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lighting up steering wheel controls with new HU

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by dunkhi, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Dec 30, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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    dunkhi

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    so when i replaced my stock jbl headunit with an alpine, i lost all the lighting in my steering wheel, dont care about controls.

    has anyone dealt with this issue?
     
  2. Dec 30, 2009 at 6:09 PM
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    ItalynStylion

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    I wasn't aware that the steering wheel buttons lit up...:confused:
     
  3. Dec 30, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    they don't...
     
  4. Dec 30, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    Stillfly199

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    Haha, I didnt think so either, I'm pissed I dont have steering wheel controls
     
  5. Dec 30, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    dunkhi

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    they definitely do light up......
     
  6. Dec 30, 2009 at 6:34 PM
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    I can't check right now, but I think they do!
     
  7. Dec 30, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    They definetly do. (at least in my 09)
     
  8. Dec 30, 2009 at 6:52 PM
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    Must be an 09+
     
  9. Dec 30, 2009 at 6:53 PM
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    that's what I'm thinking.....
     
  10. Dec 30, 2009 at 6:54 PM
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    So you want them light up but you don't care about them???
     
  11. Dec 30, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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    yea they use to be the same color as the dash magma. but then i got a new headunit and it lost power im guessing.

    no idea i was just wondering if anyone else has had this issue.
     
  12. Dec 30, 2009 at 7:48 PM
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    Ya when you go to an aftermarket HU, if you did the install yourself, you will notice that there was an extra plug, which controls your steering wheel controls, at least thats the conclusion we came up with.
     
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    all controls on the steering wheel light up on my 09
     
  14. Dec 30, 2009 at 8:02 PM
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    They do... How have I never noticed this?
     
  15. Dec 31, 2009 at 6:35 AM
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    I did verify this morning they do light up...I still wonder how did I never notice this. Either way they are the same color as the dash lights...
     
  16. Dec 31, 2009 at 6:41 AM
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    I have a 2010 and they don't light up. They are definitely painted on.
    Maybe this is JBL systems only? I don't have the JBL.
     
  17. Dec 31, 2009 at 8:56 AM
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  18. Dec 31, 2009 at 9:01 AM
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    I dont have the JBL and mine light up...
     
  19. Dec 31, 2009 at 9:05 AM
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    You can buy a kit to enable the steering wheel controls after you upgrade the HU. We looked a bestbuy yesterday, they wanted $99.99 just for the kit and another $50 to install it while they were already going to be installing my HU. If I do need it, I'll get it at a later date and do the install myself.
     
  20. Dec 31, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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    nope... My 05's light up and work flawlessly with my Kenwood.
     
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