About the Crux SWRFD-60L Wiring Interface
Keep your factory options
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.
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.
- 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
- SWC harnesses
- SWC adapter cable
- Aux harness
- Antenna adapter
- Installation Instructions
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More details on the Crux SWRFD-60L Wiring Interface
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.
|Explorer / Explorer S||2004-2010|
|F-250 Super Duty||2005-2007|
|Focus ZX3 / ZX4 / ZX5 / ZXW||2005-2007|
|Taurus / Taurus X||2008-2009|
- 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 comes pre-programmed to retain the factory steering wheel controls in your vehicle. The included steering wheel harness consists of a right-angle 3.5mm connector and blue/yellow wire (you'll only use the connection type your aftermarket radio is equipped with). There is also steering wheel control (SWC) adapter for aftermarket radios with a 3-wire steering wheel control input. The SWRFD-60L will work with any of the listed aftermarket radio brands that feature a steering wheel control input using the included harness, appropriate connector, and dip-switch settings (see owner's manual for appropriate settings).
- 3.5mm Connector: Alpine, Clarion, Dual/Axxera, Jensen, Pioneer, and Sony
- Blue/Yellow Wire: Kenwood and JVC
- 3-Wire Adapter: Other aftermarket radios (like Boss) with SWC Key 1, SWC Key 2, and SWC Ground wires
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