-Retained Accessory Power: Radio stays on until you pull out the key.
-Connects directly into your factory wiring harness so that you can install a new radio without modifying your factory wiring.
-Will sometimes connect directly into the back of your new radio. We also have plug and play converters for most radios if if does not.-
The small box translates the CAN bus data signals and translates the following wires.
Switched 12V (turns the radio on with the key)(also keeps the radio on after you turn off the radio until you remove the key)
Illumination (tells the radio to dim when you have the headlights on)
Reverse (tells the radio to switch to the backup camera screen when the car is in reverse)
Parking brake (tells the radio that the parking brake is up so the radio unlocks restricted features like video) Our parking brake wire send the signal only when the car is not moving regardless of parking brake status. Allows features to be unlocked while at red lights.
Vehicle Speed Sense (tells the radio the speed of the car) This is used in high end radios to improve navigation accuracy.
-The small box also reads the CAN bus to translate your steering wheel controls for use with the new radio.
-You must purchase a “SWCL” programmer separately since it programs the small box to the brand radio you are installing. For more information go to your cars product page. If you landed on our site on this page please choose your car from the top menu for all the products and information about your car.
Golf R 2012-2013
-Not compatible with Fender or Dynaudio amplified systems. Choose your car from the menu above to find a compatible harness.
-Does not keep your factory reverse camera. Choose your car from the menu above to find the extra part that is needed.