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iDatalink Maestro RR Interface Module

Connect a new stereo and retain the steering wheel audio controls and factory amps in select 2006-up vehicles

MFR # ADS-MRR

iDatalink Maestro RR Interface Module

iDatalink Maestro RR Interface Module

Connect a new stereo and retain the steering wheel audio controls and factory amps in select 2006-up vehicles

MFR # ADS-MRR

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Easy instal.

Crutchfield customer from Amarillo, TX on 12/13/2019

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Very easy instal and flashing process.

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Crutchfield customer from Burleson, TX on 12/13/2019

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Simple to install. Pretty user friendly

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Great buy for steering wheel control for Hondas

brandon from St.Thomas United States Virgin Islands on 12/12/2019

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It works great. Instructions are simple enough to follow and works exactly how you would expect it to.

Pros: They are different options you can program the module to do that your original steering wheel couldn't do before.

Cons: You definently need a computer to program it.

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Doesn't include ALL steering wheel controls for 2006-2009 VW GTI!

Kevin from MANSFIELD, TX on 12/3/2019

2008 Volkswagen GTI

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This may work well with newer VW models, but I have a 2008 VW GTI and this only works for the left steering wheel controls. If you wanted to be able to use the steering wheel to change the channel or next input which used the up and down arrow on the right side, your S.O.L. with this unit. I have seen a unit online which is able to keep these controls so I know it's possible, but Crutchfield does not sell that unit or any others which would keep those controls. There may be other units out there which also include all of the steering wheel controls, but this is the only one I know of and which I found via a youtube installation video for my car. If I could do it all over again, I would not have used this iDatalink unit and would have instead searched for another control module which included ALL the steering wheel controls. If I did this again, I'd call Crutchfield and get them to guarantee which buttons will work with this unit and describe what vehicle information will be able to be displayed on the aftermarket radio after its installation before I paid for this. After my installation, I also wasn't able to get any vehicle information to display on my radio with this unit. I was under the impression that I would be able to see some vehicle stats, but that might just be the year of my vehicle. Newer vehicles might include support for this feature better.

Pros: - Steering wheel buttons that are supported work great

Cons: - Not all Steering wheel buttons are supported by this unit! - Does not include the support for vehicle information on my 2008 VW GTI which I expected.

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Integration with Factory settings

Crutchfield customer from Lakeport, CA on 12/1/2019

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Easy to setup and install in 2017 Tacoma. Maintained factory settings except for vehicle maintenance information and factory bluetooth mic. Make sure to purchase additional wiring harnesses.

Pros: Keeps most factory settings.

Cons: Cost of unit and required add ons.

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Crutchfield customer from Constantia, NY on 11/26/2019

2016 Subaru WRX

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Great tool, lets you customize what your wheel controls to, straight forward installation

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Crutchfield customer from Hobbs, NM on 11/25/2019

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I'm so glad I had crutch field do the wiring! Was very easy to "flash" for my vehicle.

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David M from Hiram, GA on 11/25/2019

2018 Toyota RAV4

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Spectacular device. I kept all of my steering wheel controls and even added some features OEM I didn't have before. Easy flashing of vehicle model data and fairly simple set up.

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Crutchfield customer from Springfield, VA on 11/24/2019

2016 Honda CRV

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This little interface box would not be much use without the ready harness service, but since I got it, it works almost as advertised. One stalk switch (side-view camera on) does not work, and the turn-signal does not activate the side-view camera reliably. Otherwise, all built-in controls function, and the backup camera works well also. One added benefit is the ability to view information from the on-board diagnostics port.

Pros: Makes the new head unit work with the built-in Honda switches, sensors, and controls (mostly)

Cons: The cars built-in microphone does not work, but that is more a problem with the CarPlay implementation.

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All in the little black box.

Crutchfield customer from Grifton, NC on 11/20/2019

2012 Chevrolet Camaro

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Best short cut for installation.

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2008 Chevrolet Avalanche replacement for factory Nav Radio

Crutchfield customer from Anthem, AZ on 11/20/2019

2008 Chevrolet Avalanche

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The interface works well and was easy to program and wire in. Retained all factory options including the steering wheel controls.

Pros: Easy to program and install

Cons: None at this time

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Crutchfield customer from Blackstone, MA on 11/19/2019

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Easy to use

Pros: ease of use

Cons: expensive

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Crutchfield customer from Raeford, NC on 11/10/2019

2016 Toyota RAV4

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Works great

Pros: Easy installation

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Swannanoa, NC on 11/10/2019

2006 Jeep Commander

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It's a lot easier than it looks

Pros: Flashed, and all the steering wheel controls work as they should.

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Neat module, not so great instructions, but everything works.

Crutchfield customer from Baytown, TX on 11/10/2019

2008 Dodge Ram 2500

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It is a neat function to be able to integrate vehicle functions with the radio, but the download and instructions leave some need for work. The downloading is easy, but their is not any instructions on the LED part of the module (what the colors and blinking means). The instructions are vague, but manageable. I could not give this 4 stars because for my truck (08 Ram 2500 Mega cab diesel) I could not get all the sensors that I could normally get with the Torque app. Also I had trouble with the module after I put it in my truck, checked the LED lights which were blinking red, called customer service, and was able to understand what the blinking red light meant. I did not feel that the iDatalink customer service guy was listening to my complaint on the instructions and the need for more information on what the LED lights mean. I was able to fix my issue and I am using my new Kenwood DDX6906S and learning how to use it now.

Pros: Ties into vehicle harness easily without having splices; ability to read diesel PIDS on truck; vehicle specific programming.

Cons: Instructions need work, no information on what the LED blinking lights mean; iDatalink know about lack of info on instructions but has failed to fix it. Crutchfield knows about the issue and has not tried to fix it for their customers.

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Good interface unit.

Crutchfield customer from Mcminnville, OR on 11/8/2019

2014 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

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Very easy to program. I have a 2014 GMC Sierra 2500HD with phone icons on sterring wheel. I went through the button assignment and I am pleased with its functionality. If offered, use Crutchfield's cable assembly for $25.00. I did not opt for that but now wish I did.

Pros: Offers almost seamless functionality from old radio to new radio.

Cons: No continuous volume up feature for programming steering wheel button.

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A must have.

Crutchfield customer from Anderson, SC on 11/5/2019

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Helped me not only retain my OEM steering wheel controls, but I reprogrammed them to my liking.

Pros: Programmable steering wheel controls

Cons: None

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Matthew from RONKONKOMA, NY on 11/5/2019

2011 Toyota Tundra

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Hardest part is getting the unit flashed properly. Once you figure that out it's easy! Mac integration was key as I didn't have access to a computer with windows. All functions were retained in my 2011 Tundra so I am very pleased!

Pros: Retained all functionality from steering wheel

Cons: Setting up to flash is a semi time consuming process

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2015 Versa Note (It does fit/work, in spite of what Crutchfield says)

Ron from Ellijay, GA on 11/3/2019

2015 Nissan Versa Note

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I bought this to retro-fit a Pioneer AVH-1550NEX into a VW Eos, but ended up trading the Eos before the installation. Crutchfield's website says this won't work with my 2015 Nissan Versa Note, but iDatalink says it does, and has both firmware and installation instructions. The installation is complicated, as there is no vehicle specific harness available, but once installed (took about 5 hours from beginning of research to finish), it works great. The Versa Note has plenty of room behind the OEM radio for all the extra wires, etc. Lost a star because the iDatalink instructions are sorely lacking. I had to zoom in on their color wiring diagram to determine which wires went where, as the 8.5x11 printout was impossible to decipher due to the small (and not labeled) wires. Most stereo install harnesses for the Nissan omit the steering wheel control wires, and the vehicle speed sensor wire, but a work around is to splice into the factory harness behind the plug. I downloaded a factory service manual from the net, or I would never have been able to locate the correct connectors or wires to splice into if I would have tried to rely on the iDatalink instructions alone. Sorting out the correct wiring connections added at least an hour, if not two, to the overall install. There is probably a better and easier way to retain the steering wheel controls in the Versa Note, but the Maestro RR does work, and works well.

Pros: Works as expected Displays vehicle data and gauges

Cons: Complicated Install No vehicle-specific harness for the Versa Note iDatalink instructions are poor, and lack important vehicle specifics More expensive than other (probably simpler) solutions

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Crutchfield customer from South Windham, CT on 10/30/2019

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Needs better written instructions

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Crutchfield customer from Junction City, KS on 10/27/2019

2009 Dodge Challenger

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Was easy to program. Install went without a hitch. Only thing I'm worried about is it says I have more gas then what is actually in my tank.

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Worth it

Crutchfield customer from Roanoke Rapids, NC on 10/23/2019

2014 Ford F-150 STX

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Great for keeping factory controls and it adds some information that my 2014 F150 STX didn't supply like tire pressure and digital speed.

Pros: Keeps and enhances factory functionality

Cons: Intimidating to put together but Crutchfield techs helped a lot!

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Crutchfield customer from Gainesville, VA on 10/21/2019

2015 Ford F-150 XLT

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It is an awesome product that lets you incorporate your new aftermarket stereo into your vehicle with minimal rewiring.

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Crutchfield customer from Buford , GA on 10/20/2019

2019 Toyota Tacoma

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Great. works perfect!

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good equipment

Crutchfield customer from Kalamazoo, MI on 10/19/2019

2011 GMC Sierra

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these steering wheel controls actually work with my truck

Pros: they work like they are supposed too

Cons: price

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Crutchfield customer from Roeland Park, KS on 10/12/2019

2014 Ford Focus

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Works great. It's nice to have idatalink.

Pros: idatalink info on your radio

Cons: Installation is rough!!

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Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 10/9/2019

2015 Toyota 4Runner

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Firmware updating is a bit rough given it doesnt work with modern browsers(activex controls), but it has a app that can bypass all of that. other than that, it seamlessly integrated with the stock system and pulled in more features than the car natively had (door status, engine status, etc)

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Bryson J. from BIRMINGHAM, AL on 10/8/2019

2012 Honda CRV

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This allowed me to use most of my steering wheel controls in my 2012 Honda CR-V. It was a complicated install (took about 2 hours).

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WOW

Crutchfield customer from E Wenatchee, WA on 10/8/2019

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WOW is what I have to say, truly integrates the aftermarket unit into the stock system. Everything works as it should, well worth the money spent

Pros: It works

Cons: It costs

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Great flexibility, so-so programming

Crutchfield customer from Smithfield, NC on 10/8/2019

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The MRR adds a ton of versatility to the radio replacement process. I've noticed that some of my button programming doesn't work quite right with my steering wheel controls but the most critical functions work great and it was able to integrate dash buttons that I never expected to be functional after replacing my head unit

Pros: Can integrate steering wheel controls and dash controls on certain models

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Crutchfield customer from Burghill, OH on 10/8/2019

2015 Chrysler 200

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All works as expected except for no interface for car's internal mic for hands free calling. Had to use mini external mic (included) and stick it to the dash.

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Cons: No interface for car's internal mic for hands free calling

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Nice addition.

Crutchfield customer from Perrysburg, OH on 10/6/2019

2011 Ford F-350

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Allowed me to keep the factory steering wheel controls and Ford Sync. Has the added advantage of displaying some vehicle information on the radio screen.

Pros: Easy to program and allows for custom steering wheel control function settings. Kenwood head unit has built in IDatalink ports for for plug and play.

Cons: Installation instructions could be a little more detailed.

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Crutchfield customer from Bartlett, TN on 10/1/2019

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Works great, all functionality of the steering wheel is restored and usable. Great equipment!

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Works well in a 2019 Tacoma

Douglas S from FREDERICKSBRG, VA on 9/30/2019

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Awesome product. Was able to flash for my 2019 Tacoma using pretty much the defaults. Once installed, works as advertised and sends a lot of information to my aftermarket radio. A little challenging to program through the Web but installed the application and it worked without issue.

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Excellent option for me

Crutchfield customer from Bridgewater, NJ on 9/29/2019

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

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This allowed me integrate my steering wheel controls, maintain my bluelink remote start and door lock (wasnt sure if I would lose that or not), and it actually 'activated' several features in my car which were not part of my original package such as moving backup guide lines for the camera, numeric tire pressure and temp, and interestingly enough what is playing on my radio (XM, Pandora, Sirius) is displayed on my dashboard. Even Pandora which the car didnt come up with shows the logo on the dash. This worked out perfect for my '13 Santa Fe. Using the wiring service from Crutchfield made it super easy to install. Ive done radios before but am by no means an expert, and this was relatively simple thanks to Crutchfields instructions and wiring.

Pros: keeps all my oem steering wheel controls and even adds some new ones.

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Did not work for me.

Crutchfield customer from Tampa, FL on 9/26/2019

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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I just found out from the I-datalink forum assistance that this will not work with my head unit. Wish I had been told that before I bought this.

Pros: Lots of features

Cons: Did not work with my Pioneer AVH-X5700BHS for vehicle functions.

Crutchfield response on 9/27/2019
We're sorry this interface didn't work out for you. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Fort Pierce, FL on 9/25/2019

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The greatest ! I love this technology

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Crutchfield customer from Woodside, NY on 9/22/2019

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Awesome module that worked flawlessly with my vehicle (13 Grand Cherokee SRT) to keep OEM/Factory functionality.

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Worked great

Crutchfield customer from Inwood, WV on 9/22/2019

2010 Ford Mustang

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Very easy to install, once you upload from your laptop your vehicle preferences it is plug and play

Pros: Easy

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Phoenix, OR on 9/21/2019

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What a great interface. I love these guys

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Crutchfield customer from Kingston, PA on 9/18/2019

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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This item is top notch. Was fairly simple to flash with the programming and install was easy.

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Excellent option for OEM controls.

Crutchfield customer from Dulles, VA on 9/18/2019

2006 Dodge Magnum

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Now I can use the factory steering wheel controls with the new radio. Works great. I ordered the prewired harness that plugs unto the factory harness so I didn't need the cables this came with.

Pros: Perfect for OEM steering controls.

Cons: Did not work with the Navi button on my Magnum. The music button works to select the source, but I have to hit the volume button once or twice to get it to recognize the source and skip to the next song or station. It still works enough for me.

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Good added value

Crutchfield customer from Bryan, TX on 9/17/2019

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I labored over whether to purchase this for my car, but in the end I am fairly happy with the product. The instructions for the install were very helpful and I did not have any issues at all flashing the device via the computer, or connecting it to the radio and harness.

Pros: Good install instructions

Cons: A lot of wires to weed through and connect.

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Crutchfield customer from Bristol, NH on 9/17/2019

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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Required for keeping the steering wheel functions on my 2500HD. Worked well.

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Very nearly works as advertised in 2016 Scion iM

Charles T from EDGEWOOD, TX on 9/11/2019

2016 Scion iM

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The W4500NEX uses the iDatalink Maestro Rr unit in my car with a T01 wiring harness. Maestro's wiring diagrams are not very usable. While they do reference connectors by letter in the diagrams, the wiring harness is not labeled at all so you don't know what connector on the harness they refer to. Your car may not use all the connectors in the harness. This is not mentioned. I could not retain my factory USB/AUX connections despite Maestro's advertising to the contrary. The connectors themselves do not indicate which pin is pin 1 and as your wire assignments are likely not what is shown in the drawings, there is no way to make the determination which connector pin is pin 1. Troubleshooting a connector is then impossible. My factory backup camera did not work when the Maestro unit was properly installed. Maestro tech support is reasonably prompt when contacted through their forums. They informed me I had to make a change to my wiring harness and download a different firmware version. The camera now works but I cannot assign my TPMS sensors to their proper wheels as is required for Toyota. The option to do this is not present in the firmware version they provided.

Pros: Smoothly retains all factory steering wheel controls. Flexible, modular approach. Easily reprogrammed. Offers additional features not necessarily provided by the OEM. Reasonably prompt tech support via forum.

Cons: Poor quality documentation. Drawings not updated nor sufficiently detailed. Unlabeled connectors on the wiring harness. Firmware incomplete for some models. No support for OE microphone or USB/AUX. If the boiler plate answers from tech support aren't sufficient, don't expect more support.

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Worth it

Crutchfield customer from Portsmouth, VA on 9/11/2019

2014 Ford F-150 STX

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Worked great . Very easy to set up . And of course crutchfield is always there to help no matter what .. made everything so much easier . And added a few more options that I did not have before

Pros: Very easy to install

Cons: Not a single one

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Crutchfield customer from Westminster, CO on 9/10/2019

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I works well and I like that it enables me to install my own stereo and get all of the steering wheel functions to work. It gives you up to 12 functions on the steering wheel. It was easy to program but a little complicated to set up on install, but customer service helped me with that.

Pros: Looks good and easy to use

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Jerry from SAN ANTONIO, TX on 9/10/2019

2015 Ram 1500

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Definitely a product worth getting to keep all your stock controls such as steering wheel controls, backup camera, mic and so on. I highly recommend it!

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Nice product

Crutchfield customer from Woods Cross, UT on 9/9/2019

2017 Ford F-350 XLT

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Nice product. Very easy to program for your vehicle and wiring is simple! Instructions are easy to read and understand.

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Just as promised, it's great

Crutchfield customer from Lowell, AR on 9/9/2019

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This is great! I wish I had bought this the first time. Instead I went for a less expensive model with less features, and it quit working after about 18 months. I have only used this for a couple of weeks, but so far it is everything that was promised. It makes full use of every button on the steering wheel, and gives auto info too!

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Crutchfield customer from Yonkers, NY on 9/8/2019

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Easy to program, and glad to have all of the built in functions of my Jeep

Pros: Easy to use, maintains use of all built in hardware

Cons: Adds a lot of wiring that has to be tucked away somewhere

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Crutchfield customer from Manassas, VA on 9/3/2019

2011 Toyota Tacoma

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interface works great

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Meh... maybe look at PAC

Crutchfield customer from Republic, MO on 9/2/2019

2015 Ford F-150 XLT

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Steering wheel controls work... thats the only good thing I can say about this. The sync integration doesn't work at all... contacted iDatalink support and they basically laughed at me for trying to use it. Said I should just use the new head unit's bluetooth... that was not the point of buying this ridiculously overpriced thing.

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Crutchfield customer from Frisco, TX on 9/1/2019

2009 Honda CRV EX

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For my application (2009 Honda CRV w/Navi w/ Sony XAV-AX series). Amplifier integration worked, but Steering wheel controls did not work at all.

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Works as Advertised.

Crutchfield customer from Point Roberts, WA on 8/28/2019

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Easy to setup and install. It allowed me to keep all the functionality of my 2016 Crosstrek's steering wheel controls and backup camera with my new stereo.

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Crutchfield customer from Groton, CT on 8/22/2019

2011 Toyota Tacoma

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A must have for using steering wheel controls with added ability to use obd tie-in for vehicle info display. Just follow the idatalink instructions for installation and programming. Works great.

Pros: Easy to program, easy to install, works as intended.

Cons: None!

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Crutchfield customer from Beltsville, MD on 8/21/2019

2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Great product! Able to still use factory steering wheel functions. Takes a bit to set up but well worth it.

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Joseph from Wrentham, MA on 8/18/2019

2009 Ford Fusion

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works well

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Crutchfield customer from Billings, MT on 8/13/2019

2015 Toyota Tacoma

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Works perfectly and retained all my factory controls on my 2015 Tacoma. It even adds some new ones! Definitely worth the purchase. I would recommend Crutchfield's harness service with this. It greatly simplifies the install.

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Programming this thing is a pain.

Crutchfield customer from New Market, MD on 8/11/2019

2012 Jeep Wrangler

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Programming this thing is a PITA. You have to disconnect all the harnesses before it will let you flash the unit. Poor description of functions in the interface so it's trial and error as to what will work for you. Bulky and requires a lot of extra wires in your dash. I recommend running a USB cable from the unit out of the dash so you can change the configuration if you want, otherwise you have to take your entire dash apart each time to get to it. (you'll have to disconnect the 12v battery before the program will allow you to flash it)

Pros: Gives you a lot of options, but they're poorly explained

Cons: Bulky, a pain to program with the ILX-207, requires internet and rudimentary, temperamental program

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Crutchfield customer from Rochester, MN on 8/11/2019

2009 Toyota Venza

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In the end, once configured with my radio upgrade, I am very satisfied. I downrated because the instructions and diagrams (specific for my car & radio) were too cryptic. Despite color coding of connections on the unit, the diagrams were not sufficiently clear for me to make the cable connections correctly without a phone call. At the end of the assembly instructions it says "test the unit" without further details.

Pros: I called twice with questions. The phones were answered promptly and the tech support was excellent. Very courteous and helpful. With the instructions provided this tech support is essential, and greatly appreciated.

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Crutchfield customer from Pageland, SC on 8/8/2019

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Crutchfield supplied everything needed to seamlessly integrate my new Pioneer H/U to my factory Jeep Wrangler wiring harness, while being able to retain steering wheel controls

Pros: Works as advertised

Cons: Not as simple as it was installing a radio 20 years ago

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Wouldn't recommend if not required....

Crutchfield customer from Groveland, FL on 8/7/2019

2016 Ford F-150 XLT

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Not sure I need to be reviewing this just yet, but if I can fix my problem I'll edit later... Worked after install work no issue, until I plugged in my amp and connected my subs. The whole audio system was possessed by Carrie, high pitched screech like I was reprogramming it's goddaughter or something. I disconnected the and and subs, racing started working, but steering wheel control wasn't. I haven't had time to pull it out and flash it again, but the fact that I have to is rather annoying.

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We're sorry you're having issues with your interface. If the problem continues and you need our help, please just reach out to our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Mesa, AZ on 8/6/2019

2008 Jeep Wrangler

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There website to flash unit sucks. It's hard to navigate.

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Awsome!

Mark from Seminole, FL on 8/6/2019

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Works perfectly! If you want to keep the factory displays the show on the radio screen this is a must have!

Pros: Works perfectly

Cons: none

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Nice upgrade to my stereo install

Stephen from Central, SC on 7/31/2019

2011 Toyota Tacoma

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A must have and very easy to install.

Pros: Good installation instructions. Having vehicle diaganostics shown is really cool. Glad I kept the controls from the steering wheel.

Cons: none.

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Crutchfield customer from Evergreen, AL on 7/31/2019

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Perfect for any quality aftermarket installation

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Crutchfield customer from Tallahassee, FL on 7/27/2019

2011 Chevrolet Cruze

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I was blown away with this piece of equipment and its customizable features! Excellent product and not too difficult to set up.

Pros: Customizable, Ease of installation

Cons: Bulky for the space available in dash

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Crutchfield customer from Lake Charles, LA on 7/26/2019

2014 Toyota Tacoma

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Everything in my 2nd Gen Tacoma worked except for parking brake sensor detection. This sent my head unit into a land where I couldn't set up my rear-view guidelines, couldn't play DVDs (admittedly limited use for 2019,) and most egregiously couldn't set up Android Auto. It took a bit of google-fu to get it all working after that.

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Guest from Trumann, AR on 7/26/2019

2012 Ford F-150 FX2

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Fast shipping, correct part, works great..

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Crutchfield customer from Stockton, CA on 7/25/2019

2011 GMC Acadia

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This kit made simple work of setting the new radio up to keep the factory buttons on the steering wheel. Without it, I would have lost the door chime, turn signal, and alert chimes from the SUV. My only issue with it is you have to have a computer handy to configure it or change the settings on it. I need to re-configure it for one of the steering wheel control buttons and I have to take my dash apart to get to it's USB port so I can reflash it with a new config.

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Crutchfield customer from Dexter, GA on 7/24/2019

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Easy to flash for 2017 Toyota Camry and plug and play

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Works... SORT of...

Scot from Los Angeles, CA on 7/23/2019

2010 Ford Fusion

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Paired this with a Soundstream VRCP-65, at Crutchfield's recommendation, to retain steering wheel controls. Was surprised to discover, after receiving my items and going through the install process, that Soundstream is not supported by Idatalink and, as a result, you are forced to use a generic Kenwood w/Bluetooth model during install. The upside, is that you retain SOME steering wheel functionality. The downside is that you will not retain ALL (Phone/OK button) because Idatalink does not officially support the Soundstream. My personal 2 cents is that Crutchfield should not recommend this as part of the installation package for a Soundstream stereo until this changes, as the item under "Vehicle Features Retained" that says, "Steering Wheel Controls" is not entirely accurate.

Pros: Helps retain some of your steering wheel functionality.

Cons: Without advanced research, you may be surprised, (as I was) to discover that the item that was recommended by the website does not support your brand of stereo.

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Worth the time and money

Crutchfield customer from Columbia, SC on 7/22/2019

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Very nice to be able to retain my factory functions. Easy to wire up

Pros: Works to keep functioning of factory options

Cons: Lots of wires you have to stick behind the dash

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Works well, but check the rear camera voltage

Crutchfield customer from Prairieville, LA on 7/21/2019

2012 Toyota Tundra

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I'm impressed at how quickly the response is from vehicle button hit to response from the receiver. It seems more responsive than the stock radio. One problem I had is that the voltage sent to my rear camera was regulated down to 3.4V instead of the needed 6V. I confirmed this with a replacement unit. I had to get a 12V to 6V converter and do some additional wiring to resolve the issue. So, they unit works well but it required some troubleshooting on my part to figure out why my rear camera would not work.

Pros: Works well, very responsive.

Cons: Did not supply 6V for the rear camera.

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Flash a lot

Jonathan from Chardon, OH on 7/21/2019

2014 Chevrolet Camaro

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Flash, flash and flash again if it doesn't flash correctly. Crutchfield replaced my first one but just to see if it'd work I flashed it with an old firmware about 10x to get it to work. I then flashed it, I swear over 20x to finally get it to take on the new firmware. The new one flashed correctly the first time.

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Crutchfield customer from Sandusky, OH on 7/21/2019

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Easy to update for your vehicle, and easy to install. Did not have to cut any of the original wiring, just plug and play.

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Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 7/18/2019

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Didn't lose out on any of my factory features!

Pros: Maintaining factory features

Cons: Just the price point, but that's the way Jeep rolls!!!

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Covers everything

Crutchfield customer from Crystal Lake, IL on 7/16/2019

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Covers everything and comes with a lot of extra stuff that you may not need and is not labeled. None of the many connectors are labeled, but there are no duplicates so you should find the right match if you study the box closely. Plus it's a lot of hardware and cables to jam back in to the dash. Overall, it finally worked out ok. A "plus" is the excellent Datalink guy I called knew about the dual back up camera power leads that no one from several calls to Crutchfield knew about, so don;t be shy, count on the customer service if you need it!

Pros: Covers everything

Cons: Covers everything, so you're not sure what you have and what you don't. The broad, generalized instructions were not overly helpful. Seems like they thought the whole process would be as intuitive to everyone else as it was to them. This is a common problem with todays technical writing community.

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Crutchfield customer from Wellsville, NY on 7/16/2019

2018 Ford F-150 XLT

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Must have a pc to flash the unit. Kind of a technical installation but got it done. Good tech support if needed

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Crutchfield customer from Sweetwater, TN on 7/14/2019

2004 Honda CRV EX

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Made things much easier and worked like it should.

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Well worth the money

Crutchfield customer from Allentown, NJ on 7/14/2019

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very easy to set up and install. Use your computer and flash the unit to your vehicle. Makes all my steering wheel controls work. follow the step by step instruction and it's simple. Great unit

Pros: simple set up easy to hook up

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Crutchfield customer from Louisville, KY on 7/14/2019

2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Super easy to flash and maintained my steering wheel control plus some bonus's TPMS, EGTS, LOAD plus more

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Works fine

Guest from Fincastle, VA on 7/12/2019

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Works as intended.

Pros: Easy to program and install.

Cons: None

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Kohlby from Tempe, AZ on 7/11/2019

2017 Ford Focus

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The Maestro RR is a decent little device, it provides basic integration with the Ford SYNC system on aftermarket radios, as well as a LOT of steering wheel control options. The Weblink software can take a while to flash, as their servers seem to be offline a fair amount of the time, but once you get it flashed, its smooth sailing. Installing the device physically is not difficult, once you take the time to sit down and decipher the wiring diagram. The hardest part is discerning which wires/harnesses you need out of the set they give you (The ReadyHarness service comes in handy here). If you're setup has two AUX inputs, make sure they are in the correct inputs on your head unit, it does make a difference. Test your factory inputs to make sure they are mapped correctly before you seal it all up. Programming can be a bit of a challenge- I found that when flashing my car, I had to use a different firmware than what the program created in order to have my reverse signal work correctly, and retain SYNC (In my case, I had to move up to a 2018 with the same radio specs). This is where its important to really test every feature of your setup before putting your dash back in place, there can be a lot of trial and error involved in this step. Keeping in mind you may have better luck with flashing older versions of the firmware provided. All in all, this was a great purchase, it just took some time to setup. I would recommend this to any person who has the option of using it.

Pros: Retains basic SYNC functions; in-dash PID & TPMS Display; Custom Steering Wheel Controls

Cons: Can take several tries to program; May need to flash under different year/ feature package

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Not a good match for my 2018 4Runner

Crutchfield customer from Cuyahoga Falls, OH on 7/10/2019

2018 Toyota 4Runner

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I could not get this unit to interface with my 2018 4Runner. Upgraded to a different head unit and the HRN-RR-TO2 which worked better than expected!

Pros: Easy to install with the Crutchfield ready harness

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The best option to get your car controls

Dan from Bartlett, TN on 7/8/2019

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This is the 4th one of these I have installed in a car and they work every time. The only problem I have had is when I accidentally selected the wrong radio during the flash process. Totally my fault and a re-flash fixed the issue. If you are getting this make sure to pay for the Crutchfield wiring service to have it pre-wired for your vehicle. That makes it a truly plug-n-play install.

Pros: It just works, customizable control options, easy install

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Tacoma, WA on 7/8/2019

2014 Honda CRV

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You definitely cannot go wrong with this interface tool if wanting to retain factory controls. This is also contains the ability to obtain OBD car information into an aftermarket stereo receiver. Configuration via the computer was about 4-5 minutes. I ordered this with the "ready harness" option - so everything was pre-cut and wired for me. It was basically plug and play out of the box.

Pros: Easy of connectivity. Full functionality of stock/OEM controls. Additional car information via ODB connector. Simple interface via web/PC app for configuring.

Cons: Size - this should easily be able to be fabricated on a smaller scale and be able to retain connectors. Should keep size (and wiring) in mind for those with limit stereo install space.

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Worth every penny

Crutchfield customer from Barto, PA on 7/7/2019

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This product is amazing. It allowed me to keep all my original controls and also allowed me to have digital gauges, tire pressure and dtc all on my double din radio. Recommend to anyone looking to get the most from there radio interface.

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Crutchfield customer from Bakersfield, CA on 7/7/2019

2010 Chevrolet Camaro

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Have used there products in all my vehicles

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Crutchfield customer from Spring Creek, NV on 7/7/2019

2009 Dodge Ram 2500

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Works great easy to use and the initial downloads and install was easy.

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Scott from Battle Creek on 7/6/2019

2006 Mercury Mountaineer

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What a mess. Installed in my 2006 Mercury Mountaineer with factory subwoofer. I no longer have a subwoofer. My backup camera doesn't come on automatically. The ODBII guage readouts don't work. Basically I got to keep steering wheel controls for $150 extra cost. Sorely disappointed in the difficulty installing this product and trying to make it work. Have a bunch of wires left over but tech support not needed for my install. If I got my subwoofer back and the guages, etc. to work I'd be happy. Spent at least 7 hours installing this and the radio. Thinking about just packing it all back up and returning it.

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Scott contacted our Customer Support specialist, MaKenna, for help. If you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, it's important to contact our Customer Support or Tech Support teams right away. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase.

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Rob from Newport News, VA on 7/6/2019

2014 Subaru Outback

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I recently installed the iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR in a 2014 Outback. It was not easy. The instructions are minimal, and I'm a creative fool, so I made a mistake and had to trouble shoot it later. There are some undocumented things to keep you guessing. There are many cables, wires, connections, and connectors, so it is fairly likely that you will call tech support. Fortunately, tech support is very good and very patient. In terms of function, the Maestro performs as advertised. My entertainment system works, my steering wheel controls work, the vehicle information works, and my backup camera, added at the same time, also works. In terms of fit, well, you just have to stuff this mass of cables and the small box into your dash and fasten it down however you can. You will have to do this while you try to insert your double-DIN entertainment system and mount it too. On my first try, a connector pulled free and I had to redo the job. My bottom line is that I'm thankful for the Maestro, I love my new system, I'm glad I did this, and I never want to have to work on it again. I'm actually impressed with this interface unit, so 4 stars. There's no other game in town that I know of.

Pros: Does the job steering wheel controls work vehicle information works entertainment system works

Cons: Minimal instructions some undocumented items a mess to mount complex cabling and wiring

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Maestro Please

Eddie from Daytona Beach, FL on 7/4/2019

2016 Buick Enclave

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the datalink did everything it said it would do. the wires are a bit long but i guess they need to be like that. It took a little bit to get everything up and running. once everything loaded, everything worked fine. I recommend getting the ready harness.

Pros: worked great. all factory items worked fine.

Cons: wires are long so packing everything behind the radio is not easy.

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Worth the money. A need not a want

Crutchfield customer from Sierra Vista, AZ on 7/3/2019

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This is a great product that gives me a wealth of information concern my Truck. I was able to retain all my steering wheel controls also. Idata's tech support was very helpful.

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Crutchfield customer from Pleasant Pr, WI on 7/2/2019

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Works perfectly. I had no problems installing this.

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Sean from Blackstone, MA on 7/1/2019

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Seriously easy to program and set up. This has a seamless integration with the steering wheel set up and works great with the JVC -KW-M855BW

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Crutchfield customer from Staten Island, NY on 7/1/2019

2016 Subaru Impreza

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Awesome little device.. you get to remake your steering wheel controls the way you want them to be.. or you can just retain your original ones.. worth the money !

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Crutchfield customer from Dent, MN on 6/30/2019

2012 Ford F-150 XLT

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Module works well and wiring is fairly simple. Website to program module was a disaster and it took over 5 hours just to program.

Pros: Wiring is simple. Can customize functions of the steering wheel controls.

Cons: Website sucks

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Easy enough for a first-timer

Crutchfield customer from Lake Stevens, WA on 6/28/2019

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Everything arrived as expected. Shipping was faster than expected as well. The only complicated part was matching what my deck had for options and wire colors to the color way of the new harness and the maestro.

Pros: flashing was easy with the weblink app (make sure you select the EXACT radio model number you have...unlike me..being one number off makes a huge difference)

Cons: The wiring diagram between the maestro and the oem wiring harness kit was a little complicated to figure out in my opinion

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Not exactly complete.

Crutchfield customer from Jacksonville, FL on 6/28/2019

2012 Toyota 4Runner

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Flashed 6 different times and still doesn't operate all OEM steering wheel buttons correctly.

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Once we saw this review, our Tech Support specialist, Nicole, reached out to this customer to help him further. We'll either help him get the interface working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

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Highly recommended, the data link is an awesome feature!

Mark from Howard, KS on 6/28/2019

2011 Toyota Avalon

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This unit was listed as not fitting my car, a 2011 Toyota Avalon w/JBL w/o Nav, but according to iDatalink's website it was supposed to work. Gave it a try and I absolutely love it! It was extremely easy to wire, programming it via my computer was a breeze, it simply works perfectly with excellent audio quality and controls. I notice no difference in sound quality between the old receiver whereas the recommended Axxess module sounded a little off. I really like that the Maestro uses line level to feed the amps rather than speaker level. Fade and balance seem unaffected where other units indicate some trickiness when linking to factory amps in that area. It is much better than the Axxess module that I ended returning, very glad I did. Using their flash software I was able to program it to my car, steering wheel, and setup all of the options including extra options on the steering wheel to turn the screen off, pause music, mute music, and display gauges on my receiver. Getting the factory backup camera to work was tricky at first but ended up being a breeze once I figured it out. I simply pulled the two video wires from a connector in the A-pillar, cut, stripped, and taped wires from an old RCA cable I had laying around to the factory pins so that I could return to stock if needed, and it pulled right up on the new receiver. Combined with the data link I now have a larger screen and guide lines that show my turning radius, which was unexpected and a very nice surp

Pros: Data link is awesome Great audio quality Easy to program Easy to wire if you're good at diagrams Added many features my car didn't have: TPMS monitor On screen gauges Factory backup camera now has turning radius guidelines Added new controls to steering wheel

Cons: If you aren't keen on wiring there are enough wires to be a bit daunting so you may look at the professional installer route.

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Crutchfield customer from Morrow, OH on 6/27/2019

2014 Ford F-150 STX

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Still having difficulty with Ford Sync interface, every issue seems to require re-flash which means tearing apart the dashboard again. I've given that function up for now, and thankfully the JVC unit taking control of phone and controls is great...just need to get my steering wheel controls working as promised...and that's going to take a few hours on a weekend.

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Eric from Bluffdale, UT on 6/27/2019

2012 Chrysler 200

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Product installation was very clear and easy. Only complaint is around their software. It would be nice if you could review/tweak the configuration of the product with having it attached to the computer to make it easier to adjust and flash later.

Pros: Does exactly what it needs to

Cons: I dislike having to connect my computer just to review what the current configuration is.

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Behind the dash... (humor)

Crutchfield customer from Norwalk, CT on 6/26/2019

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What a mess! Why five wiring bundles when they all go to virtually the same place?

Pros: I get to keep my steering wheel controls.

Cons: Wouldn't need this if my right arm wasn't in a sling.

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Crutchfield customer from Saint Charles, IL on 6/26/2019

2013 Toyota RAV4

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I installed this unit into my RAV4 with a Pioneer DMH-1500NEX. My only complaint is that it doesn't retain the microphone for handsfree talking. Also, it doesn't retain the USB port. Fortunately, I found the USB adapter at another company for less than $15. This product is necessary for keeping installs simply. I also like the engine, battery and tire pressure monitoring. I just wish iDatalink spent the extra time to add a microphone adapter and USB plug for Toyota cars.

Pros: - Retains factory steering wheel buttons; backup camera. - Engine, battery and TPMS monitors are nice.

Cons: - No USB adapter for Toyota OEM port. - No adapter for Toyota factory Bluetooth microphone.

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Crutchfield customer from Mobile, AL on 6/24/2019

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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This actually worked great and I was glad to retain the factory functionality. Fairly easy to install

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Crutchfield customer from Aliso Viejo, CA on 6/23/2019

2012 Toyota Tundra

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Not everything works properly. You must really want a new radio to go through the pain dealing with all these wires. When the paperwork and website say plug-n-play it is complete BS!

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Complex setup and time consuming

Crutchfield customer from Chelsea, MI on 6/23/2019

2005 Subaru Legacy

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The number one issue I had was not having a good place to affix this behind the dash. I basically had to leave it loose. There is a huge bundle of wires that come with it and lots of splicing and instruction reading. At first glance it seems pretty straight forward. It is not. To get it to work, you have to take the box inside, register it and then download a desktop app, then pick all your options and then finally flash the module. Better hope you get it right the first time, or you will be ripping it all back out of the dash and reflashing again. Now I have a desktop app that I will probably never use again, but I better keep it in case something happens. The integration with Uconnect is a bit bulky, but it does work. The largest issue with all of it is when you are trying to use android auto with the google commands. Since you are connecting this module to interface with the stock uconnect system, it should recognize voice commands with android auto. It does not. You have to install the head unit supplied microphone for that. Maybe I didn't pick the right options? Other than that, it does retain all the steering wheel controls, which is the whole reason for purchasing. It wants to connect to the OBD2 port for gauges. The gauge readouts are able to be customized. With a vehicle that has tight space behind the dash, this was difficult to install and set up. I am glad I did it myself, as I would be very weary of an installer doing this.

Pros: Retains steering controls

Cons: Desktop app required. Web app doesn't work and only uses internet explorer. Very large wiring harness. No straps or way to attach behind dash.

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Crutchfield customer from Ashland City, TN on 6/18/2019

2012 Ford Fusion

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Seamless integration of my steering wheel controls in my 2012 Ford Fusion.

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Works perfectly!!!

Crutchfield customer from Colorado Spgs, CO on 6/12/2019

2011 Ford F-150 XLT

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Works perfectly with my F150. Kept all features and even added some.

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JD from Lakeland, FL on 6/11/2019

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See pros and cons listed. I tend to believe iDatalink in that apparently there is an issue with the Pioneer memory not retaining the driving assist setting. But overall unsatisfied with the support from Pioneer and Crutchfield. A crucial feature is missing that I used to have on the original factory setup, and that I asked before ordering if it would be supported with the equipment on the order. Crutchfield rep did call iDatalinka and was told "Bird's Eye View" parking assist would work with the Pioneer. It does work once, but the setting for it is not retained. Goes back to "OFF" in the Pioneer Camera setup menu.

Pros: All functions work as described except parking assist, which is a very desirable feature. Using Maestro with Pioner AVIC 8500 NEX

Cons: Contacted iDatalink for support - Advised I get rid of the Pioneer, as they stated the "On" state for the parking assist on the Pioneer is not retained for some reason. But I assume a software update would fix that Contacted Pioneer for support - They denied any issue Contacted Crutchfield support - very sympathetic rep promised to contact both companies. never called back.

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Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 6/11/2019

2019 Toyota 4Runner

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Great for integrating factory steering wheel controls and vehicle data if compatible with your car.

Pros: Simple plug and play Added vehicle data to my aftermarket radio that didn't show in stock infotainment(it will vary depending on vehicle compatibility)

Cons: If you buy wiring harness vehicle specific wiring harness, most of these wires are just spare parts. A

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Crutchfield customer from Pelion, SC on 6/11/2019

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Worked perfect for me

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Crutchfield customer from Burbank, CA on 6/10/2019

2012 Ford Expedition EL

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Amazing interface. There was one wire I had to hunt for in the vehicle harness but I found it. Instructions were clear.

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Crutchfield customer from Bedford, TX on 6/10/2019

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I had a little trouble with the rear camera wiring thanks to the idatalink maestro technical support I remedy the problem. Not to clear on the instructions for my 2014 Toyota Tacoma.

Pros: Able to maintain some factory steering wheel functions

Cons: Not all functions from OEM steering wheel button functions are maintained for my 2014 Toyota Tacoma.

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Crutchfield customer from Fort Worth, TX on 6/10/2019

2003 Toyota Tundra

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This unit makes installs easier

Pros: Can be reflashed and options changed from the manufactured site

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Crutchfield customer from Brady, MT on 6/10/2019

2014 Subaru Forester

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allows you to keep most of the factory functions . It is simple to hook up and works seamlessly.

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Easy. Worth it. You want to buy this thing.

Crutchfield customer from Cincinnati, OH on 6/10/2019

2012 Volkswagen GTI

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Worth every penny. The install was really simple but worked first try. Now I have a nice new stereo and I can still use all the same controls on my steering wheel plus a few extras I added with their custom tool.

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Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 6/10/2019

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Fairly easy to install and worked as described

Pros: Everything works properly

Cons: Takes up a little more space

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Courtney from Baton Rouge, LA on 6/6/2019

2014 Toyota Tacoma

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It works as promised

Pros: My stock steering wheel controls work perfectly

Cons: The box is small but wish it was smaller, it's a real tight fit behind the head unit in the dash

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Kept steering wheel controls with new pioneer system

Crutchfield customer from Hudson, NH on 6/6/2019

2010 Ford F-150 Lariat

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Easy to program, kept my ford steering wheel controls functional. Have upgraded functionality with new pioneer system to monitor engine metrics and tire pressures

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Crutchfield customer from Whiteland, IN on 6/5/2019

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Crutchfield customer from Waller, TX on 6/5/2019

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Must buy Item works great easy to program and install

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Randy from Marion, IA on 6/4/2019

2006 Dodge Durango

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Need Maestro module to connect to steering wheel controls. Did not get Car Info to work.

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Meastro with DNX994S and 5th gen 4runner.

Crutchfield customer from Cypress, TX on 6/2/2019

2016 Toyota 4Runner

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not much to say, it is a fantastic module. Web site is very intuitive and easy to use.

Pros: simplifies installation.

Cons: none

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Works Great

Crutchfield customer from Hillsboro, OR on 5/30/2019

2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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Bought this to use in a 2007 Ford Explorer to integrate a new head unit with the Premium Sound Features (Subwoofer, Rear Seat Entertainment) that are factory on the vehicle. Once everything was connected properly, i missed some connections in original install, everything is working as expected.

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Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 5/26/2019

2011 Ford Focus

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Works for the most part but in my 2011 Ford Focus the steering wheel buttons stop working if I press any physical buttons on my Pioneer car stereo.

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Easy install

Crutchfield customer from Oxford, AL on 5/24/2019

2018 Toyota 4Runner

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I ordered this in a kit for my vehicle because I didnt want to lose my back up camera. This unit once you download the program for your vehicle and what options you want to access, is great. Easy install and worked perfectly the first time.

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Crutchfield customer from Kingwood, TX on 5/22/2019

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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A little confusing at first, but once I plugged it into computer and programmed it to accompany my steering controls it was all down hill from there. Excellent product!

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Must Have

Bob from Plano, TX on 5/21/2019

2010 Ford Mustang

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This is really cool. Seamlessly switches between SYNC and bluetooth to retain the factory features with the upgrade of the Kenwood receiver. Love the ability to see gauges on the Mustang. I was a little nervous about using this to control the A/C through the Kenwood touch screen, but it works seamlessly. This is a must-have if you are upgrading.

Pros: So much to love.

Cons: Many different versions of the installation manuals. Be sure to get the one that is specific to the features of your car.

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Crutchfield customer from Chambersburg, PA on 5/20/2019

2009 Ford Mustang

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Very hard to install.

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Crutchfield customer from Dewey, OK on 5/20/2019

2018 Jeep Renegade

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This is a nice module does seem intimidating at first but after you watch training video on maestros website it gets better I would recommend watching it you do need a computer as you will need to program it your specific vehicle does have all the harnesses you'll need to install it you wont use all of them so sont worry if you have some left over it made installing my pioneer radio into my 2018 jeep renegade easy i did retain all the options I wanted the OEM settings the steering wheel buttons and the rearview camera it also added some extra options to the radio as well especially if your radio is idatalink compatible the guide crutchfield provides for your specific vehicle is a tremendous help and if you do get stuck or have questions crutchfileds tech support was awesome and was a lot of help over all this module and crutchfileds tech support made installation easy and saved me a lot of money plus you get that feeling of accomplishment of doing it yourself

Pros: Everything you need to install your radio easy to install and program

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Works like a charm

Crutchfield customer from Palm Coast , FL on 5/16/2019

2008 Toyota Highlander

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Works like a charm, easy to "flash" (program). Being a Mac user, I had to download the desktop app for Mac. Worked flawlessly and super-intuitive for the non-technical user. I highly recommend getting the iDatalink HRN-RR-TO1 Factory Integration Adapter to use in concert the the Maestro - makes the final connection interface with the factory harness so much simpler even though there is a somewhat confusing array of connectors - follow the directions. Fortunately all plugs are different and will only fit one corresponding receptacle.

Pros: Easy to setup (flash).

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Crutchfield customer from Altadena, CA on 5/16/2019

2007 Dodge Ram 2500

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This looked pretty complex and difficult, at first. By setting the unit up online it was a simple installation. Excellent interface with the truck.

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Great Module.

Crutchfield customer from Thornton, CO on 5/14/2019

2007 GMC Yukon XL Denali

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Works wonderfully for my 07 Yukon XL Denali. I wasn't certain if I would be able to retain all of my factory amenities bu this module allowed it and I also gained a few things coupling it with The pioneer Avic-5200NEX.

Pros: Allows retention of factory Onstar, Sirius satellite, steering wheel controls,etc etc.

Cons: pricey but worth it.

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Inaccurate information in reference to flashing Maestro module

Crutchfield customer from Largo, FL on 5/12/2019

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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Easy to program. Although, as an Apple Mac OS user, I was told it was not able to flash the Maestro module. After working out to use a neighbors Windows based computer, I logged into the iDatalink Maestro website, created an account and discovered that there is a Weblink Desktop app available for both Windows and Mac OS users that would have worked fine. The website states that iDataLink Maestro supports Windows only, if you limit yourself to a web-based download.

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Great product!

Crutchfield customer from Sault S Marie, MI on 5/9/2019

2011 Toyota 4Runner

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I have my factory Sirius back plus additional vehicle info to boot. Easy install. I love it

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Cons: Instructions should have indicated that not every connector is used

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Easy to use!

Crutchfield customer from Gloucester, VA on 5/8/2019

2013 Ford F-150 STX

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Easy to program and install! Works great!

Pros: Works great!

Cons: none

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AndyM from San Jose, CA on 5/6/2019

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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I love the idea of this device. I use it on an Alpine iLX-107 in a Jeep Wrangler Sport 2016. That combination means it's not as powerful as in some other cars. You can't adjust the climate, or in facy anything, but it's very cool to be able to see how the engine is performing. Nice little addon.

Pros: Useful to see all the data

Cons: Hard to install Options vary by vehicle type

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Crutchfield customer from Brick, NJ on 5/6/2019

2018 Toyota Corolla

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made my life easy with the install

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Crutchfield customer from Ocean View, HI on 5/5/2019

2015 Chevrolet Cruze

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My first time using this product in an installation and I am very impressed.after downloading the correct software files and pairing it with Right idatalink harness kit for your vehicle(sold separately),everything works perfectly.all steering wheel controls work as intended but can be customized and all vehicle info is displayed on your head unit screen if using a capable head unit. I will be using it in all my future installs.The wiring can get confusing and I would recommend having a pro installer if it's your first time. A very good product ????

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Crutchfield customer from Montezuma, GA on 5/3/2019

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Difficult to program. Doesn't operate as stated!!

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Cons: Difficult to program

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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 interface installed and working. We forwarded this review to our Tech Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Awesome technology

Crutchfield customer from North Vernon, IN on 5/2/2019

2016 Jeep Cherokee

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Absolutely amazing piece of technology. Gave my Jeep Cherokee features that it didn't have before. Kinda particular about what computer it will flash from but once you find the right computer it's a breeze. I was surprised at how easy it was honestly.

Pros: Gave my Cherokee options it didn't have before I replaced my head unit.

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Brian from Riverton, UT on 5/2/2019

2015 Toyota Corolla

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Not what I expected. I used this but my new radio didn't show any of the engine information that my factory deck had. I'm not sure what this is actually good for. I returned it without any hassle. I love Crutchfield.

Pros: None

Cons: Everything

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Crutchfield customer from Philadelphia, PA on 5/1/2019

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Great product. It was exactly what I needed with easy installation.

Pros: All in one wiring integration.

Cons: None

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Awesome product

Crutchfield customer from Warrenton, VA on 4/30/2019

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Works great!

Pros: Everything you could want in a head unit.

Cons: Was a struggle to install

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Better than Factory Functionality

Oliver from Fairfield, CT on 4/30/2019

2015 Subaru WRX STI

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This product is amazing, not only does it maintain all factory steering wheel controls, it adds features to the same controls if you press and hold them down. So, VOL - can decrease volume or MUTE if pressed down for a second. It did require me to solder and shrink wrap 17 wires (I didn't want to use wire nuts and I didn't use the much faster posi-locks). For my Subaru, every wire was nice and long, and exactly the same color combination as the Maestro harness. It made connections so much easier. The device is was easy to program (with a laptop, you flash it with firmware specific to your vehicle), its small and light, and the harnesses are long enough so I can remove the stereo head without any issues running out of wire slack.

Pros: Amazing level of integration with factory controls

Cons: Takes some time and care to install

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Mostly works

Crutchfield customer from Baltimore, MD on 4/30/2019

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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The module seems finicky at best, but once working, appears to do what it's intended to do. Steering Wheel controls function and The OEM Satellite radio works. After first install, the unit operated fine for several days and then the head unit would stop working intermittently. It was a mystery as to why. I pulled all the cables back out and everything seemed to be OK. There were no apparent cabling problems. I re-flashed the module and now it's been working consistently since then. There is also a button on the module that appears to be a reset switch of some sort. I'm guessing it is possible that the button may have been pushed, causing the problem. When reinstalling in the car, I took steps to ensure that the button couldn't be accidentally depressed. So far so good. While the OEM Satellite radio works. the turn signal chime will not work when the OEM Satellite radio is active. Strange, but apparently not something that can be overcome (based on the idatalink forum comments I read).

Pros: Eventually got it to do what it is intended to do.

Cons: Turn signal chime won't work when connected to OEM Satellite radio

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a must if you have steering wheel controls

Crutchfield customer from Sandown, NH on 4/29/2019

2008 Honda CRV LX

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My steering wheel controls were great with my radio. So happy I purchased this. Never realized how often I was using the steering wheel to use the radio.

Pros: Works great

Cons: Instructions were a little vague...but stumbled through it.

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Crutchfield customer from Pendleton, IN on 4/29/2019

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This interface module made installing the new stereo a piece of cake. Everything works perfectly...

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Works flawlessly, but requires a windows computer to set-up.

Crutchfield customer from Apple Valley, MN on 4/29/2019

2008 GMC Yukon XL Denali

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Configuration was a pain. Had to use a windows PC, which I don't own so I need to track down someone who was willing to let me install software on theirs. Yet the configuration was done though a web interface. So it really is laziness that they used a windows only applet to write the data to the interface module rather than write something cross platform. Fortunately this is a one-time operation. Other than that, works flawlessly.

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Crutchfield customer from West Burlington, IA on 4/28/2019

2007 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Worked great. Kept all my features of my old radio

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Crutchfield customer from Altamonte Spg, FL on 4/28/2019

2012 Ford F-150 XLT

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Was hard to flash at first.

Pros: Accurate

Cons: Hard to flash

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organized

Crutchfield customer from Barranquitas, PR on 4/26/2019

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this assumption is not to fail in the programming since it makes use of the vin number, however it always fails in something

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Crutchfield customer from Casper, WY on 4/25/2019

2011 Volkswagen Jetta

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Pretty awesome every thing it dose

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A must have!

Crutchfield customer from Glenshaw, PA on 4/25/2019

2011 Honda CRV SE

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A must to use steering wheel controls. Easy to program, provided you have a PC! Simple to use, made the install fast!

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Crutchfield customer from Lynn Haven, FL on 4/24/2019

2012 Ford F-150 XLT

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Straight forward hook up. Does everything that it states.

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Brett from Scottsdale, AZ on 4/24/2019

2011 Toyota 4Runner

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As long as you have a PC (not a Mac) with Internet Explorer, configuration wasn't bad. The product itself, though, is a little wonky. My Pioneer AVH-2440NEX responds to steering wheel controls until you push a button on the receiver, but after that it doesn't work until you re-start the car. I wish I had known that going in, I probably wouldn't have bothered with the additional cost.

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Great product

Crutchfield customer from Kelso, WA on 4/23/2019

2013 Toyota Tundra

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Great device to to integrate the existing controls and add new options to monitor your vehicle.

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Matt from San Angelo,TX on 4/22/2019

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Very disappointed, This product has to be flashed with a PC and I only have a Mac. I've borrowed 2 computers only to find out they were out of date or not setup correctly for it to work. Wish I would have known this. Already spent more time trying to resolve this then to install the new stereo. This product is a major hassle!

Pros: Supposedly makes the factory equipment work with the new system.

Cons: Programming it has been a total hassle!

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Matt, 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 help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Seattle, WA on 4/22/2019

2019 Toyota 4Runner

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Works great.

Pros: Easy plug and play. Great instructions.

Cons: Can figure out the type of USB cable required. I'm looking to install a port in my glove box so that I can flash the unit in the future. But the current cable is too short.

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Good tool to Retain Steering Wheel Controls on a 2008 Silverado

Crutchfield customer from Antioch, CA on 4/22/2019

2008 Chevrolet Silverado

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The iDatalink Maestro worked great with my Kenwood DNX575S. The programming was simple and I retained all of my steering wheel controls plus you have the otpion of adding more controls during the programming process.

Pros: Easy to program. Additional steering wheel controls available.

Cons: None.

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Best interface module out there

Crutchfield customer from Humeston, IA on 4/21/2019

2010 Chevrolet Silverado

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Great product, easy to set up an works great. Defi ately worth the money

Pros: Like that you can retain factory xm radio without having to use aftermarket antenna an vehicle connect boxes.

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Crutchfield customer from Waltham, MA on 4/18/2019

2013 Ford F-150 XLT

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Awesome product! I would give it more stars if it allowed!!

Crutchfield customer from Basehor, KS on 4/18/2019

2008 Chrysler Town and Country

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I was very impressed with this interface. I am no car install expert by any means, however this product made setting up my new stereo a breeze! It came with very simple, direct instructions on how to download and setup the system for my particular vehicle. I have a rear DVD system, steering wheel buttons and a back up camera. This control module utilized all of these features seamlessly. The wiring diagram that came as part of the price was wonderful and allowed me to install this whole system in one afternoon.

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Crutchfield customer from Danvers, MA on 4/17/2019

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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A must have for Jeep Wrangler owners looking to swap out their stock head unit for aftermarket. Maestro retains all your steering wheel functionality.

Pros: Works seamlessly to retain current stock radio & Bluetooth functionality. You can customize the steering buttons.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Castle Hayne, NC on 4/17/2019

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Love my radio

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Nice if you want to keep your Satellite Radio

Crutchfield customer from Ormond Beach, FL on 4/17/2019

2007 Ford Mustang

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I only recommend this if you want to keep your Satellite radio. It is pretty nice but has features you really can't, or shouldn't, use while driving. Otherwise I recommend just going with the basic wire harness adapters. You definitely want to let these guys pre-wire it for you, well worth it! Somehow it caused my Tire Pressure Monitoring System to quit working.

Pros: Allows you to keep many factory features.

Cons: Complicated to install. Instructions were not thoroughly explained. I lost my TPMS feature.

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Crutchfield customer from Zanesville, OH on 4/15/2019

2012 Ford Mustang

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I was a little worried that this would promise a lot and deliver a little. I was pleasantly surprised though. It does everything as advertised better than expected. The install was fairly simple and we didn't have to fight with it at all. The only complaint I have is the lack of printed instructions. Luckily there is a color coded wiring diagram on the website where you flash the module, but very little other instruction.

Pros: Works as advertised, simple to install

Cons: No instructions for install

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iDatalink Maestro 2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5i

Crutchfield customer from Hamden, CT on 4/14/2019

2008 Subaru Impreza

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The iDatalink Maestro was much easier to install than I thought. Easy to flash, hooked right up and worked first time. All the guages I didn't have before that I now have are awesome!

Pros: Easy to flash Easy to install Great directions Way more gauges than I thought

Cons: Web interface slightly outdated

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Crutchfield customer from Houston , TX on 4/13/2019

2013 Ford Expedition EL

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does everything it says; kept my sync and steering wheel controls; even though it says pioneer doesn't display gauges and diagnostics with OBDII, it does with my avic-w8400nex, so bonus

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Great device

Peter from Broken Arrow, OK on 4/13/2019

2016 Toyota Prius V

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What can I say! This worked exactly as described, and then some. All the steering wheel work along with the aded extras providing detailed tire pressure monitors, added gauges, backup camera guides that move with the steering. All features the car did not have! Flashing the device was very easy with the added bonus you can choose the functions you want for the steering wheel controls.

Pros: great customizable setup and added features

Cons: Lots of harnessing to fit behind the head unit

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Retain your factory electronics the easy way.

Crutchfield customer from Tamarac, FL on 4/11/2019

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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This does exactly what it's supposed to - seamlessly integrates your factory electronics with your aftermarket head-unit.

Pros: Very detailed instructions.

Cons: Flashing the firmware with your vehicle's info is required before first use, and to a non-techy person, this can be quite intimidating if you don't know how to install obsolete Windows features (.NET 2.5) and plugins in Internet Explorer if you're using Windows 10.

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Crutchfield customer from Walterboro, SC on 4/11/2019

2008 Ford Mustang

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Painless and simple process to follow. Love it.

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Great Product!

Crutchfield customer from Pompano Beach, FL on 4/10/2019

2015 Toyota 4Runner

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Worked perfectly on my 2015 Toyota 4Runner! Easy to program. I used the Crutchfield Ready Harness service and all I had to do was plug everything in! If you have any questions a friendly technician is a phone call away. Great customer service from Crutchfield! A Must have with any aftermarket installation.

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Crutchfield customer from Black Hawk, SD on 4/9/2019

2007 GMC Sierra

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Does Not Work the way it should!!!!

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Do Not Buy if you own a Nissan or Infinity!

Crutchfield customer from Gray, LA on 4/9/2019

2012 Nissan 370Z

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Only works for stearing wheel controls for any Nissan or Infinity. I called Datalink and they said there is no plan at this time for making any harnesses or upgrades for Nissan / Infinity.

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Crutchfield customer from Douglasville, GA on 4/8/2019

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No issues. Love the USB ports.

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Greg from Colorado Springs, CO on 4/8/2019

2015 Ford F-150 XLT

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I spent a lot of time on the phone with Crutchfield. They were amazing. I had a few problems with installation, but they sorted them all out. I had to search my friends for a PC to flash this. I'm a Mac guy... otherwise it works just great.

Pros: Functions correctly

Cons: Need a PC to flash it

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Brandon from Stuart, OK on 4/8/2019

2012 Toyota Tacoma

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Nice product easy to program

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Crutchfield customer from Riverton, WY on 4/7/2019

2011 GMC Sierra

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No instructions on how to hook it up

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Good product

MATTHEW from Valley Center, CA on 4/6/2019

2011 Toyota Tundra

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Flashing and installation were pretty much effortless. I'm giving it a 4 stars because I was let down when I learned that the Bluetooth mic was not supported. While if you dig enough you'll find that information. It should be in big bold letters!

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Bluetooth mic is not supported.

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Crutchfield customer from Wabash, IN on 4/5/2019

2012 Ford F-150 XLT

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This was a necessary item for my F150 as I was able to retain my factory OEM features.It works great!

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Great addition to an aftermarket stereo to integrate factory options!

Crutchfield customer from Redwood City, CA on 4/3/2019

2014 Ford Mustang

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Whoever came up with this is a genius! I love the way you can view different components of the vehicle. Everything from air intake temperature to tire pressure. Keeping the existing steering wheel button functions is awesome too!

Pros: Factory options remain and integrate into aftermarket stereo

Cons: Lots of wires!

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Crutchfield customer from Montgomery, AL on 4/1/2019

2009 Dodge Durango

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Great product.

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Worked Perfectly!

Lee from Clovis, CA on 4/1/2019

2018 Toyota Tundra

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Worked perfectly with my 2018 Tundra Crewmax and Pioneer 8400NEX. A must have!

Pros: Easy programming and install

Cons: nothing at all!

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Crutchfield customer from Moosic, PA on 4/1/2019

2014 Jeep Wrangler

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What a pain to load this device!! I still have not got this thing going yet,after spending so much much money I can't return the stereo, wish there was another choice. Unnecessarily difficult

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We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return/exchange within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Great product, easy to install!

Crutchfield customer from Lake Arthur, NM on 3/31/2019

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Great product that retains all the factory features in my Toyota 4Runner, and adds a few more! Now I'm able to see all the details from my vehicle's sensors - tire pressure, climate, engine temperature, and anything else. Even better, it was easy to hook up. This is my first radio to hook up and the instructions were clear enough for me to get everything right the first time.

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Crutchfield customer from Stovall, NC on 3/25/2019

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This worked perfect on my vehicle.

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Best Interface hands down!

Steve from Washington, Iowa on 3/25/2019

2008 Chevrolet Silverado

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The best interface hands down. Good quality. Awesome features. Installed in my 07 Silverado with a Pioneer AVH2300NEX with NO problems. Take your time, study your setup and have patience with the wiring. I have years of experience installing aftermarket systems so installation was not hard, just took time. All worth it in the end.

Pros: Compatible with many vehicles VIA flash. Retains factory options. Allows for OBD2 features.

Cons: Tedious wiring. But it has to be done. Can only be flashed by a Windows based computer.

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Worth every penny! Don't try cheaper interfaces!

Crutchfield customer from Wenatchee, WA on 3/24/2019

2012 Chevrolet Traverse

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Soooo easy! I've installed hundreds of the old Peripheral Peswips style interfaces with their old style interfaces. Every car was a different mess of wiring. This thing is so easy you just program it and wire it in like a basic harness and you're done. Steering wheel interface doesn't require extra programming like other interfaces. Direct datalink plug and it just works perfectly from first time keyed on

Pros: So easy. No extra programming once in car. Simple simple simple wiring.

Cons: It didn't wire itself... I guess???

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Amazing gadget

Crutchfield customer from Little River, SC on 3/24/2019

2017 Chrysler 200

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This is the greatest thing ever. It adds so many features that you would get with a factory headunit. You don't have to worry about losing almost anything. I lost functionality of my usb hub which for now I have to figure out how to bypass that.

Pros: Features functionality. Factory feel. Steering wheel controls retained

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Silverdale, WA on 3/21/2019

2007 GMC Sierra

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Awesome product however expensive.

Pros: Works very well

Cons: Expensive

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Must have

Scott from Madison, MS on 3/20/2019

2011 Ford F-150 Lariat

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Must have for all installations.

Pros: Great product

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Owatonna, MN on 3/19/2019

2008 GMC Acadia

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easy to set up and install. excellent product

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Crutchfield customer from Waianae, HI on 3/19/2019

2006 Chrysler 300

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Great product! Easy to install and integrates stereo into vehicle flawlessly.

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Crutchfield customer from Rosamond, CA on 3/17/2019

2016 Toyota 4Runner

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I like this kit better than the PAC kits. It was super easy to wire in, but there were two things. 1) the plastic is super cheap and very hard. I though I had the plugs firmly connected but when I installed the whole thing 2 of the 4 plugs came undone (and I blew the radio fuse in the engine compartment). So REALLY push hard when you install the unit. 2). Of all things you MUST USE internet explorer to programme the component. "edge" and "chrome" would do nothing (but no error message). Other than that, once in, worked perfectly.

Pros: Works perfect, programme and forget.

Cons: Cheap plastic connections, Must use Internet Explorer to porgramme.

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Worth It

Robert from quinton on 3/15/2019

2007 GMC Sierra

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Installed on a 2007 Gmc Sierra (new style) and it worked flawlessly with the JVC unit i bought. Offers all the information my truck is capable of giving it and also does perfectly at maintaining factory functions such as the steering wheel. I was able to program which button performed what function on my steering wheel which was a pleasant surprise.

Pros: Easy integration. Maintain all factory features otherwise lost.

Cons: None

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Great piece of equipment but comes with its challenges

Michael from Riverside, CA on 3/14/2019

2014 Kia Forte

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After reading reviews I decided to avoid the headache and have the CrutchField ReadyHarness service added. Certainly glad that I did. Crutchfield wired everything up to the harness I purchased to replace my factory system with a Pioneer AVH-1440NEX head unit. Even with that service the install for the Maestro wasn't straight forward. The Maestro has to be flashed via Internet Explorer, Net Framework and you may have to adjust your security controls on the internet explorer to be able to get it to work. Honestly who uses Internet Explorer anymore? I ended up having to flash the unit 4 different times as the settings I wanted were not working properly. This was more of an annoyance than anything else. Do not install the unit until you test every single thing. Thankfully I headed my own advice here. Extremely happy but not user friendly at first.

Pros: TPMS digital read out and all the available options are well worth the money.

Cons: Not user friendly

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Great Product

Susie from Sacramento, CA on 3/14/2019

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Purchased this after receiving an aftermarket head unit from Ebay (that did not have the correct cables). The customer service was better than I could have expected, the agent went through everything with me and gave me every option so I could decide which price point I wanted to go with. The actual interface has worked perfectly since install, absolutely amazing product, you can't go wrong with this, and it is worth every penny.

Pros: Easy to install Great interface to incorporate original components

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Georgia on 3/12/2019

2011 Toyota Prius

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Installed this in conjunction with iDatalink HRN-RR-TO1 Factory Integration Adapter. The installation was a FREAKING NIGHTMARE. My husband is an electrical engineer and this wasn't his first install rodeo. The module had to be re-flashed multiple times to get it to work properly. The connector that Maestro said should have the reverse camera (per their instructions) did not exist in our vehicle. Crutchfield confirmed this with their own diagrams of the car. Crutchfield helped him find the correct connectors and signals that then had to be tapped into, but the wires were pretty hard to reach and there wasn't much length to work with. The e-brake signal was not recognized by the DVD player, because the signal was not present where Maestro was looking for it, and so he had to find ANOTHER connector to tap into in order to bypass the Maestro and feed the signal to the receiver. Then he had to do another bypass because the reverse signalling to trigger the backup camera was also not recognized by Maestro. In total, he had to splice into six different signals to get the Maestro working. It is a design issue, not that they put the wrong harness in the right box. This could have all gone smoothly if Maestro had used the right wires and connectors! In all, he spent 15+ hours across 5 days and 5 hour+ phone calls with different Crutchfield techs. Kudos to Crutchfield for the assist, but stay away from this setup if you value your sanity.

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Overly complicated

Crutchfield customer from Quincy, MA on 3/12/2019

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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A necessary evil. First, the iDatalink plugin that you need to download to flash the module requires specific versions of windows, Internet Explorer and .NET framework - so specific that an above-average user can't even get it to work. Fortunately, Crutchfield was able to help by sending a pre-flashed unit to replace the original one. The marketing materials also said this can be used with the Jeep Uconnect mic (not accurate).

Pros: it worked. sort of.

Cons: Not as easy to flash the module as it sounds - requires very specific setup on your computer that most modern ones don't have.

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2008 Jeep Wrangler

Darrell from El Paso, TX on 3/10/2019

2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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I had no issues installing this item thanks to the custom wiring harness built by Crutchfield. I'm still learning how it can track and show items through the radio. Used with a Pioneer AVH-2440NEX and it paired great.

Pros: easy install, helpful website and instructions

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Jim from Clovis, CA on 3/4/2019

2013 GMC Sierra

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Clean connections, did have a wiring harness plug problem, and I was a little unclear about the down load, the computer indicated I was successful, but I don't believe I got all the correct steering wheel functions to work.

Pros: I would still buy it again if I where going to do another install.

Cons: The down load instructions could be a little more clear.

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Randy from South Pasadena on 2/27/2019

2010 Toyota Prius

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Perfect integration of the original Toyota controls with the new Pioneer head unit I purchased

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Crutchfield customer from Fallbrook, CA on 2/25/2019

2016 Toyota Tacoma

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Paired this with a KENWOOD DMX905S and retained all my steering wheel controls, very easy to program and install, couldn't be happier!

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Crutchfield customer from Lithonia, GA on 2/24/2019

2015 Toyota Sienna

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Excellent product works great

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a must for advanced operation and integration

Me from Greer, SC on 2/22/2019

2012 Ford F-150 XLT

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The iDatalink is a must for integration with factory controls but it allows so much more than just hands free steering wheel controls.

Pros: easy installation can be configured to meet your needs allows hands free operation with steering wheel controls

Cons: wiring diagrams need minor clarifications for accuracy firmware updates and flashing only compatible with Internet Explorer

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A Must Have...

ERIK from TOPEKA, KS on 2/19/2019

2012 Ford F-150 XLT

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The iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR really is the way to go if you're adding an aftermarket head unit to a vehicle with SYNC, steering wheels controls, factory amp, microphone, usb, etc. The programming was seriously easy IF you follow the instructions step by step. The iDatalink website has the wiring diagrams and instructions for every vehicle so you know exactly how to wire it up. It allows you to choose which factory options you wish to retain, including the steering wheel controls with an additional adapter which is vehicle specific. I definitely recommend this, although I wish these adapters that are required to add an aftermarket head unit/stereo weren't so expensive.

Pros: Allows Retention of Factory Options Detailed Instructions Quality Color-Coded Wiring Great Manufacturer Website Support

Cons: Costly

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Crutchfield customer from Avon, IN on 2/19/2019

2017 Jeep Patriot

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Took 2 days for it to read my vehicle. After a week and reflashing the unit 2 times I was still not able to use my uconnect

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We're sorry you're having issues with your interface. If the problem continues and you'd like our help, please just reach back out to our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Integration ok

Crutchfield customer from Newnan, GA on 2/18/2019

2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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This device is a little temperamental. Sometimes when using my factory steering wheel controls it does unexpected things. Also should have a Mac version. Not everyone wants to have access to a pc. Overall it works and turned out ok but it took some time to get it right.

Pros: Worked once I figured it all out

Cons: Original instructions were incorrect. Causes radio to change modes while turning the volume up??

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Good upgrade!

Crutchfield customer from Hohenwald, TN on 2/14/2019

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The ADS-MRR works great! No issues with the install. Great interface with the Mustang and Kenwood Receiver.

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