Volkswagen Radio Replacement Interface:
The CRUX SWRVW-52 is a radio replacement interface for select 2002-up Volkswagen
vehicles (w/ CAN bus systems). It facilitates the integration of an aftermarket radio to enable
retention of factory features when replacing a factory installed radio in select
Volkswagen cars (with or without factory-installed amps). This interface is also pre-programmed for retention of
steering wheel controls.
Compatibility: The CRUX SWRVW-52 is supported by the
following 2002-up Volkswagen vehicles with CAN bus systems and non-amplified or
amplified factory audio systems.
Note: Please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible and what additional
installation accessories will be needed.
Steering Wheel Control Retention: The CRUX SWRVW-52 also
features a steering wheel control output for Pioneer, Sony, Alpine, Clarion, Kenwood, JVC, and Blaupunkt aftermarket head units. The steering wheel control output
consists of a right-angle 3.5mm connector and a light blue/yellow wire (use the
connection that your aftermarket head unit is fitted with). The SWRVW-52 interface module will work with any of the listed
aftermarket head units, by setting its three dip-switches (see owner's manual
for appropriate setting).
Note: The steering wheel control harness features two 4-pin
connectors, two 3.5mm connectors (labeled Pioneer/Sony and Alpine/Clarion),
and one blue/yellow wire (labeled Kenwood/JVC). You will only plug in one of
the 4-pin connectors to the interface module and one of the 3.5mm connectors
or blue/yellow wire into your aftermarket head unit you are installing.
Navigation Outputs: The CRUX SWRVW-52
radio replacement interface module provides a VSS (vehicle speed sense)
and a Reverse Gear output to make installing an aftermarket Navigation radio
simpler and less time consuming.
Amp Turn-On: The CRUX SWRVW-52 provides an amplifier turn-on
lead for your vehicle's factory amplifiers (if equipped).
RAP: In most vehicles your aftermarket head unit will
continue to operate with the vehicle's RAP (Retained Accessory Power) system; the aftermarket radio will stay on
until the key is fully removed from the ignition switch.
in 2010-up vehicles with premium sound the RAP feature will not be retained; the
radio will shut off when the key is turned off
Wiring Harness: The included wiring harness features a
40-pin connector which plugs into your vehicle's factory radio harness, plus a
12-pin connector which plugs into the SWRVW-52 interface module. The wiring
harness also provides the following bare-wire leads which will need to be
hardwired to your aftermarket head unit's wiring harness.
||+12 Volt Accessory
||+12 Volt Constant
||Left Front Speaker +
||Left Front Speaker -
||Right Front Speaker +
||Right Front Speaker -
||Left Rear Speaker +
||Left Rear Speaker -
||Right Rear Speaker +
||Right Rear Speaker -
||VSS (vehicle speed sensor)
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