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This is a discussion on aftermarket head unit & steering wheel controls? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I've been kicking around replacing the stock head unit in my 99 TA. Are there any aftermarked head units that ...

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    aftermarket head unit & steering wheel controls?

    I've been kicking around replacing the stock head unit in my 99 TA. Are there any aftermarked head units that work with the built in steering wheel controls and support mp3's from a DVD(preferrably) or CD?
    Thanks!

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    Alpine has some head units that have an adapter so you can use the steering wheel controls

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    Most units won't but if you use a company like Crutchfield and let them know that can include an adapter.

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    There are a couple threads like this in the stereo section and yes you can use your factory controls on aftermarket head units but they must be equipped with a remote so a module can be installed that uses the steering wheel controls.

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    Everyone normally say that they don't work as well as they claim. That is the drawback that I'm stuck on. I dont want to take the chance of my controls not working.

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    yeah mine still work and i have a pioneer HU.

    you would just need to get this.. http://www.crutchfield.com/S-YWlFvAR...8900&I=127SWIX not sure if thats the correct model but its along those lines.

    and yeah the HU has to have a remote in order for the controls to work with the interface

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    Quote Originally Posted by dooley
    yeah mine still work and i have a pioneer HU.

    you would just need to get this.. http://www.crutchfield.com/S-YWlFvAR...8900&I=127SWIX not sure if thats the correct model but its along those lines.

    and yeah the HU has to have a remote in order for the controls to work with the interface
    Do you mind telling me how exactly you hook this up!? I just got mine and i am not Electronicly inclined! lol .... shows lots of wires and 2 loop back wires ... any help would be greatly appreciated
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    hmm its been a while since i hooked mine up, few years at least.

    but the instructions helped me

    i think out of all the wires i only used like 2 or 3

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