Finally got everything installed, no more flashing odometer or clock!! And my factory steering wheel controls are back!! Super stoked on this.
So the first attempt at installing failed, the unit would not power up and Maestro was clueless. I believe 1 of 2 things was the culprit:
1. The Micro Bypass for DVD use while in drive was interfering
2. The CANBUS system wasnt reading there was a "factory headunit" in place, so I reinstalled the factory Uconnect pressed some buttons cycled the ignition and then removed.
I have a feeling it was caused by #1
So, a couple of install notes:
- Flash your Maestro unit first, you will need the last 6 numbers of your aftermarket headunit serial number. If this isnt done the maestro and headunit wont talk with each other. Go to http://maestro.idatalink.com/weblink to flash the maestro unit, this online system only works with Internet Exploder or in Chrome if you have the IE-Tab clone app.
- The red quick connector on the wire harness is not connected from maestro, this will need to be hooked up to the white connecter with the brown pair. Make sure the wire stripes match (br/ye to wh/ye and br/or to wh/or), Maestro had some shipped that were backwards. You can use a tooth pick to release the metal pin inside the connector to swap them, no need to cut and splice. I had to do this on mine. These are the CANBUS wires.
- Didnt use the supplied OBDII connection, they said it may be needed but didnt need it on mine.
- Removed the orange Illumination wire. This was causing my headunit to be exteremely dim, even with the brightness on the instrument panel turned up all the way.
- Hooked the red wire on my Pioneer harness up to an aux 12volt switch to turn on the stereo with the ignition off. Had this in place with the old harness and it continues to work. Not sure if there will be any adverse effects from this but for now it works!
The wires I hooked up on the Maestro unit were:
- Purple/White to Purple/White - reverse light
- Yellow/Black to Yellow/Black - foot brake
- Yellow to Yellow - 12V
- Black to Black - Ground
- Light Green to Light Green - E-Brake
- Blue/White to Blue/White to Remote Amp Turn on Wire
*Since I have an aftermarket amp I left all the speaker leads detached.
The only problems I am seeing now is my Pioneer unit has disabled my Bluetooth settings, so I cant add or remove phones, Bluetooth still works though. And a few other options have been disabled but not important to me.