About the Crux CS-GM29 Wiring Interface
Install a new radio and keep your factory features
You'll only be able to retain your steering wheel audio controls with a compatible car stereo made by Alpine, Boss, Blaupunkt, Clarion, Dual, Jensen, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, Sony or Soundstream. No other brands are currently compatible.
Install a new radio and keep your factory features
The Crux CS-GM29 interface allows you to install an aftermarket radio in select 2006-up General Motors vehicles while retaining your warning chimes. The interface works in GM vehicles with or without a factory amplifier. If you're installing a Alpine, Boss, Blaupunkt, Clarion, Dual, Jensen, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, Sony or Soundstream car stereo, you'll retain the use of your steering wheel audio controls.
If you're installing a car stereo with a video screen and a camera input, you'll retain the use of your vehicle's backup cam. The interface also offers the reverse, mute, and Vehicle Speed Sensor (V.S.S.) outputs that you'll need if you're installing a navigation receiver. The system also keeps the Retained Accessory Power feature and the factory subwoofer (if present). It includes the control module and vehicle and steering wheel control harnesses.
Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if the CS-GM29 is compatible with your vehicle. Warranty: 1 year.
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More details on the Crux CS-GM29 Wiring Interface
Radio Replacement Interface: The CRUX CS-GM29 is a radio replacement interface for select GM LAN 29-bit vehicles. It facilitates the integration of an aftermarket radio and enables retention of factory features when replacing a factory installed radio in select GM vehicles (with or without factory-installed amps). This interface is also pre-programmed for retention of steering wheel controls.
Note: This interface does not retain the vehicle's factory OnStar, if equipped.
Vehicle Compatibility: The CRUX CS-GM29 radio replacement interface works with the following GM LAN 29-bit vehicles.
|Silverado 1500/2500/3500 Pickup*||2007-2013|
|Sierra 1500/2500/3500 Pickup*||2007-2013|
- *Not compatible with 2012-up SUVs/Trucks that are equipped with factory-installed navigation radios.
- **Not compatible with Express & Savana vans that are powered by a diesel engine.
Amplified or Non-Amplified Systems: The CRUX CS-GM29 can be used in GM vehicles with or without a factory amplified system. It's compatible with Bose, non-Bose, and Y-91 audio systems.
+12V Accessory Output: In many GM vehicles, 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 CS-GM29 is designed to provide a 12V/3A switched accessory output (red wire).
Warning Chimes: The Crux CS-GM29 retains factory warning & safety chimes through the use of an on-board speaker. The volume of the chime speaker is adjustable through a potentiometer on the interface module.
Retained Accessory Power (R.A.P.): The ignition power source of most GM vehicles keeps the radio on until one of the doors is opened; this feature is lost when replacing the factory radio with an aftermarket head unit without the proper installation accessories. The CS-GM29 is designed to retain the R.A.P. feature and keep the radio powered after the key is off, until the driver door is opened or the OEM timer ends; whichever happens first.
Navigation Outputs: The CRUX CS-GM29 radio replacement interface module provides a VSS (vehicle speed sense) and a Reverse Gear output to make installing an aftermarket Navigation radio simpler and less time consuming.
Backup Camera Retention: The CS-GM29 allows you to retain your GM vehicle's backup camera through the included backup camera harness with male composite video connector. Your in-dash aftermarket stereo must have a composite video camera input and a built-in video monitor.
Steering Wheel Control Retention: The CRUX CS-GM29 also features a steering wheel control output for Pioneer, Sony, Alpine, Clarion, Kenwood, JVC, Jensen, Dual/Axxera, Boss and other aftermarket head units. The steering wheel control output consists of a right-angle 3.5mm connector and a light blue/yellow wire (use the connection that your aftermarket head unit is fitted with). The CS-GM29 interface module will work with any of the listed aftermarket head units, by setting its three dip-switches (see owner's manual for appropriate setting).
Note: The steering wheel control harness features two 4-pin connectors, two 3.5mm connectors, and one blue/yellow wire. You will only plug in one of the 4-pin connectors to the interface module and one of the 3.5mm connectors or blue/yellow wire into your aftermarket head unit you are installing (refer to owner's manual for which connection to use).
The Crux CS-GM29 Wiring Interface replaces these items
- allows you to install a new car stereo in select in 2006-up GM vehicles with support for ECM (Electronic Control Module)
- retains GM safety features and steering wheel controls
- not compatible with GM Bose® systems or OnStar®
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