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How Well Does Your PAC SWI-JACK Steering Wheel Control Work?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by IrishPilot, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Jan 28, 2010 at 6:23 AM
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    IrishPilot

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    Ive only recently had it installed with my new Alpine HU, and am still getting used to how the steering wheel controls respond more slowly. Is this what you guys are finding?

    If I want to go to the next song, I either have to press hard or press and hold for a second instead of the stock single "click".

    What about you guys?
     
  2. Jan 28, 2010 at 6:25 AM
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    About the same. Hardest part I have is going backward to a previous song. Other than that I really can't complain.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2010 at 6:33 AM
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    Yeah I hear ya. Its still worth having as its so convenient to use steering wheel controls rather than to reach for the HU. Never had a remote, but Im sure thats nice as well.

    Overall very pleased with the PAC SWI-JACK but I wouldnt mind that lag going away. Im slowly getting used to it, its only a very slight lag.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2010 at 6:42 AM
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    I have a Tiny lag but it works great on my kenwood.
     
  5. Jan 30, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    I have a slight delay with my Pioneer as well, but it's better than not having it at all. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Feb 1, 2010 at 6:01 AM
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    I installed the SWI-PS with a Pioneer AVIC 110BT. Purchased for $42 off ebay. My unit has the latest rev firmware (1.6.8) which allows the unit to control the phone functions as well as the voice command. It works better than I thought it would after reading these posts. I don't really have any lag and the install was a breeze. I was able to program it first try.

    Original Volume up/down = programmed these buttons for volume up/down
    Track/Seek up = programmed this button to answer the phone
    Track/Seek down = programmed this button to hang up the phone
    Mode = programmed this button to control the voice control

    Everything works great!
     
  7. Feb 1, 2010 at 8:17 AM
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    This will give you more buttons...

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/51212-bluetooth-steering-wheel-controls.html
     
  8. Feb 1, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    Thanks for the reply, but what exactly do you mean? I understand I can program the following (I just programmed it for what I thought would be best for my use):

    Programming order for SWI-PS

    Volume Up..............................1
    Volume Down...........................2
    Mute......................................3
    Track Up/ Seek Up...................4
    Track Down/ Seek Down............5
    Source...................................6
    Preset Up/ Disc Up....................7
    Preset Down/ Disc Down............8
    Band......................................9

    New functions added for Pioneer

    Phone Status, Rev. 1.6.7.........10
    Answer Call, Rev. 1.6.7............11
    End Call, Rev. 1.6.7.................12
    Voice Recognition, Rev. 1.6.8....13


    Are you saying that I can have more than 5 functions? Can I push two buttons at the same time for additional functionality?
     
  9. Feb 1, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    You can add a OEM bluetooth buttons on the right side of the steering wheel and free up your radio controls on the left for the radio.

    This I don't know. Mine's on order. ;)
     
  10. Mar 1, 2010 at 4:57 PM
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    wat?
    are any of yall using the "new" PAC SWI PS?
     
  11. Mar 1, 2010 at 5:17 PM
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    Hey guys, I'm a stereo tech, MECP cert. I've installed a bunch of these and the other models (pac PS/JACK/X) and they all have a little lag. It's normal =).
     
  12. Mar 1, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    Do you think it's because they may have spec'd the wrong resistor? I've read a few other people say they used a 180 in lieu of a 150 (I think I got that right).
     
  13. Mar 1, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    Actually the resistors don't affect the 'speed' at all.

    The steering wheel controls have a certian resistance they work at. The resistor is only there to put the PAC adapter into the resistor range of the factory steering wheel controls.

    What this means is that if you change that resistor value, (higher or lower value) then either the buttons won't work at all, or just one or two, or just one, or all but one, etc.

    I hope that makes sense :eek:

    oh btw for the 2nd gen tacos, the resistor should be a 560 ohm.
     
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