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2013 Stereo Wiring Harness

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Jessel, Mar 9, 2020.

  1. Mar 9, 2020 at 4:39 PM
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    Jessel

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    Can someone help me find the wiring harness for a 13? I can't find it anywhere. All I can find is the same wiring harness I used on my old 05. Is it the same by chance? I figured there's no way because my old truck didn't have steering wheel controls
     
  2. Mar 9, 2020 at 4:50 PM
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    destin_meeks

    destin_meeks I used to fix people's crappy stereos

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    Main stereo wiring will be the same.

    The steering wheel control wires are in a
    separate connector.
    If you want to retain these buttons, Grab the Metra 70-8114 harness and axxess aswc-1 module and you’re set. Your existing wiring from the ‘05 will plug right in for power and audio
     
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  3. Mar 9, 2020 at 4:51 PM
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    destin_meeks

    destin_meeks I used to fix people's crappy stereos

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    All of that provided the ‘13 doesn’t have the factory JBL system
     
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    Don't have the JBL system up in Canada. Upgrading to a Kenwood deck so i can get apple car play and other goodies
     
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    I'd recommend the Maestro if you're going with a new Kenwood.
     
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  7. Mar 9, 2020 at 9:39 PM
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    I've seen that pop up a lot just looking around the forums. What's the whole deal with that
     
  8. Mar 10, 2020 at 3:59 AM
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    The Maestro is a smart harness. In the Gen2 Tacoma it’s not necessary but it is nice to have if you are going to install a compatible aftermarket stereo.

    The intent of the smart harnesses is to keep the aftermarket stereo industry alive by making it possible to interface aftermarket stereos with cars that more and more have functionality integrated into the car’s factory radio.

    It might be something as simple as a compass, but it would also include controls for air conditioner, or a secondary display that may go dead if you remove the factory radio.

    Smart harnesses not only give you the steering wheel controls when you replace the factory stereo, they help retain those features built into the factory radio that you would otherwise lose. In the case of the Maestro, you also have the ability to connect to the OBDII and receive/display vehicle information like TPMS data, battery voltage, coolant and air temperatures and a few other things. You can also view and CLEAR check engine codes.

    It’s not the cheapest way to install an aftermarket stereo, but I feel like if you’re already into it for what a new CarPlay/AA Kenwood costs, an extra $200 is worth what you get in return.
     
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  9. Mar 10, 2020 at 4:46 AM
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    Very well send. I appreciate it! I’ve noticed there are different models. Once I go on their website and type in my make, model, year, etc. Is it just going to be plug and play or do they have their own harnessing I would need to tap into with a new harness coming from the truck. I think I might go this route because having OBD II info would be nice, as I plan to upgrade and buy a new deck in a year or so
     

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