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ZLAT46 08-02-2010 06:35 AM

Cant find steering wheel control harness!!!
 
hi guys,

my car had an aftermarked headunit installed, i am now in the process of installing the dynavin unit, ht eonly problem is i cant find the steering wheel cables/connectors as they must have been either tucked away somewere,

does anyone have any ideas how i can locate them, which side they come from? are they attaached or tapped up with another harness? i look all around and as far as i could see i cant find them

or is it possible if i took off some plastics under the steering wheel and tried to back track

i know its a dumb question but i really cant find the suckers \


thanks guys

Darkoz 08-02-2010 07:28 AM

If I read your question correctly, you're looking for the existing factory radio harness which is behind the headunit, if so then the harness looks like the pic below.........

http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/3806/harness.jpg

If it's not there then it has most probably been cut off when the aftermarket stereo was installed in which case you'll have to match and splice the loose wires into the supplied Dynavin harness adaptor.
It'll be time consuming but certainly not impossible.
Below is a pic the Dynavin harness adaptor, the square black plug with the pins in it at the bottom right of the pic......

http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/3...vinharness.jpg

ZLAT46 08-02-2010 05:32 PM

thanks for your reply,

what im after in the actual 2 plugs that clip into the factory harness which are for the steering wheel controls? does that make sense? sorry i probably didnt explain myself properly in the original post

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darkoz (Post 12066382)
If I read your question correctly, you're looking for the existing factory radio harness which is behind the headunit, if so then the harness looks like the pic below.........

http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/3806/harness.jpg

If it's not there then it has most probably been cut off when the aftermarket stereo was installed in which case you'll have to match and splice the loose wires into the supplied Dynavin harness adaptor.
It'll be time consuming but certainly not impossible.
Below is a pic the Dynavin harness adaptor, the square black plug with the pins in it at the bottom right of the pic......

http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/3...vinharness.jpg


Arty 08-02-2010 05:45 PM

The two 10 pin plugs are for the BMW cd changer and other stuff. The steering wheel controls come via the ibus which is on the 17 pin plug. Google Images for BMW 17 pin to see what connections go where.


Sent from my phone.

ZLAT46 08-02-2010 05:53 PM

so the 2 10pin connectors have nothing to do with the steering controls?

theres the 2 plugs i cant find, the only thing is i installed the after market unit years ago, and some some reason think those 2 plugs were there and now for the life of me cant find them anywere



Quote:

Originally Posted by Arty (Post 12068699)
The two 10 pin plugs are for the BMW cd changer and other stuff. The steering wheel controls come via the ibus which is on the 17 pin plug. Google Images for BMW 17 pin to see what connections go where.


Sent from my phone.


ZLAT46 08-02-2010 05:58 PM

the 2 10 pin plugs in saying are the ipod and cd changer?

my car never came with a stacker, or anything so would i have these connections?

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JonJon 08-02-2010 06:02 PM

Anyone have the part number for the control board on the wheel?

It's shorting out and turning the volume up when I turn

Lol

DIY. On how to replace it?

Tia

Darkoz 08-02-2010 08:19 PM

As Arty mentioned the steering wheel controls come via the factory harness shown in your pic above and the pic I posted earlier, they are not seperate plugs.

ZLAT46 08-02-2010 09:27 PM

So when you hoocked up your dynavin, did you use those 2 10pin plugs for anything? do they connect up to anything?


Quote:

Originally Posted by Darkoz (Post 12069350)
As Arty mentioned the steering wheel controls come via the factory harness shown in your pic above and the pic I posted earlier, they are not seperate plugs.


jeffb325@NavigationSolutions 08-02-2010 09:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZLAT46 (Post 12069630)
So when you hoocked up your dynavin, did you use those 2 10pin plugs for anything? do they connect up to anything?

no, they are not used

ZLAT46 08-03-2010 12:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeffb325@DynavinSolutions (Post 12069636)
no, they are not used

great, answers my question perfectly

thanks for that, appreciate it

Arty 08-03-2010 02:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonJon (Post 12068792)
Anyone have the part number for the control board on the wheel?

It's shorting out and turning the volume up when I turn

Lol

DIY. On how to replace it?

Tia

There is no direct connection between the button on the wheel and the stereo. The button data is converted into iBus commands and sent over the iBus, along with the cruise and other buttons. So if you are having problems you need to replace the buttons on the wheel, and the part number should be available on RealOEM.

ZLAT46 08-12-2010 01:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arty (Post 12070588)
There is no direct connection between the button on the wheel and the stereo. The button data is converted into iBus commands and sent over the iBus, along with the cruise and other buttons. So if you are having problems you need to replace the buttons on the wheel, and the part number should be available on RealOEM.



Ok my dynavin is installed, my steering whel controls still don't work, everything has been connected properly via a factory harness, so it's not just clipped together, is there any fuses maybe for steering control? The thing that gets me is they worked just fine before installing the dynavin!

Hope someone can help

Darkoz 08-12-2010 02:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZLAT46 (Post 12110987)
Ok my dynavin is installed, my steering whel controls still don't work, everything has been connected properly via a factory harness, so it's not just clipped together, is there any fuses maybe for steering control? The thing that gets me is they worked just fine before installing the dynavin!

Hope someone can help

I would bet that you forgot to connect the steering wheel control harness that came supplied with the Dynavin, its the black box with the "headphone" style mini plug at one end, it should be plugged into the "IR in" cable on the back of the Dynavin.

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/3...vinharness.jpg

ZLAT46 08-12-2010 03:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darkoz (Post 12111119)
I would bet that you forgot to connect the steering wheel control harness that came supplied with the Dynavin, its the black box with the "headphone" style mini plug at one end, it should be plugged into the "IR in" cable on the back of the Dynavin.

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/3...vinharness.jpg

i pluged the headphone style jack directly into the rear of the headunit, or was that maybe ment to be for the mic??? is it an actual cable? or plug at the rear of the unit

thanks darko

Darkoz 08-12-2010 04:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZLAT46 (Post 12111400)
i pluged the headphone style jack directly into the rear of the headunit, or was that maybe ment to be for the mic??? is it an actual cable? or plug at the rear of the unit

thanks darko

No that is for the microphone, you need to connect it to one of the black cables coming out of the Dynavin wihich is labelled IR in

Alpine 01-05-2013 09:08 PM

OK guys, I'm now at this point as well. I have a Dynavin V5 and my steering wheel controls aren't connected at all. I have the black box with the headphone style mini plug as supplied in the Dynavin box. I have plugged the headphone style mini plug into the IR IN plug but where do I connect the black box to?? I can't find any matching connection.


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