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Connects your car's steering wheel audio controls to select aftermarket car stereos

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List Price: CAD $89.99

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Product Code: 120ASWC1

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Keep your steering wheel audio controls

The ASWC-1 adapter from Axxess allows you to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to almost any brand of aftermarket stereo, including Alpine, Clarion, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, Sony, and more. (Note: your new stereo must have a 3.5mm steering wheel control or wired remote control input.)

Installation is a straightforward process. You usually have to connect a few wires to your factory wiring. In most cases, the adapter automatically recognizes the vehicle it's been connected to. If not, you can manually program the adapter for your vehicle by following a step-by-step process with LED confirmation. Once connected, the adapter's memory retains its programming even if battery power is interrupted. A USB slot allows you keep the ASWC-1 current when updates become available.

Installation Note: This adapter will not retain your vehicle's factory Bluetooth functionality. Please identify your vehicle or call an Advisor at 1-800-297-9469 to see if the ASWC-1 adapter is compatible with your vehicle.

Wiring Advisory: You'll usually have to tap or splice into one to three wires in your vehicle at the radio location to connect this interface. If you're using a Metra Axxess OEM integration adapter to connect your new car stereo to your vehicle, then it most likely will have a prewired connector for this Axxess ASWC-1 adapter. In these cases, no additional wiring in required. Axxess does provide custom wiring instructions for all confirmed compatible vehicles on their website.


Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter Reviews

236 people say

Works----- but August-27-14
Reviewer: Andy b from Dallas tx  
Purchased for '13 tacoma with a kenwood head unit -- it does work, the volume and mode buttons but the phone hang up / pickup buttons (on the right of steering wheel) do not work, it says they should but no...... It was a bit of a project to get it there- reprogrammed several times and still no phone buttons.   The instructions are pretty vague as far as how to get it going and updating the firmware ( in hopes of getting phone buttons). Here's a simple tip - download the App to the PC or android (no apple) and plug it into the box (controller) that's it, what took forever for me and isn't mentioned anywhere is that the controller has to be disconnected from the car or it won't update - just keeps saying 'searching' - all that and still no phone buttons- oh well I can live with that if I have to but still hoping for another firmware update.  

Also, the wiring is a pain, I got the toyota adapter and the instructions with both do not tell you what to hook up, they don't reference the adapter piece at all so you have a handful of wires that look like a real mess but it is not as bad as it looks- a quick call to Crutchfield solved the problem, it's not as bad as it looks but the written instructions on the website (accessintegration.) are not really helpful, you wind up with a lot of leftover wires....... Saving all of it so this setup can go in my next car- hoping the firmware updates keep it current with new cars- $80 is worth it if it does. --- just allow time to install.

steering wheel control adapter August-22-14
Reviewer: Sabra from Dallas, TX  
this worked as claimed. At first, I had problems get it to work, but found out thru Crutchfield tech support, the wiring another interface (OnStar) was fault, so they offered solution and it worked perfectly. THANKS!!

Reviewer: Billy from Danbury nc  
Great product easy to install

Works perfectly August-14-14
Reviewer: Cristino R. from Bayamón, PR  
Just a little issue when used with a Parrot Asteroid Smart head unit: the ASWC1's firmware has to be upgraded.  But it is very easy and you only need a USB cable with a micro USB plug, the same kind of cable newer phones use.  

After installed, the ASWC1 correctly identified the car, the radio and programmed itself.  Its response time is very, very good, almost instantaneous.  Highly recommended!

Strike Two August-12-14
Reviewer: Anonymous person from Denver CO  
I installed this in my 2009 Chevy Malibu, and it was a pain to get it to function. Eventually I got enough buttons working to be livable, so I was okay with it. Second time around was an install for a 2000 Ford Explorer, and it's just no good... I'm going with another option if there ever is a next time

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