PAC RP4-CH11 Wiring Interface
2014 Jeep Wrangler
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Item # 541RP4CH11 | MFR # RP4-CH11
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PAC's RP4-CH11 wiring interface lets you replace the factory radio in select 2004-up Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Mitsubishi, and Volkswagen vehicles. You'll retain your factory steering wheel audio controls, your vehicle's entertainment system, and the use of your factory amplifier, if present.
Another plus — the RP4-CH11 interface eliminates the need for the secondary steering wheel control interface (SWI-CAN or SWI-CAN2) that's usually required for these Chrysler-built vehicles, saving you some more cash. Warranty: 1 year.
Important Note: If you have a factory amp in your vehicle, you'll lose the ability to fade from front to rear when you install a new car stereo. (See Details.) See Details for a list of compatible car stereos.
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Jason, Cookeville, TN
Average Customer Review(s):
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Great product! I have little expertise in audio but was very smooth install and tech support is awesome!
Pros: Great install no problem!
Installed on our 2014 dodge grand caravan avp. Did not have to do any programing, just set the dial to 7 for other, soldered the connections and it worked perfect. retained the volume and station controls on the steering wheel, got the reverse trigger for the back up camera, and had the input for the speed sensor if I had needed it. ( did not.) I hooked it to a Jensen VX7020. Great to see a product that actually worked as advertised. *****.
That really works
Unit works with my steering wheel controls. Has a hiccup sometimes where the controls don't work all the time. When I change presets it goes backwards, but not the end of the world.
Could have better directions... I got it but took some re reading
Very easy to install, retained my steering wheel controls and the subwoofer in my 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8.
simple installation...clear instructions...just wire it up..set the manufacturer setting on the dial ,plug it in and youre good to go...
As advertised and worked perfectly!
I liked the way this worked once I got the wiring fixed properly. ( I did pay the extra to have the ReadyHarness - It wasn't ready) We did get it figured out.
This adapter works well with my 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Knocking off one star as there should be some documentation from PAC and/or Crutchfield that talks about the need to swap the speaker wires due to the oddball stock amplifier used in many Chrysler vehicles. As a result, if wired as shown in the diagrams, the phone sounds (typically played through front speakers) don't come through. It's necessary to swap the front/rear speaker wires between the PAC and the head unit for this to work. With my particular install, a CarPlay head unit, I was not able to hear phone calls (they could hear me), nor was I able to hear the voice prompts from Siri (she could hear my commands). Not a huge deal, a quick Google search turned up the easy solution (other than having to re-do 8 connections being a bit of a hassle). The PAC works great, all steering wheel controls work as they should.
Worked as intended
Pros: Worked as intended easy install
Cons: Better instruction
Works like a charm. Be aware: if, like I, you're using it to replace a radio with an amplified system (my 2012 Wrangler has the infinity system), the wires from the new radio that are supposed to go to the front speakers, go the rear leads from the PAC interface instead. Confirm all of this with the ever-helpful Crutchfield phone support team for the specifics in your car. The downside on this is that you lose your ability to use the fader. On my tiny Wrangler, it doesn't much matter to me. It may be more important to you. Also, somehow it was lost on me that I could have paid to have Crutchfield do the connections between the PAC unit and my new radio. I did it just fine but had I known, I'd have had them do it.
Pros: Easy peasy.
Cons: Lose fader function on my car.
great product made for easy install
Easy install. Retained steering wheel controls and factory amp in my 2006 Dodge Ram.
First go at it was a no go. Couldn't get accessory power out this thing to save my life. Three calls to tech support with no success. Ruled defective, replacement sent via standard shipping and not the 3 day as the original order, BUMMER. Now to play the waiting game and wait for the replacement to arrive.
Works great. My only issue was the backup wire. It's green on the module I believe and pioneer uses purple with white stripe. Had it hooked up wrong at first for backup camera.
Very simple install. Worked as advertised.
Pros: Simple setup and install, easy to program, can be used to add more features to steering wheel controls
Cons: Little difficult to get wad of wires back in dash. Instructions don't explain what to do with some factory wiring.
Mixed reviews on this kit. I bought it anyways. The directions are clear you just need to look at both wiring diagrams and should be all set. Steering wheel controls work just like stock.would buy another for my next install...
Pros: Works great! Easy to install.
Cons: None really. Works great
Made install easy although it changed the configuration of some of the steering wheel buttons. Once I got used to what does what, it works.
Made install very easy
2007 Jeep Commander This was OK. It did enable four of my six steering wheel controls. However many other features are still missing. If I could have found any other kit that did more I would have purchases it.
Pros: Steering wheel volume up/down works Steering wheel skip ahead/back works Provides connector for OEM to aftermarket head unit (no splicing into factory wires)
Cons: No Rear Camera interface No fading front/back Missing two steering wheel buttons
Plug for radio needs to be redesigned the angle makes it tight. For a good connection
Pros: Works without programming
Worked flawlessly but instructions were vague on the wiring. I imagine it would be difficult for some without some help.
Interface works well- wiring diagram was not specific enough. Note to everyone- it's the blue wire that turns on your stock amplifier!! Thanks to Crutchfield staff for their help!! Overall- very happy with Pioneer and interface. Thanks again.
Great addition to go with my new Kenwood head unit in my Jeep Commander. As usual, Crutchfield support was amazing, and I had this up and running in no time. I am by no means a pro, and this was super easy.
Pros: Ease of use
Pretty easy to install ,had to read over instructions a couple times but once I did the install was easy
Seamless connection , still have SWC.....higly recommend
Pros: Installation and no fuss
Works Great! Great Quality.
Pros: Worked great. Quality sockets and wire conductors.
Cons: Wiring diagram was a bit confusing
exactly what I expected!
I would give this device 8 stars if I could. This device paired perfectly with my 2013 Dodge Caravan. All the steering wheel controls, parking brake and Reverse gear outputs were all 100% compatible with my car. Don't forget to set the dial first on this device to set radio compatibility because if you don't and you plug it in it will have to be reset. Watch you-tube videos to familiarize yourself with this product while you are waiting for it to arrive as that helped me a lot. There are a lot of wires to contend with but if you watch the videos, you understand what they are all for. I soldered my wires to guarantee that they do not come apart.
Easy installation and almost all of my steering wheel controls work. Except the VR phone button...for some reason when I push this it just attenuates the head unit volume. If anyone is familiar with this happening and has a fix let me know. lol
Cons:Crutchfield response on 4/18/2017 We're sorry you're still having issues with your steering wheel controls. If the problem continues, please just reach back out to our tech support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix.
Works like it's intended to do was semi difficult to install
Pros: Came with everything to hook it up
Cons: Instructions weren't the greatest to follow or wiring diagrams
Easy to use but some wires were not covered. I haven't been able to get the steering wheel controls to activate. Will retry when the vehicle comes back in a week.
Pros: Tricky wring that required a call to a wonderful tech rep. My son used to install radios so he was able to speak the language and get the wiring working.
Cons: Still have not gotten the steering wheel control synced. Will try again.Crutchfield response on 4/4/2017 John, we're sorry you're having issues with activating your steering wheel controls. If you need help when you get your truck back, please just reach back out to our tech support team. They can either help get the radio working the way it should, or possibly return it for an exchange or refund.
Kind of a mixed review. It does allow me to use the steering wheel controls in my 2012 Ram 1500 (with standard OEM radio), but programming the auxiliary functions with the long button presses simply would not work with my Pioneer AVH-X391BHS. Another slightly annoying thing, on my vehicle information display in the dash it always says the radio is off. I can answer and hang up a call by pressing any button on the left side of the steering wheel, this was not mentioned in the instructions. I had to call for technical assistance when wiring this to the radio harness...received exceptional support!! The instructions were ok, but had a mistake. When you reset the unit the instructions say the LED is supposed to flash 4 times, mine only flashed 3 times after I followed the reset procedures probably 15 times after trying to program the long button press optional programming. I bought it to retain the steering wheel controls and it does that task.
Pros: Retains steering wheel controls. Makes wiring easy.
Cons: Long button press auxiliary programming did not work. Instructions could be better.
Got this for my 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 in conjunction with a JVC KW-V220BT Stereo. Was easy to instal. VERY slight hesitation between button press and stereo receiving and carrying out function(1/2 of a second), but JUST as much as stock stereo had. Able to use the buttons and program multifunctionality, but didn't try it with the little time I had to setup.
Pros: Snappy button press to stereo carrying out task, able to program button tasks, Easy to install
Cons: Crutchfield didn't sent any vehicle specific instructions on how to install to my personnel vehicle.Crutchfield response on 4/5/2017 Reagan, we're glad you got your new gear installed, and sorry you didn't see our installation instructions. We send out the vehicle-specific installation instructions ahead of the order (as an attachment to your shipping confirmation email) so that you can familiarize yourself with the installation requirements before receiving your order. And if you ever run into any problems during the installation, don't hesitate to call our Tech Support team. They're standing by, seven days a week, and their help is free, as a benefit to our customers.
Great product and easy to install
This only half worked for my 2006 Jeep Commander. I have to factory nav system with rear seat entertainment. I bought this product while upgrading the head unit. While the head unit functions, only my front speakers work, and those are being driven by the rear speaker outputs from the head unit. When I started troubleshooting I discovered that the pins in the adapter that came with this kit only match up with some of the vehicle harnesses pins. After much searching on the internet, I'll be wiring my speakers directly to my new head unit and bypassing this adapter and the factory amp as a result. This will allow me to keep my steering wheel controls and retained power though. If it weren't for that I'd send this product back.
Pros: Hooks up easy
Cons: Pins don't match factory wiring.
Purchased to install a Kenwood 898 in a 2016 Grand Caravan factory 6 speaker system with steering wheel controls, no external amp, no factory subwoofer, no factory DVD or GPS. This kit comes with two harnesses and my Grand Caravan used the harness with the angled corners. Instructions were clear and all the wiring colors matched perfectly. Be sure to set the dial on the interface box to your specific head unit using a small flat blade screwdriver (my Kenwood was #3). Even though the wires are all stranded, I used Greenlee 2-wire telephone splice connectors (PA9692) and they worked great with no stripping or soldering, plus they release a moisture and corrosion protection gel when you crimp them. I did NOT custom program the steering wheel controls although that is an option with this kit. I used a small zip connector to attach the interface box to the existing wiring harness in the dash. Taking my time, the install took less than one hour including double checking each harness connection post on both ends with an ohmmeter before plugging it all in. Based on other reviewers' comments, the install appears to require a little more time and attention with an external amp. Everything appears to work as it should. I'm not sure how they could make this any easier. . .
Looks really complicated out of the box but, was really easy once you get started.
Pros: ease of use
Excellent product but as others have said the instructions are horrible and connection pictures do not have any labels on them...just shows connections being made. For those that have the "Radio Off" message constantly you need to make a 3 way connection from with the blue/white wires from your head unit to your amp and to the "amp out" blue/white on the harness. I left that off and just went straight from head unit to the amp and mine said "Radio Off" all the time too. As soon as I hooked up the blue/white from the harness as well it now says "Radio On" when the unit is on. It will not tell the station but off and on work now.
Pros: Makes everything easy once in the car installing
Cons: Horrible instructions.
Installed in a 2008 Town & Country... I wired this and the head unit's harness together while watching TV in my work room. It's fairly easy to do if you're used to messing with car stereos and such. You do have to pay attention to the instructions, though. People that merely skim through, or only look at the wiring diagram, will run into trouble. Even so, I had one question that Crutchfield support handled very quickly, and my install went perfectly after that. Crutchfield support gets six out of five stars. While it's supposedly possible to reprogram the SWC buttons with this unit, the instructions in this area are a bad joke. The unit itself gets 5 stars. The instructions get 3, so I split the difference and gave it a 4.
Pros: Factory SWC worked perfectly. Easy to install if you pay attention to the instructions.
Cons: The instructions on reprogramming the SWC buttons are worthless.
Great product for saving your steering wheel controls. But the wiring instructions left me totally confused. Had to call support to get a better understanding of what to do, even then it was still confusing. I wanted to keep the existing factory amp, so I had to connect front speaker outputs to rear speaker inputs...on the vehicle adapter, but their wiring chart does not explain this clearly, very confusing even for a technical person like I am.
Pros: great for keeping all steering wheel controls
Cons: useless instructions
So glad there are products like this, set the switch for my radio and viola it all works with my steering wheel controls. Found the installation instructions lacking in info on connections and what to do with spare wires, otherwise good product.
Pros: Just plain works.
Cons: Got extra wires that are not connected to anything and no info on where they may go.
Easy wiring diagram to follow and needed no programming
Worked well with my 2013 Wrangler JK. It comes with two harnesses, and you have to take your head unit out to see which one is needed. Pretty straightforward install if you've ever hooked up a head unit, just a couple extra connections. Works great so far, and allows me to use the steering wheel controls completely.
Pros: Good directions, wire quality fine, not too bulky
Cons: Waste of one harness
easy to use. came with everything to install into my truck
Plug n play. Just soilder in and shrink wrap easy as heck.
A must have to operate radio!
Pros: A must have to operate radio - can't live without it!
steering wheel controls do not work with a 06 jeep. not worth the money
Cons: steering wheel controls do not workCrutchfield response on 3/21/2017 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Dustin to issue an apology and help him further. We'll either help him get the controls working the way they should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.
Works great, and has very detailed instructions
Thing worked perfect first try. My only gripe is the price. There is no reason to include two harnesses. The packaging is way fancy. I wish it only included the proper harness and the thing could come in a bag. Be nice if they could bring the cost down to say $60
Pros: Worked perfect.
Not much I can say about this product. My steering wheel has no controls so I wouldn't know if it would have kept that function. Stereo works great as well do the speakers. Works great on my 2017 Jeep Patriot.
Pros: Works as advertised
No issues with the equipment, but the installation/connection instructions were poorly done. Took multiple attempts to get the right connections for steering wheel controls to function properly. All's good now, but the difficulty could have been avoided by more complete instructions.
This made keeping my existing wiring and factory steering wheel controls SO EASY!!
Pros: Makes hook up a cake walk!!
Worked great with my 2011 Grand Caravan. All the steering wheel controls function just like on the factory unit.
Wiring isn't quite right for vehicles with factory amps... Takes some splicing.
Easy Installation. Instructions are a bit confusing but not too bad.
Pros: Easy install
Cons: Confusing instructions
The kit was easy to install. It helped keep steering wheel controls.
Pros: Easy install.
This wiring kit was plug and play for my 2012 JK Jeep when installing my Pioneer 7200. Even the steering wheel controls worked with no problems. I called to make sure I would get everything right the first time and the Rep that helped me was spot on and helpful. Will order from here again. Thank You
Pros: Easy to understand instructions. Helpful representatives. Even worked with my steering controls.
This workes flawlessly. I was amazed how easy and well this worked. Steering wheel controls work perfect just like the factory unit did.
Pros: Easy install Works perfectly
Definately worth the money. Made install a breeze and I get to use the stock steering wheel controls.
Critical to easy install of my new INE-W960. Without Crutchfield insight I would not have had the necessary items to facilitate my install.
Does what it is supposed to do. Best thing to say for this. If you follow the guidelines exactly and take your time, this will meet all of your needs. The ability to be able to make no physical cuts to any of the internal wiring on my Dodge was very important if I decide to remove the Receiver at any time and return the car to stock. All of the joining was done on this harness.
I have a dodge ram and it works perfectly. Easy to install
Perfect for my car and let me keep my steering wheel controls. Shoutout to Crutchfield for knowing their hardware and the EXCELLENT customer service!
Super simple to install very happy
Was as they said
Novice here, easy to install and works exactly as expected. 2009 Dodge Caravan.
Great kit, fits great. Jeep Wrangler
Keeping th steering wheels controls were a must when installing after market head unit. This unit was easy to setup and works great! You can even add more functions if you want!!
Works as advertised. No complaints. Installation in my '08 dodge 2500 pickup was straight forward.
Pros: Easy installation and price.
Installed in a 2011 JK. Made install a snap.
You guys at Crutchfield are awesome. Thank you for everything. Peyton Thanks again you are awesome.
Pros: All Pros No Cons
Glad this unit is available. Allowed me to easily install my new Alpine head unit into my Jeep Wrangler without any issues. Seamless installation, and provides the necessary integration for my steering wheel controls to operate the head unit.
Pros: Easy installation
Easy to install, but steering wheel controls never worked in my Jeep wrangler. I don't use them that much anyways, so no big deal.
Pros: Easy installation
Cons: Steering wheel controls never worked for my 2012 Jeep Wrangler.
Great product, works great on my Jeep Wrangler. No need to do any programming, just plug and go.
Worked perfectly on my fiances 2014 Wrangler. Very easy to install.
This product make easy to plug and install my aftermarket radio into my new vehicle was not to sure how to plug it but I call tech support and they help me with all the question I have after that my radio works perfect.
Pros: make everything easy
Easy to install
Made install so easy a cave man can do it.
Pros: Works as described and very easy to work with
Worked as described and easy to install.
Works perfectly on 2014 Jeep. Instructions were a little weak; fortunately, I am an electrical engineer.
Great product, and very professional service department. Definitely will do business again. Also highly recommended to everybody. Thank you again. Ali
This part works awesome in my '04 Durango.. simple hook up and it was ready to roll.. thanks Crutchfield for your help with me getting all I needed.. and also for your knowledgeable staff who was there for me when I needed a Lil help with the wiring diagram...
The wiring interface was extremely easy to install and the directions provided were very easy to understand. Great product!
Works well with the wrangler. Only if it came equipped with the oem microphone capability will even be better. If Unit come with required splice material would be great.
Cons: -Be ready to splice wires with kit, though is not hard, but it does takes some time. -Lost OEM microphone capability.
Easy hook up. Steering wheel controls don't work tho even after an hour on the phone with the help desk.
Pros: Easy hook up
Cons: Steering wheel controls don't workCrutchfield response on 10/18/2016 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to John to issue an apology and help him further. We'll either help him get this interface working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.
Easy install, I did have questions on a couple of the wires but Crutchfield support makes easy work of that. My only complaint, and it's a Chrysler issue, is that you lose fader controls when replacing the stock stereo in the 2006 Chrysler 300. Had the same issue in a Charger. And no programming needed on the steering wheel controls, which is a plus to me.
This worked better than expected using the default Kenwood configuration. Why the steering wheel preset station forward wasn't built into the programming as a default, I'll never know. I attempted to program the preset advance functionality, but i can't seem to get it to work.
Pros: Straight forward integration.
Cons: Programming to get all the features you want with your steering wheel can be a pain, or a dead-end.
Comes with a wiring diagram that is very useful. Needed out to swap my stock h/u for an upgrade. Maintained all of the steering wheel controls. A must have to swap your newer jeep stereo.
Pros: Made wiring super easy and increased confidence that I wasn't crossing my wires.
Cons: A little sluggish, but that may be because of my h/u.
Was very easy to install and made the steering wheel controls work perfect. No programming needed!
Works great. Looks tricky at first but it's very simple to wire with the after market harness.
Cons: A little spendy
This is great I set the dial to the brand of my radio and it just works no programing needed. There is a wire that you need to connect for the backup camera to work and it's not mentioned anywhere aside from that it's the easiest wiring kit i've ever used.
Pros: No programing needed.
Cons: There is a wire that you need to connect for the backup camera to work and its not mentioned anywhere.
This made wiring super easy. Factory steering controls worked with the new kenwood head unit without fuss. Included instructions were great.
Pros: Super easy install
Using with the Clarion CX505. Product works as designed with no noticeable lag in timing between button press and change on the dash unit. Relatively easy to solder to the head unit wiring harness as most of the color schemes matched exactly.
The first one didn't work but Crutchfield sent me another one. The second one worked perfectly.
Works as expected. Allows all the steering wheel controls to work. I purchased a Pioneer radio, but it works with any aftermarket radio. Unit is very small and tucks nicely behind the installed head unit. Wiring is not messy or complicated. One thing that bit me was on Chrysler vehicles, you have to connect only 2 channels from the radio to the PAC i.e. front speakers from radio to rear speaker inputs on the PAC. Either I missed this in the instructions, or it just wasn't documented. I only noticed this because I couldn't get bluetooth audio to work when making phone calls. After 2 calls to Crutchfield, the 2nd person told me I wired it up incorrectly and after 10 minutes of re-wiring, I had it working perfectly. Just an FYI if you are using this on a Chrysler product with a factory amp. I would recommend the product. And I recommend Crutchfield customer service for being helpful in that situation. Very satisfied!
It does what it is supposed to...sometimes. At first, it would not let the internal info screen on the dash go off - ever. Apparently it was keeping some subsystem alive. That eventually killed the battery. When it reset, either the ECU or the PAC reset and all was good. But new version already on the way. Installed that one, with newer firmware. But the steering buttons don't work. So uninstall, reinstall old one. Just too much pain for such a simple device.
Pros: Works great when it works.
Cons: Not trouble free and some concern the newer firmware does not work on Jeep Wrangler.
Worked well had reverse wiring to get iPhone volume to come through speakers
Great product, which operates as stated keeping all steering wheel controls.
Cons: Poor instructions for install. After a call to tech support, problem fixed as preamp wiring instructions are lost in the text. Seems like he heard the issue 1,000 times... Good job security though
So far, flawless performance. If you have the factory Infinity Audio System, this wiring interface will allow an aftermarket deck to wake that system up like never before. I can't believe how much more volume there is. Crutchfield was right, that factory radio was just so limited. Very nice addition, must have for factory amp. ** To the other reviews that complained about the directions not being clear enough, they clearly state that for the hands free calling to work with the factory amp, you must use the front speaker wires from the new radio to the rear speaker wires on the interface. Was pretty clear to me. Everything worked the way it was supposed to upon plugging it all in and turning it on.
Pros: Easy to wire. Didn't have to reprogram the steering wheel controls. Works great. Sounds awesome.
Cons: Really wish I hadn't lost my ability to fade between the front and back speakers but, it clearly states that only the factory radio knows how to tell the factory amp to fade.
plug and play easy to use works great with wrangler steering wheel functions
Pros: Easy to use
The harness fit perfectly. The instructions could have been a little more detailed but with the help of Crutchfield tech support the install went easliy
Pros: perfect fit. Worked perfectly with the steering wheel contraols
Cons: instructions needed more details
I am amazed that this works. Its Sorcery !
Once you get past the time consuming part of making all the connections the adapter does what it claims. In our Jeep we retained use of all the steering wheel controls, stock amp, and speakers.
Pros: Plug and Play.
Cons: You will need to look at the connector in your vehicle prior to strating- there are two (2) in the kit and there is nothing in the manual or the PAC website as to which one to use.
The wiring harness makes a perfect fit from the existing stock plug to connect to the aftermarket speakers. Since the length of wires in the Jeep don't have much wiggle room, these adapters are a perfect solution when upgrading your speakers.
Pros: Perfect fit
Made installation a very simple process. Steering wheel controls worked perfectly, right out of the box. I highly recommend this kit.
Easy to connect
Pros: Easy to connect.
Wiring was easy to figure out except one wire for the antenna booster. And that was explained right away when I called Cruchfield Technical support. My stearing wheel controls work flawlessly. Great product.
Pros: Worked flawlessly
Never will I be without a wiring harness again! This product makes it possible to do easy installs on any vehicle make and model! Thanks to the team at Crutchfield I got the exact style needed for the job to get done right!
Pros: Exact fit to factory harness.
Cons: Multiple options in one box.. had to remove factory stereo before I could choose the proper harness fory vehicle
This interface works exactly as expected and did not require any programming for the steering wheel controls. Instructions were a little vague but I was able to work through the wiring with no problems.
Pros: No programming required for steering wheel controls.
Great fit and easy instructions. Works great with my Kenwood stereo and did not have to program anything.
Pros: had two different harnesses
Cons: a lot of wires
Worked great and the price was good.
Pros: Easy to use and set up and worked great.
Worked OK for the most part, but I still haven't been able to get the steering wheel controls to work.
Pros: Better than winging it.
Cons: All the wires don't match, and you still have to cut and splice. I was hoping it would come with a matching plug. Crutchfield's outstanding tech support talked me through matching the wires, though.
Makes installing aftermarket head units as simple as a few harnesses and soldering a few wires. As simple as can be.
Pros: Simple and easy
Cons: A few colors didn't match with factory.
Installation could not have been easier. The interface was used with an Alpine CDE-SXM145BT CD receiver for my 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. I hooked up the wires, red to red, blue to blue, black to black etc. Installed the radio and interface for my steering wheel controls, turned on the key, bam, the interface programmed itself. Works like a charm.
Pros: Works perfectly, no issues whatsoever.
I would recommend it to anyone over the other brands. Very documented and straight forward to use.
Pros: Works as it should.
Wow . that made the wiring so simple that a 10 year old could due it
First time installer here and it talk a call to Crutchfield technical support to learn that in order to use my iPhone with the Pioneer receiver in my 2007 Durango required a slightly different pairing of the wires, white and gray from the receiver to green and purple respectively on the interface in order to hear folks on the other end of a bluetooth call
Pros: Easy to install and maintained use of my steering wheel controls
Cons: Would have been nice to know about wiring changes ahead of time.
Easy to install.
Install was easy and it works as advertised. Had to call an advisor to clarify some of the instructions between the interface and stereo but it was simple to install.
Pros: Easy install
Very straightforward installation and easy instructions. The steering wheel control interface was plug and play.
The diagram used was for a Kenwood going into a 2006 Dodge truck. We would get sound through the wires but not the speakers, even though they were just working. Called Tech Support and the guy didn't seemed liked he wanted to be there (it was a Sunday). After retesting everything, still no sound, so we called Tech Support again and this time. a different guy knew what he was doing. He had up put 2 wires together that was not in the instructions. Installed it and it worked liked a champ. Unfortunately, it was 3 hours later. The whole project could easily be done in 2 hours. The kit also let me keep the control on the steering wheel, that was sweet!
This wiring kit made the installation seamless.
Pros: Allowed me to keep my SWC (steering wheel controls) without having to pay a tech.
I installed this in my 2015 Jeep Wrangler so that I could use my steering wheel controls. Soldered all of the wires, plugged it in and everything worked perfectly.
Pros: Was able to keep steering wheel controls.
Used the enclosed wiring diagram and my head unit wiring diagram to connect it all up. It was easy all you need is a wire stripper and splices to set it up. The only thing I almost forgot was to set it to the right number to be compatible with your head unit, number 7 for me, but that is in the directions.
Pros: Plenty of wire to work with in the case you make a mistake.
Great adapter, most of the colors match the adapter on my radio and a quick call to Cruthfield fixed the only issue I had. The problem was with the JVC instructions and it was resolved in less than a minute. The steering wheel controls worked perfectly the first try and my daughter loves it.
Pros: Extremely easy to install, works great with my Jeep Grand Cherokee and the steering wheel controls were super simple to install.
Cons: The JVC radio instructions didn't match 1 wire and I had to call for help.
The directions weren't very helpful, but Crutchfield customer service was.... once I got pointed in the right direction it wasn't a bad install at all. I opted to soldier the two harnesses together and even with that it was still only an hour install. It works as advertised, all steering wheel controls work perfectly.
Pros: Features and price
Great product. Works perfectly with my steering wheel controls.
Pros: Easy to wire. Quick to use. Works perfectly.
Clear instructions, easy to set up
Pros: Easy to install, good instructions
Easy hook up to the car.
Awesome product easy to install and you keep original steering wheel option
Pros: easy to install and steeringwheel options control volume and change radio station
So far it has worked flawlessly. Super easy to install and so worth it to retain the steering wheel controls. The module was about $80 which was a little pricey but I'm glad I didn't skip out on it. I figured it would be better to get it now rather than later on complaining that I wish I did.
Pros: Easy install, works perfectly, wiring diagram
Cons: Little pricey
Works excellent! All my steering wheel radio controls work just as they did before. I dropped a star for two reasons, both not real significant to me. 1) Instructions for modifying steering wheel controls weren't real clear. I ended up going with the standard settings. 2) The dash readout that normally would tell me the station I'm on now tells me the radio is off at all times.
Cons: poor instructions to modify settings. Doesn't properly operate dash radio status display.
Simple but time consuming
Pros: Works great
Cons: A lot of wires to sauter
Installed on my 2014 Grand Caravan and it worked just as it should have. Kept my steering wheel controls and they work just as they did on the factory radio. No programming required
Pros: Easy to use
Cons: Not really a con - but I had to determine which harness to use with my vehicle (it came with 2) this is actually a "Pro"
Great harness a lot easier to use then the old steering wheel control harnesses
Pros: Ease of install
Nothing to this review, this thing makes installing Easy! Comes programmed ready to control just turn it to dial 7 on the PAC and that is it!
Pros: Easy Install
Harness was just what in needed for my daughters Jeep Gran Cherokee Made instillation a snap and ALL the controls worked even on the steering wheel
Sort of works in our 2011 Challenger,I can use the audio controls on the steering wheel,but the dash constantly displays radio off for some reason....
Pros: Use of steering wheel controls
Cons: Does not fully integrate all can bus features like I was given the impression it would...Crutchfield response on 2/17/2015 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Whoosh great interface installed with Pioneer double din head unit very pleased with performance just plug and play all steering wheel controls work flawlessly. And I have a the 6 speaker system without amplifier and it brought the factory speakers to life the Pioneer head unit FH-X820BS awesome unit it has Bluetooth and xm ready
Pros: Fast to install and just power up car and u r set make sure to read instructions carefully
Cons: A Little bulky harness but not that bad
Purchased a new Kenwood unit for my wife's Durango, was offered an adapter made by IDatalink. That worked when it wanted to. We had to toggle the key twice to get the amp to turn on- everytime the car was shut off. Apparently the manufacturer was having firmware problems with older Chysler cars with infinity systems and they sent me a few "beta firmware " to try. None worked unfortunately for this application and they probably have a great product, just not for my car. Finally called Crutchfield and was going to buy something different. They offered a flat out replacement to this PAC unit. Unit was also an snap to install and wire. Bingo!! Start the car and my wife has her music. Can't ask for more!! Outstanding customer service by Crutchfield !! I will buy again from them.
Pros: perfect for a 2005 Dodge Durango. keeps steering wheel controls, amps start normally, easy to install
Just what i wanted, my steering wheel controls worked perfectly at first power-up. Couldn't be happier with the install and that my controls worked as prescribed. Crutchfield strikes again - perfect product and integration. So easy and just great experience. I called tech support 3 separate times for a couple quick questions - I received the help needed to make the installation easy and seamless!!
Pros: It worked as prescribed...
Good piece but make sure radio has a 3.5 mm plug for steering wheel controls to function properly
Pros: Plugged right up. Made wiring quick easy and straight forward.
Cons: Only has a 3.5 plug for steering wheel controls. Can't plug into my new Dual 714 head unit. :-(.
Product manual not great but fairly easy to figure out after looking at it for a few minutes. Worked perfectly after installation. Fader controls did work in my application even though th manual said that it would not.
Pros: Easy to install and program
Cons: Manual not very clear on programming
This item works as designed. I wanted a basic item which would retain my steering wheel controls, and other basic functions. It works great out of the box, and doesn't require any programming. I'm not utilizing any of the speaker outputs, nor factory amp turn-on -- as I bypassed my factory amp. For what I needed, this item works great.
Pros: Retained steering wheel controls out-of-the-box.
The product interfaces with the vehicle remote but the instructions need to be clearer. It seemed so illogical to hook both from and the rear onto the same channel but after Crutchfield's right on advice...all is good
Pros: It works. Call Crutchfield for help. Top notch
Cons: A few more words are needed in the instructions. Weak. Without Crutchfield's service, getting hooked up would have been a bit more trying.
This interface works great in my 2005 jeep grand cherokee limited. It has the the boston acoustics sound system with factory amplifier and everything works like it should (including steering wheel controls) with my aftermarket double-din JVC receiver. Wires are all color coded to match aftermarket receiver making it very easy to match up wires. Once the interface was wired up and the vehicle was powered on, it only took a few seconds for the receiver to power on. At first i thought this was a little pricey but i am very satisfied with it. Only thing i can say that could be negative is that you will need a decent size dash cavity to fit everything back in behind the receiver due to all the extra wires.
WORKED GREAT ON MY 2012 JEEP WITH PIONEER FX700, HAD TO LOOK AT IT AND THE DIRECTIONS BUT PLUGGED IN AND WORKS GREAT, I DID NOT HAVE TO SET ANY THING AND MY STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS WORK LIKE THEY DID. ON THE WIRING FROM THE RADIO TO THE PLUG IT WAS ALL COLOR CODED SO I JUST PUT THE LIKE COLORS TOGETHER
Pros: EASY HOOKUP
Cons: NEED TO LOOK AT DIRECTIONS CLOSELY AS THEY ARE NOT THE SIMPLEST TO GET
Ok this harness was easy to plug in and splice with other wires. My complaint is that I was deceived to purchasevthis without being told that my receiver was steering wheel control incompatible. After numerous calls with customer service, I was finally explained this and was dissatisfied. Customer service did not offer any remedy.
Cons:Crutchfield response on 8/18/2014 The PAC RP4-CH11 is required to make a vehicle's steering wheel controls work with a new receiver. Unfortunately, the customer initially purchased a receiver that was not compatible with steering wheel controls. After talking with our customer service team, they were able to help him select a different receiver that does work with his steering wheel controls, in which case this adapter is needed.
Well the unit does what it says. Easy to hook up, the only thing I realized was that a 4 pin wire adapter for data control was missing. I called Crutchfield and they were very supportive and sent me a new one right away. One I got it, it was a quick install and works fine. The only thing it doesn't do is display the radio station in my Chrysler 300C where my trip meter is.
Cons: No display for radio station where my tac and speedometer is
I purchased this adapter with a Kenwood head unit so that I could keep my steering wheel controls. First let me say that the installation instructions were horrible. Second, after numerous calls to get it connected, it does not work very often. I took it out, put the old radio in and everything works fine. Re-installed the new unit and this adapter and same issues. It doesn not work every time. It was a total waste of money.
Cons: Does not work very often. Waste of money.
Very easy to hook up and install. Car sounds great. Plug and play
Very easy to install Small size is nice in tight areas
Setting this up is fairly easy, if you want the defaults, and if your car has the right harness/factory radio setup. However, if you have the Boston Acoustics factory amplifier, but it has the "normal" harness (like my 2007 Jeep Patriot), you have to wire the head-end unit's from speakers to the cars rear speakers, and you only get 2 channels of audio. It would be nice if the RP4-CH11 provided full amp control, which the factory radio is able to do. Beyond that, the ability to customize steering wheel controls is nice, but way harder than it needs to be. The documentation is vague, the timeout is extremely short (7 seconds!), and it's confusing as to what some of the commands do. However, I like that I at least *can* customize the controls, so at least that's something.
Pros: - Does the job - Can be customized
Cons: - Instructions are vague on programming - Programming timeout is too short - Does not control factory amp - Does not harness correctly to BA factory amp
This was soooooo easy and everything works. I can not imagine the birds nest and failures I would have had trying to get this to work the old way I would install head units. Especially with all the new integrations of newer vehicles.
Good wiring harness but a lot of unnecessary wires that take up space but gets the job done and is easy to install. Don't over think for the beginners.
Wonderful product. Easy to install. No programming to do, just set the swc switch to radio brand and it works. Spent 160 dollars on similar kit that wouldn't work with my infinity system, but this one is simply plug n play and half the price when purchased with my JVC deck!!
Pros: Easy to install and set up
Cons: Couple of undefined wires in harness, but crutchfield cleared that up for me in about 10 seconds.
made for an easy install in my jk wrangler, to get to everything is a pain but no fault of anyone except jeep, but love my deck this made install very easy and saved me a ton in time
Seems to work perfectly. Sort of intimidating at first since not all of the wires were used between this, the radio, and my car. However, I called tech support and they were able to tell me which connections would not be used, so I felt better about having "leftovers". Used with the Posi-Products Connector Kit, which made connecting the wires really easy.
Pros: Works with my steering wheel controls.
Cons: Instructions were a little vague.
good works well
Pros: once you figure it out its easy to install
Cons: the box thing is a bit large the radio works fine but it wont search through my usb just restarts the folder over.. lame i don't know if I have a setting wrong but i am pretty sure i do not
I am glad I was talked into purchasing this kit. It will make it easier to keep my stereo should I trade in my car.
made installation easy. I wish this would have allowed me to play the sound to my built in DVD player through the radio. I'm not sure if it was this device or the radio I chose.
Did what it is supposed to.
Great harness...took me no time to put my radio in..Steering wheel controls work like a charm..So Simple a 3rd grader can do it
Cons: ease of install
Pros: Easy connecty
works as designed, installed in 2011 wrangler
Pros: makes new stereo install look great
Cons: instructions could of just said remove the metal bracket that holds the stock stereo in.
First one was DOA, 2nd works fine
Pros: Fairly easy install, provides all the features you need
Cons: First one was dead, and about 50% of the time when I start the vehicle I get a decent volume pop sound. This is caused by the radio turning on before the PAC fully initializing. So the radio is putting out a signal, and THEN your speakers kick in once the PAC begins working...kind of annoying, but it's not too bad.
Once finally installed the features are working but getting to that point was not easy. The limited instructions just don't provide enough information to allow for easy assembly and installation. i finally made it thought by carefully tracing every circuit on a wiring diagram
Pros: Adds wanted features like steering wheel control to the radio. Outstanding technical support when needed. Courteous and patient.
Cons: Complicated assembly of the wiring harness. Better instructions would help.
One of my biggest regrets of my life was buying the PAC rp4-ch11. Nothing but issues and my radio controls still don't work on my steering wheel. Shorts, blown fuses, returns, ect and it cost this much. Find something else to spend your money on, anything else.
Cons: Takes up a lot of space, when the fuse blows it's have to radio out to change it, first one ordered developed a short in the power wire, very expensive, never worked correctly
Great item for steering wheel controls but lost all dashboard notification, radio I'd for stations, time, etc
Pros: Sound controls and seek work great
Cons: Extra connections not used, but left for you to figure it out unless you called Crutchfield, which I did.
Quite handy with a multi function deck
Pros: It allows me to keep the functions as they were with my stock deck. I'm glad I spent the little extra for the adapter. I would have been driving with my eyes off the road looking at the deck.
Cons: The instructions were a bit vague, Once I saw to match the wiring colors I was set. The vagueness is the only thing that I would improve on.
Incredibly easy install!! Used with my Alpine receiver. I did all the wiring connections on each piece before I even started in my Jeep. Once the wires were done, I plugged in the steering Wheel controls and the factory plugs. All done!!
Pros: Match colors to instructions. Easy stuff!
After just a little decoding/deciphering of the included wiring map, I got everything connected as good as I could gather, and when I hooked up the deck (Kenwood) in the Jeep, I wasn't getting a signal to "turn on" the deck when the ignition was on. After a quick call to Crutchfield, it was determined that I had guessed wrong on the ignition connection, since the Kenwood instructions didn't exactly match the PAC wiring diagram. No big deal, corrected the connection, and now my steering wheel controls work just as before.
Pros: Allows retention of steering wheel controls as well as factory stereo connector, so I can easily reinstall the factory unit if I trade/sell the vehicle,
Cons: Wiring diagram requires a little more experience than this novice had, but Crutchfield can help you figure it out.
Worked for me, BUT I had to do some trouble shooting. I have a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. When I first installed this adapter for my new Pioneer stereo the fader and balance was going to the wrong speakers. I called PAC and they asked me if I had the factory amplifier. I told them I was not sure and he suggested to run a tone to each speaker from the factory wiring harness. I went old school and grabbed a 9v battery and scratched the PAC harness wires to each of the corresponding speakers on the factory wiring harness. Front right, Front Left, Rear Left, Rear Right. I got a response from all but the FRONT RIGHT. He said that meant I have the factory amplifier. He then told me to take the FRONT speaker leads from my new stereo and connect them to REAR leads of the PAC harness. I would LOSE speaker fader(front to rear) of my new Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS. After hanging up with PAC I started thinking and simply connected the Pioneer front left, rear left, and rear right, leads to the corresponding PAC harness front left, rear left, and rear right. Do NOT connect the PAC front RIGHT wires. Run a speaker wire from the FRONT RIGHT of your new stereo directly to the RIGHT FRONT speaker. It was a simple fix and I have full fader front to rear and balance right to left control of my stereo.
Had to buy this harness to install a new JVC headunit in my 2011 Jeep Wrangler. Installation was straightforward except one thing I wasnt sure of. After a call to Crutchfield everything was fine. Tech support is excellent! All functions including steering wheel controls work as they should.
Pros: Easy to understand instructions, works flawlessly.
Cons: Price. Way to expensive for what it is. But you get it half price when you order a headunit at the same time.
This unit comes with 2 factory wire looms(you only use the one that mates up to your factory harness) and its pretty much plug and play with new Pioneer unit,did not have to splice any wires from factory harness only had to splice wires together from new unit(Pioneer) to module color coded pig tails,set module to 7 for Pioneer and away we go without the need for any programing. Works perfectly!
Pros: Did not have to cut factory harness, no need for programing,works right out of box!
Cons: Hmmm can't see any so far!
Allowed me to retain the factory steering wheel controls in my wife's jeep liberty with the factory Boston Acoustics sound package
Allowed me to keep full functionality of my steering wheel controls in my '05 Grand Cherokee. Though I had to give in and take it to another retailer to install. *Wire stripping and coupling and all that stuff required. *
Pros: Worked as advertised.
Cons: Would recommend taking it somewhere to have someone install for you if unfamiliar car audio wiring and what-not.
Just wish there was better documentation on matching wires. But works quiet well.
Chris at Crutchfield made sure I got squared away with this adapter. Makes install almost straight plug n play. Great deal for all.
Pros: Easy to install Keeps steering wheel controls and factory amp
Cons: Must have due to factory can bus system Or complete re-wire
The PAC worked great in my 2012 Dodge avenger, was just like splicing in any normal harness. Instructions were pretty easy to follow and had no problems after install, i was able to keep my steering wheel controls which is a big plus and i did not have to visit a dealer at all to reset any codes. Highly recommend using this product
Pros: keeps steering wheel controls, didnt have to visit dealer to reset codes
Worked good with the steering wheel controls but it stopped working crutch field sent me a new one. I'm sure stuff just goes wrong sometimes
Pros: Easy to install
Great product. Makes wiring easy.
Works perfectly. The item is just as described. All of my factory swc switches work great.
Pros: everything. Makes installation a breeze.
was easy to use even thou I had to fig out what wire went to the amp was easy
Pros: came with wire diagrams made the contention easy
Cons: did not warn about the amp wire but not to hard to connect it up (was the blue wire )
This little gem does exactly what it says it will -- I didn't even have to program it. Just match up the head unit harness wires to the wires on this unit and bamm, it's done. Plug and play. It automatically detected my car and controls and made installing a full unit about a 20 minute job.
Pros: Ease of use
Cons: Expensive but necessary -- still a great value when purchased from Crutchfield. Super expensive elsewhere.
The adapter worked as advertised and designed.
Pros: Worked as advertised
Its a little slow in response time. Not too bad though. You lose some functions of the steering wheel.
Pros: Does what it says.
Cons: Installation can be tricky. Loss of some functions. Lag between pushing button and radio reaction.
This item worked as advertised, allowing me to retain the steering wheel controls in my 2013 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. The instructions were uneccesarily vague, so took a few readings to really understand that I didn't need to program anything. Once I determined that it was simply pick the right harness and start splicing wires. It is a bit bigger than I had hoped for, about the size of a component set crossover, but was still able to fit behind the headunit in the dash cavity. It did force me to install the Alpine power pack behind the glovebox, though, as there was definitely no longer enough room behind the deck. Take your time and you will be fine.
Pros: Allows retention of steering wheel controls without any complex programming.
Cons: Instructions not well designed, unit is a bit bigger than I expected.
Pros: Not to hard to connect.
Cons: A little on the big side
Harness is easy to install and works great.
Pros: Easy Install
Cons: Needs easier way to update firmware
This unit does exactly what it says, and is worth the price to be able to keep your steering wheel controls. (Though I'd like to see some cheaper competitors in this space - microcontrollers to do this kind of thing aren't expensive) However, this unit came to me with older firmware that doesn't allow programming of short keypress and long keypress commands. And unfortunately, upgrading the firmware requires special hardware. I plan on contacting Crutchfield to see if they can help me, but the fact that this is needed is just ridiculous. They could easily put a microUSB port on this thing and provide firmware updating software that could be run from a PC. The requirement for special hardware is a completely unnecessary pain. If nothing else, PAC should ship these with the latest firmware, so customers don't have to deal with this.
Pros: Works as intended
Cons: Firmware updates require special hardware
Was shocked how easy this made installing a new stereo in my Jeep wrangler JK. No need to cut or splice any factory wires, just match the wires to the ones on the aftermarket stereo (match the colors except for the ones not needed) and then it's basically plug and play. Was able to retain my steering wheel controls no problem. Couldn't be happier!
Pros: Ease of install
It works exactly like it should.
Pros: It works perfect! Easy install.
Works as advertised, but instructions are a bit confusing at first. Finally figured it out on my own and got it wired up correctly with zero glitches. A bit pricey to buy for just the volume controls on the steering wheel...
Pros: Works well once wired in. No problems with it so far (only installed for 24 hours).
Cons: Instructions lack some detail that could've been more helpful (ie: better diagrams and better descriptions of what wire goes to what (one actually labeled red power wire as an accessory wire rated at 1A supply))
Installed with an Alpine, works awesome and easy to wire.
Install was not too difficult and all of the function work the same on my 2010 Dodge Nitro.
Pros: Everything works
Easy to wire up, and if you need any help just call tech support. I did to confirm that I had done it all correctly. Programming seems confusing, but when you get it down it's pretty simple. I also called support for this. Works Well.
Pros: Keep factory controls, programmable for many configurations
Easy to Use comes all the instruction you need in the box!!!
Pros: easy to set for your radio replacement type.
Cons: Can installl at home but take your time and double check everything!!!
Product performs awesome but was a little difficult to wire in. Thank goodness for Crutchfield tech support. They were a lifesaver!
Pros: Performance and Crutchfield tech support.
Cons: Wiring instructions are vague.
Harness installation fairly painless. Everything works as expected.
Pros: Works great and allows users to continue use of steering wheel controls
Cons: Sometimes can have negative effect on touchscreen calibration
I didn't even need to program. Just wired it per instructions and it worked right out of the box.
Pros: Straight forward installation
Product wired up fast and very easy. Losing steering wheel controls when the buttons are on the back of the steering wheel can be extremely annoying. Instructions were easy to read and work through. I will buy another one for my next vehicle also. Good product.
Adapter runs Most Functions In My 2012 Ram 1500 But Still Cant Get Steering Wheel Controls To Function Crutchfield Is Still Trying To Resolve The Issue So We"ll See What Happens..
Pros: Controls Most Functions
Cons: Dosent Seem To Work On 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 For Steering Wheel Controls Yet
Great product, recommended to everyone, works excellent!
Installed this in my jeep jk, made things so easy. Sound is great and steering wheel controls work perfect. I did lose the fader function but its not that bad.
Pros: Ease of install, keeps steering wheel controls
Cons: No fader function
Works as advertised. Just remember to do a reset after getting it all hooked up.
Pros: Works perfectly
Cons: Instructions should better highlight hooking the rear speaker output to the front speakers on the harness if you have a factory installed amplifier.
EASY TO INSTALL
very easy too use, works great on my 2007 Aspen w/nav
This unit is necessary for installation in a 08 Dodge Ram 2500. The connections were easy and straight forward. Excellent product for vehicles requiring connection for computer controlled audio systems. Steering wheel controls work flawlessly.
Pros: easy installation excellent sound control
Cons: None observed
Works well with steering wheel controls on Jeep
I own a 2009 dodge ram and tho product works perfect. Had all the available and needed connections for the head unit and the swc works without a problem.
Pros: It creates magic unicorns when no one is around.
This interface is perfect!! It does what is says it does and there's nothing better than that. I'm tired of buying stuff that hardly meets expectations. But the PAC rp4-ch11 works flawlessly I highly recommend it. Installed it in my 2013 jeep wrangler unlimited.
Pros: Everything works perfectly
Wiring diagram was easy to follow. I hooked everything up correctly. As it states it disables fading from front to rear. So if you plan on using the bluetooth to make calls, contact tech support to see if you need to wire the front speakers to the back speakers and vice versa as someone else mentioned in the reviews. Once you do that it works great!!
Pros: Easy to install.
Cons: Should be INSTRUCTIONS for people using Bluetooth to make calls that you may need to wire the speakers differently
It did exactly what it is supposed 2 do
Pros: it works
Cons: Even with it being 1/2 off it is still much 2 pay
Worked fine for 5 days.. After that, the steering wheel controls quit working...Made a call to Crutchfield support and they quickly sent out a replacement.. works as it should now..
Pros: The only pro is that Crutchfield quickly sent out a replacement.. the product should have worked correctly with the first unit.
Cons: Manufacturer, not Crutchfield, should have had better QC with this product.
I had trouble with this when I got everything hooked up. Called Crutchfield support and after several attempts we decided the PAC unit might be bad. Support quickly arranged for another to be sent. While removing the installed one I noticed there was a pin bent on my factory side wiring harness. Straightened it out and it worked perfectly. Thanks to Crutchfield support for the help even though I had a vehicle issue. Now resolved this works as intended.
Pros: Works period.
Works great with my 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Boston Acoustics Sound System & Pioneer DEH-X8500BH. Took about 10 minutes to wire up. Make sure if you have a factory amplifier to follw the instuctions & wire the rear speakers to the front & vise vursa otherwise you will not hear anything when making phone calls.
Pros: easy to install
A little more complicated than a basic wire harness but I blame than on the car manufacturers making the cars more complicated.
Pros: Works great
Worked as expected.
I used the PAC RP4-CH1 Interface with my Pioneer AVH-X1500 in my 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. Connecting the wires was straightforward and I've never done any type of audio install or wiring before. My factory steering wheel buttons all work as they should. I did not need to program this Interface, I simply had to turn the little dial to a certain number according to the brand of receiver. The interface itself is small and there is no problem with fitment behind my receiver.
Pros: Simplicity of installation, Performs as it should
Cons: Sometimes if I quickly hit the volume up/down button on my steering wheel multiple times my receiver will recognize all but one sometimes two levels of volume change. Not sure if this is because of my receiver or because of this interface
Works Perfect! little difficult to figue out install but take your time & it will work out. As always Crutchfield AWSOME!!
I had to just connect the wires by following the color codes and the instructions that came with the unit. Had to do nothing else and everthing works as it should. I just needed some clarifications from the Crutchfield tech support and that was it.
Pros: Easy to hook up
Installed double din in my 4th gen ram. This interface was very easy to hook up and gave me the 12v power lead the unit needed and also the reverse and parking brake lead. This interface was easy as pie and made for a clean headache free install. Well worth the money.
Pros: Gives 12v, reverse, and parking brake lead. Very easy to hook up and also made the steering wheel controls work flawlessly. Made install very easy.
Cons: Price is a little steep, but worth it.
Absolutely great product. Worked flawlessly. Just wired it in, turned the dial to the number designated for my reciever brand and boom done deal. All my steering wheel controls did exactly what they did before with my factory reciever. I thought it was a little on the pricey side when I bought it, but after installation and use would definitely purchase this product again for its ease of install, no programming, and functionality.
Pros: Overall Great product
I used this to replace the bottom-of-the-line OEM CD/radio in my wife's 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan with a JVC KD-A735BT. There are two harnesses included with the RP4-CH11, and you have to remove your OEM deck to find out which one you need to use. If you have the same vehicle and the same OEM deck, then I hope I can save you a little time by telling you that I needed harness "B" -- the one with the slightly bevelled bottom corners -- rather than "A," which is strictly rectangular. For me, part of the convenience of using a wiring harness is that you don't have to remove the OEM deck until you're ready to pop in the new one; it drastically increases the Wife Acceptance Factor. Having to remove the old deck first was an annoyance I'd rather have avoided. The included wiring instructions are a bit unclear. At first, the wiring diagram made it look like I'd still have to cut into the factory wiring to connect the new deck to the speakers. This is NOT the case, as a few moments' further reading, and a look at the product details page on Crutchfield, confirmed. I used the Posi Products wire harness connectors (you screw them together instead of crimping or soldering) to connect the deck's wires to the RP4-CH11's wires, and all the steering wheel controls Just Worked when I plugged the deck into the vehicle. I also recommend foam tape (Hushmat Quiet tape in my case) for preventing the wiring harness from rattling. Wrapped the Posi connectors and other hard plastic bits with it.
Pros: Does what it says on the box: preserved the steering wheel controls perfectly
Cons: There is a tiny lag when using the steering wheel controls to e.g. adjust the volume on our aftermarket deck -- a few tenths of a second -- compared with the OEM unit. It's not a big deal (my wife doesn't even notice), but I thought it worth mentioning. In fairness, not sure if it's the deck or the RP4-CH11.
It does what it says. I just connected the wires as directed and turned the dial to the "Pioneer" setting and now my stock steering wheel controls operate my new Pioneer stereo.
Pros: works as described
Cons: a bit pricey
Works awesome. Easy to install. Does exactly what it says.
This thing does exactly what it says it's going to do..I can't ask for more. Installed in a 2012 Dodge Avenger and all the controls on the steering wheel work just like they should. If you just sit down and carefully go over all the wires this is not that bad to hook up.
Pros: Half off with head unit purchase, worked out of the box
Cons: wasn't free..some wires could have been a bit longer but i made some extensions for that
I didn't buy this product thru crutchfield. But I thought I would write a review. I bought this product thru another company for my 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. It states that it works on 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan and up. I installed it in my 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan, and it works like a charm. would recommend this product for anyone that has 2008 or high Dodge Grand Caravan
Pros: Works with 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan steering wheel controls.
I combined with the Sony XAV-64BT on a 2012 Dodge Challenger SXT. I set to the number that it is needed for the radio unit, combined all the wires and done. I didn't lost any off the features of the steering wheel. I can't ask for more. Crutchfield are awesome!
I paid half-price for this because I got it bundled with my head unit. It is worth it but I do not think I would buy it for full price. It does exactly what it says - allows you to retain your stock featured without the stock radio. Very easy to program and is made by PAC which makes quality products.
Pros: Easy to program. Acts as a wiring harness so you do not need to buy one in addition to this. Can update firmware. Easy to understand directions.
Cons: Cost. Comes with pre-sets for the most popular head unit manufacturers and even some not so popular ones. Unfortunately, the pre-set for Alpine did not work with my Alpine head unit so I had to manually program it. Kind of bulky, had to be creative to get my head unit to fit with this attached to it.
Overview: The RadioPro4 (RP4-CH11) is a radio replacement and SWC (steering wheel control) interface that comes pre-loaded with amplifier retention and SWC software, navigation based output signals, and firmware that retains all of the vehicle's original safety and convenience features when replacing the factory radio with an aftermarket head unit.
Functionality: The RP4-CH11 interface allows the replacement of a factory radio in select Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep vehicles with MSCAN or LSFT-CAN databus radios. Using this interface will retain factory features such as steering wheel controls (SWC), vehicle entertainment system (VES), and the factory audio amplifier whenever the original radio is removed. The RP4-CH11 also provides data bus driven outputs such as retained accessory power (RAP), vehicle speed sensor (VSS), illumination, reverse trigger, and parking brake.
Note: Does not retain uConnect.
Vehicle Compatibility: The RadioPro4 (RP4-CH11) is compatible with select 2004-up Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Mitsubishi, and Volkswagen vehicles with the CAN-bus system. Compatible vehicles as of 7/13/2016 include:
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Radio Select Switch: The radio select rotary switch on the side of the interface must be adjusted to the proper radio setting before plugging the interface into the vehicle.
|# Dial||Radio Manufacturer|
|7||Dual, Pioneer, Sony|
Amplified & Non-Amplified Factory System Compatible: The RadioPro4 (RP4-CH11) is compatible with both amplified and non-amplified factory systems.
Wiring Connection Chart: Only one of the two provided radio harnesses will be used.
|Red||+12 Volt Accessory|
|Yellow||+12 Volt Constant|
|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 -|
|Red/White||Parking Brake Detection (-)|
|Green||Reverse Output (+)|
SWC Compatible: The interface comes pre-programmed for all of the vehicle's factory SWC functions and does not require programming, unless you wish to re-assign the SWC functions to different buttons. The SWC functions can be easily programmed; see control settings and functions below. The interface retains programming even if your vehicle's battery is disconnected.
|Control Functions||Volume +/-||Volume +/-||Volume +/-||Volume +/-||Volume +/-||Volume +/-||Volume +/-||Volume +/-|
|Preset +/-||Track +/-||Play||Search +/-||Track +/-||Preset +/-||Preset +/-||Preset +/-|
|Track +/-||Band/Disc +||Track +/-||Band||Cursor up/down||Track +/-||Track +/-||Track +/-|
|Power||Preset/Disc -||Disc/FM +||Send||OK||Band||Band||Band|
|Play/Enter||Select||Disc/AM -||End||***||***||Phone Menu||***|
|Receive (phone)||Phone Receive/Reject||***||***||***||***||End Call||***|
|End||Voice Dial||***||***||***||***||Voice Activation||***|
Note: The SWC harness contains a Blue/Yellow wire and a 3.5mm connector. You will only use one of the connectors, based on your type of aftermarket radio. The Blue/Yellow wire supports Kenwood, Newer JVC, OEM and Blaupunkt radios. The 3.5mm jack supports Alpine, Jensen, Older JVC, Clarion, Pioneer, Sony, Valor, and Dual radios. Not compatible with Soundstream head units.
RadioPRO App: PAC offers a Windows compatible RadioPRO App software program to help you configure the interface.
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It makes it easier to install [ Melissa Oct 03, 2017 ]
must have on new cars [ marvin Sep 29, 2017 ]
I needed this interface to retain the functionality of my steering wheel controls and factory amplifier/subwoofer. [ Ethan Aug 24, 2017 ]
a little expensive but if it works like its supposed to, then it will make everything much better [ Amy Aug 20, 2017 ]
A friend purchased a JVC KW-V130BT radio for his 2014 Jeep Wrangler and I need this kit to install it. [ Howard Aug 16, 2017 ]
Good reviews [ Scott Jul 09, 2017 ]
It was in the recommended parts package [ Timothy Jun 23, 2017 ]
Allowed me to keep my use my steering wheel controls on my after market head unit. [ Matthew Jun 17, 2017 ]
Ease of installation and maintaining steering wheel controls [ Donna May 31, 2017 ]
For head unit [ SHANNON May 31, 2017 ]
Ease of installation. Using this kit allows me to easily revert back to the factory radio if I get rid of the car. [ R May 15, 2017 ]
Made installation of receiver a breeze. [ Steve May 08, 2017 ]
Required for installation so that the new radio works with the steering wheel and voice commands [ Rachael Apr 22, 2017 ]
to make everything work smoothly [ BOBBY WELCH Apr 21, 2017 ]
Wanted the steering column function included with the new deck [ Kevin Apr 11, 2017 ]
It was the right harness for the job [ Doug Mar 23, 2017 ]
Needed it [ Billy Mar 21, 2017 ]
WIRING HARNESS NEEDED TO UPGRADE HEAD UNIT IN TRUCK TO NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM AND SUPPORT FACTORY AMPLIFIER AND HAVE THE ABILITY TO ADD AN ADDITIONAL AMP AND SUBS IF DESIRED [ kevin Mar 19, 2017 ]
Needed [ Robert Mar 16, 2017 ]
Must have for aftermarket stereo hookup in Jeep JKU [ DAVID Mar 14, 2017 ]
Fit my vehicle [ Aaron Mar 02, 2017 ]
Because it goes with my radio [ Charmaine Feb 27, 2017 ]
This kit allowed me to replace the factory head unit in my 2016 Grand Caravan and keep steering wheel audio controls, the delayed accessory power, and the VES power. I used it with the CHYRVD kit to keep video function at the 2nd row flip down screen. [ John Feb 23, 2017 ]
Keeps factory steering wheel controls [ JOSHUA Feb 07, 2017 ]
Wanted to keep the Steering Wheel Radio Controls in my 2007 Dodge Nitro. [ Ronald Jan 29, 2017 ]
Replacing the REC NAV unit in my 2006 Grand Cherokee with a 9 inch touchscreen android Chinese model. [ C Jan 25, 2017 ]
This was in the recommended install kit. [ Rick Jan 23, 2017 ]
Retain steering controls [ Michael Jan 15, 2017 ]
So I can hook everything up [ Travis Jan 14, 2017 ]
I trust Crutchfield [ Eric Jan 05, 2017 ]
Keep factory amplifier [ Raul Jan 03, 2017 ]
recom by Crutchfield advisor [ DAVID Dec 26, 2016 ]
Makes install a breeze and you know all factory accessories will work with new stereo [ CHRIS Dec 15, 2016 ]
We have installed Crutchfield items before and we know from experience the wiring interface make the installation so much smoother. [ Carol E. Dec 11, 2016 ]
Part of install kit [ JEFF Dec 09, 2016 ]
Steering wheel control [ Shawn Dec 08, 2016 ]
Recommended by installer.... [ Bart Nov 29, 2016 ]
Install to Jeep [ KENT Nov 26, 2016 ]
Recommended for install, keeping factory steering controls [ Jeff Nov 22, 2016 ]
Make the install quick & easy. Definitely wanted to keep steering wheel controls. [ Mark Nov 19, 2016 ]
AVAILABILITY [ jason Nov 18, 2016 ]
Easy installation and worked right from the first say of install. About 3 years of use and still perfect! [ William Nov 15, 2016 ]
Suggested install gear. I enjoy that Crutchfield does all of the research and selects the right parts for the job. [ Shawna Oct 13, 2016 ]
I already had the stereo and had begun installation, but stalled when it came time to match wiring from the factory connector to the radio connector. I had tried looking for something like this on my own, but hadn't had any luck. Aaron immediately knew exactly what I was looking for and sent me the link. [ DANIEL Sep 24, 2016 ]
The radio I'm installing is not iDatalink compatible, so the PAC harness saves me a few $$ over the Maestro. [ Larry G. Sep 15, 2016 ]
jeep [ Gregory Sep 06, 2016 ]
Recommended [ lenny Aug 29, 2016 ]
Was part of an install package, makes installation easier. [ john Aug 22, 2016 ]
need to install a kenwood ddx9702s in my 2007 Chrysler 300c and someone on a facebook page recommended you guys and this item. so I decided to get this item from you guys. [ Esau Ramos Aug 18, 2016 ]
Easy all in one! Thank you for making my life easier! [ Karyn Aug 09, 2016 ]
New head unit [ Christopher Jul 29, 2016 ]
fitment [ Roger Jul 08, 2016 ]
Needed for installation [ Raul Jun 27, 2016 ]
It was recommended to keep use of steering wheel controls [ THOMAS Jun 18, 2016 ]
its needed for installing a receiver [ Ethan Jun 05, 2016 ]
Worked with the Jeep Wrangler steering wheel controls perfect. No issues what so ever. Easy install and decent price. [ David May 23, 2016 ]
These are a MUST to retain the use of steering wheel controls for volume and station choice and other functions. Not hard to install and it keeps all the stock connections unharmed so you can re-install the factory unit. [ Kenneth May 22, 2016 ]
This was recommended to maintain steering wheel control of my radio. [ Jody May 19, 2016 ]
needed it [ Paul E. May 13, 2016 ]
Fits my jeep [ Nicholas Apr 13, 2016 ]
Need for steering wheel controls in 2014 Jeep JK [ Donald Mar 19, 2016 ]
Part of install kit. [ George Mar 03, 2016 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield as compatible with my vehicle (2012 Dodge Caravan) and radio head (Jensen VX7020) even though Jensen is not listed in the PAC PR4-CH11 manual. I chose to purchase through Crutchfield because of the lifetime support. [ Rick Feb 27, 2016 ]
The price and needed it for my daughters car [ Thomas Feb 24, 2016 ]
this was referred to me when i selected the type of head unit for my truck. it's almost effortless in deciding what will fit/work with your vehicle. Crutchfield has always been fantastic in taking care of it's customers. Always readily available to answer question/tips and provide top notch customer service. I will continue to purchase all my orders through them. [ Kelby Feb 22, 2016 ]
it make the install easier just plug it in.. [ S Feb 16, 2016 ]
recomended [ Michael Feb 04, 2016 ]
recommended by specialist [ James Jan 28, 2016 ]
Yes this is just for steering wheel controls. Just make sure you have the right model and options chosen while selecting this unit. [ TJ Oct 20, 2017 ]
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 Jun 16, 2017 ] Staff
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. [ Kenny Apr 03, 2017 ] Staff
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. [ Kenny Nov 23, 2016 ] Staff
With your purchase from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the connections on the product. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. [ Kenny Aug 16, 2016 ] Staff
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Jul 03, 2016 ] Staff
You should not need the Maestro RR module as well. This PAC interface has steering wheel radio control retention as part of its abilities. Feel free to call an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 for help. My bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul Jun 06, 2016 ] Staff
You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx 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. [ Krissy May 11, 2016 ] Staff
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Dec 03, 2015 ] Staff
Jamie,all you have to do is use a small flat head or eye glass precision screwdriver! [ andre Nov 18, 2015 ]
the best [ michael Nov 18, 2015 ]
used a small snapon screwdriver [ WILLIAM Nov 18, 2015 ]
If I remember right, I used a small flat head screwdriver. [ JONATHAN D Nov 18, 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 Dec 05, 2014 ] Staff
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 Aug 19, 2014 ] Staff
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 Jul 17, 2014 ] Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with your current 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. [ Jeff Jan 04, 2014 ] Staff