Metra XSVI-6502 Wiring Interface
Connect a new car stereo in select 2005-up Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles
Our take on the Metra XSVI-6502 Wiring Interface by Crutchfield's Ken Nail
Installing an aftermarket receiver in some late model Chrysler vehicles requires a switched accessory power supply. Metra's XSVI-6502 CAN bus Interface supplies your aftermarket receiver the necessary accessory power.
First, attach the color-coded wires on your Crutchfield-supplied harness to the wires from your new stereo. If you're not using a soldering iron, we recommend that you purchase some wire connectors to secure the connections. Check out our handy article on three ways to connect the wiring harness here.
Now, once this harness is connected to your new stereo, you'll be able to plug right into your car's factory radio connector. This harness saves installation time since you won't have to cut factory wires individually, and it also enables you to re-install the factory radio if needed. Warranty: 1 year.
Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this model is compatible with your vehicle.
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.
I've bought several receivers through Crutchfield and these interfaces always make the job easier. It was a little confusing with the steering wheel controls and the auxiliary amp in the Jeep, but a call to Crutchfield phone support fixed that.
Dan S., Chardon, OH
What's in the Box:
- Wiring harness for select Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep vehicles
- Installation Instructions/Applications sheet
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Product Overview: The XSVI-6502 OEM integration harness allows you to install an aftermarket radio in select Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles. In these vehicles, there are no 12-volt accessory wires in the factory harness, which requires the installer run an accessory wire to the fuse box or underneath the steering column when installing an aftermarket radio. The XSVI-6502 is designed to provide a 12-volt, 10-amp switched accessory output (red wire), along with a dimmer wire (orange/white wire).
Retained Accessory Power: The Retained Accessory Power (R.A.P.) function supplies power to the radio after the ignition is shut off until one of the front doors are opened. This function is retained by the XSVI-6502 harness.
Compatibility: The XSVI-6502 harness is compatible with the following vehicles:
- 300 (2005-2007)
- Aspen (2007)
- PT Cruiser (2006-2009)
- Caliber (2007-2008)
- Charger (2006-2007)
- Dakota (2005-2007)
- Durango (2004-2007)
- Magnum (2005-2007)
- Ram (2006-2008)
- Ram 2500/3500 (2009)
- Grand Cherokee (2005-2007)
- Commander (2006-2007)
- Compass (2007-2008)
- Patriot (2007-2008)
- Raider (2006-2007)
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