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iDatalink KIT-R8 Dash and Wiring Kit Install an iDatalink-compatible double-DIN car stereo in 2008-15 Audi R8 vehicles — MRR or MRR2 module also required (Black)

Item # 794KR8

Upgrade your Audi's radio while retaining your factory features.

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Upgrade your Audi's radio while retaining your factory features.

Item # 794KR8

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$459.99

About the iDatalink KIT-R8 Dash and Wiring Kit

Add great sound to your Audi

Your Audi R8 is a great vehicle, but its dashboard design makes it difficult to upgrade the factory radio. The iDatalink KIT-R8 factory system adapter (along with the Maestro ADS-MRR or MRR2 module, sold separately) gives you everything you need to install an iDatalink-ready double-DIN (4") aftermarket stereo and wire it up to your vehicle. The dash panel integrates pushbutton controls for frequently-used radio functions. The interface module retains your steering wheel audio controls, factory backup camera, and factory amplifier, and allows you to display vehicle information and gauges on your new stereo's screen. It also supplies the outputs (parking brake, reverse, vehicle speed sense [V.S.S.]) required to install video and navigation-ready receivers, and provides accessory power and illumination outputs.

Add great sound to your Audi

Your Audi R8 is a great vehicle, but its dashboard design makes it difficult to upgrade the factory radio. The iDatalink KIT-R8 factory system adapter (along with the Maestro ADS-MRR or MRR2 module, sold separately) gives you everything you need to install an iDatalink-ready double-DIN (4") aftermarket stereo and wire it up to your vehicle. The dash panel integrates pushbutton controls for frequently-used radio functions. The interface module retains your steering wheel audio controls, factory backup camera, and factory amplifier, and allows you to display vehicle information and gauges on your new stereo's screen. It also supplies the outputs (parking brake, reverse, vehicle speed sense [V.S.S.]) required to install video and navigation-ready receivers, and provides accessory power and illumination outputs.

Plug directly into your new stereo

This harness also features an in-line head-unit connector harness, which will plug into iDatalink's new "Head-unit direct" harnesses for select radio brands, which eliminates the need to splice any wires. If you're installing a radio that doesn't work with a "Head-unit direct" harness, you simply cut off the plug and connect the wires to the harness included with your new radio.

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Product highlights:

  • allows you to install an iDatalink-compatible double-DIN (4") radio in select 2008-15 Audi vehicles
  • requires Maestro ADS-MRR or ADS-MRR2 interface module (sold separately)
  • includes dash kit, mounting brackets, and wiring harnesses
  • compatible with iDatalink's head-unit-ready harnesses
  • retains these Audi features:
    • steering wheel audio controls
    • factory backup camera
    • factory amplifier including balance and fade controls
  • displays vehicle information and gauges on new radio screen
  • provides outputs (parking brake, reverse, vehicle speed sense (V.S.S) for navigation and video receivers
  • provides 12V accessory power
  • provides illumination output
  • warranty: 1 year
  • MFR # KIT-R8

What's in the box:

  • Radio housing
  • Vehicle/Interface harness
  • OBDII harness
  • Antenna adapter
  • Satellite radio extension cable
  • Video cable
  • 2 Metal brackets
  • 4 Removal tools
  • Quick Start Guide

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More details on the iDatalink KIT-R8 Dash and Wiring Kit

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Features

Vehicle Compatibility: The iDatalink Maestro KIT-R8 consists of a dash kit and vehicle harness designed specifically for select 2008-2015 Audi R8 vehicles (all trim levels). The KIT-R8 lets you replace the factory radio with an iDatalink Serial Port compatible head unit from Alpine, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, or Sony using the Maestro RR or RR2 Car Radio Replacement Interface module (sold separately).

  • Click here for a list of compatible Audi vehicles.
  • Click here for a list of compatible aftermarket radios with an iDatalink Serial Port.

Note: The iDatalink Maestro KIT-R8 requires the purchase of the iDatalink Maestro RR or RR2 (sold separately) and the download of a vehicle specific firmware from iDatalink's Weblink Desktop (for Windows and Mac).

Head Unit Connection: The KIT-R8 supports iDatalink's Direct T-Harnesses (sold separately) for direct connection to select iDatalink Serial Port compatible head units (including Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, Sony, and Pioneer radios) - replacing the wiring harness that comes with your aftermarket stereo (some hardwiring may still be required). If connecting to an aftermarket head unit that does not support an iDatalink Direct T-Harness, you'll need to cut off and remove the 20-pin black connector from the KIT-R8's harness and splice each wire directly to the aftermarket radio's corresponding wire.

Flashing Module via Weblink Desktop: The iDatalink Maestro RR or RR2 will need to be loaded with correct firmware before installation. The included USB cable plugs into your computer and allows you to "flash" the Maestro RR or RR2 with the appropriate firmware to prepare it for installation. Simply download Weblink Desktop (for Windows and Mac) onto your computer to access the appropriate firmware. System requirements include -

  • Windows PC (10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP/2000) or Mac OS X (Mojave [10.14], HighSierra [10.13], Sierra [10.12], El-Capitan [10.11])
  • Available USB port (version 2.0 or 3.0)
  • 4GB RAM or more
  • 200MB available space on HDD
  • Internet connection

Factory Fit & Finish Kit: The KIT-R8 Installation Integration Kit features a factory grade fit & finish to match the contour and color of your vehicle's dash. The dash kit is compatible with double-DIN (4" tall) Alpine, JVC, Kenwood, Sony, or Pioneer receivers equipped with an iDatalink Serial Port. The dash kit even offers integrated push-button controls for the most often used control functions such as Source Select, Volume Up/Down, Answer/End Phone Call, Voice Recognition, Gauges/Vehicle Info, Previous/Next Track, and Mute.

Retained Features: The following factory features (if applicable) are retained when replacing your aftermarket head unit with a compatible iDatalink Serial Port head unit from Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, or Pioneer using the Maestro RR or RR2 Car Radio Replacement Interface module and KIT-R8
R8 integration installation kit.

  • Factory Amplifier: Retains factory amplifier with balance and fade control.
  • Steering Wheel Controls: Factory steering wheel controls are retained with two function buttons and expandable radio functions.
  • Backup Camera: Factory backup camera is retained with parking guidelines, as long as your aftermarket radio features a composite video backup camera input. If you add an aftermarket front camera (sold separately) to your iDatalink compatible head unit that is equipped with multiple camera inputs, the vehicle's factory auto camera switching feature is also retained.
  • Secondary Vehicle Display: Song/Artist Info & Caller ID displayed on the factory installed Multi-Function Display (MFD) in the vehicle's instrument panel (if equipped).

Extra Features: The following Extra features are added when replacing your aftermarket head unit with a compatible iDatalink Serial Port head unit from Kenwood, JVC, Pioneer, Sony, or Alpine using the Maestro RR or RR2 Car Radio Replacement Interface module and KIT-R8 installation kit.

  • Vehicle Info: Tire Pressure Display, Battery Voltage Display, Read/Reset Engine Codes, and Door Open Status with Warning.
  • Gauges: Selectable Performance Gauges, "Track Pack" Gauges, and Read/Reset Check Engine Codes.

Outputs: The KIT-R8 provides Navigation, Accessory Power, and Illumination Outputs to make installation simpler.

  • Navigation: Parking Brake, Reverse Light, and VSS (Vehicle Speed Sense).
  • Accessory Power Output: 12V/15A Accessory Power Output
  • Illumination Output: Illumination Output

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