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New Axxess® Total Control SWC Retention and Data Interface Product Line Now Shipping

Jun 18, 2019

Holly Hill, FL –  June 18, 2019 – Axxess® by Metra Electronics®  is now shipping its new Total Control Interface Series™ (AXTC) for select Chrysler, Ford and Volkswagen vehicles. Designed for radio replacement integration, the AXTC-1 is a data interface and improved steering wheel control retention solution in one. It combines all of the features of the patented ASWC-1 with additional patent-pending features into one robust product for new radio installations. When replacing a radio, the interface utilizes patented Auto-Detect technology1 that automatically detects the vehicle type, radio connection and preset controls, while allowing the ability to dual assign steering wheel controls. Axxess has upgraded the LED feedback for simple, easier programming experience and provided improved, user-friendly instructions and a smaller, low-profile footprint. The AXTC-1 also provides NAV outputs, accessory power and a 12-volt illumination output, in addition to retaining R.A.P. (retained accessory power). Additional features vary by vehicle application.


The Total Control Interface Series is designed to work with all major radio brands and both amplified and non-amplified audio systems. In addition to Auto-Detect, it can be manually programmed for most vehicles and will retain most settings even after battery disconnection or interface removal. Axxess is now shipping six vehicle-specific harnesses for Chrysler, Ford and Volkswagen that include the AXTC-1 interface. The universal AXTC-1 solution and additional vehicle-specific harnesses are coming soon.

Total Control Interface Products Now Shipping:

Designed for select Chrysler 2004-up* vehicles

Designed for select Chrysler 2013-up* vehicles

Designed for select Ford/Mazda/Lincoln/Mercury 2007-up* vehicles

Designed for select Ford 2012-2016 vehicles

Designed for select Volkswagen 2002-2017 vehicles

Designed for select Volkswagen 2015-up* vehicles

*See the application chart at for up-to-date, vehicle specific information.
(1) U.S. Patent No.8257147


Product Specifications:

  • Provides accessory power (12-volt 10-amp)
  • Retains R.A.P. (retained accessory power)
  • Provides 12-volt illumination output
  • Can be used in both amplified and non-amplified models
  • Upgraded simple LED feedback
  • Improved user-friendly instructions
  • Provides NAV outputs (parking brake, reverse, and speed sense)
  • Designed to be compatible with all major radio brands
  • Auto detects vehicle type, radio connection, and presets controls
  • Ability to dual assign steering wheel control buttons
  • Can be manually programmed for most vehicles
  • Retains memory settings even after battery disconnection or interface removal
  • Micro “B” USB updatable

Installers can learn more by visiting Metra Electronics at booth #601 at KnowledgeFest in Dallas, TX from August 9-11, 2019 and by attending the Axxess new product training session at the event. New Axxess products can also be seen online at

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 dash kits for more 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®, Saddle Tramp® 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.