Curious, that. Especially considering the Metra 70-7306 wiring harness, Axxess AX-CAM6V step-down converter, and Axxess ASWC-1 are all rated as being compatible with our Accent on Metra's end; checked both online and over the phone. As well, even if the ASWC-1 didn't work, the standard fallback (and sometimes first choice for some) is the PAC SWI line of steering wheel control adapters. I find it very hard to believe that either current or future products can't adapt to our simple little car and its straight-forward, cross-platform wiring and bus system. I'll have a talk with Crutchfield as well - they don't have much room to talk at the moment since they don't even have the means to properly install either a single or double DIN headunit at the moment, since they currently have no compatible products in stock.So after a lengthy discussion with Crutchfield, the steering wheel controls cannot be retained on this vehicle, nor would the ability to have the stereo on, after you turn off the car, and turn off once you open the door. Aux and USB may not work with another stereo install.
I'm pretty upset, as while you can potentially upgrade, you lose features which would make this feel like than a nice transition in my opinion. You guys may all feel different but it'll feel cheap if I can't use the controls I have.
On that note, the Metra dash kit I ordered was in fact NOT in stock at Quality Mobile Video. They sent me an email after my order stating they made a mistake and it wouldn't ship out until 05/31. They never followed up, and it hasn't been marked as shipped yet either. I'll have to give them a call too.
This probably addresses your PM, FTR. Let me touch base with some peeps and see what I find out, and if you've got anymore deets you can share from that Crutchfield call, let me know if you'd be willing either here or via PM.