2015

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

This product is pretty easy to install. The instructions are a little unclear but workable. You will need to have to connect each wire manually. All the controls work as expected. I have not tested the OnStar since I have no subscription.

Pros: Works well and installs fine.

Cons: Need to connect wires from the unit interface to the head unit interface. Documentation is not very clear.

Good

Written by: Shaun from Idaho on July 28, 2015

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

Works good, easy to use for the most part. Too big and bulky which makes it hard to get everything back into the dash.

Pros: Works good, relatively easy

Cons: Too bib

Plug and Play

Written by: Derek - MO from Missouri on July 1, 2015

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

This little gem allowed me to retain all factory features of my BOSE system including audio from the factory RES so the kids and wife are happy; and allowed me to get the Car Play integration that I wanted so I'm happy. Great little plug & play product.

Pros: Easy, dead simple installation.

Cons: None

Door dinger needs improvement

Written by: Bdw from South Carolina on June 29, 2015

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

This product is great and easy to install but the door dinger sound cheap

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Cheap sounding door dinger

does what it says

Written by: Lake_effect from Michigan on June 29, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It went together just as it says. I ran into an issue because I am running "for now" a Alpine head with the factory monsoon amp. After playing with the wires and troubleshooting over the phone you need to hook up the amp turn on to the monsoon amp. The steering wheel controls needed to be reprogram and I don't have all of the steering wheel controls I lost 1. All in all I'm happy that i spent the little extra to get it well worth it if you want to keep the controls.

Pros:

Cons:

Decent product, great service by Crutchfield!

Written by: DanL from Wyoming on June 27, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased this interface along with my Kenwood Excelon DDX492. The first unit I received was defective- the steering wheel controls would not work. After thorough testing with Justin in Tech Support (who was an excellent help), we found that the interface itself (blue box) was not sending any signals. Justin quickly shipped a new unit my way, and I swapped the interfaces out. The new interface works just fine, and sounds great. My only (minor) complaints are that the chime module is very annoying and cheap sounding, and the steering wheel controls are not as responsive as they were when my factory unit was installed. However, the chime module ships with the volume cranked, and can be turned down. The change in responsiveness isn't a huge deal, just something I noticed.

Pros: Crutchfield tech support and customer service!

Cons: Chime is annoying, and steering wheel controls aren't as responsive as they were with the factory stereo.

Missing Parts - Buyer Beware

Written by: RAD from Alabama on June 20, 2015

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

Bought this adapter for a Father's Day install and received it on a Friday afternoon before the big day. Opened the shipping box and subsequent interface box only to find half of the parts missing. Upon further inspection, the interface box looked like it had been previously opened. Called Crutchfield for a replacement and the rep was helpful and understanding, however, I still won't be able to get the radio in for Father's Day because the distribution center isn't opened on the weekends. So much for the surprise - way to go Crutchfield! I haven't checked the radio I bought yet, I was too mad after finding the problems with the interface but that will be next.

Pros: Will review further when I actually get a complete interface kit.

Cons:

Harness

Written by: MattO from California on June 17, 2015

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

Worked great. Extremely user friendly!!

Pros: Installs easy and works well.

Cons: Bulky, it is tough to get into small dashes.

GM wiring interface

Written by: Gary D from Woodstock, GA on June 14, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfectly. Does everything it is supposed to. We were able to keep all the factory functions.

Pros: Does what it is supposed to do

Cons: None

Worst Instruction Set Ever

Written by: Dubtown Dad from West Virginia on June 14, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The product itself seams to work OK but the instructions with the unit are terrible with little to no help online. Typically that is not a problem with Crutchfield because their experienced technicians put together great instructions to help guide the customer. In this case the Crutchfield instructions were as bad as the manufacturers and each call to the tech line produced a different answer as to how to make this work. Finally after 12+ hours of screwing with this thing I was able to get it to work with the steering wheel controls on a 2002 Chevy Monte Carlo.

Pros: interface will work

Cons: instructions, Instructions, INSTRUCTIONS

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written by: Sam Z from Texas on June 14, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked first time out. Some wires like the NAV and Mute did not need to be connected, a lttle confusing, but other than that, wiring radio harness to the RP5 was straight forward. Everything works like it should

Pros: Does what it says, all steering wheel controls work, chime, audio controls. Pretty straight forward directions

Cons: Directions could be just a little more clear.

SWC

Written by: Louie L from Summersville, WV on June 9, 2015

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

Great radio! Works great in my 2003 chevy Impala. Did not loose the functions of resetting oil & low tire pressure (they had to be reset through the factory radio). You use a combination of gas/brake pedal to reset. Works perfectly with my iPhone 6 Plus. You must have the steering wheel adapter (for factory steering wheel controls). You do have to manually set the buttons, but it works outstanding well.

Pros: Everything

Cons: You will probably have to manually set buttons. If you follow instructions it's no biggie.

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written by: Eric B from Arizona on June 4, 2015

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

Easy to install and works very well. Did everything I was hoping it would do.

Pros: Easy to install and setup. Seamless integration so new deck acts like it was installed from the factory.

Cons: Price......

PAC RP5-GM11

Written by: Robin from Missouri on June 4, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It was a little inmatading at first but over all it was simple

Pros: Does what is suppose to do

Cons: Hard to fit behind radio

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written by: Anonymous from Wisconsin on June 3, 2015

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

great product

Pros:

Cons:

Interface Success

Written by: Happy Customer from California on June 2, 2015

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

This unit was a blessing, was very simple to hook up. The factory controls work fantastic!

Pros: Very simple to hook up following the directions.

Cons: Placing everything inside the cavity behind the radio.

Works great, success!

Written by: SB from Fort Bragg, CA on May 27, 2015

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

So this all worked for our steering wheel, programming was easy, and everything works. I have no experience with stereos or their installation...this was a surprise for my husband and I did the installation (Bad idea? Maybe). So...I didn't realize I would have to strip and join all the wires, I thought it would just be plugging things in. I appreciated that there was a "key" in the instructions that defined each color wire, thanks to this I knew that some didn't need to be dealt with. So that was interesting. But if I can do it, and everything works, then I say this deserves 5 stars!

Pros: Everything works, love the steering wheel set up.

Cons: Stripping and joining wires wasn't expected, but maybe that's normal. (I wouldn't know.)

Install kit 101

Written by: MarcusO. from Colorado on May 24, 2015

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

Easy plug and play operation

Pros: Plug and play

Cons: directions aren't exact. Had to Youtube and google it to make my set up work

perfect.

Written by: Tanner from Albert lea Mn on May 20, 2015

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

Great unit and very easily installed. Used for a 2002 impala with factory amp. Steering wheel controls were very easily programmed. And amp works. Couldnt ask for more, except a decent chime :P

Pros: Everything.

Cons: Nothing yet.

Easy install great package price

Written by: Rob from Illinois on May 20, 2015

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

Great addition to the install in my 2006 Silverado 1500. Used crimp connections to the head unit wiring harness, fit right into the dash. One major recommendation so you don't have to tare it all apart, turn the chime to the lowest level!

Pros: Makes install a snap Steering wheel controls still work (if the head unit supports it) Still have the factory sub!

Cons:

Great price and funtion

Written by: Beaux from Louisiana on May 18, 2015

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

Great product

Pros:

Cons:

Inidspensable PAC wiring interface

Written by: JTK from Buffalo, NY on May 17, 2015

2004 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Don't know how you could hook up a factory radio with factory amp system with out it. How to do some soldering of wires to Kenwood output wires but it was pretty straight forward. Just read the instructions over a few times and it comes together. Only had 1 question on the steering wheel controls and phone support gave me the answer in less than 5 mins on the phone.

Pros: A must have to complete a seamless installation Tech support is only a phone call away for verification

Cons: Instructions were not all that clear on Mute function and programming steering wheel controls.

UNIT

Written by: Ric from California on May 7, 2015

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

Fast and easy install.

Pros: Nice unit, easy hook up.

Cons: Chime Sucks.......But I think you can turn it all the way down. Of course then leave keys in car.....

Only lasted a year

Written by: TimM from North Carolina on May 7, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great while it lasted - shorted out after exactly one year (Crutchfield is replacing under warranty), but still cost me a lot at dealer to diagnose problem because all systems in truck quit work when unit shorted out (e.g, A/C, gauge cluster power windows and locks - you name it)

Pros: easy install, worked well while it lasted

Cons: short life span - resulting in massive vehicle issues when module died.

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written by: Me from Colorado on May 6, 2015

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

Super easy to install. Everything works great.

Pros: Easy to install, Steering wheel controls work great.

Cons: Door chime sucks.

Made installation easy!

Written by: bauerod from Montana on April 29, 2015

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

Worked perfect in my 2006 Envoy. Automatically knows when the vehicle is in reverse to turn on backup camera and also includes the vehicle speed sensor information for my navigation head unit.

Pros:

Cons:

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written by: Anonymous from Indiana on April 29, 2015

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

This is the most difficult thing to install, with the worst instructions ever! If you have no previous wiring experience, this will take you Hours!

Pros:

Cons:

Adapter for steering wheel controls

Written by: J from Homosassa, FL on April 28, 2015

2004 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The default system didn't use the correct buttons so I had to reconfigure for my steering wheel. However with the instructions, it was simple to do this in less than 20 minutes.

Pros:

Cons: No presets button configuration for kenwood receiver to steering wheel. I miss that button for my radio.

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written by: Dave from California on April 27, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to install - all you need are some basic wiring / crimping skills. Lots of wires to splice. Had to call twice due to unclear instructions on the Mute line. Other than that - installed and works great

Pros: Preserved steering wheel controls. Volume and seek work great!!

Cons: None yet... but its only been a few weeks. Hopefully none will pop up.

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written by: USCGuy from South Carolina on April 23, 2015

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

A must have for anyone with a Chevrolet or GM vehicle. Simply plug the existing wiring into the box, turn the dial to the aftermarket radio brand, connect the radio to the Module Box and you're set!

Pros:

Cons:

Easy install

Written by: Shawn from Michigan on April 20, 2015

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

Made install of double din in my 2004 Chevy Silverado piece of cake!!!

Pros: Easy install

Cons: None

super easy

Written by: grease monkey from Elizabeth City, NC on April 15, 2015

2003 GMC Yukon XL
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy installation.

Pros: instructions

Cons: none

AMAZINGLY EASY INSTALL

Written by: Bigshark from Missouri on April 10, 2015

2005 Pontiac Aztek
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Attached wires from new radio harness to this harness (ten--most were correctly color-coded,) plugged the harness to the radio and to the car. Lots of wiring to fit gently into a small space. Fired up the radio, all speakers, steering wheel controls, and onstar worked perfectly. Easy!

Pros: Worked like a champ out of the box --05 Aztec and New JVC head unit.

Cons: None--some said the chime unit was annoying but it's no more annoying than the original.

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written by: Rob from Md on April 9, 2015

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

Works perfect plug and play

Pros:

Cons:

Easy way to keep your steering wheel controls

Written by: JL25 from Colorado on April 9, 2015

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

This is a must have to keep factory steering wheel controls. Once you wire it to the harness for the deck you are using the rest of it is just plug and go. Everything works as it should. Was very happy to keep my steering wheel controls with minimal fuss. Make sure you turn the chime down to the lowest volume setting or it will be over the top annoying.

Pros: Easy install, no extra wiring or programing. Just flip the switch to match your brand of stereo.

Cons: Steering controls have a bit of a lag on them compared to the factory stereo. This also could be a combo of this mod and the deck you use but it is a bit annoying at times.

Works

Written by: ShaunA from Florida on April 1, 2015

2003 GMC Yukon XL
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

What is there to say? This unit works well and allowed me to keep the factory chimes, amp, onstar, and steering wheel controls. It is a little cumbersome and look like a giant mess of spaghetti once you wire this and the aftermarket headunit together...a little chalenging to fit behind the headunit when installing. I ended up shoving the box and most of the wire behind the instrument cluster on my Yukon. I did have one panic moment and called Crutchfield tech support because I had power to the unit and everything worked but had no sound. He quickly helped diagnose the issue; I had neglected to wire in the remote turn on wire so the factory amp wasn't turning on. Now all is sounding great.

Pros: Works to keep all factory steering controls, chimes, on star, and factory amp.

Cons: Bulky mess of wiring to deal with.

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written by: TD from Fenton, MI on March 29, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy install, I bit cumbersome to mount under dash securely.

Pros: Alot easier than it looked

Cons: Still trying to get SWC programmed correctly for my SWC Set up.

nice product

Written by: phoneman from Maryland on March 29, 2015

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

easy to hook up and program or just plug n play with the pre-programmed settings.

Pros:

Cons:

Great Wiring Interface

Written by: Greg from Indiana on March 26, 2015

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This wiring interface is very easy to install and works exactly as it should. It is definitely worth purchasing when installing an after market stereo for your vehicle.

Pros: Easy Install, works perfectly

Cons: None

worked well

Written by: Worked as should from NC on March 14, 2015

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in 2003 Chevy 2500HD, kept all controls working well. New chime that comes with unit for alarms is a little obnoxious sounding, but other than that worked very well. Make sure your wiring connections are solid.

Pros: Easy installation, kept all controls working well.

Cons: New chime sound not that great.

Works Perfect

Written by: Jeff from Ohio on February 24, 2015

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

I used this on a 2004 Chevy Avalanche. Using the wiring harness Crutchfield provided, it required no additional wiring than if I didn't purchase it. The colors of the wires made matching it up a breeze, and it all fit in the dash just fine. Most important, it works flawlessly. It works exactly like the factory Bose stereo I took out of the truck. I'm elated.

Pros: Works perfect, easy to install.

Cons: None

swc module avic 5000nex

Written by: chris r from jefferson nc on February 22, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Install was pretty straight forward

Pros: Easy install

Cons:

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written by: jeremy from walters,ok on February 22, 2015

2004 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Pretty good product does what it states

Pros: Does the job well

Cons:

factory adaptors.

Written by: fireres33cue from 18346 on February 21, 2015

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

It hooked up very easy to the factory harnesees. And made me happy to have a new radio and still maintain my on star.

Pros: Work great on star works great sound good. And it did come with a adaptor for the atenna for the radio.

Cons: When on star activate head unit powers off.

Good item

Written by: Josh from Kauai, Hawaii on February 19, 2015

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

A must have to keep your Bose system with a after market head unit.

Pros: Worked great.

Cons: Could use better instructions when hooking it up to keep Bose system. Nothing else.

Gm wiring w/Bose system

Written by: Neil from Minneapolis on February 15, 2015

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

Great product

Pros: Uses factory steering wheel controls Easy instructions

Cons: Steering wheel controls are different from original

Worked Great

Written by: Paul from Tennessee on January 30, 2015

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

This is well worth the money spend. There would be no way to make all the necessary connections and keep you wire harness in good repair. After connecting all the wires between the Head Unit and the PAC I found I had a few wires left over that I was not sure where they went. Contacted Tech Support and they have me setup within a few minutes. Makes since that these were "specific" cables and would vary by car model.

Pros: Makes installing an upgraded Stereo Head Unit a snap

Cons: None

Wiring Harness

Written by: Ryan from Florida on January 28, 2015

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

If you want to keep your steering wheel controls then this is a must.

Pros: Still able to use steering wheel controls

Cons: Cheap chime sound when door ajar. Loud beeping sound when adjusting volume using steering wheel control in Bluetooth mode.

Great harness

Written by: Lee from Flowood ms on January 21, 2015

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

This harness allowed me to keep Onstar, Bose, and also keep my steering wheel controls. It's easy to install and would definitely recommend it.

Pros: Plug and Play easy as that

Cons: None

Retained all my controls!

Written by: Matt C from California on January 18, 2015

2007 GMC Sierra 2500/3500 Classic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was a little overwhelmed when I got it and started wiring, but it was simple to wire up. Basically this acts as the wiring harness for your new head unit. Followed the details to select the proper number on the dial (side of unit), set it to Pioneer (7 if I recall), and boom, worked like a charm. All of my steering wheel controls are fully functional. All of the preset uses for the steering wheels were fine so I haven't tried to customize it any different, so I can't speak to that. But basically straight out of the box, it worked as I hoped.

Pros: Straight forward, retained all of my steering wheel controls.

Cons: The original price was steep at I believe $200, or just under that. However, because I purchased a Pioneer DVD Head Unit, it was $90. I would say that is what the retail should be on this item.

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written by: Mike J from Wisconsin on January 15, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great price with stereo purchase and fairly straightforward wiring for someone who had never used this product. When I had a wiring question I called Crutchfield and the tech was very helpful. My only issue is my steering wheel controls don't work but I am guessing that it might be a wiring mistake on my part or something I missed. All other functions work fine.

Pros:

Cons:

Works

Written by: Sondra from indiana on January 7, 2015

2001 Pontiac Aztek
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great

Pros:

Cons:

Works wonderful

Written by: Dan K from Rockford, IA on January 1, 2015

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

I purchased this for a 2006 Grand Prix. After wiring the initial RP5 to the JVC radio (also purchased from Crutchfield) I had to call Crutchfield Tech Support. These guys are awesome and quickly diagnosed the issue was a bad RP5. They quickly overnighted a new one and it works perfect. To say I'm very satisfied is an understatement. I did read reviews about the chiming. The pitch in my ear may be different than others but I'm very happy with the sound.

Pros: The Steering Wheel Controls work.

Cons: Lots of wires to hook up but if you know your colors, you'll get it.

Wiring interfasce

Written by: AHMc from Alabama on December 30, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

We have not been able to get the steering wheel controls in my Tahoe to control the volume or select the station. We called tech support for help, followed instructions and the controls still do not work.

Pros: Until we resolve the problem there is nothing positive to state since the only purpose of the purchase is to get the steering wheel controls to work.

Cons: So far the steering wheel controls do not work. That is the only reason I made the purchase.

Pioneer Radio

Written by: Michael from Chamblee, Ga on December 29, 2014

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

Looking for a stereo that had bluetooth connectivity as well as a few other features. This one fit the bill and was a great price.

Pros: Bluetooth, easy to set up

Cons: Channel stations are small

PAC RP%-GM11

Written by: Jimmy from Annandale, NJ on December 29, 2014

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

This was the best part of my installation. This kept all the features we had. Steering wheel, OnStar, and Amplifiers.

Pros: Awesome product.

Cons: No cons. This product was great.

Gm interface

Written by: Thomas a from Mantee, ms on December 28, 2014

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

Very easy to install

Pros:

Cons: None

No Steering controls

Written by: KC from Georgia on December 2, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Like other reviewers I was sold this very expensive product so that the steering controls would work- installed professionally and they do not! Told it was essentially an "up-sale". Also sold an antenna adaptor cable- one comes with the kit! Out this much and no steering controls. Disappointed!!!

Pros:

Cons: Does not allow for steering controls to work as advertised on website and confirmed by rep when purchasing.

Crutchfield response on December 9, 2014 The steering wheel controls should work if this adapter was installed properly. That's a big part of what this adapter does. (If you DON'T want to keep the steering wheel controls when installing a new stereo, then yes, you could save some money by purchasing a different adapter. But if you DO want to keep them, this is the way to go.) Our Tech Support team has reached out to the customer to try and resolve the situation. Also, the wiring interface does indeed include the antenna adapter, so we have refunded the customer the price of the extra adapter.

PAC RP5-GM11 into '05 Suburban

Written by: 57loboy from Palm Beach County, FL on October 29, 2014

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

Got this with Kenwood receiver and speakers to complete an upgrade of the factory Bose system. Connections were easy to make and there's enough room to slide this unit into the space at the upper left of the factory radio. Wires of both harnesses were plenty long. Hate hate hate the sound of the replacement chime. As others have said, it's pretty tinny and cheesy sounding. Oh well. Steering wheel controls, etc all work just fine.

Pros:

Cons:

Excellent!!

Written by: Jime7372 from Miami, FL on October 26, 2014

2002 GMC Envoy XL
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product is great!!! All the controls in my car are functional. Will defitely buy it again.

Pros: Work as advertised.

Cons: None

Wiring interface

Written by: PAC rp5 gm11 from Venus, pa on October 26, 2014

2003 GMC Yukon Denali
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice unit, easy to install with clear directions. Very professional

Pros: Easy to use and modify to your favorite steering wheel button configuration .

Cons: None

PAC RP5-GM11 Interface Module

Written by: Rick M from Valparaiso, In. on October 23, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was a great add on for my receiver allowing me to keep my steering wheel controls, not bad to install, need patience and a little wiring experience. Instructions very accurate and wire color codes very easy to follow. A very nice splice between the steering wheel controls and the receiver. It also fit well in the dash for its size.

Pros: Keeping steering wheel controls and warning chimes.

Cons: Loss of the mute button on steering wheel controls, day, date on my driver info center

Gm interface

Written by: Phillip from North canton oh on October 17, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Had nothing but problems

Pros: Does enable user to use steering wheel controls

Cons: Drops antenna power, horrible radio reception

Crutchfield response on October 20, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Great product

Written by: Don from Iowa on October 14, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

My order was sent to me as promised and with instructions to make installing less difficult. I can use the steering wheel controls making it feel like this head unit replacement like a oem.

Pros: Works as advertised. Crutchfield tech support a major +.

Cons: I wish a replacement wiring connector could made to eliminate wire splicing.

Wiring Harness

Written by: BillW from Baton Rouge on October 12, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Hmmmm... interesting. This seems to be a rather strange request. You want my review of the wiring harness AND the 'Screw Pack' but not the stereo? OK. Here goes -- the wiring harness seem to be doing what its supposed to do, as the stereo works, despite your not wanting my review of the stereo itself. It was a bit of a pain soldering all those connections, but I finally got 'em done. When I ordered it, the salesperson did say that you have a set of wire connectors that you highly recommended. Wish I had gotten them. With this high-end type of equipment (well, sort of), it would be nice if you had included them with the original purchase price. Not a biggie, though. The steering controls work just fine, but I didn't need the dingy thingy noisemaker, as all warning "chimes" worked just fine without it (now really--"chimes"?). And the instructions did say, "if needed". Since you sent me a separate link for the 'Screw Pack', I guess I'd better review it at the appropriate link....

Pros: Most of the wiring is conveniently a matter of connecting the same color wires together...

Cons: ...but not all of 'em. Two or three wires connected to different color wires, which were not really a problem; just follow the directions carefully. And buy the wire connectors!

Great product

Written by: Anonymous from Prattville, AL on October 7, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product was very easy to install and works perfect.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: None.

Nice product

Written by: Johnnie from Murfreesboro, TN on October 7, 2014

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

Worked as promised. No programming for my silverado. Hooked up wires as directed and plugged it up. All controls work.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Lots of wires.

Works as advertised

Written by: Bob T from Cincinnati on October 7, 2014

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

I would have given it a 5 star but the installation instructions were horrible. Kind of had to make it up as I went. But, once installed, it works completely as advertised.

Pros: Works as advertised. All functionality (steering wheel, etc) maintained.

Cons: Horrible installation instructions. Very bulky unit(s). Very hard to cram into nooks and crannies and still allow double DIN receiver to be inserted and fit. Door chime sounds very cheap.

PAC RPM5=GM11

Written by: dondl from Callaway, FL on October 6, 2014

2005 Pontiac Grand Am
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent product to use to continue using your steering wheel controls

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons:

Doesn't work

Written by: Chandler m. from Randolph wi on October 2, 2014

2005 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This thing was supposed to make my steering wheel controls work on my car i hooked up all the wires and it didn't work such a waste of $100. I wish they would refund me that portion since their description did not meet the requirements

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on October 6, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written by: JSt from Denver, CO on September 21, 2014

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

It works!

Pros: Everything works as advertised

Cons: Cheap sounding door chime. Expensive.

Good Adaptor

Written by: Jeff from ABQ, NM on September 16, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A very good adapter but not for those with limited electrical background. You will have to marry two pigtails and I found getting and maintaining a good connection very challenging. I recommend soldering and shrink wrapping the connections if you have the option. I tried pinch connectors and ended up having to switch to wire nuts. I'm sure the experienced among you are chuckling but this is not a "plug and play" kind of thing so be prepared. In hindsight I would have taken it to an installer. The unit itself works perfectly.

Pros:

Cons:

easy to install

Written by: Brian d. from Wellington, fl on September 11, 2014

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

I bought this for my 2007 Chevy Silverado classic. I have a Bose surround system installed. This was very easy and plugged into all of the components in the truck. No cutting or crimping required. When I switch to switch it out the notification buzzer was very loud and annoying, now I can barely hear it makes it very simple and easy. Would buy again!

Pros: full picture directions, programmable for all steering wheel functions, easy to install, no crimping required, quiet buzzer.

Cons: a little large and may be difficult to fit in the compartment with deep units. Shallow ones no problem.

Works as advertised

Written by: JeremyA from Ponchatoula, LA on September 8, 2014

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

Installation and programming was easy. All functions (BOSE, OnStar, and steering wheel controls) work just as if was factory installed.

Pros: Easy installation and programming. All factory functions work great.

Cons: None

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written by: GaryK from Irwin, PA on September 6, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It did EXACTLY what they said it would do. I have all my steering wheel controls.

Pros: I retained all my steering wheel controls, plus I was even able to reprogram them to better fit my needs.

Cons: None at all

Retaining the factory amp with a new deck

Written by: Garden Sausage from Phoenix, Az on August 24, 2014

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

This product is quite easy to install and comprehend. Directions are definitely needed to program the wheel controls. After time I got this wired in and working great withing about 30 min. Even with some issues I would say if you are not to the point of running all new speakers and amps but just need a deck this is a great choice.

Pros: Allows you to change out your broken deck and retain your factory amps and steering wheel controls.

Cons: Steer wheel programming isn't perfect but it got me close enough to how the buttons on the wheel are labeled. Directions on the wheel programming can be confusing. Trial and error is needed to finally figure out what you need to do to get it right. Unit is kind of big so it is snug behind the deck. Heads Up no longer displays the station ID or anything related to the radio. Could be my deck choice but I saw no option for HUD wire-ups.

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written by: Litt from Melbourne, Fl on August 19, 2014

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

Was easy to set up

Pros: All functions as promised

Cons: None

PAC RP5-GM11 Factory Integration Adapter

Written by: Rocky from Aurora, CO on August 15, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adapter did everything as advertised. All factory functions were retained after the installation of my aftermarket stereo.

Pros: Ease of installation, easy instructions!

Cons: None

Quick to Setup Worked Great

Written by: BryanM from Columbia, MD on August 15, 2014

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

The OnStar, door chimes and factory amp in my 2001 Chevy Impala made me hesitate to buy a new head unit. I really wanted auxiliary input and bluetooth, so I found this product to help the install. I was definitely impressed with how easy it was to install. When installing a custom head unit in an impala however, make sure you choose the input without factory amp. Bypassing the amp is the only way to get quality sound from a third party head unit. The only problem I have is that the steering wheel control diagram was not accurate. I have to manually configure the steering wheel controls for my Kenwood head unit.

Pros: Quick and painless install.

Cons:

PAC RP5-GM11 Factory Integration Adapter

Written by: Blake from Arkansas on August 8, 2014

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

Like the unit, works well with the steering wheel controls. Fairly easy to install, do not like the way the power connections are made. When installing all the excess wire and the unit in the dash, the cheap heat shrink on the power wire tore, shorted to ground and killed the unit.

Pros: Unit works well with the steering wheel controls.

Cons: The cheap heat shrink on the power wire tore, shorted to ground and killed the unit. Kind of hard stuffing the unit and extra wiring in the dash. Becareful when installing.

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written by: Anonymous from VA Beach, Va on August 7, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product works great the new chime module is really annoying sounding but other than that install took 30 minutes.

Pros:

Cons:

Awesome

Written by: Erik from appleton,WI on August 3, 2014

2007 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product. easy to set up, adjustable door chime volume. kept my SWC in my grand prix. thanks to crutchfield its at a good price too.

Pros:

Cons: only thing is that its kinda big so it makes it a little more difficult to install the deck.

awsome and easy

Written by: jimbo.d from tennessee on August 3, 2014

2004 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Everything was so easy my teen daughter did most the work

Pros:

Cons:

Excellent product

Written by: Daniel from Texarkana, TX on July 27, 2014

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Exactly as advertised. Made the installation a breeze. Easy to follow instructions. Everything works just like factory: Chime, On-Star, and more importantly the steering wheel controls. A must have for your installation. Installed in a 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD.

Pros:

Cons:

Great Adapter..

Written by: Rudolph from Houston, Tx on July 21, 2014

2003 GMC Sierra 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Adapter does as it advertises. With little previous history needing these adapters-I was a little worried about the install. It does install similar to a basic harness. Allowed me to keep my steering wheel controls in my 03 Sierra- well all those except the mute button. Program changes between sources, seek changes track or station, volume works. Wish I could mute with my steering wheel on the fly (may be a way to program manually-honestly havent re-read the manual to try this) but it does not work from factory with pre-programmed setting. The unit is quite bulky as it has 3-4 wiring connections on the box as well as a chime module which all have to fit in the dash. Luckily, this was not an issue in my sierra as I could push it behind the dash along the left side almost behind the instrument cluster. Be careful not to pinch the wires as you push the CD player in your dash. All in all, does what it says, but wish the mute button was pre-programmed by PAC.

Pros: Fairly ease of install. Does what it says..mostly. Provides both a mic input and wire for SWC connections to fit your needs across multiple radios.

Cons: Wasn't pre-programmed for mute button..which I attribute to being such a generic adapter for cross platform application. Quite alot of wires to fit in the dash which is an eye sore if you don't wrap to clean them up.

Everything in my 2004 Silverado works like the OEM unit

Written by: Bruce from Charlotte, NC on July 17, 2014

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

So I selected my radio manufacturer, soldered the leads, plugged it in and it works. All the steering wheel controls work, the chime works. Great!

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield Support Second to None

Written by: D.H., from N.J. on July 16, 2014

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

Like some of the other reviewers this is more Kudos for Crutchfield Support and staff. Received Pioneer FH-X700BT as a fathers day gift for my 2006 2500hd silverado. Unfortunately my kids didn't purchase it from Crutchfield other wise the PAC-RP5 would have been about half the cost but they did tell me to go to Crutchfield to get everything I needed to install it. Went on on their website and plugged in all the information about my vehicle and it returned with a list of everything I needed! GREAT website! Still not sure if the PAC-RP5 was the one I needed to keep all the factory controls for the Bose, steering wheel controls and On-Star , I followed up with a phone call. Spoke with a product advisor who pleasantly and knowledgeably answered all of my questions and was able to process my order while I had it up on my computer screen. Received everything (PAC-RP5-GM11, GMK-422 In-dash Receiver Kit and Metra 40-GM10 Antenna Adapter) a few days later. With Crutchfield and the product instructions it was a pretty straight forward install. Got everything up and running in the evening.next morning nothing worked. Removed it checked the wiring. Spoke with tech support at Crutchfield and he set me straight on the orange/white wire and red acc wire. Made the correct changes and I was back in business but no alert chimes. Spoke with tech support again, bad CMX module(chime), had to send a complete PAC unit. A few days later replaced the CMX module and everything thing is up and running. Working flawlessly.

Pros: Great stereo! everything that I needed to do the install Crutchfield had and the expertise and knowledge to make my life easier.

Cons: The chime module sounds cheap compared to the factory tone but it works as advertised.

Perfect for easy installation

Written by: Mike R from Cape Cod, MA on July 12, 2014

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

This adapter made the installation of my new head unit so simple. Truly a plug-and-play setup. The factory steering wheel controls work (they didn't with my old stereo). A necessary product for any installation.

Pros: Simple install works perfectly

Cons: none