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Crux SWRTY-61N Wiring Interface

Connect a new car stereo and retain the steering wheel audio controls and backup camera in 2012-up Toyota vehicles

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Crux's SWRTY-61N interface ensures that you can keep the factory steering wheel controls in your Toyota when...

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About the Crux SWRTY-61N Wiring Interface

Keep those factory options

Crux's SWRTY-61N interface ensures that you can keep the factory steering wheel controls in your Toyota when installing an aftermarket radio. With compatible receivers, you can also keep your Toyota's backup camera and auxiliary input. 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.

Keep those factory options

Crux's SWRTY-61N interface ensures that you can keep the factory steering wheel controls in your Toyota when installing an aftermarket radio. With compatible receivers, you can also keep your Toyota's backup camera and auxiliary input. 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 SWRTY-61N 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.

Note: The interface does not support the factory JBL amplifier.

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Highlights:

  • connect a new stereo in select 2011-up Toyota models
  • retain your steering wheel controls with select car stereos
  • retains your Toyota's rear-view camera and aux input with compatible receivers
  • 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 # SWRTY-61N
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What's in the box:

  • Radio replacement interface module (w/ attached T- harness)
  • Rear speaker harness
  • SWC harness
  • Parking brake harness
  • Antenna adapter
  • USB retention adapter (USB-TY01)
  • Installation Instructions

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Features

Radio Replacement Interface for Toyota: The CRUX SWRTY-61N is a radio replacement interface for select 2012-up Toyota vehicles. 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 rear-view (backup) camera, USB port, and aux input, plus is pre-programmed for retention of steering wheel controls. It also includes navigation outputs.

Note: This CRUX adapter will only retain steering wheel audio controls with car stereos made by Pioneer, Sony, Jensen, Alpine, Clarion, Kenwood, JVC, and Blaupunkt.

Vehicle Compatibility: The CRUX SWRTY-61N is supported by the following Toyota vehicles; with non-amplified factory audio systems (as of 10/8/2014).

Make Model Year
Toyota 4-Runner 2012-up
Avalon 2012-up
Camry 2012-up
Corolla 2012-up
Highlander 2012-up
Rav-4 2012-up
Sequoia 2012-up
Tacoma 2012-up
Tundra 2012-up
Venza 2012-up
Note: Does not support vehicles with factory JBL amplifier audio systems.

Supported Aftermarket Head Units: The CRUX SWRTY-61N radio replacement interface will only retain steering wheel audio controls with car stereos made by Pioneer, Sony, Alpine, Clarion, Kenwood, JVC, and Blaupunkt.

Steering Wheel Control Compatible: The CRUX SWRTY-61N features a steering wheel control output for compatible 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 SWRTY-61N interface module will work with any of the listed aftermarket head units, by setting its 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.

Retains Backup Camera: This radio replacement interface also retains your vehicle's factory back-up camera; the included harness contains a male composite video connector that plugs into the female composite video camera input on the back of your aftermarket head unit.

Note: 2013-2017 Toyota Highlander vehicles without factory navigation radio will not retain the factory back up camera.

Retains USB Port: The included USB-TY01 USB Retention Adapter allows you to retain the factory USB port. This port is handy for connecting your USB devices and keeping your phone charged.

Note: The included USB adapter does not support Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

Auxiliary Input Retention: You also get to keep your vehicle's 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).

Navigation Outputs: The CRUX SWRTY-61N radio replacement interface module provides a VSS (vehicle speed sense), Parking Brake, and a Reverse Gear output to make installing an aftermarket Navigation radio simpler and less time consuming.

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 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 -
Red/white Reverse
Red/black Vehicle Speed Sense (VSS)
Brown/black Pulse Dimmer Output
Yellow/black Parking Brake
Pink/black Not Use
Note: Installation tools, hardware, & accessories are not included & sold separately.

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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This is required to install the unit in my 2012 Toyota 4Runner in order to use the steering wheel controls. [ Mark O.  Feb 20, 2019 ]
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To make installation easy [ Fred  Jan 25, 2019 ]
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Greatly needed to retain factory steering wheel features on the Tundra. [ adam  Sep 14, 2018 ]
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Just got an aftermarket stereo for my Tundra and I wanted to make sure to retain my steering wheel controls and my backup camera. This seems to be the way to go considering the IDatalink products are not compatible with my Clarion unit. [ Ben  Aug 06, 2018 ]
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Because it was suggested [ David  Jul 03, 2018 ]
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Needed. [ Alexandre  May 15, 2018 ]
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Representative suggestion. [ Francisco  Mar 26, 2018 ]
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is what you recommend me when making the purchase of the radio... [ Jose Torres  Feb 14, 2018 ]
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Need it [ Amanda  Feb 01, 2018 ]
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I wanted to keep as many steering wheel controls as I could [ Arden  Nov 10, 2017 ]
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Need it [ GABRIEL  Aug 07, 2017 ]
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PART OF INSTALL PACKAGE [ Todd  Jul 28, 2017 ]
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Works for my truck [ Mark  Jul 04, 2017 ]
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Purchase in order to keep my steering wheel functionality and the use of my stock rear camera on my 2016 Toyota 4runner [ Stephen  May 29, 2017 ]
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keeps more factory options [ B  May 16, 2017 ]
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Ease of connection [ David  May 07, 2017 ]
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To retain factory steering wheel controls [ Ryan  Apr 28, 2017 ]
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It works with my car [ Nick  Apr 19, 2017 ]
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Wanted to keep factory steering wheel controls and the backup camera without cutting any wires. [ JOSHUA  Mar 26, 2017 ]
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Convenient [ RICO D  Mar 13, 2017 ]
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I wanted to keep the OEM backup camera with my 2014.5 Camry. [ HAROLD E  Mar 05, 2017 ]
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makes installing stereo a breeze in my Tacoma 2013 [ John  Dec 12, 2016 ]
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Tech recommend [ shaun  Sep 16, 2016 ]
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because it had backup camera integration [ Alfonso  Aug 13, 2016 ]
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Cuz its what makes my stereo go boom :) [ Tony  Aug 02, 2016 ]
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Part of installation kit recommended by Crutchfield for Toyota Tacoma 2014 Crew, short bed, without JBL. [ Jose  Jul 26, 2016 ]
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Keeps things Hands Free [ Michael  May 25, 2016 ]
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i wanted to keep all the steering wheel controls. [ Anthony  May 15, 2016 ]
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Was a see less way to retain factory steering wheel functions in my truck. [ Ryan  Apr 08, 2016 ]
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Works with Pioneer Avic-8200NEX [ Michael  Mar 30, 2016 ]
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so I could use my factory stereo controls [ ADAM  Feb 27, 2016 ]
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integrated perfectly, so sweet [ George  Jan 15, 2016 ]
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6 questions already asked

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Will the backup camera automatically come on when going into reverse like OEM? (13 RAV4 if it's relevant)
[ Karl  Nov 15, 2018 ]
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On my 2013 RAV4, the steering wheel controls and backup camera work, but the USB retention adapter didn't work with my JVC KW - M845BW head unit. I read elsewhere that this is because the RAV4's dash port is a combination USB AUX and the head unit can't understand the input via that combination port -- it would connect, then shortly crash. I got an after market USB-only port that fits my dash and connects directly to the USB cable on the head unit, bypassing the car wiring. It works great now.
[ Andrea  Jan 10, 2019 ]
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Yes, I did not have a backup camera OEM, but when I installed, the camera came up when I went to reverse
[ Ben  Nov 15, 2018 ]
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Yes the reverse camera start on when the car is in reverse
[ victor  Nov 15, 2018 ]
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Yes the camera will come on when put into reverse. But it does take a couple seconds.
[ William  Nov 15, 2018 ]
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I'm getting my hands on a 2017 Corolla iM (previously Scion iM). Will this work on that model? Would like to get an aftermarket headunit that supports CarPlay and want to retain backup camera and steering wheel controls. Thanks
[ Adrian  Apr 14, 2017 ]
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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 and what you will need for installation. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
[ Kenny  Apr 14, 2017 ]  Staff
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will this adapter work with the existing microphone on the 2014 Toyota Corolla?
[ Christopher  Dec 13, 2015 ]
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For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Jeff  Dec 14, 2015 ]  Staff
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Can it use the existing hands free microphone on the 2014 s plus?
[ Riad  Feb 18, 2015 ]
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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 18, 2015 ]  Staff
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How would I interface this adapter with an aftermarket amp, and an aftermarket head unit? The head unit is a Pioneer DEH-80PRS, a Pioneer Stage 4 PRS A900, Pioneer TS-S062 PRS, and TS-C172 PRS Speakers, all going into a Toyota TRD Sport without the JBL option. Thanks in advance.
[ Brian  Jan 27, 2015 ]
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For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on integration what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Jeff  Jan 27, 2015 ]  Staff
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