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Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

Connects your car's steering wheel audio controls to select aftermarket car stereos

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Overview

Our take on the Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

The ASWC-1 adapter from Axxess allows you to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to almost any brand of aftermarket stereo, including Alpine, Clarion, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, Sony, and more. (Note: your new stereo must have a 3.5mm steering wheel control or wired remote control input.)

Keep your steering wheel audio controls

The ASWC-1 adapter from Axxess allows you to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to almost any brand of aftermarket stereo, including Alpine, Clarion, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, Sony, and more. (Note: your new stereo must have a 3.5mm steering wheel control or wired remote control input.)

Installation is a straightforward process. You usually have to connect a few wires to your factory wiring. In most cases, the adapter automatically recognizes the vehicle it's been connected to. If not, you can manually program the adapter for your vehicle by following a step-by-step process with LED confirmation. Once connected, the adapter's memory retains its programming even if battery power is interrupted. A USB slot allows you keep the ASWC-1 current when updates become available. Warranty: 1 year.

Installation Note: This adapter will not retain your vehicle's factory Bluetooth functionality. Please identify your vehicle or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to see if the ASWC-1 adapter is compatible with your vehicle.

Wiring Advisory: You'll usually have to tap or splice into one to three wires in your vehicle at the radio location to connect this interface. If you're using a Metra Axxess OEM integration adapter to connect your new car stereo to your vehicle, then it most likely will have a prewired connector for this Axxess ASWC-1 adapter. In these cases, no additional wiring in required. Axxess does provide custom wiring instructions for all confirmed compatible vehicles on their website.

Worked great in my 2007 Volvo S60 when I upgraded to the pioneer radio. While instructions were thorough I still had to call tech support on a Sunday. Only waited a minute and the guy was great! Hit me squared away in just a few minutes.

Scott, Sanford, FL

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What's in the Box:

  • Steering wheel control interface module
  • 11" Twelve-pin harness (with male 3.5mm connector)
  • Female 3.5mm connector (with attached 9" brown and brown/white wires)
  • Resistor
  • Installation Manual
  • Application Chart
Reviews

Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter Reviews

Average Customer Review:

598 Reviews

Works a advertised

Scott from Sanford, FL on 9/26/2016

2007 Volvo S60

Worked great in my 2007 Volvo S60 when I upgraded to the pioneer radio. While instructions were thorough I still had to call tech support on a Sunday. Only waited a minute and the guy was great! Hit me squared away in just a few minutes.

Pros: Great tech support experience

Cons: None

Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

Anonymous from Greeley, CO on 9/25/2016

2006 Ford F-350

It's ok

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Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

J. P. from Ct. on 9/25/2016

2004 Nissan Pathfinder LE

Does what it claims. On 04 Pathfinder clip off factory white plug connect two wires and ground the third.

Pros: Works...

Cons: needs better model specific notes

Plug & Play

PapaFinnDaddy from Towson, MD on 9/20/2016

2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Plug & Play easy .... Go to website ... Find your vehicle ... Print out instructions ... Update the "brick" ... Follow w instructions to connect ... And boom-digity, steering wheel controls! Happy Wife equals Happy Life!!!

Pros: Easy install w/ a little common sense

Cons: None so far ...

Works mostly

Monkeywrench from Portland, OR on 9/17/2016

2006 Saturn VUE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Install instructions were a little tough to decipher, but I was able to figure it out. Had to call customer support when it still didn't work, and they walked me through a stereo setting that needed changed. On my vehicle it only seems to control the volume and mute buttons, but not the up/down button for changing tracks or radio stations.

Pros: operates the volume and mute controls.

Cons: Confusing instructions even after getting the model specific instruction sheet, and watching the video online. Customer support was invaluable.

Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

Anonymous from Landisville,NJ on 9/16/2016

2009 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works as described, excellent product.

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Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

Anonymous from Memphis, TN on 9/14/2016

2008 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It connected right up the first time but when I disconnected it to get the wires straight in the back of the radio, It has not connected since. I have looked at the website to try to figure it out and have looked at many videos to find out why it will not connect but no help at all.

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Crutchfield response on September 20, 2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our customer service or tech support teams right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the adapter installed and working. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

was a little tricky to wire, but tec support was the best

Bruce from Palatka, FL on 9/13/2016

2006 Mazda MX5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

works well with my Mazda MX5 and JVC stereo. had a few problems getting it to recognize the car, but customer tec service talked me thru step by step to get it properly programmed. Top notch tec support

Pros: works well with all steering wheel functions

Cons: may need tec support.... but they are great

Easy to install and works like a charm!

LBSypher from Hardy, VA on 9/12/2016

2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The adapter was very easy to install in my 2008 Subaru Impreza STI. I'm using it with my Pioneer AVH-4200NEX and it works without any issues. All I had to do was connect it to two of the wires in the harness coming from the car and to the stereo itself through a 3.5mm connector.

Pros: Works like a charm!

Cons: I wish Metra had included a picture of the wiring harness connector like they have for other models. I found the correct wires, but I was a bit nervous since the drawing they included in the wiring instructions was not a good match to what the harness connector actually looks like.

Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

Anonymous from Delavan, WI on 9/11/2016

2004 Chrysler Town and Country
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Didn't work. Checked all wiring several times. Called tech support, didn't help. A waste of my money.

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Anonymous from Kalamazoo, MI on 9/8/2016

2000 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The installation and programming manual is awful. I have a 200 Pontiac Grand Prix and the following buttons on the steering wheel work: "Volume", "Seek", "Mute" "Play" (although it changes sources). The "AM/FM button" does nothing and apparantly can't be programmed. The "Preset" button is just another Seek up button and can't be re-programmed. Axxess technical support leaves a lot to be desired. I called them and the wait time said it was 1 minute. I was on hold for 20 minutes and then the call dropped. I had to call back and wait another 15 minutes. The rep I talked to was very curt and rude. He walked me through the programming steps and then when it didn't work just said "well, nothing I can do...guess that Kenwood doesn't recognize those commands." Pretty bummed.

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Crutchfield response on September 12, 2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our customer service or tech support teams right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the adapter installed and working! Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Very simple

Mayy from West Texas on 9/8/2016

2002 Ford Excursion
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This module was very simple to install and auto detected my vehicle and radio. Can't get much easier than that!!

Pros: Easy install

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Works.....somehow. ¯\_(?)_/¯

Alex from Phoenix, AZ on 9/6/2016

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The install wasn't difficult, just had to splice into a couple of wires. Setting up the buttoms seemed like a huge pain and I couldn't figure it out for a long time. After pressing tons of random buttons, the reset button a hundred times, it somehow started to work. I don't know how, I never upgraded the firmware but it somehow figured itself out and now it works...except the bluetooth buttons. Bluetooth buttons still do not work but I like it that way because I hate accidentally pressing those buttons and calling someone.

Pros: Somehow started working correctly even though I didn't know exactly what I was doing. (Wiring was correct, the programming was confusing.)

Cons: Confusing as anything to setup and Bluetooth buttons do not work.

Didn't work with my 2005 Dodge Durango

mark from Cape Coral, FL on 9/4/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Didn't work in my 2005 Dodge Durango. I was able to configure the steering wheel buttons so am confident I installed/wired the Axxess unit correctly. However, once I turned on the engine I found my gas pedal completely unresponsive and my tachometer wildly oscillating. Unplugging the Axxess control module stopped the above issues. Had no choice but return the unit. BTW, second Axxess replacement unit supplied by Crutchfield exhibited the exact same problems.

Pros: none

Cons: Interfered with my car electronic controls: Gas pedal stopped working and tachometer wildly oscillated!

Happy to keep my steering wheel buttons working !

Juan from Quebradillas, PR on 9/4/2016

2002 GMC Yukon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

From the installation this items was the easiest to install make sure check the website for the wire you gonna use in my case I have a 2002 GMC Yukon Denali is on the plug is pin 14, after I power up the unit the ASWC-1 turn on and I press on the steering wheel the up volume button and it begin to detect the new radio unit it took like maybe no more than 3 minutes after that I was able to change tracks from the USB driver and mute and volume works flawlessly really nice indeed, the only thing I notice is that in my Yukon if I press "PROG" If I'm using the files from the USB storage device, it will go back to the first song from the USB driver not a big deal is all cool. Other options I have not try the blue tooth stuff yet I just fill up a USB driver with some tunes and Rock that out !

Pros: really easy to install you only need a few wires, black GND chassis, red to ignition switch, and the one indicated from the website to your vehicle

Cons: nah all good !

Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

Anonymous from Charlottesville, VA on 9/4/2016

2005 Honda S2000
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Determining which set of instructions to follow was a bit challenging. Having to upgrade the firmware on a new purchase doesn't seem right.

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Worked after calling Crutchfield tech support

Stephen from Bennington, NE on 9/2/2016

2001 Pontiac Firebird
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I don't know if it was my fault or the wiring harness diagram on the Axxess website, but thanks to Crutchfield tech support for answering my questions and emailing me photos and instructions, explaining what I was doing wrong. Originally, I couldn't get it to work properly. There is one sterring wheel button that doesn't work with the interface, but it's not important. All the other ones function flawlessly. I'm glad I purchased this with my Kenwood stereo. It's very convenient to have hands free control of the stereo. Nice product!

Pros: It works! Contact Crutchfield Tech Support If You Have Problems With The Install....They're Awesome!

Cons: I may have misinterpreted the wiring harness pin diagram on the Axxess website. But Crutchfield tech support was able to help me with a successful install! Make Sure You Call Crutchfield Tech Support For Help If You Have Problems!

Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

Bud from Greenville, South Carolina on 8/31/2016

2005 Honda CRV EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product worked great for about 10 days then just quit working. Now I will have to go back into the dash to try to figure out why...

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Crutchfield response on September 5, 2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

Axes steering wheel adapter

Gerard from Florida on 8/30/2016

2015 Nissan Versa Note
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great, install was easy.

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Cons: Not tested on the 2015, need to download the 2014 modle for wire instructions.

Steering Wheel Controller

Michael M. from Cape Coral, FL on 8/30/2016

2009 Honda Accord
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as advertised. Instructions were a tad overwhelming, many extra unused wires lead to initial confusion. With some patience, (rare for me) it's all good.

Pros: Works as OEM

Cons: Initial confusion by many, many wires. Instructions were a bit overwhelming, but keep calm and install on.

Didn't work

Dennis from San Diego, CA on 8/29/2016

2009 Mazda 5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Gave it a shot, but could not get it to work. Definitely bummed, as the stereo was a gift for my wife and I would have preferred for her to stay hands free. The directions were absolutely useless with respect to the wiring.

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Cons: You're trying to get the car, this adapter, and the stereo to talk. Not easy.

Crutchfield response on August 30, 2016 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to help the customer. We'll either help him get the adapter working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

Great

Michael from Jonesboro, AR on 8/26/2016

2008 Nissan Sentra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great. Had a little trouble installing myself, but no big deal.

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Steering controls adapter

Craig S. from Bedford, IA on 8/25/2016

2007 Chrysler Pacifica
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Stock/oem functionality for the win.

Pros: Keeps the steering wheel controls need i say more. bought in conjunction with the ch02 kit, and together they are brilliant.

Cons: Instructions that come with are a little overwhelming at first. if you buy it with the wiring harness kit it makes it easier to install.

Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

Anonymous from Lake ridge, il on 8/24/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just perfect. Exactly what I need.

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Glad I got it

Matt from Whispering Pines, NC on 8/21/2016

2005 Chrysler Pacifica
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I am an novice installer. I needed a little help from Crutchfield. It only took a few minutes for them to point me in the right direction. I didn't want to give up the steering wheel controls when I put in the new stereo. This apparatus works flawlessly with my system.

Pros: easier to install than I originally thought worked properly the first time I tried it

Cons: The instructions weren't clear that this apparatus just plugged into the Axxess CHTO-02 and no wire splicing was necessary.

Easy to program

Blake from Marion, LA on 8/21/2016

2008 GMC Sierra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Super easy to program. Followed the instructions per the axxes website. Used in conjunction with Axxess GMOS-LAN-01 Wiring Interface and it eliminated several wiring connections being that you just plug the two together.

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Works well

C from Exton, PA on 8/21/2016

2011 Subaru Impreza
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installation instructions weren't very clear.

Pros: Works perfectly

Cons: Installation instructions we not very clear

Easy

Pete D. from Mentor, OH on 8/18/2016

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Follow the instructions and call them when you get confused. I did and it was easy.

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Easy install and great customer service

Anonymous from Tuscaloosa, AL on 8/14/2016

2005 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install. Match color for color, maybe one non color match but instructions inform you. Customer service is great!

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Great product for a great price!

Lyle from Tucson, AZ on 8/13/2016

2006 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Inexpensive, works perfectly right out of the box and super easy to install. It detected the truck and worked immediately. I programmed a few long button presses since I'm limited on buttons and that helped also. I did have trouble understanding the instructions on how to reprogram a button and gave up after trying many different interpretations - never was able to reprogram a button press, but I'm sure Crutchfield would have sorted it out if I called. It just wasn't that important so I didn't bother. I heartily recommend this product and Crutchfield. I don't shop anywhere else - the customer service is second to none.

Pros: Lowest priced option they had super easy to install Detects the vehicle by itself so no programming Fantastic customer support

Cons: The reprogramming instructions were vague

Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

Anonymous from Harrisville, RI on 8/12/2016

2013 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Could not get it to work in a 2013 Subaru Outback. Called the manufacturer three times, download new software, made new harness, separate ground wire nothing worked.

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Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

Anonymous from Sisters, OR on 8/12/2016

2009 Hyundai Sonata
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This unit worked for one try. When I took the key out of the ignition and tried again, no-go. I could never get it to auto or manually recognize my vehicle or radio, even after firmware update. I had to use tech support to find out which wires to connect and even then, it took them several minutes to pull up the schematics for my vehicle.

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75-Percent Perfect

Bob from Roseville, CA on 8/9/2016

2001 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm not a professional installer, but this unit was fairly easy for me to connect between my 2001 Xterra and a modern Pioneer Double-DIN radio. I believe two things would have been very valuable to know ahead of installing it: 1> The unit can (should) be updated and programmed using a laptop and a USB micro B cable (very common cable used for cellphones, etc.) BEFORE sealing it up in the dash. 2> Without programming / updated the unit, the functions of my specific steering wheel controls were misplaced and mixed up, though functional.

Pros: Functions are there. Installation is easy.

Cons: Instructions really should emphasize that the unit should be programmed / updated for full and best functionality AND that the cable required for that update is a common USB micro-B cable.

Just like the factory

Brad from Bartlett TN on 8/6/2016

2004 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works just like the factory

Pros: Works well

Cons: None

Works!!

Daniel L. from Saint Louis, MO on 8/5/2016

2013 Chevrolet Camaro
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works well, had this professionally installed as my install days are over

Pros: Works and preserves steering wheel controls

Cons: Wasn't free Didn't install itself

Works perfectly

Dustin from Ohio on 8/4/2016

2013 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

WorkS well and easy to install.

Pros: Simple to install

Cons: Instructions are slightly confusing

Read all of the instructions first.

Safetydude from Milford, Ohio on 8/2/2016

2009 MINI Cooper
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works, but it took me a while to get it right. My fault for not reading the instructions through completely before installing. One should be able to view the lights on the back of the unit when setting it up. I, unfortunately, installed it, closed up the dash, and could not see it. Had to set it up blindly. Great help from Crutchfield Tech Support, though. Was able to get it on second try. AGAIN, read the instructions through first.

Pros: Controls volume and station changing as it is supposed to do.

Cons: Does NOT connect or work the steering wheel controls for the phone. (I did not have that before, so it is no big deal.) Also, if it is not set up correctly, it will cause the radio to act a little funky. For example, it made my radio volume suddenly drop by about 1/3 and also change channel and display - all by itself! Once I got it set up correctly everything worked just fine.

Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

Randy from Coats, NC on 7/31/2016

2008 Ford Edge
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Warning: If you own a 2008 Ford Edge SEL do not purchase this Axxess ASWC-1 unit. The presets/scan/seek buttons on the steering wheel will not function correctly. I had to return the unit for a new same unit and it still did not work. I called Crutchfield tech support which is the best that I know of and they were very helpful and recommended exchanging for a different unit. I called Axxess tech support and they were not that helpful. They blamed the unit not working because of the steering wheel buttons being bad. I had Ford replace my steering wheel control button switch and the Axxess unit still would not work. Axxess does not want to take the blame on their products. I finally called Crutchfield tech support back again and they recommended the "idatalink maestro SW" steering wheel control unit. So I did another exchange and the idatalink worked easily and flawlessly the very first time on my own hooking it up. I give idatalink 2 thumbs up for their tech support! I spent a total of about 9 hours on this entire project just to get my new JVC radio to work with the steering wheel controls. It was nothing but a huge headache as far as I'm concerned but I learned a valuable lesson and hope to save you the headaches. Do not buy the Axxess ASCW-1 for a 2008 Ford Edge SEL even though they claim it works! Crutchfield's tech support was very helpful!!

Pros: Crutchfield Tech Support

Cons: Axxess ASWC-1 is not compatible with all vehicles like they claim

Crutchfield response on August 2, 2016 Because of Randy's review and perseverance, our vehicle integration buyer, Darren, pulled the Axxess steering wheel interface from several Ford Edge models and contacted Axxess, so they can investigate further.

Works, but not without problems

Steve from Lewisville, NC on 7/30/2016

2011 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed the Axxess Steering Wheel Control Interface (ASWC-1) with my new Kenwood DNX893S. The ASWC-1 allows me to use the factory radio control buttons on my steering wheel with new HU. The ASWC-1 has "auto-detect" that senses the steering wheel buttons and syncs them to the HU. It auto-detected my volume and channel up/down buttons and Mode button (toggles from radio, to SiriusXM, to Nav, etc.). My phone on-hook/off-hook buttons and Talk button (used with Bluetooth) did not auto-sync. A manual programming option exists, which I will try with these buttons. The ASWC-1 is "forgetting" its auto-detect settings from one car start to the next; the buttons work, then don't the next time the car is started. I must access the ASWC-1 inside the dash (remove trim bezel) and press its reset button to force a new auto-detect. Axxess tech support advised to ensure the ASWC-1 is directly grounded to the car chassis to eliminate changes in resistance from one car start to the next. I have it grounded with the HU, so I will separate the grounds and hope this corrects the problem. There is also a new firmware release. I will use the firmware updater utility from their website for this.

Pros: Allows me to use some of my factory steering wheel radio control buttons with my aftermarket head unit.

Cons: Not all steering wheel buttons auto-detected. Some problems with unit "forgetting" its auto-detect settings, which necessitated multiple manual resets. (May be due to incorrect grounding on my part. I will continue to troubleshoot. See "review" section for more details.)

Great little product and easy to hide

Ray from Detroit, MI on 7/28/2016

2003 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It is fairly easy to install with the directions it comes with and the Crutchfield ones. It works very well. I did not need to update it for my '03 Ram 1500, but could see where other newer vehicles might require the new firmware. My only issue is that it doesn't work 100% of the time. There have been a couple times (very seldom) where the steering controls will not work with it. Usually they come back the next time I start the truck.

Pros: easy to hide easy to install

Cons: doesn't work 100% of the time

works well with my town and country

Rich S from McCordsville, IN on 7/28/2016

2007 Chrysler Town and Country
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

a little hard to get to the USB port on my control box. other than that is worked great in conjuction with my radio that I purchased and my town and country.

Pros: easy to install. functions work well.

Cons: difficulty getting the unit to register the car and radio. but once I figured out the instructions. it worked. needs a little better manual.

Works once you figure it out

Robert from Chester, NH on 7/26/2016

2013 Subaru Impreza
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Once the product is installed and working properly, its great. I have my original steering wheel controls operating my new after-market JVC radio and iPhone (the "talk" button o the steering wheel fires up Siri on my iPhone.. neat!). I was disappointed that I had to cut into my vehicle's harness wiring to access some of the pins that were not included on the Wiring Harness that was sent to me. Other than that, it seems to working fine.

Pros: Integrates well with my steering wheel harness and JVC radio

Cons: I had to cut into my vehicle's harness wiring to access some of the pins that were not included on the Wiring Harness that was sent to me.

Works on first try

Procarb from Pacifica, CA on 7/26/2016

2005 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product, works flawlessly with my 2005 F350 and Kenwood DDX6902S. No programming/updating needed. Just splice it in and go. Not too difficult. You need to go on the company's website for installation instructions for your specific vehicle. Tip: For my vehicle's harness (Harness), the vehicle's steering wheel wire is pin #18. Unfortunately the supplied adapter (Adapter) that goes inbetween the Harness and the Kenwood does not have a wire in slot #18. Instead of cutting into the Harness, I just moved a spare Adapter pin/wire over to open Adapter slot #18 and connected the Axxess white/green wire to the relocated Adapter wire. All you need is a very small screwdriver to release and pull the red plate out of Adapter and then use the screwdriver to release the tab holding the extra pin/wire. The released wire can then be snapped into Adapter pin #18. Much easier to do than write about!

Pros: It works with very little installation effort.

Cons: Vehicle specific Instructions could be a little more detailed but they were sufficient. I didn't need the resistor but it is easy to lose when you open the packaging so be careful in case you need it. It is very small.

works

Anonymous from Chester, PA on 7/25/2016

2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I can use the steering control , thank goodness, wiring can be tricky and intimidating, but with the help of crutchfield techs, it works

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Works Great!! Had a minor insallation issue though.

John from Virginia on 7/23/2016

2005 MINI Cooper

I bought this wondering "Why does this cost so much?", but I soon found that this adapter is awesome. I saves a ton of time and effort in installation and really does work great thanks to the auto-detection. The issue I had was with my newer Kenwood showing as a JVC. The documentation Crutchfield sent clearly stated that this is a known issue and they bolded the text that a 10-12K ohm resistor is needed for my radio during the programming phase. The only problem I had was that the document said the resistor was included, but I couldn't find it in the kit. A quick trip to the store sorted that out and my radio was properly detected in a snap.

Pros: Easy to install, good LED feedback, and works great.

Cons: The 10K ohm resistor either 1) wasn't in the package or 2) I lost it as I opened it (more likely). This was no fault of Crutchfield and was easily resolved.

Frustrating!!

Ron from Asheville, NC on 7/23/2016

2004 Kia Sorento EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install, but not easy to get it to work. I worked on getting it set up to work with my SUV (2004 Kia Sorento EX) off and on for a week. The Tech support from Crutchfield is great, they could not find out what the problem was, so Crutchfield sent me a whole new unit. I received the new unit reinstalled the new unit and it did the same thing as the old unit. So at this point I called AXXESS Tech support and with just a few steps the tech guy had it up and working in 5 mins. So why I'm letting you'll know this is while Crutchfield Tech Support is great, just call AXXESS Tech support with any problem with the ASWC-1 unit and you will save a lot of time.

Pros: Works great

Cons: Hard to set up and to get it to work right. I would have given it 5 stars if it was not so hard to get it to work.

Crutchfield response on August 3, 2016 Thanks to Ron's comments, we're reaching out to Axxess for more training info to see how we can better help customers directly with the ASWC-1 steering wheel interface without having to go through two different tech support groups.

Good adapter

ME from Helena, MT on 7/19/2016

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Work, but I havn't gotten it to work well yet. The up volume and up track change are glitchy and done work consistently. Additionally I lost a couple of functions after taking out the stock receiver. I am thinking some of my problems are due to programming issues (when you install it you have to program it to recognize your receiver). Overall it is better than not having use of the steering wheel controls, but I feel it could be better

Pros: Give you use of the steering wheel buttons

Cons: Buttons work inconsistently and have lost a couple of the functions from the factory setup.

Crutchfield response on July 20, 2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Awesone adapter.

Erik from Pensacola, FL on 7/13/2016

2008 Hyundai Sonata
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install and allows all of the steering controls to work. Ive installed older ones and you had to program them, this one does it automatically. Awesome.

Pros: Steering wheel controls retained, easy to install, auto programming

Cons: Instructions could be written better

Works 100%

Robert from KC on 7/13/2016

2005 Toyota Highlander
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works just as they said it would, I did have a problem figuring out which wires to hook up to, but Crutchfield was there to help like always!

Pros: No programming for this vehicle

Cons: Which wiring harness to choose to wire the three wires from the unit.

Steadily increasing volume issue. Did not complete installation.

Tyrone from Allentown, PA on 7/12/2016

2009 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Based on previous success with another vehicle (VW Passat), I took the advice of Crutchfield and bought the steering wheel control module. After following all the diagrams from the head unit manufacture, Crutchfield and Axxess, I was able to connect the system. Thank goodness I did not crimp/shrink-wrap the connections, because as soon as I turned on the unit, the volume increased to the maximum. Any attempt to lower manually (on wheel or head unit) went back up to max as soon as the down button(s) were released. Checked out several boards (auto, axxess, and JVC/Kenwood), and it looks like there may be a wiring diagram problem. Decided the time to investigate was not worth it. Disconnected the adapter and successfully installed the head unit without steering wheel controls.

Pros: Instructions were thorough, if inaccurate. Easy to follow.

Cons: Wiring diagrams are not completely accurate. Volume uncontrollable.

Wiring instructions not good enough

Aaron from Kaneohe, HI on 7/10/2016

2014 Nissan Frontier SV
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have used this item in the past with no problems. This time, I have not been able to install on my truck. The wiring instruction do not match the wire colors that I have available. I have been searching the Internet to no avail to find the correct diagram.

Pros: Good unit when working.

Cons: Wiring instruction not right for my vehicle.

Worked perfectly out of the box.

John from Irving, TX on 7/10/2016

2006 Mazda 3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I replaced the stock unit in my 2006 Mazda3 and wanted to keep the steering wheel controls. This box worked very well. The website had exact instructions for my car. I wired it up, turned the car and the stereo on, and this thing worked perfectly. I did spend some time on it because when I used the search buttons on the steering wheel it would search up through the frequencies instead of go from channel to channel the way I wanted it. Turns out that was an issue with the way the radio was set, not the ASWC-1. Once I set the radio correctly it works just exactly like I wanted it to. So if it doesn't seem to work you might make sure it's not the radio.

Pros: -Worked exactly the way I wanted out of the box.

Cons: -I can see where it might be a tight fit if you don't have a lot of space behind the dash. It's worth making sure you have the space for the control box to fit in.

Instructions from manufacturer do not match my wiring harness

Derek from San Jose, CA on 7/9/2016

2004 Honda Accord LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Tried to install this product. Couldn't make it work. The instructions from the manufacturer don't match my vehicle. They say to run the control input to the left from speaker, and ground the radio power supply. That can't be right. Obviously they gave me the instructions for a different car. I can't find instructions that fit my car. Utterly useless.

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Cons:

Crutchfield response on July 11, 2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the adapter installed and working. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

A must have

Daniel from Columbus, OH on 7/9/2016

2007 Honda Accord EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

For my vehicle it was plug and play. Bought with the Metra 99-7803 Dash and Wiring Kit. With this kit and it's included wiring harness it just plugs into the supplied harness and everything worked with no programming necessary. This is a must have to keep your steering wheel controls.

Pros: All steering wheel radio controls work with no programming necessary.

Cons: None.

A little confusing but seems to work

Doug S from Bolingbrook, IL on 7/6/2016

2012 Toyota RAV4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm a newbie to this and the automatic setup didn't seem to work at first. Spent a lot time figuring out the flashing LEDs and trying to manually set the radio type which was wrong based on the number of LED flashes. I think part of the problem may have been the radio was on. I turned the radio off at some point and everything seemed to auto detect fine and everything now works.

Pros: Should have been easy because it does the auto detection of the radio and wiring. Seems to be working fine now.

Cons: If having the radio off at some point makes a difference, that should be in the instructions. I had to go to the website to find the explanations of the flashing LEDs. If having the radio off doesn't matter, then some other magic happened along the way and I'll just consider myself lucky at this point.

Didn't work work my car had pro try t indtall

Jeaa from San diego on 7/6/2016

2015 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Took half of my steering wheel options off air pressure mileage ect etc...

Pros:

Cons: Took half of my car options off not what I wanted.

Crutchfield response on July 11, 2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Works exactly as described

Charles from North Fork, CA on 7/5/2016

2008 Nissan 350Z
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

When I saw all of the wires I was a little taken back wondering exactly what I'd gotten myself into. My concerns were unfounded once I followed their instructions, went on line and found the specific instructions for my car. The details were easy to follow, they had both written instructions and pictures of each step and the installation took a lot less time than I originally expected. Most importantly, the unit works perfect and all of the steering wheel control features that I had with my factory installed bose system, work with my new Alpine radio that I installed along with this unit.

Pros: Detailed easy to read instructions specific to your vehicle Self programming once initiated. Works exactly as advertised.

Cons: Unit has a lot of extra wires for different possible installs making it look a lot more complex to install along with having a lot of unused wires to tie off.

Easy to install, self-configuring

Mark from Melbourne, FL on 7/5/2016

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Took some time, and a couple of sets of eyes to understand how to wire this properly. Through no fault of this product, the separate adapter harness purchased at the same time was frustratingly missing 2 wires which would make installation a breeze. This meant we needed to either splice into the factory harness of a 1 week old car, or add pins ourselves to the harness. After getting past this, control adapter was automatically detected by the head unit, and controls work as expected.

Pros: Automatically configures itself to the vehicle and head unit. Restores factory wheel function.

Cons: A bit challenging to fully understand expected wiring.

Haven't gotten it synced yet...

Jaclyn D from New Freedom, PA on 6/29/2016

1997 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had to purchase this because I wanted my steering controls in my '98 Grand Prix to work with my new radio. So far I have not been able to figure out how to sync it with the radio (?) and the directions are extremely unclear. My dad has replaced 100s of radios without the problems we had with this adapter.

Pros: Fits my car

Cons: Hard to figure out

Didn't Work

GC from Carlsbad, CA on 6/28/2016

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Attached instructions did not make sense. I did the install after Crutchfield had closed so no tech support available. It is wired correctly and I programmed it the way I was instructed (even after I spoke with Crutchfield again). The steering wheel now only will control volume up on my wheel. Cannot turn anything down. Junk.

Pros: Be great if it worked.

Cons: Doesn't work.

Crutchfield response on June 29, 2016 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to help the customer. We'll either help him get this adapter working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

BA from South Plainfield, NJ on 6/27/2016

2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very difficult to program once you get it programmed it works OK but the mute button doesn't actually mute the radio.

Pros: Volume and mode buttons work fine

Cons: Very difficult to program once you get it programmed it works OK but the mute button doesn't actually mute the radio.

Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

Anonymous from RI on 6/27/2016

2013 Subaru Impreza
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great on the first try!

Pros: Once the 4-ish cables were connected as instructed, it worked right away. It put a big smile on my face and I felt like a genius. It's the little things, I guess.

Cons: Had to work with Crutchfield support (who was lovely) to get the wiring right. The diagrams are helpful once you have someone actually explain them to you. Also, not super happy with the fact that I had to splice into wiring physically attached to my car, but whatever, I did it and it worked!

Something's Missing

EO from Chapel Hill, NC on 6/26/2016

2006 Mazda MX5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

When I finally got this installed it worked, but getting it to work took far too long. The installation instructions aren't the best. (I'm sure a more seasoned professional would disagree). Basically, the instructions say something like, Here is a picture of the wiring harness. Connect this color wire to this PIN and connect this color wire to the ground. That sounds easy. How do you want me to do that? Do I pull the wires out of the wiring harness and connect them? Do I put them back in once connected? Do I cut them? If I cut them do I connect them back together along with the new wire? Or do I just connect the new wire to... which side of the cut wire do I connect it to? Because Crutchfield technical support ROCKS I called them and they explained it to me. But once connected, the Axcess unit would not auto-detect the vehicle and head unit, as the instructions say. I called Axcess tech support and we did some troubleshooting. I was on the verge of re-wiring things when the technician realized that my particular head unit (Blaupunkt 220) had a set up menu in it that would determine the steering wheel control buttons. Whew! That was a close one because rewiring was not something I wanted to do. Once we figured that out things worked fine.

Pros:

Cons: Unclear installation instructions.

Brilliant

Jim from Lynnwood, WA on 6/25/2016

2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This thing works just like it should. Just make sure you download, read, and follow the instructions carefully, and understand what it takes to get your dash unit to map the buttons to its functions. That's where I got stuck, but after figuring that out, it is all working perfectly.

Pros: Easy installation, works as advertised.

Cons: Well, reading morse code blinks from LEDs isn't a lot of fun, but I can't think of a better way that would be as cost-effective.

Worked great!

Justin from Golden, CO on 6/19/2016

2007 Honda Accord SE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use. Truly plug and play. Steering wheel controls work with new stereo just as expected.

Pros: Easy to use Inexpensive

Cons: Had to download a separate set of instructions from their website The adaptor wiring kit was a bit messy, and I didn't even end up using it because the wiring with the dash kit I got included the necessary hook-ups for the steering wheel adaptor

Doesnt Fully work. Confirmed by Axxcess

FullA from Ohio on 6/18/2016

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product does not work with this vehicle! -Simple next song / station doesnt work under any circumstances. -Also Do Not Buy If Hands Free Talking Is Needed. -Axxcess in no way guarantees that hands free control will work at all. I spoke to several people all of whom repeated that they often dont work with this unit. -The auto detect does not work at all. -After returning the original radio (Alpine), a Pioneer didnt work either. -I did everything many many times. The tech support for axxcess did everything they could. They ultimately said well it doesnt appear the unit works with your vehicle. -I pretty tech saavy. Car stereo is a long time hobby. -The instructions are ok, but contain a few errors regarding led color. -The only reason it gets one star is for the seriously amazing CS at Crutchfield. They had a return label to me in seconds. Really top notch there. -Axxcess CS is a mixed bag. Theyre available on weekends inclu sunday which is nice. A few reps were very rude and just blatently blame the usb stick or anything other than the unit. I tried a cd and said what then followed by oh its the radio. -Followed by its the car. -I could tell him the instructions verbatum from memory and i knew what I was doing. He still gave me attitude. -A couple other gentlemen were just fine and plenty polite however.

Pros: -Easy set up -Supposed to auto detect. Which would be nice.

Cons: -Ultimately didnt fully work. -Tedious troubleshooting -Dont guarantee hands free at all. -Some Axxess CS reps are extremely unprofessional. -Have to actually see the device while setting up. Dont completely install at first. Leave length on connections.

Disappointed in product

Scott from Covington, KY on 6/17/2016

2004 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installation was easy, updating via USB was easy. After verifying connections multiple times the device changes what the steering wheel buttons do with each start up of truck. Sometimes the volume up is actually volume up, sometimes it changes between presets, sometimes it does the seek/scan. Same with the volume down button. The seek/scan buttons will either not do anything or they switch between the input options.

Pros: easy install and firmware update

Cons: blinking light green/red for what radio, what wire is active is a hassle

Crutchfield response on June 20, 2016 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Great product

Danny S. from Travelers Rest, SC on 6/16/2016

2005 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice to be able to use this product and keep the steering control function on the vehicle. Crutchfield Tech answered my questions and made install fairly simple.

Pros: Auto detected my vehicle, easy wiring directions

Cons: none

Always works.

Christopher from San Luis Obispo, CA on 6/15/2016

2011 Hyundai Tucson
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have used this product in 3 different vehicles and never have a problem with it working.

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Easy

Manuel c from Avondale, az on 6/14/2016

2009 Scion xB
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was very easy to install.you download the instructions for the type of car you have. Its very easy. Like it

Pros: It was easy to program

Cons:

Horrible instructions

Matt G from Tehachapi, CA on 6/14/2016

2006 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I assume this product works fine once installed properly. Good luck though. The instructions are online and for my vehicle at least, really incoherent. To the point where you have to be good enough to install it without instructions. But we all aren't that type of expert. Especially the diagram of the pin connector you're supposed to be connecting wires to. No description of which side you're looking at, how you're suppose to connect these wires, and where. Maybe just add a basic plug for your vehicle type would make it easier.

Pros: Don't know yet

Cons: Instructions

Crutchfield response on June 14, 2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

As Advertised

Don from Abilene, TX on 6/14/2016

2007 Ford Crown Victoria
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product allows the integration of steering wheel controls with a new receiver installation

Pros: Everything works. Everything needed is supplied except connectors.

Cons: Took a few tries to get used to the flashing-LED codes. But they helped resolve my installation problem.

Perfect!

Ryan C from Jenkintown, PA on 6/13/2016

2014 Kia Soul

Very easy install and worked on the first time and works properly.

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Cons:

Works great

Anonymous from Piscataway, NJ on 6/10/2016

2004 Chrysler Town and Country
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was any easy installation with only a few wires to connect. All functions in the steering wheel work exactly like with original radio.

Pros: Works great Easy installation

Cons: None

Simple Steering Wheel Solution

Angie D from Orlando, FL on 6/9/2016

2015 Mazda 6
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I tried to install this adapter myself, and did not complete it. From the reviews and reading other forums, it should be easy to install...maybe not for the novice. From what I read, it works like it says and will auto program for the specific car. I ended up with the PAC RP4-MZ11, only because it's easier for me to install, it provided a wire for my OEM backup camera and gave me full Steering wheel (phone pickup/hang up, volume, etc) features. Again, I did not install this, but from people that have installed this, it's a simple solution to get your basic steering wheel controls.

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Cons:

Steering Wheel control review

David J from Tulsa, OK on 6/9/2016

2006 Mazda 5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Unit was fairly easy to install. It didn't work at first, but then after a call to Crutchfield tech support (extremely helpful, by the way), I just had one wire misconnected. The tech support guy even e-mailed me a diagram with instructions highlighted! Very helpful! My steering wheel controls work just the same with my new receiver as with the original.

Pros:

Cons:

Steering wheel controls

Will M from El Paso, Texas on 6/8/2016

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install and works like factory unit

Pros: Easy install

Cons: None

Surprisingly simple

C T from Yuma, AZ on 6/7/2016

1999 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

With the number of wires included in the kit, I had no idea how simple and easy it would be to install. Works great and lets me use my steering wheel buttons!

Pros:

Cons:

good product

rlp from Memphis, TN on 6/4/2016

2006 Hyundai Sonata
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

works great

Pros: works great

Cons: be sure to read all directions when installing

Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

David from Springfield, PA on 6/3/2016

2010 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wanted to maintain usage of steering wheel controls when I replaced my factory head unit. The ASWC-1 allowed this to happen. Excellent support staff helped me with wiring questions and unit programmed itself perfectly. Great product and even better support. Way to go, Crutchfield!

Pros: Allows you to keep steering wheel controls.

Cons:

This thing is amazing!

Keith from Hilliard, OH on 5/30/2016

2015 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

First off, if you are buying this for a 2015 Subaru, they may not list your application on the Axxess site as being tested (as of the date of this review). I used the 2014 instructions and it worked flawlessly. This was the easiest part of the installation of my entire system replacement. I tapped the few wires I needed into the Axxess and that was it. It auto-detected from the go and works flawlessly. I got to keep all my SWC for my new head unit. Some other units have resistors and other nonsense you have to use to get them working. Just get this, it really is plug and play.

Pros: Auto detects the vehicle in use

Cons:

Something is hissing

JL from Los Angeles, CA on 5/26/2016

2005 GMC Envoy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

everything works, but there is a hiss at zero volume. not sure if it's this harness or the stereo. still trying to figure it out.

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Cons:

Did not work on my 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport

Alan from Montebello, CA on 5/26/2016

2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I gave this product 3 stars only because I'm not sure if its my fault or the modules. I purchased this module with the other recommended install items for my vehicle per Crutchfield, the instructions for install were vague, but workable and I followed them to the letter as it was put forth in the instructions, hooked it up, nothing! double checked my connections, all is good. So through the good fortune of Youtube, I found an install that mentioned the "Magic Modual" that allows the stereo to play nice with the vehicles "Brain", the iDatalink Maestro RR. Hooked it up with the CH1 harness and "SUCCESS"! it would have been nice to have this little tidbit of info!

Pros: Seems well made

Cons: Vague install instructions

Works like it should...

Jonathan from Waterloo, IA on 5/25/2016

2011 Honda CR-Z
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Instructions were a little sketchy, wiring diagrams weren't the best, but the unit works as it should

Pros: Ability to keep steering controls

Cons: directions weren't the best

Aswc-1 steering wheel control adapter

Sureshot306 from Baltimore, md. on 5/25/2016

2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent product. Easy installation, and works flawlessly. Installed in my f250, and it instantly connected, and started working. Very nice

Pros:

Cons:

Don't bother with the instructions

Amy from Stamford, CT on 5/21/2016

2013 Subaru Impreza
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great, but the instructions are useless. We called Crutchfield customer service and found that we had to strip the factory wires in the car to attach this, which is not what the instructions said.

Pros: Works fine once it's installed per proper instructions

Cons: Need new installation instructions

Easy plug and play

Timmer from Knox, TN on 5/13/2016

2014 Dodge Charger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So far works as it should, easy hook up with aftermarket radio. Want to remap a few keys for push to talk, but as far as working out of box, all seems well.

Pros: Quick add on , plug and play. Easy

Cons: Have to pull box out /apart for updates / modding of key mapping, if not using default key setup. But is working fine as advertised.

Good product

Martyman from Plano, TX on 5/9/2016

2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very flexible product looks like it will work with just about any vehicle with steering wheel controls. For the SLK it's not perfect because some of the buttons also control the vehicle display and would only control the radio when it was in the display. With this unit installed changing vehicle display mode will also change stations/tracks if programmed for those functions.

Pros: Works great

Cons: Documentation is confusing No online instructions for this vehicle Unit must be visile to program

Perfect

dd from Marysville, MI on 5/4/2016

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

No issues, works great.

Pros: Works perfect

Cons: none

Install made easy

Drew from Midland, MI on 5/3/2016

2008 Chevrolet Silverado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to follow directions made install a breeze

Pros:

Cons:

Works like factory

Tony from Huntingdon, TN on 5/1/2016

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

When I first installed the Axxess steering wheel control adapter with my new Pioneer stereo it didn't work and I wasn't a happy camper. I didn't like the idea of having steering wheel controls that didn't function. Then I pushed the reset button on the adapter and it detected my vehicle and stereo and started working fine. The steering wheel controls now function just like they did with the factory radio.

Pros: Keep steering wheel controls.

Cons: Wiring directions weren't the best.

Nice add-on for aftermarket head unit

Jmofunk from Norman, OK on 4/29/2016

2007 Honda Pilot
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased this as an add-on to the aftermarket head unit I got in the same sale. Installation was easy once I watched a couple YouTube videos (one from Crutchfield, and another from a user). For the splicing, I recommend getting tap splices, which make installation easy for those of us without much experience in wiring. The controls work just like they did with the factory unit!

Pros: Easy installation (after picking up tap splices from hardware store)

Cons: none

EXCELLENT

Brian from Ogden, UT on 4/26/2016

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Programmed immediately. Hooked it up to a new Kenwood. I had to connect the blue/yellow remote wire to the brown wire and then insert to the plug into the female end with the brown wire. Nice to have my steering wheel controls back!

Pros: Programs immediately. Calling their customer support is excellent too

Cons: dodgey instructions but it's a breeze.

Extremely simple. Basically installed itself.

TB from Bloomington, IN on 4/25/2016

1998 Acura 2.3CL
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Amazingly quick and simple to install. All I had to do was connect the blue/grey wire and the ground wire. Once I plugged it into my stereo, it automatically set itself up in about 10 seconds and was ready to go. I looked at the installation diagram on their website and found which wire/pin needed to be spliced on the factory harness. Since the Metra harness I had didn't already have a steering wheel controls pin, I removed a pin/wire from a second metra harness, lined up the correct pin with the factory harness based on the instructions, and added a pin to my Metra harness. Then I was able to solder the Metra harness wire to the ASWC-1 wire without having to cut any factory wiring. Works just like I wanted with no configuration required.

Pros: - Easy to install (just two wires to connect) - Configures itself automatically in about 10 seconds - Small enough to tuck away behind my stereo - No need to cut factory wire if you're willing to buy two harnesses and make a Frankenstein harness

Cons: None so far.

Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

Bill J from Charleston SC on 4/24/2016

2005 Toyota Camry
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I found the package very easy to set up install and use

Pros: Automatically finds stereo and sets itself up

Cons: Volume control on the steering wheel is too sensitive and sometimes starts song back over

Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

SamG from Atlanta, GA on 4/22/2016

2002 Jeep Liberty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was thinking this was going to be a difficult task to accomplish, but it was not, the instructions were clear and easy to follow, it took me about ten minutes to pair the device to the steering controls and have them operational.

Pros: Easy access from the steering wheel to all of the stereo system functions without losing focus of the road.

Cons: none

Plug and Play Ease or Customizable

Chris from Corpus Christi, TX on 4/21/2016

2009 Scion xB
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed this adapter to a basic Pioneer head unit using the wiring adapter from Crutchfield. I only had to connect power and ground outside of the wiring adapter. Once I turned the power and the ignition on, this thing automatically detected the radio and programmed itself correctly. Easy. However, I decided that I wanted to change up the factory buttons to answer and hang up phone calls. This, too, was easy.

Pros: Easy to install and program. Quick response to button pushes.

Cons: I could not figure out how to reprogram the buttons to scan through radio stations rather than presets. I believe it is a weakness in the Pioneer head unit (or the installer). However, I am still 100% happy with this device.

Steering wheel controls

Dylan D from Batesville, Ms on 4/20/2016

2004 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product works great with truck and the radio. Instructions are vaig. I called crutchfield and they walked me through setup and answered any questions.

Pros: Works great.

Cons: Instructions vague.

Axes ASWC-1

Derek L from Phoenix, AZ on 4/19/2016

2006 Hyundai Sonata
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this in conjunction with my new Kenwood receiver. The instructions were fairly straight forward but I ran into some issues with the Metra harness I used (70-5520) for my 2006 Sonata. The harness doesn't have pin 18 or 19 so I had to tap directly into the corresponding wires on the factory harness. Once I did that, everything programmed right away and all of the functions from the steering wheel (Volume, Mode, and Mute). Very pleased to have my controls with my new Kenwood. A great deal as part of the discounted installation accessories from Crutchfield!

Pros: Retains factory steering wheel convenience, Programs itself

Cons: May have to work around wiring harness adapter depending on installation

Worked great, easy to install/use, Auto Programs!

Keith from Arvada, CO on 4/18/2016

2005 Pontiac GTO

Have used this on multiple vehicles. Easy to install and use. Best part, it AUTOMATICALLY Programs itself to the car and radio. Worked flawlessly every time. Costs a little more but definitely worth it. And is smaller and takes up less space than other interfaces.

Pros: Easy to use/install, AUTOMATICALLY programs, multiple vehicles, user friendly instructions

Cons: Price slightly higher than other units

Wow! Easy to install. Works seamlessly.

TK from Colorado Springs, CO on 4/15/2016

2004 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was mentally prepared to be tearing things apart a few times to get this to work properly. I did the firmware update before installing. (always update firmware first on modern electronics!) I put it in for the test (along with an adapter for the aftermarket head unit to the factory amp). It worked perfectly. When I did the final install, it didn't work. I thought "OK, here we go with the headache." TUrns out I knocked the 3.5mm plug loose sliding the head unit in. I plugged it in and took extra care not to bump it too much and 'voila!', perfection.

Pros: Works perfectly in the 4Runner

Cons: none.

Needs improvement.

Jonathan D from Seattle, WA on 4/13/2016

2000 BMW 3 Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

(I want to start by saying that yes, I have updated the unit through the website) The adapter works well enough. I can change volume and tracks via my steering wheel, which is awesome. The issue for me is whenever I turn my car on, the adapter changes the stereo from one source to the next. For instance, if I leave it on Bluetooth, it will change to radio when I get in the car. If I leave it on the radio it will change to Aux, Aux to CD and so on. This is annoying to me because I was especially looking forward to picking up right where I left off with audio books, whether on my phone through BT, or on an actual CD. If I unplug the adapter, the issue goes away but I have decided I would rather have steering wheel control and live with the inconvenience of changing sources when I get into the vehicle. I know it might seem like a small thing, but it is quite annoying and I am hoping that Axxess will fix the issue in a future update; at which point in time I will revise this review to reflect a 5 star rating.

Pros: Auto detected my car and stereo, allows me to maintain use of my steering wheel controls.

Cons: Forces the stereo to change sources upon startup of the vehicle.

Would have given -5 stars

Mstewart from Parker, AZ on 4/12/2016

2014 Chevrolet Suburban
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Got tired of fussing with it after four hours Built a box from scratch for my suburban carpeted it in less time than adding this box tap negative wire 50x Left it connected and just put new stereo in said fk it

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Cons:

After spending a day trying to get this to work have put it aside

None from Colorado Springs, Co on 4/11/2016

2007 Hyundai Azera
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I tried to get this to work spending over six hours over two days. Contacted Crutchfield technical support, they confirmed that according to the information I provided, the unit was installed correctly. I tried their suggestions and was not successful in getting this to work. I have now put the unit in a drawer until a day with lots' of spare time i will disassemble the dash, take out the radio and contact AXXess support and see if they can get this to work. According to the instructions it should be a no-brainer, just wire it up, turn on the power and press the up volume.

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Cons:

Works well. Instructions are a bit lacking.

Kustom Kid from Ft Wayne, IN on 4/11/2016

2011 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product works great using a Kenwood X399 head unit in a 2011 Subaru Outback. I updated the firmware before I even got out to the car. One weird thing was the software said it was updating from version 0.00 to 4.11 (the label on the back of the unit said it had version 4.09 installed). Either way, it works and that's all that matters. I would recommend updating the firmware straight out of the box. The instructions were a bit lacking, Well, let me rephrase that. The instructions are a bit lacking if you're not exactly sure what you're looking for. The vehicle has two different wiring harnesses that plug into the stock head unit. Like any one who knows everything about everything I assumed the 2nd harness was for the steering wheel controls. After a lot of head scratching, and Google searching, I figured out that the ASWC-1 wires splice into the primary harness and the secondary harness is no longer used. Once that was sorted out it took about 10 minutes to install. The ASWC-1 correctly identified the stereo brand, and all steering wheel controls work perfectly.

Pros: Fairly easy install. Lots of 3rd party documentation online. Doesn't take up a lot of space. Crutchfield would have walked me through it had I just broken down and called.

Cons: If you've never installed this, or something similar, before read as much as you can before going in. If I learned anything from watching cartoons as a child it's that "knowing is half the battle."

Mostly compatible

Kris from Northern IL on 4/10/2016

2005 Buick LaCrosse
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Got this as part of the kit to install a radio in my 2005 Buick Lacrosse. All worked well until I tried using the temperature controls also located on my steering wheel. After attempting to manually program it a few times, I called the manufacturer at the 1-800 number listed in the aswc-1 installation booklet. I was advised that vehicles with climate controls on the steering wheel are "hit or miss" due to the nature of each vehicle. we discussed my issue and unfortunately, I can program the temp buttons to do radio functions, but not any climate controls. If I would have know about this upfront, I wouldn't have been so disappointed since i wasted a good 2 hours rechecking things. The manufacturer needs to state this somewhere for the record, the loss of my temp control buttons isn't a deal breaker for my overall radio installation, but I am disappointed by the situation.

Pros: Easy-ish install, easy to manual program if you need to customize buttons, tech support was knowledgeable when I encountered an Issue

Cons: Not fully compatible with my particular vehicle due to loss of the temp controls on my steering wheel, which isn't stated as a possibility in any of the literature that I saw

Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

Mike H from Sarona Wi on 4/6/2016

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The product worked fine easy to install.However it did not work with the deck I bought it for I had to buy a different deck .after that it was almost a plug and play install and works great in my truck.

Pros:

Cons: When I orderd the product I did not give the model JVC deck I had and salesman did not ask .after I got it and called back tech support was very helpful asked model number and we got it all figured out.

Works Great

Garrett from Clarksville, TN on 4/4/2016

2007 Nissan Titan
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I got it because I thought it would be easy to install in my 2007 nissan titan by myself (who knows nothing about wiring in vehicles). I read the reviews and thought it was going to be real easy to install because the axxess website has installation instructions. I'm not saying anything bad about the instructions but they were not as easy as I was hoping to follow because the color of the wires in my titan did not match the colors in the instructions. I bought the truck from a dealership and it had an aftermarket stereo in it so I have no idea if the original wires were even still there. I had a shop install mine and it works great. It took the shop about 45 minutes to install it and they used the same instructions I would have used from the axxess website. If the wire colors had matched or if I knew which wires were which then I think this product would be very easy to install on your own and it works great in my 2007 nissan titan and with my kenwood dnx572bh.

Pros: Works great and seems easy to install.

Cons: I could not install using the instructions from the axxess website but I think that was because of my lack of knowledge in vehicle wiring.

Excellent choice if replacing HU and you have Steering Wheel Controls

Rosko from Audubon, PA on 3/22/2016

2004 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Was going to go with the PAC alternative, but the Crutchfield Advisor gave me this cheaper alternative. Connection was a breeze,,,and programed itself. You just need to follow the directions for you vehicle.

Pros: Steering wheel controls kept exactly as they were

Cons: Slightly bulky but it fit behind the dash. With Technology nowadays you would think they could make them smaller.

Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

Gordon from knoxville, TN on 3/21/2016

2014 Kia Optima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

All of the functionality of my steering wheel still work and illuminate like they did before I went with the after marker radio.

Pros: Works as described.

Cons: None.

Nice

Rick from Edinburg, TX on 3/20/2016

2014 Nissan Sentra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy install and got all my steering controls back.

Pros: Easy instal

Cons: None

Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

John from Ashburn, VA on 3/19/2016

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe LS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have mixed feelings about the Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Controls. I have a 2015 Tahoe LS and I installed the Pioneer AVH-4100NEX along with the Axxess GMOS-LAN-09. On one side, I'm happy to have what limited controls I have, but on the other side, my phone buttons don't work and I lost my back lighting to my steering wheel controls. I called Crutchfield tech support and no one had a clue how to fix the issue. They said they'd never heard of this issue and would check with Axxess, but no one called me back. Very disappointing. But like I said, at least I can turn the volume up and down using my steering wheel controls.

Pros: I can control my volume

Cons: I can't control the phone Lost back lighting for steering wheel controls

Crutchfield response on March 21, 2016 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Works just like the factory radio controls

Larry C from Utica, MI on 3/18/2016

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had read a lot of reviews on the AWSC-1 before purchasing and I was a little nervous on if it would "just work" or if I'd have to jump through hoops to program it. Well, for me, it just worked! For starters, I downloaded the update from the Axxess website and "flashed" it using a USB cable I had laying around. The software downloaded and installed on Win. 10 with no issues and then flashed the AWSC-1 and done! I followed the directions and wired it into the Crux SOCGM-17 wiring harness with a Pioneer 380BT head unit. Plugged the harness in to the truck (2004 Silverado), turned the key and voila! it worked. My steering wheel has MUTE, PROG, VOL Up, VOL Dwn, Source, and Seek. All the buttons mapped to the correct function on the radio. There really isn't much else to say. It just worked. But if it didn't, there are detailed directions on how to manually program the unit for your vehicle and radio.

Pros: Everything worked!

Cons: none, for now.

Nice product

Sergio from Puerto Rico on 3/16/2016

2012 GMC Sierra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works grate and very simple to instal if you know your car wiring diagram

Pros: Easy to install and also to program

Cons: None

Works, wiring instructions are vague.

Brian from leander, TX on 3/15/2016

2001 Oldsmobile Aurora
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just enough information to get it done. Appears to work.

Pros: Steering wheel controls still work.

Cons: Wiring instructions vague.

Retain your steering wheel controls.

Christopher from Collingswood, NJ on 3/9/2016

2011 Suzuki Kizashi
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The diagram provided by Axxess for my 2011 Suzuki Kizashi was inaccurate and made a two hour job quite a bit longer. Luckily Crutchfield customer service was able to steer me in the right direction and get the unit working correctly.

Pros: Retains volume, mute and backward/forwards.

Cons: Sometimes retains mode button.

Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

Dechon from braselton, GA on 3/6/2016

2011 Nissan 370Z
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The steering wheel adaptor works like a champ. It was easy to install.

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90%

Robbin W from Westtown, NY on 3/6/2016

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

90% of the steering wheel controls work. The most important controls work. The mute does not. The radio automatically mutes for the phone, but when speaking with someone while pulled over hitting mute was handy.

Pros: The important stuff worked, installation was easy

Cons: it didn't control the mute button

better then nothing

Jay F from St. Charles, MO on 3/1/2016

2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

the volume controls work well but nothing else does what it is suppose to. I have gotten use to the new functions.

Pros: keeps the steering wheel buttons working.

Cons: directions are a little fuzzy, and the auto programming didn't work for all buttons correctly

Who says it fits SX4?

Gee Whiz from bristol, VT on 2/28/2016

2009 Suzuki SX4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Green wire? This did not successfully connect to steering control.... And GPS? Fughettabout!!,,

Pros: Might work for correct application

Cons: Did nothing

Couldn't be easier

Jeff from Sunbury, GA on 2/27/2016

2004 Honda Accord EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was a very simple installation, instructions are ok, unit auto detected car and radio and configured itself and it just worked.

Pros: Decent instructions. Auto program mode worked, no fussing required.

Cons: Note at this time.

AXXESS ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adaptor

rudy from el paso, TX on 2/24/2016

2004 GMC Yukon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a good product to have for your vehicle only problem is it didnt work on my truck the instructions where pretty easy, but it does not state that it will not work on all stereos after talking to a tech support from Cruthfield i was told that my kenwood stereo was not compatible with this product.

Pros: good if you have the right kind of stereo

Cons:

Happy customer

Kr from Stevens point, PA on 2/21/2016

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to install No issues

Pros: Regain use of steering controls

Cons: None

Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

James from Delaware on 2/18/2016

2007 GMC Sierra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This made installation easy. Take time read instructions. Plug n play. Great product and if you run into trouble you got Crutchfield and access for tech support.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons:

Steering wheel control adapter 2004 Dodge Ram

keith from south windsor, CT on 2/18/2016

2004 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to wire up and works perfect. Had one issue getting it to learn my truck , but one quick call to Crutchfield and I was up and running in no time.

Pros: Works good. Easy to wire.

Cons: Not really a con but I couldn't get it to learn my truck. Quick call to Crutchfield and I was walked through how to set it up.

Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

Tommy from Randleman, NC on 2/17/2016

2006 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product works great it was a simple and easy install all I did was plug and play

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easy to install

Bobby from mechanicsville, VA on 2/16/2016

2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

very easy to install and didn't take much time.

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Axxess ASWC-1 Steering wheel control adapter

Chris K from Red Oak, TX on 2/15/2016

2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Everything was Crutchfield was very good regarding this product, however, not all the wire colors matched the instructions from the manufacturer and Axxess tech support on the issue could be improved (the rep was pretty short tempered and not easy to talk to). I became confused talking about 4 different dual-colored wires (green-red and green-gray, etc) and the tech got irritated with me.

Pros: works great. Easy to connect if the wires are colored correctly.

Cons: Did have to splice into 2 wires on vehicle. Axxess tech support not 100% customer friendly.

Works for 2003 Pathfinder

Ray from ft collins, CO on 2/14/2016

2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This worked perfectly for my 2003 Pathfinder. The auto program feature detected my new Kenwood stereo and the steering wheel controls work the same as they did with the factory system.

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Awesome kit

Buddy from santa rosa, CA on 2/14/2016

2006 Volvo V70
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This kit worked perfectly on my 2006 Volvo V70 Very easy to install. I recommend visiting their site to ensure proper wiring. Must buy

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: instructions are a little vague

Needs Firmware update for 2012 Focus

Scott from Plainfield, IL on 2/12/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product is sold without the firmware update for 2012 and up Ford Focus. NO ALERT is provided to customer, prior to purchase. It will NOT interface with the steering wheel controls (if installing an aftermarket stereo), without the firmware update.

Pros: None

Cons: Stated in description.

Works but installation is a nightmare

Misha T. from ocean city, MD on 2/12/2016

2002 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed this into my 2002 VW Passat along with a new radio. Took me 7 hours to complete installation, but it works in the end. Well, it depends on you car, to find ignition wire, battery, ground and steering wheel controls. In my Passat everything was not marked so it took me a while to figure it out.

Pros: Does the job, you can program buttons by you desire.

Cons: Installation is ugh..

Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel

Tony from Orange Park FL on 2/11/2016

2001 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

directions were confusing, but after speaking with tech support from Crutchfield installation went very fast product works great works sons car

Pros: works great with sons car

Cons: directions were very confusing

good product

Zorn from st cloud, MN on 2/10/2016

2011 GMC Sierra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as intended.

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Install was easy if you follow directions

Joshua from indianapolis, IN on 2/10/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It worked the first time I installed it without any setup. Went online and read the instructions and wired it up wasnt hard just took a couple of times to read twice wire once.

Pros: worked without setup.

Cons: lots of unused wires. Didnt retain aux input.

Autoprogram is great!

Joe B. from Philadelphia, PA on 2/8/2016

2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A big part of replacing our stereo was making sure the steering wheel controls work. This was easy to connect and install, did not have to change any of the auto program settings.

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Cons:

aswc-1 install

dan from St Charles MO on 2/7/2016

2008 Ford Edge
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The module worked flawlessly fairly easy to install being 90% completed on a work bench the only thing that should be added to the kit are the pins for the plug that will prevent any splicing of wires under the dash

Pros: Plug and play baby

Cons: Needed pins included with kit to complete connections needed on the bench instead of under dash

Must Have

Lac Man from florence, SC on 2/7/2016

2002 Cadillac DeVille
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product is very important if you're going to use it inside of a Cadillac without it you can not be able to turn your radio up or down on your steering wheel very important easy to install

Pros: Keep the volume control at the tip of your finger

Cons: No real cons just what you need if you're driving a Cadillac

Did the job

E from Springfield, MO on 2/4/2016

2010 Toyota Prius
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install, did exactly what it was supposed to. I can now use my steering wheel controls with my Kenwood Double-Din DVD Receiver.

Pros: Easy install, works as advertised

Cons: I wish it had been plug and play

Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

Anonymous from Burrillville RI on 2/3/2016

2004 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Instructions were a little vague, no explication of where the reset button is. No note explaining that the harness is already in the adapting wiring harness.

Pros: Nice to keep steering wheel controls

Cons: Needs better instructions

A Qualified Four-Star Review

Karl from Texas on 2/3/2016

2005 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Let me start with the application-an aftermarket generic Android head unit in a 2005 Ram pickup. The instructions are clear and concise for the wiring, but re-programming.resetting the ASWC-1 is a little sketchy when not dealing with major-brand aftermarket radios-nothing too bad, though. Ultimately, the ASWC-1 didn't work in this instance. However, the few that seem to have made them work with the Chinese Android units don't tend to elaborate how they got the ASWC-1 to work or there is just sufficient difference in the various head unit models/vehicles to make for literally unique success and failure. I confirmed with Metra and a Crutchfield tech I had wired correctly and tried the re-program options, to no success.

Pros: Simple install-power/ground/steering wheel control trigger wire(s).

Cons: I'd like to see Metra research these Android head units so that more would have success getting the steering wheel controls to work. That said, that's not a defect.

Should have done my homework - Not good

TonyR from Santa Cruz, CA on 2/1/2016

2013 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Confusing and complicated. In theory this piece of equipment should be great to have, but found the install to be a real bear. Couldn't tell which wires to install. Called Crutchfield tech support twice. The first time, the tech sounded like he didn't want to help, giving me only short answers. The second time I called the tech spoke way too fast, and I'm not even sure he had the directions for my car because he began referencing colored wires that were different than the instructions from Metra, so that was no help. Called Metra and that kid did nothing but laugh and offer zero advice at all, other than, "You just follow the instructions." I'm about to take the stereo out and put the stock one back in. Either that or i have to spend another $50 to have a pro install the ASWC. This is my first poor experience with Crutchfield.

Pros: In theory, sounds like a good piece of equipment to have

Cons: Install instructions hard to understand. Not as easy to install as everybody is saying (at least for my car). Crutchfield and Metra tech support were not very much help at all.

Crutchfield response on February 2, 2016 We forwarded this review back over to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Worked perfectly first try

Josh from Columbia, MD on 1/27/2016

2004 Toyota RAV4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It was very important to me that my 2004 RAV4 steering wheel controls work with my new head unit -- all I had to do was figure out the wiring harness and power it up.

Pros: Works perfectly

Cons: Wiring was a bit confusing

not easy to make it work

Augie from deltona, FL on 1/24/2016

2008 Pontiac Solstice
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed in a Pontiac Solstice 2008 and the unit was not easy to make it work. Finally after working on it on the second day of installing this unit, with my head clear I make it work . The auto detection did not work ..... I have to do it manually ....

Pros: the controls on the steering wheel work.

Cons: hard to make it work.....

Good Unit

Dirk P from woodbridge, VA on 1/21/2016

2005 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Unit integrated well w/ all my steering wheel controls as expected. No problems w/ it.

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A piece of junk!

Edd from concord, CA on 1/20/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

What can I say. I tried installing the unit per the directions, which were quite confusing, but I managed. When that didn't work, I tried every conceivable wiring configuration. Nothing. Finally I tossed it, so now I have no steering wheel controls. Whatever.

Pros: It's a box.

Cons: It's a useless box.

Crutchfield response on January 20, 2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our customer service or tech support teams right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the adapter installed and working! Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Couldn't be easier

B from homer glen, IL on 1/19/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in 2008 F 150 with Kenwood deck. I followed install directions and everything worked without even having to program it!

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: Directions are only OK.

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Rick from pleasant hill, CA on 1/19/2016

2004 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy install and it does what it's supposed to do, first time

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Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

Ben from shelton, WA on 1/19/2016

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product worked fine after having to reset it twice to recognize the steering controls.

Pros:

Cons: Instructions could be better, half of the instructions are included, the other half you half to download online.

Easy to install

crownman78 from Fort Worth tx on 1/19/2016

2010 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It was very easy to install.

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if you have steering wheel controls you need this

Greg R from California on 1/18/2016

2002 Lincoln Continental
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Update unit first and then its off to install. Fast, easy, an a saves alot of time. You must have

Pros: Easy quick

Cons:

Works as advertised but didn't auto-detect

KevinK from California on 1/17/2016

2005 Toyota Prius
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The adapter works as advertised, but it didn't auto-detect my radio, a JVC KD-X320BTS. Instead of the five red flashes for a JVC radio, I got three flashes for a Clarion type one radio. It was easy enough to manually program the radio type, and now most of the steering wheel controls all work. My phone control buttons in the steering wheel didn't work prior to the install, and require additional programming steps. So they probably still won't work.

Pros: Works as advertised

Cons: The USB port cover wouldn't open, so I could not update the firmware. Programming requires being able to see the LED and possibly push the Reset button - which means that you have to take the dash apart to do it. I moved it behind the trim to the right of the radio so I only have to pry off that trim panel if I need access.

Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

Bll--2004 Ram 2500 from Snohomish, Washington on 1/14/2016

2004 Dodge Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Unit did not work as delivered-it was part of the adapter wiring harness. I had to cut the ground wire ASWC-1 and run it directly to a ground under the dash then it worked as advertised.

Pros: Works as advertised

Cons: Had to rewire it to make it work

Works good with my 2001 Honda Accord

Jeff from Maryland on 1/13/2016

2001 Honda Accord
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It was nice to have my steering wheel controls back after replacing my factory system.

Pros: Works good with my 2001 Honda Accord and JVC KD-R870BT radio. Easy to program. For my car and radio it auto programmed itself. Turned the car on and 30 sec later it was working.

Cons: I wish the factory harness adapter had the steering remote wire so that there was not a need to tap into the factory harness.

I like it more than I expected

Dan from Indiana on 1/11/2016

2008 Chevrolet Silverado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Through the stereo I installed not only does it control the stereo, but also controls my phones audio output in both media player and Spotify via Bluetooth.

Pros: Easy Install (after learning the adapter harness included a plug for the box) controls work 100%

Cons: None yet.

perfect for daughters RAV4

Todd from Pennsylvania on 1/11/2016

2005 Toyota RAV4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I chose the Axxess adapter for its auto-detection. Together with the wiring harness recommended, it performed as promised with the new JVC radio for my daughter's 2005 RAV4.

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Amazing SW Controller

jrkeane1 from Charlotte, NC on 1/11/2016

2011 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The set up of this was amazing, the only downside was I had to tap into the car's wiring harness, not the adapter provided by Crutchfield, because not all pins are connected on the Crutchfield connector, so there's no wire to tap into on the adapter. However, in my car it was only 3 wires that I had to splice into. Once it was connected, it took about 10 seconds for the unit to identify which car it was connected to, and auto program itself. I was worried that because the steering wheel controls for the channel/volume/mode are separate (built into the steering wheel) and the controls for Bluetooth is a bolt on dealer option to the steering wheel that it wouldn't control both. But all functions were retained.

Pros: Easy to set up (auto programmed), retained all controls, even dealer add on Bluetooth controls

Cons: Due to the provided wiring harness from Crutchfield not having a pin out for each connector from the car's harness, I had to tap into the wiring harness in the car, not the adapter.

It works!