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iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Connect a new stereo and retain the steering wheel audio controls and factory amps in select Ford, GM, Chrysler, Fiat, Honda, Toyota, and VW vehicles

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iDatalink's Maestro ADS-MRR module, along with the correct interface harness for your vehicle, allows you to install a new car stereo in select late-model Fiat, Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota/Scion, Honda, Fiat, or Volkswagen vehicles while retaining your factory steering wheel audio controls and the use of your factory amplifier, if present.

iDatalink's Maestro RR module

iDatalink's Maestro RR module

iDatalink's Maestro ADS-MRR module, along with the correct interface harness for your vehicle, allows you to install a new car stereo in select late-model Fiat, Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota/Scion, Honda, Fiat, or Volkswagen vehicles while retaining your factory steering wheel audio controls and the use of your factory amplifier, if present.

Here's how it works

First, you connect the Maestro to your Windows-based computer (not compatible with Mac or Windows 10) using the included USB cable, visit www.idatalink.com/maestro, and follow the instructions. Once the unit has been "flashed," it's ready to go. Next, you'll either solder or crimp the vehicle-specific Maestro harness  (sold separately) to your new receiver's wiring, just like you would with any Crutchfield wiring harness or wiring adapter.

Important Note: You will also need an additional Maestro vehicle-specific wiring harness that connects your new receiver to the ADS-MRR module and your vehicle's wiring. We will automatically add this harness to your Cart at a discounted price when you purchase a new car stereo and this ADS-MRR module.

Retain steering wheel audio controls, too

The ADS-MRR module also allows you to use your factory steering wheel audio controls with your new receiver. Using the intuitive web programming interface, each factory button can be assigned a specific radio function. Better yet, you can also assign a secondary "press and hold" radio function to each factory button, effectively doubling what can be controlled.

Keeping your factory features with an iDatalink-ready car stereo

If you're buying a compatible Kenwood, JVC, Pioneer, or Alpine receiver, you'll enjoy the outstanding performance of your receiver, plus seamless touchscreen control over most of the factory features in select GM, Ford, Chrysler, or Volkswagen vehicles (see Details for specific functions and installation notes).

Ford: You'll keep your SYNC® system, including the factory Bluetooth, satellite radio (in select vehicles, see Details), steering wheel audio controls, and other great features.

GM: You'll retain the use of OnStar® system, along with your steering wheel audio controls, your factory amp, and safety warning chimes.

Chrysler: You'll retain the use of the Uconnect® system (including voice command), along with your steering wheel audio controls and factory amp.

Honda: You'll retain your vehicle's steering wheel controls, Bluetooth, aux iInput, and factory amplifier

Toyota: You'll retain your vehicle's A/V input, USB port, and backup camera.

Volkswagen: You'll retain your VW's Bluetooth, the factory digital amplifier and fader, plus VW's media device interface. Select Kenwood receivers allow you to display navigation info on your VW's multi-function screen.

Important Note: iDatalink Maestro RR is not compatible with a Mac.

Note: Most vehicles will require additional installation parts — please identify your vehicle if you haven’t done so. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

Product is accurately described and worked perfectly in my 2010 Silverado 1500 Extended Cab.

Anonymous, Duvall, WA

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What's in the Box:

  • Radio replacement interface module
  • 23" Eighteen-pin harness with bare wires on other end
  • 23" Three-pin harness with bare wires on other end
  • 18" Four-pin harness with a male 3.5mm connector/bare wire on other end
  • 18" Four-pin serial port cable
  • 21" 4-pin Cable with a 3.5mm connector on other end
  • 7" mini-USB (type-B) to USB (type-A) cable
  • 2-pin to 4-pin Adapter harness
  • Quick Start Guide

Product Highlights:

  • allows installation of a new car stereo in select 2006-up Ford, Chrysler, GM, Toyota, Honda, Fiat, and VW vehicles
  • works with required vehicle-specific harness (sold separately) to retain factory steering wheel audio controls, retain the factory amp if present, and integrate all car stereo connections
  • retains factory convenience features (OnStar, SYNC, Uconnect, and more) with select Kenwood, Alpine, Pioneer, and JVC touchscreen receivers
  • displays engine performance data on touchscreen with select Kenwood, JVC, Pioneer, and Alpine multimedia receivers
  • not compatible with Mac
  • dimensions: 4-1/8"W x 3/4"H x 2-7/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Ford/Lincoln/Mercury Features
GM Features
Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Features
Toyota/Scion Features
Honda/Acura Features
Fiat Features
Volkswagen Features

General Features

Web-Programmable Radio Replacement Solution: The iDatalink Maestro RR (ADS-MRR) is part of a web-programmable solution that allows you to replace the factory radio in many 2006-up Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, GM, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep, Toyota/Scion, Honda/Acura, Fiat, and Volkswagen vehicles (requires additional vehicle specific harness). Retained features will vary by vehicle and aftermarket head unit.

Note: Click here for the latest compatible vehicles. Please enter your vehicle information to see if your specific vehicle is compatible and what additional accessories will be needed.

Flashing the Module: The iDatalink Maestro RR (ADS-MRR) will need to be loaded with correct firmware before installation. The included USB cable plugs into your PC and allows you to "flash" the Maestro RR with the appropriate firmware to prepare it for installation. Just visit iDatalink's Weblink site, and follow the instructions. System Requirements for Weblink 6.3 include:

  • Windows 2000 (SP4), XP (SP2), Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
  • Administrative rights on your PC
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or greater (excluding 64-bit version)
  • Available USB port
Note: iDatalink Maestro RR is not compatible with a Mac.

Aftermarket Radio Compatibility: The iDatalink Maestro RR (ADS-MRR) is fully compatible with select aftermarket receivers with an iDatalink Serial Port and partially compatible with non-serial port aftermarket head unit. Features will vary by vehicle and type of aftermarket head unit.

  • Fully Compatible Serial Port Aftermarket Receivers: The iDatalink Maestro RR is fully compatible with the select Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, and Pioneer in-dash receivers which feature an iDatalink Serial Port. Click here for a list of compatible radios.
    • Kenwood Notes:
      • Select 2016 Kenwood DDX and DNX receivers will require a firmware update for full iDatalink Maestro RR compatibility.
      • For interfacing the Maestro RR with a Kenwood 2012 DNX/DDX-series receivers, you'll want to add the iDatalink Maestro ADS-HRN(SX)-ALL01 cable (794HRNSXA1, sold separately).
    • Pioneer Note: 2014 AVIC-NEX series and 2015 AVH-X series receivers require a firmware update. 2014-2015 Pioneer receivers are not compatible with Maestro RR's "Extra Gauges" feature.
  • Partially Compatible Non-Serial Port Radios: The ADS-MRR is also compatible with non-serial port radios from Alpine, Axxera (Dual), Blaupunkt, Boyo, Clarion, Eclipse, Jensen, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, and Sony.

Navigation Outputs: The ADS-MRR provides a VSS (vehicle speed sense), Foot Brake, Parking Brake, and a Reverse Light output to make installing practically any aftermarket navigation radio simpler and less time consuming in select Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, GM, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep, Toyota/Scion, Honda, Fiat and Volkswagen vehicles.

Steering Wheel Controls: The iDatalink Maestro RR also lets you retain your Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, GM, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep, Toyota/Scion, Honda/Acura, Fiat and Volkswagen vehicle's OEM steering wheel controls when replacing the factory radio with an aftermarket stereo that offers a SWC input. In addition to retaining the original steering wheel functions, you can assign secondary press & hold features to the buttons of your choice. There is only one wire that will have to be spliced when installing this interface in your compatible Ford/Lincoln/Mercury vehicle. However, if the vehicle was equipped with factory navigation, there will be no extra SWC wires to connect in the vehicle. You will not have to splice any wires to get SWC functionality in a compatible GM, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep, Toyota/Scion, Honda/Acura, Fiat, or Volkswagen vehicle.

Note: Steering wheel controls work with the following brands - Alpine, Axxera (Dual), Blaupunkt, Boyo, Clarion, Dual, Eclipse, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, and Sony. Other brands are not supported.

Amp Turn-On Lead: The ADS-MRR provides an amp turn-on lead to turn on any factory amps when installing virtually any aftermarket head unit. Both balance & fade control are retained in many vehicles with analog amplifier systems. iDatalink Serial Port compatible head units from Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, and Pioneer also support fading in vehicles with digital amplifier systems.

Note: If you are installing an aftermarket head unit that does not feature an iDatalink serial port, then you will not be able to fade in vehicles with digital amplifier systems. In this case, adjust the factory amplifier's fader prior to installation of the new aftermarket head unit.

Extra features: When installing an iDatalink Serial Port compatible Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, or Pioneer in-dash receiver in select Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, GM, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep, Toyota/Scion, Honda/Acura, Fiat, and Volkswagen vehicles, the iDatalink Maestro RR offers Extra features such as:

  • Climate Controls: Control your climate, defrost, and heated seat settings directly from your aftermarket head unit's LCD touchscreen.
  • Vehicle Info: Monitor your car's door status, tire pressure, read and reset engine codes and more directly from your aftermarket head unit's LCD touchscreen.
  • Gauges: Displays speed, boost, turbo, RPM, engine temperature and more directly on your aftermarket head unit's LCD touchscreen.
  • Visual Parking Assistance: Displays visual proximity indicators directly on your aftermarket head unit's LCD touchscreen for extra security.
Notes:
  • These Extra features will vary by aftermarket head unit and make/model vehicle.
  • 2014-2015 Pioneer receivers with the iDalink Serial Port and non-serial port aftermarket radios do not support these Extra Features.

Installation Note: Connecting the module, vehicle specific harness, and aftermarket head unit together requires hard-wiring numerous wires by soldering or using Posi-Twist connectors.

Ford/Lincoln/Mercury Features

Ford/Lincoln/Mercury Harness: When installed in a compatible Ford/Lincoln/Mercury vehicle, the iDatalink Maestro RR requires the use of the iDatalink Maestro HRN-RR-F01 installation harness (794HRRF01, sold separately). If your Ford vehicle has a "My Ford" radio with 4.3" screen, then use the iDatalink HRN-RR-F02 installation harness (794HRRF02, sold separately).

Ford/Lincoln/Mercury Firmware: The iDatalink Maestro module must also be connected to your Windows PC and flashed with one of these firmware updates from the iDatalink website

  • RR-FOR01-DS2: Firmware for select Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, and Pioneer in-dash receivers which feature an iDatalink Serial Port; click here for a full list of compatible receivers.
  • RR-FOR01-DS: Firmware for 2012 Kenwood DNX radios/DDX receivers.
  • RR-FOR01-AS: Firmware for non-serial connected aftermarket head units.

Ford/Lincoln/Mercury Vehicle Compatibility Chart: The iDatalink Maestro RR is compatible with the following Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, and Mazda vehicles -

Make Model Year Vehicle Specific Harness
Ford E-Series Van (base & navigation model) 2008-2014 HRN-RR-F01
Edge Base & Navigation model 2007-2010 HRN-RR-F01
My Ford Radio w/ 4.3" screen 2011-2014 HRN-RR-F02
Escape (base & navigation model) 2008-2012 HRN-RR-F01
Expedition (base & navigation model) 2007-2014 HRN-RR-F01
Explorer Base & Navigation model 2006-2010 HRN-RR-F01
My Ford Radio w/ 4.3" screen 2011-2015 HRN-RR-F02
F-150 Base & Navigation model 2009-2014 HRN-RR-F01
My Ford Radio w/ 4.3" screen 2013-2014 KIT-F150
F-Series Super Duty (base & navigation model) 2008-2014 HRN-RR-F01
Flex (base & navigation model) 2009-2012 HRN-RR-F01
Focus (base model) 2008-2011 HRN-RR-F01
Fusion (base & navigation model) 2006-2012 HRN-RR-F01
Mustang Base & Navigation models 2007-2014 HRN-RR-F01
Base models only 2010-2014 ADS-KIT-MUS1
Taurus (base & navigation model) 2008-2012 HRN-RR-F01
Taurus SHO (base & navigation model) 2010-2011 HRN-RR-F01
Taurus X (base model) 2008-2009 HRN-RR-F01
Lincoln Mark LT (Navigation) 2010-2011 HRN-RR-F01
MKS (base & navigation model) 2009-2011 HRN-RR-F01
MKT (base model) 2010-2011 HRN-RR-F01
MKX (base & navigation model) 2007-2010 HRN-RR-F01
MKZ (base & navigation model) 2008-2011 HRN-RR-F01
Navigator (base & navigation model) 2007-2014 HRN-RR-F01
Zephyr (base model) 2006 HRN-RR-F01
Mercury Mariner (base model) 2008-2010 HRN-RR-F01
Milan (base model) 2006-2011 HRN-RR-F01
Mountaineer (base model) 2006-2010 HRN-RR-F01
Sable (base model) 2008-2009 HRN-RR-F01
Mazda Tribute (base model) 2007-2011 HRN-RR-F01

Ford SYNC Retention: When installing a compatible iDatalink serial port compatible Kenwood, JVC, or Pioneer receiver, the iDatalink Maestro RR retains the Ford/Lincoln/Mercury vehicle's factory SYNC features; such as Bluetooth hands-free & audio streaming, USB media player, Aux input, RSE (Rear Seat Entertainment), and satellite radio. Satellite Radio can only be retained, if your vehicle has an external tuner; not built into the factory radio.

Vehicle Specific Features: Click here for vehicle specific information concerning the HRN-RR-F01 harness. Click here for vehicle specific information concerning the HRN-RR-F02 harness. Click here for vehicle specific information concerning the ADS-KIT-MUS1 kit. Click here for vehicle specific information concerning the KIT-F150 kit.

GM Features

GM Harness: When installed in a compatible GM vehicle, the iDatalink Maestro RR requires the use of the iDatalink Maestro HRN-RR-GM5, HRN-RR-GM4, HRN-RR-GM3, or HRN-RR-GM2 installation harness (all sold separately).

GM Firmware: The iDatalink Maestro module must also be connected to your Windows PC and flashed with one of these firmware updates from the iDatalink website.

  • Firmware for the HRN-RR-GM5 Harness:
    • RR-GMS05-DS: Firmware for select Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, and Pioneer in-dash receivers which feature an iDatalink Serial Port; click here for a full list of compatible receivers.
    • RR-GMS05-AS: Firmware for non-serial connected aftermarket head units.
  • Firmware for the HRN-RRGM3 or HRN-RR-GM4 Harness:
    • RR-GMS03-DS: Firmware for select Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, and Pioneer in-dash receivers which feature an iDatalink Serial Port; click here for a full list of compatible receivers.
  • Firmware for the HRN-RR-GM5 Harness:
    • RR-GMS02-DS: Firmware for select Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, and Pioneer in-dash receivers which feature an iDatalink Serial Port; click here for a full list of compatible receivers.
    • RR-GMS02-AS: Firmware for non-serial connected aftermarket head units.
Note: The HRN-RRGM3 & HRN-RR-GM4 harness is only compatible with select Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, & Pioneer in-dash receivers that feature an iDatalink serial port for the Maestro RR Car Radio Replacement Interface Module. Not compatible with any other brand of aftermarket car stereo.

GM Compatibility Chart: The iDatalink Maestro RR is compatible with the following GM vehicles -

Make Model Year Vehicle Specific Harness
Buick Enclave 2008-2014 HRN-RR-GM5
Lucerne 2006-2011 HRN-RR-GM5
Cadillac DTS 2006-2011 HRN-RR-GM5
Escalade (except 2013 w/ NAV) 2007-2013 HRN-RR-GM5
Escalade (w/ Factory NAV) 2012-2014 HRN-RR-GM2
Chevrolet Avalanche (except 2013 w/ NAV) 2007-2013 HRN-RR-GM5
Cruze (All) 2010-2015 HRN-RR-GM2
Colorado (base model) 2015 HRN-RR-GM3
Equinox 2007-2009 HRN-RR-GM5
Express 2008-2014 HRN-RR-GM5
Impala 2006-2013 HRN-RR-GM5
Malibu (Base) 2013-2015 HRN-RR-GM2
Monte Carlo 2006-2007 HRN-RR-GM5
Sonic (All) 2012-2016 HRN-RR-GM2
Spark (All) 2013-2015 HRN-RR-GM2
Silverado 1500/2500/3500 (Except 2013 w/ NAV) 2007-2014 HRN-RR-GM5
1500 (w/ Factory NAV) 2012-2013 HRN-RR-GM2
2500/3500 (w/ Factory NAV) 2012-2014 HRN-RR-GM2
1500/2500/3500 (All models) 2015 HRN-RR-GM3
1500/2500/3500 (w/ 7" Screen) 2016 HRN-RR-GM4
Suburban Except 2013 w/ NAV 2007-2014 HRN-RR-GM5
w/ Factory NAV 2012-2014 HRN-RR-GM2
Base model 2015 HRN-RR-GM3
Tahoe Except 2013 w/ NAV 2007-2014 HRN-RR-GM5
w/ Factory NAV 2012-2014 HRN-RR-GM2
Base model 2015 HRN-RR-GM3
Trax (ALL) 2013-2015 HRN-RR-GM2
Traverse 2009-2013 HRN-RR-GM5
GMC Acacia 2007-2014 HRN-RR-GM5
Canyon (base model) 2015 HRN-RR-GM3
Savanna 2008-2014 HRN-RR-GM5
Sierra 1500/2500//3500/ (Except 2013 w/ NAV) 2007-2014 HRN-RR-GM5
1500 (w/ Factory NAV) 2012-2013 HRN-RR-GM2
 2500/3500 (w/ Factory NAV) 2012-2014 HRN-RR-GM2
1500/2500/3500 (All models) 2015 HRN-RR-GM3
1500/2500/3500 (w/ 7" Screen) 2016 HRN-RR-GM4
Yukon/Yukon XL Except 2013 w/ NAV 2007-2014 HRN-RR-GM5
Yukon (w/ Factory NAV) 2012-2014 HRN-RR-GM2
Yukon XL (w/ Factory NAV) 2012-2014 HRN-RR-GM2
All models 2015 HRN-RR-GM3
Hummer H2 2008-2009 HRN-RR-GM5
Saturn Outlook 2007-2010 HRN-RR-GM5

Retained Factory Features: When installing a compatible iDatalink serial port compatible Kenwood, JVC, Alpine or Pioneer receiver, the iDatalink Maestro RR and the HRN-RR-GM5, HRN-RRGM4, HRN-RR-GM3, or HRN-RR-GM2 harness retains the following GM factory features (if applicable).

  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • OnStar Service & Bluetooth Hands-Free
  • Analog & Digital Amplifier with Turn-On, Fader, DSP, and Gain - *HRN-RR-GM5 & HRN-RR-GM2 only
  • Satellite Radio (external tuner only) - *HRN-RR-GM5 only
  • USB Media Player - *HRN-RR-GM2 only
  • Factory installed backup camera
  • Rear Seat Entertainment (requires AVGM5 harness; sold separately) - *HRN-RR-GM5 only
  • RAP & Warning Chimes (external chime module included with vehicle specific harness)
Notes:
  • For HRN-RR-GM5 & HRN-RR-GM2: When installing an aftermarket head unit without the iDatalink Serial Port, only steering wheel control, OnStar, Bluetooth Phone, amplifier turn-on on, and Rear Seat Entertainment (requires adapter) are retained.
  • For HRN-RR-GM4 & HRN-RR-GM3: This harness is only compatible with Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, & Pioneer receiver's with iDatalink Serial Port. Not compatible with other aftermarket head units.

Extra Features: The follow Extra features are added when replacing your aftermarket head unit with a compatible iDatalink Serial Port head unit from Kenwood or Alpine using the Maestro RR Car Radio Replacement Interface module and the applicable vehicle specific installation harness.

  • Performances Gauges
  • Vehicle Information (TPMS, Doors, Check Engine)
  • On-Screen Parking Sensor Display

Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Features

Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Harness: When installed in a compatible Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep vehicle, the iDatalink Maestro RR requires the use of the iDatalink Maestro HRN-RR-CH1 / HRN-RR-CH2 / HRN-RR-CH3 / HRN-RRCH3X installation harness, or the KIT-CHK1 installation package (all sold separately).

Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Firmware: The iDatalink Maestro module must also be connected to your Windows PC and flashed with one of these firmware updates from the iDatalink website.

  • Firmware For HR-RR-CH1 & HRN-RR-CH2 Install Applications:
    • RR-CHR01-DS: Firmware for select Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, and Pioneer in-dash receivers which feature an iDatalink Serial Port; click here for a full list of compatible receivers.
    • RR-CHR01-AS: Firmware for non-serial connected aftermarket head units.
  • Firmware For HRN-RR-CH3 Install Applications:
    • RR-CHR01-DS: Firmware for select Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, and Pioneer in-dash receivers which feature an iDatalink Serial Port; click here for a full list of compatible receivers.
  • Firmware For HRN-RR-CH3X Install Applications:
    • RR-CHR03X-DS: Firmware for select Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, and Pioneer in-dash receivers which feature an iDatalink Serial Port; click here for a full list of compatible receivers.
  • Firmware For KIT-CHK1 Install Applications:
    • RR-CHR03M-DS: Firmware for select Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, and Pioneer in-dash receivers which feature an iDatalink Serial Port; click here for a full list of compatible receivers.

    Note: The HR-RR-CH3, HRN-RR-CH3X, and KIT-CHK1 will not work with aftermarket head units that do not feature an iDatalink Serial Port.

Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Vehicle Compatibility Chart: The iDatalink Maestro RR is compatible with the following Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles (as of 10/6/2016):

Make Model Year Vehicle Specific Harness
Chrysler 200 (RBZ/REN/RER/RES/REQ/REU/RHB/RHR-type radio) 2011-2013 HRN-RR-CH1
300 All radios 2005-2007 HRN-RR-CH2*
RBZ/REN/RER/RES/REQ/REU/RHB/RHR-type radio 2008-2010 HRN-RR-CH1
Aspen (RBZ/REN/RER/RES/REQ/REU/RHB/RHR-type radio) 2008-2009 HRN-RR-CH1
PT Cruiser 2006-2010 HRN-RR-CH2*
Sebring (RBZ/REN/RER/RES/REQ/REU/RHB/RHR-type radio) 2007-2010 HRN-RR-CH1
Town & Country (RBZ/REN/RER/RES/REQ/REU/RHB/RHR-type radio) 2008-2015 HRN-RR-CH1
Dodge Avenger (RBZ/REN/RER/RES/REQ/REU/RHB/RHR-type radio) 2008-2013 HRN-RR-CH1
Caliber All radios 2007-2008 HRN-RR-CH2*
RBZ/REN/RER/RES/REQ/REU/RHB/RHR-type radio 2009-2012 HRN-RR-CH1
Challenger (RBZ/REN/RER/RES/REQ/REU/RHB/RHR-type radio) 2008-2013 HRN-RR-CH1
Charger All radios 2006-2007 HRN-RR-CH2*
RBZ/REN/RER/RES/REQ/REU/RHB/RHR-type radio 2008-2010 HRN-RR-CH1
Dakota All radios 2005-2007 HRN-RR-CH2*
RBZ/REN/RER/RES/REQ/REU/RHB/RHR-type radio 2008-2012 HRN-RR-CH1
Durango All radios 2004-2007 HRN-RR-CH2*
RBZ/REN/RER/RES/REQ/REU/RHB/RHR-type radio 2008-2009, 2011-2013 HRN-RR-CH1
Grand Caravan (RBZ/REN/RER/RES/REQ/REU/RHB/RHR-type radio) 2008-2015 HRN-RR-CH1
Journey (RBZ/REN/RER/RES/REQ/REU/RHB/RHR-type radio) 2009-2010 HRN-RR-CH1
Magnum All radios 2005-2007 HRN-RR-CH2*
RBZ/REN/RER/RES/REQ/REU/RHB/RHR-type radio 2009 HRN-RR-CH1
Nitro (RBZ/REN/RER/RES/REQ/REU/RHB/RHR-type radio) 2007-2011 HRN-RR-CH1
Ram 1500/2500/3500 All radios 2006-2009 HRN-RR-CH2*
RBZ/REN/RER/RES/REQ/REU/RHB/RHR-type radio 2010-2012 HRN-RR-CH1
3.0/RA1, 5.0/RA2, 8.4/RA3, 8.4/RA4-type radio 2013-2015 HRN-RR-CH3*
C/V (RBZ/REN/RER/RES/REQ/REU/RHB/RHR-type radio) 2010-2015 HRN-RR-CH1
Jeep Commander (RBZ/REN/RER/RES/REQ/REU/RHB/RHR-type radio) 2008-2010 HRN-RR-CH1
Compass (RBZ/REN/RER/RES/REQ/REU/RHB/RHR-type radio) 2009-2015 HRN-RR-CH1
Cherokee (with or without factory amp, but no Harman Kardon) 2014-2017 KIT-CHK1*
Grand Cherokee All radios 2005-2007 HRN-RR-CH2*
RBZ/REN/RER/RES/REQ/REU/RHB/RHR-type radio 2008-2013 HRN-RR-CH1
Liberty (RBZ/REN/RER/RES/REQ/REU/RHB/RHR-type radio) 2008-2012 HRN-RR-CH1
Patriot All radios 2007-2008 HRN-RR-CH2*
RBZ/REN/RER/RES/REQ/REU/RHB/RHR-type radio 2009-2014 HRN-RR-CH1
Renegade All radios 2015-2017 HRN-RR-CH3X*
Wrangler/Wrangler Unlimited (RBZ/REN/RER/RES/REQ/REU/RHB/RHR-type radio) 2007-2015 HRN-RR-CH1
Mitsubishi Raider (RBZ/REN/RER/RES/REQ/REU/RHB/RHR-type radio) 2008-2009 HRN-RR-CH1

U-Connect Retention: When installing a compatible iDatalink serial port compatible Kenwood, JVC, or Pioneer receiver, the iDatalink Maestro RR will retain select factory U-Connect features in compatible Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep vehicles. Retained factory U-Connect features include Voice Command, and Media Library Browsing. Satellite Radio can only be retained, if your vehicle has an external tuner; not built into the factory radio. U-Connect is only retained in vehicles with a REQ, REU, RBZ, RHB, or RES (w/ phone) factory radio.

* Notes:
  • U-Connect is not retained in vehicles with an RER, RHR, REN, or RES (w/o phone) factory radio, or any vehicle that requires the use of the HRN-RR-CH2 harness.
  • U-Connect is also not retained in vehicles that require the HRN-RR-CH3 or HRN-RRCH3X harness.
  • U-Connect is not retain in vehicles that require the KIT-CHK1 installation package.

Vehicle Specific Features: Click here for vehicle specific information concerning the HRN-RR-CH1 harness. Click here for vehicle specific information concerning the HRN-RR-CH2 harness. Click here for vehicle specific information concerning the HRN-RR-CH3 harness.  Click here for vehicle specific information concerning the HRN-RR-CH3X harness.

Toyota/Scion Features

Toyota/Scion Harness: When installed in a compatible Toyota or Scion vehicle, the iDatalink Maestro RR requires the use of the iDatalink Maestro HRN-RR-TO1 or HRN-RR-TO2 installation harness (both sold separately).

Toyota/Scion Firmware: The iDatalink Maestro module must also be connected to your Windows PC and flashed with one of these firmware updates from the iDatalink website, based on your vehicle, harness, and aftermarket head unit.

  • For HRN-RR-TO1 Harness Applications:
    • RR-TOY01-DS:Firmware for select Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, and Pioneer in-dash receivers which feature an iDatalink Serial Port; click here for a full list of compatible receivers.
    • RR-TOY01-AS: Firmware for non-serial connected aftermarket head units.
  • For HRN-RR-TO2 Harness Applications:
    • RR-TOY02-DS: Firmware for select Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, and Pioneer in-dash receivers which feature an iDatalink Serial Port; click here for a full list of compatible receivers.
    • RR-TOY02-AS: Firmware for non-serial connected aftermarket head units.

Vehicle Compatibility Chart: The iDatalink Maestro RR is compatible with the following Toyota & Scion vehicles -

Make Model Year Vehicle Specific Harness
Toyota 4-Runner All 2006-2011 HRN-RR-TO1
2014-2016 HRN-RR-TO2
Base 2012-2013 HRN-RR-TO1
6.1" Factory Nav 2012-2013 HRN-RR-TO1
7.0" Factory Nav w/ JBL 2012-2013 HRN-RR-TO1
JBL 2012-2013 HRN-RR-TO1
Camry All 2007-2011 HRN-RR-TO1
2015 HRN-RR-TO2
Base 2012-2014 HRN-RR-TO2
6.1" Factory Screen 2012-2014 HRN-RR-TO2
7.0" Factory Nav 2012-2014 HRN-RR-TO1
Corolla All 2009-2010 HRN-RR-TO1
2016 HRN-RR-TO2
Base 2014-2015 HRN-RR-TO1
6.1" Factory Screen 2016 HRN-RR-TO2
Factory USB 2012-2014 HRN-RR-TO1
Factory USB & JBL 2011 HRN-RR-TO1
w/o Factory USB 2011-2013 HRN-RR-TO1
FJ Cruiser All 2007-2014 HRN-RR-TO1
2014-2015 HRN-RR-TO2
Highlander All 2008-2010 HRN-RR-TO1
Base 2013 HRN-RR-TO1
JBL 2013 HRN-RR-TO1
6.1" Factory Screen 2013 HRN-RR-TO1
6.1" Factory Screen w/ JBL 2013 HRN-RR-TO1
7.0" Factory Screen w/ JBL 2013 HRN-RR-TO1
Factory USB 2011-2012 HRN-RR-TO1
w/o Factory USB 2011-2012 HRN-RR-TO1
Matrix All 2009-2012 HRN-RR-TO1
Base 2006-2012 HRN-RR-TO1
6.1" Factory Screen 2013-2014 HRN-RR-TO1
RAV4 All 2006-2012 HRN-RR-TO1
Base 2013-2015 HRN-RR-TO1
6.1" Factory Screen 2013-2015 HRN-RR-TO2
6.1" Factory Screen w/ JBL 2013-2015 HRN-RR-TO2
Sequoia All 2014-2016, 2009-2010 HRN-RR-TO1
Base 2010-2013 HRN-RR-TO1
Factory Nav 2012-2013, 2010 HRN-RR-TO1
Factory Nav & JBL 2010-2013 HRN-RR-TO1
JBL 2007-2013 HRN-RR-TO1
Sienna All 2007-2013 HRN-RR-TO1
2015 HRN-RR-TO2
Base 2014 HRN-RR-TO1
Factory Nav 2014 HRN-RR-TO1
Tacoma All 2007-2015 HRN-RR-TO1
2016 HRN-RR-TO2
Tundra All 2007-2009 HRN-RR-TO1
2014-2015 HRN-RR-TO2
Base 2010-2013 HRN-RR-TO1
Factory Nav 2012 HRN-RR-TO1
Factory Nav & JBL 2012 HRN-RR-TO1
JBL 2010-2013 HRN-RR-TO1
Venza All 2015 HRN-RR-TO2
Base 2009-2014 HRN-RR-TO1
Factory Nav 2009-2012 HRN-RR-TO1
2013-2014 HRN-RR-TO2
Yaris All 2006-2015 HRN-RR-TO1
Scion FR-S All 2013-2016 HRN-RR-TO1
TC All 2007-2015 HRN-RR-TO1
XB All 2008-2015 HRN-RR-TO1
XD All 2008-2014 HRN-RR-TO1
iQ All 2013-2015 HRN-RR-TO1

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 Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, or Pioneer using the Maestro RR Car Radio Replacement Interface module and the HRN-RRTO1 or HRN-RR-TO2 installation harness.

  • Analog or Digital Amp (with Turn On, Fader, & Gain)
  • Auxiliary input or Auxiliary AV Input
  • USB port & USB media player
  • Backup camera
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Satellite Radio (for HRN-RR-TO1 only) (not applicable for models, such as the 2015 Toyota Tacoma, in which the satellite radio tuner is built into the factory radio)
Note: When installing an aftermarket head unit without the iDatalink Serial Port, only steering wheel control & amplifier turn-on on are retained.

Vehicle Specific Features: Click here for vehicle specific information concerning the HRN-RR-TO1 harness. Click here for vehicle specific information concerning the HRN-RR-TO2 harness.

Honda/Acura Features

Honda/Acura Harness: When installed in a compatible Honda or Acura vehicle, the iDatalink Maestro RR requires the use of the iDatalink Maestro HRN-RR-HO1 installation harness (sold separately).

Vehicle Compatibility Chart: The  iDatalink Maestro RR is compatible with the following Honda & Acura vehicles -

Make Model Year
Honda CR-V (w/ Factory Navigation) 2007-2009
CR-V (w/ Factory Navigation & Bluetooth) 2007-2009
CR-V (w/o Factory Navigation) 2007-2011
Civic (w/ Factory Navigation) 2006-2008
Civic (w/ Factory Navigation & Bluetooth) 2006-2008
Civic (w/o Factory Navigation) 2006-2011
Acura CSX (w/ Factory Navigation) 2006-2008
CSX (w/ Factory Navigation & Bluetooth) 2006-2008
CSX (w/o Factory Navigation 2006-2011

Honda/Acura Firmware: The iDatalink Maestro module must also be connected to your Windows PC and flashed with one of these firmware updates from the iDatalink website, based on your vehicle, harness, and aftermarket head unit.

  • RR-HO01-DS: Firmware for select Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, and Pioneer in-dash receivers which feature an iDatalink Serial Port; click here for a full list of compatible receivers.
  • RR-HO01-AS: Firmware for non-serial connected aftermarket head units.

Retained Features: The following factory features (if applicable) are retained when replacing your factory radio with a compatible iDatalink Serial Port head unit from Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, JVC, or Pioneer using the Maestro RR Car Radio Replacement Interface module and HRN-RR-HO1 installation harness.

  • Factory Amplifier
  • Aux Input
  • Bluetooth
  • Steering Wheel Controls

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

Extra Features: The following Extra features are added when replacing your aftermarket head unit with a compatible iDatalink Serial Port head unit from Kenwood, JVC, or Alpine using the Maestro RR Car Radio Replacement Interface module and HRN-RR-HO1 installation harness.

  • Performances Gauges (user selectable)
  • Vehicle Information (Tire Pressure, Battery Voltage, Door Open, & Check Engine Codes)

Fiat Features

Fiat Harness: When installed in a compatible Fiat vehicle, the iDatalink Maestro RR requires the use of the iDatalink Maestro HRN-RR-FI1 or HRN-RR-CH3X installation harness (sold separately).

Fiat Firmware: The iDatalink Maestro module must also be connected to your Windows PC and flashed with one of these firmware updates from the iDatalink website

  • Firmware for HRN-RR-FI1 Install Applications:
    • RR-CHR03E-DS: Firmware for select Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, and Pioneer in-dash receivers which feature an iDatalink Serial Port; click here for a full list of compatible receivers.
    • RR-CHR03E-AS: Firmware for non-serial connected aftermarket head units.
  • Firmware for HRN-RR-CH3X Install Applications:
    • RR-CHR03X-DS: Firmware for select Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, and Pioneer in-dash receivers which feature an iDatalink Serial Port; click here for a full list of compatible receivers.

    Note: The HRN-RR-CH3X installation harnesses will not work with aftermarket head units that do not feature an iDatalink Serial Port.

Vehicle Compatibility: The iDatalink Maestro RR is compatible with the following Fiat vehicles -

Make Model Year Vehicle Specific Harness
Fiat 500 Abarth (base package) 2012-2015 HRN-RR-FI1
500 (base package) 2012-2015 HRN-RR-FI1
500c (base package) 2012-2015 HRN-RR-FI1
500e (base package) 2013-2015 HRN-RR-FI1
500x 2016-2017 HRN-RR-CH3X

Retained Features: The following factory features (if applicable) are retained when replacing your factory radio with a compatible iDatalink Serial Port head unit from Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, or Pioneer using the Maestro RR Car Radio Replacement Interface module and HRN-RR-FI1 installation harness.

  • For HRN-RR-FI1 Install Applications:
    • Factory Amplifier Turn-On (also compatible in vehicles without factory amplifier)
    • Bluetooth Phone
    • USB Media Player
    • Steering Wheel Controls
  • For HRN-RR-CH3X Install Applications:
    • Factory Amplifier with Turn-On, Digital Fader, DSP Settings, Gain Adjustment, & Speed Compensated Volume
    • EVIC Cluster Display with Source Name & Navigation Guidance
    • Backup Camera with Composite Video Jack & Parking Guide Lines
    • Steering Wheel Controls

Notes:

  • When using the HRN-RR-FI1 harness to install an aftermarket head unit without the iDatalink Serial Port, only steering wheel control & amplifier turn-on are retained.
  • The HRN-RR-CH3X installation harnesses will not work with aftermarket head units that do not feature an iDatalink Serial Port.

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

  • User Selectable Gauges
  • Vehicle Information (Door Open, Check Engine, Tire Pressure, & Battery Voltage)

Volkswagen Features

Volkswagen Harness: When installed in a compatible Volkswagen vehicle, the iDatalink Maestro RR requires the use of the iDatalink Maestro HRN-RR-VW1 installation harness (sold separately).

Volkswagen Firmware: The iDatalink Maestro module must also be connected to your Windows PC and flashed with one of these firmware updates from the iDatalink website

  • RR-VWS01-DS: Firmware for select Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, and Pioneer in-dash receivers which feature an iDatalink Serial Port; click here for a full list of compatible receivers.
  • RR-VWS01-AS: Firmware for non-serial connected aftermarket head units.

Volkswagen Vehicle Compatibility Chart: The iDatalink Maestro RR is compatible with the following Volkswagen vehicles -

Make Model Year Vehicle Specific Harness
Volkswagen Beetle 2012-2015 HRN-RR-VW1
CC 2009-2015 HRN-RR-VW1
Eos 2010-2014 HRN-RR-VW1
Golf 2010-2014 HRN-RR-VW1
Golf R 2013-2014 HRN-RR-VW1
GTI 2010-2014 HRN-RR-VW1
Jetta 2011-2015 HRN-RR-VW1
Passat 2010-2015 HRN-RR-VW1
Tiguan 2010-2015 HRN-RR-VW1
Routan (RBZ/REN/RER/RES/REQ/REU/RHB/RHR-type radio) 2009-2012 ADS-HRN(SR)-CHR01

Retained Features: When installing an iDatalink serial port compatible Kenwood, JVC, or Pioneer receiver, the iDatalink Maestro RR and HRN-RR-VW harness retains the following factory features.

  • Steering Wheel Control
  • Bluetooth Phone & Music
  • Analog or Digital Amp with Turn-On, Fader, and Gain
  • Song/Artist Info & Caller ID on Multi-Function Display
  • Climate Status Screen (Kenwood & Alpine only)
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 added when replacing your aftermarket head unit with a compatible iDatalink Serial Port head unit from Kenwood, JVC, or Alpine using the Maestro RR Car Radio Replacement Interface module and HNR-RR-VW harness.

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

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Recommended in install package [ Matthew  Jun 19, 2017 ]
I hope to enjoy the increased factory connection capabilities. [ Aaron  Jun 18, 2017 ]
To maintain steering wheel controls [ Thomas  Jun 15, 2017 ]
fits application [ Chuckpen  Jun 08, 2017 ]
Recommended [ Ronald  Jun 06, 2017 ]
Part of a package i picked to install a stereo [ elizabeth  May 24, 2017 ]
Its an awesome module that allowed me to keep all my factory amenities. [ KEVIN  May 22, 2017 ]
allows ford sync controls to operate flawlessly with my new head unit. [ jared  May 22, 2017 ]
Easy install [ RICHARD  May 21, 2017 ]
I wanted to retain all of the steering wheel functions (audio controls and Bluetooth) of the stock radio. [ c5sparkchaser  May 18, 2017 ]
I chose this item because it makes the job very easy, and also from a very good solid company. [ Rodney  May 15, 2017 ]
Because this little device is awesome have one in my truck [ Bill  May 12, 2017 ]
I'm installing the Pioneer AVH-4200NEX and wanted to retain steering wheel controls but also gain OBD2 gauges on the headunit. [ Joneil  May 12, 2017 ]
needed to keep all factory interfaces [ Michael  May 11, 2017 ]
Allows me to retain and customize the steering wheel controls as well as add enhanced features and vehicle diagnostic capabilities to my head Kenwood unit. [ Adam  May 11, 2017 ]
to keep access of wheel controls [ jerry  May 05, 2017 ]
For the best possible integration between an aftermarket head unit while retaining factory systems and controls [ Ryan  Apr 28, 2017 ]
because i need it [ Chad  Apr 28, 2017 ]
Same answer, your site said it would be needed for the installation of my new stereo. [ Samuel  Apr 20, 2017 ]
Needed for install into my Mustang GT to retain cabin controls. [ SCOTT  Apr 19, 2017 ]
2013 Subaru WRX STi. After speaking with an iDatalink adviser I decided to give it a try. I want the SW interface and gauges. Crutchfield doesn't list it for my vehicle because "you lose some of the factory settings", ie there are things you can do with the factory head unit that you can't do with an aftermarket head unit, but you lose that no matter what brand of receiver you buy and no matter what SW interface you install. I will report back after install. [ Dan  Apr 18, 2017 ]
part of the installation kit [ Mike  Apr 08, 2017 ]
This unit worked perfectly to integrate the factory steering wheel controls, XM radio and some vehicle info. [ SEAN  Apr 07, 2017 ]
I want to use all of the factory installed equipment but with a new Stereo head unit. The VW factory head unit quit working but the rest of the system is fine. [ eric  Apr 05, 2017 ]
Item was recommended as part of the package purchased with the Pioneer AVIC-5200NEX Receiver for my 2011 GMC Acadia [ George Wm.  Mar 31, 2017 ]
better integration of new radio into vehicle by making all the proper connections to the speakers, rear camera, factory amp. etc. [ Bruce  Mar 26, 2017 ]
Item is necessary to maintain steering wheel functionality. [ David  Mar 24, 2017 ]
Keeps my steering wheel buttons working! [ B  Mar 24, 2017 ]
Adding an aftermarket stereo to my pickup. [ Howard  Mar 23, 2017 ]
Needed it to retain my steering wheel controls and Sync features. [ John  Mar 22, 2017 ]
needed it [ tarus  Mar 21, 2017 ]
crutchfield recommended [ Andrew  Mar 21, 2017 ]
Onstar [ Andre  Mar 16, 2017 ]
Crutchfield said it was needed for my aftermarket GPS in-dash receiver. [ Brooks  Mar 14, 2017 ]
To keep my Sync on a aftermarket radio the maestro rr does the job. [ Sean  Mar 10, 2017 ]
Needed to install car stereo [ Dan  Feb 28, 2017 ]
To get diagnostic information on the head unit. [ Brian  Feb 28, 2017 ]
I chose the idatalink Maestro Rr because it allowed me to integrate a lot of the factory radio and car interfaces when installing a Pioneer AVH-4200NEX receiver. I wanted the end user to feel like they had a factory unit...with better sound and more options. [ Joseph  Feb 28, 2017 ]
I have used after market products before and it was not very integrated. , I want to make sure it is fully integrated with all of my current features. [ Jared  Feb 27, 2017 ]
Nice to access vehicle information on the head unit screen instead of the old dash message screen. [ William  Feb 18, 2017 ]
needed for integration. helps with install. [ JOHN  Feb 15, 2017 ]
To hook up a Pioneer Avic-8200NEX [ Russell  Feb 05, 2017 ]
It was required to install my after market head unit. [ Michael  Feb 03, 2017 ]
to install on my 2016 jeep wrangler and avic 8200nex radio. used along side other module to keep steering wheel controls [ Kristian  Jan 31, 2017 ]
main requirement to install a great system into my truck. tired of the factory unit, want to add more enjoyment to my vehicle. [ Douglas  Jan 24, 2017 ]
Needed to retain factory options [ LESLIE  Jan 22, 2017 ]
Integrates with vehicle and kenwood radio to show some vehicle data. First advisor I chatted with advised it would only work with $800.00 radio and custom harness done by audio shop. Checked idatalink a website with kenwood head unit that fit my budget and found it would work. Called in spoke to Garrett (very knowledgeable individual), confirmed it would work. Garrett gave me contact info for idatalink, called them to confirm it would work for my application and they advised it would. [ Chris  Jan 22, 2017 ]
Designed for my vehicle [ ADRIAN  Jan 21, 2017 ]
recommended [ Brian  Jan 20, 2017 ]
To keep the factory and sync and Bluetooth functions in my truck working [ Johnny  Jan 16, 2017 ]
best interface for kenwood excelon dnn990 retains all factory components in the car and allows you to customize steering wheel buttons to control other things [ Michael  Jan 11, 2017 ]
It came with the package needed for my 2009 Chevy Silverado. [ Jason  Jan 05, 2017 ]
Was recommended by you. I want to keep existing features. [ Casey  Jan 03, 2017 ]
I wanted to be able to use current features in my Ram. [ Zachory  Dec 28, 2016 ]
to retain use of factory amp [ Daniel  Dec 28, 2016 ]
Part of Installation package [ Michael  Dec 21, 2016 ]
should be easy to use and cool too. I hope. [ Anthony  Dec 17, 2016 ]
Chose this to allow me to maintain steering wheel controls, OnStar, as well as vehicle diagnostics into the Pioneer DVD head unit display. [ Howard  Dec 05, 2016 ]
Recommended for installation of kenwood dnx693s [ Robert  Nov 22, 2016 ]
This allowed me to use the steering wheel audio controls in my GM vehicle. [ JEREMY  Nov 19, 2016 ]
Best possible vehicle integration. Allows for use of steering wheel controls, OEM Bluetooth, and Driver Information Center. [ Bryce  Nov 18, 2016 ]
It was needed for the head unit to be able to get vehicle information displayed on the new head unit. [ Glen  Nov 15, 2016 ]
Use all its feature [ VICTOR CRUZ  Nov 14, 2016 ]
To install AVIC 5200 NEX Pioneer radio into 2016 F-350 S/C [ Arnold  Nov 07, 2016 ]
Need it [ Casey  Nov 05, 2016 ]
It was recommended by Crutchfield [ Melvin  Nov 03, 2016 ]
this is the brains of the whole operation. it makes radio and car play friendly. [ rob  Nov 03, 2016 ]
Part of installation package [ Jeff  Nov 02, 2016 ]
needed to retain steering wheel controls [ Alan  Oct 18, 2016 ]
Dexter recommended it. [ Bob  Oct 16, 2016 ]
Easy to program. Easy to work with. [ Mikael  Oct 14, 2016 ]
My car is a Hybrid and there's quite a few features in my car I'm *hoping* to reatain with the iDatalink connection. [ Adam  Sep 30, 2016 ]
Cause I had to if I want to use my new radio [ Timothy  Sep 19, 2016 ]
It's what fits [ Brian  Sep 17, 2016 ]
wanted the additional idatalink maestro features [ Chris  Sep 07, 2016 ]
Idatalink allows you greater functionality and interfacing with today's infotainment systems. Not only will I retain full features of steering control and USB, I'll add the access to the information pushed from my ODB port [ Shawn  Aug 29, 2016 ]
Maintain factory settings [ Leslie  Aug 26, 2016 ]
So I could continue to use the steering wheel controls in my Dodge Nitro. [ COREY  Aug 25, 2016 ]
For installation in my 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe for the pioneer 4200nex. [ Scott  Aug 22, 2016 ]
This allows me to not only use my factory steering wheel radio buttons with my aftermarket radio but idatalink site shows I may be able to program this unit to perform commands from the steering wheel controls that can differ from what the factory radio does with the buttons. [ Sean  Aug 20, 2016 ]
recommended by Lee Lee's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=79 [ Tom  Aug 17, 2016 ]
Needed this item to hook up to my OEM Shaker 500 harness and to the DDX393 to work properly [ Nancy  Aug 11, 2016 ]
Part of the package for our car. [ Stan  Aug 03, 2016 ]
Worked well, no problems. Nice having the steering wheel controls in an after market deck. [ Doug  Aug 01, 2016 ]
To retain all original features of my VW [ Mike  Jul 29, 2016 ]
To keep my Ford Sync feature [ JC84193 - Jeff  Jul 04, 2016 ]
needed to retain steering wheel controls [ AMANDA L  Jul 03, 2016 ]
its a cool feature [ Brian  Jun 24, 2016 ]
They are expensive but you get what you pay for. This is the only adapter that works. I have tried others, metra, pacs and this has more options and lasts. The other I bought due to price but none of them lasted. [ C  Jun 07, 2016 ]
In order to keep steering wheel controls [ Robert  May 26, 2016 ]
to unlock the full potential of my new receiver [ Lendall  May 26, 2016 ]
To integrate my existing phone and steering wheel components in to my new and expanded system. [ Neil  May 09, 2016 ]
I need my chimes. [ Darryl  May 06, 2016 ]
to keep steering wheel controls and factory satellite radio [ Joy  May 03, 2016 ]
Offered the most features. [ Robert  Apr 28, 2016 ]
After comparing with the PAC unit offered as an alternative, I chose this unit because of its superior configuration options. [ Daniel  Apr 16, 2016 ]
For my truck [ Robert  Apr 10, 2016 ]
required for use of radio to retain factory steering controls on 2007 avalanche [ Jonathan  Apr 08, 2016 ]
Gotta be sure I have all the right parts. [ GWENDOLYN  Apr 02, 2016 ]
This makes Ford functions work together with the newer functions of the new radio [ Charles  Apr 02, 2016 ]
A must have, for retaining your factory controls including the factory amplifier and steering wheel controls. [ Travis  Mar 31, 2016 ]
Works great with factory ford system [ Vandell  Mar 30, 2016 ]
Package deal with the receiver plus I want to take advantage of the receiver expand ability to be more integrated with the car [ Sonny  Mar 29, 2016 ]
It was part of the package and is require for installation. [ Oliver  Mar 29, 2016 ]
let me connect the steering wheel controls to my Alpine X008U. [ Gary  Mar 19, 2016 ]
retains sync and steeringwheel controls [ james  Mar 17, 2016 ]
Part of the package deal with the stereo I ordered. This kit enables the steering wheel radio controls [ Gerald  Mar 15, 2016 ]
must need for install [ Ronald  Mar 14, 2016 ]
need it [ dwayne  Mar 13, 2016 ]
Maintaining stock features of my vehicle was important to me. [ travis  Mar 11, 2016 ]
I need my controls and onstar. Best purchase ever. Almost ....everything I purchase fronm crutchfield is top notch. Best customer service ever! [ Fast  Feb 25, 2016 ]
Best you can get! [ Ralph  Feb 22, 2016 ]
I wish to keep my steering wheel controls and this unit gets good reviews. [ Mike  Feb 13, 2016 ]
To maintain factory connection [ Steve  Feb 10, 2016 ]
required for installation [ Richard  Feb 08, 2016 ]
Suggested by Crutchfield and reviews seemed positive. [ Anthony  Jan 18, 2016 ]
It was auto suggested, by the system as being compatible. And although this is the higher priced model , it seems as though it has a more thorough feature set [ Orlando  Jan 10, 2016 ]
Needed for after market upgrade [ Dana  Dec 25, 2015 ]
Wanted to retain steering wheel controls and the added feature of OBDII display through the Kenwood deck I selected. [ KENNETH  Dec 17, 2015 ]
Recommend [ William  Dec 17, 2015 ]
So I could use the steering wheel controls,along with several dash veatures,not found on stock vehicle. [ Richard  Dec 17, 2015 ]
Advisor [ Jeff  Dec 04, 2015 ]

33 questions already asked

You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Kenny  Jun 03, 2017 ]  Staff
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 how everything fits and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Kenny  May 19, 2017 ]  Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your specific Camry model. They will be able to help determine for sure whether or not this will work correctly in your application. [ Larry  Apr 05, 2017 ]  Staff
Hi Conley, I reached out to our expert on these harnesses. It turns out this will not work with the 2005 Matrix and should not have been listed that way by our vehicle selector. We're in the process now of our updating our information to correctly reflect the Matrix compatibility. [ Jeff  Mar 16, 2017 ]  Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Kenny  Jan 20, 2017 ]  Staff
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings/connections on 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. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Kenny  Sep 06, 2016 ]  Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Kenny  Aug 05, 2016 ]  Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Krissy  Jun 19, 2016 ]  Staff
I was able to program on windows 10 [ Joseph  Jun 16, 2016 ]
I couldn't get windows 10 to recognize it. I had to use a windows 7 computer to configure it. [ Scott  Jun 15, 2016 ]
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Kenny  Apr 13, 2016 ]  Staff
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 to see if this is compatible and give you the details on what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Kenny  Mar 26, 2016 ]  Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate and run the data you are looking for. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Kenny  Mar 18, 2016 ]  Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Kenny  Feb 20, 2016 ]  Staff
You can, but you need to find a friend with a pic for instillation. After installing the unit you do not need the pc. [ Jason  Feb 22, 2016 ]
Unfortunately, I believe so. Their (idatalink) website only indicates window operating systems are supported. [ tom  Feb 16, 2016 ]
I have Mac's/Apple and had no problem. [ CLARENCE  Feb 16, 2016 ]
Yes, you do need a computer in order to use this product.. [ ISAAC  Feb 15, 2016 ]
Yes It does. Everything worked after I installed the new equipment On my truck [ THOMAS M  Jan 26, 2016 ]
Not sure about Audi but i put in 13 mustang and it maintained my sync and steering controls, plus added some extra benefits like obd2 codes and gauges [ KENNETH  Jan 25, 2016 ]
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Kenny  Jan 16, 2016 ]  Staff
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  Nov 08, 2015 ]  Staff
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  Oct 20, 2015 ]  Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Krissy  Sep 03, 2015 ]  Staff
Dear Crutchfield, If you are not going to answer the question, perhaps you should not write an answer. It is obvious to everyone that we can call or chat with crutchfield support. These non-answers are just clogging up the Q&A section and wasting user's time. [ Michael  Aug 15, 2015 ]
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Krissy  Aug 12, 2015 ]  Staff
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on 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. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Jul 09, 2015 ]  Staff
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  May 19, 2015 ]  Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff  May 07, 2015 ]  Staff
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  Mar 31, 2015 ]  Staff
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  Jan 16, 2015 ]  Staff
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  Dec 21, 2014 ]  Staff
No, all data goes through the OBI interface hook-up under your left knee just under the dash with an interface dongle plug. You need a Ross-Tech interface and program to read any engine info! [ TOM  Nov 24, 2014 ]
Rick can't say on your car but I get tire pressure, gauges and codes on my f150. [ Dane  Nov 24, 2014 ]
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff  Sep 19, 2014 ]  Staff
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 08, 2014 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy  May 18, 2014 ]  Staff
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on 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. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Apr 07, 2014 ]  Staff
yes [ DAVID  Jan 27, 2014 ]
I used this unit when hooking up a Kenwood in dash unit with navigation in my 2012 ford pickup. It works great I was able to keep all my steering wheel controls as well as voice activation. As far as your guestion about the gauges I do believe it will work that way but I was under the impression that I would have to cut into the factory wiring harness so I chose not to [ MIKE  Jan 26, 2014 ]
it should, it does on my f150, you have to use kenwood receiver tho. [ WILLIAM  Jan 26, 2014 ]
I have a 2011 Ford and my kenwood does display the truck information including tire pressures. It even told me that one of my tire sensors was bad and displayed which tire the bad sensor was on. Very nice. Good luck with your choice. [ Dane  Jan 26, 2014 ]
If your car gives you a digital readout of the tire pressures you will be able to see that info. All of my gauges work through the system. [ ERIC  Jan 26, 2014 ]
I installed my kit in a 2010 ford f250 with sync and retained all the factory things. I really cant say yes or no to yours because its a different make, but according to idatalink its suppose to [ LOUIS  Jan 26, 2014 ]
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