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Steering Wheel Audio Controls

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kbp68, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Dec 2, 2009 at 1:21 PM
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    kbp68

    kbp68 [OP] hey...I can change this!

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    I just noticed last night that the lights on my steering wheel audio buttons only work when the wheel is cranked to the left indicating a short in the wiring. Has anyone had to deal with this yet? I am a little nervous about going into the steering wheel with the air bag. Is there a simple fix like the overhead thermo/compass?(Thanks TW)
     
  2. Dec 2, 2009 at 1:23 PM
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    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Mine dont light up at all......i dont think.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2009 at 1:25 PM
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    i don't think mine light up either
     
  4. Dec 2, 2009 at 1:26 PM
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    No to thread jack, but a question along the same lines ... In installing aftermarket audio equipment, is there a way of utilize the steering controls? I've gotten quite lazy... It should just be a matter of wiring up the harness correctly, right?

    As far as the disconnect, do you think the wire could be damaged, losing contact when you turn the wheel? That'd be a pretty easy fix with some sodder or a quick connect, assuming you can find the break....
     
  5. Dec 2, 2009 at 1:27 PM
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    you need some special adapter, they run about $100 I believe
     
  6. Dec 2, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    kbp68 [OP] hey...I can change this!

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    I didn't notice that mine did either as I seldom drive after dark but last night I was driving home on a dark mountain backroad and had to crank the wheel around a large rock. Sure enough the lights came on and went off again when I straightened the wheel. Tested it out in the driveway when I got home and everytime I crank the wheel, they come on and go out when I straighten it.
     
  7. Dec 2, 2009 at 1:56 PM
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    Do the controls still work when the lights go off?
     
  8. Dec 2, 2009 at 2:10 PM
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    PSUnick

    PSUnick Lets Go State!

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  9. Dec 2, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    Sounds like a broken spiral cable / clock spring.
     
  10. Dec 2, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    kbp68 [OP] hey...I can change this!

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    Yep
     
  11. Dec 2, 2009 at 4:18 PM
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    mine actually do light up but they aren't very bright
     
  12. Dec 2, 2009 at 5:30 PM
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    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Nevermind vi said mine don't but they do. I was confusing them with my doge ram I used to have.
     
  13. Dec 2, 2009 at 5:54 PM
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    i put hid in mine....................steering wheel gets a little hot.
     
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