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Old 03-03-2003, 06:50 PM   #1
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When I installed my new head unit, I used a wiring harness from Best Buy. All but one of the clips plugged right in, the one that did not was one with only 2 wires on it, they are on the far left side and are both green. I have a 92 SE and Im just wondering what these wires are for and if there is any way i can make them fit into the wiring harness? Thanks in advance!
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Ahh yes, the 92/93 radios.

I believe one of the green wires is for the steering wheel controls, and the other one is a link for the data line that comes through your climate control. Both of which you won't need with a new head unit.

It sounds like you don't have ATC, because you would have a purple and white wire also.

I'll double check those soon.

Did you pull a CD player or a Tape deck?
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Ha! Thats what you get for shopping at Worst Buy!
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I replaced a tape deck. I would like to use my steering wheel controls with this head unit, can i cut off the part of the bracket that doesnt fit so that the wheel controls will work or do i have to buy a special module thing or what? let me know, thanks
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Is your radio compatible with steering wheel controls?

You can buy an add-on interface which is compatible with some radios that have remote control capability. The interface will allow you to regain some steering wheel functionality.
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I honestly have no idea how would i find that out?
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Ask Best Buy if you can regain steering wheel control functionality, or if they sell an add-on steering wheel control adapter. Some adapters are also offered online, but they need to be compatible with your new radio and car.
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so i wouldnt be able to just cut off the extra little bit that doesnt fit and be able to gain steering wheel controls?
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The radio must be designed to accept the varying voltage signal from your Pontiac'* steering wheel controls. Most radios are not designed that way, but some aftermarket add-on adapters are made which can interpret the varying voltage code given off by your steering wheel controls
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Regarding getting back your steering wheel controls, here is a site that sells the addons.

http://www.logjamelectronics.com/sounrem.html

I havent bought these nor can I recommend them, but it may interest you. I may use one when I finally get sick of my factory AC Delco system that doesnt work properly.

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