Compatibility: The SWI-X
interface allows you to retain the use of your steering wheel radio controls when replacing the factory head unit
with an aftermarket radio with IR remote control in
select GMC, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick, Cadillac, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Acura,
Honda, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Range Rover, Saab, Volkswagen
and Harley Davidson vehicles. The interface allows you to use the radio controls in compatible vehicles to command most aftermarket radios with
wireless remote capability. The SWI-X interface will only
work with infrared remotes that use a 38-40kHz carrier frequency.
You'll usually have to hardwire this adapter into your vehicle's wiring.
In most vehicles, the factory radio plug does not have a wire dedicated to the steering wheel audio controls, so splicing is often required. PAC does provide custom wiring instructions for all confirmed
compatible vehicles on their
interface in known to be incompatible with the JVC RM-RK230 remote (included with the JVC KD-AVX1 and KD-DV5100 head units), the JVC RM-RK240 remote (included with KD-AVX2),
RM-RK241, and RM-RK250, and the Sony RM-X110, RM-X112, RM-X131, RM-X143A, and
RM-X145A infrared remotes.
Programmable: The SWI-X is easily programmed or reprogrammed using the factory
controls and the head unit's remote control. During programming,
step-by-step LED confirmation will guide you. Once connected, the SWI-X's memory
will learn up to 12 functions from your receiver's wireless remote, retaining
them even if battery power is interrupted.
Some vehicles have a separate wire for each of the steering wheel buttons. Use
the resistor kit for steering wheel push buttons that do not already have a
resistor network connected to them. The resistor kit includes the following
- 47 Ohms (yellow,
purple, black, and gold bands)
- 150 Ohms (brown,
green, brown, and gold bands)
- 560 Ohms (green,
blue, brown, and gold bands)
- 1000 Ohms
(brown, black, red, and gold bands)
- 1500 Ohms
(brown, green, red, and gold bands)
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