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Axxess AFDI-5V

12-volt to 5-volt converter — eliminates the turn-on "thump" in Ford-built vehicles with amplified systems

Item # 120AFDI5V

If you've replaced the radio in your Ford, Lincoln or Mercury, you've heard an audible "thump"...

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If you've replaced the radio in your Ford, Lincoln or Mercury, you've heard an audible "thump"...

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Item # 120AFDI5V

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About the Axxess AFDI-5V

If you've replaced the radio in your Ford, Lincoln or Mercury, you've heard an audible "thump" sound when you turn on the power. The reason? Your Ford radio sent 5 volts to turn on the factory amp, not the 12 volts that your new car stereo delivers. In other words, the amp is simply getting too much juice.

If you've replaced the radio in your Ford, Lincoln or Mercury, you've heard an audible "thump" sound when you turn on the power. The reason? Your Ford radio sent 5 volts to turn on the factory amp, not the 12 volts that your new car stereo delivers. In other words, the amp is simply getting too much juice.

This AFDI-5V converter from Axxess will drop that voltage down to 5 volts, which the factory amp can handle better for an easier (and quieter) start. Warranty: 60 days.

What's in the box:

  • 12-volt to 5-volt converter harness
  • Instructions
MFR #AFDI-5V

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Overview: When replacing factory radios in vehicles with factory installed amplifiers (mainly in Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles), an audible "pop" through the speakers may be heard; especially the subwoofer. The main reason for this "pop" noise is that the factory amplifiers do not require 12-volts to turn on, but instead require 5-volts. The Axxess AFDI-5V 12-volt to 5-volt converter takes a normal 12-volt turn-on from an aftermarket head unit and drops it down to 5-volts, which the factory amplifier handles better. A 3-wire hook-up makes the AFDI-5V simple to install.

  • Connect the Blue/White wire to the aftermarket head unit's amplifier turn on wire.
  • Connect the Black wire to chassis ground.
  • Connect the Blue/Red wire to the vehicle's factory amplifier turn-on wire.

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The metra wiring harness doesn't say anything about a blue and white wire on the 24 pin plug for my 07 mustang. Before I take my dash apart of figure I'd ask. Does it just not mention it or is there another color the blue and white wire on the 12v to 5v adapter could hook up to?
[ Austin  Sep 24, 2019 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. 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.
[ Krissy  Oct 11, 2019 ]  Staff
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Does this work with the 2019 ram?
[ Fredis  Jun 02, 2019 ]
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This was specially designed for Ford models.
[ Adam  Jun 02, 2019 ]
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I'm installing this into a 2003 Ford Explorer. What do I wire the blue wire with the red stripe to? Is it another wire, and what color is it?
[ Tristan J.  Jul 12, 2016 ]
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Review your wiring diagram to find the Amp turn on wire coming from your factory radio going to the factory amp. This is the wire you would connect the blue wire with the red strip. I am not sure of what the color of wire would be in your vehicle as it is different than my son's mustang.
[ Concours14  Jul 13, 2016 ]
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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 13, 2016 ]  Staff
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I received this and installed according to instructions when I purchased/installed a JVC KW-R910BT. Everything went great, but now (sometimes) I am getting a buzz with a clicking pattern from the factory subwoofer. It doesn't happen all the time but I am guessing that maybe this part is going bad? Anyone know what it sounds like if it is going bad other than a thump? I am not getting any thump.
[ Don  Jul 05, 2016 ]
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I haven't experienced that issue. So I cannot comment or speculate as to why that is happening. I did solder all the wires though when making the connections. I hope you figure it out.
[ Daniel  Jul 06, 2016 ]
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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 06, 2016 ]  Staff
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I have a lincoln aviator that I'm replacing the front door speakers with components and amplifier, also adding a sub and amp. I'm not retaining the factory subwoofer. Do I need this part or is this only needed for the factory amp which I'm disabling?
[ Eric  May 28, 2016 ]
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For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on how everything conections and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Kenny  May 29, 2016 ]  Staff
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somebody who use this please tell me how to connect this item to Ford explorer 2002 ?
[ sachi  Mar 27, 2014 ]
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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  Mar 28, 2014 ]  Staff
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