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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 2006-up vehicles

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Overview

Our take on the iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface 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, Subaru, 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, Subaru, 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 Macs) 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 vehicles (see Details for specific functions and installation notes).

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

Fiat: You'll retain your vehicle's factory amp, USB port, and backup camera.

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.

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

Subaru: You'll retain your steering wheel controls, factory amp and sub, and Subaru backup camera.

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 Highlights:

  • allows installation of a new car stereo in select 2006-up Chrysler, Fiat, Ford, GM, Honda, Subaru, Toyota, 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

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

This device is amazing. I have an older vehicle so I don't get to enjoy the full potential but some of the newer vehicles will enjoy a ton of features.

Anonymous, Avon, IN

Reviews

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module Reviews

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iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Anonymous from Avon, IN on 7/11/2018

2006 Dodge Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This device is amazing. I have an older vehicle so I don't get to enjoy the full potential but some of the newer vehicles will enjoy a ton of features.

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Bryan from Locust Grove, VA on 7/11/2018

2017 Subaru WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a must have unit on newer vehicles seeing as how it retains steering wheel controls easily along with my factory backup camera

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Excellent product

JQ from Waialua, HI on 7/10/2018

2013 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works flawlessly, now I can check my tires pressure including the spare tire! Without touching my gauges, engine performance and other features. Wiring is very straight forward.

Pros: Works flawless

Cons: None

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Anonymous from Chicago, IL on 7/10/2018

2008 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy install with Crutchfield wiring harness. I don't have steering wheel controls, so functionality is limited.

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No go

Craine from Jackson, MI on 7/7/2018

2012 Ram 1500

I spent 2 days hooking up my new stereo Pioneer AVH-W4400 NEX. And nothing no accessory power. Call tech support. He helped me the best he could. Guess I'm out $800 +

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Crutchfield response on 7/10/2018 Craine contacted our Tech Support team and we sent out a different adapter. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

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Christopher from Burleson, TX on 7/3/2018

2009 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product that offers good integration features. Straight forward installation instructions.

Pros: Easy to install and configure. Gives me all of the factory features of the steering wheel plus some.

Cons: The emergency brake wire does not work to tell the stereo it is engaged.

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Carroll from Marietta, GA on 7/1/2018

2014 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy install and interface with Sync system. Very pleased.

Pros: Easy install

Cons: Expensive

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Anonymous from Lowell, IN on 7/1/2018

2016 Ford Transit Passenger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Adds nice feature the car didn't have

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Easy to install, works great.

Sheri from NH on 6/28/2018

2018 Toyota Highlander
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works great with my 2018 Highlander. I have my bird eye view, side parking cameras and parking assist rear view with my Pioneer radio. Very easy to use and I installed everything. I was able to keep my factory antenna, satellite antenna and gps.

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Retaining steering wheel controls... AWESOME

Charles from Pooler, GA on 6/27/2018

2012 Chevrolet Impala
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great device. Crutchfield even wired up this to my harness and it was ready to install The flashing the module to my vehicle was very simple and straight forward. Love the fact I am able to retain my steering wheel controls with this device.

Pros: Easy install. Easy config. Simple and small design

Cons: none

Excellent Product, Broad Compatibility

David from Floyd, VA on 6/26/2018

2018 Ford Transit Cargo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After a lot of struggling with a different (cheaper) kit interface since my vehicle does not provide a factory accessory 12V, Crutchfield tech support and I eventually determined that the other kit just wasn't compatible. Luckily, this kit was fully compatible and worked great! While I don't have all of the extraneous functions that others might like to keep (i.e., steering wheel controls, digital HVAC controls, Ford SYNC, etc.), this was the only truly compatible option for my vehicle, a 2018 Ford Transit Cargo Van. I does provide some pretty cool gauges (given my compatible stereo head unit) that connect through OBDII. I highly recommend spending the extra cash to splurge for this interface as you can be confident it will get the job done and it will give you some extra insight into your vehicle's functionality (again, given a compatible stereo head unit). Sidenote: I cut off and taped up the sections that weren't compatible with my vehicle since I was pretty tight on space to cram everything in.

Pros: Excellent quality, good online interface, straightforward instructions for firmware flashing (requires Windows PC and Internet Explorer), broad spectrum of compatible vehicles and configurations, very cool gauges from OBDII compatibility given compatible head unit

Cons: High Cost, High Volume (takes up a fair amount of space when you include all required adapters)

Must have

David from Elberfeld, IN on 6/26/2018

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

This little thing is must have. Pricey but it's the only way to get steering wheel functions to work with my new radio. The ODB2 thing is cool that displays dash gauges. I don't know if it will read check engine light codes or not but that would be the icing on the cake if it did. Getting the right programs on my laptop to flash it sucked cause I had no idea what I was doing but in the end it's all good.

Pros: Steering wheel controls OBD2 functionality

Cons: Flashing was a little trying

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Curt from Woodward, OK on 6/26/2018

2014 Ford F-150 STX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This worked flawlessly. iDatalink has made this an easy process.

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Anonymous from Schaumburg, IL on 6/20/2018

2016 Toyota Highlander
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product. It can access lot more info about my car than factory radio.

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2014 4runner install with Kenwood double din

Eric John from Yigo, GU on 6/17/2018

2014 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Overall I am really pleased with the product. Does what's it's supposed to do after you flash it. Maintained my steering wheel controls and backup camera in my 2014 Toyota 4Runner. Also a plus was the OBD2 plug. I was able to customize and monitor the gauges on my Kenwood ddx 6704s stereo.

Pros: Does what it's supposed to do. Retain factory SWC and backup camera. A plus is the ability to plug into the OBD2 port to get access to the vehicles data systems.

Cons: Does not come with a wiring diagram. I had to look it up online on their website. Have to create an account on the website to flash the module.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Doug from Greenwood, AR on 6/15/2018

2017 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm a bit torn on this item. On one hand it allowed me to replace my factory radio with something decent. On the other I feel a bit misled about what it could actually do. I honestly don't have nor want most of the factory options this item is able to retain, ie digital climate controls, steering wheel buttons, etc. What I do have is options controlled via my factory radio that I apparently no longer have access to, ie hill assist, headlight & horn blip when locking the vehicle, etc. I was under the impression those would still be accessible due to the manufacturers website stating "VEHICLE SETTINGS - Access and Modify Vehicle Settings". Perhaps I expected too much, or perhaps that statement is simply too vague. There are however other options available that I didn't have before like viewing my tire pressure, and one whose usefulness completely escapes me; viewing my gauge cluster. Seriously, two feet to the left and I can see the actual gauges in my dash while looking where I am driving, which is where I should be looking in the first place. UPDATED 6/24/18: I initially had some difficulty with this product which turned out to be 100% user error. Having sorted that out, I find it to be a fantastic product. I was able to replace my factory radio with something far better, and still retain access to all of my factory vehicle settings. The only con I have is being forced to register at their website in order to flash and use the product. I cannot fault the item for that however, as that is on the manufacturer.

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Anonymous from Littleton, CO on 6/14/2018

2011 Ford F-250
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great now, after the headake to flash the module. Have to change security setting on PC to install software.

Pros: Works great, after flash the instructions are nice.

Cons: Alot to wire, flashing module is a process

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Steven from Wichita Falls, TX on 6/13/2018

2016 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

All the products I purchased worked as intended. .. but I was most impressed with the knowledge and customer of the Crutchfield Staff.

Pros: Everything..

Cons: Nada. .. so far

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Christopher from West Chester, OH on 6/11/2018

2013 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome product. Retained all my factory features.

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Cons: None.

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Brad from Mesa, AZ on 6/5/2018

2016 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fast hook up

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Matthew from Henrico, VA on 6/5/2018

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

worked as expected

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Mark from Gambrills, MD on 6/4/2018

2015 Toyota Corolla
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to set up after watching a few videos on the website. Gave me most of the functions from the factory unit including steering wheel controls and the factory amplifier.

Pros: Does exactly what it says it does

Cons: None

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Anonymous from Bradenton, FL on 6/3/2018

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Seamless install very few wire splices

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Gets The Job Done

Michael from Hattiesburg, MS on 6/2/2018

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

Integrated well. Maintained all factory features and added a few. Very satisfied.

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Anonymous from Smiths Grove, KY on 5/31/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just what you need to install a new radio and maintain all the functions.

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Anonymous from Queen Creek, AZ on 5/28/2018

2017 Ram Promaster City
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfectly

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Anonymous from Henderson, NV on 5/27/2018

2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as advertised. There should be schematics included with everything.

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Anonymous from Ivins, UT on 5/23/2018

2011 Ford F-150 Platinum
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to flash and easy to install. The website was intuitive regarding the selection of my vehicles make and model.

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Great product

Marc from Joliet, IL on 5/23/2018

2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Lots of wires!!!! The instructions are horrible. That being said, once you figure it out it works flawlessly. Great system integration.

Pros: Seamless integration

Cons: Instructions stink

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Robert C from Griffin, GA on 5/22/2018

2013 Ford F-150 STX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Outside of making the radio work and come on and off with the ignition, it does nothing. Steering wheel controls do not work and Sync is non existent. Flashed module twice which is a chore in itself with windows 10.

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Crutchfield response on 5/23/2018 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Robert to help him further. We'll either help him get the interface working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

OEM Uplift Integration made easy

MIGUEL from Buckeye, AZ on 5/21/2018

2016 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

When I replaced by stock 4-inch display Ford OEM radio with a new Kenwood DNX-874S I wanted to retain Sync and steering wheel controls, this kit makes that possible and then some! This is a great little box, does all the interfaces between the vehicle and the head unit, the one thing that's a minor flaw is the length of some of the cables but otherwise this box is perfect to a factory radio uplift. I found that the unit fits perfectly in the space provided on the FTR1 between the lower and upper assemblies for a snug location with out having to find another place to locate this box. What I also didn't like is that cables come from both sides, that makes it hard to adjust cables as they are literally like a spider with 3 to 4 coming from each side of the box.

Pros: -Everything needed -Retain SYNC and steering wheel controls -Backup Cam Integration -ODB Integration -Excellent manual shows everything

Cons: -Short cables -Cables from 2 sides of box make cabling difficult

GOOD PRODUCT

JAE from Pflugerville, TX on 5/21/2018

2013 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

WAS ABLE TO KEEP ALL MY STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS, WAS A LITTLE NERVOUS ABOUT IT, BUT EVERYTHING WORKS BETTER THEN BEFORE..

Pros: WAS ABLE TO KEEP MY STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS, WORKS BETTER NOW THEN BEFORE

Cons: NONE SO FAR

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Anonymous from Heber City, UT on 5/16/2018

2016 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfect and easy to program. I used this on my 2016 F150.

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Smooth integration

JASON from Mitchellville, IA on 5/14/2018

2017 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have been waiting for something like this to come out for some Time. it was easy to program and the instructions were great. It's nice to be able to use all of my steering wheel controls with no issues adding an aftermarket stereo.

Pros: Price is good programming is good

Cons: Should have got it as soon as it came out

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Anonymous from Cypress, CA on 5/14/2018

2006 Dodge Ram 3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The first one started smoking when we put power to it. Crutchfield was great! Mailed a new one, said mail the bad one back.

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Anonymous from Flagstaff, AZ on 5/14/2018

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

This thing made install a snap! Love how i can just go online and program it! no more dip switches or crap like that. Program it and it works!

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Simple setup

Brian from Casselberry, FL on 5/13/2018

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The setup process was simple and easily connected my sync module with my new head unit.

Pros: Everything works great!

Cons: Directions were a little fuzzy to understand with some cables shown no longer needed.

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Anonymous from Wauseon, OH on 5/13/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great and as advertised

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Solid adaptor

Michael from Chantilly, VA on 5/13/2018

2008 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice adaptor to keep steering wheel controls. Still working on gauges and vehicle info tracking. Easy to set up and use

Pros: Easy to set up online

Cons: Wiring diagram

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Anonymous from Oakland, IA on 5/10/2018

2012 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The product worked great. The only issue was getting it programmed in Windows 10 took a few extra steps.

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Nice addition

Chris from Bossier City, LA on 5/10/2018

2012 GMC Acadia
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Took a little bit longer to wire up, but the results are fantastic! I would recommend this to anyone that has a supported vehicle.

Pros: all the added features!

Cons: have to use internet explorer for programming

Necessary - but somehow lacking for 2015 RAM trucks

Sam from La Mesa, CA on 5/7/2018

2015 Ram 3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Virtually a must have for modern vehicles - it isn't as useful on my 2015 RAM as it can be on other vehicles. About all the specific vehicle integration I get is the following: keep steering wheel audio controls, a screen showing tire pressure and battery voltage, automatic switching to backup camera when selecting reverse, and somehow switching to the front view camera when you drop to crawl speed (haven't figured out the algorithm yet). So far what it doesn't do: allow you to use the existing hands free microphone or make changes to vehicle settings like the old OEM head unit would such as what happens with interior and exterior lighting when you unlock with the remote key fob. I was really hopping for the last one as my truck has the basic EVIC - I gather you can make those changes if you have the 7" EVIC.

Pros: Wiring matches nearly exactly if using kenwood deck

Cons: Not complete integration on a 2015 RAM

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Steve from Holland, MI on 5/7/2018

2016 Toyota Camry
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A nice way to keep steering wheel controls!

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Anonymous from Raleigh, NC on 5/7/2018

2010 Ford Edge
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect for adding vehicle information and functionality to your new head unit! Easy install and programming.

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Anonymous from York, PA on 5/7/2018

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

It's nice to work with a product that does exactly what it claims to do.

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Anonymous from Woodbridge, VA on 5/7/2018

2014 Toyota Corolla
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was very confusing to install; had to hire a professional to get this to work.

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Full functionality

Anonymous from San Diego, CA on 5/6/2018

2012 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy install. Works as advertised. Instructions could be better

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Cons: Huge wiring harness

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George from Pulaski, VA on 5/6/2018

2011 Ford Fusion
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product, very easy setup.

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Anonymous from Cabo Rojo, PR on 5/6/2018

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It has been hard to make it function.

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Crutchfield response on 5/8/2018 We're sorry you're having issues with your interface. If the problem continues, please just reach out to our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Anonymous from Wentzville, MO on 5/3/2018

2017 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent! Integrated all my Jeep steering wheel controls and unconnect!

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Anonymous from Merrill, OR on 5/2/2018

2009 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great interface, easy to set up and configure. Very happy with the steering wheel controls

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Anonymous from Queen Creek, AZ on 5/1/2018

2010 GMC Sierra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as described. Happy with purchase.

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Michael from Bledsoe, KY on 5/1/2018

2011 Ford F-150 Platinum
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Everything worked as suppose too

Pros: Easy hookup

Cons: Non

Makes the whole thing work as it should

David from Mount Pleasant, SC on 4/30/2018

2012 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This works great to make the steering wheel controls work like factory., and retains all SYNC functions. 2012 Ford F150 XLT

Pros: works as designed

Cons: a little complicated to get into programming

Works as directed

John from Temple, TX on 4/29/2018

2013 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed this and a Kenwood DMX905S in my son's 2013 Jetta GLI. This preserves the steering wheel controls, factory blue tooth, multifunction display, climate display and adds additional displays of car status and function.

Pros: Works as directed.

Cons: None so far.

Excellent product

Jim from Chapel Hill, NC on 4/29/2018

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

Very high quality and good access to instructions. Very hard installation. Not for the non technical person to attempt alone.

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Adds Functionality

Anonymous from Buford, GA on 4/29/2018

2010 Ford Fusion
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Pretty easy to install. No delay between steering wheel and radio. It was nice to be able to add some additional functionality to my steering wheel buttons. It's also nice to be able to see various vehicle diagnostics right on the stereo (I used the tire pressure guage just last week to figure out which tire was triggering my low pressure light to come on). Easy to program... I pulled a cable into a compartment in my car in order to have a way to hook up my computer if I ever need to tweak a setting. Installing the software on to my computer was pretty tricky, though... There is no Windows 10 support. I was able to do a Google search, though, to find the settings that needed to be changed on my computer in order for the install to work.

Pros: Easy to use software (once installed); adds functionality to steering wheel; reads various vehicle diagnostics

Cons: Software does not support Windows 10, which makes installing it on your computer difficult

Terrible all around

John from LA, CA on 4/28/2018

2018 Ram Promaster
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Terrible programming experience. Company website is incompetently programmed, submits credentials in the clear, doesn't detect problems when it can't connect to the maestro, just gives up, is windows only and incomprehensible as they don't bother to collect sufficient information to enable distinguishing between vehicle configurations and use incomprehensible codes rather than the option codes or marketing terms the vehicle maker uses, they present a bunch of different firmwares with no way to know which is the right one. Just a terrible, terrible experience. Everyone managing programmers at this company and upper management should be fired.

Pros: It hasn't exploded. Yet

Cons: Just unusable inprogrammable, terrible website, terrible technology choices, requires windows then doesn't work.

Crutchfield response on 5/2/2018 John, we're sorry you're having issues with your interface. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Doesn't work

Vic from Rimrock, AZ on 4/27/2018

2013 Chevrolet Impala
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to connect to harness is the only good thing about this unit. After related attempts and several flashes, the only steering wheel controls i have are volume and scan. No phone capability, no changing inputs or presets. It is not worth the money.

Pros: None

Cons: It only gave me two steering wheel controls

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Bryan from Katy, TX on 4/27/2018

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

Needs better install instructions 1. No mention that the mic that came with the radio needed to be installed separately - seems a little weird that the factory mic cannot be used. 2. Audio connection from Idatallink module did not show how to connect to the Pioneer radio - the radio does not have an audio auxiliary connection?? 3. The instructions stated to connect the pink wire on the idatalink harness to the pink wire on the Pioneer harness - the pink wire is not present on the Pioneer harness - possibly should have mentioned "if present on the radio harness" 4. The app to flash the idatalink module needs to be upgraded - it would not work with a modern browser or Windows 10 - this is a amjor issue as I do not have any Windows 7 computers at home - I had to borrow one from a neighbor So the install is done but it was problematic and went poorly due to the poor instructions and outdated software. Crutchfield's Tech help line was instrumental in resolving the issues.

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Call BEFORE you connect!

Jake from Mazon, IL on 4/25/2018

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

The iDatalink Maestro is a "black box" that you program to interface between your new radio and your factory wiring so steering wheel controls can be used, and the factory sound system connects. The on line programming is pretty straightforward, although it would be nice to know all the potential button assignments before starting the programming, so you could decide what function to assign to each button "off line". The module comes with diagrams for wiring your vehicle-specific harness, that should be specific to your vehicle. For my application, a 2011 RAM 1500 Quad Cab with Alpine sound system, the diagram was wrong. Only the front speakers' wires should have been connected. I found this out when I called Crutchfield AFTER I'd soldered per the diagram. There was a history of this problem; somehow, Crutchfield should have been able to communicate that to me, but they don't have a process for doing that. SO, I recommend that, BEFORE you start wiring, CALL Crutchfield and ask if there are any known issues with connections. If you use a Crutchfield person to assist with your purchase, you should ask THEN if there are known issues, so you can avoid problems like I encountered. In fairness to Crutchfield, they were able to assist me with the installation, which was nice. However, if you'd rather have less frustration, check before installing!

Pros: For Pioneer AVH install in 2011 RAM 1500 - all steering wheel controls worked, and additional programability was nice.

Cons: Wiring diagram was wrong for my application. What was most disappointing was that Crutchfield knew, from past problems, that diagram was wrong, but I did not find out until I soldered per the diagram and it did not work.

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Anonymous from New Concord, OH on 4/23/2018

2016 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

No problems everything works as it should.

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Anonymous from Orange, TX on 4/22/2018

2017 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Second one works great. First one had a problem with the back up camera voltage. Does everything as advertised.

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Functions perfectly

Bruce from Trenton, NJ on 4/22/2018

2012 Chevrolet Suburban
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Magical. Only issue was finding space to squeeze it in behind the radio.

Pros: Remarkable capability

Cons: I think the case could be made more robust.

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Chad from Englewood, CO on 4/19/2018

2016 Ford F-150 XL
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This thing is pretty cool. I like that you can reprogram everything exactly how you want it and it works.

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Dustin from Broken Arrow, OK on 4/16/2018

2009 Dodge Challenger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great addition to my new Kenwood deck. Gives me the option to add steering wheel controls and get vehicle information on my head unit.

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Anonymous from Mooresville, NC on 4/16/2018

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a pretty cool little gadget. It wasn't too hard to program and once configured properly it allows the pass through of my steering wheel controls! I just had a couple of small snags. One was that my Jeep has uConnect with steering wheel controls and the new radio has carPlay. I originally programmed the Maestro to use the uConnect steering wheel controls, but that kind of conflicts with the carPlay. You have to instead program the steering wheel controls to use siri vs engage uConnect voice, and to answer call vs. uConnect answer call. It may mention that in the documentation somewhere, but I must have missed it. No big deal either way. Also you have to have a windows computer to program it. So if you're a mac or linux guy you'll need to install windows on a VM or borrow the neighbors computer.

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Jeff from Beaufort, SC on 4/15/2018

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

Good works like a dream, very easy to install

Pros: Works like it's suppose to

Cons: A lot of wires

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Anonymous from Glen Allen, VA on 4/14/2018

2010 Honda Civic LX

Explanation was picture clear!

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Easy to flash, great integration

Dallace from West Harrison, IN on 4/13/2018

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

No problems with this whatsoever. I was pretty worried after some of the negative reviews. But with my 5 month old computer on Windows 10 I had no issues. I only tried using Internet Explorer (IE) due to some reviews I read, and everything went perfectly smooth. I followed the instructions, picked out my vehicle, matched steering wheel, put in my radio, and flashed the unit. I also used the T01 Harness kit for my Toyota Tundra. No doubt it's a lot of wires, but if you can follow the directions and take it one step at a time you'll have your new radio up and running quickly. It even integrates into my OBD2 port giving me access to tire pressure, and gauges which is cool. The one downside which is bizarre to me, is you have to wire in the microphone for AA to work. This kit along with the T01 harness does not integrate the factory microphone for the radio controls. So, after I had everything hooked up/installed I had to pull it apart and connect/run the mic wires so I could get Google to hear me. It should be more obvious that this is a requirement. I have a Kenwood DDX9904S, but posts online seem to indicate this is not a radio thing, that the mic is required for most, if not all installs.

Pros: Factory Integration

Cons: Can't use factory Mic for Radio controls (AA)

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Alphonse F from Clearfield, PA on 4/10/2018

2016 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not the best instructions. I had problems programing with windows 10 , windows 7 pro worked like it was supposed to. I had to call customer service twice.

Pros: extra features, programmable buttons

Cons: software configuring, doesn't work well with U-connect like it claims

Great product

Rene from Dudley, MA on 4/8/2018

2013 Chevrolet Tahoe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This thing is spit on, it was easy to flash when I plugged it into my computer, had a simple step by step to follow.even the most novice computer user could do it.

Pros: -ease of use and instal -great interface with pioneer (only unit I have experienced it with) -great install instructions available from their website

Cons: -none

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Anonymous from Corydon, IN on 4/5/2018

2013 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Allowed my Pioneer AVH-601EX to use my car's existing steering wheel controls, customize additional functions and use my old USB port.

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Anonymous from Havana, IL on 4/4/2018

2017 Ford F-250 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Install was extremely easy and fit like the factory radio. Brit got me set up with everything I needed and when I had an install question Casey got my question answered and I was on my way.

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Anonymous from Kansas City, MO on 3/30/2018

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product. It does exactly what it claims to do. The only negative I could point out is that, while in Radio mode on my head-unit, my steering wheel "station control" buttons "|>|" used to cycle through my presets. I could not get this product to do that. It simply was not in the list of programming options for those buttons. So they now are "Seek" buttons and I believe that was my only "station changing" options.

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Anonymous from Owens X Rds, AL on 3/29/2018

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

Amazing. A must have for Chevy trucks. Programmed features with my laptop and integrated perfectly with my Kenwood unit. Best box I've used and easy to install.

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Robert from Fresno, CA on 3/27/2018

2006 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice add-on, wish the program worked with MAC also.

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Anonymous from Spanish Fort, AL on 3/22/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great add on to aftermarket radio. Am able to use this to see various engine parameters while driving. And got to keep sync for hands free calling and use of my steering wheel buttons

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Anonymous from Phoenix, AZ on 3/21/2018

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works but not the one i was asking for to use in my truck. Works the radio but the rest of the existing radio functions dont work

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A well thought out functional interface

John from Dallas, TX on 3/20/2018

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I haven't tested all functions but it appears to work exactly as advertised. Overall the install manual is very good although it would be great if they provided a general description of the RR specific interfaces and some guidance on the need or lack thereof for the "extra" parts included. Still a great solution for maintaining built in controls and simplifying the installation but leveraging the factory harness (with the addition of the proper wiring harness).

Pros: Seems to work flawlessly

Cons: Instructions lacking in some areas

Great interface for my Pioneer radio

Mike from Bristol, CT on 3/19/2018

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

Great product. Easy hook up and easy to program.

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Cons: No issues that I can see.

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J from SomeWheresville, USA on 3/17/2018

2016 Jeep Compass
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Combined with ready harness made install a breeze.

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Wiliam from Bogalusa, LA on 3/12/2018

2014 Toyota Camry
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So far it has been a easy and painless process. Makes the whole integration process a breeze

Pros: Plug & Play

Cons: Not everyone has the correct data for the automobile

Nice!!!!!

Mo from Kansas City, MO on 3/12/2018

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very cool product. Really makes the install easy as well as retaining all OEM functions. My 2009 Silverado feels like a newer truck with the added benefit s of this unit. My Onstar, steering wheel controls, XM, and warning chimes still work. Device hooks into the OBD2 port so now I can view engine parameters as well as tire pressures which is really neat. Also, unit gave me the parking brake signal and reverse light inputs without having to cut into any other harness.

Pros: As stated above, retains everything as well as gives you extra features.

Cons: The instructions online we're a little vague. I had a lot of extra parts and the instructions really didn't say which harness to use. However, I figured it out in 10 minutes. I'm sure If I called someone would have helped.

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Larold :) from Whiteriver, AZ on 3/11/2018

2016 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Thanks Crutchfield fr helping and putting everything i needed to one cart ,crutchfield ship fast,and customer service was helpful ,so far everything works I retained the steering wheel controls

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Took awhile to flash module

Easy install. Works great

Ryan from Oxnard, CA on 3/8/2018

2011 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Took a little while to install but if you're knowledgeable or able to follow instructions it's pretty easy. Everything works great. Very happy with this purchase

Pros: Easy to install Doesn't take up much space Easy to find instructions for install online

Cons: The plastic feels a little cheap but didn't have any problems with it

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Anonymous from Ijamsville, MD on 3/6/2018

2017 Jeep Renegade
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as advertised. Instructions said OBD cable wasn't needed but it was.

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Gerred from Burleson, TX on 3/6/2018

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

Simple plug and play that gave me most of my vehicle info right on my head unit.

Pros: Simple install

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Mike from Littleton, CO on 3/6/2018

2017 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great unit, easy to use, easy to hook up. Biggest problem is with the flashing of the module, very limited as to what platform has to be used to do it!!!! This made it very inconvenient for me, I have a Mac. That is why I rated it 3 stars instead of 5.

Pros: easy to use, easy to program from windows only and it works first time.

Cons: Flashing can only be done from very very limited browsers. (junk windows computers only)

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Anonymous from Clovis, CA on 3/4/2018

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great. Integrates steering wheel controls seemlessly with the head unit.

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Keep your steering wheel controls

Jason from Geneva, IL on 3/2/2018

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to hook up. Easy to flash. Easily allowed me to retain and customize my steering wheel controls. Extra wires in the dash can make it a bit tricky to fit everything in. An unexpected side benefit. When I am navigating and switch the display to something else, the next turn in my route pops up on my dashboard display. That's pretty cool. Pro Tip (that I only thought of too late): You have to hook up the Maestro to your computer via a USB cord. After you're done, leave the cord plugged into the Maestro and run it to an accessible location like the glove box. That way, after you drive around a bit and realize you want to tweak the controls, you don't have to open your dash back up to re-flash the maestro.

Pros: Easy to use, lots of custom options

Cons: Needs USB to flash, so run a cord to your glovebox so you can re-flash without opening the dash back up.

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Anonymous from Sitka, AK on 3/1/2018

2013 GMC Yukon XL
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product is well designed and user friendly. Do wish it was Mac compatible.

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Nate from Kentucky on 3/1/2018

2005 Chrysler 300
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does not work. My computers can not find it, to program it to my car. Had to buy one from the installer

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Ben from Marysville, MI on 2/28/2018

2012 GMC Sierra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

2012 Sierra..... professional installer had to bypass audio/speaker wires due to the unit having extremely low volume. It was flashed correctly for my truck but the display shows a sedan when using reverse and while using system checks such as tire air pressure.

Pros: Gauges and steering wheel

Cons: Had to bypass speaker wires and shows my truck as a car (should be correct being it's vehicle specific and flashed)

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casey from Fairbanks, AK on 2/23/2018

2009 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in an 09 Tacoma with an AVIC 8200-NEX. Rather dissatisfied so far with the website. Required to be 'flashed' prior to installation and requires Windows to flash. Not a big deal, but I have not been able to get a completed flash which has so far rendered the steering wheel controls inop. Otherwise it seems to mostly work as advertised, though it could be smaller.

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Crutchfield response on 2/27/2018 Casey, we're sorry you're having issues with your interface. If the problem continues, please just reach out to our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Anonymous from New Milford, CT on 2/23/2018

2012 Ford F-150 Lariat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

it let me keep my steering wheel controls and my sync controls. It was easy to program

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Mark from Saugus, MA on 2/22/2018

2010 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome! I wouldn't have done a system in my truck without being able to retain all the factory steering wheel controls, my OCD just wouldn't let me. A few more splices involved but not a big task and well worth the extra effort. Don't hesitate, just get this and the iDatalink harness

Pros: Easy and clear instructions, factory integration works seemlessly

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Anonymous from Hopewell, VA on 2/22/2018

2014 Jeep Patriot
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install

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Perfect addition to the truck!

Sean from Holland, MA on 2/19/2018

2014 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed this in my dads f350 to retain factory functions in the steering wheel and usb/aux port on the dashboard and it added some extra things that Ford didn't give him from the factory. I couldn't be happier with the decision to purchase this for the unit in his truck. Crutchfield support was as usual second to none. The number one reason I buy from them is support

Pros: Easy to install. Adds factory options that we didn't have before Retains factory options that otherwise go away

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Works great! Install could be better

Matt from Oklahoma City, OK on 2/17/2018

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I should give this a lower rating due to the install but once I got it working, it's fantastic! Be aware that you have to use a Windows computer to program this thing. Not only that, you have to use Internet Explorer! Firefox or Google Chrome will not work. So, dig up Internet Explorer to program this thing. I have a Mac so, I had to find an old laptop. What's really nuts, is that in the Maestro's instructions that come with the thing, there is a picture of a Mac on there! Yet, you can't use a Mac. Anyways, I installed this in my 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. It works absolutely fantastic. I retained all of my factory controls and gained some. I installed a Kenwood DNX994. I love it all. I even gained a bunch of engine monitoring gauges. Anyways, just be ready to use Internet Explorer and you'll be all set.

Pros: Works great! I retained all factory features

Cons: Must use Internet Explorer to flash Maestro.

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Jeff from Dallas, TX on 2/14/2018

2012 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Didn't maintain mid for hands free . Other than that wasn't too bad

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David from Burke, VA on 2/12/2018

2012 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This little module is well wroth it. You can run check engine light codes, monitor the vittles of the vehicle. Control the AC and tire pressure.

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Anonymous from Mount Holly, NC on 2/11/2018

2011 Ford F-150 FX4
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Great product fast shipping exactly what I needed!

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Great Purchase

Michael from Acworth, GA on 2/11/2018

2015 Dodge Grand Caravan
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Needed to retain features. Also discovered features not supported by my stock head unit. Great purchase.

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Anonymous from Barstow, CA on 2/6/2018

2010 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Take your time with the harness and programming and you will not be disappointed.

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Entended features

Adam from Colville, WA on 2/5/2018

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

Awesome product with awesome features!! And the tech department are truly knowledgeable!! Thank you!

Pros: Works as advertised

Cons: Lots of harnesses but good instructions and tech support

Love it!

Joe from Holiday, FL on 2/4/2018

2014 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed this along with a Kenwood touch screen deck in my 2014 Wrangler and it was well worth it. I retained all of the OEM functions of the uConnect system and added on screen gauges, tire pressure monitoring and diagnostic features. Just be sure to follow the instructions which I had no problem with. I love it!

Pros: Retain OEM steering wheel controls, on screen gauges and diagnostics.

Cons: None yet.

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Anonymous from Edgemoor, SC on 1/27/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The iDatalink worked just a advertised.

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Need to get up with the times!

Tim from La Salle, IL on 1/25/2018

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does what it's meant to do. Unfortunately you need Windows 7 or XP to flash the drive. Had to find a friend running this OS since my rig has windows 10.

Pros: Work as advertised

Cons: You can only flash this drive on windows 7 or XP with IE. Time to update your software!

Disappointed

Lynn from Wentzville, MO on 1/24/2018

2013 Ford F-150 XL
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The instructions are confusing, and you can only flash the firmware to set up the interface for your particular vehicle with a Windows computer. It worked as far as the OEM steering wheel controls, but it did NOT retain the use of the OEM microphone. I had to install the one on that came with the new head unit. Had I known that I wouldn't have bothered with it.

Pros: Factory steering wheel Volume and Media buttons work SYNC still functions

Cons: Factory microphone doesn't work SYNC is just as flaky as it always was (not the interface's fault)

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Steve from Aurora, CO on 1/24/2018

2013 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Horrible to get the programming done... Tried on two different computers no luck... Had to pay car toys to do it... Does it work yes finally..

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Douglas from Lawrence, KS on 1/23/2018

2008 GMC Sierra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Absolutely no problems. Fantastic

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Not quite as good as I first thought.

Pete from Grand Junction, CO on 1/21/2018

2015 Toyota Venza

I must change my original assessment. I had trouble with the backup camera. After checking with Crutchfield and Maestro, I determined that voltage was only sent to the camera when applying the foot brake. I bypassed the harness wiring and installed a 12 to 6 volt converter. I connected the converter to accessory power and solved the problem. This unit is not plug and play! I still have one factory button "info" that will not function. It is used to adjust the temperature, gas mileage display.

Pros: Retain steering wheel controls, check tire pressure while driving, reset engine codes.

Cons: Had to find a work-around to get backup camera working properly. One factory button nonfunctional.

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Anonymous from Fairfax, VA on 1/15/2018

2017 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Keeps my uconnect controls. However it is only 4 stars because I can't get my phone buttons to work properly with my AVH-4200NEX. Everything else is perfect

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Easy install, great customer service.

Peter from Millersville, MD on 1/11/2018

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Switched to the maestro from a basic interface. This thing is awesome! Customizable steering wheel buttons and now I have access to vehicle data on my radio. Very easy install and great support from iDataLink. Had to call twice with questions about the install and they were very easy to deal with and willing to talk to a novice.

Pros: Features, programmable steering wheel buttons, customer service, easy install.

Cons: None

Great Product

Paul from Tampa, FL on 1/11/2018

2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great Product. Easy to install and not only kept my existing steering wheel controls but added lots of additional vehicle and engine data at my fingertips!

Pros: Easy to install. Great instructions.

Cons: None

Waste of Money

Dan from Gun Barrel Cy, TX on 1/6/2018

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this specifically to keep the UConnect functionality in my vehicle, and to utilize the factory microphone. After two attempts to program the Maestro (by using Microsoft computer only!) I gave up, and installed the microphone that came with the radio I purchased. The wiring harness provided was good, just wish it would do what is stated on the site.

Pros: Good wiring harness

Cons: Does not work with OEM UConnect or microphoneas advertised.

Crutchfield response on 1/8/2018 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Dan to help him further. We'll either help him get the interface working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

As advertised...

Cotral from Anniston, AL on 1/4/2018

2016 Chevrolet Impala Limited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great device, not sure what many car owners would do without this intuitive product for aftermarket upgrade. Great job Maestro...now let's work on the details of functionality for select vehicles!

Pros: Works as advertised & easy setup, installation & user interface...

Cons: Needs more functionality with OEM steering & factory controls for select vehicles...

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Anonymous from Oak Hill, WV on 1/3/2018

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

Interesting device. Adds a lot more options to whichever head unit you select. Was a breeze to program, I'm not sure what all the fuss is about.

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Anonymous from Amarillo, TX on 1/3/2018

2013 Ford F-150 XL
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as described and easy to install.

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As close to perfect as I think you can get.

Denton from Oologah, OK on 12/30/2017

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very nice unit. It does as stated require a windows computer to program, It is a shame for a web based program to not be able to use my MAC. I recently have installed two of these units on essentially the same vehicle. 2009 and 2010 Silverado. The steering wheel controls work and respond perfectly. Although programming the volume buttons to work by holding them down works there is a limitation on newer Kenwood radios... you can only hold down and achieve a continuous volume increase up to level 15... This is a limitation of the radio not the controls. You cannot do an in place reprogram of the unit in the car. It must be disconnected from power and only be connected to the USB in order to re-flash the firmware. Also when connecting to a GM truck ( I assume all GM Vehicles ) the microphone does not interface with the radio. I read and reasearched and was hoping this unit would allow use of the factory microphone for use with the radio (in the GM the microphone is tied to a separate bluetooth unit that can be used without radio interface.) By this I am trying to say the microphone would probably interface with the factory unit, but you would not retain control of the phone using the touch screen on the radio. This unit does integrate very well with the GM gauges. including Speed, RPM, Service engine light, Intake temp, Tire Pressure, Voltage, Door open and close, as well as the steering interface for the backup camera.

Pros: Great interaction with factory features. Backup steering interface Custom steering wheel programming

Cons: Must have windows based computer Cannot flash while installed

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Rico from Renton, WA on 12/20/2017

2012 Dodge Challenger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent product, easy installation get more out of your aftermarket radio with this interface

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Mike B from Evans, GA on 12/19/2017

2010 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to set up and program however all of the functions didn't work as expected for steering wheel controls. I recommend leaving a USB cord plugged into the unit and accessible so that you can reprogram it if necessary without having to pull out the stereo.

Pros: Cool to be able to continue use of steering wheel controls without any major work.

Cons: Price

Keep your existing vehicle's features!

Bill from Valrico, FL on 12/17/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Geat way to integrate existing vehicle's features into an after market stereo! Set up and installation was a breeze and I was able to maintain pretty much all of my Ram 1500's features. Additionally, the gauges feature is awesome. I get way more information about my vehicle than my OEM setup. Very good buy. The only reason I gave this four starts instead of five was because the utility for flashing the module requires a Windows OS. It's NOT Mac compatible. It appears Maestro is aware of this shortcoming, but hasn't made any effort to make it Mac compatible. *** Tip: If you're running a Mac and need to flash the module, download and install a copy of Virtual Box and then go to https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/ and get a copy of a Windows VM to use. I followed this procedure and was able to use the VM to flash the module. Aside from that, it works great.

Pros: Easy install and setup Kept all my existing vehicle features (except for U-Connect)

Cons: Have to jump through hoops to flash the module

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Stan from St. Thomas, VI on 12/17/2017

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

If only I could give zero stars First, I paid for the pre-wiring option, so it appears that no instructions were sent with the interface and the harness. My installer couldn't get the unit to interface at all (I guess I should have checked to see if the pre-wiring included pre-flashing of the unit also) so he had to use another interface. That is all and good except I don't have the options I wanted... you know, vehicle alerts, all steering controls working all the time instead of intermittently (Not Crutchfield or Maestro's fault). Too late to return since I had to wait until I had internet or phone service back after Irma to waste my time trying to get it taken care of. Pretty sure this has something to do with Jeep as a lot of the negative reviews involve installing this in Wrangler or Jeep.

Pros: None whatsoever

Cons: everything about this interface is a con

Perfect solution for combining factory controls with new unit

Josh from Torrance, CA on 12/17/2017

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is all you will need to keep factory steering wheel controls and to get the full functionality out of your new head unit. You can custom program the buttons on your steering wheel and in my case on my 2014 WRX I could even keep the call buttons just to the left of the horn. Some kits would not be able to keep those buttons when people transplanted new stereos into the WRX, but this kit solves that. The integration of the wiring for this unit with your factory wiring and new head unit can be a little overwhelming, but the online instructions are very clear and easy to follow. Programming this unit does require a full on Windows PC (no tablets) but the diagrams available on their site are top notch. They will often show a picture of your actual steering wheel and even have the variations available for cars with multiple steering wheel options. In the case of my 2014 WRX they had every type of Subaru steering wheel from a base Impreza to a fully loaded STI. The differences were minor but it was nice to see that they did the homework to ensure the right vehicle and its equipment. In my opinion this is the best option to keep current factory controls (steering wheel), and to add all of the new features your new headunit has available (gauges, carplay, etc.) One note: This unit combined with all the extra wiring you add to your vehicle's stereo may take up a bit of space so be sure to keep your wiring in order and compact.

Pros: Quality construction Keeps factory controls Utilizes all of the new features available in a new head unit for your vehicle Easy to program

Cons: Wiring this into the factory harness and head unit can be tedious

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john from Omaha, NE on 12/17/2017

2010 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Kept steering wheel controls in my suv, also having the gauges on my stereo is a nice addition to my car. Tried using the phone commands of the sync system, but person i was trying to talk to couldn't hear me. I could hear them tho, so might just have to mess around with the settings somewhere.

Pros: Kept factory controls Addition of gauges to stereo

Cons: Not all sync function work, might just have to mess with different settings tho

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Pete from Honolulu, HI on 12/16/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After switching to this interface unit for my base ford sync unit, I found it outperformed the premium ford sync in the higher end units when paired with an upgraded touchscreen receiver. Took a bit to program since I only have a Mac but after sponging some seat time at the complimentary public libraries pc setups I was up and loaded in no time. Great unit to enhance your audio performance in your ride.

Pros: Great interface, enhances sync system and acts more like an expanded module

Cons: Must have a pc to program, not Apple iMac friendly

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Anonymous from San Diego, CA on 12/13/2017

2008 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Programmed the unit as per the website but when installed it would show the factory installed SIRRUS with all the settings but had no sound. Crutchfield is replacing the unit so will have to wait and see. All of the other functions worked very well.

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Eric from Lead, SD on 12/12/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I really don't know how to rate this since it is the only interface I have ever had. A ton of wires but the diagram was accurate so it went fine. I am a bit surprised that since the 80's/90's expansion of car audio that more standardization hasn't occurred for the wiring - stripping and splicing the same wires today as I did back then to install so called "plug and play" harnesses. Disappointed they would send an extra bundle of wires that weren't for my vehicle - awfully wasteful. No Maestro support on Sunday which is annoying since I work 9-5 mon-fri.

Pros: Worked

Cons: Wasteful extra harnesses sent that are useless for my vehicle/system.

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Anonymous from VA on 12/11/2017

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Seems to integrate very well into your factory system. After programming the module, you are on your way. Wire the head unit in as you traditionally did in the past, just connecting it to the Maestro harness instead of the car harness. Plug all your necessary connections in and your done. Being able to see live data from the vehicle is also a bonus. The GM harness I got also came with an OBD2 plug made on to it so splicing that harness is not necessary if you choose not to.

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Anonymous from Live Oak, TX on 12/7/2017

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

Excellent. Fairly easy to install. Great tech support at Crutchfield.

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Does mostly what's advertised

Brian from Radford, VA on 12/5/2017

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Keeps my factory steering wheel controls but that is about it. I have had one heck of a time getting this to fully integrate with my Sync system in my F-150. I finally just gave it up and switched all of my bluetooth options to the head unit alone and that just plain works.

Pros: Factory Options

Cons: Finicky and Unreliable

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Anonymous from Locust Grove, OK on 12/5/2017

2013 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Really nice interface. Everything worked smoothly although the speaker volume was a little high to my liking and didn't see where it could be lowered

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Anonymous from Decatur, AL on 12/3/2017

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

Great product that is worth the effort and price!

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Great features and works as designed

Brandon from Centre Hall, PA on 12/3/2017

2007 Dodge Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have installed at least 30 aftermarket car audio systems in the past 20 years. This interface module to date is one of the best I have seen so far. The features and Connect ability of this module are fantastic. The ability to program this online to match the vehicle with the compatible receiver is modern. Of the interface modules I have installed in the past, this model to date functions as it is intended without the need to power cycle it for connectivity failures.

Pros: Small platform Easy to program and install Retains factory steering wheel controls and factory amplifier connectivity with the ability to change what individual buttons control

Cons: The website required for programming supports only Windows OS and the use of internet explorer. If you don't have both of these, you cannot Connect to program.

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John from Byron, GA on 12/1/2017

2011 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Once installed correctly it works great. Technical support is awesome. There are multiple install wiring diagrams that even apply to the same year and model vehicle. I would recommend that you contact the customer support before installing to ensure you have the correct install guide.

Pros: Works great, product support is awesome

Cons: Install guide is confusing

It's great but Irritating to flash

Sean from Saint Augustine, Fl on 11/30/2017

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

I used this to install a Kenwood DMX7704s into my Saturn Outlook, using the GM5+ kit, flashed it as required and it worked on the first attempt. Added gauges and vehicle monitoring such as tpms and check engine to my Kenwood, and let me program secondary functions into my steering wheel controls. Flashing this thing was a nightmare using windows 10, I had to find a setting in windows 10 to activate a .net package that is pre-installed but not active, then I had to find Internet Explorer as no other web browser is supported by Idatalink, (not even edge, chrome, or firefox) and it is required to flash the module for it to work. For those who aren't aware windows 10 does still have Internet Explorer, its just not listed on start menu or task bar by default as it's been replaced by Edge, just use the search function to find it.

Pros: This is the most comprehensive interface for installing an aftermarket head unit in my vehicle IF flashed properly and everything is hooked up appropriately, then it should work without issue Forum support from idatalink is great, and install instructions from idatalink are clear Able to program every steering wheel control button as you like, and add secondary functions to any/all of them Retained Onstar

Cons: The only issue is that it can be challenging to flash the module using windows 10

Pricey but worth it.

Jeremy from Conway, AR on 11/30/2017

2006 Cadillac DTS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was a very easy to program device that gave the vehicle MORE usability than it had before. Now, the customer can see vehicle info (tach, fuel level, tire pressure, distance to objects, etc) that were not available before. Easy to install and works great.

Pros: Easy to program. Easy to install (when you follow their instructions).

Cons: Pricey.

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Anonymous from Middleburg, PA on 11/26/2017

2007 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Love it

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Anonymous from Lexington, KY on 11/26/2017

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

Easy to flash to my Tahoe specs. Had a question and tech support was great!!

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Anonymous from Richmond, OH on 11/26/2017

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as expected

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Anonymous from Poughkeepsie, NY on 11/26/2017

2009 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great. Retained steering control and gained gauges

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Anonymous from Kahului, HI on 11/21/2017

2011 Scion xB
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good Product

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Cons: Can't retain factory usb port

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Michael from Port St Lucie, FL on 11/20/2017

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Totally worth the extra to make all the steering wheel functions work!

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Retains factory stereo controls and adds new features!

Matt from Harrodsburg, KY on 11/19/2017

2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used this along with a Pioneer MVH-2300NEX and my 2008 Ford F250. The install was pretty involved, but the wiring directions included once the Maestro was programmed and a couple phone calls to Crutchfield made it completely doable if you take your time. There are a lot of wires, but they're all color coded, so just go one at a time and make the connections. Unfortunately, I couldn't get the Maestro to read the reverse signal from the truck to turn on the aftermarket backup camera automatically, so Crutchfield guided me through which factory wire to tap to get the signal. It also didn't work with the parking brake safety interlock required for Android Auto integration. This required a 3rd party approach to solve the problem. As always, super support from Crutchfield!

Pros: Retained the factory steering wheel controls plus it added additional features you can program for "press & hold" when using the steering wheel controls.

Cons: Didn't pickup reverse signal from truck for the reverse camera and didn't work with the parking brake signal Pioneer required for Android Auto use.

Kept some OEM features, lost a big one.

Peter C from Augusta, ME on 11/17/2017

2010 Chevrolet Silverado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

First off and foremost, the steering wheel controls work - so if that's all you're looking for this is the correct product. OBDII plug in is a great touch and it's cool to see the data from all 4 tpms at one time or to see which reverse sensor is picking up an obstacle. This also retains your OEM Sirius/XM so you don't have to pay the stupid fee to transfer it over. There is some minor lag with the steering controls, but they work. My OEM Bluetooth now only gets static on incoming calls and I've completely lost the OEM microphone functionality - so until I figure out a solution, I've lost hands free calling. The blinker reminder and warning chimes are loud and extremely annoying now using the provided add on speaker and I may unplug it. If I cannot get the hands free working, the whole system will be returned and the OEM stereo will go back in - it is a 100% deal breaker for me.

Pros: Retained steering wheel control Didn't require cutting or splicing wires Kept the same XM receiver ID

Cons: Lost my hands free calling!

Crutchfield response on 11/21/2017 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Peter to help him further. We'll either help him get the interface working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

it helps

Chris from Spokane, WA on 11/16/2017

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Maestro sign up make a complicated install doable for the average joe. You will need to visit there web site.

Pros: Ease of instal.

Cons: some bits will not be used depending on your install

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Anonymous from Syracuse, NY on 11/14/2017

2008 Chrysler Town and Country
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A very smart little unit it interfaced perfectly with my town and country keeping all the features or the original equipment

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Nick from Ridgway, CO on 11/12/2017

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Amazing product. One of the biggest issues I had with my new Jeep was no bluetooth system. So adding this along with the Mopar steering wheel control and a new Alpine head unit I was able to completely upgrade the technology in the jeep and have full control over the OEM steering-wheel controls. Having the ODB connection is another nice feature as I now get realtime vehicle stats on my touchscreen display.

Pros: great for updating sound system and diagnostic system in a vehicle without sacrificing any of the controls

Cons: takes some basic vehicle wiring understanding, requires windows OS

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Anonymous from Champaign, IL on 11/9/2017

2015 Toyota Corolla
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

With the integration harness it made this install super easy to to do. Works as advertised!

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Philip from Allen, TX on 11/8/2017

2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was a bit skeptical about the Maestro but decided to give it a try with my new Pioneer media player in my old 2008 F250. It took awhile to get through the online setup process but with some patience I found everything I needed for my application. Do yourself a favor and use the Crutchfield ReadyHarness service - its a huge time saver with all the cables and connectors required. I was pleasantly surprised that everything worked first time, including the factory satellite radio & antenna, steering wheel controls, plus the gauges on the Pioneer display. Not quite plug and play, but given the complexity of interfacing with so many different cars and accessories I'd say its about as good as could be expected. Well done.

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Anonymous from Wakeman, OH on 11/8/2017

2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Instructions are horrible. The process of programming it on there website lacks any sort of explanation. It doesn't interact with the sync and steering wheel controls 100%. You lose alot of functions. Also the Crutchfield tech line is of little to no help when it comes to these units. These are the only thing on the market to get the job done with sync, but it lacks alot.

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Nice update

William from Texas on 11/7/2017

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

Nice update on older vehicles

Pros: Integration and update

Cons: Install is difficult

Top of the line factory integration

Mike from Marcus Hook, PA on 11/5/2017

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Idatalink maestro made the installation of kenwoods new dnx694s into my 2013 silverado as easy and straight forword as possible. I was able to retain all factory-installed options including OnStar Bluetooth satellite radio and steering wheel controls. Great product combined with the idatalink vehicle specific harness made the installation seamless for a fully Factory appearance and feel

Pros: Everything

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Idatalink maestro for 2007 Toyota Tundra oem jbl to pioneer 1330nex

Jon from Philadelphia, PA on 11/4/2017

2007 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I would have given it 4-5 stars if I had reached a better cust service person, guy didn't seem too happy to be helping. And also they're are few instructions & tons of add harnesses to confuse u. It would be helpful if they tagged these harnesses cause when trying to describe it to customer service ur reduced to counting wires, where it could be "plug in harness marked "B". Also the backup camera had to be spliced into my truck/loss of factory jbl bt mic so it's not really plug & play for ur factory stuff.

Pros: Adds a few features (simple odb2 /tpsm), retained steering wheel controls & overall still a great concept and engineering

Cons: Cust service wasn't great & was told to disregard a bunch of adapters that I would end up needing , loss of Oem factory mic, oem backup camera required splicing to rca

Crutchfield response on 11/13/2017 We were sorry to hear about Jon's experience with our Tech Support team. We're forwarding this on to our Tech Support supervisors, so they can look into it. We strive to provide the best service, before, during, and after your purchase, and it looks like we missed the mark this time. We hope Jon gives us another chance to prove we're the best in the business.

Definately worth it

Anonymous from Puyallup, WA on 11/2/2017

2010 Ford F-150 Lariat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product, definately need to add to your system to keep all the functions of the steering wheel.

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Amazing Device, but get Ready Harness

Michael from Minneapolis, MN on 10/28/2017

2017 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Let's start with this: You NEED this. There are so many cool things that this device does - and for my 2017 Toyota 4Runner, this takes Entune's lunch money. Nearly everything about this little guy is simple - don't be nervous about the flashing process. It works. It's fine. The only difficult part of this is the wiring. I recommend using the "ready harness" that Crutchfield puts together. If it hadn't been for that, I'd still be trying to figure out the wiring. My biggest issue with the Maestro is that it doesn't do everything that it says it does for my car - so beware. If you've got a Toyota 4Runner, your factory Satellite Radio will not work.

Pros: Does amazing things

Cons: Hard to install/Wiring is confusion Factory Satellite not supported

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Anonymous from Georgetown, KY on 10/24/2017

2012 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not as plug and play as I had hoped even with the wire harness kit. If you have Windows 10 use chrome browser with internet explorer plugin for programming

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Adds a few extra features I didn't have.

Ted from ABQ on 10/23/2017

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

Works great. Added a few features I didn't have before.

Pros: Like the few extra features with my steering wheel controls.

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Not worth the hastle.

Anonymous from Columbus , GA on 10/23/2017

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

Step 1. Don't get step 1 wrong if you don't have a factory Bose system. Also it's taped resistors not plastic boxes you snip. The turning signal sound is cheesy. The steering wheel controls are sluggish. Then there was a wire that shorted out of the hundreds of wires. Trying to get these harnesses back in is a pain. Oh and let's not forget you have to register and flash it on an outdated internet browser. I really wished I never changed out my factory head after dealing with this product.

Pros: Not much except it lets you get a new head.

Cons: Flashing the drive on an outdated internet browser. Chime sounds cheesy, steering wheel controls are sluggish, plastic wires bind.

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Anonymous from GREENBACKVILLE, VA on 10/22/2017

2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

works well, slightly complicated install

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Great customer service

Brent from Lakewood, wa on 10/20/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great device just a little different than normal radio installs but I called datalink twice and had both answers in less than 5 minutes and crutch field actually even built my cart for me and answered all my questions

Pros: Kinda simple to use Can adjust settings Great customer service

Cons: Just different using this device.

Nearly there, but disappoining

Rick from Zephyrhills, FL on 10/18/2017

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

I purchased this unit to facilitate the install of a Pioneer AVH-2330NEX into a 2011 Toyota Sienna Limited with OE JBL system and NAV. Had some difficulties during the install, and had to contact iDatalink Tech Support. Tech Support, at iDatalink, and at Crutchfield was awesome! My Pioneer didn't recognize that the emergency brake connection had been made, so numerous screens were unavailable on the unit. Checked the connections/wiring several times, and found it to be correct. iDatalink Tech Support finally found that the firmware was broken, so they rolled me back to an earlier version, and my E-brake problems disappeared. While the iDatalink does a great job of retaining the steering wheel controls, and adding some new capabilities by connecting to the OBDII interface, they fail to make it possible to use my vehicle's OE backup camera (must install an aftermarket camera); fail to retain ability to use OE microphone (must install aftermarket mic); fail to retain fader control over the sound (no work around for this issue). I am very picky about retaining as much of the OE equipment as possible. Not being able to have fader control, and not being able to use OE backup camera and microphone was very disappointing. Had it not been for iDatalink's awesome Tech Support, I would have only given them two stars.

Pros: Awesome Tech Support

Cons: Does not support fader control; OE backup camera; OE microphone.

Awesome

Elijah from Morganton, NC on 10/14/2017

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

Everything works like it is supposed to. Easy install for my 2011 Silverado. Installed with jvc media player. Engine info and gauges.

Pros: Works.

Cons: None

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Anonymous from San Jose on 10/10/2017

2007 Dodge Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is an awesome product! Easy to set up. Works flawlessly with the steering wheel controls of my Dodge truck

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Ryan from Prosper, TX on 10/9/2017

2016 Chevrolet Tahoe LS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Install was clean and easy. I have been more than happy with the full functionality.

Pros: Full access to vehicle configuration settings and obd status.

Cons: n/a

EVERYTHING Works

Christian from Fort Wainwright , AK on 10/8/2017

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

Made my new stereo work with my vehicle not as an independent system

Pros:  Steering wheel controls work  Sirius Radio works  On Star works  plug and play  Maestro Costumer Support helped with the installation issues

Cons:  Instructions were a little ambiguous  Picture in instructions on what plugs in where doesn't show both sides of module  Uses the auxiliary port on the stereo, luckily my stereo has RCA Out ports that I can convert into and Auxiliary port

All my Steering wheel controls work!

Peter from Hollis, NH on 10/5/2017

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

All the steering wheel buttons on my 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited work perfectly with the Kenwood DNX994S I installed.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: None.

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Anonymous from Hampton, VA on 10/4/2017

2013 GMC Sierra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Only way to do the job if you want to retain the factory functions as steering wheel radio controls, etc.

Pros: Keep the steering wheel radio controls and gain a few other vehicle info screens on the radio if supported.

Cons: Took a little patience e and customer support for programming for the vehicle and radio interface, afterwards works good.

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Anonymous from Denver, CO on 10/2/2017

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Advertised as retaining factory uconnect features for my 2015 Wrangler. Tried everything I could think of including talking to Crutchfield. The more I look into things it appears that a lot of folks have the same issue in that Uconnect is not retained. Very disappointed as I wasted a huge amount of time and a lot of money on the install. All other buttons work as advertised to control the unit though.

Pros: Does use steering wheel controls

Cons: no unconnect

Has not retained any factory controls yet

Kyle from Grass Lake, MI on 9/22/2017

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As of yet, it does nothing to retain any factory functions of my 2017 Jeep Wrangler. I purchased this with a kenwood ddx594. Everything on the radio functions correctly (SiriusXM, HD Radio), but I cannot use my factory USB located in the center console, I have to use USB via a wire dangling from underneath my glove box. None of my u-connect functions work at all. Have made 2 calls so far and nobody can seem to figure out why nothing is working. I have tried resetting module and flashing it again and again. Waiting to hear back and hopefully get a resolution. As of now, it's an extremely overpriced wiring harness....if it gets figured out I'll change my tune

Pros: None as of yet....

Cons: Does nothing it's advertised to. Maybe be a faulty product, but as of yet we cannot determine the issue

Poor iDatalink Customer Service

David from Richmond, RI on 9/16/2017

2012 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This unit was purchased and installed in 2013. It has been updated when ever a firmware update has been available. It works well, but every time you want to check for updates or consult a installation guide you need to log in, but, they have deleted your account. The unit works well but only getting 3 stars because there is no iDatalink email support or phone support on weekends. I really wish there was an alternative product to this. If you value customer service then avoid this unit.

Pros: unit works as advertised.

Cons: account being deleted every time you need to check for a firmware update.

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Rich Ring from Springfield, MA on 9/12/2017

2012 Toyota RAV4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Have not installed it yet, but I purchased it because of its supposed ease of installation. Only time will tell

Pros: Functions

Cons: Price

Jeep Wrangler 2016

Michael from Mansfield, MA on 9/11/2017

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed this on a 2016 Jeep Wrangler along with a Pioneer NEX 5200. Works as advertised. One screwup on my part. As received the Maestro requires programming that will allow the radio to correctly operate with the vehicles controls (steering wheel buttons). Simple I said. Plugged it into a PC's USB port and downloaded the software. It could not find the Maestro. If I had read the instructions that were supplied, it tells you to download the software first to allow the Windows driver to be installed. Only then connect the Maestro. My bad. Once I discovered my error and took the steps to recover, everything worked perfectly. There is space along the right side of the radio for this box to sit. Nice box that allows for customization of the button / interface functions.

Pros: Great unit in functionality. So easy to have the factory steering wheel buttons function as they did with the OEM radio.

Cons: User needs to read the instructions before plugging it in to a PC for programming. Easy to assume it is plug and play. This is my fault and not iDatalinks. The instructions are quite clear.

A must have

Chris from Caledonia, MI on 8/30/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Super easy to program and there tech support is awesome over the phone. The gentleman told me a trick to do and made my experience ten times better with the unit. Worth every penny if you want to integrate your factory controls with your aftermarket radio.

Pros: Easy install, great tech support

Cons: None

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Andrew from Iron Mountain, MI on 8/30/2017

2010 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This little module is great. I love that there's a product out there that can be a bridge between the OEM factory components and an aftermarket radio. The documentation about SiriusXM radio is confusing. I wish this was spelled out clearer. The Ford documentation doesn't mention anything about using the factory SiriusXM radio, but the Pioneer document does mention that it can use your factory sat radio. Also, when flashing the module, one of the options to choose is SiriusXM. I was under the assumption that I wouldn't have to buy a separate SiriusXM tuner. That was not the case. I ended up needing the external SiriusXM tuner that connects through my Pioneer AVH-2330NEX. I wish I would have known this ahead of time so I didn't have to tear open my dash again. I also wish I could use my factory microphone through my AVH-2330NEX for phone (without using Sync) and Android Auto. I don't know if that's a limitation of the iDatalink Maestro or the AVH-2330NEX, but it would be nice to not have to run a separate microphone. Other than that, this little module does great work in integrating factory installed items with an aftermarket radio. I would highly recommend adding this if your vehicle and radio support it. It's well worth the money.

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Jared from Nebraska on 8/27/2017

2012 Ford F-350

I wanted to keep my factory back up camera on my truck. Luckily I was talking with a customer support rep, and he said that this unit will not retain the use of the stock camera on my vehicle. Before buying make sure you check the compatibility of this unit with all your features before purchasing.

Pros: Looks like an easy to use system

Cons: Doesnt retain stock camera

I-datalink -is it really needed

Mario from Sahuarita, AZ on 8/24/2017

2012 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

purchased this with Kenwood 6903. I'm not sure i really needed it since i ended up removing all the Sync features. I think a less expensive steering wheel control module would have been just as effective.

Pros: If you want to keep Sync features it works

Cons: If you keep sync features it feels a little sluggish to respond

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Bradley from Kingsburg, CA on 8/22/2017

2007 Dodge Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made installation easy. Worked as advertised except UConnect did not carry over. Need to research why.

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Anonymous from OVIEDO, FL on 8/18/2017

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So far this product is great. I paired this with a Pioneer 2400NEX in my 2016 Jeep Wrangler. All you have to do is flash the module which allows you to decide how to have it setup, plug it into the harness (sold separately), and enjoy the ride. The only thing that I disliked about this is you can't manually program all of the buttons on the steering wheel. For example the menu and compass buttons are unable to get long press assignments set for them. I cant take off a star for this though since I don't know if it is a limitation with the Jeep or the module itself. One thing to note though is that if the OBD connector ever gets unplugged, you have to perform a reset on the Maestro module for it to function again. With the 4200NEX it is possible to do this right from the radio menu, however other radios may require you to manually press the reset button on the Maestro box behind your dash.

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Works fantabulously!

John from Oshkosh, WI on 8/17/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as advertised! Very pleased overall. This Maestro was mated to the factory harness of a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee LTD's DVD/Nav receiver (with Boston Acoustics) which was replaced with a Kenwood DVD/Receiver, model DDX374BT. Mine is configured to retain the factory 6-channel amp. The only reason I'm giving the Maestro 4 out of 5 stars is because I had a couple of wires and a bundle/harness of wires leftover that remain unexplained so the only ding is a slight slack in complete documentation since none of the supplied information reveals what those are for. I don't have photos handy or I'd have posted them here. I expected the harness documentation to explain what would be leftover or unused. I'm especially pleased with the fact that I've regained all of my steering wheel controls! I went for several years without a functioning display on the factory head unit, and along with that, only the volume buttons worked on the steering wheel. In addition, having a visual display for my Jeep's health statistics and gauges is a real plus!

Pros: Easy firmware programming; easy installation. Highly recommend for someone trying to modernize their old system to today's media hungry technology.

Cons: Documentation, while good to very good, remains incomplete.

Does the job

Lovell from New Orleans, LA on 8/14/2017

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as expected. Without PC/windows explorer impossible to setup/flash.

Pros: Works as expected.

Cons: Need a PC to flash/setup. A little confusing if your new to it.

Problem after installing.

Pete from Grand Junction, CO on 8/13/2017

I'm redoing my previous review. The module works great but is difficult to install. Like another person, I had problems with the backup camera. The camera only comes on while applying the foot brake. The screen is black when you remove your foot, like when you are backing uphill. I called Crutchfield tech support. The technician said he couldn't figure out what was wrong. He referred me to Maestro. Their technician decided the wiring harness was defective and had me contact Crutchfield again. Crutchfield graciously sent me a new harness at no charge. After installing the new harness, there was no change in the camera operation. Further testing by me showed that whenever you applied the brake, power was sent to the camera even when not backing up. The stock Toyota camera is 6 volt. Some people have tried connecting it to 12 volts, but I ordered a 12 volt to 6 volt adapter. I connected the adapter to accessory + power. Problem solved.

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Crutchfield response on 9/6/2017 After seeing Pete's review, the good folks at iDatalink actually reached out to us, stating that they hadn't supplied us the correct information for the Toyota Venza. We also had the wrong accessory harness listed for the Maestro ADS-MRR interface and this Toyota. We've since corrected this issue, which is now the correct harness for the Venza. Thanks, Pete, and sorry for the trouble.

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Anonymous from Bayonne, NJ on 8/10/2017

2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

great interface, lots of wires , needed a little tech help and actually talked to a live person! great product support with knowledgable agents. Item worked well- but had to look for a reg PC for flashing- wish they had compatibility for MAC as well...

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Thomas from Brentwood, TN on 8/9/2017

2011 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Was a bit harder to install than I thought it would be, but it really wasn't the worst experience. Just follow the instructions and be patient! It's great keeping the OEM functionality that was important to me.

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Great control module with extras

tim from Leeds, AL on 7/30/2017

2016 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great interface. It allowed me to configure my controls to my liking. It also gives vehicle information such as engine performance, diagnostics, gauges and tire pressure. This gives me diagnostics and info that I didn't have before. Steering wheel controls work just like I set them. My biggest problem... It did force me to change browsers to IE. This is my least favorite and mostly obsolete since my computer came with Microsoft edge. Simple enough to change. From Microsoft edge browser click 'Settings and more' (3 dots at top right of page) and then select 'Open with Internet Explorer'. Not a huge deal but it seems unnecessary.

Pros: Full control over the function of my steering wheel buttons and easy programming.

Cons: Requires use of an older browser to flash the module.

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Anonymous from La Porte, TX on 7/30/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very difficult to install , n fact haven't been able to operate my steering wheel controls yet.

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Crutchfield response on 8/1/2017 We're sorry you're having issues with your steering wheel controls. If you need our help again, please just reach back out to our tech support team. They can either help get the controls working correctly, or possibly return it for an exchange or refund.

Works oks but good luck finding an old PC to program it...

Chris from Pittsford, NY on 7/29/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Although ultimately worked as expected my installation was delayed by almost a month due to setting up the unit (flashing) took me so long to find a compatible windows PC that met idatalink's requirements. I only have a Mac and friends with PC either didn't meet required spec or their company's IT department didn't allow download of the plugin that was needed. Looks like it hasn't been upgraded in over 5 years!!! They really need to get current with technology or shut things down. The vehicle gauge display is nice and not obnoxious but would be even better if could have multiple screens (like iPhone where you can swipe from main app screen to the next. Having the limit to just 5 gauges is disappointing but putting even more on one screen is not the answer.

Pros: if you can get it installed it does work for steering controls and vehicle data

Cons: Initial programming of the unit assumed you have a PC from 10 years ago

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Anonymous from Nescopeck,Pa on 7/27/2017

2008 GMC Sierra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not for the backyard guy, could not load it, feel this product should have arrived ready for the vehicle ordered for. Returning

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Cool features

Alberto from Phoenix, AZ on 7/26/2017

2012 Toyota Sienna
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Like the features offered on my 2012 Toyota Van. The only thing I would recommend to people is to purchase a long USB cable to have the installer leave hanging in your glovebox. This is so you can change programming without taking your Dash apart. I would also encourage new buyers to look at the Idatalink site and check to see what firmware your vehicle uses and what features you get from that firmware. A good example is my built in Sirius didn't carry over because that firmware and wiring doesn't support it. While I may miss that feature, I'm still very pleased. Please also note that your Maestro may have to start up and "boot" before the steering buttons work.

Pros: Great options and check engine notifies. Notified me that my hood was open when I left the shop.

Cons: research required on features.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Anonymous from Hutchinson, KS on 7/18/2017

2008 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent product quick shipping.

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Anonymous from Abilene, TX on 7/10/2017

2014 Toyota Corolla
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

There were lots of wires and a lot of wires left over. I think it took three separate website instructions to get everything lined up. It also added a bunch of wires behind the unit so make sure you have space behind your head unit.

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Paul from Forney, TX on 7/10/2017

2014 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The module is not the easiest install I've ever done. I got it done, but had to have help.

Pros: Works flawlessly

Cons: Not the easiest install

Great product

Brett from New York on 7/10/2017

2013 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product, easy to use.

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Still waiting for tech support with password/programming.

David R. from San Jose, CA on 7/9/2017

2006 Dodge Ram 3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I intended to install my radio over the weekend while I had the time. Friday night I went on my computer to program for the install. Followed the iDatalink instruction but was not able to log on. From what I could figure out for some reason I requires a password resel. I submitted a request for a password reset and got a window stating I would get an email allowing me to reset my password. It is now Sunday afternoon an I am still waiting for that email. So much for my radio install while I had the time. Unable to call anyone for support as their business hours do not include the weeken. In addition I am Wesr coast and they are East coast. Not happy with having to wait for another time I have time for the install!

Pros: Don't have any yet

Cons: Should be able to reset password and get support any day of the week.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

keith from Seattle, WA on 7/9/2017

2006 Dodge Ram 3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works like advertised. I did have to reach out to tech support on a simple question and they were great.

Pros: Works great, easy to wire and configure.

Cons: Can't use a Mac to flash or get wire diagrams.

Almost Overwhelming

Kyle from Augusta, GA on 7/5/2017

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Opening the package (Maestro Rr and the Maestro Gm5) I instantly became overwhelmed with the amount of wires and connections. I thought to myself "there were only three wiring harnesses connecting to the back of the factory radio, where in the heck are all of these going to go"? To add to the confusion and frustration there were no instructions within the packaging. I attempted to figure the rat nest of stereo wires by looking at my new Kenwood instruction booklet but that didn't help much. After searching online I came across a wiring diagram that after studying it over a time or two looked to be fairly simple. Probably the hardest part of it all was getting the new stereo to fit back in place with all the new wiring shoved in behind it. I will say that when I contacted Crutchfield for support they were very patient and helpful.

Pros: Crutchfield technical support . Wire coloring was very similar to factory making it easy to match up.

Cons: Poor instructions, idat-alink requires you to go online and print of guide. Is not compatible with Mac computers, you must have a PC to flash vehicle info. Plug in connections to module were very tight. Almost to tight, worried that I might damage the connections when attempting to remove.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Anonymous from Jacksonville, FL on 7/2/2017

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Maestro RR does bring most of the functions over to an aftermarket stereo, but the Uconnect voice and setup functions have not been consistently effective for me. I ended up giving up, as most people will, and just using my Kenwood unit for total control. Also, the wiring instructions and setup were pretty basic. A shout out to their (idatalink) customer support lines though, a call to them with a quick hold, got me set up for changing control to the Kenwood.

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Craig from Elgin, IL on 7/2/2017

2010 Chevrolet Silverado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very cool interface between your vehicle and stereo. Installation was fairly straight forward. I had a couple of questions that idatalink answered easily, and they answered the phone almost instantly.

Pros: Great interface.

Cons: Does not include the option to connect to your factory GPS antenna (Farka connector) or offer the adapter in the kit. Also, I had to add the microphone that came with the stereo because they do not allow for the interface with the factory microphone.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Daniel from VA on 6/30/2017

2014 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to setup

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Kevin from Urbana, OH on 6/27/2017

2007 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

good

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Mike from Irvine, CA on 6/27/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent product! Got 100% of all functions working as factory for Fiat 500X 2016, there Customer service is excellent

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Anonymous from San Diego, CA on 6/25/2017

2012 Dodge Challenger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

For the most part, this did all I needed it to. It did however, not fully function as advertised. uConnect was not retained- even though the company claimed it was. I have no uConnect functionality in my car anymore. I am still able to do the most necessary things but the fact that I cannot use some of my built in car features like it claimed I could, was pretty disappointing.

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Crutchfield response on 6/27/2017 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to this customer to help them further. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Anonymous from Clermont, FL on 6/24/2017

2017 Toyota 86
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A great product! Got 95% of all functions working, except for a couple items on my steering wheel controls. Their Technical staff is working on it since the 2017 BRZ IS THE FIRST ONE TO HAVE these controls. The other problem is finding which other wire I need on the 22 pin plug for the rear camera. Otherwise, I see every function imaginable about my car and I know they will have the couple problems resolved with a new download.

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Anonymous from Duvall, WA on 6/21/2017

2010 Chevrolet Silverado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros: all good

Cons: none

Worked as expected

Brandon from Jermyn, PA on 6/19/2017

2008 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as expected. Customer service from manfacture isn't all too good. The flash of the module is tough if you don't use internet explorer

Pros: Plug and play. All functions worked

Cons: Flashing the module

Get to keep onstar

Glen from Minerva oh on 6/19/2017

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is absolutely a must if you have an after market radio and want to retain use of factory onstar.

Pros: Love that I get to keep the factory on star and steering wheel controls.

Cons: Little on the big side to stuff behind your radio.

A must to keep steering wheel controls

Pete from Grand Junction, CO on 6/17/2017

2015 Toyota Venza
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a must if you want to keep your steering wheel controls. You must first program the module through a PC computer. While you are programming it for your model of car and the replacement audio/navigation unit, you can also reassign your steering wheel buttons to other functions. I especially like being able to see what my tire pressures are while driving. My Toyota only had a warning light when one tire was low before. The module also allows you to view and reset engine error codes.

Pros: Keeping your steering wheel controls. Viewing your tire pressures while driving. Reading engine error codes.

Cons: A little tricky to get programmed and installed.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR

Steve from Statesville, NC on 6/16/2017

2015 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

BUYER BEWARE! idatalink advertises this unit will retain your Chrysler factory uConnect. That is NOT always true. AFTER installation, when you have problems, you see on their website that, on some OEM head units, the uConnect features were actually installed in the OEM radio itself and cannot be retained with the MMR module when an after market stereo is installed. Works pretty well after installation. Very poor directions. Antiquated website for further details. Maestro claims this unit

Pros: Works OK

Cons: Poor directions Antiquated website for programming and support

Crutchfield response on 6/19/2017 Thanks for pointing out those facts on the iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR and select Chrysler vehicles, Steve. You're absolutely correct about Uconnect retention, which is why we display this footnote on our online KitFinder tool for compatible vehicles: 'This wiring interface retains the factory amplifier. When used with an iDatalink-compatible car stereo, the interface retains your digital fader, and will also retain Uconnect if your factory radio has the "RES W/" phone icon or a face code beginning with REQ, REU, RHB, or RBZ. You'll program the interface online.'

It works like it says

Josh from Leominster, MA on 6/13/2017

2016 Jeep Renegade
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used this to upgrade the audio system in a 2016 Jeep Renegade Sport with Uconnect 3.0. Installation was simple, though some of the connectors were hard to push into the module. Scary hard like I was going to break something. The wiring harness you need to get made hooking things up nice and easy.I didnt connect the speaker wires because i use the RCA outputs, but it looks like all the colors match up. I attached this to a Kenwood ddx374bt. All the uconnect silliness was preserved, albeit it is buried in submenus. All the Steering wheel controls and the hands free calling works with no problems. Make sure there is lots of room behind the receiver. The module and the wiring harness take up quite a bit of space. This would get 5 stars but for two things: to flash the proper firmware to the module, you need to you Internet Explorer. gross. Double, and triple check to make sure you are downloading the correct firmware or things will not work! The only function that does not work properly is having the backup camera turn on automatically when going into reverse. The parking lines show up, but i have to manually activate the camera.

Pros: Easy to install Good clear instructions keeps functionality of the Uconnect system

Cons: Some connectors are scary hard to connect Archaic methods to flash firmware Make sure there is lots of room behind Receiver

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Bryce from Spokane, WA on 6/13/2017

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

Works great and very easy to install.

Pros: Kept steering wheel buttons and added a bunch of other cool features as well

Cons: Instructions were a bit lacking.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Anonymous from Ashburn, VA on 6/13/2017

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

While it can be a little complicated to separate out all the additional wires and connectors that are not necessary for your particular vehicle. However, Both Maestro and Crutchfield's support is phenomenal. So you can always get support, if necessary~

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Cody from Santa Rosa, CA on 6/12/2017

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in 2017 Jeep Wrangler unlimited rubicon; holy complicated wiring scheme, Batman! I've installed dozens of radios and this had me scratching my head a few times. The factory USB and Bluetooth doesn't work, but the steering controls work fine. Save your money and get the cheaper harness. The deck I installed had its own USB which is better (apple CarPlay enabled) and the Bluetooth through the deck allows two phones synced rather than just one with the factory uconnect. You will have extra wires too, directions could be better.

Pros: Steering controls work. To be fair it does suggest having a "professional" install it.

Cons: Waste of money on the USB and uconnect Bluetooth, new head unit options are better anyway. Directions could be better.

2010 Buick Enclave CXL

Christopher from Peru, IN on 6/5/2017

2010 Buick Enclave
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wiring is intimidating. I ended up with 1 main wiring harness and a few minor harnesses that I didn't use. Box must be flashed online before you can use it and ONLY with Internet Explorer. (I had to install IE just for this purpose.) C'mon, iDatalink. Allow us to use Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Mac, Linux, etc. Do yourself a favor and solder/heatshrink the wiring connections. That takes up less room and you'll need it. There are a LOT of wires, cables, etc to stuff behind/around your radio. As others have said, rapid button presses (like if you want to quickly decrease the volume) count as a "hold". (I "fixed" this by making the Volume - "hold" as Mute. If I'm trying to rapidly decrease the volume and it thinks it's a "hold", it'll just mute it. Good enough.) Nice that it plugs directly into the OBD2 port (instead of having to cut/splice wires). iDatalink should change the plug to a pass through as many auto insurance companies are using a device that plugs into the OBD2 port for premium discounts. I had to flash the box a couple of times as the first time it lost the steering wheel controls. Pretty easy to remove in my truck but still a pain. I'd say this might be more of a website issue than a box issue. Chime (which replaces the factory chimes, etc such as turn signal sounds, door ajar, etc) could be louder. NOTE: On Pioneer radios, the 3.5mm data cable MUST be plugged in to the AUX cable on the radio if you want

Pros: Keeps most/all of the factory features. Once it's wired up, it's easy to plug everything in. OBD2 plug...no need to cut/splice OBD2 wiring.

Cons: Chime could be louder. Wiring is a nightmare! OBD2 plug should be a pass through.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Anonymous from Austin, TX on 6/5/2017

2012 GMC Sierra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great. Directions could have been a bit clearer. I ended up with a lot of unused parts and wires, some of them never referred to in the instructions. I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5 because the radio I bought was not listed in the profile you have to download and flash the module with. Had to guess so picked the model number closest to mine. It worked but feel they need to keep their profiles and install instructions up to date, it cost me time guessing and trying to find information.

Pros: Works great all the controls on my steering wheel control the radio

Cons: Instructions could have been clearer and idatalink needs to keep the profiles of radios support up to date so you don't have to guess

2006 Tacoma Double Cab with JBL Audio and factory Sub

Brian from Oxnard, CA on 6/3/2017

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

2006 Tacoma with JBL audio, installing Kenwood DDX6903S head unit. At first, the unit didn't work, I had 12v power, but no ACC power. Several calls to my brother (a product engineer at Toyota) and Crutchfield, figured the Idatalink harness HRN-RR-TO1 was bad. Crutchfield customer service was great, sent a new, but different brand harness. I really wanted the Maestro because the tire and engine indications. Before I attempted the new harness, I called Maestro. They stated possible corruption in the flashed unit. After re-flashing, following the instruction harness steps in order, success with the Maestro. but only had sound out of the rear sub. Called Maestro again, I had the RCA connected into the wrong spot on the Kenwood unit. The steering wheel control at first didn't work, but found that the wire harness that connected from the factory harness into the HRN-RR-TO1 harness was loose (possibly from the multiple disconnects made by me). Both Crutchfield customer service as well as Maestro customer service was very friendly and helpful.

Pros: Works as advertised, almost close to plug-in play. Able to keep the Steering Wheel controls. Only had to solder a few wires. Excellent customer service with Crutchfield and Maestro

Cons: Wiring diagram is a bit vague on which wires and harness gets connected into the Maestro box

Great but...

Jay from Beaumont, TX on 5/24/2017

2007 Chevrolet Suburban
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Yes, this install was a little intimidating at first, but it wasn't as difficult as I feared. When Maestro says that you need to run Internet Explorer up flash the module, they mean it. Microsoft's normal edge browser than many don't know is not internet explorer won't work. Not difficult, but might be easily missed by some. The product is pretty good. It retained factory features, integrated the Bose factory amp and speakers, and it even added screens not available on the OEM equipment. Mostly the product is good, but there are a few features, which might be vehicle specific (hard for me to know), which could use improvement. You can configure the factory steering wheel buttons based on single press or hold values, but if you try to repeatedly volume up or volume down and have hold functions assigned, the unit registered a rapid click as a hold. Slight flaw there. Also, the functions that I could assign to the steering wheel control was surprisingly limited. Maestro should really work with manufacturers to get the up to do preset and hold up seek. Instead, it was only registered as seek+ which is then interpreted by the radio however the radio sees fit. It was a "tune" up and down button. Don't get this wrong. Great product, but could be excellent.

Pros: Configurable plus hold functions available; vehicle info screens and dials; retained XM

Cons: Rapid button presses count as "hold" presses. Would like more screens available.

Great product

Anonymous from Pittsburgh, pa on 5/21/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very good product. Worth what i paid for it.

Pros: Keeping the factory sw controlls. Able to have my vehical info like gauges and to read and clear codes if the check engine light comes on if paired with the correct head unit

Cons: Kinda pricy when there are less expensive options.

Worked well Fiat 500x

Susan from Spanaway, WA on 5/18/2017

2013 Chrysler 200
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed this in an Fiat 500x with a Pioneer head unit. The setup of the module was fairly straight-forward, but the wiring diagram was lacking and resulted in a call to Crutchfield and then another call to iDatalink for tech support. iDatalink was very helpful and almost immediately recognized what was wrong and told me how to correct it. This did retain all my factory features and added gauge support. The module itself fit nicely under the new head unit behind the face plate. BTW, the 3.0, 5.0, and 6.5 referenced in the installation wiring diagrams refer to the size of the FACTORY radio display.

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Lacking features for '15+ WRX

Joneil from Fairfax, VA on 5/18/2017

2016 Subaru WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I just installed the Pioneer AVH-4200NEX on my 2016 WRX and wanted to retain the steering wheel controls. I was looking at both the Maestro SW and Maestro RR. I should've just gotten the SW instead of going with the RR and here's why. I have my Cobb Accessport already connected with gauges but the headunit paired with the Maestro RR interferes with the Accessport. You have to choose to run one or the other. The gauges are also pretty limited in terms of options. Some key data fields I wanted was not included for the '15+ WRX: - DAM (dynamic advance multiplier) - feedback knock - fine knock learn - air fuel ratio - battery voltage - intake manifold temperature - calculated load Those are just a few. Now one cool thing I did find is that it interprets your fuel tank as a percentage but the value constantly floats +/- 3 percent (maybe due to fuel slushing all the time?). The Maestro RR also doesn't show other car information like tire pressure for each wheel and doors/trunks that are open. The dang wires that tap into the OBDII port are barely long enough to reach there as well. Bottom line is if you have a tuned '15+ WRX with a Cobb Accessport but want to retain steering wheel controls, just stick with the Maestro SW. Unless this is just a weird quirk with my Pioneer headunit it just doesn't work.

Pros: - gauges - steering wheel controls - very customizable button layout

Cons: - very limited options with gauges - no other car information (TPMS sensors, battery, etc) - Windows is required and not Mac compatible for programming

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Nick from San Angelo, TX on 5/16/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in the 2008 Chrysler T&C with VES. Install was fairly easy. The wiring diagram needs more detail for each of the cables (this thing came with several, and not all are used). I didn't know where the audio cable connects on the head unit, but Crutchfield helped out. All of the OEM functions in my car were retained, and this device added additional buttons on the steering wheel. I programmed long presses to answer or ignore the phone, mute, etc. I'd give this device 5 stars, but in order to program/flash the device, you must be on a windows computer. I run linux on all of my computers, and neither firefox nor chromium would work. On the windows side, I could only get it to work by using Internet Explorer. I would have deducted 2 stars for the computer issues, but the retention of factory settings and the addition of the long key presses adds a star.

Pros: Kept all of the OEM functions and added custom buttons to the steering wheel.

Cons: Can't use linux

Even retained my factory XM

Patrick from Mechanicsville, VA on 5/16/2017

2006 Honda Civic SI
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

What a fantastic product. I really like the OBD2 integration, its a nice touch. Setup was easy and it even retained my factory XM. I do have one issue with the long press/short press and voice button not working on a couple of my steering wheel controls but It may be programming or patching. Still a great product.

Pros: Retains all your factory gear, easy to program, updatable, harness was straight forward, ODB2 integration

Cons: a couple of my steering wheel controls don't work but that could very well be my fault in the programming

Crutchfield response on 5/17/2017 Patrick, we're sorry you're having issues with your steering wheel controls. If the problem continues, please just reach out to our tech support team. They can either help get it working the way it should, or possibly return it for an exchange or refund.

Intimidating at first

John from Clarkston, MI on 5/15/2017

2010 Ford Edge
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Holy crap the wires! Very intimidating at first when unboxing but worked out very well after the install, works as expected

Pros: Not the greatest install procedures and set up but after you get started becomes easier Great support from the Crutchfield personnel too

Cons: Not the easiest install initially Looks difficult

Nice device. Lots of options and settings.

D from Augusta, GA on 5/14/2017

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Really nice being able to keep steering wheel controls with an aftermarket head unit. I will take off one star because you have to completely remove it (from what tech support says) to reprogram or flash. That means you have to remove the dash and the head unit. Then, unplug all the cables. Not to mention you have to use a Windows PC and Internet Explorer. Come on, it's 2017. It should be compatible with multiple OS's and certainly browsers. No reason they can't come up with a better way to do this.

Pros: Pretty simple to program.

Cons: It reads the ODB2 and that's neat. But the gas gauge is a little off. Showing 94% on a full tank. Not a huge deal and I'm not sure it's the RR's fault but a little annoying. A few other small issues but tech support says it's my head unit although I can't find any settings to back that up.

Easy product

James from Roanoke, TX on 5/14/2017

2009 Chevrolet Tahoe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use plugged right in after programming.

Pros: Easy to use plugs right in

Cons: Lots of wires and size to hide in dash

If you own an Escape, do not buy!!

John from Cambridge, MA on 5/11/2017

2010 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This thing does not connect properly to SYNC for my vehicle. I have spent HOURS on the phone with tech support and he even called iDatalink personally. Their instructions do not work, and told me to cut a wire that I didn't need to cut and was virtually impossible to splice back properly. I had to hard solder the wires back and use shrink wrap. iDatalink was aware of the instruction issue but had not bothered to let people know or change the instructions. I flashed the module several times with each time assigning the steering controls as they should be. NADA!! The volume, scan buttons work correctly for the receiver but SYNC voice does nothing, you can't use the proper buttons to answer or hang up on a call, but the forward and reverse keys work for that function??? HUH?? So I have 2 additional usb ports that are dead for all practical purposes because you can't gain access to them. Just junk, at least for my Escape!!

Pros: easy connection

Cons: Does not function with SYNC as advertised!!!

Crutchfield response on 5/15/2017 John, we apologize for the troubles you had with your installation. Because of your review, our Tech Support Supervisor, Joel, updated the information we have on the iDatalink Maestro and on this version of the Ford Escape. He's also helping with the presentation of iDatalink's outdated instructions. Joel also set John up with the appropriate interface for this installation.

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Domenick from Sanford, FL on 5/10/2017

2017 Subaru BRZ
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does not work as advertised on 2017 Subaru BRZ. However, Crutchfield did update the website (removing the item as fitting my car) after I called.

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Absolute Junk

Tom from Chicago, IL on 5/8/2017

2010 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

What a nightmare. First find a windows computer wonderful i only have macs now its either find a windows computer or Load it up on a mac. In this day and age one world thing you would make a version for each or there is a pay out from Microsoft going somewhere. NOTHING it labeled NOT one thing I find this to be insanity on your chart you have a,b,c,d, etc but nope not on the wires or even on the box come on attention to detail. SO three plugs all fit in three different connectors now its trial and error to see what does what. NOW FOR THE GOOD PART. Preinstall hook everything up and lets see No steering wheel controls work interesting drive 30 minutes away and use a windows computer reprogrammed it again. drive home 30 more minutes plug it in yeah volume up volume down seek and mode work YET the call or hang up or voice DONT WORK you're KIDDING ME. SO as of this review half my buttons work. Now lets go into what else doesn't work parking assist doesn't work, why? really! NOPE PARTY MODE NOPE OEM bluetooth and Microphone NOPE Had i known 3/4 of everything wasn't going to work I would have stayed stock There has to be a better way for this Even when it comes to directions, what each plug is for, CLEAR PRINT on what you'll lose and won't lose Don't you test this stuff? so the amount of money I spent purchasing now it order to find out more I need to call someone WHO is going to pay me for my time? Sorry Crutchfield but the products spent with you will be returned

Pros: There is none

Cons: All stated above

Crutchfield response on 5/24/2017 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Tom to issue an apology and help him further. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Anonymous from Tucson, AZ on 5/3/2017

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This unit does what it is supposed to (I guess), but wiring it up is not for the faint of heart! Very complex.

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Jimmy from Kearney, NE on 4/30/2017

2010 Buick Lucerne
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Love being able to diagnose my cars codes

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Bill from Bismarck, ND on 4/30/2017

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Love the features in 2011 f150 works great with jvc receiver

Pros: Features it does

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Anonymous from Glasgow, KY on 4/26/2017

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I spent a solid six hours trying to get this kit to interface with two different PC's in order to download the settings for my vehicle. Finally after the third attempt with tech support, they were able to take control of my system via a remote desktop application and quickly install the necessary files. Once everything was uploaded, the product works as expected and I'm very pleased.

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Anonymous from Cleveland, Tennessee on 4/23/2017

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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This product is great for making everything work together.

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Good for Steering wheel controls

Brian from Orlando, FL on 4/19/2017

2015 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The instructions on the install could have been a little more descriptive when putting it in. I used mine in a 2016 Toyota Tundra SR. It was able to give me gauges steering wheel controls and door open and brake sensor. It was not able to use my factory Microphone and an unable to get tire pressure but that could be cause I don't have the senor things built in. The flashing has to work on internet explorer only which was kind of a pain, but the interface was simple to use once it was working. If it did not have the steering wheel controls I would probably have not needed/returned it. I thought it would take a lot more info like gas mileage, tire pressure and other info from the truck but did not get that info. It could be because of the OEM truck features but it was less than I expected.

Pros: Steering wheel controls Small unit so easy to fit behind receiver. Factory harness which I bought extra was easy to wire and fit.

Cons: Not as much info as I thought I would be able to get onto my receiver. internet Explorer only for Flashing.

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Brian from Temple, TX on 4/17/2017

2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This thing was a serious pain in the butt to hook up. It has somewhat ok instructions until it doesn't work and then you call and they tell you "oh that year is different you need to do it this way". Just too many variables with no clear solutions without call Maestro.

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Anonymous from Fort Collins, CO on 4/16/2017

2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style
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It actually worked. iDatalink, and Crutchfield for that matter, each offered exceptional customer support.

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Anonymous from Port charlotte, FL on 4/12/2017

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

This is an real treat to have with my radio to be able to see the gauges and to be able to access my satellite radio of my car and diagnostic too.

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Great choice to keep stock controls

Brett from Egg Harbor Township, NJ on 4/12/2017

2012 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Used this device to make my new (to me) 2012 Jeep JK think that the stock radio was still in place. Kept all of my steering wheel controls. It isn't a cheap alternative, but it is one I'd do again.

Pros: Maintains all stock controls

Cons: Somewhat pricey

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Anonymous from Bloomington, IN on 4/10/2017

2011 Ford F-150 STX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I found the installation of the iDatalink Maestro to be pretty straight forward. I have full control over my Ford Sync and steering wheel controls. Performs as expected.

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Anonymous from Victoria, TX on 4/10/2017

2013 GMC Sierra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It helps maintain some of my steering wheel controls. I programmed it but some functions do not work. I have an after market amp, and it would not turn it on or send any sound. I had to by pass the speakers directly to the amp.

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Crutchfield response on 4/11/2017 Whenever you encounter a problem, or need help, 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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Alex from Houston, TX on 4/9/2017

2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as advertised.

Pros: Did what it was supposed to do

Cons: Set up and install can be time consuming and a bit complex but very doable

OK, but could be MUCH better

Paul from Stratham, NH on 4/6/2017

2008 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

2008 Ford Explorer Limited, Original premium" sound system: Had the system since 8/2016, enough time to play with it, and try to work out the kinks & bugs. I bought this with a Kenwood 6902s which I'll review separately. Installation was pretty straight forward with the exception of wire splicing for the steering wheel controls. Instructions for the Maestro (specifically the wire splice for utilization of the steering wheel controls) were painful. Pin positions and wire colors didn't match my vehicle. I WAS able to get it to work by buying a Ford wiring diagram manual and identifying the correct pins/wires by function rather than color/pin location. The Maestro can't display transmission temp, which was one of the main reasons I wanted it. I am told this is a bus issue with Ford, but I have another device that plugs into the same OBDII connector, uses the same pins (6 & 14), and is easily programmed to display transmission temp. Also, when starting, if I put the car in drive without waiting at least 12 seconds, 8 out of 10 times, the display shows Maestro's "Vehicle Info" display. Check engine light, door ajar, and TPMS statuses. It should display the radio screen or last selected screen. Overall, I am disappointed, but resigned to living with this the way it is as I have too many hours of multiple installation/de-installations and troubleshooting time invested. On the positive side, Maestro has been ve

Pros: Keeps factory steering controls. Shows chassis data (doors open, check engine, TPMS, OBDII codes, Keeps factory amp. connected to Idata and internet for download and flashing without any issues. Tech support was very good.

Cons: Several bugs (See above) Bulky harness difficult to fit in my Explorer Wiring installation instructions didn't match my 08 Explorer. Very difficult to get steering wheel controls connected. Can't display trans temp.

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Anonymous from Florida on 4/5/2017

2016 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Can be a little tricky to flash yourself. Keep this in mind if you are doing it yourself. Works perfectly. It retains many things the oem HU controlled. In my 2016 Ram 1500. it did not retain the oem backup cam, the oem satellite radio, or the oem Bluetooth microphone. Absolutely ridiculous if you ask me. However, I know it isn't their fault the auto manufacturers are trying to phase out the aftermarket HU integration capabilities.

Pros: Retained control of vehicles features through HU

Cons: Does not integrate key oem components such as Bluetooth mic, sat radio, and backup cam.

Great Price and quality product

Khalid from Lorton VA on 4/5/2017

2013 Toyota Highlander
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Great Product, All features works

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Awesome product

Mike from Flowery Branch, GA on 4/2/2017

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

Really cool! Only complaint is that my vehicle doesn't utilize this enough to justify the cost but that is not the fault of the maestro. 2011 Toyota Tacoma with the JBL system only allows for tire pressure/temps, battery voltage, tachometer, speedometer, and intake temp. There is so much more it could do if my vehicle had the features.

Pros: Does what it says pending what your vehicle will allow, great customer service

Cons: Had to have help from idatalink to flash my product, Instructions could be better, pricey

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Anonymous from Lehigh Acres, Florida on 3/27/2017

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

A must have for easy installation

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Anonymous from Pearland, TX on 3/26/2017

2013 Ford F-150 FX2
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice product for the FORD F150. They did not want us to customized this truck at all. This product helps change out the factory equipment but keeps the factory cool features....Sneaky :-)

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Awesome product

Bryan from Bourbonnais, IL on 3/25/2017

2014 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased the iDatalink Maestro when I put a new Kenwood head unit in my 2014 Ram 1500. It does everything it said it would. Installation is easy as long as you can match colors. I did have a small problem flashing the module because of how my computer was configured but a call to their tech service number and the representative helped me resolve the problem in about two minutes. The only minor complaint I had is that the ports on the module are not marked but luckily the the wiring harness connections only fit in their corresponding port. I still wish they were labeled. It isa must have if you want to keep your steering wheel controls and it even added some cool features like seeing the gauges on the radio screen.

Pros: Easy to install Works as advertised Adds cool features

Cons: module ports are not labeled which would make installation easier

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Anonymous from Charlotte,Mi. on 3/24/2017

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I like this Maestro. It allowed me to retain my factory onstar and Siriusxm without buying a separate tuner to install. Plus, it has all the cool gauges to tell me about my truck's engine and other systems. It's pretty neat.

Pros: Bells and whistle gauges, allows retaining Siriusxm with the factory tuner.

Cons: None

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Anonymous from North East, MD on 3/23/2017

2011 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to wire and works like factory.

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Anonymous from San Diego, CA on 3/19/2017

2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Piece of cake to install. If you have steering wheel controls this unit is a must. If you do not it may not necessarily be needed.

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Need

Greg from Maine on 3/17/2017

2015 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

All electronic minds suggested this for my project. So, it's good and reliable at time if this draft.

Pros: Needed

Cons: None

Worked as described.

Anthony L from Houston, TX on 3/15/2017

2011 GMC Sierra
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2011 GMC Sierra and Alpine W960,worked as described.

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Works as Advertised - Minor Bugs

Joseph from Monroe, GA on 3/14/2017

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed this with a Pioneer AVH-4200NEX head unit in a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JKU. It works as advertised allowing me to program all of the steering wheel buttons on my radio. When I first installed it, the vehicle diagnostic functions weren't working as advertised. It took a Maestro reset from within the head unit before they started registering properly. I gave it four stars for this as well as the fact that the programming interface isn't the prettiest or most user-friendly. There is also sometimes a small delay when using the steering wheel controls.

Pros: Does what it is supposed to.

Cons: Seen some minor bugs. Slight delay when using steering wheel controls.

Amazing little module

Brandon from Orangeville, pa on 3/8/2017

2011 Ford Expedition
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great little unit, easy to install and I love that it retained my factory sync functions. In cooperation with the JVC head unit I purchased it actually added some new features, like gauges for engine monitoring and tire pressure.

Pros: Retained factory features and added some new ones.

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Jeremy from Sanford, NC on 2/28/2017

2014 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Install went alright. Took a while since i also had to go through the kac-001, but it works great in the end.

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Cons: Extra wires added the are not mentioned in any of the other applications that I noticed.

Goodbye Sync

Anonymous from 'Merica on 2/27/2017

2013 Ford F-150 FX4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

User guide was easy to understand and hook up. The site needed to flash the system was a little cumbersome. Overall I've had the system for a few weeks which had replaced my sync system and love it.

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Bruce from West Linn, OR on 2/26/2017

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product, easy to flash and install, maintained all steering wheel controls.

Pros: worked as advertised

Cons: none

Great Instructions

Brian from Steilacoom, WA on 2/26/2017

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Best install instructions I've seen. Nice small unit the is very easy to connect to the after market radio and your vehicle.

Pros: Small unit with great instructions to make the install process easy. Great customer support.

Cons: The unit still required a speaker for the chimes and a mic to use with my phone.

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Anonymous from Toms River, NJ on 2/26/2017

2016 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

All factory buttons work awesome in my Tundra. Great buy

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Bryson from Puyallup, WA on 2/20/2017

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

Great compatibility with my 2010 Corolla. Awesome gauges and info about my car while it is on. Love the use of the steering wheel controls.

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Nice To Have - Not Perfect Though

Jason from Benton, KY on 2/17/2017

2014 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does most of what it says. Overall, I am satisfied with it. Misleading though when it says it allows you to keep the factory uConnect stuff. My Ram already had the microphone in the mirror and I wanted to be able to retain that. Instead, I had to run a new wire and now have something else I have to see sticking out in the open (the new microphone). I lost all the uConnect stuff. After some digging around, it seems that uConnect is part of the factory 5.0 radio. So if the radio comes out, uConnect comes out with it. Sure would be nice if they informed people of that. I would have loved to at least been able to retain the OEM microphone. Other than that, it was easy to program even though there are basically no instructions for that. I ended up having to pull my dash apart three different times to reprogram the unit to get everything figured out to my liking. It did retain the OEM settings and the rear backup camera. Also gained the Maestro options which are kinda nice. Still have Bluetooth stuff through the radio, and now my voice button on the steering wheel allows me to do volume up and down, while the phone button allows me to answer and hang up calls.

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Christopher from Augusta, GA on 2/15/2017

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The bomb everything is just like factory with an awesome head unit.

Pros: Very easy to hook up

Cons: None

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zachary from Ada, ok on 2/15/2017

2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Awesome way to keep fj cruiser features and add even more features

Pros: Easy to use Adds awesome gages and vehicle info

Cons: Bulky might be hard to fit in vehicles with small dins Lots of wires

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Ricardo from Atlanta on 2/15/2017

2010 Toyota RAV4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So nice!

Pros: It works perfect!

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Indianapolis, IN on 2/14/2017

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After programming the module, no installation guides were available. Had to call customer service who couldn't find one either. They were eventually able to supply a similar one from a couple of years ago which worked. Glad to have Crutchfield customer service.

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BERNARDS from Amery, WI on 2/14/2017

2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT CLEAR AT ALL. HARD TIME FINDING ROOM BEHIND UNIT TO STORE A PILE OR WIRING AND THE MODULE BOX. YOU WOULD THINK THEY WOULD HAVE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS PER APPLICATION ON THEIR WEBSITE.

Pros: KEEPING FACTORY SETTINGS EASY TO FLASH

Cons: UNCLEAR INSTRUCTIONS BIG BULKY

Worth the money!

Butch from Richmond, VA on 2/9/2017

2013 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I got this in an installation kit which included a couple vehicle-specific harnesses. This interface and/or installation kit is pricey, but let me say, it's worth every penny. After opening the boxes and seeing the contents with a myriad of connectors and wires, it looks intimidating. programming the module on the PC was very easy. After that, it was a matter of seeing which connector goes where. be prepared - you will have a few connectors and adapters left over. This interface is sold for a variety of cars, so they have to include harnesses that fit various vehicles. After I installed the head unit, I expected some functions to not work - there were just so many connections that I figured at least one of them would be wrong or not secure. To my surprise and delight, though, every feature worked like a charm.

Pros: All features worked. My vehicle now has features (gauge readouts, etc, etc) that it didn't have before.

Cons: It would have been nice to have an adapter that allows use of the factory satellite antenna rather than having to use the magnet antenna in the SiriusXM kit. Also, my vehicle isn't compatible with the backup camera feed on described in the instructions. There is a work-around, however, that I'll use in a few weeks.

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jason from Salem,Ma on 2/9/2017

2015 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Keeping all the factory settings is awesome and its all plug in play but some of the instructions are unclear . and a lot of wires were unneeded.

Pros: Plug N play,maintain factory controls , compact

Cons: Unclear instructions

Warning for Mac / Windows 10 Users

Jeff from Boise, ID on 2/6/2017

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

Had a hard time trying to flash the unit. I knew from the product details that I would need a Windows PC running Internet Explorer. I am able to Boot Camp into a clean Windows 10 installation on my MacBook Pro so I figured this would not be a problem - wrong. By all appearances the Weblink Updater Plugin and the USB driver both installed without issue, however, running IE (not Edge browser) I still got the error message that the required plugin was missing no matter what I tried. Fortunately, my wife uses a PC for work (Windows 7 / IE 11). I installed the plugin and USB driver again and then the process worked. One thing worth noting - When I finished the flash process, the completion screen said there are no install or owner guides for this firmware. It was very non-obvious, but when I went to Crutchfield's product page for the GM5+ Interface Harness (not the Maestro RR) there is an Owner's Manual link that takes you to a 452 page (!) PDF file for every GM vehicle. Deep in that document I found the seven pages I needed. You should be able to get the installation guide from iDatalink's GM5+ page but probably only if you are using Windows 7 - I found it impossible to 'select my vehicle' on a Mac using Safari, Chrome or Firefox or in Windows 10 using Edge or IE. The rest of the installation was straightforward.

Pros: Works as advertised. The steering wheel controls work, the Factory Amplifier works (once I found the Amp Turn On wire, which is labeled 'System Remote Control' on the AVIC-8200NEX. The factory SiriusXM and the OBD II functions (tire pressure, gauges, etc.) also work. In my GMC the backup camera is integrated into the rear-view mirror and this still works but the Pioneer has a nice graphic of the back up sensor with approximate distance. I have not tested OnStar.

Cons: Cumbersome flash process unless you are running a Windows 7 PC. The Maestro wiring diagram did not show up and I had to hunt for it - that is what you need - not the one-pager for the Maestro but the full diagram for your vehicle + Maestro RR + wiring harness combination. The Crutchfield instructions only covered the basics. Even then there is room for improvement (e.g., my vehicle did not have one of the factory harnesses shown). Hard to find room in the center console for RR + ha

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michael from North Carolina on 2/2/2017

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

Had a little trouble programming I data link tech walk me rite through it works as it should cool peice

Pros: Work good

Cons: A little difficult to program

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Anonymous from Broken Arrow, OK on 2/1/2017

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

Looks pretty intimidating when you lay it all out, but it's actually a pretty simple plug and play system.

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Sad no more rear dvd player sound

Kevin from Blairstown, NJ on 1/25/2017

1997 Dodge Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this for my new head unit ddx9902s. after installing this unit it would not work my rear dvd unit that is factory installed and they have not fixed this. So my 2004 durango no longer has sound for the rear dvd. After installing we also found you will have to reboot the unit so it can use the OBD2 not like it was a big deal to do this but would have been nice NOT to have to call if they just said it some place.

Pros: love it works my OBD2 for the screen works great with every thing

Cons: this unit does not support the rear dvd unit so no more sound.

Works in my Sportwagen

Aaron from Chattanooga, TN on 1/23/2017

2013 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros: Pretty easy to install, keeps your car's functionality.

Cons: When I plug in my phone to my Android Auto receiver (NEX-4100), it cuts off my phone's Bluetooth. That means I can't use my car's factory Bluetooth while using Android Auto. Very annoying, but not this devices fault.

Steering wheel controls

Eloy from TX on 1/22/2017

2008 Cadillac Escalade
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to program, ,,,I was a little afraid at first but easy to use and the Crutchfield team backing you up is awesome

Pros: Good overall. .plug and play

Cons: None....

Works great

James from Spring tx on 1/19/2017

2014 Ford F-150 STX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works and it is awesome

Pros: It's very cool

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Lexington, KY on 1/17/2017

2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I don't know.. could use some improvement on the sync feature.. it's good.. but could be better

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Scott from Houston, TX on 1/17/2017

2013 GMC Sierra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Couldn't programm. Had two different people that know this stuff well try and they couldn't either. Returned product.

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Dave from Colorado Springs, CO on 1/12/2017

2011 Ford F-150 STX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Clear easy to follow wiring instructions, and does everything as advertised.

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Chad from Pemberton, NJ on 1/9/2017

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It does what it says it does, however I had a few steering wheel controls that dropped out, and the serial number for my JVC wasn't loaded, so had to contact customer service, which was able to clear it up within 10 minutes. So far so good

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Tom from Marietta, GA on 12/31/2016

2010 Chevrolet Avalanche
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The iDatalink Maestro worked perfectly in my Avalanche. It allowed me to retain all of my factory options including the Sirius/XM radio. The only thing that it didn't retain was the microphone. I think this is more of an issue with the Pioneer 4200NEX. Overall it was good and the wiring diagrams that were provided from the iDatalink website after flashing the firmware were perfect. The instructions included all of the factory wiring colors and made it easy to install.

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Anonymous from Norristown, PA on 12/28/2016

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
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It works great with my truck, also it is awsome that it plugs into my obd plug and tells me tire pressures even tho i have an xlt and battery voltage and a bunch of other stuff

Pros: All good

Cons: None

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Ross from San Antonio, TX on 12/13/2016

2016 Toyota 4Runner
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I installed this Maestro in conjunction with a Kenwood DDX-9903S in my 2016 Toyota 4Runner. The Maestro does everything it says it will do and I even got a few nice features I didn't know I'd get! The basics -- The steering wheel controls work flawlessly and the online programming process was extremely easy. I previously installed an Axxess ASWC-1 in my old car. The programming process was tricky with all the flashing lights and pushing small buttons at exactly the right time. But the Maestro was so easy. Installation was pretty straight-forward and the provided instructions were well-written and the illustrations were clear. The Maestro added cool lines on the reverse camera that show my projected path when I turn the steering wheel. This wasn't present on the factory head unit. I also got tire pressure & temp, battery charge, neat gauges, and the ability to change some factory settings (e.g., the time delay of the rear window wiper when on intermittent).

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David from Charlotte, NC on 12/8/2016

2013 Chevrolet Impala
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Easy to install

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Don't Waste your Time and Money!

Dave from Sacramento, CA on 12/1/2016

2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
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Terrible product! Where do I start... First the unit arrives with No instructions whatsoever! You are looking at a small flimsy box and a mass of wire harness and multiple connectors. You must log in to the website and "flash" the module prior to receiving instructions related to the unit and your vehicle. I attempted this, and even though my computer (less than a year old - PC) had everything required per the instructions loading the iDatalink flash program was problematic, and support was non-existent. Never got the program to load. The other issue is that the unit itself is very cheaply made giving concern related to installing it in an SUV type Toyota FJ rougher riding vehicle. On top of the lacking quality of the product, because they attempt to make the unit and Multiple connector wire harness universal to multiple vehicle/stereo matches the number of wire connections that must be made to hook everything up is tripled from just a standard clean installation. I don't know abut you, but in my experience as the number of wire connections increases dependability and reliability decreases, plus in tight areas where do you hide all those additional connections. Last - even though I was able to obtain the instructions for my vehicle they were terrible! The instructions didn't even tell me what functions the unit would activate for my vehicle. Don't waste your time and money!

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First time customer. Great service.

Bob from Chesapeake, VA on 11/26/2016

2012 Ford F-150 XLT
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My advisor was very helpful in helping me select the best options to fit my needs. The items arrived quickly. Great service.

Pros: Super customer friendly folks.

Cons: None

Must Have

Nick from Tucson, AZ on 11/22/2016

2012 Toyota Camry
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This product was great! Easy to customize and flash. I wish I would have thought more carefully about the programming before installing because I want to change a button but it's buried in the dash now. It seems to respond and communicate well!

Pros: Works good Easy to flash

Cons: Hard to change settings once installed (Not necessarily a unit flaw)

Great product

Zach from Omaha on 11/18/2016

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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This made installing and retaining factory set up so much easier. Ran into a couple issues setting up uconnect but their customer service is top notch!

Pros: Easy to wire Retains factory stereo set up Easy to program Great customer service

Cons: None!

JOHNNIE'S MAESTRO

john from JOHNSTOWN PA on 11/15/2016

2013 Jeep Wrangler
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Didn't know this type of product existed. Wow!! After programming this unit on a laptop and installing it the unit worked like magic. I mean it is in my 2013 Wrangler like factory with steering wheel controls. Oh and their support staff was very helpful.

Pros: wow

Cons: none

Piece of junk so far

Steven from Kansas on 11/11/2016

2014 Ram 1500
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I have been trying now for 3 hrs to try and update the module with no result. Neither Chrome or Internet Explorer will respond with Maestro Rr plugged in. Each time i plug it in my computer keeps beeping at me, letting me know it has been taken out. I have looked up online and they say i need Activex. Again neither Chrome or IE respond to it. So how has it been easy for others to update this thing ? The website is no help nor is the app i downloaded from it. What have i wasted my money on ?

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Cons: Does not register at website. Cannot update Maestro.

Crutchfield response on 11/17/2016 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Steven to issue an apology and help him further. We'll either help him get the interface updated and working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

Easy programming

Jimmy from Rogers, AR on 10/31/2016

2011 Ford F-150 Raptor
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Harder to wire than expected, easier to program than expected. I would have expected, at this price, that buying the corresponding harness from Maestro would have allowed me to basically just snap the iDataLink into the harness and the harness into the stereo. I did expect programming to be more difficult: Maestro has obviously worked very hard on the interface and process because it went flawlessly. It's as simple as logging into a site, selecting some options and giving the software time to do its thing.

Pros: Very simple software setup

Cons: More "hard-wiring" than expected.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Biser from New York, NY on 10/26/2016

2013 Dodge Grand Caravan
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Works great as expected!

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Best vehicle integration adapter on the market

Daniel from Concord, NC on 10/23/2016

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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Seamless integration for our 2016 Jeep Wrangler. Plugged into the computer via the supplied USB, flashed through iDatalink's website, plugged right into one of their available harnesses for our vehicle, and worked right away.

Pros: Very quick and easy to setup and install

Cons: None so far

Makes Install/integration a snap

Erik from PA on 10/11/2016

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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An absolute MUST for install in a Silverado. Keeps all the OE features and steering wheel controls. Keeps factory USB port operational.

Pros: easy install, great sound, keeps all OE features in my truck

Cons: tight fit in the dash

Intregated great

T. R from Valdosta, GA on 10/9/2016

2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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With a bit of head scratching I was able to figure out this installation. The kit comes with a quick start guide that sets you up with the correct installation guide and gives step by step instruction. Pairing this module with the vehicle specific harness(idatalink CH) and the Kenwood harness went smoothly and all the colors matched. The actual "plug-in" part of the installation got confusing since some of the connectors were not used and just remained hanging from the main harness and the kits comes with "extra" cables that are not labeled. My steering wheel controls did not work which had me looking at three manuals trying to track down the problem. I ended up finding a cable that was not mentioned in the installation instructions that actually clicked into the back of my Kenwood receiver and into the module. Instant fix for all the problem. I gave this product a 4 star because it does not clearly label all the items in the kit.

Pros: Retained factory features

Cons: Instructions not clear, headscratching involved

Great item to link factory to aftermarket

Anonymous from Grover Beach, CA on 9/20/2016

2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty
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This product is amazing how it connects with my factory sync and links it to the radio giving me real time data on gauges and tire pressure. The only problem is when I have the radio Bluetooth and the sync connected it causes my radio to freeze up

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Anonymous from Lagrange, GA on 9/15/2016

2009 Ford F-150 FX4
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Great product!

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Simplicity and support

Shawn h from Kentucky on 9/14/2016

2012 Dodge Challenger
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Hands down the folks over at maestro have some of the best support and knowledge databases out there to help you install any setup. This unit fully integrated my car computer to my radio allowing diagnostic access, tire pressure check, and a fully customizable gauge layout. All while supporting any and every feature any modern car can provide.

Pros: Incredible instructions, simple direct connections with either male female connectors or direct solder. The support staff will handle any question quickly and provide you detailed assistance for any issues.

Cons: None, this product is a complete game changer when dealing with complicated in car infotainment systems

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Anonymous from Tucson, AZ on 9/4/2016

2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser
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It makes the investment in a stereo worth allot of features work perfectly with the factory controls in my FJ Cruiser. Having the live data on my gauge screen is incredible.

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Full steering wheel control again!

David D. from Temecula, CA on 9/4/2016

2011 Toyota Tundra
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Maestro was easy to install and gave me full steering wheel control again after losing some functions when Toyota installed a third party radio when I bought my Tundra. Programing took some time because I don't have a PC and my Mac will not work to program the module. Minor problem.

Pros: Programmable to probably work for almost any car. Small enough to tuck it behind your radio even with the ton of cables required to get my radio working.

Cons: Need a PC to program (minor) if you know someone that does have one.

Great Product

JackR from Houston, TX on 8/21/2016

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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Once I tried to not overthink it and actually spent 1 minute reading the instructions it was super simple to setup, configure and go. When I first started it up in the car with the radio, it noticed that I had a factory amp and asked if I was sure I didn't want to use it, as I had chosen not to in during the configuration. I acknowledged that I didn't want to use the factory amp and all was good.

Pros: Way easier than trying to wire everything yourself, plus the ability to retain the factory steering wheel controls make it a no brainer.

Cons: Requiring a Windows PC and a very old version of .Net seems kind of dated but everything worked without issue.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

christopher from Marietta, GA on 8/15/2016

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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It took a couple of tries to flash the unit to my make/model. Once completed, the radio worked effectively with the steering wheel controls.

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Works as avertised

Matt from Thornton, CO on 8/14/2016

2006 Dodge Durango
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Great product

Pros: Works great and easily programed

Cons: None

Meestro

Jay from Metairie, LA on 8/1/2016

2011 GMC Sierra
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works like a charm. Great product.

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simplifies the entire install process, easy to use

gimpor33 from Portland, OR on 7/28/2016

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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The instruction to "flash" the maestro are easy to follow on the website. Once you figure out that is what needs to be done you just enter your can information and the website takes care of everything else. Connect it to the idatalink and you are good to go.

Pros: easy to use once you get to the website and enter you car information, interacts with your car seamlessly

Cons: Figuring out how all the wires with the maestro and the idatalink work in unison is the hard part. lots of extra wires.

Works but the firmware listed to flash to unit may be incorrect

nbakings from Sacramento, CA on 7/26/2016

2010 Chevrolet Traverse
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This unit DID finally do everything it was supposed to do, but it wasn't an easy process at least in my situation to get there. I expect it works great if your unit is one of specific units listed on the website (where you go to get the software to flash the Maestro RR) but my unit was a newer Blaupunkt, and all that was listed was generic Blaupunkt radio w/ or w/out Bluetooth. I flashed this for my Blaupunkt Cape Town 940 -- and it didn't work. Spent days reflashing, reconnecting, resetting speaking with the ADS team (who were great) until I researched that my newer Blaupunkt was actually a rebranded Chinese unit and used the Key 1 Key 2 type system for swc. I decided to choose one of the firmwares for these types of Chinese units, and it worked. All of the features it said it would retain it did retain for my system. So basically, installation would have been a breeze if the firmware had been correct one. Hopefully this will be addressed by the company.

Pros: Programmable unit for different radios so likely wont be obsolete in future with a new radio installation. Support by company is fantastic and they will keep working with you until it works.

Cons: Firmware lists on site are not completely up to date for brands in which the actual radio is not listed, so some trial and error to get correct firmware may be needed. The firmware flashing software requires Windows 7 to use at this time (Windows 7 is officially unsupported by Microsoft now, so I expect the company will have to fix this soon.)

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Jerry from Pensacola, FL on 7/19/2016

2014 Ford Explorer
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Unit would not program.

Pros: none

Cons: unit would not work. returned for refund.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

B. Smith from Columbus, MS on 7/14/2016

2007 Chevrolet Suburban
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Well first thing after opening it you have to get on their website to program it for your vehicle. That process is quick and easy. I thought it was cool that you could program your steering wheel controls how ever you wanted. The installation was easy. There was a couple of wires not used that come with it. Every thing works like it was supposed to on the first try.

Pros: It worked like it was supposed to. All radio functions and vehicle info worked.

Cons: Finding a good place to mount the box itself so that you would have enough of the harness left to connect to the head unit.

it works great, but instructions need help

Tim from Oklahoma City, OK on 7/12/2016

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
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There is no doubt when the maestro is working the interface is great! But as with all things in aftermarket car the instructions are lacking. 1.) Please change the interface so that active-x is NOT required!!! Every browser HAS moved away from that technology. It does work in Windows 10, you just have to open internet explorer - not the Edge browser. 2.) Another major pain was the lack of instructions as to where to place to 2 interfaces from the radio to the maestro!! A.) 4 Pin connector goes to the black connection on the maestro!! B.) didn't even know that about the other 2 pin connector that connected to the Pioneer with an audio jack labeled WR.

Pros: gives lots of options once connected connectors attach very securely works with Windows 10 helpful knowing blinking red means no data connection

Cons: interface needed OLD internet explorer (not new Edge browser) sorely lacking instructions and diagrams if i had known where 4 pin plug went on the meastro wouldn't have needed blinking red light

I was worried about the steering wheel controls, but I got a lot more.

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

2011 Volkswagen GTI
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The Maestro module was for my new Pioneer AVH-4200NEX. I was worried about the steering wheel controls, but I got a lot more than that with this module. The prep is tedious (programming settings and studying their installation instructions) but if you read everything and do like they say, the results are worth it. Besides keeping the steering wheel controls, I got: - backup and parking brake wires are part of the VW wiring harness, so I didn't have to take apart the interior just for the Head Unit (HU). - Vehicle info can be displayed on the HU (like engine load, RPM, MPG, etc) - I had a choice to use OEM or Pioneer bluetooth The BEST part - since the GTI has no accessory key position - is when I turn the key to OFF, the HU keeps playing, and the bluetooth keeps working. Until I pull out the key - that's when the HU turns OFF. With the OEM setup, the radio and bluetooth went off. You could make the radio play if you hit the ON/OFF button, but the bluetooth stayed off. The part about pulling out the key just makes so much sense for a VW.

Pros: Idata's web site was great for downloading whatever it was for setting up the module. Instructions detailed and clear. Adds features I never knew existed for a GTI.

Cons: Preparation, setup and wiring is tedious

Worked well, has limitations

Kevin from Flroida on 7/5/2016

2014 Ford F-150 XLT
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I purchased this unit over the other units because I wanted to display above the radio to function. The product works well but I wish it had some other options available during programming. Programming the unit is easy enough, but you must use internet explorer and only internet explorer. I ended up programming the unit 5 times, but that was only to remove Sync and to change button configurations. I thought I wanted the buttons set a certain way only to find out I didn't like the way I had them. I ended up with the factory setup plus using the "ok" button as a mute. The secondary button option is a plus. Setup and test the buttons to make sure that you like the setup before finishing the radio install. Initially I wanted to retain Ford Sync, which this unit does. However, when I have it configured to use Sync I cannot use Pandora source on my headunit because it is paired to Sync. Well actually, I can play Pandora and such through Ford Sync, but you control it from the phone. I liked it paied to the radio better since I can see the Pandora song information and can control Pandora from the headunit. I decided to do away with Sync since my radio does all the functions that Sync does but better. I found out with this setup I cannot use the factory microphone, I had to install the one that came with the radio.

Pros: Easy setup, secondary steering wheel button functionality a plus. With the right wiring harness, I didn't have to cut any of my factory wiring. I did have to call tech support, one guy seemed very helpful the other one not so much.

Cons: Must purchase a separate vehicle harness. A lot of excess wire. The instructions definitely could be better. You have to download the instruction and diagram from the internet. The diagram was enough to wire the unit, but there was not a decent instruction manual to cover the programming process, though it is easy. There is nothing that discusses the options you can select during programming. Had to call tech support to find out if I do not use Ford Sync, I could not use the factory microphone.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Anonymous from Euless, TX on 7/3/2016

2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
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Include instructions with the product! Even the online instructions are less than stellar. Lots of guesswork goes into the installation process.

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Anthony from Corpus Christi, TX on 6/23/2016

2012 Ford F-150 FX2
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Great harness, however, you must have a Windows PC to program it. There were issues programming, but I figured it out. Read the installation instructions carefully, and if you follow them, it's a snap! No issues at all once I installed it, takes about 30 mins.

Pros: Once you get it programmed, it makes everything work great!

Cons: Programming can be a pain, and Crutchfield can't help you. You have to deal with iDataLink, and that can be difficult if you have a job, as their business hours are very inconvenient for the working public.

Worked perfect after some figuring out

DC from Cedar Rapids, IA on 6/13/2016

2010 Ford F-150 Lariat
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This unit worked well and was easy to program ONCE....I figured things out. NOTE: this requires activeX to flash the unit or program for your vehicle. You do it via the web interface. For me, I have Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge none of which support ActiveX. So, I had to download an old version of Microsoft IE to run ActiveX. Other than that, things went well and install was fine. There is probably an easier way but, I installed on a Sunday and their tech support is only available M-F. I didn't call Crutchfield maybe they would have a better answer? As awesome as the Crutchfield team is, I'm sure they would have.

Pros: It does what it's supposed to do, programmable options,

Cons: Had to download older version of IE to run ActiveX, directions are not extremely clear and kind of basic.

Maestro needs some needs some directions

Timm from FL on 6/12/2016

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

Where to start... I bought the components(Pionner 3800BHS, Maestro RR, Idatalink HRRGM5, Sirus/XM-SXV300) recommended by Crutchfield that I needed to keep my SWC and OnStar but all I got was SWC. Installation requires an internet connected PC. That was fine until I had to take the unit out to re-flash about 6 or 7 times to no avail. I'm wondering how many times you can actually plug and un-plug the cables before having an issue. Thankfully the installer did nor close up all the panels so we could work with the Maestro unit as we found the issue checking the install. OnStar can faintly be heard and does not hear me. They have had me flash the unit more times than I want to admit and have had tried 3 or more different firmware versions. Crutchfield support has been really good I wish I could say the same for the Maestro product. Have not heard anything in 9 days now. Beyond my return date so I'm now stuck with a piece of junk.

Pros: Small, compact, ok price

Cons: -Must connect to PC and flash before use. -Does not retain ONSTAR. Do not take them at their word. Test everything and if they can't make it work within a week. return it! -Does not retain onboard Sirius/XM(requires a new Sirius/XM radio box).

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CHARLES from LA on 6/5/2016

2007 Pontiac Solstice
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I received actually what I ordered everything fit perfect. I called customer service he was very helpful And knowledgeable

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butchr from vilas, NC on 6/1/2016

2013 Ford F-150 STX
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works on most things some still have problems have not had time to contact co.they may have a fix then might be 5 star.

Pros: Not to hard to install did not connect with some features May have been caused by Fords famous running changes. Crutchfields phone people were great in making be happy with whole deal.

Cons: steering wheel controls around 90% working

Works perfect!

Ryan R from Claremore, OK on 6/1/2016

2015 Ram 2500
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Easy setup and works perfectly with my Ram 2500. Beats all the others!

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iDatalink made a believer out of me!

Daryl from Cornelius, NC on 5/31/2016

2008 Ford F-450
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Amazing product this was my first time using this product after many previous double din navigation and dvd receiver installs in the past. Made the wiring plug and play. The programming was easy and the added steering wheel functions are super nice. I will certainly use this whenever possible in the future.

Pros: Easy to use. Simplified wiring to plug and play, Maintained steering wheel controls, all factory speakers and factory subwoofer. Ability to choose to maintain power during cranking (nice for the cold mornings when the glow plugs warm up for 20 seconds) Integrated flawlessly with Kenwood Head Unit

Cons: None for my application

Works great

Chris from Palestine, TX on 5/29/2016

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

Retains the factory steering controls perfectly. Works flawlessly with the Kenwood head unit for the oem controls.

Pros: Retains oem features

Cons: Lots of wiring lol

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Eric from Lubbock, TX on 5/27/2016

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

This is a must with most later model vehicles. It allowed me to retain steering wheel controls, Bluetooth phone and aftermarket backup camera. I also really like the fact that it comes with a small external speaker that I elected not to install so now I don't have to listen to the annoying door chime when my door is open, and no more annoying blinkers clicking. You will lose on-star audio from what I'm told but I would never have used it anyways.

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Lk from Palo, IA on 5/22/2016

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
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Works well. Easy to use. Very easy to wire. Just follow directions and plug harnesses together.

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Pioneer AVH 4200 NEX in 2016 Toyota Rav4

mehoves from Sulphur, LA on 5/22/2016

2016 Toyota RAV4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

You must use the T02 harness with this in a 2016 Toyota Rav4, not the T01 harness. It also says the square plug is not needed, but it is needed for the factory usb in the front. I plugged the usb end of the plug into my Android Auto USB (USB2) of the Pioneer 4200 NEX and it worked. Everything is retained from factory except the factory Bluetooth mic which you would think it would be possible. This includes the rear camera, steering wheel controls, usb, aux, and it reads the vehicle computer very well. The factory settings controlled through the factory head unit (for door lock and light options) are retained and carried over into the settings. It also shows my tire pressure where as it did not do this factory. I have the LE model which does not have the read out but apparently the sensors are still there. It shows RPM, MPH, Engine Load, Coolant Temp, Fuel/Air Ratio, to just name a few on the dash unit.

Pros: Does everything and more, too many pro's to list.

Cons: Nothing

Product functioned great until it started smoking

Josh from Owensboro, KY on 5/16/2016

2009 GMC Yukon Denali
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

All the features worked as stated then I noticed heavy smoke rolling out of the maestro unit. Motherboard is burnt. Googled the problem and saw where others had the same issue.

Pros: Keeps factory settings working

Cons: Catches on fire

Crutchfield response on 5/17/2016 Our Tech Support group reached out to this customer to set up a return. We're also working directly with iDatalink to have them diagnose the problem with this customer's interface.

Excellent product

Les from Honolulu, HI on 5/1/2016

2016 Toyota Tacoma
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Works as advertised. Highly recommend!

Pros: Very easy to set up and install

Cons: None

Maestro RR 2013 Tahoe

Matt from Hagerstown, MD on 4/25/2016

2013 Chevrolet Tahoe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm currently still in the install process. I had a very hard time linking this up to a pioneer 4100 NEX, I have spent countless hours on the phone with Crutchfield trying to solve issue. I currently am not able to retain my factory Rear system audio (RSA) headphone jacks for the kid. Idatalink currently will not power on a Kenwood 9702s and I've reflashed the module countless times. Has not been as rock solid as I've read. I'm definelty worried I'll be driving and lose all radio functions. Wiring diagrams are ver generic from Idatalink and did not match exactly the module I had. Crutchfield has been a lot of help trying to resolve these issues and Idatalink has not been much help.

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Expedition Driver from Denver on 4/1/2016

2010 Ford Expedition
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It's a great idea, but make sure you go to the iDatalink website and use the simulator to make sure it'll meet your needs. Mine will not use the Voice, OK, or Phone buttons on the steering wheel unless you keep the Ford OEM Sync. Sync is what was my reason for replacing the entire system. It's a 2010 Expedition with 2007 Ford software trying to interface with an iPhone 6 Plus running an iOS that came out last week (April 2016) No wonder the sync no longer speaks to my iPhones. So, iDatalink, you need to be a replacement for the Ford Sync My Ride and work on your own with all the buttons and functions. Not being able to go "next preset" is annoying at best. I was told I'd have to configure this in the Kenwood, but that option is not there. Connecting to the Ford system reproduces the problem I had to begin with

Pros: Great idea... I bet it's awesome for some

Cons: Not enough programmable key options in the pull down menu for each button function.

Extremely finicky hardware

Zachary from santee, CA on 3/28/2016

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I am not impressed with the Maestro RR. I bought a Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX that said "optimized for the Maestro RR." Trying to get everything working in my truck with this thing was a heck of a time. I ended up having to call Maestro's tech support because I couldn't get my truck to start after I had everything hooked up. Tech support literally had me unplug everything and plug it all in one piece at a time. The final formula was the exact same thing I did in the first place. After I hung up with tech support, I mounted the radio and everything else in the dash kit then reassembled the dash. My truck wouldn't start again. For some reason, my truck absolutely refuses to start unless I have the original WiFi module installed along with the Maestro. The only things that work fairly flawlessly are the blinkers and door chimes. One very annoying issue is the accessory kill option, I'm supposed to be able to start my truck without the radio turning off. My 8100NEX takes a long time to turn on and even longer every time I start the truck. I don't know if my truck was/is the issue, but next time I'll stick to the Metra kit.

Pros: Can potentially give a HUD of engine diagnostics Can be controlled through the head unit Keeps factory sounds and warnings The included chime speaker has impressively high volume

Cons: Was difficult to install and get running The blinker volume sometimes jumps to max volume Radio turns off when I start my truck Maestro (not Crutchfield) tech support was not knowledgeable towards my vehicle at all. Their only suggestions were unplug everything and start over. Doesn't show anything when I adjust my climate controls It has an additional plethora of wires that aren't conducive to working in a tight space

Works as promised

Ethan from Anaheim, CA on 3/24/2016

2011 Dodge Nitro
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does what it says, easy to program once you get to the website

Pros: Easy to install, set it and forget it.

Cons: not able to reset the OEM device is need be

90%

Joseph from Ellicott City, MD on 3/23/2016

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

This worked great except for one button on the steering wheel. I programmed the "volume down" button to reduce volume but it brings the preset channels down. I am currently working with Maestro on a software fix. Other than that it worked great. The online instruction could be improved. You have to select a steering wheel type. One with no telephone buttons or one with audio only buttons or one with no buttons. You select a picture in the app that matches your steering wheel. The images look exactly alike for one with telephone buttons and audio buttons or the one with audio buttons only. That can be confusing.

Pros: Allows you to retain factory features while greatly improving the radio.

Cons: one software bug.

Complex, but worth it.

AndyAk from anchorage, AK on 3/20/2016

2008 Ford F-450
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It does what it says it does. I was lucky to be working in a dash that had a lot of space available.....normal sized vehicles may pose a challenge to find a place for it and the wires. The instructions didn't quite match the unit....some of the wiring didn't quite match up and directions are a little vague on what the specific wires do. There were a number of calls to tech support and pulling the unit a couple of times to get everything working right. Tech support is only open during "normal" hours, which of course, are not the hours most self-installers are working on it, so a few days drifted by. But this is six months later and it continues to work flawlessly.

Pros: Makes keeping your steering wheel controls possible. Use means very minimal wire splicing.

Cons: Takes up some space and may not be testable until things are fairly put back together. Changes mean pulling it all out again.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

JaFlo from San Diego on 3/13/2016

2010 GMC Sierra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It's not what I expected.

Pros: Some of my factory stuff works.

Cons: So when I hold down volume down button on my steering console. It goes to mute. I dislike this greatly. The Hang up button on the steering wheel is obsolete. I am so unsatifised with this. Also The equipment is only PC compatible. I own a MAC. I didn't find this out until I relieved it. Who looks to see if a piece of equipment for their truck is PC or MAC compatible. It was a pain to get it setup.

Awesome product

Alexander from Trenton, NJ on 3/11/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product, allows full integration with factory ECU system

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Great Product!

Coachabk from Lake Jackson, TX on 3/11/2016

2013 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Break out the spaghetti! Between this and the Maestro K150, wow! After looking at the wiring, though, it wasn't so bad. Not all wires will be used. This has a cable that connects directly to my Kenwood for data communication.

Pros: Allows seemless integration. Best system I've used to date.

Cons: Having to find a PC to use to flash the module. I thought we had moved on from those dark days.

Works great

J Adams from Ft. Worth, TX on 2/29/2016

2012 Ford F-150 FX2
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as advertised, good instructions

Pros: Good instructions

Cons: None

Unbelievable!

Robert from midlothian, VA on 2/8/2016

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed with Kenwood DDX393 in my 2011 F-150. Clear instructions and wiring was a snap. Operates all steering wheel controls as advertised and allowed me to keep all SYNC system functions. Even fires the old SYNC display with artist/track information.

Pros: Functions as advertised. Clear instructions. Allows you to keep ALL SYNC functions.

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Just what I needed

Kevin.ryebrook from Ry Brook, NY on 2/6/2016

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fairly easy to install. I recommend also buying wire connectors. You need a PC (Windows) to setup the unit.

Pros: Does the job, great support

Cons: None

Maestro DS-MRR

Tony from brunswick, GA on 2/3/2016

2013 Ford Expedition
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Instructions could have been a little mire detailed especially concerning merging with SYNC, as this was the main reason to purchase this item!!!

Pros: Offers everything to keep OEM features

Cons: instructions leave a lot to be desired

Maestro ADS-MRR Review

Mike from Ft Worth, Texas on 1/27/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product seems to be working fine once installed. The downloading procedure off of your computer is very hard. I contacted tech support and was told I had the wrong web browser (and I have three). Ended up taking it to another retailer to have them download the drivers so it could communicate with my vehicle. Allow extra time for downloading the drivers to the product. Other than that it works fine and is worth the time to use.

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iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Jeff from Nc on 1/25/2016

2011 Ford F-150 STX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Work great and you can even change how some of the controls work

Pros: Can change how some controls work

Cons: Have to have go on line to program and for wiring diagram

No uconnect

Perry from Arkansas on 1/13/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Uconnect does not work after install. Voice button and call button do not work anymore unless I program them to do something other than uconnect. All other features work flawless.

Pros: Has all of the features of the cheaper kit.

Cons: uconnect does not work anymore.

Crutchfield response on 1/20/2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our customer service or tech support teams right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the interface installed and working! Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Works perfectly!

rw from Virginia on 1/11/2016

The iDatalink Maestro works perfectly with my 2012 Expedition and Alpine X008U to retain Sync for and free calling and internal gauges display. Complicated wiring harness, but definitely worth it to maintain full factory functionality.

Pros: Perfect for maintaining factory system integration.

Cons: Quirky to program, requires Internet Explorer and Windows to program, with some security features turned off. I had to dive into the iDatalink forums to find the solution to get it programmed.

confusing

Danny from middletown, va on 12/29/2015

2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After following instructions still my steering wheel controls do not work

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Crutchfield response on 12/30/2015 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Does the trick

Rocco from Utah on 12/29/2015

2013 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed this on a 2013 F150 after replacing the entire factory system. I have retained all factory functionality, including SYNC (for better or worse), the steering wheel controls work great (no delays), and the vehicle diagnostics are pretty cool too. Installation was not nearly as bad as I thought it might be, with zero wire-tapping and just a few crimp connects between the aftermarket receiver's main harness and this unit. Everything else was direct harness-to-harness connections, including the OBD-II connection (which will have to be unplugged for diagnostics by a repair shop or emissions inspection.

Pros: Maintained 100% of my original functionality plus added a few features I didn't have before.

Cons: A huge spaghetti bowl of wiring. You can expect to spend a fair amount of time just staring at the wiring diagram and actual wires before it finally clicks in your head and you understand what to do with all of it.

Great for Steering Wheel Buttons

EricJK from Battle Ground, WA on 12/19/2015

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

Excellent support of steering wheel switches in Dodge Caliber. However, integration with other devices isn't as good. Fader control may be lost with factory amplifiers.

Pros: Allows customization of the steering wheel buttons to allow most common functions to be handled without removing your hands from the steering wheel. For example, Mute can be set up as a press-and-hold of down volume, unlike factory radio which requires reaching over to the head unit.

Cons: Doesn't support all factory digital amplifier features. Per Crutchfield tech support, only certain head units will support the digital output needed to keep the fader control.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR

Marc from Indiana on 12/19/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fantastic product!!!! Plug in the computer, flash and install. Couldn't be more simple. Way less complicated then other products!!!!!

Pros: Easy of use, simple to install, fantastic installation instructions. limited wiring. Maintains all features!!!!!!

Cons: If you don't have a Maestro ready, or a more expensive radio, one may not retain all functions like Sirus XM..... But well worth it!!!!!

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Anonymous from Haverhill, ma on 10/28/2015

2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works good, but doesn't support back up camera On my 2009 jeep, allows custom setting for steering controls which is nice, and my uconnect didn't work after, even though it said it supported it for my model, the installation of the wiring could be better.

Pros: Most factory setting work with my after market deck

Cons: Lack of oem camera support

Worth Every Penny

EscottX from New York on 10/19/2015

2012 GMC Acadia
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works like a dream with my truck's OnStar, factory XM receiver, and steering wheel controls. I even had to call iDatalink to clarify some things and they were very helpful and spot on.

Pros: Works as advertised. Techl support was great. Easy to install

Cons: Wiring can get a little hairy. It was not clear to me that I needed the ADS-MRR module AND a vehicle specific harness.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Anonymous from Wyoming on 10/19/2015

2013 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to program. Keeps almost all stock features. Depending on the head unit additional satellite tuner may be req. To keep Sirius xm

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Cons: Between wiring harnesses, maestro and sat tuner tight squeeze for the head unit.

Impressive

Sully from Illinois on 10/15/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Gotta say, I was quite impressed with this little guy. Programming and updates worked fine first time. Steering wheel controls are customizable and work as expected.

Pros: Works as advertised, made the install very easy.

Cons: The programming and updating via the website was a little tricky to get working due to browser restrictions and web based content management. Most web based applications are like that, but this one couldn't use chrome or MS Edge (default in windows 10). I had to open up an older version of Internet Explorer to get it work.

Great product

Tech Guru from Tennessee on 9/22/2015

2012 Volkswagen CC
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fantastic integration with my cars internal tech.

Pros: Flawless integration with my 2012 Volkswagen CC internal wiring/systems.

Cons: none.. worked flawlesslyy

Will not work 100% with Pioneer AVIC-4100NEX

Anonymous from California on 9/19/2015

2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This review is based on my experience with the Maestro iDatalink coupled to a Pioneer AVIC-4100NEX receiver in a 2014 Jeep Wrangler with the stock Alpine Radio System. I changed out the head unit for the Pioneer AVIC-4100NEX. I have used Pioneer for decades. Always liked the interface and performance. Tried others but came back to Pioneer. I coupled it with the Maestro iDatalink to retain steering wheel and voice controls. It works fine except the fader will not stay set. Once the car is turned off and back on the fader setting reverts back to 0 (or near zero, it's not always zero). Pioneer blames iDatalink and says there are no updates for the 4100NEX. Crutchfield says it's an issue with Pioneer. Looking on the net, seems that the Metra ASWC-1 works with the Pioneer although that unit requires some wire splicing. Crutchfield sells it. Don't know if I can get my money back on the iDatalink, it's been 6 months since purchase. But I will try the Metra ASWC-1 in hopes that the fader setting will stay set.

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Great Product!

BBrown from San Diego, CA on 9/12/2015

2011 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great little device to retain factory features and wiring. I used this gizmo to retain the steering wheel controls and use of the factory Infinity amplifier and speakers in my '11 Wrangler when I installed a Pioneer head unit. For my application a couple of the wires were Very difficult to access, but they are unique to my vehicle and I may have approached them from the wrong panel. The iDatalink Maestro must be programmed before you use it and you will need to do some soldering on the harness. Once installed it worked perfectly as advertised.

Pros: Does what it says. It let me keep using my steering wheel controls and factory installed amplifier after installing my Pioneer head unit.

Cons: It takes some work to install, but it is easy work if you can solder wires and apply some heat shrink.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

Anonymous from Illinois on 9/10/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Part of the recommended install kit for the JVC KW-V11 I purchased. The instructions provided for the Maestro from their website led to a support call with Crutchfield. The support tech was able to diagnose and resolve the issue quickly.

Pros: Everything works.

Cons: Crap instructions for wiring. Misleading flashing instructions on their website led to re-flashing the device once.

Amazing integration

Hemidog from Florida on 9/8/2015

2006 Dodge Charger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was pleasantly surprised how much integration the kit provided to the factory APIs on my Charger. It allows my Kenwood 9702S to display feeds on the engine and tire pressure that I didn't realize the car could do. And the steering wheel controls are everything the kit promised.

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Great product

TedS from New York on 9/8/2015

2008 Lincoln MKX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Hookup was easy with this, the required ford harness, and a pioneer unit. Wiring diagram was pretty simple to follow, and once the harnesses were all wired together it was pretty much plug-in ready, then a few simple steps when first powered up to complete the programming setup and it was done. All the steering wheel controls work great, and are even customizable. I can return to using Sync if I want to re-flash the module (am currently not using Sync) and factory amp is still used for my amp with this unit.

Pros: Everything works great, is customizable, and can be re-flashed if you want to change which factory features to retain later.

Cons: Instructions seem a little outdated, as it showed splicing into a couple of wires for the OBD-II connection but the harness actually came with an OBD-II plug on those wires, so it just had to be plugged into the OBD-II plug in the vehicle.

iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module

a from hawaii on 9/1/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product hooked up flawlessly in my jeep, Crutchfield is top notch service as always.

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Great Product bad instructions!!

Mike from Massachusetts on 9/1/2015

2009 Ford F-150 Lariat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome produc. The instructions for wiring are terrible. Wire diagram had mismatched wires on one wire.

Pros: Works wonderful!!!