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PAC RP3-GM13 Wiring Interface

Allows you to connect a new car stereo and retain the factory amp in select 2000-05 Buick, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac vehicles

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PAC's RP3-GM13 interface allows you to replace the radio in your 2000-2005 Buick, Oldsmobile, or Pontiac. It retains the factory amp (if equipped) and offers the speed, reverse, and emergency brake outputs you'll need for installing a navigation receiver. The interface also provides a retained accessory power (RAP) output. This PAC interface will not retain OnStar.

PAC RP3-GM13 interface

PAC's RP3-GM13 interface allows you to replace the radio in your 2000-2005 Buick, Oldsmobile, or Pontiac. It retains the factory amp (if equipped) and offers the speed, reverse, and emergency brake outputs you'll need for installing a navigation receiver. The interface also provides a retained accessory power (RAP) output. This PAC interface will not retain OnStar.

The interface gives you four levels of volume adjustment for the safety chime. It also offers a plug-in connection to PAC's SWI-RC steering wheel control module (sold separately), which allows you to keep your steering wheel audio controls with select replacement radios. Warranty: 1 year.

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.

What's in the Box:

  • Radio replacement interface module
  • Wiring harness
  • Installation Instructions
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PAC RP3-GM13 Wiring Interface Reviews

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Chris from Brush, CO on 12/7/2018

2003 Pontiac Bonneville
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wiring instructions were very veg! I had to call in and use a wire that the instructions said not to use in order to use a factory amp..

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PAC RP3-GM13 Wiring Interface

Crutchfield customer from Minnesota on 9/17/2018

2000 Pontiac Bonneville
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Overall it was easy to use. Instructions for the wiring all around could have been easier though.

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Wrong interface for this application

Toby from Graham, WA on 8/17/2018

2000 Pontiac Bonneville
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was totally the wrong interface for my application. It lacked the necessary wire and pin to turn on the amplifier so that I could get sound out of my 2000 Bonneville SSEi with the Bose system. Save yourself the trouble and buy an Axxess GMOS-09 harness. It has the correct wiring and pins for the 2000-01 Bonneville SSEi.

Pros: It might work in the correct vehicle.

Cons: This was the wrong harness for my application.

Crutchfield response on 8/21/2018 Once we saw this review, our Customer Support specialist, Case, reached out to Toby to offer a return for a refund. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

Easy to install all functions work great

James from Kenosha, WI on 5/27/2018

2000 Pontiac Bonneville
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install once we got the right wiring colors from pac tech support very helpful thou from pac and Crutchfield nice and load works greats great with all warning noises wish the quick plug would of worked with there steering control as should had to hard wire it but still not a big deal

Pros: Easy to install all warning noises working great

Cons: Still a little pricey and the quick connection didn't work had to hard wire it

PAC RP3-GM13 Wiring Interface

Christopher from Round Rock, TX on 4/5/2018

2003 Buick LeSabre
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Great

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Features

Radio Replacement Interface: The PAC RP3-GM13 interface allows aftermarket head unit replacement of the factory radio in select General Motors (GM) vehicles with a Class II databus and harness dock system. Using this interface will retain factory features such as the factory amplifier, retained accessory power (RAP), Warning Chimes, and steering wheel controls (additional adapter required).

Note: The PAC RP3-GM13 does not retain factory OnStar.

Vehicle Compatibility: The  The PAC RP3-GM13 is compatible with the following 2000-2005 GM vehicles featuring a Class II databus and harness dock factory system.

Make Model Year
Buick LeSabre 2000-2005
Oldsmobile Aurora 2001-2003
Pontiac Bonneville 2000-2005

Factory Amplified & Non-Amplified System Compatible: The PAC RP3-GM13 is compatible with Bose amplified and non-amplified factory audio systems. It will retain balance & fade control for factory Bose amplifiers (if applicable).

Retained Accessory Power (R.A.P.): The ignition power source of most GM vehicles keeps the radio on until one of the doors is opened. This feature is called the R.A.P. (retained accessory power). The PAC RP3-GM13 is designed to retain this feature.

Warning Chimes: The PAC RP3-GM13 radio replacement interface will retain your vehicle's important factory warning chimes.

Steering Wheel Controls: The PAC RP3-GM13 will retain your vehicle's factory steering wheel controls with the use of an aftermarket head unit with a SWC input and PAC's SWI-RC steering wheel control interface adapter (541SWIRC, sold separately).

Navigation Outputs: The PAC radio replacement interface 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 Connection Chart: The included wiring harness features the following hardwire connections.

Wire Color Function
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Black Ground
Blue/White Not Used
Orange/White Illumination
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 Parking Brake Detection (-)
Purple/White VSS Output
Green Reverse Output (+)

RadioPRO App: PAC offers a Windows compatible RadioPRO App software program to help you configure the interface.

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Wolf was very helpful,there was a little problem and it was resolved by the Professionals at Crutchfield,Thank You Steve! [ Stephen  Oct 25, 2016 ]

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