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Axxess® Ships New Integration Accessories

Holly Hill, Fla. – March 3, 2022 – Axxess® by Metra Electronics® has expanded its product line to include additional vehicle applications for popular integration solutions. Now shipping is a new DSP “Lite” package designed to fit select 2010-up* Toyota models, a dash kit integration package designed to fit select Pioneer® receivers into 2020-up* Jeep® Gladiators, and a STOP/START engine override interface designed to fit six different 2019-2021 Ford models. These new integration accessories help installers deliver upgraded sound systems and everyday convenience to drivers, with less labor and work in the install bay.

DSP Package - Fits 2010-up* Toyota

The AXDSPL-TY2 Digital Signal Processor improves the sound system with a 15 band graphic EQ, 4 inputs and 6 individually assignable outputs, and vehicle-specific harnessing for a plug-n-play solution that is easy to install behind the radio. This DSP uses Axxess’s patented technology, has a built-in interface, and is programmed wirelessly through a mobile app.

            AXDSPL-TY2 Product Specifications:

  • 15-band graphic EQ
  • 4 inputs and 6 individually assignable outputs
  • Independent equalization for front, rear, and sub
  • Selectable low pass, band pass, and high pass filters
  • Selectable crossover slopes; 12db, 24db, 36db, 48db
  • Each channel can be delayed independently up to 10ms
  • Clipping detection and limiting circuits
  • Designed for non-amplified models
  • Easy behind the radio installation with pre-wired harness
  • Internal header port for adding interface modules
  • Bass knob included for level control of subwoofer amp
  • Settings adjusted wirelessly in a smart device application
  • Read, write, and store configurations for future recall
  • Password protect feature available in the mobile app
  • Micro “B” USB updatable

Dash Kit Integration Package for Pioneer - Fits 2020-up* Jeep® Gladiator JT

The new AXPIO-JT1 is a fully integrated dash kit package designed specifically for Pioneer® DMH-W4600NEX/W4660NEX or DMH-WC5700NEX receivers**. This complete solution features an Axxess AXPIO Series interface, vehicle specific harnessing, a dash kit, and more. Vehicle information and settings that were controlled on the factory screen are retained, displayed, and controlled on the Pioneer® touchscreen. These settings would otherwise be lost after replacing the head unit, including HVAC controls and gauges, heated/cooled seats, and other driver personalization options.

Since the factory LVDS backup camera will no longer work, Metra has included an IP68 rated iBEAM® backup camera as a high-quality, direct OE replacement. A replacement panel for the USB, AUX, and HDMI® ports is also included with 3-feet of wiring, along with a radio antenna adaptor for GPS. For even more value, Axxess’s patented STOP/START engine override is built into the interface, which is designed to disengage the STOP/START feature, if equipped, and keep that feature disengaged even after the key has been cycled. The built-in integration technology from Axxess also retains safety chimes through an offboard speaker, retains audio controls on the steering wheel, retains R.A.P. (Retained Accessory Power), and provides accessory power (12-volt 10-amp) and NAV outputs for parking brake, reverse, and speed sense.

AXPIO-JT1 Product Specifications:

  • Designed for Pioneer® DMH-W4600NEX/W4660NEX or DMH-WC5700NEX receivers (will also work with the 9” Pioneer® touchscreens with the additional purchase of the Metra 109-UN02 dash kit)
  • Allows for the retention and adjustment of the factory personalization menu
  • Provides a visual view and adjustment of HVAC gauges on the Pioneer® screen
  • Complete plug-n-play installation
  • Includes dash kit with Axxess interface and vehicle-specific T-harness
  • Includes iBEAM® water-resistant direct OE camera replacement rated IP68
  • Includes a 3’ USB/AUX/HDMI® replacement cable with panel
  • Includes radio antenna adaptor for GPS
  • Provides a built-in STOP/START engine override (if equipped)
  • Provides accessory power (12V 10-amp)
  • Provides NAV outputs (parking brake, reverse, and speed sense)
  • Retains audio controls on the steering wheel
  • Works in both single and dual-zone vehicles
  • Retains safety chimes through an included off-board speaker
  • Designed for amplified or non-amplified vehicles
  • Micro “B” USB updatable
  • Dash kit is painted scratch-resistant matte black to match the factory finish

STOP/START Engine Override Data Interface - Fits 2019-2021 Ford

The new AXSSO-FD2 automatically disengages the STOP/START engine feature on select 2019-2021 Ford vehicles, expanding the AXSSO series to include popular new models. This interface keeps that feature disengaged, even after the key has been cycled, and the factory STOP/START button can resume the STOP/START feature once again. This exclusive and patented technology works with factory or aftermarket radios and is programmed through a Windows® 7 or 10 computer via the Axxess Updater software program. The interface has weather-resistant housing and harnessing with plug-n-play installation under the hood.

The AXSSO-FD2 is designed to fit:

  • Ford Bronco Sport 2021
  • Ford Escape 2020-2021
  • Ford Explorer 2020-2021
  • Ford Ranger 2019-2021
  • Ford Transit 2020-2021
  • Ford Transit Connect 2019-2021

These solutions are in stock now. *Visit for vehicle-specific applications.

**Refer to radio manufacturer for most current models.

At Metra, 12volt 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 in 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 75 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®, Metra Marine® and Daytona Lights®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium AV and surveillance products from MetraAV™. For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at or call 386-257-2956.

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