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Audio modification and Swift's steering wheel controls...

Postby Humes » October 16th, 2013, 3:28 am

I'm thinking of modifying the audio in a Swift (2008) and I have a question:

Will the steering wheel audio controls easily retain utility if I change the stereo? Or is it heavily dependent on the modification?

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Re: Audio modification and Swift's steering wheel controls..

Postby Dj_Bee » October 16th, 2013, 4:00 am

Depends on the modifications. If you upgrading the head unit then you may have to get an adapter for the steering control to interact with it. I know some pioneers have a module that allows the controls to work with the deck. Installed one in a toyota hilux a while now.

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Re: Audio modification and Swift's steering wheel controls..

Postby Humes » October 16th, 2013, 4:19 am

Cool. I want to keep it functional.

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Re: Audio modification and Swift's steering wheel controls..

Postby OffshoreMarketing » October 16th, 2013, 3:05 pm

i use the axxes swi interface and it works perfect with steering wheel controls u can alos look at it for an option

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Re: Audio modification and Swift's steering wheel controls..

Postby skylinechild » October 17th, 2013, 7:44 pm

there are two units you can purscase that allow you to retain the steering wheel controls they are the axxis as mentioned above and the metra kit... do a simple google search to learn more.

another alternative is to get the pioneer ( assuming it a pioneer deck youre installing) steering wheel control...

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Re: Audio modification and Swift's steering wheel controls..

Postby MonsterPower » October 20th, 2013, 9:26 am

the pioneer swc is not a replacement for the swift control as its just a remote that u stick onto the steering wheel. The reason i think op asked is that the controls are already there

Yes you can retain original control of your steering wheel . There are many aftermarkets decks manuf such as jvc,kenwood,clarion and yes of course pioneer that offer a port for external remote control, you just have to do your research when purchasing the control
The manufacturers that sell are axxis and also PAC swc . Do a search on any audio website and either of these will pop up .

I have done 2012 and 2013 toyota vehicles when local toyota tech said it could not be done .

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Re: Audio modification and Swift's steering wheel controls..

Postby Humes » October 21st, 2013, 11:25 am

Thanks a lot for the info. I've looked up the parts listed here and it seems like everything should be in order when I'm ready.

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Re: Audio modification and Swift's steering wheel controls..

Postby Humes » August 21st, 2014, 10:37 pm

Okay, so I looking at this stereo: Pioneer FH-X700BT

And this for the steering wheel: Metra Axxess ASWC-1 Universal Steering Wheel Control Interface

On the right track? Also, will it fit seamlessly into the Swift dash?

It looks kinda conspicuous, and that bothers me.

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Re: Audio modification and Swift's steering wheel controls..

Postby DVSTT » August 21st, 2014, 11:13 pm

REO consultants does the DVD decks for lifestyle. They have the adapters you'd need. I'm not sure of the price though.

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Re: Audio modification and Swift's steering wheel controls..

Postby Humes » August 23rd, 2014, 7:03 pm

I'm checking with someone now.

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Re: Audio modification and Swift's steering wheel controls..

Postby Dj_Bee » August 23rd, 2014, 7:29 pm

Humes wrote:Okay, so I looking at this stereo: Pioneer FH-X700BT

And this for the steering wheel: Metra Axxess ASWC-1 Universal Steering Wheel Control Interface

On the right track? Also, will it fit seamlessly into the Swift dash?

It looks kinda conspicuous, and that bothers me.


Buy a pioneer double din dvd deck na boi.

I had the steering wheel configuration done by streetwise in couva, on a Nissan sylphy last year. You could check them, they use the pak steering wheel module

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Re: Audio modification and Swift's steering wheel controls..

Postby Humes » August 23rd, 2014, 7:52 pm

Nah, no video player in my car...I doh want to go down that rabbit hole atall atall.

Kinda like the idea of a touchscreen deck, though. Might check out one of those if it eh too expensive.

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Re: Audio modification and Swift's steering wheel controls..

Postby pioneer » August 23rd, 2014, 8:58 pm

Axxess ASWC-1 will change your life.

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Re: Audio modification and Swift's steering wheel controls..

Postby Tired Accord » October 29th, 2014, 11:53 am

Who sells either of the SWC interfaces locally - between POS and Central? Might need it as early as this weekend.

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Re: Audio modification and Swift's steering wheel controls..

Postby Dj_Bee » October 29th, 2014, 12:17 pm

Tired Accord wrote:Who sells either of the SWC interfaces locally - between POS and Central? Might need it as early as this weekend.


There's a guy on tuner who sells the axcess. It's probably the best one out there.

Do a search for it.

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Re: Audio modification and Swift's steering wheel controls..

Postby Tired Accord » October 29th, 2014, 3:43 pm

Dj_Bee - thanks. I only found Toiz with Noiz - but they're from Debe, which is way south for me. I couldn't find any other options when I searched for "steering wheel"...

Any other ideas?

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Re: Audio modification and Swift's steering wheel controls..

Postby Aaron 2NR » October 29th, 2014, 3:49 pm

call triple r in san fernando. they have a lot of plug and play options for all sort of vehicles

i got the dash kit and wirings for my 2013 ranger and hilux...no cutting etc

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Re: Audio modification and Swift's steering wheel controls..

Postby Humes » December 6th, 2014, 6:34 pm

DVSTT wrote:REO consultants does the DVD decks for lifestyle. They have the adapters you'd need. I'm not sure of the price though.


This is who I ended up going with. Good, quick job, good price, I look forward to long drives now.

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Re: Audio modification and Swift's steering wheel controls..

Postby DVSTT » December 7th, 2014, 6:43 am

Humes wrote:
DVSTT wrote:REO consultants does the DVD decks for lifestyle. They have the adapters you'd need. I'm not sure of the price though.


This is who I ended up going with. Good, quick job, good price, I look forward to long drives now.


I'm thinking of putting an alpine 148bt with the power pack and metra access universal in mine. Did you notice a big difference in SQ over stock?

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Re: Audio modification and Swift's steering wheel controls..

Postby Humes » December 31st, 2014, 2:41 pm

DVSTT wrote:
Humes wrote:
DVSTT wrote:REO consultants does the DVD decks for lifestyle. They have the adapters you'd need. I'm not sure of the price though.


This is who I ended up going with. Good, quick job, good price, I look forward to long drives now.


I'm thinking of putting an alpine 148bt with the power pack and metra access universal in mine. Did you notice a big difference in SQ over stock?


Yes, but I'm no audiophile. It sounds better because I have a lot more control over how I want it to sound. I didn't change speakers.

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Re: Audio modification and Swift's steering wheel controls..

Postby Ironmarley » October 15th, 2015, 11:32 am

Hey can anyone advise on whether the Metra Axxess ASWC-1 & this Pioneer FHX-720BT would be compatible with a 2009 Mazda Axela ? From everything I read they seem compatible.. jus want a 2nd opinion.

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