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    Packard Bell IR and Steering Wheel Remote?

    I was wondering if anyone knew if any of the steering wheel remotes work (ie transmit on the same wavelenth) with the Packard Bell reciever. I've been using the PB remote for some time now, and while its really easy to use, picking it up everytime to change songs is getting annoying, especially driving stick.
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    No one has any ideas on any that work? Does anyone know what spectrum the pb reciever recieves on?
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    The PB receiver is very generic. It is compatible with most remotes. (Myself, I use it with a small remote from a Clarion head unit, velcroed to the steering wheel.)

    So, what you really want to know is, what steering wheel remotes use the standard signal modulation scheme. IIRC, people here were quite happy with a Pioneer unit, can't remember the model though.
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    i use the pioneer remote..... its freq is different to most other IR's I have tho..... and makes it a bit fussy in my car setup.... I need to hunt down a better IR receiver component for my constructed IRman someday!

    but I would say to get a pioneer one.... it rocks..!! I remember when I last had the system out of my car for repairs and just listening to the radio on the stock head unit (which still works fully) I kept pushing the volume buttons on the wheel remote to try and change it!! heheheeh.... just got that intutive...
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    DOH!

    I totally forgot I was looking to get rid of my Pioneer wheel remote at our Chicago meet. It was even in my glove box waiting to be sold. If we ever have another Chicago meet, Ill be sure to bring it. I have no use for it considering the 9 other remotes required to work my car.

    How much is Pioneer Charging for those things? There are about 50 of them sitting in my Detroit shop waiting to be used. I can probably snag em next time I go back...

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    When I had my PB remote setup, the only remote that worked with the receiver was the PB remote. I tried all the remotes that I had laying around the livingroom, TV, VCR, home theatre, ect ect, but none of them worked.

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    When I had my PB remote setup, the only remote that worked with the receiver was the PB remote. I tried all the remotes that I had laying around the livingroom, TV, VCR, home theatre, ect ect, but none of them worked.
    Depends on the software. The stuff that came with the PR remote is utter cr@p. I chucked it out as soon as I saw it. Try something like WinIRC -- I believe it is based on the LIRC package (originally developed for Linux), and that has a learning mode, so you can train it for any remote.
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    I tried virually EVERY peice of software written that worked with this remote, and NOTHING worked with any other remote than the PB one.

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    Heh, WinIRC is yea crapily too, Girder is much more powerful than WinIRC, as well as the fact that the learning works properly.
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