"PAC SWI-X Universal Steering Wheel InterfaceThe SWI-X allows the customer to retain the use of their steering wheel or rear seat radio controls when replacing the factory head unit. The SWI-X also retains the use of heater control buttons on GM vehicles. The SWI-x features just can't be beat. Patent No.: US 6,956,952? The SWI-X interfaces will only work with infrared remotes that use a 38-40kHz carrier frequency.? The SWI-X is so universal that you only need one SKU# to cover over 95% of the vehicles made from 1986 to current. New vehicles coming out every year? No problem! Never be stuck with a vehicle specific type interface.? The SWI-X has non-volatile memory which keeps all programming in memory even if the vehicle battery is disconnected.? The SWI-X not only covers Ford, GM or Chrysler/Dodge but also it covers Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chysler, GMC, Harley Davidson, Honda, Hummer, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Saab, Toyota and Volkswagan.Known Radios that are not Supported:? Sony: XAV-7W, CDX-MP80, CDX-MP70, CDX-M850MP, CDX-M3DI, CDX-M800, CDX-CA900X, MEX-5D1, MEX-1HD,CDX-M730, CDX-M770, CDX-M7815X, CDX-M620, CDX-M670, CDX-CA850X, CDX-M9905X, CDX-CA860X.? Denon head units are unknown at this time."
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Jose From Costa Rica
I just bought a new (used) car, it came with a awful aftermarket head unit (Boss) so I went for an upgrade with a pioneer 9500BHS, took everything apart and found this little guy in the back of the radio, I was planning to buy another adapter but since the car already had this one I decided to give it a try.
hooked everything up, very simple and proceed to the programming part.
you will need first to program the IR mode the devices needs to use depending on you head unit brand and model and then program the functions
programming was easy once I understand how it worked because you get contradictory information in the web site and in the installation manual for the product.
once programmed all the buttons worked in my car and was able to program the head unit to work properly.
I took two stars of because
1. the programming process is not clear enough
2. it has a little lag from when you press the button in the steering wheel and when the head unit reacts
in fact the lag is not that bad, just is not absolutely immediate, lets say is usable, not that bad.
also consider that you need to run a wire with the IR sensor kind of close to the IR receiver in the head unit, that may mess with the look in your car, but is not that bad. It may be complicated to run the cable to a nice spot but that will depend on your car configuration
overall it is a good product.
CHECK THE WIRING CONFIGURATION FOR YOUR CAR BECAUSE SOME CARS/MODEL WILL REQUIRE TO WIRE A CABLE FROM THE STEERING COLUMN AND THAT WILL TAKE A LOT OF WORK. OTHER SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE HERE IN AMAZON OFFER A SIMPLER SOLUTION.