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Harnesses to retain SWC + JBL

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Bdiddy11, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. Nov 26, 2019 at 6:13 AM
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    Bdiddy11

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    I have a 2008 with the JBL system. Looking to add a tablet for the “headunit” connected to a hidden single DIN somewhere. Trying to figure out which harnesses I’ll need to retain steering wheel controls and the JBL factory gear.

    I know that Crutchfield sells everything I need, but I thought there might be a little cheaper solution. The two harnesses I’ve found are the following:

    SWC - https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0064J4LOM?th=1&psc=1

    JBL retention - https://www.walmart.com/ip/Scosche-...MIw5qUwYaI5gIVeyCtBh142ADCEAQYASABEgLyefD_BwE

    Is this all I’ll need to keep steering wheel controls and factory amp/sub?

    If so, what requirements would the head unit need for connections?

    Going through Crutchfield it’s roughly $135 for a head unit/install gear. The one downside of going through them is being limited to newer HU’s in order to get the discounted install gear.

    Being able to use these two harnesses and buying a dash kit would make the install gear around $30 less than Crutchfield and be able to use virtually any HU that has the right connections. Might not seem like much, but when trying to convince the wife so spend more $$ on “unnecessary” items, every bit helps.
     
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  2. Nov 26, 2019 at 6:29 AM
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    destin_meeks

    destin_meeks I used to fix people's crappy stereos

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    The SWC part you listed is just a harness to be used with the axxess ASWC module. The module is another $60 or so

    the JBL harness you posted doesn’t look right. The connectors don’t look like what I’m used to seeing.

    I would get the PAC RP4.2-ty11 and it will do everything you need.
     
  3. Nov 27, 2019 at 9:45 AM
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    Will the PAC be plug and play with most if not all head units?
     
  4. Nov 27, 2019 at 10:29 AM
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    destin_meeks I used to fix people's crappy stereos

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    All harnesses will need splicing to the radio’s harness, but it will plug directly into the vehicles wiring
     
  5. Nov 30, 2019 at 7:56 PM
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  6. May 14, 2020 at 9:19 PM
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    Interested if the OP ever found the correct combo of connections because I’m wanting to do the same thing in my 2006.
     
  7. May 15, 2020 at 4:59 AM
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    destin_meeks I used to fix people's crappy stereos

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    PAC RP4.2-TY11
     
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  8. May 15, 2020 at 7:47 AM
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    Thanks a ton! May I ask what tablet you are using and how you’ve got it all mounted up? Thanks for the help!


     
  9. May 15, 2020 at 7:56 AM
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    I’m personally using a pioneer radio, not a tablet. Tablets don’t provide very much functionality for what most people actually use a head unit for.
     
  10. May 15, 2020 at 7:58 AM
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    10-4. I’m hoping (in a perfect world) to be able to combine the two successfully. We shall see... thank you sir

     
  11. May 15, 2020 at 8:00 AM
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    As long as you don’t want decent FM radio, or a backup camera, or dedicated nav, you’ll be all set lol.

    if it was me, I’d look at a typical head unit, and then just get a standard RAM mount for a tablet on an arm that can be placed within reach
     
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