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JUNE 2016: HOLLY HILL, FL – Metra Electronics has announced its stereo kit for the Ford Transit models 2015 and up (without a 4.2” screen). 

With the trim panel painted gray, the new 99-5832G kit provides ability to install an ISO DIN radio with pocket, and an ISO DDIN radio on this popular Ford model.

This kit includes brackets to mount the radio and a large dash panel to complete the job. Complete the installation with our AXXESS wiring harness, part number 70-5524 and Antenna Adaptor, part number 40-EU10.

Holly Hill, Fla. – January 06, 2020 - Axxess® by Metra Electronics® is introducing a new radio replacement interface for GM, a new amplifier retention interface for Ford A2B amplified systems and an amplifier retention interface for Mercedes MOST25 systems at CES. The AXDIS-GMLN31 is a data interface with steering wheel control retention for non-amplified systems in select 2019-up* GM vehicle applications and is part of the AX Series. It provides NAV outputs for parking brake, reverse and speed sense, provides 12-volt/10-amp accessory power, in addition to retaining R.A.P. (Retained Accessory Power), chimes, and audio controls on the steering wheel. This interface also retains balance and fade (except in OE systems with fixed level outputs), and is Micro “B” USB updatable. It features an improved initialization process with a reset button located between the two Micro-Fit™ connectors.

The AXM25-MB1 is an amplifier retention interface for select 2012-2017 Mercedes vehicles with a MOST25 amplifier. The AXA2B-FD1 is an amplifier retention interface for select 2017-up* Ford models with an A2B amplifier. This interface is designed specifically for amplifier retention and must be used with an Axxess Ford radio replacement interface. Both of these new products bring easy integration solutions for installers replacing the factory radio in GM, Ford or Mercedes vehicles. The AXDIS-GMLN31, AXM25-MB1 and AXA2B-FD1 will be shipping soon and can be seen on display at CES 2020 with Metra Electronics at booth 5211 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. New Axxess products can also be seen online at AxxessInterfaces.com starting January 7.

*See the application chart at AxxessInterfaces.com for up-to-date, vehicle specific information. 

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®, Metra Marine® and Daytona Lights™. 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 MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

Holly Hill, Fla. – January 6, 2020 - Axxess® by Metra Electronics® is introducing eight new products in its Total Control Interface Series™ for radio replacement integration. A new solution for BMW and Mini Cooper, six new solutions for GM and one new solution for Mercedes have been added to the Total Control Interface Series (AXTC) product line. The AXTC product line was first launched at CES 2019 as a new data interface that combines all of the features of Axxess’ steering wheel control technology with additional patent-pending features into one robust solution 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. This low-profile interface provides NAV outputs, accessory power and a 12-volt illumination output, in addition to retaining R.A.P. and depending on the vehicle, may also retain chimes, balance and fade.

The Total Control Interface Series is designed to work with all major radio brands and both amplified and non-amplified audio systems (depending on the application). 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 has provided user-friendly instructions and an upgraded simple LED feedback process for easier programming. These new products will be on display at CES 2020 and shipping soon.

Total Control Interface Series Harnesses:

            AXTC-BM1

Designed for select BMW/Mini Cooper 2006-up* vehicles (non-amplified)

  • AXTC-CL2

Designed for select GM 2000-2013 vehicles (non-amplified & amplified)

  • AXTC-LN11

Designed for select GM 2006-2012 vehicles (non-amplified & amplified)

  • AXTC-LN29

Designed for select GM 2006-up* vehicles (non-amplified & amplified)

  • AXTC-LN30

Designed for select GM 2019-up* vehicles (non-amplified)

  • AXTC-LN31

Designed for select GM 2019-up* vehicles (non-amplified)

  • AXTC-LN44

Designed for select GM 2012-2016 vehicles (non-amplified)

  • AXTC-MB1

Designed for select Mercedes 2001-up* vehicles (non-amplified & amplified)

*See the application chart at AxxessInterfaces.com for up-to-date, vehicle specific information. 

Product Specifications:

  • Provides accessory power (12-volt 10-amp)
  • Retains R.A.P. (Retained Accessory Power)
  • Provides 12 volt illumination output
  • Provides NAV outputs (parking brake, reverse, and speed sense)
  • May retain chimes, balance and fade (varies by interface)
  • Designed to be compatible with all major radio brands
  • Auto detects vehicle type, radio connection, and preset controls
  • Ability to dual assign steering wheel control buttons
  • Retains memory settings even after battery disconnection or interface removal
  • Micro “B” USB updatable

(1) U.S. Patent No.8257147

These new solutions will be on display with Metra Electronics at CES from January 7-10, 2020 at booth 5211 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. New Axxess products can also be seen online at AxxessInterfaces.com starting January 7.

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®, Metra Marine® and Daytona Lights™. 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 MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

Holly Hill, Fla. – January 06, 2020 – Axxess Integrate® by Metra Electronics® is expanding its line of STOP/START engine override interfaces to now cover GM vehicles. The AXSSO-GM is an interface designed to automatically disengage the STOP/START engine feature on select 2016-up* GM vehicles. This new and exclusive technology was previously introduced at CES 2019 for select Ford and Chrysler models. The patent-pending interface can be used with factory or aftermarket radios. The AXSSO-GM has weather-resistant housing and harnessing, with a simple two-wire installation under the hood.

As some newer vehicles come equipped with a way to disengage the engine’s STOP/START feature, there are still several GM models that do not allow the driver to turn this off. This may become bothersome at long traffic lights during hot or inclement weather, as it could affect the vehicle’s ability to cool or heat the interior. The vibration of the engine turning on and off may also be annoying to some drivers during city driving. Now, installers will have the ability to offer GM owners the option to override their engine STOP/START feature with the new AXSSO-GM interface. This new interface is coming soon and will be on display with Metra Electronics at CES from January 7-10, 2020 at booth 5211 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

*Visit AxxessInterfaces.com for up-to-date, vehicle specific information.

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 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 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®, Metra Marine® and Daytona Lights™. 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 MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

MAY 2016: HOLLY HILL, FL – Metra Electronics has announced additional innovative radio kits for 1999 – 2005 BMW 3-Series; 2006 BMW 3-Series coupe and convertible; and 2001 – 2006 BMW M3 (for factory switch panel with separate openings).

Part number 95-9310B is for the 5-switch panel and features ISO DDIN radio provision with painted matte black components that relocate the factory climate control and switches. Part number 95-9311B is for the 1-switch panel.

Both kits components include:

  • Radio trim panel
  • Back up housing
  • Radio brackets
  • Climate and switch panel housing
  • Climate bracket
  • (4) #8 x 1/2” Phillips screws
  • (2) #8 x 3/8” Phillips screws
  • (2) Panel clips

Wiring and adapter connections are sold separately. Wiring harness part number 70-8590 and adapter part number 40-VW10 is for non-nav models. For nav models 02-06, use wiring harness part number 70-9003 and adapter part number 40-EU10.

Holly Hill, Fla. –  August 1, 2019 – Axxess® by Metra Electronics® is now shipping a new product designed to automatically disengage the STOP/START engine feature on vehicles, featuring patent-pending and exclusive interface technology. This interface, the AX-SSO, is now available, along with vehicle-specific harnesses for select Ford vehicles. A solution for select Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles is coming soon and Axxess will be expanding the AX-SSO product line to work with additional vehicle applications.

Having the engine turn off when stopped may be bothersome to some people, especially if it causes the air conditioning or heat to turn off at a long traffic light during the summer or winter months. Now installers can offer drivers the option to override or re-engage this feature automatically, whether they have a factory or aftermarket radio installed. The vehicle type is configured through Axxess Updater PC software and a simple four-wire installation is done at the radio location.

AX-SSO - STOP/START Interface

  • Allows the override of the STOP/START engine feature
  • The factory STOP/START button can resume the STOP/START feature
  • Can be used with either a factory or aftermarket radio
  • Vehicle type configured through the Axxess Updater software program
  • Simple four-wire installation

AX-FD-SSO - Vehicle-Specific Solution for Ford

Includes AX-SSO interface and vehicle-specific harness

Designed for:

  • F-150 2015-up*
  • Focus 2016-up*
  • Fusion 2015-up*
  • Edge 2015-up*
  • Escape 2017-up*

AX-CH-SSO - Vehicle-Specific Solution for Chrysler (Coming soon)

Includes AX-SSO interface and vehicle-specific harness

Designed for:

  • Chrysler Pacifica 2017
  • Dodge Durango 2016-up*
  • Jeep Cherokee 2016-up*
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 2015-up*

Visit AxxessInterfaces.com for up-to-date vehicle-specific applications and more information.

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 in developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make more 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 MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

Holly Hill, Fla. – December 19, 2018 – Heise LED Lighting® by Metra Electronics®  announces a new replacement adapter that will allow 7” LED headlights to fit into the new 2018-up* Jeep JL model. The HE-JLB7 includes factory to H4 wiring adapters and is one of three new products Heise has released for this new model.

At the 2018 SEMA Show, Heise debuted a pillar lightbar bracket designed for a 50” straight lightbar with unique anti-sway stabilization hardware. The HE-JAPB also includes two mounting areas for cubes or working lights. This bracket allows the new Jeep Wrangler JL to be outfitted with existing Heise lightbars, cube lights and work lights. The HE-JLPMB post mount bracket was also introduced for the JL at SEMA, offering six different mounting locations fitting cube, work or driving lights. For a fully synced lighting upgrade with RGB lights that can all be controlled from the Heise smartphone app, Heise has 7” round Jeep replacement LED headlights with an RGB halo, matching RGB fog lights, Infinite Series lightbars, cubes and RGB accent light kits. The replacement Jeep headlights and fog lights are also available in several white single color options.  Heise’s existing Jeep headlights and fog lights will fit the new JL with use of the HE-JLB7 and HE-JWFLAH adapters.

The new Jeep lighting accessories will be on display with Metra Electronics at CES booth 5211 in the North Hall from January 8-11, 2019 in the Las Vegas Convention Center. *Visit HeiseLED.com for additional product specifications and up-to-date vehicle-specific applications. The HE-JLB7 will be on the Heise website and in the new Metra Jeep Accessories Catalog, released on January 8, 2019. 

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 MetraOnline.com or call 800.221-0932.

Holly Hill, Fla. –  December 19, 2018 – Heise LED Lighting® by Metra Electronics®  announces a new series of lightbars with daytime running lights. The DRL Series is available now in 8”, 14”, 22”, 30”, 40” and 50” dual-row straight LED lightbars. They have an integrated daytime running light in the center along the entire length of the bar, with a clean white light that provides additional visibility.

The daytime running lights can be lit without the off-road lights being on and are powered by 6V to 24V circuits, using new 3-wire DT3 and ATP3 plugs and pigtails. The DRL Series is rated IP67 with a military grade metal breather port that allows moisture to escape. They are built to last, featuring Heise’s proprietary torture-tested heavy-duty construction with a virtually unbreakable polycarbonate lens, backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

The new DRL Series will be on display with Metra Electronics at CES booth 5211 in the North Hall from January 8-11, 2019 in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Visit HeiseLED.com for additional product specifications and ordering information.

DRL Series Product Specifications:

●      Color Temperature: 6000K

●      Beam Pattern: Combo flood (90 degree) / spot (8 degree)

●      Membrane: Military grade metal breather port

●      Housing Material: Powder coated aluminum

●      Housing Color: Black

●      Lens Material: Polycarbonate

●      Mounting Brackets: Die-cast aluminum

●      Electronics: Integrated-epoxy encapsulated

●      Hardware: Stainless 316

●      Operating Temperature: -40 degrees C to +60 degrees C

●      IP Rating: IP67

●      Protections: Reverse polarity

8" Dual-Row Lightbar: HE-DRL8
(12) 3-watt white LEDs

14" Dual-Row Lightbar: HE-DRL14
(24) 3-watt white LEDs

22" Dual-Row Lightbar: HE-DRL22
(40) 3-watt white LEDs

30" Dual-Row Lightbar: HE-DRL30
(60) 3-watt white LEDs

40" Dual-Row Lightbar: HE-DRL40
(80) 3-watt white LEDs

50" Dual-Row Lightbar: HE-DRL50
(96) 3-watt white LEDs

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 MetraOnline.com or call 800.221-0932.

Holly Hill, Fla. –  October 16, 2018 – Heise LED Lighting® by Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket 12-volt installation solutions, will introduce a wide range of new automotive LED lighting solutions at the 2018 SEMA Show. Heise is unveiling a new Infinite Series, featuring RGB backlit lightbars and cube lights, to complement their existing RGB light kits. To fit more bumpers and hidden applications, three new 20-inch lightbar sizes will be added to Heise’s Dual Row, Blackout and Marine lightbar product lines.

Adding to their existing line of high-output cube style lights, new 140-degree cubes will be introduced, featuring a hybrid beam pattern for better light coverage and more LEDs for an even brighter output. For retrofitting older Jeeps, trucks and classic cars, Heise is debuting 4x6” and 5x7” LED replacement headlights with a partial halo in black or silver. Additionally, Heise will be launching new Jeep accessories and lights, which will be announced closer to the show date. Jon Osborne, Director of Product Development for Heise LED Lighting Systems, says that “Heise’s new lighting products reflect what our customers have been asking for on their vehicles. We work closely with installers to gather their feedback and turn it into the next generation of accessories.”

Heise Infinite Series RGB Backlight Lightbars

Change your lightbar color with the swipe of a finger with the new Heise Infinite Series. Heise’s popular RGB lights with mobile app controllers are now available in RGB backlit lightbars from 8 to 50 inches and a cube style LED, as part of the new Infinite Series. These dual row lightbars and cubes offer pure white light with 16 million selectable colors as a backlight, controlled by a mobile app. The military breather port allows moisture to escape and the virtually unbreakable polycarbonate lens will withstand the toughest environments. The backlit RGB lights use the same controller as Heise’s popular RGB accent lights, allowing the Infinite Series to be synchronized and controlled using a single mobile app. The HE-CBRGB controller is sold separately and required for RGB functionality. A multi-mount system offers side and bottom options for lightbar placement. All of the products in the Infinite Series are rated IP67 with 316 stainless hardware and integrated epoxy encapsulated electronics.

20 Inch Dual Row Lightbars:

Heise dual row lightbars will be available in a new 20-inch size, which is a popular length for many aftermarket bumpers and hidden applications. The 20-inch lightbars will be available in Heise’s traditional dual-row style, blackout style, and white marine housing with (36) 3-watt LEDs that provide 8,640 lumens.

140-Degree High-Output Cube Lights:

Bright, wider-coverage 4-inch cubes are joining the Heise line of cube style LED lights. The HE-HCL140 has a hybrid 140-degree flood beam pattern with a 15-degree spot beam that provides the benefits of both an intense spotlight and wide flood beam in one light, with 30 watts providing 2,850 raw lumens. “With 6 LEDs on each side, these new cubes provide extra illumination and more light coverage than traditional style cubes,” says Osborne. A military breather port allows moisture to escape and the lights are rated IP67 with 316 stainless hardware and integrated epoxy encapsulated electronics. It is also available in a 2-pack as model number HE-HCL1402PK.

HE-HCL140 Product Specifications:

Input voltage: 10-30V DC
Color temperature: 6000K
Beam pattern: Combination flood (140) and spot (15)
Military breather port allows moisture to escape
Die-cast aluminum housing
Stainless steel brackets
Polycarbonate lens
IP rated 67
Electronics: Integrated-epoxy encapsulated
316 stainless hardware
Operating temperature: -40˚C to +60˚C
Protection: Reverse polarity

5x7” and 4x6” LED Replacement Headlights:

Heise is introducing new LED replacement headlights with a partial halo in 5x7” and 4x6” sizes, commonly used to retrofit older Jeeps, trucks and classic cars. The headlights will be available in black or silver with a 3,500 lumens high beam and 2,400 lumens low beam. The 5x7” lights will have (17) 5-watt LEDs for a total of 85 watts, and the 4x6” lights will have (18) 3-watt LEDs for a total of 60 watts. Both lights provide a 6500k color temperature with a polycarbonate lens and die-cast aluminum housing.

Product Specifications:

5x7” Headlight (HE-5X7B1 Black, HE-5X7S1 Silver)
(17) 5-watt LEDs
Total wattage: 85
Color temperature: 6500K
Current draw: 6.2 amps @13.8V, 4.3 amps @13.8V

4x6” Headlight (HE-4X6B1 Black, HE-4X6S1 Silver)
(18) 3-watt LEDs
Total wattage: 60
Color temperature: 6500K
Current draw: 4.3 amps @13.8V, 2.9 amps @13.8V

Heise LED Lighting Systems offers a limited lifetime warranty on lightbars and cubes, a 3 year limited warranty on LED headlight bulbs and a 1 year limited warranty on all other Heise brand products purchased from authorized resellers. See all of Heise’s new products at SEMA, in the Metra Electronics main booth 11629 (North Hall) and with their off-road, truck and powersports accessories at booth 37011 in the South Hall Upper Level.

*Visit HeiseLED.com for up-to-date, vehicle specific information.

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 MetraOnline.com or call 800.221-0932.

A Heated Lightbar, Edgeless Slimline, Side Light and High Output Series Joins the Expanding Product Line

Holly Hill, Fla. –  October 15, 2019 – Heise LED Lighting® by Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket 12volt installation solutions, will introduce four new styles of automotive LED lightbars at the 2019 SEMA Show. To fit more bumpers, tight spaces and hidden applications in vehicles, Heise is unveiling a new 20-inch single-row Edgeless Slimline Lightbar with a clean, modern look, free of screws in the front view. A 22-inch Dual-Row Heated Lightbar with 40 high-output LEDs will also join the brand’s lightbar lineup, designed with a heating element to automatically melt the frost on snowy days. Additionally, Heise will have a new High Output Dual-Row Side Light Series and a High Output Dual-Row Lightbar Series in multiple lengths that offer even brighter off-road lighting solutions with more illumination.

20-Inch Edgeless Slimline Lightbar

Heise offers a clean, seamless look that blends with any vehicle with their new Edgeless Slimline Lightbar, available in a 20-inch size to fit many aftermarket bumper installations. The Edgeless Slimline lightbar offers an 8-degree spot beam pattern that is more focused than previous models with a higher 5,309 lumen output. A modern streamlined appearance is void of the traditional look of screws on the front of the lightbar. This style doesn’t sacrifice its durability or IP rating, as it features Heise’s proprietary torture-tested heavy-duty construction with a virtually unbreakable polycarbonate lens and integrated-epoxy encapsulated electronics. It is rated IP67 with a military breather port that allows moisture to escape.

HE-TSL20 Product Specifications:

• Length: 20”

• Wattage: 64W

• Raw Lumens: 5309 lm

• Current Consumption @ 13.8V: 5.33A

22-Inch High Output Dual-Row Heated Lightbar

Fight the frost with Heise’s new 22-inch high-output heated lightbar. The heating element will activate below 41°F to assist with defrosting and de-icing of the lightbar and will automatically shut off when the temperature reaches 41°F or higher. This lightbar is torture-tested and IP67 rated to withstand the worst environments and has 120 watts with 10,800 lumens of light. It is designed with integrated advanced thermal management and a military breather port that allows moisture to escape and prevents fogging while defrosting the surface of the light for added visibility during snow season. This powerful lightbar is constructed with integrated-epoxy encapsulated electronics, a virtually unbreakable polycarbonate lens and die-cast aluminum housing. The hybrid 90-degree flood beam pattern offers a wide angle of illumination while the 8-degree spot beam provides intense light in the center flanked by the wide beam for extra coverage.

HE-HDRH22 Product Specifications:

• Length: 22”

• Wattage: 120W

• Raw Lumens: 10,800 lm

• Current Consumption @ 13.8V: 8.27A

High Output Dual-Row with Side Light Series

New Dual-Row Lightbars with Side Lights are designed to provide even more coverage to illuminate the road ahead and all around the vehicle. This new series is available in three different lengths and features a set of diffused LED end caps on both sides of the bar that produce a 240-degree field of light. A high output of illumination ensures that one lightbar will provide more than enough coverage for dark nights. This series is constructed with Heise’s signature torture-tested design, a military breather port and is rated IP67 to withstand the worst environments.

HE-HDRS Series Products Specifications:

• Lengths: 9.2”, 15.2” and 23.2” (HE-HDRS8, HE-HDRS14, HE-HDRS22)

• Wattage: 48W, 84W and 132W

• Raw Lumens: 4,760 lm, 8,000 lm and 12,300 lm

• Current Consumption @ 13.8V: 3.58A, 5.58A and 9.58A

High Output Dual-Row Lightbar Series

Heise is going brighter than ever with an even higher output lightbar series that produces more lumens than their existing dual-row series. These powerful lightbars are engineered with integrated-epoxy encapsulated electronics, a virtually unbreakable polycarbonate lens, a military breather port and die-cast aluminum housing. They have been torture-tested and are IP67 rated to withstand the worst environments and are available in lengths from 8 to 50 inches. The hybrid 90-degree flood beam pattern offers a wide angle of illumination while the 8-degree spot beam provides intense light in the center flanked by the wide beam for extra coverage.

HE-HDR Series Products Specifications:

• Length: 8”, 14”, 22”, 32”, 42” and 50” (HE-HDR8, HE-HDR14, HE-HDR22, HE-HDR32, HE-HDR42, HE-HDR50)

• Wattage: 36W, 72W, 120W, 180W, 240W and 288W

• Raw Lumens: 3,240 lm, 6,480 lm, 10,800 lm, 16,200 lm, 21,600 lm and 25,920 lm

• Current Consumption @ 13.8V: 2.26A, 4.5A, 4.52A, 4.52A, 16.5A, 8.8A and 18.1A

Metra Electronics will showcase these new products at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas from November 5th - 8th at booth 37017 in the South Hall Upper Level with their off-road, truck and powersports products. They will also be at Metra’s main booth 11639 in the North Hall. Visit HeiseLED.com for additional product information and to see the new full-line catalog, available on opening day of the SEMA Show.

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 MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

Even More Cameras, Monitors and Kits Round Out the Comprehensive iBeam Product Line for Safety Essentials

Holly Hill, FL - October 2017 – iBeam Vehicle Safety Systems®, a brand by Metra Electronics, expands its consumer solutions at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas from October 31 - November 3. A wide range of front, rear and side view cameras, with many different backup camera options will be showcased on working displays. New consumer vehicle solutions also include video screens, replacement mirror monitors and kits. All of iBeam’s new products will be at Metra’s main booth #11639 in the North Hall. Products specifically for the off-road, powersports and truck accessories market will be on display at booth #35227 in the South Hall. A three year warranty is included with all iBeam products.

Front, Rear and Side View Cameras

iBeam’s massive product line expansion includes 24 new waterproof cameras for consumer applications, including backup cameras with options for active parking lines, LED night vision, or both. Additional options include surface mount, hole mount or behind the license plate cameras, with fixed angle or adjustable designs, wide viewing angles and defeatable parking assist lines. Backup cameras without night vision LEDs are also available in flush, plate or surface mount options.

Video Screens

New color LCD video displays are available in 3.5 inch, 4.3 inch, 5 inch and 7 inch models. The 7 inch screen (TE-7VS) has a dashboard mount base and includes a rear-view camera and secondary input. The 5 inch screen (TE-50VS) and 4.3 inch screen (TE-43VS) are dashboard or windshield mount displays for a rear-view camera and secondary input. The 3.5 screen (TE-35MV) has a single input for the rear-view camera, and it’s multi-view function allows the image to be rotated to match the dashboard or windshield mounting orientation.

Replacement Mirror Monitors with Integrated Color LCD Screen

 A variety of universal replacement mirror monitors offer solutions for any preference or budget, with an integrated color LCD screen. A replacement mirror monitor (TE-RM45) displays a 4.5 inch feed for up to two camera inputs and includes the most widely used windshield mounts. Optional, vehicle-specific mounts are available. This mirror monitor is also available with Bluetooth® 4.1 (TE-BTM45) to integrate for hands free calling, voice dialing and displaying the incoming phone number. This model also streams audio for navigation prompts. The replacement mirror monitor also includes an option for temperature and compass display (TE-CTM45), to show the vehicle’s direction and interior and outside temperatures integrated into the top right mirror monitor.

A cost effective clip-on mirror monitor solution (TE-CM43) clips over an existing mirror and displays a 4.3 inch feed of the rear-view camera when the vehicle is in reverse. It allows for easy, universal installation.

Each of the four mirror monitor models can be purchased as a kit, with iBeam’s butterfly mount camera, flush mount camera, license plate mount camera or heavy duty night vision and microphone camera. See all of the new iBeam products in the 2018 Catalog, which will be released on 10/31/17 at iBeamUSA.com.

Holly Hill, FL - December 14, 2017 – iBeam Vehicle Safety Systems® by Metra Electronics® is introducing a new 360 degree 3D view camera system at 2018 CES. This 3D camera system, the TE-360-3D, is a step up from their latest 360 degree camera system, the TE-360, with its new virtual 3D view feature. This feature allows the driver to see different angles of their vehicle at a bird’s eye view for ultimate visibility.

Four cameras mount to each side of the car and are custom calibrated by the installer for image fusion. The innovative control processor blends the feeds into one seamless 360 degree panoramic view. An additional virtual 3D view on the right shows the vehicle from an overhead perspective, allowing the user to pan in their desired direction. This added 3D feature gives the driver complete coverage, with an aerial view of the vehicle similar to what you’d experience in a video game or virtual reality.

Integrated turn and reverse triggers provide instantaneous displays of side or rear camera feeds when changing lanes, parking or reversing. This cutting-edge system provides an unobstructed view of vehicle surroundings, while recording all four channels simultaneously. Drivers can also toggle through multiple camera views for maximum guidance. For security surveillance purposes, the camera system can also record while the vehicle is parked.

The TE-360-3D uses tape (included with the system) for fast calibration. The tape is placed on the floor around the vehicle for an easy and more precise calibration method. SD cards (TE-16SD) are sold separately. See this exciting new technology at the Metra Electronics CES booth #5211 in Las Vegas, from January 9 - 12, 2018.

The Mobile Electronics Specialists of America (M.E.S.A.) and Executive Director Ryan Gunter announced today the buying and marketing group has added Metra as a new M.E.S.A. Vendor Partner. 

Arvada, CO — January 16, 2019 — Metra has been added as an additional M.E.S.A. Vendor Partner so Members can benefit from Metra’s countless customization opportunities and product diversity.

“We are very pleased to add Metra as our newest M.E.S.A. Vendor Partner and we are confident that Metra will help us fulfill the needs of our Members," said Ryan Gunter, Executive Director of M.E.S.A.

"Metra is glad to become a Vendor partner to M.E.S.A. and looks forward to fulfilling the needs of its members," said Bill Fornino, SR.Vice President Direct Sales & Distribution of Metra.

For over 70 years, Metra has maintained its cutting edge by paying attention to our marketplace and innovating products to fit the needs of the installer. They are the "Installer's Choice" because they are installers.

Established in 2009, Mobile Electronics Specialists of America is the 12 Volt industry’s leading marketing and buying group. Retailers who meet the criteria for membership and vendors whose business practices support the independent mobile electronics professional make up the backbone of M.E.S.A.

The Reputable Electronic Manufacturers’ Representatives Firm to Provide Dealer and Distributor Support for Metra Customers

Holly Hill, FL - April 1, 2018 – The award-winning manufacturers’ representatives firm, Marketing Pro’s, is now representing 12 volt brands for Metra Electronics in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. Marketing Pro’s will provide dealers and distributors with product and sales training support in addition to growing Metra’s existing dealer network. This new partnership will add to Metra’s existing team of talented field representatives.

“The impeccable reputation, long-time history in mobile audio electronics and years of experience that Marketing Pro’s brings to the table will be a great benefit to our dealers and distributors in this region. Our goal is to provide better training and support, and this new partnership will help us create stronger and more successful relationships with our core customers,” says Bill Jones, President of Metra Electronics. “I had the pleasure to work with Marketing Pro’s for over 15 years. When I heard there might be an opportunity to make them part of the Metra team, I jumped at the chance to make it happen!” says Robert Wilson, Metra Electronics’ Vice President of Sales.

“We believe that strength comes with training, and since we’re so deeply involved with all of the brick and mortar stores in the region, we can offer face-to-face training and support often and more effectively,” says Pete Daley, President of Marketing Pro’s. In addition to sales training, product training and in-person support, the firm will also represent Metra Electronics at many of the regional shows in their area, including KnowledgeFest, Heatwave Austin, the Lone Star Throwdown and more.

 

About Marketing Pro’s Inc.

Marketing Pro’s is an award-winning electronic manufacturer’s representative group headquartered in Conroe, Texas. The team at Marketing Pro’s is comprised of industry veterans, including the founder, George Reed, who has been nicknamed Doc Thunder after creating many of the popular SPL and “sound off” car audio contests in the early 1980s. His contributions to the industry continued as he founded Marketing Pro’s, which has since won numerous awards, including Rep. Firm of the Year from Mobile Electronics from 2014 to 2017. This award is determined by industry member votes only, proving that the Marketing Pro’s has earned the respect of their vendors, retailers and distributor partners. Marketing Pro’s also has earned more than 50 representative of the year awards, which they credit to their old-school style of servicing dealers and strong reputation for success in the industry.

For more information about Marketing Pro’s, visit them online at MarketingProsInc.com.

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 over 70 years. Our brands include: Axxess®, T-Spec®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBeam Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic® and AmmoTenna®.  Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to their division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.

For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 800.221-0932. For Metra Home Theater Group ordering information and pricing, visit MetraHomeTheater.com or call 866.839.9187.

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Metra Electronics has announced its new radio installation kit for the 2015 and newer Toyota Camry.

Part number 99-8249 is designed for both single DIN and DDIN installations. The parts are built and painted in multiple colors to match the factory color and appearance.

Installers can use the AXXESS ASWC-1 to retain the factory audio steering wheel controls and check metraonline.com, Metra's app, or axxessinterfaces.com for information about harnesses, interfaces, and antenna adapters available to complete the installations in these vehicles.

 

June 2016: HOLLY HILL, FL – Metra Electronics has announced stereo kits for the 2016 and newer Kia Rio, part number 99-7367, with or without factory push to start.

The kit features ISO DIN radio provision with pocket, ISO DDIN radio provision, and factory clock and push to start provision. Part number 99-7367B is painted matte black and part number 99-7367GH is painted gloss black. Select which is best for each Kia Rio.

Part number 99-7367 kit components include:

  • Radio housing trim panel
  • Radio brackets
  • Vent trim ring
  • Pocket
  • Start/Stop switch blank plate
  • Storage pocket
  • (8) #8 x 3/8” Phillips screws

Wiring harness, part number 70-7304, is sold separately. Antenna adapter is not required.

 

JUNE 2016: HOLLY HILL, FL – Metra Electronics has announced its stereo kit for the Ford Transit models 2015 and up (without a 4.2” screen). 

With the trim panel painted gray, the new 99-5832G kit provides the ability to install an ISO DIN radio with pocket, and an ISO DDIN radio on this popular Ford model. This kit includes brackets to mount the radio and a large dash panel to complete the job. 

Complete the installation with the AXXESS wiring harness, part number 70-5524 and Antenna Adaptor, part number 40-
EU10.

MAY 9, 2016: HOLLY HILL, FL – Metra Electronics has announced its radio installation kit for GM Full-Size Trucks/SUV’s models 1995 – 2002.

Part number 95-3003G features an ISO DDIN radio provision with a few cuts and modifications to the factory dash panel. It is painted and textured to match the factory dash. Kit components include the ISO DDIN trim panel and radio brackets.

Applications include:

  • Cadillac Escalade 1999-2000
  • Chevrolet C/K Pickup 1995-2000
  • Chevrolet Silverado 3500 1999-2000
  • Chevrolet Silverado 3500 (Commercial) 2001
  • Chevrolet Suburban 1995-1999
  • Chevrolet Tahoe 1995-1999
  • GMC C/K Pickup 1995-1998
  • GMC Sierra 2500 1999
  • GMC Sierra 3500 1999-2000
  • GMC Sierra Classic 1999-2000
  • GMC Sierra HD 2001-2002
  • GMC Suburban 1995-1999
  • GMC Yukon 1995-1999
  • GMC Yukon Denali 1999-2000

Be sure to use the proper wiring harness, part number 70-1858 or 70-1859 for amplified models. Use part number 40-GM10 antenna adapter. 

DECEMBER 2016: HOLLY HILL, FL – Metra announces double DIN radio upgrade for Chevy Corvette owners, model years 1997-2004, with the new DP-3021B. 

This large dash kit replaces the factory dash panel to accommodate DDIN installations. Metra has built a replacement dash panel that reaches from the center console, and up the center of the dash, creating a new opening for an aftermarket double DIN radio. Provided instructions and installation template provide the help needed for the minor sub dash modifications required. No custom work or cutting of the factory bezel is required. It is painted stretch-resistant matte black to match the factory finish.

This new dash kit is made in the USA with the highest quality ABS plastics using injection molding technology to ensure a superior design and fit. See this kit and more on display at the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas from January 5th to the 8th in North Hall booth # 5211.

SEPTEMBER 2016: HOLLY HILL, FL – Metra has announced a radio upgrade for the owners of the latest 2017 Hyundai Elantra courtesy of Metra’s new 95-7367B and the 99-7367B.

Customers can choose from the 95-7367B which is specifically designed for DDIN installations, or the 99-7367B, which includes a pocket for single DIN installations.

This new dash kit is made in the USA using the highest quality ABS plastics and injection molding technology to ensure a superior design and fit.  It is painted scratch-resistant matte black to match the factory look and feel of the Hyundai OEM original panel.

Visit www.metraonline.com or call 800.221.0932 for corresponding accessories to complete the installation.

 

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