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CRUX SWRVL-54 Wiring Interface

Connect a new car stereo and retain the factory amp and steering wheel audio controls in select 1999-2012 Volvo models

Item # 249SWRVL54

Crux's SWRVL-54 interface ensures that you can keep the steering wheel audio controls and the factory speaker...

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About the CRUX SWRVL-54 Wiring Interface

Wire in a new radio

Crux's SWRVL-54 interface ensures that you can keep the steering wheel audio controls and the factory speaker system in your Volvo when you replace the factory 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.

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. Check the Details tab to see if steering wheel audio controls are retained in your vehicle.

Wire in a new radio

Crux's SWRVL-54 interface ensures that you can keep the steering wheel audio controls and the factory speaker system in your Volvo when you replace the factory 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 SWRVL-54 interface also offers the reverse, illumination, and Vehicle Speed Sensor (V.S.S.) outputs that you'll need if you're installing a navigation receiver. The Crux adapter works with either amplified or non-amplified factory systems.

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Product highlights:

  • connect a new stereo in select 1999-2012 Volvo models
  • retain your steering wheel audio controls with select car stereos
  • works with factory amplified or non-amplified systems
  • provides connections for Vehicle Speed Sensor (V.S.S.), reverse gear, and illumination for installing navigation receivers
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # SWRVL-54

What's in the box:

  • Radio replacement interface module (for Volvo)
  • Wiring harness
  • 2 SWC harnesses
  • RCA-to-DIN cable
  • SWC adapter cable
  • Installation Instructions

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Features

Volvo Radio Replacement Interface: The CRUX SWRVL-54 is a radio replacement interface for select 1999-2012 Volvo vehicles. It facilitates the integration of an aftermarket radio to enable retention of select factory features when replacing a factory installed radio in select Volvo cars. This interface is also pre-programmed for retention of steering wheel controls.

Compatibility: The CRUX SWRVL-54 is supported by the following 1999-2012 Volvo vehicles.

Make Model  Year
Volvo S40 2001-2004
S60 1999-2009
S80 1999-2005
V40 2001-2004
V70* 2001-2007
XC70* 2001-2007
XC90** 2002-2012

Notes:

  • *Compatible with CAN based vehicles only (2nd Generation / Type P26).
  • **Not compatible with LIN bus and Fiber-optic systems; please verify prior to installation.

For Amplified and Non-Amplified Applications: The CRUX SWRVL-54 can be used in vehicles with or without a factory amplified audio system. The SWRVL-54 will retain the factory amplifier with fader capability and turn-on.

Steering Wheel Control Retention: The CRUX SWRVL-54 comes pre-programmed to retain the factory steering wheel controls in your vehicle. Two steering wheel control (SWC) harnesses are included. The SWC harness (Option A) consists of a right-angle 3.5mm connector and blue/yellow wire; you'll only use the connection type your aftermarket radio is equipped with. The SWC harness (Option B) consists of only a right-angle 3.5mm connector. There is also steering wheel control (SWC) adapter for aftermarket radios with a 3-wire steering wheel control input. The SWRVL-54 will work with any of the listed aftermarket radio brands that feature a steering wheel control input using the appropriate harness, connector, and dip-switch settings (see owner's manual for appropriate settings).

  • 3.5mm Connector (A): Alpine and Clarion
  • 3.5mm Connector (B): Sony, Pioneer, Jensen, Dual
  • Blue/Yellow Wire: Kenwood and JVC
  • 3-Wire Adapter: Other aftermarket radios (like Boss) with SWC Key 1, SWC Key 2, and SWC Ground wires

Navigation Outputs: The CRUX SWRVL-54 radio replacement interface module provides a VSS (vehicle speed sense) and a Reverse Gear output to make installing an aftermarket Navigation radio simpler and less time consuming.

 

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Wanted to maintain steering wheel controls on my Volvo. Backup Camera wire won't work per CRUX so will have to hookup Backup Camera to backup light wire [ Gaylord  Apr 14, 2017 ]
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I need it for the install [ R  Jan 31, 2017 ]
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Crutchfield as a company is very reliable and when I purchased the wiring harness the company listed this item to go along with the install to make it an neater and easier job. Thank You Crutchfield... [ Phillip  Jan 11, 2017 ]
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Part of the installation [ frederick  Jun 30, 2016 ]
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After Contacting OEM Volvo, we came to conclusion of it being compatible with the (2nd Generation) 2003 Volvo V70. Many other people also had luck with this Wiring harness, so.... [ Jonathan S.  Apr 21, 2016 ]
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This was a brilliant solution for integrating my new Kenwood head unit with my Volvo's CAN wiring bus. Perfect, seamless integration - absolutely simple and painless. [ Douglas  Feb 16, 2016 ]
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Heard great things about this if you own a Volvo and want to keep steering wheel controls. Also have heard that the harnesses themselves are nicer than those from Metra. [ Jon  Jan 27, 2016 ]
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Save hours off of your installation time [ Christopher  Dec 19, 2015 ]
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will it fit my volvo s60d5 my2008? I have HU-850 Premium audio 13speakers. I bought Pioneer Avh-2300nex to replace with it. I'd like to keep factory amp and steering wheel control functional. Crux say it will fit upto 2004 S60. Please advice.
[ serapis  Jan 30, 2019 ]
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You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
[ Krissy  Feb 01, 2019 ]  Staff
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How does this connect to Kenwood units? All instructions say to use the blue/grey wire but none say how to actually attach it to the unit.
[ Stuart  Jun 07, 2018 ]
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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.
[ Krissy  Jun 11, 2018 ]  Staff

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