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"Tesla Style" 10.4 Android Radio Information

Discussion in 'Audio & Electronics' started by mdifilippo, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. Lou Harrison

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    Sure, I don't have radio controls on my steering wheel. I like the look of this controller. I know where to wire the hot and ground wires for it, but don't have a clue what "The white line connect to Key" is asking me to do.
     
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    It wants a switched accessory power source I believe. You can tap one at the cigarette lighter plug.

    I would make a suggestion though. Factory steering wheel controls can be added relatively easily by replacing the steering wheel entirely or adding the factory controls to the back of your current wheel...

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    So the hot lead is always on, the key lead is switched power, how is it talking to the stereo, is that all thru Bluetooth?

    I thought about replacing the steering wheel, and still may, but want to read up a bit about how to do that without screwing it up or having the airbag blow up in my face. This seemed a good intermediate step.

    Thanks about the pink/yellow. Is there a similar wire that's always on? Or do I have to pull something thru the firewall?
     
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    It sounds like it. However, I'm not sure these radios are cabaple of receiving commands over Bluetooth. It's been awhile, but I think I remember talk of the Bluetooth being very limited in what it can do in these radios.

    There are some good videos on YouTube to show you how to add steering wheel controls and remove the airbag. I'm told this makes the job easier.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073QWMHMP/ref=cm_sw_r_apa_i_6r8XEbEHXRVJV

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    No such luck for hot always on. I second what sitkneelbend said steering wheel controls are easy to add and not expensive took me about 40min to complete just mark you clock spring and you won't have any problems
     
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    Linkswell Gen 4 installed, 2018 Ram 2018, side camera and front camera installed also.

    Highlights;
    Everything works on it, sounds pretty good. I downloaded poweramp (walt @ adc suggested it)
    my 256gb from amazon plays all videos using the factory usb in the center bench seat console -dont need that aftermarket one
    android auto works just fine(cables are hidden in the pull out cubby underneath the radio)
    I change my door speakers to all Alpine 6x9 and added a Alpine 4 channel -it jams
    the subs are ok RF p2, I have some JL also I might swap em

    I added leds in the console along with USB's for the back seat little ones. they need to charge devices. I soldered the wires together.

    front camera image is backwards (Pcam-110) says it works on front of vehicle so need to sort that out.

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    I installed those same USB ports up front so I wouldn't have to open the console lid for a charging port. Amazon LOL!!!
     
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    so I stripped the wire and only connected the red n black up (soldering them) to power and ground. When I connect my phone it does complain but looks to be charging. I have one more I am going to install in the glove box I think
     
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    Im guessing you have an iPhone and you get the accessory not supported message? I plugged my phone in and did the pin hole reset and it connects as it should now no message.
     

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