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Thread: New Head Unit
04-05-2012, 04:26 PM #1
New Head Unit
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.[IMG]C:\Documents and Settings\Craig\My Documents\Downloads[/IMG]T Tuff Country Leveling Kit 285/75/16 Mickey Thompson MTZ 16x8 Moto Metal 951 Wheels Tow Mirrors Westin Winch Tray Pioneer Radio Blackout Bowtie Billet Grill Insert Gullwing Toolbox
04-05-2012, 07:01 PM #2
04-05-2012, 07:10 PM #3
PAC will have both solutions for you.
04-06-2012, 01:05 AM #4
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.
Last edited by SurrealOne; 04-06-2012 at 01:11 AM.
04-06-2012, 01:32 AM #5
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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04-22-2012, 07:23 PM #6
04-22-2012, 08:31 PM #7
04-23-2012, 01:30 PM #8
Only problem was my Metra Axxess ASWC was bad could not get it vto work got it off ebay. I contacted the seller they are going to send me another one.
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