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Thread: Steering wheel remote controller USB interface - CarPC JoyCon EX

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhantiflag View Post
    couldn't you still have the old way setup and just tap into the wires with this?
    I don't know. Has anyone done this??
    Actually the only thing holding me from buying this controller is this feature. I wouldn't want to lose the ability to control the radio-cd from the steering wheel. I'd rather have them both

    Actually only the up and down keys are of interest for me: switching the songs played by my carpc. Volume is controlled as is by the radio-cd.

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    I've got the original JoyCon (not ex) and I've tapped into the factory wiring for the steering wheel controls. The unit works well when it is connected to the carpc but if you have to take the carpc out for whatever reason I lose all control of the headunit (ie I can't change tracks, radio stations etc).
    I've also noticed that if I leave my radio on and turn the car off, when I go to start the car again the volume goes up automatically to maximum volume. There's a bit of a delay as my carpc boots up and I think it's during this time the a resistance is being transmitted that matches the volume up signal. I just turn my radio off whenever I turn off the car now.

    I hope that helps. The installation is in a 2004 Mazda6.

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    I just got a Sony RM-X5 controls. I to would love to use this. The fact that you can use 2 buttons to do one thing doubles the amount of this device. If I can figure how to get rid of the stupid IR thingy, since I bought the wrong RM-X series stalk, then I will go with this device!
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    Joycon in a Ridgeline

    Has anyone installed one of these in a Ridgeline? I have a 2006 and have not a clue as to where to look for the wires to connect the joycon.

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    Does the software have the ability to toggle mute an audio source such as line in?

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    I'm not saying it's the best or cheapest way (this depends on your car specifics and the hardware involved), but I used a PAC-Audio SWI-PS to interface with the Joycon EX. The SWI-PS outputs variable resistance, so it does work with the Joycon. Again, I would do some research as the PAC-Audio device may not be needed if your steering wheel controls natively output variable resistance.

    As far as muting line in, the Joycon Explorer software will emulate any keyboard shortcut keypress you like. So you could create a .bat file with something like nircmd.exe mutesysvolume 1 "line in" (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html) and then create a windows shortcut to the .bat file. Lastly, right click on the shortcut to the .bat file, select Properties and then change the shortcut key to the same keyboard sequence you created inside of Joycon Explorer. FYI: I've never even installed the nircmd utility and never tried this technique, as Ride Runner handles the audio switching for me when I use my steering wheel controls.

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    Wow Challenged...that's quite an interesting solution. I'll try that option when I get home this afternoon.

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    CarPC JoyCon Ex supports multimedia keys such as system volume up/down, system mute, play and pause, scan next...

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    This product looks excellent

    One question: does it support windows 2000?

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    It supports from Windows XP.

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