Thread: Car Audio question
04-10-2005, 11:07 PM #1
Car Audio question
I just got a new car and it has steering wheel controls for the volume, mute, track, etc.... Is there any aftermarket CD players that I can get that will be compatible with these buttons or are they going to go dead after I take the stock one out?
04-10-2005, 11:09 PM #2
I dont think there are any CD players that will do that. Pretty sure it has to be the custom player already in the car.
04-10-2005, 11:13 PM #3
04-10-2005, 11:28 PM #4
no you just have to buy some sort of adapter. I worked at a car audio place and my manager had an acura rsx and his steering buttons worked with his aftermarket deck, i believe it was alpine.
04-10-2005, 11:30 PM #5
You could probobly find a good car audio tech that can do the wiring on an aftermarket cd player.. just look around and do some research. what kind of car is it? have you called the car dealership and asked them specifically?>
04-10-2005, 11:40 PM #6
i'm 99% sure it can't be done, unless you find some guru. I went through the same thing on my explorer, i got a sony flip up deck for the dash and asked the same question and the guy said no
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04-11-2005, 12:03 AM #8
04-11-2005, 12:11 AM #9Originally Posted by Hed
thats really intresting and now i'm pysched up i want it! i was pissed when i was told you couldnt do it, good sh!t
04-11-2005, 11:04 AM #10
Thanks for the info guys. Now I just need to figure out what deck to buy for the new ride... I really really want a LCD screen but if I remember correctly theyre around $700.
It looks like those adapters work for Alpine, Sony, Pioneer, Clarion, etc... sweet
Originally Posted by slizzut
Last edited by AandF6969; 04-11-2005 at 11:21 AM.
04-11-2005, 11:07 AM #11Originally Posted by AandF6969
04-11-2005, 11:23 AM #12Originally Posted by AandF6969
04-11-2005, 04:07 PM #13
Bump for opinions on good decks...
04-11-2005, 04:59 PM #14
I got the Alpine CDA 9835, its a great unit. If you want more flash, then go with panasonic or jvc ie:color screens and bright lights. IMO alpine and pioneer are the worthwhile investments. Almost all my friends with aftermarket decks have alpine.
04-12-2005, 10:31 AM #15
pioneer is my choice for decks. they seem to be reliable but have a much easier price tag to handle than some comparable decks that cost much more.
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