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Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

Connects your car's steering wheel audio controls to select aftermarket car stereos

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The ASWC-1 adapter from Axxess allows you to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to almost any brand of aftermarket stereo, including Alpine, Clarion, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, Sony, and more. (Note: your new stereo must have a 3.5mm steering wheel control or wired remote control input.)

Keep your steering wheel audio controls

The ASWC-1 adapter from Axxess allows you to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to almost any brand of aftermarket stereo, including Alpine, Clarion, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, Sony, and more. (Note: your new stereo must have a 3.5mm steering wheel control or wired remote control input.)

Installation is a straightforward process. You usually have to connect a few wires to your factory wiring. In most cases, the adapter automatically recognizes the vehicle it's been connected to. If not, you can manually program the adapter for your vehicle by following a step-by-step process with LED confirmation. Once connected, the adapter's memory retains its programming even if battery power is interrupted. A USB slot allows you keep the ASWC-1 current when updates become available. Warranty: 1 year.

Installation Note: This adapter will not retain your vehicle's factory Bluetooth functionality. Please identify your vehicle or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to see if the ASWC-1 adapter is compatible with your vehicle.

Wiring Advisory: You'll usually have to tap or splice into one to three wires in your vehicle at the radio location to connect this interface. If you're using a Metra Axxess OEM integration adapter to connect your new car stereo to your vehicle, then it most likely will have a prewired connector for this Axxess ASWC-1 adapter. In these cases, no additional wiring in required. Axxess does provide custom wiring instructions for all confirmed compatible vehicles on their website.

Works as described. Follow the easy instructions and enjoy.

Kenneth, Chippewa Lake, OH

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What's in the Box:

  • Steering wheel control interface module
  • 11" Twelve-pin harness (with male 3.5mm connector)
  • Female 3.5mm connector (with attached 9" brown and brown/white wires)
  • Resistor
  • Installation Manual
  • Application Chart
Reviews

Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

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No Problem

Kenneth from Chippewa Lake, OH on 5/23/2017

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Works as described. Follow the easy instructions and enjoy.

Pros: No installation issues.

Cons: Kinda pricey.

Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter

Anonymous from Salt Lake City, UT on 5/22/2017

2007 Kia Rio

Everything worked great! The instructions were a little confusing and even the website wasn't very clear, but it works flawlessly and my daughter is very happy with the ability to use her steering wheel controls without issues in her 2015 fiat 500. After plugging in the 1/8 inch headphone type jack in the back of the radio, everything worked great and this was very hard to find in the instructions.

Pros: Works without programming, no delays in controls, works just like factory.

Cons: Install instructions not very clear,

Easy install, easy to program, works great

Anonymous from WISCONSIN on 5/22/2017

2013 Kia Soul
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Works awesome!!! I was amazed that I only needed to hook up 4 wires to retain my steering wheel control and did not have to touch the vehicle wires. It was done via aftermarket stereo harness. Very easy to program, I only had to hold +volume button for a few seconds and done. Works perfect. If you can install a stereo, you can install this.

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Nice

Patrick from Leesburg, VA on 5/21/2017

2002 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After having steering wheel controls for your radio you don't want to go without. This little module connected my existing controls to a new jvc system. The button programming didn't auto detect perfectly but is totally useable. I had to reread instructions several times on what is a very easy hookup. I missed the second part of a sentence that said then connect to ground. This would have been more clear as its own step.

Pros: Price Easy hook up

Cons: Seems like a lot of extra wires that I didn't use. Must apply to other systems. Wish would have had adapter harness to plug into factory.

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James B from San Diego, CA on 5/18/2017

2013 Subaru Impreza WRX
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Did exactly what it was supposed to and worked on the first try.

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Hawk from San Antonio, TX on 5/15/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So easy to install

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Anonymous from San Jose CA on 5/14/2017

2010 Toyota Corolla
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice adapter really makes it good to have steering wheel controlS??

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William from Elk Grove, CA on 5/14/2017

2005 Honda CRV EX
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One wire hook up, easy peasy!

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Phil from Bluffton Ohio on 5/14/2017

2008 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Doesn't work

Pros: None

Cons: Doesn't work

Works, sort of.

Chris from Hickory, NC on 5/11/2017

2005 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Major pain to get installed and working in my 05 Maxima. Crutchfield support was awesome and did as much as they could. The problem lies in the mediocre installation instructions from Axxess and the way you have to go about obtaining them online. After scouring online videos and diligently searching the net I finally found older instructions that explaned how to manually setup the adapter. Also, I had to download the updating software from Axxess and flash the firmware. I spent the better part of 2 days messing with this thing and searching for answers but I eventually got it to work for the most part. All steering wheel buttons work as intended except for On and Off. Instead of turning the unit on and off, it just mutes the volume. I can live with this but will definitely go with another product next time.

Pros: Really not much. May work for some folks, but was a pain for my situation.

Cons: Lousy instructions, plus you must jump through many hoops to even obtain instructions. Instruction sheet that comes with unit only tells you to go to website and obtain instructions for your car. Doesn't seem to recognize proper function of some buttons.

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Gregg from Lunenburg, MA on 5/11/2017

2004 MINI Cooper
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It took a couple of tries to get it programmed, but overall it was pretty easy to install. Now it's working great.

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Anonymous from Lacey washington on 5/7/2017

1999 Dodge Durango
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product wouldn't work in my vehicle. I'm sure it is a good product just the wrong one for me

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Crutchfield response on May 8, 2017 We're sorry the adapter didn't work out for you. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

Plug and play

Ed from Lancaster County, PA on 5/7/2017

2006 Toyota Camry
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Plug and play for me. The programming instructions can be overwhelming so I just installed it and it worked fine. Get the adapter harness to save some splicing.

Pros: Simple install with the optional adapter harness

Cons: Intimidating instructions.

Easy Install and works great

Chris from Folsom, CA on 5/3/2017

2005 Jeep Liberty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After connecting the unit to my 2005 Jeep Liberty Limited, it gave me back the steering wheel controls that I had not had for a while. Previous owner installed aftermarket radio that did not have the functionality to utilize these controls. Easy to install and worked perfectly with my Pioneer DEH-X7800BHS unit and the Jeep.

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Anonymous from Lansing, MI on 5/2/2017

2008 Saturn Sky
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had issues with this unit putting it into a 2008 Saturn Sky. It would not set up correctly. I had no issues with support form Crutchfield, they were great to work with but they ended up directing me to the manufacture of the module which had to be set up manually or else hard wired instead of the plug and play they advertised. After a day of messing around it now works. Again this is not a Crutchfield issue but an axxess issue of incompatibility.

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Anonymous from Bronx, NY on 4/30/2017

2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Doesn't work on 2004 Nissan Armada le

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Crutchfield response on May 2, 2017 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the adapter installed and working. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Good to keep steering wheel controls

Luis from Mountain View, CA on 4/27/2017

2003 Honda Accord EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Overall very good. It did take significant amount of troubleshooting with tech support since it did not program on its own. The controls work but when seek is pushed, it seeks from the overall list of stations not the ones programmed.

Pros: Works fairly well kept controls working

Cons: hard to program seek does not work as expected

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Anonymous from Tampa, FL on 4/27/2017

2005 Toyota Camry
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Took a while to figure out what was needed, or in this case what was not needed to make this unit function. Was very pleased how easy it was to set up this steering wheel control. I thought I might need to update software and the like but all I did was reset it and it started working. Did not know if I would need a steering wheel controls since I did not use them much with my old radio but with the new double din display requiring a lot of attention sometimes, it is much easier to use the controls then push buttons on the screen!

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Buy an extra harness

John from Battleground WA. on 4/26/2017

2006 Saturn VUE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The unit works well the hook up takes a little time. If you are using an adapter harness just know there aren't enough pins to hook up this unit. I had to buy a second harness and steal wires out of it to have the connections needed to make this unit work.

Pros: Does exactly what it promises.

Cons: Needs extra wire harness parts to hook up.

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Anonymous from Denham Springs, LA on 4/24/2017

2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Perfect product for my car and the entire Crutchfield team is easy and very pleasant to deal with.

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Works perfectly fine

Jason from State College, PA on 4/23/2017

2006 Toyota Camry
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adapter worked perfectly. I had some installation issues on the whole project due to an incorrect receiving wiring harness being sent (delayed by a day or so and the correct part was sent quickly). I had picked up the 'correct' receiving adapter from another retailer and JT at Crutchfield talked me through installation (the 'correct' one was missing the illumination wire and Crutchfield sent the correct one). While at BB, I inquired out of curiosity how much it would cost to have the stereo plus SWC nstalled, since I had all of the components. The salesperson asked which SWC I had, told him, and he said, "No, you need the more expensive one for that car," which was not the Axxess ASWC-1, of course, and cost more. I left, installed this one and it worked perfectly after a reset. Point being -- this one works great and don't use BB's advice.

Pros: - Works great! - Easy install

Cons: - Directions are unclear on where the reset button is (it's inside the small hole almost in the center of the box)

Regained control

Trevor from Lynnwood, WA on 4/22/2017

2003 Jeep Liberty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked first time. Instructions were very clear and hook up was relatively easy. Glad to have the steering wheel controls back on our '03 Jeep Liberty Limited.

Pros: Great instructions Everything necessary was there

Cons: None

A good solution

Thomas E from Conklin, MI on 4/22/2017

2001 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Could use some extra refinement. I only need 3 wires and not much room to tuck all those other ones away. It would be nice to have an insert for the harness so you dont have to cut the wires too. Otherwise good instructions and easy to put in. Even tells you why it wont hook up with its led flashes that are all well explained on the website to help you diagnose the problem faster.

Pros: Good instructions, easy diagnoses to problems

Cons: Bulky wiring, lack of harness connector pin

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Anonymous from Roanoke, VA on 4/20/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Still having problems with it. the + on volume does - at times and vise versa. I been on a road trip since it was installed last week and haven't had time to discuss with anyone yet.

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Happy Camper

Nick from Santa Barbara, CA on 4/19/2017

2004 BMW 3 Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Item worked on first try. PDF instructions were straight forward and simple. Installed in E46 BMW with an aftermarket Kenwood stereo purchased from Crutchfield.

Pros: Volume, source, mute are now available on my wheel again.

Cons: None

All of the steering wheel controls work!

Anonymous from Dublin, CA on 4/18/2017

2005 Honda Accord EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfect in my son's 2005 Honda Accord. All of the steering wheel controls work fine.

Pros: Steering wheel controls work like the stock radio!

Cons: Have to cut into the stock radio harness and connect a few wires; if you're not comfortable doing that have some experienced do it for you.

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Richard K from South Ozone Park, NY on 4/17/2017

2010 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good product just a little hard to program

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Anonymous from Yakima, WA on 4/17/2017

2013 Subaru Impreza

Great, instructions were adequate, EZ install for those of you who like to crimp. :)

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Perfect!

Anonymous from Piedmont, OK on 4/16/2017

2008 Chevrolet Silverado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works just like it's supposed to. 08' Silverado.

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Anonymous from Beverly Hills, FL on 4/16/2017

2004 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as advertised instructions were very clear

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Anonymous from Beckley, WV on 4/12/2017

2013 Toyota Tacoma
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The price is the only thing that sucks about this entire thing

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Anonymous from Rochester, NY on 4/12/2017

2006 Honda CRV LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed perfectly. Instructions from their site were easy to read and this was easy to install in a 2006 CRV. It automatically learned the car and stereo, so no additional programming was needed and it worked within 1 minute of turning the car for the first after the install.

Pros: Easy install No programming required

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Mark from Orange Park, FL on 4/11/2017

2012 Nissan 370Z
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfectly. Easy to install using the instructions from Axxess.

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Anonymous from Longmont, CO on 4/11/2017

2009 Mazda 5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Could not figure out how to make this work. The directions were not very clear and directed me to the Axxess website which had more thorough directions but I was still confused. The wiring harness in the pictures did not match the wiring harness in my car. After several hours I eventually just gave up.

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Crutchfield response on April 12, 2017 We're sorry you had problems during your installation. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the adapter installed and working. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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LEM from South Plainfield, NJ on 4/10/2017

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Install and programming was easy. The main thing is to do the reset after the unit confirms your settings.

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Anonymous from New Kent,va on 4/9/2017

2007 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This steering wheel adapter hooked right up my buttons on wheel work perfect.

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Jason from Jefferson, WI on 4/7/2017

2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Install was very easy. Programming worked the first time. Couldn't be happier with this.

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Justin A. from 19008 on 4/5/2017

2006 Honda Accord EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

If I could get this to work correctly I would give it 5 stars. After working with Axxess tech support twice I only have volume up and track change up control on my steering wheel.

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Anonymous from Kearney Nebraska on 4/4/2017

2009 Nissan Versa
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It was a huge pain to install but with Crutchfield's amazing support I successfully installed it.

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Must have

Eric from Md on 4/4/2017

2006 Porsche Cayenne
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy install and programming

Pros: All controls work

Cons: None

Easy install. Works great.

Ray from Mattoon, il on 4/3/2017

2000 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy installation. Minor setup issues and instructions were incomplete, but not bad.

Pros: Installed easily. Works fine.

Cons: Included instructions were incomplete. Had to go online. Didn't automatically sync, but worked fine after a manual reset.

Works perfectly with a Pioneer stereo in my Miata

Michael from Santa Maria, CA on 4/3/2017

2006 Mazda MX5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to use installation instructions, and the controls work just like the factory radio!

Pros: Simple to connect

Cons: Had to call customer service because I had a little trouble finding the wiring instructions on the website, but tech support was extremely helpful!

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Anonymous from Spring Green, WI on 4/2/2017

2011 Toyota Camry
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as advertised. Needed help from Crutchfield and Metra support to splice a wire from the Toyota steering wheel adapter to finally make it work.

Pros: Works well.

Cons: Didn't install by the book.

Straight forward set up

Shea from Albuquerque, NM on 4/2/2017

2004 MINI Cooper
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to set up, and pretty straightforward. Though you still have to splice into car's wiring harness, not just studio's harness. The instructions are clear about what wire to tap into though. On base 2004 mini cooper, make sure to cut cars wiring harness back enough to be able to splice them together in the future.

Pros: Clear instructions It actually works

Cons: Splicing cars wiring harness

Difficult to find instructions

Grant from Oceanside, CA on 4/2/2017

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product was a bear to get right. The web and their instructions was terrible. I finally found the complete instructions on the web. After the third attempt everything works great.

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Pierre from Boston, MA on 4/2/2017

2004 Honda Accord EX
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Unfortunately i don't have a good review on this. It did not work and it was quite frustrating. Called the tect support twice and they were unable too help. In the end i had too go without it

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Anonymous from Portland, OR on 4/2/2017

2012 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Idea of the product is great it i could get it to work.

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Anonymous from Cochran, GA on 4/2/2017

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product does what it says it will do. Easy installation

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So so control.

Anonymous from Ridley Park, PA on 4/2/2017

2011 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The function of "Talk" button on my steering wheel was not retained. Sometimes the track changing button needs to be hit two or three times before the head unit responds

Pros: Limited functionality

Cons: Limited functionality

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Sonia from GA - Georgia on 4/2/2017

2010 Honda Accord
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as expected.

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Anonymous from Lansing, MI on 3/29/2017

2016 Kia Soul
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple install, does what it says. I was a bit wary of the website you need to access to get the car specific instructions since they didn't not include the 2016 model year for my car. I had to use the 2015 instructions but thankfully nothing had changed.

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Anonymous from Tampa, FL on 3/28/2017

2012 Chevrolet Camaro
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Wired in perfect and made it very convenient!

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Jeff from Cortez, CO on 3/28/2017

2005 Dodge Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was concerned about how difficult it would be to program - but for my vehicle it was extremely easy! Works great - the steering wheel controls work just as they did with the factory stereo!

Pros: easy to program and wire

Cons: had to find space for the little box in dash behind the stereo

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Anonymous from Williamsburg, OH on 3/27/2017

2005 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fairly straight forward installation. Required the OEM harness to be spliced/soldered into which I didn't care for too much. It would be much easier to have an adapter (with wires) that connects to the OEM connector.

Pros: Retain steering wheel controls

Cons: Splice/Solder into OEM harness

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Anonymous from Atlanta, GA on 3/27/2017

2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy install. Good instructions. Keeps the steering wheel controls

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Pat from Aurora, IL on 3/26/2017

2014 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The product itself is great and does what it's supposed to do. How ever it is the most confusing piece to install. There are 5 different sets of instructions available to you, that have you wire totally different. Thankfully for the amazing Crutchfield tech support we got it figured out.

Pros: Does every thing it says, pretty basic other than that.

Cons: Installation instructions are confusing because there is multiple ones to follow and you can't tell which to use.

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larry from Jacksonville, FL on 3/26/2017

2016 Honda Accord
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product worked flawlessly!

Pros: Well worth the price

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Sacramento, CA on 3/23/2017

2016 Nissan Sentra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Stupid because it tells you to go to their website to get instructions for you vehicle and when you get there it has one page. It tells you to go back to their website and do the same thing you already did. Run in circles! great job!

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Crutchfield response on March 27, 2017 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the adapter installed and working! Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Keep Hands Free

Anonymous from Three Rivers, MI on 3/23/2017

2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

2007 Ford F-250 SD Diesel Instructions are not as clear as they could be, but that is where Crutchfield Help line comes in. They were awesome and now it works perfectly. I Highly recommend updating the device as soon as you get it. Mine was a few revisions behind. I do not think it would have affected my installation, but if you have a newer car it will.

Pros: Keep hands Free!! keep current controls you can even create new one

Cons: Factory instruction not as clear as they could be. Lot of extra wires to deal with that are not used.

easy install and programimg

Edward from Sebring , Fl on 3/23/2017

2002 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I didnt want to loose my steering wheel controls the came up under options for my truck and so i added it to my ordered and it works great.

Pros: works flawlessly small easy to hide very easy to program and change options.

Cons: none

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Kevin from Island Lake, IL on 3/22/2017

2004 GMC Sierra 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Love it! It was a little tricky on the wiring for me, but that was because I didn't read everything before connecting the wires. For my vehicle, and the stereo I bought, there were a few "if your wiring has this then hook this this color wire to that...". Took me a bit to get it, but when I finally got through it, It works perfectly. All my controls work as they should, and it's reprogammable if I decide to change my current mute button to the call button for the hands free calling that the stereo I bought has.

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works as advertised

Andy from Tucson, AZ on 3/22/2017

2005 Honda S2000
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This works with my 2005 Honda S2000's controls, except for the mute button. I'm not sure why, although it is indicated in the instructions. The new radio (a Kenwood) has a mute wire, so at some point I'll figure out how to connect it to the mute button directly. Oddly, the car's service manual has a schematic of the wiring harness for the factory radio and the pin called "mute" seems to be connected differently from what is indicated in the Axxess instructions. This car's controls are limited to just volume up and down, mute, "next channel" and input select. There seems to be a delay between button presses and the stereo's recognition of them, and I suppose that's due to the processor in the ASWC-1's box interpreting the button presses and generating the proper message to the radio. Installation instructions are confusing, but the key thing to remember is that the manual linked to in the Crutchfield page for this thing is the one you want. I entered the car information into Axxess' web site and it kept giving me the same one-page note that came with the product.

Pros: It works.

Cons: Confusing installation instructions.

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Anonymous from California, MD on 3/22/2017

2002 Pontiac Firebird
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Plug it in, splice a couple wires, and it works awesome!

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Anonymous from West Virginia on 3/19/2017

2008 Honda Accord
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This interface works perfectly with my 08 Honda Accord and Pioneer avh x4800bs. Even with me being colorblind, the instructions on the axxess website were spot on and made the install simple. The manual that came with the interface are near worthless. Just be sure to go to https://axxessinterfaces.com to get update to date instructions.

Pros: Simple install Works like a charm with no lag Reasonable price

Cons: Instructions in the package could be a bit more accurate

Easy to install

Louis from Colorado Springs, CO on 3/19/2017

2013 Mazda MX5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works Perfectly and Detects automatically the first time on 2013 Mazda MX-5 Club using Kenwood KMM-BT515D. One wire goes to Mazda OE car harness through the Metra 70-7903 harness adapter for signal, one wire go to the same Metra harness for ground signal, the 3.5 mm jack goes to a single wire from Kenwood for signal. That was it. The printed manual diagrams for Metra adapter wire outs were printed in very low resolution, get better manual for your specific car from Metra website. When connecting wires by crimping, be sure to have the copper overlap each other to prevent signal reduction. Just be sure to connect the ground for metra on the specified ground wire from steering unit.

Pros: Very easy to install. Better and clearer manuals are found on website for specific car models.

Cons: Paper manual may be confusing for some. Take time to read it.

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Anonymous from El Dorado Hills, CA on 3/19/2017

2013 Mazda 3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Honestly this thing was a pain in the butt to install but totally worth it if you want steering wheel controls.

Pros: Get to use your steering wheel.

Cons: Hard to wire

Nice but not so easy

Chad from Prattville, AL on 3/19/2017

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Had some difficulty getting to work. The instructions are not the best.

Pros: great to have steering control working

Cons: instructions not clear

Crutchfield response on March 21, 2017 Chad, whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Anonymous from Brick, NJ on 3/19/2017

2006 Buick LaCrosse
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Apparently this product does not work well with Gia models. Tried to set up this product according to the manual and with tech-support to no avail. Company was nice enough to send me a replacement units but everyone did not work with Buick.

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Anonymous from Harrisonburg,VA on 3/18/2017

2015 Nissan Sentra

easy to install phone buttons on steering do not work and car usb doesn't work but other then those issues it works well

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Anonymous from Easley, SC on 3/14/2017

2014 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

ordered a pac steering wheel control interface to start with. I couldn't get it to work properly, the guy that helped me from Crutchfield was awesome and helped me to try and diagnose it, didn't hesitate to send me a axxess steering wheel interface, and it worked perfectly with no issues

Pros: easy to install, recognized my truck and stereo

Cons: none

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Anonymous from Crestwood, KY on 3/13/2017

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

On my 2nd one, doesn't work with steering wheel controls - push volume once, it works, 2x and it will change your band or channel

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Anonymous from Mcdonough, GA on 3/12/2017

2011 GMC Sierra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy install. Auto program did not work first try but after pressing the reset button everything worked as described. Steering wheel phone answer and hang up buttons do not work on 2011 Sierra.

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Anonymous from Palmyra, PA on 3/12/2017

2010 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Extremely confusing. Do not have it hooked up yet. Website is not very clear on do it yourself connection

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Crutchfield response on March 14, 2017 We're sorry you had problems with this adapter. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the adapter installed and working. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

EASY EASY EASY! Take the guess work out of the equation!

Alan from Peoria, IL on 3/6/2017

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix

I've purchased other brands of steering wheel controls, and this one made the process a lot easier. The other brands i've used had to be manually programmed, with no option for auto-detection of what application you use. While that might not ALWAYS work on a custom setup, it is kinda of nice to wire something all up, plug it in, flip the vehicle on- watch the box go through its "flashes and blips" and then... it works! No more setup. Ever. Yes, you can go back through and re-map your buttons to do other functions- but seriously. First stereo install i've done where I didn't have to spend more than 5 minutes with the dash apart and the key on, troubleshooting things.

Pros: Simple setup clear wiring instructions updated on their website Does what it needs to do

Cons: none!

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Anonymous from Williamstown pa on 3/5/2017

2011 GMC Sierra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works after ya figure out the instructions. Wiring rather easy after some phone calls to tech support and reading the instructions several times.

Pros: Steering controls work for my new stereo!!

Cons: Lots of time invested to get it to work properly

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Anonymous from Houston, TX on 3/2/2017

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Was never able to get this unit programmed to work. Spent over an hour and several phone calls and emails with Crutchfield. It's like I have a money stuck in my dashboard since I gave up and put everything back with the intent of trying again to program the unit but gave up. I should just return it but it's more of a hassle to pull the whole dash off again. It's a very flaky unit and should have have purchased.

Pros: would be nice if it worked.

Cons: Does not work.

I Love It

Bradley from Charlotte, NC on 3/1/2017

2012 Subaru Forester

I am sure everyone's installation is different and more successful than others. This unit works great in my 2012 Subaru Forester. I was not only able to retain the steering wheel audio controls but also the phone controls. I had no idea the phone controls would be retained so it is like an added bonus. I did have to tap into three factory wires but it wasn't too bad. For the Forester I used the existing black ground wire that plugged into the back of the factory radio for all my ground hookups for both the radio and the ASWC-1. I thought that wire was probably grounded to the chassis and I was correct. The unit auto programmed on the first try. This unit is paired to a Kenwood Excelon KDC-X301that I purchased from Crutchfield. I couldn't be more pleased. Hopefully it will last for a few years.

Pros: Better Instructions (from their website) and Better Functionality than similar competing units. Auto programs everything with compatible vehicles.

Cons: None so far

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Anonymous from Lake Forest, CA on 2/28/2017

2005 Jeep Liberty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This part of the install took a little bit more time than anticipated but the overall finished project works perfectly!

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Retains Steering Wheel Contols

Jake from Philadelphia, PA on 2/27/2017

2015 Honda Fit
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Mostly works. I was not able to get the bluetooth steering wheel controls integrated. But otherwise, the device works with my 2015 Honda Fit EX-L. Using the dual function (long press) allowed me to retain the bluetoooth functions. I was ale to assign Source to PTT, Right to Off Hook, and Left to On Hook.

Pros: Works as expected on primary steering wheel controls. Easy to program Dual function buttons (long press)

Cons: Bluetooth controls did not work.

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Anonymous from Berlin, MD on 2/26/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Unit is great. Instructions are terrible but thanks to Crutchfield install went well

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Anonymous from Coppell, TX on 2/26/2017

1999 BMW 3 Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The adapter worked perfect with my 1999 BMW 323i and my sony radio.

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Best purchase from crutchfield

Hunter from Loveland, CO on 2/25/2017

2007 Dodge Grand Caravan
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was the best decision I have ever made when putting in a new head unit. My paticular vehicle only had 3 wires to hook up. Power, ground, and the pink wire.

Pros: Easy to setup. Easy to use. Small unit. Hidden well

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Portland, OR on 2/22/2017

2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great!

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Easy installation

John C from Denver, CO on 2/22/2017

2010 Mazda 3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy installation. All functions work perfectly. No need to program. Just plugged it in and it worked.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Zero

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Catherine from Milton, VT on 2/22/2017

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought the second one of these adapters and no luck!! First one I tried to install, but chalked it up to inexperience. This one I had professional installed and they could not get it to work either. The radio was a JVC KW-R920BTS going into a 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek. The radio works fine, but stinks when you cant use the steering wheel controls.

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Crutchfield response on February 28, 2017 Catherine, we're sorry you had problems with your steering wheel adapter. 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 help you solve the problem or 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.

Easy to use

George from Poughkeepsie, NY on 2/21/2017

2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very simple to install and has given me the ability to keep the use of my steering wheel controls!

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Anonymous from Palm Harbor, FL on 2/21/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As a part of the installation of a JVC stereo in my wife's 2004 Infiniti G35 Coupe. I was skeptical that it would be able to make the steering wheel controls function with the new stereo. Along with the interface, it works perfectly.

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Anonymous from Colorado Springs, CO on 2/13/2017

2003 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Flat-out didn't work. Tech support people were responsive, but nothing that they suggested worked, although they confirmed correct wiring. Unit did recognize the receiver I have, but didn't recognize the steering wheel controls. Gave up after several hours.

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Crutchfield response on February 21, 2017 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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Anonymous from Bailey, CO on 2/12/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The device is very intuitive and easy to install. Directions are good. I installed the adapter on a 1987 Harley and it was kind of a custom installation (which is not supported) but the project went well.

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Patrick from Greer, SC on 2/10/2017

2004 Lexus RX330
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Used this interface to access my steering wheel radio controls. These is a specific sequence of actions, power-on, power-off, door open , door close. Call Tech for details on your car. May require adding a resistor somewhere. Luckily I didn't need it. The unit self-detect my steering wheel controls correctly. I had originally intended to program it so I could answer the phone and hang up using the long press button capability. This has to be done before complete installation and counting flashes. More risk for the effort so I didn't do this.

Pros: Auto-detection of cars controls worked great.

Cons: Can't easily progam switches after full installation

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Anonymous from Janesville, WI on 2/8/2017

2005 Toyota Camry
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly, I can use my steering wheel controls with my new radio now.

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Works as advertised.

Rob from Owensboro, KY on 2/5/2017

2009 Hyundai Santa Fe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked fine with a new Blaupunkt head unit installed in a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe. Instructions say to splice and soldier connections I used wire taps I purchased from Crutchfield and they worked fine and made installation so much easier. Followed instructions for adapter and new head unit on programing the steering wheel buttons everything worked fine. Take your time and read instruction and all should work as they are supposed to.

Pros: Small and easy to install.

Cons: None so far.

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T D from Brandon, MS on 2/1/2017

2006 Chevrolet Tahoe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Used this to retain steering wheel controls in '06 Tahoe. Worked flawlessly. Was easy to hook up and programming was simple. All controls work with new radio. One thing I would mention is the instructions from the manufacture tell you to keep pushing volume up button during programming. I would advise they amend that to mean the volume button on the steering wheel, not the head unit which I was incorrectly doing. Thanks to quick call to Crutchfield I was politely informed the correct way and instantly it worked after doing it correctly. Thanks as always Crutchfield.

Pros: Easy to install, easy to program. Small form factor so does not take up much room inside dash.

Cons: Instructions could have been slightly more clear, otherwise no complaints.

Flawlessly preserves the steering wheel control functions.

Michael from Lake Charles, LA on 2/1/2017

2004 Toyota Highlander
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was recommended by Crutchfield to preserve the operation of the steering wheel controls on my '04 Toyota Highlander when I replaced the factory JBL audio system with a new Kenwood. It was easy to install with the new Kenwood and auto programs when first powered up. It took only a few seconds to recognize and adapt to the system and it works flawlessly. Nothing to do but let it do it's thing, tuck it away and forget it. A great addition to my new audio system.

Pros: Simple to install, completely self programming. Just tuck it away behind the radio and forget it.

Cons: None for my installation.

barely adequate, but works

Meep from SE USA on 1/31/2017

2009 Volvo S60
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel control adapter works as it should in my 2009 volvo. It is not a quick install, however - you have to also take a few steps to program it. Programming it is easy enough, but it requires the car to be powered. In a volvo, powering the car without the HVAC controls connected results in an airbag fault light which can only be reset by the dealer or a volvo-specific code scanner. So, it's a bit of a pain. Also, a big disappointment for me is that unlike the steering wheel control adapter Crutchfield provided for an older 2005 volvo, this unit does not provide an illumination wire to automatically dim the radio display at night. If there is another option for HU integration, take it.

Pros: Steering wheel buttons function

Cons: Requires powered-up programming does not provide illumination control

Worked flawlessly in my 05 dodge ram

Jason from Vancouver, WA on 1/29/2017

2005 Dodge Ram 3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great. Used tech support to help with the programming. Took about 60 sec.

Pros: Retains all functionality in my 05 dodge ram

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Anonymous from Moreno Valley, CA on 1/29/2017

2003 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Was not able to connect to 2003 dodge ram 1500 steering wheel controls

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Crutchfield response on January 31, 2017 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to this customer to issue an apology and help him further. We'll either help him get the adapter working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

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william from Ringgold, GA on 1/26/2017

2002 Dodge Durango
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wow , this thing works great and was easy to install

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

Works like the factory controls.

Nick from Myrtle Beach, SC on 1/23/2017

2017 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked fine. I can see how some would find this confusing. Installed in 17 civic, a bit confused at first. Found a Crutchfield video at an online video website that cleared it right up.

Pros: Works as it should.

Cons: Instructions could be a little better but a quick Googling and I was back in business.

Kept my wheel controls

Michael from Alpena, MI on 1/22/2017

2007 GMC Yukon XL Denali
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Got this eith the axxess interface to keep my wheel controls in my 07 denali. Had to play with it twice to get it to program. It did what I needed, just wish it wasn't so expensive.

Pros: It worked

Cons: Too expensive. Bulky for just needing the box

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Dino from San Diego, CA on 1/19/2017

2016 Nissan Sentra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I received the after market adapter for my 2016 Nissan Sentra and am unable to have it installed. I purchased a JVC Iplay stereo through Crutchfield and the wiring harness does not match any harness that is accessible on my vehicle. I took the adapter to a local installation company and the said the adapter I had was for the 2015 model and they could not install it. I am very disappointed and without steering wheel controls.

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Crutchfield response on January 19, 2017 Dino, we're sorry you're having problems with your steering wheel control installation. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem or 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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Steve from New Orleans, LA on 1/19/2017

Don't have functional experience to relate. Wiring was too hard given the existing harness in my 2015 Nissan Versa Nate. I managed to undo the damage and forget the steering wheel control. Easier to control the head unit, itself. a no splicing harness would have helped. I can envision a simple harness solution, but, I guess they have not gotten to my make/model yet. I still love Crutchfield, don't get me wrong!

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Crutchfield response on January 24, 2017 Steve, we're sorry you had difficulties with your installation. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem and get your system installed and working the way it should! Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Anonymous from Houston, TX on 1/18/2017

2000 Pontiac Firebird
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit to keep the steering wheel controls. DON'T be in a rush to wire up.....and have a tech on the phone while you are trying to program....those guys are serious gurus when it comes to seeing thru the phone and walking me thru the mess I created in my dash!!!!!

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Anonymous from Goldsboro, NC on 1/17/2017

2003 Chevrolet Suburban
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed and working fine.

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Great product, poor tech support

Shaun from PA on 1/17/2017

2007 Chevrolet Cobalt

I have a Sony head unit and was having a problem with the Axxess ASWC-1, it kept resetting my radio, making my clock kept resetting and forgetting my presets and the steering wheel controls wouldn't work either. Spent many hours on phone with Sony and Axxess tech support and got nowhere. They had me trying eveything and nothing worked. Sony even told me that my Head unit may be bad. So I decided to take matters in my own hands, because i knew my head unit was just fine. After i disconnected the Axxess ASWC-1, my radio worked just fine (No resetting of clock and presets). Since this Axxess ASWC-1 consumes no real power, i decided to run a dedicated (Constant) power wire from battery to the Access ASC-1, and everything worked just fine. I did have to manually program the Axxess ASWC-1. Its been three months and still working just fine. The Axxess ASWC-1 doesn't draw really anything from the battery even though i hooked it up as a constant. And just so everyone reading this will ask, NO, i did not have it originally hooked up to the accessory, i had it hooked up to the constant on the harness and it was still resetting my radio (It would only reset after car was parked for several hours; basically every morning. but during the day it was fine)

Pros: Works great, once you getting it working

Cons: Needed a firmware update and better pictures in the instructions

Crutchfield response on January 19, 2017 Shaun, if you purchased this product from Crutchfield and the problem reoccurs, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website.

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Bill from Smyrna, GA on 1/16/2017

2002 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works good on low volume but when over half volume it keeps turning up when you try to turn down. Also not all buttons only 5 out of 6 will program

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Anonymous from Norfolk, VA on 1/16/2017

2016 Nissan 370Z
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy instructions to follow. Worth it

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Anonymous from Las Cruces, NM on 1/16/2017

2009 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked flawlessly with my pioneer install. The included instructions so wereal a little hard to follow for me but I went to their website and it will give you specific instructions for your make and model. After I did that, it was very easy to install.

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Anonymous from Elkhart, IN on 1/16/2017

2007 GMC Sierra 2500/3500 Classic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Item works great - but the instructions for my vehicle were not on their site which lead to several calls and a lot of guessing / assuming. Once installed properly, it works great.

Pros: works great

Cons: no instructions for my vehicle

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Peter T from Apex, NC on 1/14/2017

2010 Toyota Prius
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Supplied by Crutchfield along with the no-splicing harness for my 2010 Prius. Plugged everything in and it worked straight away. Couldn't be happier really, would recommend unconditionally so long as you get the no-splice harness

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Working after firmware update

Anonymous from Ellicott City, MD on 1/13/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It wouldn't work at all initially. I was getting alternating red and green led no matter what I tried. I then updated firmware after reading some of the reviews here. The unit then behaved exactly as it should and started working right away. Happy with result but deducting a star for all the time wasted. Recommend updating firmware before installing.

Pros: Works great after update, easy programming.

Cons: Didn't work at all until firmware update.

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Anonymous from Seattle, WA on 1/13/2017

2005 Jeep Liberty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as advertised - good easy to install

Pros: easy to install

Cons: video references would be useful to see what is meant by a 'long led flash'

It Just Works

Chris from Alamogordo, NM on 1/9/2017

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works with all my steering wheel controls. Self programming works great.

Pros: Retains all steering wheel functions. Self Programing, turn on the ignition, press the up volume button, wait for the lights. That simple!

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HJC from San Francisco, CA on 1/9/2017

1999 Jaguar XJR
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product arrived quickly and what was delivered matched the description - I'm installing now and don't expect problems beyond sorting out my Jaguar wiring - look forward to using product enjoYABLY...

Pros: Small accessory, clear instructions, makes older cars adaptable

Cons: Could use slightly better pictures and description

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Timi from Menlo Park, CA on 1/6/2017

2005 Lexus RX330
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does the magic very very well, fantastic

Pros: Works as expected

Cons: none so far

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Anonymous from Covington, KY on 1/5/2017

2007 Scion tC
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

works as advertised

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David from Kernersville, NC on 1/4/2017

2001 Honda Accord
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adapter works as advertised. A little confusion with the initial hookup , that was quickly cleared up by Crutchfield support!

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Works but install/directions are terrible

James from Keller, TX on 1/3/2017

2007 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fully functional after a large amount of messing with it. Make sure to heed the advice in the booklet that comes with the adapter (not the direction from Crutchfield/Axxess) and take the ground wire to chassis ground NOT the wiring harness ground and do not share this ground for the AXXESS. Never could get the adapter to identify the car until noticing this information in the booklet. Support didn't help with this either. Do not like splicing behind factory connectors....Metra should have wire out connectors for the ASWC-1.

Pros: Provides steering wheel controls on Nissan Maxima

Cons: Have to splice wires behind factory wiring harness connector when using Metra wiring adapter.

worthless

Sean from Auburn, KY on 1/3/2017

2004 Mazda 6
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

did not work for Mazda 6. Was supposedly supposed to Auto-Detect. Went through the sequence fine, but never actually worked. Unfortunately, I called Crutchfield support, and I get an automated response saying the call volume was too high and they could not help me. You can only imagine my frustration... so I installed the stereo without controls. Frustrated @ Crutchfield's service. Not there when you need them.

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Crutchfield response on January 4, 2017 We're sorry we were busy when you called. Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Sean to issue an apology and help him further. We'll either help him get the adapter working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

very easy to install and configure automatically for Infiniti G35.

Eric from Omaha, NE on 1/2/2017

2003 Infiniti G35
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent product. Very easy to install and it configured automatically. Works great with the aftermarket head unit and my car's sterling wheel controls.

Pros: Easy to install and auto configure.

Cons: None, does what it is supposed to do.

Good product at the end

Anonymous from Oceanside, CA on 1/2/2017

2005 Infiniti G35
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

You have to be very patient with when installing this part, first of all, route all grounding wires to metal part of car, not the metal radio case. I ended up having to update the firmware to make it work, I made a Youtube video to show the installation and troubleshooting process. Called Metra for help, their tech support offered useless suggestions. It was Crutchfield's tech guys finally helped me out.

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Stephen from Bluefield, WV on 1/2/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Gave a 4 only because the instructions need a little more details for the beginner. With a call to Crutchfield,Eli helped in 5 min. Thank you Crutchfield!!!! I'm a customer for life.

Pros: Works great

Cons: Needed Crutchfield's help

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Anonymous from Rock Hill, SC on 1/2/2017

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

You have to follow the directions precisely to program it correctly. It works great

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Easy Install for 2015 Mazda 6

Elijah from Pittsburgh, PA on 1/1/2017

2015 Mazda 6
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The specific directions for my vehicle were not available through the website but the number provided got me the help I needed to determine the proper wiring. Once wired up it automatically configured itself to work with my steering wheel controls in about a minute. My steering wheel controls work perfectly with my aftermarket radio now (Pioneer MVH-AV290BT). I installed this in a 2015 Mazda 6 w/o the Bose stereo system.

Pros: Easy install Auto-configuration worked quickly

Cons: Wiring instructions weren't available on the website, had to call the 1-800 number.

Works Great

Anonymous from El Cajon, CA on 1/1/2017

2002 BMW 5 Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This item works exactly as described.

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Anonymous from Scottsboro, AL on 1/1/2017

2007 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Didn't work on my 2007 Honda Civic unless you splice some wires and find a ground in the dash.

Pros: None

Cons: Have to splice wires and find a ground in dash, not a plug and play like I was lead to believe.

Up, Down, Next, Back

Jason from Springfield, MO on 12/31/2016

2005 Jeep Liberty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Mine arrived DOA so I cannot comment to much on the product. That being said CrutchField was easy to work with and they are sending me a new one (should arrive 6 Jan 2017)

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Does not work with Soundstream VRN-65HB

Eddie from Arlington, VA on 12/30/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are usually good units & I'm sure that the problem lies within my Soundstream VRN-65HB. The volume controls worked for a while. Now nothing. For now I'm just using the controls on the head unit. Will call Crutchfield at some point to try & get this working again.

Pros: Works on my other car!

Cons: Does not work with my Soundstream VRN-65HB

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Anonymous from Queen Creek, AZ on 12/29/2016

2005 Nissan Titan
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good product! Works as advertised. Simple install. I'm quite satisfied.

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Works well

Andrew from Pinetown, NC on 12/29/2016

2002 Mercury Grand Marquis
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works As intended

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Read everything first

Travis from Puyallup, WA on 12/26/2016

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Instructions were a little vague. Had to go online to make sure I connected to correct wire. Easy to program to my truck. Everything works great.

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aswc-1 sterring wheel controler

tom from Kansas City, MO on 12/26/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Biggest waste of money ,bad support and was un able to make this product . Don't waste your money !

Pros: none

Cons: doesn't work waste of money

Crutchfield response on December 27, 2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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Scott from Middletown, NY on 12/21/2016

2004 Dodge Ram 1500

I own a 2004 Dodge Ram SLT Quad cab with the infinity sound system. I replaced the factory radio with a Kenwood dnx572bh. By far this has to be the easiest steering wheel interface to install and the auto detect works awesome!! Prior to this purchase I purchased a idatalink Maestro RR which only works with a 2004 dodge darango as far as 2004 dodge vehicles. I then purchased a ControlPro PAC SWI-CP1 which before purchasing I called PAC tech support and asked about ease of installation and compatibility with my vehicle. Upon installing the easy 5 wire install it didn't work. Called manufacturers tech support again and was told to return it where it was purchased??? What company doesn't stand behind their product and do a direct warranty?? Buy AXXESS

Pros: Easy as pie install!!! (On a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500)

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Anonymous from Denver, CO on 12/20/2016

2013 Toyota Corolla
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great

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Anonymous from Fayetteville, NC on 12/20/2016

2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara
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I have not installed yet but did update firmware with no problems after finally getting the little door open (hardest part of the upgrade) and instructions are a bit confusing but work. update after install

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Simple and invisible

Nik from Lewistown, Mt on 12/17/2016

2006 MINI Cooper
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Excellent product. Easy to hook up, worked right the first time.

Pros: Retained my steering wheel controls

Cons: None

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David from Sarasota, FL on 12/14/2016

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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This adapter was far easier to use than I expected. While it clearly has a ton of capabilities, installing it in my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee to hook up the existing steering wheel controls to my new Pioneer head unit was stupid simple. It took exactly 1 wire. One wire! (OK I also had to connect it to ground, but that barely counts.) I literally spent more time trying to figure out why it wasn't more complicated than I did hooking it up. It auto-detected my vehicle on the first try and all the features work like a charm!

Pros: Easy to install, automatically detected my vehicle, gave me all the vehicle's factory feature set with my after market stereo

Cons: Somehow, it seems like it should be more complicated. (This isn't much of a "con" is it?!)

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Anonymous from Laytonville, CA on 12/13/2016

2006 GMC Sierra 2500/3500
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This is a great gadget. I put it in my 2006 2500HD along with a Pioneer 830. I got it together and the autoprogramming function worked but it mixed up some of the controls. So I manually programmed the controls via their instructions. This worked for the most part. I had to get creative how I programmed it to get the right buttons to do the right thing. I have a button that is supposed to select presets up and presets down. It will only go up. I have yet to contact tech support about this, perhaps they can solve it. I suspect also that there may be some software interfacing that isn't cooperating. We'll see what tech support has to say when I call them. All in all, I feel it is a good product. T

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Anonymous from Lake Worth, FL on 12/13/2016

2006 Toyota Avalon
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Didnt work for me . Audio tech spent hours on installing it and couldn't succeed.

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Works well

Brian from Downey, CA on 12/12/2016

2011 Subaru Legacy
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It works well, but the instructions are very vague because it's a universal product.

Pros: Works as advertised.

Cons: Instructions aren't as clear as they could be.

Works Great!

Nikolis from Edmonds, WA on 12/11/2016

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

It does what it supposed to do. It gives you steering wheel control with aftermarket head units.

Pros: Easy to install, works perfect, steering will controls can be reconfigured through an app.

Cons: none

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Anonymous from Georgetown, TX on 12/11/2016

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Exactly what i needed. Fast easy to install, and works perfect on my 05 E46. Service was over the top and delivered in 2 days.

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Eric from Manchester on 12/9/2016

2003 Chevrolet Avalanche
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Once programmed it works but not easy to program maybe directions could be written better

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Doesn't work with my 2015 Ram 1500

Ed from Beaufort, SC on 12/8/2016

2015 Ram 1500
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At this point my steering wheel controls do not work at all. This problem makes answering my phone more dangerous since I have to pickup my phone. I don't dare try to make a call because I have to dial on the phone or the screen since voice commands do not work at all.

Pros: None I can see at this time!

Cons: Doesn't work with my Ram

Crutchfield response on December 8, 2016 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Easy and it works!

Bob from Charlottesville, VA on 12/8/2016

2006 Toyota RAV4

Works great, easy install. I was very apprehensive before doing this install because of the steering wheel controller, but with the right wiring harness adapter and Axxess tech support (got right through to them the two times I called), it took all of maybe 2 minutes to connect to my 2006 Rav4 steering wheel controller. It automatically found my car did did the setup by itself. I thought I would have to manually adjust the seek buttons, but realized it was a radio function that i needed to change, not the adapter.

Pros: Easy install and setup, but need to call support to get it right. Support was also easy to reach, got right through.

Cons: Wiring instructions didn't make any sense.

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Anonymous from Findlay, OH on 12/6/2016

2014 Ram 2500
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Worked good

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Anonymous from Denver, CO on 11/30/2016

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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I'm going to assume the second one they send me works. It was easy to program and steering wheel controls worked like they were suppose to. You can also change what the buttons control, which is cool. Problem is that every time I turned off the vehicle the unit reset and I had to reprogram it. Crutchfield is replacing it.

Pros: Can reset steering wheel buttons to do different commands.

Cons: Hopefully this is a fluke that it resets every time the vehicle is shut down.

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Denis from Vermillion, SD on 11/28/2016

2012 Ford Focus
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- I double and triple checked that the wires I needed (Pink and Blue/Pink) were in connected to their corresponding wires and it still would not work. - Pressing down on my SYNC paddle caused my head unit to turn off completely. - The only thing that I was able to get was the "volume up button" (only after looking at some threads that I would have to make sure I was in the "SYNC Line In" mode) but no other buttons.

Pros: Came pre-wired in my wiring harness

Cons: Would not work after multiple attempts Shut off my Head Unit after pressing "SYNC" paddle

Crutchfield response on November 30, 2016 Denis, we're sorry you're having issues with your adapter. If the problem continues, please just reach back out to our tech support team. They can help either help get the adapter working the way it should, or possibly return it for an exchange or refund.

Works great

Rany Al from Marlboro, NJ on 11/28/2016

2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser
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Worked great immediately did not have to do anything extra except update firmware first. HU is Pioneer 380BHS

Pros: No fuss

Cons: The voice recognition button on the steering wheel didn't work. Did not bother to program it manually

Great to have factory, remote steering wheel controls

Brad from Papillion, NE on 11/27/2016

2008 Honda Ridgeline
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Easy install. DIY saved me $200 over the stereo shop. I was prepared to call Crutchfield or assistance but found a great video on-line that walked me through it

Pros: Ease of installation, self-programming

Cons: Installation manual too vague

Easy to install

VRosa from Midland, TX on 11/23/2016

2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty
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Easy to install and pair with vehicle. Really enjoy that I am able to use the steering wheel functions with my new Pioneer stereo.

Pros: Only applied three wires for my vehicle. Instructions were spot on.

Cons: No issues

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Anonymous from Florida on 11/21/2016

2013 Subaru Impreza
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Installed this in a 2013 Impreza with a Pioneer Radio. The volume and channel changer worked on the steering wheel, but the call and voice buttons didn't. I have to go through the radio to make calls. No big deal. I rarely used those buttons anyways. To keep the volume and channel changer on the steering wheel was worth the cost.

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Anonymous from St. Paul, MN on 11/15/2016

2005 Honda Pilot
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Works like a charm in my Pilot. Very easy set up. The hardest part about swapping the radios, was getting the dash trim out.

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Anonymous from Nashville, TN on 11/15/2016

2004 Honda Pilot
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Overall fairly easy to install, but a little complex. Instructions in box weren't complete, so I had to get more online. Not a huge problem, but was slow going back and forth making sure I was following correct instructions.

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Anonymous from Germantown, TN on 11/14/2016

2003 Dodge Ram 1500
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i really don't know how to rate this item because it did not link to my 03 Dodge Ram 1500 sLT steering wheel. i'm sure that this product works for other vehicles but since i lost money on it, i can only give it a two star rating. BTW, a pro shop attempted the install with a consult from the radio producer.

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Crutchfield response on November 17, 2016 Whenever you need assistance with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the adapter installed and working. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Great product. easy to program

Kyle from Dothan, AL on 11/14/2016

2011 Mazda MX5
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works perfectly in an NC mazda miata! simply hooked it up as instructed from the fit guide on the axxess website (instructions from crutchfield are generic and garbage. Get the vehicle specific from the axxess website.) and it worked flawlessly. just make sure to use good connectors. those crappy blue splice connectors that you can get at autozone and oreillys wont work. they dont give a good enough connection to the vehicle harness to be used. also keep in mind that you may have to splice wires depending on the vehicle.

Pros: auto programming easy install works perfectly

Cons: a bit bulky going behind the radio. need to route it into footwell can be difficult to understand a lot of extra wires crutchfield instructions for device are generic

Works fine, after some install trickery

Lunks from St Paul, MN on 11/13/2016

2008 Nissan Rogue
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I have a 2008 Nissan Rogue SL with Bose Audio/Bluetooth. I followed the bypass wiring in the trunk, verified it many times. Followed the wiring up front checked it many times. It would not autodetect the second wire. After checking and checking I finally manually programmed it which worked fine. So the wires were ok...but I would recommend that if you're having trouble go ahead and try the manual program first. :)

Pros: Plenty of wires, decent manuals

Cons: Tricky install

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Greg from Roanoke, VA on 11/10/2016

2013 Hyundai Elantra
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I installed this into a 2013 Hyundai Elantra with a Kenwood DDX373BT touchscreen head unit....it works perfectly. The support team with Crutchfield was awesome. I called them when it was time to wire the adapter and they let me know that only a few wires were required to use. They informed specifically which ones to use and which to ignore. I also had an issue with the initial setup and they walked me through the reset and setup phase. Works beautifully!!!

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Russell from Manhattan, KS on 11/10/2016

1998 Dodge Ram
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Works GREAT!!!!!!!! Wire colors matched.

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Anonymous from San Diego, CA on 11/9/2016

2008 Mazda 3
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This product did not work with my aftermarket head unit as advertised or as described in the instruction book. I called tech support and was just sent a page out of the instruction book. One that I had already tried. After that, I was referred to the head unit manufacturer who didn't even answer my inquiry.

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Crutchfield response on November 17, 2016 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to this customer to issue an apology and help him further. We'll either help him get the adapter working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

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Anonymous from Pomona, CA on 11/7/2016

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
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Not working....

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Crutchfield response on November 15, 2016 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to this customer to issue an apology and help him further. We'll either help him get this adapter working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

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Anonymous from Ft Smith, AR on 11/7/2016

2003 Honda Accord EX
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Connection and programing were simple since the harness that came with the rest of my order was prewired.

Pros: Programed without issue works the same as the factory SWC.

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