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Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2004 8:35 pm 
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Hi Guys

Now I'm sure that this has already been answered but I cant see many answers so hey im blind you get that :D

I want an aftermarket head unit preferably mp3 but I still want to use the steering wheel controls. I've heard that there might be kits from autobarn for this and also think I've read that a lot of head units with remotes can be rewired to the steering wheel controls if u know what your doing.

Can anyone tell me what ive heard that is actually true or suggest some ideas for this.

Thanks a lot everyone


PS. Off topic, does anyone know of a good wreckers is SE queensland for finding AU parts
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Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2004 2:19 pm 
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i told somethis b4 go toa car stereo shop and depinding on what unit you buy they can usually wire up the remote into the steering wheel controls
BUT the wheel needs to be level ie as you are driving striaght, the new controls will work on ir not hard wired into the deck as they are now

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 12:25 am 
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but then dont forgot that some H/U can have hard wired remotes as i am pretty sure is the case with my eclipse

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 3:20 pm 
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There is an adapter you can buy. It would cost a couple of hundred to get it working. I had the site somewhere, but lost it.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 3:56 pm 
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ARR DAM

Thenks for replying guys, I guess i'll be sticking with the standard headunit for a while yet. Maybe if the tapedeck starts to die I'll decide that I don't need the steering wheel controls, but they are so usefull.

Thanks again guys
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Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 4:21 pm 
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If I could buy a double din cd/mp3 player for mine where the steering wheel controls worked I'd go and buy it tomorrow. But I love my steering wheel controls so much I'm willing to stick with the poxy, ugly thing that it came with (AU1). The AUII unit looked heaps better!

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 5:33 pm 
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if you really wanted to you could get a HU with a IR remote and tape it to your steering wheel :wink:

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 6:05 pm 
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Leszek wrote:
if you really wanted to you could get a HU with a IR remote and tape it to your steering wheel :wink:


Doesnt Infra Red require line of sight??? (in all my experiences it does)
Wouldnt it b better just to get Bluetooth if its available?
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Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 6:10 pm 
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Doesnt Infra Red require line of sight??? (in all my experiences it does)
Wouldnt it b better just to get Bluetooth if its available?



Suprisingly ive seen it done ,lol just a aftermarket pioneer HU with remote
looked real tacky but did the job. dont know how long he kept it their though

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:49 pm 
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Personally I'd rather an aftermarket HU, than the use of the steering wheel controls.

Just my 2c.

 

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