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Metra AX-HYKIA-SPDIF Interface

Retains the factory amplifier in 2011-16 Hyundai and Kia vehicles

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About the Metra AX-HYKIA-SPDIF Interface


You want to install a new stereo in your 2011-16 Hyundai or Kia, but you also want to retain your factory amplifier. Metra's AX-HYKIA-SPDIF amplifier retention interface converts your new stereo's analog output to a digital signal that works with the factory amp. The converter connects to Metra's AX-HYKIA1-SWC or AX-HYKIA1-SWC2 wiring interface (sold separately). Warranty: 1 year.

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  • Digital amplifier retention interface

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Amplifier Retention Interface (for Hyundai/Kia): The Axxess Integrate AX-HYKIA-SPDIF, in conjunction with the AX-HYKIA1-SWC or AX-HYKIA2-SWC radio replacement interface (sold separately), lets you retain the factory amplifier and factory sub in select 2010-2016 Hyundai/Kia vehicles when replacing the factory radio with an aftermarket head unit.

Note: The AX-HYKIA1-SWC must be used with AX-HYKIA1-SWC or AX-HYKIA2-SWC interface module (sold separately).

Vehicle Compatibility: Compatible 2010-2016 Hyundai & Kia vehicles include -

Make Model Year
Hyundai Elantra 2011-2013
Genesis Coupe (without factory Navigation) 2013-2016
Santa Fe (without factory Navigation) 2013-2016
Santa Fe Sport (without factory Navigation) 2013-2016
Sonata (without factory Navigation) 2011-2016
Sonata Hybrid (without factory Navigation) 2011-2015
Tucson 2010-2015
Kia Optima 2011-2015
Sorento (without factory Navigation) 2014-2016
Sorento with UVO (without factory Navigation) 2012-2013
Sportage 2011-2016

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
I need it install my aftermarket stereo without bypassing the amplifier [ Ralph  Aug 24, 2019 ]
Need this part to install an aftermarket head unit in my 2012 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T Limited. [ Erik  Jun 28, 2019 ]
To keep factory amp [ stephen  Mar 14, 2019 ]
Because it was required for a nice clean installation and this is for my wife. Remember kids, a happy wife is a happy life. [ Alexander  Dec 20, 2018 ]
i needed this to retain using my amplifier if I didn't i would have had to replace speaker also and I just trying to keep the cost down [ Eric  Dec 08, 2018 ]
it was required and recommended to keep my factory amp [ Rudy  Oct 12, 2018 ]
To help the new radio work with the car [ Brendan  Jun 04, 2018 ]
This part is needed to retain my factory amplifier in my Hyundai Sonata (2011) [ Brian  Jun 01, 2018 ]
because it was recommended in your comments [ Luis C.  Apr 16, 2018 ]

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