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    Replacing my factory head unit i have bose and onstar which interface is most everyone using is PAC the best or what others has people been using. I will also be looking for a steering wheel control adapter interface.
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    Quote Originally Posted by groceryman View Post
    Replacing my factory head unit i have bose and onstar which interface is most everyone using is PAC the best or what others has people been using. I will also be looking for a steering wheel control adapter interface.
    PAC is the most common.


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    PAC will have both solutions for you.

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    Regarding steering wheel controls, I've used both the PAC SWI-JACK and the Metra Axxess ASWC to retain my factory steering wheel controls with a new head unit. Of the two, I recommend the Metra Axxess ASWC as it's a) less work to install in terms of things you must access on the truck and wires you must find, b) self-programming, and c) reliable. I can say none of those things for the PAC SWI-JACK as it pertains to use with a Kenwood head unit.

    Like you I have an 04 that had Bose and OnStar. I completely removed the Bose system so I needed the chime module and used PAC OS-2CBOSE, which worked (and is still working) just fine.
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    Good thread. I'll hopefully be upgrade my head unit, and crutchfield recommends the PAC. I'll have to look into the other you mentioned Surreal. Ease of installation is definitely a factor to consider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by groceryman View Post
    Just got in new jvc head unit it a world of difference sounds great
    Good work! That came out nice and clean.

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