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iDatalink HRN-AV-GM5

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

Item # 794HAVGM5

You're installing a new radio in your GM vehicle and you want to retain your factory Rear Seat Entertainment system...

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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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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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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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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. [ Nathan  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 M.  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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