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Help, can't get my SWI-PS to work..

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by ChaseUA, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    ChaseUA

    ChaseUA [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've got everything work as it should on my Pioneer AVIC-Z110BT except the SWI-PS which I attempted to connect this evening. I believe I ran the wires correctly, I have black from the module connecting to black from the stereo wiring harness, I have red from the module connecting to black from the stereo harness. I have the White wire soldered to two other white wires, one of which has the 560 ohm resister on it, the other is fine. I wrapped this "three way connection" up with electrical tape so as to not expose it. I connected the white with the resister to the yellow/black wire from the original steering wheel controls and connected the other white to the purple/white wire. I then made a jumper out of black wire and tapped into the white/maroon(ish) wire, and then tapped that into the black ground from my radio harness.

    Now the SWI-PS will come on and I can get it to version 8 which should be when it starts programming, but the lights to my steering wheel audio controls are not working and the SWI-PS is not recognizing any of my inputs.

    What is the likely cause here?

    Any advice is appreciated. I retraced all the connections to make sure all the taps in were secure and such.
     
  2. Apr 7, 2010 at 2:43 PM
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    Start out by checking your grounds...the unit can be really finicky if it is not grounded properly. I had to ground mine to the body in order for it to work right.

    If that doesn't work I would double-check all of your connections....I noticed that you said you have the red wire from the module connecting to the black wire from the harness - I don't think that is correct. That should be going to a 12v power source wire...not the black wire which would be a ground wire.
     
  3. Apr 8, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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    Sorry, I ended up fixing the error and forgot to post an update in the post. One of my tap-ins was apparently not "tapped" in. I retraced all the lines and squeezed each of them a little harder and bingo it worked. Now all stereo & bluetooth controls are working via the SWI-PS.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    Thats good to hear Chase. I'm going to be tackling this soon, and now I know who else to go to for some expertise.
     
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