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PAC C2R-FRD1 Wiring Interface

Connect a new car stereo and retain factory amp and rear seat system in select 2005-16 Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles

Item # 127C2RFRD1

PAC's C2R-FRD1 radio replacement interface lets you replace the factory radio in select 2005-16 Ford, Lincoln,...

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PAC's C2R-FRD1 radio replacement interface lets you replace the factory radio in select 2005-16 Ford, Lincoln,...

Item # 127C2RFRD1

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About the PAC C2R-FRD1 Wiring Interface

PAC's C2R-FRD1 radio replacement interface lets you replace the factory radio in select 2005-16 Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles that use the MSCAN databus. You'll still be able to use factory features like Rear Seat Entertainment, Rear Seat Controls, and the THXII amplifier. Warranty: 1 year.

PAC's C2R-FRD1 radio replacement interface lets you replace the factory radio in select 2005-16 Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles that use the MSCAN databus. You'll still be able to use factory features like Rear Seat Entertainment, Rear Seat Controls, and the THXII amplifier. 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.

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What's in the box:

  • Ford radio replacement interface
  • OEM to interface adapter harness
  • SNI-1 RCA filter
  • 2 Female mono-RCA couplers
  • Installation Instructions
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Features

Overview: The PAC C2R-FRD1 is an essential installation accessory for select 2005 and up Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, and Mazda vehicles with MSCAN databus radios. Using this interface will enable factory features such as rear seat entertainment (RSE), rear seat controls (RSC) and the THXII amplifier when the original radio is removed. Other features of the C2R-FRD1 include data bus driven retained accessory power (RAP), vehicle speed sensor (VSS) output, illumination, reverse output, parking brake output and a 5-volt regulated amp turn-on for factory installed subwoofers. The C2R-FRD1 also makes use of the factory AUX input jack (if available).

Compatible Vehicles: The PAC C2R-FRD1 is compatible with select versions of the following Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, and Mazda vehicles:

  • Ford
    • Edge: 2007-2010
    • Escape: 2008-2012
    • Expedition: 2007-2014
    • Explorer: 2006-2010
    • Explorer Sport Trac: 2007-2010
    • F-150: 2009-2014
    • F-250/350/450: 2008-2012
    • Five Hundred: 2005-2007
    • Flex: 2009-2012
    • Focus: 2008-2011
    • Freestyle: 2006-2007
    • Fusion: 2006-2012
    • Mustang: 2005-2013
    • Taurus: 2008-2012
    • Taurus X: 2008-2009
  • Lincoln
    • MKS: 2009-2012
    • MKT: 2010-2012
    • MKX: 2007-2010
    • MKZ: 2007-2012
    • Navigator: 2007-2014
    • Zephyr: 2006
  • Mercury
    • Mariner: 2008-2011
    • Milan: 2006-2011
    • Montego: 2005-2007
    • Mountaineer: 2006-2010
    • Sable: 2008-2009
  • Mazda
    • Tribute: 2008-2011

Note: 2008 F250/350/450 with XL trim package are not compatible. If the vehicle is equipped with the Sony factory stereo system, adjust the fader to your preferred front/rear setting before the factory radio is removed. Neither the aftermarket radio nor the C2R-FRD1 interface has the ability to adjust the factory amplifier's fader. Please enter your vehicle information to confirm compatibility.

Steering Wheel Controls: If your vehicle has steering wheel controls (and the aftermarket radio is compatible) they can be integrated using the optional PAC SWI-CP2 steering wheel control interface (sold separately).

RCA Filter: The audio signal coming from the RSE in Ford/Lincoln/Mercury vehicles is a differential output. Some auxiliary inputs on aftermarket radio have a common ground input that causes distortion in the RSE audio. The audio distortion can be fixed by using the supplied ground loop isolator (SNI-1) between the RSE output from the C2R-FRD1 and the aftermarket radio's auxiliary input.

Wiring Connection Chart: The included wiring harness features the following hardwire connections.

Wire Color Function
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Black Ground
Blue Power Antenna
Blue/White Amp Turn On
Orange/White Illumination
White Left Front Speaker +
White/Black Left Front Speaker -
Gray Right Front Speaker +
Gray/Black Right Front Speaker -
Green Left Rear Speaker +
Green/Black Left Rear Speaker -
Purple Right Rear Speaker +
Purple/Black Right Rear Speaker -
Green/White SWC Output
Purple/White VSS
Red/White Parking Brake
Light Green Reverse Trigger

Dimensions:

  • Ford Radio Replacement Interface (C2R-FRD1): width = 3.815", height = 1.025", depth = 1.525"
  • RCA Filter (SNI-1): width = 3.645", height = 1.015", depth = 1.525"

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Needed for Stereo [ braxton  Oct 09, 2019 ]
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Crutchfield says this is needed for my application. [ Michael  Aug 13, 2019 ]
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Recommended for my model vehicle and setup [ Anthony  Mar 25, 2019 ]
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It was recommended with my head unit [ Joshua  Mar 08, 2019 ]
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So connection is simple [ Larry  Feb 09, 2019 ]
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Crutchfield chose for me based on my vehicle information. [ LUIS  Jan 11, 2019 ]
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I bought a new radio from crutchfield 2 days ago and realized the connection that was used on my previous aftermarket radio was the wrong one and it required this connector. If I had known, I would have purchased it as a bundle with the receiver and saved money. [ Clyde  Dec 18, 2018 ]
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To complete my installation of new stereo system in my 2010 Ford F-250 [ Dale  Dec 16, 2018 ]
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Necessary for installing new receiver. [ Paul  Dec 12, 2018 ]
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It was recommended by Crunchfield and have had good results with PAC products in the past [ David  Dec 04, 2018 ]
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Necessary for my truck [ Brian  Sep 02, 2018 ]
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REC [ Kevin  Aug 09, 2018 ]
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Thought I had to have it? [ Jim  Aug 06, 2018 ]
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it was recommended for the new head unit im installing in my 2010 f150 [ tyler  Jul 18, 2018 ]
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Need it [ MICHAEL E  Jun 23, 2018 ]
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part of the kit [ Shawn  May 14, 2018 ]
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needed for install [ michael  Apr 18, 2018 ]
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was told i needed this according to crutchfield [ eric  Apr 03, 2018 ]
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Recommended for the head unit I ordered. [ BRET  Mar 04, 2018 ]
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Came part of a kit [ Ryan  Jan 27, 2018 ]
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to simplify and speed up install as well as keep use of factory amp. [ Jon  Nov 25, 2017 ]
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Ease of install. [ Andrew  Nov 20, 2017 ]
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Worked perfectly with my 2008 Mustang GT with Shaker 500. Made hooking up a back-up camera a breeze! [ K  Jul 24, 2017 ]
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must have [ Michael  Jun 25, 2017 ]
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The easiest way to install the system. [ Mitch In Yuma  Apr 24, 2017 ]
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Fits, and makes installation much easier. [ Brooks  Apr 13, 2017 ]
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Ease of use [ Jay  Apr 03, 2017 ]
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Had to. [ Gabriel  Mar 24, 2017 ]
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Facilitate owner installs. Have used these before and they reduce install time. No guessing, instructions are readily understood. [ Juan  Mar 18, 2017 ]
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because crutchfield recommended it and to simplify installation [ T  Jan 26, 2017 ]
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Recommended [ James  Dec 19, 2016 ]
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Needed for install [ Kirsten  Dec 14, 2016 ]
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rep recommended [ David  Dec 04, 2016 ]
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this is needed to convert the power from the head unit to the new touch screen unit [ Andres  Nov 30, 2016 ]
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needed to connect my radio [ THOMAS  Nov 26, 2016 ]
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Recommend by Crutchfield [ ROBERT  Nov 17, 2016 ]
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To hook up to factory plugs. [ Russell  Sep 13, 2016 ]
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that's what buzz said I needed Buzz's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=53 [ F  Jul 28, 2016 ]
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This is necessary to install the Kenwood head unit I purchased for my Ford Mustang. I chose this one because I don't have steering wheel controls for the radio. [ Duane  Jul 13, 2016 ]
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needed to install unit [ KARLSON  Jun 16, 2016 ]
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Had to have it. [ R  Jun 13, 2016 ]
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made installation easy [ Craig   Apr 06, 2016 ]
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Needed [ RICK  Mar 13, 2016 ]
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Purchased the items because of there fit to my vehicle. I was also able to get all the items I needed in on place. [ Andrew  Mar 04, 2016 ]
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Keep from sliceing into the wires [ JAMES  Feb 17, 2016 ]
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for clean install using factory speakers [ Dennis  Feb 02, 2016 ]
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Suggested by my advisor Buddy. [ Colin E.  Dec 19, 2015 ]
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recommended by cj as the correct power adapter for 2008 ford escape hybrid with out factory sub or factory nav [ al  Dec 11, 2015 ]
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Needed for complete install. [ Michael D.  Dec 09, 2015 ]
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8 questions already asked

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have 09 mustang basic radio , has two plugs in back , already purchased a Boss bv755b 2 din to replace need the antenna extender as in my shopping cart but will this harness set work and power console plugs too? and will it come with wiring instructions?
[ james  Jun 04, 2019 ]
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That is the wiring harness we recommend to install an aftermarket radio in that 2009 Mustang. Here is a link to a complete cart ojf everything we recommend https://bit.ly/2IHp2Ab
[ Cosmo  Jun 12, 2019 ]  Staff
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The local audio shop says I need this for my 06 eddie bauer explore I bought the basic install kit..but I have power going to my windows and the radio goes on and off after the vehicle is shut off key removed and doors open..should this solve my problem..with raido disconnected everything works as it should????
[ Donnie  Mar 31, 2017 ]
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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.
[ Kenny  Apr 01, 2017 ]  Staff
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Will the factory steering wheel controls remain usable with this on a 2006 Mercury Milan 8-Speaker (Premium Package)? If not, what product can make these usable in association with Pioneer DEH-150MP?
[ Garrett  May 03, 2016 ]
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Thanks for your question. The Pioneer receiver you listed does not support steering wheel controls and neither does this harness. For your vehicle the harness that retains steering wheel controls would be : http://www.crutchfield.com/p_541RP4FD11/PAC-RP4-FD11-Wiring-Interface.html?search=541rp4fd11&avf=N&skipvs=T You would also have to select a different receiver. When you are viewing receivers look under the details tab and the specs will tell you if the receiver is compatible with SWC. You can also check to see what fits your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx 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 what fits and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Kenny  May 03, 2016 ]  Staff
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Says this wiring is for 2005-2008 Ford's. I have a 2010 ford f150 and this is what's recommended? Is that right? Just wanna make sure before ordering.
[ Michael  Apr 17, 2016 ]
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You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx 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 if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Krissy  Apr 17, 2016 ]  Staff
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Says this wiring is for 2005-2008 Ford's. I have a 2010 ford f150 and this is what's recommended? Is that right? Just wanna make sure before ordering.
[ Michael  Apr 17, 2016 ]
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You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx 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 if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Krissy  Apr 18, 2016 ]  Staff
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where does the green and purple rca go in the radio. i have 4 wires that are not being used on the PAC C2R-FRD1 Wiring Interface one is a remote wire and the other three is together and my back speakers r not working i have a 2007 ford fusion and the car has a 8 speaker stock system?
[ Patrick  Sep 14, 2015 ]
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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  Sep 18, 2015 ]  Staff
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2008 Mustang GT Shaker 500 Do I need this if I am not using the factory amps? I plan to add my own amps with new speakers and a new head unit.
[ Todd  Jan 13, 2014 ]
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For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on this adapter. They will also be able to tell you if it will be needed with your plan for upgrading the system.
[ Jeff  Jan 13, 2014 ]  Staff
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