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Crux SWRFD-60L Wiring Interface

Connect a new car stereo and retain the steering wheel audio controls in select 2003-up Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles

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Crux's SWRFD-60L interface ensures that you can keep the factory steering wheel controls in select 2003-up Ford,...

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About the Crux SWRFD-60L Wiring Interface

Keep your factory options

Crux's SWRFD-60L interface ensures that you can keep the factory steering wheel controls in select 2003-up Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury models when installing a compatible aftermarket radio. Connect this interface to the wires on your new stereo's wiring harness, and you've covered the power, ground, and factory speaker connections for your new stereo. The interface retains the auxiliary input in your vehicle if you're installing a radio with a rear aux input. It'll also retain your Ford-installed subwoofer.

You'll only be able to retain your steering wheel audio controls with a compatible car stereo made by Alpine, Blaupunkt, Clarion, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, or Sony. No other brands are currently compatible.

Keep your factory options

Crux's SWRFD-60L interface ensures that you can keep the factory steering wheel controls in select 2003-up Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury models when installing a compatible aftermarket radio. Connect this interface to the wires on your new stereo's wiring harness, and you've covered the power, ground, and factory speaker connections for your new stereo. The interface retains the auxiliary input in your vehicle if you're installing a radio with a rear aux input. It'll also retain your Ford-installed subwoofer.

Important Note: This adapter does not retain SYNC and it will not work in vehicles with Sony or THX audio systems. 

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Product highlights:

  • connect a new stereo in select 2003-up Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury models
  • retain your steering wheel controls with select car stereos
  • retains auxiliary input with compatible car stereo
  • retains factory sub
  • does not work with Sony or THX amplified systems
  • does not retain SYNC
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # SWRFD-60L

What's in the box:

  • Radio replacement interface module (for Ford/Linc/Merc)
  • Wiring harness
  • 2 SWC harnesses
  • Antenna adapter
  • Installation Instructions

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Crutchfield customer from Simsbury, CT on 9/11/2019

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Moved a aftermarket stereo from my old car to my new car. This wiring harness made it simple

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Dash kit face.

Crutchfield customer from Concord, NC on 9/11/2019

2010 Ford Explorer

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Would have still been working on the wiring connections three days later if it weren't for the folks at Crutchfield. They connected everything so all I had to do was connect the vehicle. Coudl not have made a mistake if I tried.

Pros: Simplicity from potential chaos.

Cons: None, what so ever.

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The best

Crutchfield customer from Boise, ID on 8/23/2019

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Amazing!!! It was so nice to have my steering controls continue to work!!!

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Making sure all the connections matched

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Crutchfield customer from Sand Springs, OK on 8/7/2019

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The wiring harness worked great and the customer service was amazing!

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Crutchfield customer from Round Rock, TX on 7/15/2019

2004 Ford F-150

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Really a time saver. Would recommend to any body purchasing a radio!!

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Crutchfield customer from Saltville, VA on 6/5/2019

2005 Ford F-150

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Works great and simple to connect to factory wiring. Kept all my factory setting and functions.

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Not the same product per the website Instructions link

Crutchfield customer from Elsberry, MO on 5/26/2019

2004 Ford F-150

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Received this product labeled as a SWRFD-60L Wiring Interface. This does not match the online configuration with a 4 x 4 DIP switch to set up the Radio / Vehicle pairing. The one I received has a 3 x 3 DIP switch configuration and simply won't work per the instructions, nor did the underwhelming technical support help to resolve the matter. We confirmed all wiring and tried every possible combination of settings; we simply were unable to get all 4 of the Steering Wheel controls to function correctly. No matter what we did the button to advance radio stations/song tracks would not function other than as a duplicate of +volume. The tech response was just to end up sending a replacement of the same item, but he couldn't be bothered to figure out why the online technical sheet shows it as a 4 x 4 DIP switch vs. the 3 x 3 DIP switch and couldn't be bothered to find out if I was just going to receive another of the same incorrect item. I'm waiting to receive the replacement as I write this, but I have little faith that it will work out... I'm obviously not happy about the outcome at this point.

Pros: None

Cons: Does not fully link up with 2004 Ford F-150 as advertised. Came as 3x3 DIP switch unit versus 4x4 unit per website.

Crutchfield response on 5/28/2019
We're sorry about the issues with this interface. As per our vehicle interface guru, Darren, CRUX actually updated this 4x4 DIP switch-type board over the last few months. And because of this review, we're now updating the information in our presentation to reflect this change.

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Crutchfield customer from Auburn, WA on 5/19/2019

2005 Ford Focus ZX3

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Part of the 5 stars is from the tremendous Crutchfield technical help phone line. The instructions were vague/nonexistent on a couple of key points, but Tech help immediately cleared them up, even with my ramblings about what the problem was.

Pros: It works, including the steering column controls

Cons: The instructions could be a little more complete.

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Crutchfield customer from Ft Meade, MD on 4/30/2019

2006 Ford F-150

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Exactly what I needed. Lots of options to fit every vehicle.

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Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 4/24/2019

2008 Ford Explorer

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The wiring interface connected the wires correctly to my new JVC head unit. Unfortunately, when I connected the SWC control wire (switches set correctly) I was no longer able to control the head unit manually though the front panel. So, I ended up leaving the SWC disconnected. Weird. Kind of defeats the purpose of ordering the SWC harness.

Pros: Works kind of just no SWC.

Cons: No SWC

Crutchfield response on 4/29/2019
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.

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Crutchfield customer from Macon, GA on 3/29/2019

2016 Ford Fusion

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It's nice to be able to retain the steering wheel controls. This interface was exactly what we needed.

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still working on it

Crutchfield customer from Apple Valley, MN on 3/23/2019

2005 Ford F-150

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Not happy about this i paid extra to have the wiring done so i figured i could follow the easy instructions has a picture of my steering wheel on the instructions pioneer radio dip dip 1 on dip 2 off dip 3 off type 2 steering wheel all dips off and it still doesn't work

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Crutchfield response on 4/8/2019
Once we saw this review, our Tech Support guru, Daniel, reached out to this customer to help him further. We'll either help him get the interface working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

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Greg from Maumee, OH on 2/17/2019

2008 Ford Fusion

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Easiest install ever with the wiring harness

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Good

Michael from Puyallup, WA on 1/30/2019

2005 Ford F-150

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Worked for my Ford F150 stock harness to my new Pioneer 2440NEX

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Crutchfield customer from Grantsville, UT on 1/16/2019

2004 Ford F-150

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Makes the wiring simple and easy. All splicing can take place outside of vehicle, so you don't have to stand on your head to make the connections.

Pros: All required wires were there.

Cons: None.

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Needs better documentation

Ken from Cumming, GA on 1/14/2019

2005 Lincoln Aviator

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Very nice that Crutchfield has harness available which makes install somewhat plug and play. It comes as a one fits all solution in that it includes wires for different situations which means that some are not used which when combined with less than great instructions created confusion that led me to call tech support 3 times. I won't go in to detail but if the Crutchfield folks took a little time to install different units using this harness they could easily clarify the documentation and save themselves a bunch of tech support calls.

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Research before you buy!!!!

John from Jacksonville, MO on 1/13/2019

2006 Ford F-150

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Bought this because of a recommendation from a so called specialists! Got my JVC installed but no steering wheel controls! I have used all the configurations the instructions give and no steering wheel controls. Bad guidance and very disappointed in the results!

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Crutchfield response on 1/22/2019
Once we saw this review, our Tech Support rep, Daniel, reached out to John to help him further. We'll either help him get the interface working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

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Crutchfield customer from Garden Grove, CA on 1/5/2019

2008 Ford F-150

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Now this is money well spent, because you either go to a crooked shop and have them rip you off! or you save some money and do it yourself. The guy down the street told me it would cost over $580 to install with back up camera so I came home and installed it myself, thanks to Crutchfield customer support I was able to do it right the first time without any issues. I will definitely be doing more business with them in the near future.

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Roger from Canon City, CO on 12/23/2018

2008 Ford Explorer

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Made it very easy to install my new stereo. Highly recommended.

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Crutchfield customer from Davison, MI on 11/6/2018

2007 Ford Fusion

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Worked as expected!

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Crutchfield customer from Byron, MI on 9/27/2018

2008 Ford F-150

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Over all.. it works, the directions for my truck were not correct. Some steering wheel buttons worked, others did something else or just do not work. So I had to mess with that and call Crutchfield's tech support. Some buttons still do not work, but I mainly only use the volume so it is what it is. Im sure there could be a few combos the crux box I could try to make it work correctly, but after 1-2 hours for a few days I was just over it.

Pros: volume control on steering wheel work

Cons: directions for my radio and truck were not correct

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Superb steering wheel interface!

Ed from Austin, TX on 9/9/2018

2007 Ford Fusion

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Wow! Interfaces seamlessly to a Pioneer from a Ford Fusion. All controls work, and it was incredibly easy to install. On the fence? Just do it - this is a no-brainer.

Pros: Ease of use, simplicity, works!

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Sellersvile, PA on 8/11/2018

2007 Ford F-150

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Worked for 1.5 years and then the subwoofer output failed causing a loud humming noise from the subwoofer. Unfortunately the warranty is only 1 year.

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Crutchfield customer from Green Cv Spgs, FL on 7/30/2018

2007 Ford Explorer

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Absolutely critical. Should not even be an option.

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Works great with my 2006 F-150 Lariat with factory sub

Steve from Grand Rapids, MI on 6/20/2018

2006 Ford F-150

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This one took a couple calls to customer service for me to get to work right, but they were so patient with me! A big shout out to those guys! The steering wheel controls work exactly like they should and even the way I wanted them to with cycling through preset stations. Some of the labels weren't exactly clear but a couple calls to customer support and they got me going and it works great and have not had any problems or sound fall out.

Pros: Steering wheel controls and factory sub work like it should and even better!

Cons: none that I can think of

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Crutchfield customer from Lawrenceburg, IN on 6/12/2018

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Worked perfectly! Installed in a 2008 Ford Edge - made me look like a pro!

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Works great w/ dip switches correct

Timmy from Seattle, WA on 6/8/2018

2004 Ford Explorer

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This thing works perfect in my 2004 Ford Eddie Bauer Explorer. Steering wheel functions are great. Paid extra for "ready harness" wiring. That was good except for the setting of the dip switches. Didn't work in position Crutchfield wired during "ready harness" process. I printed all pdfs they gave me and came to conclusion for my vehicle it should be in a different position. Still steering wheel control failure. Called the number that came in "ready harness" bag. Less than 2 minutes Crutchfield guy gives me a 3rd different dip pin config and now working perfectly. Saved mass over car stereo store. Thanks!!!!

Pros: Works perfectly

Cons: Dip switches for 2004 explorer required call

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Bryan from Bettendorf, IA on 5/31/2018

2007 Ford F-150

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Easy to hookup, wish they had this years ago

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Wiring made easy

Craig from Sheffield Lk, OH on 5/15/2018

2009 Ford Edge

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The unit works as expected. It took some time to get the analog setup correct for my 2009 Ford Edge. Once we figured out the hidden message in the instructions it was all good. When figuring out how many "buttons" your steering wheel has, count the number of positions each "button" moves. That is your total number of buttons. My Edge has 4 buttons but one is a rocker (seek + / -) which makes it a 5 button setting based on the Crux instructions. Other than that, the wiring harness was perfect for my application as I expected from Crutchfield.

Pros: Follow the color coding, doesn't get easier.

Cons: For a Ford, count your steering wheel control positions, not the physical buttons. The instructions are a little vague when it comes to this.

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Crutchfield customer from Taylor, MI on 5/7/2018

2008 Ford Edge

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Harness works fine

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Crutchfield customer from Fairview, TX on 3/13/2018

2006 Ford F-150

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The harness is well constructed but several of the signals were left off the connectivity list. This is more an issue with Crutchfield than the harness. I had to guess at a few of the wire connections. Crutchfield's reputation is for their helpful instructions. I found them lacking. The phone support was helpful but should not be necessary. I understand there are a lot of potential combinations of vehicles and decks. But you pay the premium through Crutchfield for that information.

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Crutchfield customer from Bruce Twp, MI on 3/11/2018

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Harness was way to long an bulky

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Crutchfield customer from Prescott Valley, AZ on 3/4/2018

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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No instructions. Looks like it should work though.

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Crutchfield customer from Rush City, MN on 3/1/2018

2006 Lincoln Zephyr

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Great product. Does exactly what it says it does.

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Crutchfield customer from Larned, KS on 2/28/2018

2008 Ford F-150

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Everything went to work just fine. The person at Crux was very knowledgeable and helpful. Good Job

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Crutchfield customer from Marion, NC on 2/21/2018

2006 Ford F-150

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Crutchfield install items always on point

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Don from Greensboro, NC on 2/20/2018

2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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Works great 99.5% of the time. Other .5% it will change media source when changing volume on steering wheel or some other combo of steering wheel controls.

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Daryl from Sparks, NV on 2/11/2018

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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I was told that installing the steering wheel control harness should be left to the professionals....nonsense, it was vary easy to do if you just read the instructionsz

Pros: Very easy to do. Works perfectly.

Cons: None

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Works but doesn't connect to everything

Mark from Havre De Grace, MD on 2/9/2018

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Can only give this a 3 as it didn't integrate to everything I thought it would. I replaced the OEM AM/FM/CD/Satellite/Sync radio in my 2009 Ford F250 as I hated the really small buttons and wanted ApplePlay. It didn't include an adapter for either the Back-up Camera or the Satellite Radio antenna. Had to splice a RCA connector to the 2 wires (White/green stripe was positive, Brown wire negative). Used the Satellite antenna that came with the radio, but if there would have been an adapter, I wouldn't have had to fish a new one into place. It's also a very large wire bundle, that took a considerable amount of time to manipulate to get the radio to fit into the dash.

Pros: If it had all connectors required it would be great

Cons: It's a big wire bundle and all the wire splices occur at the same location, so it gets difficult to package inside the dash with the radio.

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Plug and go

Crutchfield customer from O Fallon, MO on 2/8/2018

2005 Ford Explorer

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Used the ready harness service with this. First install I've ever done. About as plug and play as you can get

Pros: Intuitive set up No mysteries Retained steering wheel controls

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Derrick from Bremen, GA on 2/7/2018

2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Worked out just fine after a few phone calls

Pros: It works, purchased it soley to control volume with factory steering controls.

Cons: Needs more instructions or emails sent out with PDFs I had to call and ask for them.

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Crutchfield customer from Maple Grove, MN on 2/4/2018

2008 Ford F-150

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Worked perfectly! It made the install so much easier and faster.

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Crutchfield customer from Kronenwetter, WI on 1/22/2018

2005 Ford F-150

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worked as it should plug and play what could be easier?

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Crutchfield customer from Fallon, NV on 1/15/2018

2007 Lincoln Town Car

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Steering wheel volume increases correctly but does not always smoothly decrease volume when you select decrease. When you turn the head lights on and select decrease, volume increases every time. Planning to contact tech support when I'm back from Vacation Otherwise no issues.

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Crutchfield response on 1/16/2018
When you return from vacation, 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.

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Works well once figured out

Mitchell from Florida on 1/2/2018

2005 Ford F-150

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Fairly extensive set up process for the different options of integration of steering wheel controls. Seems to work well once configured. Had to contract customer service for a little help getting a items connected.

Pros: Work well with F150 and Kenwood. Crutchfield customer service is outstanding, as always.

Cons: The instructions are a little vague in how to make final connections to the SWC box. Had to call customer service for additional support.

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Howard from Tampa, FL on 12/5/2017

2004 Ford F-150

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Worked perfectly with my F150 pickup radio replacement.

Pros: Worked with my F150 original radio replacement

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Detroit, MI on 12/4/2017

2004 Ford F-150

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Easy plug and play

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Jon from Mcminnville, OR on 11/21/2017

2006 Mercury Milan

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Made hooking up the stereo very easy.

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Eric from Livonia, MI on 11/21/2017

2008 Ford Edge

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This made the installation of my Pioneer DVD head unit a breeze to install. The instructions were easy to follow and my steering wheel controls work perfectly.

Pros: Easy install

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Anaheim, CA on 11/21/2017

2005 Ford F-150

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Makes life easier compared to decades ago.

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Randy from South Euclid, OH on 10/26/2017

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This is just what i needed to get the radio controls on my steering wheel to work with my aftermarket radio.

Pros: Plug and play with color coded wires. just does not get any easier than that.

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Easy install!!!

robert from Ft Smith, AR on 10/16/2017

2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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this harness and interface worked great. set up was easy and it worked perfect the first time, no issues. I looked at a couple of other steering wheel control adapters and they had poor ratings and complaints on instructions and installation. this was almost as easy as a factory replacement.

Pros: easy install, good instructions

Cons: had to look in the install manual to find if it was compatible with my head unit before purchase, it should have been in the product listing.

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Crutchfield customer from charlestown,in on 10/15/2017

2006 Ford F-150

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I bought this interface so my steering wheel controls would work.My radio was not listed as one that worked with the interface.Crutchfield support people told me 4 different ways to set the dip switches,no one was sure.They were not sure how it should be wired and had me try many different ways including cutting of a jack and splicing in the wires.I should be refunded the cost of the interface,the steering wheel controls still don't work.

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Crutchfield response on 10/17/2017
We're sorry this customer had problems with his steering wheel controls. Our Tech Support team is working with him to resolve the issue. If you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, it's important to contact our Customer Support or Tech Support teams right away. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Leesville, SC on 9/21/2017

2005 Ford F-150

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Over all a great harness, instructions were ok, but color print might be better for us older folks.

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Brandon from Hyde Park, UT on 7/27/2017

2004 Ford F-150

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Worked and allowed me to keep my steering wheel controls and more importantly allowed me to use my factory sub.

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Crutchfield customer from Appleton, WI on 7/24/2017

2005 Ford F-150

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I got this harness so I could still continue to use the steering wheel controls and not lose that convience. The wires themselves had the writing on to make it a whole lot easier to tell what wire goes with what. D

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Jeff from Sand Springs, OK on 7/16/2017

2004 Ford Expedition

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Worked perfectly very easy

Pros: Plug and play

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Harleysville, PA on 6/26/2017

2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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some of the buttons take a minute or two to work once the car is turned on but it all works. came from factory with wire not attached and had to isolate the issue, but easy fix. does what its supposed to do.

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Crutchfield customer from Runaway Bay, Tx on 6/15/2017

2006 Ford F-150

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This has worked great in my truck. Little confused on what that little box is but outside that it has worked great.

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Crutchfield customer from Duncan, Ok on 6/7/2017

2008 Ford F-150

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This was the nightmare to my install. I have an '08 F150 with a factory subwoofer. So, as per my selection, this is what came with my Kenwood DPX702BH. Most of the wiring was straightforward and I had the unit powered up fairly quick for a test run. All four doors fired up but not the sub. So...........emails (and eventually calls) ensued to make sure everything was wired correctly. I got a voltage meter and checked everything and it all seemed like it was right. I couldn't work on it every day due to family or having to work or waiting on responses. So this drug out for several weeks while I surfed the web forums and contacting the maker of the unit (Crux). They were no help. I contacted two other harness manufacturers and got a helpful reply from one of them (Metra). The guy gave me the part number, so I ordered it, had it in in a couple of days, installed it and the sub fired right up. I ended up leaving the Crux wired up so that I could retain my steering wheel controls and then bypassed the voltage regulator and used the Metra connector for the sub. So ultimately, either the 12v-5v stepdown regulator on the Crux unit was bad, or the wiring itself didn't mate up correctly. I'd have to take it all back apart to run a voltage meter on everything to nail it down, but once it started working, I was tired of having my dash gutted, so I put it all back together and am listening to my tunes now

Pros: Retains steering wheel controls

Cons: Didn't fire the sub

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Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 5/20/2017

2004 Ford Explorer

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After getting over the initial shock of all the wires and spending about 30 minutes or so studying the schematic and setting the dip switches for my vehicle it all came together very well. It works as advertised, no issues, including steering wheel control. My only complaint is the pictures of the steering wheel were a little hard to read and it wasn't clear that the 3.5MM connector for my Pioneer was supposed to plug into the "remote control" port on my Pioneer. But that is what Crutchfield technical support is for. Crutchfield is #1 in customer service and technical support. By far the BEST I've ever dealt with in any industry.

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Crutchfield customer from Boise, ID on 5/7/2017

2006 Ford F-150

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12 volt to 5v did not work. Was replaced by customer service. Have yet to reinstall. Love the service

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Awesome

George from St Paul, MN on 4/25/2017

2004 Lincoln LS

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Awesome everything worked like factory,

Pros: everything works like factory, needed help from Crutchfield support but got it figured out fast and retains factory functionality

Cons: none

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Good Product

Matt from Seattle, WA on 4/21/2017

2004 Ford F-150

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Good product. Came with everything necessary to connect aftermarket head unit to factory wiring harness on 2004 F150 Lariat and all steering wheel controls work correctly. Instructions were very generic and it required a little bit of YouTube research to figure out some of the connections between the wiring interface and the specific aftermarket head unit. Would be really great if they could figure out how to add a built in resistor to stop the factory subwoofer pop, or at least provided a warning and possibly an option to purchase a suitable resistor from Crutchfield at the time instead of having to make a trip to RadioShack after the fact to get one to fix the pop, but for a one size fits all product I can't really hold that against them.

Pros: Maintains all steering wheel controls

Cons: Instructions could be improved

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Probably a better product for newer vehicles

bill from San Antonio, TX on 4/11/2017

2005 Ford F-150

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This interface is useful in maintaining steering wheel controls and comes with options for multiple vehicles and stereos combinations which was a Godsend. For a 2005 F150 Lariat it involved cutting a connector off of one of the included wiring options and using that to wire to the stereo I was mounting in my truck, a Blaupunkt Austin 440. The Crux interface "box/module" has DIP switches to be set according to the brand of radio and DIP switches to be set according to the vehicle. For MY application the radio DIP switches were actually set for a Sony radio and the vehicle switches were set for "Off-Off-On." My steering wheel only has two buttons for "volume up and down" and "memory up and down" a newer vehicle with more buttons would benefit more from this product with more options available through the radio.

Pros: Kept my steering wheel controls

Cons: Cost versus benefit for MY vehicle

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Gerald from Vancouver, WA on 4/11/2017

2005 Ford F-150

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The wiring harness was great but the instructions were not.

Pros: harness was well done

Cons: need to improve instructions. would have help to have a wiring diagram for the harness

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Tyler from Alto, GA on 4/11/2017

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Great product installed with without issues its nice to have my steering wheel controls again on my 06 f250

Pros: great build quality

Cons: instructions could be revised

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Perfect!

Rich from NJ on 4/10/2017

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This unit came to me all wired up. And as an old school guy who haven't installed a radio in some time, it was an extremely pleasant surprise. It works perfectly!!

Pros: Clean install. Gives you control of your steering wheel buttons perfectly.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Hershey, PA on 4/3/2017

2004 Ford Expedition

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Buying this product through Crutchfield was the best decision when upgrading my stock sound system. This product came with most connections already in place for my specific car, since I included those details on the website when buying it. Would not try to buy any other product through any other seller than Crutchfield. Thanks!!!

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John from Illinois on 4/2/2017

2006 Lincoln Mark LT

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Everything went together well and works great .already told my friends about my experience they couldn't believe how nice it is.

Pros: Everything went together well and works great

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Shelbyville, TN on 3/31/2017

2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Everything was very good with the exception of the steering wheel control. Still haven't got it working.

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Crutchfield customer from Atlanta on 3/22/2017

2005 Ford Expedition

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Great product!!! Easy installation with instructions.

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Crutchfield customer from Richmond, VA on 3/21/2017

2008 Ford F-150

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Worked great but the instructions were not very clear. Had to call tech support.

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Works like factory

Art from Olympia, wa on 3/13/2017

2006 Ford Explorer

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Steering will controls work great on my 2006 Ford exploreR

Pros: Easy controls

Cons: Complicated options when installing

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James from Lompoc, CA on 3/12/2017

2005 Ford F-150

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Made install super easy, but my steering wheel controls are a little off. The volume works, but the button that should skip tracks also increases volume. It's possible another switch setup may work better, but it's not worth tearing the dash back apart to experiment. I wish the instructions had been a little better in this regard.

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Allows must of my truck features to work

Dan from Tampa, FL on 3/6/2017

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At first it looked way to hard to install, but with several calls to tech support I was up and running

Pros: Allows my steering wheel controls to work

Cons: No way to have the factory DVD system work with the new radio

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Crutchfield customer from Springfield, MA on 3/6/2017

2004 Ford Expedition

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Instructions not clear. Need to plug 1/8 stereo phono plug adapter into female 4 plug between dip switches. Need to put 1/8 into back of radio. I ended up un-installing radio to get working.

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Crutchfield always provides!

Colten from Gretna, Ne on 3/5/2017

2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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This product works great! Very easy to install of you can match colors and decode the provided instructions. Did not want to give up the steering wheel controls when installing a pioneer double din DVD and didn't have to!

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Great Wiring Harness

Crutchfield customer from Rossville, GA on 2/27/2017

2006 Ford Expedition

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Works great! Easy to install.

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Very easy to installed

Gumby from Knightdale, NC on 2/26/2017

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Very easy to installed and interphase without any problem

Pros: Price and easy to installed

Cons: Non

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Shane from Lenoir, NC on 2/13/2017

2004 Ford Expedition

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The harness along with the labeling and diagrams were very easy to follow and get hooked up to my factory wiring.

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Blaine from New Westminster, BC on 1/29/2017

2004 Ford F-150

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This wiring harness is well marked and the quality is decent. Color coding is good and saves plenty of time. The literature is fairly good but you still need to have some knowledge. I would not want to wire a new receiver into a modern vehicle without it. The steering wheel interface is a nice touch but you have to play with the settings and leads to make it work as you want it to.

Pros: Good design with plenty of options and good color coding.

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Chris from Brick,New Jersey on 1/23/2017

2004 Lincoln LS

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Very good product, easy install, fit my vehicle(04 Lincoln LS), very good directions. Even steering wheel controls work. Would definitely recommend to other people.

Pros: Fits vehicle great and easy install

Cons: Many wires took a while to solder and put in car

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Crutchfield customer from Chelan, Wa on 1/21/2017

2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Works great! One third the cost of the local shop.... Im trying to figure out what to buy next!

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Great product.

Craig from Moses Lake, WA on 1/3/2017

2006 Ford Expedition

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Made installation a snap.

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James from Ashland, VA on 1/1/2017

2006 Ford F-150

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Steering wheel connection worked fine. However, device would not eliminate the thump from my factory subwoofer when powering down the new Pioneer front end. Working with Crutchfield on other work arounds, no solution as of yet. Disappointing....

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Treli from South carolina on 12/23/2016

2006 Ford F-150

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Great product wonderful price five star customer service

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Ivan from redondo beach, CA on 12/12/2016

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works greast in my 2006 Lincoln Town car. steering wheel controls plug into the 'wired remote' port on the stereo.

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Easy Install

Crutchfield customer from Mckinney, TX on 12/11/2016

2008 Ford Explorer

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Easy install just requires a lifting wire splicing. Make sure you have connectors. Worth it to do yourself rather than pay for install. Wasn't sure where to start, called Crutchfield and got easy, quick guidance.

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Crutchfield customer from TX on 12/5/2016

2006 Ford F-150

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Great harness, easy to install!

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Crutchfield customer from Lanham, MD on 11/12/2016

2005 Ford F-150

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This product work perfectly, but only because I had Crutchfield phone support. There were some wires that were not the color referred to in the instructions. Telephone support from Crutchfield (three calls) helped me find the wires in my truck and the connections that I needed. I discovered the wrong colored wire in the harness.

Pros: Well made and works great. Very happy with the final result. Crutchfield support is 5 stars plus.

Cons: Instructions were inadequate. Required three calls to Crutchfield. I buy from Crutchfield because I know that I will not be stuck with instructions that don't work.

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Steve from Highland, CA on 10/19/2016

2006 Ford F-350

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Easy to connect and the directions are detailed.

Pros: Great directions.

Cons: Looks like an impossible mess.

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Mark from Manitowoc, WI on 10/3/2016

2008 Ford Fusion

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bought this product to speed up install of the new VR-651b. I also thought the steering wheel controls would work with this interface. So far the steering wheel controls don't work with this system on my 2008 Ford Fusion.

Pros: Install was faster with this interface. Called for help and reached someone for install help with steering wheel controls.

Cons: Steering wheel controls don't work with this system yet on my car

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Make sure its the right fit!

Ben from Gainesville, FL on 10/3/2016

2007 Ford Edge

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I bought this by recommendation of the Crutchfield website. The wiring harness works but I'm not using half of the wire harness. Just be careful of what you have and don't get more harness than you need.

Pros: it works

Cons: the wiring harness isn't for that particular Ford Edge

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Wire harness

James from Thornton, Co on 10/1/2016

2007 Ford Focus ZX4

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This isn't the best wiring harness, and the only reason I say that is because the factory subwoofer wouldn't not hook up, even though it said it would, besides that is was easy to hook up and I had it playing with in 10 minutes of opening it.

Pros: Easy to hook up

Cons: Did not work with factory subwoofer

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Crutchfield customer from Tacoma, WA on 9/23/2016

2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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There are a lot of wires but they were fairly easy to figure out.

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New radio

Will C from Lynchburg on 9/15/2016

2004 Ford Expedition

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Great product

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Crutchfield customer from Washington, DC on 9/2/2016

2005 Ford F-150

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Quick easy installation. Good instructions.

Pros: Color coded correctly Good directions Perfect fit

Cons: None

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Works good but not perfect

Mark from Orlando, FL on 7/15/2016

2004 Ford F-150

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Hook up was easy, factory sub started popping when shutting the truck off after install, the volume works as it should, the skip next button works as it should, the previous song button changes my source, -Pioneer deh-x6700BT Adding the aftermarket radio definitely improved the factory sub quality and made the door speakers a little louder. After adding aftermarket speakers it sounded great.

Pros: Utilize the factory steering wheel controls and subwoofer

Cons: Previous song button on steering wheel changes source, sub pops when radio shuts off.

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We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Works fine

Rick from Brighton , MI on 7/14/2016

2007 Ford F-150

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Worked great on my 2007 F-150. Although my truck only has two steering wheel control buttons for the radio available: Volume up/down and Seek.

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Great concept poor implementation

Adam from Elizabethtown, KY on 7/13/2016

2007 Lincoln Mark LT

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I purchased this product since it was an all in one harness that maintained the Aux port. I couldn't find anything else that maintained my factory Aux port. Everything worked fine except I had a "pop" from my factory amp when turning the truck off. After hours of troubleshooting with support and my Dash in pieces for a couple weeks I decided to try the standard Metra harness/12v-5v stepdown adapter/ASWC-1. This worked flawlessly. I did verify the crux harness was putting out 5v like it should have. In hindsight, I wonder if wiring the steering wheel control to the chassis vs. harness ground would have resolved the issue. (This would mean cutting the crux harness) That is the only thing I can think of in the harness that would have been holding the power to give the "pop".

Pros: All in one harness that maintains Aux port, Steering wheel controls, factory sub Crutchfield support was great and they were very willing to help and did everything they could to correct my issue

Cons: I couldn't get rid of the turn off pop. Crux support was mediocre. They responded, but that's about all. It was usually a one line email and they seemed disinterested in helping to resolve the issue.

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Fantastic and Outstanding

John from Bonham, Texas on 6/29/2016

2007 Ford Freestyle

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My wife was delighted, astounded, and incredulous

Pros: off the scale performance!! simple to install 2nd purchase from Crutchfield; very people friendly customer service, pleasant and easy to understand. fix any concern

Cons: None

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Super Easy and Works Great!

Jeremy M from Odessa, MO on 6/28/2016

2004 Ford F-150

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Extremely easy to install if you know anything at all about soldering or at least capping wires together. Everything was color coded and fairly easy to figure out. The instructions were fairly clear in terms of the different options for the specific vehicle.

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Ease of connection great

Alton W from New Orleans, LA on 6/26/2016

2008 Ford F-150

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Everything need for connection was there

Pros: ease of you

Cons: none

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Works fine

Glenn B from Jonesborough, TN on 6/5/2016

2006 Mercury Mountaineer

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Ok, 1 button does not work right

Kevin from Florence, KY on 5/20/2016

2006 Ford F-350

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I Had a little difficulty getting this to work, I called and spoke with Austin and he was a great help getting it to respond. I thought it was working after finishing the phone call and reassembled the dash. After fully testing the steering wheel controls the volume up and down work and the mode button works but the next button just increases the volume.

Pros: easy to hook up

Cons: instruction could be better could only get 3 out of 4 buttons working properly

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only half works

Jaksjerky from Bowling Green, OH on 4/25/2016

2005 Ford F-150

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I installed this with a Pioneer 4100NEX, and I only have volume and source, no skip. Really bums me out.

Pros: easy install

Cons: Doesn't work well

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Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to help the customer. We'll either help him get this interface working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

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Steve from Fairfield, CA on 4/18/2016

2006 Ford Focus ZX3

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A nice item to retain your steering wheel controls. Since installing this on my can i have used my steering wheel controls much more. My car is an 06 focus manf in 05 but has controls of 07 and above. For setting the box was easy tho the paper was wrong for my settings,, the settings for my car was off on on --on on on incase that helps some one for an 06 focus.. My steering wheel control has seek up n down, volume up and down and mode.

Pros: good product.

Cons: noce

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Dad's F-150

Harrison from Fleming Isalnd, FL on 4/17/2016

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Great interface. Everything worked as advertised.

Pros: Simple. Works.

Cons: none

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Good product

J. Day from Bay Minette, al on 4/17/2016

2007 Ford F-150

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Good product very simple to hook up would have been better if it retained all of the steering wheel functions

Pros: Simple to hook up

Cons: Did not retain all the functions when paired with my Jvc

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Keith J from Temple, TX on 4/6/2016

2008 Ford F-150

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The product and instructions were easy to follow and hook-up. It works great with the only exception of one of the steering wheel controls. The 'seek' button acts like a second volume+ control. All dips switches are set per the instruction sheet and even adjusted the switches per Crutchfield email, but no changes.

Pros: The Crux SWRFD-60L Wiring Interface along with the stereo is great. Three out of the four steering wheel buttons function as they did with the factory stereo.

Cons: Would have rated the product a 5... in the 'seek' button function had been retained.

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Worked like a charm

Will from oklahoma city, OK on 3/27/2016

2008 Ford Fusion

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The wiring harness handled all the functionality needed to retain the steering wheel controls and made the actual installation a breeze.

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Features

Radio Replacement Interface: The CRUX SWRFD-60L is a radio replacement interface for select 2003-2012 Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles. It facilitates the integration of an aftermarket radio to enable retention of factory features when replacing a factory installed radio in select  Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles. This interface is also pre-programmed for retention of steering wheel controls.

Compatibility: The CRUX SWRFD-60L is supported by the following Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles.

Ford
Model Year
Crown Victoria 2004-2008
Edge 2007-2010
Expedition 2004-2006
Explorer / Explorer S 2004-2010
F-150 2004-2008
F-250 2008
F-250 Super Duty 2005-2007
F-350 2005-2008
F-450 2008
Five Hundred 2005-2007
Focus ZX3 / ZX4 / ZX5 / ZXW 2005-2007
Freestar 2004-2007
Freestyle 2005-2007
Fusion 2006-2009
Taurus / Taurus X 2008-2009
Thunderbird 2004-2005
Lincoln
Model Year
Aviator 2003-2005
LS 2004-2006
Mark LT 2006-2008
MKX 2008-2010
MKZ 2007
Navigator 2009-2010
Town Car 2004-2011
Zephyr 2006
Mercury
Model Year
Grand Marquis 2003-2010
Mariner 2005-2007
Mariner HY 2006-2007
Milan 2006-2009
Montego 2005-2007
Monterey 2004-2007
Mountaineer 2006-2010
Sable 2008-2009
Notes:
  • Does not retain SYNC.
  • Not compatible with factory-installed Sony sound systems and THX systems w/ amplifier.

Retains Factory Aux Input: The CRUX SWRFD-60L can retain your vehicle's factory Aux input through the stereo RCA connectors within the wiring harness. Your aftermarket head unit must have a rear-panel Aux input (male mini to female stereo RCA adapter may be required, sold separately).

Retained Factory Sub: The CRUX SWRFD-60L will retain your vehicle's factory amplifier and sub through the mono-RCA connector and remote turn-on lead within the wiring harness. Your aftermarket stereo must be equipped with a subwoofer pre-out and remote turn-on lead.

Steering Wheel Control Retention: The CRUX SWRFD-60L will retain the factory steering wheel controls in Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles that feature analog steering wheel controls. The SWRFD-60L is fitted with an SWC output for Pioneer, Alpine, Clarion, Kenwood, JVC, and Blaupunkt 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 SWRFD-60L 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: Two SWC harnesses are included with this unit. You will only use one of these harnesses based on your type of radio (please refer to the owner's manual). 

Wiring Harness: The included wiring harness features a three multi-pin connectors which plugs into your vehicle's factory radio harness, plus a 12-pin connector which plugs into the SWRFD-60L interface module. The wiring harness also provides the following bare-wire leads which will need to be hardwired to your aftermarket head unit's wiring harness.

Wire Color Function
Black Chassis Ground
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Orange Illumination
Blue Power Antenna
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 -
Purple Right Rear Speaker +
Purple/black Right Rear Speaker -
Red/white VSS (vehicle speed sensor)

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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For steering wheel control. [ Jimmy   Jul 15, 2019 ]
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Allow you to connect the receiver to the original harness without damaging it or modifications [ Hector M. Lopez  Apr 26, 2019 ]
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so i could have my swc [ louis  Mar 04, 2019 ]
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It was included in the install package [ Todd  Jan 20, 2019 ]
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Y'all said I should get it and I trust you [ John  Nov 29, 2018 ]
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Ease of installlation [ Shawn  Sep 16, 2018 ]
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It fits my vehicle [ aidan  Aug 24, 2018 ]
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Have bought other cheap wiring harnesses but found the pin/wires were not setup correctly to retain factory amplifier. Choose this option for included tech support to ensure I can wire it correctly. Bonus can also keep steering wheel buttons. [ Richard  Aug 08, 2018 ]
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Wanted to maintain steering wheel controls [ William  Jun 29, 2018 ]
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part selected by tech support based on my input [ daniel  Jun 05, 2018 ]
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Site says its needed. [ Bob -Maryland  Apr 30, 2018 ]
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suggested by a crutchfield advisor. I wanted to use my steering wheel controls. [ joseph  Apr 19, 2018 ]
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Recommended by sales rep [ Robert  Mar 30, 2018 ]
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Convenience [ Andres  Feb 27, 2018 ]
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Because it comes with the stereo system and it fits my truck. [ Melanie  Feb 22, 2018 ]
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I need this for the install of my unit. [ John  Feb 10, 2018 ]
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I want to keep my steering wheel controls [ Zachary  Jan 08, 2018 ]
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Wanted to retain steering wheel controls and recommended by Crutchfield [ Daniel  Dec 16, 2017 ]
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Hope this is the part for my car to install radio [ Martin  Dec 12, 2017 ]
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To make the installation go smooth [ E  Nov 27, 2017 ]
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Are you kidding? Of course I'd not install a receiver without keeping the factory steering wheel controls. Now I'll have the option to control features on the dash or on the steering wheel. No brainer. [ Will  Nov 24, 2017 ]
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Recommended [ Robert  Nov 03, 2017 ]
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to retain steering wheel controls. [ jason  Oct 01, 2017 ]
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I chose this one to retain my steering wheel controls [ Anthony  Aug 21, 2017 ]
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Offered at s great price. [ Katlin Le  Jul 10, 2017 ]
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Required for install [ Calvin  Jun 26, 2017 ]
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Suggested by sales rep. I wanted to retain steering wheel controls and did not want to cut into factory wiring. [ Trent  Jun 22, 2017 ]
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Want steering wheel options [ Richard  Jun 14, 2017 ]
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I want to have remote steering wheel control of audio system [ Paul  Jun 02, 2017 ]
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It fits [ Ben  Apr 24, 2017 ]
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Suggested for my truck [ BS  Apr 18, 2017 ]
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was recommend for my application [ Tyler  Apr 06, 2017 ]
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Needed for install [ Lee  Apr 01, 2017 ]
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TO KEEP STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS [ MAXIMO  Mar 23, 2017 ]
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I wanted to still be able to control the stereo from the steering wheel. [ Heidi  Mar 18, 2017 ]
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To control steering wheel controls [ Nolan Venesta  Feb 24, 2017 ]
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Wanted to keep my steering wheel controls and this was the harness suggested to do so. [ Tim  Feb 02, 2017 ]
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because i want to maintain steering wheel controls and to simplify wiring and because you recommended it [ George  Jan 19, 2017 ]
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suggested for item [ S  Jan 16, 2017 ]
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To hook up to factory wiring harness without cutting any wires. [ James E.  Dec 19, 2016 ]
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Liked the reviews on this to Interface my steering wheel [ Annita  Dec 06, 2016 ]
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For the Steering wheel controls interface [ Michael  Nov 26, 2016 ]
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Easier to install with proper equipment [ BRENDAN  Sep 27, 2016 ]
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I have a steering wheel with controls for the stereo. I still wanted the new stereo to work with the steering wheel controls. [ Mark  Sep 20, 2016 ]
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because it was the only one made to fit my expedition. [ william  Sep 05, 2016 ]
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Came with the receiver I bought from Crutchfield. [ JAY M  Aug 22, 2016 ]
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I like my steering wheel controls [ Bradley  Aug 16, 2016 ]
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I want to keep my steering wheel controls. It also allows installation without cutting the factory harness so I can put the factory radio back easily. [ Shawn  Jul 11, 2016 ]
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I've used this kit before on another install. Easy to figure out and steering wheel control worked 1st time and continue to work great months later. [ ROBERT  Jul 07, 2016 ]
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Worked with my car and I wanted to keep the use of the stereo controls on the steering wheel [ William  May 15, 2016 ]
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Easy Install [ M  Apr 24, 2016 ]
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The previous owner didn't connect the steering wheel controls, so I'm bringing them back. [ Jason T.  Apr 05, 2016 ]
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Required for installation in my vehicle. [ Willard  Apr 04, 2016 ]
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Wiring Harness AND Steering Wheel Control all in one package--all for the price of just a wiring harness at any other location. Most would have charged me double! [ Kevin  Apr 04, 2016 ]
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Necessary [ Adrian  Mar 30, 2016 ]
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Worked in my truck. [ Mitch  Mar 29, 2016 ]
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Retain factory steering wheel controls with the new Kenwood install. [ TIM  Mar 12, 2016 ]
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This was the proper wiring harness needed to install my new Kenwood touchscreen receiver. I want a clean professional install and this was one of the parts I needed to do that. [ Steven  Feb 22, 2016 ]
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This part is going to be the cats meow if it does everything it says. Connect aftermarket radio to factory wiring including the steering wheel audio controls. Yeah, I'm in. [ Dustin  Feb 19, 2016 ]
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6 questions already asked

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I am purchasing a 2005 Expedition King Ranch with rear entertainment. Will this keep the rear entertainment or do I need a desperate adapter for that?
[ Jeremy  Dec 03, 2017 ]
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I have the 2004 F150 Lariat with rear entertainment. I could not get it to work with the radio harness. I don't think there is anything out there that will allow the rear entertainment to hook up to the radio. I don't use it but I'm going to mess with the wiring to get the TV to work on the AUX myself. On a good note the steering wheel controls work perfectly!
[ Mad max  Feb 12, 2019 ]
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Can't answer the question as I only had front.
[ Larry   Dec 03, 2017 ]
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My 2004 F150 factory 6 disc radio only has one plug in the back. This says it fits my truck, but it has extra plugs. I have a JVC KW AVX840 that came out of my other Ford vehicle, and that harness had three plugs. Help?
[ B  Sep 10, 2017 ]
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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  Sep 11, 2017 ]  Staff
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For customers that fixed the sub woofer popping, how do you do it? It looks like the SWRFD-60L has a resistor to bring the voltage down from 12v to 5v but after first installation, the sub still pooped. I even crimped in Axxess AFDI-5V between the radio and Crux harness and still get the sub pop. The Metra 70-5521 harness has two blue/white remote wires that get spliced to the radio's remote wire, while the SWRFD-60L only has one.
[ Kevin  Apr 23, 2017 ]
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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, or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
[ Krissy  Apr 26, 2017 ]  Staff
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2006 Expedition Eddie Bauer, would this work to retain the steering wheel controls?
[ Robert  Jun 11, 2016 ]
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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.
[ Kenny  Jun 11, 2016 ]  Staff
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Will this clip in to what is already in my vehicle, or do I need to crimp every wire?
[ Caleb  Jan 22, 2016 ]
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You have to crimp all the colored wires to your head units same colored wires then it will plug into your vehicle.
[ Benjamin  Jan 22, 2016 ]
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