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HOW TO Steering Controls VX/VY

klaw81

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Unlikely. Very few head units these days have wired remote capability at all. You'd need to chat to a saleman, preferably one who specialises in Blaupunkt stuff since they're the only ones likely to be 100% compatible.

It seems you're better off using the wireless remote that comes with nearly all decent head units, and installing the convertor if you want your steering wheel controls to continue functioning.
 

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Well I flicked a query email to Blaupunkt and got a speedy reply.

"The Steering wheel controls will work with all of the current range of Blaupunkt MP3 headunits with the help of an interface.

Please see the link below to see our range.

http://www.blaupunkt.com/au/car_radios.asp"


Does anybody know what "interface" they are talking about. This could really mean anything. Would this be the same "interface" that is needed for head units of any brand?

Thanks

(Tumbleweed rolls past..........)
 

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straths sticker price is 199 but tell them ya want it for 100-150 and they will sell it heheh
 

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Just put a Cat-09 in my VU with a Apine IVA-W200E head unit, I cut off the LED Solderd on a 3.5mm mono plug that plugs straight into the back of the head unit. Works great very happy!
 

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You cut off the IR Signal LED? then soldered on a Mono plug.. And it still works O_O!!!

First i've heard of that. I mean i thought you would be able to get a sort of signal box that translates the Controls from the steering wheel, into something that you could plug into the back of a head unit.

But to cut of the IR and put a mono plug in its place :O!~ :bow:

Anyone else that has heard of this?
 

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If you have a VY consider getting hard wired interface infrared slow and more expensive. Pac-audio.com makes hard wired units. I have a SWI-ALP steering wheel interface installed in my VY SS, it came from the US i believe you can get it here but its a different version dont ask me what the difference is. My head unit is an alpine one with the 3.5mm jack in the back of it for the steering wheel interface so its already made for it. All you do is connect the car steering wheel wire into the unit connect it to 12 volt power and earth plug it into my head deck and program it very very easy, i wouldnt consider infrared. If you have any questions PM me or refer my thread on my VY stereo install http://forums.justcommodores.com.au/showthread.php?t=47079. enjoy.
I paid $150 for the unit FYI. Stinger Aust. told me this unit wouldnt fit in a VY and i needed to get the cat-08 - i can tell u the pac-audio SWI-ALP works with a VY commodore - BUT only certain upper model head decks.
 
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Well i wanna get a hard wired one for a VX, and im probably gonna get a Alpine H/U that has that iPod Full Speed crap.. so i can control it from the head unit.

so just gotta see if i can get the hard wired version for my VX
 

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Well i wanna get a hard wired one for a VX, and im probably gonna get a Alpine H/U that has that iPod Full Speed crap.. so i can control it from the head unit.

so just gotta see if i can get the hard wired version for my VX
find out what the equilvalent car is in the US pontiac something and get the pac-audio hard wired unit. i have an alpine CDA-9857 head unit with the ipod cable and i can tell you its the best thing since mp3 cd's. i have all my cds on my ipod and never have to change a CD i love it plus i have my steering wheel controls its the best setup. and best of all you dont have to pay someone to hack your car up its easy as
 

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Found the instructions for the Cat-09, "By replacing the infer red led with a 3.5mm mono plug the steering wheel interface can plug directly into the following Alpine head units.
CDA-9851
CDA-9853R
CDA-9855R
CDA-9857
CDA-7998R
DVA-9965E
DVA-9860E
DVA9861E
CVA-1014RB
IVA-D310E
IVA-D900R
IVA-200E"
 

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dont you need to buy the cat-08 and cat-09 for that to work? some old duck at a stereo shop told me to do that cause the swi-alp wouldnt work in my vy even though it did.
 
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