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iDatalink KIT-FTR1 Factory System Adapter

Install and connect a new car stereo in select 2015-up Ford pickups (also requires ADS-MRR module) — double-DIN radios

Item # 794KFTR1

You bought a 2015-up Ford pickup — it's a great vehicle, but its dashboard makes it difficult to upgrade the...

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About the iDatalink KIT-FTR1 Factory System Adapter

Install a new radio in your Ford truck

You bought a 2015-up Ford pickup — it's a great vehicle, but its dashboard makes it difficult to upgrade the factory radio. The iDatalink KIT-FTR1 factory system adapter (along with the Maestro ADS-MRR module, sold separately) gives you everything you need to install an aftermarket double-DIN (4" tall) stereo and wire it up to your Ford pickup with its 4.3" My Ford radio. With any car stereo, this package retains your amplifier and backup camera (if equipped), along with your steering wheel audio controls.

Install a new radio in your Ford truck

You bought a 2015-up Ford pickup — it's a great vehicle, but its dashboard makes it difficult to upgrade the factory radio. The iDatalink KIT-FTR1 factory system adapter (along with the Maestro ADS-MRR module, sold separately) gives you everything you need to install an aftermarket double-DIN (4" tall) stereo and wire it up to your Ford pickup with its 4.3" My Ford radio. With any car stereo, this package retains your amplifier and backup camera (if equipped), along with your steering wheel audio controls.

iDatalink to the rescue

Install an iDatalink-compatible car stereo from Alpine, JVC, Kenwood, or Pioneer, and you'll also retain your truck's SYNC features, including hands-free calling and music streaming. You'll also retain the fader control and full functionality of your factory amplifier, along with your rear seat entertainment system (if present). Your climate controls will appear on your new car stereo's touchscreen, and you can set up gauges to check engine performance and other vehicle data, such as tire pressure, battery voltage, and "door ajar" warnings. You'll be able to choose which gauges you'd like to appear on the screen, and you'll even be able to check the engine codes when a warning light comes on.

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Product highlights:

  • allows you to install a double-DIN radio in your Ford truck (also requires the Maestro ADS-MRR module)
  • includes dash kit, wiring harness, and other wiring
  • retains steering wheel controls, backup camera, and factory amp turn on with any car stereo
  • extra features with an iDatalink-compatible radio
    • SYNC (including USB port, Aux input, and Bluetooth)
    • factory amp (fader control and DSP)
    • climate control display on touchscreen
    • rear seat entertainment system
    • visual park assist, tire pressure display, voltage display, and more
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # KIT-FTR1
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What's in the box:

  • Radio housing
  • Vehicle harness
  • Backup camera harness
  • Ribbon-cable
  • Pocket
  • Rubber mat
  • 2 Side brackets
  • Bottom bracket
  • 2 Control board covers
  • 2 Pocket screws
  • Four M5 x 20mm screws
  • Three M6 x 12mm screws
  • Four M5 washers
  • Three M6 washers
  • Quick Start Guide

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Features

Ford F-Series OEM Integration Dash Kit & Vehicle Harness: The iDatalink Maestro KIT-FTR1 consists of an OEM integration dash kit and vehicle harness designed specifically for select 2015+ Ford F-Series trucks with the 4.3-inch "My Ford" factory radio. The KIT-FTR1 lets you replace the "My Ford" factory radio with an iDatalink Serial Port compatible head unit or other aftermarket head unit using the Maestro RR Car Radio Replacement Interface module (794ADSMRR, sold separately). Click here for a list of compatible Ford F-Series trucks. Or, click here to find out what works with your particular vehicle.

Note: The iDatalink Maestro KIT-FTR1 requires the purchase of the iDatalink Maestro RR (794ADSMRR).

OEM Grade Fit & Finish Kit: The KIT-FTR1 OEM integration kit features a factory grade fit & finish to match the contour and color of your vehicle's dash. In addition, the KIT-FTR1 comes with a convenient storage pocket to keep your smartphone device. The storage pocket includes flush-mounted dual USB ports, one HDMI port, and a Aux 3.5mm input for your head unit (if applicable). Both USB ports support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality (with compatible headunit and phone).

Vehicle Harness: The iDatalink Maestro KIT-FTR1 includes a vehicle harness which inserts into the iDatalink Maestro RR interface module (sold separately), plugs into your vehicle's factory radio harness, and hardwires to the harness of your new aftermarket Double-DIN receiver. The installation harness contains two Molex connectors which plug into your Ford F150's factory radio harness. On the other end of the harness are four multi-pin connectors which plug into the Maestro RR interface module (sold separately). There is also a backup camera harness with a composite video connector which allows you to retain your vehicle's factory backup camera.

Retained Features: The follow factory features (if applicable) are retained when replacing your aftermarket head unit with a compatible iDatalink Serial Port head unit from Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, or Pioneer using the Maestro RR Car Radio Replacement Interface module and KIT-FTR1 installation kit.

  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Sync with Media Player (USB/Aux) & Bluetooth (Phone/Music)
  • Analog or Digital Amp with Turn On, Fader, DSP & Gain
  • Satellite Radio (external tuner only)
  • Secondary Display (only in some vehicles)
  • Rear Seat Entertainment
  • Backup Camera

Note: When installing an aftermarket head unit without the iDatalink Serial Port, only steering wheel control and amplifier turn-on on are retained.

Extra Features: The follow extra features are retained 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 KIT-FTR1 installation kit.

  • Selectable Performance Gauges
  • Tire Pressure Display
  • Battery Voltage Display
  • Read/Reset Check Engine Codes
  • Door Open Status and Warning
  • Visual Park Assist

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Necessary item for new stereo to fit seamlessly into the dash board and retain the factory climate and other controls. [ Jeff  Mar 02, 2019 ]
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got a new truck and wish to install all my after market gear. seems to be the best option to do so. [ james  Jan 26, 2019 ]
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Ease of installation [ Ronald  Dec 09, 2018 ]
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I felt that this kit is the best among 3 available options when it comes to aftermarket head unit dash kits for 2015 & up Ford F150s. [ Paul  Nov 20, 2018 ]
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Recommended [ R  Oct 21, 2018 ]
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Crutchfield support & open box savings [ Jeffrey  Aug 29, 2018 ]
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Recommended by Crutchfield for install [ Brad  Aug 05, 2018 ]
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Need to have it [ Kevin  Jul 03, 2018 ]
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Looking to replace factory radio with double din [ Ruben  Apr 20, 2018 ]
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Wanted Everything to work as factory [ kevin  Apr 08, 2018 ]
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to be able to install an aftermarket radio and still look factory [ Lee  Apr 08, 2018 ]
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I had an iDatalink Maestro in my 13F150 and then traded it in -- the new truck wasnt compatible with the old kit so I had to do a generic system upgrade until now.. Have used their kits in 4 of my vehicles .. love them. [ Scott  Mar 15, 2018 ]
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2 questions already asked

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Why is the OBD connector used?
[ Austin  Apr 23, 2018 ]
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On the Kenwood radio it is capable of showing Tire pressures and many other engine and other data, speed.fuel level, exhaust and intake temperatures and other thing I believe it will show quarter mile time. All of this data comes from the obd connector.
[ Kelly  Apr 23, 2018 ]
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The OBD2 connector is used to display certain vehicle information on the aftermarket stereos scream
[ Greg  Apr 23, 2018 ]
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I don't know. I had it installed by a professional.
[ clinker  Apr 23, 2018 ]
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You can monitor you vehicle and get warnings.
[ Gary  Apr 23, 2018 ]
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The details tab on the iDatalink KIT-FTR1 list "retained features" and sirius is one of them. I have a 2017 F150 and the sirius radio already has a lifetime subscription. Can I keep the factory sirius if I add a new touchscreen navigation deck or will it require a new sirius reciever?
[ Skrappy  Feb 20, 2018 ]
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I think MOST nav units are SiriusXM compatible -It's really more up to what type of stereo you are installing than it is the Maestro unit. I know the tuner antenna module to plug into my Kenwood was only $30 and I used the factory antenna. Sirius swapped my sub right over to the new module no problem.
[ Scott  Apr 22, 2018 ]
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The kit will only retain the factory SiriusXM tuner when it's external (not built-into the factory stereo chassis) and in all versions of the 2017 F-150, the factory satellite radio tuner is built-into the stock stereo chassis. 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 14, 2018 ]  Staff

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