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Old 12-20-2010, 02:05 PM   #1
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2011 JK, steering wheel controls for aftermarket stereo?

Hi there. Been searching the forums, maybe I am not hitting the right search terms b/c I'm sure someone else must have replaced a 2011 Jeep radio. Has anyone done this and found an adapter to retain the steering wheel radio controls? Crutchfield has been super helpful so far, and I plan on doing this myself, so please forgive if this is a dumb question. However, they told me right now there is no adapter that fits to retain the controls, and they do not have a how-to book specific to the 2011. So far I have complied a folder of posts from this forum and crutchfield and also some youtube sites to help walk me through it.
If there is no adapter available yet, is this something I can wire myself, or am I just SOL and need to get a grip and give up the nerdy controls? haha, I thought it was kinda silly and did not want it as an option, but it came included with the Jeep I liked and now I am kinda getting used to it.
I am planning to install a Kenwood KIV-700 with the HD radio adapter.
Thanks for any input...I am learning a ton reading all your posts, and hope to tackle some more complicated mods in the future.

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Old 12-21-2010, 02:21 PM   #2
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Are you that lazy to reach forward and control the headinit

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If you want to call it lazy, then yes I am. but thanks anyway for your insight, that was helpful.
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Don't a lot of aftermarket stereos come with controllers? I know a friend of mine had one that he mounted to his steering wheel in his sedan.

I'm not sure what kind of set up he had, because I'm not really into that sorta stuff.
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Are you that lazy to reach forward and control the headinit
Please don't be like that. If you don't have something constructive, why bother? His choice, not yours. Maybe he is lazy? I have a remote control for my tv. Does that make me lazy?
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you dont sit 2 feet away from your tv do you?
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Old 12-27-2010, 04:03 PM   #7
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The only experience I have with steering wheels controls was in an Escalade a few years ago. It was a pain in the @#%^# to install, each function had a different wire. All of these wires went to a control box with an IR bulb that you have to drill a hole for... as in drill a hole in the center console so there is a line of sight between the bulb and the aftermarket deck. I thought the customer was an idiot for wanting this done, let alone having a hole drilled into the hardwood accents.
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my headunit did come with a remote and a universal mount to attach to the steering wheel but only worked when the wheel was pointed straight. it was nice to have but it only controlled the volume and pause. IMO id rather just reach for the headunit.
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:28 PM   #9
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Don't a lot of aftermarket stereos come with controllers? I know a friend of mine had one that he mounted to his steering wheel in his sedan.

I'm not sure what kind of set up he had, because I'm not really into that sorta stuff.
Well, I ended up getting an alpine head unit, and a steering wheel control adapter that was for the Jeep 2010, so I am hoping it will work with the 2011. The steering wheel came with the radio controls built in, it's not something I would have necessarily needed, but I would like to retain the use of it if possible. I will post back if it works or not in case it might be helpful to someone else.
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The only experience I have with steering wheels controls was in an Escalade a few years ago. It was a pain in the @#%^# to install, each function had a different wire. All of these wires went to a control box with an IR bulb that you have to drill a hole for... as in drill a hole in the center console so there is a line of sight between the bulb and the aftermarket deck. I thought the customer was an idiot for wanting this done, let alone having a hole drilled into the hardwood accents.
Wow, if I have to drill holes I just won't hook it up. I am hoping the adapter is going to work, but if not it's no biggie. Thanks thou.

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Old 01-02-2011, 02:09 PM   #11
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Working on this now, dash was not too tough to get off. The entire passenger side is pretty much one peice. Really good to have smaller hands, otherwise would not have been able to get the power window switch case off. So far so good. I will get back to you all if I blow the Jeep up and need more help, haha....just kidding...I think.





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Old 01-02-2011, 02:14 PM   #12
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That sure is a great deal of stuff to remove from the dash. Let us know how the install turns out. I have a remote for mine as well, though its in a YJ, came with the Jeep. Nice not to have to reach for the controls on the radio when driving.
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I know someone has mentioned that adapters are available to retain the use of the steering wheel controls. I can try to dig up the post, but it was light on specifics.
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Ah. Here it is:

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You should be able to keep use of the steering wheel buttons. If have installed Kenwood Excelon units that have a dedicated wire for the steering wheel controls.
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I had my stock 2011 JKU Sport stereo replaced by Car Toys in Aurora, CO. They charged me an extra $200 for the module that allowed use of all the steering wheel controls. I believe these parts are stereo specific but mine works perfectly. I will get more information for you if you think it would be helpful.
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Ah. Here it is:
Thank you, I had given up on it, actually have the radio installed now and plan to take it back out to re-wire for the steering wheel controls.
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:08 PM   #18
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I had my stock 2011 JKU Sport stereo replaced by Car Toys in Aurora, CO. They charged me an extra $200 for the module that allowed use of all the steering wheel controls. I believe these parts are stereo specific but mine works perfectly. I will get more information for you if you think it would be helpful.
That would be awesome if you know of a specific wiring adaptor that works for the 2011, I would appreciate that info. Right now I am looking at splicing together some wires and giving it a shot....I think I might buy the steering control adaptor for the 2010 and give it a try.

The stereo is working great, it is a huge improvment. Now I want to rip it back out and put a subwoofer in....haha. Not a huge deal to have lost the steering wheel controls, but I do miss the volume control because I swerve when I mess with the radio. (I can admit it, I am not someone who can multi-task while driving.)
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and uhm, no.... I didn't color my dashboard with a sharpie marker where I scratched it.
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Old 01-11-2011, 03:59 PM   #20
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2011 JK Steering Wheel Controls

There are two parts required to make use of the steering wheel controls in a 2011 JK. They are: SWI-CAN2 sku#6 06523 10725 9 and SWI-JACK sku#6 06523 10691 7. Please visit the following web address for further information: iPod Integration for your car and More by Pac-Audio - Connecting you to the future Both of these part numbers work with JVC, Alpine, Clarion, and Kenwood headunits. Hope this helps.
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There are two parts required to make use of the steering wheel controls in a 2011 JK. They are: SWI-CAN2 sku#6 06523 10725 9 and SWI-JACK sku#6 06523 10691 7. Please visit the following web address for further information: iPod Integration for your car and More by Pac-Audio - Connecting you to the future Both of these part numbers work with JVC, Alpine, Clarion, and Kenwood headunits. Hope this helps.

Thank you sooooo much. Will get both of these & let u know how it all works.
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:15 AM   #22
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Thank you, works great. Only problem is, everything worked so great I blew out the roll bar speakers. Haha. Gonna replace them this weekend.
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:40 PM   #23
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I had mine installed today and it works great with the 2011 JK and my JVC Nav unit. Despite the manufacturer claiming it is not compatible!

Heads up... I picked up the SWI-CAN2 and SWI-JACK from Amazon. The prices were super low and free shipping. I paid about $84 for the pair. You are looking at $140 from Crutchfield.
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uconnect

I am understanding that the radio works. Does it keep the Uconnect functions?

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