2004 Pontiac Grand Prix
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Absolute must have for vehicles with factory amp, speakers, wiring an all that. Removes the wiring headache.
Pros: Plug and play.
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Item # 541RP5GM11 | MFR # RP5-GM11
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PAC's RadioPRO5 RP5-GM11 wiring interface enables you to install a new car stereo and retain useful factory functions in your 2000-up GM vehicle. You can upgrade to the higher sound quality of an aftermarket receiver while maintaining your factory-installed OnStar®, factory amplifier, Bluetooth®, safety warning chimes, and the Retained Accessory Power (RAP) if equipped. In some vehicles, you can also retain your factory rear seat entertainment system. If you're installing a navigation receiver, this interface also features the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS), parking brake, and reverse connections you need.
The RadioPRO5 interface retains your factory steering wheel audio controls with your new stereo. You can even reassign the functions of your factory buttons.
Installation note: This interface will not retain the fader controls on vehicles with the factory premium Bose® audio system.
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.
Absolute must have for vehicles with factory amp, speakers, wiring an all that. Removes the wiring headache.
Tom, Rogue River, OR
Average Customer Review(s):
Absolute must have for vehicles with factory amp, speakers, wiring an all that. Removes the wiring headache.
Pros: Plug and play.
Great necessary item to keep your steering wheel controls, OnStar and other functions working in your vehicle. Seemed a little daunting at first with all the wires and different connections, but a quick call to Crutchfield support and I had it done in less than 10 minutes. It is a little bulky and trying to get the stereo into it's proper position with all these wires, connections and the adapter was a bit of a challenge, but when that was done everything worked like a charm. The only other thing is the connectors don't snap in, only push in and when I first put the stereo back in, one of them fell out so I had everything back together except the dash and tried to power up the radio and nothing. So I had to take it back out and see what happened. Otherwise, installation went pretty smoothly.
Pros: Retains all necessary functions. Easy to set up.
Cons: Takes up a lot of space behind stereo. Connections don't snap in.
The built quality is a bit flimsy. The connector with incoming car wires has less than perfect contact and sound was disappearing from left side speakers until i put "extra holding pressure" with electrical tape. Works fine now. Also when i was buying the whole kit with headunti i didnt expect to slice/connect any wires. Had to do it from the box to headunit. There was no plug and play adapter/cable and i didn't know about this until middle of install. If i had no previous experience it would have been an issue... it added probably about 20mins to install time. Controls work with my chevy avalanche.
Cons: I'd prefer to know that some wire slicing will be required
A most have for steering wheel buttons. Easy plug and play install or easy programming if you want to change button functions.
The unit initially received was defective. Thankful Crutchfield support is extremely good and made replacement easy. The chime is annoying compared to the original ding the car used to make.
Pros: Crutchfield customer service
Cons: Annoying chime
Perfect installation with this! No issues at all.
you couldn't make it any easier. great product
I connected this all up and.... it kinda worked, The steering wheel controls were not correct, I was not able to figure out how to program it, and the drivers door speaker kept dropping out. I got frustrated and buttoned up the install since OnStar was working and mustic played ok. Fast forward to the following weekend, I found some basic challenges mentioned on the web but nothing the same as mine so decided to try one more time and call tech support if needed. I ended up unplugging and switching it to the alternate amplified connection, which didn't work, no sound, plugged it back in again and all worked perfectly. Sheesh :) So all ended well.
Pros: 1. Works as advertised 2. Easy to wire up
Cons: 1. Instructions are a little basic for an amateur installer such as myself 2. Did not work right away, Its possible I had not connected the plug firmly enough 3. The chime that used to come through my speaker is now an annoying cheap sounding chime. I ended up unplugging it and leaving it off.
Worked as expected! Maintained the chimes, amp and steering wheel control.
Wiring was easy, stuffing it all in my dash behind the stereo was a challenge
I haven't bought anything from Crutchfield that I haven't been able to install the same day... until this. I've lost count on how many times I've talked with technical support. Two units and two radios and still haven't found the problem. 2007 GMC Envoy non-bose. Since day one, everything has worked except Steering Wheel Controls.
Pros: Everything else worked fine
Cons: Steering Wheel Controls Don't Work
This Gm-11 worked great for my 2006 Chevrolet Silverado extended cab pickup truck.
Pros: Easy to install
It's just like what you need. I installed it to my 2008 Grand Prix with pioneer double din and was no problem ,it's so easy to install and works fine.
Pros: Easy to instal
Cons: Need more fotos in the user manual. That would be better for people who doesn't know much about installing these stuffs
Worked well with the radio we used. My boyfriend had no problem putting this together with the instructions given.
Great product. Maintains pretty much all functionality... only thing we lost was rear audio headphone jacks for the factory overhead DVD player.
This kit made it really easy to connect the JVC unit to the OEM setup. Easy to follow directions.
I purchased this product for use in a Hummer H3 with the Monsoon amplified system including a Sub woofer and Onstar. My experience with this product seems to be inline with most others. During my installation i was very careful to solder all of the connections and make sure all connections were secured. I turned on the Truck and was greeted by a sick sounding chime and a shrieking noise from a few of the speakers. I called Crutchfield support and talked with Eli and we tried various things to find the issue. I did find out that the shrieking disappeared or switched speakers when i pushed on the connector that plugs into the amplified port on the PAC module. I was sent a new module and behold it works perfectly. It seems there are a high amount of defective units coming from PAC. I also took about a foot of fabric and wrapped the chime in it. I then taped it tightly around the chime and buried it as far back in the dash as i could. This actually makes the chime sound half way decent (turned down to the level 1 setting as well). All in all when you get a unit that works as intended it is a pretty solid product. But if you can find a comparable product from Metra i would give them my business.
Pros: Cheap, Straight forward, easy installation, plug and play. Retains most factory settings in an H3 Monsoon system (no fader as stated)
Cons: Chime is of Rubbish quality, harness wires are short and can make it difficult to move around, No Fader Retention
This is a super cool product. Just wire this little blue box between your factory harness and your radio and somehow you get to keep your steering wheel controls, factory chimes, factory amp, onstar, and whatever else. It was a little overwhelming when I saw all the extra wires, but as I started putting all of them together following the instructions it really wasn't bad at all. It's rough having to cough up the money for this thing, but it was either that or no new radio for me. Everything works great.
Pros: I have my steering wheel controls I have my factory chimes which means I'm not going to forget to turn my lights off I have my factory bose system
Cons: The factory chimes are no longer played through the speaker, but now through a little box that comes with the interface. I was very frustrated with how loud it was for the first few days, but yesterday I realized that I could adjust the volume. All is good now.
This wiring interface was very complete and the wiring was straightforward. I chose to solder the wires and used shrink tubing afterwards for a professional installation look. There was one part of the instructions that was unclear, I went out on a limb and wired it as I interpreted the instructions and then confirmed this with the on line help at Crutchfield before plugging it in and powering it up. The area that could have been more clear in the instructions was: 1) "If the aftermarket radio has a mute input cut this loop and connect the outer brown wire to the mute input." The term "outer brown wire" could have been more clear, but I figured (rightly) it was the part of the wire loop that was closest to an end of the connector. The interface functions flawlessly but the a warning chime tone is very annoying and grating on the ears. It is not at all like the factory radio tone - which was much more pleasant on the ears. I have turned down the volume on this chime as much as possible so that is not so annoying. I would have expected this simple part of the kit to be of higher quality for the money paid.
Pros: Simple install.
Cons: Annoying warning chime tone.
It was delivered quickly and an easy installation. Very happy with it
Everything appears to be working including the steering wheel control connections.
The interface instructions recommended the wrong SWC setting for the unit that I purchased, but a call to Crutchfield solved the problem quickly and painlessly. After that, smooth sailing! Also had to crimp the wires together, which I was hoping to avoid, but not a big deal.
Works great for integrating my new receiver to the existing GM wiring harness. Instructions were simple and straight forward. The chime is a little cheesy but fortunately the volume can be adjusted to very low.
Pros: Works exactly as it should, wiring was a snap.
Cons: Chime sounds cheap.
First one I got the switched 12V didn't work. Ran a work around tapping into my fuse panel and connecting 12v switched directly to the radio. Crutchfield sent out a replacement, haven't had a chance to install.
made it easy to do
I own newer style GM full size trucks so the idea of updating my 2007 Sierra classic with a decent touch screen and back up camera was a project I was looking forward to. I have been a GM tech for 20 years and have seen customer issues in past with these interface modules...lets face it, even factory modules have issues with communication sometimes. First impression of unboxing "meh" still some hard wiring between radio and module, and a chime module (pet peeve) on sound coupled with fact that a fairly large piece of instrument panel brace gets cut out for final install. I installed bullet connectors for a basic test run, ended up working but tripped multiple communication codes with BCM and Digital radio receiver (on star) module. Tech assistance was helpful, I assumed either failed interface module or not compatible with my truck, either way I was jaded at that point. I ended up keeping my speakers and they sound great even with factory radio. Sending back radio and module. Crutchfield as always was super helpful with all process and return has been sent. Its to bad these radio manufactures do not make a direct fit unit, I would pay $ for a plug and play unit, the interface module just leaves another possibility when trouble shooting. It must work in some GM vehicle, I read reviews.?? For the record the truck is a 2007 Sierra Classic 2500HD Regular Cab 8 foot box, head unit does have XM, On star and six disc changer with steering wheel controls, does not have BOSE. Pi
Did not work the first time but customer service sent another all is good now
very poor directions / had to add a Bosch relay to complete the unit
installed in a '08 vette. once hooked up correctly the device worked great. The directions are for universal install and are a little vague. I had to call Crutchfield Tech support. They found the problem and walked me through the fix (it was something I overlooked). I can't say enough good things about their customer support. Best in the business.
Easy to install, instructions were clear. I still need to configure my controls correctly but there are instructions explaining how to do that.
Pros: Instructions are clear. Easy to set up.
Cons: Configuration for steering wheel controls need adjusted.
definitely saved me a lot of rewiring issues; works all controls for steering and turns on bose amp...I do not like that there is no fade. I will have to work on that issue. Seems to be a good product thus far. I would recommend, but be sure to read all the info.
Works... but two challenges in 2006 Chevy Tahoe with Alpine ilx-107: 1). The steering wheel controls are a bit finicky... only work if you 'short tap'... holding the button down has no response... for volume it is natural to 'hold down' to keep increasing/decreasing volume (worked that way with stock radio) so to change volume significantly, you need to tap/pause/tap repeatedly... not optimal. 2). I absolutely could not get the Alpine unit to believe my vehicle was not moving... so it would not enable any setting/text modes. Tried Alpine customer service and got limited help. Finally got it working like a champ and I am now good to go... but really annoyed I needed to spend $$ to find a workaround. That being said, my setup works now!
Pros: worked mating older 2006 vehicle with brand-new head unit steering wheel controls 'work' albeit not perfectly
Cons: would not register vehicle 'not moving' w/o work around Changing volume on steering column requires series of short taps
Had problems with the steering wheel control box not connecting to my steering wheel at first and then called and they told me it was different setting. They had to resend me second kit bc my piece was defective, they didn't hesitate to send me a replacement to fix my problems
Very simple to install, just match up and solder some wires together and all my steering controls worked! Now I've got hands-free phone, wish I would have done this years ago!
i have installed the wiring on my 2006 trailblazer and i noticed that the sound doesnt work unless i press onstar first then it allows sound to come through idk if its the harness that i recieved or wiring but so far i am not happy
Cons:Crutchfield response on 7/11/2017 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the interface installed and working! Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Easy to install, works well with my steering wheel controls
Pros: It works perfectly
Makes installation easy.
I soldered all the wires on the PAC to the harness of the stereo(Kenwood) on the kitchen table. Took me about 1 hour. Took it into the truck and plugged it in. I was going to get the same items from my local big box electronics store. Buying from Crutchfield and installing myself I saved over $400 installing myself and buying from Crutchfield. Fantastic products and very easy install.
Worked great easy hook up
Made the installation much easier and I didn't have to cut any of the factory wires.
Pros: All of the plugs fit well and it tucked away neatly within the dash
Cons: the instructions could be a little clearer. I need to disassemble the dash and reprogram the steering wheel button assignments. should have done it to begin with.
Worked out of the box. All steering wheel controls and rear seat controls worked. The directions were a little skimpy but I muddled through with the help of YouTube.
Pros: Worked out of the box as advertised
Cons: Needs a little more detail in the manual.
I received this wiring harness to put a JVC headunit into a Buick. It works good, but there is a lot of "stuff" to shove behind the stereo. Good thing there was plenty of room. Setting up the steering wheel controls wasn't the easiest thing to do as the instructions are very minimal. Plus there is always that one wire you're not quite sure where it goes.
Pros: It works
Cons: a lot of "stuff" to hide steering wheel controller instructions need some more "instruction"
Made the installation soo much easier. All the wires matched exactly with the JVC head unit I purchased thru Crutchfield.
Pros: Ease of installation, works perfectly as advertised.
Cons: None yet.
Surprisingly easy to install. Took my time and wired it all up at a table before installing it in my truck. I don't think the chime is as big a deal as others, it can be turned down or covered with tape but does sound a bit "cheap". I was able to retain the functionality of my steering wheel controls and works smooth. I took off one star because the instructions that came with my unit were wrong, my install wasn't working until I looked up more current instructions online. The code selector for what brand of stereo you are installing was wrong. Once I got the right info it worked great.
Pros: Easy to install, works as it should.
Cons: Instructions were flat out wrong, its fairly big and may be challenging to find a spot for it. Chime sounds cheap.
Super easy to install, worked as described. Great product!
Pros: Easy install. Straight forward.
Pretty much plug and play, the interactive steering wheel control features made this kit well worth the investment. Automatically links up to my iPhone and the hands free calling in awesome.
Pros: You keep all the intended features of your factory vehicle.
Cons: It is time consuming, so be prepared.
This made installation a breeze. Installed a Pioneer head unit into my 2005 Suburban and all wires matched up perfectly. My only disappointment is that it replaces the stock chime with a new chime unit that sounds a bit cheap.
Cons: Cheap sounding chime
Super easy to install in my 2004 Silverado 2500HD.
Pros: 1. Easy to wire 2. Did not have to configure 3. Retained On-Star and steering wheel controls
Cons: 1. The buzzer has a terrible quality sound, wish they would have just used the speakers for the buzzer output like other adapters. 2. Bulky, can be difficult to fit in the dash.
Easy color coded wiring, steering controls work great
Pros: Easy Plug n' play
Cons: Door chime it comes with is ear piercing, however, that is an optional feature, which I didn't install/use
Works great would have given it 5 stars if it were not for the door chimer.
Pros: Steering wheel controls, OEM interface is great, easy to install.
Cons: Door chime is ugly at best almost scared when I first heard it.
Made wiring a breeze. Door chimes remain and steering wheel controls work
Pros: Makes wiring super simple.
Easy to wire and glad to have my steering controls, but the door chime that came with it is awful. Ear piercing nails on a chalk board awful even with it turned down.
Was going to install myself but had issues. So took to professional installer and they found a short in harness and in the module connection. Since they sold the same units they exchanged for warranty plus $50.00. Poor wiring diagram and should of been plug & play for the cost. Wasn't happy.
Cons: Poor diagrams
It works prefect got it for my 05 trailblazer
Worked well in my 04 Tahoe.
Pros: Keeps the functionality of the steering wheel controls.
Ordered this fro my son's 2006 Grand Prix. He said everything worked perfectly, and made installing his aftermarket receiver a breeze. Everything from the factory receiver still works just fine, which is a nice feature of this kit.
Pros: Made change a beeze!
Made installation a snap, even for an amateur like me. No instructions required so easy.
This product does not work on the truck as I was told it would. Although the techs that work here are excellent and tried all kinds of different ways to make it work for me.
Cons:Crutchfield response on 4/11/2017 We're sorry this interface didn't work out for Michael, and our Tech support set up a return for him. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.
No instruction booklet so it was a little confusing.
Everything showed up before expected and was exactly what I needed. Awesome!!
Pros: Easy to order. Everything fit and worked as expected
If you care anything about your install, fo NOT skip this part of your project. Very simple add on and very, and I mean very hard to screw up.
Not to date myself but its been a long time since I put in a new stereo. With all the bells and whistles on these newer cars this can be intimidating. This wiring interface although intimidating makes it a breeze.
Did not work. The CD player powers up but no sound at all. Called customer support and they could not help me either.
Cons:Crutchfield response on 4/4/2017 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Cole 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.
While the RP5-GM11 connected to my 2006 Sierra and works as it should, the wiring harness left a little to be desired. I was getting electrical noise with the engine and ended up having to solder two connections in the harness to get it to stop. Once that was complete, the stereo is finally installed and the interface works as it should. If someone was hoping for a plug and play type of install, they would have been sadly disappointed. Also, the instuctions went not very clear on what connector should be connected to which port and you have to watch for the labelling on the module to make sure you connect the speaker connection to the right port, depending on whether you have a factory amplifier or not.
Pros: Interfaces with the vehicle quite well Allows the steering wheel controls to work
Cons: No way to make the phone the phone button override the On-Star Wiring harness was not properly crimped
This is only getting three stars from me. It does connect the new Pioneer deck to the truck cleanly, but the wiring is so short it was difficult to get it to fall behind the radio when installing and not fall underneath the deck and cause fit issues. I stuck a long screwdriver under the radio and pushed the wires and interfaces back out of the way. The antennae adapter never felt like it was installed securely into the factory cable. No click, didn't go in very far and fell out several times while installing the radio. The parking brake issue didn't get resolved wiring the light green wire to the green wire that Crutchfield tech support told me to wire it to. It just doesn't work. I had to buy a third party device to enable features on the radio.
Pros: Works as advertised but...
Cons: Parking brake safety issue not resolved Wires are too short Antennae adapter not very secureCrutchfield response on 3/28/2017 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Gardner 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.
This thing caused me more headaches than i thought it was going to... The harness arrived and I began soldering to the harness from the head unit. Most of the wires matched up perfectly as shown in the instructions, but first problem began with the "light green" wire for Parking Brake Output (-). First of all, it is exactly the same shade of green as the "Green" wire for the Rear L+ Input... So I had to do some testing to figure out which wire was which. Would be nice if they used different shaded of green or put a label on one... Second issue was being sent a harness with wrong instructions. This was the most annoying and took some researching to figure it out. Basically, I was sent the harness that belongs to the instructions of Rev. 061813. But the instructions in the box were for Rev. 022516. Took me some googling to find the right instructions. Would have saved me a lot of time to either receive the correct harness, or the correct instructions. There are no revision numbers on the box or on the harness, and only one advertised on PAC website. Not sure why I got a harness from 2013 revision, and instructions from a 2016 revision. Aside from that the harness seems to work fine now. Steering wheel controls work. Chime is ok.
Worked like a charm.... installed this wiring interface and didn't have to program anything... steering wheel controls and on-star worked like a charm. I paid half the price that other local shops were trying to charge me for this unit..... One local shop didn't even know that this newer wiring interface was out. installation instructions were simple and Crutchfield was ready to assist me. I may never pay anyone to install anything for me again
Pros: Inexpensive WORKS EASY TO INSTALL
Instructions was not really helpful overall wires were color coded and was plug and play. Worked great. Just make sure to plug in everything and also instructions will tell you what number your head unit is. So mine was Alpine which I flipped the to 1.
Easy to install, works as advertised, I did have problems with the he backup camera circuit staying hot all the time. Had to resort to wiring camera drectly into vehicles reverse sensor. Call Crutchfield and they told exactly where to locate wires and what color.
Pros: it does 95% of what it says it will do. It works.
Cons: Control box is too big. Makes it hard to fit in Dash. Reverse camera function didn't work.
Installing an aftermarket radio without these adapters is not a good idea. This is worth every penny it cost. Not only will it save you hours, the installation will work.
This kit worked perfectly on my 2003 GMC Sierra with no other changes required. All steering wheel controls worked and the door chime is on a long enough tether to mount under the dash in a location that it's still audible.
Pros: Retains all steering wheel control functions. Audible door chime.
Cons: Would be nice to have a bit of a longer harness.
I was worried that with all the plugging in and adjusting (not to mention soldering a dozen wires for the radio installation) that something just wouldn't work right. But I assembled it all and it worked perfectly. I have steering wheel control just like the stock radio. I also bought the chime since the stock radio is what generated the annoying beep every time you open the door with keys in the ignition. Here's a tip: If it's too loud, put a piece of tape over about 90% of the little speaker hole and it will cut the volume down. Experiment before you put it all away behind the dash and you can adjust the volume based on how much of the hole you cover.
I recieved my interface fast and on time and at a cheaper price then the competition. And the extra instructions on how to remove the factory deck was very helpful.
Works good, easy install.
Awesome discount if you get a head unit. Everything you'll need for steering controls and Bose system
Works as described. The only issue I have with it is the fit of the steering wheel remote Jack. It is not a very tight connection in my Alpine receiver.
Pros: Was able to keep steering wheel controls, and onstar.
Cons: The fit of the steering wheel remote Jack in an Alpine receiver.
easy to wire
This wiring harness made the install easy, some wires that are not used could have better explanations on the best way to terminate.
Pros: Easy install with this kit..
Cons: The chime sounds like it is ready to die but luckily it is on for only a few seconds.
I bought this to integrate my steering wheel control with the new deck. I installed the deck one day and had questions on this. However, they had closed for the day. When I called technical support the following day, they gave me a few things to try (like reprogram the unit). I am working during the day and could only do it after work. By the time I could try a couple things with no luck, customer service was closed again. I finally just put everything back together without it working. If you may need help, install on a weekend.
Pros: Seems like a good product. Plug & Play.
Cons: Doesn't work. Not enough customer service.Crutchfield response on 3/8/2017 Sorry we weren't home when you called. We're always happy to help and available 7 days a week. You can see our current hours of operation (and ways to contact us) here. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
I'm amazed someone actually still makes a product that works for a 12 year old Buick Redezvous. This thing makes the self install much easier. I was confused by a couple of technical issues, but PAC people were quick with a email response.
Pros: Retains Onstar, steering wheel function, and more
Cons: Instructions could be better written.
Worked perfectly. I was skeptical considering my truck is a 2004. It did include quite a bit of soldering, but that's nothing against this unit. I imagine any adapter would need all of those connections, and let's be honest, it's for a creature comfort and not necessity
Pros: Worked like a charm
Although directions for attachment to the main stereo are obscure, the unit functions flawlessly with integrated vehicle controls.
Honestly it was plug and play. It is ALOT to stuff in the dash, but everything works as it should.
amazing easy & nice!
this kit made installation of a Pioneer AVH-X3800BHS as simple as plug and play. wiring instructions were a bit basic, but easy enough to figure out how to hook it up. It retains the factory Bose system, onstar, and the dingers for open doors Ect. great value for the ease of install
Pros: easy to tie to a head unit retains factory options
OK this interface is amazing.I did not have to hunt for a reverse signal or parking brake signal for my DVD head unit.Every wire was right there no searching my cars wiring diagram. The instructions were very simple. The steering wheel interface works perfect without having to program anything. This interface made short work out of the install, and works perfectly!!
Pros: Super easy Works perfectly No programming
A lot of wires to contend with but if you take your time it's worth it. Allows me to use all the steering wheel controls. Works great.
Hook up was simple, allowed me to use my steering wheel controls while changing out the stock stereo system and worked with my onstar system.
Pros: Very easy to use , hookup was easy.
Let me start by saying I have a 2005 Cadillac Escalade EXT with a stock Lux Bose amp and Bose speakers. You can confirm if you have the Lux Bose amp by checking for Y91 in your glove box parts list. This PAC unit was nothing but problems from the start. With everything connected properly, half the speakers would either not work or would be super quiet. The speaker fading ability is also non-existent - you lose that from factory stock. However, the Most Annoying Part of this piece of crap PAC audio unit is that it has issues triggering the Lux Bose amp on start up. Sometimes but not every time, there would be no sound when I start the truck. The Only way to fix it was to turn the truck off and back on, needless to say it was extremely annoying. The only thing I could think of to fix this was to bypass the PAC box and wire the amp directly into the stock connector but that would require cutting into my factory wires and why should I have to do that when I purchased this product? I had contacted PAC audio and you guessed it, they never emailed me back. I ended up purchasing the Metra Axxess instead. With this unit, the speakers actually function as they should, the speaker fade works, dimming is possible, last but not least there is a System Remote Control (blue) wire to hook the amp to. This finally resolved the issue with the sound sometimes not coming on with startup. The Metra costs more because the steering wheel controls are separate but boy is it worth it. It actually fun
Pros: Nothing, it's garbage
Makes it very easy to instal an aftermaket radio. Nice to keep steering wheel controls
Does everything I need to connect my Pioneer to my factory bose. I did have problems getting the steering wheel controls to work and had to program multiple times to get it right.
Just what I needed to get an aftermarket radio in my 06 Sierra with Bose system. Everything still works as it did from the factory, which was a big deal for me. Nice, all in one interface for GM. If the steering wheel controls do not work try a different number on the unit for radio manufacturers. Sony is supposed to be 9, I had to use 8 on mine but it works great
Pros: Simple install, retains all factory functions with new radio, all in one design, plug and play.
Cons: A little bulky to cram in the dash behind the radio, door chime sound could be better
Easy to use, comes with with everything you need to keep factory controls and amps. One issue I had was the main interface box was bad and I had to wait to receive a new one and send the bad one back.
Pros: Easy install
Cons: Got Bad interface
Everything works as it should. This was my first time to replace a factory stereo and I found the instructions to be challenging. It would be helpful to have more detailed step by step instructions for the novice.
PAC unit was easy to install/interface with the factory harness and new stereo. Only one issue, the initial PAC unit was possibly defective as the speakers would cut out intermittently. No problem, as Technical Support was contacted and a replacement was sent in a quick and timely manner.
Pros: Ease of installation.
Used to install a new Pioneer DVD receiver in a 2004 Suburban with the factory RSE. This module does exactly what it is supposed to do. Instructions are easy to follow and everything just works. Used the RCA connections from the kit to hook up the audio from the factory DVD player to the new radio. My only wish is the wires were a little longer between the new deck and the interface box so I would have had a few more options for where to mount everything. It's a tight fit behind the deck, but I got it in and am very happy.
Pros: Retains all factory controls, allows factory DVD to connect audio to new deck, easy plug and play with good instructions.
Cons: Pigtails were a little short
Thanks Crutchfield for supplying a flawless interface to connect to the new Pioneer DEH-X6900BT headunit. Installed in a 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 with Bose speaker system and OnStar. All steering wheel controls work. Plug and Play. Doesn't get any easier than that!
Pros: Easy to install
This unit was very simple to install. All buttons work as they should. Warning chime does sound a little cheap but I can live with it especially with the ease of plug and play!
Super simple! Don't even hesitate to buy this for your install!
Pros: simple to install works terrific
Easy install and works great!
Worked as advertised and no fault of the unit there are plenty of wires to fit in the console so plan accordingly.
My grandson did the wiring and everything works. I like the fact that the steering wheel controls still work.
Pros: Does a nice job of integrating the new modern sound system.
Cons: Tough to get all the wiring into the area behind the unit.
Product works like it's design but the direction are horrible, and they really need to update them, I had a Sony head unit and the Dail says turn to 8 but it was really set to 7 with the same as the pioneer units
Pros: It comes with everything you need
Cons: Directions totally suck
Easy installation. Would recommend this kit to everyone.
Simple to wire up and worked as expected for 08 Trailblazer. You can't get any easier.
Ordered this interface to use with Pioneer AVH-2800BS DVD receiver mainly because I wanted to retain the RSE for my kids. I have a 2005 Yukon XL with Bose system. First unit I received was defective. As soon as I plugged the interface harness into the vehicle harness(with key turned off), I heard a constant rapid clicking sound....like a bad blinker switch. Receiver would not turn on at all when key was turned. After consulting a Crutchfield's customer service rep, I found out this was a relay and that it was defective and shipped me a new interface. The second unit seems to working just fine so far. The RSE works just like it did before. The kids can watch their dvd's with headphones on or we can listen to it over the speaker system(Interface harness has RCA audio connectors that plug into back of head unit). The factory amplifier and subwoofer still work, and sound amazing now with the new head unit. Steering wheel controls still work pretty much the same as before right out of the box, or they can be programmed however you like. Connecting wires was simple, and the instructions are pretty clear. Once the interface is put together and connected to the receiver harness, the box and large mess of wires is hard to fit inside the dash. The chime sound could be better.
Pros: Retains RSE(headphones and speaker system); Retains factory amp and subwoofer; Retains steering wheel controls and OnStar; Easy connections and set-up.
Cons: 1st unit was defective and had to be replaced-raises concern for future quality issues; takes up a lot of space and is difficult to fit inside of dash even after removing support; chime sound isn't very good
Made Install a breeze - Also great price!
Everything worked great except the factory sub would not work and the pac website is of no use, also none of my swc work except the onstar button which had to be pressed to get the audio to work. Need factory sub and steering wheel controls to work. Will play with a little more . Crossing fingers.
Cons:Crutchfield response on 11/24/2016 If you purchased this 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 this from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums. Or try our online support center.
Was very easy to hook up turned out great
This kit fit behind the new stereo and worked great with the factory steering wheel controls.
Pros: This interface was a little intimidating at first. After I read the instructions, it was easily adapted. Couldn't get sound from system, a quick call to tech support found one wire that needed to be connected. Worked flawlessly!!
It worked great. Thank you for very detailed instructions it helped immensely
After asking all the installers what I needed for my install, this was what was called for. However, it wasn't the exact item to interface the steering wheel volume controls due to my year model not being analog. Still got what I asked for tho.
Very easy install, connected steering wheel controls and allowed use of On Star with my aftermarket Alpine head unit. Great product!
Worked exactly as advertised.
Works as described but wiring directions are general so use caution. It as audio out for RSE so if your new unit has an input you will be able to retain that function.
This box was expensive but worth it! It was installed in a 2006 Suburban with the Rear Seat Entertainment option. I was able to retain the use of the rear radio controls as well as the rear screen.
Pros: Steering wheel controls work flawlessly Maintains warning chimes Maintains On-Star Rear radio controls control the radio Gives easy access to the wires you need to hookup Can re-map steering wheel controls to more useful functions
Cons: Lots of space required behind the radio to fit the box and additional cables Steering wheel programming requires access to the box
Quick and easy install.
Worked as stated
Pros: Worked perfectly
Used this to upgrade the head unit in an '04 Silverado with Bose factory amp, OnStar and steering wheel controls and all works flawlessly. Was also cheaper than any local shop.
Pros: Easy to install
I was incredibly annoyed at first at the thought of spending this kind of money to keep my steering wheel controls when the receiver I bought cost less. I'm happy with it though and all functions of my steering wheel controls were retained and I'm happy about that. I have an 03 suburban.
Flawless product. Basically plug and play. Steering wheel controls were retained (2 buttons needed minor tweeking).
Pros: Extremely easy install.
Works as it should, in fact was quite surprised at how it was so easy to im plenty into the factory wiring in my Chevrolet
I would literally not have been able to install my new stereo without this. Kept all of the existing steering wheel controls, chimes, and Onstar functionality in my 2008 Corvette with no headaches.
Pros: Very easy to install. Instructions for the most part were very easy and in almost all cases the color of the wires directly corresponded to my Pioneer system. Did not have to program it as it was already programmed. Simple dial adjustment for stereo manufacturer.
Cons: Instructions do not adequately document the use of the brown "mute loop" wire. Called Crutchfield support and they quickly gave me the correct information I needed.
works well integration is fine
Pros: seems to be flawless, installation was easy
Cons: the chime ! i just set it and tied it back. it is loud i need to go back in and turn it down
Made every thing work (controls on wheel and OnStar). Was very easy to hook up and didn't have to look at instructions (which I found in the box behind a piece of cardboard after I put in the dash). All the wires takes up lots of room behind unit, so make sure your dash has the room.
Pros: Made all the factory controls work like with the factory radio
Cons: Takes up lots of room in dash behind radio unit.
worked great, but all I did was connect the same color wires to each other with the great screw connectors you send me. I assume come cars require different hookups, but mine didn't. Including a blue-white wire mismarked as secondary control when it should have said amplifier, which your tech corrected in 2 min.
Pros: would be a big problem without it and those wonderful connectors, and your great tech team
Cons: why not connect the wires for us if they are are same color to color. But some must be different so I probably shouldn't complain.
Worked great ,made hooking up steering wheel controls a breeze they didn't work with the brand that was originally installed like they should of. Plus the adjustable chime is nice
Pros: Adjustable chime Steering wheel controls worked
Easy to connect to radio and truck every thing works but my steering wheel controls thanks
This product was necessary for my car to keep the factory steering wheel, onstar and chimes. The new chime is pretty obnoxious but getting used to it. The box is pretty big especially fitting in the under the dash. Plugging into the box is difficult and sometimes feels you might break something trying to push it in.
Pros: After all said and done it works as it should just could be better in my opinion
Cons: Loud obnoxious chime, hard to plug into.
The wiring matrix from my GM to the Kenwood was flawless and reprogramming the steering controls was a breeze. I soldered all the connections using the PAC and Kenwood diagrams and everything worked perfect when I connected it.
Cons: My truck has OnStar, so it would be nice to be able to program the OnStar button to work with the head unit. Also would be cool to be able to use the OnStar microphone. There is one issue. When turning on the stereo, I have to push the OnStar speak button on and off to get the sound coming out through the speakers.
This kit made the wiring as simple as 1 2 3. Everything worked as said. It's really like plug and play after you merge the radio wiring harness into it which was really simple because everything is marked and color coded. Worked great!!!!
First, the installation instructions left a lot to be desired. Once the installation was complete, the steering controls still do not work properly. The stereo audio will only work if you push the On-star button "On" and then "Off", then the unit will power up and the sound comes on. I went to their website and it says to download a new program upgrade for the control unit. The download was a .puf file, whatever that is and the only way to open it was to go out on the internet and purchase a program that I would have to pay for to open and install it. I havent installed it yet, so I have no idea if its going to work or not.
Cons: Horrible instructions and doesn't work.Crutchfield response on 8/10/2016 Jason, one of our Tech Support Specialists, reached out to Brent after researching his review and his order. He expressed to Brent that the likely culprit for the stereo turn-on issue is that the "amp remote" wire must be connected to the blue/white wire on the adapter he purchased. Also, he noted that PAC supplies a free download for the firmware updates for his adapter, and then he supplied a link to that tool. Jason also mentioned that Brent probably did not need this update for the successful installation of his radio. Lastly, Jason asked for the make and model of Brent's receiver, so that he could check compatibility of the steering wheel controls. Some radios are not compatible with steering wheel control interfaces, which is why it's helpful to check with an Advisor before you purchase car installation gear.
Not bad my volume button on wheel didn't work
Pros: Easy to install
Cons: Couldn't get volume on wheel to work
After opening the box and realizing that it wasn't going to be a plug in type of installation, I started to get frustrated. But after making the connection to a technician and he walked me through it all, I found that it wasn't as difficult as I was originally thinking. The only hiccup that I had after that, was that I failed to make one connection that I was able to quickly find and then everything started working as it should. Crutchfield technicians know how to fix issues.
Pros: The interface that was recommended for me, did everything that I was told that it would do. EX: Retaining all of my steering wheel controls, factory chime, etc.
Cons: I had originally only requested the interface and all the necessary components to install a stereo system that was gifted to me. After the sales tech had put that all together in a shopping cart for me, I called back and wanted to add an XM behind the dash tuner. Somewhere in the mix of not talking to my original sales tech I was given the wrong XM unit and it had to be returned and replaced. The original unit had a rebate and the replacement unit does not. That was disappointing to me.
I was very happy on how quick it allowed me to connect an aftermarket head unit in my 2005 Escalade EXT. However, I paid extra for this one to insure that my steering wheel controls would work, but they did not. I called tech support and the said it may not be compatible with my unit. I could have saved almost $30 if I would have went with the one without steering wheel controls.
Pros: very easy and quick to install
Cons: Steering wheel controls did not work with my head unit.Crutchfield response on 8/9/2016 After researching David's review, our Tech Support Specialist confirmed that this steering wheel control interface was incompatible with his stereo and issued him a refund. The steering wheel interfaces we sell work with the majority of car stereos we sell; however, we don't always have information on stereos we don't carry. It's a good idea to check the manual for the interface you're considering or contact one of our Advisors to make sure.
Installed this about two weeks ago. I bought this unit to replace another interface( different company) that would work when it wanted to. So far works great. Have all of my steering wheel controls, buzzers, etc. Time will tell if this is a good product. Instructions are a little fuzzy, but if you have installed systems in the past, just use a little common sense and everything will connect properly. I probably would buy this again if I was in the same situation.
Pros: small size; wiring is of good length;
Cons: instructions could be more clear to understand on what wires to hook up. time will tell how this unit will last
It works very well.... What else is there to say?
Pros: The perfect solution to modern vehicle stereo installation.
Cons: The chime module sounds like poop!!!
Wired in correctly. Checked it over and over. The stereo turns on, but no sound comes out at all unless you press the onstar button. After that it will work correctly until the vehicle is turned off then you have to repeat.
Cons: Doesn't workCrutchfield response on 8/1/2016 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
this adapter works perfect for keeping your steering wheel functions and choice of keeping chimes or not(i chose not), easy install. just study stereo instruction and adapter instruction. twist color cordinated wires ,plug in a few plugs and your jamming.
Pros: all good, except
Cons: you have to tuck all this extra wiring, adapter, etc. in same hole you started with. .just be slow and careful and you can tuck it all in.
Product works as advertised but there needs to be a little more direction. I have car with a factory amplifier but to achieve the best sound possible I needed to use the non amplified output circuit.
Amazing product makes installing a new head unit super simple to retain all your factory controls.
Pros: Easy installation Retain great sound quality and factory controls Pre programmed
Cons: Not 100% plug n play still have to wire the pac to the stereo head unit harness but it's all color coded.
I used to be an installer (before they offered vehicle-specific wiring harnesses), and this is the first time I installed an interface like this. It was just as easy as the passive wiring harness used in a typical install. Match up the wire, most if which were color to color, and plug it all in. It doesn't get any easier than this. I did have a small issue with understanding the instructions... Ultimately, when you are wiring this to a Bose system with factory amplifiers, you DO wire the speaker wire connections even though the harness has an RCA connection (that is for RSE input). The instructions just weren't 100% clear on that. It wasn't a deal-breaker though. I would buy this interface again.
Pros: Works great! Affordable! Easy to Install
Cons: Instructions could be a little more clear when wiring to an OEM amplified system, but this is a very minor gripe, not a deal breaker.
Before purchasing this product so that I could keep my factory chime, OnStar, rear entertainment, and steering wheel controls, I read up about it and even read the installation instructions. I have to say that I was a bit nervous as the instructions seemed vague at points. However, after having this in hand, all of the items made much more sense. This PAC controller is now installed and works perfectly. My cautions to any who consider purchasing this are as follows: 1) the wiring harness connectors that clip into the blue PAC controller are quite difficult to get seated all the way. Make sure they are plugged in completely before putting your dash back together. I initially put my dash back together only to have issue with my head unit a day later. It turned out that one of my PAC controller wiring harness connectors was not completely clipped in and had wiggled out from road vibrations. 2) After solving issue 1 above, I had to take my unit out a second time. This time was because the DVD player. Turned out to be a wiring issue, but not due to negligence on my part. I looked on the PAC website and noticed that they had updated the wiring colors for the harness that goes to the head unit. However, the PAC controller I received had the previous version instructions which resulted in my wires being
Pros: works great
Cons: cheap harness connectors must look for updated wiring color codes on website because instructions may be for older PAC controllers
Gives you factory functions on an aftermarket head unit. Comes preprogramed for after market head units. I had to reprogram my steering wheel controls for the jvc head unit but was easy to do.
Pros: Gives steering wheel controls, improves sound on the premium Bose sound system. Easy to connect.
Cons: Tough to find a place to put it. Does not retain fader on premium Bose sound system.
Easy to install and works great
Pros: Easy to install and works great.
Two points - For what I considered to be a pretty expensive connection kit, I was bothered by the fact that I still had to sort out the individual wires in two wiring harnesses and use butt connectors to connect all the wires together. The physical size of the PAC box itself made getting the radio back into the dash very difficult. I was not going to cut metal struts inside the dash to get it in, but I thought I was going to have to return everything to keep from doing that.
Pros: Seems to work so far
Cons: Much more difficult installation than expected
Worked great . Steering wheel controls all worked . The help desired answered all my questions quickly.
Pros: Worked perfect
I tried to hook up a similar radio without the interface as I had done at least 50 times before in the past with terrible results. At this point I decided to call Crutchfield. I told Hunter what I had done and I got a very informative guideline on why it didn't work. I bought the radio and the interface. Everything worked just fine and I couldn't be happier! :o)
Pros: Made the installation possible and easy.
Cons: You have to have this to hook up this radio to this car.
The steering wheel controls and buzzer work great with this interface. I am happy with this purchase.
Pros: Easy to install
clean install, works great
Pros: easy install
Cons: toughest part is routing the cable to the front of the truck
Pros: As long as you know how to match the wires and follow the instructions
SWC 100% pre programmed. Everything worked once it was wired up.
Pros: Great value SWC controls worked without any programming.
This is an absolute must if you have a GM vehicle and want to retain chimes, onstar, and steering wheel controls.
Pros: Very easy to install and it works
Cons: Can't think of any
Integrated my stereo with my steering wheel perfectly.
Pros: Good instructions Easy to use
Cons: Hard to wire
harness is great steer controls work great. pretty straight forward install
Pros: had to call on reverse hookup for camera. instructions? found out that that is built into harness very nice
Cons: instructions could be a little better on the reverse
Used this interface to install a Kenwood DDX373 double din in my '03 Silverado 1500HD and it is a huge time saver. Everything is plug-and-play basically. My advisor, Buck, advised me to get some of these connectors: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_669PP500/Posi-Products-Car-Stereo-Connectors.html?tp=61469 and those worked real well to connect the interface to the Kenwwod receiver. There are a lot of wires when you open the box, but don't sweat it. On my Kenwood, every wire coming out of the receiver had a matching wire on the interface. It was just a matter of stripping and connecting. The only thing I wasn't sure of, was the reverse camera power lead as I installed a backup camera at the same time. On the PAC unit, there were three wires separate from the rest that were labeled for Nav. My Kenwood doesn't have navigation so it wasn't clear that the green wire bundled in the Nav label was to connect to the purple/white wire on the Kenwood. The door chime is a little different from the stock Chevy chime, but you can control the volume by turning a dial on the interface. My Kenwood indicated that I wouldn't have to cut the dash support in the back of the double din opening, but I ended up having to anyway just to fit all the wires and the PAC unit in the back. Once that was out there is plenty of room to slide everything in. All vehicle functions were retained such as OnStar, steering wheel controls, etc. Works great and highly recommended.
Pros: saves time, easy to install, works, wiring diagram easy to decipher
Needed something to work with my steering wheel controls and wanted to retain the OnStar also needed something for the door chime and warning chimes. This fit the bill on all my needs.
Pros: Easy install and simple setup, worked with all my steering controls
Cons: none so far
Fantastic Product. Tech support is easy to get to.
Pros: Gives back the steering wheel radio controls when changing out the OEM stereo.
Cons: None yet
Made the installation a snap, mostly plug & play. Years ago I remember having to mess with multiple interfaces to make Onstar, steering wheel controls,etc. all work, but this one interface does it all.
Pros: Plug & play, does it all in one box!
The easy thing I have been working on.
Pros: So easy to install.
This kit along with my Kenwood DPX592 head unit works flawlessly with the Bose system in my '05 tahoe. The only thing it doesn't tell you is that the blue and white power antenna wire, is also the wire for the amplifier in the chevy/bose system...just tie it to the corresponding colored wire on the head unit. The only negative thing about this unit is the sound of the chime just doesn't seem right. I may go back in and unplug it completely, the lowest volume setting is plenty enough too.
Pros: Works like a charm for all stock controls.
Cons: Removed dash to fit everything in without just cramming it in. Chime sounds weird.
This is a must. Made installation easy
You could spend the better part of a day hacking up your wiring harness, chasing wires, and then splicing them all and STILL not have all the factory bells and whistles you had prior to the install. Literally bells and whistles. If you have a factory amp like a Bose or Monsoon, this is a life saver. Without it you'll either have a really loud system that will eventually blow speakers or you'll have to spend even more time splicing wires to remove the factory amp. The better option is to uncork some money from your wallet, buy this interface and retain all of your factory options and safety features. Your time is worth something, so don't waste it when this can be installed in a few minutes.
Pros: Easy to install. Retains factory options and works with factory amps. Allows you to return to stock configuration pretty easily if you ever want to save your equipment when you get rid of the vehicle.
Cons: Takes up some space inside the dash...can be a pain to stuff behind your head unit.
The product was as described. Easy to make the correct purchase. Exceptional customer service support. Fair pricing, and fast shipping. What more could you ask for.
Works great. Don't like the sound of the charm, but everything works like its factory.
This product works exactly as advertised. Easy to wire to a Pioneer harness. No issues with the product. The only issue I faced was the lack of space in the Suburban dash to place modules and wires prior to installing the head unit.
Pros: Works as advertised. Required no programming.
Cons: Consumes a great deal of space were little is available.
Easy to use.
Pros: Ease of install. Nice to retain controls on steering wheel.
At first, it looked challenging with all of the wires. But after looking at the instructions, it was very easy to hook up. So far, everything is working great including the steering wheel controls.
Pros: Very easy to install and allows you to keep steering wheel controls
Cons: Intimidating at first
Its literally plug and play once you hook the stereo to it. Trailblazer steering wheel controls work almost exactly as they did except for one button. This is truly worth the money.
Pros: Easy install and hook up.
Cons: The directions were a bit confusing.
Moderately easy yet involved. Pay 100% attention to instructions and you will not go wrong. Took me a total of about an hour and a half to install. Works perfect so far. Just installed so I can't vouch for longevity but it's not cheaply made. Also, their tech support are nice, courteous and informed.
Pros: Works as stated and programmable
Cons: Involved...if you consider that a con...just pay attention to instructions.
Very easy to wire to radio, plug and play on the vehicle specific plugs
Pros: Easy to wire, plugs directly to factory connections
Cons: There are a bunch of wires coming off of the interface, looks very intimidating and if you don't use shrink tube or tape and zip ties it can make for a sloppy looking install job
Used this on 2005 Silverado with steering wheel controls (no onstar, non bose system). This is a must if you want to retain steering wheel controls. Pay the extra money and get this one instead of buying the normal harness plus the steering wheel control interface. Easy to use, turn the dial to what stereo you have, set the chime level and you are done.
Pros: Easy to use No programing
Cons: Price too many bulky wires Door chime sounds cheep
Had this professionally installed and they guy told me it didn't work...came home pulled everything out and read the instructions and figured out the problem out....just had to program it and it all works great
does not explain all of the wiring very well
Cons: does not explain the mute wiring section wellCrutchfield 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.
Works great in my 06 Silverado. When I had another head unit installed in my 06 Tahoe the guys told me that they couldn't get the steering wheel to work and that it was hit or miss with cars older than 2007. Now I'm thinking about buying one these for my Tahoe. Couldn't ask for a better product.
I used this in my 06 GMC Sierra with a factory Bose system, steering wheel controls and OnStar. I wasn't concerned about retaining OnStar, but the steering wheels controls and Bose amp are what I wanted to keep and this retains all three. The module installation is really straight forward and the directions are clear and concise. Basically, you match the wires from the module to the new stereo harness by color and set the module to the manufacturer of the head unit and that was it. The module plugs into the factory plugs in the dash with no issue. Some people have stated that they needed to program the module for the steering wheel controls, but I didn't have to so I can't comment on the difficulty in doing that. It's only been a few days, but so far so good and honestly, the hardest part was trying to fit all the wiring behind the head unit in the dash. I'm very pleased with this and would highly recommend it.
Pros: Ease of installation and it does why it's meant to do
Cons: None yet.
everything work great. no additional programming needed
Pros: Cost was cheaper then other places Works great ,Functionality, Does what it's supposed to
Easy to follow directions, a must have to keep steering wheel controls.
Pros: Cost was cheaper then other places Works great
This works great in my 2004 Impala! I was able to retain OnStar, door chimes, and steering wheel controls that work flawlessly with my Kenwood DPX301U head unit! Very happy!
Pros: Functionality, Does what it's supposed to
I like that it was easy to hook up and the directions were pretty easy to understand but the device seems to be made cheaply. I actually had to get a replacement because the first one only lasted for 2 days. I contacted crutchfield and they shipped one out very quickly. I determined that the first one was bad because the door chimes didnt work and the stereo would randomly switch between all the inputs (reverse/bluetooth/radio) and there was no audio.
Pros: easy to hook up and does what its advertised.
Cons: Made cheap and has a high price tag. The door chimes sound very cheap(like a Ford). takes up a lot of space making it hard to get a double din back into the dash. if you dont have a lot of room this may not work for you.
works great in my 03 GMC Sierra w bose system. the pac cables are a direct fit so no problems trying to figure it out. instructions clear. just read them for your application. I have the alpine cde153bt. no programming was needed and all the swc buttons work as described. I'm really happy with this purchase. on star maintained. my Bluetooth hf works great through speaker system. nice product.
Pros: everything worked right the first time.
Cons: no cons. when ur all comes together and does what it's supposed to
It works. But it sure takes up a lot of space in your dash.
Pros: So far it works as it should - no additional programming needed.
Cons: Takes up space behind head unit that I had a hard time making work.
This was for my 05 Avalanche and works like it should. There is a lot of stuff to cram in that small space and still fit the radio. The last time I did any stereo work on a vehicle I only had to hook up 12 wires including the 8 speaker wires so I was a little apprehensive about trying this especially when I saw all of the stuff with this kit. The kit is very easy to hook up, adjust and use. This kit is a no brainer for hooking up these complex systems.
Pros: Very easy to use, good directions
Cons: A lot of things to get crammed into a small space and still get the radio in.
Easy wiring, plug and play, no programming need.
Pros: Easy install
It only worked for about two weeks I was really happy that I could keep the steering wheel control now it no longer works
Cons:Crutchfield response on 12/28/2015 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 or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
I love the ability to control my radio and phone from the steering wheel. I didn't want to lose that ability upon buying a new radio so I bought this item. I'm soo glad that I bought it. The convenience is irreplaceable and facilitates safer driving. I just love it!
Pros: Fits properly and works as described
I'm glad that I got this because I would have lost all my indications and onstar from the car. Crutchfield recommended it and I went with it.
Pros: I came with excellent instructions.
Cons: Takes some time.
Good device to use with aftermarket radio, but difficult to re-program for SWC
This kit worked perfect. Just like the old days. Matched the wires to the radio harness and just plugged it in car. Steering wheel controls and chime worked perfect. So easy
Pros: Easy wire up
Cons: Kind of bulky behind radio
Work as discribed
Pros: Correct fit
Cons: Hard install
Most functions work fine. I've had trouble with the steering wheel controls, even with programming. Crutchfield support is sending me another to try. We'll see what happens.
Works just fine.
Works just as described. Allows use of factory steering wheel controls. Easy to install and use.
Pros: Easy installation. Retains steering wheel controls. Adjustable chime volume.
Cons: Large box and lots of wires are a bit of a pain to stuff in the dash.
Installed in a 03 Silverado and it works as advertised. Retained functionality of all factory steering wheel buttons and it makes the install "almost" plug and play. The basic receiver wires do have to be spliced (one for one) into the GM11 unit connector but with minimal wiring skills this is not tough. It is the heart of the install so take your time, do it right and it will do what it claims and likely last as long as you own it.
Pros: Allows for OEM functionality of steering wheel controls and minimizes wire splicing.
Cons: If I have to list a con, it would be the shear bulk of it all. In my case, room behind the receiver was limited and getting all the wiring tucked back into the dash was a bit of a challenge. Still, WAY more of a benefit than this small issue.
This adapter plugs right into the factory harness and provides all the factory controls from the steering wheel controls as well as the factory rear DVD system. Only draw back is it does not tie into the existing factory microphone so be sure to hook up the mic that comes with your tuner if you want to make hands-free calls.
Pros: All factory controls work.
Cons: Maybe difficult to figure out exact wiring hook ups without some guidance.
It kept the volume and band buttons on steering wheel but did loose the change station button not a big deal.
Pros: Does most of what it says
Cons: Instructions where a little confusing
Product works great. Needed some advice on the clarity of the wiring diagram, and help was quick from Crutchfield tech.
I used this as suggested by Crutchfield to install a Pioneer headunit in my 2003 GMC Envoy. It not only made the unit install a breeze, it made it possible to retain the steering wheel controls. Everything worked as described. Would recommend it to anyone installing an upgrade.
Pros: Easy to use, made installation easy. I have not had any lag in steering wheel controls as some others have described.
This Harness with Interface works great. Just connect, apply power and it takes it from there. Took 10 seconds and everything works great. Highly recommended this product.
Pros: Easy to install and very fast setup.
This is the second time I installed this unit. 2004 Tahoe and a 2005 Chevy Silverado. Very easy. Build the harness in the bench and plugged it in.
Pros: Easy to install.
Cons: Chime Sucks
2002 Trailblazer - easy install everything works except for default steering wheel button functions. Volume buttons work as normal but "next" and FM/AM buttons do not have the factory functions. That being said I have not tried to manually program the steering wheel controls and the instructions state clearly how to.
Pros: Easy install, retains factory features
Cons: SWC "next" and FM/AM buttons need to be programmed for 2002 Trailblazer.
Easy to install. Just make sure you look at both the wiring diagram for this harness and your radio harness. Steering wheel controls aren't as fast to respond but overall work great.
Easy to install and configure!
Simple, quick. And if I had a question the figures it out in a matter of minutes
Pros: Quick Fast Easy
Product worked intermittently on 2007 GMC with Kenwood head unit.
Cons: Doesn't work.
Easy to install and worth the money.
Pros: easy to install
Adapted to the stock harness easily. Could be designed smaller. Worked fine except the steering wheel controls were not exactly like before.
Pros: Nice clean design everything plugs in easily but snug.
Cons: The steering wheel controls were not 100% equal to stock. The mute button on the steering wheel did not work anymore. The volume control worked but for swtching inputs and up / down presets the controls were mixed up.
This product is pretty easy to install. The instructions are a little unclear but workable. You will need to have to connect each wire manually. All the controls work as expected. I have not tested the OnStar since I have no subscription.
Pros: Works well and installs fine.
Cons: Need to connect wires from the unit interface to the head unit interface. Documentation is not very clear.
Works good, easy to use for the most part. Too big and bulky which makes it hard to get everything back into the dash.
Pros: Works good, relatively easy
Cons: Too bib
This little gem allowed me to retain all factory features of my BOSE system including audio from the factory RES so the kids and wife are happy; and allowed me to get the Car Play integration that I wanted so I'm happy. Great little plug & play product.
Pros: Easy, dead simple installation.
This product is great and easy to install but the door dinger sound cheap
Pros: Easy to install
Cons: Cheap sounding door dinger
It went together just as it says. I ran into an issue because I am running "for now" a Alpine head with the factory monsoon amp. After playing with the wires and troubleshooting over the phone you need to hook up the amp turn on to the monsoon amp. The steering wheel controls needed to be reprogram and I don't have all of the steering wheel controls I lost 1. All in all I'm happy that i spent the little extra to get it well worth it if you want to keep the controls.
I purchased this interface along with my Kenwood Excelon DDX492. The first unit I received was defective- the steering wheel controls would not work. After thorough testing with Justin in Tech Support (who was an excellent help), we found that the interface itself (blue box) was not sending any signals. Justin quickly shipped a new unit my way, and I swapped the interfaces out. The new interface works just fine, and sounds great. My only (minor) complaints are that the chime module is very annoying and cheap sounding, and the steering wheel controls are not as responsive as they were when my factory unit was installed. However, the chime module ships with the volume cranked, and can be turned down. The change in responsiveness isn't a huge deal, just something I noticed.
Pros: Crutchfield tech support and customer service!
Cons: Chime is annoying, and steering wheel controls aren't as responsive as they were with the factory stereo.
Bought this adapter for a Father's Day install and received it on a Friday afternoon before the big day. Opened the shipping box and subsequent interface box only to find half of the parts missing. Upon further inspection, the interface box looked like it had been previously opened. Called Crutchfield for a replacement and the rep was helpful and understanding, however, I still won't be able to get the radio in for Father's Day because the distribution center isn't opened on the weekends. So much for the surprise - way to go Crutchfield! I haven't checked the radio I bought yet, I was too mad after finding the problems with the interface but that will be next.
Pros: Will review further when I actually get a complete interface kit.
Worked great. Extremely user friendly!!
Pros: Installs easy and works well.
Cons: Bulky, it is tough to get into small dashes.
Works perfectly. Does everything it is supposed to. We were able to keep all the factory functions.
Pros: Does what it is supposed to do
The product itself seams to work OK but the instructions with the unit are terrible with little to no help online. Typically that is not a problem with Crutchfield because their experienced technicians put together great instructions to help guide the customer. In this case the Crutchfield instructions were as bad as the manufacturers and each call to the tech line produced a different answer as to how to make this work. Finally after 12+ hours of screwing with this thing I was able to get it to work with the steering wheel controls on a 2002 Chevy Monte Carlo.
Pros: interface will work
Cons: instructions, Instructions, INSTRUCTIONS
Worked first time out. Some wires like the NAV and Mute did not need to be connected, a lttle confusing, but other than that, wiring radio harness to the RP5 was straight forward. Everything works like it should
Pros: Does what it says, all steering wheel controls work, chime, audio controls. Pretty straight forward directions
Cons: Directions could be just a little more clear.
Great radio! Works great in my 2003 chevy Impala. Did not loose the functions of resetting oil & low tire pressure (they had to be reset through the factory radio). You use a combination of gas/brake pedal to reset. Works perfectly with my iPhone 6 Plus. You must have the steering wheel adapter (for factory steering wheel controls). You do have to manually set the buttons, but it works outstanding well.
Cons: You will probably have to manually set buttons. If you follow instructions it's no biggie.
Easy to install and works very well. Did everything I was hoping it would do.
Pros: Easy to install and setup. Seamless integration so new deck acts like it was installed from the factory.
It was a little inmatading at first but over all it was simple
Pros: Does what is suppose to do
Cons: Hard to fit behind radio
This unit was a blessing, was very simple to hook up. The factory controls work fantastic!
Pros: Very simple to hook up following the directions.
Cons: Placing everything inside the cavity behind the radio.
So this all worked for our steering wheel, programming was easy, and everything works. I have no experience with stereos or their installation...this was a surprise for my husband and I did the installation (Bad idea? Maybe). So...I didn't realize I would have to strip and join all the wires, I thought it would just be plugging things in. I appreciated that there was a "key" in the instructions that defined each color wire, thanks to this I knew that some didn't need to be dealt with. So that was interesting. But if I can do it, and everything works, then I say this deserves 5 stars!
Pros: Everything works, love the steering wheel set up.
Cons: Stripping and joining wires wasn't expected, but maybe that's normal. (I wouldn't know.)
Easy plug and play operation
Pros: Plug and play
Cons: directions aren't exact. Had to Youtube and google it to make my set up work
Great unit and very easily installed. Used for a 2002 impala with factory amp. Steering wheel controls were very easily programmed. And amp works. Couldnt ask for more, except a decent chime :P
Cons: Nothing yet.
Great addition to the install in my 2006 Silverado 1500. Used crimp connections to the head unit wiring harness, fit right into the dash. One major recommendation so you don't have to tare it all apart, turn the chime to the lowest level!
Pros: Makes install a snap Steering wheel controls still work (if the head unit supports it) Still have the factory sub!
Don't know how you could hook up a factory radio with factory amp system with out it. How to do some soldering of wires to Kenwood output wires but it was pretty straight forward. Just read the instructions over a few times and it comes together. Only had 1 question on the steering wheel controls and phone support gave me the answer in less than 5 mins on the phone.
Pros: A must have to complete a seamless installation Tech support is only a phone call away for verification
Cons: Instructions were not all that clear on Mute function and programming steering wheel controls.
Fast and easy install.
Pros: Nice unit, easy hook up.
Cons: Chime Sucks.......But I think you can turn it all the way down. Of course then leave keys in car.....
Worked great while it lasted - shorted out after exactly one year (Crutchfield is replacing under warranty), but still cost me a lot at dealer to diagnose problem because all systems in truck quit work when unit shorted out (e.g, A/C, gauge cluster power windows and locks - you name it)
Pros: easy install, worked well while it lasted
Cons: short life span - resulting in massive vehicle issues when module died.
Super easy to install. Everything works great.
Pros: Easy to install, Steering wheel controls work great.
Cons: Door chime sucks.
Worked perfect in my 2006 Envoy. Automatically knows when the vehicle is in reverse to turn on backup camera and also includes the vehicle speed sensor information for my navigation head unit.
This is the most difficult thing to install, with the worst instructions ever! If you have no previous wiring experience, this will take you Hours!
The default system didn't use the correct buttons so I had to reconfigure for my steering wheel. However with the instructions, it was simple to do this in less than 20 minutes.
Cons: No presets button configuration for kenwood receiver to steering wheel. I miss that button for my radio.
Very easy to install - all you need are some basic wiring / crimping skills. Lots of wires to splice. Had to call twice due to unclear instructions on the Mute line. Other than that - installed and works great
Pros: Preserved steering wheel controls. Volume and seek work great!!
Cons: None yet... but its only been a few weeks. Hopefully none will pop up.
A must have for anyone with a Chevrolet or GM vehicle. Simply plug the existing wiring into the box, turn the dial to the aftermarket radio brand, connect the radio to the Module Box and you're set!
Made install of double din in my 2004 Chevy Silverado piece of cake!!!
Pros: Easy install
Attached wires from new radio harness to this harness (ten--most were correctly color-coded,) plugged the harness to the radio and to the car. Lots of wiring to fit gently into a small space. Fired up the radio, all speakers, steering wheel controls, and onstar worked perfectly. Easy!
Pros: Worked like a champ out of the box --05 Aztec and New JVC head unit.
Cons: None--some said the chime unit was annoying but it's no more annoying than the original.
Works perfect plug and play
This is a must have to keep factory steering wheel controls. Once you wire it to the harness for the deck you are using the rest of it is just plug and go. Everything works as it should. Was very happy to keep my steering wheel controls with minimal fuss. Make sure you turn the chime down to the lowest volume setting or it will be over the top annoying.
Pros: Easy install, no extra wiring or programing. Just flip the switch to match your brand of stereo.
Cons: Steering controls have a bit of a lag on them compared to the factory stereo. This also could be a combo of this mod and the deck you use but it is a bit annoying at times.
What is there to say? This unit works well and allowed me to keep the factory chimes, amp, onstar, and steering wheel controls. It is a little cumbersome and look like a giant mess of spaghetti once you wire this and the aftermarket headunit together...a little chalenging to fit behind the headunit when installing. I ended up shoving the box and most of the wire behind the instrument cluster on my Yukon. I did have one panic moment and called Crutchfield tech support because I had power to the unit and everything worked but had no sound. He quickly helped diagnose the issue; I had neglected to wire in the remote turn on wire so the factory amp wasn't turning on. Now all is sounding great.
Pros: Works to keep all factory steering controls, chimes, on star, and factory amp.
Cons: Bulky mess of wiring to deal with.
Easy install, I bit cumbersome to mount under dash securely.
Pros: Alot easier than it looked
Cons: Still trying to get SWC programmed correctly for my SWC Set up.
easy to hook up and program or just plug n play with the pre-programmed settings.
This wiring interface is very easy to install and works exactly as it should. It is definitely worth purchasing when installing an after market stereo for your vehicle.
Pros: Easy Install, works perfectly
Installed in 2003 Chevy 2500HD, kept all controls working well. New chime that comes with unit for alarms is a little obnoxious sounding, but other than that worked very well. Make sure your wiring connections are solid.
Pros: Easy installation, kept all controls working well.
Cons: New chime sound not that great.
I used this on a 2004 Chevy Avalanche. Using the wiring harness Crutchfield provided, it required no additional wiring than if I didn't purchase it. The colors of the wires made matching it up a breeze, and it all fit in the dash just fine. Most important, it works flawlessly. It works exactly like the factory Bose stereo I took out of the truck. I'm elated.
Pros: Works perfect, easy to install.
Install was pretty straight forward
Pros: Easy install
Pretty good product does what it states
Pros: Does the job well
It hooked up very easy to the factory harnesees. And made me happy to have a new radio and still maintain my on star.
Pros: Work great on star works great sound good. And it did come with a adaptor for the atenna for the radio.
Cons: When on star activate head unit powers off.
A must have to keep your Bose system with a after market head unit.
Pros: Worked great.
Cons: Could use better instructions when hooking it up to keep Bose system. Nothing else.
Pros: Uses factory steering wheel controls Easy instructions
Cons: Steering wheel controls are different from original
This is well worth the money spend. There would be no way to make all the necessary connections and keep you wire harness in good repair. After connecting all the wires between the Head Unit and the PAC I found I had a few wires left over that I was not sure where they went. Contacted Tech Support and they have me setup within a few minutes. Makes since that these were "specific" cables and would vary by car model.
Pros: Makes installing an upgraded Stereo Head Unit a snap
If you want to keep your steering wheel controls then this is a must.
Pros: Still able to use steering wheel controls
Cons: Cheap chime sound when door ajar. Loud beeping sound when adjusting volume using steering wheel control in Bluetooth mode.
This harness allowed me to keep Onstar, Bose, and also keep my steering wheel controls. It's easy to install and would definitely recommend it.
Pros: Plug and Play easy as that
I was a little overwhelmed when I got it and started wiring, but it was simple to wire up. Basically this acts as the wiring harness for your new head unit. Followed the details to select the proper number on the dial (side of unit), set it to Pioneer (7 if I recall), and boom, worked like a charm. All of my steering wheel controls are fully functional. All of the preset uses for the steering wheels were fine so I haven't tried to customize it any different, so I can't speak to that. But basically straight out of the box, it worked as I hoped.
Pros: Straight forward, retained all of my steering wheel controls.
Cons: The original price was steep at I believe $200, or just under that. However, because I purchased a Pioneer DVD Head Unit, it was $90. I would say that is what the retail should be on this item.
Great price with stereo purchase and fairly straightforward wiring for someone who had never used this product. When I had a wiring question I called Crutchfield and the tech was very helpful. My only issue is my steering wheel controls don't work but I am guessing that it might be a wiring mistake on my part or something I missed. All other functions work fine.
I purchased this for a 2006 Grand Prix. After wiring the initial RP5 to the JVC radio (also purchased from Crutchfield) I had to call Crutchfield Tech Support. These guys are awesome and quickly diagnosed the issue was a bad RP5. They quickly overnighted a new one and it works perfect. To say I'm very satisfied is an understatement. I did read reviews about the chiming. The pitch in my ear may be different than others but I'm very happy with the sound.
Pros: The Steering Wheel Controls work.
Cons: Lots of wires to hook up but if you know your colors, you'll get it.
We have not been able to get the steering wheel controls in my Tahoe to control the volume or select the station. We called tech support for help, followed instructions and the controls still do not work.
Pros: Until we resolve the problem there is nothing positive to state since the only purpose of the purchase is to get the steering wheel controls to work.
Cons: So far the steering wheel controls do not work. That is the only reason I made the purchase.
Looking for a stereo that had bluetooth connectivity as well as a few other features. This one fit the bill and was a great price.
Pros: Bluetooth, easy to set up
Cons: Channel stations are small
This was the best part of my installation. This kept all the features we had. Steering wheel, OnStar, and Amplifiers.
Pros: Awesome product.
Cons: No cons. This product was great.
Very easy to install
Like other reviewers I was sold this very expensive product so that the steering controls would work- installed professionally and they do not! Told it was essentially an "up-sale". Also sold an antenna adaptor cable- one comes with the kit! Out this much and no steering controls. Disappointed!!!
Cons: Does not allow for steering controls to work as advertised on website and confirmed by rep when purchasing.Crutchfield response on 12/9/2014 The steering wheel controls should work if this adapter was installed properly. That's a big part of what this adapter does. (If you DON'T want to keep the steering wheel controls when installing a new stereo, then yes, you could save some money by purchasing a different adapter. But if you DO want to keep them, this is the way to go.) Our Tech Support team has reached out to the customer to try and resolve the situation. Also, the wiring interface does indeed include the antenna adapter, so we have refunded the customer the price of the extra adapter.
Got this with Kenwood receiver and speakers to complete an upgrade of the factory Bose system. Connections were easy to make and there's enough room to slide this unit into the space at the upper left of the factory radio. Wires of both harnesses were plenty long. Hate hate hate the sound of the replacement chime. As others have said, it's pretty tinny and cheesy sounding. Oh well. Steering wheel controls, etc all work just fine.
This product is great!!! All the controls in my car are functional. Will defitely buy it again.
Pros: Work as advertised.
Nice unit, easy to install with clear directions. Very professional
Pros: Easy to use and modify to your favorite steering wheel button configuration .
This was a great add on for my receiver allowing me to keep my steering wheel controls, not bad to install, need patience and a little wiring experience. Instructions very accurate and wire color codes very easy to follow. A very nice splice between the steering wheel controls and the receiver. It also fit well in the dash for its size.
Pros: Keeping steering wheel controls and warning chimes.
Cons: Loss of the mute button on steering wheel controls, day, date on my driver info center
Had nothing but problems
Pros: Does enable user to use steering wheel controls
Cons: Drops antenna power, horrible radio receptionCrutchfield response on 10/20/2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
My order was sent to me as promised and with instructions to make installing less difficult. I can use the steering wheel controls making it feel like this head unit replacement like a oem.
Pros: Works as advertised. Crutchfield tech support a major +.
Cons: I wish a replacement wiring connector could made to eliminate wire splicing.
Hmmmm... interesting. This seems to be a rather strange request. You want my review of the wiring harness AND the 'Screw Pack' but not the stereo? OK. Here goes -- the wiring harness seem to be doing what its supposed to do, as the stereo works, despite your not wanting my review of the stereo itself. It was a bit of a pain soldering all those connections, but I finally got 'em done. When I ordered it, the salesperson did say that you have a set of wire connectors that you highly recommended. Wish I had gotten them. With this high-end type of equipment (well, sort of), it would be nice if you had included them with the original purchase price. Not a biggie, though. The steering controls work just fine, but I didn't need the dingy thingy noisemaker, as all warning "chimes" worked just fine without it (now really--"chimes"?). And the instructions did say, "if needed". Since you sent me a separate link for the 'Screw Pack', I guess I'd better review it at the appropriate link....
Pros: Most of the wiring is conveniently a matter of connecting the same color wires together...
Cons: ...but not all of 'em. Two or three wires connected to different color wires, which were not really a problem; just follow the directions carefully. And buy the wire connectors!
Product was very easy to install and works perfect.
Pros: Easy to install.
Worked as promised. No programming for my silverado. Hooked up wires as directed and plugged it up. All controls work.
Pros: Easy to install
Cons: Lots of wires.
I would have given it a 5 star but the installation instructions were horrible. Kind of had to make it up as I went. But, once installed, it works completely as advertised.
Pros: Works as advertised. All functionality (steering wheel, etc) maintained.
Cons: Horrible installation instructions. Very bulky unit(s). Very hard to cram into nooks and crannies and still allow double DIN receiver to be inserted and fit. Door chime sounds very cheap.
Excellent product to use to continue using your steering wheel controls
Pros: Easy to install.
This thing was supposed to make my steering wheel controls work on my car i hooked up all the wires and it didn't work such a waste of $100. I wish they would refund me that portion since their description did not meet the requirements
Cons:Crutchfield response on 10/6/2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Pros: Everything works as advertised
Cons: Cheap sounding door chime. Expensive.
A very good adapter but not for those with limited electrical background. You will have to marry two pigtails and I found getting and maintaining a good connection very challenging. I recommend soldering and shrink wrapping the connections if you have the option. I tried pinch connectors and ended up having to switch to wire nuts. I'm sure the experienced among you are chuckling but this is not a "plug and play" kind of thing so be prepared. In hindsight I would have taken it to an installer. The unit itself works perfectly.
I bought this for my 2007 Chevy Silverado classic. I have a Bose surround system installed. This was very easy and plugged into all of the components in the truck. No cutting or crimping required. When I switch to switch it out the notification buzzer was very loud and annoying, now I can barely hear it makes it very simple and easy. Would buy again!
Pros: full picture directions, programmable for all steering wheel functions, easy to install, no crimping required, quiet buzzer.
Cons: a little large and may be difficult to fit in the compartment with deep units. Shallow ones no problem.
Installation and programming was easy. All functions (BOSE, OnStar, and steering wheel controls) work just as if was factory installed.
Pros: Easy installation and programming. All factory functions work great.
It did EXACTLY what they said it would do. I have all my steering wheel controls.
Pros: I retained all my steering wheel controls, plus I was even able to reprogram them to better fit my needs.
Cons: None at all
This product is quite easy to install and comprehend. Directions are definitely needed to program the wheel controls. After time I got this wired in and working great withing about 30 min. Even with some issues I would say if you are not to the point of running all new speakers and amps but just need a deck this is a great choice.
Pros: Allows you to change out your broken deck and retain your factory amps and steering wheel controls.
Cons: Steer wheel programming isn't perfect but it got me close enough to how the buttons on the wheel are labeled. Directions on the wheel programming can be confusing. Trial and error is needed to finally figure out what you need to do to get it right. Unit is kind of big so it is snug behind the deck. Heads Up no longer displays the station ID or anything related to the radio. Could be my deck choice but I saw no option for HUD wire-ups.
Was easy to set up
Pros: All functions as promised
This adapter did everything as advertised. All factory functions were retained after the installation of my aftermarket stereo.
Pros: Ease of installation, easy instructions!
The OnStar, door chimes and factory amp in my 2001 Chevy Impala made me hesitate to buy a new head unit. I really wanted auxiliary input and bluetooth, so I found this product to help the install. I was definitely impressed with how easy it was to install. When installing a custom head unit in an impala however, make sure you choose the input without factory amp. Bypassing the amp is the only way to get quality sound from a third party head unit. The only problem I have is that the steering wheel control diagram was not accurate. I have to manually configure the steering wheel controls for my Kenwood head unit.
Pros: Quick and painless install.
Like the unit, works well with the steering wheel controls. Fairly easy to install, do not like the way the power connections are made. When installing all the excess wire and the unit in the dash, the cheap heat shrink on the power wire tore, shorted to ground and killed the unit.
Pros: Unit works well with the steering wheel controls.
Cons: The cheap heat shrink on the power wire tore, shorted to ground and killed the unit. Kind of hard stuffing the unit and extra wiring in the dash. Becareful when installing.
Great product works great the new chime module is really annoying sounding but other than that install took 30 minutes.
Great product. easy to set up, adjustable door chime volume. kept my SWC in my grand prix. thanks to crutchfield its at a good price too.
Cons: only thing is that its kinda big so it makes it a little more difficult to install the deck.
Everything was so easy my teen daughter did most the work
Exactly as advertised. Made the installation a breeze. Easy to follow instructions. Everything works just like factory: Chime, On-Star, and more importantly the steering wheel controls. A must have for your installation. Installed in a 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD.
Adapter does as it advertises. With little previous history needing these adapters-I was a little worried about the install. It does install similar to a basic harness. Allowed me to keep my steering wheel controls in my 03 Sierra- well all those except the mute button. Program changes between sources, seek changes track or station, volume works. Wish I could mute with my steering wheel on the fly (may be a way to program manually-honestly havent re-read the manual to try this) but it does not work from factory with pre-programmed setting. The unit is quite bulky as it has 3-4 wiring connections on the box as well as a chime module which all have to fit in the dash. Luckily, this was not an issue in my sierra as I could push it behind the dash along the left side almost behind the instrument cluster. Be careful not to pinch the wires as you push the CD player in your dash. All in all, does what it says, but wish the mute button was pre-programmed by PAC.
Pros: Fairly ease of install. Does what it says..mostly. Provides both a mic input and wire for SWC connections to fit your needs across multiple radios.
Cons: Wasn't pre-programmed for mute button..which I attribute to being such a generic adapter for cross platform application. Quite alot of wires to fit in the dash which is an eye sore if you don't wrap to clean them up.
So I selected my radio manufacturer, soldered the leads, plugged it in and it works. All the steering wheel controls work, the chime works. Great!
Like some of the other reviewers this is more Kudos for Crutchfield Support and staff. Received Pioneer FH-X700BT as a fathers day gift for my 2006 2500hd silverado. Unfortunately my kids didn't purchase it from Crutchfield other wise the PAC-RP5 would have been about half the cost but they did tell me to go to Crutchfield to get everything I needed to install it. Went on on their website and plugged in all the information about my vehicle and it returned with a list of everything I needed! GREAT website! Still not sure if the PAC-RP5 was the one I needed to keep all the factory controls for the Bose, steering wheel controls and On-Star , I followed up with a phone call. Spoke with a product advisor who pleasantly and knowledgeably answered all of my questions and was able to process my order while I had it up on my computer screen. Received everything (PAC-RP5-GM11, GMK-422 In-dash Receiver Kit and Metra 40-GM10 Antenna Adapter) a few days later. With Crutchfield and the product instructions it was a pretty straight forward install. Got everything up and running in the evening.next morning nothing worked. Removed it checked the wiring. Spoke with tech support at Crutchfield and he set me straight on the orange/white wire and red acc wire. Made the correct changes and I was back in business but no alert chimes. Spoke with tech support again, bad CMX module(chime), had to send a complete PAC unit. A few days later replaced the CMX module and everything thing is up and running. Working flawlessly.
Pros: Great stereo! everything that I needed to do the install Crutchfield had and the expertise and knowledge to make my life easier.
Cons: The chime module sounds cheap compared to the factory tone but it works as advertised.
This adapter made the installation of my new head unit so simple. Truly a plug-and-play setup. The factory steering wheel controls work (they didn't with my old stereo). A necessary product for any installation.
Pros: Simple install works perfectly
This interface did mostly what I needed it to. The installer couldn't get all my steering wheel controls to work properly. I have a 2003 Chevy Silverado SS with the Bose package. It does connect my Pioneer radio to my Bose system and pushes it nicely. I was a little freaked out that my "dinger" for my keys changed tones. I suppose that is built into the interface? Overall I was a little disappointed not all the buttons on my steering wheel work as I had intended.
Pros: Connects radio to Bose System. Got a discount when purchased as package through Crutchfield.
Cons: Not all the steering wheel controls work.
Great add on to my silverado, I needed this for my truck because it has Bose system, on-star, and the steering wheel control buttons. It was fairly simple to instal once we ready the instructions and I am extremely pleased at the results. A must have in order to keep your vehicles original on-star, and Bose system amp working properly.
Pros: Kept my Bose system intact when I swapped out my factory head unit
It works as expected.
Pros: It works as expected
Cons: None so far
Works well no problems unit was pre programmed just had to install it. All steering wheel controls work
Pros: Pre programmed from the manufacturer
This device let me keep my sound entertainment, on-star, and sreering wheel controls in my 06 Suburban. Has been working very well since i installed it.
Pros: A lot less than the price given to me at Car Toys. Easy to hook up, even for someone who hasnt done it before which wasnt my case but decided to just say that it was.
Cons: Since my stereo is just a cd player and not an in-dash or flip out, i have to plug the auxilary from the front and the chime sounds weak, nothing like GM's chime but it does the job. Cant get everything always.
Looks like a pain to hook up but was pretty easy to install, Some times have to push the buttons twice to get volume to change, there is a little bit of a delay when you push button and radio finally adjusts, the chime is pretty loud and is annoying at times thinking of disconnecting it or covering it up with something to quite it down
Pros: Keeps all steering wheel controls, easy to hook up, has door chime
Cons: Door chime sound is annoying at times, lag between pushing buttons and adjusting
This adapter works great in my Yukon. The most time consuming thing was to splice together the wiring.
Pros: Works great, easy install works seamlessly with the JVC KW-R710.
Cons: The chime is a bit too loud, but duct tape solved that. Also the steering wheel control(SWC) was confusing initially but worked out great in the end.
Item does exactly what you need to which is retain door chimes, steering wheel controls, and Rear Seat Entertainment features of your mid-2000s chevy (in my case the 2005 Chevy Uplander). Instructions were at times a bit general - for instance the purple wire is for the left rear speaker which would be straightforward except there are 2 purple wires on the harness so I had to do trial and error to figure out which one did what (the other identical purple wire was for steering wheel controls I think). Also the unit has two plugs one for amplified systems one for un-amplified but the instructions on where to plug everything in were drawn only one way without a clear explanation. Led to some confusion on my end before I called for CF support and made the simple switch. My only real complaints are the chime module is pretty lame, it says for best results get it as far away from the radio as possible and pointed straight down, I did this but it still seems a bit inconsistent, like it works most of the time but every once in a while it cuts off abruptly and the sound is pretty bad (not quiet or anything, just unpleasant and gritty like it's coming through the worst speaker of all time or something). Lastly it CAN retain RSE not just in the headphones which is AWESOME because I want to hear what the kids are watching on long trips BUT you need an adapter it doesn't have and that's kind of annoying to me. Please include an RCA female to 1/8in cable and save peeps a trip :)
Pros: Makes switching the factory stereo in your unnecessarily complicated mid-2000s chevy possible without losing any features (on star, Rear Seat Entertainment, steering wheel stereo controls, and door chimes)
Cons: Ridiculous expensive - would cost more than most stereos which is just insanity but I mostly blame chevy for making it complicated by integrating everything. Instructions aren't clear in a few places - Don't include 2 wires of the same color that do different things without any indication at all which 1 to use for what. The door chime module is pretty crappy though functional. Include an RCA female to 1/8in male adaptor or RCA extension if decks have RCA aux input so RSE can be fully retained
Great product. Easy to install. Kept the factory GM settings intact.
Pros: Kept the factory GM settings
I installed one of these in a an 05 Avalanche with Bose right away I had problems. The conections into the "brain" (the blue box thing that everything plugs in to) didnt snap securely, any bump to the wiring would cause them to come loose. Even when I had all the connections in and plugged securely I got really loud alternator interference even at idle and the drivers door speaker was hit and miss whether it would work or not. So I called Crutchfield and they promptly sent me a new unit. So I tear apart my dash again, assuming this one would work perfect. Nope. Very similar issues with the new unit. So I call Crutchfield again. They are now sending me the a Metra unit that does the same things. Hopefully Metra hired someone that knows how to solder, PAC sure didn't
Pros: It was fairly easy to hook up. One unit does everything, you don't need a separate unit to retain steering wheel controls.
Cons: Very badly built. Like Yugo badly built, Like leaning tower of Pisa badly built, Like Tacoma Narrows Bridge badly built, Like a Chauchat badly built, Like Apple iii Badly built, If you don't know what some of those things are, take my word for it they were all really bad.