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Crux SWRHK-65E Wiring Interface

Connect a new car stereo and retain the steering wheel audio controls in select 2010-up Hyundai and Kia vehicles

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Overview

Our take on the Crux SWRHK-65E Wiring Interface

Crux's SWRHK-65E interface ensures that you can keep the factory steering wheel controls in select 2010-up Hyundai or Kia models when installing an 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 also retains the auxiliary input in your Hyundai or Kia if you're installing a radio with a rear aux input.

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 SWRHK-65E interface ensures that you can keep the factory steering wheel controls in select 2010-up Hyundai or Kia models when installing an 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 also retains the auxiliary input in your Hyundai or Kia if you're installing a radio with a rear aux input.

Note: Most vehicles will require additional installation parts — please identify your vehicle if you haven’t done so. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

Product Highlights:

  • connect a new stereo in select 2010-up Hyundai and Kia models
  • retain your steering wheel controls with select car stereos
  • retains auxiliary input with compatible car stereo
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Radio replacement interface (for Hyundai/Kia)
  • Wiring harness (pre-attached to interface module)
  • 2 Steering wheel control harnesses
  • Antenna adapter harness
  • Instructions

This was the best product that I have ever ordered that worked like it was supposed to, easy to install, worked the second I turned the radio on. Steering controls and every thing worked great product for our 2010 Hyundai Tucson.

Cliff, Anderson, IN

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Crux SWRHK-65E Wiring Interface Reviews

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Crux SWRHK-65E Wiring Interface

Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 10/19/2018

2014 Kia Sportage
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The product supplied by the Cruthfield tech was exactly what I needed to install in my 2015 KIA Sortage. the istructions provided were eassy to undrstand and intall. Thank you Cruthfield for your assistance and support!

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Pioneer radio install

Cliff from Anderson, IN on 9/7/2018

2010 Hyundai Tucson
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This was the best product that I have ever ordered that worked like it was supposed to, easy to install, worked the second I turned the radio on. Steering controls and every thing worked great product for our 2010 Hyundai Tucson.

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Crux SWRHK-65E Wiring Interface

Crutchfield customer from Chicago, IL on 5/21/2018

2015 Kia Sportage
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Work great on my 2015 Sportage easy to install worked with no problems

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Crux SWRHK-65E Wiring Interface

Crutchfield customer from Whitefish Bay, WI on 5/11/2018

2011 Hyundai Tucson
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wiring harness worked fine. But steering wheel controls did not work for my 2011 Hyundai Tucson. Verified all of my wiring, not sure if I got a dud or if it isn't properly supported.

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Crux SWRHK-65E Wiring Interface

Crutchfield customer from Jonesboro, GA on 2/17/2018

2014 Kia Optima
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Worked perfectly in a 2014 Kia Optima

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Work for most functions

John from Austin, TX on 1/21/2018

2012 Kia Rio
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

provides most, but not all, steering wheel functionality

Pros: It does work for all of the volume and select functions, as well as the phone answer and hang up.

Cons: Does not seem to work for the activate voice control button. This has to be done from the touchscreen on the head unit.

Crux SWRHK-65E Wiring Interface

Crutchfield customer from Haiku, HI on 12/1/2017

2013 Kia Sportage
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Worked perfect in girlfriends 2013 sportage

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Veloster beware.

Donald from Villa Rica, GA on 12/1/2016

2012 Hyundai Veloster
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Unit worked after a lot of effort and downloading the electrical connections from the internet for my Veloster. The unit is stated to be compatible with a 2012 Hyundai Veloster, but it is not. the wiring for the speakers is all wrong. Had to figure out which went to what myself. For the steering wheel part one wire was wrong in the connector as well so had to splice into my wiring in the car for that one. I will say the technical support help was outstanding. Had to have support on the phone to figure out what wire on my car harness needed to attach to the adapter for the steering wheel. I did not want to just start cutting. He stayed on the line and looked through the electrical charts until we came to an agreement which one to try. It worked out in the end, but I am very disappointed in the harness since ease of install and not having to cut my harness was the entire reason I bought it, and it failed on both counts.

Pros: Mostly worked kinda...

Cons: Wiring for speakers was totally wrong, and steering controls were wrong as well.

Crux swc adapter

Marco from Wisconsin on 9/24/2015

2013 Kia Optima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product. Work just like it said.

Pros: Still have all my steering wheel controls.

Cons: None that I could find.

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Features

Radio Replacement Interface: The CRUX SWRHK-65E is a radio replacement interface for select Hyundai and Kia vehicles. It facilitates the integration of an aftermarket radio to enable retention of certain factory features when replacing a factory-installed radio and is also pre-programmed for retention of steering wheel controls.

Vehicle Compatibility: The CRUX SWRHK-65E radio replacement interface works with the following 2010-2014 Hyundai and Kia vehicles.

Make Model Year
Hyundai Tucson 2010-2013
Veloster 2010-2012
Kia Optima 2011 (late) -2014
Rio 2011 (late) -2014
Sportage 2011-2014

Steering Wheel Control Retention: The CRUX SWRHK-65E features a steering wheel control output for Pioneer, Sony, Alpine, Clarion, Kenwood, JVC, and Blaupunkt aftermarket head units. There are two steering wheel control harnesses included which will provide either a 3.5mm connector or light blue/yellow wire for your aftermarket radio. Only one will be used based on your type of aftermarket radio. There are also dip switches that will need to be set for your type of aftermarket radio.

Note: Please see the included instructions for which SWC harness and which dip settings to use for your brand of aftermarket head unit and type of vehicle.

Factory Aux Input Retention: The SWRHK-65E interface module will retain your vehicle's factory aux input through its stereo RCA jacks. Your aftermarket head unit will need to have a rear Aux input.

Wiring Harness: The included wiring harness features a 21-pin connector which plugs into your vehicle's factory radio harness, plus a 12-pin connector which plugs into the SWRHK-65E 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
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)

Antenna Adapter: The SWRHK-65E provides a motorola to 2-wire antenna adapter to retain your vehicle's factory antenna.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

to retain steering wheel control [ jose  May 08, 2018 ]
Great Price! [ John  Feb 19, 2018 ]
Needed to make factory controls to work. [ Russell  Nov 14, 2017 ]
Retain factory features [ David  Aug 04, 2017 ]
Because I want to keep my steering wheel controls [ LARON  May 05, 2017 ]
Seems to be a fairly ritzy piece of tech it has the pedigree I only hope it has the sound quality that I've been looking for [ BRIAN K  Jan 12, 2017 ]
To keep factory steering wheel controls [ Tommy  Jan 27, 2016 ]

3 questions already asked

This interface will work in that vehicle as long as your Optima came without factory installed navigation and without the factory Infinity sound system. If you have one or both of those options, then I recommend contacting a advisor by calling 1-800-324-9695 or using our online chat to get a recommendation on the wiring needed for your vehicle. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul  Mar 31, 2018 ]  Staff
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. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Mar 23, 2016 ]  Staff
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Krissy  Sep 29, 2015 ]  Staff
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