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Axxess XSVI-6523-NAV Wiring Interface

Connect a new stereo and retain Retained Accessory Power in select 2013-up Ram 1500 models without the factory touchscreen display

Item # 1206523NAV

The XSVI-6523-NAV interface from Axxess lets you connect your new car stereo to your Ram's factory wiring harness.

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The XSVI-6523-NAV interface from Axxess lets you connect your new car stereo to your Ram's factory wiring harness.

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About the Axxess XSVI-6523-NAV Wiring Interface

Upgrade your Ram

The XSVI-6523-NAV interface from Axxess lets you connect your new car stereo to your Ram's factory wiring harness. It provides the power, ground, and speaker connections for hooking up your new car stereo. This interface also supports Retained Accessory Power (RAP) which keeps the music going until the door is opened.

Upgrade your Ram

The XSVI-6523-NAV interface from Axxess lets you connect your new car stereo to your Ram's factory wiring harness. It provides the power, ground, and speaker connections for hooking up your new car stereo. This interface also supports Retained Accessory Power (RAP) which keeps the music going until the door is opened.

If you're installing a navigation receiver, the XSVI-6523-NAV wiring interface also offers the parking brake, reverse, mute, and Vehicle Speed Sensor (V.S.S.) outputs that you'll need. You can plug the Axxess steering wheel interface (sold separately) direclty into this interface, and keep your steering wheel audio controls working with your new car stereo. Warranty: 1 year.

Compatibility note: The Axxess XSVI-6523-NAV interface will not work with Ram models that have the factory 8" touchscreen display. If the factory Alpine audio system is present, this interface can be used although new speaker wires must be run to the output section of the factory amplifier.

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What's in the box:

  • Replacement radio interface module (attached vehicle/radio/swc harness)
  • Application/Wiring sheet
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Made the upgrade easy

Al from Picayune on 9/5/2019

2015 Ram 1500

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Great product, though it says it will not fit in my 15 ram 1500 express 5.7 with the 5 inch screen, it does and works flawlessly. I'm pleased with this harness. Pretty straight forward install and easy as well. Match the colors on the directions and you're done!

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: Have to wait for it to arrive.

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Crutchfield customer from Lucas, KY on 6/17/2019

2013 Dodge Dart

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the wiring interface works excellent and was very easy to install

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Crutchfield customer from Sandy, UT on 4/18/2019

2006 Dodge Ram 1500

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Wonderful product

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Crutchfield customer from Orlando, FL on 4/10/2019

2014 Dodge Dart

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Worked great

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Crutchfield customer from Westminster, MD on 8/17/2018

2013 Dodge Dart

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other than a faulty NAV unit it was great

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James from Joshua Tree, CA on 3/27/2018

2013 Dodge Dart

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All the products I have received were perfect. The harness was prepared for me and came looking clean and functioned as well as it looked. I'm surprised on how easy the install was and that the steering wheel controls still maintain all their functions. Thanks team

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Crutchfield customer from Lockport, IL on 1/4/2018

2015 Dodge Dart

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Wiring harness worked perfect. Had Crutchfield do the splice for me to save time and to be sure it was right. Everything worked great

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Very efficient and clean install

Eric from Mustang, OK on 9/29/2017

2016 Dodge Dart

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Makes installing aftermarket head unit a breeze!

Pros: Easy to connect to aftermarket harness and plugs right into the factory dash connection. Used with the steering wheel control module which plugs right in with no extra wiring

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Made it easy

TK from Houston, Tx on 11/16/2016

2016 Ram 3500

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Easy! I am color blind, so the tiny writing on the wires helped.

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Wire it up

Mick69 from Illinois on 10/6/2016

2016 Ram 1500

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Done the job... instructions lacking

Pros: Worked

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Wenonah, NJ on 9/1/2016

2013 Ram 1500

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good directions made it easy to install

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Easy Hook Up

Jack from Oakland, TN on 8/18/2016

2014 Ram 1500

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Very easy to follow instructions. Installed with no problems.

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Worked perfectly

Bill from Mesa, AZ on 7/30/2016

2014 Ram 1500

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Worked great. The documentation was a bit lacking but the support that I received from Crutchfield (via 1-800 number on a Sunday) was fantastic.

Pros: Works great.

Cons: Documentation could be have been a little more thorough.

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Good kit

LD from St Louis, MO on 6/26/2016

2013 Ram 1500

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The kit is good but has way too many functions for my application (no steering wheel controls or navigation). But the site automatically matches this kit with my radio. I just wish it had less unnecessary wires for those of us that don't need them. It creates excess clutter behind the dash. However, kit works fine once installed.

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works like it is supposed to

Earl from Murphysboro, IL on 6/19/2016

2016 Ram 2500

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Arrived quickly, was easy to wire up and works like it is supposed to. instructions could be a little clearer on hooking up the box, two of the connectors will plug into the box but only on of them works.

Pros: works like it is supposed to and is fairly easy to wire up.

Cons: instructions could be a little clearer.

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Crutchfield customer from Jackson, MI on 5/22/2016

2014 Ram 2500

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Easy to install

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james from easton,pa on 3/13/2016

2015 Ram 1500

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clear easy to follow instructions, everything works great

Pros: easy to wire

Cons: none

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Simple harness

Matt M from pittsburgh, PA on 2/22/2016

2014 Ram 1500

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Easy install. Match the wires, plug it in and there ya go. Great for the price to!

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Crutchfield customer from titusville, FL on 2/21/2016

2013 Ram 2500

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Great product!

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Awesome product

William A from Conway,AR on 1/10/2016

2013 Ram 1500

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Made hooking up my double din deck easy to install

Pros: Easy to understand direction plug and play

Cons: None

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Plug and play!!!

Sidell from Florida on 12/27/2015

2014 Ram 1500

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Makes installing a stereo very easy

Pros: Ease of use

Cons: None

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joe from New Jersey on 11/27/2015

2013 Dodge Dart

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hooked up as per instructions worked like a charm.

Pros: a good interface for modern vehicles

Cons: none that i found

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Plug and play?

Wgreer from Hawaii on 11/1/2015

2013 Ram 1500

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Plugged directly into my vehicles wiring harness. The amount of extra wiring not needed by my new head unit made the install confusing and the directions need to be more detailed. The output wire colors did not match the wire colors on the head unit. I ended up splicing into the 12 volt accessory plug in order to power the head unit. if you have navigation and steering wheel controls this is the one for you I only needed a much more basic harness.

Pros: Plugged right in and the price was right

Cons: Too many extra wires for a basic head unit without navigation or steering wheel controls

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2015 Ram 1500

Doug from California on 10/12/2015

2015 Ram 1500

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I installed this in my 2015 Ram 1500 along with the Pioneer 4000-NEX stereo. My truck did not have steering wheel controls, and did not have Bluetooth. This plugged right into the factory harness, and was able to retain the factory lock to hold the two pieces together. The stereo works perfectly just like the factory stereo.

Pros: Creates a plug and play application, and retains factory features.

Cons: Nothing

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Great product. Directions need help

Joseph ranch from Halfway OR on 5/26/2015

2013 Ram 2500

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Great product. Works across application.

Pros: Fits great. All wires that you could possibly bed are there.

Cons: Directions could use some help. They are fine for an experienced user. But may prove difficult to a new installer

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Works.......but

Digger D from West Virginia on 4/6/2015

2013 Ram 2500

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The adapter works well but it takes more time to figure out how to hook it up than to actually to do the required work. The directions are useless and I had to call Crutchfield. Also, if you think this is all you need, there is no included adapter for the Sirius connection from my Dodge Ram to the Sony receiver. This must be sold separately. I also lost my factory installed clock on the vehicle dash with this adapter.

Pros: It works.

Cons: The directions are horrible. I had to call Crutchfield and fortunately they have wonderful customer service. This DOES NOT include an adapter for the Sirius connection.

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worked perfectly

chris from columbus oh on 4/3/2015

2014 Ram 2500

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Worked perfectly. Easy to install.

Pros: Works

Cons: None

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2013 dodge dart

bob from ohio on 4/3/2015

2013 Dodge Dart

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It worked well, was a little confusing at first. It just took some time to figure out how to wire it all up.

Pros: Works

Cons: A little confusing

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Overkill for my application

Chris from Matthews, NC on 3/30/2015

2014 Ram 1500

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For my application this was total overkill. I cut off and chucked most of it, I just needed the big Connector. Also instructions are worthless.

Pros: It worked.

Cons: Way too expensive, but it is everywhere, not just Crutchfield.

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Thomas from Georgia on 3/24/2015

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This product was awesome! easy to install and worked perfectly!!

Pros: Easy installation, did not have to cut original wiring harness, step by step instructions

Cons: None what so ever!

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Excellent produgt

user1234 from Maryland on 1/24/2015

2014 Ram 1500

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Worked great in my 2014 Ram 1500. It even has leads for reverse (for backup camera) and parking break. Fantastic not to cut into any factory wiring.

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Made Easy

Mike H. from Chandler, Arizona on 9/23/2014

2014 Ram 2500

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Great unit to adapt to your vehicle wiring. I cut a good 5" off the leads as I didn't want all that wire behind the dash, instructions tell you what color wire to where. Very easy! Did this in the house and then wrapped it in electrical tape and it looked factory. Simple, real clean install.

Pros: Everything you need and nothing more wire leads are long if you need the added length of wire - can cut shorter as I did

Cons: none.

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Works Perfectly

Mike F. from Houston, TX on 9/15/2014

2014 Ram 1500

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This wiring harness works perfectly, as expected. I installed it in a 2014 Ram 1500.

Pros: Works great.

Cons: None

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Norman from coatwsville, pa on 9/3/2014

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Great product

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D.terry from Oswego, ny on 7/27/2014

2013 Ram 1500

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Quality adapter. Although extra wires for navigation can make the wiring look confusing and also be a mess.

Pros: Direct fir

Cons: Navigation extra wiring makes it look like a mess

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interface

Chad from wellford,SC on 6/14/2014

2013 Ram 1500

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the device itself works great but the instructions were a little less user friendly. if you have installed before its no big deal but for a novice it may seem difficult.

Pros: works great

Cons: Bad installation instructions

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Phantom Effects?

JethroS from Los Alamos, NM on 3/10/2014

2013 Ram 1500

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Unit works flawlessly, but makes me question the sanity of the makers. Unit is for UConnect 3.0 radios (Base model non touch screen) yet has outputs for things like Navigation and Backup Camera?! You can't get those options with a base model stereo...

Pros: Wires up easily and works perfectly for RAS.

Cons: This unit is bulky. I understand the factory connector is rather large to begin with, but the additional box with external wiring loops and other unusable outputs is annoying to stash in the dash.

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2013 Dodge Dart

Kent from Caroline County, VA on 2/19/2014

2013 Ram 1500

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I used this adapter for the 2013 Dodge Dart and it worked perfect.

Pros: Works

Cons: Instructions wasn't detailed enough about this random box that attached to it. I don't Even know what it is for.

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Worked great on RAM 1500 with base unit.

preachp from CT on 1/14/2014

2013 Ram 1500

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Worked great and made tie-in of aftermarket head unit a piece of cake.

Pros: none

Cons: instructions could be a little clearer

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Features

Vehicle Compatibility: The XSVI-6523-NAV radio replacement interface module allows you to replace the factory radio in select Dodge vehicles with an aftermarket head unit.

Make Model Year
Chrysler 200 LX 2015-up
Dodge Dart (small screen option) 2013-up
Fiat 500L 2014-up
Jeep Cherokee Sport 2014-up
Renegade 2015-up
RAM 1500, 2500, 3500
(small screen option)
2013-up
Chassis cab 3500, 4500, 5500
(small screen option)
2013-up
Promaster (with 5" screen or NAV) 2014-up
Promaster City 2015-up

Product Features: The XSVI-6523-NAV retains your vehicle's factory R.A.P. (Retained Accessory Power), factory Aux input, and factory rear-view camera. The XSVI-6523-NAV also provides accessory/illumination outputs, plus navigation outputs (parking brake/reverse/VSS) for aftermarket head unit installation. In addition, the radio replacement interface supports your factory steering wheel controls via an optional interface module (sold separately).

  • Accessory + Illumination Outputs: There is no 12-volt accessory wire in the factory harness, which requires the installer to run an accessory wire to the fuse box or underneath the steering column when installing an aftermarket radio. The XSVI-6523-NAV is designed to provide a 12-volt, 10-amp switched accessory output (red wire), along with a illumination output (orange/white wire) to make installation simpler.
  • Navigation Outputs: The XSVI-6523-NAV provides essential wires required for aftermarket radios that have navigation. VSS (Vehicle Speed Sense), Reverse, and Parking Brake wires are provided. This helps to cut down the installation time, since the installer does not have to look for these wires in the vehicle.
  • Retained Accessory Power (R.A.P.): The Retained Accessory Power (R.A.P.) function supplies power to the radio after the ignition is shut off until one of the front doors are opened. This function is retained by the XSVI-6523-NAV interface.
  • OEM Aux/Back Up Camera: The XSVI-6523-NAV's harness features stereo RCA connectors which plug into your aftermarket head unit's rear-panel auxiliary input in order to keep your vehicle's factory Aux input. The harness also features a composite video connector which plugs into your aftermarket head unit's rear-view camera input in order to retain your vehicle's factory back up camera.
  • OEM Steering Wheel Control Compatible (optional): The XSVI-6523-NAV interface features a right-angle 3.5mm connector that lets you keep your vehicle's OEM steering wheel controls via the optional Axxess Steering Wheel Control Interface (120ASWC1, sold separately).

Color Codes: Wiring up the XSVI-6523-NAV is like wiring up any other wire harness that would attach to an aftermarket radio's harness. The Metra/EIA wire code can be found on the back of the interface's package that will aid you in the wiring of your aftermarket radio. The XSVI-6523-NAV interface contains the following wire leads:

Wire Color Function
Red Accessory
Yellow Battery
Black Ground
Blue/White (x2) Amp Turn-On
Orange Illumination
Gray Right Front +
Gray/Black Right Front  -
White Left Front +
White/Black Left Front -
Violet Right Rear +
Violet/Black Right Rear -
Green Left Rear +
Green/Black Left Rear -
Blue/Pink VSS (Vehicle Speed Sense)
Green/Violet Reverse
Bright Green Parking Brake
Yellow Composite Video Jack Backup Camera
Red/White Stereo RCA Jacks Aux Input
Right-Angle 3.5mm Jack SWC connector for ASWC-1

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Its the only one that fits my application. [ CHARLES  Jul 22, 2017 ]
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This dash kit was recommended by the Crutchfield advisor. I expect it to perform well. [ Billy Jack  Jul 31, 2016 ]
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ease of installation. [ ray  May 11, 2016 ]
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Will make installing the product much easier. [ John  Apr 12, 2016 ]
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recommended [ Matthew  Mar 22, 2016 ]
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To fit my ram [ Karen  Jan 09, 2016 ]
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plug and play [ NICHOLAS A  Jan 09, 2016 ]
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4 questions already asked

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2013 Ram with out SWC and Navy screen do I need Rp4 interface?
[ David  Apr 04, 2016 ]
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For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Kenny  Apr 04, 2016 ]  Staff
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Will this work in a 2014 Ram 1500, with uConnect 5.0? I have the touchscreen radio, no navigation, with backup camera, and 6-speaker stereo. Thanks.
[ Dominick  Sep 19, 2015 ]
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For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Krissy  Sep 20, 2015 ]  Staff
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What if my 2013 Dodge Ram ( without alpine system, and without 8 inch screen) has the back up camera that shows through the rear view mirror?? Will the camera still work if I replace the factory radio with a single din???
[ Jon  Nov 05, 2014 ]
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For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Krissy  Nov 06, 2014 ]  Staff

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