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    It has never been stated that the steering wheel control wire is supported. In fact, it has been mentioned that it is non-functional.
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    Right now Steering Wheel controls are non-functional for the G4 for all US cars, you can get around this right now by buying an SWI-X.

    We are still working with Infill to get the integrated steering wheel controller
    solution working for the US and support for the cars sold here. The hardware is there and hopefully will work for some people some day after just a software update. It will only work with cars that use resistive steering wheel controls. This will exclude all cars that use the CAN bus for streering wheel controls. The older your car is, the more likely it is to work through resistive controls. Even if your car has resistive steering wheel controls it may never work with the G4 as each car manufacturer implements thier resistive controls in a different way sometimes even varying between model and year.

    The best way to tell if your car is capable of being supported by the G4 is seeing if it supported by PAC SWI-X. If it is, it is probably likely to work with the G4, however, we haven't been able to fully test any cars yet and I am really just making an educated guess that this is true. In any case, don't bother asking if your car will be compatible yet cause we just don't know, nor are we at the stage yet where we can begin compatibility testing and there is still a good chance that we may never be able to get the Streering Wheel Controller working for any US cars.

    If things go as planned, there will be a patch for StreetDeck that will allow you to hook up your steering wheel controls to the G4. Most likely we will not be able to tell you how to hook up your steering wheel controls for your specific car and it will not be a trivial task for most people to figure out how to do it. The best we will be able to do until we build a steering wheel controller install database is tell you generally how they work. For example, my car requires adding an extra resistor in the right place to get all the controls to read anything.

    If you buy a G4, the only advice I can give you until we can confirm there will be a patch for it is to purchase it assuming the integrated steering wheel controls will never work for your car and the only way to get them to work is to purchase a SWI-X
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    SWI-X and Infill units

    Quote Originally Posted by god_of_cpu View Post
    The best way to tell if your car is capable of being supported by the G4 is seeing if it supported by PAC SWI-X. If it is, it is probably likely to work with the G4, however, we haven't been able to fully test any cars yet and I am really just making an educated guess that this is true.
    SWI-X works with my Infill T3, so I'm guessing SWI-X will work with G4.
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    he ment if it's compatable with your car, not the g4

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    god_of_cpu I was not sepaking specifically about any product (G4, G5, or whatever). The GTi I sat on had the commands on the bus. If it is a type of vehicle where the steering wheel controls are resistive ladder, then there is another solution. Before I go there a quick rule of thumb on steering wheel controls that we have seen:
    - VW mostly bus (apparently someone else has seen resistive ladder)
    - Ford : resisitive ladder
    - GM : GMLAN (simply single wire CAN) and some J1850
    - DCX : mix of resistive and bus
    - Toyota : 2 wire resistive ladder

    As for how do you solve? We have integrate a WinDAQ DATAQ device into our stuack for that. It is not that hard in that they have a test app that will allow you to watch the signal levels. Find the right wires (the hard part), hook up, watch levels, party on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6 View Post
    he ment if it's compatable with your car, not the g4

    Well, anybody can get compatibility info of SWI-X with your car at PAC website. According to their website, it's pretty much compatible with most manufacturers, including the Audi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by god_of_cpu View Post
    Right now Steering Wheel controls are non-functional for the G4 for all US cars, you can get around this right now by buying an SWI-X...

    If you buy a G4, the only advice I can give you until we can confirm there will be a patch for it is to purchase it assuming the integrated steering wheel controls will never work for your car and the only way to get them to work is to purchase a SWI-X
    Over the past 3 months any updates or changes with this? I'm installing this week (07 Saturn VUE, GM), should I just tape off the brown wire or connect it to something hoping for a future restore dvd with the the functionality added?

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    Why not purchase the adapter that chuck mentions in his post?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGTiVR6 View Post
    Why not purchase the adapter that chuck mentions in his post?
    Was this directed to me? Assuming it was, I was simply asking the question to know what the best thing to do with the brown wire. If I can get the steering wheel buttons to work, great, if not, I've been warned.

    To answer your question, I'm cheap. No, seriously, I was more curious about the progress (if any) than getting it to work for me today. If my wife decides she wants to the button to work again I know what I need to pickup.

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    very well then.



    I'm not aware of any updates on this. They would have to come from the manufacturer of the Infill though as it's a hardware driver issue I believe.
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