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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

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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

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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Crutchfield customer from Fort Collins, CO on 9/2/2019

2006 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide

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Great product. It was easy to install,setup . Works like a champ.

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Crutchfield customer from Greenwood, SC on 8/26/2019

2006 Harley-Davidson Street Glide

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Awesome product!!! Well recommended

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Not recommended for old cars or motorcycles for Android Auto

Crutchfield customer from Quincy, IL on 8/11/2019

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Solid stereo, does not recognize multiple blue tooth phones. Useless in a motorcycle for GPS since you don't have an electronic parking break

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Awesome

david from Fouke, AR on 8/2/2019

2008 Dodge Ram 1500

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Works great. Have a JVC but set it up to work for a Blaupunkt. Used on a Harley Tri-Gide.

Pros: Works as advertised.

Cons: None

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Exactly what I needed!

Crutchfield customer from Victoria, KS on 7/12/2019

2012 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide

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Worked perfectly on my 2012 Electra Glide Ultra Limited! The plug and play design makes it super easy to install. Just wire up your aftermarket head unit, plug it in, and enjoy! Have had no issues at all with it and would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to add an aftermarket head unit to their Harley. The only draw back is that it doesn't retain the automatic volume adjustment that the factory radio has, but not a big deal, just use the handlebar control to turn the volume down at stop lights.

Pros: Easy install. Retains handlebar controls. Affordable.

Cons: Does not retain factory AVC (Automatic Volume Control)

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2012 Road Glide

Randall from North Las Vegas, NV on 6/24/2019

2012 Harley-Davidson Road Glide

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Great fit, easy to install.

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Crutchfield customer from South Hill, VA on 6/1/2019

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Simple easy to use with no mandatory online update.

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Crutchfield customer from Los Lunas, NM on 5/29/2019

2003 Ford Expedition

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Fully retained all handle bar controls Thanks for all your help!!!

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Truly plug & play

Crutchfield customer from Paulden, AZ on 5/24/2019

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Absolutely great. The only way it would have been easier to install would have been to have someone else do it for me. EVERYTHING fit, and worked with zero hassle. Truly plug and play. I strongly recommend buying the installation kit and pre-made wiring harness. I paid less than $150 for everything compared to over $500 just for a new head unit for an OEM unit.

Pros: Everything worked out of the box

Cons: None as far as I am concerned.

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Crutchfield customer from Lynchburg, OH on 5/21/2019

1998 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide

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Works great. All the handlebar controls work as they should.

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2013 Street Glide

Richard from Howey In The Hills, FL on 5/15/2019

2013 Harley-Davidson Street Glide

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I purchased this to go along with a marine JVC head unit per recommendations from Cruchfield. I also purchased the ready made harness option and this makes it truly plug and play. The only issue I had and was corrected by Mike at Crutchfield Tech Support is the position of the 3 DIP switches. Crux listed settings for JVC (at least for the head unit I bought) were incorrect. The settings Mike gave me are for Blaupunkt head unit and work perfectly with my bikes controls (2013 Streetglide). The Blaupunkt setting is #1 Up, #2 Down, #3 Up. I gave it a 4 star rating due to the instructions being pretty vague and the table listing the settings was incorrect. Crutchfield Tech Support is the best!

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Crutchfield customer from Childersburg, AL on 4/11/2019

2006 Harley-Davidson Street Glide

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Worked perfect hooking up my new radio on my 06 street glide. Easy plug and play

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Crutchfield customer from Saddle Brook, NJ on 4/7/2019

2007 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide

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Easy install with the direct connect to the radio and motorcycle. No wiring. Works great.

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Crutchfield customer from Friendswood, TX on 1/11/2019

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Did not retain my controls on handlebars but I thinks it was more the quality of the radio and not this product.

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Great adapter

Jerry from Hillsboro, OH on 9/24/2018

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This adapter works perfectly. I still have use of my handlebar radio controls on my 2007 Ultra Classic.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

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Works as designed

Bob from Albuquerque, NM on 9/19/2018

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Works great on my Harley. The instructions are simple and clear. Took about 10 minutes to install as I went slow

Pros: Easy to install Reasonably priced Shipped quickly

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Jacksonville, NC on 9/4/2018

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Awesome. All my stock controls on my 2012 Ultra Classic work by using this harness.

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Crutchfield customer from Napa, CA on 8/17/2018

2006 Harley-Davidson Street Glide

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Very easy, plug and play. I have never pre-order tables or any stereo I have done in the past. I will never not order this in the future. It made it very simple to hook up

Pros: Plug-and-play, worked perfectly

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Watford City, ND on 5/25/2018

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Hand controls on my Harley work but not excstly the same. Some times volume up skips music ahead

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Pete from Decatur, IL on 5/11/2018

2010 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide

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This was recommended with my purchase of a Sony MEX M100 BT to retain my handlebar buttons. The included instructions were not very clear for use with a Sony unit however a quick call to their technical staff and they steered me in the right direction. My only complaint is there are only two speaker wires with this kit. I have a 2010 Ultra Limited and did not wore my tour pack speakers but I did add lower fairing speakers. This wasn't a issue for me as I wired my speakers directly to the new head unit and not through the factory wiring harness. The lack of rear speaker wires in the harness is the only reason I didn't give this 5 stars.

Pros: Easy to wire and retained handle bar controls

Cons: Only wires for two speakers in the harness

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Robert from Waupun, WI on 5/1/2018

1998 Chevrolet K Series

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just like Crutchfield says, nice to retain handle bar controls

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Crutchfield customer from Quinton, VA on 4/23/2018

2009 Harley-Davidson Street Glide

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The DIP did not come with instructions for the type of radio I bought and my hand controls still don't work. I have to use the knob on the radio to control the volume. I paid extra to have you guys handle the wiring and it was for nothing. I ended up leaving the DIP control out all together and just used the wiring harness directly because without the pattern needed the Sony won't respond to the hand controls on my bike.

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Crutchfield response on 5/1/2018
Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to this customer to help him further. We'll either help him get the adapter working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

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Crutchfield customer from Succasunna, NJ on 4/15/2018

2012 Harley-Davidson Road Glide

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Easy to wire. But can only wire front speakers.

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Cory from Burton, MI on 4/15/2018

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Easy to install, works as it should to retain the handlebar controls on my 06 Harley Davidson Ultra.

Pros: Ease of install with clear directions.

Cons: None

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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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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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had one after 5 years it broke need a new one [ terry  Jul 28, 2019 ]
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Customer reviews [ M  Jun 28, 2019 ]
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Came with the install kit, hopefully it keeps my Harley handlebar controls working. [ rj4wd  May 09, 2019 ]
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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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