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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

Item # 249FD60L

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
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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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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.
  • Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible and what additional installation accessories will be needed.

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-06L 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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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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