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Old 10-12-2011, 05:38 PM   #1
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Cool Possible to replace stock steering wheel with audio controlled?

I have a 2002 Boxster with just a normal, plain Jane steering wheel. Is it possible to get it replaced with one that has audio controls? I've replaced the radio with a nice Sony and I hate to say it, but I'm jealous of my daughters Volvo and my wife's Camry in that they both have steering wheel controls.

Thoughts or advice, short of a new car?

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Old 10-13-2011, 04:18 AM   #2
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If your car is a manual you can buy a tiptronic steering wheel and wire the tiptronic controls the run the stereo. It takes some work, but can be done.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:11 AM   #3
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The key is the "clock spring" which rides behind the wheel. It needs to have the proper # of electrical leads to and from it. It's purposes is to allow the wheel and it's wiring to turn without twisting up the wiring coming from the steering column.

Getting a Tip. set up sounds like a good Idea. Otherwise if your handy you could ,od your wheel with switches and just find a clock-spring.

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Old 10-18-2011, 02:52 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. Much appreciated.

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