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In dash Nav steering wheel control adapters

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by robinsonda1, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. Mar 15, 2008 at 6:28 AM
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    robinsonda1

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    Hey guys, I am looking at getting an in dash nav unit from crutchfield, either the Poinneer AVIC-D3X which is on sale right now for $799 including bluetooh ipod and xm or the Alpine IVA W205. Anyway my question is, is there an adapter out there that will allow the steering wheel controls to work. These units are wired for it but the adapter crutchfield sells is not compatable. I wonder if I got one for a 4-runner if that would work? Any help would be greatly appriciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Mar 15, 2008 at 7:23 AM
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    Nevermind, the site was saying that it wasn't compatable with the factory system.
     
  3. Mar 15, 2008 at 10:02 AM
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    my local electronics dealer says that for an extra $50 he can hook up the steering wheel controls to work with the Avic-D3. I didn't bother with it since he threw in the remote control. Also - don't get XM - Sirius is much better. :)
     
  4. Mar 15, 2008 at 11:14 AM
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    Well the XM is free. What dash kit did you use? The one from crutchfiekd is black like yous but it looks kind of flimsy. How does yours hold up? I was thinking of getting the one from Scosche but it $50. Also where did you mount the GPS antenna? I'm not to excited about drilling a hole for the wire.
     
  5. Mar 15, 2008 at 8:12 PM
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    Did you get the W205? The 505 is gonna be coming out soon and will support Divx and ipod video and will have album covers on ipod music.
     
  6. Mar 15, 2008 at 9:28 PM
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    all done professionally. no clue where the gps antenna is mounted. sirius antenna is on the molding of the roof - not on paint.
     
  7. Mar 16, 2008 at 1:08 AM
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    I haven't bought either one yet I'm still deciding. I am also considering where to have it installed, maybe Best Buy. Glad to hear they didn't stick something on your paint but I wonder how they got the wire out there.
     
  8. Mar 16, 2008 at 5:09 AM
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    don't let Best Buy touch your truck!!!! I had my last system in my last car installed by BB. Everything worked without a problem for 5 years - luckily their wiring didn't cause a fire! They basically charged me for a 4 gauge wiring kit but ended up using spare wire they had in the back. Electrical tape all over / crappy twist and tape connections / incorrect ground wiring... They used good wire on all visible spots, but ran the cheapest crap they could find for the rest... I called to complain - looking just for a new wiring kit and they told me that I have no proof that this is true.... This is what I get though - I knew Best Buy hires kids right out of high school with little to no experience. F Best Buy
     
  9. Mar 16, 2008 at 11:21 AM
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    Wow, thanks for the heads up. I might have to look for a good custom shop in San Antonio. I think I am going to pull the trigger on the Poineer tonight.
     
  10. Mar 16, 2008 at 3:44 PM
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    I'll trade you steering wheels for my non-radio control wheel!!! :D

    Okay maybe plus a little $$!
     
  11. Mar 16, 2008 at 9:09 PM
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    Ummmmmmmmmmm..... No....but thanks for asking :D
     
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