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Old 08-06-2004, 01:57 AM   #11
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Interesting! I did find it on Crutchfield for $70. Though I don't see my car listed in the compatible vehicles list. Bummer.

Thanks for the info, though!
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It will work, I have one. Pretty much any headunit that has a remote (excepts IR) will work with the SWI-X.
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Great! Sounds like it could be a lot of extra work to install and program that, but it'* certainly a way to go!

Thanks!
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hey i was on crutchfield and found this http://www.crutchfield.com/*-aXLB0ge...&avf=N&search=
this will work for us??? if so then its worth the money, i dont wanna get a new HU i like the stock one for some weird reason.
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hey i was on crutchfield and found this http://www.crutchfield.com/*-aXLB0ge...&avf=N&search=
this will work for us??? if so then its worth the money, i dont wanna get a new HU i like the stock one for some weird reason.
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if you want to keep your steering wheel controls you can either: not get a new head-unit (dumb idea) or get this thing called the PAC SWI-X. But for this to work the head unit has to be remote control capable. It takes the commands for the head unit and saves them. you can find one at crutchfield for like $70.00 last time i checked. Im not quite sure how to install it thought. hope that helped
The SWI-X is a piece of CRAPOLA. I've run it in this car, and the previous car. Absolute waste of money and time. If you upgrade your HU, don't even bother with the steering controls. This unit is just not worth the money. Don't even TELL me that I had two 'lemons' in a row. I gave both units away for free, and they had the same problems. Intermittent, sometimes would go days without working, then just start back up.......

I can't say enough bad crap about them, and to qualify this, I have 2 college degrees in Electronics.
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if you want to keep your steering wheel controls you can either: not get a new head-unit (dumb idea) or get this thing called the PAC SWI-X. But for this to work the head unit has to be remote control capable. It takes the commands for the head unit and saves them. you can find one at crutchfield for like $70.00 last time i checked. Im not quite sure how to install it thought. hope that helped
The SWI-X is a piece of CRAPOLA. I've run it in this car, and the previous car. Absolute waste of money and time. If you upgrade your HU, don't even bother with the steering controls. This unit is just not worth the money. Don't even TELL me that I had two 'lemons' in a row. I gave both units away for free, and they had the same problems. Intermittent, sometimes would go days without working, then just start back up.......

I can't say enough bad crap about them, and to qualify this, I have 2 college degrees in Electronics.
I know why yours wasn't working. Your sunroof didn't happen to be open when you were haivng your problems was it? Mine will NOT work if the sun is shining directly on the face of the radio. I take it that the sun'* rays in direct contact block the IR signal. If I put my hand over my radio to block the sunlight VOILA it'll suddenly start working again. I, too, thought my unit was bad, until I happened to notice that it only did not work when the sunroof was open and sun was on the radio.
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That could be part of the problem, as the IR transmitter is VERY weak on the unit, but I had no sunroof on my Roadmaster.
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As the new guy in the neighborhood you'll forgive my
lack of Bonnie experience..... But I'm an audio guy....

On my 2k with delco the rear drivers are 8ohm

Most (all) modern replacements are rated at 4ohm

This will over drive the head unit... and eventually terminate it.
I'd suggest an aftermarket amp to drive any modern 6x9'*
as opposed to straight wiring to the stock HU.

You shouldnt have any trouble until a driver fails then the
HU would only have a 4ohm load ... though most modern
amps will tolerate 4ohm and many are stable to 2ohm but I'm
not in the know with reguard to factory specs....

Just a head'* up when looking at replacement 6x9 drivers
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