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HOW TO Steering Controls VX/VY

Discussion in 'Car Audio' started by boardyboy1979, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. boardyboy1979

    boardyboy1979 New Member

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    For those of you wanting to get the steering controls working in a VX/VY after installing a new head unit.

    The product you need is a CAT-08 made by Stinger Australia. JB HIFI can order it in (about $130). It works by converting the steering control signal into an IR signal(Same as what your remote uses).

    The literature it comes with claims it can mimic the IR signals from the following remote controls.

    Alpine RUE-4185
    Clarion RCB130 & RCB161
    JVC RM-RK50
    Kenwood RC410 & RCDV100
    Panasonic YEFX992663
    Pioneer CXB8743 & CDSR80
    Sony RMX115

    I can confirm it also works with the JVC RM-RK230 remote - Comes with the JVC KD-AVX1 3" LCD Headunit.

    Installation is simple for a VX. On the back of the factory HU plug there is a brown wire (in one of the corners of the plug). This brown wire is the signal wire from the steering controls. Connect it and the ACC and GND off the factory plug to the CAT-08. The little LED that emits the IR signal can be mounted in the interior light above the centre console.

    REMEMBER to remove the positive off the battery before you start playing.

    The CAT-08 literature (read as single A4 page) also claims to work with VS/VT Barina XC FORD AU1/2/3.
     
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    The VS-VT DID come with steering wheel controls on higher class models....if they didn't...I don't know what was on my VS Calais...or my VT Berlina I had for awhile...
     
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    Does the "little LED that emits the IR signal" mentioned above need to have wiring run to the interior light if mounting it there? How does it work?
    I want to keep the steering wheel controls when I get a new head unit but not if there is alot of work involved.
     
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    i had mine installed today, they installed it above the passenger handle in the roof, im happy with wot i got, i paid $370 all up to get the IR interface + my headunit installed + Vy facia with pocket,
     
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    I put the box itself in the space below and behind the head unit and connected it to the factory plug. The ir signal is sent from an LED attached to a long thin cable. I cable tied the LED cable behind the glove box, ran it up behind the trim near the windscreen. Lowered the centre light and used one of the flexible plastic things electricians use to run wires to pull the led through. Dropped a small hole in the light itself (NOT the diffuser) and poked the LED through pointing it towards the Headunit. Then refitted the light and diffuser.

    Easy as pie. Took under an hour. Probably more like 30 mins the second time round....if there ever is a second time.
     
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    anyone got a website for the cat-08 from stinger???? price?? availability??? where to buy??? :confused:
     
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    yeah if n e one can tell us a price that would be cool cheers
     
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    The IR units cost between $200 to $250, about $30 to $50 to prof. install..
     
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    Does anyone know wether the IR kit works with a JVC KD-LHX505 head unit (remote model RM - RK300) :confused:
     
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    davey g-force I'm a sceptic...

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    Hey guys,
    I dont mean to hijack this thread but for anyone who has a VY or VZ (maybe even VX) Phreddy has a neat way to connect amps etc to the factory head unit, therefore keeping the steering wheel controls and dashboard display etc. It also lets everything look nice and stock and sounds awsome!

    See Phreddy's thread titled:

    Blaupunkt low-level outputs? You betcha! :D

    I had a look / listen and Im heaps impressed. Im gonna get him to fit one in my VY SS.
     
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    only one problem with that. the stock head unit doesnt play mp3's. scrolling song name, etc... :bang:
     
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    Hi there,

    The CAT currently emulates the JVC Remote model RM-RK50. I'll find out the RM-RK300 uses the same signals.

    R0nnie
     
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    I just bought a PAC SWI-X Universal Steering Wheel Audio Interface device of ebay. cost me about 70 bucks AU delievered from the US. I need a PDF with wiring diagram for the steering wheel controls for a VX.

    If anyone has a copy of one please email it to me

    nidz@nidz.net
     
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    erm...actually it's pretty simple and if you had of read the FIRST post it was already listed.

    Easy as 1,2 and 3!
     
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    THE CAT is a different product (better cause it's Australian and no delay) to the PAC.
     
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    r0nniem.....do you spam much?...if so. QUIT IT
     
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    Ronnie makes the CAT-08. He would be the BEST person to provide feedback on the compatibility of his product.

    If that means he spams a little then I'll put up with it.

    SORRY 12Voltking but sometimes you're brutal.
     
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    I won't put up with it. We have sponsorship packages which will get him his own little sub forum and a banner at the top for a very small sum that I'm only too happy to send him information about.

    Spamming for your own pocket is not accepted. Spamming for someone elses popcket is not accepted either.

    ronniem, are you interested in a becoming a sponsor and getting your own sub forum like FIT and the other sponsors?
     
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    Ronnie....like everyone else....is just trying to help.

    FOR THE RECORD who's pocket gets lined when you try and force ronnie to sign up to one of your sponsorship packages 12VOLTKING?????

    Attitudes like yours will only result in people who manufacture things like the CAT-08/09 to set up their own website to the detriment of the people that your website is supposed to help.

    /me removes personal thoughts about 12Volts attitude
     
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    Well, you know it isn't cheap for our administrator to run a dedicated server, pay for the licences to use this software, pay for the domain name and also pay for the advertising of the site.

    So, I think when other members pay less then $10 a year to have their own banner and sub forum where people can ask them all the questions they want. Then I really don't see what the issue is.

    Personally, I don't get ANY money from this website. Nor do I want any. I get very annoyed when members come in here spamming their products whilst other hardworking businesses like them PAY to get their services advertised.
     

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