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iDatalink HRN-AV-GM5

Retain the factory rear seat entertainment (RSE) system in select GM vehicles

Item # 794HAVGM5

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About the iDatalink HRN-AV-GM5

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.

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.

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What's in the box:

  • 17" RSE retention harness
  • 8" Female stereo RCA-to-male minijack adapter cable
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Crutchfield customer from Saucier, MS on 5/18/2019

2007 Chevrolet Suburban

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Works well took a little work to figure it out but after works great

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

2007 GMC Yukon XL Denali

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A must have if you have A 07-12 GMC with rear seat entertainment as I have in my Yukon XL Denali. It allow me to couple my aftermarket head unit as if it were the factory stereo.

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Crutchfield customer from West Burlington, IA on 5/10/2019

2007 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Worked great. Connected to the inputs of the stereo

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Justin from Monroe, GA on 4/28/2019

2008 Cadillac Escalade

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No issues, worked like it should.

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Nice price

Crutchfield customer from Monroe, LA on 4/5/2019

2007 GMC Yukon XL

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Nice

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

2008 GMC Acadia

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good product but does need install instructions included

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Crutchfield customer from Success, AR on 3/17/2019

2007 GMC Yukon

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Awesome product, works great in my truck.

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Crutchfield customer from Clackamas, OR on 2/1/2019

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Very easy to install although I had to flash the unit 3 times to get it to work properly. After that it was all good and it works great.

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Crutchfield customer from Columbus, GA on 1/25/2019

2010 Chevrolet Tahoe

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A+++

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Crutchfield customer from Phenix City, AL on 10/27/2018

2010 Chevrolet Silverado

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Worked great

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Crutchfield customer from Aldie, VA on 8/13/2018

2007 Chevrolet Suburban

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2007 Suburban with rear entertainment system. Replaced OEM unit with Kenwood ddx6705s.

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Crutchfield customer from Michigan on 5/15/2018

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe

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I used this harness to maintain my rear seat entertainment center in a Tahoe. I connected a JVC KW-V840BT radio to it. It works as advertised. I am 100% satisfied with this product.

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

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Was a waste of money. Didn't need it. Out 20 for nothing. Had a rep say he was going to process a return for it and it never materialized.

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Crutchfield response on 3/6/2018
Once we saw this review, our Customer Support team reached out to issue this customer a refund.

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Crutchfield customer from Staten Island, NY on 7/18/2017

2007 Cadillac Escalade ESV

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Great product just doesnt work with dual monitors

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Good idea it works

James from Roanoke, TX on 5/14/2017

2009 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Works ok

Pros: Works ok

Cons: Wires don't have good directions

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Crutchfield customer from Dodge city Kansas on 3/11/2017

2011 GMC Sierra

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Works as it should thanks

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Unnecessary

Eddie from Shreveport, LA on 2/23/2017

2012 Ford Mustang

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Purchased this product as a part of a "package" offering from Crutchfield. It was totally unnecessary for the installation since no external video was involved. Wish there was more written explanation on these products.

Pros: Unknown

Cons: Wish there was more explanation about what products are needed for what purpose so purchase of a "package" containing products unnecessary for the installation aren't purchased. Providing a more informative description would certainly make available individual selections pertinent to the purchase easily selected.

Crutchfield response on 2/28/2017
Eddie, we're sorry you're disappointed with your purchase. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our tech support team right away. They can 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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michael from North Carolina on 2/14/2017

2008 Chevrolet Silverado

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Works as it should

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Works as expected

Michael from Boise, ID on 12/6/2016

2016 Chevrolet Traverse

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Was a bit nervous that all the Traverse Bose factory speakers would work, but they did..

Pros: works perfectly

Cons: Nothing to report.

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Crutchfield customer from Lafayette, LA on 10/11/2016

2008 Chevrolet Silverado

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I have purchased several of the I data link products. And I find them all Very lacking in instructions. I'm still working on getting all mine integrated. Just remember manufacturer's, more directions are better than less. Papers cheap, don't be so stingy with your words.

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Crutchfield response on 10/12/2016
Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our customer service or tech support teams right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the interface installed and working! Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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This is for rear A/V retention only on GM factory rear units

nbakings from Sacramento, CA on 7/26/2016

2010 Chevrolet Traverse

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The connector on this harness only fits the factory connection that goes to the factory installed rear video unit. It has nothing to do with the actual rear controls, only the video and audio inputs and outputs. It is a pretty basic item that serves it's purpose, though I believe cheaper alternatives can be found on the Crutchfield site. It can be used along side other aftermarket harness solutions and doesn't require the other parts to be iDatalink products as it is self contained just to the rear AV factory plug. It includes a RCA to mini-jack adapter, but in my case my head unit required a three way A/V mini jack be connected instead of simply a two way audio jack. So I had to buy that 3 way adapter to use instead.

Pros: it works

Cons: the included audio RCA to mini jack adapter may not be sufficient if your head unit uses an audio/video mini jack input.

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B. Smith from Columbus, MS on 7/14/2016

2007 Chevrolet Suburban

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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.

Pros: Rear monitor and av inputs work

Cons: Rear head phone jacks don't work.

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Matt from Hagerstown, MD on 4/25/2016

2013 Chevrolet Tahoe

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I bought and returned this with mixed opinions of being told it would retain my RSA (rear seat audio) in 2013 Tahoe. This is for RSE only (rear system entertainment) or DVD

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Jaflo from San Diego,Ca on 3/13/2016

2010 GMC Sierra

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I don't even need this. I was a amuture with this purchase. I went with the bundle. In which I thought I need this to make everything compatible with my Truck. I didn't find out till after my purchase and thrown away the box it was not needed

Pros: none

Cons: A useless purchase and waste of $$$ for me. Don't be like me. read into what you buy. Don't assume their bundle is everything that you need. Cuz it's not

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Features

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. Or, click here to find out what works with your particular vehicle.

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.

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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I have steering wheel controls [ Eddie  Jun 28, 2019 ]
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Price [ Darron  Mar 08, 2019 ]
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part of the kit they said i had to buy [ kellon  Dec 29, 2018 ]
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The ease of plug and play, can't beat that. I like how this will automatically sync with my vehicle. [ Jaime N.  Oct 24, 2018 ]
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I was told by a rep that this allowed the rear entertainment system to continue to work with a new dvd radio. [ Beek  Sep 16, 2018 ]
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So kenwood stereo would play dvds to rear monitor [ Jason  Jul 19, 2018 ]
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recommended by a crutchfield agent. [ tim  Apr 25, 2018 ]
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Part of package [ KEN  Dec 15, 2017 ]
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son-in-law said so [ Dennis Lee  Nov 07, 2017 ]
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To have all functionally of original radio & more!! [ Kevin  Aug 09, 2017 ]
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needed it [ tarus  Mar 21, 2017 ]
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Was recommended by you. I want to keep existing features. [ Casey  Jan 03, 2017 ]
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Recommended for installation of kenwood dnx693s [ Robert  Nov 22, 2016 ]
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Need this to retain oem functions in my chevy, in part with the iDatalink [ David  Nov 09, 2016 ]
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Part of installation package [ Jeff  Nov 02, 2016 ]
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Dexter recommended it. [ Bob  Oct 16, 2016 ]
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3 questions already asked

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I have a boss bv9976b 7inch flip out touch screen and I'm trying to hook up my subs would this work?
[ Larry  Mar 07, 2018 ]
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No. The iDatalink HRN-AV-GM5 is an RSE retention harness designed to retain the rear seat entertainment system in select GM vehicles. Your Boss stereo should provide RCA pre-amp outputs you can use to provide the audio signal to your aftermarket amplifier. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx
[ Ryan  Mar 16, 2018 ]  Staff
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is there an installation guide for this product?
[ J  Apr 25, 2015 ]
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There is no guide that I could find, but it is a very simple product. The connector fits perfectly to only the factory connector which goes to the rear screen and audio/video inputs. It won't fit other connectors. You simply match up the labeled RCA connectors with the correct labels on your head unit. It comes with an audio RCA to mini jack adapter, but depending on the inputs on your aftermarket unit, you may actually need an audio/video combined RCA to mini jack adapter, as I did.
[ nbakings  Jul 27, 2016 ]
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I had it installed through local retailer so I didn't look for an installation guide.
[ BEN  Apr 26, 2015 ]

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