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PAC SWI-CP2 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

Connects your car's steering wheel audio controls to select aftermarket car stereos

Item # 541SWICP2

You want to install an aftermarket stereo in your vehicle, but you hate to give up the convenience of your factory...

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About the PAC SWI-CP2 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

PAC SWI-CP2

You want to install an aftermarket stereo in your vehicle, but you hate to give up the convenience of your factory steering wheel radio controls? No problem. PAC's SWI-CP2 adapter allows you to use the steering wheel audio controls in a wide variety of vehicles to command select radios from Advent, Alpine, BOYO, Clarion, Dual, Fusion, JVC, Lightning Audio, Kenwood, Nakamichi, Pioneer, Rockford Fosgate, Sony, and Visteon.

PAC SWI-CP2

You want to install an aftermarket stereo in your vehicle, but you hate to give up the convenience of your factory steering wheel radio controls? No problem. PAC's SWI-CP2 adapter allows you to use the steering wheel audio controls in a wide variety of vehicles to command select radios from Advent, Alpine, BOYO, Clarion, Dual, Fusion, JVC, Lightning Audio, Kenwood, Nakamichi, Pioneer, Rockford Fosgate, Sony, and Visteon.

Programming

Programming is incredibly easy. Just use the free ControlPRO app to look up your vehicle on your PC or smartphone, then flip the dipswitches to the configuration listed for your vehicle, and you're done. You can also access vehicle and wiring information with this app, as well as program this adapter with your PC.

Straightforward installation

Installation is straightforward — connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and your stereo, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Step-by-step LED confirmation makes programming easy. Once connected, the SWI-CP2's failsafe memory will learn up to 12 stereo functions, retaining them even if battery power is interrupted. Warranty: 1 year.

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What's in the box:

  • Steering wheel control interface module
  • 2' Wiring harness
  • 2' SWC harness
  • Instructions
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The PAC SWI-CP2 Steering Wheel Control Adapter replaces these items:

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Features

Steering Wheel Control Interface: PAC's ControlPRO SWI-CP2 retains the built-in steering wheel controls in select vehicles when replacing the factory radio with an aftermarket radio. It also allows the retention of rear seat controls (RSC) and retained accessory power (RAP) in select vehicles. The SWI-CP2 is compatible with many of today's most popular vehicles, even with more complex electronic systems including CAN bus, GMLAN, and Class II systems. The simple to use interface module can be configured in multiple ways - via dip switches, direct from a USB connected PC, or a button learning procedure. Wiring and vehicle configuration dip switch settings are provided through the ControlPRO APP - available for PC, and Android and iOS devices.

Vehicle Compatibility: The PAC SWI-CP2 steering wheel control interface is compatible in vehicles equipped with CAN Bus, GMLAN, Class II, LIN Bus, I-Bus, and Analog or Serial Data SWC. Compatible vehicle makes include Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Harley Davidson, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes, Mercury, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Porsche, Ram, Saab, Saturn, Scion, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo.

Note: Click here for complete list of compatible vehicles.

Programming & Configuration: The PAC SWI-CP2 steering wheel control interface offers 3 programming & configuration methods.

  • Manual Configuration Mode: With this method, the SWI-CP2 uses a pre-determined dipswitch configuration to assign the vehicle and SWC button functionality. The dipswitches on the side of the interface must be manually set to the proper configuration by the user. These vehicle specific dipswitch settings can be found by downloading PAC's ControlPRO application onto your Windows PC (7-up), Android smartphone/tablet (OS 4.0.3+), or Apple iPod touch/iPhone/iPad (iOS 7.0+).
  • App Mode: With this method, the SWI-CP2 can be connected to a Windows PC in which PAC's ControlPRO application assigns the vehicle and SWC button functionality. The dipswitches on the side of the interface must all be set to down/on which is the default position. When using this method, it is not required to manually program the SWC buttons when programming via App mode.
  • Manual Programming Mode: With this method the SWC values must be manually programmed into the SWI-CP2 by using the programming button. The vehicle dipswitches on the side of the interface must all be set to the up (off) position. The radio dipswitches must be set to the proper radio configuration (see Instructions). This mode is only compatible in vehicles with both analog SWC and a discrete 12v Accessory wire; vehicles with CAN-Bus buttons cannot be manually programmed.

Two-Function Assignment: The PAC ControlPRO SWI-CP2 allows you to program two radio functions to each SWC button on  your steering wheel by using short press/long press dual command functionality.

Retained Accessory Power (RAP): In vehicles equipped with retained accessory power (RAP), the accessory output and the red LED will remain active & keep the radio on for 10 minutes unless the driver side door is opened. In vehicles that do not support RAP, the LED and accessory output will shut off when the key is switched or removed from the ignition.

Wire Code Chart: Crutchfield recommends that all wiring connections be soldered to ensure a sturdy and reliable connection.

Wire Color Function
Red (+) 12V Accessory Input
Black (-) Analog SWC Ground
Black (-) Chassis Ground
Red/white (+) 12V Accessory Output
White (-) Analog SWC Input 1
Yellow (+) 12V Constant Input
Purple Data 2 Input (LIN, iBUS, Class II, Serial)
Pink Data 1 Input (LAN, MSCAN, SWCAN, LSFT)
Light Green (+) 12V Analog SWC Input
White/red (-) Analog SWC Input 3
White/black (-) Analog SWC Input 2
Blue/yellow SWC output for Kenwood and Newer JVC
3.5mm Jack SWC output for Alpine, Jensen, JVC, Clarion, Pioneer, Sony, Boyo, Blaupunkt, Dual, Advent, Lightning Audio, or Visteon

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I paid extra to have a Crutchfield tech prewire the PAC SWI-CP2 Steering Wheel Control Adapter and doesn't work. As a matter of fact I don't see how this adapter can work if we are not using the original steering wheel plug in. Shouldn't the set up for this device use the steering wheel plug in anywhere in the wiring?
[ Todd  Aug 10, 2020 ]
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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.
[ Krissy  Aug 24, 2020 ]  Staff
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Will this work with my Pioneer AVH-W6500NEX head unit ?
[ Brandi  Jul 22, 2020 ]
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Not sure, I bought a Pioneer DEH-X8800BHS. I couldn't get it to work tho. Tried hooking it up to that head unit and it was a no go. It's possible my steering wheel controls could be bad, I didn't diagnose it or ultimately hook it up.
[ Eric  Jul 22, 2020 ]
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My radio doesnâ??t have a microphone jack what do I do?
[ Stalin  Nov 23, 2019 ]
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I have the crux Cs-gm29. And it Does not work. Hooked it up to my new car stereo I have front speakers but no rear speakers. Called Crutchfield and replaced with a new one. Wired in the new one and still the same problem so I wouldn't recommend that this particular product anyone
[ MICHAEL F  Nov 28, 2019 ]
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My radio did so it worked
[ MICHAEL F  Nov 24, 2019 ]
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My radio doesn't have a microphone jack what do I do?
[ Stalin  Nov 23, 2019 ]
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The blue/yellow wire is the SWC output in the harness. That is what you would use if you don't have a 3.5mm input. If you purchased the radio or harness from Crutchfield you can contact our tech support for troubleshooting. Their number will be at the bottom of your invoice or account login.
[ Cosmo  Dec 07, 2019 ]  Staff
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Can you re-assign/dual-assign buttons to have different functions?
[ Bjorn  Nov 11, 2019 ]
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The one on my 2011 Suburban steering wheel you could. Not sure why you would want to though.
[ BigMutts  Nov 12, 2019 ]
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I wasn't able to do that
[ james  Nov 11, 2019 ]
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will i need to buy the METRA 40-EU56? or only this product?
[ Alexander  Aug 04, 2019 ]
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This PAC part is only a steering wheel radio control interface. If we list the Metra 40EU56 antenna adapter for your vehicle, you will need to get the Metra part to get the stock FM antenna working with the new radio along with this part to keep the steering wheel radio controls working with the new radio.
[ Paul  Aug 14, 2019 ]  Staff
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08 f150/PAC SWI cp2: Man, I could use some help with the wiring?
[ Scully  Apr 29, 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  May 06, 2019 ]  Staff
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I have the PAC RP5-GM11 and my steering wheel wire that came with it has shorted out causing me not to be able to use the steering wheel controls, can I use this as a replacement and still obtain the my original PAC harness?
[ Trent  Oct 30, 2018 ]
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You will be able to use this steering wheel radio control interface in conjunction with the RP5-GM11 interface to get those steering wheel radio controls working again! My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
[ Paul  Nov 05, 2018 ]  Staff
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Will this work to connect a wired marine remote to a automotive head unit?
[ jaycee  Aug 16, 2018 ]
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It will not. Sadly, I've never found an interface for that and have had to recommend customers replace the remotes with the the new radio they get for their boat. We have advisors that can make sure you get a new radio that works with wired remotes so this can be done. You can call 1-800-324-9695 to get this personal recommendation. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101
[ Paul  Aug 21, 2018 ]  Staff
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Is it compatible with OEM premium audio amplifier on 2008 Ram?
[ Chris  Sep 04, 2017 ]
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The PAC SWI-CP2 is compatible with the factory steering wheel radio controls in your truck. As Steven mentioned; the adapter does not interface with the stock amplifier; just the factory steering wheel controls and the compatible aftermarket stereo. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx
[ Ryan  Sep 06, 2017 ]  Staff
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It shouldn't interfere with the stock amp. All this unit does is interface your stock steering wheel audio controls so they work with your aftermarket stereo head unit. If you are installing a new head unit, what's when you'll want to make sure you order the wiring harness adapter that will retain use of the stock amp.
[ Steven  Sep 05, 2017 ]
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Power Acoustik PD-625B Compatible?
[ Riley  Jun 07, 2017 ]
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Thanks for your question. Crutchfield does not carry that brand of receiver. 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 more 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 07, 2017 ]  Staff
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