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Old 02-02-2005, 07:22 PM   #1
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If you replace the factory head unit with an aftermarket stereo, do you lose the steering wheel cotrol functions?
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yes but their is a modual u can install and get them back im condiering doing it myself.
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yes you need the PAC SWI-X. works perfectly with aftermarket headunits. only one factor. the headunit needs to have a remote
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has anyone here installed one?
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now that i see that you have a 2000 I think that there are some problems that are persented. I think that the 2000 have a serial cable or something weird. there is a aftermarket interface that will work but I am not sure that the PAC will work, they may have a model that works
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I have not installed in one in MY car (soon to change) but yes I have experience with one, what questions do you have
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how hard are they to install? are they (plug and play) style of device? i really dont want to cut any wires(fear of cutting wrong wire). is their pics of install?
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I would say that it is like an 5 on a 1-10 scale. there are some wires the need to be spliced in but it is a easy install. all the wires are easy access and they are all in the radio harness.
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I've done it, and they suck. They're unreliable, and not worth the time or money. I gave mine away after 60 days. The guy I gave it to threw it away after a couple weeks.

Save your money.
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I've done it, and they suck. They're unreliable, and not worth the time or money. I gave mine away after 60 days. The guy I gave it to threw it away after a couple weeks.

Save your money.
I usually don't do this but I have to disagree with Bill. I've had mine installed in the Riviera for over a year and it always works flawlessly unless there is direct sunlight (very bright mind you) on the faceplate of the radio. Other than that it'* great.
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