Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 2 guests. We have developed a company that listened to what the public wanted from an in car entertainment product provider. We offer great products for realistic prices all with great customer service. Our developers work alongside our design team to develop simple yet effective items with visual appeal. One is the analog steering wheel control; the other is digital steering wheel control with CANbus ready.
Before you set up the steering wheel control function on XTRONS head units, you need to ask for a professional for advice of your cars steering wheel control. For vehicles with analog steering wheel control, please check Section A for setup advises. For vehicles with digital steering wheel control with CANbus ready, please check Section B for setup advises.
If your vehicle has digital steering control you will require an ISO harness with steering interface and patch lead. The patch lead should then be connected as above.
Once this has been completed the steering wheel functions can be programmed with the head unit. This procedure varies depending on the user interface of the head unit. However, as a general guide please follows the steps below: Enter the settings menu of the stereo and select WHEEL, this will access the SWC set up interface, here is a quick guide to programming: 1.
Press the TEST button; wait for the unit to present readout. Press Cancel, to clear the unit memory not required by all units. Now you can begin the programming of the specific functions: 1. Select VOL- on the stereo. Press the same function button on the steering wheel; wait for the display reading to give a steady read out. Repeat this process until all relevant functions are programmed. Exit the SWC interface and go to the Home screen.
The CANbus will decode your car steering wheel buttons. It is possible to implement aftermarket steering wheel audio controls with our XTRONS units, it isn't just a given that any XTRONS unit you buy will work with your steering wheel controls, some vehicles require adapters. We are not technically trained with all the various steering wheel control interfaces on different vehicles.
Connects2 and other after-market accessories retailers developed universal CANbus boxes which can be programmed to work with digital SWC and other functions. However, we have very limited knowledge on this and you should contact your local professional car audio installer for help choosing the right adapter to work with your car and your new car stereo. They can also answer any questions you have about the installation and give you some ideas about the work involved.
Please do ask to see proof or references that they do actually have the knowledge and experience to complete such a task. Currently it toggles between radiovideo and two other useless programs. What is the procedure to change this. If I go into steering wheel config, nothing happens.
I have bought a patch lead, but is there another way of getting this to work? Jump to. Who is online Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 2 guests. About us We have developed a company that listened to what the public wanted from an in car entertainment product provider.As the title says The buttons to control the information display don't work with it left side of steering wheel - up, down, left, right, ok.
They are working with the audio system though. Are you saying the left hand buttons on the steering wheel don't control anything, or only control the audio display? The buttons are working, as they can control the audio menu. They are not working with the car settings menu though, so i cant access any settings, or change the trip computer etc. The left side has the arrows and the OK buttons.
A Air vents. See Air Vents. B Direction indicators. See Direction Indicators. Main beam. See Lighting Control. C Information display control. See General Information. D Instrument cluster. See Gauges. See Warning Lamps and Indicators. E Audio control. See Audio Control. Voice control. See Voice Control. Telephone control. See Telephone controls. Sounds like something is wrong, when Ford ditched the right menu for the audio controls, they stopped the left controls operating the audio display and had them operate the trip computer instead.
So possible a software problem? Or could the wires be connected up incorrectly? I'm not sure how to get to the steering wheel wiring connectors. It looks like I will have to remove the airbag and controls to make sure that it is wired up properly. Ive had the battery disconnected for an hour, but the right side controls arent working. Ive tried following online instructions to remove the airbag and controls, but cannot get them off the steering wheel. Has anyone removed the steering wheel airbag?
Yep, it csn be a bit fiddly, try as large a flat blade screwdriver that will go down the hole, and turn screwdriver, you will feel it unclip, trick then is to hold that side of air bag when turning steering wheel to do other side so first clip doesnt go back in. The online instructions say to put the screwdriver in the small round hole, but a video online shows the screwdriver being put into the larger almost rectangular holes. Which one is correct?
Joined Feb 24, The location of the radio and volume controls being on the right side of the steering wheel are completely opposite of any car I own or have ever driven. In fact, since I always find myself selecting the wrong control, I have retrained myself to simply use the rotary volume and scan buttons on the center stack for all radio adjustments in this car, since it is done with my right hand anyway, and it is often located on or near the shifter.
That said, has anyone every investigated swapping the radio and trip meter controls on the steering wheel to see if it is even possible? It probably isn't, but if it is possible, this is something I would be definitely interested in, as my left hand is always in the wheel located next to the trip meter control.
Joined Mar 3, Joined Oct 18, Give it time - soon every other car will feel wrong. Joined Apr 20, They feel backwards to me as well but on a ST1, the volume control is on a paddle like the cruise control set buttons.
I think this set up makes sense in a RHD car that European influence because the shifter is on the left side leaving your right hand free to change the volume.
Joined Apr 21, This is seriously a problem for you guys? How often are you shifting and adjusting the radio volume at the same time? If the controls weren't on the wheel, you'd have to use your right hand to turn the volume knob anyways, so seems like having the controls on the right side of the wheel makes perfect sense. Joined Mar 20, Joined Apr 16, I got used to it rather quickly in my SEL after having a Mazdaspeed 3 for 3 years with the controls the other way.
Has anyone had problems with the steering wheel control?
I rarely have my right hand on the wheel, just a habit from driving manual It makes more sense to me, the left hand side controls the left screen, the right hand side interacts with the right screen.
Joined Jan 31, Yes, it makes logical sense: left if left, and right is right. But intellectual logic rarely has anything to do with good design, especially when it comes to ergonomics.
For example, the ST is only available as a manual. Which means that many of us will spend a lot of our time with the right hand near the shifter.
At that point the dashboard radio controls sit much closer to your hand than the radio controls on the steering wheel.
It is then pointless to use the steering wheel controls when your hand is near the shifter. The logical thing to have done would have been to reverse the menu controls and the audio controls on the wheel.
This way you can use the steering wheel audio controls whether or not you have your hand near the shifter. That is unless you're in the UK, in which case none of this really applies since they don't have to move their hands from the shifter to work the radio. I guess Europeans still get all the good optionsAs most of you know ive got a 09 fez and tonight the volume control stopped working on my stereo AND my steering wheel.
All the other buttons worked but i wasnt able to control the volume in any way. Was hoping i could avoid taking it to ford as theyll likely charge some crazy amount to look at it, was hoping someone on here would know what it possibly was? My only suggestion is to disconnect the battery for 10mins to reset everything. Bear in mind your trip computer mpg, speed etc will also reset so make note of it if you're sad like me and keep a spreadsheet.
The standard fit Fiesta 09 onwards stereo's dont have codes, but instead are tied to the VIN via the engine management systems accordingto the parts people at Daganam motors.
I asked I as didn't get a code and when queried it theat what they told me. Pull the battery or yank the radio fuse. Did you ever get this problem sorted? I have just had this problem on my car. Everything works apart from volume controls on the radio and steering wheel. Sorry if it's too late but i had this issue. All i had to do was take the switches out and apart then put back together then it worked again.
I took the wheel apart and removed the buttons, gave it a good clean and its been working ever since. You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Paste as plain text instead. Only 75 emoji are allowed. Display as a link instead.
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Posted July 16, Alright folks, As most of you know ive got a 09 fez and tonight the volume control stopped working on my stereo AND my steering wheel. All the other buttons worked but i wasnt able to control the volume in any way Was hoping i could avoid taking it to ford as theyll likely charge some crazy amount to look at it, was hoping someone on here would know what it possibly was?
Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Make sure you have your radio code first. Fair one. Posted November 10, Posted December 2, Posted December 3, The buttons on the steering wheel stopped working on my old 10 plate zetec.Log in.
Sometimes you press it and nothing happens. I'm curious if it's a mechanical issue or is it simply another quirk of the audio system in the car. Joined Jun 1, When I press the middle button my hazards come on. Joined Feb 27, Take it to the dealer. Something is wrong. Sounds like wiring may be messed up. Joined Mar 7, Sometimes the horn honks, but that's user error.
I do wish that part of the wheel didn't honk the horn. Joined Jun 20, My steering wheel controls never worked correctly since I took delivery. Dealer tried everything including replacing the APIM module. As a last resort they rebuilt the PCM calibration and that fixed it.
Joined Dec 4, I've had issues where if I press the volume up or next track, it would act as if I pressed the previous track button. It hasn't happened recently though. Joined Jun 16, I had this as well.
I just noticed today that after the dealer did an update for the Sound Symposer TSB, my audio controls are working just fine. I used to have the same problem you're describing. Joined Nov 9, Never had any issues. Joined Mar 22, Only when I nail it.
Joined Feb 17, NJBoost said:. Yes, that's exactly the problem. Joined Jan 7, The ones under the wheel that control the cruise left hand side or the telephone right hand side work fine but the navigation ones on the wheel itself left or right do not.
Sounds like a Friday afternoon joband they left early without connecting the wiring, you will have to take it back. Yep, it's their problem, not yours. Stamp your feet and be very displeased and hint you want compensation for the inconvenience and hassle. I just wondered if I was missing something, like they'd been disabled or a reset would cure it I disconnected the battery for a few mins to make sure and it didn't help - found out where the passenger compartment fuse box is though and got my first Focus war wound as it's awfully tight up there.
Means the display in the dashpod is stuck on odometer miles and I can't change anything on there. Central screen can be controlled via the centre console though. You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Paste as plain text instead.
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Posted October 20, Hi all, collected my car today and realised on the way home that the steering wheel controls weren't working. Anyone with any ideas?
I called the dealer back but they're unable to help me till Monday now. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Take it back and kick off. Figure of speech. You may get some form of compensatory apology. Worth a try anyway. Posted February 6, Did you manage to get this fixed? The same thing is happening with my car.
Join the conversation You can post now and register later. Reply to this topic Insert image from URL. Go To Topic Listing. Sign In Sign Up.Fuses are good. Clock will work and display when "Menu" is pressed. No other display. Will not turn on. Does not seem to have any power at ratio connector power pin.
Hank answered 4 years ago. I will repeat that I can see the clock only when the Menu button is pushed. The clock can be set. The stereo does not display any Menu functions and does not work. I also replaced the radio but the problem continues with the replaced stereo exactly.
Has Anyone Switched the Steering Wheel Radio and Trip Meter Controls?
I suspect that there is no stereo power even though fuses are good. Javon answered 2 years ago. Guru9WDZS answered 2 years ago. Aaron answered 2 years ago. I've got the same exact problem.
Radio (stereo) stopped working
I tried doing the battery unplug but it still won't play music. Anybody figure this out yet? It was in my problem a power supply problem. There are several power connections to the radio that are connected to the ignition switch through the steering column. There is a connector in the steering column that links the ignition switch to the radio connector.