I just bought a xj8 fitted with phone controls on the steering wheel and also fitted to the stereo as well. Does anyone know what phone kit i need to get fiited to use all buttons? I have a Nokia at the mo. but can easily get a duplicate sim card to fit what ever phone needed for the car.
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there are two cradles available for the 6300, one has two connectors should work when you put the phone in the cradle and switch on the key, the other has one connector and is bluetooth, this requires pairing, you will need to search for bluetooth devices and pair using code 1234. The use of steering wheel controls is not possible with bury car kit. hope this helps. dan
I am not sure about repairing the unit. Do you have a CD cleaner? You might check with a reputable auto electronics shop, one that specializes in car audio. They may have an adapter that will allow an aftermarket radio to be controlled from the steering wheel. Rosen makes a nice am/fm/cd/dvd navigation unit that also has XM and iPod inputs. The hard part will be to find supporting interfaces and wiring harnesses to fit a 99.
i have a 2002 ford escape and i bought a double din radio and it did not fit and found out it is actually a din and 3/4 with out serious mods (cutting a bigger hole in dash) double din wont fit i bought a single din stereo and a din a 3/4 dash kit works fine
Hi,you will probably find that the contact ring( ribbon) behind the steering wheel is at fault as this is quite a common fault,it consists of a printed circuit ribbon that winds and unwinds inside a plastic housing as the steering wheel is turned left and right,and through time the ribbon can become damaged,However as the steering wheel has to be removed to gain access to the ribbon it is highly recommended that all safety precautions are followed due to the airbag module also having to be disconnected and removed to gain access, I did replace my own one a couple of years ago as my SRS light had been activated by the same fault and is relatively easy to replace if you have some mechanical knowledge,Bill.
DID YOU PHONE THE DEALERSHIP BECAUSE THE PEOPLE ON THE PHONELINES ARE USELESS PARTIME WORKERS I THINK, ORDERING WRONG PARTS, SAYING PARTS ARE IN STOCK AND THERE NOT ETC ETC ETC.CUSTOMER SERVICE STINKS. I WOULD CONTACT LAST OWNER, ADDRESS WILL BE ON YOUR LOG BOOK V5,OR TAKE THE CAR INTO A OTHER DEALERSHIP AND SPEAK TO SOMEONE WHO HAS SOME MECHANICAL BACK GROUND....CHECK FOR A BLOWN FUSE,FUSEBOX IS ON THE DRIVERSIDE SIDE PANEL PRISE OFF WITH SMALL FLAT SCREWDRIVER.HOPE THIS WILL BE OF SOME HELP TO YOU......LOOK AT OTHER CARS LIKE YOURS IN THE DEALERSHIP FORECOURT AND SEE IF THEY HAVE STEERING WHEEL STEREO CONTROLS.(MAYBE AN UPGRADE OPTION FOR YOUR CAR) GOOD LUCK...NICE CAR...
if the display is blank you will need to send it to a repair facility. your ford dealer should be able to give you an estimate over the phone, or tell you locally where to take it.
the steering wheel controls will not work with an aftermarket radio. besides if you have a 6-disc player, it is probably a fairly nice audio unit.
i would at least see how much to fix it.