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Old 10-14-2002, 02:08 PM   #1
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PAC SWI-X.. everyone with aftermarket stereo got them?

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i know a lot of people here are modifying their stereo equipments, so I'm just wondering if everyone is using PAC SWI-X as well. What's the pros and cons of this product? any delay in reaction? volume/track up and down works flawless?

also, does installing aftermarket headunit void the factory warranty on ALL electronic parts? thanks.

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Old 10-16-2002, 12:51 AM   #2
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I've got it controlling my Alpine IVA-801, it work's fairly well. Here's the catch it learns the functions off your remote. so for example trck up/down on the wheel is also preset up/down by default. If your remote has separate buttons for track up/down & preset up/down then you will lose one of the functions. Like you can have track up/down but the preset up/down might not work. The radio might scan staions instead of hitting each preset. It varies from radio to radio, it all depeneds how your radio's remote is layed out button wise. If the radio's remote uses the same button for track up/down & for radio preset up/down then u will be in luck and retain original functionality. Oh and the unit requires your to mount a IR eye in a location with a clear path to the radio IR sensor. I tried a few locations and the best mounting location I found was in the alarm sensor housing on the head liner. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-16-2002, 04:10 AM   #3
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I've got it controlling my Alpine IVA-801, it work's fairly well. Here's the catch it learns the functions off your remote. so for example trck up/down on the wheel is also preset up/down by default. If your remote has separate buttons for track up/down & preset up/down then you will lose one of the functions. Like you can have track up/down but the preset up/down might not work. The radio might scan staions instead of hitting each preset. It varies from radio to radio, it all depeneds how your radio's remote is layed out button wise. If the radio's remote uses the same button for track up/down & for radio preset up/down then u will be in luck and retain original functionality. Oh and the unit requires your to mount a IR eye in a location with a clear path to the radio IR sensor. I tried a few locations and the best mounting location I found was in the alarm sensor housing on the head liner. Hope this helps.
I was thinking if I can put it inside the clown nose or maybe take out one of the reading lights since I don't use them much. I ordered mine and it should arrive soon...
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Old 10-16-2002, 11:30 AM   #4
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THat might not be the ideal location for the eye. I had mine mounted in the front of my shift boot, just sticking out betewwen the shift console and the boot. It worked like 50% of the time. I Thepath to the radio was clear but i think it was just a bad angle for the eye. In the sensor housing, the line of sight is a more straight and I've had no problems with signal what so ever now.

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Old 10-16-2002, 06:09 PM   #5
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You can also use the 2 unused phone buttons, mine are used for disc up/down and preset up/down
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Old 10-16-2002, 06:34 PM   #6
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Old 10-17-2002, 11:38 AM   #7
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Can you confirm this?

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Old 10-17-2002, 05:55 PM   #8
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how do you wire that thing? seems complicated!
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it's really very easy, you don't have to use all of the wires either! i believe it's just s 3-4 wire hookup!
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Old 10-18-2002, 12:57 PM   #10
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yea, it was worth da money, i dont use it too much, but once in a while if ur parked wit musik on and ur outside the car, jus stick ur hand to steerin wheel to mess around , remotes are a pain in da ass sometimes
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Old 10-18-2002, 01:37 PM   #11
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