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Crux SWRFD-60L Wiring Interface

Connect a new car stereo and retain the steering wheel audio controls in select 2003-up Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles

Item # 249FD60L

Crux's SWRFD-60L interface ensures that you can keep the factory steering wheel controls in select 2003-up Ford,...

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Crux's SWRFD-60L interface ensures that you can keep the factory steering wheel controls in select 2003-up Ford,...

Item # 249FD60L

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C$109.99

About the Crux SWRFD-60L Wiring Interface

Keep your factory options

Crux's SWRFD-60L interface ensures that you can keep the factory steering wheel controls in select 2003-up Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury models when installing a compatible aftermarket radio. Connect this interface to the wires on your new stereo's wiring harness, and you've covered the power, ground, and factory speaker connections for your new stereo. The interface retains the auxiliary input in your vehicle if you're installing a radio with a rear aux input. It'll also retain your Ford-installed subwoofer.

You'll only be able to retain your steering wheel audio controls with a compatible car stereo made by Alpine, Blaupunkt, Clarion, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, or Sony. No other brands are currently compatible.

Keep your factory options

Crux's SWRFD-60L interface ensures that you can keep the factory steering wheel controls in select 2003-up Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury models when installing a compatible aftermarket radio. Connect this interface to the wires on your new stereo's wiring harness, and you've covered the power, ground, and factory speaker connections for your new stereo. The interface retains the auxiliary input in your vehicle if you're installing a radio with a rear aux input. It'll also retain your Ford-installed subwoofer.

Important Note: This adapter does not retain SYNC and it will not work in vehicles with Sony or THX audio systems. 

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Product highlights:

  • connect a new stereo in select 2003-up Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury models
  • retain your steering wheel controls with select car stereos
  • retains auxiliary input with compatible car stereo
  • retains factory sub
  • does not work with Sony or THX amplified systems
  • does not retain SYNC
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # SWRFD-60L

What's in the box:

  • Radio replacement interface module (for Ford/Linc/Merc)
  • Wiring harness
  • SWC harnesses
  • SWC adapter cable
  • Aux harness
  • Antenna adapter
  • Installation Instructions

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Features

Radio Replacement Interface: The CRUX SWRFD-60L is a radio replacement interface for select 2003-2012 Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles. It facilitates the integration of an aftermarket radio to enable retention of factory features when replacing a factory installed radio in select  Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles. This interface is also pre-programmed for retention of steering wheel controls.

Compatibility: The CRUX SWRFD-60L is supported by the following Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles.

Ford
Model Year
Crown Victoria 2004-2008
Edge 2007-2010
Expedition 2004-2006
Explorer / Explorer S 2004-2010
F-150 2004-2008
F-250 2008
F-250 Super Duty 2005-2007
F-350 2005-2008
F-450 2008
Five Hundred 2005-2007
Focus ZX3 / ZX4 / ZX5 / ZXW 2005-2007
Freestar 2004-2007
Freestyle 2005-2007
Fusion 2006-2009
Taurus / Taurus X 2008-2009
Thunderbird 2004-2005
Lincoln
Model Year
Aviator 2003-2005
LS 2004-2006
Mark LT 2006-2008
MKX 2008-2010
MKZ 2007
Navigator 2009-2010
Town Car 2004-2011
Zephyr 2006
Mercury
Model Year
Grand Marquis 2003-2010
Mariner 2005-2007
Mariner HY 2006-2007
Milan 2006-2009
Montego 2005-2007
Monterey 2004-2007
Mountaineer 2006-2010
Sable 2008-2009
Notes:
  • Does not retain SYNC.
  • Not compatible with factory-installed Sony sound systems and THX systems w/ amplifier.

Retains Factory Aux Input: The CRUX SWRFD-60L can retain your vehicle's factory Aux input through the stereo RCA connectors within the wiring harness. Your aftermarket head unit must have a rear-panel Aux input (male mini to female stereo RCA adapter may be required, sold separately).

Retained Factory Sub: The CRUX SWRFD-60L will retain your vehicle's factory amplifier and sub through the mono-RCA connector and remote turn-on lead within the wiring harness. Your aftermarket stereo must be equipped with a subwoofer pre-out and remote turn-on lead.

Steering Wheel Control Retention: The CRUX SWRFD-60L comes pre-programmed to retain the factory steering wheel controls in your vehicle. The included steering wheel harness consists of a right-angle 3.5mm connector and blue/yellow wire (you'll only use the connection type your aftermarket radio is equipped with). There is also steering wheel control (SWC) adapter for aftermarket radios with a 3-wire steering wheel control input. The SWRFD-60L will work with any of the listed aftermarket radio brands that feature a steering wheel control input using the included harness, appropriate connector, and dip-switch settings (see owner's manual for appropriate settings).

  • 3.5mm Connector: Alpine, Clarion, Dual, Jensen, Pioneer, and Sony
  • Blue/Yellow Wire: Kenwood and JVC
  • 3-Wire Adapter: Other aftermarket radios (like Boss) with SWC Key 1, SWC Key 2, and SWC Ground wires

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I am purchasing a 2005 Expedition King Ranch with rear entertainment. Will this keep the rear entertainment or do I need a desperate adapter for that?
[ Jeremy  Dec 03, 2017 ]
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I have the 2004 F150 Lariat with rear entertainment. I could not get it to work with the radio harness. I don't think there is anything out there that will allow the rear entertainment to hook up to the radio. I don't use it but I'm going to mess with the wiring to get the TV to work on the AUX myself. On a good note the steering wheel controls work perfectly!
[ Brando  Feb 12, 2019 ]
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Can't answer the question as I only had front.
[ Larry  Dec 03, 2017 ]
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My 2004 F150 factory 6 disc radio only has one plug in the back. This says it fits my truck, but it has extra plugs. I have a JVC KW AVX840 that came out of my other Ford vehicle, and that harness had three plugs. Help?
[ B  Sep 10, 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  Sep 11, 2017 ]  Staff
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For customers that fixed the sub woofer popping, how do you do it? It looks like the SWRFD-60L has a resistor to bring the voltage down from 12v to 5v but after first installation, the sub still pooped. I even crimped in Axxess AFDI-5V between the radio and Crux harness and still get the sub pop. The Metra 70-5521 harness has two blue/white remote wires that get spliced to the radio's remote wire, while the SWRFD-60L only has one.
[ Kevin  Apr 23, 2017 ]
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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, or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
[ Krissy  Apr 26, 2017 ]  Staff
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2006 Expedition Eddie Bauer, would this work to retain the steering wheel controls?
[ Robert  Jun 11, 2016 ]
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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.
[ Kenny  Jun 11, 2016 ]  Staff
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Will this clip in to what is already in my vehicle, or do I need to crimp every wire?
[ Caleb  Jan 22, 2016 ]
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You have to crimp all the colored wires to your head units same colored wires then it will plug into your vehicle.
[ Benjamin  Jan 22, 2016 ]
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