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Yes, your steering wheel controls should work with aftermarket head units. They're wired into the stereo and should work regardless.
 

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I agree with Silverfox, as long as you get the correct piggyback/ hardwire it correctly it will work. I don't see it not working as it is all wired to work that specific way.
 

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BTW: The steering wheel controls are excellent. It only takes a minute or two to figure them out, and by being behind the wheel... it keeps it looking clean. Nice work Dodge!

Aaron
 

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anyone have any updates on this? I'm wanting to still have my steering wheel controls with a pioneer deh-p5900IB HU.
the thread kind of looks dead but it's worth a shot...
 

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I think its actually controlled through the can-bus but im sure it can be done somehow. The radio has no exterior controls in its pinout.
 

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Not sure what you guys are getting at. An aftermarket stereo is almost certainly NOT compatible with CAN-BUS which the steering wheel controls use.

There are aftermarket adapters for this purpose for other cars but I don't think I've seen one for newer Dodges yet.
 

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Yep. Its definetly not a simple hook up. You will need something to bypass the can-bus and run directly to the steering wheel controls. Or maybe a module that can read from the can bus and output the signals you need.
 

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Check out http://www.pac-audio.com/ They have a number of products listed there that might be of interest to those folks that want to make connections between stock hardware and aftermarket units. (Look for the SWI-CAN and C2R-CHYNA devices...)

- Gus
 
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