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Crux SWRTY-61S Wiring Interface

Connect a new car stereo and retain the steering wheel audio controls in select 2003-11 Toyota vehicles

Item # 249TY61S

Crux's SWRTY-61S interface ensures that you can keep the factory steering wheel controls in your Toyota when...

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Crux's SWRTY-61S interface ensures that you can keep the factory steering wheel controls in your Toyota when...

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About the Crux SWRTY-61S Wiring Interface

Keep those factory options

Crux's SWRTY-61S interface ensures that you can keep the factory steering wheel controls in your Toyota when installing an 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 also retains the auxiliary input in select 2007-up Toyota models.

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 those factory options

Crux's SWRTY-61S interface ensures that you can keep the factory steering wheel controls in your Toyota when installing an 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 also retains the auxiliary input in select 2007-up Toyota models.

Note: the SWRTY-61S interface allows you to keep your steering wheel controls with radios from Alpine, Blaupunkt, Clarion, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, and Sony. The interface does not support the factory JBL amplifier.

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Product highlights:

  • connect a new stereo in select 2003-2011 Toyota models
  • retain your steering wheel controls with select car stereos
  • retains auxiliary input in select 2007-up Toyotas
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # SWRTY-61S

What's in the box:

  • Radio replacement interface module (w/ attached T- harness)
  • SWC harness
  • Rear speaker harness
  • Installation Instructions

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Features

Radio Replacement Interface for Toyota: The CRUX SWRTY-61S is a radio replacement interface for select 2003-2011 Toyota vehicles. It facilitates the integration of select aftermarket radios to enable retention of certain factory features when replacing a factory-installed radio. This enhanced interface retains the factory aux input and is also pre-programmed for retention of steering wheel controls.

Note: This CRUX adapter will only retain steering wheel audio controls with car stereos made by Pioneer, Sony, Jensen, Alpine, Clarion, Kenwood, JVC, and Blaupunkt.

Vehicle Compatibility: The CRUX SWRTY-61S is supported by the following Toyota vehicles; with non-amplified factory audio systems (as of 10/8/2014).

Make Model  Year
Toyota 4-Runner 2003-2013
Avalon 2005-2011
Camry 2007-2011
FJ Cruiser 2007-2011
Highlander 2008-2012
RAV4 2006-2011
Sequoia 2003-2011
Sienna 2004-2011
Solara 2004-2008
Tacoma 2005-2012
Tundra 2003-2013 (2013 early production)
Venza 2009-2011
Note: Does not support vehicles with factory JBL amplifier audio systems.

Supported Aftermarket Head Units: The CRUX SWRTY-61S radio replacement interface will only retain steering wheel audio controls with car stereos made by Pioneer, Sony, Alpine, Clarion, Kenwood, JVC, and Blaupunkt.

Steering Wheel Control Compatible: The CRUX SWRTY-61S features a steering wheel control output for compatible aftermarket head units. The steering wheel control output consists of a right-angle 3.5mm connector and a light blue/yellow wire (use the connection that your aftermarket head unit is fitted with). The SWRTY-61S interface module will work with any of the listed aftermarket head units, by setting its three dip-switches (see owner's manual for appropriate setting).

Note: The steering wheel control interface features two 4-pin connectors (labeled - "Pioneer/Sony" and "Alpine/Clarion/Kenwood/JVC"). You will only plug in one of these connectors to the interface module, based on the type aftermarket head unit you are installing.

Auxiliary Input Retention: For select 2007 up vehicles, you get to keep the factory auxiliary (3.5mm) input. The included harness contains male stereo RCA connectors which plug into your aftermarket head unit's rear-panel Aux input. If your aftermarket head unit contains a 3.5mm Aux input, then you will need a female stereo RCA to male stereo minijack adapter cable (sold separately).

Wiring Harness: The included harness features the following wires which will need to be hardwired (solder or crimped) to your aftermarket head unit's wiring harness.

Wire Color Function
Black Chassis Ground
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Orange Illumination
Blue Power Antenna
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 -
Note: Installation tools, hardware, & accessories are not included & sold separately.

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Suggested [ richard  Oct 30, 2019 ]
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Because it fits my JVC stereo [ VENKATA BHANU  Sep 06, 2019 ]
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Watched YT about this product. Seemed easy to use. [ Daryl Banks  Aug 24, 2019 ]
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was recommended [ Bruce  Apr 02, 2019 ]
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It was required/recommended [ Gary  Mar 12, 2019 ]
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I bought this solely to retain the functions of my steering wheel controls. I have gotten used to the controls and want to preserve them. [ ED  Mar 04, 2019 ]
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COST & NEEDED FUNCTION [ rawy  Jan 10, 2019 ]
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Complete with steering wheel controls [ DEREK  Jan 01, 2019 ]
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Need this to retain my steering wheel controls [ TIMOTHY P  Dec 30, 2018 ]
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I think this is necessary so that the radio will work properly especially with steering wheel. [ Patricia  Dec 26, 2018 ]
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Bought Kenwood Excelon DDX9904S In-Dash DVD Receiver and wanted to retain the steering wheel controls [ Dennis  Dec 05, 2018 ]
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So the steering wheel controls will still work [ Daniel  Dec 03, 2018 ]
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Included... [ Shayne  Nov 24, 2018 ]
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to make it easier to install radio [ Allan  Nov 20, 2018 ]
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The more solid connections the better, makes troubleshooting and removal that much easier. [ Darryl  Oct 02, 2018 ]
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purchased the installation kit for my 2005 Camry Solara, this harness was part of the discounted gear at Crutchfield. [ Rich  Sep 25, 2018 ]
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I chose this to maintain my steering wheel controls [ Matthew  Sep 24, 2018 ]
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To retain steering wheel controls [ Joseph  Sep 23, 2018 ]
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I need it [ Cory  Aug 13, 2018 ]
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The wiring interface will simplify the installation and make sure the installation is a quality one. Saves time for sure. [ Jeff  Jun 25, 2018 ]
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Want steering wheel control [ Lance  May 25, 2018 ]
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enables steering wheel functions - why go to all this work and stop because of $34 ? [ SCOTT  May 24, 2018 ]
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Recommended by Crutchfield and usually makes things much more simple. Crutchfield knows their stuff. [ don  May 14, 2018 ]
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Keep steering wheel controls [ NATHANIEL  Apr 25, 2018 ]
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Allows me to have steering wheel controls for my 4Runner. [ Noel  Apr 07, 2018 ]
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Ease of installation [ Julio  Mar 06, 2018 ]
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Install easier [ Rachel  Feb 28, 2018 ]
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Will allow the steering wheel controls to work with the new receiver. [ Jeffrey  Feb 19, 2018 ]
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Want to make sure I use the steering wheel controls [ Rylee Butch  Feb 03, 2018 ]
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Adding an aftermarket stereo and maintaining my steering wheel functionality is important. With the SWRTY-61S harness I'm able to do that. [ Steve  Jan 08, 2018 ]
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I needed this to interface with my OEM steering wheel controls and wiring. [ Jeffrey Cease  Jan 07, 2018 ]
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Gift [ Michael R.  Dec 14, 2017 ]
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To connect aftermarket head unit to existing factor wiring without cutting or splicing. Will also retain factor steering wheel controls. [ SCOTT  Dec 13, 2017 ]
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na [ Lorenzo  Dec 08, 2017 ]
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Stock steering wheel controls. [ James  Dec 06, 2017 ]
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necessary for DYI installation [ Jon  Nov 28, 2017 ]
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I was told by a Crutchfield Advisor that using this harness would retain the factory steering wheel controls after installing my aftermarket head unit. [ Nick  Nov 19, 2017 ]
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So that I can retain the steering wheel controls. [ JARED  Oct 29, 2017 ]
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Great price to maintain my steering wheel controls on my Toyota 4Runner. [ loc  Oct 28, 2017 ]
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I want steering wheel controls [ TEALDO  Oct 11, 2017 ]
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These items were just added after I selected the speakers. I'm assuming they'll make the mounting process easier. [ Jefferson  Oct 09, 2017 ]
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compatible for my vehicle [ Brandon  Sep 11, 2017 ]
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Support for steering wheel controls. [ Charley  Sep 07, 2017 ]
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I wanted to retain my factory steering wheel radio controls and this is an affordable way to do so with a Kenwood aftermarket head unit. [ Brian  Sep 06, 2017 ]
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Needed for install [ Edward  Aug 11, 2017 ]
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Needed. It [ GABRIEL  Aug 07, 2017 ]
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Super easy installational. Read, match colors, done. [ Peter  Aug 06, 2017 ]
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I wanted to keep the factory steering wheel controls for my stereo and these plug-and-play wires make it so easy [ ROBERT A  Jul 31, 2017 ]
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To add an aftermarket stereo to my Toyota Sienna [ Joseph  Jul 29, 2017 ]
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The brand [ NELSON H  Jul 12, 2017 ]
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Never had remote controls on any of my cars before and in the few weeks I've owned this new car I've gotten so used to them I didn't want to lose the functionality when I replaced the head unit. [ Christopher  May 21, 2017 ]
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keep steering wheel controls plus auxillary port in the console of the FJ cruiser [ David  Apr 10, 2017 ]
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Steering wheel controls. [ Tommy  Mar 28, 2017 ]
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part of 'offer' [ Hugo  Mar 23, 2017 ]
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needed it [ Patrick  Mar 19, 2017 ]
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To make an easy install and to use all the features the vehicle has [ Thomas  Mar 14, 2017 ]
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to connect the new radio [ Usher  Mar 06, 2017 ]
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very important for the installation [ Clay  Mar 03, 2017 ]
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Ease of install [ Kyle  Feb 19, 2017 ]
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best choice for my purchase [ R Keith  Feb 18, 2017 ]
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no idea [ KIPPLIN R  Feb 16, 2017 ]
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part of install kit [ Dean  Feb 12, 2017 ]
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Discounted item with stereo. [ ANTONIO  Feb 05, 2017 ]
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recomended [ Jeanette  Feb 02, 2017 ]
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Need this for self install of a car radio I am upgrading in my ride to make it fully functional. [ Nick de  Dec 05, 2016 ]
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gotta have for install [ Franklin  Dec 02, 2016 ]
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I wanted to maintain the functionality of the steering wheel controls on my teenagers SUV. Crutchfield knows which items to recommend. [ James  Nov 11, 2016 ]
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Best Interface kit on the market [ Buddy  Oct 17, 2016 ]
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Suggested [ Michael  Oct 12, 2016 ]
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needed it for new stereo [ evelyn  Sep 24, 2016 ]
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Chosen to wire steering wheel controls to my new radio. [ DEBRA  Sep 03, 2016 ]
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Much less bulky than PAC wiring harness kit. [ P  Aug 23, 2016 ]
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It fits [ Earl D.  Aug 17, 2016 ]
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I needed this to install my stereo. [ Brian  Aug 02, 2016 ]
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I want my steering wheel controls to still work and this was much cheaper here than on other websites. [ Jeremy  Jul 01, 2016 ]
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I chose this to keep my radio controls on my steering wheel. [ Eric  Jun 26, 2016 ]
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Another Ziggy choice! Ziggy's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=37 [ Jaime  Jun 24, 2016 ]
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Makes my install less hectic! [ James  Jun 11, 2016 ]
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Ease of installation, maintains steering wheel controls. [ Adam  Jun 02, 2016 ]
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This also was part of the package [ STEVEN W  Jun 01, 2016 ]
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because i have a new pioneer 4200 nex radio. And i need it for my toyota venza [ RASHAUN  May 22, 2016 ]
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ease of installation [ KARL R  May 19, 2016 ]
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super easy install and I want my steering wheel controls [ Anthony  May 15, 2016 ]
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I have gotten spoiled by steering wheel controls and now I cant live without them! [ Nathan  May 12, 2016 ]
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wanted to use wheel controls this is needed for that [ ROSS L  May 04, 2016 ]
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it was recommened and it fits [ PAULA  Apr 09, 2016 ]
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need for steering weel [ manuel  Apr 09, 2016 ]
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I chose this because it would allow me to retain my steering wheel controls without any real programming. From what I understand it seems to be the simplest adapter for this purpose. [ Patrick  Apr 05, 2016 ]
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Needed it [ Richard E St  Apr 02, 2016 ]
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It works to retain the steering wheel controls for the radio without having to splice into the factory wire harness [ Kinnard  Mar 22, 2016 ]
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Needed for easy install without cutting factory wiring and to allow use of some factory steering wheel controls [ Wayne  Mar 20, 2016 ]
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to make certain all the factory connections works as normal without any cutting and demanding the factory installed wiring. [ Jayesh  Mar 04, 2016 ]
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Best, easiest, and most economical means to install new Sony receiver and retain steering wheel controls. Matched between my vehicle and the Sony receiver. [ Karl  Feb 27, 2016 ]
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Steering wheel controls can still be used, along with the factory aux input. [ John  Feb 26, 2016 ]
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It fits my vehicle [ peter  Feb 14, 2016 ]
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new stereo harness for fj cruiser [ David  Dec 15, 2015 ]
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Came with the recommended accessory package from Crutchfield to retain steering wheel controls. [ G  Dec 07, 2015 ]
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4 questions already asked

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Do I still need to get the READY HARNESS too if I get this?
[ Cory  Aug 05, 2018 ]
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The ReadyHarness is a service where we connect the wires from this harness to the harness of the receiver you order with it. You can make those connections yourself if you like and if you plan on doing that, you won't need to order the ReadyHarness service. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101
[ Paul  Aug 08, 2018 ]  Staff
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Will this fit 2012 Tacoma steering controls?
[ Joe  Jan 26, 2016 ]
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For 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  Jan 27, 2016 ]  Staff
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Why is a Tacoma 2012 not listed as being covered by the wire harness package SWRTY-61S (tacoma 03-11), yet it shows up as recommended?
[ Samuel  Oct 20, 2015 ]
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For 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  Oct 20, 2015 ]  Staff
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This is the wiring harness that was recommended when I was ordering my navigation receiver but on the package it says it is for Toyota Tundra's through 2011. Mine is a 2013. But, I looked at my order and there is a big green checkmark then it says "Fits my 2013 Toyota Tundra". So, is this the correct Wiring Harness?
[ Vera  Jan 10, 2015 ]
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If I don't have steering wheel controls or an aux port, do I still need this harness to install the receiver?
[ Robert  Feb 06, 2015 ]
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For 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  Jan 12, 2015 ]  Staff

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