Crux SWRHN-62B Wiring Interface
2011 Honda Civic EX
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Item # 249HN62B | MFR # SWRHN-62B
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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.
Installing a new car stereo can often mean losing your vehicle's steering wheel audio controls. Crux's wiring interface solves this problem, allowing you to install a new receiver while retaining the use of those controls. The interface retains the factory auxiliary input, but you'll need a rear aux input on your new radio. The package also includes an adapter for the powered antenna. The interface does not support amplified systems, and it doesn't retain factory navigation or your rear seat entertainment system.
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.
Ryan, Lodi, CA
Average Customer Review(s):
Made installation extremely easy. Well worth the expense.
It's a little intimidating at first with so many different wires, but the color codes all match up. I only was uncertain with one wire, a call to tech support solve the issue. Stereo fit the dash perfect, looks great.
Plug and play! So worth it!
Wow! Loved this. Snap-snap and it was done.
Super simple to match up the colors on the interface with the colors on the receiver wiring. Included all wires I would need for my Honda CR-V and was very simple to figure out what goes where.
This was AWESOME!!
I used this for my Honda odyssey's new Pioneer stereo. Easy to install ang works great with steering wheel controls.
This little gizmo fully enabled the steering wheel controls in our 2009 Honda Odyssey for peanuts! Honda had pretty tight limits on functionality between models, requiring users to upgrade the whole vehicle just to get one or two minor upgrades. This little black box gave us the ability to actually tune the radio with the steering wheel instead of just jumping between the radio preset buttons. It is really a nice feature on trips and maintained the steering wheel controls to keep the resale value up if we ever decide to sell it. Great little box of electronic voodoo. I highly recommend it.
Easy to install. Works great with my Sony radio. The directions are very easy and clear to follow.
Very easy to install. Love how the connectors were labeled and simplicity of the instructions.
Pros: Simple to understand and install
I love how the ends came pre-stripped. It makes things a lot easier, and it saves time. The colors were simple, and it was easy to figure everything out.
Made the installation in my 2008 Honda Civic super easy.
Pros: Plug and play
Easy install, easy connections, everything you need!
Pros: Easy plug and play Easy connect Colors matched my radio exactly
Cons: When pressing mode quickly to move between options, it sometimes errors... slow and easy fixes this problem, but my wife and kid are not patient when they want to switch
This product is a big help to retain your steering control, and the very helpful Crutchfield staff to make this thing works.
Definitely worth getting to make the connections properly.
This wiring assembly made the installation process go very smoothly. The instructions were very clear.
Pros: Clear instructions.
Very easy to use with Pioneer radio, simple instructions and easy match up of wires.
made wiring install super easy! Also included the steering wheel controls which are essential.
Pros: easy to use, saves a ton of time and wire matching headaches, allows you to use steering wheel controls
This product works well and was easy to set up, however I did have trouble getting the steering wheel controls to work because the set up sheet from crux gave me the wrong info for the dip switches. I was able to get them to work after calling Crutchfield but the tech had different info than what was on my sheet. Once the correct dip switch was chosen it worked well.
Pros: Does the job of keeping your factory steering wheel controls. Much cheaper than local shops.
Cons: Was given the wrong info for my stereo. Double check with Crutchfield tech on dip switch position.
Made installation easy. Easy to follow. Plug and play made easy. Thanks
It's a little difficult for me to actually review this product -- I didn't personally install my new CD/radio/etc player. But the guy at the shop said it was exactly what he needed -- and the player is working fine with no trouble using steering wheel controls. So I can only assume the product is good.
This is exactly what you need to plug and play and retain steering wheel controls. No splicing into the factory wires. Perfect. Do not buy the AXXESS if this is available.
Pros: Easy install, perfect plug and play, no splicing wires
Installed a new head unit as an upgrade to my daughter's 2009 Honda CR-V, and this wiring harness really made the job easier.
Pros: Easy connection to head unit; wire colors matched exactly
Nice kit that keeps your factory controls. And was easy to install.
Pros: Easy to install
Cons: Not really a con just that you have to make sure to read the instructions so not to make a mistake and rewire again
This wiring harness was recommended by Crutchfield for my Honda CRV because it was better for preserving steering wheel control functionality. The wiring process was tedious, as usual, but I got it right the first time, so I can't complain. Be sure to buy those recommended wire cap things because they better ensure that the wires will stay together.
Pros: Preserved steering wheel control functionality
Simple, straight forward!
Pros: Plug & play
Cons: Steering wheel control interface not perfect
Had a little trouble in installing. Reread instruction worked out well.
Pros: All parts included
Cons: instruction written better.
wonderful. The pioneer setting must be used with the CRV to get the steering control to operate.
The harnesses fit perfectly in my son's 2010 Honda CRV, and everything worked exactly as expected, with one exception. The harness instructions mention that existing steering wheel controls would obtain dual functionality with the new harness - a short press for one function and a lot press for another. If also eluded to the ability to program these controls. I found neither of these options to be true. The steering wheel controls worked exactly as they previously did, but no additional capabilities. Not a big deal, as we didn't need extra capabilities, but it would have been nice since they were advertised as such.
Works great. Wiring matches up with the Pioneer cd player that I also purchased. Kept the steering wheel controls working and was a fairly quick install.
No real instructions given. Had to do multiple calls to tech support. Not much help. Should have bought the unit elsewhere and saved a bunch of money. Found out more on forums and online videos.
Very easy to use and install.
Pros: Ease of use
Works great, and was very easy to install
Pros: Great product! Works as expected, easy to install.
Great product! Works as expected, easy to install.
Easy to install,installed and working in about 30 mins. My kit didnt match the exact texture of the other dash piece it is next to,but u cant really tell unless u really look at it close. Besides id rather it be off a little bit than not to have full control over my music and the capabilities of what i am listening to. I have done other dash kit installs for friends and have yet to see a company match the other dash colors and or textures.
Pros: Easy to install,detailed instructions,perfect fit
Cons: Non that i could see,given that no company will ever match the exact color and texture of other factory dash panels
Connections work great for the aftermarket radio I had installed. The only issue was not being able to retain the factory subwoofer.
Pros: Compatible with my Pioneer AVH-4100; retains steering wheels controls for the radio
Cons: Doesn't retain factory subwoofer connection.
Works great, and was very easy to install
Pros: Clear instructions. No issues with the install.
I had to change one switch position, but the instructions were very clear. Made using my steering wheel controls painless. Worked flawlessly.
Pros: Easy Functional
Cons: Still a tangle of wires Pay attention to the switch positions. They don't necessarily come in the right spots
Love buying equipment from Crutchfield. The wiring interfaces take the guess work out of the installation process. Directions are clear and easy to understand.
Pros: Easy to install. No guessing.
Works excellent. It allowed me to retain my steering control over my pioneer stereo, and that was very important for me.
Pros: Works just as expected and installation was easy
Installation was pretty straightforward and it works as expected. Once I turned off the beeps on the unit this was the perfect solution for me.
Said it was compatible it wasnt. Sent it back for the proper adapter hooked up easily though and was nice that its all in one.
Pros: All in one unit.
Cons: Didnt work for my setup.
It's the best option for keeping the most of your Odyssey features intact.
Pros: Keeps the most of your Odyssey features intact
Cons: Does not keep factory XM intact. You must buy a separate XM part.
Easy install and the steering wheel buttons still work with my new radio. My only complaint is that now the steering wheel button that previously used to scroll through my preset radio stations, now functions as a seek button instead. Not sure if this is a limitation of the harness or my new radio.
This made a complex install very easy and saved tons of time.
Pros: Easy identification, perfect matched pins.
Many thanks to the people who put this harness together. many years ago I used to compete in IASCA and wiring up complex systems would take days. This harness made putting in my new Pioneer head unit ridiculously easy! I made 2 calls to Support to verify things before making connections and 2 other calls because I wasn't sure of some connections (my color blindness gets in the way) and each person was polite, professional, insightful and non-judgmental. Thank you Crutchfield
Pros: Wires are pre-stripped. Color coded with pretty easy directions
Cons: A couple of the colors are not exact matches to the head unit and there was a wire labeled for something not used and it really was the connection for the antenna booster.
Got a Pioneer AVIC-7100NEX with this wiring interface for my 2010 honda civic. Steering wheel control works perfectly too
Pros: Steering wheeling controls function. Harness fits perfectly, color by color
Cons: pioneer stereo has a purple/white wire for the reverse backup camera, the harness didn't have a color that matched the wire. Instructions provided were pretty vague. But with the help of common sense and online videos, installation was a success
Still doesn't work. I have only contacted support once while the radio was being installed. I have not had tote chance to remove the unit from the dash for trouble shooting. Crux needs better instructions not just a one page sheet with wire identification. Perhaps they should describe what wire/plug goes where...
Pros: Wires for radio install great
Cons: Vague directionsCrutchfield response on 5/4/2015 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Honda Radio Replacement Interface: The CRUX SWRHN-62B is a radio replacement interface for select 2006-2011 Honda vehicles. It facilitates the integration of an aftermarket radio to enable retention of factory features when replacing a factory installed radio in select Honda vehicles. This interface is also pre-programmed for retention of steering wheel controls.
Note: This Honda radio replacement interface does not support factory amplified systems, RSE (Rear Seat Entertainment), or Factory Navigation.
Compatibility: The CRUX SWRHN-62B is supported by the following 2006-2011 Honda vehicles; with non-amplified and non-navigation factory systems only.
Note: Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible and what additional installation accessories will be needed.
Steering Wheel Control Retention: The CRUX SWRHN-62B also features a steering wheel control output for Pioneer, Sony, 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 SWRHN-62B 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: There are two steering wheel control harnesses labeled "Pioneer/Sony" and "Alpine/Clarion/Kenwood/JVC"). You will only plug in one of these harnesses into the interface module, based on the type aftermarket head unit you are installing.
Factory Aux Input Retention: The SWRHN-62NB allows you to keep your vehicle's factory Aux input thanks to the stereo RCA jacks found on the included harness. These RCA jacks plug into the rear aux input of your aftermarket stereo. Your aftermarket stereo must be equipped with a rear aux input in order to retain your vehicle's factory Aux input.
Wiring Harness: The SWRHN-62B includes a wiring harness with two molex connectors (17-/20-Pin) that plug into your vehicle's factory radio harness. the SWRHN-62B interface module. On the other end of the harness is a 12-pin connector that plugs into the interface module. The wiring harness also provides bare-wire leads (power/ground, speaker, illumination, antenna, turn-on, and vss) which will need to be hardwired to your aftermarket head unit's wiring harness. In addition, there is an antenna adapter to allow your aftermarket head unit to connect with the vehicle's factory AM/FM antenna.
|Red||+12 Volt Accessory|
|Yellow||+12 Volt Constant|
|Light Blue||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 -|
|White/green||VSS (vehicle speed sensor)|
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Connect [ Norb Dec 31, 2018 ]
I used to spend countless hours going over vehicle wiring schematics trying to figure what wires went where in order to wire in an audio system. After installing my last one using one of Crutchfield's harnesses, I could not believe how easy it was. I would never do it any other way now. [ Jerry Dec 22, 2018 ]
Plug and play. [ John Dec 22, 2018 ]
To be honest it was in the package with the head unit, but would be nice to keep the steering wheel controls :) [ Samuel Aug 13, 2018 ]
Needed steering wheel controls and this was in the recommended installation gear. [ Henry Jul 27, 2018 ]
Needed the OEM steering wheel controls from radio. [ Brian Apr 07, 2018 ]
Need for installation [ Ronald Apr 06, 2018 ]
Helps keep factory controls, must have! [ dmart Nov 11, 2017 ]
Stone recommended it. [ Richard Oct 05, 2017 ]
Needed to continue to use my steering wheel controls. [ Aaron Sep 22, 2017 ]
needed for steering wheel controls [ joel Jul 21, 2017 ]
Too keep my factory controls [ ARTURO Jul 08, 2017 ]
It works [ Eryk Jun 18, 2017 ]
Because you recommended it as the top wiring kit. [ Cameron May 16, 2017 ]
I want this install to be nice, clean and easy. [ Ryan Mar 14, 2017 ]
Good hardware to simplify the installation of my aftermarket stereo. 2010 Honda Civic EX Sedan without Navigation. [ D Dec 27, 2016 ]
so I can use my steering wheel controls [ Maggie Jul 18, 2016 ]
Easier to connect than trying to combine a wiring harness with the steering wheel adapter separately. Still have to solder to aftermarket radio harness, but that process is more straightforward with this harness. [ Jonathan Jul 15, 2016 ]
Recommended for installation by Kay [ Gene Jul 01, 2016 ]
Wanted to keep all steering wheel functions [ Brad May 31, 2016 ]
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. [ Jeff Jan 25, 2016 ] Staff