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PAC SWI-JACKv1 (New Version of SWI-JACK)

Steering Wheel Interface Adapter that Works with JVC, Alpine, Clarion and Kenwood Car Radios with a Wired Remote Input

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The SWI-JACK allows the customer to retain the use of their steering wheel or rear seat radio controls when replacing the factory head unit. Works with Alpine's OEM Steering Remote Ready radios. The SWI-JACK also retains the use of heater control buttons on GM vehicles. The SWI-JACK features just can't be beat...

New Updated Version! The SWI-JACK rev. 1.4.16 or higher, now controls JVC and Kenwood, Clarion and Blaupunkt radios with wired remote inputs.

The SWI-JACK is so universal that you only need one SKU# to cover over 95% of the vehicles made from 1986 to current. New vehicles coming out every year? No problem! Never be stuck with a vehicle specific type interface.

Assign the buttons on the steering wheel to any of the aftermarket radios available functions:

  1. Alpine: Volume Up, Volume Down, Mute, Track Up, Track Down, Preset Up, Preset Down and Band.
  2. Kenwood: Vol Up, Vol Down, Mute, Source, Seek Up, Track Up, Track Down, Disc Up/FM, Disc Down/AM.
  3. JVC: Vol Up, Vol Down, Mute/Power, Preset Up, Source, Seek Up, Seek Down, Select, Band.
  4. Clarion: Vol Up, Vol Down, Mute, Seek Up, Seek Down, Band, Source.

Compatible with:

  1. JVC headunits with a wired remote input
  2. Alpine headunits with a wired remote input
  3. Clarion headunits with a wired remote input
  4. Kenwood headunits with a wired remote input
  5. Blaubunkt headunits with a wired remote input
Additionally...
  • The SWI-JACK has non-volatile memory which keeps all programming in memory even if the vehicle Battery is disconnected.
  • Great for convertibles. Unlike the SWI-X, the SWI-JACK is not affected by sunlight.
  • The SWI-JACK not only covers Ford, GM or Chrysler/Dodge but also it covers Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chysler, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Saab, Toyota and Volkswagan. Oh, did we also say it covers Harley Davidson motorcycles?
  • Ability to use Mode button on newer vehicles
  • Check the Installation Instructions to see basic instructions for the PAC SWI-JACKV1
  • You may also check the Vehicle Specific Wiring to see your cars wiring instructions

Product History:

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Steering Wheel Control Specifications

Aftermarket Receiver Compatibility
These are the brands of aftermarket receivers that the unit is capable of working with.
Alpine
Blaupunkt
Clarion
JVC
Kenwood
Vehicle Manufacturer Compatibility
These are the vehicle manufacturer's that the item is compatible with. Although a manufacturer might be listed here, please verify that your specific vehicle will accept the item or part.
Acura
Audi
BMW
Buick
Cadillac
Chevrolet
Chrysler
Dodge
Ford
GM
Harley Davidson
Honda
Hummer
Hyundai
Infiniti
Isuzu
Jaguar
Kia
Land Rover
Lincoln
Mazda
Mercedes Benz
Mercury
Mitsubishi
Nissan
Oldsmobile
Plymouth
Pontiac
Saab
Saturn
Toyota
Volkswagen
Volvo

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
44%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
19%
2 Star
9%
1 Star
3%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.3
Value
4.0
Features
4.0
Design
4.2
Usability
3.6
Billtr

Telford, PA

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Excellent Product

September 3, 2013

Worked first time. Unlike a competitor's product, this steering wheel control is solid and reliable. Don't fall for the automatic setup ruse: all these products require some form of setup and car-specific wiring. This one was clear and it has worked perfectly ever since I installed it in a 2004 Buick Century to control an Alpine car stereo.

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Gervais

Canada

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PAC SWI-JACKv1 (New Version of SWI-JACK)

October 24, 2012

Great product fast delivery will not hesitate to order again more products from SONIC.

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David

Little Rock, AR

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It works

June 14, 2011

Setup is a little tricky. You must follow the instructions. A little geeky, but it has worked trouble free for the 6 months.

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Ed

Shelby twp. Michigan

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Not bad

February 10, 2013

A good after market product but reaction time is slow.

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Mark

Canada

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Great product for the money

October 12, 2012

I'm not recommending this product for a car with steering wheel controls. I had to trade this in for another product to make them work. Other than that, no complaints.

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Rik

Hinesville, GA

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Easy to use.

March 11, 2012

The instructions are straight forward, easy to understand. I wanted to keep my steering wheel controls as factory as possible, mission completed! Unless I missed something, when you program it while the vehicle is running, that is how it will remember the programming. While the vehicle is off and in the "time out mode", the controls do not work the same as when the vehicle is running. Using the controls during the "time out mode" seems to erase the memory some how. Like I said, I may have missed something, but that seems to be the only flaw the unit has. Other than that, I am very pleased and would recommend this item.

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ISAAC

CHICAGO, IL

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GREAT VALUE

September 2, 2011

This product is wonderful. It works just the same as my factory steering wheel controls. Great price and very fast shipping. Will recommend to others and will use again.

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andre

jacksonville, FL

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Great adapter

July 2, 2011

Simple to install. Idiot proof as the PAC-4 has a direct connect for it.

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ENOX

Donna, TX

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SWI

August 17, 2010

Probably not the easiest device to install as an amplifier or a speaker but still can be installed by anyone, just follow the instructions and you'll be fine.

I installed this on a friends 06 impala SS, he had never complained about it not working nor malfunctioning, in fact he is a bit on the show off side. :P

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LRobb

Canada

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Great Purchase

August 26, 2013

This is an awesome device that has a huge compatibility list, I've been using it for the past couple months and loving it. One caution, from time to time the wiring causes to trigger the mute button or menu button. But barely noticeable and otherwise awesome!

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Niels

Germany

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Great Value!

February 17, 2012

Very easy installation and works great. The communication and shipping to Germany were just perfect. Thank you.

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Reinaldo

Brazil

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Producto de primera calidad

January 30, 2012

Easy installation and easy handling, recommended 100% compatibility with the functions of the steering wheel.

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Anthony

Canada

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Sonic make shopping easy

June 29, 2011

With Sonic reps i got the right parts.
PAC is a great name and with Sonic you get a great price

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Dustin

Genoa City, WI

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Crap!

November 26, 2010

Thing Turns My Headunit Off Radom Times And Sometimes Ill Raise The Volume And The Song Will Change!

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jacob

Spring Valley, CA

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works great but a little slow

November 7, 2010

I have had this in my car for about 6-7 months or so. I would say that it works pretty good. Though it was a chore figuring out how to program and install. It also doesn't react very quick to button taps on my steering wheel. I have to hold the button down versus simply tapping it with my stock radio.

Other than that though I like it alot and does all the features I need it to do.

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Wassim

Al-Manar, Riyadh,

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good vlaue

July 23, 2010

took time to hook but did the job it is supposed to do... very good overall.

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Russ

Pulaski, VA

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Great item

June 7, 2010

I was worried about keeping the factory steering controls by using an aftermarket radio. This unit is easy to install and program. I highly recommend it.

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CK

Santa Clarita, CA

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Unit gets confused

April 13, 2010

The installation was EZ. The unit worked perfect for 2 months, after that the unit gets confused. What I mean I like to control the volume and down on the steering wheel controls but it will skip tracks or go to the next track instead. Playing with it a few more times it goes back to working right. It seems that the unit needs to relearn the function over and over again. It does this by its self.

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Spyke

Melissa, TX

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what?!?

March 30, 2010

really difficult to install. i recommend going to the the website and getting the vehicle specific diagram.

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Chris

Gainesville, FL

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decent (only thing on the market)

February 25, 2010

This adapter is incredibly laggy. not impossible to use once you get used to it; but definitely not like factory.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

SWI-JACKv1

Weight

0.50lbs

Internal SKU

swijackv1

Internal Product ID

17946

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: PAC SWI-JACKv1 (New Version of SWI-JACK)