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

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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 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

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RP5-GM11

Written By Anonymous, Texas on Sunday, August 23, 2015

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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, Idaho on Saturday, August 08, 2015

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Easy to install and worth the money.

Pros: easy to install

radio adapter

Written By eed, California on Tuesday, August 04, 2015

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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, Texas on Monday, August 03, 2015

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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, Idaho on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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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, Missouri on Wednesday, July 01, 2015

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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, South Carolina on Monday, June 29, 2015

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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, Michigan on Monday, June 29, 2015

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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.

Decent product, great service by Crutchfield!

Written By DanL, Wyoming on Saturday, June 27, 2015

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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, Alabama on Saturday, June 20, 2015

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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.

Harness

Written By MattO, California on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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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, Woodstock, GA on Sunday, June 14, 2015

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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, West Virginia on Sunday, June 14, 2015

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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, Texas on Sunday, June 14, 2015

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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, Summersville, WV on Tuesday, June 09, 2015

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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, Arizona on Thursday, June 04, 2015

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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, Missouri on Thursday, June 04, 2015

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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, Wisconsin on Wednesday, June 03, 2015

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great product

Interface Success

Written By Happy Customer, California on Tuesday, June 02, 2015

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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, Fort Bragg, CA on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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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., Colorado on Sunday, May 24, 2015

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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, Albert lea Mn on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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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, Illinois on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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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!

Great price and funtion

Written By Beaux, Louisiana on Monday, May 18, 2015

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Great product

Inidspensable PAC wiring interface

Written By JTK, Buffalo, NY on Sunday, May 17, 2015

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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, California on Thursday, May 07, 2015

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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, North Carolina on Thursday, May 07, 2015

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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, Colorado on Wednesday, May 06, 2015

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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, Montana on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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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.

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written By Anonymous, Indiana on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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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!

Adapter for steering wheel controls

Written By J, Homosassa, FL on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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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.

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, California on Monday, April 27, 2015

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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, South Carolina on Thursday, April 23, 2015

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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!

Easy install

Written By Shawn, Michigan on Monday, April 20, 2015

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

Pros: Easy install

Cons: None

super easy

Written By grease monkey, Elizabeth City, NC on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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easy installation.

Pros: instructions

Cons: none

AMAZINGLY EASY INSTALL

Written By Bigshark, Missouri on Friday, April 10, 2015

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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, Md on Thursday, April 09, 2015

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Works perfect plug and play

Easy way to keep your steering wheel controls

Written By JL25, Colorado on Thursday, April 09, 2015

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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, Florida on Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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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, Fenton, MI on Sunday, March 29, 2015

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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, Maryland on Sunday, March 29, 2015

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

Great Wiring Interface

Written By Greg, Indiana on Thursday, March 26, 2015

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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, NC on Saturday, March 14, 2015

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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, Ohio on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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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, jefferson nc on Sunday, February 22, 2015

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Install was pretty straight forward

Pros: Easy install

PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface

Written By jeremy, walters,ok on Sunday, February 22, 2015

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Pretty good product does what it states

Pros: Does the job well

factory adaptors.

Written By fireres33cue, 18346 on Saturday, February 21, 2015

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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, Kauai, Hawaii on Thursday, February 19, 2015

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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, Minneapolis on Sunday, February 15, 2015

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Great product

Pros: Uses factory steering wheel controls Easy instructions

Cons: Steering wheel controls are different from original

Worked Great

Written By Paul, Tennessee on Friday, January 30, 2015

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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, Florida on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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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, Flowood ms on Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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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, California on Sunday, January 18, 2015

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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, Wisconsin on Thursday, January 15, 2015

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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.

Works

Written By Sondra, indiana on Wednesday, January 07, 2015

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Works great

Works wonderful

Written By Dan K, Rockford, IA on Thursday, January 01, 2015

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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, Alabama on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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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, Chamblee, Ga on Monday, December 29, 2014

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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, Annandale, NJ on Monday, December 29, 2014

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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, Mantee, ms on Sunday, December 28, 2014

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Very easy to install

Cons: None

No Steering controls

Written By KC, Georgia on Tuesday, December 02, 2014

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!!!

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

Crutchfield response on Tuesday, December 09, 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, Palm Beach County, FL on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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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.

Excellent!!

Written By Jime7372, Miami, FL on Sunday, October 26, 2014

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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, Venus, pa on Sunday, October 26, 2014

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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, Valparaiso, In. on Thursday, October 23, 2014

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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, North canton oh on Friday, October 17, 2014

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Had nothing but problems

Pros: Does enable user to use steering wheel controls

Cons: Drops antenna power, horrible radio reception

Crutchfield response on Monday, 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, Iowa on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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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, Baton Rouge on Sunday, October 12, 2014

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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, Prattville, AL on Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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Product was very easy to install and works perfect.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: None.

Nice product

Written By Johnnie, Murfreesboro, TN on Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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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, Cincinnati on Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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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, Callaway, FL on Monday, October 06, 2014

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Excellent product to use to continue using your steering wheel controls

Pros: Easy to install.

Doesn't work

Written By Chandler m., Randolph wi on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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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

Crutchfield response on Monday, October 06, 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, Denver, CO on Sunday, September 21, 2014

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It works!

Pros: Everything works as advertised

Cons: Cheap sounding door chime. Expensive.

Good Adaptor

Written By Jeff, ABQ, NM on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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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.

easy to install

Written By Brian d., Wellington, fl on Thursday, September 11, 2014

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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, Ponchatoula, LA on Monday, September 08, 2014

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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, Irwin, PA on Saturday, September 06, 2014

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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, Phoenix, Az on Sunday, August 24, 2014

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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, Melbourne, Fl on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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Was easy to set up

Pros: All functions as promised

Cons: None

PAC RP5-GM11 Factory Integration Adapter

Written By Rocky, Aurora, CO on Friday, August 15, 2014

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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, Columbia, MD on Friday, August 15, 2014

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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.

PAC RP5-GM11 Factory Integration Adapter

Written By Blake, Arkansas on Friday, August 08, 2014

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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, VA Beach, Va on Thursday, August 07, 2014

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

Awesome

Written By Erik, appleton,WI on Sunday, August 03, 2014

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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.

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, tennessee on Sunday, August 03, 2014

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Everything was so easy my teen daughter did most the work

Excellent product

Written By Daniel, Texarkana, TX on Sunday, July 27, 2014

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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.

Great Adapter..

Written By Rudolph, Houston, Tx on Monday, July 21, 2014

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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, Charlotte, NC on Thursday, July 17, 2014

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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!

Crutchfield Support Second to None

Written By D.H.,, N.J. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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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.

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