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iDatalink Maestro SW Steering Wheel Control Adapter

Connects your car's steering wheel audio controls to select aftermarket car stereos

Item # 794ADSMSW

You're tired of your car's stock radio, but you don't want to lose the convenience of your steering wheel audio...

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You're tired of your car's stock radio, but you don't want to lose the convenience of your steering wheel audio...

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About the iDatalink Maestro SW Steering Wheel Control Adapter

Don't lose control

You're tired of your car's stock radio, but you don't want to lose the convenience of your steering wheel audio controls. iDatalink's Maestro ADS-MSW adapter allows you to retain those controls when you install a new car stereo in a wide range of vehicles. It's compatible with over 1700 vehicles made after 1998, and it'll work with just about any brand of aftermarket stereo, including Alpine, Clarion, Dual, Eclipse, Jensen, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, Sony, Visteon, and Valor.

Don't lose control

You're tired of your car's stock radio, but you don't want to lose the convenience of your steering wheel audio controls. iDatalink's Maestro ADS-MSW adapter allows you to retain those controls when you install a new car stereo in a wide range of vehicles. It's compatible with over 1700 vehicles made after 1998, and it'll work with just about any brand of aftermarket stereo, including Alpine, Clarion, Dual, Eclipse, Jensen, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, Sony, Visteon, and Valor.

Program it yourself

You can install the ADS-MSW yourself if you have experience installing car audio gear — keep in mind that you'll have to splice into your vehicle's wiring and solder connections. Before installing, you'll program the adapter at the iDatalink site to work with your particular vehicle and car stereo. Using the intuitive web programming interface, each factory button can be assigned a specific radio function. If your vehicle isn't covered, the Maestro is the only steering wheel adapter that allows you to program your car using a simple step-by-step web procedure.

Assign each control a secondary function

And here's a great feature that's unique to this adapter — you can also choose and assign a secondary "press and hold" radio function to each factory button, effectively doubling what can be controlled. For example, touch the "Volume Up" button, and it'll turn up the music. Hold down the "Volume Up" button, and you can switch on the loudness on your car stereo. Warranty: 1 year.

Wiring Advisory: You'll usually have to tap or splice into one to three wires in your vehicle to connect this adapter.

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What's in the box:

  • Steering wheel control interface module
  • 24" Seven-pin harness with bare wire on other end
  • 23" Four-pin harness with a male 3.5mm connector/bare wire on other end
  • 7" mini-USB (type-B) to USB (type-A) cable
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Features

Steering Wheel Control Interface: The iDatalink Maestro SW Universal Steering Wheel Control Interface lets you retain your vehicle's OEM steering wheel controls when replacing the factory radio with an SWC-compatible aftermarket radio. The Maestro SW lets you retain original steering wheel functions and assign a secondary press & hold feature to the buttons of your choice. The Maestro SW also lets you instantly create firmware for vehicles that are not included in the coverage list using a simple step-by-step web procedure.

Note: You'll usually have to hardwire this adapter into your vehicle's wiring. In most vehicles, the factory radio plug does not have a wire dedicated to the steering wheel audio controls, so splicing & soldering is often required.

Compatibility: The iDatalink Maestro SW is compatible with over 1400 vehicle models with analog steering wheel inputs from 2000 to date, and with most aftermarket radios (Alpine, Blaupunkt, Clarion, Dual, Eclipse, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, and Sony). The aftermarket head unit must have a SWC (Steering Wheel Control) 3.5mm input or wired remote connection.

Note: Please enter your vehicle information and aftermarket head unit model to confirm compatibility.

Flashing the Module: The supplied USB cable plugs into your PC and allows you to flash (program) the Maestro SW with the appropriate vehicle's firmware to prepare it for installation. Simply download Weblink Desktop (for Windows and Mac) onto your computer to access the appropriate firmware. System requirements include -

  • Windows PC (10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP/2000) or Mac OS X (Mojave [10.14], HighSierra [10.13], Sierra [10.12], El-Capitan [10.11])
  • Available USB port (version 2.0 or 3.0)
  • 4GB RAM or more
  • 200MB available space on HDD
  • Internet connection

Note: Not compatible with Chromebook and other operating systems not listed above.

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19 questions already asked

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will this work the steering wheel controls on a 2017 acura ilx base?
[ Corey  May 20, 2020 ]
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The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Jun 03, 2020 ]  Staff
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I have a 2007 honda crv with a corehan double din stereo on the way will i need this adapter for steering wheel controls ?
[ Tyler  Apr 19, 2020 ]
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I bought this for my 2004 Lexus RX and it is a necessary component. i expect same for your vehicle.
[ Lucius Aimable  Apr 21, 2020 ]
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Will this work on 2004 Non-Nav non-Mark Levinson GX470?
[ Darin  Mar 30, 2020 ]
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Yes that iDatalink steering wheel interface will work in a 2004 Lexus GX470 with most steering wheel compatible radios.
[ Cosmo  Apr 15, 2020 ]  Staff
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I can only vouch for a 2006 Saturn Due.
[ Stewart  Apr 14, 2020 ]
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2001 VW GTI, WILL THIS WORK ? I want to purchase the alpine double din alpine ilx-w650.
[ KEVIN  Feb 28, 2020 ]
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We don't show that as compatible with the 2001 VW GTIs nor does iDatalink's website. Do you have existing steering wheel controls you are wanting to retain?
[ Cosmo  Mar 16, 2020 ]  Staff
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Will this allow me to long-press or dedicate a steering wheel button to activate Google Assistant?
[ Cory  Jun 06, 2019 ]
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On this module each factory button can be assigned a specific radio function. If your stereo gives you Google Assistant functionality, the steering wheel control, if compatible with your vehicle, should easily be programmed to access that feature!
[ Jess  Jun 16, 2019 ]  Staff
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Does the car's built-in microphone work with this?
[ Mark  May 23, 2019 ]
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No I don't think so as most mic's are hard wired to the stereo head.
[ George  May 23, 2019 ]
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WIll this device retain the backup camera on a 2015 Kia Sorento without the infinity system?
[ Smitty  Mar 30, 2019 ]
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I'm not sure I use it on a 2010 HD. From what I remember when I Installed and programmed it it is only use for standard radio functions
[ BRANDON T  Mar 30, 2019 ]
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Yes it will
[ Evans  Mar 30, 2019 ]
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Will my Onstar function work in my 2013 Chevrolet Silverado?
[ Eddie  Dec 28, 2018 ]
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You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
[ Krissy  Jan 02, 2019 ]  Staff
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Probably, most of their products are universal and you download your vehicles info online. Good luck in hooking it up. The instructions are vague and when you need a specific cars wires to interface the unit for installation there is little to no help unless you can find someone who had gone through the trial and error process already. A big gamble to take when you are hooking it up to a vehicles ECU. Mine is hooked up to the stereo unit of the car I purchased it for and is programed for the steering wheel also. It is "NOT" spliced into the OBD II port because I couldn't find the instructions (and yes I called tech support and searched online for 2 days) to be confident not to fry my cars computer.
[ Sheila  Dec 28, 2018 ]
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I have a 2008 Explorer with sync and no sub woofer. I have a Kenwood model DDX23BT and I want to use the maestro to connect everything to my steering wheel controls..........Will this work OK with my radio?
[ Donald  Oct 21, 2018 ]
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I have a 2013 Chevy Cruze, this product did not work with my Kenwood DdX23BT.
[ Luis  Oct 22, 2018 ]
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it worked for my 2010 f150 with sync
[ jose  Oct 22, 2018 ]
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can this connect a 2016 Kia Sedona to a Pioneer AVH-4200NEX?
[ Jonathon  Apr 25, 2018 ]
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Sorry, no. The Kia Sedona is not compatible with the ADS-MSW.
[ Ryan  May 02, 2018 ]  Staff
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will there be a need to connect wires , or is this unit plug and play???
[ Drjsb2  Mar 27, 2017 ]
1 answer
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The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Kenny  Mar 27, 2017 ]  Staff
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do I need iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module and iDatalink Maestro ADS-MSW Steering Wheel Control Adapter for my 2013 f150 with 4.2" screen with mysynch when installing a Kenwood DNX 893S or just the ADS-MRR?
[ jason  Mar 25, 2017 ]
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Because there may be additional questions as this can get pretty detailed I would still reach out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Kenny  Mar 25, 2017 ]  Staff
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The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Kenny  Mar 25, 2017 ]  Staff
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What other wiring harnesses will I need with my 2011 Corvette ZR1 3ZR (With Bose)? Planning on Pioneer AVH-4200NEX
[ Matt  Jul 23, 2016 ]
1 answer
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You can check to see everything you need for your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx After adding vehicle information and adding the receiver to your cart you will be given different package choices. For additional details please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Kenny  Jul 23, 2016 ]  Staff
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Will this work with a Toyota Tacoma?
[ Graham  Jul 10, 2016 ]
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This will depend largely on the year and version of your Tacoma. For details on your installation, you can enter your vehicle info in the "OutfitMyCar" application: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx?lp=%2fCar%2foutfitmycar%2fmycar.aspx And if you have further questions, feel free to speak with an Advisor via the "Contact Us" link at the top of the page. I hope that helps!
[ Larry  Jul 13, 2016 ]  Staff
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Compatible with 2016 Hyundai Elantra? Installer says no, Maestro website only shows compatibility up to 2014. Any data to support that it does?
[ Mike  Jan 29, 2016 ]
1 answer
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You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
[ Kenny  Jan 29, 2016 ]  Staff
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Will this program with a Mac?
[ Paul L.  Dec 07, 2014 ]
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There is a separate Mac program available from the manufacturer's website. Download and install it and you are all set to program! Did mine last night in about 10 minutes. Cheers!
[ Dorr  Nov 19, 2019 ]
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I do not think so if you are using safari. the website only works for internet explorer, I have windows 10 and google chrome, windows new Edge broswer do not work, you need to use internet explorer, once its flashed for a car, it is a nightmare to reflash.
[ justin  Nov 23, 2015 ]
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I'm not sure. Mine was programmed with windows. I do think it comes with Mac instructions also
[ MARVIN  Dec 07, 2014 ]
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Unfortunately no. I had to return it because it's not compatible with any Mac OSX. I would get the axxcess
[ AUSTIN  Dec 07, 2014 ]
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Is cutting into to factor harness required to use this?
[ ryansievers  Oct 22, 2014 ]
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Yes, you have to splice into wires that go to the steering wheel controls. Quick connects do not work properly, you have to have a secure connection. I tried initially with quick connects and could not get it to work due to poor connection. Once I spliced and taped the wires, works like a charm
[ Gil  Jul 29, 2015 ]
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We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
[ Krissy  Oct 24, 2014 ]  Staff
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What's the difference between maestro rr and maestro sw?
[ Eric  May 18, 2014 ]
1 answer
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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
[ Krissy  May 18, 2014 ]  Staff
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Will this work on a 2003 Navigator?
[ Patrick  Jan 14, 2014 ]
1 answer
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The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Jeff  Jan 14, 2014 ]  Staff
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