Adding radio controls on steering wheel

mantree Sep 20, 2016

  1. mantree

    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Looking at the steering wheel on my 00 xterra it looks like there is a place to install the radio controlls maby from an 02 model. Dose anyone know if the wireing is in place for this or would I have to run new wireing. I am installing a aftermarket stereo that has inputs to use a steering wheel remote and realy don't want to get the rf one that zip ties to the wheel.

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    The only trucks that came with the steering wheel controls were ones with the Rockford Fosgate system. And while you can physically mount the controls to the wheel, without the Rockford system from the factory. None of the wiring is there.

    It's doable to add. But the hard thing to get is the clock spring that has the wiring in it. The clock spring is the spool of spring loaded wire behind the steering wheel that maintains the connection for all of the steering wheel electronics. The horn, air bag, cruise wires, and in your desired case the audio controls will all be in that loom.
     
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    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Do you know what years they came on?

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    I believe the RF system was an option every year. 00+. But you'll likely to find it on the SE trim level trucks.
     
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    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Just kind of guessing on parts cross over but it looks like this is what I'm looking for
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/201659998100
    It's a 02 and it looks to have 2 plugs for the controls

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    The yellow and orange connectors are the airbag. The brown is the cruise control, and the black is the horn. So that's 4 connectors total. The correct clock spring will have 5.
     
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    Hmm might not be worth the work just to track it down

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