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Old 07-25-2002, 15:44   #1 (permalink)
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Pioneer headset and AU steering wheel controls

Hi,

I am thinking of getting rid of the standard ford heaset and buying a mates pioneer one. Is there any chance of this working with the steering wheel controls?

Failing that does anyone have a list of compatible manufacturers that will work with it?

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There was a thread a while ago on this. Do a search.... It listed the compatible manufacturers from memory....
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hi thebow i currently have a pioneer head unit in my au xr8 but i have yet to find a way to incorporate the steering wheel controls. the only head units that i know of that are compatible are the alpine head units.but you have to buy a converter to make it work.i think the converters were about $60 - $80 bucks my local audio shop advised me about this..
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I asked about this a while ago and got no where with it. There was a rumour that Alpine stuff would interface, but I couldn't find anyone who could sell me any sort of adaptor. I gave up.
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VDO DAYTON is another brand. Stage Co. at Penrith can do it
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you can buy the adapters for the alpine and jvchead units from www.cartoys.com.au they are only $49.00
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I got an email from Car Toys (November 2001) that said "our adapter is no good for a changer.
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Now.... There is definately a way to incorperate the AU buttons into a different head unit, however, restrictions will apply.

For instance, the AU buttons have volume up / down, and Search, therefore, you will get v up and down, and one other feature.

Go to a reputable car audio joint, and talk to them. I live in SE melbourne and there a joint down the street from me who will do it for $50. Now that is abou the best you will get. I've heard of some people even going "X head unit, X Remote on wheel" "Y CD stacker, Ford buttons for disc up / down, search for random", or as extreme as for a 2nd DIN EQ unit, "Up / down = + / -, search = select EQ band"

Just get out there and phone around. Depending on how old the head is, it shouldn't be a prob. My brother has an old (1998?) JVC, but they said that couldn't be done. Im not sure if the was an age or brand related thing.

Still, what harm can phoning around do!!!!

Personally, i would get a matching r/c, or even consider bying a new head, Depending on what u want, (a 40x4 Blaupunkt will set u back around $400) You probably stand a better chance of getting the new head, and using the existing buttons for something else (Stacker, EQ etc.)

Hope thatt helps Mate, Where exactly are you, i might be able to help a bit. Also, if u can get the model number of ur head, it'll make the car audio joints job alot easier.


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if you go to a car audio place that knows what its doing, they can do it for just about any brand !
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