Just what I needed
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt
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functions perfect with my 08 Chevy cobalt LT
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Item # 120LCLAN03 | MFR # LC-GMRC-LAN-03
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Problem: Installing an aftermarket receiver in many late model GM vehicles means losing the chime that warns the door is open, along with other audible safety warnings. You want to retain the chime and warnings, but you don't want to keep the factory amp or OnStar®.
Solution: Metra's LC-GMRC-LAN-03 GM Data Bus Interface lets you replace the factory receiver in these vehicles and keep all audible safety warnings, without having to spend the extra cash for an adapter that retains features that you aren't going to use.
Wire up the LC-GMRC-LAN-03 to your aftermarket radio, mount the module in a location where the chime can be heard, and plug it into the existing factory plug. Get the great sound you want, and keep all important safety features intact. Warranty: 1 year.
Important Note: This LC-GMRC-LAN-03 interface allows you to keep your factory door chime (needed to keep audible safety warnings functioning) while providing a switched 12-volt power source for your new radio. If you do not use a compatible adapter when you replace your factory radio, you will disable the audible warning system in your vehicle. Crutchfield cannot provide a free wiring harness for your vehicle, and we strongly recommend that you use this interface when replacing this vehicle's factory radio. Failure to do so may result in serious injury or death.
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.
worked great, fit as it should, worked as it should, easy to install
Shane, Skowhegan, ME
Average Customer Review(s):
functions perfect with my 08 Chevy cobalt LT
Took a few hours to get it right. Working good now.
worked great, fit as it should, worked as it should, easy to install
Pros: easy to install
Easy install works great.
This is a must have to keep your blinker noise and door chimes. Pair this with the ready harness for the easiest install.
Factory chimes still work. I suggest using double sided tape and sticking it somewhere inside the dash so it doesn't vibrate while chiming.
Installed in a 2010 Chevy HHR, allowed me to keep factory door chimes and turn signals sounds without the heavy price tag of another company's harness.
Pros: Easy installation, clear sound on tones from speaker.
Worked like a champ
Great harness everything was simple to wire match
Pros: Easy to color code
I drive a 2007 Chevy Cobalt w/ pioneer sound system but I do not have OnStar. I took it to a digital car audio shop to hv it put in bc I bought the Scosche harness from my local big box discount retailer. Crutchfield said it was not compatible even tho the model and make of my car was on the list on the back of GM compatibilities which was prob true, I'm not sure. So Crutchfield sent me this interface b/c I also have the Axxess steering wheel adapter so I got this harness in response to Crutchfield's advice. However, it says that it does NOT support factory amplified vehicles, which I do have a factory amplifier. Long story short this module or interface shorted out causing problems and now I have to either get another module (one that does support factory amplifier) or buy a completely different harness and interface. Honestly, Idk what to do. Very disappointed especially after buying an expensive receiver
Product was excellent! Love this company. I will use it again.
Instructions were bad - but really just have to match the wire colors. Originally didn't work. It took troubleshooting to figure out plug wasn't fully inserted into harness (by 1/2 of a millimeter). It took pliers to get the plug fully inserted and it's still touchy. Any little wiggling of the plug in the harness shorts out the receiver.
Pros: Cheap price
Cons: Bad fit, poor instructionsCrutchfield response on 4/2/2018 Jay, we're sorry you're having issues with your interface. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
This was my first time ever installing a new radio in my 2010 chevy cobalt. It took me a little bit to understand what wires to splice together, and the correct way to do it (newbie). At first my radio wasn't turning on when I had my battery plugged back in, but then I just realized that I am not that strong and didn't have the connectors all the way in (thank the heavens for strong brother in-laws), so when you are connecting the car connectors to this Metra you should hear a click and you know it's in all the way! After that it has worked magically! The only weird thing is my chimes now sound differently than they used to, so I'm hoping that maybe moving the chime box might fix that.
Pros: Once it is plugged in all the way it works perfectly
Cons: The chimes sound different than I am used to The instructions for splicing the wires were a little confusing at first, but once I realized it was by color matching it got easier
great product a few splices works great
Works great, best price and easy to install!
Pros: Louder than the original chime.
Harness was spot on as far as the application connections
If you have ever done wiring or just know how to match colors it's fairly easy
Pros: Keeps the chimes and is nice and compact
keeps the door chimes and warnings and with the readiness harness it was flawless.
Eady install and allowed me to keep my chevy chimes
Pros: Cheap Works good
Made for an easy install of my Pioneer stereo. Wish you could adjust the volume on the chime, but otherwise no complaints.
Pros: Clear easy instructions
Cons: Chime volume
No guess work, fit like a glove. Wiring was straight forward, match up the colors and you're good to go!
Pros: Fast installation, fool proof/cant mess up
Cons: Should come with basic wiring diagram for truly clueless people (but it's still very simple, match up the colors to the new head unit )
I ordered this product for my 2012 Chevy Malibu w/out Bose. Crutchfield shows that this product fits my vehicle whether it has On-Star or not. As my On-Star is not even set-up and I do not intend to ever use it, I decided to go with the cheaper option and buy this product. After installation, I had power through my stereo but no audio output. I read through some reviews and noticed that others had the same problem with their On-star equipped vehicle. I called Crutchfield tech support and informed them of this issue and said I believed I needed the Axxess GMOS-LAN-03 Wiring Interface, which is meant to retain On-Star in equipped vehicles. They told me this could not be the issue, and that it was either my stereo or that I must have amplifier in my vehicle that I was not aware about. So they ended up sending me the LAN-04 which is meant for Bose equipped vehicles, even though I clearly specified I did not have Bose in my Malibu. After several more hours of wiring and installation, same problem. There was the slightest faint audio coming from the speakers, but even after maximizing the gain, no luck. I called Tech Support back and explained my problem once again, and explained that I believed I needed the Axxess GMOS-LAN-03 Wiring Interface. Finally, the man I spoke to was reasonable and said that I should have never been sent the LAN-04. After going through the wiring and installation process for a 4th time, I finally had success. Very disappointed in Crutchfield for this.
Pros: If you have an OnStar equipped Chevy vehicle, save yourself the trouble and purchase the Axxess GMOS-LAN-03 Wiring Interface.
Cons: Was given slight discount, but this was definitely not worth the countless hours of wiring, installing, and troubleshooting that went into the process. I've installed many stereos, speakers and amplifiers. Never have I had so much trouble. This was all due to poor fitting recommendations and lackluster customer service.
Great harness & the built-in speaker for the chimes and turn signals is just the right loudness. Only one small issue - if you have a manual transmission the Reverse gear wire may not carry the signal when you put the car in Reverse. This isn't really a fault of this Metra harness but rather the lines from the car's harness itself. Metra or Crutchfield should add a note for this harness accordingly. Test the Reverse gear wire with a volt meter first, before you reassemble your dash so you don't have to take it all apart again like I did. Other than that, everything works great!
Pros: Easy install
Cons:Crutchfield response on 6/15/2017 Great suggestion, Brian. Our Vehicle Integration Guru, Darren, took it to heart. He made sure we update our footnotes concerning this interface and vehicles with manual transmissions.
Does not work with ONSTAR equipped. Malibu . I Have a 2011 Chevy Malibu with ONSTAR - that I never use. I was told that this harness will work with my car. When I used this wiring harness the Pioneer radio had no power, checked all the wiring called Metra tech support and Crutchfield, both told me it would work. It does not! Crutchfield tech support was great in swapping out this unit for the ONSTAR (GMOS-LAN-03) for ONSTAR vehicles which is more money - but it worked perfectly!!!
I installed this in my 2007 Chevy HHR LT (non-pioneer system, no OnStar). It works and does everything it's supposed to do. However, DO NOT connect the reverse wire to your touchscreen radio unless you have a rear view camera hooked up. It will switch to the camera input even if there's no video signal, which is annoying. Also, there's no way to adjust the volume of the chimes, so depending on how far inside your dash it is, they are pretty loud. I'm tempted to cut the wires to the chime speaker.
Pros: Works great
Cons: Chimes are loud and not adjustable
Extremely fast shippin, and exactly what I needed with easy instructions.Would order from again.
Pros: Easy to read and understand instructions
I could not have installed the radio in my HHR without this kit . But there were issues with it that created a lot of extra work. The instructions were clear and I had it soldered into the new radio harness in a short period of time. Once I hooked it up it did not get any power through The 12 volt wire. I discovered that there was power into the connector but non out. Also I had no sound. I eventually discovered that even though the oem plugs on the car fit well into the conversion plug that takes the place of the old radio, there was zero conductivity through it. I had to splice the car wires over this plug to get it to work . It took me probably 3 extra hrs to trouble shoot this and get it corrected. I came close to calling the help line but I am never home while the help line is open.
Pros: Instructions were easy to follow
Cons: Plug in has no conductivity with Oem wiring had to jumper the wires around the plugCrutchfield response on 3/14/2017 Thomas, we're sorry you had problems with your installation. We're always happy to help and available 7 days a week. You can see our current hours of operation (and ways to contact us) here.
Excellent! Would be a real pain to do the job without this harness. Snap in connectors a perfect fit. Correct color coding on the wires matched radio, car wiring and diagram. Safety warnings and chimes from the mini speaker housing more audible(better) than car's original. Even the wire gauge is decent.
Instructions for installation were a breeze, plug it into the two GM adapters then wire it up to the receiver's wires. All of the colors between the harness and the receiver matched. It doesn't play the chimes out of the speaker, the device itself is a speaker that the sounds comes out of. Understandable but disappointing.
Pros: Wires up easily.
Cons: Doesn't keep factory chimes
Easy to wire up to the radio. Worked well with the factory connectors. Very pleased with the product
Install was a snap. I connected all the wires in the house before i even started working in the car. Once in the car, it was a simple plug in process, no complicated wiring in a tight place. Awesome time saver and very simple to install.
Pros: Everything worked as expected
Easy to use and install.
Very easy to connect
Worked perfectly and was easy to install
Easy to figure out/install. Works great.
Pros: Simple and effective.
Waste of money
Cons: Will not put sound to speakers like factory did and can barely hearCrutchfield response on 6/20/2016 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Easy enough to wire in. Keeps door chimes, not factory ones but actually recreates them using this module. They don't sound exact, but I replaced my head unit and front speakers at the same time (front speakers were blown), so I wired this in. Better than before, as I didn't even have them.
Pros: Easy to wire in
Cons: Expensive, but I got a deal as I ordered the wiring and everything through Crutchfield, so they give you a good deal
It worked perfect for my car thanks
Pros: Great product
Cons: There isn't any
Installed in a 2010 HHR LS. All wires matched perfectly with the head unit. No cutting of the wiring harness required. Chimes have a different sound now and are much easier on the ears. Turn signal chime is quiet and lower pitched. Door chime is not as loud or high pitched. Very happy.
Worked as expected
Pros: Easy Installation. Worked as expected
Cons: A little large. It fit under the radio, but I could see it being a problem in some vehicles.
Made this the easiest radio swap I've ever done.
Pros: Fast shipping, works as advertised, all the bells and wistles work.
Works like a charm.
Made installing and retaining features very easy!
Pros: IT works and is easy to install.
The wiring harness is a must buy. Made the job very easy and was completed in under an hour and a half. Would have been done in under one hour but I goofed on a couple of wires and wanted to make sure it was correct.
Worked great, easy install
easy to install and works as expected.
Instructions spot on. All vehicles features operate as design. Love Crutchfield! Used in the past, will use in the future
Pros: Good instructions. Worked great
Cons: Can't think of a thing.
After contacting Metra for the correct ordered this from Crutchfield, the deliver was face and install was straightforward. I keep my chimes and warnings through the interface and can use the pre-outs to an aftermarket amp. Works great.
Pros: Keep warnings while being able to use any aftermarket radio wiring.
Works great just like it is suppose to work. Very satisfied with the product.
Installed a JVC unit in my gf's '11 Chevy Malibu and everything works perfectly. Installation was simple and the wiring diagram was correct. I soldered all leads and then used shrink tubing to insulate. Only minus, if you can even consider it a minus, is that I wired together two leads for the illumination/dimmer switch and the head unit does not dim when the knob is turned. But the head unit dims so not an issue for me.
Pros: Easy wiring. Cheap with purchase of head unit.
Very good, made the process much easier than anticipated
Great and easy to install
Pros: Great that it keeps the door chimes
Easy to install and nice to keep the safety chimes from the stock stereo. Best ever
Easy to install and nice to keep the safety chimes from the stock stereo.
Pros: Keep safety chimes like seat belt... Etc
It works, but it was not clear to me before ordering that unit would not allow hook up of steering controls. Additional parts required for that.
Pros: Works fine.
Cons: Minimal instruction
Great product easy to hook up!!!
Pros: Easy to hook up
great product makes installation so easy
Works like a charm, hooked up all the wires in the house before installing in my 09 Pontiac G5. All is good
Pros: Easy to install
Cons: Just a bit pricey
Nice and easy to attach to radio and car but not all of the wires were labeled. It required some educated guess work from my friend who was helping me out.
Pros: Fit in car and connected everything easily
Cons: Setting up the harness was challenging and not all wires were labeled.
Received my items very quickly and was impressed with the ease of install. It allowed me to retain all my warning signals and chimes. Very pleased with the price and product.
Pros: Install was very straightforward.
This made installing my new radio a snap. hooked up the wires in the house on the couch. Made it a snap to plug and play into the car
Pros: easy to hook up
Cons: kind of pricy only reason for the 3 stars
This harness had all it promised and more. Super easy instructions and mated up perfectly between my car and the head unit. Goos job guys!!
The item came on time and worked like a charm very happy with this purchase!!!
match right up and worked perfect
Works well from the first day.
Pros: Easy installation
Cons: Warning chime could be similar to the oem.
works great for my 2010 malibu ltz with bose system
Easy to install. Works perfect.
This was a simple hook up, once matching pretty much color for color wires but also being careful to make sure to follow the radio instructions for correct wire matching. Vehicle chime works as it should.
Pros: Easy to follow instructions
Cons: Lost On Star, but it's okay, we don't have a subscription with them.
Fits perfectly into the dash no gaps & better than the one i would've gotten from my local car audio shop, & the dash kit was free & wire harness was 1/2 the price it usually is. Thanks guys I haven't been let down yet.
Pros: The speaker chim is so much better than using the door speaker. The last thing i need is the ding ding ding coming through my 400$ door speakers
Cons: Dont have any.
Metra LC-GMRC-LAN-03 Wiring Interface was easy to install. If it was not for the price and on a budget would of gotten a more expensive harness, but for the price it gives you the basics. Chimes: Door, Belt, Blinker, Keys, and Door locking. Bad side: Wire harness does not have wires for all the pins. Adding steering controls later becomes and issue. The sound is low and hard to hear from the little speaker inside the dash.
Pros: Easy to install. Low price. Compact
Cons: Harness does not have wires for steering controls. Sound from speaker very low.
Great fit very easy
Works great, but had to call tech for, Wiring directions need to be more user friendly
Pros: works like factory
Works as described in 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. No issues. I'd reccomend buying a small bit of velcro to mount it as there is no mounting method included.
Just recently bought a full kenwood system including a double din reciever for my Malibu. The price was amazing because they through in deals everywhere! And everything I needed to put it in was right there in the box....did I mention, for free!! The shipping was also free and it only took 3 days! I saved a ton of money by using Crutchfield and my car sounds amazingly loud LOL.
Pros: Fast, cheap, quality
Cons: As of now I have no cons
Outstanding product, easy install
Pros: Easy install
Works like a charm.
Pros: It works
this product handles chimes well but there were a couple of wires that were not clear to match up to alpines wiring. worked first time and the sound is okay. I little pricing for what it is but better than building it yourself.
Pros: pretty straight forward, match the colors almost. sound for chime was okay.
Cons: a couple cables not clearly identified in the instructions. price for what it is but still worth it.
Quick and easy to use all colors matched up made the install quick and painless
Pros: Quick and easy to install all colors matched up
This was a very nice product to have as part of my stereo installation. The instructions were clear and it retains the chime and clicker function for my 2010 HHR.
Pros: Ease of use, quality, included instructions
install in my 2009 HHR
Pros: fits perfect and is easy to wire
Everything you need
Pros: Direct fit
All the connections wired up well and everything functions, but the speaker for the chimes is somewhat quiet over road noise and music
Pros: easy to wire works well
Cons: quiet at times
Made life very easy when installing the new radio, worked perfectly
Vehicle Compatibility: The Axxess Integrate LC-GMRC-LAN-03 is designed for use in select 2006-2012 GM vehicles with non-amplified factory systems (or when replacing the factory amplified system) and without OnStar.
*The 5th digit of the 2009 G6's VIN must be a J, K, or L.
Retained Features: The LC-GMRC-LAN-03 provides +12V/3A accessory output, retains warning chimes, and retains R.A.P. (retained accessory power).
Wiring Harnesses: The main interface wiring harness has a white 4-pin female connector on one end and a black 14-pin male connector (9-pins present) on the other end. The 4-pin connector plugs into the LC-GMRC-LAN-03 and the 14-pin connector interfaces with the existing factory plug. The harness also includes 9 bare wires that will need to be hardwired to your new aftermarket radio's harness. There is an second wiring harness (rear speaker harness) with a 16-pin male connector (6-pins present) on one end and six bare wires on other end. The 16-pin connector plugs into your vehicle's factory radio plug, while the bare wires hard wire to your new radio.
|Harness Type||Wire Color||Function|
|Main Interface Harness||Red||+12V Accessory|
|White||Left Front Speaker +|
|White/black||Left Front Speaker -|
|Gray||Right Front Speaker +|
|Gray/black||Right Front Speaker -|
|Blue/pink||Vehicle Speed Sense|
|Light Green||Parking Brake|
|Rear Speaker Harness||Green||Left Rear Speaker +|
|Green/black||Left Rear Speaker -|
|Purple||Right Rear Speaker +|
|Purple/black||Right Rear Speaker -|
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necessary for stereo installation [ Ross Mar 14, 2019 ]
recommended for my install [ Robert Mar 02, 2019 ]
The product is needed to install an aftermarket radio in my vehicle. Most I've seen go for $80+. I trust crutchfield, as the company has been well known for many years. If I seen this price through another, I'd turn and run as fast as I could. I'm just hoping it comes with the actual wire harness to splice into the head unit. Lol [ Jason Feb 15, 2019 ]
Yes [ michael Feb 05, 2019 ]
Needed first for car [ Arthur Jan 17, 2019 ]
To wire into the stock harness. [ James Dec 31, 2018 ]
Suggested [ Jonathan Dec 19, 2018 ]
Part of the kit [ Gerrard Dec 12, 2018 ]
Recommended and quick installation [ David Dec 02, 2018 ]
Recommended by the website [ Chris Nov 14, 2018 ]
Its hard to find at a decent price [ Jody Nov 09, 2018 ]
Should make wire connections easy [ David Nov 05, 2018 ]
I have no idea what I'm doing [ Marina Sep 22, 2018 ]
It was recommended through the order process. [ soarindragon Sep 03, 2018 ]
It was referred [ Carl May 24, 2018 ]
Hoping to make the radio installation a little easier. [ Dan Apr 14, 2018 ]
Ease of installation [ Anythony Mar 31, 2018 ]
For some reason Chevrolet decided it was a good idea to have important audible alarms be announced via a speaker that will literally fry itself by design (07 Chevy Cobalt, when it rains, water leaks through window seals, shorting out front door speakers). [ Ryan Feb 21, 2018 ]
recommended [ michael Feb 06, 2018 ]
Needed it [ Gregory Stephen Jan 07, 2018 ]
I needed this to install an aftermarket stereo. [ Richard Jan 02, 2018 ]
Keeps my vehicle with original chime [ Carmelo Dec 29, 2017 ]
I decided to purchase this harness because even though I have On-Star I didn't care about using it and I don't have steering wheel controls and this harness allows me to retain my radio and warning lights without paying for the accessories that I don't use anyway. THANK YOU CRUTCHFIELD!! [ Jimmy Dec 19, 2017 ]
Best price around!!!! [ Larry Dec 17, 2017 ]
Chosen because this item was recommended by Crutchfield to ease our installation. [ Darrell Dec 12, 2017 ]
comes with the kit [ Bruce Nov 24, 2017 ]
Makes the installation easier and I wont have to cut the cars harness to install [ Samuel Nov 22, 2017 ]
needed [ Elaine Oct 29, 2017 ]
Retains factory chimes. [ Paul Oct 06, 2017 ]
recomended [ john Sep 14, 2017 ]
to install ne radio [ RAYMOND Aug 22, 2017 ]
makes connecting existing wires easy [ Denis Jul 30, 2017 ]
it was recommended [ clarence Jul 09, 2017 ]
It fits my 2008 Pontiac G5.... I am currently changing out my factory radio, with a JVC stereo I purchased from crutchfield in the past... just need all the parts to switch them out. [ Sarah May 30, 2017 ]
Told to by Crutchfield! :) [ aaron May 25, 2017 ]
Installing a new head unit in my mothers HHR. Got a cheap harness elsewhere but did not use it as it did not allow her to keep the warning buzzers/chimes that play through the stereo system. I wanted this harness as i feel losing all of your warning chimes is a safety issue that i don't want in my mothers car. [ David Apr 27, 2017 ]
needed to replace my original radio for my 2007 chevy hhr [ Ricci Apr 18, 2017 ]
Suggested with purchase [ Mark Mar 27, 2017 ]
Recommended for install. [ Everett Mar 15, 2017 ]
necessary item [ John Feb 28, 2017 ]
Recommended [ Cal Feb 08, 2017 ]
Part of install package [ Jerry Feb 08, 2017 ]
package deal [ Jarret Feb 07, 2017 ]
if you want to keep your factory ding-ding noises, these have worked for me in the past & the brand is reputable. [ Martin Jan 20, 2017 ]
required for installation [ Michael Dec 20, 2016 ]
Recommended for installation [ Christian Aug 31, 2016 ]
recommended by Crutchfield. Prefer black. [ Troy Aug 31, 2016 ]
recommended to make installation hassle free and be able to reinstall my old radio if i ever decide to sell my car [ jonathan Mar 26, 2016 ]
install is so much better.crutchfield makes it so easy. [ Flem Feb 18, 2016 ]
simplifies istall [ Carrie Dec 23, 2015 ]
Least expensive for my needs [ Keith Dec 19, 2015 ]
Because when I type in my car it gives me products that only fit my car. Plus the free installation guide. [ Trenton Eugene Dec 16, 2015 ]
this adapter was recommended to preserve factory door chime functions for my installation [ David Dec 11, 2015 ]
No, this is a plug and play design. The only wires you need to solder will be the ones from the new deck harness, to this harness. [ John Dec 29, 2017 ]
The wire should go where the power source was wired originally. Referring to the crutch field memo/instructions that should come with the order if i'm not mistaken, but if not call crutch field's excellent experienced customer service. They will definitely know the answer! [ Alex Dec 26, 2017 ]
Thank you for asking. But I really have no need for it. [ John Dec 10, 2017 ]
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. [ Kenny Dec 07, 2016 ] Staff
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 Aug 14, 2014 ] Staff