Add steering audio control 09

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Add steering audio control 09

Postby mass04 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:54 pm

I apologize if this info exists somewhere, but I have been searching with no clear answer. I have an 09 with the mp3 stereo but no sub or tweeters. I would like to add the steering wheel audio controls. Is the wiring already in place? I can just purchase this switch for the wheel (#7 in the photo)?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Add steering audio control 09 (mass04)

Postby star_deceiver » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:06 am

Have a look where the cruise control stalk goes, the connection is under that panel on the right of the steering wheel. It should (based on what I've seen under there compared to that pic) plug right in.
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Postby midnight » Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:35 pm

When I installed my fog light switch I did have a unused connecter, I would think that is what you are looking for. My question is what are you going to do about the air bag? On a base model the air bag is bigger covering that area.

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Re: (midnight)

Postby mass04 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:00 pm

Quote, originally posted by midnight »
When I installed my fog light switch I did have a unused connecter, I would think that is what you are looking for. My question is what are you going to do about the air bag? On a base model the air bag is bigger covering that area.

Ahh I see well thats the problem then, this is not plug and play...oh well

Thanks for the info

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Re: Add steering audio control 09

Postby pakong » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:39 pm

Did you do this mod? I'm going to try this mod. I bought a steering wheel with audio controls and I want to install it on my 2010 Pontiac Vibe without Monsoon. I'm trying to make it Monsoon including the sub and panel.Any advice will be helpful

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Postby pakong » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:56 pm

Leather Steering Wheel with Audio Controls $47.18 (Already purchased)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pontiac-Vibe-Leather-Steering-Wheel-47-16-/311753524823?_trksid=p2047675.l4066

Combo Switch for fog lights: 19184825 $52.24

Rear Emblem : 88975697 $25.04 (missing)

Rear Speaker - SUBWOOFER: 19184446 $49.99 (Already purchased)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/272259135186?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Side Trim Panel Part Number: 19184794 $154.93

Upper Cover (tweeter cover): 19204965 $10.55

Upper Cover (tweeter cover): 19204966 $11.30

Outer Cover (Fog lamp): 88975659 $24.57

Outer Cover (Fog lamp): 88975660 $24.57

Fog Lamp :88975661 $40.00

Fog Lamp 88975662 $40.00

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Re: Add steering audio control 09

Postby MacGyver » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:01 pm

You need to replace the clockspring for sure. The one on the base doesn't have extra connectors for the audio control.
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Re: Add steering audio control 09

Postby pakong » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:18 am

I also need Side Trim Panel 19184794 and I am having a lot of problems finding one. what clockspring do you recommend?


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Re: Add steering audio control 09

Postby MacGyver » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:20 pm


That isn't the right one. If you look at the second picture in the listing, there are only three pins in the 10 pin connector. Those would be cruise, horn, and ground. The additional pin or pins for audio control are missing.

Plus the front part of the clockspring doesn't even have a 10-pin connector. Check the steering wheel you bought, it should have a 10 pin connector and the clockspring linked above doesn't have that connector on the face.

I don't have all the answers. I have seriously considered doing this mod, but to me it's a huge pain because I would have to get a new wheel, trim the airbag, replace the clockspring, and then buy an adapter harness for my Pioneer radio. Not worth the headache. I am looking at embedding the infrared remote for my Pioneer in the back of the steering wheel, and have trigger switches on the back of the steering wheel spokes, which would bypass all of the above.
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Re: Add steering audio control 09

Postby tpollauf » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:26 pm

MacGyver wrote: I am looking at embedding the infrared remote for my Pioneer in the back of the steering wheel, and have trigger switches on the back of the steering wheel spokes, which would bypass all of the above.


That would be almost identical to how my 2014 Silverado steering wheel controls are. Left paddle controls stations up/down, right paddle controls volume up/down. Because it's behind the wheel you don't even see it yet it is very comfortable and user friendly to operate!
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Postby pakong » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:32 am

MacGyver, I'm going to give this project until the end of summer. I would like your assistance in sourcing the correct parts and I will try overcome the pain the (removed) to overcome this challenge. I have an Alpine deck that has remote control built in. If I cannot get this done by September I will take the easy way out.


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Re: Add steering audio control 09

Postby ntorch » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:12 am

I am interested in doing the same thing, replace my standard wheel with an e-bay leather volume control wheel.

From what I'm reading here I'd need:

1) E-bay Volume Control steering wheel
2) New clock spring
3) New airbag cover---I was looking at my standard cover, I wonder if i can just cut the wings off on each side?? It looks easy to do.

Anything else??---Then just plug and play after that to my standard GM radio?

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Postby pakong » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:41 pm

I doubt that you would just be able to cut the wings off for it to fit. I'm not only doing the audio controls. I'm doing the windshield wiper stalk and installing fog lamps as well. Keep in touch. Somehow, I didn't get a notification about your question.

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Re: Add steering audio control 09

Postby MacGyver » Fri May 26, 2017 9:21 am

I found this how to guide, it includes detailed instructions and all the parts you'll need. It's for a Corolla, but the steering wheel is the same.
http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/326-c ... 011-a.html

It's REALLY important to make sure you get an OEM clockspring. If you aren't spending close to $200 it's almost certainly a knock off, and failure prone as Amazon reviews indicate.

Plus, as a bonus, you get the phone controls on the right side if you use part 8425002200, if you're connecting to an aftermarket radio which can use them. For aftermarket you'll still need a PAC SWI-RC interface v1.6.8 or higher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxSzae_k4lE - or a Metra ASWC-1. You can also use the PAC SWI-CP5 which allows two functions to be assigned to each steering wheel button, short and long press.

In one of the pics, you can see the back side of the airbag where the base model "wings" would attach, and there's nothing there, so I would say it's safe to carefully trim them off to accommodate the new steering wheel controls, as long as you use a sharp knife and no power tools.
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Re: Add steering audio control 09

Postby ImN3XU5 » Sat May 27, 2017 7:21 pm

ntorch wrote:I am interested in doing the same thing, replace my standard wheel with an e-bay leather volume control wheel.

From what I'm reading here I'd need:

1) E-bay Volume Control steering wheel
2) New clock spring
3) New airbag cover---I was looking at my standard cover, I wonder if i can just cut the wings off on each side?? It looks easy to do.

Anything else??---Then just plug and play after that to my standard GM radio?

Thanks.


I've got an extra airbag/hornpad combo thingy (not really sure what to call it) that I've been trying to sell on eBay. It fits in the steering wheel that has volume controls so you don't have to worry about cutting those wings off. I considered that when I fixed my car and had to replace airbags, but if I remember correctly, it wasn't going to work and be able to mount into the wheel.

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Re: Add steering audio control 09

Postby pakong » Mon May 29, 2017 12:11 pm

Macgyver,
Thanks for the tips. I typically will use a head unit that has a built in 2.5mm remote control jack like the Alpine CDE-149BT Image as pictured here. The Alpine CDE-148BT while it appears to have all of the same features as the CDE-149BT doesn't have as good an HD Radio tuner, I think the difference is around $100.00. I combine that with the Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter Image. Once you power it up the Axxess will automatically "learn" the controls from the steering wheel. It isn't so good at the phone controls tough. I've been able to get it to hang up but not answer a call.

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