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Old 04-11-2003, 05:46   #1 (permalink)
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Steering wheel controls

not a huge discussion again like what usually happens with this topic

did a search but couldnt find what i needed - the colours of the steering wheel button wires??

also is there a wire for volume up and a wire for volume down, or is it just run off the one wire?

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According to my Haynes Repair manual, there is one wire from the external controls on the steering wheel to the radio circuit - It is red/white (I assume this is red with white stripe). There is also a black ground wire.

A rough circuit diagram is attached below.
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damn, was hoping it was two

thanks anyway - can see the effort gone to in the diagram

nother question...

how hard is it to pull the steering wheel buttons apart?
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In itself, it's not hard - but you have to remove the steering wheel. This requires the removal of 2 torx security bits. These ones happen to be 5 sided bits, whereas most torx bits are 6 sided. I believe that Snap-on tools sell the required bit (for about $30). If you have an air bag, remember to disconnect the battery first and leave it for about 5 minutes before doing anything.

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hmm will see how i go
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Youd didn't have any luck with the Blaupunkt Models and their car specific adaptors?

There's a small car sound place near my place that sells Blaupunkt, I've been meaning to go down there and try to get a difinitive answer on the steering control issue. And I would imagine that blaupunkt make a fairly decent unit.
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put a new head unit in today, a sony, looks sweet and sounds good

found out it didnt come with a remote so my plans were killed.
nevermind, something ill have to get used to not having i guess

just modifying the pocket thing from ford that fills up the bottom hole so it looks neater
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