2012 Tundra w/o JBL/Nav w/ Kenwood DMX-9706S

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2012 Tundra w/o JBL/Nav w/ Kenwood DMX-9706S

Post by Farmer Infantry » Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:45 am

I have what I believe to be everything I need for the coming install. The T01 harness has RCA cables that say Aux Input. I don't have an Aux Input on my new head unit but I do have A/V input (3.5mm).

Does the factory Aux Input plug on truck go through those RCA cables or through the plug from Maestro RR to the 3.5mm plug which plugs into iDatalink spot on the back of my radio? If so, do I even need to use those RCA plugs for anything?

If the RCA plugs need to plug into the headunit to make the factory input functional, can I use the A/V input on the back of the radio (7)?

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Does the factory usb plug on the dash connect to the harness or do I use an extention (cructchfield suggested it) and connect it to one of the usb cords coming out of the headunit?

Do I need to use a new XM radio tuner for my XM ready headunit along with the maestro adapter cable to retain the factory xm antenna?

Do all three wires under "Not Required" not get used? There are a few additional wires leftover as well.

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https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wErjw ... iY63zLoWkk

I can't seem to get the image links from my google drive to work. What do I need to do?

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Re: 2012 Tundra w/o JBL/Nav w/ Kenwood DMX-9706S

Post by Dara DeGrand » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:47 pm

The factory aux goes through those RCAs. You can plug them into whatever audio input you want (aux in, AV in, but you may need a RCA to 3.5mm adapter). When you want to use the factory aux, you'll just go to whichever input you plugged them into. Ex: If you plugged the RCAs into Av-IN, you'll go to AV-IN on the radio when you want to use the aux.
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Re: 2012 Tundra w/o JBL/Nav w/ Kenwood DMX-9706S

Post by Farmer Infantry » Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:11 pm

I don't foresee ever actually using the aux in seeing that I bought the head unit because it has wireless Android Audio, but I didn't want to lose the feature. Crutchfield did recommend that adapter and I did purchase it. I guess I'm confused with what that one of the iDatalink cables is for, the one with the 3.5mm on the head unit end. Everything is also confusing because it seems like there are a lot of things not being used.

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Re: 2012 Tundra w/o JBL/Nav w/ Kenwood DMX-9706S

Post by Dara DeGrand » Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:45 pm

The maestro's audio cable is for OEM audio that we're retaining for you. Ex: sound from the OEM USB port. If we aren't retaining these for you in your specific installation, you can forego hooking up our audio cable altogether.
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Re: 2012 Tundra w/o JBL/Nav w/ Kenwood DMX-9706S

Post by Farmer Infantry » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:08 pm

The OEM USB and Aux Input are next to eachother on the dash. Are you saying the OEM USB goes through the maestro and that audio cable with the 3.5mm plug to the iDatalink but the OEM Aux Input goes through the harness but not the masestro?

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Re: 2012 Tundra w/o JBL/Nav w/ Kenwood DMX-9706S

Post by Dara DeGrand » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:28 pm

That is correct. The OEM USB is controlled by a module in the car, but the aux is just wires that run to those RCAs.
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Re: 2012 Tundra w/o JBL/Nav w/ Kenwood DMX-9706S

Post by Farmer Infantry » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:46 pm

I'm kind of confused how to use the Metra AX-TOYUSB-2 USB cable that Crutchfield said was needed to retain factory USB. It seems to be the same as the truck side of the OEM harness on the brown end.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/VStGNWthrFMvJmRY6
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_120TOYUSB ... s=15709819

I purchased the Maestro HRN-ANT-SAT1 but it appears to be the wrong adapter for my OEM sattelite radio antenna.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012F ... UTF8&psc=1

Is this the one I should have purchased?
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_794SATTO1 ... ml?tp=2663

Finally, there were a couple of plugs that were plugged into the radio but did not plug into anything on my harness, what are they for?
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Re: 2012 Tundra w/o JBL/Nav w/ Kenwood DMX-9706S

Post by Farmer Infantry » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:41 am

I have one more issue that I'm not sure is related to the the Maestro Harness or the Headunit.

I purchased the DRV-N520 dash camera to plug into my headunit. The backup camera is connected to the radio wire harness but is not yet connected to the vehicle wire harness. I made the connection behind the radio and routed wires to the A-Pillar hoping I could find a Y harness instead of tapping into the wires. The dash cam is hooked up exactly as the instructions indicate; I tapped into red, orange, and black wires and plugged the corresponding plug into the appropriate place on the back of the headunit. The headunit has a place to plug in the dash camera. Unfortunately the head unit seems to think the dash camera is a backup camera. I see the dash camera on the screen when I put the truck in reverse (withe override option on) but I do not see it when trying to view it as a dash camera or playing any of the clips from the dash camera. I'm able to change the settings of the dash cam through the headunit but I'm not seeing any video.

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Re: 2012 Tundra w/o JBL/Nav w/ Kenwood DMX-9706S

Post by Dara DeGrand » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:33 am

Farmer Infantry wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:46 pm

I purchased the Maestro HRN-ANT-SAT1 but it appears to be the wrong adapter for my OEM sattelite radio antenna.

The SAT1 is not correct for your vehicle; Per our website, the STO1 is the correct adapter for this truck.


Finally, there were a couple of plugs that were plugged into the radio but did not plug into anything on my harness, what are they for?

Not every OEM plug is needed for the aftermarket radio to function. If they don't have a home, this is no cause for concern.
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Re: 2012 Tundra w/o JBL/Nav w/ Kenwood DMX-9706S

Post by Farmer Infantry » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:57 am

Thanks, just canceled an order attempting to order another wrong XM adapter (SAT-T02), ordered the correct one on Crutchfield.

What bout that USB plug? The brown end looks the same as the backside of the port in the dash. I don't see how that's supposed to work? There is a link to the picture of the two in the previous post.

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Re: 2012 Tundra w/o JBL/Nav w/ Kenwood DMX-9706S

Post by Dara DeGrand » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:13 am

As for the USB, that'd be a question for metra since that is their product.
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Re: 2012 Tundra w/o JBL/Nav w/ Kenwood DMX-9706S

Post by Farmer Infantry » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:22 am

My mistake, I missed it's a different brand.

For those who stumble across this, Someone asked the question Crutchfield's Q&A for the product page and they metnioned this:

"I have one on my 13 Tundra with an Alpine ics-x7hd HU and the brown end needs to be plugged into what I
believe is the multi-media interface (located under the left side of the glove box). Once you remove the radio and HVAC controls you will be able to see it from that opening as well. The plug connector you need to plug into is the same color as this cable and there is only 1. The USB will plug into the USB port on the rear of your HU. It is a Pain to get to."

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