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Question Question about aftermarket headunit and OEM functionality

I searched the web/forum, and yielded some results, but nothing that really answered the question.

I purchased the Kenwood DDX9702S, iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR, and HRD-RR-TO1 from Crutchfield. The paperwork says it will retain ALL OEM functionality, and even the Advisor confirmed before purchase (retained functionality being: steering wheel controls, amp, subwoofer, satellite radio, aux input, usb port).

Well, once wiring the harness, and flashing the module, I went to do the install. I ended up having a total of 3 leftover connections (2 from the FJ, one on the iDatalink harness) that didn't fit anywhere (1 was the blue satellite radio harness connection).

So, my question is, is there any way to retain the following OEM functionality (actually, ALL OEM functionality) with this headunit?
  • Reverse sonar beep
  • Backup camera IN REARVIEW MIRROR
  • Satellite radio via the OEM antenna/connection
  • AUX IN/USB OEM ports
  • Steering wheel controls
  • Bluetooth/mic/etc

This is all going in a 2013 FJC w/ JBL.

I'm about to go back out in the 19コ weather, and reconnect the OEM radio.

Completely frustrated!

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Re: Question about aftermarket headunit and OEM functionality

so iDatalink works for most of it


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Re: Question about aftermarket headunit and OEM functionality

With the iDatalink, I was able to retain all steering wheel functionality, and the USB OEM port (I didn't really check anything else, because the speakers weren't working). Crutchfield thinks it may be a wiring error on my part, or a faulty unit. Everything should work, with the exception of the satellite antenna due to the connection type.

I'll update this thread when all is complete.

Also, another user used the same headunit, with the Metra version, and was able to keep all steering wheel functions, as well as the backup camera/sonar.
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Re: Question about aftermarket headunit and OEM functionality

Shark Fin Antenna Adapter SFA12F can be used to connect xm tuner and factory antenna.
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Shark Fin Antenna Adapter SFA12F can be used to connect xm tuner and factory antenna.
Thanks. Yep... I've seen this. I have the factory satellite tuner, that I need to connect to the back of the Kenwood. Everything I've looked up, says Toyota's connection from tuner to radio is proprietary.

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Re: Question about aftermarket headunit and OEM functionality

so Chumley if i got this right the antenna adaptor works with the stock (((SiriurXM))) antenna but not the tuner? so he will still need the SiriusXM SXV300v1 tuner but can keep the factory antenna ... at 60.00 i would just run the antenna that came with the SiriusXM SXV300v1 and call it a day


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Re: Question about aftermarket headunit and OEM functionality

I can see how this COULD work... the question is, whether my 2013 has the tuner built into the radio, or if there's a separate tuner.

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Re: Question about aftermarket headunit and OEM functionality

atomicage, so you were able to use the stock steering wheel control with the iDatalink? yeah i knew the Metra worked

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atomicage, so you were able to use the stock steering wheel control with the iDatalink? yeah i knew the Metra worked
Yep. I'm still waiting on the tech to call me back from Crutchfield (will follow up today) .

Like I said, according to iDatalink AND Crutchfield, everything OEM should work. Obviously, something isn't correct. There were a total of 5 connections coming from the FJ. Two didn't have anywhere to go... one was the blue connector (not shown... which is SiriusXM, the other is the connector all the way on the right in the pic*末*no idea what that is)


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Re: Question about aftermarket headunit and OEM functionality

ok yeah i'm not sure what that plug is either ..good info on the iDatalink and that working(you think) so thats another option instead of the aftermarket Metra...keep us updated if everything works out ok

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