Steering wheel Bluetooth buttons (adding)

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Audio and Electronics' started by rrolff, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. rrolff

    rrolff Prius Surgeon

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    Has anybody researched adding the Bluetooth buttons to the steering wheel?
     
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    usbseawolf2000 HSD PhD

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    I added the buttons in my 2006 Prius and they are programmable with SWI-JACK. The latest firmware listed bluetooth phone support for it. Since you got a Pioneer unit, check SWI-PAC firmware to see if it is supported.

    This is the video demonstrating how I programmed it.
     
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    I've got a package II, so when I replaced my head unit, I used SWI-JACK to set my steering wheel "Mode" button as my bluetooth button. Therefore to pickup a call I just press the mode button. If I need to switch between FM/AM/DVD/USB I just press the button on the head unit. Much easier than trying to add buttons or swap steering wheels.
     
  4. rrolff

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    There's a standard set of buttons that get added to the other side. No steering swap.

    I want it for both Bluetooth functionality - and other radio options...
     
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    If there is an easy way to add on buttons, I would like to try it. I'm fine just hitting the buttons on my head unit right now though.

     
  6. Rainingblood

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    very interesting, i've a european "active" prius (without bluetooth) and i've buy a alpine 114bti HU with bluetooth... maybe changing the steering wheel we can use the bt button! but how much it cost???
     
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    I have a 2010 Prius II. I'll have to ask the dealer about ordering the part on the left of this steering wheel, with the Voice and Answer/Hang Up buttons. (Hope the picture shows up).
     

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    I worked with the parts guys to try and track this down. They can order the buttons/wiring harness - but they come as an assembly - including the existing volume, the other side temp control etc. The set runs $588 (needless to say, this is one mod I am not doing).
     
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    Any ideas if you ever did this mode, and also, can you please explain what is needed exact? (is the harness behind the steering wheel?)

     
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