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iDatalink ADS-KIT-MUS01 Dash and Wiring Kit

Install and connect a compatible receiver and retain the factory LCD screen and touchscreen climate controls in select 2010-14 Ford Mustang models

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Our take on the iDatalink ADS-KIT-MUS01 Dash and Wiring Kit

You've got your heart set on a new touchscreen GPS receiver, but you really want to keep your Mustang's dash looking good. Now, iDatalink's ADS-KIT-MUS01 factory integration package (along with their Maestro RR adapter, sold separately) gives you everything to need to install select receivers in your dash and wire it up to your Mustang. Best of all, you'll retain the use of your steering wheel audio controls, climate controls, and the Ford SYNC™ system, plus add some very cool features along the way.

Made for your Mustang

You've got your heart set on a new touchscreen GPS receiver, but you really want to keep your Mustang's dash looking good. Now, iDatalink's ADS-KIT-MUS01 factory integration package (along with their Maestro RR adapter, sold separately) gives you everything to need to install select receivers in your dash and wire it up to your Mustang. Best of all, you'll retain the use of your steering wheel audio controls, climate controls, and the Ford SYNC™ system, plus add some very cool features along the way.

A fit in the dash

iDatalink's ADS-KIT-MUS01 kit includes a dash console that matches the fit and finish of your factory dash. You'll retain the use of your Mustang's LCD display, which provides song and title information, station information, and caller ID for hands-free calling with Bluetooth®. You can operate your climate controls from a compatible receiver's touchscreen and the customizable buttons built into the iDatalink dash console. This kit also includes two integrated USB ports that work with your compatible receivers.

Wire it up

First, you connect the iDatalink Maestro RR adapter to your PC using its included USB cable, visit and follow the instructions. Once you've indicated you're using the ADS-KIT-MUS01 kit and the Maestro RR has been "flashed," you're ready for the installation. Next, you'll either solder or crimp the wiring harness that's included in this package to your new Kenwood's receiver's wiring, just like you would with any Crutchfield wiring harness or wiring adapter.

The ADS-KIT-MUS01 kit comes with simple plug-in connectors for the iDatalink Maestro RR adapter and your Mustang's factory wiring harness. You'll also get a mono subwoofer RCA connection which directly plugs into the subwoofer channel of your Mustang's amplifier. With Mustangs that don't have the SYNC™ system, you can use the adapter's AUX IN RCA connectors to link the Mustang's factory auxiliary input to an auxiliary input on your new receiver.

The coolest part

Once you've installed a compatible receiver in your Mustang, you'll be able to use your receiver's touchscreen to check your tire pressure, battery voltage, and door ajar warnings. You'll also be able to choose which gauges you'd like to appear on the receiver's screen, and you'll even be able to check the engine codes when a warning light comes on.

Compatibility Notes: The iDatalink ADS-KIT-MUS01 kit must be used with the iDatalink Maestro RR adapter and a compatible Kenwood or Alpine receiver (See Details for receiver compatibility). This kit is only compatible with 2010-2014 Mustangs without the factory navigation radio.

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:

  • works with Maestro ADS-MRR module to allow installation of select Kenwood or Alpine touchscreen receivers in 2010-14 Ford Mustangs
  • retains the use of your factory steering wheel audio controls, climate controls, the factory LCD display, and the SYNC system
  • includes dash console to match Ford Mustang dash
  • package offers customizable climate control buttons and two USB ports
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Great fit and finish, looks factory and works great!

Cody W., South Carolina

What's in the Box:

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

iDatalink ADS-KIT-MUS01 Dash and Wiring Kit Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(14 Reviews)


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

2013 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great fit and finish, looks factory and works great!



Great Product

Jack from Florida on 1/30/2015

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

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

Pros: Great fit and finish Fits like a glove

Cons: No MAC compatibility

iDatalink ADS-KIT-MUS01 Dash

Thomas from Cary, NC on 12/15/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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

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

Nicely executed idea, atrocious instructions and documentation

Dan NJ from New Jersey on 11/16/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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

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

Mustang dash kit

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

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

Excellent fit and finish.

Pros: Easy replacement for factory radio

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

Awesome product

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

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

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

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

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

Awesome Kit

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

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

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

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

Cons: none

Excellent item

seminole67 from Ga on 6/17/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros: Everything. Wiring is straightforward and simple.

Cons: Nothing

Very Nice

Scott from MArysville, Ohio on 5/7/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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

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

2014 mustang dash kit

Anonymous from Round Rock, TX on 1/19/2014

2013 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros: Awesome

Cons: Only fits for a navigation unit


atothepfunk from Killeen Tx. on 12/30/2013

2012 Ford F-250
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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


Great Product

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent Quality

JJS from OKC on 10/23/2013

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

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

Pros: fit, finish, configuration options

Cons: none

Fianlly here!!!!!

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

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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

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


Hands-on research

Product Research


2010-2014 Ford Mustang OEM Integration Dash Kit & Vehicle Harness: The iDatalink Maestro ADS-KIT-MUS1 consists of an OEM integration dash kit and vehicle harness designed specifically for the 2010-2014 Ford Mustang equipped with a factory non-navigation radio (including Shaker systems). In combination with the iDatalink Maestro RR (794ADSMRR, sold separately), the ADS-KIT-MUS1 lets you replace the factory non-navigation  radio of your 2010-2014 Ford Mustang with a 2013+ aftermarket Kenwood DNX/DNN-series head units or 2014+ Alpine navigation receivers, which are equipped with the iDatalink Serial Port.

Note: The iDatalink Maestro ADS-KIT-MUS1 requires the purchase of the iDatalink Maestro RR (794ADSMRR, sold separately. Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible and what additional accessories will be needed.

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

Vehicle Harness: The iDatalink Maestro ADS-KIT-MUS1 includes a vehicle harness which inserts into the iDatalink Maestro RR interface module (sold separately), plugs into your vehicle's factory radio harness, and hardwires to the aftermarket radio harness of your new Kenwood DNX/DNN-series head unit. The installation harness contains three Molex connectors which plug into your Ford Mustang's factory radio harness. On the other end of the harness are four multi-pin connectors which plug into the Maestro RR interface module (sold separately). There is also a mono-sub and stereo auxiliary RCA connector which plug into the corresponding jacks on your compatible Kenwood head unit (sold separately). In addition, you will need to hardwire the power/ground, illumination, speaker, and navigation output leads of this harness to your aftermarket head unit's wiring harness.

Wire ColorFunction
Red+12 Volt Accessory
Yellow+12 Volt Constant
Blue/WhiteAmp Turn-On
WhiteLeft Front Speaker +
White/BlackLeft Front Speaker -
GrayRight Front Speaker +
Gray/BlackRight Front Speaker -
GreenLeft Rear Speaker +
Green/BlackLeft Rear Speaker -
VioletRight Rear Speaker +
Violet/BlackRight Rear Speaker -
BrownTelephone Mute
Violet/WhiteReverse Gear
Light GreenParking Brake

Extra Features: When installing a compatible Kenwood 2013-up DNX/DNN-series receiver or Alpine INE-W957HD navigation receiver, the iDatalink Maestro RR offers extra features such as User Selectable Gauges, Vehicle Info (Tire Pressure/Battery Voltage/Check Engine Codes/Door Ajar Warning), and Visual Park Assist.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

5 questions already asked

This is only the dash kit with wiring harness for the maestro. You will still need to buy the idatalink maestro control interface separately. [ Danielle  Mar 17, 2015 ]
Mine did. But I had great help from the crutchfield staff. I would get withth and make sure you get everything[ ANITA  Mar 17, 2015 ]
That kit should be all you need. The install is fairly simple also.[ CHRIS  Mar 17, 2015 ]
Bailey, I installed a Kenwood DDX5901HD in my 2014 Ford Mustang GT that had a stock radio, so I did not have Sync to deal with. If you are installing a supported Kenwood receiver, as I did, then all I needed was: iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module ADS-KIT-MUS01 Kit (includes wiring harness) Chrysler/GM/Ford Antenna Adapter Motorola M to OEM antenna FThe ADS-KIT-MUS01 Kit included the wiring harness for install, so you do not need to order a separate F01 wiring harness to work with the ADS-MRR, as the Crutchfield site indicates. The install docs show the included harness works with a Sync system, in conjunction with the iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module and states that it "RETAINS STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS, SYNCTM VOICE COMMANDS, SYNCTM BLUETOOTH, SIRIUSTM SATELLITE AND MORE".My steering wheel controls work with the radio, and the OEM integration is great, as well as the voice controls. ADS Tech Support was great when I needed clarification on the wiring harness and programming for the ADS-MRR.Hope this helps![ Robert  Mar 17, 2015 ]
You need this and the maestro kit[ David  Mar 17, 2015 ]
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.[ Krissy  Jul 17, 2014 ]  Staff
If you are installing in a 2014 Mustang without Sync (like mine), the harness with the kit will work without having Sync. I'd reccomend that you get the iDatalink Maestro for full Oem integration so you can use the steering wheel controls as long as you have a supported stero model. ADS install support is good - you can call them to get more specifics.[ Robert  Jul 03, 2014 ]
I think the climate controls are controlled independently from Sync over the can bus.iDatalink has a web sight for the maestro that lets you specify what option you have and it will let you know what this setup can control in your car[ ROBERT  Jul 01, 2014 ]
The Kenwood unit and face plate handle the climate control[ JOSEPH  Jul 01, 2014 ]
Im not sure about what happens without sync. But im sure the only difference from sync and no sync is the stereo controls. That being said. Climate controls are one of the only buttons on the maestro radio bezel. You tap climate control and the rest pops up on you headunit.[ AKEEM  Jul 01, 2014 ]
If I don't have sync u can't use this sorry :-( [ frank  Jul 01, 2014 ]
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.[ Krissy  Jun 30, 2014 ]  Staff
I installed a 6.95 " Kenwood DNX890HD with this Kit in my 2013 Mustang GT. The double din head-unit fits perfectly without any issues.[ JOEL A.  May 06, 2014 ]
The screen size will depend somewhat on the compatible receiver you select. In combination with the iDatalink Maestro RR (794ADSMRR, sold separately), the ADS-KIT-MUS1 lets you replace the factory non-navigation radio of your 2010-2014 Ford Mustang with a 2013 aftermarket Kenwood DNX/DNN-series head unit (sold separately).You can check out the compatible Kenwood units that will fit your vehicle here: [ Jeff  May 05, 2014 ]  Staff