Is this module needed to retain steering wheel controls & amp on 2011+?

Discussion in 'General Inquiries & Info' started by shaX 07, Jun 20, 2017.

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    shaX 07 Active Member

    Mar 2, 2008
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    I am shopping for a new stereo and on Crutchfield when I put in my truck and look at needed wiring, it indicates I need this "iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module" ( to retain steering wheel audio controls and the existing amp. Is this really necessary? The thing costs $130. Seems really expensive and that's not including the needed wiring for it which is another $40.

    Is it possible to just retain steering wheel controls and not the factory amp? The thing seems like it sucks anyway.

    HAMHAWK_JAY Member

    Jun 9, 2015
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    the radio has connectors behind it for the steering wheel as long as you have a spot on the new unit for it then you should be able to maintain usage
    I have a after market amp and ten inch sub wired into my stock radio of my 07

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