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Has anyone purchased one of these yet? I just found out about it as browsing around online. Only place I've found it to buy is on Amazon for $229 but supposedly it comes with harness and everything you need to wire in an aftermarket radio, either single or double din. I know its a long shot but I was hoping maybe someone had tried it out. I want so badly to pull the trigger on it as I hate the stock ST1 radio. It is supposed to retain all the functions of the small screen,sync, and steering wheel controls.
 

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Metra Online

They have a website.... looks good... cant order directly from them.
 

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Maybe there is a way to contact them.
 

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I bought a scosche kit without wires for $60. I’m still waiting for Metra to produce a wiring kit. I currently have my speakers wired in with an adapter and a switched power wire to the fuse box. I’d love to have my steering wheel buttons back.


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I bought a scosche kit without wires for $60. I’m still waiting for Metra to produce a wiring kit. I currently have my speakers wired in with an adapter and a switched power wire to the fuse box. I’d love to have my steering wheel buttons back.


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This kit comes with a harness. It might be worth it to email them and see if they will sell the harness separate or only with the kit. This might be a Christmas wish list item for me :smile:
 

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I called them a few weeks ago and there still wasn't a harness. Anyone buy the kit? I'd like to verify without buying to do so.
 

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Emailed them and they ONLY have the kit available. Pretty expensive but seems to do the job.


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Emailed them and they ONLY have the kit available. Pretty expensive but seems to do the job.


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Ive got the kit on order from them through work. Im getting a much better deal on it then I've seen online. I'll report back once it finally comes in.
 

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I've some ideas to strip the stock dash unit and use this Metra kit (just the plastic bits) and a RasPi (plus some other bits) to make a custom audio center. I haven't done car electronics work before, but will a lack of SYNC in the center console render my car inoperable?
 

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will a lack of SYNC in the center console render my car inoperable?
The engine management system and the infotainment systems are not dependent on each other.

The only thing that will be inoperable if you remove the Sync system will be the Sync system.

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The engine management system and the infotainment systems are not dependent on each other.

The only thing that will be inoperable if you remove the Sync system will be the Sync system.

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Perfect. The dream continues!
 

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So I purchased the kit and installed it...only issue is that the steering wheel controls don't seem to work. Updated the firmware and still no luck. It recognizes the radio correctly (Pioneer) but somehow the buttons don't do anything. Any thoughts anyone?
 

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So I purchased the kit and installed it...only issue is that the steering wheel controls don't seem to work. Updated the firmware and still no luck. It recognizes the radio correctly (Pioneer) but somehow the buttons don't do anything. Any thoughts anyone?
I know those things can be tricky to program are you sure you programmed the module right that comes with the kit for keeping the steering wheel controls?
 

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I know those things can be tricky to program are you sure you programmed the module right that comes with the kit for keeping the steering wheel controls?
Yeah I'm 100% sure. The LED flashes went exactly as the directions (flashed 6 times to represent my Pioneer). I also checked from my computer where you can update the firmware and read what's the ASWC programmed for. It said Pioneer just as it was supposed to.

Another weird thing I noticed was the that illumination trigger wasn't working either.

I've installed a ton of radios and ASWC type interfaces...solder, heat shrink, tesa tape...all connections are solid. Still doesn't work...
 

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After spending some time on the phone with the nice folks at metra, they helped clear things up. Apparently the steering wheel buttons will only work if you have something active going on with sync. So for me I put in a USB drive with some music and magically everything started to work. I'll start a separate thread tomorrow with some thoughts and pics of the set up.
 

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interested in this. I bought the ST2/3 style radio with Android 6 from Amazon and had to return it as it was massing the control module for the steering wheel. I would be able to live without the steering wheel controls, although they are nice. But for $350, I figured it should work as stated. I sent it back.
 
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