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Retain Steering Wheel Controls
Keep your factory steering wheel controls with Metra's ASWC-1. Easy to install with an aftermarket radio, easy to program with our auto detect feature.
Replace Factory Radio
Remove that featureless factory radio and install an aftermarket radio with Axxess's radio replacement interfaces and harnesses.
Add Remote Start
Cut down in installation time with Axxess's remote start vehicle specific harnesses.
Add Cameras to Factory Radio
Stay aware of your surroundings and improve safety by adding cameras to your existing factory screen.
Add Amp to Factory Radio
Get the sound quality you're looking for by adding aftermarket amplifiers to your factory radio with Axxess's Add-n-amp option.
Device Connection
Stay safe and connected while driving by installing an Axxess connectivity interface and mobility products.
Digital Signal Processor
Upgrade your sound, keep your factory radio and retain your functions with our versatile digital signal processor.
Override Engine's STOP/START
Override Interface for Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, & Jeep®. Simple install to override or re-engage the stop engine feature!


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 Axxess PC App 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.

AXSWC Updates


  • Addressed random commands when vehicle is in reverse on the 2013-17 Accord
  • Fine-tuned the SWC message for 2020 Ford vehicles
  • Added Slingshot
  • Added new type of JVC auto-detection.
  • Modified new Sony radio detection.


  • Added new Axxera radio using IR line for auto detection (Type #23)


  • Added Radio BOSS - type #21.
  • Tweaked Radio Sony to handle the newest ones on the market.
  • Moved Axxera radio to its own radio type #22
  • Added 2019 Ford Escape Seek Up, Seek Down, & PTT buttons
  • Added 2019 F150 MODE command
  • Adjusted Stalk –
  • Removed Press & Hold for BOSS, Axxera, Magnadyne
  • Added 2008 Alfa Romeo 147
  • Added 2004 BMW K1200LT Handlebar controls
  • Added 2017 Transit Resistive
  • Fixed a bug in 2002 Range Rover detection


  • Addressed Press & Hold for manual override using Volume down to cancel
  • Added Radio Type #19 Insane Radio.
  • Added Radio Type #20 Magnadyne & Axxera radios.


  • Added Victory Motorcycle
  • Added additional SWC entries for the 2017 Fusion
  • Added 2016 Chevy Cruze


  • Addressed orientation for ASWCSTALK
  • Added Slingshot SL
  • Added 2017 Focus SE with display
  • Modified Grand Cherokee code for On Hook message
  • Added 2014 Dual handlebar SWC buttons


  • Updated the actions on a Sony radio to handle the latest radio styles
  • Modified the 2014 Transit code
  • Updated new Nissan Titan 2017 to use new Bluetooth & Menu values


  • Added 2016 Honda Civic EX & 2017 Honda CRV EXL
  • 2014 Transit Connect
  • Modified Honda code


  • Added 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
  • Added 2017 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition
  • Added Mercedes Metris (Only VOL, Mute, PTT, On/Off Hook buttons available)
  • Sony radio :Added additional commands to the ASWC-1 protocol
  • Added 2015 Transit
  • Added 2015 Chrysler 200


  • 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 Granturismo
  • 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/On hook/Off hook 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

AXDSP-X family


  • Fixed crash bug for Toyota amplified applications


  • Addressed bass knob volume direction
  • Addressed turn-off pop on 2016-up Civic
  • Fine-tuned reporting of crossover order (12/24/36/48 dB/oct) to app
  • Addressed 2016-up Civic post-sleep and Android Auto/CarPlay muting problems


  • Fixed sub pot direction (bass now gets louder with CW rotation)
  • Fixed Civic SPDIF turn-off pop
  • Fixed reporting of crossover order (12/24/36/48 dB/oct) to app


  • Fixed sub pot post sleep bug for AXDSPX-A2B


  • Changed power supply inductor to reduce noise (hiss).
  • Added MINI_07_15
  • Fixed Hyundai phone dropouts
  • Added support for 12/24/36/48 crossover slopes


  • Added 2019 F350 (Sony amp w/ new CAN messages, not A2B).


  • Fixed Sub Control pot operation in GENERAL and others


  • Added non-amplified and amplified 16-20 Civic, 18-up Accord, 18-up CRV
  • Added support for Subwoofer input
  • Forced mute when volume is 0 for amplified applications


  • Added amp on out turn on delay to all vehicles including GENERAL
  • Changed BT ID string to reduce confusion
  • Fixed Harley mute and reverse fade

AXDSP-L family


  • Addressed crossover order bug
  • Addressed 16-up Civic audio
  • Addressed crossover order reporting to app


  • Added 16-up Civic 17—up CRV, 07-15 Mini, 2019 F350
  • Added multiple slopes to crossovers
  • Paired phones can now be cleared
  • Addressed Hyundai amplified phone audio issue


  • Addressed Delay functions.

AXDIS family


  • Added Ford 2020 cars
  • Added additional years of 2006 & 2007 for existing Dodge Charger
  • Adjusted the auto detection & functionality of the new JVC radio type
  • Added Axxera & Boss radios


  • Added new E-Brake message for 2019 Santa Fe
  • Added fix for F150 & Camaro SWC
  • Added additional LAN11 messages for VSS, Park, Reverse
  • AAdded additional LAN29 Illumination message
  • Added E-brake for Camaro
  • Adjusted VW Passat/Jetta detection
  • Adjusted the Rear Warning beeps for LAN29 vehicles
  • Added radios : BOSS (#21), Axxera (#22), Axxera-IR (#23)


  • Addressed front defrost staying on in CTS
  • Updates to Ford Transit
  • Update for 2018 VW Passat for detection


  • Addressed Hyundai bug where it would keep the car alive and not allow car nor us to sleep.


  • Confirmed Mercedes Benz 2012 C300 & added VSS
  • Added some new SWC messages for 2017 Fusion
  • Modified Mazda detection message
  • Added new (electric) E-brake message to RAM 13-up
  • Added new BT SWC buttons found in 2019 Dodge RAM
  • Added Hyundai 2018 Kona
  • Added SWC for the 2016 Chevy Cruze Data LAN29
  • Added Radios #19 & #20
  • Updated Dodge Ram 2013 E-Brake Message


  • Added BT buttons to some cars in the Chrysler family;
  • Added additional Ebrake messages for the 2017 Fusion and F150
  • Added additional SWC messages for 2017 Fusion Platinum


  • Updated Toyota Fade commands
  • Added Sony radio protocols
  • Update Mazda detection messages
  • Added new Sony Amp commands to Ford protocol
  • Fixed Alpine radio Preset Up message
  • Updated & fine-tuned the 12V SWC recording for GM during the 5-button detection sequence.


  • Fixed Dodge Ram 2013 and up Ignition message
  • Addressed GMLAN11 bug when programming SWC resistive not getting stored properly
  • Added Seek UP/DOWN to Toyota protocol
  • Improved Pioneer Pullup Resistor detection formula


  • Modified the SWC commands for Pioneer & Sony radios.
  • Added ability to modify/change the SWC & Radio from PC App/phone/tablet
  • Updated Lexus/Toyota AMP communication
  • Fixed a GM remapping issue for the SOURCE

AXTC family


  • Added Ford 2020 default cars with Hybrid E-Brake message
  • Added special Ford 2020 Transit car type
  • Added entry for Fords to prevent SWC button sticking
  • Added new JVC radio detection
  • Added illumination to coincide with Ignition on Harley


  • Added 500K Slingshot
  • Addressed Harley not going to sleep


  • addressed VW Jetta/Toureg accessory line
  • Added Honda (125CAN)
  • Added a new J1850 illumination message
  • Added a new LAN29 illumination message
  • Added new F150 E-brake message
  • Made adjustment to VW detection
  • Added new E-Brake message for 2019 Santa Fe
  • Added new AXXERA RADIO (#23) using the IR radio wire (Sets it to KENWOOD)

AXVI family


  • Adding Nissan Titan
  • Adding 2020 Ford family
  • Added Ford Transit 500K 2020
  • Adding Polaris Slingshot
  • Added fix for older Ford 500K cars keeping alive
  • Added illumination to Harley when Ignition is ON
  • Added 2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0
  • Updated the bootloader due to a report or two of boards not being able to update.


  • Added new ID for Class II cars for illumination
  • Added new ID for LAN29 for illumination
  • Added new E-brake F150
  • Added Ford 19 Escape Sync Startup additional message
  • Addressed a Chrysler sleep issue
  • Addressed 2014 Focus sleep issue
  • Added 2014 Fiesta messages
  • Added 2017 Fusion messages


  • Added 2018 VW Passat non-amplified car (at Metra)
  • Added Transit Van to the Ford family
  • Adding BMW 2012 X5 to the 100CAN
  • Added additional illumination commands for Benz C300 2012
  • Added RAM1500 heartbeat to keep seats & steering wheel heated alive


  • Fixed issue with Harley keeping bus alive if it is alone.
  • Added E-Brake to the 2019 Dodge Ram base model
  • Added adjustment for 500K Ford & 2013 Camaro ACC detection


  • Certified the 250KCAN Slingshot motorcycle
  • Adjusted 500K Ford ACC messages


  • Fixed issue with Chrysler older 83.3K CAN cars not always going to sleep.
  • Added Slingshot ‘car’ 250K to the list of cars.


  • Added new Mercedes Benz detection update (tested in car ’14 C-250)
  • Slight change to Fiat500X to prevent Fiat500XTimer from being incremented in 2 spots.
  • Made change for Hazard Fiat500X (05) case. Tested in car-OK. (Focus 2017)
  • Added an additional HONDA : Ignition message, illumination message, & reverse message

AXSSO family


  • Added Chrysler category (Jeep Cherokee)
  • Added 2021 Ford Explorer
  • Added 2021 Ford Transit
  • Added cars to Ford 125KCAN

Touchscreen kits


  • Adding Heated & Cooled seats & Heated steering wheel to 11-15 Explorer (8")
  • Added 'OK' SWC button for some FORDs
  • Added Ford AMP control on cars with a digital amp
  • Added TPMS button option in settings
  • Set up the Units options settings to work similar across all Fords.
  • Addressed Durango where the button for FEET & FACE-FEET were backwards to its actions
  • Added 16-20 Honda Civic
  • Added JVC new radio detection code
  • Added Dodge Durango 2018+
  • Updated the sending of CAN messages so as to not miss sending
  • Updated customization detection for Chrysler
  • Adjustment for Chrysler vehicles where it displays Hi/Low when changing to Celsius
  • Updated US/Metric settings in some cars
  • Fixed Feet vs Face-Feet mode in Dodge Durango
  • Updated the setting of language in cars
  • Added Lane Assist in some cars
  • Added Heated/Cooled seats
  • Added auto detection for Traction control & Lane Assist


  • Adjusted the SYNC button for the 2011-14 Edge
  • Adjusted RAP for the 2011-14 Edge
  • Adjusted new JVC & Kenwood radios Dual Assign bug
  • Adjusted the newer JVC & Kenwood radios
  • Added Axxera radio (IR wire)
  • Added Boss radio
  • Added Magnadyne radio
  • Addressed 11-14 Edge issue with RAP
  • Removed Ambient Temperature for Ford cars
  • Updated Durango & Cherokee menu customizations for settings (US/Metric)
  • Addressed Showing of Sync & Auto buttons in Edge cars


  • Added Start-Stop option for Jeep/Durango/300/Ram families
  • Added Insane & Magnadyne radios
  • Added & adjusted Sony radio values to handle the latest radios
  • Modified PIO radios values
  • Added PTT BT buttons on SWC Fords


  • Added Start-Stop option for Jeep/Durango/300/Ram families
  • Added Insane & Magnadyne radios
  • Added & adjusted Sony radio values to handle the latest radios
  • Modified Pioneer radios values
  • Added PTT BT buttons on SWC Fords


  • Ford (Mustang/Taurus) Update for the SWC values.
  • Added a fix for units that seemed to reset itself after a unknown amount of time
  • Added a fix for persistent memory storage
  • Fixed Demo Mode for the SWC


  • Adjusted SWC in 10-14 Mustang, 10-12 Taurus, and 09-13 Flex
  • Added forward collision warning override for Durango vehicles
  • Added new option entry for Sound Horn with Lock and Sound Horn w/ Lock.
  • Added new illumination messaging for 2014 Durango


  • Adjusted SWC in: 10-14 Mustang, 10-12 Taurus, and 09-13 Flex
  • Added forward collision warning override for Durango vehicles
  • Added new option entry for Sound Horn with Lock and Sound Horn w/ Lock. 5/7/2018
  • Added persistent storage of manual override settings of comfort options detection
  • Ensure hazard indicator does not appear in error for 10-14 Mustang, 10-12 Taurus, & 09-13 Flex
  • Adjusted calculation for vehicle speed CAN message in 10-14 Mustang, 10-12 Taurus, and 09-13 Flex
  • Removed Aux Video Input entry from 10-14 Mustang, 10-12 Taurus, & 09-13 Flex


  • Added manual reset procedure to allow clearing of persistent memory storage
  • Addressed negative ambient temperature in 10-14 Mustang/10-12 Taurus
  • Added clock setting for the 15-17 Fusion
  • Added defrosting side mirrors for 15-17 Fusion
  • Adjusted up temperature unit setting for current F150 family
  • Adjusted up ambient lighting for F150 family
  • Set initial amp gain value to consistent value
  • Added heated/cooled seats/steering wheel detection override menu
  • Added the Taurus push to start ignition messaging
  • Added electronic parking brake messaging for 15-18 F150
  • Addressed sleep issue in amplified uConnect vehicles
  • Adjusted units settings in 2017 Ram
  • Added 2018 Grand Cherokee
  • Improved hard button detection for Chrysler family of vehicles
  • Adjusted illumination out for 13-17 Ram
  • Added detection override for dimming mirror
  • Updated units menu to use metric/us only
  • Addressed heated seat/HVAC button press
  • Corrected detection of Power Liftgate Alert in Chrysler vehicles
  • Improved handling of multiple possibilities for parking brake messages

Tactile Kits


  • Small update to Sony radio Seek Up values
  • Added Reverse & VSS messages


  • Added Radio force selection.
  • Addressed Fusion ambient temperature
  • Added forcing radio feature
  • Added the following radios : INSANE, MAGNADYNE, BOSS, AXXERA


  • Fixed analog AMP output line.
  • Added ability to set the radio ID. (Any V1.2 for the TacTile will have this feature)


  • Fixed issue with the Fan & Temperature dials reading while the HVAC is turned off.


  • Added the heated seat usage for the single zone Mustang.