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iDatalink Connec KIT-MUS1 Factory Integration Adapter

Install a compatible Kenwood or Alpine receiver and retain factory LCD screen and touchscreen climate controls in select 2010-up Ford Mustang models (Factory Gray)

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About the iDatalink Connec KIT-MUS1 Factory Integration Adapter

Made for your Mustang

You've got your heart set on a new touchscreen GPS receiver, but you really want to keep your Mustang's dash looking good. Now, iDatalink's KIT-MUS1 factory integration package (along with their Maestro RR adapter, sold separately) gives you everything to need to install an iDatalink-ready car stereo in your dash and wire it up to your Mustang. Best of all, you'll retain the use of your steering wheel audio controls, climate controls, and the Ford SYNC™ system, plus add some very cool features along the way.

Made for your Mustang

You've got your heart set on a new touchscreen GPS receiver, but you really want to keep your Mustang's dash looking good. Now, iDatalink's KIT-MUS1 factory integration package (along with their Maestro RR adapter, sold separately) gives you everything to need to install an iDatalink-ready car stereo in your dash and wire it up to your Mustang. Best of all, you'll retain the use of your steering wheel audio controls, climate controls, and the Ford SYNC™ system, plus add some very cool features along the way.

A fit in the dash

iDatalink's KIT-MUS1 integration adapter includes a dash console that matches the fit and finish of your Mustang's dash. You'll retain the use of your Mustang's LCD display, which provides song and title information, station information, and caller ID for hands-free calling with Bluetooth®. You can operate your climate controls from your receiver's touchscreen and the customizable buttons built into the iDatalink dash console. This kit also includes two integrated USB ports that work with your receiver.

Wire it up

First, you connect the iDatalink Maestro RR adapter to your PC using its included USB cable, visit www.idatalinkmaestro.com/plugin and follow the instructions. Once you've indicated you're using the KIT-MUS1 kit and the Maestro RR has been "flashed," you're ready for the installation. Next, you'll either solder or crimp the wiring adapter that's included in this package to your new receiver's wiring, just like you would with any wiring harness or wiring adapter from Crutchfield.

The KIT-MUS1 integration adapter comes with simple plug-in connectors for the iDatalink Maestro RR adapter and your Mustang's factory wiring harness. You'll also get a mono subwoofer RCA connection which directly plugs into the subwoofer channel of your Mustang's amplifier. With Mustangs that don't have the SYNC™ system, you can use the adapter's AUX IN RCA connectors to link the Mustang's factory auxiliary input to an auxiliary input on your receiver.

The coolest part

Once you've installed the Kenwood or Alpine in your Mustang, you'll be able to use your receiver's touchscreen to check your tire pressure, battery voltage, and "door ajar" warnings. You'll also 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.

Compatibility Notes: The iDatalink KIT-MUS1 factory integration adapter must be used with the iDatalink Maestro RR adapter and an iDatalink-ready car stereo (sold separately). This adapter is only compatible with 2010-2014 Mustangs without the factory navigation radio.

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Product highlights:

  • allows installation of select Alpine, JVC, Kenwood and Pioneer receivers in 2010-14 Ford Mustangs (also requires the Maestro ADS-MRR module)
  • retains the use of your factory steering wheel audio controls, climate controls, the factory LCD display, and the SYNC system
  • includes dash console to match Ford Mustang dash
  • package offers customizable climate control buttons and two USB ports
  • displays engine performance data on touchscreen with select Alpine, JVC, Kenwood and Pioneer receivers
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # KIT-MUS1

What's in the box:

  • OEM integration dash kit
  • Vehicle harness
  • Pocket
  • 2 Brackets
  • Rubber mat
  • 17 Interchangeable push-buttons
  • 2 Screws
  • Quick Start Guide

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iDatalink Connec KIT-MUS1 Factory Integration Adapter

Crutchfield customer from Flower Mound, TX on 7/30/2019

2014 Ford Mustang

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It looks like it came with the car. The programmable buttons are a big plus.

Pros: Matches the color of the factory panel well and you can set up the buttons todo what you want

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Love it.

Bob from Plano, TX on 5/21/2019

2010 Ford Mustang

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This is really cool. Made the install easy on the Stang. It did not like when I plugged in the blue/white antenna wire into the amp turn on blue/white wire and created a ground loop - which was easily found and fixed. But since I don't have a power antenna, I did not need the wire connected and the Shaker 500 amps turned on automatically. Retains the factory look of the dash display.

Pros: Made the idatalink install easy. Retains the factory look and functionality.

Cons: There are multiple installation instruction versions. Make sure you look at the one specific to your car. (i.e. 2010 Mustang GT w/o Nav + Shaker 500 radio).

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Great fit!!!

Crutchfield customer from Bridgeport, IL on 5/4/2019

2014 Ford Mustang

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Excellent fit and finish. Very easy install, love the features.

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Great adapter for aftermarket stereo!

Crutchfield customer from Redwood City, CA on 4/3/2019

2014 Ford Mustang

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Great replacement for factory dash. The addition of the storage pocket is great but can make installing an aftermarket radio very snug. Removing the manual knobs and making them digital on the stereo is awesome. Temperature changes take some getting used to if you're used to manual knobs and sliders.

Pros: Great adapter. Love the storage pocket and extra USB's tucked in there. Nice clean finish that blends very well with original dash components.

Cons: Extra pocket can make the under side of the stereo compact especially if you're using a iDatalink module.

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Waste of time and money

Crutchfield customer from Loxahatchee, FL on 3/27/2019

2014 Ford Mustang

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Maestro Rr and MUS1 dash kit, turned out to be a complete disappointment. The buttons weree set up with flash and even printed the menu. Great, EXCEPT The buttons seem to have a mind of their own, never knowing what I will get when I press one . Steering wheel control seems to be my best hope but still sketchy. The buttons on the MUS1 dash kit are hopeless. Chinsy feel when you press one and the unit seems totally confused about my pushing one. These two products are not as intended after all the work and expense. I am totally disappointed. If I wasn't leaving on a trip tomorrow I would pack this pig back up and ship him back to Crutchfield.

Pros: everything works when I can top the buttons from acting on their own.

Cons: Buttons have a mind of their own, and feel cheap

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Worked great!

Crutchfield customer from Hohenwald, TN on 2/14/2019

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I installed this myself. I only had a couple of questions, the experts at Crutchfield were very helpful! This product works just like expected.

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Crutchfield customer from Apo, AE on 1/29/2019

2013 Ford Mustang

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High quality no complains at all. Can't wait I install it.

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Jawan from Alpine, AL on 1/22/2019

2012 Ford Mustang

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Great product just as explained and shown online.

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Smooth Radio/AC Redo!

Crutchfield customer from Bells, TX on 1/15/2019

2014 Ford Mustang

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Integration was easy. Did it all myself. The instruction are crystal clear. End result is beautiful clean look with no more bulky A/C controls.

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Daryl from Exeter, CA on 1/12/2019

2012 Ford Mustang

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I was originally intimidated by the wiring because as a mechanic i have a need to understand what each wire does but it is so easy because all wires are color coded to match Ford factory wiring.

Pros: plug and go

Cons: i had to remove panel later to install Sirius XM tuner and plastic panel clips broke.

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Great Experience

John from Grapevine, TX on 1/5/2019

2013 Ford Mustang

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I originally ordered the wrong installation kit for my Son's 2013 Mustang. His car has a Shaker and Sync and I missed that detail when ordering. Not to worry though because Crutchfield let me return the previous order, helped me get the right items, including the iDatalink Connect Kit, and even re-did the wiring adapter for me at no additional charge. Their service to wire the connectors is awesome, saves a lot of time, and helps me know I have the wiring right the first time. I received the re-order quickly and it fit like a glove. I had one problem caused by me plugging in an audio adapter to the back of the unit into the wrong place and called iDatalink for help. They knew immediately what I had done wrong and we had it working properly in less than 5 minutes! I'm very impressed with Crutchfeld and will use them for life. There simply isn't a better place for car audio equipment. They know the meaning of service and that's a rarity these days!

Pros: Took my return when I made a mistake in ordering. Got me the right items quickly and even rewired it at no extra charge. Everything worked fantastic and my Son is very happy with it. You can't beat Crutchfield service.

Cons: There aren't any cons--it was a great experience. I like it so much, I'll never use anyone else but Crutchfield.

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Benjamin from Central Point, OR on 1/2/2019

2013 Ford Mustang

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I installed this with the maestro unit and a Kenwood head unit in a 2013 Mustang GT convertible with the Shaker system. 1. Identify the Sync SWI2 wire BEFORE you take out the factory head unit. The instructions say you should get 5v power from this wire. I was never able to get any voltage from it. To identify it, it's a 26 Ga blue wire that goes into pin 14 of the sync harness. 2. With the Shaker system, the speaker outputs from the factory head unit are all low power pre outs. Where the factory amplifier(s) hide is a bit of a mystery. When the RCA's from the mus1 harness are connected to the "front" and "rear" RCA outputs on the new head unit all factory speakers work and are appropriately crossed over including the factory 8" subs in the doors leaving you the sub out on the deck to add a "real" subwoofer to your system. This install was not straight forward but with a few calls to tech support I'm really happy with how it sounds and looks. Hope these tips save you from some of the headaches I experienced!

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Crutchfield customer from Lafayette, IN on 1/1/2019

2013 Ford Mustang

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Makes the installation much much easier

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Curtis from Vicksburg, MS on 12/15/2018

2012 Ford Mustang

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I had one of the other brands. Love this one!!!

Pros: Works wonderfully

Cons: None

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Matthew E. from Canyon, TX on 10/8/2018

2014 Ford Mustang

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This is essential to a clean install. It fit well with my dash and with the Pioneer head unit. The customizable buttons are a nice touch for not having to fumble with a touch screen all the time.

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2013 Mustang GT

Rudy from Lockhart, TX on 8/22/2018

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Quality construction, color matches well with interior, pocket and usb are a plus

Pros: Color match and quality fit

Cons: None

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Clark from Madison, WI on 6/24/2018

2012 Ford Mustang

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The Connec KIT-MUS1 was an exact color match to the OEM dash panel. Appears this could have been an option from Ford!

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Easy Recommendation

Austin from Utica, MI on 6/11/2018

2011 Ford Mustang

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Excellent product! Looks like it came straight from the factory!

Pros: Factory Fit and Finish Easy Install Added Storage Pocket Buttons were back lit and better quality than I was expecting

Cons: None

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Great add

Anthony from Omaha, NE on 4/12/2018

2014 Ford Mustang

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Love it love it love it

Pros: Everything is great

Cons: None

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2011 upgrade to touch screen audio / nav system

Greg from Pompton Plains, NJ on 2/5/2018

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perfect fit the programable buttons are awesome I really like that they can be programed with two functions per button seemless fit in my Mustang It looks factory installed

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Crutchfield customer from Oak Hill, WV on 1/3/2018

2014 Ford Mustang

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Fits my Mustang perfectly. I've read lots of reviews that the custom buttons don't work very well, and I must agree with that. Very poor design. But overall, nice fit. Didn't have much of a choice anyway.

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Awesome Product

Renee from Pearl River, LA on 12/19/2017

2014 Ford Mustang

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Great product. Looks factory. I love being able to choose the buttons.

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Factory Finish

Devin from Atlanta, Ga on 8/4/2017

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Great product for interpreting your car into your dash. Install was a bit challenging due to lack or clear instructions but once setup was complete it was AMAZING

Pros: Integration of the computer with my indash for my gauges...Something that should have come with the the mustang

Cons: The push buttons lack quality....I'm not sure if the light are supposed to work behind it but mines doesn't

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Crutchfield customer from Kingsport, TN on 7/13/2017

2014 Ford Mustang

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Fit and function were good. A little confusing at times as the instructions were a bit lacking, but patience and some basic wiring knowledge will get u thru. Programming the unit to work with your vehicle was the hardest part as it will only work with explorer and a newly formatted flas drive i.e.: can't be any hidden files on it.

Pros: Trim fits nicely and looks good. Everything works as it should. The extra storage space with the USB ports are a great feature.

Cons: Would be nice if it didn't only work with explorer. Could come with a better wiring detail for the specific vehicle

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Best option

Mark from Cape Coral, FL on 5/5/2017

2014 Ford Mustang

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I can't add much to what's been said, i.e. good color match, great fit, buttons look and feel cheap, etc. I installed it along with a Kenwood 9903, so a/c is controlled by the Kenwood interface. I really worried that this would suck, but actually works fine. The Kenwood display interface looks cheesy, but functions fast enough not to be an issue. To me this is the best option for installing a 2DIN hu in my car

Pros: Allows 2DIN, color matches, fits like OEM, Maestro functions as advertised.

Cons: buttons have low end feel and look. Can't change out the button covers on the far left and right (I'd prefer that all were plain black rather than the cartoonish looking printed covers)

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Crutchfield customer from Wrentham, MA on 4/16/2017

2014 Ford Mustang

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This is a great setup. The harness looks more intimidating than it actually is to wire together. The completed install looks awesome.

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Crutchfield customer from North East, MD on 3/23/2017

2011 Ford Mustang

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Easy to wire and looks factory.

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Bjp from Elkhart, IN on 10/8/2016

2013 Ford Mustang

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The dash kit fits the cars very well. I am not a 12 volt wiring expert, so I had a professional shop install this. Its a great kit

Pros: Fits well and is easy to use

Cons: I think it's one of the more costly setups

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Great fit n finish

Bill from Pensacola, FL on 9/8/2016

2013 Ford Mustang

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Great fit n finish on the adapter. Really makes for an awesome aftermarket alternative to the stock unit. Makes integrating the climate controls easy.

Pros: great fit and looks factory

Cons: had an issue with the hookups of the speakers.. but think that was on the JVC side

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Perfect fit and finish

George from Charlotte, NC on 7/24/2016

2011 Ford Mustang

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Bought this to mount a Kenwood DDX9903s in my 2011 Mustang. It is a perfect fit and matches the factory trim color exactly. This coupled with the Maestro RR made the install a breeze. Highly recommend this to anyone wanting to upgrade the look and feel of their dashboard controls.

Pros: Perfect fit, finish and color match Easy install The storage pockets and USB ports are a huge addition to the interior

Cons: None

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Pricey but a perfect fit

Chris from Palestine, TX on 5/29/2016

2014 Ford Mustang

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A bit expensive but it is a perfect fit and looks stock.

Pros: Looks factory

Cons: Price is a little high

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nice fit and solid

carmello p from stillwater, NY on 2/18/2016

2012 Ford Mustang

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it fits well and seems to be built well, but its finish is much darker then the factory color. so it does not match well with the console, also found that some of the buttons stick when its cold, if its color was a better match I would have given it 5 stars

Pros: fit perfectly and built strong

Cons: color is way to dark so its not a good match with the console, buttons stick sometimes

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cool

LB from Alabama on 9/13/2015

2013 Ford Mustang

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This thing is the best..it let's you keep all of your factory features on your car.. I love it!

Pros: Every thing.

Cons: None

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Awesome!

Cody W. from South Carolina on 2/27/2015

2013 Ford Mustang

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Great fit and finish, looks factory and works great!

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Great Product

Jack from Florida on 1/30/2015

2010 Ford Mustang

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I purchased my iDatalink with the Kenwood DNX891HD for my Mustang and all I can say is "Great Product". The kit works well together and matches the factory color panels great. There are many options that come with this unit that allow you to make the necessary changes you need/want. Great overall product

Pros: Great fit and finish Fits like a glove

Cons: No MAC compatibility

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Thomas from Cary, NC on 12/15/2014

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I got this product for my 2014 Mustang GT to install an aftermarket Kenwood. The fit and finish of this product is first rate and idatalinks integration is (in my opinion) top notch... The color matched my Mustang perfectly. The customization of the buttons and a nice extra feature and the fact you can use them for double functions (quick press for function one, long press for function two) is very helpful... Add features to your car that you didn't have to begin with...

Pros: 1. Lots of customization 2. Fit and Finish works well in the Mustang 3. extra USB's in the pocket make things easier 4. The pocket adds much needed storage 5. Integration into the car's controls (ODB2, Sync) is done extremely well 6. Use of SYNC services still retained 7. Display cars information from the ODB2 port that the car never could, VERY COOL 8. Idatalink support VERY GOOD!

Cons: Cons: 1. Customization of buttons needs to be well thought out, it requires outside programming to change things (not really a con, but a lot to change it) 2. wiring diagrams need to be updated, wire colors (mostly SYNC) did not match up, I have been installing systems for years and it took two hours pouring over forums to find the right SYNC wire to cut 3. Instructions needs to be a little clearer, I was able to adapt everything, however, better instructions would be helpful... (however, the

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Nicely executed idea, atrocious instructions and documentation

Dan NJ from New Jersey on 11/16/2014

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It'd be great to think this thing is as awesome as sliced bread. Super impressed by ADS courage to build something this ambitious, and hopefully, it will perform as advertised. However, they have the most convoluted, irrational and bizarre instructions and documentation for this kit. There is a harness included, but there is zero documentation or wiring diagrams included. ADS website is a mess, and trying to figure out what harness I got is never gonna happen. Thank goodness for Crutchfield, as they actually have documentation for A harness, but it does refer to 2 different harnesses, and I have no idea which one is included (is it ADS-RR(SR)-FOR01-DS-IG-EN? or is it ADS-RR(SR)-FOR01-AS-IG-EN). At least there's some references. The dash package is quite nice, and the quality is terrific. The hard buttons are great, as is the choices you can make for them. The programming is also pretty cool, but I have zero confidence this thing will work as claimed. Installing in a 2011 Mustang GT, Sync, no Nav, and replacing it with a Kenwood DNX891-HD and hope to heavens that I can get all the features to work. I suspect it'll have to come in and out of the car 20 times to iron out the bugs.

Pros: Nicely molded plastic panel. Fits well, color matches. Hard buttons are slick. Original thinking on ADS part, which I applaud... a complete replacement dash panel, who woulda thought! An awesome way to remove the lousy/busy/confusing Ford dash panel

Cons: Documentation is worse than anything I've seen in years. It is so unbelievably confusing and contradictory, as well as lacking key critical information, that I'm dubious it will work. I've read nice accounts of people plugging this stuff in and having it work, but I was expecting that I could install it with provided instructions and documentation, rather than calling ADS 100 times, and they're only open during the week, when most people work. Shabby

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Mustang dash kit

Chad B. from Sandy, oregon on 9/20/2014

2014 Ford Mustang

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Excellent fit and finish.

Pros: Easy replacement for factory radio

Cons: Not quite a perfect flush fit on 7" LCD screens. Buttons on dash are a bit lacking quality wise but usable.

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Awesome product

DS11 from Ninety Six, SC on 8/11/2014

2011 Ford Mustang

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I decided to Install this in my 2011 GT500 after seeing it on a GT500 forum. The fit is great and its very functional. I was wanting a Touchscreen with NAV and this complements it perfectly. Its nice to have the quick buttons to take you to the climate controls or what ever you decide to use them for. I used a Kenwood 771HD with it.

Pros: Gives you a cubby hole to put your Ipod and phone. Easy navigation with the buttons. Stock appearing.

Cons: The only Con I see is that you have to take it apart to reprogram the buttons if you decide to go another route with them.

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Awesome Kit

hd_dh from Las Vegas, NV on 8/5/2014

2014 Ford Mustang

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Amazing fit and easy install. I would highly recommend it to anyone

Pros: easy install provided you know how to solder. works incredibly well,

Cons: none

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Excellent item

seminole67 from Ga on 6/17/2014

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Adds function and versatility to the Mustang that is needed. Gives you that much needed storage area to put your phone or other item instead of using your cup holder. Gives you touchscreen use with your Kenwood receiver and monitoring of vehicle diagnostics. Even lets you see the tire pressure in each tire instead of just a dummy light on the dash.

Pros: Everything. Wiring is straightforward and simple.

Cons: Nothing

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Very Nice

Scott from MArysville, Ohio on 5/7/2014

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Added bonus value - it includes the T harness which makes the install of the Maestro Module VERY easy - good match in appearance to the factory plate -

Pros: good fit, adds storage, buttons programmable, includes ADS-HRN(SR)FOR1 harness

Cons: you have to buy another module to make it all work...

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2014 mustang dash kit

Crutchfield customer from Round Rock, TX on 1/19/2014

2013 Ford Mustang

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Really cool how it links up Your car computer to head unit.

Pros: Awesome

Cons: Only fits for a navigation unit

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Awesome!!!

atothepfunk from Killeen Tx. on 12/30/2013

2012 Ford F-250

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Great kit, Comes complete with the harness and an array of buttons to customize for your application!

Pros: Solid construction, ease of use and looks great!

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Great Product

Zach G from Lenexa, KS on 11/3/2013

2012 Ford Mustang

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Great quality product that looks OEM when installed. The fit and finish of the product perfectly matches the rest of the car. Paired with the Maestro RR and a Kenwood DNX890HD this is the best possible replacement for any Mustang audio system.

Pros: Sets the double din opening higher than any other dash kit for better accessibility Perfectly matches the dash to look OEM 5 buttons to access common functions, with 3 programmable Pocket to keep random items 2 USB connections for flash drives and phones

Cons: The 5 buttons at the top of the radio seem a bit, "soupy". I wish they felt more like a mechanical keyboard and gave some physical feedback (click) when pressed.

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Excellent Quality

JJS from OKC on 10/23/2013

2012 Ford Mustang

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Very high quality unit and matches interior perfect. Great flexibility when coupled with the Maestro RR unit and the storage pocket is very handy and needed in the car. No regrets.

Pros: fit, finish, configuration options

Cons: none

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Fianlly here!!!!!

Bryan M from Palm Bay, FL on 10/11/2013

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What can I say? AWESOME!!!!!! I had the Metra kit, which was doable, but I was waiting forever for this kit to come out. The screen is raised for better viewing and with the Maestro, and my Kenwood 570, It is flawless... The color matches perfect, and the cubby hole to put my smokes and phone was much needed. The Stereo store had it ordered for me and was shocked that I had it in my hand... Buy it!!!!!!! My mustang is now complete!!!!m Video to come tonight!!!

Pros: everything, but the 3 buttons for you to choose rocks!!!! It even has many buttons with the icon toset up the memory... Raised screen, better display of the LCD screen, Cubby at the bottom, price, easy install...

Cons: The USB connections in the front are only for the after market stereo, and if you have an Apple device, you will have the Ipod cable sticking out..(I didn't use the USB)

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More details on the iDatalink Connec KIT-MUS1 Factory Integration Adapter

Stacey B.

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Features

Ford Mustang OEM Integration Dash Kit & Vehicle Harness: The iDatalink Maestro KIT-MUS1 consists of an OEM integration dash kit and vehicle harness designed specifically for the 2012-2014 Ford Mustang equipped with a factory non-navigation radio (including Shaker systems). In combination with the iDatalink Maestro RR (794ADSMRR, sold separately), the KIT-MUS1 lets you replace the factory non-navigation radio of your 2010-2014 Ford Mustang with an aftermarket Alpine, JVC, Kenwood, or Pioneer receiver equipped with the iDatalink Serial Port.

  • Vehicle Compatibility: Click here for a list of compatible Mustang vehicles. Or, click here to find out what works with your particular vehicle.
  • Aftermarket Receiver Compatibility: Click here for a list of compatible aftermarket radios with an iDatalink Serial Port.
Note: The iDatalink Maestro KIT-MUS1 requires the purchase of the iDatalink Maestro RR (794ADSMRR).

OEM Grade Fit & Finish Kit: The KIT-MUS1 OEM integration kit features a factory grade fit & finish to match the contour and color of your vehicle's dash. This OEM integration kit lets you retain your vehicle's factory, secondary LCD screen for display of song/artist information, station identification, and Caller ID. The kit also features integrated, customizable climate control buttons and lets you adjust your climate controls from your compatible Alpine, JVC, Kenwood, or Pioneer head unit's touchscreen. In addition, the KIT-MUS1 OEM integration dash kit provides dual USB ports for your compatible Alpine, JVC, Kenwood, or Pioneer head unit. You also get a convenient pocket for storage.

Vehicle Harness: The iDatalink Maestro KIT-MUS1 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 aftermarket radio harness of your compatible Alpine, JVC, Kenwood, or Pioneer receiver. The installation harness contains three Molex connectors which plug into your Ford Mustang'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 are also front/rear/mono-sub RCA connectors, as well as a stereo auxiliary RCA connector that plug into the corresponding jacks on your compatible Alpine, JVC, Kenwood, or Pioneer head unit.

Retained Features: The following factory features (if applicable) are retained when replacing your aftermarket head unit with a compatible iDatalink Serial Port head unit from Alpine, JVC, Kenwood or Pioneer using the Maestro RR Car Radio Replacement Interface module and KIT-MUS1 installation package.

  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Sync with Media Player (USB/Aux) & Bluetooth (Phone/Music)
  • Analog or Digital Amp with Turn On, Fader, DSP & Gain
  • Speed Compensated Volume
  • Satellite Radio (external tuner only)
  • Secondary Display

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 following extra features are retained when replacing your aftermarket head unit with a compatible iDatalink Serial Port head unit from Alpine, JVC, Kenwood, or Pioneer using the Maestro RR Car Radio Replacement Interface module and KIT-MUS1 installation packages.

  • Performances Gauges
  • Vehicle Information (TPMS, Doors, Check Engine)
  • Touchscreen Climate Controls

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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The MUS1 kit is needed to retrofit a double din aftermarket stereo to a non-navigation Ford Mustang Shaker system. It also adds two interchangeable ports and a storage slot underneath the stereo. The ports will need be connected to the stereo from the rear and can be either USB, HDMI or 3.5mm.This eliminates most hard buttons from original dash and transfers them to digital display on the aftermarket stereo. [ Miguel  Mar 07, 2019 ]
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From all the reviews I've read, I think this will make for a factory installed look. Lots of nice features with this. [ DANNY  Feb 06, 2019 ]
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to upgrade my stereo system. [ Eriberto  Aug 23, 2018 ]
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Must have to get aftermarket stereo in my Mustang. [ Morris  Aug 04, 2018 ]
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needed it [ Anisley  May 27, 2018 ]
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to give the custom look a professional finish i chose this item [ Brandin  Dec 19, 2017 ]
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''Tis makes it very very easy to install all the guts and glory [ Bill  May 12, 2017 ]
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Needed for install to maintain cabin controls and keep the factory look. [ SCOTT  Apr 19, 2017 ]
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Item needed to maintain the OEM appearance of the dash in my 2011 Mustang Roush Stage 1. [ David  Mar 24, 2017 ]
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Needed to install car stereo [ Dan  Feb 28, 2017 ]
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This unit allows you to keep your stock display. The Scosche kit displays "Mustang" on this screen. The Metra kit eliminates this display all together. Only this kit keeps compass, time and temperature readings. It's also supposed to be used to display performance stats, tire pressure info etc when used with the right headunit and wiring kit. [ KENDALL H  Nov 02, 2016 ]
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Haven't use it yet. [ Juan  Aug 26, 2016 ]
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works for my car [ Bill  Aug 11, 2016 ]
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not too many choices on the market for the mustang and this was the highest rated. [ Brian  Jun 24, 2016 ]
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7 questions already asked

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I need a black dash adapter kit grey wont work?
[ travalinman012  Jul 27, 2019 ]
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Hi Shane, thanks for your question. In order to insure we are giving you the best information, please chat with an Advisor online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695. They will be able to pull up your Mustang's exact info, to check for other dash kit options or colors.
[ Jess  Aug 04, 2019 ]  Staff
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I believe it only comes in gray from idatalink for the mustangs. I got mine a few years ago for a 2014 . I don't know what year you have. There might even be other companies that offer one in black. If not You might be able to paint it or even get it wrapped black.
[ michael  Jul 27, 2019 ]
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once installed do you connect bluetooth using factory sync or to the new head unit?
[ scotty  Dec 27, 2018 ]
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I connected my phone via BT using the head unit function.
[ DALE  Dec 27, 2018 ]
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does this keep the sync functions? like on the steering wheel when you press the voice command button
[ bryce  Jul 04, 2018 ]
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It sure can! There is a wire that must be spliced from this kit to the stock wiring to make it happen. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101
[ Paul  Jul 11, 2018 ]  Staff
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This kit retains the green single DIN display at the top, correct? Can anyone tell me if the clock and radio/song info are synchronized with the touchscreen unit that is installed? In other words, if I change to time on the touchscreen, does it automatically change at the top?
[ Shannon  Dec 15, 2017 ]
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I used a Kenwood head unit in mine and it did. When playing something it would show source and song title (for example, "Bluetooth" or "USB").
[ Brian  Dec 15, 2017 ]
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Yes, Yes and YES! It's awesome. The more expensive Scosche verson just says "mustang GT" or "V6 Mustang" when it's playing - so annoying. But this beauty will display the song name and artist when you're on MP3s and it'll show the date and time on start up. In other words, it works the way Ford always intended the screen to work stock.
[ KENDALL H  Dec 15, 2017 ]
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Yes, it's synchronized
[ Dillon  Dec 15, 2017 ]
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Yes they are connected and do sync with each other.
[ John  Dec 15, 2017 ]
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Do the hard buttons light up? Like when headlights are on? If so, do they dim with the dash lights?
[ Bill  Jun 22, 2016 ]
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The lights are always on.
[ Nicholas  Apr 02, 2017 ]
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Yes. Not sure about dimming but they do turn on/off with the dash lights.
[ Chris  Jun 22, 2016 ]
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Sorry this was a gift to my son.
[ TERI A  Jun 22, 2016 ]
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Will the new JBL stereo work with this set up? It says Kenwood and Pioneer so I want to be sure before I commit.
[ Jeremiah  Apr 11, 2016 ]
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For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Kenny  Apr 11, 2016 ]  Staff
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If I have the base mustang without sync, will this still work to control everything?
[ Mark  Jun 29, 2015 ]
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For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Krissy  Jun 30, 2015 ]  Staff
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