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Scott W
08-23-2007, 02:00 AM
Has anyone found a cable to adapt the stereo buttons on the steering wheel of a 2007 for use with an aftermarket stereo?

ctmcdaniel
08-23-2007, 03:09 AM
Has anyone found a cable to adapt the stereo buttons on the steering wheel of a 2007 for use with an aftermarket stereo?
Scott

I have only found out that there are boxes that will flip the wheel commands and make them readable to the head unit.

I have forgotten what they are called, it was late and I was goggled out.

Tom McD

anomaly
09-08-2007, 01:40 AM
Scott

I have only found out that there are boxes that will flip the wheel commands and make them readable to the head unit.

I have forgotten what they are called, it was late and I was goggled out.

Tom McD

The specification is called "CAN" and is used in multiple vendors' equipment.

I found a couple of items on the Crutchfield site that may be helpful. Hard to say. They tell me that they have not ever worked on a Sprinter, so they don't have the tech specs.

These might help (might not, too.) You'll need someone geekier than me to figure that out.

Lets you use the buttons on the steering wheel to control the stereo:
PAC SWI-CAN
Steering wheel radio control interface for 2004-up Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep vehicles (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-KvDDFJNtQFP/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?search=can&i=127SWICAN)

I found this for interfacing an iPod with the factory stereo
USA Spec iPodŽ Interface
Connects your iPod to select 2005-up Mercedes-Benz factory radios (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-KvDDFJNtQFP/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=770&tab=detailed_info&i=581BENZ413)


Hope this helps!

Tom

tab380
09-08-2007, 04:04 AM
The specification is called "CAN" and is used in multiple vendors' equipment.

I found a couple of items on the Crutchfield site that may be helpful. Hard to say. They tell me that they have not ever worked on a Sprinter, so they don't have the tech specs.

These might help (might not, too.) You'll need someone geekier than me to figure that out.

Lets you use the buttons on the steering wheel to control the stereo:
PAC SWI-CAN
Steering wheel radio control interface for 2004-up Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep vehicles (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-KvDDFJNtQFP/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?search=can&i=127SWICAN)

I found this for interfacing an iPod with the factory stereo
USA Spec iPodŽ Interface
Connects your iPod to select 2005-up Mercedes-Benz factory radios (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-KvDDFJNtQFP/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=770&tab=detailed_info&i=581BENZ413)


Hope this helps!

Tom

I already went through all that when I installed my Alpine. I checked European vendors thinking they had a year Head start on the adapter but no one has it yet.
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Altered Sprinter
09-08-2007, 01:05 PM
Problem is the hertz freq's and the module not US freindly Richard
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J.C.
09-18-2007, 06:42 AM
I already went through all that when I installed my Alpine. I checked European vendors thinking they had a year Head start on the adapter but no one has it yet.
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what indash is that

anomaly
09-18-2007, 01:29 PM
[QUOTE=Altered Sprinter;11902]Problem is the hertz freq's and the module not US freindly Richard
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Richard, I still don't understand what you're saying. What does the CAN bus have to do with US frequencies?

Also, I'm still trying to hook up my iPod as a CD changer to the stock head unit. Will I need to have the CAN bus re-initialized to see the "changer"?

Tom

Altered Sprinter
09-18-2007, 01:41 PM
[quote=Altered Sprinter;11902]Problem is the hertz freq's and the module not US freindly Richard
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Richard, I still don't understand what you're saying. What does the CAN bus have to do with US frequencies?

Also, I'm still trying to hook up my iPod as a CD changer to the stock head unit. Will I need to have the CAN bus re-initialized to see the "changer"?

Tom Tom sorry for not replying before, I had to check out how to say it as to an explination?? I was about to take a shower so will get back to you on this one.
PS Ipod there is a plug and play for it, But I don't know if you have the fitting it's on the inside of the right hand side of the glove box you have to take it off and cut a hole for the wire to come through for the ipod to sit in the glove box. PS I'm not an electricial guru very very limited in this apart from Knowing what the reasons are.
PS is the US ipod apple anaolg or digital ???
Back soon
Richard

anomaly
09-18-2007, 02:19 PM
PS is the US ipod apple anaolg or digital ???
Richard

Music stored on the device is of course in digital format, and one path out is analog (either through the headphone connector or through the dock connector.) Another path out is digital, either using Firewire or USB connections through the dock connector.

As far as I know, the dock connector will allow you to copy the file data over Firewire or USB, but since there's no "optical out" I think you always use the iPod d/a conversion to listen to audio. (It's an audio player, after all.)

More info on the dock connector pinouts can be found here: (http://pinouts.ru/Devices/ipod_pinout.shtml)

I can't seem to stop talking about it, but I've got audio running through the Aux in port to my head unit, and that's working fine.

Still working on getting full control of the iPod through the head unit. I will need to have some sort of dock connection to the head unit, and am hoping to have parts to make that work in the next couple of weeks.

If that fails, I'm still planning to hack a dock connector to allow me to charge the iPod and use the audio/video out pins to feed the head unit (and maybe someday a video system, too.)

Zach Woods
09-18-2007, 03:00 PM
Hello anomaly -

I couldn't quite tell from your posts if you are already aux-in connection at the back of your stereo.

If so, the following is of not interest to you.

If not, the following solid write-up of NCV3 Sprinter Sound 5 aux-in wiring might be of interest: http://www.sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1806&highlight=ipod

Unfortunately, this will in no way address any questions concerning the steering wheel controls.

Zach

Therberg
09-28-2007, 06:07 AM
Has anyone found a cable to adapt the stereo buttons on the steering wheel of a 2007 for use with an aftermarket stereo?

My local car stereo install expert is fairly certain that this will work on the new Sprinters but he has not personally installed one in a NCV3 yet. http://www.soundgate.com/index.php?request=product.details&categoryid=252&productid=563&usereferrer=1&
The unit is costly at around $300.00 but he said that there products are very reliable

Tim H.

Altered Sprinter
09-28-2007, 06:20 AM
Good call Tim:thumbup:
I was looking at this a day or so back Mercedes sedans yes it works! NCV3 you need to find the rightCAN-BUS to Analog Speed Pulse (http://www.soundgate.com/index.php?request=product.details&categoryid=217&productid=472&usereferrer=1&)
Most likely to email and ask before hand if using radio sound 5
Sony will work but that euro one is different from US Sony Xplode set ups.
Richard

tab380
09-28-2007, 03:19 PM
My local car stereo install expert is fairly certain that this will work on the new Sprinters but he has not personally installed one in a NCV3 yet. http://www.soundgate.com/index.php?request=product.details&categoryid=252&productid=563&usereferrer=1&
The unit is costly at around $300.00 but he said that there products are very reliable

Tim H.

I just called them and they do not have one for the Sprinter.:thumbdown:

Altered Sprinter
09-28-2007, 04:13 PM
I just called them and they do not have one for the Sprinter.:thumbdown:
Well it was worth a try:rolleyes:
Richard