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Axxess MITO-02 Wiring Interface

Connect a new stereo and retain the factory Rockford Fosgate audio system in select 2007-up Mitsubishi vehicles

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The Axxess MITO-02 wiring interface lets you install an aftermarket stereo in select 2007-up Mitsubishi vehicles with the factory Rockford Fosgate audio system. The interface connects the new stereo with the factory amplifier, so you don't have to rewire your entire system. Warranty: 1 year.

Important note: Your new stereo must have front and rear preamp outputs or you'll need a 4-channel line output converter to use this interface. Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this model is compatible with your vehicle.

Note: Most vehicles will require additional installation parts — please identify your vehicle if you haven’t done so. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

Axxess MITO-02 Wiring Interface Reviews

Average Customer Review:

4 Reviews

First unit failed

Written by: Erik from California on November 7, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This unit is required for the Mitsubishi Evolution with Rockford Fosgate stock stereo if you want to retain the factory subwoofer amp and subwoofer control. Very messy installation. So many wires. Wires longer than they needed to be. I got the Pioneer stereo I connected up and running. I called it quits for the night and powered everything down and disconnected the battery again for final installation into the dash the next day. The next morning I powered on the car and the stereo would not turn on. Eek. Did I just cook a very expensive stereo? Took to a professional audio installer. Root cause was a failure inside the module box. Luckily they had a replacement on hand and got everything working again.

Pros: Subwoofer control maintained

Cons: Item failed the first time and required a replacement.

A must have...

Written by: Petahbread from Naperville, IL on July 11, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I gave this 4/5 for it shorting out on me after a few hours use. I wired it exactly how the guys at Crutchfield told me to, soldered all the wires with heat shrink and etc. Customer service was great and sent me a replacement and I havent had an issue since, may have just been a faulty unit. Overall it's a must have if you want to keep your factory sound system.



Axxess MITO-02 Wiring Interface

Written by: Dee from LA, CA on June 11, 2014

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The only wiring harness available for the OEM Rockford Fosgate system. Very simple to install. Works great. I lost some sound features from my stock head unit but gained an overall better sounding system. A must have if you want to retain OEM amplifier & speaker system. For the EVO X, you have to put the subwoofer & speaker level adjustment at the minimum level or it will clip off & the sound will be terrible. I started out with the adjustment level at mid position (12 o'clock) & my speakers sounded flat & the subwoofer doesn't sound like it's pumping bass even with adjusting bass & treble on my head unit.

Pros: Easy install. Just solder or crimp power, ground & RCA cables. Works as advertised.

Cons: No instruction on which RCA color for left & right. It just says for front & rear. You have to adjust your head unit's left & right sound to find out if you hooked it up properly.


Written by: Anonymous from Fort Worth, TX on July 21, 2012

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It's the only wiring harness available if you have the Rockford Fostgate System. It works and sounds great, BUT when i crank it up i think causes some distortion and the sound quality starts depleting.



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What's in the box?

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  • Mitsubishi data bus interface
  • 14-Pin harness with RCA connections
  • Vehicle harness
  • Installation Instructions

Product Research


Overview: The MITO-02 Mitsubishi Data Bus Interface is designed specifically for select Mitsubishi vehicles with OEM factory installed Rockford Fosgate audio systems when installing an aftermarket headunit in the vehicle. The OEM factory installed Rockford Fosgate audio system uses a digital signal to turn on the factory installed amp in select Mitsubishi cars. The MITO-02 supplies that digital signal to turn the factory amplifier on. When installing an aftermarket radio that has navigation built-in, the MITO-02 can supply VSS (Vehicle Speed Sense), Parking Brake, and Reverse functions. However, Reverse is not available on manual transmission vehicles.

Note: The aftermarket radio must have two pair of preamp outputs in order to properly interface. If it does not, you will need a line output converter.

Vehicle Compatibility: Currently the MITO-02 is compatible with the following Mitsubishi vehicles equipped with an OEM factory installed Rockford Fosgate audio system.

  • 2008-2013 Lancer
  • 2007-2013 Outlander
  • 2011-2013 Outlander Sport

Note: Please consult Crutchfield's "Outfit My Car" to see if your vehicle is compatible.

Level Adjustment: There are two pentiometers next to the Molex plug on the MITO-02 interface. The one closest to the Molex connector is the subwoofer level control and the other is the front door speaker level control. Using a small blade screwdriver you can turn the potentiometer of the speaker you want to adjust either clockwise (to make it louder) or counterclockwise (to lower the volume).

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Because my Lancer has the Rockford Fosgate sound system. [ JOSE J  Dec 31, 2015 ]

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You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Kenny  Feb 01, 2016 ]  Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The Axxess MITO-02 wiring interface is designed to work in 2007-up Mitsubishi Vehicles but does not have the ability to be programmed or updated. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Jul 02, 2015 ]  Staff
The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Mar 31, 2015 ]  Staff
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Jeff  Dec 19, 2014 ]  Staff

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