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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Item #: 541RP5GM11
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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.
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.
everything work great. no additional programming needed
Pros: Cost was cheaper then other places Works great ,Functionality, Does what it's supposed to
Easy to follow directions, a must have to keep steering wheel controls.
Pros: Cost was cheaper then other places Works great
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
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.
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. 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.
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.
Easy wiring, plug and play, no programming need.
Pros: Easy install
It only worked for about two weeks I was really happy that I could keep the steering wheel control now it no longer works
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.
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
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.
Good device to use with aftermarket radio, but difficult to re-program for SWC
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
Work as discribed
Pros: Correct fit
Cons: Hard install
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.
Works just fine.
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.
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.
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.
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
Product works great. Needed some advice on the clarity of the wiring diagram, and help was quick from Crutchfield tech.
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.
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.
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 - 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 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.
Easy to install and configure!
Simple, quick. And if I had a question the figures it out in a matter of minutes
Pros: Quick Fast Easy
Product worked intermittently on 2007 GMC with Kenwood head unit.
Cons: Doesn't work.
Easy to install and worth the money.
Pros: easy to install
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.
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.
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
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.
This product is great and easy to install but the door dinger sound cheap
Pros: Easy to install
Cons: Cheap sounding door dinger
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.
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.
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.
Worked great. Extremely user friendly!!
Pros: Installs easy and works well.
Cons: Bulky, it is tough to get into small dashes.
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
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
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.
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.
Cons: You will probably have to manually set buttons. If you follow instructions it's no biggie.
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.
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
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.
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.)
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
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
Cons: Nothing yet.
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!
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.
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.....
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.
Super easy to install. Everything works great.
Pros: Easy to install, Steering wheel controls work great.
Cons: Door chime sucks.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Made install of double din in my 2004 Chevy Silverado piece of cake!!!
Pros: Easy install
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.
Works perfect plug and play
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.
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.
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.
easy to hook up and program or just plug n play with the pre-programmed settings.
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
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.
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.
Install was pretty straight forward
Pros: Easy install
Pretty good product does what it states
Pros: Does the job well
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.
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.
Pros: Uses factory steering wheel controls Easy instructions
Cons: Steering wheel controls are different from original
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Very easy to install
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 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.
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.
This product is great!!! All the controls in my car are functional. Will defitely buy it again.
Pros: Work as advertised.
Nice unit, easy to install with clear directions. Very professional
Pros: Easy to use and modify to your favorite steering wheel button configuration .
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
Had nothing but problems
Pros: Does enable user to use steering wheel controls
Cons: Drops antenna power, horrible radio receptionCrutchfield 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.
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.
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!
Product was very easy to install and works perfect.
Pros: Easy to install.
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.
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.
Excellent product to use to continue using your steering wheel controls
Pros: Easy to install.
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
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.
Pros: Everything works as advertised
Cons: Cheap sounding door chime. Expensive.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Was easy to set up
Pros: All functions as promised
This adapter did everything as advertised. All factory functions were retained after the installation of my aftermarket stereo.
Pros: Ease of installation, easy instructions!
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.
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.
Great product works great the new chime module is really annoying sounding but other than that install took 30 minutes.
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.
Everything was so easy my teen daughter did most the work
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
This interface did mostly what I needed it to. The installer couldn't get all my steering wheel controls to work properly. I have a 2003 Chevy Silverado SS with the Bose package. It does connect my Pioneer radio to my Bose system and pushes it nicely. I was a little freaked out that my "dinger" for my keys changed tones. I suppose that is built into the interface? Overall I was a little disappointed not all the buttons on my steering wheel work as I had intended.
Pros: Connects radio to Bose System. Got a discount when purchased as package through Crutchfield.
Cons: Not all the steering wheel controls work.
Great add on to my silverado, I needed this for my truck because it has Bose system, on-star, and the steering wheel control buttons. It was fairly simple to instal once we ready the instructions and I am extremely pleased at the results. A must have in order to keep your vehicles original on-star, and Bose system amp working properly.
Pros: Kept my Bose system intact when I swapped out my factory head unit
It works as expected.
Pros: It works as expected
Cons: None so far
Works well no problems unit was pre programmed just had to install it. All steering wheel controls work
Pros: Pre programmed from the manufacturer
This device let me keep my sound entertainment, on-star, and sreering wheel controls in my 06 Suburban. Has been working very well since i installed it.
Pros: A lot less than the price given to me at Car Toys. Easy to hook up, even for someone who hasnt done it before which wasnt my case but decided to just say that it was.
Cons: Since my stereo is just a cd player and not an in-dash or flip out, i have to plug the auxilary from the front and the chime sounds weak, nothing like GM's chime but it does the job. Cant get everything always.
Looks like a pain to hook up but was pretty easy to install, Some times have to push the buttons twice to get volume to change, there is a little bit of a delay when you push button and radio finally adjusts, the chime is pretty loud and is annoying at times thinking of disconnecting it or covering it up with something to quite it down
Pros: Keeps all steering wheel controls, easy to hook up, has door chime
Cons: Door chime sound is annoying at times, lag between pushing buttons and adjusting
This adapter works great in my Yukon. The most time consuming thing was to splice together the wiring.
Pros: Works great, easy install works seamlessly with the JVC KW-R710.
Cons: The chime is a bit too loud, but duct tape solved that. Also the steering wheel control(SWC) was confusing initially but worked out great in the end.
Item does exactly what you need to which is retain door chimes, steering wheel controls, and Rear Seat Entertainment features of your mid-2000s chevy (in my case the 2005 Chevy Uplander). Instructions were at times a bit general - for instance the purple wire is for the left rear speaker which would be straightforward except there are 2 purple wires on the harness so I had to do trial and error to figure out which one did what (the other identical purple wire was for steering wheel controls I think). Also the unit has two plugs one for amplified systems one for un-amplified but the instructions on where to plug everything in were drawn only one way without a clear explanation. Led to some confusion on my end before I called for CF support and made the simple switch. My only real complaints are the chime module is pretty lame, it says for best results get it as far away from the radio as possible and pointed straight down, I did this but it still seems a bit inconsistent, like it works most of the time but every once in a while it cuts off abruptly and the sound is pretty bad (not quiet or anything, just unpleasant and gritty like it's coming through the worst speaker of all time or something). Lastly it CAN retain RSE not just in the headphones which is AWESOME because I want to hear what the kids are watching on long trips BUT you need an adapter it doesn't have and that's kind of annoying to me. Please include an RCA female to 1/8in cable and save peeps a trip :)
Pros: Makes switching the factory stereo in your unnecessarily complicated mid-2000s chevy possible without losing any features (on star, Rear Seat Entertainment, steering wheel stereo controls, and door chimes)
Cons: Ridiculous expensive - would cost more than most stereos which is just insanity but I mostly blame chevy for making it complicated by integrating everything. Instructions aren't clear in a few places - Don't include 2 wires of the same color that do different things without any indication at all which 1 to use for what. The door chime module is pretty crappy though functional. Include an RCA female to 1/8in male adaptor or RCA extension if decks have RCA aux input so RSE can be fully retained
Great product. Easy to install. Kept the factory GM settings intact.
Pros: Kept the factory GM settings
I installed one of these in a an 05 Avalanche with Bose right away I had problems. The conections into the "brain" (the blue box thing that everything plugs in to) didnt snap securely, any bump to the wiring would cause them to come loose. Even when I had all the connections in and plugged securely I got really loud alternator interference even at idle and the drivers door speaker was hit and miss whether it would work or not. So I called Crutchfield and they promptly sent me a new unit. So I tear apart my dash again, assuming this one would work perfect. Nope. Very similar issues with the new unit. So I call Crutchfield again. They are now sending me the a Metra unit that does the same things. Hopefully Metra hired someone that knows how to solder, PAC sure didn't
Pros: It was fairly easy to hook up. One unit does everything, you don't need a separate unit to retain steering wheel controls.
Cons: Very badly built. Like Yugo badly built, Like leaning tower of Pisa badly built, Like Tacoma Narrows Bridge badly built, Like a Chauchat badly built, Like Apple iii Badly built, If you don't know what some of those things are, take my word for it they were all really bad.
Excellent product. Steering wheel controls and everything else works perfectly with no delay. The chime, if used is quiet louder than my factory was.
First unit had some issues and was bad out of the box. After calling crutchfield tech support, they quickly sent another one to me (3 days) and this time the unit worked flawlessly. Easy to follow instructions, and no problems connecting to stock wiring harness and my new pioneer deck. All steering wheel controls work with no probs, warning chimes, on star, and rear controls all work. Just set the small dial on the unit to match the manufacturer of your stereo and presto! It works. Also, you get a great deal when buying this with a new stereo. Crutchfield is great, any questions at all, they are there to help. Can't see why anyone would go anywhere else, they have great products and prices and most of all, people that can help and KNOW what they are doing. Do your homework, you will need a unit like this if you want anything else in your Chevy to work besides the speakers!
Pros: Great instructions, easy to set up, and they give you almost too much wire on the harnesses!
Cons: The piezo for the chimes is a little cheesy sounding but works
Certainly needed this to make the steering wheel controls and ONSTAR function with the radio. Works perfectly
Pros: Works like described.
Cons: Adds almost 100.00 bucks to your installation costs.
I would have been lost without this kit and Crutchfield Directions
Pros: Good directions Worked First time
I have been looking for a harness that works for the C6 Corvette and after some research online, found that the Metra GMOS-04 works but does not retain the active handling and ABS system chimes. Several people online reported that the PAC RP5-GM11 keeps both the door chimes and the warning chimes such as ABS, active handling, low tire, etc. so I decided to give this a try. Ordered from Crutchfield and could not be more pleased with their customer service. I had two issues with the installation: (1) The unit is quite large and does not easily fit in the Corvette's dash unless the wires are neatly bundled together. I ended up cutting the radio harness and the PAC's harness about 2-3" shorter so the wires were not as long. (2) The steering wheel controls at first did not work. Not sure if this is Corvette specific, but disconnecting the battery for 30 minutes and then reconnecting the battery allowed the steering wheel controls to work. After I got everything working, I was pleased with how this harness worked and the sound quality is excellent! Even though it converts speaker level to line level (to feed your factory or Bose amp) the sound is great with no hiss or background noise like the stock radio. Overall, a great harness, and kudos to Crutchfield technical support for helping me get this working. If you own a 05-13 C6 Corvette, this is the harness to get!
Pros: Keeps the factory ABS, Active Handling, and Low Tire Pressure chimes.
Cons: Wires are a bit long requiring careful placement of the unit in Corvette applications.
Plug and play perfect......by far the best harness for your gm truck.
Pros: Steering controls harness come with this package...you don't have to buy another harness to use your steering wheel controls..plus the wires are the perfect length so your not trying to stuff a bunch of wires into your dash...very very easy to program
Cons: The aftermarket chimes are very very annoying...the worst sound on the planet....lololol...so buckle your seat belt ASAP
Installation went well.
Pros: Easy install
Cons: The tone alert is too loud for my preference
I soldered all my connections and used shrink wrap and once the install of complete i had sound issues in my 2005 Avalanche. The sound was fine from the front speakers , however the sound in the rear speakers was so low you couldn't hear it from the front. Adjust all the settings to no avail, called PAC support and they had no solution other than to change the port for the wiring harness on the RP5 to the Non-Amplified Factory sound port and this gave me sound in the front and rear but there was static noise in the radio. The static seem to be caused from using the non amplified port that amplified the signal and then sent this amplified signal to the factory Bose amp thus causing the static noise. I confirmed i have a Bose amp by the UQ7 code in the glove box and by disassembling the center console for visual verification. I then replaced the RP5 on the premiss it was defective and the new unit functioned the same way. Lost many hours pulling the reinstalling the Kenwood DNX890HD. I finally corrected all this by removing the RP5 and installing the Metra GMOS-04 in my Avalanche ( Onstar,Bose Sound system & Navigation ) despite the fact Crutchfield couldn't confirm it to be compatible with my Avalanche due to it having factory Navigation but it worked flawlessly and added the Pac SWI-RC which i didn't care for either as you have to tap into the lime green wire under the steering column for it to work.
Pros: Small size no programming required
Cons: Sounds almost no existent in back of truck and had static noise in audio and at a volume setting of 0.
I bought this harness to install on a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban with Bose and OnStar system and steering wheel controls. everything came with the harness as promised and installed pretty easy. there are only a couple of complaints that I have. the first is the steering wheel control. the harness has a one wire system or a mini din plug. my stereo has a two wire hookup. so I only get volume up and down, secondly when I installed my stereo I lost my factory TPMS. I am working with tech support on that but so far no resolution. Everything else works great! OnStar, Rear entertainment, rear DVD (there is a little noise until the DVD starts but not really a big deal) the door chimes, etc... on another note, the space is REALLY cramped. you will have to get creative on shoehorning the harness and box in there. I would highly recommend this system!
Pros: easy to install, great directions, everything works as promised
Cons: lots of cables, tight fit, TPMS stops working
I ordered this as needed to maintain my chimes and warnings in my 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Duramax. It made the install so much easier. I was able to make all of the connections from the wiring harness of the stereo unit (Soundstream VR-652NB DVD Receiver ) while at the kitchen table. The stock wiring harness connected right up and I was able to install the receiver very easily. I do think that the attached chime module could have been better. It sounds as though it is dying not clear and crisp but it doesn't bother me that much. Also since I was connecting to a soundstream, I had to test and retest the different presets to find the right one for my receiver so that the steering wheel controls would work. They don't work perfectly but the volume and source buttons work great. By the way the setting I had to use on my truck was the number 3 position.
Pros: Makes install a breeze and maintains chimes and SWC.
Cons: Chime warning a bit sick sounding and the fact that I had to hunt for the correct setting for my receiver unit.
Wish you could program track and seek on one button but can only program one function per button
Pros: Have steering wheel controls
Cons: Only able to program one button per function
Product will not allow you to keep the DVD entertainment center in the back of a 2005 Tahoe. It will allow it to play the sound but the people in the front can't listen to the stereo. They have to listen to whatever is playing on the screen.
Pros: Full function steering wheel control
Cons: Does not allow the driver to listen to radio while the DVD player is on.Crutchfield response on March 11, 2014 To fix this problem, viewers in the rear seat need the wireless IR headphones from the dealer (GM part #20830572). If those are used, you won't have to switch the stereo to the aux input (the rear seat system) and the front passengers can listen to a different source. We reached out to the customer to let him know this option is available.
GM Class II (24-pin/12-pin) Radio Replacement Interface: The PAC RP5-GM11 radio replacement interface allows the replacement of your vehicle's factory radio with an upgraded aftermarket head unit in select GM vehicles. The RP5-GM11 has been engineered to interface seamlessly with your vehicle's computer data bus system (Class II) and retain important safety and convenience features. This all-in-one radio replacement interface offers OnStar retention, amplifier retention, built-in SWC, navigation based output signals, and other features that save time during installation.
Built-in SWC: The interface comes pre-programmed for all of the vehicle's factory SWC functions and does not require programming, unless you wish to re-assign the SWC functions to different buttons. The SWC functions can be easily programmed; see control settings and functions in owner's manual. The interface retains programming even if your vehicle's battery is disconnected.
Note: The SWC harness contains a Blue/Yellow wire and a 3.5mm connector. You will only use one of the connectors, based on your type of aftermarket radio. The Blue/Yellow wire supports Kenwood, Newer JVC, OEM and Blaupunkt radios. The 3.5mm jack supports Alpine, Older JVC, Clarion, Pioneer, Sony, and Dual radios. Not compatible with Soundstream head units.
Vehicle Compatibility: The PAC RP5-GM11 is compatible with select 2000-up GM vehicles with Class II (24-pin/12-pin) data bus systems. Compatible vehicles as of 2/18/2014 include:
Wiring Connection Chart: The included wiring harness features the following hardwire connections.
|Red||+12 Volt Accessory|
|Yellow||+12 Volt Constant|
|Blue/White||Amp Turn On|
|White||Left Front Speaker +|
|White/Black||Left Front Speaker -|
|Gray||Right Front Speaker +|
|Gray/Black||Right Front Speaker -|
|Green||Left Rear Speaker +|
|Green/Black||Left Rear Speaker -|
|Violet||Right Rear Speaker +|
|Violet/Black||Right Rear Speaker -|
|Red/White||Parking Brake Detection (-)|
|Green||Reverse Output (+)|
|Brown Loop||Mute Loop|
Just replacing the head unit in the truck and I wanted to keep all the stock functionality. [ Ricky Jan 29, 2016 ]
Why wouldn't you chose this kit when ordering your stereo? I want to make sure I have all the same controls as my oem stereo. [ Sheri Jan 28, 2016 ]
I did this so that I could have plug and play functionality. [ Aaron Dec 30, 2015 ]
because your prices and quality are the best,not to mention easy use of your info [ jennifer Dec 28, 2015 ]
Its important to me that all of the stock controls function properly. [ Thomas Dec 18, 2015 ]
This replacement wiring kit made the installation of my new stereo as easy as unplugging the old one and plugging in the new one. All of the soldering and/or connecting of wires was done outside the car and adapted to the existing harness. I would recommend this to anyone replacing a factory stereo in their older car. [ Tim Dec 13, 2015 ]
Has everything you need to tie into factory wiring and retain all features, what's not to love! [ JAMES Dec 12, 2015 ]
for easy install [ Christopher Dec 06, 2015 ]
Ann my adviser picked this out for me. [ gary Dec 04, 2015 ]
it was recommended [ Franco Dec 03, 2015 ]
The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Dec 21, 2015 ] Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Krissy Oct 13, 2015 ] Staff
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Aug 23, 2015 ] Staff
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Mar 09, 2015 ] Staff
The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Feb 08, 2015 ] Staff
The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Jan 14, 2015 ] Staff
I do not have this configuration. [ ROBERT J Oct 06, 2014 ]
I used module on my 2004 trailblazer is hooked into the factory module with the new module that was supplied by Crutchfield it worked excellent together on my audio controls are retained on my sound and stereo features I also retained.including my Bluetooth and OnStar. [ DENNIS Oct 06, 2014 ]