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AXXESS Trainings at 2012 MERA Knowledgefest

2012 Mobile Electronics Retailers Associations “KnowledgeFest” August 18th – 21st, 2012 at the Gaylord Texan Convention Center in Grapevine, TX.

Metra will be hosting two product seminars on Axxess.  These classes will include exclusive products for 2012-2013, updates to existing skus in the lineup, technical support, and an open forum question and answer session.  Classes will be held on Sunday August 19th, 2012 from 5-6 PM & August 20th, 2012 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM in the “Austin 5” conference room located in theGaylordTexanConvention Center.

            For further details on the Mobile Electronics Retailers Associations KnowledgeFest visit http://www.merausa.org/.

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NEW PRODUCT – The AXXESS universal trigger module

The AXXESS universal trigger module provides 15 different preset functions that are activated from a positive or negative trigger. In addition to the preset features, the Trigger has 8 customizable modes that allow the installer to utilize their imagination.

View the product flyer here


• Default: EBrake Emulator
• Mode 1: Retained Accessory power
• Mode 2: Delayed Turn-On
• Mode 3: Low Voltage Turn-On
• Mode 4: Latched Outputs
• Mode 5: GMLAN Aftermarket Amp Turn-On
• Mode 6: Active Edge Pulse Generator
• Mode 7: Turn-Off Delay
• Mode 8: Double Pulse Latch
• Mode 9: Double Pulse to One Second Output
• Mode 10: Theft Detection/ Closed Loop Trigger
• Mode 11: Channel Expander
• Mode 12: Simple Data Detector (amp turn on signal from data)
• Mode 13: Long Delayed Turn-Off (for headlights)
• Mode 14: Dome light delay
• Mode 15: Custom Program

Custom Program Modes
(The first on the market that allows you to set your preferences using the USB-CAB. No more getting frustrated having to tap a wire to ground to set you preferences.)

• Custom Mode 1: Channel expander, latched
• Custom Mode 2: Channel expander, pulsed
• Custom Mode 3: Delayed turnoff
• Custom Mode 4: Delayed turn on
• Custom Mode 5: Generic three output delay/pulse width, edge driven (For use with Linear Actuators)
• Custom Mode 6: Generic three output delay/pulse width, level driven (validity)
• Custom Mode 7: Square wave generator (honks horns and blinks lights)
• Custom Mode 8: Multiple pulse generator

AXXESS Update Descriptions

This is a list of current software updates that have been made to the Axxess line. Using the USB-CAB or USB-MINI-CAB you can update your product to the latest and greatest. Simply start the USB bootloader program and follow the instructions.

If you haven’t downloaded the WebXXpress Updater program you can do so here.

NOTE: Not all products will need an update, but it only takes seconds to do and is recommended on every piece.

ASWC-1 updates:


  • Added update to adjust 98-13 Harley programming and wiring
  • Adjusted functionality when used with HYBL interfaces
  • Added BT retention for the 2016 Civic
  • Adjusted timing on select BMW vehicles


  • Added 2016 Maxima to auto detect
  • Added 2016 HRV


  • Added 2016 Kia Sorrento
  • Added Speed sense volume option


  • Adjusted CTS rotation Volume


  • Added the 2015 Legacy 2.5I Premium Subaru


  • Added 1992 Mazda 929
  • Added Older Opel & Holden
  •  Added 2012 Subaru Legacy w/HK
  • Adjusted a Mercedes to not send SEEK to radio when in Benz Menu mode
  • Added 2002 Mazda Millennia
  • Added Lincoln Navigator (2006) with NAV & THX
  • Added PTT for Alpine radios
  • Added BT buttons to the Honda resistive cars
  • Added PTT and Hang Up to 2015 Maserati Grand Turismo
  • Added VW Tiguan
  • Added BT resistive buttons to Accord & Civic


  • Update to make ASWC-1 work with Axxess updater app
  • Added additional Clarion support
  • Reassigned auto detect to set phone buttons to hang up and pick up instead of preset
  • Added 2014 Harley Davidson


  • Added Xite radio type
  • Added radio type Parrot (Asteroid Smart and Tablet)
  • Added dual assignment feature


  • Added the new Eclipse radio type (AVN827GA)
  • Added car Mahindra Scorpio
  • Addressed reversed buttons on BMW 2006 3-Series
  • Added Volvo C70
  • Updated the 3-wire Toyota cars


  • Addresses Newer pioneer radios locking up when using the ASWC-1
  • Addresses menu mode in Sprinter vehicles.


  • Added 2012 VW Golf
  • Added 2001 Nissan Frontier


  • Added Metra OE to auto detect. Will be type 11
  • Added new Bluetooth programming for the ASWC allowing you to quickly set Bluetooth buttons
  • Added 2002 Peugeot
  • Added feature of programming old radio menu buttons on some of the newer Toyotas


  • Addressed cars randomly changing radio signals
  • Added Great Wall X200 car
  • Added 2011 Xtrail
  • Added 2012 Altima BT functions
  • Added 2011 CRZ BT functions
  • Added 1998- 2002 Crown Victoria


  • Added Kizaghi car type
  • Added Holden/Saturn/Opel Car type;
  • Added 2003 Mini-Cooper
  • Added Mini Cooper 2002-2006
  • Added Commodore VX car
  • Updated manual program issue not recognizing Volume Down


  • Added 2012 Fiat
  • Added 08-09 Pontiac G8


  • Adjusted time to enter remapping mode and manual radio type mode. Includes ASWCSTALK


  • Added additional Bluetooth functions for Clarion, Kenwood, and Alpine
  • Added the 2012 Civic for auto detect
  • Added 2007 Sprinter


  • Added additional Bluetooth functions for Sony, Kenwood, JVC, Alpine
  • Added manual radio set up on ASWC


  • Added Saab and Freestar to auto-detect protocol


  • Improved auto detect of Jensen radio
  • Added Additional BMW protocol


  • Add new Jensen radio
  • Adjusted protocol for Ssangyong vehicles


  • Improved radio detection
  • Updated 2011 F250/350 protocol


  • Added PTT/Onhook/Offhook to Subaru apps
  • Added Saab 9-5 apps
  • Added Older Pontiac apps
  • Updated Sony radio features
  • Updated Kenwood button assignment


  • Added Ford 2010 F250/350.
  • Added Clarion CZ500 auto-detection radio.
  • Added Land Rover 2005 & older.
  • Added Sang Young Car Type


  • Added SAAB application and new JVC HD radio


  • Added updated functionality for Pioneer AVIC
  • Added additional Eclipse radio applications


  • Improved functionality in the 2009 and 2010 Aveo
  • Added 2001 Frontier
  • Added Kia/Hyundai applications


  • Updated BMW protocol


  • Added additional Clarion and Kenwood radios
  • Added Sony controller
  • Improved 2010 Subaru functionality
  • Updated BMW ASWC memory
  • Added Valor auto detect


  • Revised remapping option of ASWC


  • Added 2010 Aveo; added preset ability to ASWC

Other Axxess Products:



  • BX-CH5, AX-ADBOX2 added additional protocols for Chrysler vehicles
  • 99-3018G improved auto detection of vehicle trims


  • 99-7804 added back up lines


  • HDCC-02 added additional reverse messages and added parking brake message
  • 99-7620, 99-7625, 99-7627 added missing customization items and adjusted outside temperature readings.


  • XSVI-6523-NAV added additional heartbeat messages for blinking odometer


  • HYBL-01, HYBL-02, HYBL-03, HYBL-04, HYBL-05 Adjusted functionality when used with ASWC-1


  • 99-6526 Added additional message to correct blinking odometer


  • HDCC-01 Adjusted communication protocol
  • 99-5823CH Adjusted contrast setting
  • 99-6514/6520 Addressed overlay issue
  • XSVI-6523-NAV Addressed Fiat 500L accessory problem



  • Addressed issue with clock resetting on 99-6514B/99-6520B
  • Added VW Fender support to the AX-ADBOX1/AX-ADBOX2
  • Added additional vehicles the AX-LCD
  • Addressed blinking Odometer issue on the XSVI-6523-NAV
  • Addressed glitch seen in some Toyotas & GM’s when using the AX-ADBOX1/AX-ADBOX2 and GMOS-LAN-012


  • Added dual assignment feature to the RFASWC
  • Addresses fan issues seen is some vehicles on the 99-7803G



  • Added Clarion BT buttons
  • Added radio manufacturers LG, Parrot, and Xite


  • Adjusted dampened temperature and fan response in auto mode on the 99-7803G


  • Added clock changing protocol to the 99-5830B
  • Addresses accessory staying on in the 99-3010S-LC


  • Added the data message to retain RSE in Chrysler for the XSVI-6522-NAV, CHTO-03 and CHTO-013
  • Addressed volume issue using OnStar on the GOMS-LAN-03 and GMOS-LAN-04


  • Fixed OnStar turn by turn and illumination output.

CHTO-03 & CHTO-013

  • Added 2012 Patriot
  • addressed amp cutting out every 30 seconds


  • Added redetect feature for te SWC portion of the kit


  • Added Metra OE to auto detect. Will be type 11


  • Added turn signal ticks in 2012 Express Vans


  • Added Metra OE to auto detect in the FRST


  • Addresses fading issue in digital amplified vehicles on the GMOS-100.


  • MZTO-01 Added A/C retention for the 2011 CX-9
  • GMOS-01- GMOS-05, GMOS-07 Added addition chimes to the protocol
  • GMOS-044 Added additional chimes and addresses sleep issue when door was opened


  • Addressed vehicle switching back to U.S. measurements from metric on the FRST
  • Fixed no sound from OnStar in some amplified vehicles on the GMOS-014


  • Addressed fading issue in the CHTO-01, CHTO-03, and CHTO-013
  • Fixed temperature missing middle digit on the 99-5823CH and 99-5721
  • Adjusted programming in the 99-5825 dash kit to accommodate lower trim packages.


  • Addressed random ignition lose in the 99-3303
  • Improved reverse chimes on the GMOS-100, 99-3307G, 99-3010S, GMOS-LAN-012, GMOS-LAN-034, GMOS-LAN-01, GMOS-LAN-02, GMOS-LAN-03, GMOS-LAN-04, and GMOS-044
  • Addressed current draw issue on the GMOS-044 and 99-3307G
  • Added Bluetooth protocol for Pioneer, Jensen, Sony, Clarion, Alpine, and Kenwood on the GMOS-100, 99-3010S

4/8/11 – Added cooled seat feature to the 99-5721CH
4/26/10 – Update to GMOS-06 addressing the scratch chimes found in some vehicles.

4/26/11 – Update to fix accessory dropping out on the GMOS-LAN-01 & GMOS-LAN-02

3/25/11 – Update to improve car detection on the CHTO-01, CHTO-03, and CHTO-013

3/15/11 – Update to GMOS-1, GMOS-04, GMOS-05, GMOS-07, GMOS-08, and GMOS-09 to address data collision when using Express kit.

3/15/11 – Update to GMOS-100 to improve Kenwood SWC detection

1/4/11 – Update to fix temp display on the 99-3010S

9/13/10 – Updated amplifier sense in the GMOS-100 and 99-3010S

7/30/10 – Updates GMOS-100 interface to retain RSE in CLASS II vehicles. Also update to improve the digital amp response in CLASS II vehicles.

7/20/10 – Add update for the 99-5721 and 99-5823CH to retain dual zone A/C

7/6/10 – Added ability to retain OE BT control; Added Sony power button, Kenwood & Pioneer PTT features to SWCportion

5/15/10 – Update to improve vehicle interfacing for CHTO-01, CHTO-03, and CHTO-03

3/18/10 – Updated communication protocol in the GMOS-13

3/22/10 – Added capability of retaining factory Bluetooth in GMOS-LAN-03 and GMOS-LAN-04 applications.