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PAC SWI-RC Steering Wheel Control Adapter

Connects your car's steering wheel audio controls to select aftermarket car stereos

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Our take on the PAC SWI-RC Steering Wheel Control Adapter

You want to install an aftermarket stereo in your vehicle, but you hate to give up the convenience of your factory steering wheel radio controls? No problem. PAC's SWI-RC adapter allows you to use the steering wheel audio controls in a wide variety of vehicles to command select radios from Alpine, Clarion, Dual, Jensen, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, and Sony.

Installation Note: Some newer vehicles require a special interface for this installation. Click here to see if you need an interface to install the SWI-RC adapter in your vehicle. If you see one, add it to your cart along with this adapter.

You want to install an aftermarket stereo in your vehicle, but you hate to give up the convenience of your factory steering wheel radio controls? No problem. PAC's SWI-RC adapter allows you to use the steering wheel audio controls in a wide variety of vehicles to command select radios from Alpine, Clarion, Dual, Jensen, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, and Sony.

Installation is straightforward — connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and your stereo, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. The direct connection to the stereo eliminates the need for an infrared emitter, allowing the interface to function even in bright sunlight. Step-by-step LED confirmation makes programming easy. Once connected, the SWI-RC's failsafe memory will learn up to 12 stereo functions, retaining them even if battery power is interrupted. Dimensions: 2"W x 7/8"H x 2-7/8"D. Warranty: 1 year.

Important Note: On some vehicles, you may need a voltmeter to locate the correct wires to connect to the SWI-RC. If you have no car audio installation experience, you should consider professional installation. The SWI-RC works with most Alpine, Clarion, Dual, Jensen, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, and Sony stereos that have a wired remote control input port or a dedicated steering wheel input, but please call or email us to confirm compatibility with your radio.

Wiring Advisory: You'll usually have to tap into one to three wires in your vehicle at the radio location to connect this interface. If you're using a PAC OEM integration adapter to connect your new car stereo to your vehicle, then it most likely will have a prewired connector for this PAC steering wheel audio control adapter. In these cases, no additional wiring in required. PAC does provide custom wiring instructions for all confirmed compatible vehicles on their website.

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What's in the Box:

  • Steering wheel control interface module (with attached 9" blue/yellow wire and 34" cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
  • 24" Wiring harness
  • Packet of 8 resistors (includes 47 ohms/100 ohms/150 ohms/560 ohms/1000 ohms/1500 ohms/3900 ohms/5100 ohms)
  • 0.47uF Capacitor
  • Installation Instructions
  • 2 Vehicle Connector Charts
  • Bluetooth Commands note
  • "WORK LESS! note
  • Technical Support contact information
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Overview: The PAC SWI-RC Steering Wheel Control Interface lets you retain steering wheel control functions when replacing the factory radio in select vehicles with an aftermarket head unit that is OEM steering wheel control compatible.

Wiring Advisory: You'll usually have to hardwire this adapter into your vehicle's wiring. In most vehicles, the factory radio plug does not have a wire dedicated to the steering wheel audio controls, so splicing & soldering is often required. PAC does provide custom wiring instructions for all confirmed compatible vehicles on their website.

Compatible Aftermarket Head Units: The PAC SWI-RC Steering Wheel Control Interface is compatible with the following steering wheel remote ready aftermarket head units.

  • Alpine, Clarion, Dual, Jensen Pioneer, Sony, and Valor: The aftermarket head unit must be equipped with a 3.5mm steering wheel input jack. (Not compatible with Sony XAV-V630BT, XAV-V631BT, XAV-AX100, XAV-W650BT, or XAV-W651BT.)
  • JVC & Kenwood: The aftermarket head unit must be equipped with a blue/yellow steering wheel input wire. (Not compatible with Kenwood KDC-BT318U, KDC-BT558U, KDC-BT562U, KDC-BT758HD, KDC-X598, KDC-X798, KMR-D558BT, or KMR-D562BT.)

Note: Not compatible with Rosen, CarShow, or Parrot receivers.

Vehicle Application: The PAC SWI-RC Steering Wheel Control Interface is compatible with models from the following car manufactures; Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Harley Davidson, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes, Mercury, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Porsche, Saab, Saturn, Scion, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen. Check out PAC's online vehicle application chart for the latest vehicle compatibility.

Note: Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

Control Functions: The PAC SWI-RC Steering Wheel Control Interface can be easily programmed. See control settings and functions below.

Switch Position 1 2 3 4 5 7
Radio Alpine JVC Kenwood Clarion Valor Dual Pioneer Sony
Control Functions Volume +/- Volume +/- Volume +/- Volume +/- Volume +/- Volume +/- Volume +/- Volume +/-
Mute Mute Mute Mute Mute Mute Mute Mute
Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source
Preset +/- Track +/- Play Search +/- Track +/- Preset +/- Preset +/- Preset +/-
Track +/- Band/Disc + Track +/- Band Cursor up/down Track +/- Track +/- Track +/-
Power Preset/Disc - Disc/FM + Send OK Band Band Band
Play/Enter Select Disc/AM - End *** *** Phone Menu ***
Band/Program Attenuation Answer *** *** *** Answer Call ***
Receive (phone) Phone Receive/Reject *** *** *** *** End Call ***
End Voice Dial *** *** *** *** Voice Activation ***
*** Power *** *** *** *** *** ***
Note: The PAC SWI-RC Steering Wheel Control Interface retains programming even if your vehicle's battery is disconnected.

Compatibility Notes:

  • The Clarion CZ500 does not support remote Bluetooth controls.
  • The JVC KW-NT1 and KW-NT3HDT do not support preset up/down from steering wheel controls.
  • The Pioneer AVIC-F series radios do not interpret radio preset seeking commands. This is a limitation of the radio, not the SWI-RC.
  • Pioneer head units with Bluetooth feature, the steering wheel controls will not adjust the phone call volume. The phone call volume must be adjusted on the face of the Pioneer head unit. This is a limitation of the radio and not the SWI-RC.
  • Only the Pioneer AVIC-Z110BT, Z120, Z130, and AVIC-X920BT, X930BT will support the voice recognition function via wired remote input.

Vehicle Exception Notes:

Vehicle Make Year/Model Description
Audi 2002-2008 A4/S4 A PAC radio replacement interface or the SWI-CAN is required.
2002-2005 A6/S6
BMW All Not compatible with 5V SWC data wire at the steering column or with factory activated cellular phones.
Mercedes 2003-2004 C230 A PAC radio replacement interface or the SWI-CAN is required.
2003-2004 CLK
2003-2004 CLK 320
2000-2002 CLK A PAC radio replacement interface or the SWI-CAN2 is required.
2007 CLK 350
2000-2007 E
2008 GL
2001-2003 S
2006 SLK
Mitsubishi 2006-2007 Raider A PAC radio replacement interface or the SWI-CAN2 is required.
Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep 2004+ Durango A PAC radio replacement interface, the SWI-CAN or SWI-CAN2 is required (unless you are using the SW-IRC in conjunction with the C2R-CHY4).
All 2005+ Vehicles
Toyota Sienna Not compatible with vehicles before 2001.
Volkswagen All A PAC radio replacement interface or the SWI-CAN must also be used in all models with double-DIN head units.
Volvo All Not compatible with any Volvo models.

Resistor Kit: Some vehicles have a separate wire for each of the steering wheel buttons. Use the resistor kit for steering wheel push buttons that do not already have a resistor network connected to them. The resistor kit includes the following resistors:

  • 47 Ohms (yellow, purple, black, and gold bands)
  • 100 Ohms (brown, black, brown, and gold bands)
  • 150 Ohms (brown, green, brown, and gold bands)
  • 560 Ohms (green, blue, brown, and gold bands)
  • 1000 Ohms (brown, black, red, and gold bands)
  • 1500 Ohms (brown, green, red, and gold bands)
  • 3900 Ohms (orange, white, red, and gold bands)
  • 5100 Ohms (green, brown, red, and gold bands)

0.47uF Capacitor: In the rare case where your vehicle's steering wheel buttons are intermittent or the aftermarket radio sometimes functions by itself, the enclosed 0.47uF capacitor can be installed to solve this issue. The 0.47uF capacitor can be connected between the SWI-RC interface's white and black wires. Connect the lead of the supplied capacitor to the SWI-RC's white wire and the remaining lead to ground.

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Why did you buy this?

Wanted to keep function. [ Arthur  May 23, 2017 ]
I like the option of using my factory controls on my steering wheel. [ Ramon  May 18, 2017 ]
Going to hook up to my factory handlebar controls on a 2015 Honda F6B motorcycle to a aftermarket Rockford Fosgate head unit to retain my vol up and down, also station-audio track up and down [ JIMMY  May 18, 2017 ]
Enables the use of steering wheel mounted stereo controls with aftermarket stereo. [ Robert  May 16, 2017 ]
WE HAVE STERRING WHEEL CONTROLS [ Anthony  May 15, 2017 ]
Ease of operation while driving [ david  May 15, 2017 ]
because I have used them in the past and they work [ clint  Apr 24, 2017 ]
Keep steering wheel control [ DAVE  Apr 15, 2017 ]
maintain functionality [ Marlen  Apr 10, 2017 ]
works well with my steering wheel controls. [ chris  Apr 07, 2017 ]
gotta have steering wheel controls. [ matt  Apr 03, 2017 ]
I really wanted the vehicle to function with all the bells and whistles and with this unit I can achieve that. [ Ellis A.  Apr 02, 2017 ]
Because I use this before for my Altima works very good [ angel  Mar 31, 2017 ]
Pac products has always worked well for me. [ darrell lee  Mar 24, 2017 ]
It will work with my stereo and vehicle [ Davey  Mar 24, 2017 ]
I'd like to keep my SWC's so I can keep my eyes on the road. [ Kelly  Mar 17, 2017 ]
Needed it [ Darrick  Mar 11, 2017 ]
Needed for installation [ Craig  Mar 10, 2017 ]
I didnt [ Ryan  Mar 09, 2017 ]
required [ Joe  Mar 06, 2017 ]
so i can use the steering wheel controls [ Lewis  Mar 01, 2017 ]
Fit my 2012 BMW 328i? [ MARIO  Feb 27, 2017 ]
a must when you have steering wheel controls and want to keep them after installing new stereo [ Abel de  Feb 23, 2017 ]
safe driving [ roel  Feb 23, 2017 ]
You definitely need this to connect the steering wheel controls. [ Jovannie  Feb 22, 2017 ]
Want to keep my stock steering wheel controls. [ Rod  Feb 22, 2017 ]
It was recommended as part of the kit for my car. [ Russell  Feb 21, 2017 ]
It is specific to my vehicle [ Rafael  Feb 16, 2017 ]
needed for integration. helps with install. [ JOHN  Feb 15, 2017 ]
Retain factory functions. [ Tristan  Feb 15, 2017 ]
To retain vehicle steering wheel controls when installing an aftermarket headunit. [ Nicholas  Feb 13, 2017 ]
Steering wheel controls are an indispensable part of your car once you've had them. Wanted to retain functionality. [ Justin Van  Feb 12, 2017 ]
I need this to continue use of the factory steering wheel controls [ Larry  Feb 11, 2017 ]
Good deal. [ Nathan  Feb 11, 2017 ]
It was on sale. [ Trevor  Feb 09, 2017 ]
To control car stereo from my steering wheel controls. [ Steven  Feb 08, 2017 ]
I want to retain the convience of the factory steering wheel controls! [ Michael  Feb 08, 2017 ]
Maintain a factory setup [ Gilbert  Feb 07, 2017 ]
need it [ Carl  Feb 06, 2017 ]
Call tech when you get ready to program this stuff, Works great but needed help setting it up. [ John  Feb 04, 2017 ]
So all the stock controls would work. [ Randy  Feb 03, 2017 ]
to hopefully allow my steering wheel radio controls to work [ david  Feb 03, 2017 ]
Was recommended. [ Alton  Feb 02, 2017 ]
needed this for the install [ cary  Feb 02, 2017 ]
it worked good [ Dan  Feb 01, 2017 ]
Need it... [ Sandra  Feb 01, 2017 ]
to retain the factory control on steering wheel [ raman  Feb 01, 2017 ]
Supposed to fit wife's Thunderbird [ A  Jan 31, 2017 ]
It was crutchfield choice [ Arthur  Jan 30, 2017 ]
You need to use this adapter if you want to keep using your radio wheel controls , when the factory radio is going to be replace [ Roberto  Jan 29, 2017 ]
I have had a radio with a mind of its own with Axxess products, and saw the great reviews on pac products, I just want a functioning radio, the stock unit started eating CDs. [ ItsMine  Jan 27, 2017 ]
needed for installation to retain steering wheel controls [ Antonio  Jan 27, 2017 ]
needed this for my steering wheel controls [ Gary A.  Jan 26, 2017 ]
Wanted steering wheel controls [ John  Jan 25, 2017 ]
interface controller is a MUST [ Keiichi  Jan 21, 2017 ]
Selected to retain the functionality of my vehicle's steering wheel radio and hands-free phone buttons. [ Robert  Jan 20, 2017 ]
This makes the controls work. [ Greg  Jan 19, 2017 ]
needed to operate the steering wheel controls [ G  Jan 18, 2017 ]
This is the best option for painless steering wheel control integration in my Toyota. [ Justin  Jan 14, 2017 ]
Came with kit [ Arlan  Jan 11, 2017 ]
Work very well Nissan Titan. [ Samuel  Jan 04, 2017 ]
Gott have the steering wheel controls!, usually takes a little fussing and sometimes even a call to Crutchfield but I always get it working and its very nice! [ Brian  Jan 03, 2017 ]
Connect steering wheel controls - this thing is a BEAR to configure though... [ Albert  Jan 02, 2017 ]
Used an adaptor before; different brand but same concept. The buttons are on the steering wheel for a reason; so, keep and use them for safer driving! [ John  Dec 31, 2016 ]
with the new receiver in the wife's RX8, I want her to have use of the steering wheel control that she likes to have and use . . . [ RICHARD  Dec 30, 2016 ]
because I want to control my new alpine radio from mt steering wheel like my factory in dash [ Richard  Dec 24, 2016 ]
vehicle has steering wheel controls [ James  Dec 22, 2016 ]
Required to easily connect steering wheel controls. [ Joshua  Dec 20, 2016 ]
I liked the reviews on this item. [ Jeffrey  Dec 19, 2016 ]
recommended [ Robert  Dec 15, 2016 ]
To allow the steering wheel controls to continue to work after replacing head unit. [ Kevin  Dec 15, 2016 ]
Wanted it [ Jesse  Dec 15, 2016 ]
Recommended to continue using steering wheel controls. [ Janet  Dec 10, 2016 ]
Recommended by your advisor. [ Douglas  Dec 09, 2016 ]
to use factory steering wheel controls [ David C.  Dec 07, 2016 ]
your website recommended it [ Marc  Dec 05, 2016 ]
wanted to keep steering wheel controlls [ Bryan  Nov 30, 2016 ]
NEEDED FOR STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS [ Garland D.  Nov 30, 2016 ]
works with my vehicle [ Charles  Nov 29, 2016 ]
to retail steering wheel control functionality [ Lisa  Nov 28, 2016 ]
Just in case I need it. [ Michael  Nov 11, 2016 ]
Needed to connect Controls in 300ZX [ Robert  Oct 28, 2016 ]
because it was recommended [ David  Oct 18, 2016 ]
needed for instal [ Bruno  Oct 14, 2016 ]
I don't think I did no prob I just dont really want. [ THOMAS  Sep 25, 2016 ]
I wanted to keep my steering wheel controls [ Linda  Sep 22, 2016 ]
to make use of steering wheel controls [ JJ thruxton  Sep 21, 2016 ]
Didn't get this [ Craig  Sep 19, 2016 ]
Recommended by Advisor and it was easy to install. [ Joseph  Sep 18, 2016 ]
I don't not use the steering wheel controls but I want it to function. [ Johnny h.  Sep 17, 2016 ]
Needed to keep Steering wheel controls. [ Russell  Sep 13, 2016 ]
needed it. [ david  Sep 08, 2016 ]
The Axxess SWC I purchased with the PAC interface did not work. [ Edward  Sep 07, 2016 ]
Want to keep my steering wheel controls [ Ira  Sep 05, 2016 ]
To upgrade to radio [ Fernando  Sep 03, 2016 ]
B/c I want to keep my steering controls. [ Jennifer  Sep 01, 2016 ]
was needed for installation [ Tim  Aug 25, 2016 ]
Web site said I needed it to be able to use the steering wheel controls [ Lacey  Aug 25, 2016 ]
I choose it because it helps me not to be distracted while driving. [ nicole  Aug 22, 2016 ]
So I could still use my factory steering wheel buttons [ Becki  Aug 22, 2016 ]
Easy way to keep steering wheel controls [ MIGUEL  Aug 17, 2016 ]
I want to keep my steering wheel controls. [ George  Aug 16, 2016 ]
required for stereo installation [ Kenneth  Aug 07, 2016 ]
included with kit [ William  Aug 03, 2016 ]
It maintained OEM funcionality for my new head unit. [ G  Aug 02, 2016 ]
Recommendation [ Joshua  Jul 30, 2016 ]
that's what buzz said I needed Buzz's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=53 [ F  Jul 28, 2016 ]
It was recommend by your staff. You guys have helped me so much with the installation and customer service. Thank you [ Benjamin Chad  Jul 16, 2016 ]
Crutchfield recommended [ Terry  Jul 06, 2016 ]
Great to maintain use of factory steering wheel control. [ Bruno  Jul 04, 2016 ]
06 F250 - Original owner after 10 years i have fallen in love again. Kenwood DNX692, Head Unit, Mono Amp, JL Stealth Sub, Reverse Cam, Steering Wheel Adapter, USB Ports Front and Back and all Speakers on the same install. Took 2 days but now I have a new truck. The Truck looks New inside and out, but the lack of a modern head unit, gps, bluetooth, USB, HD Radio, Phone connectivity, Spotify, DVD, Reverse Camera and more, the truck Cabin Tech was really starting to show it's age... Not any more. [ Jim  Jun 27, 2016 ]
Supposed to work with my Ford. :) [ Hector  Jun 23, 2016 ]
Same. I needed it to make my new radio work like the factory version. [ Charles  Jun 16, 2016 ]
this is so all my steering wheel controls still work [ Mark  Jun 12, 2016 ]
Need steering wheel controls and this was compatible with the receiver I picked out. [ George  Jun 08, 2016 ]
Works seamlessly with my Pontiac G6. Great product! [ JAMES  Jun 08, 2016 ]
Wanted to keep my steering wheel controls. [ Jonathan  Jun 07, 2016 ]
Needed this to keep my steering wheel controls on my 05 Cobalt SS [ Ethan  Jun 05, 2016 ]
This item will ensure you keep your stock steering wheel controls on your 2006 F250 Super Duty/Crew Cab. [ JAMES  Jun 04, 2016 ]
This allows me keep my hands on the steering wheel and use the factory installed radio controls [ Eric C.  Jun 04, 2016 ]
Worked perfect out of box. All OEM steering wheel features worked right away with control adaptor interface [ Paul  May 30, 2016 ]
Because i istalled a after market radio. And i wanted to used the sterring wheel controls. [ SANTIAGO  May 29, 2016 ]
My volume on steering wheel did not work with new stereo. [ Ronnie  May 27, 2016 ]
wanted full functionality of factory radio system [ David  May 25, 2016 ]
Performance [ JIM  May 24, 2016 ]
To keep steering wheel audio functionality [ Erik  May 23, 2016 ]
I am installing into a Mazda RX-8 and want to make sure all the steering wheel audio functions properly [ Brad  May 13, 2016 ]
Retains the steering wheel audio controls with installation ease. [ Blaine  May 12, 2016 ]
Convenience is big with me. I love using my factory steering wheel controls. [ Collin  May 12, 2016 ]
It is supposed to fit my 2009 Mercury Grand Marquis Steering Wheel Controls [ Fred E.  May 11, 2016 ]
Easy unstall no soldering or resistors [ Kiley  May 11, 2016 ]
don't have steering wheel controls on my vehicle but plan on installing them in the near future this item will help with that installation. [ Thomas  May 06, 2016 ]
needed for installation [ Jonathan  May 04, 2016 ]
to use same controls [ Michael  Apr 28, 2016 ]
I wanted to keep the stock steering wheel controls on my '04 jeep grand cherokee. Love it! works like a charm. [ Jarret  Apr 28, 2016 ]
I still want functionality with my steering wheel [ ALVIN  Apr 28, 2016 ]
needed for install [ matthew  Apr 28, 2016 ]
Wanted to maintain functionality of my steering wheel controls. [ Doug  Apr 27, 2016 ]
Part of the installation kit I picked. [ Michael  Apr 27, 2016 ]
I chose this on the recommendation of the online advisor that it would work with my 1991 Harley Davidson handle bar controls. [ Robert  Apr 26, 2016 ]
To have the same functionality as the OEM stereo [ Stephen  Apr 26, 2016 ]
The vehicle has this feature with the factory radio so i wanted to use it with the new stereo [ stephen  Apr 26, 2016 ]
maintain steering wheel controls [ Mary  Apr 26, 2016 ]
To keep the steering wheel controls with the new radio [ Joseph  Apr 26, 2016 ]
designed to go with my car and the stereo receiver i bought [ Rand  Apr 25, 2016 ]
wanted to keep my controls [ Reginal  Apr 25, 2016 ]
recommended by Crutchfield [ Lawrence  Apr 23, 2016 ]
Must have! [ Steve  Apr 22, 2016 ]
My installer recommended it. He said the ability to program this unit manually made it almost foolproof. [ Michael  Apr 15, 2016 ]
To allow me to continue using the steering wheel controls which I have come to use offten [ JOHN  Apr 12, 2016 ]
to use volume control on my steering wheel [ Martin  Apr 12, 2016 ]
worked great [ Craig  Apr 06, 2016 ]
Your website says it will work, and the price was reasonable. [ KURT A  Apr 05, 2016 ]
Keeping the steering wheel control is just part of the finished professional install that Crutchfield helps you create. [ PETE  Apr 04, 2016 ]
Really need the steering wheel controls. [ maurice  Apr 02, 2016 ]
part of package [ EDWARD  Apr 02, 2016 ]
to retain oem functions [ ROCKY  Apr 01, 2016 ]
Never installed one before. Read the directions and use the website. At first glance all the wires are a little much. But I used only one for my Frontier. [ Derek  Mar 31, 2016 ]
necessary parts [ FRANK  Mar 31, 2016 ]
Recommended for vehicle/receiver combo by adviser. Use an adviser, they know car stereo! [ Andy  Mar 28, 2016 ]
I love this. [ Anthony  Mar 25, 2016 ]
I like to keep full functionality when replacing factory items. [ Stephen  Mar 19, 2016 ]
Suggested by Crutchfield, for whom I trust, as required installation equipment to maintain factory steering wheel controls. [ TIM  Mar 15, 2016 ]
I like the wheel controls [ Dwayne  Mar 14, 2016 ]
Enables me to use steering wheel controls [ David  Mar 14, 2016 ]
I chose it because the sales associate suggested it [ Mark  Mar 13, 2016 ]
It would be silly not to use this feature. [ Evan  Mar 12, 2016 ]
Wanted to maintain the factory steering wheel controls for new after market receiver. [ William  Mar 09, 2016 ]
Radio install... [ Roberto  Mar 06, 2016 ]
My particular car actually doesn't have the heads up stereo controls on the wheel, they are up high on the dash. This remote is compatible. In case you are wondering, yes it will work with your Mercury Sable/Ford Taurus with dash controls. [ Casey  Mar 03, 2016 ]
Had to have it for my 2015 gmc Sierra [ CASEY  Feb 28, 2016 ]
It is the most popular one. [ Joshua  Feb 28, 2016 ]
good price [ Shannon  Feb 28, 2016 ]
gotta have it [ Sean  Feb 27, 2016 ]
Crutchfield recommended hope that makes a job easier [ Victor  Feb 27, 2016 ]
Needed this on a custom saab install for my 04 9-5 [ Ryan  Feb 25, 2016 ]
I wanted to be able to use my factory steering wheel controls. [ Scott  Feb 23, 2016 ]
It was part of the installation package. [ Ed  Feb 21, 2016 ]
You recommended this for my 2006 Tundra. [ Daniel  Feb 19, 2016 ]
My wife drives this car and she likes using the steering wheel controls. [ Todd  Feb 18, 2016 ]
keep my steering controls for volume and pick up hang up phone calls. [ mercedes  Feb 15, 2016 ]
It was the appropriate steering wheel control adapter for my vehicle. [ Eric  Feb 15, 2016 ]
There were 2 kits. I am clueless as to know if one is better or easier to install than the other [ Michael  Feb 14, 2016 ]
Must have for steering wheel control [ Eric  Feb 10, 2016 ]
Came with kit to install. [ Beverly  Feb 10, 2016 ]
I want to be able to use my Steering Wheel controls. [ Timothy  Feb 10, 2016 ]
wanted to keep steering wheel controls [ Eber  Feb 10, 2016 ]
Luxury [ Nicholas  Feb 08, 2016 ]
I love the convenience of upgrading my head unit and still retain the comfort of steering wheel controls [ STEVEN  Feb 05, 2016 ]
part of the kit [ Dale  Feb 05, 2016 ]
Wanted to retain my steering wheel controls. [ Gregory  Feb 04, 2016 ]
Keep your eyes on the road your hands upon the wheel...................Jim . [ Joel  Feb 03, 2016 ]
I have these in 2 other vehicles and they both work flawlessly, although can be a bit trifling to program, but Crutchfield's tech dept will help you with that. One is installed on an Alpine INE-W957HD, the other on a new 2015 Pioneer APP Radio (SPH-DA120) w/Apple Car Play. [ Patrick  Feb 02, 2016 ]
I picked this because I wanted to make sure I could control my new stereo with the steering wheel in my 2005 Honda Pilot, and because it was part of the recommended kit for installation. [ Michael  Feb 01, 2016 ]
Needed for my car [ William  Jan 29, 2016 ]
so my steering wheel controls work with the stereo unit [ Jonathan  Jan 28, 2016 ]
Wanted to keep steering wheel controls [ Gary  Jan 26, 2016 ]
This item was suggested for use in my vehicle. [ Thomas  Jan 25, 2016 ]
needed and recommended for a seamless install [ brian  Jan 23, 2016 ]
I want to keep my steering wheel control I will be ordering the FRD1 at a later date [ kelsey  Jan 22, 2016 ]
Norm - recommended it. I want the steering wheel controls to work with the aftermarket system Norm's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=117 [ MARK  Jan 20, 2016 ]
recommend by the site [ George  Jan 15, 2016 ]
As I'm upgrading the stereo for my wife, and soon to be tennage driver, I want to preserve as many factory features as possible. I need this in order to keep the steering wheel controls for volume, track changing, and source changing. [ Ashley  Jan 15, 2016 ]
Decided against steering wheel control adapter on previous vehicle and regretted it. Those buttons are more convenient than I realized, didn't wanted to make the same mistake twice! [ Richard  Jan 13, 2016 ]
Recommended by crutch field to keep steering wheel controls functionality [ Larry  Jan 10, 2016 ]
I wanted to retain function of steering wheel control. [ Ryan  Jan 09, 2016 ]
I wanted to keep my ability to use my steering wheel controls on a 2011 Ram 1500 [ Carlos  Jan 08, 2016 ]
Don't lose control, this maintains factory controls for your aftermarket stereo. [ Steven  Jan 08, 2016 ]
Kay said it would allow me to regain steering wheel controls in my 2010 Highlander, including Bluetooth. Kay's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=211 [ Robert  Jan 07, 2016 ]
Might as well keep the steering wheel controls if it's possible [ ABAR  Jan 01, 2016 ]
To make my wife's driving experience very enjoyable. [ BRIAN  Jan 01, 2016 ]
I would really like to keep my steering wheel controls of the radio. [ JOSE J  Dec 31, 2015 ]
lets aftermarket radio use factory steering wheel controls [ Shannon  Dec 27, 2015 ]
Price [ George  Dec 26, 2015 ]
Simple [ william gerstenmeier  Dec 23, 2015 ]
Ease of installation [ Scott  Dec 22, 2015 ]
to be able to use the steering wheel controls with my new radio [ N  Dec 20, 2015 ]
Suggested by my advisor Buddy. [ Colin E.  Dec 19, 2015 ]
Prefer to use steering wheel controls from factory [ GERALD  Dec 18, 2015 ]
My vehicle has steering wheel audio controls and I wanted to retain that functionality. Thanks for making the choice for me! [ MARK  Dec 18, 2015 ]
My daughter made it known that she would not be giving up the steering wheel controls if I replaced the factory stereo. I feel better knowing that she can change the radio station without taking her hands off the wheel--she changes stations a lot. [ Ronald  Dec 17, 2015 ]
Thought it was too cool to not get with the new stereo so the steering wheel controls would still work. [ Trenton  Dec 16, 2015 ]
This steering wheel controller was suggested by Crutchfield and they know what they are doing. I bought my first Crutchfield car stereo (also a Pioneer) in the late 1970's. It was all done on the phone. Even back then Crutchfield knew what was needed for your car. [ Gary  Dec 16, 2015 ]
Ease of use. :D [ Clinton  Dec 16, 2015 ]
To still use the steering wheel controls while driving. [ Michele  Dec 15, 2015 ]
just thought this would be a neat addition for my daughter's car [ Glenda  Dec 15, 2015 ]
The price has come down to reasonable levels now. The last time I thought about using one of these devices, the price was over $100. That was around 2006, maybe 2007. Now, it is worth giving it a try. [ Earl  Dec 15, 2015 ]
allows the aftermarket unit to communicate with the factory steering controls. [ Jeff  Dec 14, 2015 ]
Keeps factory steering wheel controls [ Oran  Dec 12, 2015 ]
To keep the original steering wheel controls [ BRIAN  Dec 11, 2015 ]
I wanted to keep steering wheel to control [ Terry  Dec 10, 2015 ]
Also needed o correctly install radio in desired vehicle. [ Michael D.  Dec 09, 2015 ]
wanted to retain function with new radio [ Carlos  Dec 09, 2015 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield for my application. [ C. Albert  Dec 07, 2015 ]
Steering wheel controls are a nice convenience that we didn't want to lose. [ Ezren  Dec 06, 2015 ]
Recommended accessory kit for the selected Head Unit and Vehicle. [ Matthew W.  Dec 05, 2015 ]
I want to make sure the control button on steering wheel stills working as original [ Wai  Dec 03, 2015 ]

13 questions already asked

If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Jul 15, 2016 ]  Staff
The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Aug 19, 2015 ]  Staff
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Apr 26, 2015 ]  Staff
To be honest w u, I had the same issue and made multiple attempts. I really don't know how I got it to work but but it works now. My efforts were made for my motorcycle. Now that it works, it works great. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. Good luck. It's been a while but customer service at crutchfield was great. Give them a call. [ RENE  Apr 18, 2015 ]
II feel your pain on that pack or Crutchfield probably does not want me to answer this question the way I am but in my car the installation took 4 hours anyway so I skipped hooking up the steering wheel interface but I can understand if you want everything on the steering wheel to work but me personally I've already hooked up the factory amp interface would the wiring harness and I called it done so you might want to do the same thing because you were so close to the radio anyway you don't really need to use the steering wheel [ WESLEY C  Apr 18, 2015 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Apr 18, 2015 ]  Staff
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Mar 23, 2015 ]  Staff
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Mar 11, 2015 ]  Staff
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Mar 09, 2015 ]  Staff
The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Nov 10, 2014 ]  Staff
2003 dodge durango not sure what wire to cut for control, not sure witch wire to cut in half to and what to connect to it [ Jacob  Oct 25, 2014 ]
Can't answer this question. i have not ever installed one. [ DARYL  Jul 05, 2014 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff  May 12, 2014 ]  Staff
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the install. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Feb 25, 2014 ]  Staff
I have blaupunkt in my gto and my steering wheel controls work just fine after a few days of fighting with it. The setup is extremely finicky, if you don't get one thing right you need to start all over. Don't know if this will help any but good luck! [ James neal  Sep 06, 2016 ]
I installed this in a MINI Cooper with similar results. I talked to the Tech a couple of times and tried all of his suggestions but was unsuccessful in getting the steering wheel controls to work. [ STEVEN  Feb 16, 2014 ]
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They may be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your Harley. [ Jeff  Feb 03, 2014 ]  Staff
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