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Crux SWRHN-62L Wiring Interface

Connect a new car stereo and retain steering wheel controls in select 2008-up Honda vehicles

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Installing a new car stereo can often mean losing your vehicle's steering wheel audio controls.

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About the Crux SWRHN-62L Wiring Interface

Add a new radio

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 those controls. The interface 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.

You can retain your steering wheel audio controls with a compatible car stereo made by Alpine, Clarion, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, or Sony. No other brands are currently compatible.

Add a new radio

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 those controls. The interface 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.

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Product highlights:

  • connect a new stereo in select 2008-up Honda vehicles
  • retain your steering wheel audio controls with select car stereos by Alpine, Clarion, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, or Sony
  • includes adapter for power antenna
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # SWRHN-62L

What's in the box:

  • Radio replacement interface module
  • Wiring harness
  • Antenna adapter
  • 2 SWC harnesses
  • Installation Instructions

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Ryan from Searcy, AR on 9/3/2019

2009 Honda Accord

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Steering wheel controls work flawlessly

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Crutchfield customer from Mesquite, TX on 8/9/2019

2014 Honda Ridgeline

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Works great

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Crutchfield customer from Harriman, TN on 7/9/2019

2008 Honda Accord

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Awesome piece everything works as it should

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Crutchfield customer from Knoxville, TN on 7/1/2019

2011 Honda Accord

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Made the install a breeze.

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Needs updated instructions!

Jack from Montclair, NJ on 5/11/2019

2009 Honda Accord

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Worked great after using the UPDATED instructions. For HONDA it should be OFF | ON | ON |OFF There is an updated PDF on the manufacturer's website. I have attached a picture with the correct settings. I am using it with a Kenwood Head Unit.

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Outstanding

Crutchfield customer from New York, NY on 4/21/2019

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I have to say Crutchfield has the best equipment, not to mention the outstanding great out of the ball park service. Tech support. Is amazing, clear and concise with detail information for every one of its clients. I am extremely happy with my purchase and I would recommend when it comes to adió and video Crutchfield is the place to go. 10 stars if I could.

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Crutchfield customer from Wayne, NJ on 2/10/2019

2013 Honda Fit

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Works well, very straightforward installation

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Loss of "next preset" on steering wheel in Tuner mode. Just scrolls up the frequencies. Major negative.

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ROBERT from Cloverdale, VA on 2/1/2019

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Worked as advertised

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Works great. Plug and play.

Victor from Pen Argyl, PA on 1/27/2019

2012 Honda Accord

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Everything fit perfect. Cleanly put in. Recommend plastic pry tools. Instructions were spot on.

Pros: Prep in the house and plug in when ur outside in the car.

Cons: None.

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Easy install

Charles A from Grove City, OH on 1/7/2019

2012 Honda Accord

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This worked perfectly for me when installing my Pioneer double din. I paid the extra to have it prewired as it saves me a ton of install time.

Pros: Easy to use, hassle free.

Cons: None

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Track Skip/Volume controls reversed

Noe from Norwalk, CA on 1/2/2019

2012 Honda Accord

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Bought for a 2012 Honda Accord LX-P. My steering wheel controls work but volume and track skip are reversed. Called Crutchfield but was sent to Crux. Crux suggested I change the Pioneer setting to Sony. Haven't tried it. Maybe when I have some downtime.

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Kenny from Westerville, OH on 12/16/2018

2010 Honda Accord

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Works as advertised for my 2010 Honda Accord. Customer Service support was awesome and walked me through the wiring interface before I proceeded with the install.

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Greg from Austin, TX on 12/14/2018

2009 Honda Accord

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Works great w/ my 2009 accord. Steering wheel controls change not only volume, but skip tracks and input (aux, CD, etc). Very pleased.

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Not perfect in my case

ToolboxJesse from Detroit, MI on 12/6/2018

2012 Honda Fit Sport

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Works great (mostly). The only problem that I seem to have is that when I tap volume up on my SWC button it is recognized as 2 taps up, so if I only want to go up 1 level I need to tap up and then tap down. When I contacted tech support CRUX I never heard back.

Pros: Mostly does what it is supposed to

Cons: no response to my inquiry to Crux

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Maxwell from Wyoming, MN on 11/13/2018

2009 Honda Accord

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This adapter kit was flawless on my 2009 Accord EX. The wiring is very straightforward and provides an amp remote wire as well. Steering wheel controls work perfectly. I would recommend using this kit if you have a vehicle that can use it.

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Crutchfield customer from Silverdale, WA on 9/22/2018

2013 Honda Ridgeline

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Plug and Play excellent product. Thanks

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AVH-201EX

Kari from Plainfield, IL on 9/2/2018

2010 Honda Accord

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I bought the Pioneer sound system for my husband for his birthday. The original sound system in his car was cutting out. So I ordered everything the Crutchfield site suggested. Including this wiring interface. While the whole sysytem was pretty easy to install, this piece made the biggest difference. He is so happy with the final product and I'm happy I was able to get him something he will truly enjoy. Thanks Crutchfield!

Pros: Full featured Receiver at a great price

Cons: Installation instructions lacking for Honda Accord....relied mostly on YouTube videos

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Solves the steering wheel control interface problem....

Stan from Avon, OH on 7/16/2018

2011 Honda Accord

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I let Crutchfield do the wiring harness....Everything was plug & play......Steering wheel controls work like it was the OEM radio!

Pros: Does all the work for you....make sure the switches are correct and you're in!

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Crutchfield customer from Darien, IL on 6/15/2018

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Great customer service

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Crutchfield customer from Bristow, VA on 3/12/2018

2013 Honda Fit

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Easy to install!

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brian from Mcdonough, GA on 3/11/2018

2013 Honda Fit Sport

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Excellent product. Worked as advertised!

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Crutchfield customer from Cayucos, CA on 10/29/2017

2012 Honda Fit Sport

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This was the first time I've installed my own stereo and the harness made the job much easier.

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Crutchfield customer from Sacramento County on 10/1/2017

2012 Honda Fit

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Good product!

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Crutchfield customer from Omaha, NE on 8/30/2017

2014 Honda Ridgeline

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The wiring instructions were not very good. There was not good instructions in regards to connecting the power cable for the antenna. After doing some online research and watching some videos I figured it out since it was after hours and Crutchfield was closed. Unfortunately I take the dash completely apart and reassemble. Outside of that, once I reconnected everything the harness works as expected.

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Crutchfield customer from Pasadena, TX on 7/4/2017

2009 Honda Accord

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First time using the Crux harness. I soldered this with a Pioneer AVH harness. Wiring was easily identified and with the help of some harness specific online videos, a micro bypass was wired in as well as a backup camera. Once installed, with the car put together, everything worked well. I'm looking at installing the same head unit and the Crux interface in my wife's Silverado, pending they have an interface that retains Onstar with XM Radio services.

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Dipesh from Harleysville, PA on 5/16/2017

2011 Honda Accord

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Perfect harness for headynits, provided instructions are accurate

Pros: Put the worry behind if wrong connection, use provided instruction and installation went without any issues

Cons: None

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An absolute must buy

Andrew from Hawthorne, CA on 4/29/2017

2013 Honda Fit Sport

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These Crutchfield harnesses are the magic behind-the-scenes when you install an aftermarket unit. I have done this twice with Crutchfield and although you will want to take your time to get this step right, it's pretty straightforward if you can follow instructions. I was very pleased that the steering wheel control package works flawlessly. You definitely want that feature or it will (in my mind) lower the value of the whole car. So this might be more specific to the Pioneer unit I bought but I was disappointed that there were not more notes on some of the "extra" unused wires. I'm pretty sure one of the wires on this harness would have made the "dim when lights go on" feature work but it just wasn't clear and getting that wire wrong could have messed things up. I would have gladly called Crutchfield support but they aren't open Saturdays. Im still happy with this product and the overall install.

Pros: Works well

Cons: Directions are a bit cryptic. They aren't so much directions. It's more like a map with a legend.

Crutchfield response on 5/2/2017
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Great product

Michael from Morgan City, LA on 12/20/2016

2008 Honda Accord

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Worked perfectly

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Crutchfield customer from Madison, WI on 12/7/2016

2013 Honda Fit Sport

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Worked as advertised. Wires were all labelled well so that making connections was easy. Remote control kept my steering wheel controls functional.

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A David from Springfield, MO on 11/30/2016

2014 Honda Ridgeline

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Fits and works in my 2014 Honda Ridgeline.

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Worth Every Dollar.....

Patrick from Chester, VA on 11/13/2016

2011 Honda Accord

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Finally, a SWC that's vehicle-specific and actually WORKS!! No guessing or programming, which version to use, or splicing into the factory wiring. This is the way to go if you're adding an aftermarket stereo to your vehicle and want to retain the steering wheel controls. It's literally plug n' play, of course, after connecting your new radio harness to the supplied wiring factory adapter (which is also included). On my particular installation, the antenna adapter was included as well. I was amazed how easy this was, and a HUGE step up from those PAC SWC adapters. Just connect the harness, set the DIP switches for the brand of stereo & use the included 3.5mm plug for the SWC, and you're off & running. Thank you CRUX & Crutchfield!!

Pros: Everything you need is included, simple instructions & simple installation, works flawlessly

Cons: None that I know of.....

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#crutchfield rocks

Ed from Wakefield, MA on 10/29/2016

2009 Honda Ridgeline

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No kidding......you guys make this SO easy.......thank you

Pros: Always there for you

Cons: None

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Jason from Rockland, MA on 8/24/2016

2013 Honda Fit Sport

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After a call to Crutchfield, this was easy to wire and install. Works great. Still have steering wheel controls!

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dandekarv from Brandon, MS on 4/10/2016

2009 Honda Accord

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works good

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Dw from austin, TX on 3/28/2016

2014 Honda Ridgeline

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Great product-easy to follow instructions .

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Works great, but...

Gill from delray beach, FL on 3/6/2016

2010 Honda Pilot

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Although I am very pleased with how well this product integrates the controls and sound of your aftermarket stereo to the stock system, one thing was overlooked and I was not warned of in advance is that you lose the stock subwoofer. I was able to amplify and control it separately, but have tons of experience with car audio. Should have an option to buy specific harness for subwoofer connection and low wattage amplifier to complete system.

Pros: Ease of installation

Cons: You lose subwoofer

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Keith H from Brownsburg,IN on 2/17/2016

2009 Honda Accord

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Fit perfectly.

Pros: No need to cut factory wiring. Easy to install. SWC compatible.

Cons: A little pricey for SWC retention.

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Works great

GeneV from Sevierville,TN on 12/26/2015

2010 Honda Accord

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Works as advertised.

Pros: Works as advertised.

Cons: None

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Easy to use

TimP from Seattle, WA on 10/16/2015

2008 Honda Accord

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Worked as described

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This is the one you want

Bikerbudmatt from Connecticut on 10/2/2015

2010 Honda Ridgeline

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For my vehicle (2010 Honda Ridgeline) Crutchfield offers 3 interface kits to the steering wheel controls. I chose this over the other two because it is set up through DIP switches rather than trying to "autosense" the settings it should use. A DIP combination means that you are using a pre-programmed configuration that won't be thrown off by electrical transients or removing the car electrical power. The switch plugs into the wiring harness. The receiver gets installed. And your steering wheel controls work. One downside seems to be an occasional lag between pressing the steering wheel volume control and getting a response from my Sony receiver. I don't know whether this is the fault of the interface or the receiver. Other controls work instantaneously. Love it.

Pros: Configured through switch combination. Dedicated setting for vehicle. Simple installation.

Cons: Occasional latency in volume controls (but may not be fault of interface).

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Plug & Play in the Truck

MartyM from Houston TX on 7/17/2015

2009 Honda Ridgeline

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With this kit you can make almost all your wiring connections in the comfort of your shop or home. Once in your vehicle it's plug and play - the install takes minutes. The connector interfaced perfectly with the vehicle harness. Clean & easy install!

Pros: Make wire connections outside of vehicle. Great fit.

Cons: None

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New product is great

Trod from Madison, WI on 5/13/2015

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Very easy install operational in seconds no silly programming you have to do like the others

Pros: Super fast easy install

Cons: Adds bulk to the harness in the rear and the radio

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Features

Honda Radio Replacement Interface: The CRUX SWRHN-62L is a radio replacement interface for select 2008-2013 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-62L is supported by the following 2008-2013 Honda vehicles; with non-amplified and non-navigation factory systems only.

Make Model  Year
Honda Accord (DX/EX/LX)* 2008-2012
CRZ 2011-2013
Fit 2009-2013
Odyssey 2008-2011
Pilot* 2009-2011
Ridgeline 2009-2013
Note: *This interface does not retain the factory radio display in Honda Accord or Honda Pilot.

Steering Wheel Control Retention: The CRUX SWRHN-62L 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-62L 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.

Wiring Harness: The SWRHN-62L includes a wiring harness with a single 24-pin molex connector that plugs into your vehicle's factory radio harness. the SWRHN-62L 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, 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. 

Wire Color Function
Black Chassis Ground
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Orange Illumination
Orange/white Not Used
Blue Power Antenna
Blue/white Not Used
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 -
Brown Not Used
Red/white VSS
Blue/yellow Kenwood/JVC SWC

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I need this ish to wire my radio perfectly [ Dylan  Jun 06, 2019 ]
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Steering wheel control. [ RICHARD A  Jan 14, 2019 ]
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I chose this wiring interface because I wish to keep my steering wheel controls. [ G  Nov 21, 2018 ]
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This is should make the wiring process much easier so the new unit will plug into the factor connections. [ Eric V.  Aug 27, 2018 ]
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Is the one that fits with my car model [ cuyler  Jul 18, 2018 ]
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The main reason I chose this wiring harness, instead of the more generic metra 70-1729 (that I've already gotten in previous purchases) is because it allows for more signal wires, namely, the VSS wire from the car. [ Muy  Jul 03, 2018 ]
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To integrate an aftermarket stereo into a Honda Fit. [ Joseph  Jan 05, 2018 ]
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It was recommended at checkout. If it is not needed, please let me know. 864-553-9023 [ BRANDON  Nov 22, 2017 ]
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Need for installed [ Joseph  Nov 04, 2017 ]
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Steering wheel control [ Jason  Aug 15, 2017 ]
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It came in the install kit. [ NICHOLAS  May 29, 2017 ]
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My advisor told me to [ Todd  May 04, 2017 ]
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Convenience. [ Brian  Dec 02, 2016 ]
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as with the trim kit it is needed for the install and makes things easier and more professional looking [ SAMMY  Nov 08, 2016 ]
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To retain control of my steering wheel control [ Cal  Jun 12, 2016 ]
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Not that i ever use my steering wheel controls, but i wanted everything in the car to be functional. It was $50 more, but considering that Im already spending $280 on the head unit, I might as well spend the extra money and be totally satisfied with my purchase. [ Colin  May 18, 2016 ]
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To simplify installation and keep my steering wheel controls [ D  Mar 20, 2016 ]
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Necessary for installation [ Keith  Feb 11, 2016 ]
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