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Old 02-28-2013, 04:50 PM   #1
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Metrakit steering wheel controls don't work.

I have the metra kit installed and everything works except the volume control and source control on the steering wheel. My stereo is AVH-Pioneer 3300BT.

Its all installed, Is there a separate cable for the steering wheel control or does it need updating or programming?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:18 PM   #2
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Am I missing something?
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:50 PM   #3
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I did the Scosche... but...

Did you do the install yourself?

Did you use a Pac SWI interface? Its about $40; blue unit with several wires... connects from the radio to.stereo with hot wires to the BCU and a neg.... I didn't think it was really necessary; but perhaps for different stereos...
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:52 AM   #4
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Did you reprogram the interface the radio??
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:55 AM   #5
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In the instructions, it says it might auto detect ur radio but when i install my pioneer it didnt
So i had to reprogram it. Its simple.. read the instructions.. all u have to do if i remember right is hold the volume down button. The led in the interface should start blinking rapidly then u.need to select ur radio number using the volume button. Pioneer is 6. Then i believe u press volume down again and the led should blink 6 times confirming it is recognized... follow the instructions... let me know if u need more help.. ill look at the instructions tom if u need more help
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:16 PM   #6
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Thanks Man I thought I needed to order another part for the kit.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:47 PM   #7
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My god!!! This is great. I just installed my kenwood and have the same problum. Can't wait to go home and try.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:03 PM   #8
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http://www.amazon.com/Axxess-ASWC-1-.../dp/B00B4PJC9K
(Axxess Metra ASWC-1 Universal Steering Wheel Control Interface)

Are you guys positive I don't need this cable?
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:55 AM   #9
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Positive... all you have to do is once all install if the interface do not recognize the radio (
Controls wont work at the steering), turn the key to acc on, then hold down the volume down until the LED in the inrerface goes solid red. Then release and press Volume up six times which is pioneer number. Then press volume down again.. the LED should blink six times again... and then it should work..
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:08 PM   #10
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hold volume control on steering wheel right?
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:08 AM   #11
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Yes.. then volume up on steering too
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:14 PM   #12
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hey guys! i have this problem, i did this steps and nothing happen... can somebody tell me or show me witch is the connection for the wheel control to make sure i got everything right...
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:58 AM   #13
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For a Kenwood it is two times on the up volume. You need to do this within 30 seconds of turning the ignition on. All this info is in the Metra book that came with the interface kit.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:43 PM   #14
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UPDATE!: searching on why the wheel control was not working finally I find the answer... There's 2 metra kit for the Camaro, 99-3010S and 99-3010S LC... The last one is a basic version that doesn't have the same interface like the original to make it cheaper... So if the OP have the LC he need the hardness for make the wheel control work...
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:19 PM   #15
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True.. But that new metra kit just came out not long ago. I think the OP should have the old version.. Maybe he can tell us. It is weird that the metra kit controls arent working for him.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:20 PM   #16
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I think that the OP might have not connected the Steering wheel interface cable to the back of the radio. in the first post, he is wondering if there is a separate cable for it so I am guessing that he either missed it or does not have it line monchy said
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:37 PM   #17
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Here is the answer I got from support:
Good afternoon.*The newest version of the 99-3010S will include a harness to plug into our ASWC-1, but, the unit no longer has steering wheel controls built in.* The original 99-3010S has the steering wheel controls built into the kit.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:01 PM   #18
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Yeah... I was really frustrated and disappointed. I was sure that I read up on this and expected full integration. :/

Reading the manual, I found out that I now need to purchase TWO additional items for the metra kit to retain all the OEM functions.

1: ASWC-1 for steering wheel control interface
2: XIA-LCD, their two line LCD display which allows access to the vehicle functions that were previously within the options of the OEM headunit.

The instructions are a bit unclear to me. As best I can tell, they have two options covered; if you have the amplified (boston acoustics) or non amplifed (stock) system in the car.

They seem to need a third option; the ability to use this kit to integrate into an aftermarket stereo that will be using external pre-amp outputs. I *thought* this was what I was getting with this kit and now I'm going to have to hack it, plus order two more parts.

*grumbling*

Has anyone posted information on how to make this work with an aftermarket radio (pre-amp out) going to aftermarket amp? Without keeping the factory amp, adding speakers and such as a band-aid because this kit isn't up to par.
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:13 PM   #19
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sure would be nice if metra even mentioned this crap in the instructions or listed it when ordering.

I had to look online for a recent instruction sheet for the install.. even though my kit has a may 10 manufacture date.. the instructions that are included are way outdated..
really pretty sad..
but not many options out there..
there are also wires that never even get mentioned in the instructions.. left with a lucky guess as to where they go..

certainly will never recomend a metra kit to anyone.
oh yeah there web page is toast.. go figure..
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:22 PM   #20
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sure would be nice if metra even mentioned this crap in the instructions or listed it when ordering.

I had to look online for a recent instruction sheet for the install.. even though my kit has a may 10 manufacture date.. the instructions that are included are way outdated..
really pretty sad..
but not many options out there..
there are also wires that never even get mentioned in the instructions.. left with a lucky guess as to where they go..

certainly will never recomend a metra kit to anyone.
oh yeah there web page is toast.. go figure..
I'll do for now... As soon scouche bring back the dash kits I switch!
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:21 PM   #21
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It is not necessary to buy the ASWC-1?
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:37 AM   #22
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It is not necessary to buy the ASWC-1?
if you don't want the steering wheel controls to work no it is not..

Finally got my steering wheel controls to work,, pretty simple, one of three ways to get the ASWC to recognize the controls..

1. Use the reset button on the ASWC unit then turn on the ignition (do not start the car).
if this does not work

2. turn on ignition (do not start the car) and hold the volume control in the up position for about 60 seconds.
if this does not work..

3. Turn on the ignition (again do not start the car) and repeatedly tap the volume up button over and over again and again. repeat for about 60 seconds..

if this doesn't work.. turn the friggin thing into a Frisbee... lol..

it took to the third option to get mine to recognize my system..
now if I can only get the dang Kenwood to recognize my car I will be in great shape...
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