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Axxess Expands on Radio Replacement Interfaces, AX-ADDCAM and AX-Series Product Lines

Oct 29, 2018

SEMA Show 2018 New Product Rollout

Holly Hill, FL –  October, 2018 – Axxess Integrate® by Metra Electronics®  is introducing even more solutions to their newest product lines, including harnesses for the AX-ADDCAM series and three new steering wheel control retention interfaces for the AX-Series. Additional new products include new amplifier bypass harnesses, a simple voltage control trigger (AX-SVT) and several new radio replacement interfaces for various vehicle applications. Additional Toyota, Mazda and Fiat personalization retention interfaces, Harley-Davidson® AX-DSP harnesses and Ford AX-DSP packages will also be introduced at the show.

“At CES this year, we debuted new product lines for adding aftermarket cameras, retaining custom personalization features and our improved AX-Series technology and design. At the 2017 SEMA show, we introduced the patented AX-DSP Digital Signal Processor. Now, for SEMA 2018, we’re adding more vehicle-specific solutions to expand our new product lines to cover a wider range of applications,” says Juan Lugo, Director of Product Development for Axxess.

AX-ADDCAM Harnesses

For SEMA 2018, Axxess is adding three new plug-n-play harnesses for select Chrysler/Dodge, Fiat and Mazda applications. The universal AX-ADDCAM camera switching interface (sold separately), is used to integrate multiple cameras to the factory radio while still retaining the factory camera. The plug-n-play harnessing saves installers valuable time during the installation process and is designed for select vehicle applications, used with the AX-ADDCAM interface.



Chrysler/Dodge 2011-Up*


Fiat 2015-Up*


Mazda 2013-Up* (with full-color screen)

AX-Series Interfaces for Toyota and Hyundai/Kia

Three new AX-Series interfaces are debuting for select Toyota and Hyundai/Kia models. The recently improved AX-Series with patented Auto-Detect technology provides an easy to install solution for radio replacement and integration. A new reset button between the two Micro-Fit™ connectors allows for a much easier way to reset the interface if required. All of the vehicle-specific interfaces provide accessory power (12-volt 10-amp), retains R.A.P. (Retained Accessory Power) and retains audio controls on the steering wheel. The interface also provides NAV outputs (parking brake, reverse and speed sense) and all harnessing is cloth taped for a clean installation.


Toyota Data Interface with SWC 2018-Up* (Non-Amplified and Amplified)

AX-TYAMP3-SWC Product Specifications:

  • Includes an AX-CAM6V 12-to-6V step-down for the factory camera
  • Provides accessory power (12-volt 10-amp)
  • Provides NAV outputs (parking brake, reverse and speed sense)
  • Retains the factory 3.5mm AUX-IN jack
  • Retains the factory backup camera
  • Retains audio controls on the steering wheel
  • Used in amplified and non-amplified systems
  • Retains balance and fade
  • Micro “B” USB updatable


Hyundai/Kia Data Interface with SWC 2010-Up* (Amplified w/ Blue Link)

AX-HYKIA4-SWC Product Specifications:

  • Used with SPIDIF systems
  • Retains factory Blue Link (if equipped)
  • High-level speaker input
  • Provides NAV outputs (parking, brake, reverse and speed sense)
  • Micro “B” USB updatable
  • Retains balance and fade
  • Retains the factory backup camera
  • Retains the factory 3.5mm AUX-IN jack


Hyundai/Kia Data Interface with SWC 2017-Up*

AX-HYKIA3-SWC  Product Specifications:

  • Provides accessory power (12-volt 10-amp)
  • Retains R.A.P. (Retained Accessory Power)
  • Provides NAV outputs (parking brake, reverse, and speed sense)
  • Retains audio controls on the steering wheel
  • High-level speaker input
  • Used in amplified1 and non-amplified systems
  • Micro "B" USB updatable

1Amplified systems to be used with AX-HYKIA-SPDIF


Amplifier Bypass Harnesses

Nine new amplifier bypass harnesses for select Chrysler, GM, Lexus, Toyota and Ford applications are joining the already extensive product line from Axxess. Installers use these vehicle-specific harnesses to bypass the factory amplifier, allowing loose wires to wire to an aftermarket amplifier. This simple solution saves the installer unnecessary labor and wire when upgrading a sound system. The following new products will be released at SEMA:

  • AX-AB-CH2 - Chrysler 2007-Up* Vehicles
  • AX-AB-CH3 - Chrysler 2013-2018 Vehicles
  • AX-AB-CH4 - Chrysler 2015-Up* Vehicles
  • AX-AB-GM1 - GM 2014-Up* Vehicles
  • AX-AB-LX1 - Lexus 2013-Up* Vehicles
  • AX-AB-LX2 - Lexus 2006-2009 Vehicles
  • AX-AB-LX3 - Lexus 2010-2013 Vehicles
  • AX-AB-TY3 - Select 2005-2006 Toyota Vehicles
  • AX-AB-FD1 - Ford 2011-Up* SONY Amplified Vehicles

Additional New Harnesses and Interfaces Introduced at SEMA

The AX-LEXCAM1 is a backup camera interface designed for Lexus 2014-Up* applications, used to retain or add a new camera. It can also be used to retain the factory camera when adding an aftermarket radio.

The AX-MAZ28SWC-6V is a Mazda 2015-2017 steering wheel control and camera retention harness. It features plug-n-play harnessing, retains the reverse camera when replacing with an aftermarket radio and includes a 6-volt power adapter. It is pre-wired for the ASWC-1, sold separately.

The TYTO-03 is an amplifier interface designed to allow the user to replace the factory radio with an aftermarket radio in select Toyota 2018-up* models and retain the use of the factory amplified sound system.


TYTO-03 Specifications:

  • Includes an AX-CAM6V 12-to-6V step-down for the factory camera
  • Provides accessory power (12-volt 10-amp)
  • Provides NAV outputs (parking brake, reverse and speed sense)
  • Retains the factory 3.5mm AUX-IN jack
  • Retains the factory backup camera
  • Pre-wired ASWC-1 harness (ASWC-1 sold separately)
  • Used in amplified systems
  • Retains balance and fade

Additional new product information for Axxess personalization retention interfaces and AX-DSP packages can be seen in the Axxess website news section. All of the new products will be on display at SEMA in the Metra Electronics main booth 11629 (North Hall). Metra Electronics will have off-road, truck and powersports accessories at booth 37011 in the South Hall Upper Level.


*See for up-to-date, vehicle specific information.

About Metra Electronics®

At Metra, 12 volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world.  We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources into developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make more dash kits for the most vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-Spec®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, and Metra Marine®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.  For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at or call 800.221-0932.