Chat
Contact us
Close contact box
Connect ID #
164 219 614 3
Connect ID #
164 219 614 3
All finished with your chat session?

We’ll email you a transcript of this conversation for your records.

Our contact center is currently closed.

Please enter your name.  
Please enter a valid email address. Why is this required?
Please enter your US phone number.  

For Tech Support, call 1-888-292-2575

Thank you, !
Our conversation will be emailed to
Advisor Image

Your Advisor,

More about me
Please enter a question  
Don't wait on hold. We'll call you back when it's your turn to talk with the next available .
Please enter your name  
Please enter your phone number  

Please enter a message  

Calls may be recorded for training and quality control purposes.

We are located in Virginia USA.

Crux SWRTY-61J Wiring Interface

Connect a new car stereo and retain the steering wheel audio controls and aux input in 2003-2012 Lexus and Toyota vehicles

Item # 249TY61J

Crux's SWRTY-61J interface ensures that you can keep the factory steering wheel controls and the factory JBL...

Find what Fits your car

Crux's SWRTY-61J interface ensures that you can keep the factory steering wheel controls and the factory JBL...

Discontinued item
2 questions - 8 answers

Item # 249TY61J

About the Crux SWRTY-61J Wiring Interface

Keep those factory options

Crux's SWRTY-61J interface ensures that you can keep the factory steering wheel controls and the factory JBL amplifier in your Toyota or Lexus when you install an aftermarket radio. Another plus — your Toyota's auxiliary input will still work with your new car 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.

You'll only be able to retain your steering wheel audio controls with a compatible car stereo made by Alpine, Clarion, Jensen, 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.

Keep those factory options

Crux's SWRTY-61J interface ensures that you can keep the factory steering wheel controls and the factory JBL amplifier in your Toyota or Lexus when you install an aftermarket radio. Another plus — your Toyota's auxiliary input will still work with your new car 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.

READ LESS

Product highlights:

  • connect a new stereo in select 2003-2011 Toyota and Lexus models
  • retain your steering wheel controls with select car stereos
  • retains factory aux input
  • retains JBL amplifier (does not retain fader control)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # SWRTY-61J

What's in the box:

  • Radio replacement interface module
  • TY-A harness (for newer model vehicles)
  • TY-B harness (for older model vehicles)
  • OEM Camera retention harness
  • SWC harness
  • Installation Instructions

Customer reviews

Loading reviews...

Crux SWRTY-61J Wiring Interface reviews

Average review:

51 reviews

Thanks for submitting your review

Filter by rating

Customer photos

Sort reviews

Sort by:
Items per page:
View page:

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response

<< >>

More details on the Crux SWRTY-61J Wiring Interface

Stacey B.

Product Research

Features

Radio Replacement Interface for Toyota/Lexus/Scion: The CRUX SWRTY-61J is a radio replacement interface for select 2003-2011 Toyota, Lexus, & Scion vehicles with factory JBL amplifiers. It facilitates the integration of select aftermarket radios to enable retention of certain factory features when replacing a factory-installed radio. This enhanced interface retains the factory JBL amplifier, aux input, backup camera, and steering wheel controls.

Vehicle Compatibility: The CRUX SWRTY-61J is supported by the following 2003-2016 Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles; with factory JBL amplified systems (as of 2/15/20148).

Make Model  Year
Toyota 4-Runner 2003-2016
Avalon 2005-2015
Camry 2007-2016
Camry Solara 2004-2008
Corolla 2009-2016
FJ Cruiser 2007-2014
Highlander 2008-2015
Matrix 2005-2012
Prius 2004-2012
RAV4 2004-2015
Sequoia 2005-2016
Sienna 2004-2016
Tacoma 2005-2016
Tundra 2004-2015
Venza 2009-2015
Yaris 2008-2011
Lexus ES300 2004-2006
IS300 2003-2005
LS430 2004-2006
Scion FRS 2013-2015
iM 2016
iQ 2012-2013
tC 2005-2015
xA 2004-2007
xB 2004-2015
xC 2008-2012
Note: The CRUX SWRTY-61J comes with two wiring harnesses; only one will be used based on your make, model, year of vehicle.

Factory JBL Amplifier: The CRUX SWRTY-61J retains your vehicle's factory JBL amplifier system (fading capability will be lost). There is a variable audio gain adjustment to match the levels of the aftermarket radio and factory amplifier.

Steering Wheel Control Compatible: The CRUX SWRTY-61J features a steering wheel control output for compatible aftermarket head units - including Pioneer, Sony, Jensen, Alpine, Clarion, Kenwood, JVC, and Blaupunkt. 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 SWRTY-61J 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: The steering wheel control interface features two 4-pin connectors (labeled - "Pioneer/Sony" and "Alpine/Clarion/Kenwood/JVC"). You will only plug in one of these connectors to the interface module, based on the type aftermarket head unit you are installing.

Auxiliary Input Retention: For select vehicles, you get to keep the factory auxiliary (3.5mm) input. The included harness contains male stereo RCA connectors which plug into your aftermarket head unit's rear-panel Aux input. If your aftermarket head unit contains a 3.5mm Aux input, then you will need a female stereo RCA to male stereo minijack adapter cable (sold separately).

Backup Camera Retained: The CRUX SWRTY-61J will retain your vehicle's factory backup camera through your new aftermarket head unit's composite video backup camera input.

Wiring Harness: The included harness features the following wires which will need to be hardwired (solder or crimped) 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/white Amp Turn-On
Blue Power Antenna
White LF+
White/black LF-
Gray RF+
Gray/black RF-
Red Black VSS (Vehicle Speed Sense)
Brown Parking Brake
Red Reverse Gear
Note: Installation tools, hardware, & accessories are not included & sold separately.

Loading accessories...

Customer Q&A

2 questions already asked

Q
Is this compatible with a Sienna 2006 XLE with the JBL sound system? I would like to keep the factory amplifier included in the JBL sound system.
[ Dominik  Apr 19, 2015 ]
1 answer
A
Yes. This will work with the factory JBL sound system. However, I would recommend contacting an Advisor before placing your order to be sure you get all the install pieces you will need.
[ Jeff  Apr 20, 2015 ]  Staff
Q
He anyone experienced audio fading in an out in a toyota 4Runner specifically?
[ David  Jan 29, 2015 ]
7 answers
A
Enter an answer to thI had the same surging in my '04 Sienna, the second time I bugged the tech advisers about it, I was told I needed: Scosche SLC4 Line Output Converter, to alter the speaker signal to the factory pre-amp. (It was expressed shipped at no charge.) I think the pre-amp may need to be bypassed completely because I still don't like the mix, the balance and the surging, from the Sony head unit.is question.
[ John  Nov 30, 2015 ]
A
I installed this on a 2005 4Runner. I haven't had any issues with a reduction in volume. I made sure to discconnect the mute wire before installation, because the OEM JVC system had an auto mute on it that deviated the volume based on speed.
[ Richard  Jan 31, 2015 ]
A
I have a 2004 Tundra and after I installed a new head unit with all the interface controls the audio sound fades in and out, it is sort of like the power is surging. Crutchfield said I may have a speaker going bad but I have not been able to confirm if that is the case. The stock system never had that problem. It is more prominent with CD and iPod input, radio seems normal.
[ Chris  Jan 30, 2015 ]
A
Turn the subwoofer option to no subwoofer on ur receiver.
[ WILLIAM  Jan 30, 2015 ]
A
Let me know if it resolves your issue. Thanks
[ FELLOU  Jan 30, 2015 ]
A
Yes, I purchased this unit for a 2004 Sienna in addition to a new radio. I noticed that audio would fade in/out randomly. If I squeezed the Crux SWRTY unit slightly, the audio would normalize. I called Crutchfield Support and told them about the issue. They shipped me a replacement immediately and I returned the defective one. The replacement worked and continues to work fine, over 3+ months. Hope this helps.
[ ANASTASIO  Jan 30, 2015 ]
A
Yes. Ever since I installed this unit. Audio sounds like it breaths in and out. Thanks
[ FELLOU  Jan 30, 2015 ]

Loading articles...

TOP