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Old 02-06-2013, 10:34 AM   #11
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I ended up using a fuse tap in the rear fuse box. I found an empty fuse that works on acc.
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I ended up using a fuse tap in the rear fuse box. I found an empty fuse that works on acc.
Sweet, that's good to hear! Thanks for the reply
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I forgot to post an update after installing everything on my 2012 Focus SE. This adapter worked perfectly as far as acc. power. The only thing that I can't figure out is that the left and right are switched around. When I adjust the balance on my Sony head unit, left is right, and vice versa. That's a very minor issue to me, so i'm satisfied. Now I just need to get something that lets me use steering wheel controls for my aftermarket stereo.
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Here's the steering wheel control adapter. Just make sure your aftermarket HU works with this kind of device.

Axxess Metra ASWC-1 $55.00 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B4PJC9K

Otherwise use the PAC SWI-X. That will work with any HU that has an infrared remote controller. I've got a used one I could sell you, if you go that route, since I'm switching to the ASWC-1.
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Here's the steering wheel control adapter. Just make sure your aftermarket HU works with this kind of device.

Axxess Metra ASWC-1 $55.00 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B4PJC9K

Otherwise use the PAC SWI-X. That will work with any HU that has an infrared remote controller. I've got a used one I could sell you, if you go that route, since I'm switching to the ASWC-1.
I'd already ordered the ASWC-1 when you posted your reply. I just now had the time to install it, and I can't get it to work. I followed the instructions for the 2012 Focus, but all it does is turn the volume all the way up and disable the touch screen on my Sony head unit. The lights flash like they're supposed to, but the steering wheel buttons aren't working at all. Have you had any luck with yours?
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I'd already ordered the ASWC-1 when you posted your reply. I just now had the time to install it, and I can't get it to work. I followed the instructions for the 2012 Focus, but all it does is turn the volume all the way up and disable the touch screen on my Sony head unit. The lights flash like they're supposed to, but the steering wheel buttons aren't working at all. Have you had any luck with yours?
Mine is working perfectly.

Review the installation instructions:
http://contentdocs.installernet.com/...icle/12339.pdf

Make sure you've wired it correctly. Then go ahead and do the initialization process. I had to go through these steps to reset the device, for it to work in my car.

1) Turn the ignition on, the led will flash slowly
2) Hold down the reset button for more then 2 seconds but less then 10 seconds, the led
will start flashing rapidly
3) The ASWC will automatically find the vehicle and radio.
4) After a couple of seconds the led should stop flashing and not light up for 2 seconds.
At this point do not push any buttons.
5) After the 2 seconds there will be a series of 7 flashes, some short and some long.
6) The led will pause for another 2 seconds then flash up to 11 times.
7) This is the end of the auto detection stage. If the ASWC detected the vehicle and the
radio successfully the led will light up solid red.


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I'm pretty sure I connected the correct wires, and I did the reset >2/<10 secs. method several times thinking maybe it didn't connect properly. When I did the reset, the third and fifth green LED flashes were long, with the rest being short. The red LED flashed four times, which is correct for the Sony stereo I have. Am I correct in leaving the vehicle side of the gray/yellow wire disconnected, and only having the white/green wire spliced to the harness side of the gray/yellow wire? That part confused me some, but that's the way I took it.

I was puzzled when it turned the volume all the way up, and disabled the touch screen navigation of my stereo. When I touch an item on the screen, it highlights it but doesn't select it. I've never had a problem with the Sony before this, and I'm inclined to think it's something to do with the remote connection.

I will confirm my wiring and try again after work in the morning. I'm really excited to get this working. I've really missed my steering wheel controls these past few months.
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You may have connected to the wrong end of the gray/yellow. You want to attach the device to the vehicle (steering wheel) side of the wire. The wire running to the upper display remains disconnected.
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Switch auxillary power

Bingo! Thanks so much. I have been scratching my head a couple days trying to decide how to hardwire my radar detector in my 2012. The piggy back fuse on position 85 did the trick.
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I ended up using a fuse tap in the rear fuse box. I found an empty fuse that works on acc.
What # rear fuse works on ACC? THANKS
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