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how to connect steering wheel controls to aftermarketr stereo

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by vxs, Jan 15, 2013.

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    hi guys.. here is the easiest way to connect your existing steering wheel controls.for VTVX with existing controls.. to your after market stereo..all you have to do is locate 2 wires on your factory radio plug. the 2 wires you need are (brown with white dots) witch is your signal wire.and the other is (black with a white stripe) whitch is your ground wire.. all you have to do is connect your (key1) wire from your new srereo to the brown wire and connect your radio black ground wire from your new stereo to the black wire with whith white stripe.. i have some pics here for you with all connections .. i hope it helps
     

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    Nice. Does same apply to vz?
     
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    not sure check your wiring if you see the same coulors i guess it will.
     
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    on the vz the brown is still the same except the ground is black with yellow stripe..
     
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    Legend will give it a crack
     
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    What about the higher end models like the Calais and statesmans? In certain they use the Bcm to transfer voltage signals around but something like this wouldn't work would it ?


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    I tried this and it didn't work. My wires at the stereo plug come from the BCM.

    The method I used is:

    There is a plug under the steering wheel shroud that connects the clock-wire (horn and stereo controls). I spliced my stereo control wires to these. Not sure exactly of the colours. Got them from a guide on thsi forum (but have forgotten them now).

    Cheers,

    JG
     
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    the signal from the steering wheel controls go to the bcm thus transfering to the radio thats why the set up is in the unit you set all the controls through the unit . once the right connections are done .i know the connections behind the clock spring thats why u dont have to go that far the same coulor wires coming from the clock spring connector go to the stereo plug. brown and black white ..
     
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    So does it work?
     
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    it sure does everything works .i.m not sure if you can upload videos here i would show you..
     
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    do you need any interface or does this just go straight to teh sterio?
     
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    why isn't your aftermarket stereo hooked up in the photos, only the steering wheel control wires? are u sure this works with any aftermarket stereo, i have a kenwood ? want to do this but need to know it works :)
     
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    Hi,

    Thread digger here.

    What is the "(Key 1) wire from new stereo" ??

    Wiring up an aftermarket headunit with a mate tomorrow and am not sure what key 1 means?

    If anyone could help that's be great.

    Thanks
     
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    what model HU and list wiring connections you do know may help
    not heard the term key 1
    maybe means ignition input
     
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    I presume it's the ignition one.

    I'm interested to see if this works too.
     
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    We tried a range of wires, with nothing working.

    Seems the only way to do it is buy the adapter, which for $100 I am not keen on at this stage.
     
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    On our cheap Chinese stereo, the wiring guide showed three cables for the steering wheel controls. I think they were Key 1 +, Key 1 - and Earth or power (this was a couple of years ago).

    Your guide may show different names. Just try all the steering control wires on the wires behind the cowling. You (probably) won't blow up anything as the car wires have very low voltages.
     

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