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iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

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

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Overview

Our take on the iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

iDatalink's Maestro ADS-MRR module, along with the correct interface harness for your vehicle, allows you to install a new car stereo in select late-model Fiat, Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota/Scion, Honda, Fiat, Subaru, or Volkswagen vehicles while retaining your factory steering wheel audio controls and the use of your factory amplifier, if present.

iDatalink's Maestro RR module

iDatalink's Maestro RR module

iDatalink's Maestro ADS-MRR module, along with the correct interface harness for your vehicle, allows you to install a new car stereo in select late-model Fiat, Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota/Scion, Honda, Fiat, Subaru, or Volkswagen vehicles while retaining your factory steering wheel audio controls and the use of your factory amplifier, if present.

Here's how it works

First, you connect the Maestro to your Windows-based computer (not compatible with Macs) using the included USB cable, visit www.idatalink.com/maestro, and follow the instructions. Once the unit has been "flashed," it's ready to go. Next, you'll either solder or crimp the vehicle-specific Maestro harness  (sold separately) to your new receiver's wiring, just like you would with any Crutchfield wiring harness or wiring adapter.

Important Note: You will also need an additional Maestro vehicle-specific wiring harness that connects your new receiver to the ADS-MRR module and your vehicle's wiring. We will automatically add this harness to your Cart at a discounted price when you purchase a new car stereo and this ADS-MRR module.

Retain steering wheel audio controls, too

The ADS-MRR module also allows you to use your factory steering wheel audio controls with your new receiver. Using the intuitive web programming interface, each factory button can be assigned a specific radio function. Better yet, you can also assign a secondary "press and hold" radio function to each factory button, effectively doubling what can be controlled.

Keeping your factory features with an iDatalink-ready car stereo

If you're buying a compatible Kenwood, JVC, Pioneer, Sony, or Alpine receiver, you'll enjoy the outstanding performance of your receiver, plus seamless touchscreen control over most of the factory features in select vehicles (see Details for specific functions and installation notes).

Chrysler: You'll retain the use of the Uconnect® system (including voice command), along with your steering wheel audio controls and factory amp.

Fiat: You'll retain your vehicle's factory amp, USB port, and backup camera.

Ford: You'll keep your SYNC® system, including the factory Bluetooth, satellite radio (in select vehicles, see Details), steering wheel audio controls, and other great features.

GM: You'll retain the use of OnStar® system, along with your steering wheel audio controls, your factory amp, and safety warning chimes.

Honda: You'll retain your vehicle's steering wheel controls, Bluetooth, aux iInput, and factory amplifier.

Subaru: You'll retain your steering wheel controls, factory amp and sub, and Subaru backup camera.

Toyota: You'll retain your vehicle's A/V input, USB port, and backup camera.

Volkswagen: You'll retain your VW's Bluetooth, the factory digital amplifier and fader, plus VW's media device interface. Select Kenwood receivers allow you to display navigation info on your VW's multi-function screen.

Important Note: iDatalink Maestro RR is not compatible with a Mac.

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

Product Highlights:

  • allows installation of a new car stereo in select 2006-up Chrysler, Fiat, Ford, GM, Honda, Subaru, Toyota, and VW vehicles
  • works with required vehicle-specific harness (sold separately) to retain factory steering wheel audio controls, retain the factory amp if present, and integrate all car stereo connections
  • retains factory convenience features (OnStar, SYNC, Uconnect, and more) with select Kenwood, Alpine, Pioneer, and JVC touchscreen receivers
  • displays engine performance data on touchscreen with select Kenwood, JVC, Pioneer, Sony, and Alpine multimedia receivers
  • not compatible with Mac
  • dimensions: 4-1/8"W x 3/4"H x 2-7/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Radio replacement interface module
  • 23" Eighteen-pin harness with bare wires on other end
  • 23" Three-pin harness with bare wires on other end
  • 18" Four-pin harness with a male 3.5mm connector/bare wire on other end
  • 18" Four-pin serial port cable
  • 21" 4-pin Cable with a 3.5mm connector on other end
  • 7" mini-USB (type-B) to USB (type-A) cable
  • 2-pin to 4-pin Adapter harness
  • Quick Start Guide

Works perfect. I have a jeep wrangler and it allowed me to keep all of my stock features, and was able to program the buttons on my steering wheel just how I wanted them and could control android auto features to boot!

Edward, Evansville, IN

Reviews

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(619 Reviews)

Works great!!

dale from Carrollton, GA on 1/17/2019

2008 Dodge Charger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Ist let me say that ive been shopping with Crutchfield since 1993....ive purchased many items...most of which were perfect and met my expectations. A few times I needed to return an item and no questions or hassles ..(one of the great things about shopping at Crutchfield) The other great thing is the fantastic customer support !! By far the BEST in the industry bar none!! Ok now on to my review...I purchased this item along with a pioneer avh 2440 nex for my 2008 dodge charger srt8. Ive installed many head units over the decades so I was confident I could do it myself. Boy have things changed!! lol However this was a pretty straightforward install that was met with a few challenges. brought on by the lack of documentation provided by the manufacturer. The install instructions are a little on the vague side. Carefully study the wire diagram and be sure all of the colored connectors are hooked up properly. The issue I had was with the 3.5mm audio jack.....it plugs into the head unit AUX port......so you can retain Uconnect features.... That lil tidbit of info is not provided in the install diagram......I mistakenly plugged it in to the remote RAC jack ...Wrong!! lol After I got everything all buttoned up....the steering wheel radio controls and the head unit remote control would not function.... I swapped the plug to the Aux input and all is fine. Im very happy with this unit and it works seamlessly with my new Pioneer HU.

Pros: easy to flash online. retains a lot of factory features

Cons: Vague install instructions.....can be a lil difficult to find room for all the extra wiring behind the radio.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Edward from Evansville, IN on 1/16/2019

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

Works perfect. I have a jeep wrangler and it allowed me to keep all of my stock features, and was able to program the buttons on my steering wheel just how I wanted them and could control android auto features to boot!

Pros: Works perfectly keeping stock features and adds features.

Cons: None.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Crutchfield customer from Honeoye Falls, NY on 1/16/2019

2011 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The only downside was having to have Windows XP to program the interface. Other than that, it worked with the first time Flash of the module and works as expected in the vehicle.

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Crutchfield customer from Lompoc, CA on 1/15/2019

2018 Ford F-250 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Seems to work ok but it's still not working properly with the phone buttons on the steering wheel. Crutchfield tech support has asked me to re-flash the unit and I will do this as soon as I have time. It's not exactly easy to reach the maestro as I have to take the dash apart again.

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Crutchfield customer from New York, NY on 1/15/2019

2014 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just fallow the instructions let the maestro do it work very easy to installed to my Toyota 4 runner 2014 got everything back like my stock radio and more with Siri on my steering wheel now I love it

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Great Product, Needs Updates

Corey from West Lafayette, IN on 1/12/2019

2011 Chevrolet Cruze

This product works great in my 2011 Cruze, much better than the recommended equivalent Metra/Axxess interface modules. I was able to retain all features and gain a great deal of "extras" out of my radio because of the in depth level of integration this unit provides.

Pros: * Profound level of integration * Small footprint * Drives my secondary display with useful data * Provides a visual parking assistance (in addition to the normal beeps)

Cons: * The web interface uses old-school ActiveX controls * Because of this, you have to bend over backwards to make IE11 work in Windows 10 with it. Google search for "maestro install windows 10" because someone has documented the detailed steps to make it work * On my secondary display the FM status is ugly/broken because many stations don't properly implement RDS; looks GREAT on all other screens

Awesome Product - ZERO Documentation!

Russ from Troy, IL on 1/8/2019

2003 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

In early 2018, I bought a 2015 Ford F150. Beautiful truck that was perfect for all my needs... except... that lame 4.3" screen and barely-there sound system! Crutchfield to the rescue! The Alpine iLX-207 is an EXCELLENT head unit! I just needed the iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR and a iDatalink KIT-FTR1 dash plate to get it installed. I knocked a star off because there is virtually ZERO documentation for the plug that go into this thing. Some of them are the SAME but with different colors and you don't use all of them! So it wasn't immediately apparent if the color coding was purposeful or not. Also, one of the harnesses shown in the video looks "pre-formed". But all I had was a bunch of wires to connect up to something else. Again, without documentation, it took me like an hour to decipher what they were trying to convey there. I've installed many car stereos. This was definitely the most complex and I was OK with that. I just needed a little documentation to EXPLAIN the purpose of each plug so that I could intuit the installation process. In the end, the entire project was 100% successful!

Pros: Comprehensive Integration with 2015 Ford F150 No loss in OEM features

Cons: Inexcusable Lack of Documentation

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Crutchfield customer from Monroe, LA on 1/6/2019

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

Does the job of integrating new stereo with car features. Instructions were fuzzy, but Crutchfield tech support helped me every step of the way.

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iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Crutchfield customer from Jenks, OK on 1/6/2019

2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed it's good device for integration with OEM features, however, I (partially) purchased Maestro for integration with my steering wheel controls and those controls are not working! Flashed and re-flashed per retailer's tech support but thus far, no steering wheel control.

Pros: Integrates many features fairly seamlessly and programming is easy (see Cons).

Cons: Seriously, you have to flash using Internet Explorer with a Windows machine. I had to borrow one just to flash, then borrowed again to re-flash and again with the re-flash. Stinks not having Mac capability with Chrome or Safari. Needs improvement!

Great addition to vehicle and head unit

R from CO on 1/6/2019

2015 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy flash (be sure to use Internet Explorer instead of Chrome when flashing). Easy installation with F01 harness (also purchased through Crutchfield). Make sure the firmware in your head unit is up to date PRIOR to installing the Maestro unit. Incredible expansion of the head unit and vehicle capabilities, really like the fact that I now have 10 additional gauges for monitoring vehicle functions. I did not want to purchase stand alone gauge packages and have them clutter up the cab of my vehicle not to mention additional $$$. The Maestro unit solved that problem perfectly. Would give it 5 stars but on occasion I have to go into the settings and re-detect the vehicle PIDs. Overall very happy with the unit.

Pros: Easy flash & setup Easy install Greatly enhances head unit and vehicle interface

Cons: Occasionally have to re-detect vehicle PIDs

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Leon from Sumter , SC on 1/5/2019

2015 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The maestro with the FOC1 kit worked flawless!

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iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Emory from Lawrenceville, GA on 1/3/2019

2006 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Provides all the steering wheel functionality I had previously and lots more ... a tight fit behind my head unit, but worth the effort and money.

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iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Benjamin from Central Point, OR on 1/2/2019

2013 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Climate control is a bit glitchy. If you install and the red light has only a single blink this means that the flash was not effective. To get this to work you need to reflash it to a totally different car and then go back and flash it to your vehicle. For whatever reason just reflashing to your vehicle does not completely reset and reflash the unit.

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Great Product to keep vehicle OEM functionality.

Olys from Oviedo, FL on 1/2/2019

2010 Ford F-150 FX2
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product with perfect compatibility with F150. Keeps all OEM functions usable with Pioneer unit install. Maestro must be programmed with Windows computer with Internet Explorer. Microsoft Edge will not work. Apple or MAC will not work

Pros: Works better than advertised. Easy programming on Windows based platform.

Cons: Cannot be programmed with Apple product. Not a problem for me as I don't have Apple computer

Look for other Options

John from Mechanicsville, VA on 1/2/2019

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Required multiple flashes--would definitely look into another alternative

Pros: ????

Cons: Would rate a 1 but some of the issues may be on my end. Definitely would look for other options for a DIY install.

Ease

Tommy from Sylacauga, AL on 1/2/2019

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This much easier than it looked, works great all of the car controls show on the receiver screen now.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Crutchfield customer from Buford, GA on 1/1/2019

2014 Ford F-150 STX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome

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iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Crutchfield customer from Lafayette, IN on 1/1/2019

2013 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works better than I expected

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iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Jeff from Beaverton, OR on 1/1/2019

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

Software was a bit odd/outdated for Windows 10 but got everything to work OK.

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iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Crutchfield customer from Cottondale, FL on 1/1/2019

2011 Ford F-150 Lariat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Everything I needed to install new head unit.

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Todd from York, PA on 12/29/2018

2018 Jeep Wrangler (JK)
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to program and install. Love that I can get and display vehicle information.

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Great product

Chad from Lake Charles, LA on 12/28/2018

2013 GMC Sierra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Had to reflash module a few times as it didn't accept some of the settings initially. Overall, pretty easy plug and play coupled up with the crutchfiled ready harness service. All works as advertised, just wish there where more choices for the steering wheel controls options when flashing, for example I have no choice for up/ down on FM radio to go to next preset station, only seek.

Pros: Easy

Cons: Finding placement in dash behind head unit

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Crutchfield customer from Norris, SC on 12/26/2018

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Totally worth having but does have a few problems. Programming the unit can be a pain. Computer setting have to be a certain way and have to have the right windows and explorer. Then after everything is installed it will sometime cut off functions like steering wheel controls.

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iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Stephen from Sycamore, IL on 12/26/2018

2015 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent works great weekend 2018 Toyota tundra. Just leave the obdii unplugged. And keep usb plugged in and accessible after dash put back together if you want to reflash the module

Pros: Perfect integration with steering controls

Cons: Obdii caused radio to turn back on after key removed. Unplug obdii and it's fine. Everything still works.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Crutchfield customer from Mason, OH on 12/25/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Definitely recommend the automatic soldering.

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Know if you're installing with a compatible radio

Rick from Clarksville, TN on 12/24/2018

2018 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Let's get this out of the way: Crutchfield is awesome. Okay-iDatalink Maestro. Let's install a Jensen VX7528 in a 2018 Ford F150. Ugh - First, archaic interface requires windows XP, Vista or 7 and internet explorer to flash the module. So-I'm having problems on a Friday, their hours are until 8pm. I called around 4pm. No answer-guessing they left early for the Christmas holidays? I absolutely can't get the correct firmware to have the steering wheel controls do what they're supposed to. Crutchfield responded that the Jensen is not considered a Maestro/iDatalink compatible radio. What? I ordered everything the website suggested to get make everything work? If I'd have known that, I would have ordered a "Maestro/iDatalink compatible radio. Apparently when it interfaces via a idatalink cable/connection, steering wheel controls work. But you lose sync capability - not a big deal - but it's not a stated "con". So-here's a DIY customer sitting with a trashed truck interior, waiting through a weekend and holidays to see if the Maestro tech support have a firmware version that will support a Jensen radio and retain the Ford F150 steering wheel controls. Plan B - return the Jensen and order a "compatible" radio. Not a smooth install. Not my first - but my most frustrating to date. Important lessons/details learned during and after the purchase/install.

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Cons: Must know if radio is compatible with Maestro Loose sync

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 12/24/2018

2009 Ford Fusion
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The module was super easy to install and program. Following all of the instructions we were able to get the full steering wheel controls and sync system to work the first time.

Pros: Makes the Ford sync system work with the Pioneer system.

Cons: Must use IE to download the drivers to make it work. Not a bad thing, but for people who use either Google or Apple products, lucky we had a Dell laptop available.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Crutchfield customer from Detroit, MI on 12/23/2018

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Tried other harnesses. This one proved the best match for my vehicle, 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited with navigation. Thank you.

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Factory Options and More

John from Buffalo, NY on 12/23/2018

2010 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I've installed many car stereos before and this Maestro kind of had me second guessing the purchase. The wiring required me to cut a factory harness wire in my 2010 Ford Escape which I was skeptical about at first. But I called Crutchfield and they reassured me it's what it says in the instructions. Once everything was installed, I now have tire pressure loadouts, check engine codes, and other extras not on my current dash. It was well worth it after it was all said and done.

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David De from Tinley Park, IL on 12/21/2018

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just got it ! So far very disappointed. Only interfaces with a pc. Wish I had known. I haven't had a pc in 14 years. Been using tablets and smart phone. Kids all have Mac laptops so that does no good. Be aware before ordering

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Crutchfield response on 12/26/2018 David contacted our Tech Support team and set up a return. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Crutchfield customer from Amarillo, TX on 12/21/2018

2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Used this for a Kenwood navigation receiver in a F250. Got everything wired up and had a few questions so called idata support and was very impressed. They know their product and had answers to a couple of alternative wiring options I wanted to do. Great product and support.

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Nathan from Hill Afb, UT on 12/12/2018

2008 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great component and company. Customer service rep was outstanding walking me through the installation process.

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Full featured interface, but best for the do-it-yourselfer

Lou from Flagstaff, AZ on 12/11/2018

2018 Toyota RAV4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I chose this unit over the Crux interface offered by Crutchfield. The Maestro is more complicated to configure than the Crux, but the results were worth it. In addition to retaining both press and press/hold features of my steering wheel controls, the stereo I paired it with (Pioneer AVH-2440NEX) had an iDatalink interface which allowed me to retain any features I would have lost by removing the factory stereo from my 2018 Toyota RAV4. The Maestro interfaces with the vehicle's computer, so I am able see various gauges and readouts from my vehicle on the Pioneer's screen. If you're considering this interface, go to the iDatalink web site and check out their demo on programming the interface for your vehicle. You will need a computer with Windows installed (Mac/Chromebook/Linux not supported). I've seen reports that Windows 10 does not work, but this is not true. The only down side of going this route is that Crutchfield does not offer an install kit built around this interface, and may not be able to offer configuration support for it. The Crutchfield adviser helped me buy the parts I needed, and even extended a discount since I wasn't purchasing their already discounted installation kit. There was one part I was not able to purchase, the USB cable interface. This cable is bundled with the Crux interface, but not available separately. I bought the cable online. Despite the small difficulty implementing this interface, I'm very glad I chose it!

Pros: Retains press and press/hold steering wheel functions, and vehicle controls that are integrated into factory stereo. Interfaces with vehicle computer to provide lots of gauges and readouts.

Cons: Not bundled with a kit from Crutchfield, but they will help build a custom kit. USB cable to interface with vehicle USB port not available through Crutchfield. Configuration requires Windows computer.

A must have if you want to retain steering wheel controls

Milton from Benbrook, Tx on 12/11/2018

2018 Ford F-150 XL
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a required purchase if you want steering wheel controls. I lost my SYNC and SAT radio with this install but the SAT radio was remedied with the help of Nicole and Trish. They made it right! I still don't have SYNC, but the ANDROID AUTO kind of replaces it, so all is good! Install was pretty straightforward, lots of wires!

Pros: Steering wheel control operation retained with aftermarket HU

Cons: Not compatible with SYNC on 2018 F150 Wouldn't work with factory SAT radio

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Robert C from Buffalo, TX on 12/8/2018

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to set up and nice customization features. Worked great.

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Ron from Alexander, AR on 12/7/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Lots wire harnesses

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Don't Compromise

Brandon from Missouri City, TX on 12/6/2018

2015 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm so pleased to have my steering wheel functionality 100% preserved or improved by this module, in addition to all the other capabilities it supports. Whatever added cost this brings to your setup is completely worth it. The full manual is helpful, and the Windows application to program the unit works just fine. Great to have configurability with the steering wheel buttons.

Pros: Features, programming process

Cons: Complex, not a fully straightforward install

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

marcus from Woodbridge, VA on 12/6/2018

2015 Chrysler 200
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install...works great.

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Cons: Very expensive....

Keeps steering wheel functions

Jerry from Los Banos, CA on 12/4/2018

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

I had a problem with the radio not turning off when the car was shut off. Several calls to tech support and ended up swapping the module for another. That didn't work so, I did some troubleshooting and figured out a fix. I suspect either the wiring harness is mis-wired or there is a software bug in the module. My fix worked and now everything seems to be fully functional.

Pros: Keeps the steering wheel functions and adds car system monitoring to the aftermarket radio

Cons: Instructions could be more clear

Fantastic integration for my Toyota

Bryan from Minneapolis, MN on 12/4/2018

Absolutely love it! Installed this in my 2018 Toyota 4Runner Limited (JBL) connected to a Kenwood DNX994s. Steering wheel controls, factory USB port and GPS antenna all integrated with the right accessories available for the Maestro RR setup. The only thing that didn't integrate is the factory microphone, installed the kenwood one on the A-pillar. Perfect integration and best of all I have tire pressure (TPS) PSI for each timer and OBD2 data including real-time gauges for speed, rpm, intake temp, exhaust temp, throttle position, MAF position, engine load, instant MPG and more. Super sizzle!

Pros: Makes a replacement head unit function beyond the OEM radio system.

Cons: Requires a bit of thought to figure out exactly which accessories you need to buy to integrate the GPS and USB. Also to note if you want to retain your XM you will need to purchase a tuner that is compatible with your head-unit.

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Crutchfield customer from Elba, AL on 12/4/2018

2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Doesn't work with 2007 Tahoe and Kenwood DPX593DP

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Crutchfield response on 12/4/2018 We're sorry you're having issues with your interface. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact 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.

Simplified

Kent from Louisville, KY on 12/2/2018

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

Love it! Programming the module was easy. I especially like the gauge portion, since my truck doesn't have much more than a temp and fuel gauge. Getting all the wiring and module tucked in behind the unit was somewhat challenging, but patients prevailed.

Pros: All the option

Cons: None

AMAZING!!!!

J.D. from Holden, UT on 11/29/2018

1995 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

2008 buick enclave with backup camera rear entertainment system and steering wheel controls. The maestro did exectly as advertised. This is my first head unit that I've ever installed. And it made the process effortless. The only thing required was my time to follow the instructions/the software and wire the unit to my car. My kids and wife are thrilled that their DVD player works seamlessly as well as being able to Mayor our iPhone and using Apple CarPlay has been a lifesaver for my wife. and it made the process effortless. The only thing required was my time to follow the instructionsflash the software and wire the unit to my car. My kids and wife are thrilled that there DVD player works seamlessly as well as being able to mirror R iPhone and using Apple CarPlay has been a lifesaver for my wife

Pros: Flawless compatibility!!

Cons: lots of wires but there has to be. no complaint just a lot.

Works well

Eric from Morton, IL on 11/27/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great, allows me to still use my steering wheel controls.

Pros: Works as advertised.

Cons: Kinda pricey

Would recommend for all newer radio installs.

Tommy from Niceville, FL on 11/26/2018

2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed this in my 2015 F250 XL and I was surprised at the additional vehicle information I received, and displayed on my Kenwood receiver. I will be getting another one for my future vehicle installs.

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I got it to work and it does!

Jim from Prescott Valley, AZ on 11/22/2018

2018 Toyota RAV4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The unit works once you get it configured. I had to flash it a couple of times. The instructions said I didn't need to plug in the ODB2 reader, of course you do! I was on the phone with Crutchfield tech support a couple of times. But finally I got it to connect. Be patient.

Pros: Completes factory features to aftermarket stereo

Cons: installation

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Crutchfield customer from Johnston, SC on 11/20/2018

2007 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very disappointed. No where does it mention that you can ONLY flash this item with Internet Explorer 7. No other internet browsers work - not Firefox, not Google, not Apple and no version of Internet Explorer more recent than 7. Had to pay $25 to have it flashed, then when the professionals did the install in my truck there was absolutely no sound coming out of any speakers. Worked with Crutchfield support for 30 minutes and could never get it working. Installers hooked up a different brand they had and everything worked perfectly. Sent it back to Crutchfield for a refund. Buyer beware

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Nice way to integrate to your vehicle

Robert from Kansas City, MO on 11/19/2018

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

First, the instructions recommend that a qualified installer install this. This is my first Maestro install. I spent some time reading the instructions, which in some portions were vague, being more generic than for my particular vehicle. (This install -2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 pickup.) However, I was able to figure everything out using the online forums. You do have to go online and program the Maestro for your particular vehicle and the options you have. This is not difficult. The instructions say to use must use Internet Explorer (IE) and you have to download a program to run for the install. I don't this it would work with another browser (MS Edge, Chrome or Firefox- just type in IE in the Cortana search box- it's on your PC). Following instructions I had zero issues with this portion of the install. I wish that the instructions told the purpose of each connector as it plugs into the module. I did have one connector that would not latch in place and had to push really hard. Overall the integration with the truck was easy. Pretty much plug and go. In addition to bringing forward the integration I expected, it also brought forward a lot of engine operation and truck data that I did not know I would get. There are a couple of things that I am not sure of. First, I cannot initiate a call with the steering wheel controls, second with playing XM radio the turn signals don't make any sound.

Pros: Brings forward vehicle features cleanly.

Cons: Not for the faint of heart on the install. If you have not done a Maestro before spend time on the website forums getting up to speed. It is assumed that you know what you are doing and the instructions are tailored that way.

Clunky interface using DataLink to Ford Sync

Tim from Prescott Valley, AZ on 11/18/2018

2011 Ford F-250
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The installation of this unit saltire tricky, in that there were some connections present that did not need to be made, which weren't articulated very well. The interface, while trying to retain Ford's Sync through a DataLink connectin priced to be more than clunky. Had a hard time determining if syncing to the receiver or to the actual Sync system was more useful. In the end, it was a big compromise.

Pros: Cool concept. Does work with Ford Sync, utilizing all factory controls.

Cons: Makes you choose between the cool features the receiver has vs. using the Sync system. More specifically, you can't Bluetooth to both, or hard connect to both the receiver and Sync. It's one or the other. Both work independently, but you miss out on some cool features by choosing one or the other. If you leave Ford Sync out of the equation, I suspect it would be terrific.

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Crutchfield customer from Frederick, MD on 11/14/2018

2013 Toyota RAV4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is an amazing product. This module along with my new head unit provide me with more information than I ever expected a car computer to provide. I think my only issue is that you have to take the module out of the car to re-flash it to adjust steering wheel controls. It would be awesome to find a way to do that remotely.

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Crutchfield customer from Walnut Creek, CA on 11/13/2018

2015 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does the job perfectly well on my 2015 VW Passat

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Fantastic product, inadequate instructions.

Kevin from Stamford, CT on 11/12/2018

2011 Toyota Sienna
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fantastic product, inadequate instructions. The wiring diagrams for my vehicle provided by Crutchfield did not match the diagrams provided by idatalink when the unit was programmed. The diagram for my vehicle is missing the connection to hook up the backup camera (despite the website indicating that it will work, and Crutchfield indicating that it will work). The wiring diagram that came with this said it is impossible to retain the backup camera in my vehicle (also wrong, I found instructions elsewhere on the internet and successfully integrated the factory backup camera. The wiring diagrams presented 2 different ways of hooking up to retain the factory auxiliary input. Neither one worked. I understand it's difficult to maintain accurate databases of all vehicles, but when you sell a product like this, it is absolutely crucial that your information be maintained and fully accurate. I would up this review to 4 stars if it had better documentation, and 5 stars if I got my auxiliary input working (I am not 100% sure at this point that the port working is not my fault somehow, but with the inadequate documentation, I can't tell for sure.

Pros: Product retains many factory systems, works with many cars

Cons: documentation is inaccurate and sometimes disputes itself. Documentation appears the same but contains completely different content if downloaded from different sources. (even different pages on the manufacturer's own website).

Made it All the Way - To Pathetic

Bruce from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA on 11/11/2018

2018 Toyota Prius
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Pathetic!!. This unit is so poorly assembled that the connectors have to be forced on. It requires older versions of Windows, older versions of Internet Explorer, a no longer supported version of .NET and Javascript all of which endanger the security of your network. It does not support the factory installed microphone and changes the function of your steering wheel controls. The support materials that are supposed to be supplied with the download are primitive and not informative. The iDatalink Tech Support is only available weekdays Canadian time.

Pros: Poorly made, poorly supported, poorly documented. Requires and insecure web connection to program.

Cons: Partial retention of factory controls

Crutchfield response on 11/20/2018 Bruce reached out to our Tech Support specialist, J.T., and we're working to resolve the issue. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Complete junk

John from Atlanta, GA on 11/11/2018

2015 Honda CRV
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Didn't work as promised in my 2015 CR-V LX with the base stereo. I lost all three phone and voice buttons on my steering wheel, couldn't set the time in my car and lost my trip log and other factory settings. Also does NOT retain Bluetooth or backup camera as promised.

Pros: None

Cons: Takes too long to setup, doesn't retain what it says it will and the support from the manufacturer of this is beyond poor.

Crutchfield response on 11/20/2018 John contacted our Customer Support team and set up a return. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

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Crutchfield customer from Maricopa, AZ on 11/9/2018

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

Difficult to flash program, had to try three different computers to find one that the website would work with. The data it sends to the screen for instant mileage and distance to empty is way off. Shows my car getting 40 mpg (it should be about 20). Crutchfield rep said I have to wait for a new version of firmware that no one knows when, or even if its going to be updated. This thing was not cheap, had I known it was going to be this difficult to work with I never would have orderded it.

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Crutchfield customer from Avon Lake, OH on 11/8/2018

2015 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfect and worth the spend for see less OEM like functionality. Added benefit of vehicle info on display on the radio is really nice. I would definitely buy again.

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Chuck from Frankfort, IL on 11/7/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works very well with the all the wheel controls I love it ,very easy to install

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bob from Waupun,WI on 10/27/2018

1998 Chevrolet K Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

wow super easy to set up, made controls all work just like before aftermarket head unit, freakin awesome like it was all done at the factory

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Didn't work, returned

Crutchfield customer from Houston on 10/25/2018

2008 Toyota Highlander
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Extremely low quality. Only worked intermittently. Beware, you must use an old Windows PC to flash the module. I had to try 3 different PCs before I found one that would work. I had to return my Pioneer radio because of these Maestro products.

Pros: Wires already stripped

Cons: Cheap plastic, intermittent functionality. Difficult to program. Expensive.

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TORRENCE from Roy on 10/23/2018

2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as advertised. I did call their support line once. Super helpful and knowledgeable. If you have any doubt/questions, call them. They'll set you straight. Easy to flash. I used Velcro to mount the electronic box to an air duct that's directly behind the stereo. Works awesome. No rattling!!

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Oscar from Rutherford on 10/22/2018

2010 Mazda Tribute
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fisrt time buying and using this module and it's the best feature for the radio.

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Ian from Spokane on 10/22/2018

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

The functionality of it is really nice, regaining my steering controls and being able to pull up info on the car is nice. I already had a check engine light come on and being able to immediately pull up the code, research it and clear it made the iDatalink worth every penny. What I didn't like about the product; windows formatting only, seriously. I knew that it had to be done on a windows computer before I purchased, but I figured that I would know somebody who has one, i was wrong. I'm not sure what is up with the company not making the formatting process able to be done from a mac, but in my opinion this is ridiculous and while I was dealing with this issue, i was regretting my purchase 100% . I called a local car stereo place, they wanted over $100 to format it for me. I also had the wiring harness done at crutchfield so without the idatalink formatted the stereo would not work. So this is where crutchfield came in, and I have to say that after years of purchasing items from these guys and always being happy with the service and products, I am again extremely glad I purchased from them. I was able to call and return the idatalink and they were able to format one for me, definitely not a typical situation but had I not purchased with crutchfield, i wold have had alot more issues. Moral of this story, purchase from crutchfield, you will be extreemly grateful of supportive customer service, yes I will purchase from them again.

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Crutchfield customer from Clemmons, NC on 10/20/2018

2018 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

You have to have a fairly new computer to flash it. Once done the wiring is very simple

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Good product

Jaime from Katy, TX on 10/15/2018

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

Able to use my factory steering wheel controls

Pros: Works very well on my vehicle

Cons: Wiring could be better explained in the instructions

Gotta have it

Crutchfield customer from Pleasant Pr, WI on 10/9/2018

2018 Toyota Highlander
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A must for steering wheel switches, but lacks enough onboard info. Looks like just gauges for my Highlander

Pros: Makes the switches work.

Cons: Not sure the other info is worthy

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Crutchfield customer from Pleasant Plains, IL on 10/9/2018

2015 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works good does everything I want reason I gave it a 4 star review is because you can't flash it with an IMac, get with the times people everything else is Mac compatible this should be too

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RUSTY from Santee, CA on 10/9/2018

2010 Chevrolet Silverado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works but the directions and web page install guid are not very helpfull. I felt like i was disarming a bomb every time i plugged a wire in. i would see if it was correct and what it did. Several times it did not work. So i would go back and try to make out the hieroglyphics on the web page.

Pros: It works

Cons: Confusing install guide.

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Matthew E. from Canyon, TX on 10/8/2018

2014 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This helped me retain all my factory controls and SYNC and integrated my climate controls into my new head unit. It's pretty awesome.

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AN ABSOLUTE MUST FOR INTEGRATION

Larry from Greenville, TX on 10/8/2018

2017 Fiat 500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Allowed all my steering wheel controls to work flawlessly

Pros: Easy plug and play installation

Cons: None

Works great!

Cliff from Mesa, AZ on 10/2/2018

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

Easy set up and install!!

Pros: Easy set up and install!! Follow the directions.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Peru, NY on 10/1/2018

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

Didn't work at first, but I still give it 5 stars because of how great the iDatalink Maestro tech support was.

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Crutchfield customer from Montgomery, TX on 9/30/2018

2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

With the iDatalink HRN-RR-VW1 Interface Harness, the only cables needed from the box were the data and audio input cables into the Pioneer stereo. Only other connections to Pioneer stereo was the pwr/speaker plug (spliced into the interface harness), radio antenna, USB extension cable (supplied with the stereo), and the back-up camera video cable. Programming the module was easy using Windows PC and USB cable - pictures of steering wheel and dash illustrated options in section for selecting which should be loaded. System allowed keeping bluetooth connection to car for all phones that had already been connected as well as maintaining the original hands-free microphone -- bluetooth in stereo is not used for hands-free calling and the stereo's hands-free microphone is also not required. Car's AUX jack works same as it did with the factory radio, but additionally, the Pioneer stereo recognizes iPhone plugged into the AUX jack. Also, there is PLENTY of room behind the stereo in the VW Jetta's dash for the extra connectors and the iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR module and interface harness & connectors. No problems whatsoever with installation or function over the past 10-12 days since install.

Pros: Easy set-up and installation. Retains factory equipment separate from radio (steering wheel controls, bluetooth, hands-free mic, AUX jack).

Cons: Strange transfers gauge information to radio, but not the time. Have to set time separately on radio and on car's instrument panel.

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Joseph m from Seffner, FL on 9/30/2018

2018 Ford F-250 XL
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works well just if you want to change what your steering wheel buttons do you have to unplug everything to reprogram

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Crutchfield customer from Clayton, NC on 9/30/2018

2009 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works, but would be helpless without Crutchfield's excellent support. Instructions lacking.

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Crutchfield customer from Rochester, NY on 9/26/2018

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install. System sounds amazing!

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Love the extra features

Jason from DeForest, WI on 9/24/2018

2013 Buick Enclave
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had a couple of issues installing into a 2013 Buick Enclave - called Zack at iDatalink's tech support and had answers to both of my questions in seconds. Every feature works as advertised. Very impressed that I could keep all the steering wheel buttons and backup camera. Overall a technical installation, very easy, but I can see how a non-technical person could be overwhelmed.

Pros: Great customer support

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Crutchfield customer from Omaha, NE on 9/23/2018

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Was looking for factory option retention most it did well but had to install second speaker chime. Wiring harness was excellent made it possible to do my self but was not a beginner project

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Gotta Have It!

Ted from Lonsdale, MN on 9/19/2018

2013 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This module allowed me to keep all of my steering wheel controls and added gauges as an option on my new stereo. Love it!

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Tony from Myrtle Point, OR on 9/19/2018

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

Wrong instructions a little hard to navigate website to flash unit. 30 min wait time to talk to a service tech, and they never got back to me after they said they would resolve my issue.

Pros: None

Cons: Waste on time and money. Customer service never called me back. 30 wait to talk to a tech

Crutchfield response on 9/25/2018 Tony, 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 or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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William from Saint Louis, MO on 9/19/2018

2003 Jeep Liberty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

all oem features on my F150 still work and now i have a some new features like actual tire pressure monitoring

Pros: new system monitoring

Cons: none

Great interface

Christopher from Port Orchard, WA on 9/17/2018

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

Easy to use and added neat features

Pros: At first a little overwhelming, Crutchfields instructions make it simple.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Mishawaka, IN on 9/16/2018

2016 Toyota Corolla
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy to install, kept all factory functions.

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Great interface

Mark from Torrance, CA on 9/15/2018

2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought this so I could retain the basic steering wheel controls. Just makes it easier to control my radio while I drive. My factory radio in my toyota fj cruiser just died and thought why not, so got a pioneer double din, the T01 harness and this unit. One thing I've got to say is the instructions aren't the greatest, but after you install it you realize thats all you needed. First of all, you program the maestro unit, plug it in and it will flash the firmware based on your car and steering wheel control. That part was easy. Then you start looking at the 20 harnesses and you start thinking oh what did i get into lol. Basically, the T01 harness for toyota is the main harness, you need to plug in a secondary harness as the factory has 3 plugs and one of them on the T01 doesn't fit, but of course they provide one that does, just look for it and plug it in. Also the OBDII port plug plugs in the harness not the maestro, so looking around you'll find the wires that match the plug. Get the stereo harness quick connectors #500, this product lets you twist all the wires together, I needed exactly one pack and I had one left over. The instructions for the wire to wire connections are provided in the maestro website. I think I connected the USB just in case I plug in a usb with mp3's, or connect to the phone. The data link cable from maestro has a plug on the pioneer so that was great. Just make sure you have room behind the unit for all the wires and maestro.

Pros: made installation of the radio much simpler, actually finished in 3 hours, and i took a lot of time wiring each wire together with connector kit. have functionality of my steering wheel controls shows obdii information on my stereo lots of inputs for rear view camera and other things

Cons: it's a little intimidating looking at all the harnesses, but just find all the ones that plug into your factory harness and forget the others. Sometimes when you click steering wheel buttons too fast, sometimes maestro gets out of synch and i turned off head unit and it worked again.

Maestro is an awesome magic box!

Dennis from Oconomowoc, WI on 9/14/2018

2016 Buick Enclave
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This seems to be the magic box that makes the receiver and the car all work together. I really don't understand all that it does but the instructions were straightforward and it installed easily. I really don't care what it does it just works and I'm happy.

Pros: Easy to install It works

Cons: None really.

Easy to use, supports many factory features

Jeffrey from Austin, TX on 9/13/2018

2011 Toyota Sequoia
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This module bridges the factory features with the aftermarket headunit. It works flawlessly at mimicking the steering wheel controls. It also retains many factory features like the factory amplifier, satellite radio, back-up camera. Flashing the unit is easy but does require Internet Explorer (yes, the old IE). I recommend connecting a long enough micro-USB cable to be able to reflash it even after your new radio is installed--this does require disconnecting the vehicle battery if you need to flash it when installed.

Pros: Easy to use, supports many factory features, great support from iDatalink on their forum, adds features to my factory setup (gauges)

Cons: Some cables could be longer, lots of different connectors where one large one would suffice, IE for flashing the module, cannot flash while vehicle battery is connected, lots of discussions about bad connections on forums

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Crutchfield customer from Charlotte, MI on 9/13/2018

2013 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

everything works fine after geting it programed

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Fantastic little brain

TJ from Newalla, OK on 9/13/2018

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Can't get any easier than this little brain. Interface is flawless and the website is great for flashing the module

Pros: Ease of use and setup

Cons: None

Awesome product

Brad from Weatherford, TX on 9/10/2018

2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I highly recommend this. I bought this and the factory harness and had it pre-wired. Literally plug and play. Took all the guess work out. I retained my steering wheel controls and also have displayable data of my truck on the radio. Awesome!

Pros: Retains function of wheel controls. Also have me visibility of everything my truck is doing as far as the engine and trans.

Cons: None.

a necessary device that also adds features

Eric from Manchestr Ctr , VT on 9/6/2018

2017 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is what you need to make your steering wheel controls work. You program it for your car so you need a windows computer available. I had to call tech support so they could add the serial number of my new Kenwood RADIO to their database. If you get an "invalid serial number" message when you try to program the module, you MUST CALL tech support so they can add the serial number. Its quick. Don't waste your time trying to debug the problem. iDatalink needs to add the serial number, there's nothing you can do. This will happen with newly manufactured radios. You can also modify what the buttons on the steering wheel do. . Also, you can double up each button by adding a "long-press" option to every button on the steering wheel. That's a great feature. This also is used to link your OBDII computer to your new radio, if the radio supports that. Adds nifty dials and sensors to the head unit showing temperatures, pressures, RPM, speed, other stuff from the engine performance data. Another neat feature.

Pros: Necessary for steering wheel controls, lots of customizable options.

Cons: New radios won't be in the database so you have to call tech support if that happens.

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Jeff from Albany, GA on 9/3/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Operationally I give it 4 stars, but it lost its programming and I had to open up my dash and partially remove the head unit in order to re-flash the unit. I take off another star because it's so clumsey and time consuming to flash. I was able to do that, but I seem to have made a mistake in the left back-side steering wheel buttons. The top button now switches between albums on my music usb drive whereas it used to just go to the next tune on the album. The middle button used to switch albums, but now does nothing. So, having reassembled the dash, I have to take it all apart again and do the entire process over. I'm thinking of leaving the usb to mini-usb flash cable attached and run it into my glove box. I would then set up my computer next to my vehicle to flash it. I don't have a laptop, but this will be much easier than taking the whole dash apart each time I have to program it. I will have to check with the idatalink folks to see if this method is possible. I'm afraid they're going to tell me all the other connectors have to be removed, in which case this method probably won't be practical as it's so hard to get to the unit without removing the head unit.

Pros: It works well when it works

Cons: Power goes through the maestro to the head unit, so if the maestro looses its programming, the head unit went black and no music at all. Too difficult to re-flash and it should not need to be.

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Crutchfield customer from Elk City, OK on 9/2/2018

2007 Chevrolet Suburban
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to use. Easy to program.

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Crutchfield customer from West Chester, PA on 8/30/2018

2014 Toyota Camry
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does it's job. Pretty small and doesn't take up a lot of clutter.

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Coolest tech ever

Crutchfield customer from Murfreesboro, TN on 8/29/2018

2008 Buick Enclave
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not cheap add-on to a receiver install, but worth every penny. I love how I can not only use the steering wheel controls in my Buick Enclave to operate my new Pioneer receiver, but I can even program the buttons (including separate press and hold commands) to do what I want. Tapping into the OBDII interface is simply phenomenal.

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Where has this been

Crutchfield customer from South Lyon, MI on 8/26/2018

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

Love how it makes my truck still perform as if it has my factory radio in it. Super simple to download and install!

Pros: I can use my factory features on my wheel. From calls to everything else

Cons: None

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James from Fairburn, GA on 8/25/2018

2012 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Pre-review: I am having this installed 2018-8-29, but I can already say 2 stars will the maximum I can give this thing. The programming process is TERRIBLE. First, it is based on outdated, soon to be completely UNSUPPORTED, technology: ActiveX. So you need an ancient version of Internet Explorer to program this thing. Second, I was not able to get it to work with Windows 10 64-bit. I had to use a Windows 7 32-bit OS via VirtualBox by way of the modern.ie website. And that didn't even work right at first. I had to start a command prompt, navigate to the install directory, and then run a separate "CDM20814_Setup.exe" to get _ALL_ of the required drivers installed before the website would detect this thing and be able to program it. Hopefully this thing works some magic once it is installed, but I am thoroughly disgusted with the programming process.

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Cons:  Requires outdated, soon to be completely unsupported, technology to program.  Can't program from MacOS without a virtual machine

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Crutchfield customer from Newburyport, MA on 8/24/2018

2014 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Love the Maestro system. However having problems hooking up the steering wheel controls. Not sure if it's something I have done or its the Maestro.

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Crutchfield response on 8/27/2018 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.

Best that's available

Nelson from Kemmerer, WY on 8/22/2018

2006 Dodge Charger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent way to integrate a new stereo to the car systems.

Pros: Excellent wiring diagrams, simple installation

Cons: Does not work with 2006 Uconnect, can only use obsolete Windows operating systems to flash firmware

2013 Mustang GT Shaker 500 w/ Sync

Rudy from Lockhart, TX on 8/22/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed the maestro rr MUS1kit with a Kenwood DDX795. Works like a charm and installs easily.

Pros: Retains steering wheel controls and integrates with Kenwood and Sync

Cons: SWIi wire for Sync voice control needs more detail instructions

Must have for compatible cars

Matt from Orange County, CA on 8/20/2018

2015 Toyota Camry
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

2015 Camry, works like a charm! This device allows you to retain all your factory controls and access to programming features. There are several functions that were only accessible on my specific car model via the factory stereo. I was fearful I would lose access when I put in an aftermarket head unit. This device is the saving grace when paired with a compatible head unit. I not only retained access to manipulate those features, but I gained even more. Installation is a snap. For my car make, model and year the two 3.5mm jack devices and two colorful 'harness' looking plugs are not used. The USB cable is used to connect to your PC, then unnecessary for install. The only cable you use from this box for (in-car) install is the black 'serial' cable. Four cables you'll do nothing with and one you'll use with your PC. And yes, the device works with Windows 10 just fine. Google how to use it.

Pros: Easy to install, retains factory accessibility, small and easy to hide behind stuff

Cons: A lot of 'extra' parts that aren't used.

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Crutchfield customer from Leander, TX on 8/16/2018

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Exactly what I needed and shipping was FAST.

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Robert from Charlotte, TX on 8/16/2018

2011 Ford F-250
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great! Retained all my steering Wheel functions and then some!! Glad I purchased this product.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

Great interface

Alejandro from El Paso, TX on 8/15/2018

2009 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to set up and to wire

Pros: Vehicle data display

Cons: Needs skil to wire and program

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Jacques from Cambridge, MA on 8/6/2018

2014 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

this head unit is Amazing in my opinion, menu is simple to follow and the eQ will please audiophiles. At first before receiving the item, i went to a pro and he quoted me $350.00+ for the install which would take him 3.5 hours. I was not pleased with the quote so with a friend, i decided to take a stab at it myself. It took us initially 1.5 hours because we didn't follow instructions and didn't know what to do with the idatalink. After we called customer service and flashed the device, we were good to go. Unfortunately, we put everything back and when i got home, i found out that my steering wheel features were not working. Since i already knew how to remove the radio , the next morning, i tried it myself and to remove the Kenwood, plug the cable that was loose, it took me less than 15 minutes. I found 2 days later that i needed to use the supplied microphone for my handsfree to work, again, piece of cake, remove, replace in about 25 minutes this time because i needed to neatly run the microphone cables. now since i became a pro ( lol ) i decided to purchase a Kenwood dashcam to add to the system ... another smooth and fast setup ... I LOVE it ... i was hoping i could install it in my Porsche or my Lexus, but unfortunately they are not compatible ...

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Crutchfield customer from Carrsville, VA on 8/6/2018

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

Very easy installation

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Felix from Chico, CA on 8/6/2018

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

This unit wouldn't accept the software download for a 2013 Tacoma Double Cab. Had to consult a local stereo shop to find alternate solution. All Crutchfield had to say was to try the older version of MSIE. We tried all versions of Internet Explorer and still didn't work.

Pros: None

Cons: Didn't work for us.

Crutchfield response on 8/7/2018 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support specialist, AJ, reached out to Felix 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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Crutchfield customer from Winnetka, IL on 8/6/2018

2017 Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy instal

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Crutchfield customer from Gregory, MI on 8/5/2018

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed this with a KENWOOD DDX75 and I was able to keep my steering wheel controls and sync on my f150. My favorite feature is the gauges.

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Does 75% of What It Advertised; Install was a headache

Bart from Springdale, AR on 8/4/2018

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

The iDatalink Maestro was used to pair a Kenwood DDX9905S with a 2010 Toyota Tundra. First, it did retain most of the necessary items. The box said it would retain factory handsfree functionality and factory XM tuner. However, it did not retain factory mic nor the XM tuner. These were the biggest disappointments. It did retain all the steering wheel controls and provide the additional interface with ODBII connectivity - so the basics of the system were achieved. If you are using a PC where you don't have admin rights - this will present you an issue as you have to install the software on the computer for it to work. God bless our IT department for helping me out the day after Independence Day at 8pm to get this issue figured out. Also beware that it has to have Internet Explorer and IE on Windows 10 wasn't working. The box says Windows 7 compatible. Apparently iDataLink doesn't update their firmware/software too often. Luckily I was able to use an IE plugin for Chrome to trick it and it worked. Also note that the stereo will not power up without the Maestro being flashed. This gave me headaches for hours; and finally once I got it flashed - everything came on. Crutchfield tech support was able to help me out on this. Overall it does what it has to for me, a few features were dropped that I thought would remain, flashing is key and depending on your PC and Windows system - this could be a stumbling block. If they fix install issues I would give 4/5

Pros: Retains a lot of your factory settings; provides cool and useful ODBII data on screen.

Cons: Does not retain ALL of the factory setting it states. Had to use stereo mic and did not retain XM Radio tuner as stated on the box. Not only must you have a PC, but you must have admin rights on it - the flashing program is not web based as it appeared. God bless my company's IT dept since we are Mac people at home for helping me out at night. Way too many extra cords / cables with poor instructions telling you what isn't necessary. Finding a place to mount the unit may be chal

Great option to keep factory steering wheel controls

Nicholas A. from Oviedo, FL on 8/4/2018

2013 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Install process is pretty straight forward with the current docs available. More specific directions for your specific vehicle dash would be nice because I never found one connection that goes to an extra 4" informational screen in my car. I also had to flash the device 3-4 times to get all items to work as advertised. Glad it's working despite those items.

Pros: - Easy setup instructions with wiring diagrams for your vehicle - Allows you to keep your steering wheel controls - Connecting to car electronics allows you to see car diagnostics that I never had access to before.

Cons: - May require multiple flashing/programming of the module to get everything working.

iDatalink Maestro is Magic

Kevin from Mesquite, NV on 7/28/2018

2011 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This iDatalink Maestro is like magic. I have it installed in my 2011 Toyota 4Runner SR5. It is paired with my new Pioneer AVH 1440 NEX unit. I have access to my steering wheel controls, access to tire pressure information (I didn't have before), and access to other information about the vehicles engine and transmission. I highly recommend you spend a little extra and have Crutchfield pre-wire the wiring harness for you. I had to call Crutchfield customer service to have them help me to understand the connection to the vehicles data system (fast and easy - way helpful!).

Pros: Access to a ton of vehicle information I never had before. Steering wheel controls. Crutchfield customer service.

Cons: I little tricky to get completely connected right the first time.

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Crutchfield customer from Sneads, FL on 7/26/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

had to make one call to clarify instructions, but other than that increased phone-head unit interoperability by leaps.

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Works as advertised

Michael from Fayetteville, NC on 7/24/2018

2017 Jeep Renegade
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works right connects right

Pros: It does it's job connecting the radio and advanced features to my car

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Bakersfield, CA on 7/24/2018

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

Easy easy install and amazing features! Makes install a breeze and easy to do it yourself

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Crutchfield customer from Palmyra, NE on 7/24/2018

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A little overwhelming at 1st but if you follow their instructions it's very simple. Allows me to access a lot of different options on my vehicle & retain my steering wheel controls. Plus you can assign different features to each button.

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Made it easy for my installer

Dave from Daytona Beach, FL on 7/22/2018

2007 Dodge Magnum
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

My installer said this would be "way cool". He was right. He also said that, with regard to installation, I was "golden". I handed him the bag with all the iDatalink stuff and he returned a beautiful installation with seamless integration of all the original controls. Just great.

Pros: Everything just works.

Cons: None

Easy and lots of extras

Crutchfield customer from Cumming, GA on 7/22/2018

2012 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in a 2012 ram 1500 and it works great. Was able to keep all stearing wheel controls and the replacement stereo when you change FM channel still shows correctly on EVIC display. Plus all the extra car information added showing speed coolant and others.

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David from New Castle, PA on 7/18/2018

2012 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Having trouble with the steering wheel controls working

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Crutchfield response on 7/18/2018 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to David 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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Crutchfield customer from Wentzville, MO on 7/16/2018

2012 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As advertised, does what it is suppose to do, buy the wiring harness from crutchfield it saves so much time!

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Crutchfield customer from Las Cruces, NM on 7/16/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product thing works flawless. If u wana retain all your stock features an more an change your radio to something that rocks i maestro an idata link kits are what u lookin for. Top notch company also

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How to waste an entire Saturday by Maestro

Steven from Lisle on 7/14/2018

2018 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

How to waste an entire Saturday by Maestro Rr. After 7 hours of soldiering and installing to find out the USB port is broken cant say I am very pleased . Now waiting for a replacement from Crutchfield who was great in getting a replacement sent out. Now what do I do with a huge hole in my dash until Tuesday night .

Pros: None yet but I hope that changes .

Cons: To many to list .

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Crutchfield customer from Avon, IN on 7/11/2018

2006 Dodge Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This device is amazing. I have an older vehicle so I don't get to enjoy the full potential but some of the newer vehicles will enjoy a ton of features.

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Bryan from Locust Grove, VA on 7/11/2018

2017 Subaru WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a must have unit on newer vehicles seeing as how it retains steering wheel controls easily along with my factory backup camera

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Excellent product

JQ from Waialua, HI on 7/10/2018

2013 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works flawlessly, now I can check my tires pressure including the spare tire! Without touching my gauges, engine performance and other features. Wiring is very straight forward.

Pros: Works flawless

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Chicago, IL on 7/10/2018

2008 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy install with Crutchfield wiring harness. I don't have steering wheel controls, so functionality is limited.

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No go

Craine from Jackson, MI on 7/7/2018

2012 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I spent 2 days hooking up my new stereo Pioneer AVH-W4400 NEX. And nothing no accessory power. Call tech support. He helped me the best he could. Guess I'm out $800 +

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Crutchfield response on 7/10/2018 Craine contacted our Tech Support team and we sent out a different adapter. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

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Christopher from Burleson, TX on 7/3/2018

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

Great product that offers good integration features. Straight forward installation instructions.

Pros: Easy to install and configure. Gives me all of the factory features of the steering wheel plus some.

Cons: The emergency brake wire does not work to tell the stereo it is engaged.

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Carroll from Marietta, GA on 7/1/2018

2014 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy install and interface with Sync system. Very pleased.

Pros: Easy install

Cons: Expensive

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Crutchfield customer from Lowell, IN on 7/1/2018

2016 Ford Transit Passenger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Adds nice feature the car didn't have

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Easy to install, works great.

Sheri from NH on 6/28/2018

2018 Toyota Highlander
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works great with my 2018 Highlander. I have my bird eye view, side parking cameras and parking assist rear view with my Pioneer radio. Very easy to use and I installed everything. I was able to keep my factory antenna, satellite antenna and gps.

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Retaining steering wheel controls... AWESOME

Charles from Pooler, GA on 6/27/2018

2012 Chevrolet Impala
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great device. Crutchfield even wired up this to my harness and it was ready to install The flashing the module to my vehicle was very simple and straight forward. Love the fact I am able to retain my steering wheel controls with this device.

Pros: Easy install. Easy config. Simple and small design

Cons: none

Excellent Product, Broad Compatibility

David from Floyd, VA on 6/26/2018

2018 Ford Transit Cargo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After a lot of struggling with a different (cheaper) kit interface since my vehicle does not provide a factory accessory 12V, Crutchfield tech support and I eventually determined that the other kit just wasn't compatible. Luckily, this kit was fully compatible and worked great! While I don't have all of the extraneous functions that others might like to keep (i.e., steering wheel controls, digital HVAC controls, Ford SYNC, etc.), this was the only truly compatible option for my vehicle, a 2018 Ford Transit Cargo Van. I does provide some pretty cool gauges (given my compatible stereo head unit) that connect through OBDII. I highly recommend spending the extra cash to splurge for this interface as you can be confident it will get the job done and it will give you some extra insight into your vehicle's functionality (again, given a compatible stereo head unit). Sidenote: I cut off and taped up the sections that weren't compatible with my vehicle since I was pretty tight on space to cram everything in.

Pros: Excellent quality, good online interface, straightforward instructions for firmware flashing (requires Windows PC and Internet Explorer), broad spectrum of compatible vehicles and configurations, very cool gauges from OBDII compatibility given compatible head unit

Cons: High Cost, High Volume (takes up a fair amount of space when you include all required adapters)

Must have

David from Elberfeld, IN on 6/26/2018

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

This little thing is must have. Pricey but it's the only way to get steering wheel functions to work with my new radio. The ODB2 thing is cool that displays dash gauges. I don't know if it will read check engine light codes or not but that would be the icing on the cake if it did. Getting the right programs on my laptop to flash it sucked cause I had no idea what I was doing but in the end it's all good.

Pros: Steering wheel controls OBD2 functionality

Cons: Flashing was a little trying

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Curt from Woodward, OK on 6/26/2018

2014 Ford F-150 STX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This worked flawlessly. iDatalink has made this an easy process.

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Crutchfield customer from Schaumburg, IL on 6/20/2018

2016 Toyota Highlander
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product. It can access lot more info about my car than factory radio.

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2014 4runner install with Kenwood double din

Eric John from Yigo, GU on 6/17/2018

2014 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Overall I am really pleased with the product. Does what's it's supposed to do after you flash it. Maintained my steering wheel controls and backup camera in my 2014 Toyota 4Runner. Also a plus was the OBD2 plug. I was able to customize and monitor the gauges on my Kenwood ddx 6704s stereo.

Pros: Does what it's supposed to do. Retain factory SWC and backup camera. A plus is the ability to plug into the OBD2 port to get access to the vehicles data systems.

Cons: Does not come with a wiring diagram. I had to look it up online on their website. Have to create an account on the website to flash the module.

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Doug from Greenwood, AR on 6/15/2018

2017 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm a bit torn on this item. On one hand it allowed me to replace my factory radio with something decent. On the other I feel a bit misled about what it could actually do. I honestly don't have nor want most of the factory options this item is able to retain, ie digital climate controls, steering wheel buttons, etc. What I do have is options controlled via my factory radio that I apparently no longer have access to, ie hill assist, headlight & horn blip when locking the vehicle, etc. I was under the impression those would still be accessible due to the manufacturers website stating "VEHICLE SETTINGS - Access and Modify Vehicle Settings". Perhaps I expected too much, or perhaps that statement is simply too vague. There are however other options available that I didn't have before like viewing my tire pressure, and one whose usefulness completely escapes me; viewing my gauge cluster. Seriously, two feet to the left and I can see the actual gauges in my dash while looking where I am driving, which is where I should be looking in the first place. UPDATED 6/24/18: I initially had some difficulty with this product which turned out to be 100% user error. Having sorted that out, I find it to be a fantastic product. I was able to replace my factory radio with something far better, and still retain access to all of my factory vehicle settings. The only con I have is being forced to register at their website in order to flash and use the product. I cannot fault the item for that however, as that is on the manufacturer.

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Crutchfield customer from Littleton, CO on 6/14/2018

2011 Ford F-250
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great now, after the headake to flash the module. Have to change security setting on PC to install software.

Pros: Works great, after flash the instructions are nice.

Cons: Alot to wire, flashing module is a process

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Steven from Wichita Falls, TX on 6/13/2018

2016 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

All the products I purchased worked as intended. .. but I was most impressed with the knowledge and customer of the Crutchfield Staff.

Pros: Everything..

Cons: Nada. .. so far

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Christopher from West Chester, OH on 6/11/2018

2013 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome product. Retained all my factory features.

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Brad from Mesa, AZ on 6/5/2018

2016 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fast hook up

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Matthew from Henrico, VA on 6/5/2018

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

worked as expected

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Mark from Gambrills, MD on 6/4/2018

2015 Toyota Corolla
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to set up after watching a few videos on the website. Gave me most of the functions from the factory unit including steering wheel controls and the factory amplifier.

Pros: Does exactly what it says it does

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Bradenton, FL on 6/3/2018

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Seamless install very few wire splices

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Gets The Job Done

Michael from Hattiesburg, MS on 6/2/2018

2011 Toyota Venza
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Integrated well. Maintained all factory features and added a few. Very satisfied.

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Crutchfield customer from Smiths Grove, KY on 5/31/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just what you need to install a new radio and maintain all the functions.

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Crutchfield customer from Queen Creek, AZ on 5/28/2018

2017 Ram Promaster City
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfectly

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Crutchfield customer from Henderson, NV on 5/27/2018

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

Works as advertised. There should be schematics included with everything.

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Crutchfield customer from Ivins, UT on 5/23/2018

2011 Ford F-150 Platinum
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to flash and easy to install. The website was intuitive regarding the selection of my vehicles make and model.

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Great product

Marc from Joliet, IL on 5/23/2018

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

Lots of wires!!!! The instructions are horrible. That being said, once you figure it out it works flawlessly. Great system integration.

Pros: Seamless integration

Cons: Instructions stink

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Robert C from Griffin, GA on 5/22/2018

2013 Ford F-150 STX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Outside of making the radio work and come on and off with the ignition, it does nothing. Steering wheel controls do not work and Sync is non existent. Flashed module twice which is a chore in itself with windows 10.

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Crutchfield response on 5/23/2018 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Robert 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.

OEM Uplift Integration made easy

MIGUEL from Buckeye, AZ on 5/21/2018

2016 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

When I replaced by stock 4-inch display Ford OEM radio with a new Kenwood DNX-874S I wanted to retain Sync and steering wheel controls, this kit makes that possible and then some! This is a great little box, does all the interfaces between the vehicle and the head unit, the one thing that's a minor flaw is the length of some of the cables but otherwise this box is perfect to a factory radio uplift. I found that the unit fits perfectly in the space provided on the FTR1 between the lower and upper assemblies for a snug location with out having to find another place to locate this box. What I also didn't like is that cables come from both sides, that makes it hard to adjust cables as they are literally like a spider with 3 to 4 coming from each side of the box.

Pros: -Everything needed -Retain SYNC and steering wheel controls -Backup Cam Integration -ODB Integration -Excellent manual shows everything

Cons: -Short cables -Cables from 2 sides of box make cabling difficult

GOOD PRODUCT

JAE from Pflugerville, TX on 5/21/2018

2013 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

WAS ABLE TO KEEP ALL MY STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS, WAS A LITTLE NERVOUS ABOUT IT, BUT EVERYTHING WORKS BETTER THEN BEFORE..

Pros: WAS ABLE TO KEEP MY STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS, WORKS BETTER NOW THEN BEFORE

Cons: NONE SO FAR

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Crutchfield customer from Heber City, UT on 5/16/2018

2016 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfect and easy to program. I used this on my 2016 F150.

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Smooth integration

JASON from Mitchellville, IA on 5/14/2018

2017 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have been waiting for something like this to come out for some Time. it was easy to program and the instructions were great. It's nice to be able to use all of my steering wheel controls with no issues adding an aftermarket stereo.

Pros: Price is good programming is good

Cons: Should have got it as soon as it came out

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Crutchfield customer from Cypress, CA on 5/14/2018

2006 Dodge Ram 3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The first one started smoking when we put power to it. Crutchfield was great! Mailed a new one, said mail the bad one back.

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Crutchfield customer from Flagstaff, AZ on 5/14/2018

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This thing made install a snap! Love how i can just go online and program it! no more dip switches or crap like that. Program it and it works!

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Simple setup

Brian from Casselberry, FL on 5/13/2018

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The setup process was simple and easily connected my sync module with my new head unit.

Pros: Everything works great!

Cons: Directions were a little fuzzy to understand with some cables shown no longer needed.

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Crutchfield customer from Wauseon, OH on 5/13/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great and as advertised

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Solid adaptor

Michael from Chantilly, VA on 5/13/2018

2008 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice adaptor to keep steering wheel controls. Still working on gauges and vehicle info tracking. Easy to set up and use

Pros: Easy to set up online

Cons: Wiring diagram

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Crutchfield customer from Oakland, IA on 5/10/2018

2012 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The product worked great. The only issue was getting it programmed in Windows 10 took a few extra steps.

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Nice addition

Chris from Bossier City, LA on 5/10/2018

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

Took a little bit longer to wire up, but the results are fantastic! I would recommend this to anyone that has a supported vehicle.

Pros: all the added features!

Cons: have to use internet explorer for programming

Necessary - but somehow lacking for 2015 RAM trucks

Sam from La Mesa, CA on 5/7/2018

2015 Ram 3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Virtually a must have for modern vehicles - it isn't as useful on my 2015 RAM as it can be on other vehicles. About all the specific vehicle integration I get is the following: keep steering wheel audio controls, a screen showing tire pressure and battery voltage, automatic switching to backup camera when selecting reverse, and somehow switching to the front view camera when you drop to crawl speed (haven't figured out the algorithm yet). So far what it doesn't do: allow you to use the existing hands free microphone or make changes to vehicle settings like the old OEM head unit would such as what happens with interior and exterior lighting when you unlock with the remote key fob. I was really hopping for the last one as my truck has the basic EVIC - I gather you can make those changes if you have the 7" EVIC.

Pros: Wiring matches nearly exactly if using kenwood deck

Cons: Not complete integration on a 2015 RAM

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Steve from Holland, MI on 5/7/2018

2016 Toyota Camry
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A nice way to keep steering wheel controls!

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Crutchfield customer from Raleigh, NC on 5/7/2018

2010 Ford Edge
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect for adding vehicle information and functionality to your new head unit! Easy install and programming.

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Crutchfield customer from York, PA on 5/7/2018

2007 Dodge Nitro
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It's nice to work with a product that does exactly what it claims to do.

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Crutchfield customer from Woodbridge, VA on 5/7/2018

2014 Toyota Corolla
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was very confusing to install; had to hire a professional to get this to work.

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Full functionality

Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 5/6/2018

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

Easy install. Works as advertised. Instructions could be better

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Cons: Huge wiring harness

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George from Pulaski, VA on 5/6/2018

2011 Ford Fusion
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product, very easy setup.

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Crutchfield customer from Cabo Rojo, PR on 5/6/2018

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It has been hard to make it function.

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Crutchfield response on 5/8/2018 We're sorry you're having issues with your interface. If the problem continues, 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 Wentzville, MO on 5/3/2018

2017 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent! Integrated all my Jeep steering wheel controls and unconnect!

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Crutchfield customer from Merrill, OR on 5/2/2018

2009 Subaru Forester
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Great interface, easy to set up and configure. Very happy with the steering wheel controls

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Crutchfield customer from Queen Creek, AZ on 5/1/2018

2010 GMC Sierra
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Works as described. Happy with purchase.

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Michael from Bledsoe, KY on 5/1/2018

2011 Ford F-150 Platinum
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Everything worked as suppose too

Pros: Easy hookup

Cons: Non

Makes the whole thing work as it should

David from Mount Pleasant, SC on 4/30/2018

2012 Ford F-150 XLT
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This works great to make the steering wheel controls work like factory., and retains all SYNC functions. 2012 Ford F150 XLT

Pros: works as designed

Cons: a little complicated to get into programming

Works as directed

John from Temple, TX on 4/29/2018

2013 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed this and a Kenwood DMX905S in my son's 2013 Jetta GLI. This preserves the steering wheel controls, factory blue tooth, multifunction display, climate display and adds additional displays of car status and function.

Pros: Works as directed.

Cons: None so far.

Excellent product

Jim from Chapel Hill, NC on 4/29/2018

2008 Toyota Highlander
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Very high quality and good access to instructions. Very hard installation. Not for the non technical person to attempt alone.

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Adds Functionality

Crutchfield customer from Buford, GA on 4/29/2018

2010 Ford Fusion
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Pretty easy to install. No delay between steering wheel and radio. It was nice to be able to add some additional functionality to my steering wheel buttons. It's also nice to be able to see various vehicle diagnostics right on the stereo (I used the tire pressure guage just last week to figure out which tire was triggering my low pressure light to come on). Easy to program... I pulled a cable into a compartment in my car in order to have a way to hook up my computer if I ever need to tweak a setting. Installing the software on to my computer was pretty tricky, though... There is no Windows 10 support. I was able to do a Google search, though, to find the settings that needed to be changed on my computer in order for the install to work.

Pros: Easy to use software (once installed); adds functionality to steering wheel; reads various vehicle diagnostics

Cons: Software does not support Windows 10, which makes installing it on your computer difficult

Terrible all around

John from LA, CA on 4/28/2018

2018 Ram Promaster
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Terrible programming experience. Company website is incompetently programmed, submits credentials in the clear, doesn't detect problems when it can't connect to the maestro, just gives up, is windows only and incomprehensible as they don't bother to collect sufficient information to enable distinguishing between vehicle configurations and use incomprehensible codes rather than the option codes or marketing terms the vehicle maker uses, they present a bunch of different firmwares with no way to know which is the right one. Just a terrible, terrible experience. Everyone managing programmers at this company and upper management should be fired.

Pros: It hasn't exploded. Yet

Cons: Just unusable inprogrammable, terrible website, terrible technology choices, requires windows then doesn't work.

Crutchfield response on 5/2/2018 John, we're sorry you're having issues with your interface. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact 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.

Doesn't work

Vic from Rimrock, AZ on 4/27/2018

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

Easy to connect to harness is the only good thing about this unit. After related attempts and several flashes, the only steering wheel controls i have are volume and scan. No phone capability, no changing inputs or presets. It is not worth the money.

Pros: None

Cons: It only gave me two steering wheel controls

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Bryan from Katy, TX on 4/27/2018

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

Needs better install instructions 1. No mention that the mic that came with the radio needed to be installed separately - seems a little weird that the factory mic cannot be used. 2. Audio connection from Idatallink module did not show how to connect to the Pioneer radio - the radio does not have an audio auxiliary connection?? 3. The instructions stated to connect the pink wire on the idatalink harness to the pink wire on the Pioneer harness - the pink wire is not present on the Pioneer harness - possibly should have mentioned "if present on the radio harness" 4. The app to flash the idatalink module needs to be upgraded - it would not work with a modern browser or Windows 10 - this is a amjor issue as I do not have any Windows 7 computers at home - I had to borrow one from a neighbor So the install is done but it was problematic and went poorly due to the poor instructions and outdated software. Crutchfield's Tech help line was instrumental in resolving the issues.

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Jake from Mazon, IL on 4/25/2018

2011 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The iDatalink Maestro is a "black box" that you program to interface between your new radio and your factory wiring so steering wheel controls can be used, and the factory sound system connects. The on line programming is pretty straightforward, although it would be nice to know all the potential button assignments before starting the programming, so you could decide what function to assign to each button "off line". The module comes with diagrams for wiring your vehicle-specific harness, that should be specific to your vehicle. For my application, a 2011 RAM 1500 Quad Cab with Alpine sound system, the diagram was wrong. Only the front speakers' wires should have been connected. I found this out when I called Crutchfield AFTER I'd soldered per the diagram. There was a history of this problem; somehow, Crutchfield should have been able to communicate that to me, but they don't have a process for doing that. SO, I recommend that, BEFORE you start wiring, CALL Crutchfield and ask if there are any known issues with connections. If you use a Crutchfield person to assist with your purchase, you should ask THEN if there are known issues, so you can avoid problems like I encountered. In fairness to Crutchfield, they were able to assist me with the installation, which was nice. However, if you'd rather have less frustration, check before installing!

Pros: For Pioneer AVH install in 2011 RAM 1500 - all steering wheel controls worked, and additional programability was nice.

Cons: Wiring diagram was wrong for my application. What was most disappointing was that Crutchfield knew, from past problems, that diagram was wrong, but I did not find out until I soldered per the diagram and it did not work.

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Crutchfield customer from New Concord, OH on 4/23/2018

2016 Ford F-150 XLT
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No problems everything works as it should.

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Crutchfield customer from Orange, TX on 4/22/2018

2017 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Second one works great. First one had a problem with the back up camera voltage. Does everything as advertised.

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Bruce from Trenton, NJ on 4/22/2018

2012 Chevrolet Suburban
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Magical. Only issue was finding space to squeeze it in behind the radio.

Pros: Remarkable capability

Cons: I think the case could be made more robust.

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Chad from Englewood, CO on 4/19/2018

2016 Ford F-150 XL
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This thing is pretty cool. I like that you can reprogram everything exactly how you want it and it works.

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Dustin from Broken Arrow, OK on 4/16/2018

2009 Dodge Challenger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great addition to my new Kenwood deck. Gives me the option to add steering wheel controls and get vehicle information on my head unit.

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Crutchfield customer from Mooresville, NC on 4/16/2018

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a pretty cool little gadget. It wasn't too hard to program and once configured properly it allows the pass through of my steering wheel controls! I just had a couple of small snags. One was that my Jeep has uConnect with steering wheel controls and the new radio has carPlay. I originally programmed the Maestro to use the uConnect steering wheel controls, but that kind of conflicts with the carPlay. You have to instead program the steering wheel controls to use siri vs engage uConnect voice, and to answer call vs. uConnect answer call. It may mention that in the documentation somewhere, but I must have missed it. No big deal either way. Also you have to have a windows computer to program it. So if you're a mac or linux guy you'll need to install windows on a VM or borrow the neighbors computer.

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Jeff from Beaufort, SC on 4/15/2018

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good works like a dream, very easy to install

Pros: Works like it's suppose to

Cons: A lot of wires

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Guest from Glen Allen, VA on 4/14/2018

2010 Honda Civic LX

Explanation was picture clear!

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Easy to flash, great integration

Dallace from West Harrison, IN on 4/13/2018

2008 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

No problems with this whatsoever. I was pretty worried after some of the negative reviews. But with my 5 month old computer on Windows 10 I had no issues. I only tried using Internet Explorer (IE) due to some reviews I read, and everything went perfectly smooth. I followed the instructions, picked out my vehicle, matched steering wheel, put in my radio, and flashed the unit. I also used the T01 Harness kit for my Toyota Tundra. No doubt it's a lot of wires, but if you can follow the directions and take it one step at a time you'll have your new radio up and running quickly. It even integrates into my OBD2 port giving me access to tire pressure, and gauges which is cool. The one downside which is bizarre to me, is you have to wire in the microphone for AA to work. This kit along with the T01 harness does not integrate the factory microphone for the radio controls. So, after I had everything hooked up/installed I had to pull it apart and connect/run the mic wires so I could get Google to hear me. It should be more obvious that this is a requirement. I have a Kenwood DDX9904S, but posts online seem to indicate this is not a radio thing, that the mic is required for most, if not all installs.

Pros: Factory Integration

Cons: Can't use factory Mic for Radio controls (AA)

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Alphonse F from Clearfield, PA on 4/10/2018

2016 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not the best instructions. I had problems programing with windows 10 , windows 7 pro worked like it was supposed to. I had to call customer service twice.

Pros: extra features, programmable buttons

Cons: software configuring, doesn't work well with U-connect like it claims

Great product

Rene from Dudley, MA on 4/8/2018

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

This thing is spit on, it was easy to flash when I plugged it into my computer, had a simple step by step to follow.even the most novice computer user could do it.

Pros: -ease of use and instal -great interface with pioneer (only unit I have experienced it with) -great install instructions available from their website

Cons: -none

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Crutchfield customer from Corydon, IN on 4/5/2018

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

Allowed my Pioneer AVH-601EX to use my car's existing steering wheel controls, customize additional functions and use my old USB port.

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Crutchfield customer from Havana, IL on 4/4/2018

2017 Ford F-250 XLT
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Install was extremely easy and fit like the factory radio. Brit got me set up with everything I needed and when I had an install question Casey got my question answered and I was on my way.

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Crutchfield customer from Kansas City, MO on 3/30/2018

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
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Great product. It does exactly what it claims to do. The only negative I could point out is that, while in Radio mode on my head-unit, my steering wheel "station control" buttons "|>|" used to cycle through my presets. I could not get this product to do that. It simply was not in the list of programming options for those buttons. So they now are "Seek" buttons and I believe that was my only "station changing" options.

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Crutchfield customer from Owens X Rds, AL on 3/29/2018

2011 Chevrolet Suburban
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Amazing. A must have for Chevy trucks. Programmed features with my laptop and integrated perfectly with my Kenwood unit. Best box I've used and easy to install.

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Robert from Fresno, CA on 3/27/2018

2006 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice add-on, wish the program worked with MAC also.

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Crutchfield customer from Spanish Fort, AL on 3/22/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great add on to aftermarket radio. Am able to use this to see various engine parameters while driving. And got to keep sync for hands free calling and use of my steering wheel buttons

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Crutchfield customer from Phoenix, AZ on 3/21/2018

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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Works but not the one i was asking for to use in my truck. Works the radio but the rest of the existing radio functions dont work

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A well thought out functional interface

John from Dallas, TX on 3/20/2018

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I haven't tested all functions but it appears to work exactly as advertised. Overall the install manual is very good although it would be great if they provided a general description of the RR specific interfaces and some guidance on the need or lack thereof for the "extra" parts included. Still a great solution for maintaining built in controls and simplifying the installation but leveraging the factory harness (with the addition of the proper wiring harness).

Pros: Seems to work flawlessly

Cons: Instructions lacking in some areas

Great interface for my Pioneer radio

Mike from Bristol, CT on 3/19/2018

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product. Easy hook up and easy to program.

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J from SomeWheresville, USA on 3/17/2018

2016 Jeep Compass
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Combined with ready harness made install a breeze.

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Wiliam from Bogalusa, LA on 3/12/2018

2014 Toyota Camry
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So far it has been a easy and painless process. Makes the whole integration process a breeze

Pros: Plug & Play

Cons: Not everyone has the correct data for the automobile

Nice!!!!!

Mo from Kansas City, MO on 3/12/2018

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very cool product. Really makes the install easy as well as retaining all OEM functions. My 2009 Silverado feels like a newer truck with the added benefit s of this unit. My Onstar, steering wheel controls, XM, and warning chimes still work. Device hooks into the OBD2 port so now I can view engine parameters as well as tire pressures which is really neat. Also, unit gave me the parking brake signal and reverse light inputs without having to cut into any other harness.

Pros: As stated above, retains everything as well as gives you extra features.

Cons: The instructions online we're a little vague. I had a lot of extra parts and the instructions really didn't say which harness to use. However, I figured it out in 10 minutes. I'm sure If I called someone would have helped.

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Larold :) from Whiteriver, AZ on 3/11/2018

2016 Ford F-150 XLT
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Thanks Crutchfield fr helping and putting everything i needed to one cart ,crutchfield ship fast,and customer service was helpful ,so far everything works I retained the steering wheel controls

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Took awhile to flash module

Easy install. Works great

Ryan from Oxnard, CA on 3/8/2018

2011 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Took a little while to install but if you're knowledgeable or able to follow instructions it's pretty easy. Everything works great. Very happy with this purchase

Pros: Easy to install Doesn't take up much space Easy to find instructions for install online

Cons: The plastic feels a little cheap but didn't have any problems with it

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Crutchfield customer from Ijamsville, MD on 3/6/2018

2017 Jeep Renegade
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as advertised. Instructions said OBD cable wasn't needed but it was.

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Gerred from Burleson, TX on 3/6/2018

2011 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple plug and play that gave me most of my vehicle info right on my head unit.

Pros: Simple install

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Mike from Littleton, CO on 3/6/2018

2017 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great unit, easy to use, easy to hook up. Biggest problem is with the flashing of the module, very limited as to what platform has to be used to do it!!!! This made it very inconvenient for me, I have a Mac. That is why I rated it 3 stars instead of 5.

Pros: easy to use, easy to program from windows only and it works first time.

Cons: Flashing can only be done from very very limited browsers. (junk windows computers only)

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Crutchfield customer from Clovis, CA on 3/4/2018

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great. Integrates steering wheel controls seemlessly with the head unit.

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Keep your steering wheel controls

Jason from Geneva, IL on 3/2/2018

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to hook up. Easy to flash. Easily allowed me to retain and customize my steering wheel controls. Extra wires in the dash can make it a bit tricky to fit everything in. An unexpected side benefit. When I am navigating and switch the display to something else, the next turn in my route pops up on my dashboard display. That's pretty cool. Pro Tip (that I only thought of too late): You have to hook up the Maestro to your computer via a USB cord. After you're done, leave the cord plugged into the Maestro and run it to an accessible location like the glove box. That way, after you drive around a bit and realize you want to tweak the controls, you don't have to open your dash back up to re-flash the maestro.

Pros: Easy to use, lots of custom options

Cons: Needs USB to flash, so run a cord to your glovebox so you can re-flash without opening the dash back up.

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Crutchfield customer from Sitka, AK on 3/1/2018

2013 GMC Yukon XL
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product is well designed and user friendly. Do wish it was Mac compatible.

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Nate from Kentucky on 3/1/2018

2005 Chrysler 300
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does not work. My computers can not find it, to program it to my car. Had to buy one from the installer

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Ben from Marysville, MI on 2/28/2018

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

2012 Sierra..... professional installer had to bypass audio/speaker wires due to the unit having extremely low volume. It was flashed correctly for my truck but the display shows a sedan when using reverse and while using system checks such as tire air pressure.

Pros: Gauges and steering wheel

Cons: Had to bypass speaker wires and shows my truck as a car (should be correct being it's vehicle specific and flashed)

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casey from Fairbanks, AK on 2/23/2018

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

Installed in an 09 Tacoma with an AVIC 8200-NEX. Rather dissatisfied so far with the website. Required to be 'flashed' prior to installation and requires Windows to flash. Not a big deal, but I have not been able to get a completed flash which has so far rendered the steering wheel controls inop. Otherwise it seems to mostly work as advertised, though it could be smaller.

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Crutchfield response on 2/27/2018 Casey, we're sorry you're having issues with your interface. If the problem continues, 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 New Milford, CT on 2/23/2018

2012 Ford F-150 Lariat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

it let me keep my steering wheel controls and my sync controls. It was easy to program

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Mark from Saugus, MA on 2/22/2018

2010 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome! I wouldn't have done a system in my truck without being able to retain all the factory steering wheel controls, my OCD just wouldn't let me. A few more splices involved but not a big task and well worth the extra effort. Don't hesitate, just get this and the iDatalink harness

Pros: Easy and clear instructions, factory integration works seemlessly

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Crutchfield customer from Hopewell, VA on 2/22/2018

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

Easy to install

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Perfect addition to the truck!

Sean from Holland, MA on 2/19/2018

2014 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed this in my dads f350 to retain factory functions in the steering wheel and usb/aux port on the dashboard and it added some extra things that Ford didn't give him from the factory. I couldn't be happier with the decision to purchase this for the unit in his truck. Crutchfield support was as usual second to none. The number one reason I buy from them is support

Pros: Easy to install. Adds factory options that we didn't have before Retains factory options that otherwise go away

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Works great! Install could be better

Matt from Oklahoma City, OK on 2/17/2018

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I should give this a lower rating due to the install but once I got it working, it's fantastic! Be aware that you have to use a Windows computer to program this thing. Not only that, you have to use Internet Explorer! Firefox or Google Chrome will not work. So, dig up Internet Explorer to program this thing. I have a Mac so, I had to find an old laptop. What's really nuts, is that in the Maestro's instructions that come with the thing, there is a picture of a Mac on there! Yet, you can't use a Mac. Anyways, I installed this in my 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. It works absolutely fantastic. I retained all of my factory controls and gained some. I installed a Kenwood DNX994. I love it all. I even gained a bunch of engine monitoring gauges. Anyways, just be ready to use Internet Explorer and you'll be all set.

Pros: Works great! I retained all factory features

Cons: Must use Internet Explorer to flash Maestro.

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Jeff from Dallas, TX on 2/14/2018

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

Didn't maintain mid for hands free . Other than that wasn't too bad

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David from Burke, VA on 2/12/2018

2012 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This little module is well wroth it. You can run check engine light codes, monitor the vittles of the vehicle. Control the AC and tire pressure.

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Crutchfield customer from Mount Holly, NC on 2/11/2018

2011 Ford F-150 FX4
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Great product fast shipping exactly what I needed!

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Great Purchase

Michael from Acworth, GA on 2/11/2018

2015 Dodge Grand Caravan
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Needed to retain features. Also discovered features not supported by my stock head unit. Great purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Barstow, CA on 2/6/2018

2010 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Take your time with the harness and programming and you will not be disappointed.

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Entended features

Adam from Colville, WA on 2/5/2018

2008 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome product with awesome features!! And the tech department are truly knowledgeable!! Thank you!

Pros: Works as advertised

Cons: Lots of harnesses but good instructions and tech support

Love it!

Joe from Holiday, FL on 2/4/2018

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

Installed this along with a Kenwood touch screen deck in my 2014 Wrangler and it was well worth it. I retained all of the OEM functions of the uConnect system and added on screen gauges, tire pressure monitoring and diagnostic features. Just be sure to follow the instructions which I had no problem with. I love it!

Pros: Retain OEM steering wheel controls, on screen gauges and diagnostics.

Cons: None yet.

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Crutchfield customer from Edgemoor, SC on 1/27/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The iDatalink worked just a advertised.

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Need to get up with the times!

Tim from La Salle, IL on 1/25/2018

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does what it's meant to do. Unfortunately you need Windows 7 or XP to flash the drive. Had to find a friend running this OS since my rig has windows 10.

Pros: Work as advertised

Cons: You can only flash this drive on windows 7 or XP with IE. Time to update your software!

Disappointed

Lynn from Wentzville, MO on 1/24/2018

2013 Ford F-150 XL
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The instructions are confusing, and you can only flash the firmware to set up the interface for your particular vehicle with a Windows computer. It worked as far as the OEM steering wheel controls, but it did NOT retain the use of the OEM microphone. I had to install the one on that came with the new head unit. Had I known that I wouldn't have bothered with it.

Pros: Factory steering wheel Volume and Media buttons work SYNC still functions

Cons: Factory microphone doesn't work SYNC is just as flaky as it always was (not the interface's fault)

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Steve from Aurora, CO on 1/24/2018

2013 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Horrible to get the programming done... Tried on two different computers no luck... Had to pay car toys to do it... Does it work yes finally..

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Douglas from Lawrence, KS on 1/23/2018

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

Absolutely no problems. Fantastic

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Not quite as good as I first thought.

Pete from Grand Junction, CO on 1/21/2018

2015 Toyota Venza

I must change my original assessment. I had trouble with the backup camera. After checking with Crutchfield and Maestro, I determined that voltage was only sent to the camera when applying the foot brake. I bypassed the harness wiring and installed a 12 to 6 volt converter. I connected the converter to accessory power and solved the problem. This unit is not plug and play! I still have one factory button "info" that will not function. It is used to adjust the temperature, gas mileage display.

Pros: Retain steering wheel controls, check tire pressure while driving, reset engine codes.

Cons: Had to find a work-around to get backup camera working properly. One factory button nonfunctional.

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Crutchfield customer from Fairfax, VA on 1/15/2018

2017 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Keeps my uconnect controls. However it is only 4 stars because I can't get my phone buttons to work properly with my AVH-4200NEX. Everything else is perfect

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Easy install, great customer service.

Peter from Millersville, MD on 1/11/2018

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Switched to the maestro from a basic interface. This thing is awesome! Customizable steering wheel buttons and now I have access to vehicle data on my radio. Very easy install and great support from iDataLink. Had to call twice with questions about the install and they were very easy to deal with and willing to talk to a novice.

Pros: Features, programmable steering wheel buttons, customer service, easy install.

Cons: None

Great Product

Paul from Tampa, FL on 1/11/2018

2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great Product. Easy to install and not only kept my existing steering wheel controls but added lots of additional vehicle and engine data at my fingertips!

Pros: Easy to install. Great instructions.

Cons: None

Waste of Money

Dan from Gun Barrel Cy, TX on 1/6/2018

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

I bought this specifically to keep the UConnect functionality in my vehicle, and to utilize the factory microphone. After two attempts to program the Maestro (by using Microsoft computer only!) I gave up, and installed the microphone that came with the radio I purchased. The wiring harness provided was good, just wish it would do what is stated on the site.

Pros: Good wiring harness

Cons: Does not work with OEM UConnect or microphoneas advertised.

Crutchfield response on 1/8/2018 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Dan 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.

As advertised...

Cotral from Anniston, AL on 1/4/2018

2016 Chevrolet Impala Limited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great device, not sure what many car owners would do without this intuitive product for aftermarket upgrade. Great job Maestro...now let's work on the details of functionality for select vehicles!

Pros: Works as advertised & easy setup, installation & user interface...

Cons: Needs more functionality with OEM steering & factory controls for select vehicles...

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Crutchfield customer from Oak Hill, WV on 1/3/2018

2014 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Interesting device. Adds a lot more options to whichever head unit you select. Was a breeze to program, I'm not sure what all the fuss is about.

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Crutchfield customer from Amarillo, TX on 1/3/2018

2013 Ford F-150 XL
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as described and easy to install.

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As close to perfect as I think you can get.

Denton from Oologah, OK on 12/30/2017

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very nice unit. It does as stated require a windows computer to program, It is a shame for a web based program to not be able to use my MAC. I recently have installed two of these units on essentially the same vehicle. 2009 and 2010 Silverado. The steering wheel controls work and respond perfectly. Although programming the volume buttons to work by holding them down works there is a limitation on newer Kenwood radios... you can only hold down and achieve a continuous volume increase up to level 15... This is a limitation of the radio not the controls. You cannot do an in place reprogram of the unit in the car. It must be disconnected from power and only be connected to the USB in order to re-flash the firmware. Also when connecting to a GM truck ( I assume all GM Vehicles ) the microphone does not interface with the radio. I read and reasearched and was hoping this unit would allow use of the factory microphone for use with the radio (in the GM the microphone is tied to a separate bluetooth unit that can be used without radio interface.) By this I am trying to say the microphone would probably interface with the factory unit, but you would not retain control of the phone using the touch screen on the radio. This unit does integrate very well with the GM gauges. including Speed, RPM, Service engine light, Intake temp, Tire Pressure, Voltage, Door open and close, as well as the steering interface for the backup camera.

Pros: Great interaction with factory features. Backup steering interface Custom steering wheel programming

Cons: Must have windows based computer Cannot flash while installed

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Rico from Renton, WA on 12/20/2017

2012 Dodge Challenger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent product, easy installation get more out of your aftermarket radio with this interface

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Mike B from Evans, GA on 12/19/2017

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

Easy to set up and program however all of the functions didn't work as expected for steering wheel controls. I recommend leaving a USB cord plugged into the unit and accessible so that you can reprogram it if necessary without having to pull out the stereo.

Pros: Cool to be able to continue use of steering wheel controls without any major work.

Cons: Price

Keep your existing vehicle's features!

Bill from Valrico, FL on 12/17/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Geat way to integrate existing vehicle's features into an after market stereo! Set up and installation was a breeze and I was able to maintain pretty much all of my Ram 1500's features. Additionally, the gauges feature is awesome. I get way more information about my vehicle than my OEM setup. Very good buy. The only reason I gave this four starts instead of five was because the utility for flashing the module requires a Windows OS. It's NOT Mac compatible. It appears Maestro is aware of this shortcoming, but hasn't made any effort to make it Mac compatible. *** Tip: If you're running a Mac and need to flash the module, download and install a copy of Virtual Box and then go to https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/ and get a copy of a Windows VM to use. I followed this procedure and was able to use the VM to flash the module. Aside from that, it works great.

Pros: Easy install and setup Kept all my existing vehicle features (except for U-Connect)

Cons: Have to jump through hoops to flash the module

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Stan from St. Thomas, VI on 12/17/2017

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

If only I could give zero stars First, I paid for the pre-wiring option, so it appears that no instructions were sent with the interface and the harness. My installer couldn't get the unit to interface at all (I guess I should have checked to see if the pre-wiring included pre-flashing of the unit also) so he had to use another interface. That is all and good except I don't have the options I wanted... you know, vehicle alerts, all steering controls working all the time instead of intermittently (Not Crutchfield or Maestro's fault). Too late to return since I had to wait until I had internet or phone service back after Irma to waste my time trying to get it taken care of. Pretty sure this has something to do with Jeep as a lot of the negative reviews involve installing this in Wrangler or Jeep.

Pros: None whatsoever

Cons: everything about this interface is a con

Perfect solution for combining factory controls with new unit

Josh from Torrance, CA on 12/17/2017

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is all you will need to keep factory steering wheel controls and to get the full functionality out of your new head unit. You can custom program the buttons on your steering wheel and in my case on my 2014 WRX I could even keep the call buttons just to the left of the horn. Some kits would not be able to keep those buttons when people transplanted new stereos into the WRX, but this kit solves that. The integration of the wiring for this unit with your factory wiring and new head unit can be a little overwhelming, but the online instructions are very clear and easy to follow. Programming this unit does require a full on Windows PC (no tablets) but the diagrams available on their site are top notch. They will often show a picture of your actual steering wheel and even have the variations available for cars with multiple steering wheel options. In the case of my 2014 WRX they had every type of Subaru steering wheel from a base Impreza to a fully loaded STI. The differences were minor but it was nice to see that they did the homework to ensure the right vehicle and its equipment. In my opinion this is the best option to keep current factory controls (steering wheel), and to add all of the new features your new headunit has available (gauges, carplay, etc.) One note: This unit combined with all the extra wiring you add to your vehicle's stereo may take up a bit of space so be sure to keep your wiring in order and compact.

Pros: Quality construction Keeps factory controls Utilizes all of the new features available in a new head unit for your vehicle Easy to program

Cons: Wiring this into the factory harness and head unit can be tedious

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john from Omaha, NE on 12/17/2017

2010 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Kept steering wheel controls in my suv, also having the gauges on my stereo is a nice addition to my car. Tried using the phone commands of the sync system, but person i was trying to talk to couldn't hear me. I could hear them tho, so might just have to mess around with the settings somewhere.

Pros: Kept factory controls Addition of gauges to stereo

Cons: Not all sync function work, might just have to mess with different settings tho

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Pete from Honolulu, HI on 12/16/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After switching to this interface unit for my base ford sync unit, I found it outperformed the premium ford sync in the higher end units when paired with an upgraded touchscreen receiver. Took a bit to program since I only have a Mac but after sponging some seat time at the complimentary public libraries pc setups I was up and loaded in no time. Great unit to enhance your audio performance in your ride.

Pros: Great interface, enhances sync system and acts more like an expanded module

Cons: Must have a pc to program, not Apple iMac friendly

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Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 12/13/2017

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

Programmed the unit as per the website but when installed it would show the factory installed SIRRUS with all the settings but had no sound. Crutchfield is replacing the unit so will have to wait and see. All of the other functions worked very well.

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Eric from Lead, SD on 12/12/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I really don't know how to rate this since it is the only interface I have ever had. A ton of wires but the diagram was accurate so it went fine. I am a bit surprised that since the 80's/90's expansion of car audio that more standardization hasn't occurred for the wiring - stripping and splicing the same wires today as I did back then to install so called "plug and play" harnesses. Disappointed they would send an extra bundle of wires that weren't for my vehicle - awfully wasteful. No Maestro support on Sunday which is annoying since I work 9-5 mon-fri.

Pros: Worked

Cons: Wasteful extra harnesses sent that are useless for my vehicle/system.

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Crutchfield customer from VA on 12/11/2017

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Seems to integrate very well into your factory system. After programming the module, you are on your way. Wire the head unit in as you traditionally did in the past, just connecting it to the Maestro harness instead of the car harness. Plug all your necessary connections in and your done. Being able to see live data from the vehicle is also a bonus. The GM harness I got also came with an OBD2 plug made on to it so splicing that harness is not necessary if you choose not to.

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Crutchfield customer from Live Oak, TX on 12/7/2017

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

Excellent. Fairly easy to install. Great tech support at Crutchfield.

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Does mostly what's advertised

Brian from Radford, VA on 12/5/2017

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Keeps my factory steering wheel controls but that is about it. I have had one heck of a time getting this to fully integrate with my Sync system in my F-150. I finally just gave it up and switched all of my bluetooth options to the head unit alone and that just plain works.

Pros: Factory Options

Cons: Finicky and Unreliable

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Crutchfield customer from Locust Grove, OK on 12/5/2017

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

Really nice interface. Everything worked smoothly although the speaker volume was a little high to my liking and didn't see where it could be lowered

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Crutchfield customer from Decatur, AL on 12/3/2017

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

Great product that is worth the effort and price!

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Great features and works as designed

Brandon from Centre Hall, PA on 12/3/2017

2007 Dodge Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have installed at least 30 aftermarket car audio systems in the past 20 years. This interface module to date is one of the best I have seen so far. The features and Connect ability of this module are fantastic. The ability to program this online to match the vehicle with the compatible receiver is modern. Of the interface modules I have installed in the past, this model to date functions as it is intended without the need to power cycle it for connectivity failures.

Pros: Small platform Easy to program and install Retains factory steering wheel controls and factory amplifier connectivity with the ability to change what individual buttons control

Cons: The website required for programming supports only Windows OS and the use of internet explorer. If you don't have both of these, you cannot Connect to program.

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John from Byron, GA on 12/1/2017

2011 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Once installed correctly it works great. Technical support is awesome. There are multiple install wiring diagrams that even apply to the same year and model vehicle. I would recommend that you contact the customer support before installing to ensure you have the correct install guide.

Pros: Works great, product support is awesome

Cons: Install guide is confusing

It's great but Irritating to flash

Sean from Saint Augustine, Fl on 11/30/2017

2008 Saturn Outlook
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used this to install a Kenwood DMX7704s into my Saturn Outlook, using the GM5+ kit, flashed it as required and it worked on the first attempt. Added gauges and vehicle monitoring such as tpms and check engine to my Kenwood, and let me program secondary functions into my steering wheel controls. Flashing this thing was a nightmare using windows 10, I had to find a setting in windows 10 to activate a .net package that is pre-installed but not active, then I had to find Internet Explorer as no other web browser is supported by Idatalink, (not even edge, chrome, or firefox) and it is required to flash the module for it to work. For those who aren't aware windows 10 does still have Internet Explorer, its just not listed on start menu or task bar by default as it's been replaced by Edge, just use the search function to find it.

Pros: This is the most comprehensive interface for installing an aftermarket head unit in my vehicle IF flashed properly and everything is hooked up appropriately, then it should work without issue Forum support from idatalink is great, and install instructions from idatalink are clear Able to program every steering wheel control button as you like, and add secondary functions to any/all of them Retained Onstar

Cons: The only issue is that it can be challenging to flash the module using windows 10

Pricey but worth it.

Jeremy from Conway, AR on 11/30/2017

2006 Cadillac DTS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was a very easy to program device that gave the vehicle MORE usability than it had before. Now, the customer can see vehicle info (tach, fuel level, tire pressure, distance to objects, etc) that were not available before. Easy to install and works great.

Pros: Easy to program. Easy to install (when you follow their instructions).

Cons: Pricey.

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Crutchfield customer from Middleburg, PA on 11/26/2017

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

Love it

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Crutchfield customer from Lexington, KY on 11/26/2017

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to flash to my Tahoe specs. Had a question and tech support was great!!

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Crutchfield customer from Richmond, OH on 11/26/2017

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as expected

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Crutchfield customer from Poughkeepsie, NY on 11/26/2017

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

Works great. Retained steering control and gained gauges

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Crutchfield customer from Kahului, HI on 11/21/2017

2011 Scion xB
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good Product

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Cons: Can't retain factory usb port

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Michael from Port St Lucie, FL on 11/20/2017

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Totally worth the extra to make all the steering wheel functions work!

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Retains factory stereo controls and adds new features!

Matt from Harrodsburg, KY on 11/19/2017

2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used this along with a Pioneer MVH-2300NEX and my 2008 Ford F250. The install was pretty involved, but the wiring directions included once the Maestro was programmed and a couple phone calls to Crutchfield made it completely doable if you take your time. There are a lot of wires, but they're all color coded, so just go one at a time and make the connections. Unfortunately, I couldn't get the Maestro to read the reverse signal from the truck to turn on the aftermarket backup camera automatically, so Crutchfield guided me through which factory wire to tap to get the signal. It also didn't work with the parking brake safety interlock required for Android Auto integration. This required a 3rd party approach to solve the problem. As always, super support from Crutchfield!

Pros: Retained the factory steering wheel controls plus it added additional features you can program for "press & hold" when using the steering wheel controls.

Cons: Didn't pickup reverse signal from truck for the reverse camera and didn't work with the parking brake signal Pioneer required for Android Auto use.

Kept some OEM features, lost a big one.

Peter C from Augusta, ME on 11/17/2017

2010 Chevrolet Silverado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

First off and foremost, the steering wheel controls work - so if that's all you're looking for this is the correct product. OBDII plug in is a great touch and it's cool to see the data from all 4 tpms at one time or to see which reverse sensor is picking up an obstacle. This also retains your OEM Sirius/XM so you don't have to pay the stupid fee to transfer it over. There is some minor lag with the steering controls, but they work. My OEM Bluetooth now only gets static on incoming calls and I've completely lost the OEM microphone functionality - so until I figure out a solution, I've lost hands free calling. The blinker reminder and warning chimes are loud and extremely annoying now using the provided add on speaker and I may unplug it. If I cannot get the hands free working, the whole system will be returned and the OEM stereo will go back in - it is a 100% deal breaker for me.

Pros: Retained steering wheel control Didn't require cutting or splicing wires Kept the same XM receiver ID

Cons: Lost my hands free calling!

Crutchfield response on 11/21/2017 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Peter 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.

it helps

Chris from Spokane, WA on 11/16/2017

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Maestro sign up make a complicated install doable for the average joe. You will need to visit there web site.

Pros: Ease of instal.

Cons: some bits will not be used depending on your install

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Crutchfield customer from Syracuse, NY on 11/14/2017

2008 Chrysler Town and Country
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A very smart little unit it interfaced perfectly with my town and country keeping all the features or the original equipment

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Nick from Ridgway, CO on 11/12/2017

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Amazing product. One of the biggest issues I had with my new Jeep was no bluetooth system. So adding this along with the Mopar steering wheel control and a new Alpine head unit I was able to completely upgrade the technology in the jeep and have full control over the OEM steering-wheel controls. Having the ODB connection is another nice feature as I now get realtime vehicle stats on my touchscreen display.

Pros: great for updating sound system and diagnostic system in a vehicle without sacrificing any of the controls

Cons: takes some basic vehicle wiring understanding, requires windows OS

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Crutchfield customer from Champaign, IL on 11/9/2017

2015 Toyota Corolla
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

With the integration harness it made this install super easy to to do. Works as advertised!

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Philip from Allen, TX on 11/8/2017

2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was a bit skeptical about the Maestro but decided to give it a try with my new Pioneer media player in my old 2008 F250. It took awhile to get through the online setup process but with some patience I found everything I needed for my application. Do yourself a favor and use the Crutchfield ReadyHarness service - its a huge time saver with all the cables and connectors required. I was pleasantly surprised that everything worked first time, including the factory satellite radio & antenna, steering wheel controls, plus the gauges on the Pioneer display. Not quite plug and play, but given the complexity of interfacing with so many different cars and accessories I'd say its about as good as could be expected. Well done.

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Crutchfield customer from Wakeman, OH on 11/8/2017

2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Instructions are horrible. The process of programming it on there website lacks any sort of explanation. It doesn't interact with the sync and steering wheel controls 100%. You lose alot of functions. Also the Crutchfield tech line is of little to no help when it comes to these units. These are the only thing on the market to get the job done with sync, but it lacks alot.

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Nice update

William from Texas on 11/7/2017

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

Nice update on older vehicles

Pros: Integration and update

Cons: Install is difficult

Top of the line factory integration

Mike from Marcus Hook, PA on 11/5/2017

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Idatalink maestro made the installation of kenwoods new dnx694s into my 2013 silverado as easy and straight forword as possible. I was able to retain all factory-installed options including OnStar Bluetooth satellite radio and steering wheel controls. Great product combined with the idatalink vehicle specific harness made the installation seamless for a fully Factory appearance and feel

Pros: Everything

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Idatalink maestro for 2007 Toyota Tundra oem jbl to pioneer 1330nex

Jon from Philadelphia, PA on 11/4/2017

2007 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I would have given it 4-5 stars if I had reached a better cust service person, guy didn't seem too happy to be helping. And also they're are few instructions & tons of add harnesses to confuse u. It would be helpful if they tagged these harnesses cause when trying to describe it to customer service ur reduced to counting wires, where it could be "plug in harness marked "B". Also the backup camera had to be spliced into my truck/loss of factory jbl bt mic so it's not really plug & play for ur factory stuff.

Pros: Adds a few features (simple odb2 /tpsm), retained steering wheel controls & overall still a great concept and engineering

Cons: Cust service wasn't great & was told to disregard a bunch of adapters that I would end up needing , loss of Oem factory mic, oem backup camera required splicing to rca

Crutchfield response on 11/13/2017 We were sorry to hear about Jon's experience with our Tech Support team. We're forwarding this on to our Tech Support supervisors, so they can look into it. We strive to provide the best service, before, during, and after your purchase, and it looks like we missed the mark this time. We hope Jon gives us another chance to prove we're the best in the business.

Definately worth it

Crutchfield customer from Puyallup, WA on 11/2/2017

2010 Ford F-150 Lariat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product, definately need to add to your system to keep all the functions of the steering wheel.

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Amazing Device, but get Ready Harness

Michael from Minneapolis, MN on 10/28/2017

2017 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Let's start with this: You NEED this. There are so many cool things that this device does - and for my 2017 Toyota 4Runner, this takes Entune's lunch money. Nearly everything about this little guy is simple - don't be nervous about the flashing process. It works. It's fine. The only difficult part of this is the wiring. I recommend using the "ready harness" that Crutchfield puts together. If it hadn't been for that, I'd still be trying to figure out the wiring. My biggest issue with the Maestro is that it doesn't do everything that it says it does for my car - so beware. If you've got a Toyota 4Runner, your factory Satellite Radio will not work.

Pros: Does amazing things

Cons: Hard to install/Wiring is confusion Factory Satellite not supported

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Crutchfield customer from Georgetown, KY on 10/24/2017

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

Not as plug and play as I had hoped even with the wire harness kit. If you have Windows 10 use chrome browser with internet explorer plugin for programming

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Adds a few extra features I didn't have.

Ted from ABQ on 10/23/2017

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

Works great. Added a few features I didn't have before.

Pros: Like the few extra features with my steering wheel controls.

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Not worth the hastle.

Crutchfield customer from Columbus , GA on 10/23/2017

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

Step 1. Don't get step 1 wrong if you don't have a factory Bose system. Also it's taped resistors not plastic boxes you snip. The turning signal sound is cheesy. The steering wheel controls are sluggish. Then there was a wire that shorted out of the hundreds of wires. Trying to get these harnesses back in is a pain. Oh and let's not forget you have to register and flash it on an outdated internet browser. I really wished I never changed out my factory head after dealing with this product.

Pros: Not much except it lets you get a new head.

Cons: Flashing the drive on an outdated internet browser. Chime sounds cheesy, steering wheel controls are sluggish, plastic wires bind.

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Crutchfield customer from GREENBACKVILLE, VA on 10/22/2017

2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

works well, slightly complicated install

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Great customer service

Brent from Lakewood, wa on 10/20/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great device just a little different than normal radio installs but I called datalink twice and had both answers in less than 5 minutes and crutch field actually even built my cart for me and answered all my questions

Pros: Kinda simple to use Can adjust settings Great customer service

Cons: Just different using this device.

Nearly there, but disappoining

Rick from Zephyrhills, FL on 10/18/2017

2011 Toyota Sienna
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased this unit to facilitate the install of a Pioneer AVH-2330NEX into a 2011 Toyota Sienna Limited with OE JBL system and NAV. Had some difficulties during the install, and had to contact iDatalink Tech Support. Tech Support, at iDatalink, and at Crutchfield was awesome! My Pioneer didn't recognize that the emergency brake connection had been made, so numerous screens were unavailable on the unit. Checked the connections/wiring several times, and found it to be correct. iDatalink Tech Support finally found that the firmware was broken, so they rolled me back to an earlier version, and my E-brake problems disappeared. While the iDatalink does a great job of retaining the steering wheel controls, and adding some new capabilities by connecting to the OBDII interface, they fail to make it possible to use my vehicle's OE backup camera (must install an aftermarket camera); fail to retain ability to use OE microphone (must install aftermarket mic); fail to retain fader control over the sound (no work around for this issue). I am very picky about retaining as much of the OE equipment as possible. Not being able to have fader control, and not being able to use OE backup camera and microphone was very disappointing. Had it not been for iDatalink's awesome Tech Support, I would have only given them two stars.

Pros: Awesome Tech Support

Cons: Does not support fader control; OE backup camera; OE microphone.

Awesome

Elijah from Morganton, NC on 10/14/2017

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Everything works like it is supposed to. Easy install for my 2011 Silverado. Installed with jvc media player. Engine info and gauges.

Pros: Works.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from San Jose on 10/10/2017

2007 Dodge Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is an awesome product! Easy to set up. Works flawlessly with the steering wheel controls of my Dodge truck

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Ryan from Prosper, TX on 10/9/2017

2016 Chevrolet Tahoe LS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Install was clean and easy. I have been more than happy with the full functionality.

Pros: Full access to vehicle configuration settings and obd status.

Cons: n/a

EVERYTHING Works

Christian from Fort Wainwright , AK on 10/8/2017

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

Made my new stereo work with my vehicle not as an independent system

Pros:  Steering wheel controls work  Sirius Radio works  On Star works  plug and play  Maestro Costumer Support helped with the installation issues

Cons:  Instructions were a little ambiguous  Picture in instructions on what plugs in where doesn't show both sides of module  Uses the auxiliary port on the stereo, luckily my stereo has RCA Out ports that I can convert into and Auxiliary port

All my Steering wheel controls work!

Peter from Hollis, NH on 10/5/2017

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

All the steering wheel buttons on my 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited work perfectly with the Kenwood DNX994S I installed.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: None.

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Crutchfield customer from Hampton, VA on 10/4/2017

2013 GMC Sierra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Only way to do the job if you want to retain the factory functions as steering wheel radio controls, etc.

Pros: Keep the steering wheel radio controls and gain a few other vehicle info screens on the radio if supported.

Cons: Took a little patience e and customer support for programming for the vehicle and radio interface, afterwards works good.

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Crutchfield customer from Denver, CO on 10/2/2017

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Advertised as retaining factory uconnect features for my 2015 Wrangler. Tried everything I could think of including talking to Crutchfield. The more I look into things it appears that a lot of folks have the same issue in that Uconnect is not retained. Very disappointed as I wasted a huge amount of time and a lot of money on the install. All other buttons work as advertised to control the unit though.

Pros: Does use steering wheel controls

Cons: no unconnect

Has not retained any factory controls yet

Kyle from Grass Lake, MI on 9/22/2017

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As of yet, it does nothing to retain any factory functions of my 2017 Jeep Wrangler. I purchased this with a kenwood ddx594. Everything on the radio functions correctly (SiriusXM, HD Radio), but I cannot use my factory USB located in the center console, I have to use USB via a wire dangling from underneath my glove box. None of my u-connect functions work at all. Have made 2 calls so far and nobody can seem to figure out why nothing is working. I have tried resetting module and flashing it again and again. Waiting to hear back and hopefully get a resolution. As of now, it's an extremely overpriced wiring harness....if it gets figured out I'll change my tune

Pros: None as of yet....

Cons: Does nothing it's advertised to. Maybe be a faulty product, but as of yet we cannot determine the issue

Poor iDatalink Customer Service

David from Richmond, RI on 9/16/2017

2012 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This unit was purchased and installed in 2013. It has been updated when ever a firmware update has been available. It works well, but every time you want to check for updates or consult a installation guide you need to log in, but, they have deleted your account. The unit works well but only getting 3 stars because there is no iDatalink email support or phone support on weekends. I really wish there was an alternative product to this. If you value customer service then avoid this unit.

Pros: unit works as advertised.

Cons: account being deleted every time you need to check for a firmware update.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Rich Ring from Springfield, MA on 9/12/2017

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

Have not installed it yet, but I purchased it because of its supposed ease of installation. Only time will tell

Pros: Functions

Cons: Price

Jeep Wrangler 2016

Michael from Mansfield, MA on 9/11/2017

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed this on a 2016 Jeep Wrangler along with a Pioneer NEX 5200. Works as advertised. One screwup on my part. As received the Maestro requires programming that will allow the radio to correctly operate with the vehicles controls (steering wheel buttons). Simple I said. Plugged it into a PC's USB port and downloaded the software. It could not find the Maestro. If I had read the instructions that were supplied, it tells you to download the software first to allow the Windows driver to be installed. Only then connect the Maestro. My bad. Once I discovered my error and took the steps to recover, everything worked perfectly. There is space along the right side of the radio for this box to sit. Nice box that allows for customization of the button / interface functions.

Pros: Great unit in functionality. So easy to have the factory steering wheel buttons function as they did with the OEM radio.

Cons: User needs to read the instructions before plugging it in to a PC for programming. Easy to assume it is plug and play. This is my fault and not iDatalinks. The instructions are quite clear.

A must have

Chris from Caledonia, MI on 8/30/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Super easy to program and there tech support is awesome over the phone. The gentleman told me a trick to do and made my experience ten times better with the unit. Worth every penny if you want to integrate your factory controls with your aftermarket radio.

Pros: Easy install, great tech support

Cons: None

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Andrew from Iron Mountain, MI on 8/30/2017

2010 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This little module is great. I love that there's a product out there that can be a bridge between the OEM factory components and an aftermarket radio. The documentation about SiriusXM radio is confusing. I wish this was spelled out clearer. The Ford documentation doesn't mention anything about using the factory SiriusXM radio, but the Pioneer document does mention that it can use your factory sat radio. Also, when flashing the module, one of the options to choose is SiriusXM. I was under the assumption that I wouldn't have to buy a separate SiriusXM tuner. That was not the case. I ended up needing the external SiriusXM tuner that connects through my Pioneer AVH-2330NEX. I wish I would have known this ahead of time so I didn't have to tear open my dash again. I also wish I could use my factory microphone through my AVH-2330NEX for phone (without using Sync) and Android Auto. I don't know if that's a limitation of the iDatalink Maestro or the AVH-2330NEX, but it would be nice to not have to run a separate microphone. Other than that, this little module does great work in integrating factory installed items with an aftermarket radio. I would highly recommend adding this if your vehicle and radio support it. It's well worth the money.

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Check the compatibility

Jared from Nebraska on 8/27/2017

2012 Ford F-350

I wanted to keep my factory back up camera on my truck. Luckily I was talking with a customer support rep, and he said that this unit will not retain the use of the stock camera on my vehicle. Before buying make sure you check the compatibility of this unit with all your features before purchasing.

Pros: Looks like an easy to use system

Cons: Doesnt retain stock camera

I-datalink -is it really needed

Mario from Sahuarita, AZ on 8/24/2017

2012 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

purchased this with Kenwood 6903. I'm not sure i really needed it since i ended up removing all the Sync features. I think a less expensive steering wheel control module would have been just as effective.

Pros: If you want to keep Sync features it works

Cons: If you keep sync features it feels a little sluggish to respond

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Bradley from Kingsburg, CA on 8/22/2017

2007 Dodge Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made installation easy. Worked as advertised except UConnect did not carry over. Need to research why.

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iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR

Crutchfield customer from OVIEDO, FL on 8/18/2017

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So far this product is great. I paired this with a Pioneer 2400NEX in my 2016 Jeep Wrangler. All you have to do is flash the module which allows you to decide how to have it setup, plug it into the harness (sold separately), and enjoy the ride. The only thing that I disliked about this is you can't manually program all of the buttons on the steering wheel. For example the menu and compass buttons are unable to get long press assignments set for them. I cant take off a star for this though since I don't know if it is a limitation with the Jeep or the module itself. One thing to note though is that if the OBD connector ever gets unplugged, you have to perform a reset on the Maestro module for it to function again. With the 4200NEX it is possible to do this right from the radio menu, however other radios may require you to manually press the reset button on the Maestro box behind your dash.

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Works fantabulously!

John from Oshkosh, WI on 8/17/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as advertised! Very pleased overall. This Maestro was mated to the factory harness of a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee LTD's DVD/Nav receiver (with Boston Acoustics) which was replaced with a Kenwood DVD/Receiver, model DDX374BT. Mine is configured to retain the factory 6-channel amp. The only reason I'm giving the Maestro 4 out of 5 stars is because I had a couple of wires and a bundle/harness of wires leftover that remain unexplained so the only ding is a slight slack in complete documentation since none of the supplied information reveals what those are for. I don't have photos handy or I'd have posted them here. I expected the harness documentation to explain what would be leftover or unused. I'm especially pleased with the fact that I've regained all of my steering wheel controls! I went for several years without a functioning display on the factory head unit, and along with that, only the volume buttons worked on the steering wheel. In addition, having a visual display for my Jeep's health statistics and gauges is a real plus!

Pros: Easy firmware programming; easy installation. Highly recommend for someone trying to modernize their old system to today's media hungry technology.

Cons: Documentation, while good to very good, remains incomplete.

Does the job

Lovell from New Orleans, LA on 8/14/2017

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as expected. Without PC/windows explorer impossible to setup/flash.

Pros: Works as expected.

Cons: Need a PC to flash/setup. A little confusing if your new to it.

Problem after installing.

Pete from Grand Junction, CO on 8/13/2017

I'm redoing my previous review. The module works great but is difficult to install. Like another person, I had problems with the backup camera. The camera only comes on while applying the foot brake. The screen is black when you remove your foot, like when you are backing uphill. I called Crutchfield tech support. The technician said he couldn't figure out what was wrong. He referred me to Maestro. Their technician decided the wiring harness was defective and had me contact Crutchfield again. Crutchfield graciously sent me a new harness at no charge. After installing the new harness, there was no change in the camera operation. Further testing by me showed that whenever you applied the brake, power was sent to the camera even when not backing up. The stock Toyota camera is 6 volt. Some people have tried connecting it to 12 volts, but I ordered a 12 volt to 6 volt adapter. I connected the adapter to accessory + power. Problem solved.

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Crutchfield response on 9/6/2017 After seeing Pete's review, the good folks at iDatalink actually reached out to us, stating that they hadn't supplied us the correct information for the Toyota Venza. We also had the wrong accessory harness listed for the Maestro ADS-MRR interface and this Toyota. We've since corrected this issue, which is now the correct harness for the Venza. Thanks, Pete, and sorry for the trouble.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Crutchfield customer from Bayonne, NJ on 8/10/2017

2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

great interface, lots of wires , needed a little tech help and actually talked to a live person! great product support with knowledgable agents. Item worked well- but had to look for a reg PC for flashing- wish they had compatibility for MAC as well...

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iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Thomas from Brentwood, TN on 8/9/2017

2011 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Was a bit harder to install than I thought it would be, but it really wasn't the worst experience. Just follow the instructions and be patient! It's great keeping the OEM functionality that was important to me.

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Great control module with extras

tim from Leeds, AL on 7/30/2017

2016 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great interface. It allowed me to configure my controls to my liking. It also gives vehicle information such as engine performance, diagnostics, gauges and tire pressure. This gives me diagnostics and info that I didn't have before. Steering wheel controls work just like I set them. My biggest problem... It did force me to change browsers to IE. This is my least favorite and mostly obsolete since my computer came with Microsoft edge. Simple enough to change. From Microsoft edge browser click 'Settings and more' (3 dots at top right of page) and then select 'Open with Internet Explorer'. Not a huge deal but it seems unnecessary.

Pros: Full control over the function of my steering wheel buttons and easy programming.

Cons: Requires use of an older browser to flash the module.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Crutchfield customer from La Porte, TX on 7/30/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very difficult to install , n fact haven't been able to operate my steering wheel controls yet.

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Crutchfield response on 8/1/2017 We're sorry you're having issues with your steering wheel controls. If you need our help again, please just reach back out to our tech support team. They can either help get the controls working correctly, or possibly return it for an exchange or refund.

Works oks but good luck finding an old PC to program it...

Chris from Pittsford, NY on 7/29/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Although ultimately worked as expected my installation was delayed by almost a month due to setting up the unit (flashing) took me so long to find a compatible windows PC that met idatalink's requirements. I only have a Mac and friends with PC either didn't meet required spec or their company's IT department didn't allow download of the plugin that was needed. Looks like it hasn't been upgraded in over 5 years!!! They really need to get current with technology or shut things down. The vehicle gauge display is nice and not obnoxious but would be even better if could have multiple screens (like iPhone where you can swipe from main app screen to the next. Having the limit to just 5 gauges is disappointing but putting even more on one screen is not the answer.

Pros: if you can get it installed it does work for steering controls and vehicle data

Cons: Initial programming of the unit assumed you have a PC from 10 years ago

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Crutchfield customer from Nescopeck,Pa on 7/27/2017

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

Not for the backyard guy, could not load it, feel this product should have arrived ready for the vehicle ordered for. Returning

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Cool features

Alberto from Phoenix, AZ on 7/26/2017

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

Like the features offered on my 2012 Toyota Van. The only thing I would recommend to people is to purchase a long USB cable to have the installer leave hanging in your glovebox. This is so you can change programming without taking your Dash apart. I would also encourage new buyers to look at the Idatalink site and check to see what firmware your vehicle uses and what features you get from that firmware. A good example is my built in Sirius didn't carry over because that firmware and wiring doesn't support it. While I may miss that feature, I'm still very pleased. Please also note that your Maestro may have to start up and "boot" before the steering buttons work.

Pros: Great options and check engine notifies. Notified me that my hood was open when I left the shop.

Cons: research required on features.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Crutchfield customer from Hutchinson, KS on 7/18/2017

2008 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent product quick shipping.

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Crutchfield customer from Abilene, TX on 7/10/2017

2014 Toyota Corolla
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

There were lots of wires and a lot of wires left over. I think it took three separate website instructions to get everything lined up. It also added a bunch of wires behind the unit so make sure you have space behind your head unit.

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iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Paul from Forney, TX on 7/10/2017

2014 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The module is not the easiest install I've ever done. I got it done, but had to have help.

Pros: Works flawlessly

Cons: Not the easiest install

Great product

Brett from New York on 7/10/2017

2013 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product, easy to use.

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Still waiting for tech support with password/programming.

David R. from San Jose, CA on 7/9/2017

2006 Dodge Ram 3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I intended to install my radio over the weekend while I had the time. Friday night I went on my computer to program for the install. Followed the iDatalink instruction but was not able to log on. From what I could figure out for some reason I requires a password resel. I submitted a request for a password reset and got a window stating I would get an email allowing me to reset my password. It is now Sunday afternoon an I am still waiting for that email. So much for my radio install while I had the time. Unable to call anyone for support as their business hours do not include the weeken. In addition I am Wesr coast and they are East coast. Not happy with having to wait for another time I have time for the install!

Pros: Don't have any yet

Cons: Should be able to reset password and get support any day of the week.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

keith from Seattle, WA on 7/9/2017

2006 Dodge Ram 3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works like advertised. I did have to reach out to tech support on a simple question and they were great.

Pros: Works great, easy to wire and configure.

Cons: Can't use a Mac to flash or get wire diagrams.

Almost Overwhelming

Kyle from Augusta, GA on 7/5/2017

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Opening the package (Maestro Rr and the Maestro Gm5) I instantly became overwhelmed with the amount of wires and connections. I thought to myself "there were only three wiring harnesses connecting to the back of the factory radio, where in the heck are all of these going to go"? To add to the confusion and frustration there were no instructions within the packaging. I attempted to figure the rat nest of stereo wires by looking at my new Kenwood instruction booklet but that didn't help much. After searching online I came across a wiring diagram that after studying it over a time or two looked to be fairly simple. Probably the hardest part of it all was getting the new stereo to fit back in place with all the new wiring shoved in behind it. I will say that when I contacted Crutchfield for support they were very patient and helpful.

Pros: Crutchfield technical support . Wire coloring was very similar to factory making it easy to match up.

Cons: Poor instructions, idat-alink requires you to go online and print of guide. Is not compatible with Mac computers, you must have a PC to flash vehicle info. Plug in connections to module were very tight. Almost to tight, worried that I might damage the connections when attempting to remove.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Crutchfield customer from Jacksonville, FL on 7/2/2017

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Maestro RR does bring most of the functions over to an aftermarket stereo, but the Uconnect voice and setup functions have not been consistently effective for me. I ended up giving up, as most people will, and just using my Kenwood unit for total control. Also, the wiring instructions and setup were pretty basic. A shout out to their (idatalink) customer support lines though, a call to them with a quick hold, got me set up for changing control to the Kenwood.

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iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Craig from Elgin, IL on 7/2/2017

2010 Chevrolet Silverado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very cool interface between your vehicle and stereo. Installation was fairly straight forward. I had a couple of questions that idatalink answered easily, and they answered the phone almost instantly.

Pros: Great interface.

Cons: Does not include the option to connect to your factory GPS antenna (Farka connector) or offer the adapter in the kit. Also, I had to add the microphone that came with the stereo because they do not allow for the interface with the factory microphone.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Daniel from VA on 6/30/2017

2014 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to setup

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Kevin from Urbana, OH on 6/27/2017

2007 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

good

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iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Mike from Irvine, CA on 6/27/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent product! Got 100% of all functions working as factory for Fiat 500X 2016, there Customer service is excellent

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iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 6/25/2017

2012 Dodge Challenger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

For the most part, this did all I needed it to. It did however, not fully function as advertised. uConnect was not retained- even though the company claimed it was. I have no uConnect functionality in my car anymore. I am still able to do the most necessary things but the fact that I cannot use some of my built in car features like it claimed I could, was pretty disappointing.

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Crutchfield response on 6/27/2017 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to this customer to help them further. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Crutchfield customer from Clermont, FL on 6/24/2017

2017 Toyota 86
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A great product! Got 95% of all functions working, except for a couple items on my steering wheel controls. Their Technical staff is working on it since the 2017 BRZ IS THE FIRST ONE TO HAVE these controls. The other problem is finding which other wire I need on the 22 pin plug for the rear camera. Otherwise, I see every function imaginable about my car and I know they will have the couple problems resolved with a new download.

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Great Module

Crutchfield customer from Duvall, WA on 6/21/2017

2010 Chevrolet Silverado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product is accurately described and worked perfectly in my 2010 Silverado 1500 Extended Cab.

Pros: all good

Cons: none

Worked as expected

Brandon from Jermyn, PA on 6/19/2017

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

Worked as expected. Customer service from manfacture isn't all too good. The flash of the module is tough if you don't use internet explorer

Pros: Plug and play. All functions worked

Cons: Flashing the module

Get to keep onstar

Glen from Minerva oh on 6/19/2017

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is absolutely a must if you have an after market radio and want to retain use of factory onstar.

Pros: Love that I get to keep the factory on star and steering wheel controls.

Cons: Little on the big side to stuff behind your radio.

A must to keep steering wheel controls

Pete from Grand Junction, CO on 6/17/2017

2015 Toyota Venza
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a must if you want to keep your steering wheel controls. You must first program the module through a PC computer. While you are programming it for your model of car and the replacement audio/navigation unit, you can also reassign your steering wheel buttons to other functions. I especially like being able to see what my tire pressures are while driving. My Toyota only had a warning light when one tire was low before. The module also allows you to view and reset engine error codes.

Pros: Keeping your steering wheel controls. Viewing your tire pressures while driving. Reading engine error codes.

Cons: A little tricky to get programmed and installed.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR

Steve from Statesville, NC on 6/16/2017

2015 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

BUYER BEWARE! idatalink advertises this unit will retain your Chrysler factory uConnect. That is NOT always true. AFTER installation, when you have problems, you see on their website that, on some OEM head units, the uConnect features were actually installed in the OEM radio itself and cannot be retained with the MMR module when an after market stereo is installed. Works pretty well after installation. Very poor directions. Antiquated website for further details. Maestro claims this unit

Pros: Works OK

Cons: Poor directions Antiquated website for programming and support

Crutchfield response on 6/19/2017 Thanks for pointing out those facts on the iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR and select Chrysler vehicles, Steve. You're absolutely correct about Uconnect retention, which is why we display this footnote on our online KitFinder tool for compatible vehicles: 'This wiring interface retains the factory amplifier. When used with an iDatalink-compatible car stereo, the interface retains your digital fader, and will also retain Uconnect if your factory radio has the "RES W/" phone icon or a face code beginning with REQ, REU, RHB, or RBZ. You'll program the interface online.'

It works like it says

Josh from Leominster, MA on 6/13/2017

2016 Jeep Renegade
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used this to upgrade the audio system in a 2016 Jeep Renegade Sport with Uconnect 3.0. Installation was simple, though some of the connectors were hard to push into the module. Scary hard like I was going to break something. The wiring harness you need to get made hooking things up nice and easy.I didnt connect the speaker wires because i use the RCA outputs, but it looks like all the colors match up. I attached this to a Kenwood ddx374bt. All the uconnect silliness was preserved, albeit it is buried in submenus. All the Steering wheel controls and the hands free calling works with no problems. Make sure there is lots of room behind the receiver. The module and the wiring harness take up quite a bit of space. This would get 5 stars but for two things: to flash the proper firmware to the module, you need to you Internet Explorer. gross. Double, and triple check to make sure you are downloading the correct firmware or things will not work! The only function that does not work properly is having the backup camera turn on automatically when going into reverse. The parking lines show up, but i have to manually activate the camera.

Pros: Easy to install Good clear instructions keeps functionality of the Uconnect system

Cons: Some connectors are scary hard to connect Archaic methods to flash firmware Make sure there is lots of room behind Receiver

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Bryce from Spokane, WA on 6/13/2017

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

Works great and very easy to install.

Pros: Kept steering wheel buttons and added a bunch of other cool features as well

Cons: Instructions were a bit lacking.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Crutchfield customer from Ashburn, VA on 6/13/2017

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

While it can be a little complicated to separate out all the additional wires and connectors that are not necessary for your particular vehicle. However, Both Maestro and Crutchfield's support is phenomenal. So you can always get support, if necessary~

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Cody from Santa Rosa, CA on 6/12/2017

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in 2017 Jeep Wrangler unlimited rubicon; holy complicated wiring scheme, Batman! I've installed dozens of radios and this had me scratching my head a few times. The factory USB and Bluetooth doesn't work, but the steering controls work fine. Save your money and get the cheaper harness. The deck I installed had its own USB which is better (apple CarPlay enabled) and the Bluetooth through the deck allows two phones synced rather than just one with the factory uconnect. You will have extra wires too, directions could be better.

Pros: Steering controls work. To be fair it does suggest having a "professional" install it.

Cons: Waste of money on the USB and uconnect Bluetooth, new head unit options are better anyway. Directions could be better.

2010 Buick Enclave CXL

Christopher from Peru, IN on 6/5/2017

2010 Buick Enclave
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wiring is intimidating. I ended up with 1 main wiring harness and a few minor harnesses that I didn't use. Box must be flashed online before you can use it and ONLY with Internet Explorer. (I had to install IE just for this purpose.) C'mon, iDatalink. Allow us to use Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Mac, Linux, etc. Do yourself a favor and solder/heatshrink the wiring connections. That takes up less room and you'll need it. There are a LOT of wires, cables, etc to stuff behind/around your radio. As others have said, rapid button presses (like if you want to quickly decrease the volume) count as a "hold". (I "fixed" this by making the Volume - "hold" as Mute. If I'm trying to rapidly decrease the volume and it thinks it's a "hold", it'll just mute it. Good enough.) Nice that it plugs directly into the OBD2 port (instead of having to cut/splice wires). iDatalink should change the plug to a pass through as many auto insurance companies are using a device that plugs into the OBD2 port for premium discounts. I had to flash the box a couple of times as the first time it lost the steering wheel controls. Pretty easy to remove in my truck but still a pain. I'd say this might be more of a website issue than a box issue. Chime (which replaces the factory chimes, etc such as turn signal sounds, door ajar, etc) could be louder. NOTE: On Pioneer radios, the 3.5mm data cable MUST be plugged in to the AUX cable on the radio if you want

Pros: Keeps most/all of the factory features. Once it's wired up, it's easy to plug everything in. OBD2 plug...no need to cut/splice OBD2 wiring.

Cons: Chime could be louder. Wiring is a nightmare! OBD2 plug should be a pass through.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Crutchfield customer from Austin, TX on 6/5/2017

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

Works great. Directions could have been a bit clearer. I ended up with a lot of unused parts and wires, some of them never referred to in the instructions. I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5 because the radio I bought was not listed in the profile you have to download and flash the module with. Had to guess so picked the model number closest to mine. It worked but feel they need to keep their profiles and install instructions up to date, it cost me time guessing and trying to find information.

Pros: Works great all the controls on my steering wheel control the radio

Cons: Instructions could have been clearer and idatalink needs to keep the profiles of radios support up to date so you don't have to guess

2006 Tacoma Double Cab with JBL Audio and factory Sub

Brian from Oxnard, CA on 6/3/2017

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

2006 Tacoma with JBL audio, installing Kenwood DDX6903S head unit. At first, the unit didn't work, I had 12v power, but no ACC power. Several calls to my brother (a product engineer at Toyota) and Crutchfield, figured the Idatalink harness HRN-RR-TO1 was bad. Crutchfield customer service was great, sent a new, but different brand harness. I really wanted the Maestro because the tire and engine indications. Before I attempted the new harness, I called Maestro. They stated possible corruption in the flashed unit. After re-flashing, following the instruction harness steps in order, success with the Maestro. but only had sound out of the rear sub. Called Maestro again, I had the RCA connected into the wrong spot on the Kenwood unit. The steering wheel control at first didn't work, but found that the wire harness that connected from the factory harness into the HRN-RR-TO1 harness was loose (possibly from the multiple disconnects made by me). Both Crutchfield customer service as well as Maestro customer service was very friendly and helpful.

Pros: Works as advertised, almost close to plug-in play. Able to keep the Steering Wheel controls. Only had to solder a few wires. Excellent customer service with Crutchfield and Maestro

Cons: Wiring diagram is a bit vague on which wires and harness gets connected into the Maestro box

Great but...

Jay from Beaumont, TX on 5/24/2017

2007 Chevrolet Suburban
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Yes, this install was a little intimidating at first, but it wasn't as difficult as I feared. When Maestro says that you need to run Internet Explorer up flash the module, they mean it. Microsoft's normal edge browser than many don't know is not internet explorer won't work. Not difficult, but might be easily missed by some. The product is pretty good. It retained factory features, integrated the Bose factory amp and speakers, and it even added screens not available on the OEM equipment. Mostly the product is good, but there are a few features, which might be vehicle specific (hard for me to know), which could use improvement. You can configure the factory steering wheel buttons based on single press or hold values, but if you try to repeatedly volume up or volume down and have hold functions assigned, the unit registered a rapid click as a hold. Slight flaw there. Also, the functions that I could assign to the steering wheel control was surprisingly limited. Maestro should really work with manufacturers to get the up to do preset and hold up seek. Instead, it was only registered as seek+ which is then interpreted by the radio however the radio sees fit. It was a "tune" up and down button. Don't get this wrong. Great product, but could be excellent.

Pros: Configurable plus hold functions available; vehicle info screens and dials; retained XM

Cons: Rapid button presses count as "hold" presses. Would like more screens available.

Great product

Crutchfield customer from Pittsburgh, pa on 5/21/2017

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Very good product. Worth what i paid for it.

Pros: Keeping the factory sw controlls. Able to have my vehical info like gauges and to read and clear codes if the check engine light comes on if paired with the correct head unit

Cons: Kinda pricy when there are less expensive options.

Worked well Fiat 500x

Susan from Spanaway, WA on 5/18/2017

2013 Chrysler 200
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Installed this in an Fiat 500x with a Pioneer head unit. The setup of the module was fairly straight-forward, but the wiring diagram was lacking and resulted in a call to Crutchfield and then another call to iDatalink for tech support. iDatalink was very helpful and almost immediately recognized what was wrong and told me how to correct it. This did retain all my factory features and added gauge support. The module itself fit nicely under the new head unit behind the face plate. BTW, the 3.0, 5.0, and 6.5 referenced in the installation wiring diagrams refer to the size of the FACTORY radio display.

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Lacking features for '15+ WRX

Joneil from Fairfax, VA on 5/18/2017

2016 Subaru WRX
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I just installed the Pioneer AVH-4200NEX on my 2016 WRX and wanted to retain the steering wheel controls. I was looking at both the Maestro SW and Maestro RR. I should've just gotten the SW instead of going with the RR and here's why. I have my Cobb Accessport already connected with gauges but the headunit paired with the Maestro RR interferes with the Accessport. You have to choose to run one or the other. The gauges are also pretty limited in terms of options. Some key data fields I wanted was not included for the '15+ WRX: - DAM (dynamic advance multiplier) - feedback knock - fine knock learn - air fuel ratio - battery voltage - intake manifold temperature - calculated load Those are just a few. Now one cool thing I did find is that it interprets your fuel tank as a percentage but the value constantly floats +/- 3 percent (maybe due to fuel slushing all the time?). The Maestro RR also doesn't show other car information like tire pressure for each wheel and doors/trunks that are open. The dang wires that tap into the OBDII port are barely long enough to reach there as well. Bottom line is if you have a tuned '15+ WRX with a Cobb Accessport but want to retain steering wheel controls, just stick with the Maestro SW. Unless this is just a weird quirk with my Pioneer headunit it just doesn't work.

Pros: - gauges - steering wheel controls - very customizable button layout

Cons: - very limited options with gauges - no other car information (TPMS sensors, battery, etc) - Windows is required and not Mac compatible for programming

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Nick from San Angelo, TX on 5/16/2017

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Installed in the 2008 Chrysler T&C with VES. Install was fairly easy. The wiring diagram needs more detail for each of the cables (this thing came with several, and not all are used). I didn't know where the audio cable connects on the head unit, but Crutchfield helped out. All of the OEM functions in my car were retained, and this device added additional buttons on the steering wheel. I programmed long presses to answer or ignore the phone, mute, etc. I'd give this device 5 stars, but in order to program/flash the device, you must be on a windows computer. I run linux on all of my computers, and neither firefox nor chromium would work. On the windows side, I could only get it to work by using Internet Explorer. I would have deducted 2 stars for the computer issues, but the retention of factory settings and the addition of the long key presses adds a star.

Pros: Kept all of the OEM functions and added custom buttons to the steering wheel.

Cons: Can't use linux

Even retained my factory XM

Patrick from Mechanicsville, VA on 5/16/2017

2006 Honda Civic SI
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What a fantastic product. I really like the OBD2 integration, its a nice touch. Setup was easy and it even retained my factory XM. I do have one issue with the long press/short press and voice button not working on a couple of my steering wheel controls but It may be programming or patching. Still a great product.

Pros: Retains all your factory gear, easy to program, updatable, harness was straight forward, ODB2 integration

Cons: a couple of my steering wheel controls don't work but that could very well be my fault in the programming

Crutchfield response on 5/17/2017 Patrick, we're sorry you're having issues with your steering wheel controls. If the problem continues, please just reach out to our tech support team. They can either help get it working the way it should, or possibly return it for an exchange or refund.

Intimidating at first

John from Clarkston, MI on 5/15/2017

2010 Ford Edge
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Holy crap the wires! Very intimidating at first when unboxing but worked out very well after the install, works as expected

Pros: Not the greatest install procedures and set up but after you get started becomes easier Great support from the Crutchfield personnel too

Cons: Not the easiest install initially Looks difficult

Nice device. Lots of options and settings.

D from Augusta, GA on 5/14/2017

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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Really nice being able to keep steering wheel controls with an aftermarket head unit. I will take off one star because you have to completely remove it (from what tech support says) to reprogram or flash. That means you have to remove the dash and the head unit. Then, unplug all the cables. Not to mention you have to use a Windows PC and Internet Explorer. Come on, it's 2017. It should be compatible with multiple OS's and certainly browsers. No reason they can't come up with a better way to do this.

Pros: Pretty simple to program.

Cons: It reads the ODB2 and that's neat. But the gas gauge is a little off. Showing 94% on a full tank. Not a huge deal and I'm not sure it's the RR's fault but a little annoying. A few other small issues but tech support says it's my head unit although I can't find any settings to back that up.

Easy product

James from Roanoke, TX on 5/14/2017

2009 Chevrolet Tahoe
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Easy to use plugged right in after programming.

Pros: Easy to use plugs right in

Cons: Lots of wires and size to hide in dash

If you own an Escape, do not buy!!

John from Cambridge, MA on 5/11/2017

2010 Ford Escape
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This thing does not connect properly to SYNC for my vehicle. I have spent HOURS on the phone with tech support and he even called iDatalink personally. Their instructions do not work, and told me to cut a wire that I didn't need to cut and was virtually impossible to splice back properly. I had to hard solder the wires back and use shrink wrap. iDatalink was aware of the instruction issue but had not bothered to let people know or change the instructions. I flashed the module several times with each time assigning the steering controls as they should be. NADA!! The volume, scan buttons work correctly for the receiver but SYNC voice does nothing, you can't use the proper buttons to answer or hang up on a call, but the forward and reverse keys work for that function??? HUH?? So I have 2 additional usb ports that are dead for all practical purposes because you can't gain access to them. Just junk, at least for my Escape!!

Pros: easy connection

Cons: Does not function with SYNC as advertised!!!

Crutchfield response on 5/15/2017 John, we apologize for the troubles you had with your installation. Because of your review, our Tech Support Supervisor, Joel, updated the information we have on the iDatalink Maestro and on this version of the Ford Escape. He's also helping with the presentation of iDatalink's outdated instructions. Joel also set John up with the appropriate interface for this installation.

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Domenick from Sanford, FL on 5/10/2017

2017 Subaru BRZ
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Does not work as advertised on 2017 Subaru BRZ. However, Crutchfield did update the website (removing the item as fitting my car) after I called.

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Absolute Junk

Tom from Chicago, IL on 5/8/2017

2010 Toyota 4Runner
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What a nightmare. First find a windows computer wonderful i only have macs now its either find a windows computer or Load it up on a mac. In this day and age one world thing you would make a version for each or there is a pay out from Microsoft going somewhere. NOTHING it labeled NOT one thing I find this to be insanity on your chart you have a,b,c,d, etc but nope not on the wires or even on the box come on attention to detail. SO three plugs all fit in three different connectors now its trial and error to see what does what. NOW FOR THE GOOD PART. Preinstall hook everything up and lets see No steering wheel controls work interesting drive 30 minutes away and use a windows computer reprogrammed it again. drive home 30 more minutes plug it in yeah volume up volume down seek and mode work YET the call or hang up or voice DONT WORK you're KIDDING ME. SO as of this review half my buttons work. Now lets go into what else doesn't work parking assist doesn't work, why? really! NOPE PARTY MODE NOPE OEM bluetooth and Microphone NOPE Had i known 3/4 of everything wasn't going to work I would have stayed stock There has to be a better way for this Even when it comes to directions, what each plug is for, CLEAR PRINT on what you'll lose and won't lose Don't you test this stuff? so the amount of money I spent purchasing now it order to find out more I need to call someone WHO is going to pay me for my time? Sorry Crutchfield but the products spent with you will be returned

Pros: There is none

Cons: All stated above

Crutchfield response on 5/24/2017 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Tom to issue an apology and help him further. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 5/3/2017

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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This unit does what it is supposed to (I guess), but wiring it up is not for the faint of heart! Very complex.

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Jimmy from Kearney, NE on 4/30/2017

2010 Buick Lucerne
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Love being able to diagnose my cars codes

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Bill from Bismarck, ND on 4/30/2017

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
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Love the features in 2011 f150 works great with jvc receiver

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Crutchfield customer from Glasgow, KY on 4/26/2017

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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I spent a solid six hours trying to get this kit to interface with two different PC's in order to download the settings for my vehicle. Finally after the third attempt with tech support, they were able to take control of my system via a remote desktop application and quickly install the necessary files. Once everything was uploaded, the product works as expected and I'm very pleased.

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Crutchfield customer from Cleveland, Tennessee on 4/23/2017

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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This product is great for making everything work together.

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Good for Steering wheel controls

Brian from Orlando, FL on 4/19/2017

2015 Toyota Tundra
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The instructions on the install could have been a little more descriptive when putting it in. I used mine in a 2016 Toyota Tundra SR. It was able to give me gauges steering wheel controls and door open and brake sensor. It was not able to use my factory Microphone and an unable to get tire pressure but that could be cause I don't have the senor things built in. The flashing has to work on internet explorer only which was kind of a pain, but the interface was simple to use once it was working. If it did not have the steering wheel controls I would probably have not needed/returned it. I thought it would take a lot more info like gas mileage, tire pressure and other info from the truck but did not get that info. It could be because of the OEM truck features but it was less than I expected.

Pros: Steering wheel controls Small unit so easy to fit behind receiver. Factory harness which I bought extra was easy to wire and fit.

Cons: Not as much info as I thought I would be able to get onto my receiver. internet Explorer only for Flashing.