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Parrot UNIKA is a steering wheel control interface that allows you to control Parrot
Asteroid units or Parrot MKi Bluetooth kits (all sold separately) directly from
your vehicle's factory steering wheel controls. The UNIKA can work with car
protocols such as CAN, K-BUS, or resistive systems. The UNIKA is compatible with over 200 vehicle models from 34 different automotive brands.
Please consult Crutchfield's
Vehicle Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.
Wiring Advisory: 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 & soldering is often required. Parrot recommends
having this steering wheel control interface installed by a professional
Dip Switches: Use the dip-switches (1-4) on the UNIKA to indicate
which protocol (CAN/K-BUS/Resistive) your vehicle uses.
Control Functions: Depending on the factory steering wheel controls in
your vehicle, the UNIKA will enable you to take full advantage of music playback
functions (Volume Up/Down, Source, Skip Previous/Next) and hands-free phone
Programming: The UNIKA offers five different control modes (Mode A: 4 buttons, Mode B 5 buttons,
Mode C: 6 buttons, Mode D: 7 buttons, Mode E: 8 buttons) based on the protocol
of your vehicle. If you have a vehicle with a resistive protocol system, you
have to define the Mode manually. If your vehicle is based on a CAN or K-Bus
protocol, the Mode (A, B, C, or D) is automatically assigned.
LED Feedback: The UNIKA steering wheel control interface
features an integrated LED to indicate programming status.