About the iDatalink HRN-AV-GM5
Keep the factory monitor
You're installing a new radio in your GM vehicle and you want to retain your factory Rear Seat Entertainment system (RSE) — iDatalink's HRN-AV-GM5 cable can help. Used with iDatalink's Maestro RR interface and a GM harness, you'll be able to send audio and video from your new touchscreen receiver to the factory monitor in the backseat. If your new car stereo has a rear audio input, you can also retain the use of the audio input on your rear seat control panel. Warranty: 1 year.
Keeping your factory features with an iDatalink-ready car stereo
If you're buying a compatible iDatalink-ready car stereo, you'll enjoy the outstanding performance of your receiver, plus seamless touchscreen control over most of the factory features in select GM vehicles. You'll also be able to display engine performance data and other vehicle info on your receiver's screen.
Installation note: This adapter must be used with the iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR module and the appropriate iDatalink GM harness to connect a new car stereo and your rear seat entertainment system in your GM vehicle.
What's in the box:
iDatalink HRN-AV-GM5 owner's manual
- 17" RSE retention harness
- 8" Female stereo RCA-to-male minijack adapter cable
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More details on the iDatalink HRN-AV-GM5
RSE Retention Harness: The iDatalink HRN-AV-GM5 is an RSE retention harness designed to retain the rear seat entertainment system in select GM vehicles. The HRN-AV-GM5 provides an audio/video input to the factory overhead video screen from your new aftermarket radio, and provides the audio/video output from the rear seat control panel to the aftermarket head unit.
Vehicle Compatibility: Click here for a list of compatible GM vehicles.
Connectivity: The HRN-AV-GM5 RSE retention harness features an 11-pin connector which plugs into the factory connector behind your aftermarket stereo. There are also composite video/stereo RCA connectors labeled "From Rear A/V Input" and "To Overhead Screen". The composite video/stereo RCA connectors labeled "From Rear A/V Input" plug into your aftermarket head unit's rear-panel AV input. The composite video/stereo RCA connectors labeled "To Overhead Screen" plug into your aftermarket head unit's rear-panel AV output. There is also a black wire with a ring terminal that will need to be grounded to the vehicle.
Note: Also included is an 8" audio adapter cable which features female stereo RCA connectors on one end and a male stereo minijack (3.5mm) connector on other end. This adapter comes in handy if your new aftermarket head unit features a 3.5mm audio input.
4 questions already asked
This product worked for retaining the rear overhead moitor and av input jacks on the rear console. It did not retain the head phone jacks for the rear passengers. Although we never use them any ways.
B. Smith from Columbus, MS