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Steering wheel controls for new head unit

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    Steering wheel controls for new head unit

    my monsoon crapped out on me, i'm looking to get another head unit but i want to keep the controls on the steering wheel usable, i understand there are devices that can be wired to do this, a write-up or pictures or ANY info would be ALOT of help

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    ..just so you know...it sounds like your just replacing the headunit w/ a decent deck, nothing else, if thats the case your gonna pay more for an adapter than what u do 4 your new deck, even then sometimes the adapters dont work 100% of the time.....unless ur like me and just dont want non-functioning buttons on ur steering wheel....crutchfield sells a nice adapter
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    I just installed a new HU in my car and got the wheel control module from local stereo shop for about $50. Works great love this new unit


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    Red face Remote Control in car steering wheel

    i think a Remote Control in car steering wheel might help you.[IMG]D:\工作资料\remote control.htm[/IMG],sorry,i try to add the phot ,buy maybe failed.

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    did you install it or did the shop do it? if you did, how difficult was it?

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    I did the install. It was supper easy for the steering controls. The kit comes with some kind of module that is connected to original controls from steering wheel with one wire and the other end goes to a port on the HU. You then program the module for which steering buttons you want to control what functions you want. I thought it would be a nightmare butt ended up being simple. I had someone else fabricate the bezel.

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    I have a pioneer deck and Peripheral Electronics sells an adapter for pioneer to monsoon that works like a charm. i've retained function of every button on my wheel. i think the one I needed was Swi-ps. They didn't have a wiring diagram that worked for my car. just try to find a similar car in their online manuals and you should be good. i think only one wire needed to connect for the interface.

    All i know is my dashboard is a hornets nest of wires lol. i had to dremel the support in the back of the dash opening to fit all this stuff back there. wires for the ipod dock wires for the steering controls wires for the custom lighting etc etc.

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    PAC sells one that you can get on ebay for like $50. i have one on my car and it works great.

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    THATS the one I got. PAC. Couldn't remember the brand

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    what kind of hu is that and what am i looking a ttotal for a set up?

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    maybe I had the wrong name. My question is what kind of stereo is that in the picture? And what would I be looking at price wise for a whole setup?? just like he has it in the car, witht he steering wheel controlls operating

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    It's a Kenwood DNX 5140 The whole thing with bluetooth, sirius, steering wheel controls, cost me about 1K butt I did the install. The dash bezel cost $300, butt there are similar one on this forum for about $200. I still have stock amp and speakers so that's next

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    cool thanks..

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