09 toyota tacoma, Kenwood

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09 toyota tacoma, Kenwood

Post by rektech » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:11 am

I just upgraded my old Kenwood stereo in my 09 Tacoma with JBL with a Kenwood DMX905s. I got consulting help from crutchfeild but bought all the parts else ware. I flashed the maestro with my PC. The stereo sounds great and functions great. The only things are the steering wheel controls do not work at all. and the Obd2 feature will only tell me tire pressure( except the tires are flipped) when I go to the gauges area it just says error and to connect the OBD2 connector. Not sure why it only half works. Can some one help? I was really looking forward to being able to actually use my steering wheel controls. As the last stereo wheel adapter only worked when it felt like it. the instructions say to use a Idata serial cable that connects the maestro to the stereo. but there is a blue ended cable in the box with a separate wire that is the same color as the steering wheel remote cable coming off the stereo. As the instruction didn't say to use this cable I wasn't sure if I should try using this.

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Re: 09 toyota tacoma, Kenwood

Post by Dara DeGrand » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:13 pm

With this many problems, it might be best for you to call our tech support line for troubleshooting when you're in the truck. 866-427-2999 We're here Mon-Fri, 8:30AM-8:30PM EST.
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Re: 09 toyota tacoma, Kenwood

Post by rektech » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:18 pm

I was able to fix the obd2 issue it was just a bend pin. However the steering wheel controls are still not working. I pulled the stereo out and went back over every connection verifying there were no bend pins, loose connections, or exposed wires. all connectors that can be connected are connected and the 20 pin adapter is connected. each of the wired connection I soldered and heat shrink-ed together so the connections would be good and secure. I'm at a lose at this point.

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Re: 09 toyota tacoma, Kenwood

Post by Dara DeGrand » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:25 am

Post a picture of how you have that 20 pin plug connected. That plug is where the analog steering wheel controls come into the maestro, so it's most likely that connection.
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Re: 09 toyota tacoma, Kenwood

Post by rektech » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:06 pm

I took some pictures and uploaded them to my photo bucket hopefully the link works for you
http://s999.photobucket.com/user/genera ... ck%20radio

Since I had a aftermarket stereo before and the steering wheel controls were flaky then. I hooked back up my factory stereo just to verify that the steering wheel controls still worked and they do.

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Re: 09 toyota tacoma, Kenwood

Post by rektech » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:22 pm

Ok well i have no idea what happened but now it's working. Maybe something with plugging in the factory stereo straighten things out. Doesn't make since.

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Re: 09 toyota tacoma, Kenwood

Post by Dara DeGrand » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:21 pm

One of the plugs probably wasn't seated well, so the pins weren't making contact. Unplugging, and plugging it back in must have remedied it. If you need anything else, just let us know.
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