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CRUX ACPCH-01 SmartPlay Wiring Interface Add Android Auto®, CarPlay®, and aftermarket cameras to the factory radio in select 2011-17 Chrysler and Dodge vehicles

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Crux's ACPCH-01 SmartPlay wiring interface lets you connect your smartphones to the factory radio in select 2011-17...

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About the CRUX ACPCH-01 SmartPlay Wiring Interface

Jon Paul

Use your phone in your Chrysler or Dodge

Crux's ACPCH-01 SmartPlay wiring interface lets you connect your smartphones to the factory radio in select 2011-17 Chrysler and Dodge vehicles. The interface connects your phone's audio to the system via your vehicle's AUX input, and lets you mirror your phone's screen to the radio screen via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (USB extension cable is included). The factory jog mouse or touch pad is used to control the phone interface.

Use your phone in your Chrysler or Dodge

Crux's ACPCH-01 SmartPlay wiring interface lets you connect your smartphones to the factory radio in select 2011-17 Chrysler and Dodge vehicles. The interface connects your phone's audio to the system via your vehicle's AUX input, and lets you mirror your phone's screen to the radio screen via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (USB extension cable is included). The factory jog mouse or touch pad is used to control the phone interface.

Add backup cameras, or keep the factory cam

The package also includes an adapter which allows you to add aftermarket front and rear cameras, plus retain the factory rear-view camera if present. The adapter automatically switches from the rear-view camera to the front camera when the vehicle shifts from reverse to drive.

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Product highlights:

  • connect your smartphone to your vehicle's radio
  • package includes:
    • ACPCH-01 module
    • SmartPlay module and T-harness
    • OSD controller (to adjust settings)
    • USB extension cable, HDMI cable, microphone, and video cables
  • designed for select 2011-17 Chrysler and Dodge vehicles
  • compatible with Android Auto and CarPlay (USB extension cable included)
  • adds front and rear aftermarket camera inputs
    • retains factory backup camera if present
    • automatically switches from rear-view camera to front camera when shifting from reverse to drive
    • uses factory jog mouse or touch pad for phone controls
  • wiring harnesses included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • MFR # ACPCH-01

What's in the box:

  • Vehicle interface module
  • Smartphone interface module
  • OSD controller board
  • 23" Vehicle interface T-harness
  • 39" Smartphone interface power harness
  • 39" LVDS video cable
  • 39" HDMI cable
  • 40" USB extension cable
  • 6.5' Stereo minijack cable
  • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 8' cable terminated by a male 3-band minijack connector). Visor-clip
  • Installation Instructions

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Features

CRUX Smart-Play Integration System: The CRUX ACPCH-01 Smart-Play Integration System has a built in Dual-Link module that allows the connection of Apple iOS or Android OS devices and aftermarket cameras to your vehicle's factory system. The CRUX ACPCH-01 seamlessly integrates with the factory-installed system for CarPlay and Android Auto integration, plus the addition of a front camera (sold separately) and retention of the factory backup camera (if equipped).

Vehicle Compatibility: The CRUX ACPCH-01 Smart-Play Integration System is compatible with select 2011-2017 Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, and Maserati vehicles that feature a factory 8.4" or 4.3" screen, and is compatible with UConnect.

Make Model Year
Chrysler 300 (8.4" or 4.3" Screen) 2011-2014
Dodge Charger (8.4" or 4.3" Screen) 2011-2014
Challenger (8.4" or 4.3" Screen) 2015
Journey (8.4" or 4.3" Screen) 2011-2017
Fiat Freemont (4.3" Screen) 2011-2014
Maserati Ghibli (4.3" Screen) 2014-2017
Quattroporte (4.3" Screen) 2014-2017

Note: There are dip-switches on the included vehicle integration module to identify screen size.

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Integration: The CRUX ACPCH-01 allows you to integrate Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into your vehicle's factory radio and speaker system via USB connection of your Apple iPhone (iOS 7.1+) or Android smartphone (OS 5.0+). Apple CarPlay & Android Auto apps can be displayed and controlled from your vehicle's factory 8.4" or 4.3" touchscreen monitor, while audio is heard from your vehicle's factory speakers. A wired microphone is also included that allows you to control Apple CarPlay and Android auto application via your voice using Siri or Google Assistant.

Note: The USB port is only designed for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. It does not support the connection of other Apple or Android devices. It also does not support USB thumbdrives, HDDs, or card-readers.

Front & Rear Camera Inputs: The CRUX ACPCH-01 retains your vehicle's factory backup camera and adds dynamic parking guidelines to make backing up and parking easier. It also allows you to add an aftermarket front camera (sold separately) to your vehicle's factory radio. The front aftermarket camera will automatically show on the screen when the gear is put to drive from reverse.

Note: The ACPCH-01 also offers front and rear camera manual trigger output wires if you want to install toggle-switches to control when the cameras display.

Installation & Connectivity: The CRUX ACPCH-01 features a two module design with a vehicle interface module and a smartphone integration module that install behind the factory radio and dash.

  • The vehicle interface module plugs in between your vehicle's factory touchscreen radio and factory radio harness using the included T-harness and proprietary LVDS video cable.
  • The smartphone integration module features a USB-A port and comes with a 40" USB extension cable to connect your Apple CarPlay or Android Auto device. The smartphone integration module also contains a minijack input to connect the included wired microphone for the ability to control CarPlay and Android Auto apps with your voice.
  • The smartphone integration module and vehicle interface module connect to one another via the included 39" HDMI cable which allows Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to display on the factory radio's touchscreen.
  • The smartphone integration module also features a minijack output and comes with a 6.5' stereo minijack cable to connect to your factory radio's Aux input, so audio from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is heard through the vehicle's speakers.
  • The vehicle interface module's T-harness features composite video jack for adding and aftermarket front camera (sold separately), while also retain the factory backup camera (if equipped).

Note: The vehicle interface module receives its power through the included T-harness that plugs into the factory radio and factory radio harness. The smartphone integration module features a power and ground wire that will need to be hardwired to +12V accessory power and connected to the vehicle's chassis.

OSD Control Pad: The include OSD control pad is connected temporarily to adjust menu settings of the CRUX ACPHC-01 Smart-Play Integration System through the factory radio's touchscreen. The ACPHC-01's on-screen menu automatically pops up on the factory radio's touchscreen when the OSD Control Pad is connected.

Dimensions: See below for dimensions of the vehicle interface and smartphone integration modules.

  • Vehicle Interface Module: 5.3125" (w) x 0.8125" (h) x 5.8125" (d)
  • Smartphone Integration Module: 8.5625" (w) x 0.9375" (h) x 3.3125" (d)

Product Liability Disclaimer: The CRUX Smart-Play Integration System should not be used by the driver for watching video while driving or operating the vehicle, which is prohibited by law in many states and localities. CRUX Interfacing Solutions and its distributors/dealers shall not be held liable for any consequential, incidental and contingent damages arising from misuse, but not limited to material damage or personal injury resulting, directly or indirectly due to any unauthorized usage of this product.

Note: The user agrees to utilize this product in accordance with the above mentioned stipulations and in compliance with all Local, State and Federal laws. If user does not agree with any of  the above safety warnings, end-user shall be legally bound to immediately discontinue use and return this product to place of purchase.

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7 questions already asked

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Will the USB connection provide power to the smart phone?
tim  Jan 27, 2023
1 answer
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Greetings Tim, and thank you for your question. I reached out to the fine people at Crux because its not in the spec sheet, but it will offer phone charging while plugged in. They did not have at what amperage though.
hogan  Jan 27, 2023 (Staff)
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Where does the module install? I have a 2011 Chrysler 300c and can find nowhere behind factory radio components where this module would fit.
james  Jan 23, 2023
1 answer
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Greetings Mitch, and thank you for your question. I did check pictures of your dash with the radio removed and you are correct, there is no room for any other modules. In this case, the modules would have to go under the dash, or off to one side of the radio cavity. They include a 23 inch T harness for that reason. I suspect the manufacture did their homework, and found no room behind the radio before making that T harness.
hogan  Jan 23, 2023 (Staff)
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CRUX ACPCH-01 I have a 2012 Dodge Charger rt with the alpine system and it looks like this kit won't work with the alpine stereo? Would like to know asap because I was ready to purchase it right now. Thanks
webbie  Mar 11, 2022
2 answers
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You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
kenneth  Mar 12, 2022 (Staff)
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I would recommend that if you decide to install this to do it professionally. It requires a wire tap into your 12V adapter in the front. Also to calibrate is a pain. I bought this and had to return it for my 17 maserati ghibli. I would suggest just getting a new head unit with screen that has Apple play/ Android auto already installed. They have plenty to choose from on crutchfield.
omarrie t  Mar 11, 2022
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After install - where do you connect your phone? The vehicle USB port?
stephanie  Nov 14, 2021
1 answer
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No, there is an USB cable that connects directly to the module and place somewhere easy to reach so you can connect your phone USB cable to it. If you want to connect to the car USB you will have to buy an adapter that converts the female USB to whatever plug behind the car USB socket.
rafael alves de  Nov 16, 2021
Q
Can I add a Wireless Carplay adapter to this Interface?
gonzalo  Oct 05, 2021
1 answer
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We do not have a wireless CarPlay adapter that will work with this interface.
jason  Oct 06, 2021 (Staff)
Q
Will this allow you to toggle between Android Auto and the factory UConnect/Beats interface on a 2014 Charger? How do you toggle? Are there any controls that are lost?
arthur  Mar 09, 2021
1 answer
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Two ways, once you calibrate your screen touch and hold the upper left corner of the uconnect screen for 3 to 5 seconds to switch back and forth. Also you can on the steering wheel controls hold the back button for the menu on the steering wheel for 3 to 5 secs.
omarrie t  Mar 09, 2021
Q
Will this work with my 2017 ram 1500 Laramie?
ryan  Nov 20, 2020
1 answer
A
This unit will not work in your pickup. At the time of this reply, we do not have one that will. That could change in the future and I recommend contacting an advisor by calling 1-800-324-9695 to check
jason  Dec 06, 2020 (Staff)
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