Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter
Connects your car's steering wheel audio controls to select aftermarket car stereos
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Item #: 120ASWC1
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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.
Many people aren't thrilled with the sound of their car's factory radio, but don't want to replace it because they'll lose those convenient audio controls on the steering wheel. For most vehicles, you can purchase an adapter that allows you to use those controls to run a new car stereo, so now you can have great sound and convenience too. Even cooler, if your new stereo has iPod controls, you can use your steering wheel controls to run your iPod.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.....
Unit integrated well w/ all my steering wheel controls as expected. No problems w/ it.
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.
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.
easy install and it does what it's supposed to do, first time
This product worked fine after having to reset it twice to recognize the steering controls.
Cons: Instructions could be better, half of the instructions are included, the other half you half to download online.
It was very easy to install.
Update unit first and then its off to install. Fast, easy, an a saves alot of time. You must have
Pros: Easy quick
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
I was relieved when the unit 'recognized' my car's steering wheel. It works perfectly. Installation was a bit tricky - I definitely needed the help of the Crutchfield advisor over the phone when installing. Fifth star withheld only because it would be too easy to make a mistake in the installation. Separate elements of this kit not identified clearly enough with instructions - needs a diagram or two.
Pros: Works perfectly when installed correctly.
Cons: Tricky installation, instructions not explicit enough.
Great product, easy to install once you get the correct directions. The directions that came with it & the Axxess website were not clear on installation directions. I called Crutchfield support at 6:30 pm (CST) on a Saturday and they immediately knew my problem. I didn't need the wiring harness that came with this. I simply plugged it into the other wiring harness (GMOS-LAN-01). I did need the 3.5 mm female plug with the two brown wires. You do need to ground this to the vehicle by itself. The directions said to do this. I did not on the first attempt, but figured it out and it worked just fine.
Pros: Great support from Crutchfield. As soon as they answered the phone, they knew who I was and my order number. Immediately answered my questions. Once installed it did auto detect and worked fine.
Cons: Directions for my vehicle were not clear. I even went to Axxess website and printed off specific directions for my vehicle. This is the only reason I did not give it 5 star rating.
Easy to install, but included instructions were useless. I found installation instructions on their website. Won't auto detect, does not work, I checked all connections, ran through their troubleshooting steps, checked power and check resistance on the ground (I used 2 different fluke multimeters and one craftsman). Only thing left is defective component.
Pros: Inexpensive and wiring was easy enough.
Cons: Never worked. I dunno.Crutchfield response on January 6, 2016 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to help the customer. We'll either help him get this working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.
Works great. Programmed easily.
Everything works as it should. Only issue that I have is that once in a while the controls stop working until I turn the car off and on again. I don't believe this is due to connection problems since I soldered everything together and also it happened once when I was parked (no movement). It's been fixed every time so far by restarting the car and everything resumes to working as normal.
Works great with my setup
Pros: Automatic programming, easy hookup to the axxess harness
Looked a little intimidating at first, but after watching a couple of videos and studying the instructions further it was easy to install. Works like a charm.
Pros: Easy installation and seamless integration. All steering wheel functions retained.
Cons: Price, maybe, but glad I spent the money.
Spent Hours figuring out which wires to use, calls to support team, only to discover the part is probably defective. A week later, radio still not in, part on order
Pros: If it works it will be cool
Cons: Poor instructions
Simple to install, simple to use with with the Jensen VX7020
Pros: Access to online instructions
Cons: Must have access to a computer to get the installation instructions
Pros: easy installation, auto detected my 2009 honda accord and pioneer head unit.
I heard these things could be a pain so when I saw that this could auto sync with my particular car, I decided this was the one for me. First off let me warn you that the kit that Crutchfield puts together has a wiring housing that is missing wires for section 4 and 14. These are the wires that the adapter wants you to hook it up to. Because they do not exist with what Crutchfield packages it with, you need to hook these directly to the car. This wasn't that big of a deal but it is good to know in advance so you don't think you have the wrong parts. Once we hooked this up and provide power, the adapter synced with the Steering Wheel immediately. It was a lovely thing after trouble shooting so many other issues.
Pros: Syncs for you!
Cons: Crutchfield's wire housing doesn't provide the wires to hook up but that isn't the products problem and it is and easy fix if you know what to expect.
I am impressed. Thought that some of the steering wheel functions would be lost (12 year old truck) with an after market radio install, but after the installation all the steering wheel functions still work. There was not enough length of wire to mount the unit where the update connection can be accessed with out having to pull the radio.
Pros: Performed and advertised
Cons: Length of wires to allow mounting of the unit where it is accessible
seamless integration with steering wheel controls. perfect really as good as stock
I am not a stereo installation genius, but I have done about a dozen in my day (mostly 20 years ago and most on 80's Japanese vehicles). Installing this into my 2004 C240 was a snap. Waaaaaay easier than expected. Admittedly, I have not tried to re-program this unit, but it works well with my car and Pioneer MVH-X380BT also bought from Crutchfield. The volume up/down, FF, RW, and answer buttons all work very well. However, you need to keep in mind a few things. 1) The screen on the car that used to display the radio station now displays dashes. Also, if you are in the car's menu system and are pushing buttons that control the radio.. the radio with change. So I'm in setting my clock on the car and the radio is changing stations and volume, etc. But I did find a work around...long press. To the unit, a long press is different from a short one, so if you want to control the car's system without affecting the radio, long press. If you want to Just control the radio, put the car's system on radio (not system check, or speedometer options, etc.) and use short press.
Pros: - Very easy to install, instructions were Excellent!! - Ability to program individual buttons (which I have not done) - Worked the first time I programmed it
Cons: - Make sure you have a mini USB cable and update the firmware first!! - Do not expect feedback into your car's display system (although this may be a radio thing)
Worked fine after I overcame an obvious deficiency. Instructions said to connect to the wire on pin 14 of the car's existing wiring harness. After identifying the correct wire I found that there was no corresponding "spare wire" in the adapter harness on pin14. I had to move another wire in the harness to pin 14 to avoid having to cut and strip the wire in the car's existing harness. The manufacturer of the adapter could have simply provided a spare wire on pin 14 of the harness and avoided this extra work
Pros: Works fine once you get it installed
Cons: Installation could have been easier had the mfr. provided a spare wire on pin 14 of the adapter
Love this option!! Easy install. However it did take 4 times to reset and vehicle to find it.
Once installed correctly, works very well. THe instructions were clear except for the connector wasn't clear as to which side the view was from. Took the Crutchfield guy 10 minutes to clarify before we worked it out....and if he was confused I can't be the only guy.
Pros: Ended up with full functionality and thats all I could ask for. Autoprogram worked awesome.
Cons: Instructions were good but not great
Very easy to install, I followed the instructions step by step and it worked at first try with Altima 2003 and radio Kenwood DPX301U. Instructions are clear, simple and easy to fallow.
J'ai lu les instructions, je les ai suivi méticuleusement et tout a fonctionné du premier coup avec une Nissan Altima 2003 et un radion Kenwood DXP301U. Les instruction sont faciles à suivre mais ne sont malheureusement pas disponible en français.
Pros: Autodetect the car and the radio.
Cons: Instructions are only in english and maybee in spanish (I'am not sure) but not available in french.
Works great! I love being able to control the Pioneer Stereo with this adapter in my 2010 Highlander.
Pros: Almost all the controls work (Volume, Skip, Mode, and Speech buttons work with my iPhone).
Cons: The phone answer and hang up don't work but not that big a deal for me.
I have used Axxess products before and the ASWC-1 worked perfectly
Pros: Works well and ease of installation
Easy install and easy instructions on website...........controls work great on my 08 Silverado
Pros: Easy instructions on website and only a 3 wires to connect cant get easier than that
Cons: none I can think of at this time
After axcessing their website installation was quick and simple. Works as well as the in car radio controls, I highly recommend this product for anyone with a vehicle requiring aftermarket installation accories.
Pros: Works great,
Easy installation, great customer support.
Easy to install!
Pros: Very easy to install. The directions are what made it easy. Love being able to use steering wheel controls with a new head unit!
Really wanted to use my steering wheel controls with new Kenwood, but I could never get this to work. Lots of assist from Crutchfield but no luck. If I really want this to work I will probably go to a professional installer.
Pros: Crutchfield techs tried to help, even contacted Axxess for me.
Cons: Axxess customer support was hit & miss, first tech I spoke to was No Help (sounded like he did not want to be there), second time I called the tech was helpful but his suggestions still did not get the ASWC-1 to work in my car.
This unit installed simply and easily with the separately supplied harness. The Axxess ASWC-1 Controller integrates both the Stereo controls on the left side on the steering wheel and the Bluetooth controls on the right side of the steering wheel on a 2013 Tacoma TRD O/R with Non-JBL Factory Stereo previously installed.
Pros: Seamless Integration for Steering Wheel Controls in today's vehicle with added bells and whistles everywhere except the factory stereos.
Have not even gotten it to work as of yet. I am not a novice at installations or wiring. I Know that I have it connected to the proper wires according to the Axxess site and I soldered the connections. It will not program and has failed every time. I am at a loss as to what to do. It is a total waste of money to me at this point. I even had them send me a new one thinking the first one was defective. Same result. Again, I Know it is connected correctly.
Pros: supposedly programs itself
Cons: can't get it to work at all
Works as intended. Installation easy. My 2006 Tundra steering wheel controls have the same response time as the factory system. A seamless transition.
Pros: Easy Install, good response. Programs itself.
Cons: Once in a while will display a re-connect message, but you push one button and it automatically does.
Love my steering wheel controls and they still work great after the install
Pros: Works exactly
This was included in the purchase of a Jensen VX7020 unit. Instructions (to me) weren't the easiest in the world to understand. Spoke with Crutchfield a few times for help with installing this device. For about a day after installing, it worked fine. I set what each button did on my steering wheel and it just worked. Next day it worked for about 50% of the time. And now it doesn't work at all. I doubt its the device. Probably something I did wrong, and I've also heard that its difficult to get steering wheel controls to work in my car (2013 Subaru STI. I'll probably end up paying to get it installed because I don't feel like messing with it anymore. 3 stars for when it worked as it should, took 2 stars because it doesn't now ):
Will work with 03 silverado pickup truck.
Only four stars, because, while it works and does what it is supposed to, I found the Axxess tech support line to be a bit snarky. Not at all like Crutchfield, who are willing to bend over backwards to help the clients.
Pros: Works right
Cons: tech support
Wasn't sure about using this, but I wanted mt steering audio controls back, hardly any work except soldering the wires that was needed.
Pros: Easy hook up and to easy instructions to follow
Very easy installation and programming. Functions very well! No delay between steering wheel buttons and app radio 4 unit.
Pros: Work well as designed. Vehicle specific installation instructions are available online, so you can review and print them before the unit arrived
Pros: Easy to install. Programs itself.
Be sure to include this if you have steering wheel controls. Easy to install, but the first one I got didn't work. Crutchfield techs checked it over the phone and were very helpful. They sent me a new module, I plugged it in and it worked just fine.
Pros: You really need this. Your steering wheel controls won't work without it.
Cons: best if soldered in, no problem if you know soldering.
Works well like it should.
Unit works good, as expected. Install isn't horrid but it isn't the best. Better instructions would have been nice.
Pros: Small - Fits anywhere Retains Steering wheel controls
Cons: Pain to wire up Even worse to install with other harnesses
.. But then I followed the instructions. The gizmo auto-sensed the car and works perfectly.
Pros: Was easy to install. For my jeep, three wires and 5 minutes.
Cons: Nothing, except written instruction in the package are quite lengthy and intimidating.. and they come in TWO volumes, no less.
Program, Install, and the interface does the rest when interfacing with major stereo manufacturers (JVC, Kenwood, Bose, etc.)
So glad to still be able to use my steering wheel controls!
Pros: Simple to install, and works great!
It was pretty straight forward to install. It works great and would buy it again.
Pros: Easy installation instructions.
Axxess fails to mention that when used on a 2005 Buick LaCrosse that the temp controls on the steering wheel are lost as in they do not control the temp anymore. I wrote to them but that was their reply. The mute button also fails to work. It would be nice if they told people the limitations of their adapter up front before investing the money and time to install it.
Cons: Incomplete disclosure of adapters abilities,poor support from Axxess.
Works good. A little confusing because the wiring harness that is included is also part of the GMOS-04 wiring harness as well. Also, have to read the instructions carefully in order to correctly program for your vehicle. Took me two tries, but worked great after that. Recognized my 2003 Silverado and the steering wheel controls still do pretty much what they did with the factory radio. I was really glad to be able to keep these because they are very convenient.
Pros: works great
Cons: tricky to understand wiring and programming instructions
Does what is says
Pros: works good
Cons: have to update firmware
Easily installed. Working great with aftermarket stereo upgrade.
Directions are very straightforward and customer service/technical team was awesome helping to troubleshoot over the phone!!
easy install and does as advertised
Pros: retains functions, easy install
Pros: Works flawlessly with auto programming to steering wheel for my 07 Tacoma
Cons: Install instructions are a little weak
This steering wheel adapter helped me to regain my radio steering wheel controls after installing a after market radio in my car works great easy programming thks Crutchfield!
Pros: Awesome product
Works as advertised. Instructions Stink. This is especially true when combined with Metra 708114 harness.
Pros: Identifies car and radio like a charm. Works well.
Cons: Instructions stink. Lots of initials and no defining words.
Works exactly as it is supposed to (after a bit of troubleshooting). I installed this in combination with Axxess HDCC-01 Wiring Interface (which has a plug pre-wired that hooks directly into the ASWC-1) and a new head-unit.
If you want to keep your factory steering wheel bluetooth buttons, you will have to splice in the wiring harness that comes with the ASWC-1 so that the Grey-Blue wire (which isn't on the pre-wired HDCC-01 plug) can be patched into your vehicle's existing wiring for it's bluetooth module.
Pros: Easy to install, auto-detect worked well (helped greatly in troubleshooting the bluetooth button issues). Works easily with the HDCC-01 wiring harness.
Cons: Read the instructions carefully to maintain functionality of bluetooth calling buttons.
Works great. Very easy to set up.
The adapter never self programmed. The led never lit up and hen connected to the radio would drive the radio volume to the max and wouldn't work. I'll see what happens with a replacement.
Pros: Ease of install with metra harness
Cons: Would not work as advertised.
Pros: quick and easy
Unit worked great. Instructions were not clear to me, so I called the company. Excellent tech support. They walked me through what I needed to know and after that, the installation went perfectly.
Pros: Unit works exactly as advertised.
Cons: Instructions are sketchy.
Plug and play so can't complain at all.
Pros: Auto detect is great.
Great product - easy to install - works great
Pros: Easy to install - auto learn, plug-'n-play - worked first attempt. Never know this was an after-market product.
easy enough to install but difficult to program. I still can't get it to work right with my Kenwood. Still trying, maybe I'll return?
Pros: installation is easy
Cons: Hard to program and get to work!Crutchfield response on August 18, 2015 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 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.
This module is super easy to setup! It auto-detected my car and stereo perfectly! Even if it wouldn't have, the instructions show exactly how to configure each button. Highly recommend this one over the other options!
Pros: Very straight-forward to install. Just call Crutchfield with any questions! I did, and they cleared up a simple misunderstanding I had in a couple minutes.
I used this to connect my Mazda RX-8 steering controls to a Kenwood headunit. Instructions were a bit difficult to understand. I had to do some searching on the internet for some clarity. There are many wires but it depends on your vehicle as to which wires will be used. But once I figured out the correct wires and what pins had to be connected it worked as advertised. Most people online spliced into the wires behind the factory connector because the Metra adapter used to connect to the factory radio does not include pins for steering controls. So instead I built my own pins and wire and inserted into the adapter plug at the matching locations for the factory controls. No need to splice into factory wires. After hooking it up to the car and the radio, it automatically sensed both the car and the radio and I didn't have to tweak any of the settings. Very happy with how it turned out.
Pros: Senses the car and the radio so you don't have to manually set each control. Very responsive with no lag between button and change on the radio.
Cons: Difficult instructions clearly intended for professional installers. Call Crutchfield if you get stuck.
Plugged it in, followed every step from the installation guide for my specific car. The unit recognized all of my buttons but coukd not see the stereo. Even when i used a different stereo it regustered a pioneer as a kenwood. Even after manually programming the unit, it still wouldnt work properly. So now i dont have steering controls
Pros: Instructions are straight foreward
Cons: Mine doesnt workCrutchfield response on August 11, 2015 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Item worked great for 1 year. After 1 year it only works half the time
Have your radio turned off when you try to auto-program the unit.
After I connected the wires and powered the system on, this little guy did exactly what the manual said it would. After a few seconds, my steering wheel controls worked with the new radio, and I didn't have to program anything.
The instruction booklet seems to be written by someone without a good command of the English language. Diagrams TOTALLY confusing. Downloaded instructions from Axxess INCOMPLETE.
Pros: are there any?
Cons: Poor diagrams, INCOMPLETE/WRONG instructions. NOT all features work from my steering wheel.. Too many phone calls to Crutchfield.
I bought this months after buying the radio. I realized I wanted my steering wheel controls back. The instructions were so so and I began to worry. A single phone call to Crutchfield and I knew exactly what to do. It works well, all the funtionality is there.
Pros: It wasn't hard to install, it works as advertised.
Cons: Installation instructions are lacking when you don't buy it with the radio, at the same time.
Works well once installed. I found instructions a bit confusing, but Crutchfield Tech help made it work and easy to install.
Once Devin in Tech Support diplomatically advised me to RTFM, I got it properly wired. The controller auto detected my '06 Mazda3 and JVC receiver. All the SW controls - MODE, CH, VOL, and MUTE work as expected. For internet radio, MUTE pauses the stream. It's nice to be able to listen to Pandora and TuneIn via Bluetooth on Android and skip tracks from SWC.
Pros: Dead simple to install.
Cons: You'll have to deal with unused wiring.
This SWC system is great! It is the third brand I have installed and by far the easiest. The self learning feature is great and saves allot of time and effort to get it up and running.
Pros: Very easy to install, the unit did all the programming for me with the learning feature.
Good product works well directions could be a little clearer.
Pros: Works good
Cons: Directions unclear
This adapter was very easy to install. It auto-detected my vehicle on first power-up
Pros: Easy to install
Happy to have this steering wheel controller makes it easy to change music turned up the volume or turn down the volume I have a newer car so didn't want to lose any of my controls the install guys did a great job and I'm happy I purchased it
Pros: Works as it should
There's no real help in the instructions or website but it doesn't really need it. On a 2006 BMW 3 series it just plugs and goes. Make sure to hold down the volume up button after install and it will automatically map the keys. Just works
Very easy to install only needed three wires and the jack plug to get it working in my Honda Odyssey.
Pros: Easy set up.
After hours of surfing this companies website and looking at online vids I still could not get a clear picture of which wires should be routed into the head unit. Not a user friendly product.
Cons:Crutchfield response on July 6, 2015 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 steering wheel controls installed and working! We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Based on a video I watched from Crutchfield, I thought this unit was going to AutoDetect as soon as I flipped the key. unfortunately it did not. with very vague instructions, I called Crutchfield support and they were great. I had press the reset button and as soon as I did, it programmed itself in less than 15 seconds. Would have been a lot faster if the instructions had more details.
Pros: Auto program and very easy to do with Toyota Adaptor Kit
Cons: Vague instructions.
Bought the Path for my son to drive while in college. Installed a double din with nav to help him get around. Never gave much thought about the steering controls when I installed the deck but since I was on Crutchfield ordering stuff for my other truck anyway, I figured I'd check it out. Found this one and with hundreds of stellar reviews how can I go wrong right? Well, since I'm a caveman I read directions but don't really read directions, you know? Had some wiring issues so I called Crutchfield for some help. Don't have the guys name but I think he was a Crutchfield imposter. I could tell he was tired of listening to dumb questions asked by dumb people like me and that being on the phone was the last thing in the world he wanted to be doing. Anyway, I wasn't calling to make friends, just needed some info which I got so it is what it is. Now I got all the wiring done except the 3.5 plug in. looked in the back of my deck and nothing. checked the instructions (which you have to get online, they aren't in the kit) and of all the brands listed, Jensen is not one (no Audiovox either). Called Crutchfield but I was out of luck, closed for the day. So, having only a few wires not used in the harness I found the 2 that it should be. Took a couple tries but I finally got it wired and synced. BTW, the reset button is the other little hole next to the LED. You need to shove a pin in there to get to it. There's nowhere in the kit or instructions that tell you where it is.
Pros: Crutchfield fast free shipping.
Cons: Only volume and channel change work, other buttons did not sync. I guess that's as good as it's going to get but it's the 2 you really need. To the tech support guy, this is what you may do everyday but for the rest of us it's not. Don't group us all in the same gene pool. We're not the same person calling you over and over again. I hope you're having a better day today:)
Hooked this up to my Honda CR-V 2005 along with my Pioneer AVH-X4600BT. Works like a charm, no delay and auto detect setup took less than 10 seconds.
Pros: Auto setup, easy setup
Worked very well. Was a no hassle install, auto-programmed exactly as the instructions indicated, and has functioned in my car since I installed it.
Pros: Automatic programming, easy install. (when combined with my Toyota specific wiring harness)
Cons: More expensive than other solutions.
This thing is great if you want to keep your steering wheel controls with an aftermarket stereo. It was a little tricky to set up with my grand prix but crutchfield's excellent tech support got me sorted out.
Pros: Works pretty well.
Cons: Make sure to souter(sp?)your wires! They work better than simply using what it came with. My volume down button selects what I'm listening to as opposed to turning the volume down unless I hold it down.
Allowed me to keep all my steering wheel controls when upgrading to the 4000NEX in my 2013 civic si. Worked without issues.
Pros: Keep steering wheel controls
Works just like original radio. Setup was no real chore, that is if you remember which side of your controls do whatever is needed for programming!...yep....
Pros: Works great.
Cons: Wiring instructions somewhat vague.
works great, retained all features on my 2005 Chevrolet avalanche. you do have to hard wire one of the ends to your head unit but came with nice directions that are easy to follow.
Pros: works as it should
Cons: have to hard wire, I recommend using premium crimp/heat shrink connectors.
Had some problems with the installation but two quick calls to Tech support and problem solved. Very easy to program. Thanks Crutchfield Tech for all your help. I should have called you before I even started the installation. Kenwood Excelon DDX492
Pros: Easy to program, I still have all steering wheel functions. Outstanding!
Genius and smart little box!
Pros: Allows you to keep all your features on your steering wheel! Very easy to set up easy instructions to follow.
Simply plugged this in to the Axxess radio harness, turned the vehicle and pressed volume up and it programmed everything automatically. Worked quick and easy.
Pros: Easy and automatic
Cons: that there is not one box that does this function, plus the radio interface.
Horrible instructions... couldn't get it to work with my car. The colors it said to connect to on my car didn't exist.
Pros: At this point... none.
Cons: horrible instructions, didn't work,
Excellent integration of Alpine ILX-007 into a 2009 Mazda MX5 w/o Bose. The controls are as fast if not faster than OEM and operates completely.
Pros: Works perfectly
Works well with main interface
Pros: Easy connectivity
Installed new avh-100dvd pioneer in my 2003 g35 coupe with metra dash kit and aswc interface at first it was a pain wasnt working correctly mappin buttons to wrong controls then after 3x tearing the car apart i read not to use butt connectors so i removed the butt connectors and soldered the wires per instructions for my vehicle and sure enough the interface programmed correctly so follow instructions and solder and heat shrink the wires and use differnet grounds cor head unit and make sure to update firmware for interface was a paid butabsoltley worth the hastle no more facroty radio but with oem controlls
Crutchfield really knows how to make sure you get the correct equipment for installation.
Pros: just what we needed to install receiver
A must when installing a double din. I've ran the car with a stock audio system for a year and just recently added a double. I grew fond of the steering wheel controls. The wiring was a bit tedious. But when used with the other recommended modules it was a pretty slick install. I have alot of experience with electrical being a GM tech for a several years and some things confused me. The average DIYer may be a bit weary. It may be overwhelming. Programming was a head scratcher for a while. Tried a dozen or so times and it would not take. Red LED kept flashing. Next day i unplugged it and tried 1 more time and it worked. Wierd. Very pleased. With this product.
Pros: Get to keep function of my steering wheel controls.
Cons: Vague instructions
I have used this product on both my Tahoe and my Harley Davidson motorcycle. It is very easy to program and works flawlessly. Great product at a reasonable price
Pros: Easy to program and install.
The reason for replacing my OEM unit was to correct the failing microphone, which the JVC KW-R910BT has done well. The channel and mode select steering wheel control buttons on my 2010 Mazda 3 work well with the AWSC-1 remote, but I called Axxess and was told the phone On-Hook and Off-Hook buttons are not supported. To me this remote should not be recommended as a replacement if it does not retain all functionality. I will be looking at an iDatalink or Pac-Audio to replace this costly mistake.
Pros: Some buttons function.
Cons: Phone buttons not supported.
Fast and east hook
Pros: Only took 10 minutes to hook up
The directions for wiring were easy to follow. Consequently, the wiring was easy to do. The programming was a little difficult to do whilst reading the instructions on how to do so, but it worked like a charm in the end. The only gripe I have with this unit, and I don't know if it is because of a loose connection or a faulty unit (will be investigating in a few days), is it adjusts the volume on its own once in a while by one unit. I don't get it, but we will see what's going on in a few days.
Pros: Works like a charm.
Cons: Autonomous volume adjustments....?
Easy to use
Once properly wired, works as described. Good directions on product website. Worked with my 2014 Subaru Crosstrek and Pioneer ASIC-8000NEX. Four stars because actual button function will vary with vehicle. Mine ended up about 90% of fully functioning.
Pros: self programming
The install manual told me to go to the website. Once there, it told me that my vehicle didn't show as having install directions, call them. I called, and he said that they don't have a direct wiring plan. I asked how do I install it? He said that there were "forums" that tell how to wire directly into the steering column. Are you kidding me? Forums? Really? Great product and great support...Not even close. Suck age=10, support=0. Crutchfield, you are the reason I ordered this thing, because you recommended it. Thanks!
Pros: Don't know.
Cons: Having to go to a "forum" to install their product. And Crutchfield recommended this item! Thanks for the headache.Crutchfield response on April 27, 2015 First, just to be clear, we're guessing that you are referring to the support from the manufacturer. Remember with each Crutchfield purchase you get free, lifetime tech support from us, too. We help people install steering wheel adapters every day. And according to our information, this adapter IS supposed to be compatible with your Dodge Ram. We'll double check that and correct our database accordingly.
Does what its supposed to do and was very easy to install.
Pros: Easy to install. Easy to follow instructions
Cons: None so far
Works as it says it does however from time to time you have to push the button on the steering wheel a couple of times to get it to fast forward or go back a track. Not sure if its a glitch because of the headunit vehicle combo or how it will work for everyone.
Pros: Easy to setup and use
Cons: Occasionally tempermental when using the fast forward and rewind buttons
Works excellent, it's nice to keep your steering wheel control when you upgrade your factory radio.
Was plug and play. Connected few wires but was simple to install.
Pros: Easy to use. Unlike reviews I've read there was no distortion.
product works great ,axxess web site made installation in our fj cruiser very easy.
Pros: great installation instructions.
It's a bit complicated to install at first, but after watching a few online videos and re-reading the directions on their site for my specific car, I was able to figure it out. What made it more complicated was that the Metra dash kit for my 2003 Nissan Murano came with a harness which is to be plugged into the Axxess box. I called Crutchfield and they told me to just use the wiring harness that came with the Axxess box and ignore the Metra harness. This turned out to be incorrect (and I triple checked with them before I began the install). I'm not sure if you need to ground out the wire or not on the vehicle chassis (I did as I thought I needed to follow the Axxess instructions), but after I hooked up the harness that came with the Metra dash kit, everything worked. So I'm giving it 5 stars because the device worked perfectly, there was just some misinformation about what harness to use and how to install.
Pros: It works well when it's installed.
Cons: Difficult to install on this car. Instructions aren't as clear as they could be. Metra dash kit said to refer to the Axxess instructions for install, which further made things more complicated.Crutchfield response on April 14, 2015 Installing these steering wheel adapters can indeed be confusing sometimes. Calling our Tech Support team was the right move, and ordinarily in your situation, discarding the harness that came with the ASWC1 and just plugging in the Metra harness is all you need to do. I guess we all got our wires crossed. We're glad to hear that you finally got it working!
This product appears to have all the connections that I need for my vehicle. The instructions were correct for my vehicle. The only problem is that I cannot program the device or update the firmware to be compatable with my vehicle since I will not stoop to buying PC's.
Pros: Instructions, proper wiring for my vehicle, and all needed parts.
Cons: Cannot program it or update it's firmware unless you own a PC. Mac users are up the creek
Once I read over all the instruction material the actual install and setup were very easy. I simply wired the adapter in and started the car up. Within a minute or two the adapter had identified the vehicle and head unit types and was working properly.
Pros: Very easy install & setup; simply splice, plug & play.
Cons: My vehicle ('06 Camry) required a different adapter which confused me for a few minutes until I read the paperwork.
Received the controller with my receiver and install kit. Followed the directions and except for being uncertain of the wire colors on my car plug to connect the connecter to it went flawless. Called tech support and talked to very experienced support personnel. In a minute he had my exact car wiring connecter, took a picture of it and circled the wires I was unsure of. I had it in an email while we talked to be sure I was good to go. Amazing! I do not have a generic car and it's 5 years old. I was blown away by this kind of support. The directions showed sketches of the wire plugs with pin numbers. I always get the connections backwards so wire colors at the pins would be helpful.
Pros: Easy to install worked and auto programmed itself.
Cons: Call out the wire colors to go with the pin numbers
Installed in 2000 Firebird. Would not recognize my JVC. I was only using the Axxess instructions for my vehicle from their website. According from them instructions I had it wired wrong. After triple checking all connections I was about to give up. Then I got out the included instruction book and seen where I could program it to recognize my stereo.Boom! Works like a charm.
Pros: Works great once I programmed the correct stereo. No programming required for my steering wheel controls.
Cons: Use the instruction booklet provided IF it does not work first time!!!!
Pros: Only 3 wires to hook up
Cons: Took me a bit to get programed
Could not make the ASWC-1 work on my 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD after several hours of research, calling Tech support , more trying and even updating, The unit would not recognize the vehicle. In total frustration I installed a Maestro and it worked liked a charm. I will try to send back to Crutchfield, if they won't accept it back, it goes on the trash.
Pros: Gets mostly good reviews
Cons: I wasted 4 to 6 hours of my life on this product. Doing the math, more than 10% 1 thru 3 stars,...Not So Good....
This was very easy to install. Great instructions
Pros: Auto programing
After carefully reading the instructions I soldered my connections, hooked up my new Kenwood and hoped that my 2014 Sienna would recognize the steering wheel controls. It did! I had to do absolutely nothing but reassemble my dashboard and start enjoying my music. Everything worked exactly as it did before.
Pros: Works right out of the box, no manual programming needed.
Cons: You have to carefully and thoroughly read the instructions. If you are looking for something that you can just "plug-and-pray" look elsewhere. It requires the right harnesses and a good attitude.
Just follow the directions and you will have no issues
Pros: Easy set up
Works great. Auto detects vehicle and head unit. All switches on steering wheel work as described
My installation wasn't required splicing into two wires. The instructions could have been clearer for what needed to be done and how to go about it. I called and got a better explanation of what was needed. Once I understood it, it was fairly straightforward. I was a little uncertain until I connected everything, but then it worked the first try.
Pros: It works. It recognized the car and radio on its own.
Cons: My installation required splicing into two wires. That needed better explanation than was provided.
It took some help from Crutchfield's outstanding, amazing technical support team, but they got me up and running with this module. It did make the controls on my steering wheel work great, and I do love that. The only complaint I have is that it keeps pushing XM radio notifications to my Driver Information Screen, and that's very distracting. I like to have my display set to show my current mileage, and about every five or ten seconds, the display changes to say something like "PGA Golf XM 193" or "XM ESPN channel 185" (those aren't exact, just examples). i don't have SiriusXM yet, but will probably get it at some point. In the meantime, and assuming this issue will go away when I do get it, it will be a pretty big annoyance.
Pros: Made my steering wheel remote controls work flawlessly
Cons: Took a lot of interaction with Crutchfield's exceptional technical support team to get working right. Also, it flashes distracting XM radio blurbs to my driver information display very five seconds or so.
Installed easily, configured automatically, works perfectly.
Pros: Easy installation, configuration
fairly easy install. was however, a bit confusing at first, due to the poor instructions from the axxess database. after re-reading/evaluating the instructions I spliced into the factory harness (I am still not certain that I had to do it that way) once I made it through my deliberation the install went smoothly. the auto program didn't work the first time. turned the switch again and the 3rd time it programmed without incident.
Pros: fairly easy install, ample wire lengths. auto programming. programming instruction are clear
Cons: poorly thought out wiring instruction. only wiring instruction was a photo of the factory harness with an arrow pointing to a wire (probably enough for anyone who is comfortable working with wiring)
Great hookup; so easy to install
Pros: Easy installation
this is a very good adapter it took me a hour to hook it up it would not auto program after talking to Crutchfield then axxcess they thought i had a faulty module so i went to a local retailer and try a new one i hook new one up same problem here to find out the metra harness was mess up so i had to by pass the radio harness and tap into factory harness for steering wheel wire
Pros: excellent steering wheel adapter
Cons: wont program bluetooth buttons or voice botton
Still doesn't work, after trouble shooting, reinstalling, waving a magic wand........
Cons: See aboveCrutchfield response on March 18, 2015 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Again another great product, installation was easy and straight forward. Works perfectly with my deck and was a plug and play install
Pros: Plug and play install
Way better than pac and simple with the toyo harness for plug and play. Forgot to plug the jack in at first and it did not recognize the stereo. 5 min trouble shoot unplugged everything and replugged includeing the jack and it self set it self as it was supposed too.
Pros: Makes life easy
Install instructions very vague. Had to call Crutchfield for assistance which they were helpful
Pros: Works as advertised
Cons: Poor instructions. Programming does not work automatically as advertised.
Very easy to install
Pros: Great directions
Purchased for Volvo S60 Easy to install. The only things I needed for the installation were the box and the wireset. The brown wire was not necessary for this. Instructions were very easy to follow.
Pros: This was easy to install and program. Works nicely
Cons: Had to splice the factory harness wires to connect this adapter
Easy install and it does exactly what it says it will. The only problem I can find with it is there is a bit of a lag when changing songs.
Pros: Does exactly what it says it will and it was super easy to connect to my stereo.
Cons: It took me a while to figure out how to connect it to my vehicle and after I got it, I noticed a bit of a lag when using the steering wheel controls to change the song from my USB connected iPod or changing the radio station.
This was an easy to install product. I did not require all the additional wires sent with it though. The Metra VT-GMOS-04 harness I got for the Pioneer AVH-X3700BHS receiver had the wires already on it. Overall it was easy to program and once figured out worked like a champ.
Pros: Works well and very happy so far.
Cons: Disc change button does to work on staring wheel like it used to but no real need for it so not a big deal.
Easy and clear installation. I didn't like the fact that I had to cut my factory harness wires. I don't plan on having to hook up my factory harness ever again but it would've been nice if I could of had the option to do so. Everything works as it should.
Pros: Easy installation, very clear instructions, programs itself.
Cons: Had to cut my factory harness
Works great! This SWCA allows me to retain factory volume and track adjustment from the steering wheel that would otherwise be lost when adding an aftermarket stereo. Installed in a 2006 MINI Cooper S using a Pioneer Echelon 599 head unit - ASWC Solid brown wire connects to Pioneer harness steering wheel control wire, cut and splice pink poke-a-dot wire on factory harness to solid pink wire on ASWC adaptor, connect power and ground. The auto detect function worked as described!
Pros: Retain factory SWC, Easy connection and detection
Cons: Lots of unused wires, Adds more bulk and wire behind head unit
4 of 5. Steering controls when tweaked too quickly can disrupt it. Too many volume commands changes channel. Don't overwhelm it - it works ok.
Cons: Can't handle rapid change inputs
When I open the package, and seen all the wires I was a little hesitant, but this was actually the easiest part of the install. It was a three wire hook up and push a button, and everything works properly!
Pros: Very compact for ease of installation, three wire hook up, and one push of a button the unit recognize my vehicle.
Works fantastic once you get this running. Provides full control of my steering wheel functions on my Hyundai Sante Fe. Crutchfield tech support was absolutely phenomenal in getting this up and running.
Pros: Diagrams and instructions perfect. When wired correctly, this is very straight forward to program. I would have rated higher but I found that the last two wiring connections someone challenging in a tight space. This could be overcome with adding two wires to the Metra wiring harness and would allow for all connections to be safely solder outside of the vehicle.
Cons: Any slight issues with bad connections and it won't program. Crutchfield tech folks trouble shot over the phone and ID'd the problem down to the bad wire connection.
Quick install worked without any config issues
I have a Honda Accord 2000 coupe, and it works so well, like the original.
Pros: Very efficient equipment
Cons: A little complicate to program.
The bezel came in intact and was a perfect fit for my car
Pros: Excelent ub delivery and handling , good product
Cons: A little bit pricy
Printed out the instructions and was a little confused. Called Crutchfield's support and cleared that up in about 1 minute. Connected it to my Kenwood system and all works like a charm. A must if you have factory wheel controls for sure.