Maestro RR, 2014 Toyota RAV4 LE and Kenwood DDX8901HD

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Maestro RR, 2014 Toyota RAV4 LE and Kenwood DDX8901HD

Post by Vorpal » Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:42 am

Getting ready to install a Maestro RR, thought I'd get the wiring pre-soldered as much as I could and I noticed in the wiring diagram that you're only connecting to 2 of the 3 available steering wheel circuits. Specifically, using your "A" harness to connect to the car's "C" harness, there are following:
  • Black/White - SWI Ground to SWI Feed (Pin 23)
    Pink/Red - SWI Circuit 2 to SWI 2 (Pin 22, controls Phone On/Off, Mode)
    Purple/Red - SWI Circuit 1 to SWI 1 (Pin 21, controls Up, Down, Vol +, Vol - )
All well and nice, no problems so far.

However, there's a 3rd SWI Circuit on Pin 24 (controls Enter, Back, Right, Left).When I did the firmware update ( ADS-RR(SI)-TOY01-DS (1.1) ), there were functions for these buttons. Are you able to correctly interpret the button signals without using this 3rd circuit, or do I need to connect that wire somewhere? Kinda like to know before I start pulling the dash apart.

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Re: Maestro RR, 2014 Toyota RAV4 LE and Kenwood DDX8901HD

Post by Dara DeGrand » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:36 am

You can leave that circuit disconnected, but obviously, those specific buttons won't work. The rest of the buttons will function as you programmed them.
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Re: Maestro RR, 2014 Toyota RAV4 LE and Kenwood DDX8901HD

Post by Shaughnessy Murley » Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:30 pm

Also a lot if times the radio won't support that many functions.
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Re: Maestro RR, 2014 Toyota RAV4 LE and Kenwood DDX8901HD

Post by Vorpal » Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:49 pm

That really is the question - assuming the radio supports it - which additional wire from the Maestro should I use to attach to SWI circuit 3 (pin 24)? The documentation only specifies which wires for circuits 1 and 2. Is this an oversight in the documentation?

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Post by Dara DeGrand » Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:59 pm

You would connect the orange/red to this wire. That kenwood has quite a few functions, so you could definitely use those buttons if you like.

It's not an oversight, per se; we're just waiting on the guide to get updated, as the individual that does it is a bit swamped at the moment.
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Re: Maestro RR, 2014 Toyota RAV4 LE and Kenwood DDX8901HD

Post by Vorpal » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:30 pm

Dara DeGrand wrote:You would connect the orange/red to this wire. That kenwood has quite a few functions, so you could definitely use those buttons if you like.

It's not an oversight, per se; we're just waiting on the guide to get updated, as the individual that does it is a bit swamped at the moment.
Thanks, Dara! That is exactly what I needed. Much appreciated.

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Re: Maestro RR, 2014 Toyota RAV4 LE and Kenwood DDX8901HD

Post by Trik69 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:05 pm

I too have a 2014 Toyoya Rav$ LE and was going to be putting in the new Kenwood DDX9903s when it comes out in the next few weeks and wanted to make sure what options that I would have available to me. I'm hoping that someone will let me know if it will be compatible with the upcoming model and what options will be available to me. Thanks a lot.

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Re: Maestro RR, 2014 Toyota RAV4 LE and Kenwood DDX8901HD

Post by Dara DeGrand » Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:09 pm

If you input your vehicle information in the fit guide on our website, it will give you a bulleted list of everything we can retain. You can pick a DDX9902s for the radio in the meantime; The features will be the same.

http://maestro.idatalink.com/
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Re: Maestro RR, 2014 Toyota RAV4 LE and Kenwood DDX8901HD

Post by Trik69 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:53 pm

thanks a lot, I did use that one, just wasn't sure if it would work for the 9903 and read on some sites that it didn't really cover too much. thanks again

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Re: Maestro RR, 2014 Toyota RAV4 LE and Kenwood DDX8901HD

Post by Trik69 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:58 pm

Oh, can you tell me what the difference is between the two firmware versions, or rather can you explain what "Access and Modify Vehicle Settings" means? thanks again

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Re: Maestro RR, 2014 Toyota RAV4 LE and Kenwood DDX8901HD

Post by Dara DeGrand » Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:04 pm

Some trims of the Rav4 have factory settings built into the radio. When you use an idatalink compatible radio, you'll retain the ability to configure those settings.
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Re: Maestro RR, 2014 Toyota RAV4 LE and Kenwood DDX8901HD

Post by Liquidmantis » Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:50 pm

:O I'm getting ready to give my wife her '08 RAV4 back and getting a '16 Tacoma for myself. So just to confirm, you mean that the vehicle settings, like "Auto lock time", "Headlight off time", etc. will be available through an aftermarket radio?! That's insanely good news and not what I expected. If so I won't have to give up CarPlay after all!

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Re: Maestro RR, 2014 Toyota RAV4 LE and Kenwood DDX8901HD

Post by Dara DeGrand » Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:56 pm

Liquidmantis, that's correct!
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