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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-15-2008, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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replacing car stereo w/steering wheel controls...

I'd like to upgrade my wife's stereo in her grand cherokee but it has the steering wheel controls. Are there any aftermarket brands that are set up for those controls to still work or is she just S.O.L.?

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I'd like to upgrade my wife's stereo in her grand cherokee but it has the steering wheel controls. Are there any aftermarket brands that are set up for those controls to still work or is she just S.O.L.?
Kenwood, Alpine, JVC, Pioneer, eclipse, etc. Just make sure you buy a radio that is steering wheel control ready and then buy the PAC SWI-JACK or other steering wheel control device that must be wired into the steering controls and then plugged into the back of the deck.
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Kenwood, Alpine, JVC, Pioneer, eclipse, etc. Just make sure you buy a radio that is steering wheel control ready and then buy the PAC SWI-JACK or other steering wheel control device that must be wired into the steering controls and then plugged into the back of the deck.
you can also use the one that will work with head units that have an IR remote.

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you can also use the one that will work with head units that have an IR remote.
Yes, but they don't work near as well as the ones that plug in. They are slow to react and must be aimed properly or they are intermittent at best.
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I have a new Nissan Pathfinder that has the steering wheel controls and I bought the one that uses the IR remote. I mounted the little sender to my console and it points right at the stereo. It works pretty well, but does have a short delay from when you push the steering wheel control to when it actually works... maybe half a second or so. The cool thing is you can program the steering wheel buttons to control ANYTHING the remote control can do. So you can customize the buttons if you want. It was a little tricky to set up, but works pretty well for what I needed. I got it from Crutchfield for around $60 if I recall.....
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