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Axxess RFASWC Universal Steering Wheel Controls Package

Add steering wheel audio controls to your vehicle — works with an aftermarket car stereo's steering wheel control input

Item # 120RFASWC

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Item # 120RFASWC

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$119.99

About the Axxess RFASWC Universal Steering Wheel Controls Package

Get the steering wheel controls you've always wanted

You want a new car stereo and your vehicle doesn't have those convenient steering wheel audio controls that many current factory systems offer. This RFASWC universal steering wheel controls package from Axxess provides a simple solution. When you install a new car stereo with a steering wheel control input, you'll also connect the hideaway RFASWC adapter, then attach the keypad and bracket to your steering wheel. The keypad transmits the commands to your new car stereo wirelessly. You'll get easy-to-reach controls for your car stereo without having to take your hands off the wheel, which means you can concentrate on the road.

Get the steering wheel controls you've always wanted

You want a new car stereo and your vehicle doesn't have those convenient steering wheel audio controls that many current factory systems offer. This RFASWC universal steering wheel controls package from Axxess provides a simple solution. When you install a new car stereo with a steering wheel control input, you'll also connect the hideaway RFASWC adapter, then attach the keypad and bracket to your steering wheel. The keypad transmits the commands to your new car stereo wirelessly. You'll get easy-to-reach controls for your car stereo without having to take your hands off the wheel, which means you can concentrate on the road.

Talk about versatile

Axxess's RFASWC adapter comes programmed with the standard volume up and down, “seek”, and “source” selections, but you can also reprogram the buttons for a variety of alternate commands, including answering calls with a Bluetooth-equipped stereo. The rubber “watchband” strap lets you mount the controls in various locations on your wheel — simply rotate the keypad to match the position you choose. You can adjust the strap for various steering wheel thicknesses, and its built-in wireless transmitter is powered by one replaceable CR2032 battery.

Note: The Axxess RFASWC is only compatible with aftermarket car stereos that offer a steering wheel control input.

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Product highlights:

  • universal steering wheel audio controls for aftermarket car stereos with a steering wheel control adapter input
  • wireless keypad transmits controls to hideaway interface that connects to car stereo
  • adjustable rubber strap on keypad works with a variety of steering wheel sizes and in various locations
  • keypad buttons can be reprogrammed for different functions
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # RFASWC

What's in the box:

  • RF steering wheel control interface
  • Keypad
  • Keypad mounting cradle w/ strap
  • CR2032 battery (installed)
  • 12-Pin connector-to-3 wire/3.5mm connector harness
  • 3.5mm-to-two wire harness
  • Trim-ring
  • Installation Instructions

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Features

Universal RF Steering Wheel Control Interface: The Axxess RFASWC is designed to add steering wheel controls to vehicles that do not have integrated factory steering wheel controls when used with an aftermarket radio with a steering wheel control input. The RFASWC consists of a RF steering wheel control interface module, RF keypad remote, mounting bracket, and wiring harness. The Axxess RFASWC is able to give you, the driver, the ability to control your aftermarket radio without taking your eyes off the road.

Compatibility: The Axxess RFASWC steering wheel control interface is universal and can be used in most any vehicle without factory steering wheel controls present. The RFASWC supports the following aftermarket head unit manufactures; Pioneer, Sony, Alpine, Kenwood, Eclipse, JVC, Clarion, Dual, Visteon, and Valor. The aftermarket head unit must have a SWC (Steering Wheel Control) 3.5mm input or steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow).

RF SWC Interface Module: The included RF steering wheel control module features a built-in RF receiver and connects to your aftermarket head unit with steering wheel control capability. The interface module connects to the SWC 3.5mm input or SWC input wire (blue/yellow) of your aftermarket head unit. The interface module receives RF wireless commands from the RFASWC's remote keypad and then relays the same commands to your aftermarket head unit via its SWC input.

Note: The RF SWC interface module's harness must also be hardwired to your vehicle's 12-volt accessory and ground. The interface module is designed to be hidden behind your aftermarket radio.

RF Keypad Remote w/ Mounting Bracket: The included RF keypad remote features a built-in RF transmitter that sends wireless control commands to the RFASWC's interface module and your connected aftermarket head unit with SWC capabilities. The RF keypad remote includes a mounting bracket and rubber strap which attaches to your vehicle's steering wheel. The keypad remote features six buttons that are pre-programmed with standard commands; like Volume up/down, Seek previous/next, Source, and Answer/End (for aftermarket Bluetooth head units). In addition, you will be able to re-program these buttons (up to 18 commands to choose from).

Note: The mounting bracket assembly features a CR2032 battery which powers the RF keypad remote. This battery is replaceable.

LED Feedback: LED flashes indicate what brand of radio the RFASWC is connected to during initial setup.

Dimensions:

  • RF SWC Interface Module: 2.75" (w) x 0.8125" (h) x 1.8125" (d)
  • RF Keypad Remote w/ Mounting Bracket: 2.25" (w) x3.0" (h) x 1.25" (d)

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Will it work with the pioneer AVIC- 5201 NEX ?
[ Kamakazi  Jan 07, 2020 ]
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This is a question I can't answer without doing the research that any other consumer would need to do on their own. Need to check the compatibility chart and also make sure theres a remote provision on your particular model Pioneer. My purchase of this accessory was used on a Sony unit that was listed as compatible and the Sony had the appropriate socket/plug for remote data to feed into the Sony unit.
[ ElectricBill  Jan 11, 2020 ]
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Crutchfield accessories for the pioneer AVIC-5201NEX list this steering wheel package. I have it installed on a kenwood deck in my 2006 Toyota Tacoma and it works flawlessly. It's not that complicated to install either. I'd purchase it again if I needed steering wheel controls in a vehicle without them.
[ John  Jan 07, 2020 ]
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The battery changing instructions are not in the manual but it says the battery is replaceable on the website here. Can someone direct me to instructions? I don't see a battery access door.
[ Joseph  Sep 02, 2019 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Sep 11, 2019 ]  Staff
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Will this work with a Kenwood DNX891HD unit?
[ John  Jan 03, 2019 ]
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I bought this for my Toyota Corolla but I didn't install it. Later I returned it.
[ Vijayakumar  Jan 03, 2019 ]
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Would it work with Parrot Asteroid Smart (along with addapter ASWC-1) ?
[ nachman  Feb 06, 2017 ]
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The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Kenny  Feb 06, 2017 ]  Staff
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are there any dimensions on this unit? I have a fairly limited amount of space to mount this
[ Brandon   Sep 01, 2016 ]
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Thanks for your question. Here is the information listed on the product page "Details" tab: RF SWC Interface Module: 2.75" (w) x 0.8125" (h) x 1.8125" (d) RF Keypad Remote w/ Mounting Bracket: 2.25" (w) x3.0" (h) x 1.25" (d) Hope that helps.
[ Kenny  Sep 06, 2016 ]  Staff
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Will this work with a Blaupunkt Stockholm 230 DAB radio which has SWC1 and SWC2 steering wheel control inputs? The radio has configurable SWC button response in it's menu.
[ Flemming  Apr 20, 2016 ]
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I don't believe the Blaupunkt Stockholm 230 was made for use in the North American market. Regardless, Blaupunkt is not listed as a compatible manufacturer for the AXXESS RFASWC: "The RFASWC supports the following aftermarket head unit manufactures; Pioneer, Sony, Alpine, Kenwood, Eclipse, JVC, Clarion, Dual, Visteon, and Valor. The aftermarket head unit must have a SWC (Steering Wheel Control) 3.5mm input or steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow)." You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the product's main webpage. I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
[ Ryan  Apr 22, 2016 ]  Staff
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How does this work with a radio that has car play by Apple ? I have an sph da 120 that I use CarPlay with and I wanted to know if it can control the CarPlay functions as well
[ Stephen  Nov 27, 2015 ]
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Basic functions like volume, source, and previous/next track will be supported with a stereo that offers CarPlay and support for steering wheel control integration (The Pioneer does). I hope that helps!
[ Ryan  Dec 02, 2015 ]  Staff
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How would this connect to a Kenwood DDX372BT head unit? Would it use the wires in the harnesses or would it plug into an open slot in the rear of the head unit?
[ higs5391  Nov 20, 2015 ]
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there is a wire in the harness to plug it into.
[ Ric  Nov 23, 2015 ]
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It was 2 years ago, I can't find the instructions and memory isn't what it used to be. Sorry.
[ STEVE  Nov 23, 2015 ]
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Eric, It's been awhile since I hooked mine up, but as I recall, it works well if you follow the exact procedure in the directions. There is also a customer service line at Axxess that was very helpful. Although I didn't pair exactly the same model Kenwood head unit, I'd be surprised if the process has changed any. The biggest tip I can tell you is to be sure where on the steering wheel you put the touch control. The factory controls are in the spokes of the steering wheel, and don't cause a problem. However, I put mine at a about 8 o'clock, and sometimes I inadvertently touch a button and change something while turning. I recommend placing at 12 or 6 0'clock on the wheel. I would also suggest that when you decide on a suitable spot, that you put some rosin (solder flux) around the steering wheel side surfaces of the switch as well as the rubber mounting ring before you attach it to the wheel. This will prevent the whole switch assembly from moving away from you when you push the buttons. Just simply wipe up the excess rosin when you get it on the wheel. Good luck. Its a good unit although I never completely mapped all the key functions, it beats the snot out of reach and tune.
[ Peter  Nov 23, 2015 ]
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Will this work with the Kenwood 9980 HD ?
[ Scott  Oct 26, 2015 ]
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Yes, you can connect the Axxess RFASWC to the blue/yellow steering wheel control input wire on the Kenwood DNX9980HD's wiring harness.
[ Larry  Oct 30, 2015 ]  Staff
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Will this work with a alpine ute42bt?
[ Nat  Oct 21, 2015 ]
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it should if u have the audio control wire on your radio
[ HOBART  Oct 22, 2015 ]
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is this compatible with pioneer avh-p8400bh? thank you.
[ Karlo  May 15, 2015 ]
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Yes it is works virtually with all
[ ARNALDO  May 17, 2015 ]
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Hello it's compatible with your pioneer avh-8400bh an it works very well it' an it's also very easy to install to.
[ BRUCE A  May 17, 2015 ]
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is there anything like this that can add buttons to a dashboard?
[ jonathan  Apr 04, 2015 ]
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I'm not sure I understand your question. The purpose of the device is to allow you to control the headunit (which is already in the dashboard), from the steering wheel. If you intend to use it as it's designed, I'd highly recommend 2 important mounting steps: 1 Don't position your controller anywhere near a wheel spoke or you'll be changing stations and or sources every time you turn with a finger at the spoke-wheel junction. I recommend top center of strait steering wheel. It's not in the way, and you don't have to look away to push buttons. And 2 Theres no way that you'll be able to tighten the rubber strap tight enough to the steering wheel to keep it from slipping and moving when you touch the buttons. I tried some double sided foam tape, and that didn't help very much.When I get ambitious enough to remount the control, I'm going to coat the entire circumference of the strap and switch with rosen flux that's used for soldering. I've got a hunch that'll hold things in place, and won't harm the rubber or plastic.Just don't get too free and easy with the flux, or you'll end up with a very sticky steering wheel. Good luck, and I hope this helps. BTW the controll works very well completely as advertised.
[ Peter  Apr 06, 2015 ]
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