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iDatalink ADS-SW-HD1 Wiring Interface

Install a new radio and retain handlebar audio controls in select 1996-13 Harley-Davidson motorcycles

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Overview

Our take on the iDatalink ADS-SW-HD1 Wiring Interface

This two-piece iDatalink combo kit allows you to install a new radio in select 1996-2013 Harley-Davidsons. iDatalink's HRN-SW-HD1 wiring interface works in conjunction with their Maestro ADS-MSW module to retain the use of your handlebar-mounted audio controls, including the Push-to-Talk and Squelch buttons (if present).

iDatalink makes it easier to upgrade your Harley's audio

This two-piece iDatalink combo kit allows you to install a new radio in select 1996-2013 Harley-Davidsons. iDatalink's HRN-SW-HD1 wiring interface works in conjunction with their Maestro ADS-MSW module to retain the use of your handlebar-mounted audio controls, including the Push-to-Talk and Squelch buttons (if present).

The magic of the Maestro

Before you start your installation, you'll need to visit the iDatalink site to program the Maestro adapter to work with your motorcycle and your new stereo. (Note: you'll need a Windows-based computer, see Details.) Using the intuitive web programming interface, each factory button can be assigned a specific radio function, so you can control your tunes without taking your eyes off the road ahead.

And here's a great feature that's unique to this adapter — you can also choose and assign a secondary "press and hold" radio function to each factory button, effectively doubling what can be controlled. For example, touch the "Volume Up" button, and it'll turn up the music. Hold down the "Volume Up" button, and you can switch on the loudness on your car stereo (or any other secondary function you choose). 

The ADS-MSW works with a variety of aftermarket receivers, and you can install the ADS-MSW yourself if you have some experience installing audio gear. You'll usually have to tap or splice into one to three wires in your motorcycle to connect this adapter.

An essential adapter

The HRN-SW-HD1 wiring adapter plugs right into the ADS-MSW module, which then plugs into the steering wheel control input or wired remote input on your new radio. You'll need to splice the bare-end wires on this iDatalink harness to the wires on the harness that plugs into your new radio.

Once you've installed the adapter and module, you'll be able to program short- and long-hold audio functions to each handlebar button. You can only retain your handlebar audio controls with radios by Alpine, Blaupunkt, Clarion, Dual, Eclipse, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, or Sony.

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.

Product Highlights:

  • wiring adapter/module combo for Harley-Davidson motorcycles
  • install a new radio in select 1996-2013 Harleys
  • works with a wide variety of aftermarket radios
  • retains the use of your handlebar audio controls with radios by Alpine, Blaupunkt, Clarion, Dual, Eclipse, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, or Sony
  • assigns a secondary "press and hold" radio function to each factory button
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Steering wheel control interface module
  • T-harness
  • 4-pin to 3.5mm harness
  • 7" miniUSB-to-USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Sticker

works great can use my handle bar controls with my new radio

Trenton, Odessa, TX

Reviews

iDatalink ADS-SW-HD1 Wiring Interface Reviews

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(22 Reviews)

iDatalink ADS-SW-HD1 Wiring Interface

Trenton from Odessa, TX on 12/4/2018

1999 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

works great can use my handle bar controls with my new radio

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good product

Jim from Topeka, KS on 11/9/2018

2007 Harley-Davidson Ultra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

works great the flash was a pain the butt but once i figured out that you have to use Internet Explorer and not edge i got it flashed and it worked great it is only wired for 2 speakers but if you have 4 or me like I do those wires are in a separate harness so it is no issue to do multiple speakers. not sure what the Aux cable is for so I didn't use it lol

Pros: works like it should

Cons: the flashing can be a little bit of a PITA and Maestro tech support is not the most friendly but as always Crutchfield is awesome

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Crutchfield customer from Newman Lake, WA on 7/28/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Was easy to program and install. Worked great for my 2005 Electra glide

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Only good for two speakers

Ken from Maryland on 6/19/2018

2011 Harley-Davidson Road Glide
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Only works with a 2 speaker system, I have a 4 speaker system.

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Crutchfield customer from Parma, ID on 6/8/2018

2010 Harley-Davidson Road Glide
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Easy to flash and install. Hand controls work flawlessly

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Craig from Milton, VT on 5/21/2018

2013 Harley-Davidson Road Glide
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instructions are very easy to follow. installed easily and works exactly as expected

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Al from Lees Summit, MO on 5/12/2018

2009 Harley-Davidson Street Glide
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You should include this photo in your details of product. If the receiver you buy doesn't have an input jack in the back of the receiver then this product will not work.

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Robert from Waupun, WI on 5/1/2018

1998 Chevrolet K Series
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super easy to program, plugged right in with the Crutchfield made harness

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iDatalink ADS-SW-HD1 Wiring Interface

Crutchfield customer from Circle Pines, MN on 3/12/2018

2008 Harley-Davidson Ultra
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only for a two speaker system

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Crutchfield customer from Cowpens, SC on 2/21/2018

2012 Harley-Davidson Road Glide
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This worked great with my 2012 Harley Roadglide and Sony MEX-M70BT head unit. Simple to program.

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Crutchfield customer from Iva, SC on 2/11/2018

2006 Harley-Davidson Street Glide
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to program online via website for my motorcycle! The directions were very straight forward and easy to follow. As far as functionality goes there is no delay in commands between the radio and handlebar controls. Very satisfied!

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Crutchfield customer from Dayton, TX on 2/4/2018

2011 Harley-Davidson Street Glide
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great, use grade software before install, plugged it in and worked perfectly.

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Crutchfield customer from Phoenix, AZ on 12/20/2017

2012 Harley-Davidson Street Glide
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Well so far this is a pain in the butt!!!! If you do or have a windows computer you cannot program the stupid little thing!!! Datalink does not have any patches to work around this issue. Now I have to find a friend with a windows laptop to program it. Got enough issues to deal with besides this!!!! I wish Crutchfield would put a warning about this issue before purchase, and a tech advisor recommended it.

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Nice simple install.

Michael from Corona, AZ on 12/12/2017

2007 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Put this on my '07 Electrglide. Everything went smooth.

Pros: EZ install. Online programing made setup a breeze.

Cons: Automatic Volume Control would have been nice, but with the handlebar controls I really don't miss it.

idata maestro sw HD1

Douglas from Ft Lauderdale, FL on 11/1/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy install. Clear and simple to understand instructions. Compact size. Wiring harness pre fitted.

Pros: Easy install

Cons: Price

Easy fit, easy assembly

Norman from Aliquippa , PA on 10/22/2017

2013 Harley-Davidson Ultra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product, works well with handlebar controls on my 2013 Ultra Classic.

Pros: Easy install

Cons: None

iDatalink ADS-SW-HD1 Wiring Interface

Crutchfield customer from Victoria, MN on 10/4/2017

2006 Harley-Davidson Street Glide
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed this product on an 2006 street glide after. Used this in conjuction with a pioneer Beh-9400 stereo . And it works perfectly with the factory hand controls

Pros: Install very easy just pay attention to the instructions

Cons: None

Great Deal

Jeff from Jacksonville, FL on 8/21/2017

2006 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect device for integrating stereo heads to Harley handlebar controls. Called Tech as could not upgrade unit via intraweb....note, you must use Internet Explorer...who knew?

Pros: Very easy install. Tech support was Superb!

Cons: N/A

Great product

craig from Loganville, GA on 7/29/2017

2011 Harley-Davidson Road Glide
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product and very easy to install and upload info.

Pros: Easy of use Easy of installation

Cons: None

iDatalink ADS-SW-HD1 Wiring Interface

Daniel from Moreno Valley, CA on 7/23/2017

2010 Harley-Davidson Street Glide

Confusing on the flashing aspect of it. Does not work well with my bike.

Pros: Like that all you gave to do to plug it in to the Aux

Cons: Flashing is confusing

Crutchfield response on 7/24/2017 Daniel, we're sorry you're having issues with your interface. If the problem continues, please just reach back out to our tech support team. They can either help get your system working the way it should, or possibly return it for an exchange or refund.

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Salvatore from Barnegat, NJ on 7/8/2017

2007 Harley-Davidson Street Glide
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

5 for the product, 1 for tech support, product wasn't taken download, called tech support, guy seemed bored and frustrated as soon as he answered call. After him talking down to me for a few minutes, turned out all i had to do was use "internet explorer" To be honest, I didn't know that was still a thing. works great now, just wish it didn't use the aux jack in back of stereo

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Easy set up

Mike from Tulsa, OK on 6/9/2017

2009 Harley-Davidson Street Glide
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good product

Pros: Simple job, everything works as advertised

Cons: Programming is a lil confusing

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Features

Harley Davidson SWC Package: The iDatalink Maestro ADS-SW-HD1 includes the Maestro ADS-MSW steering wheel control module and the HRN-SW-HD1 T-harness in one package. The ADS-SW-HD1 lets you retain your Harley Davidson's handlebar buttons and program them to control your new radio when replacing the factory stereo with an aftermarket head unit.

Vehicle Compatibility: The iDatalink Maestro ADS-SW-HD1 is compatible with the following Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Make Model Year
Harley Davidson Electra Glide 1996-2013
Road Glide 1998-2013
Street Glide 2006-2013

Downloadable Firmware: The supplied USB cable plugs into your Windows PC and allows you to flash (program) the Maestro SW with the appropriate Harley Davidson firmware (SI-HD01-AS) to prepare it for installation. Visit iDatalink's Weblink site and follow the instructions. System Requirements for Weblink 6.3 include:

  • Windows 2000 (SP4), XP (SP2), Vista, 7 (32 or 64-bit), 8, 8.1, or 10
  • Administrative rights on your PC
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or greater (excluding 64-bit version)
  • Available USB port
Note: The Weblink tool is not compatible with Mac.

T-Harness: The included T-harness features a molex connector which will plug into your Harley Davidson motorcycle's factory radio connector, and bar wires which will need to be hardwired to your aftermarket head unit's wiring harness.

Wire Color Function
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Black Ground
White Left Front Speaker +
White/Black Left Front Speaker -
Gray Right Front Speaker +
Gray/Black Right Front Speaker -
Note: The wiring harness only includes leads for the front left & right speakers. If your motorcycle has rear speakers, they will need to be hardwired.

SWC Jack & Wire: The ADS-SW-HD1 features a right-angle male 3.5mm jack and a blue/yellow remote wire for compatibility with a variety of aftermarket head units features a SWC input or SWC wire connection. Compatible aftermarket head units include Alpine, Blaupunkt, Clarion, Dual, Eclipse, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, and Sony.

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Why did you buy this?

Needed it for my harely [ byron  Feb 28, 2018 ]
recommended [ Benjamin  Feb 06, 2018 ]
Terrific product to connect stereo to handlebar controls on Harley touring models. [ Tom  Dec 05, 2017 ]
Required accessories for installation [ Cesareon E.  Sep 17, 2017 ]
To maintain handlebar controls [ Jeffrey  Sep 15, 2017 ]
To operate my hand controls on my harley. [ C  Aug 11, 2017 ]
I chose this wire harness because it works with my handle bar controls [ victor  Jul 22, 2017 ]
to retain handlebar controls [ Jerry  Jul 16, 2017 ]
Need it to hook up stereo [ Brian  Jun 01, 2017 ]

5 questions already asked

All the wiring harnesses we carry come with the ability to keep those handle bar controls working with a new radio. I should also mention that this harness still works even if you don't use the handle bar control part. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul [ Paul  Nov 07, 2018 ]  Staff
For the 2015, we recommend the Axxess ASWC-1 for retaining the handlebar controls with compatible aftermarket stereos: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_120ASWC1/item.html [ Ryan  May 30, 2018 ]  Staff
May need very few coupling splice , but not a harness [ michael  Apr 03, 2018 ]
Everything is I needed was in that kit. [ Charles  Apr 03, 2018 ]
This will hook into your stereo wire harness, that's all that is needed [ RANDALL  Apr 03, 2018 ]
Comes complete [ Jamie  Apr 03, 2018 ]
this allows thumb controls, does not have automatic control [ Jamie  Nov 10, 2017 ]
I don't think it does. I have to adjust the volume with my head unit, or use the mute button, which is pressing the volume control in. Shane [ Shane  Nov 10, 2017 ]
No. You will lose avc when replacing the stock head unit [ Andrew  Nov 09, 2017 ]
No, you will lose your speed compensated volume, plus, when you program it for your bike, make sure you use internet explorer or it won't work [ Salvatore  Nov 09, 2017 ]
This unit does not have anything to do with your speakers. It operates the radio function via the handlebar controls [ Dirk  Oct 05, 2017 ]
It will I put on 01 classic! [ Alan  Oct 05, 2017 ]
Yes it works perfect on my 2006 Electra Glide Ultra, I run 2 8's in bags, 2 6.5's and 2 horns upfront [ Badboy65  Oct 05, 2017 ]
I took all the radio stuff cruthfield sold me to the dealer and the couldn't get it to work with my 2008 CVO anniversary ultra. Returned the radio and all the add ons [ Sam  Oct 05, 2017 ]
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