Press Release (edited): Metra is showing new integration solutions at the SEMA Show this week including new AX-DSP amp/interfaces for late model Fords.
Also new are vehicle specific retention solutions under the AX-CUSTOM-BT product line with new interfaces for Toyota, Mazda and Fiat.
New ADDCAM harnesses will be on display as well as three new steering wheel control retention interfaces, and other products.
In amplifier interfaces, new Axxess AX-DSP packages work with Ford 2017-up vehicles with a Sony A2B amplifier or 2018-up Fords with a Bang & Olufsen A2B amplifier. The interfaces retain SYNC voice prompts, parking sensor chimes and other factory chimes. All chimes and voice prompts will go through the aftermarket amplifier and have an adjustable chime level. The amplifier does not need to be retained and installation of the AX-DSP must be done at the amplifier location.
New AX-CUSTOM-BT retention solutions allow users to access, edit and control setting for many of the most commonly lost vehicle personalization options when a radio is removed. These include settings for locks, security, engine off options, lights, a chime or other audio options (depending on the vehicle). Users manage these settings from a smartphone (over Bluetooth) via an app, once they install a new aftermarket radio.
New interfaces are as follows:
Mazda 2014-Up Personalization Retention Interface AX-MAZBT: ● Allows retention and adjustment of personalization options ● Adjust personalization option through Bluetooth® application ● Coming soon
Toyota 2018-Up Personalization Retention Interface AX-TOYBT ● Allows retention and adjustment of personalization options ● Adjust personalization option through Bluetooth® application ● Coming soon
Fiat 2013-Up Radio Replacement/Menu Retention XSVI-6524-BT ● Radio replacement/menu retention ● Provides accessory power (12-volt 10-amp) ● Retains R.A.P. (Retained Accessory Power) ● Can be used in both amplified and non-amplified systems ● Provides NAV outputs (parking brake, reverse, and speed sense) ● Pre-wired ASWC-1 harness (ASWC-1 sold separately) ● Retains the factory backup camera (If displayed through the OE radio) ● Retains the factory 3.5mm AUX-IN jack ● Retains balance and fade ● Now shipping
Axxess is adding three new plug-n-play harnesses for select Chrysler/Dodge, Fiat and Mazda applications that work with the AX-ADDCAM camera switching interface, which integrate multiple cameras to the factory radio while still retaining the factory camera. The plug-n-play harnesses save installers time. Here are the new harnesses:
AX-ADDCAM-CH3 Chrysler/Dodge 2011-Up* ● AX-ADDCAM-CH6 Fiat 2015-Up* ● AX-ADDCAM-MAZ1 Mazda 2013-Up* (with full-color screen)
AX-Series Interfaces for Toyota and Hyundai/Kia
Three new AX-Series interfaces are debuting for select Toyota and Hyundai/Kia models. The recently improved AX-Series with patented Auto-Detect technology provides an easy to install solution for radio replacement and integration. A new reset button between the two Micro-Fit™ connectors allows for an easier way to reset the interface if required. All of the vehicle-specific interfaces provide accessory power (12-volt 10-amp), retains R.A.P. (Retained Accessory Power) and retains audio controls on the steering wheel. The interface also provides NAV outputs (parking brake, reverse and speed sense) and all harnessing is cloth taped for a clean installation.
Toyota Data Interface with SWC 2018-Up* (Non-Amplified and Amplified) AX-TYAMP3-SWC Product Specifications: ● Includes an AX-CAM6V 12-to-6V step-down for the factory camera ● Provides accessory power (12-volt 10-amp) ● Provides NAV outputs (parking brake, reverse and speed sense) ● Retains the factory 3.5mm AUX-IN jack ● Retains the factory backup camera ● Retains audio controls on the steering wheel ● Used in amplified and non-amplified systems ● Retains balance and fade ● Micro “B” USB updatable
Hyundai/Kia Data Interface with SWC 2010-Up* (Amplified w/ Blue Link) AX-HYKIA4-SWC Product Specifications: ● Used with SPIDIF systems ● Retains factory Blue Link (if equipped) ● High-level speaker input ● Provides NAV outputs (parking, brake, reverse and speed sense) ● Micro “B” USB updatable ● Retains balance and fade ● Retains the factory backup camera ● Retains the factory 3.5mm AUX-IN jack
Hyundai/Kia Data Interface with SWC 2017-Up* AX-HYKIA3-SWC Product Specifications: ● Provides accessory power (12-volt 10-amp) ● Retains R.A.P. (Retained Accessory Power) ● Provides NAV outputs (parking brake, reverse, and speed sense) ● Retains audio controls on the steering wheel ● High-level speaker input ● Used in amplified1 and non-amplified systems ● Micro “B” USB updatable
Amplifier Bypass Harnesses
Nine new amplifier bypass harnesses for select Chrysler, GM, Lexus, Toyota and Ford applications are joining the line from Axxess.
The following new products will be released at the SEMA Show:
- AX-AB-CH2 – Chrysler 2007-Up* Vehicles
- AX-AB-CH3 – Chrysler 2013-2018 Vehicles
- AX-AB-CH4 – Chrysler 2015-Up* Vehicles
- AX-AB-GM1 – GM 2014-Up* Vehicles
- AX-AB-LX1 – Lexus 2013-Up* Vehicles
- AX-AB-LX2 – Lexus 2006-2009 Vehicles
- AX-AB-LX3 – Lexus 2010-2013 Vehicles
- AX-AB-TY3 – Select 2005-2006 Toyota Vehicles
- AX-AB-FD1 – Ford 2011-Up* SONY Amplified Vehicles
Additional New Harnesses and Interfaces
The AX-LEXCAM1 is a backup camera interface designed for Lexus 2014-Up applications, used to retain or add a new camera. It can also be used to retain the factory camera when adding an aftermarket radio.
The AX-MAZ28SWC-6V is a Mazda 2015-2017 steering wheel control and camera retention harness. It features plug-n-play harnessing, retains the reverse camera when replacing with an aftermarket radio and includes a 6-volt power adapter. It is pre-wired for the ASWC-1, sold separately.
The TYTO-03 is an amplifier interface designed to allow the user to replace the factory radio with an aftermarket radio in select Toyota 2018-up models and retain the use of the factory amplified sound system.
- Includes an AX-CAM6V 12-to-6V step-down for the factory camera
- Provides accessory power (12-volt 10-amp)
- Provides NAV outputs (parking brake, reverse and speed sense)
- Retains the factory 3.5mm AUX-IN jack
- Retains the factory backup camera
- Pre-wired ASWC-1 harness (ASWC-1 sold separately)
- Used in amplified systems
- Retains balance and fade
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