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Thread: Wireless control button, steering wheel mounted?

  1. #11
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    Feb 2008
    This might be a dumb question, but why not a wireless remote like the ones used to control powerpoint, etc? I was thinking about down the road installing some buttons on my steering wheel as well, and that's what I planned on using. I guess not good for you because you're looking for BT and most of those use a proprietary USB dongle?

  2. #12
    Variable Bitrate
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    Mar 2004
    Quote Originally Posted by EQNish View Post

    Also one could buy a newer Steering Wheel with one of those controlers on it, and then possible connect the wires to the KeyWiz to make it all work... I might hit the junk yards and see what I can find (assuming the newer Steering wheel, will work on my car)!!!
    That's essentially what I did. The problem you'll run into is that your car likely does not have the connector needed to connect the steering wheel buttons to your car.

    I hacked up a little remote control car and used the remote to send the input from the steering wheel buttons via RF to the receiver, which connects to the keywiz

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    Oct 2003
    Poland, OH
    Anyone know what the cheapest / smallest USB IR Receiver that will work w/ Girder or Event ghost is? I know the Windows MCE IR receiver works but it is pretty bulky and is $20...

    This one here from hong kong fuey is only $10 and is pretty small but I'm just not sure it will work with Girder or Event Ghost..

    Current Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Nitro

    Second Vehicle: Sold it :( 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab

    First Vehicle: 2003 Ford Ranger

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    Maximum Bitrate tempgp's Avatar
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    Jun 2007
    New York
    well here are my 50c
    If you get a USB controlle mounted somweher you can get regular remote controll of eBay (not a TV one but a Alarm style say for 11 buttons) will cost you ~$20
    Battery life usually like 5 years , range 100m

    here is the link to some

    I would use one for myself but I'm afaraif of tauching airbag, if my car detects airbag failure i will have to take it dealer
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  5. #15
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    Jul 2010
    Multifunctional universal Wheel push buttons Controller CIR-309U / CIR-310U

    CIR-309U is the interface between the resistive matrix of car wheel buttons and commands to be performed by an external device under their control. In addition, the device has a digital input data, due to which commands can be transferred from any other compatible device, for example, the controller CAN bus.
    • Suitable for resistive matrix of any type;
    • Auto-tuning of the input circuits in accordance with type of resistive matrix;
    • Two independent inputs for connecting left and right groups of buttons;
    • Input of digital control makes controller usage universal;
    • Memory (with remote), with subsequent presentation, up to 32 commands;
    • 8 independent outputs, 2 of which provide additional functions;
    • Integrated current source provides a connection of diode emitters without need of additional resistors installation;
    • Possibility of programming commands of resistive control panels such as joystick for such brands as Sony and Pioneer;
    • Convenient parameter setting by computer;
    • Programming the carrier frequency for each of the infrared outputs. This provides maximum signal / noise ratio, that ensures maximum quality of multimedia device control;
    • Ability to memorize the entire configuration and infrared codes separately, in any medium, for example, in hard disk;
    • Absolute inertness to erroneous wiring of the voltage or power to any of the inputs;
    • Low power consumption;
    • Small size 64 x 49 x18mm. (2.48 x 1.89 x 0.69inches).
    Using the CIR-309U “multihelm” can be arranged, i.e. using the buttons on the helm you are able to control radio, DVD, TV, amplifier, speaker unit, siren etc.

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