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iDatalink HRN-RR-VW1 Interface Harness

Connect a new car stereo and retain steering wheel controls in select 2009-up Volkswagen vehicles (ADS-MRR module also required)

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iDatalink's HRN-RR-VW1 interface harness allows you to connect a new car stereo in select 2009-up Volkswagen...

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About the iDatalink HRN-RR-VW1 Interface Harness

iDatalink plus VW

iDatalink's HRN-RR-VW1 interface harness allows you to connect a new car stereo in select 2009-up Volkswagen vehicles, working in conjunction with iDatalink's Maestro ADS-MRR module. Once connected, you'll retain the use of your steering wheel audio controls, navigation outputs, and amplifier turn-on in these vehicles. You'll also gain the ability to assign secondary functions to your steering wheel audio controls.

iDatalink plus VW

iDatalink's HRN-RR-VW1 interface harness allows you to connect a new car stereo in select 2009-up Volkswagen vehicles, working in conjunction with iDatalink's Maestro ADS-MRR module. Once connected, you'll retain the use of your steering wheel audio controls, navigation outputs, and amplifier turn-on in these vehicles. You'll also gain the ability to assign secondary functions to your steering wheel audio controls.

The package includes connectors that plug in between the Maestro module, your Volkswagen's radio's wiring plugs, and your new car stereo. You'll have to solder or splice together this harness's power/ground, illumination, speaker, and navigation output wires to the corresponding wires on your aftermarket receiver's wiring harness.

Extra functionality with an iDatalink-ready receiver

With an iDatalink-ready car stereo , you'll retain the use of your digital fader with your VW amplified system, along with factory Bluetooth® connectivity. You'll also be able to set up gauges on your receiver's screen to monitor engine performance, tire pressure, and other functions. You can even send navigation information from your new receiver to the multi-function display in your VW's instrument cluster.

Installation note: The HRN-RR-VW1 harness must be used with the iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR module to connect a new car stereo to your Volkswagen vehicle.

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Product highlights:

  • allows installation of a new receiver in select Volkswagen vehicles (also requires the Maestro ADS-MRR module)
  • retains the use of your steering wheel audio controls and navigation outputs in select vehicles
  • retain Bluetooth with select select Alpine, JVC, Kenwood and Pioneer receivers
  • displays engine performance data on touchscreen with select Alpine, JVC, Kenwood and Pioneer receivers
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # HRN-RR-VW1

What's in the box:

  • 20" Volkswagen installation harness (for use with Maestro RR interface)

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Crutchfield customer from Cincinnati, OH on 6/10/2019

2012 Volkswagen GTI

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Worked perfectly. The labels on the wires were a real nice touch that helped speed up everything once we got to work.

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Crutchfield customer from Casper, WY on 5/6/2019

2011 Volkswagen Jetta

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Great unit easy set with the Crutchfield pre wiring service

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Great product but no rear camera support

Crutchfield customer from Virginia Beach, VA on 5/3/2019

2015 Volkswagen Passat

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Did what it was supposed to do. The only thing that could be better is an integrated rear camera adapter.

Pros: Easy install, clear directions

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Crutchfield customer from Hamersville, OH on 4/28/2019

2014 Volkswagen Jetta

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Works good

Pros: Good

Cons: Need the box with it

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Crutchfield customer from Iselin, NJ on 4/4/2019

2015 Volkswagen Jetta

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Works great,

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Crutchfield customer from Brookville, OH on 3/12/2019

2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

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The iDatalink works intermittently. The multifunction display does not always have the audio/radio menu. Sometimes, the displays shows and then quickly changes to vehicle information. Or, the audio menu does not display at all. Other times, the audio menu works. Without the audio menu, I cannot see the vehicle gage information on the radio display. While I don't use the OBII input often, I do like having the ability to see the audio menu while using Google Maps or Waze. This is more of an annoyance since I can toggle between screens on the radio. I just should not have to do that...

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Chris from Raleigh, NC on 1/27/2019

2010 Volkswagen Tiguan

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This does exactly what is says it will do. Easy to program. Make sure you have room behind your head unit though!!

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Crutchfield customer from Tomball, TX on 1/27/2019

2011 Volkswagen Golf

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The harness is very easy to understand and straight forward

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

2015 Volkswagen Passat

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does the job!

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

2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

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Connectors matched perfectly with both VW radio connector and iDatalink module. Wire colors matched new Pioneer stereo's wire harness, so along with the schematic in the detailed instructions, making connections was simple and quick. OBD-II plug was already installed on harness for those who might choose to plug it in rather than splice it in to the OEM wires behind it as I did (instructions were included). 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.

Pros: Direct connection between OEM connectors and iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR

Cons: Splicing into stereo's pigtail required, but pretty quick and easy.

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Works

Jake from Cincinnati, OH on 9/2/2018

2011 Volkswagen Jetta

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Product works as intended.

Pros: Works great

Cons: None so far

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Roger from Chula Vista, CA on 5/27/2018

2008 Volkswagen GTI

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Easy to install, very convenient to use. I was able to use use steering wheel controls.

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Crutchfield customer from Glen Ellyn, IL on 5/25/2018

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Works well ,it does what's suppose to do

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It worked

Bill from Carlsbad, CA on 5/19/2018

2011 Volkswagen Jetta

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It worked. Highly recommend the pre-wiring service offered by Crutchfield - big help!

Pros: Seamless integration with the 2011 Jetta's steering wheel controls and the iLX-107

Cons: Flashing with Microsoft Explorer ONLY Instructions not the best Lots of wiring connections

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Simple interface

Matthew from Norton Shores, MI on 4/27/2018

2011 Volkswagen GTI

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This product is awesome, it made after market stereo install so simple. Used it for VW GTI, it retains all stock features of the car, and added so much more for the compatible stereo, now have engine diagnostics on my stereo. This is a must have for newer vehicles.

Pros: Plug and play for specific vehicle. Retain all stock features, and steering wheel controls. Customizable.

Cons: Need windows based computer. Wish it worked with Mac.

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Kenneth from Pahrump, NV on 12/31/2017

2013 Volkswagen Jetta

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Works great. I paid extra to have the techs wire everything up for me, so I'm not sure how good the diagrams are, but the techs wired everything up great.

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Crutchfield customer from Orlando, FL on 4/24/2017

2011 Volkswagen Jetta

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Very helpful harness. Avoided having to cut and splice a bunch of wires. There is still one piece i do not know where to attach. I'll have to call Crutchfield and ask.

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Great

Roald from El Paso, TX on 4/3/2017

2013 Dodge Durango

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It was everything I needed to install my Pioneer AVIC 5200 on my 2011 VW GTI Autobahn edition with Dynaudio System. it matched up perfectly with my OEM harness and my iDatalink Maestro RR. I am very pleased with this harness.

Pros: Helps you to do a Plug and Play installation

Cons: Has so many extras that make the Harness bulky. Not a big deal when you have so much room like in the GTI.

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Crutchfield customer from Huntsville, AL on 3/26/2017

2010 Volkswagen Passat

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Works as expected, soldered mine to the Pioneer harness for a worry free installation, having difficulty getting the OBD2 wiring to work but I am working with iDatalink on that issue

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Perfect fit

Aaron from Chattanooga, TN on 1/23/2017

2013 Volkswagen Jetta

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This works with a 2013 Jetta Sportwagen, but idatalink's website doesn't list the wagon separately from the sedan, so Crutchfield doesn't list it as fitting. The Crutchfield advisor didn't know, so I called the manufacturer to confirm. Installed and works great.

Pros: Very easy to use.

Cons: The instructions didn't seem to match the product exactly. They mentioned RCA cables and another "white" connection, but I just ignored all that and it works great.

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Enjoying it!

Randall from Chattanooga, TN on 12/29/2016

2015 Volkswagen Passat

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Love it! Works like a charm. Installed in my 2015 Volkswagen Passat with the JVC KVM-8020BT

Pros: Nicely integrated.

Cons: None so far.

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Fits and Works Great

Robert from Los Angeles, CA on 7/5/2016

2011 Volkswagen GTI

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The harness worked well and matched up with the GTI. I was surprised at how many interfaces the OEM VW radio connector had, even though the OEM radio didn't use some of them. I think the Audi and VW share the same wiring harnesses in their vehicles. Wires for the backup camera (not in my GTI), an audio IN (into the Pioneer HU) but I couldn't figure out what audio source was in the car, parking brake and reverse (what a relief I didn't have to run those wires separately), power-on signal for a separate amp, stuff like that.

Pros: Had all the right wires and connectors. Wiring diagram matched.

Cons: Bulky, slightly hard to fit behind radio. LOTS of wires to crimp together. Too bad another connector to use the OEM microphone in the console next to the rear view mirror couldn't be designed in.

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not as pictured

Lyn W from Summerville, SC on 6/17/2016

2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

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Product I received was missing some interface cables (white plug connector, RCA adapter) and caused all kinds of issues when trying to interface the Maestro RR to my 2011 VW Sportwagen.

Pros: fast shipping

Cons: does not perform as advertised; not the same harness featured in the photo/product information

Crutchfield response on 6/22/2016
Thanks to Lyn's review, Stacey, a Crutchfield product researcher, reached out directly to Mark with iDatalink. He informed us that they had changed this harness and omitted the old cables that weren't used in the VW installation. Because of this, Stacey updated our information and images to reflect the most recent version of the harness.

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Great fit

JasonC from Utah on 4/28/2015

2009 Volkswagen CC

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When I first opened up the boxes for this product, the iDatalink Maestro RR and the Pioneer AVIC8000NEX I thought it was going to be a real nightmare but all things considered the hardest part of the entire install was running the wiring for the GPS antenna, microphone and the USB cables behind the dash. This harness made the connections so simple and easy to follow. Anyone that knows their colors can use this without much difficulty.

Pros: easy to use, great connections

Cons: can't think of any

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vm replacement radio harness for idatalink

Me2 from BFE, OR on 8/15/2014

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This is just a radio harness but makes installs pretty much plug and play if using the idatalink RR controller box.

Pros: much easer install process

Cons: requires yet another purchase of another product to add to the cost of the radio swap.

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More details on the iDatalink HRN-RR-VW1 Interface Harness

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Features

Volkswagen/Audi Harness: The iDatalink Maestro HRN-RR-VW1 installation harness greatly simplifies the installation of the Maestro RR Car Radio Replacement Interface module (794ADSMRR, sold separately) in select Volkswagen & Audi vehicles when replacing your factory radio with an iDatalink Serial Port compatible head unit from Kenwood, JVC, Alpine or Pioneer (click here for a list of fully compatible radios); or other aftermarket head unit.

Notes: The iDatalink Maestro HRN-RR-VW1 installation harness requires the purchase of the iDatalink Maestro RR (794ADSMRR).

Vehicle Compatibility Chart: Click here for a list of compatible Volkswagen & Audi vehicles. Or, click here to find out what works with your particular vehicle.

Flashing Module via Weblink Desktop: The iDatalink Maestro RR (ADS-MRR) will need to be loaded with correct firmware before installation. The included USB cable plugs into your computer and allows you to "flash" the Maestro RR with the appropriate 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

Retained Features: The following factory features (if applicable) are retained when replacing your factory radio with a compatible iDatalink Serial Port head unit from Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, or Pioneer using the Maestro RR Car Radio Replacement Interface module and HRN-RR-VW1 installation harness.

  • Steering Wheel Control
  • Bluetooth Phone & Music
  • Analog or Digital Amp with Turn-On, Fader, and Gain
  • Song/Artist Info & Caller ID on Multi-Function Display
  • R.A.P (Retained Accessory Power)
  • Climate Status Screen
Note: When installing an aftermarket head unit without the iDatalink Serial Port, only steering wheel control and amplifier turn-on are retained.

Extra Features: The following Extra features are added when replacing your aftermarket head unit with a compatible iDatalink Serial Port head unit from Kenwood, JVC, Pioneer, or Alpine using the Maestro RR Car Radio Replacement Interface module and HRN-RR-VW1 harness.

  • Performances Gauges
  • Vehicle Information (Doors, Check Engine)
  • On-Screen Parking Sensor Display
  • Navigation Info on Multi-Function Display (Kenwood only)

Connections: The iDatalink Maestro HRN-RR-VW1 installation harness contains one large Molex connector which plug into your factory radio harness. On the other end of the harness are four multi-pin connectors which plug into the Maestro RR Car Radio Replacement Interface module (794ADSMRR, sold separately). In addition, you will need to hardwire the power/ground, illumination, speaker, and navigation output leads of the HRN-RR-VW1 harness to your aftermarket head unit's wiring harness.

Note: When using the HRN-RR-VW1 installation harness, you will not use the additional harnesses that are included with the Maestro RR Car Radio Replacement Interface module (794ADSMRR, sold separately).

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Required and in package [ Richard  May 19, 2019 ]
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recommended for my install. [ Wrench  Feb 04, 2019 ]
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IDatalink website says I need one to make the new radio work in the car [ Dennis  Jan 18, 2019 ]
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needed so steering wheel controls can operate the radio [ phillip  Dec 20, 2018 ]
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Interface with steering wheel and car [ Michael  Oct 30, 2018 ]
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need it [ Paris  Sep 20, 2018 ]
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needed for install [ Michael  Aug 14, 2018 ]
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It was recommended with the HU I purchased [ Chiezika  May 23, 2018 ]
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integrates everything the car came with such as the MDI nice and easily [ Shane  May 14, 2018 ]
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Needed this to connect the iDatalink Maestro RR to the factory wiring harness, and the Maestro preserves factory functionality that other aftermarket adaptors do not. [ Matthew  Apr 13, 2018 ]
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so it retains all stock stereo features, steering wheel controls and stock amplifier for speakers. [ MATTHEW  Mar 30, 2018 ]
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It is what is required for my car with the other item I bought [ Joshua  Mar 05, 2018 ]
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harness adapter for my Pioneer 4200NEX to go into my 2012 Passat with the Maestro RR1 module [ DAN  Nov 27, 2017 ]
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Need it to hook my Maestro Rr / Kenwood Ecelon DD9904S up to my vehicle. [ Shawn  Sep 11, 2017 ]
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Wanna keep my steering wheel controls. ;-) [ Alexey  Sep 09, 2017 ]
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Retaining my steering wheel controls in my 2011 VW CC, it works for the most part. [ Bob  Jul 13, 2017 ]
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Needed for install [ T  Jan 03, 2017 ]
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Best possible integration with vehicle control also allows for use of factory Bluetooth and Driver Information Center in the dash. [ Bryce  Nov 18, 2016 ]
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VW harness to car stereo harness- must have [ Jeffrey L.  Aug 09, 2016 ]
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To retain all original features of my VW [ Mike  Jul 29, 2016 ]
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