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Crux HBRHD-61A

Connect a new car stereo and retain handlebar audio controls with a compatible aftermarket radio in select 1998-2013 Harley-Davidson models

Item # 249HBRHD61

Crux's HBRHD-61A interface allows you to keep the handlebar audio controls on your Harley-Davidson when installing...

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About the Crux HBRHD-61A

Hand controls keep you safe

Crux's HBRHD-61A interface allows you to keep the handlebar audio controls on your Harley-Davidson when installing an aftermarket stereo. 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.

Hand controls keep you safe

Crux's HBRHD-61A interface allows you to keep the handlebar audio controls on your Harley-Davidson when installing an aftermarket stereo. 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.

This interface comes with all the harnesses and plugs necessary for connection, but you may still have to splice a wire or two for your specific installation. The HBRHD-61A supports Siri and Android voice control functions when supported by your aftermarket radio. The HBRHD-61A will retain your handlebar controls with compatible Alpine, Blaupunkt, Clarion, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, and Jensen receivers with either a 3.5 mm wired remote input or a steering wheel control input.

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Product highlights:

  • connect a new stereo in select 1998-2013 Harley-Davidson models
    • FLTR (Road Glide)
    • FLHX/FLHT (Street Glide/Electra Glide)
  • retain your handlebar audio controls with select car stereos
  • works with select Alpine, Blaupunkt, Clarion, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, and Jensen receivers with 3.5 mm wired remote input or steering wheel control input
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # HBRHD-61A
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What's in the box:

  • Radio replacement interface module
  • HD-01 harness
  • 2 SWC harnesses
  • Boss radio SWC connector
  • Installation Instructions

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Features

Vehicle Compatibility: The CRUX HBRHD-61A is a radio replacement interface for select 1998-2013 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles. It facilitates the integration of an after-market radio to enable retention of certain factory features when replacing a factory-installed radio and is also pre-programmed for retention of handle bar controls.

Make Model Year
Harley-Davidson Road Glide (FLTR) 1998-2013
Street Glide (FLHX/FLHT) 1998-2013
Note: The wiring harness only includes leads for the front left & right speakers. If your motorcycle has rear speakers, they will need to be hardwired.

Retains Handle Bar Controls: The CRUX HBRHD-61A will retain your Harley-Davidson's handle bar controls. Two steering wheel control harnesses are included, but only one will be used based on your brand of aftermarket head unit (see Installation Instructions). You will also need to configure the HBRHD-61A's 3 dip-switches based on your brand aftermarket head unit (see Installation Instructions). Retained handle bar control functions include -

  • Source
  • Volume Up/Down
  • Mute
  • Track/Seek Up, Track/Seek Down
  • Voice Control (requires aftermarket head unit with Siri or Android control)
Note: The CRUX HBRHD-61A is compatible with Alpine, Blaupunkt, Clarion, JVC, Kenwood, Jensen, Pioneer, and Sony aftermarket head units with steering wheel control wire or input.

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Suggestion by crutchfield to keep my handlebar controls [ Anthony  Feb 01, 2019 ]
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Suggested part. [ James  Dec 21, 2018 ]
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To retain handlebar controls [ Michael  Oct 19, 2018 ]
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Was package deal I didn't have a choice [ Paul  Sep 23, 2018 ]
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recommended [ JAY  Sep 22, 2018 ]
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Recommended by the team! [ MARTIN RAY  Aug 17, 2018 ]
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Recommended by Crutchfield to retain handlebar controls and functions. [ Latchik  Aug 10, 2018 ]
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Only availible [ Branden  Aug 08, 2018 ]
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It was recommended on this site. [ Christopher T.  Jul 20, 2018 ]
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Best internet description and information about the unit [ Timothy Dale  Jun 01, 2018 ]
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Reviews were good. [ Christopher  May 14, 2018 ]
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I need it for handle bar controls [ jeremy  May 11, 2018 ]
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So my wiring is not all hack up [ John  May 09, 2018 ]
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It was recommended by Crutchfield to put an aftermarket stereo in my Harley Ultra CVO and retain handlebar controls [ Cory  Mar 31, 2018 ]
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3 questions already asked

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Hope all is well. Having issue with the adapter as it doesn't adequately utilize the handlebar controls, some time the volume button does as it should other times changes the channel, any suggestions?
[ Superman  Nov 18, 2018 ]
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Mine works perfectly. Must be some short in the adapter. Change it out.
[ Steven  Nov 19, 2018 ]
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Hi there mine does the same thing
[ ROGER WAYNE  Nov 18, 2018 ]
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I'll be honest, mine does the same thing from time to time. Sometimes it will not respond to commands. I don't know if the radio and the interface get logic locked or there is an actual internal problem with it. But mine does the same thing intermittently
[ brian  Nov 18, 2018 ]
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Check your connection pins make sure they aren't loose and arching off of each other. That would be my only guess
[ ROBERT  Nov 18, 2018 ]
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Mine did the same thing I found that if it gets any moisture at all in there it does that. I wrapped mine in plastic and electric tape. It's not full proof however it hasn't done it in a while to me.
[ Joshua D.  Nov 18, 2018 ]
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Hope all is well. Having issue with the adapter as it doesn't adequately utilize the handlebar controls, some time the volume button does as it should other times changes the channel, any suggestions?
[ Superman  Nov 18, 2018 ]
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The volume should only work on the left side and the channel change button is on the right side you may have a pinched wire somewhere in your handlebars check all your switch controls at the handlebars
[ CHRIS  Nov 18, 2018 ]
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Call Crutchfield customer support and tell them what kind of stereo you have. They will advise you to set the push pins in the back of the adapter. Mine did the same thing until I called customer support. I installed a Sony and customer support Walked me thru it. I hope this helps.
[ Sandy  Nov 18, 2018 ]
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changing all stereo system and adding 6.5 speakers in batwing fairing and lower leg fairing and also subwoofers to the saddlebags with amp to speakers in both fairing and also subs with aftermarket stereo full upgrade any help would be grateful ?
[ hanksp8s  May 04, 2018 ]
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IT WORKS AND IT'S EASY TO INSTALL
[ vincent  May 14, 2018 ]
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If you use the Crux HBRHD-61A you will be able to retain the handle bar functions (they do Chang a bit, you will have volume,change stations,skip songs,mute,change functions) the adapter only has the wiring for the two batwing speakers but you can do like I did and wire the speakers directly from the stereo or amp and only use the adapter for your power and handle bar controls. There are endless options for stereo and speakers but I went with the Sony MEX 100 BT marine receiver. It's got a built in class D amplifier with plenty of power to power some quality speakers. I had some alpine 6.5 in the fairing and Polk Audio DB 652 in my lower fairing. As for the extra amp to power the bag subwoofer there are a ton of options out there.
[ Pete  May 14, 2018 ]
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First thing make sure u order the wiring harness so u can control the volume, change tracks etc from the handle bar controls. Second if u install 6.5 inch speakers make sure U get the speaker adapters because the fairing speakers R only 4.5 inch's. Also purchase the compact amp for the speakers b/c then U can mount the amp on top of U R head unit in the fairing. To save space in U R saddle bags. I hope some of this helps. Enter
[ Sandy  May 14, 2018 ]

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