New Head Unit

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by groceryman, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. groceryman

    groceryman Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    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.
     
  2. sstoner911

    sstoner911 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    PAC is the most common.
     
  3. zigger215

    zigger215 Member 2 Years 500 Posts

    PAC will have both solutions for you.
     
  4. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    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: Apr 6, 2012
  5. Jeremy09LTZCrew

    Jeremy09LTZCrew Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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.
     
  6. groceryman

    groceryman Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    radio.jpg Just got in new jvc head unit it a world of difference sounds great
     
  7. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Good work! That came out nice and clean. :)
     
  8. groceryman

    groceryman Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    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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