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CRUX SOCGM-17 Wiring Interface

Allows you to connect a new car stereo and retains the door chimes and audible warning system in select GM vehicles

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Overview

Our take on the CRUX SOCGM-17 Wiring Interface

Installing an aftermarket receiver in many late model GM vehicles means losing the chime that warns the door is open, along with audible safety warnings. The Crux SOCGM-17 GM Class II Data Bus interface lets you replace the factory receiver in these vehicles and keep the door chime and all audible safety warnings.

Installing an aftermarket receiver in many late model GM vehicles means losing the chime that warns the door is open, along with audible safety warnings. The Crux SOCGM-17 GM Class II Data Bus interface lets you replace the factory receiver in these vehicles and keep the door chime and all audible safety warnings.

Connect the SOCGM-17 to the wiring harness on your new car stereo, mount the module in a convenient location, and plug it into the existing factory plug. Get the great sound you want, and keep all important safety features intact. This interface does not work with GM's Premium Bose® systems or Onstar®, and it won't allow you to keep your factory steering wheel audio controls. It will work with the standard Bose system. Warranty: 1 year.

Important Note: If you do not use an interface like this when you replace your factory radio, you will disable the audible warning system in your vehicle. Crutchfield cannot provide a free wiring harness for your vehicle, and we strongly recommend that you use the recommended interface when replacing this vehicle's factory radio. Failure to do so may result in serious injury or death.

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.

Highlights:

  • lets you install an aftermarket receiver in late model GM vehicles without losing the door chime and audible safety warnings
  • will not work with factory steering wheel controls, Bose® or OnStar® systems
  • dimensions: 3-7/16"W x 1-1/16"H x 2-7/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

works as it should

Anonymous, Plaistow, NH

What's in the Box:

  • 2000-up GM Class II radio replacement interface module
  • 11" GM Class II wiring harness
  • Installation Instructions
Reviews

CRUX SOCGM-17 Wiring Interface Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(228 Reviews)

CRUX SOCGM-17 Wiring Interface

Anonymous from Plaistow, NH on 1/22/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

works as it should

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Anonymous from Jacksonville FL on 1/17/2017

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit my truck with no problems. Thanks to the crutchfield team for great service and fast shipping.

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jason from Slidell, LA on 1/12/2017

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very pleased

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Great poduct-

William from Memphis, TN on 1/10/2017

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great installing a new receiver in a 2003 Silverado. Soldered about 12 wires using their diagram (and the wires are all individually labeled), plugged it in and everything worked great.

Pros: Fast Easy Great instructions

Cons: None

CRUX SOCGM-17 Wiring Interface

Anonymous from Corpus Christi, TX on 1/9/2017

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This wiring harness adapter did not work and we were unable to get power to the new JVC stereo. We had to reinstall the original equipment Chevy stereo. Diagram was not very useful. Disappointed.

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Crutchfield response on 1/17/2017 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to this customer to issue an apology and help him further. We'll either help him get the interface working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

Total Junk

Timothy from Bellevue, NE on 1/4/2017

2011 Kia Forte
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Don't purchase...it will fail within a couple of years and then you have to replace & rewire. It's total junk and now Crutchfield doesn't even recommend.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Fails

Nice kit.

Dennis from Garden City, MI on 1/3/2017

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great kit. Good quality. The instructions did not address the input(small) plug that came out of the rear of my stock unit. After an email to Crutchfield it was determined that the small plug was no longer needed. It is installed at the factory for future accessory additions.

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Great wiring device

Jeff from Airton, AL on 1/3/2017

2005 Chevrolet Impala
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

made the installation process much easier. Recommend to all who replace factory radio.

Pros: hooked right up to the car existing wiring

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Anonymous from Rock Hill, SC on 1/2/2017

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install. Works great

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Anonymous from Woodland, CA on 1/1/2017

2004 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product came with wireing diagrams quick and easy installation

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Simplifying Installation

Joe from Parker, PA on 12/20/2016

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

No doubt, a "gotta have" item for installation. As much as I hate hard wiring, at least the Interface has pre-cut ends.

Pros: Everything works & fits as you'd expect.

Cons: A lot of tedious hard wiring.

Awesome

Carl from Dickson, TN on 12/16/2016

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works Awesome and all of my warning chimes work again. Made interface with new Jensen VX7021 super easy.

Pros: Everything works made installation super easy

Cons: NONE

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Brandon from Hays, KS on 12/8/2016

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great. Retains all chimes.

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Perfect part

Anonymous from Detroit, MI on 12/8/2016

2005 GMC Envoy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wiring work perfectly. Also, the sound doohickey it is excellent. I jerryrigged the thing in the dashboard (yay for zip ties). Seamless.

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Anonymous from West Columbia, SC on 12/4/2016

2004 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Work perfect and was way cheaper going through Crutchfield.

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Anonymous from Huntington, OR on 12/4/2016

2003 GMC Sierra 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was trying to install new CD player in 2003 Gmc sierra 2500hd truck. But the harness that came with the stereo you had to find a place to plug a power wire. But every place we tried it made my dash go nuts. So I bought the chime box and harness from crucified .it comes with a place on the harness to tie in the power wire. I Installed it and everything works great. This a great product .

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Rodney E from Lafayette, IN on 12/4/2016

2004 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

made instalation easy

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Nice Install Accessory

Mike from Columbia, MO on 12/2/2016

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This made installation very very easy.

Pros: Made the install super easy

Cons: none

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Anonymous from Petoskey, MI on 12/1/2016

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easily integrates my new radio into factory harness. Still has retained accessory power. Chime module should have 3 loudness settings. Kind of quiet.

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A must for DYI installation

Mike from Los Angeles, CA on 11/19/2016

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Makes the installation very easy and retains the alarms/chimes that come through the OEM unit in my 2003 Silverado

Pros: Easy installation

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Easy Install

Mark from Pueblo West, CO on 11/16/2016

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This came with my stereo at no charge! This item is where the big box stores really stick it to you on their install prices. The installation was pretty straight forward. The nice thing about this is that it allowed me to retain my door and key chimes.

Pros: It retained my door chimes The Price Instructions were easy

Cons: None

Easy to use

Guy from Vancouver, WA on 11/14/2016

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use, matched up perfectly to my '05 Chevy Silverado.

Pros: Saved big $ compared to what the pros charge for similar product.

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Lady Lake, FL on 11/9/2016

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as advertised. Easy hook up.

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Anonymous from Athol, MA on 11/8/2016

2003 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

fast service and advice soldered and shrink wrapped all connections easy installation

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Cons: I have had to disconnect the plug to the alarm chime to get the radio to come on after setting over night

Crutchfield response on 11/17/2016 We're sorry you had problems with your adapter. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the adapter and chimes working properly. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Courtney from Chandler, AZ on 11/6/2016

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great. Was a easy install. All bells and lights works because of this

Pros: Makes it just as if it was stock on a aftermarket install

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Havelock NC on 10/26/2016

2006 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Harness hooked up and works without any problems.

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Anonymous from Riverview, FL on 10/24/2016

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It worked great easy to install

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Anonymous from Urbana, OH on 10/24/2016

2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made for an easy and clean installation!

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John from Minter, AL on 10/19/2016

2003 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great Wiring Interface Harness not to mention the amazing customer support from the Crutchfield Staff to make sure I have all the right stuff to get the job done right! Thanks

Pros: Makes the installation easy!

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Anonymous from Minneapolis, MN on 10/12/2016

2004 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This made my installation smooth and effortless.

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Works great.

Patrick from New Orleans, LA on 10/10/2016

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to connect to your radio harness on the desk and a quick connect when you're installing it in the vehicle.

Pros: Works great. Sounds like stock.

Cons: None

CRUX SOCGM-17 Wiring Interface

Jon from Illinois on 10/9/2016

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

Nice fitting harness.

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Radio connection for PIONEER 2800

Shawn from New Jersey on 10/9/2016

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits nice

Pros: Easy hookup

Cons: None

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Allen from New Bern, NC on 9/26/2016

2005 Pontiac Aztek
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfectly fit as expected

Pros: Worked great

Cons: none

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Anonymous from Danville, VA on 9/22/2016

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

E Z hook up. I made the connection in my shop with the radio and the installed it in my truck.

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Billy from Bloomington, IN on 9/19/2016

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wish everyone made install as easy as Crutchfield

Pros: Easy installation

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Easy install

Braz from Hazel Green, AL on 9/14/2016

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect matchup to vehicle connector. Soldered to radio leads as per directions and excellent first powerup.

Pros: Lets you do most of the wiring on the workbench with soldering and heat shrink. Keeps the factory key, door, and seatbelt audio.

Cons: none

Must have

Peter from Natick, MA on 9/7/2016

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So YES you can install your radio with the simple wiring units sold elsewhere.... and yes you can go buy the super expensive ones I have seen..... But why.. this is a perfect little add-on to keep you factory system notifications working. and it sounds much bettter as I set it in the dash some to make it comfortable and not overpowering.

Pros: Ease of use

Cons: None

What happened?!

Daniel from Visalia, CA on 7/28/2016

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This thing worked good from 02/2016 to 06/2016. Then when the weather started getting hot, the thing started having erratic behavior. Lol. I had to take my dash apart to unplug it because it would stay on after I turned the key off. When I came back to get in the truck, it was still making a gurgling noise. Is it defective? Well mine seems to be. Hopefully Crutchfield will send me a new one or something else.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Does not last long.

Super easy!

Scott from Indiana on 7/10/2016

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Super easy to install, works fantastic!

Pros: Plug and play, enough said!

Cons: None

Perfect and easy

Jeff from Maryland on 7/3/2016

2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installation was simple and everything works as it should.

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Easy fix

Ned from Berryville, VA on 6/23/2016

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works just as advertised

Pros: Does the job

Cons: Could have a better designed connection

Awesome

Josh s from Columbus, Ohio on 6/22/2016

2006 Chevrolet Uplander
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works amazing and customer service was great!

Pros: You get to keep your chimes and emergency alerts

Cons: None

Easy to use wiring interface for 2004 Silverado

Andrew from Denver on 6/14/2016

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I thought that this device would allow the warning charms to sound through the stereo speakers like it does on the factory unit, but this has a small speaker on it that sounds the chimes and it sounds like it is a pretty chinsy speaker. Other than that it works great and was an easy straight forward install. The wiring matches color for color with the factory harness which makes it very easy to complete.

Pros: Easy install, harness colors match almost perfectly making it that much easier.

Cons: Speaker quality for the chimes is pretty sad, sounds like a poorly put together set up from the 80's. Otherwhise a great unit

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Richard H from Meadow Bridge, WV on 6/13/2016

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very very easy to wire and super fast shipment. Definitely be using these guys for all my stereo needs!!

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Install

Will M from El Paso, Texas on 6/8/2016

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy install and works great

Pros: Easy install

Cons: None

Good interface, retains key in ignition chime

Jeff J from Buffalo, NY on 6/1/2016

2004 Chevrolet Malibu (Classic)
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This interface worked perfect. Retained the chimes, no anti-theft system issues.

Pros: Recommended with purchase, retained the factory chimes, easy to install, not expensive.

Cons: None

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kingd from Hershey, PA on 5/29/2016

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sweet kit. Easy instructions. I did have to buy additional wire crip connectors. It would have been sweet if this would have popped up as an optional accessory at the time I bought the adapter. Crutchfield could have made more $ and saved me time. but all good. just a suggestion

Pros: Easy install

Cons: none

Easy schematics!

Chris M. from Jacksonville FL on 5/23/2016

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Really easy to hook-up. Nice wiring diagram.

Pros: Ease of wiring, good tech support.

Cons: Didn't come with original order but they fixed it fast.

Easy installation

David from Ware Ma. on 5/18/2016

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy installation snap in go

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Does it's job well!

Grant from Remington, IN on 5/18/2016

2005 Chevrolet Impala
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product started working great as soon as installed! Customer is very happy with install. They wanted to go with a cheap harness but after explaining the purpose of the interface to them, they chose it instead and saw the benefits of their choice immediately.

Pros: Does its job as described

Cons: Beware tight areas behind the receiver. Between the interface, stereo mounting depth, and wiring harness size, it may be a very tight fit.

Exact Fit ease of install

Nick D from Princeton, Ky on 5/12/2016

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This made the installation into this truck so much easier... perfect fit... and only took 25 minutes to install

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Joe from Brookfield CT on 5/2/2016

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wired in easily and worked as expected. This unit retained the factory key and warning chimes.

Pros: Easily installed and sounds factory.

Cons: None

Good product

Mike from Hermitage, PA on 5/1/2016

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to read instructions

Pros: No unneeded wires

Cons: Should tell you to mount the speaker where it could be heard

Excelletn

Brian from Ogden, UT on 4/26/2016

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I turned it upside down under the dash to muffle it more.

Pros: None

Cons: none

Plug compatible!

Greg from Bothell, WA on 4/24/2016

2001 Pontiac Grand Am
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This wiring adapter made a quick and clean installation of the new system in the car. I soldered and shrink tubed the wires and it looks and works great!

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Anonymous from Wallingford, CT on 4/6/2016

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product

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Anonymous from Mossy, WV on 3/27/2016

2005 Isuzu Ascender
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made wiring up the radio a snap and kept all of my factory features that normally would have had to be bypassed.

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Below Adequate

Samuel from Montana on 3/26/2016

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

Worked great for the first 3 months I had it. However; recently, the door chime box attached to the harness blew its fuse and shut my entire vehicles accessory circuit down. I clipped that thing off and gave it a look, no way to fix it. I'm just using the adapter plug-in now without any warning noises (which I actually prefer). I don't plan on replacing it because my radio has very noticeably lower distortion at high volumes.

Pros: The connector to the factory plug is great

Cons: The chime box is a piece of garbage

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Mark H from Defiance ,Oh on 3/24/2016

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great. Easy installation.

Pros: Works.

Cons: None.

Works sometimes

Rudy from hazard, KY on 3/14/2016

Well it works alot of the times but sometimes it won't even come on. No door chimes and radio dosent come on. I remove the stereo fuse and put it back in and start the car and it works. It's good when it works. But a pain when it dosent

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Sometimes dosent come on

Nice!

Jason from Melbourne, FL on 3/13/2016

2006 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great no problems. Functions correctly in my 2006 GMC

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

Wiring interface

Crux from huntingdon, PA on 3/10/2016

2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect match up!

Pros: Perfect

Cons: None

Wiring interface

Mike K. from Murrieta, CA on 3/6/2016

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I am so glad that I consulted the Crutchfield tech for information on the interface. I was prepared to purchase the stereo and installation kit somewhere else before I talked to him. He was not trying to sell me anything, just honest advice and information. This actually made my decision for me and will definitely make me a return customer.

Pros: As advertised. This interface keeps all of the factory settings working properly. I almost went without it in an effort to save a few dollars. I am so glad that I didn't.

Cons: Lots of wires to connect but if you take your time, it is no big deal.

Wiring interface

Robbin W from Westtown, NY on 3/6/2016

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to figure out instructions. This made the installation simple.

Pros: Easy to use.

Cons: Bulky, I had to find a place for it when installing the new radio. No Biggie.

Wiring interface

Riko from davis, CA on 2/28/2016

2005 Pontiac Aztek
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does what it is meant to do!

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Drains my battery

Nic from golden, CO on 2/22/2016

2005 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked good for a few weeks and then it started going bonkers. The chime comes on while you are driving for no reason and will not shut off ever. The only way to make it stop is to reach in the dash and pull the harness and then replug it in. If the truck sits for a day the battery drains and the truck wont start.

Pros: Cheap and easy to install

Cons: Didn't hold up

Crutchfield response on 2/23/2016 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Good tone!

Jason from newnan, GA on 2/2/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This replaced my old door tones. My told tones were not working so now they are back loud and clear.

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Installs & Works Perfectly - Just need to remember to attach blue remo

Tom K from New Hampshire on 1/4/2016

2003 Chevrolet Impala
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The install was very easy. color codes match the factory exactly, just match and crimp, works well.

Pros: Wire colors match exactly for crimping, Just remember to do the blue/white remote wire ... it was needed for my Impala to produce any sound at all.

Cons: the chime is probably a bit too quiet..which actually is a plus for me, but not the person I installed it for.

Works well

PaulS from New York on 1/1/2016

2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Didn't need anything more elaborate on my wife's base Trailblazer.

Pros: Does everything it needs to do. Easy to install.

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Oregon on 12/30/2015

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The interface cable was easy to terminated to the stereo wiring.

Pros: Simple

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Rhode Island on 12/30/2015

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

very easy to use

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Terrible Customer Service

Jacob S from California on 12/28/2015

2012 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used this wiring harness in two different car receivers. I had it installed by a car stereo shop both times. The ignition wire was faulty, and my radios would often not turn off when I exited the car. The chime module was also a big problem with this harness. It occasionally caused my headlights to turn off when driving, and my parking lights to come instead. This is a big safety hazard and I recommend everyone to spend their money elsewhere. I bought the Axxess GMOS-01 02-Up Onstar Harness Adapter with Chime on a different online retailer's website instead, sadly it's not on Crutchfield. I had this wiring harness installed in my last car (and now this car) and have had zero problems with it. I contacted CRUX looking for a replacement radio harness, because it is under a one year warranty. It has been two months and they still haven't gotten back to me. This kind of customer service is ridiculous. I hope that if you buy this product that you won't have the same problems I did, because CRUX won't help you with them.

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Crutchfield response on 2/22/2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our customer service or tech support teams right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the stereo installed and working. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Got my chimes back

Frank G from Scottsdale, Az on 12/27/2015

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Someone hacked into my 2003 Trailblazer and did a sloppy stereo install and this made the chimes work again, once I cleaned up the mess.

Pros: Makes the chimes work again

Cons: None

Exact Fit

mjpebbs from Pennsylvania on 12/26/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was an exact fit as expected. The chimes sound just like the factory chimes. This was essential to installing the replacement radio. The local big box store offered a similar unit at twice the price.

Pros: easy installation

Cons: none

It works

RussellM from Texas on 12/3/2015

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works. The plug that fit into the back of my pioneer was supplied, but had to be spliced, and there were no instructions to ensure I was doing it right. Yes, it is straightforward, but I did buy with the expectation there would be clear instructions on how to do it.

Pros: Works

Cons: Instructions not helpful at all

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Ac from Oklahoma on 11/22/2015

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

Works as advertised and significantly cheaper than other stores

Pros: easy to install

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Illinois on 11/16/2015

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does what its supposed to. Nice to not have to cut factory harness

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Anonymous from Illinois on 11/16/2015

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy and worked great. Nice soft bell/ding tone.

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Worked great in my 2002 Chevy Cavalier

Bryan from Utah on 10/5/2015

2002 Chevrolet Cavalier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great in my 2002 Chevy Cavalier. No issues.

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Attaches easily

Ben from Missouri on 9/26/2015

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was hooked up easily enough, but it is very large for having to be installed in such a tiny space. Also, the door chimes continue to sound long after the key has been removed from the ignition.

Pros: Easy to connect.

Cons: Too big and chimes seem to be erratic.

Works perfectly on trailblazer lt 03

LanceG from Missouri on 8/31/2015

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easiest install ive ever done and works perfectly. No extra acc lines its all there in the harness. 03 trailblazer was gtg in 45min start to finish.

Pros: Everything plus excellent service if you have questions about anything at all!

Cons: Nada

great product

just as advertised from N.H. on 8/29/2015

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Every thing worked just as the instructions say

Pros: Very easy to install

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MRB from Louisiana on 6/7/2015

2004 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

unit worked well with 2004 Avalanche. plug for unit had a loose power wire that drove me crazy till I found it and repaired it.

Pros: worked well with Avalanche

Cons: loose wire on plug

Almost perfect

PeeWee from Alabama on 6/2/2015

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked exactly like it was supposed to. The only thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars was the antenna adapter was not included with the wiring harness, so that meant an untimely, and unwanted, trip to wally world.

Pros: Works like a charm

Cons: No antenna adapter

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mike from Wyoming on 5/25/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

it works and it is simple to in stall

Pros: it works

Cons: none here it works

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Gary W from New York on 5/19/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed this unit and it works great. Our 2006 Chevy Trailblazer has OnStar but we don't use it. This unit allows the It to bypass the OnStar but allows the door chimes and vehicle alerts to operate correctly. So if you use OnStar don't install this item.

Pros: Easy to connect and it works great

Cons:

Excellent

CDawg from North Carolina on 5/12/2015

2002 Chevrolet Cavalier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product is as advertised. A friend and I installed this with my Pioneer head unit and everything worked wonderfully. As you already know I'm sure, if you don't have the correct wiring harness for the Chevy Cavalier (mine is a 2002) the vehicles electronics, and lights won't work. The use of this harness has assured everything works efficiently and factory. I would definitely recommend this to those who want to retain a proper working vehicle without the hassle.

Pros: Color Coded for easy installation.

Cons: None.

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Anonymous from sperry,ok on 4/29/2015

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

I received it rather quickly and everything was correct within the shipment. Couldn't be happier!

Pros:

Cons:

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Cergio from Glendale, AZ on 4/27/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This item was perfect. All of the wires are long enough to make great connections with. The chime is loud enough to hear with my stereo's volume up. My package came was delivered on time.

Pros: Good quality. Good price.

Cons: No cons

So Easy a Cavemen Can do it!

B-RAD from Florida on 4/22/2015

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Colors match up perfectly! All you need is maybe 30 minutes, butt splices, crimps, strippers and you will be ready to install your new radio!

Pros: Ease of install and matching color to color!

Cons: no problems here!

Perfect!

austin32 from fleming island florida on 4/22/2015

2003 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I searched everywhere for this product and found it here and had It in no time . I drive a 2003 chevy avalanche and could not find this part anywhere else once it came in I not only got the part but a wiring diagram that came in much needed use and even a magazine that I plan on buying stuff from in the future ... bottom line this company had the products you need no matter what!

Pros: Everything!

Cons: None!

Good product

KristinR from Warminster, PA on 4/8/2015

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to connect with the color coded wires and overall a good product.

Pros: Color coded wiring was easy to understand.

Cons: Chime could be a little louder, dings longer than it needs to, had to cut part of the plastic insert in the car in order to fit everything.

love it

bryce from Sioux Falls, SD on 4/6/2015

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

Worked exactly as stated

Pros: Worked

Cons: It's a little quoted and sounds different

Great Product!

Ana from 22603 on 4/4/2015

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product great price. Fit great in my trailblazer.

Pros:

Cons:

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tasam from Georgia on 3/30/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This interface delivered everything that it was described to do. The ease of wiring it to the radio was not even a challenge. The functions and, response really impressed me, allowing the same actions as the original equipment. I have used Crutchfield for many years and the dependency has never wavered or failed. Outstanding products. If someone want to replace or repair electronics in their car, I truly advise them to contact Crutchfield for information, and items that are cost friendly, easy to install, with total satisfaction. Awesome

Pros: Easy to follow instructions and guides. Color coded wiring to match the original equipment wiring, which makes it almost impossible to connect anything incorrectly. The interface matches the the vehicle connections perfectly.

Cons: Could not find any!

Amazingly simple!

Anonomous from Minnesota on 3/26/2015

2007 Chevrolet Uplander
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was pleasantly surprised to find out how easy this harness was to use. All the wire colors matched up identically to the harness on my JVC stereo. Wires were pre-stripped, and easy to identify. My only complaint is that the chime is not very loud - but this may just be because I did not mount it within direct ear-shot. I left it in the space behind the stereo.

Pros: Ease of install - worth the price!

Cons: Chime could be a little louder

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2006 GMC from Virginia on 3/19/2015

2006 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Cutchfield set me up with this for my stereo replacement.

Pros: Woks like it should not real loud

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Alabama on 3/7/2015

2007 GMC Canyon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Had no issues with connections and worked as expected.

Pros:

Cons:

Good harness

David from Mcdonald, Ohio on 2/24/2015

2004 Oldsmobile Alero
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Pretty easy. And all the chimes work

Pros: Nothing extra to wire with the chime box

Cons: a lot of extra wiring. Make sure you have the dash space

Wire harness

alalande from Aurora, CO on 1/25/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this wire harness to put a new radio into a 2002 Malibu. It works just fine and the crutchfield team was really helpful.

Pros: Works.

Cons: Rather expensive for a few wires. The box is quiet. Requires you to do some splicing.

Total junk

Anonymous from Houston Tx on 1/25/2015

2012 GMC Canyon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Total junk if you have a GMC Canyon don't buy this , tech support is great but this is not compatible to my truck the first one I purchased would not work properly my dash lights would come on and if I turned truck off and took the key out and opened my door the radio would stay on , had to disconnect battery to turn off radio, not fun. Round 2 - called tech support they replaced the unit figured the crux box was the issue sent a new one , I RR the boxes and this one,same result ,not happy

Pros: None

Cons: Not compatible to my vehicle, if you're looking at this product, call tech support and ask questions before you buy

Smooth Sailing

TD from New York on 1/18/2015

2005 GMC Envoy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Asked the Crutchfield Sales associate for the least expensive solution but good product in stock. He recommended this product and it works just FINE. No issues, No Problems...Fit The Bill

Pros: Easy Installation

Cons:

Adapts well.

DP from Longview, TX on 11/16/2014

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install and easy to adapt to radio.

Pros:

Cons:

Great!

Josh from Ft jennings on 11/4/2014

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Everything worked like it says

Pros: None

Cons: None

Easy Installation

JSB from Maine on 10/30/2014

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect for the installation of the aftermarket stereo I HAD to install in my daughters car. Very easy instructions to understand.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Finding a place to secure under dash

Works fine

E from Denver, CO on 10/22/2014

2005 GMC Envoy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use, plug and play. It could be a bit louder though. The box is inside the dash and is a bit muffled.

Pros:

Cons:

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Tim E from Elmira NY on 10/12/2014

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product but, three of the wires were out of place and had to be move in order for it to work.

Pros: Great connections

Cons: Three of the wire in the harness where out of place for my application.

Easy installation

Papasmurf from Woodland Park, Co on 9/30/2014

2002 Chevrolet Malibu
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Door chimes work as before, easy as pie to install

Pros: easy, relatively inexpensive

Cons: None

Installation

Keith from Wilmington, MA on 9/23/2014

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The installation was a breeze and the customer service lady was professional and she was able to help me, She knew enough about the installation to get me thru some questions I had.

Pros: color to color make up and almost everything else just plugged in to each other.

Cons: some of the colors of the stereo harness were had to determine the colors.

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jv from Cranford, NJ on 9/14/2014

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

All the wires matched up Perfectly. the color code was spot on and the interface unit works perfectly. Installed this unit in an 06 Chevy Trailblazer with a Kenwood KDBT558U radio.

Pros: Matched up perfectly

Cons: none

excellent efficient adapter harness

Robert X from Stapleton Georgia on 9/3/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

excellent harness assembly works perfect with my 2003 Chevy Malibu

Pros: excellent quality... perfect length and design. everything snaps together perfect and the customer service support with any questions I had was nothing less than outstanding!!!

Cons: none

Works great

Churt from Weddington, NC on 9/2/2014

2004 GMC Envoy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple to install. Works as advertised. What more do you need?

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

Perfect

Corey from Anchorage, AK on 8/18/2014

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked out perfectly for my 07 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

Pros: Right fit

Cons: Nothing wrong with it

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JWV from St. Paul, MN on 8/16/2014

2004 Oldsmobile Alero
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in my 2004 Oldsmobile Alero with a new stereo unit. All the chimes still audible thanks to this and it was fairly easy for me to install. One call to Crutchfield (Just a couple minutes total, first and only person that answered me was extremely helpful and had my problem figured out in about a minute)

Pros: Easy to follow wiring, EXTREMELY helpful people at Crutchfield for troubleshooting

Cons: None

wiring

jimmy from st. john , VI on 8/15/2014

2006 GMC Canyon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

works great

Pros: ease of use

Cons: none

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william t from annapolis, md on 7/17/2014

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

really easy to install, works great and does everything its supposed to

Pros:

Cons:

You need this if you have a GM wit OnStar

Todd from Quakertown, PA on 6/27/2014

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy install, just plug and go. attached to back of cavity. No problems. The version that I tossed out with the old Sony unit that was in my SUV when I bought it was just an open circuit board wrapped in electrical tape! It had also shorted out, which gave me the opportunity to replace it with a Bluetooth enabled unit with iPod controls.

Pros: works as promised.

Cons: none.

Good Stuff

Ryan from Southern Oregon on 6/21/2014

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed this product on a 2007 Chevy 2500hd Classic. Works well, the chime is loud enough for my taste. Maybe a little quieter than factory. Easy to install and easy to find a place to put it. On my truck I put it right behind the instrument cluster to the right side. Straight forward installation and I would highly recommend this product for any Chevy aftermarket stereo installation. Retained accessory power works great too.

Pros: Easy to install, enough harness length to put it in a good spot and loud enough for me. Works just as advertised.

Cons: Amp remote on wire is included in harness. No factory amp in my truck so I had to cut that wire and splice it to my head unit. No big deal though.

Easy to install

Ty from Gettysburg PA on 6/16/2014

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install. Adds a lot of wires making it hard to fit in console

Pros: Loud and easy to hook up

Cons: Adds lots of wires to hide

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Anonymous from Shelby, MT on 5/5/2014

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great, easy to install!

Pros:

Cons:

Didn't work. Might be my trucks fault though.

Wenjen4 from Allen, Ok. on 5/2/2014

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The first unit didn't work. Crutchfield sent a replacement. Didn't work either. Crutchfield then sent me an Axxess GMRC-01 for the same price. Come to find out, there was a hinky little problem with my factory harness with one of the pins being in the wrong location.

Pros: Crutchfield customer service and tech advisors.

Cons: Didn't work. However, it may very well be my trucks fault. Never heard it ding or anything. At least the GMRC-01 dinged.

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Jim W from Cornell, IL on 4/28/2014

2002 Chevrolet Cavalier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as advertised - easy installation too.

Pros:

Cons:

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Anonymous from darlington sc on 4/20/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

works great

Pros: works like factory

Cons: none

Easy to use

Kountry from Cumberland, Md on 4/13/2014

2001 Chevrolet Cavalier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This made the install work great. I don't have a problem with how loud it is like other reviews.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: None.

Wire harness

Tad from Westlake, La on 4/9/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy harness to hook up.

Pros:

Cons:

Low sound levels

Mike from Boise on 4/5/2014

2003 GMC Sierra 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Had to install this module so the vehicles alert system would still work. No mater where I put the speaker it is so quite I cannot hear it over the vehicle running. It is very quite... If there is another option that could be swapped in to make the sounds go through the speakers like the factory stereo did that would be more desirable.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Cant hear it!

Crutchfield response on 4/9/2014 Our tech support team contacted the customer to troubleshoot the situation and offer a different adapter.

Works but it's not very loud

buckeyesuave from Somerset,ky on 4/2/2014

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It does work and that matters a lot but When I installed this in my trailblazer, The wires were not long enough to allow good placement so it is inside the dash and it is hard to hear sometimes. I wish I would have bought a better one.

Pros: It allowed me to install my new Alpine!

Cons: Short wires and its not very loud.

Does exactly what it says it does

Brian B from Durham, NC on 3/28/2014

2001 Chevrolet Cavalier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is pretty easy to install; not really any more difficult to connect than a plain wiring harness. You basically connect it the same way. There's only two things I would change about this. I would make it a little smaller so it's easier to fit behind the receiver, and I would make it louder. The latter issue being more of an issue the the former, but it's still better than no sound at all.

Pros: Easy to install; no different than connecting any other wiring harness

Cons: A little difficult to get to fit behind the receiver; not all that loud

Worked for me

Bill from Sugar Grove, IL on 3/26/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked for me. Soldered same color to color and plugged it in.

Pros: Worked

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Ofallon il on 3/25/2014

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made instal a snap and retained all factory chimes

Pros: Very easy instal

Cons: None

Just what I needed.

Tim from st. louis on 3/22/2014

2002 Chevrolet Cavalier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

very simple install just match the colors and done. it is a little on the quiet side but I can get past that because I like to turn up my music with my door open so that dinging sound would be really annoying if it was any louder.

Pros: Simple install.

Cons: None

Exactly replaces the key warning system in my Chevy Silverado

Travers from Newport News, VA on 3/17/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The integration adaptor exactly replaces the key warning system of the 2004 Chevy truck. There is no difficulty with wiring or placement. Just snap a 6 wire harness into the small adaptor box and strap it to the new radio with 2 plastic slip ties. Takes 2 minutes.

Pros: Easy to install and an exact replacement for the OEM key warning system. Crutchfield sells it for 1/2 price. Check the price at other retailers and you will agree.

Cons: None!

Works Great

MzLadyX from Spokane, WA on 3/17/2014

2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They product worked great and matched the CD Receiver that I ordered.

Pros:

Cons:

easy hook-up

Anonymous from Louisa Virginia on 3/13/2014

Made hook up simple. Has great instructions. Makes wiring neat and simple.

Pros:

Cons:

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Karen from Victoria Texas on 3/11/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a great product to help with the door chimes and other factory chimes. I was easy installation and worked well.

Pros:

Cons:

Great original equipment replacement!

big lee from 21875 on 3/11/2014

2004 GMC Canyon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

this item just makes it so much easier to replace General Motors radios you are able to wire everything pretty much and your house or shop you don't have to wire it under the dash it's all taken care of before hand and you just plug in play definitely recommended this item if you have A General Motors or Chevy vehicle.

Pros: Everything about it makes the job easier!

Cons: None

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mark from wisconsin on 3/3/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product made the install very easy and fast. I tucked it up behind the stereo so the chimes weren't as loud after reading other reviews about how loud it was. Perfect volume level, just enough to hear it. Having not to run the red power wire back to the fuse box or splice it in somewhere else makes it easy to install the radio.

Pros: Easy install, keeps warning chimes, red power wire for radio

Cons: that you need to have this, bad design of wiring harness from auto maker

ok

bsmith from mt.airy on 2/27/2014

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

does what it is supposed to

Pros: it works

Cons: none

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Steve D. from Norwood, Ma on 2/16/2014

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to use. Wiring was a breeze.

Pros: Able to hear warnings through it.

Cons: could be louder

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BBishop from Kansas City, MO on 2/13/2014

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Would not install the radio without it. Allows me to keep the door chimes and other factory chimes.

Pros: Easy to wire in.

Cons: N/A

Unfortunate that it's necessary, but worked great

Hss.Strat from PA on 2/10/2014

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It's unfortunate that Chevy made this adapter necessary. Nothing Crutchfield can do about that though. The install was stupid easy and it's working like a charm. The alarm sounds are slightly softer than factory, but I prefer it. The Crutchfield adviser was very helpful and knowledgeable.

Pros: Works Alarm tones are easily audible but soft and not shrieking

Cons: Only that it's a requirement

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Scott from Hartford CT on 2/10/2014

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice and easy to install in my Trailblazer. Keeps the chimes working and paired nicely with the factory harness and the harness from my Pioneer head unit.

Pros: cheap and simple

Cons: none

Good unit

Mike G from Des Moines, IA on 2/6/2014

2005 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adapter was easy to setup and install in my 05 Chevy Colorado. I did all the wiring matchups previous to going and installing and the actual installation only took about 20 minutes in 25 degree weather. The unit did exactly what it was supposed to and the system is working flawlessly

Pros: Easy setup and installation Replaces the factory bus and all systems working on the truck Though low, the chimes are easily audible and not intrusive at all

Cons: none I can think of

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Anonymous from Centerport ny 11721 on 2/5/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent perfect fit

Pros: A great replacement for original equipment

Cons: None

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Jon414 from Missouri on 2/2/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product! Adapter was very easy to wire to factory harness. Wires were labeled with easy-to-find color coating. It's a must buy!

Pros: Fits 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer No On-Star, No Bose. Easy to connect, and chime sounds are easily heard from factory connection.

Cons: Great Product with no cons.

It's okay!!!!!

Eric from Dunmore, PA on 1/31/2014

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Over priced and too quiet, but it does what it should..

Pros:

Cons:

Great adapter, great price!

BrianH from Antioch, TN on 1/29/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought my wife a car stereo two years ago for Christmas. I had a heck of a time finding the right connectors needed because GM likes to run everything through the stereo. Her birthday was earlier this month and I needed to install that stereo. Crutchfield got me set up right! The adapter was easy to wire up to the stereo harness and it works like a charm! My wife is very happy and so am I. The quality is good, and the chime sounds just like the factory one.

Pros: Good price, easy to install, good quality

Cons: None

Piece of cake

Ron from Chestertown on 1/24/2014

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Painless to install.

Pros: Ease of installation

Cons: Price a little high I thought

2003 Silvarado

D.S. from SoCal on 1/20/2014

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install, but the chime isn't loud enough

Pros: Easy install

Cons: Chime needs to be louder / better quality

no splicing : )

dom from kingston, ny on 1/15/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

so far so good, I took it to an installer. better than splicing wires and was able to keep my state of the art door chime : ).

Pros: x on the box? : )

Cons: none

Excellent wiring harness

Kenny Golden from Illinois on 1/10/2014

2005 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installation with this harness was quick and spot on! Easy to solder the wiring to the harness from the stereo I bought.

Pros: Color coded wiring and instructions easy to do!

Cons: None

Lifesaver

Vcpbp101 from San Antonio, TX on 1/9/2014

2005 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It makes integrating your aftermarket stereo into you're vehicle seem as though it's an oem stereo. I retained all factory warnings and chimes with ease.

Pros: Easy too attach/install

Cons: none

Does what It Does?

W. Weeks from Oakland, MD on 12/27/2013

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easily hooks up from a new aftermarket radio into a Chevrolet wiring harness. It keeps the chimes working that are normally controlled through the factory radio.

Pros: Easy hook-up

Cons: The fact that I need it in the first place.

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Tastro from Norman, OK on 12/16/2013

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wiring harness was very easy to use. Color coding was very similar to the stock Chevy wiring harness.

Pros: EZ to use

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Sadsburyville, PA on 12/15/2013

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great eazy to install

Pros: Easy to install sounds like factory chime

Cons: None

Worked well

W Axl Rose from So Ill on 12/8/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wires matched right up, worked like a charm

Pros: Everything about it

Cons: none

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Cigar Bubba from Norwood, MA on 11/18/2013

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

was helpful to install my new head unit in my chevy silverado 2500 still lets me here my warning bells

Pros: none

Cons: none

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Anonymous from Torrance, CA on 11/11/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install and does the job

Pros: Easy to install and does the job

Cons:

Well worth it

Eddie from Staten Island NY on 10/22/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Well worth it. Would recommend

Pros: Easy Install

Cons:

Works!!

Capsin from Jacksonville, FL on 10/19/2013

2004 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this for my radio install in an '05 Avalanche, said it would keep the chimes and it did great price too.

Pros: Easy install, wires clearly labeled.

Cons: None.

Overpriced

Dave P from Greencastle, IN on 10/14/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a necessary item to retain warning chimes, and the manufacturer knows it, therefore keeps the price high and makes big profits.

Pros: Easy enough to install

Cons: Doesn't play though speakers so it's much quieter than the stock unit. Can barely hear if stereo is playing. Door chimes quit after a few seconds, factory unit kept on until you shut the door. You can't really call this a direct replacement for stock unit.

Could not make it easier

Tyler from Kathleen, GA on 10/10/2013

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product. Made connecting a non-factory radio a breeze. Highly recommend.

Pros: Easy.

Cons: None

Great product!

ThePotts from Maceo, KY on 10/4/2013

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product does what it claims to do - it makes my Silverado play door chimes, seat belt warnings, etc., with an aftermarket receiver. It was easy to install and fit right behind my dash easily.

Pros: Easy to install, works great

Cons:

Nice

DavidW from Lewisburg, WV on 10/1/2013

2006 Chevrolet Uplander
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to install. Provides vehicle chimes as advertised.

Pros:

Cons: None

Works great

Jeremy from Niagara NY on 9/29/2013

2004 GMC Yukon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This interface works as it should in my 2004 GMC Yukon SLE. Make sure you mount it to something secure. At first I had it velcroed to the AC duct in my dash and it was buzzing as it chimed. I readjusted it and it sounds fine. Sounds very similar to the factory door chime.

Pros: Works as it should

Cons: The fact that I need one at all is annoying. Thanks GM!

Amazing!

Yellow Dog from WI on 9/25/2013

2006 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Helped immensely with he install.

Pros: Chicks dig me now!

Cons: I should have done it sooner and I would not have had to take my sister to prom.

GM adapter

Chad from Columbus, OH on 9/23/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Unfortunately with a lot of GM cars this is a needed part. First I think this is crazy to pay this much for an adapter to be able to upgrade a stereo but a big thank you to Crutchfield for having it half off if bought with a stereo. That said, this item installs easily and without issue.

Pros: Easy install

Cons: Price and it being a must have.

Easy to use

Tex from Texas on 9/15/2013

2004 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Was very easy to install

Pros: All wires matched up

Cons:

Nice and Easy install with this

RayT from Ky on 9/15/2013

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy enough to wire up. good instructions , Makes adding an aftermarket unit to a new vehicle just as easy as it was in the 80's while keeping all the functions working as they should .

Pros: Keeps the door chime chiming when it should, keeps the stereo on after key is removed until the, door is opened just like with stock unit did

Cons: Chime seems quieter than stock , may be the location where i placed the unit

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mbratch from Webster NY on 9/10/2013

2004 Chevrolet Malibu (Classic)
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I own a 2004 Chevy Classic (Malibu). The CRUX SOCGM-17 integration adaptor installed very easily. I just attached the wires as I would on a normal adapter. All of the wires are properly color coded for the connection. The chimes on the adapter all work and at a volume perhaps slightly software than the factory chimes, but quite audible. The chime box has mounting holes for screws but there were a couple of "pockets" of space behind the stereo where I was able to just set it without having to mount it. Installation was very smooth and quick.

Pros: Very easy to adapt and install. Chimes work as desired and expected.

Cons: (None come to mind)

2003 Avalanche...

Kevin from Attleboro,MA on 8/31/2013

2003 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great. I have all my chimes and was very surprised at the sound considering the factory chime comes through the speakers. Very simple to install.

Pros: Easy to install. Doesn't sound cheap.

Cons: None so far.

For Chevy Avalanche

firemarshalbill from West Newbury Ma on 7/31/2013

2004 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

WOW did this make the install easy

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

It dings

Anonymous from Waterford, MI on 7/14/2013

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It goes ding when it is supposed to.

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Cons:

2006 GMC Sierra Install

FC from Columbia, SC on 7/8/2013

2006 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I replaced my factory GMC (without Onstar) double din with a IVE-W535HD. Wanted to keep my chimes for safety reasons. I have used many wiring harnesses over the years and was a bit skeptical looking at it online. Out the box, it looked like it was constructed well. Everything was soldered and shrink wrapped. The wires going to the speaker box seemed a bit short and I was afraid that the chime would be too faint installed behind the stereo and dash. I figured I could extend the wires and place the speaker box elsewhere if I had to. I installed the harness as normal and was able to point the speaker box toward the dash where light was coming through. NO PROBLEMS AT ALL! I can barely tell the difference and I have owned the truck for 7 years. I highly recommend this product. Having the chimes after an after market install is a huge safety feature!

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: None

2005 Chevy Colorado

Anonymous from las vegas, nv on 7/4/2013

2005 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

super easy to install, must have this item or no warranty through crutchfield. gives all the factory chimes

Pros: ease of install, cheaper price than any audio store locally

Cons:

CRUX SOCGM-17 Factory Integration Adapter

Gregory H. from Crimora, Va on 6/28/2013

I used this item to install my new Sony Stereo in my Chevrolet Colorado. All was wired as directed and when I plugged it in to my harness and tried the chimes, FOOF and a bunch of smoke came out of the box. Crutchfield replaced it except I paid about more and got the metra gmrc 01. I am just glad it did not take out my trucks computer. Just F.Y. I, The Metra worked Great.

Pros: If it had not blown up, I would have most likely had no problem with it.

Cons: It blew up.

Bad

Dylan from Nebraska on 6/28/2013

2001 Cadillac Seville
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Got it in the mail and it did not work had to return, don't buy for a Cadillac Seville with onstar

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Did not work for my vehicle

crux integration adaptor

joey k from union,mo on 6/19/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

recommended by crutchfield advisor, simple self installation, performs perfectly, great product!

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Cons:

Works great in my Trailblazer!

Glen from Enterprise, Al on 6/18/2013

2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I got this when I ordered my stereo from Crutchfield. I put this in an 09 Trailblazer. The instructions that came with it were easy to follow, and I had no problem hooking it up. When everything was installed, my chimes were still working though they will be coming through his box. Sitting in the vehicle, when I turn off the ignition and take out the key, the radio still runs til I open the door, just like the old one did.

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Cons:

integration adapter

g. joy from south bend IN on 6/17/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

the warning chimes (the reason this thing is installed) are weak ,

Pros: weak sound

Cons: gotta have it

CRUX SOCGM-17

Robert A from Ocean Springs, MS on 6/17/2013

2005 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great item. It has done exactly what it is supposed to do without a problem

Pros: Loud enough and easy too install

Cons: None at this time

CRUX SOC GM-17 ADAPATER

Anonymous from Cd. Juarez Chihuahua México on 6/16/2013

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It easy to install (the installation instruction are easy to follow), and with it is possible to keep the Factory functions, it work great.

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Cons:

Good unit

Chris M from Granite Falls on 6/16/2013

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It does the job it was intended for. Plugs in easily and good wiring color codes.

Pros: easy peasy

Cons: none

Great adaptor

EYE88 from Chesnee, South Carolina on 6/10/2013

2003 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great accessory for adapting an aftermarket head unit. Works as advertised.

Pros: Works great

Cons: None

CRUX SOCGM-17 Factory Integration Adapter

Gerry from Denver, CO on 6/8/2013

2007 Chevrolet Uplander
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as promised. Just plugged it in and I had all the features I did with the stock radio installed.

Pros: Easy as 1, 2, 3.

Cons: None

Works Great

Burzum10 from Bay Area, ca on 6/6/2013

2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed this into an 2008 Chevy Trail blazer w/o Bose/Onstar. It installed very nicely and works just like the stock chime just a little quieter.

Pros: Retains Factory warning chimes, Compact enough to fit behind radio, and price is great.

Cons: none

Cool Integration!

Jeff from Sedona, AZ on 6/5/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

All of the adapters, along with Crutchfield's instructions and excellent customer service, make for a very easy yet custom installation.

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Cons:

Works perfectly

Steve B from Davenport, IA on 6/3/2013

2002 Pontiac Grand Am
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works well, plug and play installation. The chimes could definition be louder, though.

Pros:

Cons:

worked perfect

Jade H from Franklin, TN on 5/28/2013

2006 Isuzu Ascender
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked Perfectly

Pros: works

Cons: none

Fast is not the word

Joe from Vienna Ohio on 5/21/2013

2005 GMC Canyon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Quick install works great also

Pros: Plug it in it works

Cons: none

CRUX SOCGM-17

RonH from Shallotte, NC on 5/15/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very good product. Worked out perfect for me. Very good instructions and easy to follow. I chose to solder all wires. That takes some time to do but was worth it to me. After installed everything worked as expected. ..RonH

Pros: Great product, Easy to install, Reasonable price

Cons: Nothing negitive to say. It simply works very well

Great part for retaining factory components

martinfan30 from C on 5/13/2013

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Love the way it brings my door chime and keeps the Pioneer deck powered until the door is opened. Needed for aftermarket CD decks. Buy it!

Pros: Factory components retention

Cons: none

Just like factory

Doug W from Southern, Md on 5/13/2013

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fantastic product easy to install, And you cant tell its not the factory chime. Saves all factory warning chimes. All around great AAA+++

Pros: None

Cons: Easy Install, Fast and simple, Compact fits anywhere.

CRUX SOCGM-17 Wiring Interface

Anonymous from Milwaukee, WI on 5/6/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install, just sucks to have to pay for a bell

Pros:

Cons:

Replaces the GM Warning Chimes

JoeB from Newark, DE on 5/6/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adapter does exactly as advertised: provides the harness for plugging into an aftermarket receiver while retaining the warming chimes.

Pros: - Wiring harness makes receiver installation easy - Small enough to tuck inside the dashboard near the receiver

Cons:

Easy Install

MES from Montana on 5/4/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A good way to preserve the factory chime in your non-onstar GM vehicle. The install was straight forward & it worked just as it was supposed to.

Pros: Not too bulky to tuck in the dash cavity. The cost was less than that of other options.

Cons: The chime actually comes out of a speaker in the interface itself; not through the factory speakers. When tucked in the dash it is audible, but a little muffled.

Crux socgm-17

Scott from Ravenna ohio on 5/3/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works great no problems at all

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Cons:

Quick shipping

Excellent product from Folsom pa on 4/26/2013

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Quick shipping easy install

Pros:

Cons:

making things work simply pusing the easy button

wingbat123 from Hannibal,Mo 63401 on 4/22/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

it is all about matching up which crutchfield representives make it happen like i felt THEY GUIDED ME TO GET THE JOB DONE 100% THANKS FELLORS

Pros: FANTASTIC MATCH

Cons: FANTASTIC MATCH

Factory Interface

TomB from Mount Juliet, TN on 4/21/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The price was great, the installation into the wiring system was a snap but two things that kept this from being a 5. One was trying to find a place to mount this in the 2005 Chevy Colorado. I finally was able to place heavy duty velcro and mount it inside the lower part of the dash. The second was the chime is quiet which is not a big deal but some people may not like it or might not hear it.

Pros: Price and installing it into the factory wiring system.

Cons: A place to mount it and the chime was quiet

CRUX SOCGM-17 GM Factory Integration Interface

Franklin L from Missouri on 4/20/2013

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great Product easy install

Pros:

Cons:

It works.

Anonymous from Mentor, OH on 4/19/2013

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Plug and play. Simple installation.

Pros: Ding ding ding ding.

Cons: Unfortunately, ding ding ding ding.

CRUX Interface

DaveG from Medford, OR on 4/15/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works beautifully and was an easy install, functions as well as stock chimes and sounds.

Pros: Readily available item that was shipped fast.

Cons: None!

CRUX SOCGM-17 Wiring Interface

Chad from San Diego, CA on 4/14/2013

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It's a good product. A little softer tones than the factory system but still works fine.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

very good product

Ben_ from Portland, Or. on 4/14/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed this in 2006 Chevy Colo.-color to color splicing and works great/ I don't hear any difference in the way the chimes and signals sound and work.

Pros: easy install-chimes not to loud and half off with the head.

Cons: could have used a short piece of stickyback tape to mount it with. Fortunatly I had some.

CRUX SOCGM-17 Wiring Interface

Tony M from Esky Michigan on 4/9/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy to hook up and works great

Pros:

Cons:

Works great

Antonio from Eagle, WI on 4/6/2013

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works and sounds exactly the same as factory sound chimes

Pros:

Cons:

2005 Chevrolet Colorado

Cody K from Krebs, OK on 3/19/2013

2005 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The adapter was very easy to install. I just wired the supplied adapter to the heat units harness (all of the color coded wires were the same) and then plugged in the newly wired assembly to the vehicles factory head unit harness. The build quality seems adequate. Plus, the packaging states that its made in the USA, which is always a plus.

Pros: Simple installation and wiring instructions. Made in the USA

Cons: The chime could be a little louder for my taste.

Review

Nick from AZ on 3/11/2013

2004 Buick Rendezvous
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use and affordable

Pros: Great value and easy install

Cons: None

Didn't work... but..

SS from IL on 3/2/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Got this for my 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix w/ base stereo (no bose, no steering controls, etc) My car was listed on the box as compatible vehicle. Didn't work. The bad: It would work for 5 minutes? 30 minutes? 1 minute? then all of my instruments would shut off. Sometimes they would come back on in 30 seconds, sometimes they wouldn't come back unless I restarted the car. I called the CRUX telephone support number on the instructions and the guy was great. He sent me a replacement unit with updated software so I pulled everything out, reinstalled with the new unit, same problem. Called him back.. and he sent me another unit, but a different model (SWRGM-48) Install that one... works perfect. The good... CRUX customer service. Sent me parts till it worked then a prepaid label to return everything I didnt use. Sure I had to install my new stereo three times and drive around for a couple weeks with no gauges, but works great now and I'm happy so I can't knock the product, just didn't get the correct one for my car initially. I'm probably the only clown putting a stereo into a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix anyway!

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DAN from Georgia on 2/20/2013

2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Got this when I replaced the stereo in my 2008 trailblazer. Does exactly what it's suppose to do. Keep all of your chimes (door,low fuel, seat belt) and has the same feature as the stock unit to play the radio for 15-20 minutes and cut off automatically or cut off when you open the door. Chimes aren't quite as loud but still audible. Not a bad price when you pair it with a new stereo. Easy install.

Pros: Low cost when paired with an aftermarket stereo, does what it says it will

Cons: None

CRUX SOCGM-17 Wiring Interface

thechubbysoundmaster from Greensboro, NC on 2/14/2013

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Work really well

Pros: Cheapest Option Really easy to install

Cons:

CRUX SOCGM-17 Wiring Interface

Anonymous from hartford,ct on 2/1/2013

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

CJ was great and the product was easy to install.thank you

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Cons:

01 Impala

GB from Bowie, MD on 1/30/2013

2001 Chevrolet Impala
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfect for my 01 Impala. Was cheaper then the other option and the beep isn't loud dude to me hiding it behind the dash.

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Cons:

Better then Metra

Romero from Omaha, NE on 1/22/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I agree with Andrew's review below. I originally ordered the Metra unit, first one did not work, second one did not make it out of the package in one piece. The Crux unit worked right the first time. Chimes not nearly as loud at Metra. Help desk expressed shipped the unit after seeing previous issues with the Metra units.

Pros: EZ install, good tone/volume of chimes.

Cons: None

Interface

Tollie from Roodhouse,IL on 1/17/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Did what is was supposed to do.

Pros:

Cons:

they know their stuff. fit perfectly

spikes from lakeland fl on 1/15/2013

2005 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

very hard to find the right radio harness for our o5 colorado crew cab z71. i was not 100% sure this would be right for it but they insured it was and sure enough my cd player works great. this site knows its stuff. as for the product it is very good. sound from the chimer is loud enough but not if you stash it in the dash like i did. then its only noticable if no noise around. this product is meant for placement somewhere out side of the dash. in which case it is loud enough. as for fitting and easy to install, 5 stars. it fit perfectly our truck doesnt have onstar or bose.

Pros: easy install, great instructions, aloud everything to work correctly

Cons: chimer is ment to be installed outside of dash somewhere. isnt loud enough to be installed inside dash

Works great !

Mike from Longview,Texas on 1/6/2013

2004 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I picked out a new head unit an was told by the Cruchfield team I needed this to keep the factory Safty features Intact - worked great easy to install

Pros: Cheap price and works great , easy to install - plugs right in line

Cons: NONE

Very easy to install

Jesse D from Lincoln, NE on 1/4/2013

2003 Chevrolet Impala
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Went right in without any problems. New chimes sound very close to old ones. It just costs a lot at $60.

Pros: easy installation, very close to original door chimes, volume not too high

Cons: price

Better than Metra's

Andrew D from Cincinnati, OH on 1/3/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Having used both this and Metra's version on two GM cars, I would definitely recommend the Crux over the Metra. The Crux's chime is a reasonable volume (didn't have to wrap tape to muffle the sound), the chime sounds pleasant (compared with the metra's horrendous dinging) and it didnt fall apart in my hands like the metra. Both of them arent cheap, but you really do want to maintain your chimes so you don't leave your lights on, etc.

Pros: Pleasant chime, does its job.

Cons: Seems to chime a little longer than before now, but that isn't a big deal.

Crux socgm-17 gm factory intergration interface

Anonymous from Houma, la on 12/30/2012

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installation was a snap. I connected the few wires i needed from the aftermarket radio( i ran a dedicated amp for highs and lows) to the adapter in just a few minutes. I installed the speaker just to the right of my gauge cluster and the loudness is close to factory imo.

Pros: Simple installation and instructions. Keeps the factory saftey "dinging" reminders and rap feature (radio stays on after key is removed until door is open or 15 minutes).

Cons: None.

CRUX Factory Interface

Otis J from Riverside, CA on 12/23/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works but has poor quality. Sound is very low and can barely be heard.

Pros:

Cons: very low sound level.

works super easy

bigval65 from Vaentine, NE on 12/22/2012

2000 Chevrolet Cavalier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to use. Works simply and efficiently

Pros:

Cons:

Works as advertised

Michael from Phoenix on 11/4/2012

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

No issues with the installation. Alarms are just a bit quieter and expected, but no problems hearing them.

Pros:

Cons:

Easy install, not loud

Shade from Elkhart KS on 11/4/2012

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to install. I chose this one, because the more expensive one every review said it was too loud. This one you can hear, and I did not have to adjust. I used this on a 2003 Silverado, a definite must have for installation. It was even easier than the plug only style that we used to use.

Pros: Easy, easy, easy. Cheaper that the other one.

Cons: You have to have it, unless you like cutting and splicing you factory harness.

CRUX SOCGM-17 GM Factory

2006GMC Sierra from Southern Michigan on 10/22/2012

2006 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It's pretty much fool proof just match the wires with the stereo wires, solder or crimp them together and plug it in to the factory connection

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: none

Works Fine

GregV from DC on 9/17/2012

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The interface worked fine. The alarm sounds are slightly different, but it is clearly heard. The supplied wiring harness made installation a snape. There was not any need for seperate wiring (power or ground) all connections went through the harness.

Pros: Easy to install with supplied wiring harness Retains factory alarm sounds (door open, lights on, etc.)

Cons: Sound is not identical to the factor sound

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Features

Radio Replacement Interface: The CRUX SOCGM-17 radio replacement interface retains select factory features in General Motors Class II vehicles when replacing your factory radio with an aftermarket head unit. The CRUX SOCGM-17 retains the following factory feature set.

  • 12 Volt Accessory output (4 Amp)
  • RAP (Retained Accessory Power) - keeps the radio powered after the key is off, until the driver door is opened or the OEM timer ends; whichever happens first
  • Illumination Output (2A. max)
  • Telephone Negative Mute Trigger (Input)
  • Low Voltage (Battery Run-Down Protection)
  • Retains safety & warning chimes
Note: This interface does not support GM's Premium Bose System (Y-91 system), steering wheel control, or OnStar.

Vehicle Compatibility: The CRUX SOCGM-17 radio replacement interface works with the following 2000-up GM vehicles with Class II system.

Make Model Year
Buick Century 2004-2005
Lacrosse 2005-2007
Rainer 2003-2007
Rendezvous 2003-2007
Terraza 2005-2007
Cadillac
Escalade 2003-2006
Chevrolet Avalanche 2003-2006
Cavalier 2000-2005
Colorado 2003-2013
Corvette 2005-2013
Express 2004-2007
Impala 2001-2005
Monte Carlo 2001-2003
S-10 2003-2004
Silverado 2003-2007
SSR 2003-2006
Suburban 2003-2006
Tahoe 2003-2006
Trailblazer 2002-2009
Venture 2003-2006
Uplander 2005-2008
Hummer H2 2003-2008
H3 2006-2009
GMC Canyon 2004-2011
Envoy 2002-2009
Savana 2003-2007
Sierra 2003-2007
Yukon 2003-2006
Isuzu Ascender 2003-2008
Oldsmobile Alero 2001-2004
Bravada 2002-2004
Silhouette 2000-2004
Pontiac Aztek 2003-2006
Grand Am 2000-2003
Sunfire 2000-2005
Saturn Relay 2007
Saab 9-7x 2005-2008

GM Class II Harness: The included GM Class II wiring harness features a 24-pin connector which plugs into your vehicle's factory radio harness and a 16-pin connector which plugs into the SOCGM-17 interface module. The GM Class II wiring harness also provides the following bare-wire leads which will need to be soldered 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
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 -
Violet Right Rear Speaker +
Violet/Black Right Rear Speaker -

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Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

I used this to preserve the stock warning chimes. [ Anthony  Jan 19, 2017 ]
part of the install kit [ Brian  Jan 08, 2017 ]
Needed for car [ Joshua  Jan 03, 2017 ]
It was less expensive than the wiring interface that worked with OnStar. I don't have OnStar. [ W  Dec 28, 2016 ]
recommended [ MARTY  Dec 23, 2016 ]
It was suggested. [ Michele L.  Dec 16, 2016 ]
Retain factor settings and functions [ STEVEN  Dec 09, 2016 ]
It was recommended by you tech [ HORACIO A  Dec 07, 2016 ]
Required with radio to work properly. [ Austin  Dec 06, 2016 ]
Was told it was needed to hook up a new aftermarket radio in an 05 Silverado. [ James Ellis  Nov 28, 2016 ]
Part of install package. [ Eric  Nov 28, 2016 ]
To keep she same wiring harness. [ Michael  Nov 27, 2016 ]
Required to hook up new stereo to our car. [ Darain  Nov 23, 2016 ]
Offered as part of installation gear. [ James  Nov 19, 2016 ]
It was required for the setup I purchased [ Karl  Nov 08, 2016 ]
For ease of installation. [ William  Nov 06, 2016 ]
The price can not be beat! Big box stores want over a hundred dollars for this! [ Mark  Nov 03, 2016 ]
required for factory type installation [ Doug  Nov 01, 2016 ]
Need it [ James  Oct 27, 2016 ]
Because I had to buy it again after the first one malfunctioned. Yes I said it, twice!! [ Heath  Oct 26, 2016 ]
It fits, and I have a stupid chevy [ kevin  Oct 16, 2016 ]
part of install kit recommended [ john  Oct 16, 2016 ]
Makes easier to hook to factory wiring, keeps alert tones. [ Thomas  Oct 10, 2016 ]
recommended [ Lance  Oct 10, 2016 ]
This was a perfect fit for my 2003 Silverado the wires matched [ James  Oct 08, 2016 ]
Painless installation and greatly cuts down on installation time [ ROBERT  Oct 01, 2016 ]
I always trust Crutchfields install kits, they make installs simple. [ D  Sep 14, 2016 ]
Somthing Needed Made Simple [ Ronnie  Sep 14, 2016 ]
part of the package [ Andres  Sep 11, 2016 ]
come on now who wouldn't use one!? [ james  Sep 02, 2016 ]
It was recommended with the purchase [ C  Jul 03, 2016 ]
Recommended to Fit My Vehicle [ Richard  Jun 24, 2016 ]
need to install my after market stereo and much cheaper than best buy [ Gonzalo  Jun 23, 2016 ]
clean installation [ B  Jun 20, 2016 ]
it was suggested to go with the radio I purchased [ Timothy  Jun 16, 2016 ]
Price [ Carlos  Jun 10, 2016 ]
To make upgrade on system. [ Webb  Jun 08, 2016 ]
Works [ Mr Lamar  Jun 02, 2016 ]
Looking for cheapest option as far as wiring harnesses go and this fit the build [ Michael  May 24, 2016 ]
recommended [ William  May 23, 2016 ]
Purchased an cheep model that didn't work [ Corey  May 23, 2016 ]
Fits perfect, easy to install, retains all factory features. [ Caleb  May 20, 2016 ]
Needed for 04 Trailblazer install. [ David  May 05, 2016 ]
keeping the factory chimes was very important to me [ Chris  Apr 29, 2016 ]
to modify [ Victor  Apr 14, 2016 ]
It was recommended for my vehicle and was the cheapest one I have found [ Ken  Apr 13, 2016 ]
won't have to cut the factory wires. the only way to go. [ w  Mar 26, 2016 ]
Wanted to keep functionality of the key off, radio on. [ BRENT  Mar 21, 2016 ]
recommended by this site [ Jerry  Mar 11, 2016 ]
Needed for install [ JAMES  Mar 01, 2016 ]
So that I could wire my new stereo deck into my vehicle without any mismatched wires. [ Zachary  Feb 26, 2016 ]
Needed to power stero [ Dale  Feb 21, 2016 ]
Go along with the receiver [ Benjamin  Feb 20, 2016 ]
Easy install [ Michael  Feb 19, 2016 ]
Was recommended for installation. [ Daniel  Feb 19, 2016 ]
To retain door and light buzzer [ ANTHONY A  Feb 17, 2016 ]
Artie did all the leg work for me, so if he says this is what i need then i trust you guys Artie's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=93 [ Seth  Feb 13, 2016 ]
to keep all the functions the OEM had [ Eber  Feb 10, 2016 ]
GM decided to be consumer-hostile and integrate the driver alert chimes into the stereo. I'm forgetful, so the chimes are something I have grown to rely on. [ William  Feb 08, 2016 ]
Discounted price [ William  Feb 04, 2016 ]
installing a new Kenwood stereo [ Anthony  Feb 04, 2016 ]
Doing it right [ Olie  Jan 30, 2016 ]
Will need it to install. [ JOE G  Dec 24, 2015 ]
Recommended from Crutchfield adviser. [ Brian  Dec 21, 2015 ]
To make a proper installation w/o disturbing the original connector if I want to reinstall the original radio when I shop for a new vehicle in the future. [ EDWARD H  Dec 18, 2015 ]
This was picked so as not to butcher the factory wiring harness during install. [ Gary  Dec 17, 2015 ]
Price. [ J. Kirk  Dec 14, 2015 ]

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For additional 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 if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Kenny  Dec 09, 2016 ]  Staff
Some vehicle security systems utilize the same box for sounds and alerts to the driver. Buy the box if it is called for by Crutchfied. They KNOW what they are doing. [ Tommy  Oct 10, 2016 ]
It is only for the door chime and is needed to keep the sound since the chime plays through the speakers. If losing the chime isn't an issue you should be good without it. [ Dennis  Oct 07, 2016 ]
This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on 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. [ Kenny  Dec 31, 2015 ]  Staff
Yes [ Douglas  Jun 04, 2015 ]
When I used this wiring interface as part of the audio system that I installed in my daughter's car, the door chimes and audible warning system worked the same as with the factory installation. [ LEONARD  Jun 02, 2015 ]
My system does cut off when you cut off the engine and open the door. As long as the door is not open the system will continue to play when you cut the vehicle off. [ VERNON W  May 26, 2015 ]
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
I personally did not have to use a relay. I was able to follow the directions in the manual. I also was installing a basic alpine headunit rather than a DVD unit. Sorry I was not much help but I hope everything works out with little complications! [ ANDREW  Jul 15, 2014 ]
I have a pioneer DVD receiver and I don't need the extra relay. You should be just fine [ ANTONIO S  Jul 15, 2014 ]
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  May 05, 2014 ]  Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The CRUX SOCGM-17 is going to tie the radio into the current factory configuration. This means that it will cover turning the radio on for when the car is turned on. You shouldn't have to bypass anything. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Mar 25, 2014 ]  Staff
The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Feb 20, 2014 ]  Staff
This should connect directly to your factory harness. The bare wires will connect to the harness coming out of your new receiver. For full 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 how this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Jeff  Jan 13, 2014 ]  Staff
yes it is [ RYAN S  Jan 02, 2014 ]
No its not repacked. it works very well and was an easy installation. [ FREDERICK D  Dec 30, 2013 ]
No it is a different company named "Axxess". [ Derrick  Dec 30, 2013 ]
yes they are the same. when you install this the chime will come from the little box not the speaker in the door and it will not be very loud. [ TIMOTHY  Dec 28, 2013 ]
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