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#1 2019-11-30 23:35:31

Rich-N-AZ
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From: Arizona
Registered: 2013-10-25
User Number: 11897
Posts: 62

Audio controls on swapped steering wheel

With the iOS 13 update I finally decided I could use Apple CarPlay, so got a new 2-DIN head unit that has that.  It’s the first one I’ve had without a volume knob or physical buttons and finding those controls while driving, especially during the day became a challenge.  It was so bad for me that I had to either change the HU or try something more fun.  Soooo...

Swapped the steering wheel with one from an ‘05 Legacy GT with sport shift buttons I picked up on eBay.  Asked someone more skilled than me in this area to follow this write up I found on NASIOC Write up: Legacy Spec B steering wheel audio controls install into a 2005 WRX.  He did a great job and they work perfectly.

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#2 2019-12-01 15:39:04

snowphun
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From: Central CT
Registered: 2005-11-09
User Number: 890
Posts: 598

Re: Audio controls on swapped steering wheel

That's a slick mod, but soldering on the clock spring isn't something I want to do. I wonder if a newer clock spring with those wires already in place would work.

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#3 2019-12-02 12:57:49

tinman
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From: Easton, PA
Registered: 2010-10-11
User Number: 4902
Posts: 316

Re: Audio controls on swapped steering wheel

I have that same wheel with the same mod. Mine was done by the previous owner, but looking at the instructions, any car audio installation place should be able to do that for you with minimal effort.

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#4 2019-12-02 20:25:56

Rich-N-AZ
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From: Arizona
Registered: 2013-10-25
User Number: 11897
Posts: 62

Re: Audio controls on swapped steering wheel

Agree.  That was his specialty, so I was more comfortable with him doing the soldering rather than me following the write up, hoping I got it right and being able to get it back together in time to drive it to work on Monday.


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