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After having a strange issue with the OEM radio, I decided to just replace it with an aftermarket one. Got the radio and harness in at the end of last week, so I did the installation over the weekend; and decided because I can, I might as well install a back-up camera to go with it.

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Also got new headlights and went ahead and replaced them at the same time. The original lights were extremely foggy, so something had to be done, and the blacked-out-interior lights looked pretty sick, so...

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base model so you have no steering wheel controls ?
Yeah, sadly.

Although I mostly have a bunch of pre-made playlists that I choose before even starting the car, to run through, so I guess I don't need it too much. I love that I can drop in and out of songs/playlists in progress.

I opted for the cheap $10 wiring harness over the $100+ interface adapter that means you lose warning tones, steering wheel controls, On-Star etc. But I didn't have either of the latter, and honestly it's nice to be able to listen to music while doing something without hearing a bong bong bong because the key is still in the ignition and the door is open. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I can't get mine to work :(
That sucks. Did you use the more expensive interface; Does your HU support the controls part? This particular HU has an option to use if I did have steering wheel controls. There's a 3.5mm port on the back labeled WR which is for 'wired remote' (located on the right side, next to 2.5mm Microphone input and SiriusXM input)


Which you'd then plug an interface adapter into, or wire up your own. I'm no electrical engineer by any means - and I've only taken a single hardware focused class - but it seems to me like this HU gives (or takes) a 5v current, and depending on what resistor size it runs through, it triggers the different features of the remote:



Does yours have something like that?
 

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I'll have to look, I have a Pioneer FH-S701BS and bought the steering wheel control adapter, just can't get it to work :(
 

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Hmm... That's odd. The FH-S701BS definitely supports steering wheel controls. That's also a pretty hard problem to diagnose; the only thing I can even think of is getting a multimeter and seeing if the adapter is putting what it's supposed to.
 

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If you have the OnStar system (I don't remember if some GT models did), you need the correct PAC module for everything to work.
Otherwise, make sure you don't have the radio control module for the 05/06 steering wheel controls. It doesn't work on the 07+.
Here's the proper PAC module -> https://www.amazon.com/PAC-C2RGM11-Interface-Integration-Vehicles/dp/B000VAOILG

I miss my steering wheel controls, but I don't miss the chimes :D
 
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